85 Podcasts for Developers, Programmers & Software Engineers

Podcasts are incredibly useful for staying on top of all the latest happenings in software development. I’ve compiled this list of the best programming podcasts to help you wade through all the great ones that are out there.

My goal is to keep this list updated and growing with the latest and greatest programming and developer podcasts. However, it’s hard for me to stay on top of all them. If you spot any broken links, dead podcasts or want to point me towards a great podcast not on this list, please let me know in the comments section.

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.NET Rocks! – Hosted by Carl Franklin & Richard Campbell

.NET Rocks! is a weekly talk show for anyone interested in programming on the Microsoft .NET platform. The shows range from introductory information to hardcore geekiness.

{CodingBlocks}.NET – Hosted by Allen Underwood, Michael Outlaw and Joe Zack

{CodingBlocks}.net has a main focus on C# and .NET, but they do dive into other languages such as Java, Ruby and PHP.

MS Dev Show – Hosted by Jason Young and Carl Schweitzer

THE podcast for Microsoft developers. Jason Young and Carl Schweitzer talk about the latest in developer news covering topics such as the Azure cloud, Windows, Windows Phone, Visual Studio, and cross-platform development using the Microsoft platform.

YapCast (Yet Another Podcast) – Hosted by Jesse Liberty

Programmers talking with programmers about Windows and Best Practices, as well as all things Geek.


Adventures in Angular

Adventures in Angular is a weekly podcast dedicated to the Angular JavaScript framework and related technologies, tools, languages, and practices.


CppCast – Hosted by Rob Irving and Jason Turner

The first podcast by C++ developers for C++ developers!


Mostly λazy – Hosted by Chas Emerick

Mostly Lazy is a podcast dedicated to filling your ear with Clojure-related stuffs. Language, libraries, tools, community, functional programming, the apps and businesses people are creating with Clojure, and conversations with all the people involved.

Data Science & Machine Learning

Data Skeptic – Hosted by Kyle and Linh Da

The Data Skeptic Podcast features interviews and discussion of topics related to data science, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and the like, all from the perspective of applying critical thinking and the scientific method to evaluate the veracity of claims and efficacy of approaches.

Data Stories – Hosted by Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner

Enrico Bertini and Moritz Stefaner discuss the latest developments in data analytics, visualization and related topics.

Learning Machines 101 – Hosted by Richard M. Golden, Ph.D., M.S.E.E., B.S.E.E.

Smart machines based upon the principles of artificial intelligence and machine learning are now prevalent in our everyday life. For example, artificially intelligent systems recognize our voices, sort our pictures, make purchasing suggestions, and can automatically fly planes and drive cars. In this podcast series, we examine such questions such as: How do these devices work? Where do they come from? And how can we make them even smarter and more human-like? These are the questions that will be addressed in this podcast series!

Linear Digressions – Hosted by Ben Jaffe and Katie Malone

In each episode, the hosts explore Machine Learning and Data Science topics in a way that’s much more accessible than academic papers.

Not So Standard Deviations – Hosted by Roger Peng and Hilary Parker

Not So Standard Deviations: The Data Science Podcast Roger Peng and Hilary Parker talk about the latest in data science and data analysis in academia and industry.

Obsessive-Compulsive Data Quality (OCDQ) Radio – Hosted by Jim Harris

OCDQ Radio is a vendor-neutral podcast about data quality and its related disciplines, providing a platform for recorded discussions with great folks working in the data management industry.

O’Reilly Data Show

The O’Reilly Data Show explores the opportunities and techniques driving big data and data science. Through interviews and analysis, we highlight the people putting data to work.

Partially Derivative

The everyday data of the world around us, hosted by data science super geeks. For the nerdy and nerd curious.

Raw Data

A Stanford podcast about how big data and cyber systems are transforming our world.

Talking Machines – Hosted by Katherine Gorman and Ryan Adams

Talking Machines is your window into the world of machine learning. Your hosts, Katherine Gorman and Ryan Adams, bring you clear conversations with experts in the field, insightful discussions of industry news, and useful answers to your questions.

This Week in Machine Learning & AI Podcast – Hosted by Sam Charrington

This Week in Machine Learning & AI brings you the week’s most interesting and important stories from the worlds of machine learning and artificial intelligence. We discuss the latest developments in research, technology, and business and explore interesting projects from across the web. Technologies covered include: machine learning, artificial intelligence, deep learning, natural language processing, neural networks, analytics, deep learning and more.


