My daily commute to my job is forty-five minutes each way and on days that I don’t listen to music, I listen to podcasts. It’s nice to put that empty time to use by learning something new. Here are my favorite three podcasts that I listen to:
The Shoptalk Show consists of Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert and usually they’ll have a guest on as well. Their focus is on Front-End development, nerdy jokes, “hot drama”, and sometimes Back-End development. Three episodes that are favorites of mine are:
- Tab Atkins (On the CSS WG)
- Paul Irish (On the Chrome Dev team, creator of HTML5 Boilerplate, etc.)
- Matt Mullenweg (WordPress founder)
Sometimes the audio quality is lacking but it’s not a deal-breaker by any means.
A design-specific podcast that focuses on designers telling stories of how they have tackled challenges and how to find inspiration. Besides design, they also talk about interacting with clients as well.
This is a podcast that I just recently started listening to and has a much different feel/tone than the others. Created by Rob Conery, this podcast is more about developer’s telling stories about specific issues in their own careers and on projects they’ve worked on. It’s a show of how developers have overcome their own obstacles and risen above. The podcast is done in a very different format and is a welcome change. Also, the audio quality is absolutely excellent.
Leave a note in the comments if you have any to add to the list.