A YouTube podcast data extraction and analysis how-to guide

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Photo by Gene Jeter on Unsplash

I’ve been a fan of the Joe Rogan Podcast for many years. The wide variety of guests he has on has been both entertaining and educational. From scientists to comedians. He is a great podcaster because he is willing to listen to both sides and have a direct and honest conversation.

Joe Rogan is leaving YouTube and moving his primary podcast network to Spotify. In light of the move, I decided to use common Python libraries to extract some data from the JRE YouTube playlists before they inevitably get removed from the YouTube playlist. The primary purpose of this extraction…


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Photo from: https://www.jackrouse.com/national-comedy-center-lenny-bruce-exhibit/

Lenny Bruce, Lenny Bruce a rebel.
Never listened to what anyone said,
did what you know, and made sure you showed,
that those who don’t dream are dead.
Lenny Bruce because of your courage,
we now have those who will confess,
to do what they do,
and find ways to improve,
and never settle for anything less.

Lenny Bruce, Lenny Bruce a solider.
Took all the shots from the front line.
Been kicked and cuffed, told truths no bluffs,
still you were cheated from your prime. …


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From my previous article, it’s quite apparent that I’m interested in MMA fighting. Through my research, I wanted to find creative ways to visualize a fighter’s skills and abilities. To determine a fighter’s overall strength, we need to understand how good they are at attacking and defending, both on the ground and while standing. Although this is a minimal look at their abilities, there is value in visualizing this data.

It was through this process that I stumbled upon p5.js, which I wanted to use to sketch up a quadrant plot (or quad plot, for short) to display these stats.


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A closer look at UFC 246

Only a few more sleeps till we see the Notorious one back in the Octagon. Conor McGregor makes his return on Saturday facing Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at Welterweight in Viva Las Vegas.
It’s no surprise that the rise of Conor McGregor has been the pinnacle of sports fame and notoriety. As the Shakespearean tragedy goes, a man who came from nothing, and earned everything before fame and power corrupted him. After a year off, he is back, but is he intending to stay?

However this blog won’t go into the details of his personal life, once again this is a…


What does the data tell us about who should be crowned UFC Fighter of the year?

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Fighter of the Year. Adesanya vs Masvidal

This past year, the UFC presented some great fights, and in the process, showcased some rising stars. There are, however, two fighters who are in contention for Fighter of the Year.

One came from the backstreets of Florida, engaging in street fights in his youth, rising up the ranks in professional martial arts and ultimately becoming the “Baddest Motherf****r” (or BMF) in the game. His name? Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal, a man who put in years of work before being recognised as a global superstar, and what well deserved recognition it was. …


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Not the real temple. Courtesy of Unsplash.

I was around ten years old, when I got my first scar. In the temple, of all places. We were on a family vacation in India. We were in attendance for a distant cousins wedding. I didn’t much care at the time, but I was too young to roam around the streets of Hyderabad. My sister (three years older) and I were both confused at the whole tradition. Yes, we were Indians but we grew up in New Zealand, we weren’t used to weddings of this magnitude everyday. …


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My copy of Pretty Much Everything

Front end developers aren’t known to be designers. They are the cogs that make the designers’ art come to life. I wanted to be more than just a cog, at least for a while. So I typed in design on YouTube and who came up but Aaron Draplin. I watch a lot of The Futur videos and I had heard them talking about Aaron Draplin. Little did I know how much of an impact he could have on me, and many aspiring designers. After watching “Tall Tales from a Big Man” I instantly knew this guy was the real deal…


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Photo by Nick Morrison — Unsplash

Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram are the penny-whistles of our generation, and boy can you hear them blow.
Our brains have learnt to subtly stop giving a f**k after 140 characters. As an aspiring writer I refuse to stand here and accept our sealed fate. This can’t be the new order of things. For the minority who still read books and long form articles, I point my finger at thee, and shout in a shrill yet discerning voice “THE WORLD NEEDS YOU!”

I always thought Writers and Comedians are the true critics of our society. They linger on societies edges…

Joshi

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