Hard Refresh is a podcast that shines a bright light on the people whose work on the web makes a positive impact. Despite the internet being a vital part of our lives, most people know very little about what it takes to make it all work. Hard Refresh explores how making the web can be complicated, demanding, and frustrating, but also invigorating, beautiful, and satisfying.
Hard Refresh has ceased production, but you can still listen to our episodes through this website or on Apple Podcasts.
This show is a love letter to the web development industry. It examines details of the work we do, and considers the value of this work to society. We’ll explore good and bad work being done, and highlight issues, people, and projects that matter.
We tell stories that illuminate the drama of making websites for an audience that is conversant in using websites, but not necessarily skilled at creating them. We tell behind-the-scenes stories featuring super-powered programmers, passionate web writers and editors, and web marketers as they face high-stakes challenges.