Podcasts

2013 was a great year for podcasts. It felt like new shows and apps were springing up every other week which is great if you are a podcast junky like me.

Having tried numerous iOS podcast apps – Instacast, Downcast, Pod Wrangler and Pocket Casts – I’ve settled on a favourite: Castro. Castro has a wonderfully minimal interface, the best scrubber I’ve seen on iOS and the relatively small feature set does exactly what I want (with the exception of continuous play, but that’s coming).

I’m still using Huffduffer to listen to the odd podcast, usually when I don’t want to subscribe to a show.

Here’s a run down of what I’m currently listening to:

99% Invisible is a wonderfully produced podcast on a wide range of design-related topics. If I had to pick a favourite, it would be this one.

Accidental Tech Podcast, just to listen to Siracusa’s rants.

Beyond Ink is a new show on the block. Rachel Shillcock has done a great job on the first two shows and I look forward to more.

The godfather of web standards, Jeffrey Zeldman, does a great job of interviewing smart folk on The Big Web Show.

The Boagworld Web Design Show is the podcast that got me into podcasts.

The Businessology Show, with Jason Blumer and Dan Mall, discusses the business side of design. They’ve just wrapped up series 1 and I’m looking forward to series 2.

CMD+Space is an interview show by Myke Hurley. Interesting guests and great questions.

Debug, with Guy English and Rene Ritchie, is an interview show focusing on development. I usually have no clue as to what they are talking about as it gets technical at times, but it’s a good listen now and then.

The Freelance Web is a weekly discussion about freelance life by Sean Johnson and Liz Elcoate.

One of the more inspiring shows I listen to is The Gently Mad, hosted by Adam Clark.

Happy Monday, with Sarah Parmenter and Josh Long, is always inspiring.

The Infinite Monkey Cage because who doesn’t love a little bit of science and comedy?

Sean McCabe and Ben Toalson discuss interesting and sometimes controversial topics relating to design and business on the seanwes podcast.

Hosted by Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert, ShopTalk is a must for any front-end developer.

I’ve discovered numerous iOS and Mac apps from the weekly top picks on Systematic, hosted by Brett Terpstra.

The Talk Show: “Sort of like the director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball” sums it up pretty well.

What are your favourite podcasts?

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