I like listening to podcasts. I find it relaxing and it’s often a nicer way to learn about stuff than by reading an article. I also like the fact that it gives a more human touch to a bunch of people I follow on the Internet.
Following is the list of podcasts I currently have in my podcast app (I use Instacast, an app that I couldn’t recommend enough).
There’s no need to introduce Mr. John Gruber. His podcast is a very good way to stay up to date with everything surrounding the Apple world. Gruber always has very interesting guests and while the podcast can sometimes be a tad too long it’s always great to listen.
I won’t lie, the only reason I listen to this podcast is John Siracusa. I miss the podcast he used to host on 5by5 Hypercritical. John is a great technical writer and is very opinionated about everything OS X related. A great podcast.
A fairly recent addition to the 5by5 family of podcasts, hosted by Federico Viticci, Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett. I particularly enjoy listening to Federico since I happen to share most of his cultural traits, having grown up in the same environment. It’s nice to listen about technology by someone that is not from the Anglo-Saxon world.
Hosted by Daniel Jalkut from Red Sweater, Bitsplitting features well-known people from the tech industry. The podcast usually focuses on more personal traits that have affected the life of the interviewee. A top quality podcast.
Hosted by Andrew Pontious and Wolf Rentzsch, Edge Cases is a podcast about Apple-related software development. One of the few (actually) technical podcast about software development, it’s always a great listen!
Hosted by David Smith, Developing is a very short podcast (under 15 minutes) discussing iOS development. Highly recommended.
The podcasting facet of the Books blog from the New Yorker, Fiction discusses a short story, preceded by an actual reading. Top quality, as you would expect from the New Yorker.
(In Italian) Alza il Volume is a very good podcast discussing everything music related. I’ve discovered plenty of new bands and genre through it. If you speak Italian, give it a listen!