99 Percent Invisible - About design of everything. From architecture to industrial design. (Last episode was about fire escapes and their history)
Radiolab - Quite varied but always amazingly produced stories about science (Last one was about brain stimulation using electricity)
Freakonomics - Great podcast about economics, amazing life advice. (Last one was about how to "Make you garden weed itself")
Hello Internet - Two dudes talking genre. Brady (Numberphile and more) and CGP Gray. (Last one was about flags of states of USA, ugh Maryland)
Pragmatic - Also two dudes. But on topic of engineering. (Last was about programming in military)
I also recommend http://www.shiftyjelly.com/pocketcasts for listening. Really great app.
This American Life - http://www.thisamericanlife.org/
Try this one: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/441/w..., about Patent Trolls to get hooked.
Radio Lab - http://www.radiolab.org/
Try this one: http://www.radiolab.org/story/193037-turing-problem/ about Alan Turing.
Snap Judgement - http://snapjudgment.org/
Good old fashion stories that are all over the place.
I compiled a list of the podcasts I listen to in a series of posts here: http://tech.theswamp.in/blog/categories/podcast/
For people who don't want to click through, or just want the list:
1. NEWS & ANALYSIS
a. BBC Analysis
b. BBC Any Questions & Any Answers
c. Freakonomics Radio
d. KCRW's Left, Right & Center
e. NPR Series Weekends on All Things Considered
f. BBC A Point Of View (Started listening to this since after I wrote the post)
g. NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour (Started listening to this since after I wrote the post)
a. Do The Right Thing
b. BBC Friday Night Comedy - The News Quiz
c. International Waters
d. NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
e. NPR’s Ask Me Another
3. GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT
a. BBC 7 Day Sunday#
b. Answer Me This!
c. BBC Friday Night Comedy - The Now Show
d. Ian Collins Wants A Word
e. BBC Mark Kermode & Simon Mayo’s Film Reviews
f. BBC Newsjack
g. BBC Confessions
h. The Bugle
4. SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
a. BBC Let’s Talk About Tech
b. BBC The Infinite Monkey Cage
This may seem like a lot, but not all of them run throughout the year, and some of them only do a few shows a year. I hope you find this useful!
Tangentially, I've noticed that the highest quality podcasts come from publicly funded outlets like the BBC and NPR.
* Comedy Bang Bang - http://www.earwolf.com/show/comedy-bang-bang/
* Who Charted? - http://www.earwolf.com/show/who-charted/
* WTF with Marc Maron - http://www.wtfpod.com/
* The Indoor Kids - http://www.nerdist.com/podcast_channel/the-indoor-kids-chann...
* Brainy Gamer (hasn't been updated in a while): http://www.brainygamer.com/the_brainy_gamer/podcast/
Harmontown is funny too. If you find Dan Harmon abrasive, the Mitch Hurwitz episodes are funny in their own right.
Freakshow (German, but best tech podcast I've found so far) http://freakshow.fm/
FLOSS Weekly http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly
Logbuch: Netzpolitik (also German, but best Internet policy podcast I've found so far) http://logbuch-netzpolitik.de/
Of course I listen to many more non-tech related podcasts. What I noticed just now after going through my feed reader, is that I seem to be listening to about as many German ones as English ones, even though the total number of English podcasts out there should be higher.
The only reason I can think of is that (for whatever reason) German podcasters seem to concern themselves more with audio quality. For instance, I just can't listen to TWiST or the kalzumeus podcast, because the audio hurts my ears (at least with headphones on, car is a different matter). There are a bunch of English podcasts that I stopped listening to because of audio quality issues, while I can't remember a single German one for which this was the case.
For startup related stuff a number of podcasts comes to mind.
"Startups for the rest of us"
Probably still most valuable podcast about bootstrapping I have ever listened too.
"Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders" From Stanford
Often has some very interesting speakers.
Really good podcast about a wide variety of entrepreneurs (From etzy to atari, Thomas Keller, the guy who made Highline in Manhatten a reality etc) very inspiring.
