Over the past few months, I have done some house cleaning on the podcasts I listen to and the blogs I regularly read. Taking stock of one’s inputs is good to do now and then, and I figured it would be nice to capture this and share. Here are mine:
A great show about a wide range of web topics. Never a dull moment with the Dave-o-Tron soundboard of 1000 effects. Their interviews are well executed and the rapid fire episodes really pack in the knowledge. Recommended episodes:
Gets into the nuts and bolts about how codepen.io has been built, covering both technical and business topics. I started listening a few months back as they were covering their redesign with Sparkbox and liked it so much that I’m starting from the beginning. Some of my favorite episodes:
The interview of Dan Newman and Tejas Mistry about NPR one was my gateway into this podcast, and man was I hooked. I find it to have an interesting range of thought provoking topics and discussions from the tech supporting modern journalism, to the people producing (and checking) the news. Now that I’m in the world of Journalism and Media education, this podcast has been very helpful in broadening my awareness of these topics. Interesting episodes:
- Street level reporting of the Baltimore Protests
- Global news has a local impact
- Free speech in the age of mass surveillance
- Periscope curious?
Customer support has been a part of every job I’ve had over the last 10 years. It’s easy to forget how to deal with people when you’re pushing code all day, and I find this podcast is a nice way to keep a toe in the support waters. Some interesting episodes:
- Case Study: Buffer’s experiment on eliminating the management hierarchy.
- Supporting decisions you don’t like… because it’s inevitable.
- Leaving gracefully
Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcott interview the people who make responsive designs happen. After a while, the episodes tend to sound very similar, but the ones that stand out really stand out.
This is the most recent addition to my list. At 2 hours a piece, these episodes can be a slog to listen through, but they cover all kinds of internet security topics ranging from deep dives into security bugs to interviews of people providing security products on the internet.
This podcast went silent a while ago, but there are a few good episodes I highly recommend listening to:
- 02 – The Zen of Python Pt 1
- 03 – The Zen of Python Pt 2
- 16 – Katie Cunningham and the Podcast of Doom