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What podcasts can people recommend?
10 points by adsyoung on July 31, 2007 | hide | past | favorite | 9 comments
Apologies if this has been discussed before but what podcasts can people highly recommend?

I've listened to nearly all Tedtalks available and all the good stuff I can find on itconversations.com. Have gone through all episodes of Venture Voice and regularly listen to a number of well known tech news ones. I'm starting to struggle to satisfy my audio addiction now though as filtering through the noise of bad podcasts is getting harder.

I'm sure I'm missing out on some great stuff somewhere. What are all the smart people of news.yc listening to?

Jason Calacanis' "CalacanisCast Beta" is generally decent and the most recent one with Ron Conway is amazing. Charlie Rose's "Technology" interviews are good. iInnovate, VentureVoice, IT Conversations, TalkCrunch, Scoble, TWiT, Diggnation.

VentureVoice is by far my favorite, but it's slowed to a trickle. There is just not much good content for people who like this stuff. I've listened to everything -- twice. I've had to resort to (gasp) reading on my commute most days, for lack of audio content.

Lots of great stuff in here: http://wiki.ycombinator.com/presentations/ if you haven't listened to it yet.

I'm subscribed to ~25 podcasts but wouldn't recommend most of them... which I guess means it's time for me to clean up my list. Here are some that I would recommend:

Non-tech (in order of awesomeness): 30 Seconds with Phone Guy; WNYC's Radio Lab; This American Life; On Point with Tom Ashbrook; CBC Radio 3 Podcast; A Prairie Home Companion's News from Lake Wobegon;

Tech (NOT in any order): MacBreak Weekly; This Week in Tech (TWiT); Freelancing on Rails; Ruby on Rails Podcast; Hivelogic Radio

FutureTense: http://www.publicradio.org/columns/futuretense/. It is only a few minutes long, daily, and always interesting.

http://railscasts.com/ - Good quick ruby on rails screencasts

http://venturevoice.com/ - entrepreneur related interviews

http://talkcrunch.com/ - entrepreneur related interviews

{ 'Buzz Out Loud', 'Cranky Geeks', 'NPR: Technology', 'Ruby on Rails', 'Science Friday', 'TWiT' }

1. Stanford educator's corner 2. Venture Voice 3. ACM queue 4. Steve Pavlina

Stanford Educator's Corner has some good stuff. A high percentage of the speakers don't really belong on stage talking about entrepreneurship though. Reid Hoffman's talk was good.


Newscientist.com has some eclectic stuff.

iinnovate.blogspot.com is pretty decent. I really like the one w/ Eric Schmidt.

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