I’ve been listening to podcasts for a long time and find them to be a huge source of inspiration. I was there for Diggnation (2005-2011!). In no particular order:
A couple of Googlers – Una Kravets and Adam Argyle talk us through all things CSS. There’s so much happening in CSS at the moment (Houdini will change e v e r y t h i n g). This podcast explains a whole lot of stuff that you may already known, but not well enough to explain, and also discusses a lot of up-coming changes.
A different topic every two weeks or so, very general about being a front end web developer – topics ranging from web performance, to public speaking, to interviewing, to serverless… everything. Hosted by some Netflix, Atlassian, Microsoft, Evernote, Twitch employees and guests. It’s great.
Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin
I think this is my absolute favourite. A weekly show where Seth dispels some myths, challenges your deep seated thoughts, and questions everything you hold true. Superb. Truly inspirational. A mantra of mine is “Question everything, especially yourself” and this podcast is the perfect accompaniment.
Hosted by Jeff Veen, of TypeKit and many other things fame. He interviews someone from the design world fortnightly and gets into some very deep discussion around user interaction design – another one of my favourites.
I’ve been listening to this for as long as I can remember, it must be 10 years, maybe more. It was one of the very first web design podcasts out there and has been an endless source of knowledge and inspiration. I feel like I know Paul Boag and Marcus Lillington personally! They’ve covered everything over the years and each season has a different theme and feel to it, and every episode ends with a joke.
This seems to be on hiatus at the moment, but the episodes have been a goldmine of management strategy with Marcus Blankenship. If you manage people or projects (or yourself) there’s a lot to be learned.
Were you wondering when this would show up? Dave Rupert and Chris Coyier talk all things web and everything in between sometimes. A great all round view of everything thats going on in front-end development.
It doesn’t seem like long ago that Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski stormed in with a new web development podcast, but it’s been a few years now of regular shows about all things front-end dev. Covering a different topic each week, and also a shorter hasty treats episode, they answer questions, cover things such as Gatsby vs Nextjs, writing good commit messages, and many many more things. Good guys and they make you laugh.
There are a few more that I listen to intermittently – Chasing Waterfalls, Chats with Kent C Dodds, Design Better, Distributed, Full Stack Radio, The Kevin Rose Show, and more.
Here are some non web specific shows:
These are podcast series tackling different subjects.
Seeing White – absolutely mind blowing. The history of racism in America (and the world). Despite the changes we are seeing you’ll be absolutely shocked at what you’ll hear; the sheer blatancy of it all. You’ll look at the world differently after hearing this. You have to listen to this.
Hot on the heels of Seeing White is Men. The story of masculinity and what it means. Again, mind blowing stuff. Life changing stuff.
I’ve listened to every. single. one. of. them.
If you know, you know. What’s in the show is in the show.
This is about mountain biking, but it’s more than that. It’s (sports) psychology and more.