Top tech podcasts, revisited

Soon after I started blogging, I wrote a post on my Top Tech Podcasts. That was back in 2008 so I thought I’d revisit it with the tech podcasts I now listen to. I’ve moved on a bit since then but some old faithfuls are still there. These are mostly all audio podcasts as I like to listen while walking.


Podnutz has burgeoned into a great network of tech podcasts – and not just for computer techs either. The originals are still there but Steve has added shows on Linux, Android and others. And then there’s Nutz at Night, as Steve says late night tech talk about nothing, yet something. You might even call it a show about Tech and Life… but no-one’s made that connection yet! Anything can come up here – tech, YouTube videos, likes, and dislikes. There’s a regular band of co-hosts now and strangely, it’s one of the first shows I listen to after downloading it.

CNET to the Rescue – great tech advice and tips dispensed by Rafe Needleman and co-hosts. Like Carey Holzman, Rafe is another podcaster whose advice I always look forward to hearing.


FrequencyCast – UK centric podcast on digital TV, technology, media news and gadget reviews, presented by the inimitable Carl and Pete. A monthly show with shorter mid-monthly updates. Good show notes and full transcripts as well! Show 61 focused on Streaming Media and is well worth a listen if you want to stream music and video to your TV.

The Home Tech Podcast – Just discovered this one a month or two back and it seems pretty good – tips, how-to’s and simple solutions to your not so simple technology questions with a revolving panel of hosts fronted by Jim Collison, The Average Guy.

WNYCs Radiolabs – I had to mention this one again, one of my favourites. If you don’t try any of these podcasts, give this one a go. Professional, great presenters and thought provoking stuff. And a terrific archive of podcasts you can dig into.

Radiolab believes your ears are a portal to another world. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience. Big questions are investigated, tinkered with, and encouraged to grow. Bring your curiosity, and we’ll feed it with possibility.


Evernote – Obviously a podcast about the latest developments in Evernote but the banter and off-beat humour between the hosts are a feature here.

Tech Stuff – From the guys at How Stuff Works, Jonathan and Chris delve in some detail into some of today’s top tech topics.

I should also mention TechVets with Carey Holzman and Mike Smith. Covering PCs, PC repair, PC utilities and info for repair techs, it’s just returned after an 8 month break. Perhaps now that Carey has left Computer America we might see a more regular schedule again.

Well that’s my current list. What’s yours?

6 Responses

  1. Nick Says:

    These are/were some good podcasts.. I remember listening to a few of these my self. I’m really surprised you don’t have Twit listed on there.

  2. techandlife Says:

    Yes, if you look back to my 2008 post I used to listen to a few podcasts from the TWiT network. I still occasionally listen to This Week in Tech depending on who the guests are but at 2 hours these days it’s a little too long for me every week. I listened to Net at Night right up until it changed to a more social oriented podcast a few weeks back.
    I do like Mostly Photo and listen to it occasionally.
    The bottom line is there’s only so much I can listen to each week and I’ve already got plenty on the list above. Plus the Aussie Geek Podcast when they put one out.

  3. Nick Says:

    Ah ok, yeah, I only listen to This Week in Tech if John C. Dvorak is one of the guest.

    There is so many podcasts that are so good out there that you just can’t listen to them all. Right now I am so behind on all of them.

  4. wmadavis Says:

    One I never miss is a Geek Speak from KUSP (not to be confused with others of the same name). Very appealing hosts and regulars.

  5. Jim Collison Says:

    Thanks for the shout out with the Home Tech Podcast. It’s a little project we started a year ago that has grown into a fun Thursday night podcast for the average tech guy! Glad you enjoy it!

    Love the blog and love the mission to focus your efforts on those who might need a bit of tech help. While we sometimes get a bit techy on the show, I started my blog for the same reason. Most people just need a little help.

    Keep up the good work and drop us a line if you ever want to chat.


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