After scouring the internet for a good, updated list of developer podcasts, I have come up empty. It seems that the best list is an old closed Stack Overflow question which is far out of date. The second and third results are also pretty old and stale.
So, I’ve decided to create my own list of developer podcasts, which I plan to keep updated.
If you notice something is stale on this list or something is missing on this list, please contact me and I will make the appropriate changes.
Oh yeah, and since this is my list, I get to put links to the episodes of these podcasts I was in.
And if you are a host of one of these podcasts, or one not mentioned on my list and would like me to be on your podcast, just drop me a note.
.NET and Microsoft Related
.NET Rocks – An awesome and long running podcast by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell. It used to be primarily about .NET, but not it is much more diverse and covers a large variety of topics. This show comes out 3 times a week now. (The Tablet Show was moved into .NET Rocks)
Hanselminutes – Also a very long running podcast hosted by none other than Scott Hanselman himself. Scott brings on a great variety of guests with interesting stories. You never know quite what you’ll hear on Hanselminutes, but it is almost always interesting and never wastes your time. Scott never misses a week.
Herding Code – A primarily .NET focused show with 4 hosts: K. Scott Allen, Kevin Dente, Scoot Koon and Jon Galloway. Lots of good discussions on this show. I like how this show tends to deep dive into technologies. Show schedule is a bit sporadic, but it is still going strong.
Windows Developer Show – This podcast mostly focused on Windows Phone development, but even though I don’t do much Windows Phone development, I still listen to the show because it is just so dang funny. The two brothers that host this show, Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk are a riot. Seriously an entertaining show.
Onetug Podcast – What a great idea. Take a .NET user group and Code Camp and make podcasts from the sessions and interviews afterwards.
MS Dev Show – A Microsoft developer focused show, has a pretty nice collection of interesting guests and not all the usual ones.
CodingBlocks.NET - Podcast focused on all things programming. Mostly .NET developers, but everything from deep-dives on material to water-cooler type chats.
Gone Mobile – A relatively new podcast focused on mobile development with Greg Shackles and Jon Dick. If you are interested in cross-platform mobile development, especially using the Xamarin tools, you’ll find this podcast to be exactly what you are looking for.
iPhreaks – Awesome panel style podcast all about iOS development. Very good production quality and lots of interesting topics.
Debug – A relatively new mobile focused podcast talking mostly about things mobile applications developers would be interested in.
Core Intuition – A podcast about indie software development for the Mac, iOS and other Apple technologies. One of this hosts of this podcast is Daniel Jalkut, the creator of Mars Edit.
App Masters - This mobile podcast has multiple episodes a week, great guests and the host, Steve Young, is an excellent interviewer. Really good show about building a successful mobile app and marketing it.
Android Developers Backstage – A podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android engineering team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.
Accidental Tech Podcast – General tech topics, iPhone, OSX and mobile dev.
General Interest To Software Developers
Get Up and CODE – This seems like a good place to plug my own podcast for developers. Yes, that is right, this is my podcast, which was once cohosted by Iris Classon. In this podcast I talk about fitness and health topics with a software development slant. This podcast is the intersection of programming and fitness. I produce a new episode every week without fail (mostly). If you have a great story and want to be on the show contact me.
Entreprogrammers: The Podcast For Developerneurs – This is another one of my podcasts, but it is a little different than most podcasts. This podcast is basically a recording of my weekly mastermind group with Derick Bailey and Josh Earl where we talk about and give each other advice on our entrepreneurial activities. We produce a show each week.
Software Engineering Radio – This podcast is pretty well established and tend a little more toward the academic side of things. There are some pretty good deep discussions about software development and technology with guests you typically don’t find anywhere else.
FLOSS Weekly – If you are into open source software and Linux, this podcast is for you. Lots of great topics on this professionally produced show.
Coder Radio – A weekly talk show taking a pragmatic look at the art and business of Software Development and related technologies.
Hello World Podcast – The host, Shawn Wildermuth, is a fantastic developer and very good at explaining technology. This podcast focuses on well known developer’s stories of how they got started developing software.
CodeCast – Great podcast with lots of guests covering a pretty wide range of technologies.
Startups For The Rest of Us – This one is more of a business podcast, but it makes the cut, because the two hosts are developers, so there is quite a bit of overlap.
The Freelancers’ Show - A great podcast primarily focused on developers who are freelancers or want to do some freelance work. Great show notes and a panel format with guests.
CodeNewbie – A podcast that interviews mostly new developers and people just getting started with code.
The Tech Informist – A interview podcast that has some good guests and industry news. Expands a little beyond developers and covers technology in general.
Techzing Tech Podcast – General tech topics, startup life, hacker news. Lots of good stuff here. The two hosts of this podcast, Jason Roberts and Justin Vincent have created a lot of products, worked on some pretty cool technologies and share all the details.
MattKremer.com Podcast: A podcast all about building, launching and marketing online products–and doing it fast. Mostly targeted at a developer audience.
Java and JVM languages
Java Posse – One of the longest running Java podcasts. Four brilliant hosts: Tor Norbye, Carl Quinn, Dick Wall and Chet Haase. Always great discussions on this show and very detailed show notes. (Might be dead.)
