My Favorite Developer Podcasts

developer podcasts

I’m a bit of a podcast fanatic. I listen to them on my daily commute, during my workouts and you’ll usually find me plugged in with my headphones on while working around the house at night and on the weekends.

There are a handful of developer podcasts that I listen to weekly but recently I was scrambling to find more content to listen to when I took a week off work to get projects done around the house. I did a google search to try and find some recommendations for additional podcasts to listen to and found a few lists of podcasts on other developers blogs. Some were new to me, some I already listen to and some I’ve tried listening to a show or two but didn’t like them enough to add to my rotation. So, I thought I would share the list of shows that I enjoy and listen to on a regular basis.

What are your favorite developer podcasts? Are there any good podcasts out there on Android or iOS development?

Developer Podcasts

.NET Rocks!
This is the show that got the me started listening to podcasts years ago and it is still one of my favorites. Carl and Richard publish 3 high quality shows weekly and cover anything and everything related to Microsoft development. Their guests are the who’s who from the Microsoft development community.

Hanselminutes is a weekly podcast by speaker and blogger extraordinaire, Scott Hanselman. Scott covers a wide range of topics with a wide range of guests. One week the topic will be ASP.Net vNext and the next it will be on diversity. Scott’s has a seemingly effortless ability to interview people and speak intelligently on the wide range of topics for his show. New episodes of Hanselminutes is just another reason that I look forward to Fridays.

Windows Developer Show
This show is a relative newcomer to my weekly rotation but it has quickly become one of my favorites. Hosts (and brothers) Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk both work for Microsoft and cover topics such as Windows Phone and Windows 8 development. There is usually a weekly guest on the show, they read email feedback and they keep the show entertaining with their quick witted humor. They just recently returned from a 2 month hiatus, but I’m happy to see that they are back to publishing weekly shows.

MS Dev Show
The MS Dev Show is another podcast that I have just recently added to the shows I listen to weekly. This is another Microsoft developer podcast hosted by Jason Young and Carl Schweitzer. They usually have a weekly guest and their topics have been anything from mobile development to IOT to Azure.

Yet Another Podcast
Jesse Liberty’s “Yet Another Podcast” is another show I enjoy listening to because he asks the questions I would ask if I was talking to the guests. He has guests that should be well known to most that follow the Microsoft community and he covers interesting topics. His shows tend to run shorter than some of the other podcasts if you have a short attention span or don’t like some of the podcasts that average an hour in length.

Gone Mobile
Gone Mobile is a newish podcast that I started listening to this year that is put out by Greg Shackles and Jon Dick. They cover the latest in mobile development with a bit of a slant towards using Xamarin and C#. Great show with great content. I only wish that they published new shows more frequently.

Herding Code
This is another quality podcast with great hosts and guests. But of all the shows that I have listed so far, Herding Code is probably the show that I listen to the least. The reason for this is that a good number of the topics that they cover don’t intrigue me or seem applicable to me and I only listen to them when I have exhausted all other available content. When I do see a topic that’s of interest to me, I definitely download the show and listen to it right away. Two of the hosts, K. Scott Allen and Jon Galloway, are a couple of my favorite Pluralsight and Microsoft Virtual Academy presenters.

Polymorphic Podcast
The Polymorphic Podcast used to be one of my favorite shows. The production quality and content were all top notch. Unfortunately, host Craig Shoemaker hasn’t been publishing many new shows over the past couple years. I keep it on my list and still check back occasionally hoping to find new content but that usually just ends in disappointment.