A friend asked me the other day if I could recommend some podcasts for him to listen to.
I’ve been meaning to post this for about a year now, and I’m not sure why it took me so long. I get asked what podcasts I listen to by my developer friends a lot. I always try to throw a few out there but I can never remember the whole list - which is actually kind of sad because the list isn’t that long.
Most of these podcasts are around the 1 hour mark for time, except Hanselminutes which is usually about 40 minutes.
So without further delay, here is the list of podcasts that I enjoy!
One more one last delay - I’ve marked podcasts that have strong language with a NSFW.
General Nerd Podcasts
The Geekbox - Website - NSFW, Just a group of hilarious geeks/nerds talking about videogames, tv, movies and comics. Can't pick any favorites for this as every episode is awesome.
A life well wasted - Website - NSFW, A “This American Life” for video game nerds. Favorite epsiodes:
Comic Conspiracy - Website - NSFW, Podcast that covers everything comic book related. No favorites here, every episode is excellent.
Development Oriented Podcasts
This Developers Life - Website - “This American Life” for programmers. Awesome, awesome podcast. Favorite episodes:
Herding Code - Website - Informative and funny podcast that usually highlights the “hip” new stuff in Microsoft .Net Development. Favorite episodes:
- Interview with Miguel de Icaza (Part 1 ) (Part 2 )
- Scott Belware on BDD and Lean Development - Full Episode
- Measuring victory in software development - Full Episode
Hanselminutes - Website - The 800lb gorrila of .Net focused podcasts. Each week Scott Hanselman interviews someone in the field of IT/Software Development and posts the result. Favorite episodes:
- Anything from the “Startup Series” Episodes 282 - 287
- History of HTTP - Full Episode
- A C64 emulator in Silverlight Full Episode
Alt.net Podcast - Website - Now defunct, this podcast promotes an alternative way of thinking, about problems and about code, for .Net developers. Favorite episodes:
- Object Databases with James Avery and Rob Conery - Full Episode
- Ruby on Rails Full Episode
- Dependency Injection and IOC with Nate Kohari and Brad Wilson Part 1 Part 2
Thirsty Developer - Website - Podcast that interviews various people in software development, usually over drinks. Very laid back atmosphere and a great educational resource. No longer in production. Favorite episodes: