best tech podcasts

The Top 7 Tech Podcasts

Have you noticed that podcasts are popping up everywhere these days? It’s no longer a niche market. Much like a good book or engrossing TV show, getting into a podcast usually takes time. Once you’re hooked, the payoff is worth it. Whether you consider yourself a tech junkie or are looking to brush up on current events, here are the seven best tech podcasts to expand your horizons.

1. The Future of Everything

With a new episode every Wednesday, this podcast covers anything and everything as it relates to new technology. From the Wall Street Journal, this podcast offers an in-depth look at how technology is reshaping our daily lives. Host Jennifer Strong is a terrific interviewer—she’s not afraid to cut the chit-chat and get to the heart of the matter. If you have even the slightest interest in emerging tech, this is the podcast for you.

WSJ’s The Future of EverythingDiscover what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work …

2. Reply All

Referred to by The Guardian as “A podcast about the internet,” Reply All shines a much-needed light on innovations in new technology and how it shapes society. Hosts PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman dive deep into the wide world of all things tech, covering everything from social media exploits to data dumps and more. Reply All focuses heavily on real-life stories, which more often than not gives it a hyper sense of realism.

Reply All“‘A podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive i …

3. Techdirt

Hosted by Michael Masnick, the Techdirt podcast offers an inside look within the technology sector and how it’s reshaping public policy. Much like it’s Techdirt’s namesake site, this podcast takes pride in featuring true-to-life talking points. Artificial intelligence is often a recurring theme, as well as tech policy, and with live interviews and behind-the-scenes insight, it’s definitely worth a listen.

TechdirtThe Techdirt Podcast, hosted by Michael Masnick.

4. 99% Invisible

As one of the longest-running podcasts on the list, 99% Invisible has carved a space in the niche tech market. Host, Roman Mars not only covers the wide world of technology itself but also how these advancements come about. One of the few podcasts to ask “Why”? in addition to “How?”, 99% Invisible often focuses on how design influences technology.

99% InvisibleDesign is everywhere in our lives, perhaps most importantly in the places where we’ve just stopped noticing. 99% Invisib …

5. The internet of Things

IoT (or the Internet of things) has become an integral part of our everyday lives. From our smartphones to our smart fridges (yes, it’s a thing), more devices and appliances today are WiFi-equipped. Host, Stacey Higginbotham covers the wide world of IoT with a heavy focus on what’s in store for our future.

The Internet of Things Podcast – Stacey On IoTStacey Higginbotham has covered technology since 2001. In my years covering tech I became more fascinated by the stuff w …

6. Future Tense

For a refreshingly non-American approach to emerging tech, this Australia-based podcast tends to take a more neutral approach to budding technology. One of the great things about this particular podcast is that it often leaves listeners with a new way of approaching a particular subject. If you have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, this is the podcast for you.

Future Tense – ABC – RNA critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental su …

7. Exponent

Hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth, Exponent often covers the seedy implications of new technology. With hot-button issues like net neutrality and the myriad social media scandals as of late, Exponent is much more than a traditional tech podcast: it’s a podcast about society.

ExponentExponent, a production of Stratechery.com, is hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth.In this program we seek to explo …

 

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