I listen to a lot of podcasts. And when I say a lot, I mean I subscribe to about 20 podcasts and try hard to listen to every episode of them. Most of the podcasts I listen to are about Apple, iOS/Mac/web development or design. Or in the optimal case, all of the above. I thought it’d be useful for likeminded people to take a peek at the Apple/iOS-related ones.
- Developing Perspective: Very insightful one-man show by underscoredavidsmith. Always under 15 minutes!
- Accidental Tech Podcast: Featuring my favorite internet hero John Siracusa. Never under 15 minutes!
- Edge Cases: Geek alert! Andrew Pontius and Wolf Rentzsch take a (very) deep dive into Apple tech.
- Debug: A fairly new, conversational show about development. Hosted by Guy English and Rene Ritchie.
- Core Intuition: Extremely enjoyable weekly discussion between Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece.
- Identical Cousins: Kind of similar to Core Intuition, featuring Brent Simmons (Q-branch, NetNewsWire, Glassboard) and Michael Simmons (Flexibits, Hockeyapp). (Discontinued, but still worth a listen.)
- The Talk Show With John Gruber: I guess if you’re even vaguely interested in the Apple world this is mandatory stuff. The show took a huge jump in quality when it switched from 5by5 to Mule. I’m thinking it has to do with the fact that on Mule, Gruber is the host (whereas on 5by5 Dan Benjamin used to host the show and Gruber just murmurred along).
- Iterate: The only really design-oriented podcast of the bunch. I’ve tried some others too, but Iterate seems to be the best. Hosts: Rene Ritchie, Seth Clifford and Marc Edwards.
Curiously I used to listen to a whole lot of 5by5 podcasts. Now there are a total of zero of them on my list; a couple of interesting podcasts have ended (Build & Analyze and Hypercritical), another one has moved network (The Talk Show).
By the way, Build & Analyze and Hypercritical have still episodes very much worth listening, in the (extremely unlikely) case you run out of podcasts to listen to.