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Ask HN: What are your favorite tech podcasts?
148 points by podcastguy on Feb 27, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 55 comments
I'm a big fan of podcasts, but I wonder if I miss some cool tech podcast.(I follow a16z, The Twenty Minute VC, Changelog, Developer Tea)

What are your favorite tech podcasts ? (anything related to startups, coding, vc, marketing in startups, design etc...)


Some of my favorites:

- The Ruby Rogues - https://devchat.tv/ruby-rogues

- Complete Developer Podcast - http://completedeveloperpodcast.com

- Coding Blocks - http://www.codingblocks.net/category/podcast

- The Bike Shed - http://bikeshed.fm

- The Changelog - https://changelog.com/podcast

- Hanselminutes - http://hanselminutes.com

- Developer on Fire - http://developeronfire.com

- Software Engineering Daily - https://softwareengineeringdaily.com

Ruby Rogues has really decreased in quality since the 'controversy' [0].

My pick is - GRSIOGR - http://giantrobots.fm/

[0] - https://www.reddit.com/r/ruby/comments/5aokv7/what_happened_...

I want to come back to this on my computer at home and don't know how to save comments on HN.

Just upvote it, it will be saved in your profile, upvote stories.

Thanks :)

I launched a development focused podcast directory (https://programmingpodcasts.com) last week. It features over 200 podcasts in the categories you mention.

Some I listen to regularly include:

- Full Stack Radio - http://www.fullstackradio.com

- SERadio - http://www.se-radio.net

- The Changelog - https://changelog.com

- Ruby Rogues - https://devchat.tv/ruby-rogues

- The Laravel Podcast - http://www.laravelpodcast.com

- Bread Time - https://breadtime.simplecast.fm

The Security Now podcast from the Twit network is really good. I've really learned a lot about security issues and encryption from that podcast.

Other good podcasts I listen to: - .NET Rocks - Coding Blocks - Hanselminutes - Javascript Jabber - Programming Throwdown

I've been listening to Security Now for over a decade. There's no doubt it's partly responsible for my current position as a software engineer at a large corporation. I can't recommend it highly enough.

The Stanford eCorner[0]. I particularly like the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders series[1].

Startups For the Rest of Us[2]


[0] http://ecorner.stanford.edu/podcasts

[1] http://ecorner.stanford.edu/podcasts/etl

[2] http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/

[3] http://entreprogrammers.com/

Accidental Tech Podcast[0].


[0]: http://atp.fm/

[1]: https://www.relay.fm/cortex

Can't understand the attraction to ATP.

Just seems it's 3 guys complaining the Mac isn't like it used to be for 2 hours every week.

Sometimes I get really annoyed with it, as it can be three guys complaining about Apple in general, which I don't care too much about.

The real good stuff comes when they talk about programming, gaming, and cars, which happens every episode. They also had a good interview recently with Chris Lattner that is worth the listen.

I agree, the Chris Lattner interview was really interesting.

I like CGP Grey and Myke Hurley on other podcasts but Cortex bores me. CGP Grey needs someone different to play-off, like Brady on Hello Internet. On Cortex Myke just seems to play the role of mini-Grey. Also, there's only so much micro-workflow optimisation and productivity-wanking I can stand.

To me, HI seems more like a discussion between two friends. It works really well because of Brady's reporting background and interviewing skills. In Cortex, however, Myke has said that he started the podcast because he wanted to see how Grey worked. As such, the podcast is just kind of a continuous explanation by Grey, to Myke about the way he works and what he is doing to improve his productivity. Myke then explains what he is doing off of Grey's advice and Grey improves it.

Not startup-y, but tech podcasts...

I like the SANS Internet Storm Center daily podcast because it's short, to the point, and gives just enough detail that I can use to follow up on if I need/want to. I listen to some BSD Now episodes that sound interesting. I previously liked TechSNAP but had to quit listening after they recently changed hosts.

Software Engineering Radio - http://www.se-radio.net

RR, Ruby Rogues - https://devchat.tv/ruby-rogues This was the one must fun and favorite, until panel split to https://www.greaterthancode.com

They had around 15 episodes where they discussed books with their authors, for example:

- RR Book Club: Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns with Kent Beck

- RR Book Club: Understanding Computation with Tom Stuart

- RR Book Club: Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture with Martin Fowler

- RR Book Club: Refactoring Ruby with Martin Fowler

Another cool thing was picks at the end of each episode https://github.com/ryanburgess/ruby-rogues-picks

Software Engineering Radio - http://www.se-radio.net

FLOSS weekly - https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly

The Amp Hour - http://theamphour.com

- Software Engineering Daily (hosted by Jeff Meyerson)

- The Indie Hackers Podcast (hosted by me!)

