Podcasts allow for one to do multiple things at once while absorbing useful, entertaining, or simply enjoyable content. They offer great insight and as many people say now, voice is the future. I love to listen to podcasts while I’m programming or working on projects.
Here, I’ve compiled (wink) a list of my favorite podcasts to listen as a programmer. Some of the podcasts are technology-based, others are simply ways for me to relate, and some are built around business sense. I believe this is a well-rounded list of podcasts to get started, in case you haven’t already.
These podcasts are in no particular order!
This podcast explains the basic yet intricate ideas that play into computer science. Why get a degree when you have a podcast? That’s my question. Any-who, I enjoy the podcast because it explains complicated topics in easy to understand bytes (sorry I had to) making it possible for anyone to understand.
If you’re a programmer looking to better understand computer science in more general terms, then you’ll very much enjoy this podcast. Also, in case you’re interested, it is produced and recorded by two women. They do an amazing job at explaining every topic and even making it entertaining. Us in the technology world have a habit of forgetting how boring some topics can be — they make sure to keep it interesting.
This is one of my favorite episodes produced by them. It explains bits, binary and bytes. This episode had me wanting more and will do the same for you.
"S1:E1 - "Bits, Binary, and Bytes"" from Base.cs Podcast by CodeNewbie on Apple Podcasts
We give you a beginner-friendly breakdown of how to count in binary (with some fun counting challenges you can join in…
Couples Therapy with Candice and Casey
Couples Therapy is a great podcast. It’s not about programming or technology but acts, for me at least, as a grounding mechanic to separate myself from the technology-filled world we live in today. It’s about Candice and Casey (Casey Neistat, he’s a YouTuber), a married couple, who discuss the ups and downs of their marriage and how they deal — for lack of a better word — with each other.
I enjoy this podcast because it’s not only funny but also incredibly relatable and doesn’t shy away from the harder-to-talk-about topics that really everyone deals with.
I love this episode as it explains what it means to lose yourself when giving your time to other people. I believe that many extremely independent people fear this as they tend to want complete control. Candice and Casey do a great job with explaining what takes place when allowing yourself to not always be put first.
"Invading Spaces" from Couples Therapy with Candice and Casey by Casey Neistat and Candice Pool on…
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The Gary Vee Audio Experience
If you don’t know who Gary Vee is, you have some research to do, but here’s a quick synopsis: he’s an entrepreneur who is best known for his business sense which he shares online every day. He not only is extremely motivational, but he’s one of the few influencers who truly understand you and your insanity. You may feel crazy with your family and friends telling you that the future your pursuing is illogical. Gary Vee understands this struggle and motivates you to continue your passion.
If you follow him on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat or on any other platforms, he posts constantly. Every day you can find new posts and messages. He tends to pick a theme for a certain amount of time and curate content specifically towards that idea. For example, how relying on either people opinions for YOUR life makes no sense and how you’re never too old to start. Gary Vee has taught me many things and has opened my mind.
This episode hit home as I am a senior in high school. Most of my friends don’t do what I do (or what I attempt to do at least). This had me questioning what friends really meant to me and if I was wrong for letting certain people stick around. This episode clarifies this.
"Monday Motivation: Audit Your Inner Circle" from The GaryVee Audio Experience by Gary Vaynerchuk…
It's nothing but a truth that once you start hanging out around people that are positive, confident and yearning for…
If you’re a person looking for a change in your life, and a step by step tutorial on how to do so, this is your podcast. Seanwes is a designer-turned-public-figure who explains what you can do to improve your life. Now, one thing I especially appreciate about this podcast is how he does not deflect from real issues — he often talks about failing but how you can learn from that failure.
Another reason I enjoy this podcast is because it literally provides you with step by step instructions on how to do something. For instance, many articles or podcasts suggest ways of improving efficiencies in your everyday life, such as organizing your planner or something… but how do you organize your planner? What do you mean, Betty? This is why this podcast, and Seanwes, is so special.
The idea of showing up every day was a turning point in me deciding to do things for myself and not for anyone else. If you show up every day, you will get somewhere. While it isn’t always easy, you have to remember the goal you’re trying to achieve.
"372: Show Up Every Day" from seanwes podcast by seanwes on Apple Podcasts
The key to success is to show up every day. You will not find a truly successful person who did not work hard. You have…
Last, but certainly not least, the Design Life podcast. Perhaps I saved the best for last. Design Life is a podcast hosted by two designers, Charli and Femke. They, of course, discuss design but also the intricacies of their businesses and what it means to be creative. Charli is also a YouTuber who makes great content about similar topics. This podcast is for those looking for a pick me up at the beginning of their week. This podcast airs every Monday and does a great job with keeping me on time.
There aren’t many podcasts like this, built on years of experience with the topic at hand and produced by two great friends across the globe from each other. If you’re looking for a new family, design life is that.
Creators guilt is something I experience all of the time. I feel if I don’t pursue every idea that I’ve lost an amazing concept. While the idea may have been good, you have to remember that you don’t have time for everything. Deciding what you have time for it what makes the things you do important.
"114: Creators Guilt" from Design Life by Charli Prangley, Femke Van Schoonhoven on Apple Podcasts
Do you ever feel guilty when you're not spending time creating? It turns out, many creatives do. In this episode we…
Thank You For Reading!
Podcasts are a great way to kill time and gain an insane amount of knowledge. While a video is great, it’s nice to listen to something while programming, working on a project, or even just driving. Thank you for reading and let me know if you have any thoughts on the podcasts I mentioned above!
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