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Nick Taylor

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What's in your podcast rotation right now?

Curious what everyone is listening to for podcasts these days, whether it be technical or not. I've been listening to Joe Rogan lately. They're long, but he has interesting guests from all walks of life. Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but I've been enjoying his podcast. Update 2020: I had only listened to a few of his podcast episodes but did not realize in other episodes that I had not listened to, they were causing harm and danger to folks. So definitely off my podcast list.

I also recently discovered the Script & Style podcast with Todd Gardner and David Walsh. Not sure why this one hadn't already popped up on my radar.

So what are you folks all listening to these days?

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Mohammadjavad Raadi
  • Web development:
    • Syntax, A Tasty Treats Podcast for Web Developers
    • Front End Happy Hour, A podcast featuring panelists of engineers from Netflix, Evernote & LinkedIn talking over drinks about all things Front End development
  • Security
    • Darknet Diaries, True Stories from the Dark Side of the Internet
    • The 443 - Security Simplified, Get inside the minds of leading white-hat hackers and security researchers. Each week, we’ll educate and entertain you by breaking down the latest cybersecurity headlines and trends
  • Open Source, Linux, DevOps
    • Command Line Heroes, Stories about the people who transform technology from the command line up. An original podcast from Red Hat
  • Tech News
    • Toolsday, A show about the latest in tech tools, tips, and tricks on Tuesdays at 2
  • Freelancing
    • Ask Rezzz, Helping Freelancers Build Profitable Businesses Every Day
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Lisa Armstrong

Thumbs up for Syntax, I get a lot out of it.

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Matt Crowder

If you like dark net diaries, check out swindled. 💯

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Peter Witham

I've tried to add the ones from my list that I don't already see from everyone else. Everything from developer to true crime, creativity and stuff that makes you go huh!

Complete Developer Podcast
Daily Creative Podcast
React Podcast
The 6 Figure Developer Podcast
Atlanta Monster
The Changelog
Coding Blocks
The Cynical Developer
Developer Tea
iOS Dev Break
The Rabbit Hole
Swift by Sundell
The Swift Community Podcast
Swift Over Coffee

Yeah... I like Podcasts :)

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Joe Zack

Your list looks a lot like mine!

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Peter Witham

And this is only a fraction of the entire list, I probably need a podcast intervention :)

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Joe Zack • Edited on

Think I'm at 55 now :O

I'm addicted

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Peter Witham

Wow! That is a lot of hours I'm betting

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Joe Zack

Heh yeah, I don't even want to know how many - I'm also a platinum subscriber on Audible. :O

I listen at 1.5x-2x speed with the silence cut out, and I also skip a lot of the interview-y podcasts - unless I really care, or have never heard about the subject.

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Nick Taylor

Matrix movie: I know kungfu

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Which app do you use to store and play them ?

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Nick Taylor


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Peter Witham • Edited on

I am also an user for the most part, but I do also like to use

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Helen Anderson

My favourites at the moment are ...

99 percent invisible - all about design and the things around us ... the host has the best voice -

The Guardian Long Reads - immigration, business, crime, the arts

This American Life - not all about America, just about life, this is a longish one at an hour or so -

Criminal - really interesting crime stories and interviews -

Death, Sex and Money - "the big questions and hard choices that are often left out of polite conversation".

Reply All - about weird stuff on the internet

Soft Skills Engineering - a weekly advice podcast for software developers -

Who the Hell is Hamish - the fascinating - and devastating - life of a serial conman -

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Darknet diaries is 100% my favorite podcast. Not dev-related per se, for me its more like a "relax and listen to the story" kinda thing. 10/10 would recommend!

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Ken Bellows

☝️☝️ YES!! Best non-tech podcast I've found in a long time!

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Sung M. Kim • Edited on

Good news, it's back~

In fact, @jess was in the latest ep :)

play pause The Stack Overflow Podcast
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Irma Mesa

I launched a site called that will send out 1 episode, 1x week! It gets a little crazy finding new podcasts sometimes, by signing up to the newsletter you'll get a new episode delivered weekly with no work.

onePodcast will allow folks to discover podcasts on a weekly basis from small to large creators.

