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The Ultimate List Of Developer Podcasts

(Updated: 2/5/2015)

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  It seems that the best list is an old closed Stack Overflow question which is far out of date.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.  Winking smile

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)

I was on show 1088, talking about working on your career and soft skills.

I was also on show 980, talking about Managing Your Career

I was on show 887, talking about Google’s Dart language.

CodingBlocks.NET - Podcast focused on all things programming. Mostly .NET developers, but everything from deep-dives on material to water-cooler type chats.

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.

I was on show 348 talking about ServiceStack.

Also on show 322 talking about fitness.

And, show 305 talking about Xamarin

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.

MS Dev Show – A Microsoft developer focused show, has a pretty nice collection of interesting guests and not all the usual ones.

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.

I was on episode 125 talking about Simple Programmer and the idea of coaching software developers in all areas of their life.

Mobile Development

Accidental Tech Podcast – General tech topics, iPhone, OSX and mobile dev.

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.

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.

I’m a little biased since I was on the show talking about how to market yourself

AppBizDev Podcast – A bi-weekly show about Windows Phone and Windows 8 app marketing, funding and monetization.

I was on episode 24 talking about how finishing my first mobile app was a turning point in my career

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.

Debug – A relatively new mobile focused podcast talking mostly about things mobile applications developers would be interested in.

Developing Perspective - A podcast discussing news of note in iOS Development, Apple and the like.

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.

I was on episode 9 talking about how to market yourself and how mobile development can help you do it

iPhreaks – Awesome panel style podcast all about iOS development. Very good production quality and lots of interesting topics.

I was on episode 91 talking about Soft Skills and marketing yourself as a software developer

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.

A Bit More Backendy- A podcast for web developers and designers with more of a focus on backend technologies. Based in the UK.

Almost Better Than Silence – Technology, programming languages, hacking, gaming, and anything nerdy is what you’ll find with this show.

I was on episode 18 talking about Soft Skills and marketing yourself as a software developer and we play a conversation game!

Bootstrapped - A podcast about two entrepreneurs Ian Landsman and Andrey Butov.

Bootstrapped Web - It’s the podcast for self-funded entrepreneurs who learn by doing as we build profitable businesses online.

Bootstrapped With Kids - A real life business podcast for grown ups with your hosts Brecht and Scott.

CodeCast – Great podcast with lots of guests covering a pretty wide range of technologies.

CodeNewbie – A podcast that interviews mostly new developers and people just getting started with code.

Coder Radio – A weekly talk show taking a pragmatic look at the art and business of Software Development and related technologies.

Developer Tea - A 10 minute podcast for developers! Developer Tea is engineered to be a highly-concentrated, short, frequent podcast specifically for developers who like to learn on their tea (and coffee) break.

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.

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.

I was on show 112 talking about How To Market Yourself as a Software Developer

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.

MattKremer.com Podcast: A podcast all about building, launching and marketing online products–and doing it fast. Mostly targeted at a developer audience.

I was on episode 11 giving some really in-depth information about how to market yourself

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.

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 Tech Informist – A interview podcast that has some good guests and industry news. Expands a little beyond developers and covers technology in general.

I was on episode 2 talking about connecting with people and boosting your career.

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.

Turing – Incomplete - A podcast about programming with your hosts: Justin Campbell, Jearvon Dharrie, Pam Selle, and Len Smith.


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.)

JavaScript and Web

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.

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!

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.

CTRL+CLICK CAST - Formerly the EE Podcast, CTRL+CLICK is hosted by industry veterans Lea Alcantara and Emily Lewis. They feature diverse voices from the industry’s leaders and innovators, who tackle everything from design, code and content management systems, to culture and business challenges.

/dev/hell - The Development Hell Podcast. A web development podcast mostly focused on PHP development with some really great discussions.

JavaScript Jabber – Finally, a podcast dedicated to all things JavaScript.  If you want to stay up to date on JavaScript, subscribe to this show.

The JavaScript Show - A podcast featuring news and discussion about the latest topics in the Javascript communities. We cover the latest in frameworks, development techniques, quick scripts, and more!

Nodeup – A podcast about—you guessed it—Node.js.

Shop Talk Show – A newer podcast about front end web design, development and UX.  Very professionally produced podcast with weekly shows.

The Web Ahead - Interviews with the world’s experts on the past, present and future of the web. Hosted by Jen Simmons.

Miscellaneous (Ruby, PHP, Erlang, etc)

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.

Functional Geekery – A new functional programming podcast that spans multiple languages.

The Haskell Cast - A podcast about Haskell and functional programming.

Mostly Erlang – Mostly about Erlang and other functional programming concepts.  Definitely one I’d like to check out sometime.

PHP Town Hall – PHP podcast that talks about everything going on in the PHP world.

