Over the past few years, podcasts have significantly grown in popularity. Whether it be in the car, while walking to work, or when you have some time to kill and your headphones handy, podcasts are a great way to tune into expert conversations.
After researching what podcasts have been created by the developer community and putting my own two ears to work, I’ve compiled a list of podcast worth tuning into. If you’d like to learn more about certain programming language, get insights into how experts handle app growth, or just want to hear some friendly banter among your programming peers, you should be able to find what you’re looking for in the list below.
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1. Developer Tea
Looking to optimize your fifteen-minute coffee break? Developer Tea is updated frequently and provides sharp and succinct overviews of different topics relating to life as a developer, such as code reviews, prototyping, and scaling and detailing features. Podcast is created and hosted by Jonathan Cutrell, CTO of Whiteboard.
2. Turing-Incomplete Podcast
Turing-Incomplete covers all the hot topics in software, including stories behind growing tech communities, frustrations and favourite aspects of programming in different languages, productivity, and the struggles of shipping features effectively. This podcast is hosted by Justin Campbell of HashiCorp, Jearvon Dharrie of Philly.rb, Pam Selle of IOpipe, and software consultant Len Smith.
3. JS Party
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4. React Native Radio
If React is your language of choice for building apps, you’ll enjoy this weekly podcast that features a rotating cast of developers who regularly build in React Native. React Native Radio episodes cover everything from building mobile apps, to progressive web apps, animating in React, and how to integrate with various tools.
5. Ruby Book Club
Always wanted to join a book club? Passionate about Ruby? Ruby Book Club delivers on both. Each week, a different section of a book on Ruby is analyzed and discussed by podcast hosts Nadia Odunayo of Ignition Works, and Saron Yitbarek of Code Newbies.
6. Adventures in Angular
Aimed toward Angular app developers, Adventures in Angular provides new content every week around the history of the framework, finding learning resources, and discussion on how it’s been used for building apps. Each episode features different guests who share their own experiences with Angular.
7. Founders Talk
Starting a software business can a be a challenging and unique journey. Founders Talk is a great resource for learning how to launch, grow, and scale your business. Each episode features a new founder and is hosted by Adam Stacoviak, the founder of Changelog, a digital media company built around telling developer centric stories.
8. The Support Ops Hangout
We all know that great support can set your app apart. The Support Ops Hangout discusses everything support, including onboarding flows, the pipeline between the support team and the product team, and managing a support team. Recorded weekly, topics are discussed among CX experts Carolyn Kopprasch of Buffer, Chase Clemons of Basecamp, Jeff Vincent of Wistia, and Chase Livingston of Automatic.
9. Two Black Nerds
TBN centers around banter between two friends who are both engineers and recent graduates. They discuss finding work-life balance in the world of tech, their favorite self-development books, and the importance of coders having creative outlets. Hosts of this podcast are Iheanyi Ekechukwu of Digital Ocean, and electrical engineer I.Romeo Kwihangana.
10. The Debug Log
This game development and design podcast goes in-depth in exploring new programs and evolutions in the gaming world. Particularly for Unity developers, this podcast will provide inspiration and insight into how great games are made. This Unity-loving podcast crew consists of Andrew Currie, Obbina Oparah, Zack Schneider, Ryan Killgore, and Eduardo Castillo Fernandez.
Is there a particular series you enjoy, that's not mentioned on this list? Let us know in the comments below!