6 Podcasts and The One Trick To Rule Them All

I’m sure I’m like many of you who have far too many podcasts to listen to and not enough time. I fell in love with podcasts around 2005 when I had my first iPod, the Classic 5th generation with 30GB of storage space.

One of the first podcasts I would listen to was This Week In Tech with Leo Laporte. Listening in on the roundtable discussion was fun, and I always felt I was learning something new.

Then I graduated to video podcast, and looking back now and recalling watching those videos podcast on such as small screen on the train going to and from work was always fun. In fact, I still have my iPod, and just powered it up to see what was on it – that thing still works!

Fast-forward to 2015 and now my phone is my podcast player. I have about 30 podcasts I subscribe to, and I can’t say that I listen to them all. But I do have several that I do my best to finish.

The trick to speed up your podcast consumption

But before I go into my top six podcasts, I want to share a little trick with you. I learned this from Gurusimran “GS” Khalsa, and others in the community. To get through all those podcasts, listen to them at 1.5x or 2.0x the speed. This makes a huge difference; I can zip through many of my favourite podcasts and not have to declare podcast bankruptcy.

At first, I found it difficult, but if you stay with it, you can adapt, and it does work. Below I want to share with you six podcasts I listen to, and I hope you find it interesting as well. I did omit all the typical tech podcasts that we listen to, my goal is to hopefully share some new podcasts with you.

Six podcasts you should consider adding to your playlist

Re/code Decode is hosted by Kara Swisher one of tech’s most prominent journalists, Kara is known for her insightful reporting and straight-shooting style. Listen in as she hosts hard-hitting interviews about the week in tech with influential business leaders and outspoken personalities from media, politics and more.

Triangulation Every week Leo Laporte talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology.

Mac Power Users learn about getting the most from your Apple technology with focused topics and workflow guests. Creating Mac Power Users, one geek at a time since 2009. Hosted by Katie Floyd and David Sparks.

The iMore show is the podcast edition of our weekly editorials, reviews, and special features. It’s everything you need for everything about the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and more!

Arrested DevOps is the podcast that helps you achieve understanding, develop good practices, and operate your team and business for maximum DevOps awesomeness.

And of course the plus one, no list would be complete without my very own podcast, I encourage you to check it out and let me know what you think.

The Nutanix Community Podcast is a weekly podcast. It is an informal and technical look at topics around Nutanix, webscale, IT, and the online IT community.

What are you listening to right now? Let me know if you also listen to any of these, or if you have some suggestions you think the community would be interested in, let me know on Twitter and thanks for reading.