I’ve read a lot of great books this year. I’ve also listened to a lot of great content through various podcasts. Whilst naturally flocking to the design related material to begin with, I quickly discovered there’s so much more content to unlock, with far less risk involved compared to committing to a new hardback.

Here’s a short roundup of the stand out podcasts I’ve been listening to over the past few months:

Design Details

Each episode is a deep dive into the Silicon Valley tech scene with some of the industry’s veterans. Particularly insightful for those of us across the pond.

Listen to Design Details

Reply All

This podcast will surprise you with little nuggets of trivia from around the web, outside of your daily bubble. Often obscure but always engaging.

Listen to Reply All

The Message

Not my typical choice of podcast but well worth it for the suspense each episode builds. The production quality alone makes this a great listen, sci-fi fan or not.

Listen to The Message

Developer Tea

Don’t judge a podcast by it’s cover, this one is as much (if not more so) about professional development than it is about building software. Short episodes and a host of great guests.

Listen to Developer Tea


Another series offering unrivalled production value with the kind of narrative and acting you would expect from an award winning drama.

Listen to Serial

The Tim Ferriss Show

Being a long time follower of his exploits, this is a clear contender. Having tried the 4-Hour Body, I can say that Tim knows how to optimise most aspects of life. Plenty of practical content and noteworthy interviews to be found here.

Listen to The Tim Ferriss Show

The Moth

Gripping real life stories to give you some perspective. Reading the experiences of others is one thing, but hearing them first hand carries some real impact.

Listen to The Moth

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