Top Technology Podcasts

In no particular order here is the list of of technology related podcasts that I frequently listen to.

  • Cranky Geeks – Not cranky enough, but John C. Dvorak and guest rant on latest technology news.
  • Diggnation – A weekly tech/web culture show based on the top stories on Digg.
  • Drunk and Retired – They are not as drunk as one would hope, but they do tend to go off on Rails, software development, and zombies.
  • Google Developer Podcast – Googlers talking about the latest Google APIs.
  • The Java Posse – The seminal Java podcast put out by Google, Sun, and Apple engineers, just hope they never have to pronounce your name.
  • .Net Rocks! – A weekly talk show for anyone interested in programming on the Microsoft .NET platform.
  • Railscasts – Free, and most importantly frequent, Ruby on Rails screencasts ranging from 5 to 10 minutes covering testing, migrations, controllers, and more.
  • WebDevRadio – This podcast covers web development news with the occasional interview with engineers working on projects with .NET, MySQL, PHP, etc.
  • Polymorphic Podcast – Insight into software development in the .NET platform along with interviews with industry luminaries.
  • Code Sermon – The podast somewhat preaches to the choir. This is a somewhat semi-weekly sermon on the virtues of software development best practices.
  • Killer Innovation – A podcast about creativity, innovation, and idea generation. This podcast will present ideas to think outside the box, or IDE.
  • Grails Podcast – Keeps you up to date about the latest Grails developments.
  • NetBeans Podcast – Hosted by Roman Strobl of Sun, this podcast has the occasional interview with NetBeans developers like Tor Norbye and Geertjan Wielenga.
  • Ask A Ninja – Every programmer needs a break between hacking sessions.
  • Rails Podcast – News and interviews about the Ruby language and the Rails framework.
  • Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders – This podcast is put out by the Stanford business school. It usually has business leader share their experience.
  • Floss Weekly – Free/Libre Open Source Software might be free, but it is not timely.
  • Late Night Cocoa Podcast – Usually has hacking cocoa and API discussions and Cocoa practitioners, currently on summer hiatus.
  • TWiT – Leo Laporte and gang talk technology, unless they are reminiscing about their TechTV days or how to monetize ‘netcasts’.
  • Scoble Show – Robert Scoble talks with geeks, technologists, and developers.
  • GigaOm Show – Om Malik and Joyce Kim talk with entrepreneurs in the valley and run down some of the latest tech news.

If you feel I missed any other developer noteworthy podcast please let me know in the comments.

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