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What are your favourite podcasts?

 
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I've recently discovered the world of podcast and needless to say I've been a big enthusiast since then. Listening to it also proves helpful during my long commutes particularly considering how crappy traffic discipline in my city tends to be. I'm so far preferring them over audio books as the latter requires more effort to follow while commuting.

It doesn't stop at his though, I was surprised to find some great podcasts in even something as technical as professional software engineering. (More on this later) So without any further ado let me start with the ones that I delight in listening to and I suggest you check these out as well. I did mix technical podcasts in between by the way. Here goes:

Planet Money : Covers economics in a refreshingly different manner.

Radiolab : Initially, I just wondered why there was such a hype surrounding this. But recently listening to an episode called La Mancha Screwjob I'm sold. And yes, the background score is without any doubt amazing.

Intelligence Squared : One word: debates. And that too on the pressing issues faced by the society by and large. They don't shy away from discussing even taboo topics.

Software Engineering : Recently came across this. I do think the emphasis is on the Java ecosystem and Enterprise systems. If you're done with it I would love to hear what were your favourite episodes.

5 minutes of JavaScript : Provides brief overview of the latest tools in the JavaScript world. Is nice to stay up-to-date on the talked about stuff.
 
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These are my main listen-to's:
     The Morning Stream
     Security Now
     Daily Tech News Show
     No Agenda Show
 
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Software Defined Podcast
Old versions of Drunk and Retired, Java Posse, Software Engineering Radio.
Enjoy...
 
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Raidiolab
Moth Radio Hour
Snap Judgement.


But I myself listen to them on regular old radio.

The last two are storytellers. Great storytellers. The stories chosen are about some really unique or bizarre thing.
 
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Here are some of the podcasts I listen to. These all don't have very much to do with software development. They are about science, space and philosophy.

The Skeptics Guide to the Universe
Planetary Radio
Big Picture Science
Skeptoid
Rationally Speaking
Nature Podcast
The Guardian Science Weekly
Radiolab

Peter Rooke wrote:Java Posse


This was undoubtedly the most popular podcast about Java. I've also been to a few live recordings, at the Devoxx conference. Unfortunately they have stopped now, but ofcourse you can still listen to the archived episodes.
 
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Lately I have been listening to:

Javascript jabber: http://devchat.tv/js-jabber/
Hanselminutes: http://hanselminutes.com/
Software Engineering Radio: http://www.se-radio.net/

NZ Tech Podcast: http://nztechpodcast.com/ (local technology news for me)

Java related ones I have tried:
I also listened to a few episodes of Java Posse.
Illegal Argument: http://www.illegalargument.com/

 
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A little late comeback to the thread but I've liked these so far: The Skeptics Guide to the Universe and Java Posse. I listened to an episode of Snap Judgement but wasn't quite engaged. I'm not sure if I rushed through it though.
 
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Ahsan Bagwan wrote:I listened to an episode of Snap Judgement but wasn't quite engaged. I'm not sure if I rushed through it though.


It's all about atmosphere.
 
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After couple more episode in I'm sold. I particularly liked the background score.
 
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Here are some podcasts about software engineering (not just Java):

Software Engineering Radio

Software Engineering Daily

I've recently started to listen to podcasts about freelancing and starting your own business (I've been a freelancer for almost 7 years now):

Freelance Transformation

The Business of Freelancing

Startups for the Rest of Us
 
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Ahsan Bagwan wrote:After couple more episode in I'm sold. I particularly liked the background score.


The way they integrate the music and effects, and the mixing in general is really something. Their motto is "Storytelling with a beat". I can listen to it while I'm doing something else and catch most of the story. I especially like to listen to it on the radio while driving at night, which is how I discovered it.
 
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coverville is about it for me. I can't listen to spoken word podcasts (nor books on tape for that matter), for whatever reason 20 minutes down the road I realize I have no idea what happened for the last 19 minutes.
 
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Two more podcasts that I found interesting:

- The Art of Manliness
- Technology by NPR
 
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