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Nick Taylor

Sounds cool. I'll definitely sign up. 👍

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Irma Mesa • Edited on

Thank you, Nick!

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Erik Ostrom

A few tech podcasts I'm enjoying lately:

  • Function, "a podcast about how technology is shaping culture and communications" hosted by Anil Dash of Glitch. First season is over but I'm hoping it comes back.
  • Greater Than Code, "the human side of software development and technology" from diverse perspectives.
  • Shop Talk, mostly about front-end development, with Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier.

There are a lot of others I tune into if I'm interested in the topic of the week.

Outside of tech, Totes Recall is my favorite funny podcast about kind of remembering movies.

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Lisa Armstrong

Most of my play list is from the CBC (Canada's BBC). Lots of good stuff there.

For tech listening, Spark is good.

Favorite recent podcasts:
On Drugs:
Malcolm Gladwell - Revisionist History:

The Economist has good stuff too:

... oh my, I am such a nerd!

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Jacob E. Shore

I see many people listen to all the great developer podcasts. I find it's hard to listen to them while working because they take some concentration (except Front End Happy Hour which is all light and fluffy and doesn't require concentration :) )

I'm of big fan of Revisionist History by Malcolm Gladwell, he hasn't put any out recently, but if you haven't heard his stuff, it's "History", so still timely.

Also Brain Food podcast sometimes.

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Nick Taylor

I've read a bunch of Malcolm Gladwell's books, so thanks for sharing his podcast.

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Desi • Edited on

Joe Rogan (and his podcast) very directly resulted in one of my best friends getting death threats for months, so I recoil every time I see him on any suggested list. Here's what I've been listening to:

  • Tights and Fights, aka the perfect wrestling podcast. I love wrestling and they are so, so funny.
  • To Live and Die in LA - a true crime podcast about a girl who goes missing, no surprise. It's a deep dive into this one crime, and the twists just keep coming.
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Harry Dennen

That is unfortunate and I hope none of them materialized. I wouldn't rule Joe's podcast out completely though. Some of his guests are really engaging and informative when they get to his long form casual platform, and you get a full picture of them that you can't get through the normal mediums.

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Thanks but honestly if I'm interested in any of his guests I'll find a way to get information that doesn't reward his toxicity with my clicks or listens.

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Nick Taylor

Oh, sorry to hear about that. I hope your friend is OK.

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Rogan has been great for long drives, makes the miles fly by. The only complaint is he will often go down a UFC rabbit hole talking about things that I can't find interesting, but the good outweighs everything.

I just finished "Worm: Audiobook Project" that is distributed as a podcast: Cool story about superpower in the real world. Kind of like Heros but where people can say fuck.

If you're on android, podcast addict can be easily set up to skip the intro/outro that every episode has.

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Anth Rogan

Fave at the minute is the triforce podcast. 3 (pyrionflax, sips and Lewis) 35+ reasonably famous grumpy old gamers talking absolute tosh for a hour each week. Genuinely look forward to it tbh. Nothing Dev related mind you just fun to listen to.

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George Nance • Edited on

The Charlie Rocket Show is a very inspirational podcast about a successful music producer (2 Chainz, Travis Porter) lost 100+lb and did an iron man. He is has a sort of energy that is hard to describe, but it always makes me feel like I can I do anything. I highly recommend the I'm on a winning streak episode if you're curious.

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Amanda Hasenzahl • Edited on

My favorite podcasts are Meathead Hippie, The Ed Mylett Show, Armchair Expert, And Especially You, Joe Rogan Experience, and for any other pro wrestling fans out there...I love Chasing Glory and Something to Wrestle With.

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Speedmaster • Edited on

Not all of them, just the main ones, in no order:
The Talk Show
The Grey NATO
99% Invisible
Conversations With Tyler
Dan Carlin's Hardcore History
Friendly Fire
Wheel Bearings
Mac Power Users
Futility Closet

Also, if you haven't listened to The Dropout, about Theranos, wow.

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