"New Books in Big Ideas"
Sometimes really good but far between the gold nuggets.
What I haven't been able to find is a good podcast about Game design and good podcasts about Bitcoin/CryptoCurrency.
Most stuff in those two areas is either unbearable to listen to or filled with buzzwords.
If any has any indicator about the last two that would be greatly appreciated.
Planet Money: Economics podcast for the masses. High production value. http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/
Manager Tools: http://www.manager-tools.com/
I'm surprised nobody mentioned FLOSS Weekly: http://twit.tv/show/floss-weekly
Chequered Flag Formula 1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/cff1
Skydive Radio: http://www.skydiveradio.com/
Then there are a few which I highly recommend to anyone:
Damn Interesting: http://www.damninteresting.com/
The British History Podcast: http://thebritishhistorypodcast.com/
If you have any interest in Roman history then you definitely need to check out:
The History of Rome: http://www.thehistoryofrome.typepad.com/
* BBC's Infinite Monkey Cage. Each installment of this lighthearted show is a panel discussion among various scientists and comedians about a particular topic. http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/timc
* The Command Line. A one-man podcast about technology issues. http://thecommandline.net/
I'm always on the lookout for any good podcasts covering hard technical topics or items of interest to the HN crowd, although they seem to be hard to come by. I miss the short-lived HNpod show!
* No technology, no entrepreneurship. A lot of Terence McKenna: http://psychedelicsalon.us/
More recommendations: http://css-tricks.com/web-podcasts/
* The Talk Show - http://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/
* Nerdist - http://www.nerdist.com/podcast_channel/nerdist-podcast-chann...
* Children of Tendu - http://childrenoftendu.libsyn.com/
* The Incomparable - http://www.theincomparable.com/
http://www.imore.com/debug-29-jeff-mcleman-porting-kernels is a must-listen
This is a dupe, so I've flagged it.
The Big Web Show - http://www.muleradio.net/thebigwebshow/
Shop Talk Show - http://shoptalkshow.com/
Web Friends - http://webfriends.io/
Let's Make Mistakes - http://www.muleradio.net/mistakes/
Quick taste from the last ep: https://soundcloud.com/hyperstage/105a
(currently we have some issues with iTunes so SoundCloud is the place to follow)
http://atp.fm/ - Mac/iOS focused, but again, interesting for anyone
http://www.radiolab.org/ - General interest
http://autocomplete.fm/ - Android focused
I also use them for ConversionsXL:
* The Tim Ferris Show
* The Ruby Rogues
* Functional Geekery
* The Smart Passive Income Podcast
* The Nathan Barry Show (very new)
* Mostly Erlang
> Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin
> Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity,
> communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and
Covers broad investing issues and not specific to stock picking
Insightful, sarcastic, contemptful and cheering analysis of all things company culture.
* Shop Talk (HTML/CSS)
* The Changelog (Open Source)
* ModernWeb Podcast (front end)
The Truth - Mini Radio shows. Highly underrated. http://thetruthpodcast.com/Archives.html
Podcast on PHP, Software Design and Testing, by @mathiasverraes and @everzet
The Security Weekly podcast
Hardcore History is amazing. The only problem is that you pick up homework assignments from all of the books referenced.
I used to listen to This American Life, but it gets a little annoying if you overdo it.
BBC friday night comedy
I have been listening to twit too but the sponsorship messages are so long and irritating (and I hate the outtro) so now I'm scouring this list for a new tech podcast
BBC Global news ( update twice a day)
Motley Fool (updates once a week)
NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!
Disclaimer: I work with this team.
http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/ has lots of good information for people bootstrapping and has a reasonable, if not perfect transcript.
* Linux action show
* coder radio
* tech talk today
* Linux unplugged
Really check it out they are really good.
NPR Planet Money
Ted Radio Hour
Ted Talks Audio
All are informative, inspiring and great to listen to over a cup of coffee.