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.

Ruby on Rails Podcast - One of the longest running Ruby on Rails podcasts.

Ruby Rogues – Awesome podcast for Ruby developers.  Seems to be updated regularly and has some great show notes.

I was on episode 188 talking about marketing yourself as a software developer.

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.

I was on episode 36, talking about my Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual book.

I was on episode 3, talking about building an automated testing framework with Selenium and personal branding.

DevOps

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.

The Food Fight Show – A podcast dedicated to DevOps.  Pretty cool idea.  I hope it sticks around.

PowerScripting Podcast – A podcast all about Powershell.  Great source of PowerShell information and updated weekly.

RunAs Radio – An IT / DevOps focused podcast with Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes.  This one has been around longer than the term DevOps existed.

The Ship Show – Another DevOps related podcast.  Also relatively new, but has lots of interesting topics so far.

Business and Entrepreneurial

33 Voices – Intelligent insights to advance your business and life!

Entrepreneur on Fire - it’s about inspiring you to take your entrepreneurial leap.

Entrepreneurs Journey – A podcast that interviews success stories of entrepreneurs!

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.

Being The Worst – Not updated very often, but excellent in-depth discussions that really get into the details of software development.

Drunk and RetiredThis 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.

Front-End Developer Cast - Craig McKeachie started his own podcast focused on front-end development!

gitMinutes – A podcast call about git–awesome!

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.

Onetug Podcast – What a great idea. Take a .NET user group and Code Camp and make podcasts from the sessions and interviews afterwards.

Oh, and hey, I’m on this one and I didn’t even know it. Check out episode 7 where I talk about ServiceStack. (UPDATE: The episode is no longer available. Sorry about that!)

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.)

I was on the last recorded episode talking about how to market yourself!

Radio TFS – A podcast all about Team Foundation Server? Check. Got you covered!

Signals And Leaves - A good friend of mine and fellow Entreprogammer, Derick Bailey has his own podcast on how to get started with podcasting.

I was on episode 3 talking about tips on podcasting!

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.)

I did the .NET Rocks! road show for episode 60 talking about ServiceStack and MonoGame again

Also on show 49 talking about building cross-platform games with MonoGame

I was on show 15 talking about iOS and Android tools

This Developer’s LifeQuit 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.

Traffic and Weather – A podcast call about APIs and cloud tools with John Sheehan from Runscope and Steve Marx from Dropbox.

WebDevRadio – A podcast all about web development.  Seems to cover a pretty large variety of web development topics and is updated once a month.

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.

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.

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.

I was on show 113 talking about ServiceStack


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.

And if you liked this list of podcasts, would you please do me a favor and sign up for my weekly email list here?  I’ll keep you updated with the latest Simple Programmer blog posts and send you some of the best content I write that I reserve only for my email list.

  • Justin

    Here’s one for DevOps: http://www.runasradio.com/

    Its done by Richard Campbell from DNR and Greg Hughes

    • jsonmez

      Thanks! Adding it now.

      • Ruben Bartelink

        Greg Hughes was great but got overloaded and hasn’t been on for 150+ episodes – well worth its place though

        Traffic and Weather in the API space with John Sheehan and Steve Marx is an entertaining listen thats becoming sporadic

        Radio TFS is a great podcast even if the subject matter isnt the most exciting

        Talking Shop down Under was excellent and has a great back catalog but sadly seems defunct

        PS typo: do my a favor

  • Timothy Boyce

    Do you actually listen to all of these? Seems like a lot to keep up with.

    • jsonmez

      No. No way, I could listen to all of those. :)

  • Sølve Heggem

    Thanks for the list, lots of good stuff
    This is also a good one: http://beingtheworst.com/ Adventures in Practical Software Design by Rinat Abdullin & Kerry Street

    • Ruben Bartelink

      Yes, but its pretty dead. Which reminds me that the Distributed Podcast, had a v interesting ep 14 this year after a long hiatus featuring Rinat [Abdullin, the oracle of Being The Worst]. But TDP is fantastic content – just frequency/defunctness would keep it off this list.

    • jsonmez

      I went ahead an added it, since it has such good content. If it doesn’t stay up to date I’ll remove it.

      • kcstreet

        Thank you for the add of ‘Being The Worst’ John. I assure you that Rinat and I are still very motivated to do the podcast, our schedules sometimes do not cooperate to allow us to publish as often as we would like :) We have 3 episodes in the backlog to edit & publish, including one with Glenn Block that seemed to go well. Thanks again.

        • jsonmez

          Awesome! Glad to hear it. Will be sure to keep you on the list.

    • kcstreet

      This is Kerry, thank you for the mention Sølve!

