30 Top Tech Podcasts That Inspire Industry Insiders
For our own mid-week motivation, we asked tech industry insiders, “Which podcasts inspire you personally and professionally?” Here are their answers. Take a look and check some of them out when you need a little mid-week motivation yourself!
Programming Podcasts and Coding Podcasts for Sharpening Your Skills
When it’s time to sharpen your skills, check out these programming podcasts and coding podcasts:
Developer on Fire: “They interview different developers every week, and it’s wonderful to see what real developers say about technology. Currently, I am loving this one, as it offers a lot of surprise and lessons about real world.” –Pinal Dave
The Hot Aisle: (Inactive since February 2018, but still a great resource library.) “Where else can you learn about serverless computing one week and then future of drone development the next? This covers all topics in and around the data center. The interviews are great and cover the basics of each topic for the week.” –Thomas Henson
CppCast: “It's for C++ developers and it covers an amazingly diverse variety of topics relevant to C++ developers. Since C++ is the most general purpose language, it's good to have a wide variety of guests. –Kate Gregory
.NET Rocks!: “Carl and Richard are great and cover many interesting topics (even beyond .NET).” - Steve Smith. “This is a great resource for .NET, cloud, and mobile developers to gain awareness of new platform features, products, architecture and techniques—it’s been going strong for over a decade. (I've been a guest on it a dozen times, so I'm biased.)” –Brian Noyes
Adventures in Angular: “Great for learning about related SPA technologies and how they integrate with Angular, as well as learning about new features in the framework itself while they are in development.” –Brian Noyes
Daily Tech News Service (DTNS)
This Week in Tech (TWiT)
Linux Action Show (Inactive since June 2017, but still a great resource library.)
Away From the Keyboard (Inactive since February 2018, but still a great resource library.)
Pluralsight Authors’ Own Podcasts
Here, our very own authors have gone the DIY route and have produced their own podcasts:
Some Not-So-Technical Podcasts
Our industry insiders also offer these favorite not-so-technical podcasts for when you need a little variety:
Judge John Hodgman: “I'm a big fan of the podcast. It's not a technical podcast, but Hodgman is smart, nerdy and always funny as he dispenses fake internet justice. He also played PC in those famous Mac vs. PC ads, so that earned him some fake techie cred in my book” –Brice Wilson
What’s Your Secret?
So, what’s your secret to being smarter? Share it with us!