Arrested DevOps – Hosted by Matt Stratton, Trevor Hess, and Bridget Kromhout

Arrested DevOps is the podcast that helps you achieve understanding, develop good practices, and operate your team and organization for maximum DevOps awesomeness.

DevOps Cafe – Hosted by John Willis & Damon Edwards

In this interview driven show, John Willis and Damon Edwards take a pragmatic look at the technology, tools, and business developments behind the emerging DevOps movement.

DevOps Mastery – Hosted by Brian Wagner

This podcast is all about doing the DevOps thing. We are here to help you get from a DevOps newbie to being a DevOps Master.

PowerScripting Podcast – Hosted by Jonathan Walz & Hal Rottenberg

The PowerScripting Podcast is for people learning Windows PowerShell. In each episode we bring you news, interviews and resources about Windows PowerShell to help in your learning. We also bring you tips, tricks, one-liner’s and gotchas that I discover, as well as those submitted by listeners. We talk about scripting in PowerShell (and occasionally in VBScript) and ways to make your job “a little easier.”

Puppet Podcast

The Puppet Podcast features Puppet community members talking about the latest trends in configuration management & cloud automation as well as DevOps culture.

RunAsRadio – Hosted by Richard Campbell and Greg Hughes

RunAs Radio is a weekly podcast for IT Professionals working with Microsoft products. Each 30-minute episode covers a specific topic in the field of IT from a Microsoft-centric viewpoint.

Software Defined Talk – Hosted by Brandon Whichard, Matt Ray and Coté

About every week we discuss the happenings in the enterprise and infrastructure parts of the tech industry, with plenty of cheese-y talk as well.

The Cloudcast – Hosted by Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely

Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely host this award-winning weekly podcast to discuss the technology and organizational changes that are driving the convergence of today’s Data Centers and Cloud Computing. Topics include Private Cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Open Source, APIs and many others. Guests are industry thought-leaders and leaders of companies changing the IT industry.

The Food Fight Show – Hosted by Bryan Berry

Food Fight is a bi-weekly podcast for the Chef community. We bring together the smartest people in the Chef community and the broader DevOps world to discuss the thorniest issues in system administration.

The Ship Show

A twice-montly podcast covering the finer points of build engineering, devops, & release management, including discussions, interviews, reviews, and coverage of important release engineering news and happenings.

General Interest/Multiple Languages

/dev/hell – Hosted by Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler

Chris Hartjes and Ed Finkler are trapped in Development Hell. They record their freewheeling, uncensored discussions on programming the web, so future generations can learn from their failures.

Away From The Keyboard – Hosted by Cecil Phillip and Richie Rump

Away From The Keyboard is a podcast that talks to technologists and tells their stories. Stories about how they started, how they grew, how they learned, and how they unwind.

CodeChat – Hosted by Jeremy Foster

CodeChat is an endless collection of casual conversations with software developers, technologists, gadgeteers, innovators, makers, and more.


Stories from people on their coding journey. New episodes published every Monday.

Coder Radio – Hosted by Chris Fisher

A weekly talk show taking a pragmatic look at the art and business of software development and related technologies.

CodeWinds Podcast – Hosted by Jeff Barczewski

The CodeWinds podcast is designed to help you keep up with the latest web developer news and techniques. Learn about the new developments in javascript, React.js, Node.js, HTML5 and other exciting web developer and mobile technologies. Listen to interviews and reviews of the latest and most promising new libraries, modules, and tools. Learn what the professional developers use to build their web and mobile web applications.

Coding 101 – Hosted by Fr. Robert Ballecer and Louis Maresca

Join Father Robert Ballecer and Lou Maresca on Coding 101, a weekly instructional, project-oriented programming show with appeal for beginning to intermediate programmers. Using a combination of classroom-style teaching, guest programmers, and special interest segments, Coding 101 will offer beginner, intermediate and “applied” programming topics within several interchangeable modules. Learn programming languages such as Java, C++, Visual Basic, and more!

Developer Tea – Hosted by Jonathan Cutrell

A podcast for developers designed to fit inside your tea break.

Entreprogrammers – Hosted by Derick Bailey, Charles Max Wood, John Sonmez, Josh Earl

Get a fly-on-the-wall perspective from 4 developers turned entrepreneurs, as they struggle with the business and learn lessons the hard way. This is the weekly mastermind group of the entreprogrammers – a no holds barred, unedited look at what it really takes to be an entrepreneur.

