I listen to a lot of podcasts. My secret to doing this? Listening at 2x speed.


Apart from the few podcasts at the bottom of the page, I listen to every single one of these podcasts, and have only skipped a few episodes of selected shows (usually where the content was too old).

How do I do it? I listen to most at 2x speed. You’ll be amazed how slow people can talk, and how much wasted time is included in recording. I also listen when I’m doing other things. I’ve training myself to listen for keywords and snippets I can take away. It’s always there to rewind if needed. Some show I site focus 100% on, but a lot of the news and general discussion show can run happily in the background.

I keep wanting to remove shows from my list but almost every episode of every show has at least one nugget of information or something that makes me think.

I only listen to what I enjoy, but shows with () are my absolute top picks.


Programming & Software Development

  • .NET Rocks! – One of the grandaddy’s of podcasts. Hosted by Karl Franklin and Richard Campbell, legends in the Microsoft development work. Interviews docused on Microsoft/.NET development technologies but also covering a wider range of current topics in web, apps and other languages.
  • JavaScript Jabber – Discussions around all things JavaScript.
  • Views on Vue – From the people of “JavaScript Jabber“. Discussions about the front-end web framework VueJS.
  • Hanselminutes – Fresh Talk and Tech for Developers – Interviews by Scott Hanseleman, another legend in the Microsoft development community.
  • RunAs Radio (IT/Operations focused) – Hosted by Richard Cambell of “.NET Rocks!“. Interviews focusing on IT, Cloud and operations.
  • Herding Code – A technology podcast with Scott Allen, Kevin Dente, Scott Koon and Jon Galloway (big OG names in the Microsoft community).


Information Security/Privacy News & Topics


Technology: News, Discussion and Related

  • Pivot – Silicon Valley tech reporter Kara Swisher and Professor Scott Galloway talk technology and business twice per week. Fun, raw, honest and thoughtful.
  • Recode Decode – Kara Swisher’s own podcast within technology related interviews in tech, business and politics (US).
  • Download This Show – ABC Radio National – Australian weekly technology show covering recent topics of interest in tech.
  • Reply All ☆ – Sensationally produced show with a slant toward tech but always a whole lot of fun, interesting, quirky and unexpected.
  • Screaming in the Cloud
  • Reset




Big Thinking and Interviews

  • The Tim Feriss Show – By Tim Ferriss of “The 4 Hour Work Week” fame, he “deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.”
  • The James Altucher Show – Serial entrepreneur and author James Altucher interviews (long form) authors, artists, innovators, and peak performers from around the world.
  • The Madness Continues – Discovered via The James Altucher Show.
  • Revisionist History – Serial show by author Malcolm Gladwell, “each week for 10 weeks, Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.”
  • Your Undivided Attention
  • Radiolab
  • You Too with Mike Bullard – Interesting long-form interviews.


Culture & Other


Good podcasts that left the list


For Future Listening (if I ever have time again)