For me, podcasts are a great alternative to listen to music when I exercise, commute, do some chores, or cooking. Over the last few years, I’ve built up a decent-size list of almost 100 subscribed podcasts but happen to listen regularly to only a few. That’s my curated list of podcasts (not just about coding) which I think are very valuable for software developers.

Table of contents:

  1. Software Engineering podcasts
  2. JavaScript podcasts
  3. Security podcasts
  4. Economy and finance podcasts

Software Engineering

  • Software Engineering Daily - if you have time to listen to only one podcast, that’s the one. Jeff Meyerson puts a lot of effort into understanding the tech and interviewing guests to bring listeners closer to one of many topics ranging from cloud, data science, open source, blockchain, and software development. Daily.

JavaScript

  • JS Party - thanks to the wide variety of co-hosts with different backgrounds it’s exciting to listen. Focusing on both news in JavaScript land and technologies. Part of the Changelog network.
  • Jabber - co-hosted by Charles Max Wood, Aimee Knight, and AJ ONeal. The podcast features the wide variety of topics and thoughts on given technology. From time to time episodes have a different format called MJS (My JavaScript Story) where invited engineers share their story about how they got into JavaScript.
  • Shop Talk Show - Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier discuss front-end, WordPress, small e-commerce, and Q&As. WordPress is not my thing, but I still enjoy listening.
  • Syntax - Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski talking about frontend stack in a very approachable way. If you are a junior developer listening to Syntax should be high on your priority lists.
  • Toolsday - beginners-friendly podcast you cannot mistake with anything else thanks to the co-host Una Kravets who sings a song about tool covered in the episode.

Security

  • Risky Business - weekly security news that goes in-depth covering hacks, breaches and the best practices in InfoSec industry.
  • Cyberida - Cyberiada is a podcast in which you’ll find commentary on current cybersecurity topics and loose thoughts about individual threads. The whole is served by Andrzej Dyjak

Economy and finance

  • Planet Money and The Indicator - both NPR productions have this radio show vibe and touch on business, work, and economy often though covering a particular story and interviews.
  • Freakonomics - Stephen J. Dubner explores the hidden side of non-obvious problems using statistics and economics.
  • The Investing Podcast - Preston Pysh and Stig Brodersen comment on moves of the most profound billionaires. If listening to what Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, or Jack Ma have to say is your thing, you will enjoy this podcast.
  • Optimal Finance Daily - Dan Weinberg saves me a lot of time by reading hand-picked articles on personal development, minimalism, finance, health, and business.

Reference:

  1. Podcast - Wikipedia