Podcasts are my favorite way of keeping on with tech news, learn about some new tool, listen to crazy stories other software developers share, and more. I was constantly just spending a lot of my time reading irrelevant information. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying reading articles is not worth your time because it's great for learning something in detail but podcast can help you decide what to focus on.
Below are my favorite podcast shows I listen to:
Software Engineering Daily
This podcast has very intersting topics that will interest all kinds of developers. Every show covers a certain topic with a guess interviewd by Jeff Meyerson. He does a great job of asking the right questions and the guess really know what they are talking about. This podcast has new (quality) shows almost everyday which makes it hard to keep.
- 180 JSJ Finding a Job
- 171 JSJ Babel with Sebastian McKenzie
- 207 JSJ Growing Happy Developers with Marcus Blankenship
If you are a web developer then you might want to listen to ShowTalk. The shows are of great quality, interesting, and very funny. The shows are hosted by Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier which are well-known in the industry. Some of the shows are about controversial topics related to web development and design and others just devoted to answering questions sent by the shows listeners. I personally have asked a few questions and their responses are always helpful.
Listening to podcast is a great way to keep up with many of the new tools, concept, ideas, and trends out there. You can listen to them while you comute to work, at the gym, at home, and pretty much anywhere. The list I have here is more towards developers but there are more categories which are as interesting.