Jupiter Broadcasting

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Jupiter Broadcasting
TypePodcast network
GenreScience, Technology, News
FounderChris Fisher, Bryan Lunduke
Area served
Key people
Chris Fisher, Wes Payne
ProductsAudio podcasts

Jupiter Broadcasting is a podcasting network formed by Chris Fisher and Bryan Lunduke in May 2008 following the initial success of The Linux Action Show!


In 2008, the company had two shows The Linux Action Show! and CastaBlasta.

By 2017, they were producing nine video and audio podcasts.

In September of 2018, Jupiter Broadcasting announced their merger with Linux Academy, a Linux and cloud training platform.[1]

In December of 2019, Linux Academy was acquired by A Cloud Guru.[2]

In August 2020, on Linux Unplugged 368,[3] Chris Fisher announced Jupiter Broadcasting would be independent again, and 2 shows, Coder Radio and Linux Action News, would resume. Linux Headlines would stay with A Cloud Guru.



  • Coder Radio – a talk show which advises listeners on business and software development. It is hosted by Michael Dominick and Chris Fisher.[4][5][6]
  • Linux Action News – Weekly Linux news and analysis by Chris and Wes Payne.
  • LINUX Unplugged – a spin-off of The Linux Action Show! where the hosts Chris Fisher and Wes Payne (formerly Chris Fisher and Matt Hartley) together with an open Mumble room discusses topics around Linux and its community topics[4][7][8][9]
  • Self-Hosted – Hosted by Chris Fisher and Alex Kretzschmar. The show covers self-hosting network services and digital software.


  • Ask Noah – a community oriented Q&A show featuring live callers run by Noah Chelliah. In September 2019, Ask Noah became a part of the Destination Linux Network.[10][11]
  • Beer is Tasty – a show which reviewed various beers
  • BSD Now – an all-encompassing BSD podcast covering a range of topics on a variety of BSDs. It is hosted by Allan Jude and Benedict Reuschling. Previous host Kris Moore left in episode 185.[4][12][13] Beginning at episode 349, BSD Now became independent of Jupiter Broadcasting. This was announced on episode 347.[14]
  • CastaBlasta – a podcast that was hosted by Chris Fisher, Jeremy Randall, Bryan Lunduke, and John[who?]. It covered TV shows and movies. Originally an audio-only podcast, it migrated over to video before being put on an indefinite hiatus.
  • Choose Linux – A show about discovering Linux. Previously hosted by Joe Ressington, Drew DeVore, Ell Marquez and Jason Evangelho of Forbes, who left in episode 11. [15][16][17] On April 9, 2020, this show wase retired due to Ressington's termination from A Cloud Guru.[18]
  • FauxShow – branded as "not a real show, but a social experience". Last broadcast to date was in February 2016. It was hosted by Chris and Angela Fisher.[4]
  • HowTo Linux – a show focusing on Linux tutorials geared toward new and experienced Linux users. It was hosted by Chris Fisher and Chase Nunes.
  • In-Depth Look – a show that went in-depth on various technology topics
  • Tech Talk Today – a daily commentary show focusing on tech news and Internet culture. It was hosted by Chris and Angela Fisher.
  • Joint Failures – a general entertainment show
  • Jupiter@Nite – a loose talk show-style show, its theme was based on current events with an emphasis on science and technology
  • Legend of The Stoned Owl (LOTSO) a show that focused on video games news and reviews
  • Linux Action Show – a technology show with a focus on Linux, the open source community and the free-software community. Hosted by Chris Fisher (2006–2017), Noah Chelliah (February 1, 2015 – 2017),[19][20][4][21][22][23] Matt Hartley (from July 29, 2012 – January 25, 2015), Allan Jude (September 4, 2011 – December 18, 2011) and Bryan Lunduke (2006 – July 15, 2012, excluding 2011).[24][25]
  • MMOrgue – focused specifically on massively multiplayer online games
  • Plan B – an audio show that discussed news relating to Bitcoin and other crypto-currencies[26]
  • Rover Log – Fisher's personal vlog[27][28]
  • SciByte – an audio-only science news hosted by Chris Fisher and Heather Rose[4]
  • STOked – focused on Star Trek Online
  • TechSNAP – a show about systems administration. It was hosted by Wes Payne and Jim Salter (previously Allan Jude and Chris Fisher)[20][4] until Payne left A Cloud Guru to return to software development full-time.[29]
  • The Friday Stream – a casual show where the crew shared stories and give each other a hard time
  • TORked – Focused on Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Unfilter – a news show that reported stories not often covered by major networks. It was hosted by Chase Nunes and Chris Fisher.[4] While no longer a part of Jupiter Broadcasting, on March 18, 2020, Unfilter was brought back with only Chris Fisher.[30]
  • User Error – a show hosted by Alan Pope, Joe Ressington and Daniel Fore. Previously hosted by Chris Fisher, Noah Chelliah, and "The Beard". While no longer part of the Jupiter Broadcasting network, on April 21, 2020, Joe Resington (with the other 2 current hosts) brought a similar show back called "The New Show".
  • Women's Tech Radio – Interviews with women in technology-related fields. It was hosted by Angela Fisher and Paige Hubbell.

Transmission technology[edit]

Most shows are streamed live through various platforms, such as their own website, Twitch, YouTube, and other audio-only formats. When not live, past episodes are available for streaming and download.