Full Stack Radio – Hosted by Adam Wathan

A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.

Hanselminutes – Hosted by Scott Hanselman

Fresh Air for Developers is a weekly talk show that brings interesting people together to talk about the web, culture, education, technology and more. Hosted by Scott Hanselman, this show promises fresh ideas and great people.

Hello World Podcast – Hosted by Shawn Wildermuth

Not just another technical podcast. Shawn Wildermuth brings you his “Hello World” podcast where we learn about how your favorite developers tell their story of how they got started writing software!

Herding Code – Hosted by K. Scott Allen, Kevin Dente, Scott Koon and Jon Galloway

A weekly podcast discussing all things code.

no dogma podcast – Hosted by Bryan Hogan

Discussions on topics connected with software development; privacy, security, management, tools, techniques, skills, training, business.

Programming Throwdown – Hosted by Patrick Wheeler and Jason Gauci

Programming Throwdown attempt to educate Computer Scientists and Software Engineers on a cavalcade of programming and tech topics. Every show will cover a new programming language, so listeners will be able to speak intelligently about any programming language.

Shop Talk Show – Hosted by Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier

ShopTalk is a podcast about front end web design, development and UX. Each week Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert are joined by a special guest to talk shop and answer listener submitted questions.

Space Welders – Hosted by Michael Wise and Steve Rogers

The Space Welders Podcast is a weekly show discussing the latest news in the world of technology, programming, gaming and science.

Software Engineering Daily – Hosted by Jeff Meyerson

Software Engineering Daily features technical interviews about software topics.

Software Engineering Radio

Software Engineering Radio is a podcast targeted at the professional software developer. The goal is to be a lasting educational resource, not a newscast. Every two to four weeks, a new episode is published that covers all topics software engineering. Episodes are either tutorials on specific topics, or interviews with well-known experts from the software engineering world.

That Podcast – Hosted by Beau Simensen and Dave Marshall

Beau and Dave talking about life as dads, programmers, and entrepreneurs.

The Creative Coding Podcast – Hosted by Iain Lobb and Seb Lee-Delisle

Iain and Seb discuss the ins and outs of programming for creative applications.

The New Builders Podcast – Hosted by Jim Young and Doug Flora

Today’s applications are central to decision-making at all levels of society – whether it’s helping municipal governments monitor critical infrastructure using smart sensor data, or helping consumers find the nearest store to buy their favorite brand of cereal. The New Builders podcast features interviews with the innovators behind these apps, in which they reveal their best practices, latest projects and favorite tools.

The New Stack

The New Stack podcasts provide analysis and explanations about application development and management at scale. They offer roundtable discussion with technologists, analysts and journalists. They interview the practitioners to narrate the ongoing story about the new stack and how it is evolving. They explore how developer and ops pros are developing and managing elastic and dynamic services and systems. And they invite developers to offer demonstrations of their services and software.

This Developer’s Life – Hosted by Rob Conery and Scott Hanselman

A podcast about developers and their lives. Bringing a human slant to the tech industry.

Turing-Incomplete – Hosted by Justin Campbell, Jearvon Dharrie, Pam Selle, Len Smith

A podcast about programming.


Illegal Argument – Hosted by Mark, Greg, Richard and Antony

Mark, Greg, Richard and Antony weekly discussion about topics relating to the Java/JVM space
with an Auckland and New Zealand focus.



The latest news in the JavaScript community in ~5 minute podcasts.

JavaScript Jabber

JavaScript Jabber is a weekly discussion about JavaScript, front-end development, community, careers, and frameworks.

Lately in JavaScript – Hosted by Manual Lemos and Michael Kimsal

News and interviews about the latest happenings in the JavaScript world. Hosted by Manuel Lemos of the PHPClasses.org site and Michael Kimsal of the JSMag magazine.

Mobile Development

Accidental Tech Podcast – Hosted by Marco Arment, Casey Liss and John Siracusa

Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.

Android Developers Backstage

Android Backstage, a podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android engineering team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.

App Masters – Hosted by Steve P. Young

Learn from the top mobile app developers in the space as they share tips and tricks on how they built their business. Topics range from mobile marketing to mobile game development to mobile services. If you want to succeed in the mobile space, this podcast delivers invaluable lessons from successful mobile entrepreneurs.

