Some of Our Favorite Technology Podcasts

Podcasts are great for entertainment and learning.

Podcast icon. Headphones over wi-fi symbol.You can listen while driving, biking, exercising, cleaning – really, anytime! If you’re looking for engaging podcasts about technology, check out the list I’ve put together. Topics range from general tech questions to advice about coding, and insights about the role of technology in society. These podcasts make it easy for you to keep up with the ever-changing world of tech.

Too Embarrassed to Ask

Kara Swisher of Recode and The Verge’s Lauren Goode host this podcast designed to make technology easier to understand and use. Listeners are invited to tweet their most embarrassing tech questions to @Recode with the hashtag #TooEmbarrassed. The hosts answered questions about Pokemon Go and GoPro in a recent episode.

Learn to Code with Me

Self-taught techie, Laurence Bradford created this podcast to give beginners a strong start in coding. She (yes Laurence is a woman) says that gaining tech skills has given her more freedom in life and allowed her to pursue her passions. Podcast episode topics include making a living by teaching code, focusing on fundamentals, and starting your own digital agency.

 The Web Ahead

The About page of The Web Ahead lists their eleven Guiding Principles, including the fact that the web is a new medium, and what it will become is “not set in stone.”  In the podcast, Jen Simmons talks with experts about the web and its future. Episode topics include Accessibility, Culture and Society, and the Mobile Web.

Internet of Things Podcast

There’s a lot of talk about the Internet of Things these days. In this podcast, Stacey Higginbotham and her guests ponder the effect that emerging technologies will have on humanity. Recent episodes cover smart homes, wearables, and vampire power consumption.

Spark: With Nora Young

This CBC/Radio-Canada podcast is all about fresh ideas and trends in technology. Host, Nora Young presents stories like The woman who tracked her own tears and Do snails hold the secret to AI. A nice feature of the Spark website is the option to skip to specific stories within an episode.

Windows Weekly

Catch up on all things Microsoft with Paul Thurrott of  Thurrott.com and Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft.  They’ll report the latest on Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Xbox, and more. This is a professionally produced podcast from the TWiT network. You can listen to it or catch it video.

I think those are enough to keep you busy. Now go fire up your favorite podcast catching device and start listening!

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