8 Not-To-Miss Podcasts for the Tech Curious

On the way to work or bored during your weekend? We have compiled some of our favourite podcasts to listen to! This handy list of good tech podcasts will keep you updated on the latest in tech and give you a peek into the future of tech. Happy listening!

Exponent

Exponent is hosted by Ben Thompson of Stratechery, a blog known as one of the most influential in the Tech world; and James Allworth, Head Of Innovation at Cloudflare and writer for the Harvard Business Review. Exponent does in-depth analysis of the business and strategy of tech companies in multiple angles, explaining its consequences on the technology industry and society as a whole.

Recent episodes mention companies such as Facebook, Apple, and WeWork. Check the notes of each episode on the website and you will find useful links to all the important things mentioned.

Episode length: 45-60 min

Our favourite starters:  Episode 173, ” The Exponent IPO” ; Episode 164, “Valuing Value Chains“.

Exponential View

Exponential View gives insights into the future of tech. It mainly focuses on exponential technology, which are those that are developing at an accelerated pace and disrupting industries, business models, and strategies. The host, Azeem Azhar is a tech entrepreneur, investor and journalist. Tune in every Wednesday as he discusses various topics including Artificial Intelligence, Deep Tech, Blockchain, and Quantum Computing. With high calibre guests that are at the top of their industries, this podcast gives is sure to give you a deep analysis with different perspectives distinctive of any other podcasts.

Episode length: 30-40 min

Our favourite starters: Season 4 Episode 5, “Beyond Deep Learning with Gary Marcus”; Season 3 Episode 8, “Embedding AI in Business.

The Vergecast

Hosted by Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and Paul Miller, The Vergecast wraps up on tech news at the end of each week on Friday. It gives you quality reviews on tech gadgets and an informative look into what’s happening in the tech world. 

In addition to the Friday show, Nilay Patel has a segment on Tuesdays where he hosts interviews with major tech leaders. Recent guests were Logitech’s CEO, Bracken Darrel and Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay.

Episode length: 30-70 min


For the Entrepreneurs and Innovators

How I Built This with Guy Raz

For entrepreneurs and innovators, this one is for you. In each episode, Guy Raz interviews founders of well-known startups like Airbnb and Instagram or brands like Lululemon Athletica, Ben & Jerry’s and Starbucks. He interviews them on how they built up their business and how it became the iconic companies it is today.

Get inspired. Listen to the lessons of others. As the saying goes, “It takes a wise man to learn from his mistakes but an even wiser man to learn from others.”

Episode length: 45-60 min

Our favourite starters:Airbnb: Joe Gebbia”; “Lululemon Athletica: Chip Wilson

Product Hunt Radio   

If you are a tech product fanatic, you may have heard of Product Hunt. Product Hunt Radio podcast is an extension of the platform, where Ryan Hoover and Abadesi Osunsade discuss weekly the latest products in tech with makers, founders, investors and occasionally entertainers.

Recent episodes on the show featured guests Jason Fried (Founder and CEO of Basecamp), Matt Mullenweg (Founder of WordPress), Ezra Klien (Founder of Vox) and G-Eazy (Rapper).

Episode length: 30-90 min

Our favourite starters:Airbnb: Joe Gebbia”; “Lululemon Athletica: Chip Wilson


For the Developers

Developer Tea

Hosted by Jonathan Cutrell, co-founder of Spec and developer at Clearbit, Developer Tea short episodes are perfect for your morning commute. Great for newbies or even seasoned developers, this podcast is more than just about coding. It is about career development, productivity, soft-skills and other invaluable advice to inspire and help you navigate through the tech industry. Developer Tea also does great interviews with featured guests such as Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGo and Tom Eich, CTO at IDEO.

Episode length: 10-20 min

Our favourite starters:Mental Models w/ Gabriel Weinberg (part 1)” ; “Introspection – Part 1 – Finding What You’re Best At


For Fun

Reply All

Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, the podcast actually isn’t all about tech. As The Guardian describes it, “‘A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.” 

Each episode format varies week to week. Two recurring segments are “Super Tech Support”, where they try to solve their listeners’ strange, mysterious problems and “ Yes Yes No”, where they talk of topics such as conspiracy theories, viral memes and scandals on the internet.

Episode length: 30-70 min

Our favourite starters: Episode 44, “Shine On You Crazy Goldman” ;Episode 127, “The Crime Machine, Part 1”


For a Digital Detox

Note to Self

To end this list, we decided to add “Note to Self” as we should all reflect on the impact of technology on our lives. The host, Manoush Zomorodi, is a former BBC reporter. In her show, she has projects to engage with her audience to crowdsource engrossing personal stories. Some topics discussed are digital privacy, data and maintaining work/life balance.

Ready for a digital detox? Join and take on Note to Self’s Bored and Brilliant challenge where she guides you to unplug and live a happier and more creative life.

Episode length: 20-30 min

Our favourite starters: EpisodeI Didn’t See Your Text”; Episode “Why Everyone is Talking About Digital Minimalism

That’s it, techies! There are definitely many more podcasts about tech out there. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know!

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