16 developer podcasts you should be listening to

With hundreds of developer podcasts now available online, it has become rather difficult to choose which one is worth your time. If you’re looking to find a new podcast to listen to or simply want to try it out, we’ve rounded up some the of the best and divided them into three categories: general interest, mobile development, and .NET and Microsoft technologies. From the latest tech news and inspirational interviews to coding podcasts for beginners and tech experts, here are 18 developer podcasts that you should be listening to.


General Interest

Away from the KeyBoard

Listen to stories from different technologists about their beginnings, their learnings and growth, and how they relax away from their keyboards. Join software developers and hosts Cecil Phillip and Richie Rump every Tuesday as they gain insights from the lives of dedicated and inspiring guests.

 

Listen at awayfromthekeyboard.com


Developer on Fire

Get to know inspiring and successful tech professionals behind the code in Developer on Fire. Their podcasts feature a range of professionals, from Microsoft MVPs to business leaders, as they touch on topics such as functional programming, cultural expectations. They also cover light topics on how to create good experiences and take breaks. Catch new episodes every Monday and Thursday with host Dave Rael.

 

Listen at developeronfire.com


Developer Tea

If you barely have the time to listen to podcasts, Developer Tea is designed by Spec to fit right within your tea (or coffee) break. With their 10-minute episodes, it’s one of the best short yet insightful programming podcasts to listen to. Join more than 4,000 community members as you feed your mind a few minutes a day.

 

Listen at spec.fm/podcasts/developer-tea


Full Stack Radio

Full Stack Radio is a great developer podcast for those who love to build software products. Knowing how to build an app in just a week, building React apps with Next.js, and securing single page applications are just some of the topics they cover that surely get hardcore devs excited. Listen to an hour of programming podcasts with select guests and host Adam Wathan.

 

Listen at fullstackradio.com


Programming Throwdown

One of the more popular developer podcasts out there, Programming Throwdown invites select guests and discusses a variety of topics from Reactive programming to teaching kids to code. The podcast doesn’t regularly update, but you can browse through over 80 episodes about programming on their site.

 

Listen at programmingthrowdown.com


The Changelog

Producing one of the best and most influential podcasts for developers, The Changelog puts the spotlight on the people and tech of open source. Listen to hosts Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo every week as they cover topics on web development from JavaScript and CSS to Ruby and node.js, as well as a wide range of development tools.

 

Listen at changelog.com


The Testing Show

Combined with the latest news and trends, analysis, and audience feedback, The Testing Show provides discussions on anything related to software testing. Building great testing teams and usable metrics are just some of the topics the show talks about. Catch a new episode every two weeks.

 

Listen at www.qualitestgroup.com/resources/the-testing-show/


Toolsday

Another short podcast by Spec, Toolsday gives its listeners updates on the latest tech tools as well as relevant tips and tricks every week. From CSS Blocks to Webpack 2, developers are sure to learn about the latest and upcoming tools from this podcast.

 

Listen at spec.fm/podcasts/toolsday/

 


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Mobile Development

Android Developers Backstage

Hosted by Android developers Tor, Romain, and Chet from the Android engineering team, it’s a great podcast to listen to for Android developers. They tackle the latest innovations on the platform, and provide insights from other Android developers and tech professionals. The podcast covers a range of Android topics from rendering to Bluetooth as well as in-depth interviews and discussions with Google’s Android team.

 

Listen at androidbackstage.blogspot.com


App Masters

Listen and learn from top mobile app developers as they share their insights, tips, and tricks on building mobile applications and starting their mobile app business. App Masters also covers topics from mobile game development to mobile marketing and shares helpful advice on how businesses can sell their mobile apps for the best value and increase sales and retention of casual mobile games.

 

Listen at appmasters.com/app-marketing-podcast/


iPhreaks

Listen to a weekly group discussion about all things iOS with iPhreaks. Hear what development veterans have to say about the latest Apple innovations as they analyse the updates on the platform from features to tools and best practices on iOS coding.

 

Listen at devchat.tv/iphreaks/


React Native Radio

This podcast site can be considered heaven for all React Native fans and enthusiasts. With a panel and a guest speaker, React Native Radio discusses a wide variety of topics, such as building VR & ARand creating IOT applications with React Native. Get your weekly fix on the latest techniques, technologies and tools to build mobile apps using the framework.

 

Listen at devchat.tv/react-native-radio/

 

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.NET and Microsoft

.NET Rocks

One of the popular developer podcasts for .NET developers, this long-running weekly talk show by Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell features discussions related to the Microsoft .NET platform. From basics to hardcore .NET geekiness, developers of all levels are sure to find something of their interest from the podcasts.

 

Listen at dotnetrocks.com


CodingBlocks

CodingBlocks is a great resource for developers looking for podcasts on the best programming practices, data structures, graph algorithms, design patterns, database design, .NET tips and tricks, and more. .NET beginners and experts alike will surely find the podcast they need to sharpen their skills and become a better software developer.

 

Listen at www.codingblocks.net/category/podcast/


Hanselminutes

Produced by programmer and teacher Scott Hanselman, Hanselminutes features interviews and discussions from tech professionals and business leaders on all things tech. Just some of their previous big-name guests were Nithya Ruff, head of Comcast’s Open Source Office, Eileen Uchitelle, Senior Systems Engineer at GitHub, and Mark Rendle, author of a number of open source projects.

 

Listen at www.hanselminutes.com


MS Dev Show

MS Dev Show invites guests to their podcasts to talk about all things Microsoft. From Azure cloud, Windows, Visual Studio, and Microsoft and progressive web apps, MS Dev Show has got you covered on all the latest Microsoft news and development.

 

Listen at msdevshow.com/archives/

 

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