Podcasts

I’ve been regularly listening to podcasts ever since I started studying on University so, hm, 2007? Potentially earlier than that, only not as regularly. Either way, I’m always fond of other people’s podcast lists so I decided to put mine up for taking.

Weekly

In this section, you can find all of the 🎙️ Podcasts that I’m regularly listening to each week when I commute to work and back. It’s not a big selection, they are all about technology, but I found out that listening to these covers the majority of my needs. They are my mandatory listenings, I don’t skip episodes, even on some time off and worst case I’m going to pick them up at later date.

Accidental Tech Podcast

I was a bit skeptical with this one in the beginning, but it quickly became one of my favourites. I really enjoy the flow between Marco, Casey & John and I also learned great deal about Apple in general from it. If you are in Apple shop it’s definitely a must have.

The Talk Show with John Gruber

John Gruber is a living legend in the Apple fans world. I had a hard time starting with this podcast as it’s usually very long and John tends to repeat himself quite often. But it doesn’t matter — the amount of knowledge he has and shares with the audience as well as cool guests he invites makes it worthwhile. Same as in ATP’s case — if you are in Apple shop, this is a must have!

Linux Action News

I’ve been working with Linux servers for a very long time now. This is one way of staying in touch with what’s up in the community and industry dealing with 🐧. I really miss Linux Action Show, especially the flow between Chris and Noah, but this one does the trick and is a lot shorter.

Security Now

This one is the longest in my Weekly Podcast Section. Ever since I moved to Berlin, this show doesn’t fail to deliver. Even though it is a bit old-school, I really do enjoy deep dives into security and vulnerabilities topics. Definitely recommended to all Ops- and Sec-oriented peeps.

Occasionally

These shows are usually filling the blanks when I’m finished with the list above and I still have some commute to make.

Mac Power Users

That’s a new addition, same as the one next to it. Both come from Relay FM and are focused on Apple. Mac Power Users is one of the shows that I had to “grow into” by listening to a few episodes before I was convinced. That said, if you are a macOS user and/or fan, this one is a great learning resource.

Automators

I was already quite into automating stuff on my MacBook, but it wasn’t until I started listening to this show when I started to use more Siri Shortcuts on my iPhone. Regardless of the theme, though, I really like the professional feel of the show as well as the flow between the hosts — Rose Orchard and David Sparks.

Irregularly

Shows listed here are listened to in irregular intervals (doh!). Every once in a while I’m picking up something from these, usually when I’m sick of technology or simply want to pretend that I’m learning German 🇩🇪

This Week in Tech

One more from the TWiT network. It’s usually a nice summary of what were the big and (most of the time) important topics from the last week in technology. It’s released on Sunday aiming at early commuters on Monday — usually, I’m listening to some parts of it by the end of the week.

Command Line Heroes

It’s an original show from Red Hat focusing mainly on Open Source movement and its origins. Definitely worth listening to for all the fans of the GNU/Linux. It’s released less frequent than shows above (I believe every two weeks or so).

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History

Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History is my absolute favourite podcast of all time. In recent years I had less time to properly listen to it, but I’m keeping it in my player so I can keep track of new episode releases. It’s also the only podcast in which I’m listening to past episodes or re-listening to some of them.

Learn German by Podcast

Not much to say here, I guess the name says it all. There are 20 lessons with an average length of 10 minutes each. They cover most of the basics and ordinary, day-to-day situations. The show was created in 2011 and from what I can see, there are no more episodes nor they are planned.

Slow German

Annik Rubens aims at people that already have intermediate skills in German. That’s definitely not me. Still, it helps to get a better understanding of the language from hearing while listening to a native speaker talking about some ordinary things.

On hold

There were a lot of shows in my player that are no longer there. I listened for a few minutes or few episodes and simply dropped them due to lack of interest or some other issues. Shows listed below are in somewhat limbo state — I’m not willing to let them go just yet, but I no longer follow their releases nor listen to them. They are here should I reconsider.

Big Picture Science

This is one of the first podcasts I’ve been listening to and the oldest one in this list (once it was running by the name “Are We Alone?”). It’s a SETI Institute’s science-oriented show with a great connection between the hosts Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley. Highly recommended to anyone being into science.

Start Talk Radio

Is there anybody that doesn’t know who Neil deGrasse Tyson is? In this show, usually co-hosted with some comedian, mainly popular science and pop culture are being tackled. It’s a real joy to listen to it and also learn a lot at the same time.


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