Best Tech Podcasts
Love listening to podcasts and have an interested in tech? Well, this is article is ideal for you! This is our guide to the best, most accessible and entertaining technology podcasts from the last few years. Maybe we can help you find the next Serial or S-Town podcast in the technology category.
Our Favourite Tech Podcasts
So, where else could we start than by suggesting some of our own favourite technology podcasts? The following is a list of awesome, engaging podcasts that explore technology and its effect on the world.
The Wired.co.uk podcast
You’ve probably heard of the technology website called Wired. Well, the journalists working at Wired in the UK consistently share funny, interesting conversations about tech. Sometimes they avoid the most prominent tech topics and instead talk about other interesting tech topics. Subscribe free in iTunes.
99 Percent Invisible
This podcast is all about the thoughts that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. 99% Invisible started as a project host and creator Roman Mars, who initially produced the podcast from his bedroom. Subscribe free on iTunes.
So, we couldn’t really miss this one out. If you art interested in technology and art, then this is the podcast for you. TECHnique is a podcast where artists talk about how technology is affecting them and their practice. Sam Fry and Richard Adams speak to artists who tell their stories of creating art with technology. Subscribe free on iTunes.
This podcast is all about the internet, modern life and how to survive it. It’s hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, who launched the show in 2014 and they publish new episodes every Thursday. It might present itself as a podcast about technology, but it’s also about people and their very human stories. Subscribe free on iTunes.
This is the BBC’s podcast about technological and digital news from around the world. The show is related to the BBC Click Radio show hosted by Gareth Mitchell, Bill Thompson and Ghislaine Boddington. Subscribe free on iTunes.
Technology Podcast Award Winners
We’ve suggested some of our favourites, but what do the judges say? Well, the People’s Choice Podcast Awards is the longest running podcast awards event. They have given a prize for the “Technology” category every year and we thought that we would share the winners from the last 3 years. Each of the winners were voted for by fans to show their appreciation:
2015 Winner – Daily Tech News Show
The Daily Tech News Show, covers the most important tech issues of the day with the smartest minds in technology. Subscribe free in iTunes.
2016 Winner – Hak5
Hak5 isn’t your typical tech show. It’s hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it’s time to Trust your Technolust. Subscribe free in iTunes.
2017 Winner – School of Podcasting
“The School of Podcasting’s Morning Announcements” Is a podcast that helps you discover the power of podcasting. It helps you avoid the common mistakes that podcasters make. From planning, producing, and promoting your podcast along with all the tools and techniques. If you’re looking to start a podcast or a veteran podcaster, you can catch some great insights with this free podcast. Subscribe free in iTunes.
Best Technology Podcasts in the Online Charts
So, this is all well and good, but which are the most popular technology podcasts? Well, one way to find out is by looking at what the iTunes charts say in the Technology category. Below is an example of one of the top technology podcasts in the UK, US, Australia and according to up-voting site Reddit.
UK – BBC World Service – Tech Tent
This is a fairly new podcast from the BBC, which covers how the technology business is transforming the way we live and work. Subscribe free in iTunes.
US – TED Radio Hour
This is popular around the world and it’s one of our favourites too. It features clips from TED talks alongside interviews with the speakers. The show describes itself as a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create. Subscribe free in iTunes.
Australia – Hack
Get some news into ya! Hack shoves the J into journalism with current affairs, music, politics and culture for youth like you. It’s half an hour of brain food every evening, delivered hot to your ears. Subscribe free in iTunes.
Reddit – TWiT network
The users on Reddit actually suggest, amongst other ideas a whole podcast network. TWiT stands for “This Week in Tech” and it features a technology podcast by the same name, along with other top-ranked online shows. Subscribe free in iTunes.
Tech Podcasts for Programming
Now, we’re not necessarily best positioned to give advice on podcasts for developers or programmers; however, fear not as there are some good lists out there. Websites like Stack Overflow, which are popular with developers, have their own lists, but one list that we would also suggest is from the website called Simple Programmer, who have suggested their top 10 podcasts.
How to listen to podcasts
If you are not a regular podcast listener and you are trying to find a way of listening to them for the first time, you might be wondering how. Well, there are a number of platforms that you could listen through. Whether it’s on iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify or on Android apps – we have you covered.
How do I listen to podcasts on iTunes?
Most people will consider the Podcasts app for iOS provides as the main source of their podcasts. It is pretty easy to access and usually comes pre-downloaded with an Apple device. You can subscribe to podcasts, stream them and download episodes.
Which app should I download to list to podcasts on Android?
Don’t have iTunes or the iOS Podcasting app? Fear not, as there are lots of podcasts apps that are available on Android devices. Some popular ones include CastBox, Google Play and Stitcher Radio. Yet, don’t forget that you can also listen to podcasts on other popular apps like SoundCloud and Spotify. Want to know how to use those? Well, make sure you read below.
Which tech podcasts can I hear on Spotify?
Spotify now offer thousands of podcasts on their platform, which you can listen to within their app. They feature certain episodes each week, allow you to browse by categories, save podcasts offline so that you can listen to them later and even use Spotify Connect to seamlessly stream Podcasts to different devices.
How do I listen to podcasts on SoundCloud?
You may not realise this if you don’t create podcasts yourself, but many people host their actual podcast on SoundCloud and simply use that as a feed for iTunes. So, listening to podcasts on SoundCloud is easy. It’s simple to search and find podcasts by category. Plus, if you want to host your own podcast then you can upload yours here and allow your podcast to play anywhere on the web.