If you are passionate about computer and internet history, robotics, web development and dark sides of the digital world or just love video games and would like to know more – technology podcasts are your best escape to the tech world. In this article, we have gathered 12 best technology podcasts that you will definitely enjoy listening.
If you are a fan of everything happening on the “dark side” of the internet – Darknet, you are sure to love the Darknet Diaries podcast. Its host and creator Jack Rhysideryber digs into the most thrilling cyber crimes, shadow government activity, hacktivism, etc. Guests are professionals from the digital world who sometimes share some cybersecurity lifehacks. You can listen to the Darknet Diaries podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and many more podcast platforms. To subscribe to it, click here.
Houston University professors produce a podcast with short episodes about everything in the world, including science, technology, space and nature. You can always learn something new about our world: the real one as well as the digital one. The podcast Engines of Our Ingenuity releases a new episode every day and each episode lasts for about 4 minutes, so it’s the best way to start your day smart while brushing your teeth.
The New York Times tech columnist and tech news website Recode co-founder Kara Swisher hosts Recode Decode podcast and interviews the most interesting figures from the technology field. Featured among her guests were Marc Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Rose Marcario and many more curious personalities leading the world of IT. Episodes come out every 2-3 days, so there is a lot to listen to and find inspiration in.
Reply All is a Fascinating detective podcast where its hosts PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman investigate different stories about the internet and its endless possibilities. It features countless weird and wonderful stories including one by a man whose wife died and he was haunted by clickbait with her face on it. If you like the “Black Mirror” series, you will probably adore Reply All podcast.
DARPA is The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the United States Department of Defense and is responsible for the development of technologies for the US military. In each episode, there is a guest from one of DARPA’s departments such as Biological Technologies, Defense Sciences, Information Innovation, Microsystems Technology, Strategic Technology, and Tactical Technology who answer questions that concern us all: space surveillance, new molecular tactics in developing the vaccine, genetics, robotics, data collection and much more. You can listen to Voices from Darpa on any podcast platform.
The Analog(ue) podcast is fully dedicated to mobile phones and how they influence us both for the better and for the worse. The hosts Myke Hurley and Casey Liss talk about iPhones, Android phones, apps, tech details and how all that changes their daily lives. A podcast that will remind you of a TV show or series because it’s fun and informative at the same time.
If you are curious about our extraordinary future, the Flash Forward podcast is made for you! Its host and producer, award-winning science journalist Rose Eveleth immerses us in complicated topics of futuristic robotics, medicine, cyber forensics, possible relocations to Mars, etc. As Flash Forward creators say: ”The future is going to be weird, so let's get ready for it together”. You can listen to the podcast on any of your preferred platform or its official website by clicking here.
Made by Mozilla Firefox, the podcast IRL: Online Life Is Real Life was created to become a platform for discussion about cybersecurity, privacy in the internet, web ethics as well as data protection and even online bullying. Its host Manoush Zomorodi invites professionals from the tech world to talk about these serious topics and find answers that we are all looking for.
One of the best podcasts for video gamers is Triple Click. In it, three video game geeks Kirk Hamilton, Maddy Myers, and Jason Schreier discuss new game releases as well as good old classics. If you want to stay tuned about the gaming world and listen to the opinions of like-minded people, subscribe and listen to it on any podcast platform.
Command Line Heroes is a podcast for web developers, computer scientists, engineers, IT students and everyone interested in programming, coding and hacking. With it, you can discover a lot of insights and even learn a bit of computing history from professionals in the field.
Machine learning, AI, robots – podcast hosts Savannah Million and Alex Cox discuss all these topics and more on Roboism every week. Are robots going to take everyone’s jobs? Do robots follow us and collect data? What are the most useful robots and how have they already become part of our everyday lives? If you are curious about all this, subscribe and discover the world of robots and artificial intelligence little by little.
Tech Swamp is a podcast for people working in the field of new technologies, apps, web development and every area related to IT. The episodes come out once or twice a month and the topics are often the most significant and controversial tech policy news, top headlines and what it all means to field professionals.