I've been enjoying the podcast Courtland!

Glad to hear it! Got some really good episodes on the way with John O'Nolan from Ghost and Nathan Barry from ConvertKit. Can't wait to get those released in mid-to-late March.

Along with the other great suggestions:

- Daily Tech News Show: http://www.dailytechnewsshow.com/

- Tech's Message (UK focused): http://www.natelanxon.com/podcast/

- PacketPushers Network: http://packetpushers.net/series/weekly-show/

- BBC's Click Podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002w6r2/episodes/downloads

Futurecommerce [0]

ShopTalk [1]

Recode Replay [2]

The Changelog (as you mentioned) [3]

Giant Robots Smashing Into Other Giant Robots [4]

Those are a few that I listen to regularly. I have too many podcasts (but I have a feeling I'll pick up some more from this thread...)

[0] http://futurecommerce.fm/

[1] http://shoptalkshow.com/

[2] http://www.recode.net/recode-replay-podcast

[3] https://changelog.com/podcast

[4] http://giantrobots.fm/

Edit: [4]

The Elixir Fountain - https://soundcloud.com/elixirfountain

Dot Net Rocks - https://www.dotnetrocks.com/

Startups For the Rest of Us - http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/

Bootstrapped Web - http://bootstrappedweb.com/

I personally haven't found any quite as good as the Bike Shed(http://bikeshed.fm/). It does often focus on Ruby, but overall the types of problems they cover are not limited to Ruby in scope. I mainly like it because I get to hear some developers significantly more experienced than myself talk about how they solved certain problems.

I would second this. For me, the fact that they often talk about Ruby helps me understand more easily, but I really listen because I like the hosts and it's interesting to hear how people in a successful consultancy and a SaaS company work.

I've also started listening to Go Time: http://gotime.fm. The hosts are good, and deeply involved in the Go community, so they always get really excellent guests.

Ubuntu Podcast: http://ubuntupodcast.org/

Exponent — tech business analysis: http://exponent.fm/

Release Notes — the business side of being an indie dev: https://releasenotes.tv/

I like the WAN show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQ1DxElRebg

They don't really cover programming/engineering topics, but it's fun to listen to.

How I built this is not a tech podcast but I think there is a lot of good lessons to learn.

Sorry for self-promoting, but if you like some of the podcasts listed here you might like one I just started: Harajuku Data Lake (http://hjdl.space).

Anything from Jupiter broadcasting, but specifically the Linux action show and bsd now


Sorry for hijacking. Is there a podcast which talks about big, distributed systems and their architecture? I'd be really interested in that.

Hi Rajath, Dhruv here :) SE daily (mentioned above) is just what you're looking for. https://overcast.fm/itunes1019576853/software-engineering-da...

Good to see you here, Dhruv! :)

Oh don't worry! I'm super interested in this too!

Anything nerdy is welcome!

Loving Software Engineering Daily. Jeff makes all of the music. Check out 'The Prion' on Spotify or SoundCloud.

Since I'm in DevOps: http://devopscafe.org

Late Nights With Trav And Los - It's a Design/Coding podcast covering a wide range of topics.

I really like their perspective.

Grabbing coffee w/ AI researchers [0]

[0] http:ai-guild.com

(Self Promo)

For the Python-interested, both "Talk Python To Me" and "Python Bytes" are very good.

Thanks! I'm really enjoying talk python to me. It has a great mix of topics.


RoguelikeRadio -- if you're into that kind of thing.

Hack To Start is inspiring sometimes

Thanks! added to my list!


The Pitch


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I LOVE The Pitch...instead what is "Startup" ? by who ?

It's by Alex Blumberg, former producer on "This American Life" and "Planet Money" by NPR. He recorded the podcast while founding a podcasting company named Gimlet Media and it documents how he got started, chose a name, got investment, found a partner, and various other parts of being a startup. I'd highly recommend the podcast for its amazing story telling and its transparency in including details that most companies would prefer to keep secret.

Startup is a podcast by Alex Blumberg (of This American Life). In the first season, it follows his journey of launching his own startup. Really excellent listening for anyone new to entrepreneurship! https://gimletmedia.com/startup/

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Tech stuff ? any link ?

Might find some useful answers at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9836023

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