About the show

Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self-Hosted is a chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time "self-hosters" who share their lessons and take you along for the journey as they learn new ones.

A Jupiter Broadcasting podcast showcasing free and open source technologies you can host yourself.

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  • 89: Jellyfans

    January 27th, 2023  |  58 mins 9 secs
    audio books, hard drive giveaway, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, live tv, metadata plugin, plex, self-hosting podcast, storage, streaming, tailscale reverse tunnel, youtube with jellyfin, ytdl-sub

    Join us for the surprising conclusion to our month-long challenge.

  • 88: Great Scott!

    January 13th, 2023  |  57 mins 40 secs
    hdhomerun, home assistant skyconnect, intro skipping, jellyfin, jellyfin challenge, jellyfin january, jupiter broadcasting, matrix funding, matrix holiday update, matter, ntfy, openwrt, plex, self-hosting podcast, swiftfin, tp-link eap245, unifiedpush

    Alex dives deep to find out if Kubernetes is overkill for the home and finds solutions to simplify things. And Chris has a new firmware that turns his favorite network cameras up to 11.

  • 87: Jellyfin January

    December 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    hdhomerun, home assistant skyconnect, intro skipping, jellyfin, jellyfin challenge, jellyfin january, jupiter broadcasting, matrix funding, matrix holiday update, matter, ntfy, openwrt, plex, self-hosting podcast, swiftfin, tp-link eap245, unifiedpush

    We kick off our Jellyfin January challenge and invite you to join us. Plus, Chris has some new hardware and our thoughts on the trouble at the Matrix foundation.

  • 86: Disqus-ting Tracking

    December 16th, 2022  |  48 mins 49 secs
    alby, apprise, drive home auotmation, giscus, github actions, hdhomerun, hdmi over ip, home automation, infinity, joplin, jupiter broadcasting, mkdocs, newpipe, obsidian, plex live tv, self-hosting podcast

    What disgusted Alex about Disqus, and how he replaced it with a Self-Hosted solution, a hot HDHomeRun tip, and an update on Chris' hunt for the perfect notes app.

  • 85: Wendell's Hot Pi

    December 2nd, 2022  |  52 mins 16 secs
    home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, level one techs, level1techs, nas, o2 sensor, odroid, petabyte, power efficient, quicksync, reliable automation, ryzen, self-hosting podcast, water leak, wendell, x86 vs arm, z-wave, zigbee

    Wendell from Level One Techs joins us to catch up on low-power hardware, his home automation setup, and thoughts on so much more.

  • 84: Hidden NAS

    November 18th, 2022  |  34 mins 16 secs
    bending spoons, evernote buyout, hardware decoding, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, nas, notes, obsidian, ocr, plex, quicksync, self-hosting podcast, uptime monitor, uptimerobot, wifi speed test, workstation as a nas, z-wave vs zigbee

    We're chatting about workstation builds for a home NAS with Joe Ressington this week. Chris chews on the news of the Evernote buyout and his challenges with Zigbee.

  • 83: Unintended Upgrades

    November 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    all things open, cm4, compute module 4, custom component, flash esphome over the air, generic thermostat, home assistant yellow, jay the linux guy, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, lacroix, mycroft, nextcloud backup, nix, nixos, openssl, scheduler card, self-hosting podcast, shelly, ubuntu, wsl2, z-wave, zfs, zimaboard

    Sometimes your best upgrades are unplanned; Chris just got his Home Assistant Yellow fully deployed.

  • 82: Roon Ready Ruh-Roh

    October 21st, 2022  |  56 mins 42 secs
    apple ships matter, audiophile, docker, docker vs lxc, flac, funkwhale, matter, metadata, rclone, roon, roon arc, roon core, tidal, vm vs docker, whole home audio, zigbee binding, zigbee2mqtt

    Alex gives Roon Labs whole home audio a try but discovers a critical design flaw while Chris checks out his new ODROID-H3+ and plans his next epic build.

  • 81: The Badger Stack

    October 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins
    bitwarden, calyx, can't buy pi, conbee, expanse, fastmail, home assitant, invoice ninja, jupiter broadcasting, matter, netbird, proxmox, pulseaudio, rapberry pi home server, reddit automatic archiver, runeaudio, self-hosting podcast, slaesh, snapcast, tailscale, volumio, wireguard, yubico, z-wave, zigbee

    Chris' Raspberry Pi server is dead, and Alex has a few ideas for his next build.

  • 80: Solving Whole Home Audio

    September 23rd, 2022  |  52 mins 26 secs
    a2dp, automations, broadlink rm4, esphome, fwupd, google home, home assistant, ipod, jupiter broadcasting, light switches, logitech media server, matter, paulus, picoreplayer, podverse, rosewill lsv4500, rpi-audio-receiver, self-hosting podcast, spotify connect, thunderbolt dock, unraid, z-wave, zooz

    Alex is replacing his Chromecast and Google Nest Mini with an open-source solution, and why we’re all getting a little hyped about Matter.

  • 79: Google is a Hostile Actor

    September 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 1 min
    android ip webcam, asrock a380, canceling google fi, esp32 bluetooth proxy, fastmail, google photos altnerative, home assistant core 2022.9, immich, intel arc gpu, jellyamp, jellyfin-audio-player, jellyseerr, jupiter broadcasting, self-hosting podcast, switching to firefox, tailscale, zigbee

    We've made some changes since the last episode, and share why we have doubled down on Self-Hosting as much as possible.

  • 78: We Should Know Better

    August 26th, 2022  |  48 mins 51 secs
    aqara temperature humidity sensor, battery life, compromised, csam scanning, gmail backup script, gmail backups, google account access, google photos, got your back, gyb, hubitat, immich, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, overseerr, plex leak, self-hosting podcast, zigbee

    We learned some really hard lessons this week, and reflect. Then Chris finds the perfect temperature sensor, and Alex finds a beautiful media discovery app.

  • 77: Automations Gone Wrong

    August 12th, 2022  |  58 mins 56 secs
    adguard, automation, bedtime automation, bitwarden emergency contact, eink, energy monitoring, h&t sensor, home assitant, jupiter broadcasting, motion, mqtt, opensense, power plug, self-hosting podcast, sensor, shelly, wireless smart temperature humidity sensor, z-wave, zigbee button

    What is it like to live with another man's automations? Brent spills all.

  • 76: Solid as a Rock

    July 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins
    backblaze drive stats, disk airflow, documenting, ethernet pass-through, flood sensor, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, leviton, off-site backup, opnsense plugins, push notification, self-hosting podcast, shelly flood, tailscale, wifi sensor, z-wave

    Alex runs us through his new and improved off-site backup setup, and Chris is trying out some Shelly devices.

  • 75: In-Flight Changes

    July 15th, 2022  |  59 mins 27 secs
    aeotec, flightaware, homepod, jupiter broadcasting, leak detector, linuxcard, mycroft, remote backup, self-hosted todo, self-hosting podcast, siri, smart home, vikunja, works with home assistant program, z-wave, zfs, zigbee, zigbee device compatibility

    Our thoughts on the new Works with Home Assistant program, some changes to Alex's off-site backup server, and a million bits of great feedback.

  • 74: A Pi For Every Problem

    July 1st, 2022  |  59 mins 37 secs
    authentik, disk shucking, docker, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, matrix, nanoleaf, opensense, privacy, raspberry pi server, red hat, security, self-hosting podcast

    Our guest this week has more Raspberry Pis than anyone we've ever met. We get insights into all the projects he used them for, what's worked great, and what's not worked at all.