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Author Topic: What are Your Top Tech/Software Podcasts?  (Read 9117 times)
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« on: October 12, 2007, 10:34:27 PM »

Taking from mouser's recent post...

What tech/software podcasts do you listen to?

I'm running out of podcasts for my commute and need more. In no particular order... Right now I listen to:

.NET Rocks!
 - Great podcast! This is one of the best out there. Sometimes the quality of audio for the guest can be low, which sucks, but this is one show I keep listening to because it delivers.

Software Engineering Radio
 - Again, a great podcast. They go on about enterprise systems mostly, and do get into some great technical stuff.

TWiT
 - Less intense... A fun listen. Lots of good news in it.

Security Now
 - It's ok. A lot of it is nothing more than an ad for SpinRite, which is annoying. A lot of things are pretty Mickey Mouse simple, but sometimes there is some really good stuff. (Admittedly, I have a bad attitude towards computer 'security' because so much of it just seems trivial and I hate being treated like a moron.)

The MicroISV Show
 - Infrequent, but always very good.

Venture Voice
 - Extremely infrequent (every few months), but perhaps one of the best podcasts on the Internet. Amazing guests with a lot of great stuff to say.

Polymorphic Podcast
 - Again, sporadic, but a good listen. Very techy.

The Project Studio Network
 - Audio show. Fantastic! This show has THE best production quality of any podcast I've ever heard. It beats everything else out there. The show is for recording and music production. Not really tech, but they do a lot of software reviews for audio software.

Windows Weekly
 - A decent show. A bit too much talk about games, but whatever. It's worth listening to.

Diggnation
 - I just added this out of desperation for more podcasts. It's a fun listen, but for real information, it's a bit lacking. TWiT is better. They swear a lot and joke a lot. Not the first podcast I turn to, but when I'm out of other things, at least it's tech, kind of...

Extreme Tech
 - Mostly hardware talk, but interesting. High quality too - not a bunch of nitwits with their opinions. These guys have a lot of experience in their field.

Hanselminutes
 - Good show. Sometimes there's a bit too much about the XBox and games for me, but there are a LOT of really good shows too with real meaty information.

The Dot Net Preacher Show
 - This one I only listen to when I'm out of other podcasts, and only because I like the sound of my own voice. smiley Just kidding. I just listen to it to see if there's something I could do better in it. (It's my own podcast.)

There are some others as well that I'm subscribed to, but they are either few and infrequent, or I'm sick of them due to poor quality content without enough substance. (I think I'm getting sick of Diggnation already - we'll see though.)

So... If you know more good software and tech podcast, PLEASE SHARE THEM!  

I'm DESPERATE for more podcasts to listen to as I'm up to about 3 hours of driving time per day. Per week I'm up to about 17~20 hours or so. That's a lot of time to fill and I need more.

I just hate driving or commute time without some kind of mental stimulation. The silence is deafening!  Sad

I'll listen to just about anything tech or software related. My only real requirement (for long term listening) is that the show have quality content, and not some 'fluff'. Too many shows pad their time with fluff.

I'll even listen to a gaming podcast if it's technically oriented - but not something that's consumer oriented.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!


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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007, 10:44:06 PM »

http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/index.html

IT Conversations is basically a mix of tech talk audio,worth a listen.
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007, 10:50:58 PM »

http://itc.conversationsnetwork.org/index.html

IT Conversations is basically a mix of tech talk audio,worth a listen.

Excellent! Lots of stuff in there! Should seriously keep my commutes full.

Thank-you for that! smiley

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 11:16:43 PM »

Renegade, I think you've got the field covered. Maybe throw in some Howard Stern, Riley Martin, or something?
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2007, 11:51:21 PM »

Renegade, I think you've got the field covered. Maybe throw in some Howard Stern, Riley Martin, or something?


NOOOOOooooo!!!

I need MORE! More tech! More software! More...

Oh good Lord! Listen to me!!!

In addition to A.A., I'll need to go to T.A. (Techaddicts Anonymous)! cheesy

But seriously - If anyone knows of any more good ones - please post!

I also have This Week In Law (TWiL) on my list... And FLOSS Weekly (which is anything but weekly)... The rest of the TWiT network doesn't really appeal much, except maybe for the Biotech one...

Sigh... I can't be maxed out already!
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2007, 02:58:51 AM »

Just the RSS links, without descriptions:

http://www.pcradioshow2.o...g/rss/pcradioshow.rss.xml

http://rssnewsapps.ziffda.../crankygeeks/cg.audio.xml

http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheLinuxActionShow

http://www.techbroadcasting.com/nightowl.xml

http://archives.warpradio...com/podcast.asp?showID=37

http://podtech.net/?feed=rss2

http://channel9.msdn.com/...ortorder=1&format=mp3

The best software for netcasts (podcasts) is Ziepod, that is free and has also a built-in directory of the best shows sorted by categories, for easy one-click subscription.

 Address : http://ziepod.com/
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2007, 09:36:50 AM »

I like "Cranky Geeks" with John C. Dvorak.  Covers tech news of the week.
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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007, 02:23:56 AM »

Good! Thanks for those additional links! I'll check them all out.
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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007, 07:18:15 AM »

I'm not too much of a podcast listener, but I did enjoy listening to NosillaCast podcast, which i discovered when one of my programs was mentioned on it:

http://www.podfeet.com/wordpress/

It's tech and software from a novice end-user perspective, focuses a bit on mac, and everything is done with some humour and curmudgeony flavor.
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2007, 11:29:34 PM »

I've always liked the magazine Maximum PC, and I almost always find their podcast entertaining.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/maximumpc/1337
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2007, 04:31:27 PM »

muntealb mentioned CrankyGeeks, which is pretty good. Dvorak has mellowed out a bit, though he's spent his career as a bomb thrower. Still, it's his guests that make it worth listening to, and the show isn't like his columns.
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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2007, 02:17:04 AM »

I've always liked the magazine Maximum PC, and I almost always find their podcast entertaining.

http://feeds.feedburner.com/maximumpc/1337

At first glance there I thought, "WTF are you smoking?" Then realized that I was thinking of Maxim magazine and not "Maximum PC". smiley

I suppose that I could imagine ways for Maxim to come up with a podcast... I just don't know how you'd encode pictures of big-breasted women in skimpy bikinis into an audio format??? Guess you'd need some LSD to help out there...  tease


For Cranky Geeks, I've never listened to it, but I like John on TWiT. I'll have to give that a spin too.

Thanks to the suggestions here (IT Conversations ROCKS!) I'm sooooo full with content that I won't be running out anytime soon and I'll have to prune out those that don't deliver the content quickly or are just lower quality. I think Digg Nation may go as it is seems to be mostly 'entertainment' and not more than just for fun. (Only heard 2 or 3 shows so far though.) I'm not really looking for 'entertainment' type stuff.

Again, thanks for the links!   


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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2009, 07:42:32 PM »

I know this is old, but great thread guys. Thanks Thmbsup

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