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4 tech podcasts you should be listening to

Learn about the cloud, get your Apple fix, navigate the business of software, and more with these must-listen tech podcasts.

4 tech podcasts you should be listening to
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Technology moves fast. Take it from me, a real-life technology expert! It moves so fast, in fact, that it’s impossible to keep on top of it all.

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Podcasts can help, though. By bringing together experts to discuss what’s new and important, they’re like CliffsNotes for your ears. In that spirit, here are four tech-focused podcasts to keep you informed, make you smarter, and maybe even entertain you a bit.

One-stop shopping with the Daily Tech News Show

If you’re looking to make sense of the top tech stories of the day, Daily Tech News Show is the gold standard.

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Episodes run a very familiar, evening-news-like 30 minutes and, as the name might suggest, drop daily. This isn’t just a reading of the headlines with no context, though: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, and regular contributors and guests add a quick dash of insight and analysis to each story, making the experience equal parts efficient and rich.

Solving software with the Postlight Podcast

It’s a rare thing for a company podcast to feel…well, less company-y, but the Postlight Podcast, from a company that helps other companies build software platforms, pulls it off in entertaining, informative, and well-produced episodes.

Topics range from straightforward but important software-as-a-business stuff like project and product management, to such bigger issues as corporate culture, remote work, moonshots, and more.

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Episodes drop weekly and average about 30 minutes. If you’re in software in any capacity, this one’s worth a listen.

Grumpy Old Geeks interrogate the internet

The internet is great, but it’s far from perfect. Take it from the Grumpy Old Geeks, who do a masterful job of analyzing the good, the bad, and the ugly shades of modern digital life.

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Sporting a nice balance of serious sensibilities, sarcastic cynicism, and downright funny moments, it’s a good case study of the realities of the online experience. Episodes run about an hour apiece and show up once a week.

Seeing through the fog with Cloudcast Basics

You’ve heard of the cloud, yes? You’re probably using it right now! But do you really understand it, aside from it being a bunch of computers connected together?

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Cloudcast Basics has you covered.

Episodes are short—about 15 minutes, on average—and cover cloud-specific terms, features, pros vs. cons, and frequently asked questions. It’s all in reasonably plain English and definitely helpful if you need to get a better grasp on cloud technology in general.

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As far as episode frequency goes, this one drops all at once in bingeable seasons every month or two. The three existing seasons comprise a couple dozen episodes available to get you started while you wait for the fourth.

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