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What's in your podcast rotation right now?

nickytonline profile image Nick Taylor (he/him) Originally published at Updated on ・1 min read

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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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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Which app do you use to store and play them ?

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Peter Witham • Edited

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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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 (he/him) Author

Sounds cool. I'll definitely sign up. 👍

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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 (he/him) Author

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

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Desi • Edited

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 (he/him) Author

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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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

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

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

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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I’m always subscribed to too many podcasts to keep up with, but these are the ones that have survived the most recent purge:

99% Invisible
Every Little Thing
Flash Forward
Imaginary Worlds
Last Podcast On The Left
Levar Burton Reads
More Perfect
Reply All
Revisionist History
Science Vs
Steal This Show
The Knowledge Project
Twenty Thousand Hertz
Welcome to Night Vale

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Linda Thompson

Podcasts get me through my days as a delivery driver. :) Here's the ones I regularly turn to for education and entertainment, in no special order:

Linear Digressions
Front End Happy Hour
Shop Talk Show
Command Line Heroes

Story Telling:
The Magnus Archives
Star Tripper
The Far Meridian
Archive 81
The Bright Sessions
Ars Pardoxica
Wolf 359

True Crime / Lifestyle / Misc
And That's Why We Drink
Small Town Murder
What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law
The Great Debates
Last Podcast on the Left

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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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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

I love Malcolm Gladwell's books. Didn't know he had a podcast. Thanks for sharing!

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Manda Putra

The unmade podcast, changelog, hello internet. DeveloperMuslim (indonesia) and some other news podcast

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Roy Balderama

The Console Log :)

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I'm super late to this, but I have 85 podcasts in my current list.

Some of the dev specific ones are:

  • .NET Rocks!
  • 6 Figure Developer
  • Coding Blocks
  • Complete Developer
  • Cynical Developer
  • Developer on Fire
  • DevSecOps Days (previously known as the OWASP podcast)
  • Hanselminutes
  • Hearding Code
  • InfoQ Podcast
  • MSDEV Show
  • Programming Throwdown
  • Weekly Dev Tips

My current non dev favourites are:

  • 99 percent invisible
  • The Allusionist
  • Answer Me This
  • Arcade Attack
  • The Bugle
  • Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda
  • Good One
  • Hollywood & Levine
  • KEXP Song of the Day
  • The Morden Mann
  • Planet Money
  • Pop Culture Happy Hour
  • Productivity in Tech
  • Sound Opinions
  • We're Alive
    • and all of its sister shows
  • What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law

There are a whole heap more, but I could go on for days about them.

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Noah Labhart

I won't repeat the ones already posted, as there are some great ones (Syntax, Darknet Diaries, Developer Tea). You might consider checking out Code Story (, to hear stories from tech leaders about how they took an idea from the back of a napkin to MVP to launch.

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Mario DeLaPaz • Edited
  • News
    • The Daily - NY Times reporter going over the top stories daily
  • Finance
    • Afford Anything - Paula Pant interviews a diverse array of entrepreneurs to explore their tough work of living a excellent life.
  • Lifestyle
    • Art of Manliness - Interviews to discuss all aspects of life
    • theMinimalists - Discussions on living a meaningful life with less
    • The Upgrade by LifeHacker
  • Tech
    • Daily Tech News Show - like the name says.
    • CodeNewbie - Stories and interviews from ppl on their coding journey
  • Misc
    • TED Radio Hour - distilled TED talks
    • The Tim Ferris Show - Interviews world class performers from all areas to dig deep to their roots and see how they tick.
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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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graciano codes

I miss the stackoverflow podcast

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DataFramed, TedTalks, etc.

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Yechiel Kalmenson

Last year I drove 45 minutes to an hour each way for work so I had plenty of time to listen.

My favorites were CodeNewbie, BaseCS, Ruby Rogues, 2nd Career Devs.

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Quinn Kleinfelter

Usually The Daily Zeitgeist, Stuff You Should Know, Stuff You Missed in History Class, 99% Invisible, Mobituaries, and Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!

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David Cantrell

For the last couple of days, purely by coincidence because that's the way their publication schedule works, it's been mostly sports podcasts:

  • Super League Pod (mostly English rugby league)
  • Chasing Kangaroos (global rugby league)
  • Brian Moore's Full Contact (rugby union)
  • Stumped (global cricket)
  • LGBT Sport Podcast

that last one is worth a listen for normal people too, not just LGBTQALPHABETSOUPs, as the people they interview are worth listening to anyway.

The non-sport podcasts I've listened to today are:

  • Live From Lord North Street (Liberal politics)
  • Lexicon Valley (linguistics)

I don't listen to any computery podcasts. There used to be a good one whose name I can't remember about software quality and testing, but the vast majority of those out there appear to be just about the latest tedious Javascript fad.

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Angela Whisnant

Reply All is my absolute favorite!

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Developer Weekly Podcast

The Developer Weekly podcast. This is a nice and light developer-focused podcast with all sorts of topics, including soft skills.

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Jonathan P

Tim Ferriss Podcast
Sam Harris - Making Sense Podcast

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Casey Webb

I've been really enjoying Behind the Bastards for a while now. Other favorites are Freakonomics, Today Explained, and Pod Save America.

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Matt Zimo

Just discovered the Ron Burgundy Podcast.

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Real Talk JavaScript
Adventures in Angular
Angular Air
DotNet Rocks
Masters of Scale
Software Engineering Daily

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

Just throwing in @swyx ’s recent pics here based off a Tweet of his I just came across