I listened to http://devhell.info/post/2013-04-24/feline-tooth-extraction/ today and enjoyed hearing Chris Hartjes describe his recent experience with Perl. Quotes include:
"Perl actually doesn't suck"
"all of our services at work because we're moving to Service Oriented Architecture are either being done in Java or Perl"
"productive in Perl with a very short ramp up time"
For just the 5 minute clip: https://soundcloud.com/philipdurbin/perl-actually-doesnt-suck