The Changelog – Great podcast about open source software. Lots of great topics around the hottest things in the open source space, with a heavy emphasis on Node.js.
Nodeup – A podcast about—you guessed it—Node.js.
Adventures in Angular – A podcast all about AngularJS! I been saying there needed to be one on this topic and Charles Max Wood decided to create one. Really good panel of well known web dvelopers and Angular experts.
Shop Talk Show – A newer podcast about front end web design, development and UX. Very professionally produced podcast with weekly shows.
/dev/hell - The Development Hell Podcast. A web development podcast mostly focused on PHP development with some really great discussions.
The Web Ahead - Interviews with the world’s experts on the past, present and future of the web. Hosted by Jen Simmons.
The Big Web Show – The award winning Big Web Show features special guests and topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. It’s everything web that matters
Boagworld Show - Every Thursday Paul Boag and Marcus Lillington are joined by a variety of guests to discuss a range of web design related topics. The show is fun, informative and quintessentially British!
Miscellaneous (Ruby, PHP, Erlang, etc)
Ruby Rogues – Awesome podcast for Ruby developers. Seems to be updated regularly and has some great show notes.
Ruby on Rails Podcast - One of the longest running Ruby on Rails podcasts.
PHP Town Hall – PHP podcast that talks about everything going on in the PHP world.
The Cognicast – Are you looking for a podcast dedicated to Clojure? Good, look no further, I give you Cognicast. A young and energetic podcast all about Clojure.
Mostly Erlang – Mostly about Erlang and other functional programming concepts. Definitely one I’d like to check out sometime.
Test Talks – A podcast about automated testing. Great idea. I hope Joe keeps this thing going, because there is so much to talk about in this space.
The Haskell Cast - A podcast about Haskell and functional programming.
Functional Geekery – A new functional programming podcast that spans multiple languages.
Programming Throwdown - Ok, this is pretty cool. Programming Throwdown attempt to educate Computer Scientists and Software Engineers on a cavalcade of programming and tech topics. Every show will cover a new programming language, so listeners will be able to speak intelligently about any programming language.
Q.E.D. Podcast - Explore the intersection between software and mathematics. Michael L Perry, takes you on a journey through history, math, and software. Each 15 minute episode features three different stories. Episodes are released approximately every other week.
The Food Fight Show – A podcast dedicated to DevOps. Pretty cool idea. I hope it sticks around.
The Ship Show – Another DevOps related podcast. Also relatively new, but has lots of interesting topics so far.
RunAs Radio – An IT / DevOps focused podcast with Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes. This one has been around longer than the term DevOps existed.
PowerScripting Podcast – A podcast all about Powershell. Great source of PowerShell information and updated weekly.
DevOps Cafe – In this interview driven show, John Willis and Damon Edwards take a pragmatic look at the technology, tools, and business developments behind the emerging DevOps movement.
Dead or almost dead
I decided to make a section here to keep an archive of podcasts that are either dead or almost dead and have a good back-catalog of episodes.
Yet Another Podcast – Jesse Liberty’s excellent podcast that mostly revolves around Windows, Web and .NET development. Jesse is great at asking questions and really dissecting the core of an issue or technology.
Radio TFS – A podcast all about Team Foundation Server? Check. Got you covered!
The Tablet Show – Another podcast from Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell. This show is a spin-off of .NET Rocks that primarily focuses on mobile development. Really great info and great guests. (This show is now part of .NET Rocks.)
Xamarin Podcast – Another relatively new podcast about all things Xamarin. This podcast is more of a news recap podcast where the hosts talk about what is new in the mobile and Xamarin world. Great way to stay current on Xamarin happenings.
Drunk and Retired – This podcast is pretty fun and pretty random. Michael Coté is an extremely likable, laid back host of this podcast that discusses a wide variety of software development topics.
Polymorphic Podcast – This podcast was almost dead, but the highly likable host, Craig Shoemaker, decided to bring it back—I know, because I just recorded and episode for it. Craig, really turns on the quality on this podcast that covers a variety of software development topics. Can’t wait to see more regular episodes. (Ok, so maybe it is dead again. Podcasting is hard.)
This Developer’s Life – Quit unlike any other developer podcast out there and modeled after This American Life, this show is phenomenal. The amount of quality Rob Conery and Scott Hanselman pack into each episode makes it worth the wait. Never sure when a new episode is going to be released, but it is always a pleasant surprise.
Being The Worst – Not updated very often, but excellent in-depth discussions that really get into the details of software development.
Mostly Lazy – Another podcast all about Clojure. This podcast is really new and not regularly updated, so we’ll see if it survives, but it seems to be doing go so far.
WebDevRadio – A podcast all about web development. Seems to cover a pretty large variety of web development topics and is updated once a month.
Traffic and Weather – A podcast call about APIs and cloud tools with John Sheehan from Runscope and Steve Marx from Dropbox.
gitMinutes – A podcast call about git–awesome!
Web Dev Break - A relatively new podcast, but super high quality episodes. Very good visuals and excellent way to learn. Lots of topics being covered about web development.
Oh, and if you are looking for a good podcasting microphone setup, I highly recommend the Rode Podcaster Mic with this shock mount. Well worth the price. Looking to start your own podcast? Check out SignalLeaf, a podcast hosting company run by a fellow developer, Derick Bailey.
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