Podcasts can be a great source of entertainment and education. But with the sheer volume of podcasts out there, sometimes it is hard to know what to listen to.
In this article, I will share my favorite podcasts to listen to that discuss the latest in web technologies and careers.
- Modern Web
- The Changelog: Software Development, Open Source
- Front End Happy Hour
- Developer Tea
- React Podcast
- HTML All The Things
- Virtual Coffee Podcast
The Modern Web podcast explores the latest in web development by interviewing leading industry professionals. Past guests have included Evan You (Creator of Vue.js), Jem Young (Engineering Manager at Netflix) and Mark Thompson (Developer Relations Engineer at Google).
The hosts are all Software Architects at This Dot Labs and they do a great job coming up with thought provoking questions for the guests.
My favorite episode is when Jesse Tomchak interviewed Jem Young and discussed his role as an engineering manager and the challenges he has faced so far.
If you are new developer and looking to learn more about the industry, then CodeNewbie is the podcast for you. Saron Yitbarek (host) and the rest of the team do a great job selecting a diverse range of topics and make it accessible to all developers.
Some of the guests have included Danny Thompson, Arit Amana, Cassidy Williams, Quincy Larson and Angie Jones.
My favorite episode is titled How freeCodeCamp has evolved over time with Quincy Larson. This episode chronicles Quincy's journey with freeCodeCamp and covers future developments for the organization.
🔗The Changelog: Software Development, Open Source
The Changelog has over 400 episodes of interviews with leading industry professionals discussing everything from AI, to open source, UI/UX, engineering management, and more.
Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo do a great job creating engaging conversations with their guests and keeping it educational for the audience. Some of their guests have included Feross Aboukhadijeh, Annie Sexton and legendary computer scientist Brian Kernighan.
My favorite episode would have to be the interview on Brian Kernighan as he shares his thoughts on how software has evolved over his 50+ year career.
Each week, they have a different set of hosts that include Jerod Santo, Feross Aboukhadijeh, Kevin Ball, and Amelia Wattenberger. Some of their previous guests have included Kent Dodds, Zach Leatherman, and Jen Looper.
My favorite episode is titled Remix helps bridge the network chasm where Kent Dodds talks about this new framework and why it is a good addition to the web ecosystem.
🔗Front End Happy Hour
If you are looking for a laid back podcast discussing all things frontend web development, then take a listen to Front End Happy Hour.
Each week, a panel of Software Engineers from Netflix, Twitch, & Atlassian will invite guests to discuss their experiences with frontend development over a casual conversation with drinks. Previous guests have included Sumana Mohan, Joe King, Nazanin Delam, and Dan DiGangi.
My favorite episode is titled Standing out in a crowded bar where the hosts bring on Taylor Desseyn and Jono Grayson to discuss ways to stand out in the job market.
Developer Tea produces short impactful episodes on career advancement. Jonathan Cutrell (host) covers a variety of topics including effectively working with management, staying motivated, and building better work relationships with your team.
A good episode to listen to would be Swizec Teller's two part episode on the Senior Engineering Mindset.
If you learning about React and want to hear about the latest developments, then the React Podcast is for you.
Michael Chan (host) interviews leading professionals about their thoughts on the industry and all things React development. Previous guests have included Shawn Swyx Wang, Cassidy Williams and Kent C. Dodds.
My favorite episode is titled Kent C. Dodds on Epic React where they discuss his popular React course and how it will help you level up as a developer.
My favorite episode is about Sam Sycamore's story on transitioning from landscape construction worker to full time developer.
The Syntax podcast explores all this web related including the latest in Gatsby, AWS, Web3, Remix and more. Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski (hosts) do a great job creating fun and educational content for their listeners.
🔗HTML All The Things
HTML All The Things cover all things web development, web design and small business. Matt Lawrence and Mike Karan (hosts) discuss a variety of topics including entrepreneurship, how to handle stress, Web3, web performance, and more.
My favorite episode to listen to is the one titled The Dark Side of Web Development which provides a look into the not so pleasant side of this industry.
🔗Virtual Coffee Podcast
Virtual Coffee is a community of developers at all stages of their software journey who collaborate and support each other along the way. Each week, Dan Ott and Bekah Hawrot Weigel interview one of the community members to discuss their journey into tech.
My favorite episode is titled Yolanda Haynes - Breaking into Tech: It Takes Time which follows her journey into web development and the lessons she learned along the way.
There are plenty of inspiring stories to listen to on The Virtual Coffee Podcast that are both entertaining and educational.
freeCodeCamp is an educational non-profit company with a mission to provide free programming education to everyone regardless of age, race or socioeconomic background. Their podcast features a lot of stories on how career changers made the transition into web development.
My favorite episode is titled How a former music teacher taught herself to code and landed a job at GitHub.
I hope you enjoyed my list of 12 podcasts that will inform and inspire your coding journey! I enjoy listening to these podcasts during work and I hope you do too.
Here are some more podcasts I am looking forward to exploring in the future and have been well received by the developer community.