The best tech podcasts

Posted in Apps and mobile devices.

We’ve previously listed our favourite YouTube tech channels which you can see here. If what you are looking for is something that you can listen to on-the-go or while managing other tasks, or rather you would prefer listening to friendly conversation and banter while learning about current tech news then podcasts might be up your alley. Whether you have a casual interest in tech or you work in the industry, one of these podcasts are bound to interest you:

Accidental Tech Podcast

At this point, it’s almost impossible to mention tech podcasts without mentioning ATP. The three hosts, Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa, are all developers in the tech industry so they are able to provide unique perspectives as developers themselves when many tech podcasts are hosted by journalists and analysts. Each episode contains a variety of topics, follow-ups to audience comments, and a #askatp section.

ATP might not be the most beginner-friendly or casual tech podcast, but that is by design. If you’re fascinated about all things tech – from the minute details to latest industry news – then ATP is the podcast for you.

Tech Swamp

ACT’s Tech Swamp does an awesome job of discussing the latest tech developments and the history of tech innovation. Furthermore Tech Swamp also discusses the latest policies regarding tech in the US and EU as well as other locations around the globe. The podcast is able to carefully weave these discussions together and explores what these things mean for app developers and innovators.

If you are in the development industry or concerned about tech policy news, then Tech Swamp definitely fits that shoe.


Hosted by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, the a16z podcast explores tech from a business standpoint. Former entrepreneurs and current venture capitalists, the hosts balance technology factors with an investor’s business viewpoint. a16z’s conversations about technology delve into its impact on culture as well as provide business advice. Industry experts join them as guests in every episode allowing for a broader scope and more varied opinions.

If what you are looking for is technology news from the standpoint of businesses and investors, then try out a16z.

Back to Work

Back to Work shifts the focus of tech podcasts from technology to our lives. After all, technology intersects with our daily lives all the time. Part of the 5by5 family of podcasts, Back to Work discusses how technology impacts how we work and ways in which we can utilise it to improve our productivity. The friendly banter that accompanies the discussions make the podcast feel more jovial and relaxing.

If you are interested in leadership, business, and technology, then the way Back to Work blends these topics into discussion applicable to our everyday lives may suit you.