  • Ruben Bartelink

    @alvinashcraft:disqus … but Get-Scripting is more listenable (and more like 1 hr than 2-2.5 :) (I’d recommend trying both and seeing which, if any, you like)

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  • CoderDennis

    I liked AppBizDev with founder of AdDuplex, but they haven’t done a new episode in a while. My Appventure is great for iOS app development stories.

    • jsonmez

      Thanks. I think the Appventure one looks great, but it doesn’t seem development focused enough to make the list.

  • jsonmez

    Thanks adding that one.

  • Dustin Brown

    This is a great idea, thanks for doing this.

  • jsonmez

    Nice one. Thanks!

  • jsonmez

    Added, thanks.

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  • Nathan Prather

    Awesome, thanks!

  • jsonmez

    Thanks. Adding yours to the list as well.

    • http://proctorit.wordpress.com/ Steven Proctor

      Thanks!

  • Jeff

    Fantastic list! Thanks for putting it together.

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  • http://www.devatheart.com/ Slobodan Stipic

    Excellent list. I have added several of them to my podcast app.
    John, did you know Orlando .NET User Group (ONETUG) has started their own podcast? ONETUG monthly meetings consist of a presentation on a particular topic. After the meeting we interview the speaker in order to summarize the talk and make it available for anyone who could not make it to the meeting. We have recorded 2 episodes already with the third special one coming. It will be recorded during Orlando Code Camp. You may remember last year, Brian interviewed you during Code Camp. We have converted yours and all the other interviews into individual episodes and posted them as well. Phew, this is getting too long and I better stop here. The link to the podcast is onetug.azurewebsites.net
    Looking forward to meeting up with you on March 22nd at Orlando Code Camp!

    • jsonmez

      Awesome. I’ll add it to the list. :) Looking forward to meeting up with you as well.

  • jsonmez

    Awesome. Adding it now. Thanks Greg.

  • http://www.tfnico.com Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen

    Hi John, I just found this list via StackOverflow. Amazingly enough, I just published a similar list on http://www.tfnico.com/podcasts-for-programmers just some days ahead of you. Maybe you can find some missing ones there. Personally I run the podcast GitMinutes, which you may want to add as well: http://www.gitminutes.com/

    • jsonmez

      Thanks Thomas. Adding yours as well.

  • jsonmez

    Thanks. I’ll check it out.

  • kcstreet

    Update: “The Tablet Show” released its “last episode” today because they will roll its content into the much larger “.NET Rocks” show/feed every Wednesday. So, that podcast feed is no more, but you can update the DNR description as being published THREE times a week now (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) focusing on .NET, Mobile, and other “Geek Out” things. Thanks again for maintaining a current list John.

    • jsonmez

      Awesome, just saw that as well. will update.

  • young cheol yun

    thanks for the podcast list.

  • jsonmez

    Thanks Jason. Good luck with the new show. Just added it.

  • Lee Ravenberg

    Cool list! Thanks. I am missing one: Programming Throwdown

    • jsonmez

      Added. Thanks!

  • jsonmez

    Added

  • http://maitreyavyas.in/ Maitreya Vyas

    Thanks for the list! //:)

  • Matan Yungman

    Hey John. Thanks a lot for the great list!
    I have a podcast for database developers and DBAs at http://www.SQLServerRadio.com.
    Will be awesome if you can add it to the list.

  • jsonmez

    Adding you now.

  • Chirag Nayyar

    Awesome John .. Really you make developer’s life easy :)

  • jsonmez

    Thanks! Updated.

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  • jsonmez

    Thanks. Will take a look.

    • Yasir Bilal

      Hi jsonmez

    • Yasir Bilal

      i want to ask some thing

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  • jsonmez

    Thanks! Added!

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  • jsonmez

    Thanks for having me on the show. Will get you guys added to the list.

  • andrewliang

    Awesome! Thanks for this comprehensive list. Keep up the good work man.

  • http://www.colbycheeze.com/ Colby Williams

    Yea this is a great comprehensive list. I’ll just add this to my podcast bookmarks and delete my small list :P

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  • jsonmez

    Awesome. Looks like a good one. Especially interested in that Stardock interview.

  • jsonmez

    Awesome. About time. :)

  • jacksayswatt

    Thank you.

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  • Mark Sebald

    Thanks John. I think you pretty much covered all the ones in my list: SW Development Podcast Reviews Obviously there are a few more out there I need to check out. I would also add Deep Fried Bytes to your Dead or almost dead list.

    • jsonmez

      Thanks. Will look into that one on the next update.

  • jsonmez

    Looks great!

  • Andrzej Rehmann

    I have listened to dot net rocks and Hansel minutes before and didn’t know there were so many of other podcasts. Great list, thanks! Gotta listen to some of them tomorrow in a bus ;D That angular podcast looks promising.