7 Best Podcasts for Tech Enthusiasts

Most IT workers these days face some type of commute. Even if you work from home, there are times during the day when you listen to music or talk radio. With all the great offerings available today, why not listen to something that can not only entertain but can also increase your tech knowledge?

The resurgence of podcasts has added another option for listening choices. You can stream them, listen to them live or download them and listen to them at the time of your choosing. For technology workers and enthusiasts there are more choices than you have the time to evaluate, so CIO.com searched for the most informative and entertaining tech podcasts on the Web. So turn up the volume and check out these podcasts designed for techies who want to be entertained, informed and enlightened.

TED Radio Hour

TED’s acronym is what this podcast is all about: technology, entertainment and design. Based on NPR’s TED Talks, the TED Radio Hour is a weekly podcast that has been entertaining listeners since 2013. The shows presenter Guy Raz, brings together the best TED Talks on new innovation, inventions and human nature. The show format centers on a given topic that several presenters from around the globe then speak about from different perspectives. Raz will often have exchanges with the speakers to try and get to the heart of the matter.

Re/code Decode

In July Re/Code launched Re/code Decode hosted by its executive editor Kara Swisher. The podcast has featured interviews with Slack CEO, Stewart Butterfield, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and other prominent tech figures covering all topics trending in tech.

TWiT – This Week in Tech

Tech veteran Leo LaPorte leads the charge on what may be one of the most well-known and oldest podcasts having run for almost 10 years. Fans of the former TechTV star can join Leo and an assortment of industry leaders and journalists as they discuss trends in technology and current events.

The TWiT network also offers a host of other tech-related podcasts.

MacBreak Weekly

A spin-off of MacBreak, the MBW is for Mac and Apple lovers everywhere. Another TWiT show hosted by Leo LaPorte with, Rene Ritchie, Alex Lindsay, Andy Ihnatko and a bevy of industry journalists, covering all things Apple.

The TWiT network also offers a host of other tech-related podcasts.

Tech Stuff

HowStuffWorks.org offers the Tech Stuff podcast hosted by Jonathan Strickland and Lauren Vogelbaum. Their credo: “To demystify technology and discuss its impact on society.” Covering a wide array of tech topics like what is an EMP to the decline of Google+ to car hacking, these hosts keep it light and entertaining. This podcast is produced twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Note to self

Join host Manoush Zomorodi as he discusses how to use technology more purposefully. Produced by WNYC Studios, creator of other popular tech podcasts like RadioLab, the Note to self podcast focuses on the complications we face in the digital age. In each episode, Zomorodi tries to tackle a new problem indicative of the tech filled world we live in.

Accidental Tech

Listen in as these three, self-proclaimed nerds (Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa) discuss tech issues large and small, including more than a little Apple talk. The three hosts of Accidental Tech have a great repertoire, having all come from developer background, allowing them to really dig into highly technical issues while keeping it relatable to the listeners.