Core Intuition – Hosted by Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece

A podcast about indie software development for the Mac, iOS and other Apple technologies.

Developing Perspective – Hosted by David Smith

Developing Perspective is a podcast discussing the news of note in iOS Development, Apple and the like. Hosted by David Smith, an independent iOS developer. Never longer than 15 minutes.

Fragmented: An Android Developer Podcast – Hosted by Donn Felker and Kaushik Gopal

Fragmented is the Android developer podcast where Donn Felker and Kaushik Gopal talk about building good software and becoming better Android developers.

Gone Mobile – Hosted by Greg Shackles and Jonathan Dick

Gone Mobile is a podcast discussing the latest in mobile development, with a healthy bias towards Xamarin technologies. The podcast covers in-depth topics with guests ranging from Android, iOS, Windows Phone & Store development to mobile marketing and design, as well as other mobile or not so mobile related technologies.


The iPhreaks Show is a weekly group discussion about iOS development and related technology by development veterans. We discuss Apple, tools, practices, and code.

iOS Bytes

iOS Bytes is a weekly podcast covering all of your iOS development news in just 5 minutes. It’s great for iOS developers of all experience levels.

Under the Radar – Hosted by David Smith and Marco Arment

From development and design to marketing and support, Under the Radar is all about independent app development. It’s never longer than 30 minutes.

Xamarin Podcast

The home of the official Xamarin Podcast, bringing mobile developers the latest news and information about Xamarin and mobile development.



NodeUp is a podcast about Node.js.


Laravel News Podcast – Hosted by Eric L. Barnes and Jack Fruh

The Laravel News Podcast brings you all the latest news and events related to Laravel.

Laravel Podcast – Hosted by Matt Stauffer

The Laravel Podcast brings you Laravel and PHP development news and discussion.

Lately in PHP podcast – Hosted by Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert

News and interviews about the latest happenings in the PHP and Web development world.

PHP Roundtable

The PHP Roundtable is a podcast of web developers discussing PHP, JavaScript, community, open source, and anything else PHP nerds care about.

PHP Town Hall – Hosted by Ben Edmunds and Phil Sturgeon

A podcast for developers who want to keep up to date with the latest random happenings in the PHP community, with occasional updates about Phil’s turtle.

Sound of Symfony

Sound of Symfony is a brand new, but very much unofficial podcast for the Symfony community. We aim to give you monthly updates from the Symfony community, coupled with interesting content like interviews with your favorite community members.


From Python Import Podcast – Hosted by Mike Pirnat, David Noyes, Benjamin W. Smith, David Stanek, Mike Crute, Chris Miller

Easy-going, conversational, often silly, and occasionally earning our iTunes “explicit” tag, From Python Import Podcast is news, analysis, discussion, and general shenanigans about the Python language and community.

Podcast.__init__ – Hosted by Tobias Macey & Chris Patti

This is a long form podcast about Python and the people who make it great. We conduct interviews about projects and topics that are of particular interest to people in the Python community.

Talk Python To Me – Hosted by Michael Kennedy

Talk Python to Me is a weekly podcast hosted by Michael Kennedy. The show covers a wide array of Python topics as well as many related topics (e.g. MongoDB, AngularJS, DevOps). The format is a casual 45 minute conversation with industry experts.


React Native Radio

React Native Radio is a weekly discussion of the tools, techniques, and technologies used to build mobile applications with JavaScript and React done by developers regularly using React Native.

React Podcast – Hosted by Zach Silveira

A twice-monthly podcast on all things React!


Ruby5 – By Code School

The latest news in the Ruby and Rails community delivered in ~5 minutes.

Ruby on Rails Podcast – Hosted by Kyle Daigle and Sean Devine

The Ruby on Rails Podcast, a weekly conversation about Ruby on Rails, Ember.js, open source software, and the programming profession.

Start Here: Ruby on Rails – Hosted by Dain Miller

Are you a new Ruby on Rails developer in need of guidance? Well, StartHere: Ruby on Rails is the show for you! Dain Miller is your Ruby on Rails coach and he’ll provide insight, and resources to help get you from knowing nothing to becoming a full-time Ruby ninja.

The Ruby Rogues

The Ruby Rogues podcast is a panel discussion about topics relating to programming, careers, community, and Ruby. We release a conversation with notable programmers and Rubyists each week to help programmers advance in their careers and skills.


The Scalawags

A monthly podcast about the Scala programming language.

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