The Hedge

Since leaving the Network Collective as a co-host, I have been thinking about what to do “next” in the podcast space. While I will continue recording the History of Networking series until I either run out of guests or energy, it seems like an opportune time to build something new.

Hence—the Hedge, a new podcast published here at

Why the Hedge? Because the people I work with in the engineering world remind me a lot of hedgehogs. If you scare them, they curl up into a ball of spikes and hiss. Because we always have problems with people hogging the (h)edge of the network. Because the (h)edge of the network and business is important. Because a hedge is a great place to gather just to have a conversation about what is going on in the world.

You can add your own bad hedge jokes here, because I’m out for the moment.

How with the Hedge be different? There will be no ads, sponsors or memberships. Each episode will be under 40 minutes, which means you should be able to listen while working out, cooking dinner, eating lunch, or… well, whatever it is you can do in 30-40 minutes. There will be no planned topics, just people talking about whatever they care about.

How often will the Hedge be published? Hopefully (!) every two weeks, starting in the middle of July or so.

Will there be a feed for this thing? Sure, here on—and I’ll work on getting the feed into a couple of podcast feeds once the first episode is published.

Who will be on the Hedge? Tom Ammon and Eyvonne Sharp will be on quite often, but other than that… who do you think should be on the Hedge?


  1. JeffT on 2 July 2019 at 2:09 pm

    pick me 😉

  2. Nkosana on 2 July 2019 at 3:13 pm

    Nick Russo

  3. Ermal on 4 July 2019 at 5:48 am

    Ivan Pepelnjak