I travel just under an hour (one way) to the office each day so something to keep me entertained on the long commute is a must. Not only does it keep me awake on the road at 7am, but it also keeps my little brain educated + updated on the latest + greatest. Podcasts are perfect for what I need in the morning, which more often than not (apart from Fridays), is not music or boring radio chit chat. So, here is a list of my favourite tech podcasts, with some none tech thrown in for good measure + to mix things up a little.
First off, not everyone owns an iPhone. I’m a Samsung girl through and through, so I don’t have a built in player for my podcasts. I have previously used Spotify, as I use this for my music needs, but I don’t quite like the flow of the podcast area + I just can’t warm to it, so I use a little app that is perfect for android called CastBox. I love it. No complaints + can always find what I need.
Now, on to the podcasts…
“An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you’ve given it away. Welcome to TED Radio Hour hosted by Guy Raz – a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.
Based on Talks given by riveting speakers on the world-renowned TED stage, each show is centered on a common theme – such as the source of happiness, crowd-sourcing innovation, power shifts, or inexplicable connections – and injects soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life.”
“How I Built This is a podcast about innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists, and the stories behind the movements they built. Each episode is a narrative journey marked by triumphs, failures, serendipity and insight — told by the founders of some of the world’s best known companies and brands. If you’ve ever built something from nothing, something you really care about — or even just dream about it — check out How I Built This hosted by Guy Raz”
It seems like Guy Raz + NPR!
Not tech related, but it makes me LOL in the car. A lot!
“He’s back, to save radio. You can hear The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X every morning from 6:30am to 10am on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on 104.9FM in London, 97.7FM in Manchester, worldwide via the Radio X app or at www.radiox.co.uk” – CastBox
“The Remote Podcast is for anyone looking to leave their office jobs in order to join the location independent movement. The podcast features in-depth and unfiltered one-on-one interviews with digital nomads. It gives you a behind-the-scenes look at what a location independent lifestyle is really like.”
This one is a personal fave as it’s UK based + there aren’t too many UK podcasters in the tech world.
“Our aim for Coding Solo is to discuss both the positive and negative aspects of freelancing (in our experience and that of others) as well as talk about some of the specific UK aspects of freelancing – from taxes to IR35 to finding work.”
“CodeNewbie started as a weekly TwitterChat to connect people learning to code by Saron. Since then it’s grown into a supportive, international community of people learning to code.”
Since listening to CodeNewbie, I discovered a gentleman called Walter Isaacson who is an author of some of the most amazing books. As well as being in to tech, I have a secret love (but no clue about) space and science, so Walter’s books on some of the most iconic innovators of our time drew me in. I then proceeded to watch the TV series ‘Genius‘ that was based on the life of Albert Einstein as written by Walter, AND THEN, I found his podcast…. Next I just need his t-shirt 🙂
“We tell the unexpected stories of digital disruption. Listen in as Walter Isaacson, digital revolution expert, explores the unknown drama behind some of the world’s biggest digital disruptions, the daring trailblazers willing to think differently, and the lessons learned along the way. Brought to you by Dell Technologies.”
That is all for now, but updates as + when I discover more will be updated, so check back soon.
If you have any that you think I would love, please do recommend your faves in the comments below 🙂