Some time ago a serendipitous day in iTunes led to stumbling upon the podcasts listing. Before this I had little interest/awareness in the medium (I don’t even own an iPod to “pod” with). But after running out of music, and needing something to soothe the ears while coding, I took a gamble on the first web related podcast that came up. Offering entertainment, learning opportunities, and discovering new tools and resources began the search for more podcasts to keep it flowing. The result was a dozen podcasts across the web and technology spectrum, collected below.
The Big Web Show
Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman (the grandpappy of web standards) each episode features a guest covering topics such as web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. It’s everything web that matters.
Currently at 78 episodes and rising.
The Boagworld Web Design Show
Hosted by Paul Boag, earlier episodes of this podcast focused on design/development tips, as well as case studies. The most recent season switches gears to cover handy apps and tools for people working on the web.
Currently at 36 episodes spanning four seasons.
The East Wing
Hosted by Tim Smith, The East Wing is a weekly show talking about design, user experience, problem solving, and the keys to creating products with value. Typically delving into the stories of the guests and how they got started in doing what they do.
Currently at 34 episodes.
Hosted by Adam Stacoviak each episode has an in-depth, one-on-one conversation with founders of various apps and services. Though on hiatus since August 2012 the existing episodes still offer an interesting perspective into the minds of founders across the industry.
Currently at 39 episodes.
The Industry Radio Show
Also hosted by Adam Stacoviak along with regular co-hosts Jared Erondu and Drew Wilson. The Industry brings a new voice to tech media, highlighting design focused startups and people. In addition to guest interviews each episode also covers recent events in the tech industry.
Currently at 30 episodes.
Let’s Make Mistakes
Hosted by Mike Monteiro and Leah Reich (co-hosted by Katie Gillum until episode 59) covering design and how to do it, with a lot of tangents along the way. The journey through the tangents to the core insights offered by the hosts is enjoyable. Like chocolate coated bacon, odd but satisfying.
Currently at 74 episodes (33 onward offered on iTunes)
The Non Breaking Space Show
Hosted by Christopher Schmitt and Dave McFarland (kept on track by Chris Enns) The Non Breaking Space Show aims to seek out the best and brightest on the web, and chat with them about what and why they do what they do. True to their blurb past episodes have included some big names in the web scene.
Currently at 23 episodes.
Hosted by Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert, ShopTalk is a sound effects podcast that occasionally talks about the web (or at least that is how the hosts fondly describe it). Episodes contain interviews with guests and questions provided by listeners (every so often just the latter). Each cast made enjoyable by the entertaining and knowledgeable hosts.
Currently at 44 episodes.
Hosted by Jared Brown and Brandon Corbin discussing some of the best programming, design, and IT related links posted on talentopoly.com. Episodes cover a broad range of topics on all aspects of programming, as well beverage reviews from the hosts and guests.
Currently at 20 episodes.
This Developer’s Life
Hosted by Rob Conery and Scott Hanselman, This Developer’s Life is a podcast about developers and their lives. Presented in a similar style to This American Life, it delves into the human side of development. Though irregularly published the existing episodes are very well done and can easily be listened to multiple times.
Currently at 24 episodes.
The Web Ahead
Hosted by Jen Simmons, The Web Ahead is a weekly podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web, discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more. Having a broad range of guests on an equally broad range of topics, the most recent episodes have been a special run of topics dubbed “The Web Behind.” These episodes (co-hosted by Eric Meyer) bring on guests to discuss the web as it once was.
Currently at 44 episodes.
A tiny radio show about design, architecture and the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world hosted by Roman Mars. Though not specifically a web/technology podcast, 99% invisible covers topics and concepts that spur the imagination and a sense of wonder. Both useful attributes for working with technology. They successfully kickstarted season 3, and were the highest funded journalism project in Kickstarter history.
Currently at 74 episodes.
Have any interesting podcasts within the web/technology sphere that are missing from the list? Share them in the comments below!