Developer podcasts are a great way to stay on top of what is happening in the industry and hear about developments on the horizon — they are a best friend to the multitasker, allowing you to absorb information while you also focus on other things like commuting to work, exercising, or cooking. But even though podcasts make staying informed easier, you still want to invest your time where you’ll get the most value.
Here’s a list of podcasts geared toward app developers and rated 4.5+ for you to consider.
1Talk Python To Me
One of the most popular podcasts on this list, Talk Python To Me ranks an impressive #48 in the technology category of Chartable’s U.S. charts in March 2023. This podcast covers every conceivable aspect of programming in Python and leads a large pack of podcasts dedicated exclusively to that language. With over 400 episodes that average just under an hour per episode, TPTM will give you in-depth coverage on topics such as migrating millions of lines of code, how to code clean, and numerous episodes on real-world pytest case studies and how-tos. An average review of 4.9 out of 5 shows that listeners have found this podcast to be worth the listen.
Ranking #67 in the technology section for the United States, this self-described “polyglot podcast” conducts in-depth interviews with experts in all programming languages and platforms. This podcast alternates between short, punchy 7-minute news updates with longer form interviews ranging from about an hour to an hour and a half. If you are looking for a podcast that combines a broad overview of the industry with focused, in-depth deep dives into varying aspects of the software world, this may be the podcast for you.
This podcast is self-styled as “The best podcast for indie hackers, by indie hackers.” Hosted by Courtland Allen, this podcast will scratch your entrepreneurial itch. Each episode is about an hour long and features different “indie hackers” who left their jobs to start independent ventures. Indie Hackers also ranks quite high on the U.S. technology charts, coming in at #72. If you ever have a great idea or are considering striking out on your own, and you’re seeking inspiration to go for it, check out this podcast.
If you are into indie house dance music and all things Java Script, you have just found your podcast home. Ranking on the U.S. charts at #81 in the technology podcast category, JS Party is the highest-ranking Java Script podcast in the nation. This is a podcast-by-committee featuring a Stanford lecturer, a software developer and teacher, a software engineer, and others who are fully immersed in Java Script. With each episode averaging around one hour in length, the team of hosts covers topics such as “Generative AI for devs” and numerous interviews with app developers. JS Party is both entertaining and educational for any developer who works with Java Script.
5 DevOps Paradox
Finally, we finish with a podcast that does not rank in the top 100 of technology podcasts in the United States, but is very highly rated by its listeners. With 4.9 stars out of 5, listeners have ranked DevOps Paradox the highest of all podcasts dedicated to DevOps. Hosts Viktor Farcic and Darin Pope use humor to tackle complicated technical issues, often diving into the most controversial issues in the DevOps community. Episodes vary in length from 30 minutes to over an hour.
Choose wisely and enjoy.
This list is just a sampling of what’s out there, with many podcasts focused on narrower subjects that may be just what you need to stay informed. Finding podcasts that can provide the intel you need to jumpstart your own research will give you some time back to do more of what you love.