Podcasts 2: Podcasts for Developers

Software developers are a particular breed, often strongly defending their chosen development stack and tools. So continuing from from Podcasts 1: Your Learning Made Easy we look at Podcasts which are useful to all developers, not tied to a particular technology.

Programming Throwdown

Covering a wide range of topics, Programmer Throwdown goes into depth on a wide variety of subjects related to developers, covering social as well as technical themes.

New podcasts arrive roughly monthly.

Full Stack Radio

Publishing every fortnight, Full Stack Radio has a different guest for each episode, going deep into all areas of the development process and investigating new tools and technologies.

The Cloudcast

Of the several podcasts I tried for about the cloud, The Cloudcast was the one that survived, publishing once or twice a week.

Not tied to a particular cloud platform, it covers different aspects of cloud computing, containters and the surrounding ecosystems.


Publishing a half-hour podcast once a week for many years, Hanselminutes is hosted my renowned developer Scott Hanselman.

Each week is a different guest covering diverse topics around aspects of software and hardware, UI, databases and data science.

Honourable Mention

Although at first .NET Rocks may appear to focus on the .NET stack, at 3 podcasts a week and well over 1000 episodes it covers many topics outside of that world.

Recently there have been several podcasts on data science topics and the Geekouts covering non-development topics in depth are of interest to devs and non-devs alike.


Duncan Thomson

A Remote Software and Database Contractor specialised in Umbraco, Duncan works from wherever he finds himself. He is the co-organiser of the Python Exeter and Data Science Exeter meetup groups and speaks about Remote Working, Umbraco, Python and .NET Outside of work he is keen on travel, random generation, foreign languages and good food.

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