Jupiter Broadcasting also uses social media, like an IRC channel[31] for live chat, Mumble for Linux UNPLUGGED, Telegram,[32] and most current shows have their own Twitter account. Viewer interaction is encouraged during live streams.

As of early 2017, all shows from the main JB1 studio are being streamed using Linux and open source technologies. All remaining proprietary software had been removed and replaced by free alternatives which, according to Fisher, does not present any type of downgrade to the content's quality.[33]


  • The Linux Action Show came fourth after Richard Stallman in the Linux Journal for Best Linux/OSS Advocate/Evangelist for 2013.[34]
  • Ask Noah, Linux Unplugged, and TechSNAP made it in the top 50 of VertitechIT's Best IT Podcasts: 50 Informative (and Entertaining) Shows for IT Pros. Ask Noah came in #3, Linux Unplugged #20, and TechSNAP #38.[35]


Jupiter Broadcasting has been an annual media sponsor for LinuxFest Northwest since 2008.[36][37][38][39]


  1. ^ Fisher, Chris (2018-09-11), Jupiter Broadcasting Joins Linux Academy, retrieved 2018-09-11
  2. ^ "A Cloud Guru Announces Acquisition of Linux Academy". acloud.guru. Retrieved 2020-05-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Broadcasting, Jupiter. "The Best is Yet to Come". LINUX Unplugged. Retrieved 2020-08-26.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Fisher, Chris. "Jupiter Broadcasting Hosts". Jupiter Broadcasting. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  5. ^ Clem, John. "Top 5 podcasts for iOS developers". Code Fellows. Retrieved 14 June 2014.
  6. ^ "Coder Radio - Hosts". Coder Radio. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  7. ^ Stahie, Silviu (5 November 2014). "Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Is in the Works, Will Be Better than 14.10". Softpedia. Retrieved 20 November 2014.
  8. ^ Linton, Susan (15 August 2013). "New Linux Podcast Could be What You're Looking For". OStatic. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  9. ^ "SolydXK in the Linux Action Show and Linux Unplugged". SolydXK. 2014-03-01. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  10. ^ "Weekly Linux Meetups | Ask Noah Show 101" – via www.youtube.com.
  11. ^ Linux, Destination. "Special Announcement Reveal from Destination Linux 139". Destination Linux.
  12. ^ van Essen, Gerard (9 September 2013). "bsdnow.tv Podcast – Episode 1". FreeBSD News. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  13. ^ "BSD Now - about". bsdnow.tv. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  14. ^ Jude, Allan. "New Directions". BSD Now. Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  15. ^ "Choose Linux 11: Zorin OS 15 + LineageOS". Choose Linux Episode 11.
  16. ^ "Choose Linux | Jupiter Broadcasting". Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  17. ^ "Choose Linux - Hosts". Choose Linux Hosts. Retrieved 30 June 2019.
  18. ^ @JoeRessington (9 April 2020). "Yesterday my contract with JB/LA/AGC was terminated with immediate effect. The reason they gave was "gross miscondu…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  19. ^ Larabel, Michael (6 August 2012). "Talking Phoronix On The Linux Action Show". Phoronix. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  20. ^ a b Singh, Manish (25 March 2014). "10 Technology Podcasts to Follow". Make Tech Easier. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  21. ^ "SolydXK Linux Review – Linux Action Show". SolydXK. 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  22. ^ Lunduke, Bryan. "Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run". Network World. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  23. ^ "Linux Action Show to End Eleven-Year Run at LFNW | FOSS Force". FOSS Force. 2017-03-28. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  24. ^ Lunduke, Bryan (30 July 2012). "I have officially retired from the Linux Action Show". [Bryan] Lunduke.com. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  25. ^ Dalziel, Henry (July 2013). "Our favorite Information Security podcasts of 2013". Concise Courses. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  26. ^ Fisher, Chris (13 August 2013). "US vs Bitcoin Revolution". Jupiter Broadcasting. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  27. ^ "Rover | Jupiter Broadcasting". www.jupiterbroadcasting.com. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  28. ^ "Chris Fisher". YouTube. Retrieved 2017-06-01.
  29. ^ Broadcasting, Jupiter. "Feeling Elive". LINUX Unplugged. Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  30. ^ "Unfilter Episode 291: Corona Comeback". Unfilter Episode 291: Corona Comeback. Retrieved 29 May 2020.
  31. ^ Tengrrl, Bunny (3 March 2013). "Featured Channel: #JupiterBroadcasting". GeekShed. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  32. ^ "Jupiter Broadcasting". Telegram.
  33. ^ Chris Fisher (2017-05-12), Studio Tour Quickie // VLOG 45, retrieved 2017-05-31
  34. ^ Powers, Shawn (2 December 2013). "Readers' Choice Awards 2013". Linux Journal. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
  35. ^ "Best IT Podcasts: 50 Informative (and Entertaining) Shows for IT Pros". VertitechIT. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
  36. ^ Jupiter Broadcasting (2009-02-18), Tour of LinuxFest Northwest 2008, retrieved 2017-06-01
  37. ^ Jupiter Broadcasting (2011-05-06), Podcasting With Linux [LFNW 2011], retrieved 2017-06-01
  38. ^ Jupiter Broadcasting (2017-05-08), For the LAS Time | Linux Action Show 468, retrieved 2017-06-01
  39. ^ Jupiter Broadcasting (2017-05-08), Live from Linuxfest NW | Ask Noah 6, retrieved 2017-06-01

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