Podcasts and Audiobooks have been around for a long time. For me though, they’ve become an essential part of my daily routine for the last few years. Audiobooks are the primary way I consume books since I spend a lot of time driving around for my day job and for weekend adventures and photography. However, podcasts share this time and that’s the focus of this writing. I thought this to be a timely piece since I’ll be leaving for vacation for a couple weeks and I need to stock up on podcasts and books to listen to!
If you can think of a topic, I’m sure you can find a podcast about that subject. The possibilities are endless. Being a tech junkie, I find myself drawn to the technology and photography related podcasts a lot; but I do love a lot of what I call more Lifestyle and story driven pieces. I’m constantly adding and trying out new ones, but what you’ll see here is what I currently have on at the time of this writing!
- The Digital Story hosted by Derrick Story
- Martin Bailey Podcast hosted by Martin Bailey
- Tips From the Top Floor hosted by Chris Marquardt
- Photo Net Cast hosted by several photo bloggers
- This Week in Photo hosted by Frederick Van Johnson
- Digital Photo Experience hosted by Rick Rammon and Juan Pons
- Improve Photography hosted by Jim Harmer and Dustin Olson
- App.Net hosted by Dalton Caldwell
- Android Central hosted by Android Central Staff
- The Verge Podcast hosted by Joshua Topolsky and Nilay Patel
- This Week in Google hosted by Leo Laporte, Jeff Jarvis, Gina Trapani
- This Week in Tech hosted by Leo Laporte and weekly guests
- All About Android hosted by Jason Howell, Gina Trapani, Ron Richards
- East Meets West hosted by Tom Merritt and Roger Chang
- This American Life hosted by Ira Glass
- LifeHacker hosted by Adam Dachis and other Lifehacker Staff
- Triangulation hosted by Leo Laporte
- The Moth Podcast hosted by Dan Kennedy
- Hired hosted by Cameron Moll
- Sword and Laser hosted by Tom Merritt and Veronica Belmont
- Extra Time Radio hosted by Nick Firchau, Simon Borg, Andrew Wiebe and others
- The Instance hosted by Scott Johnson, Mark Turpin and William Gregory
Since I am an Android user, the apps here are for the Android OS. There are some great ones for iOS as well, but I haven’t used iOS in a few years so I’m not up to date on what’s good! The three below are all fantastic apps and well worth the purchase price. I have purchased all 3 at one time or another. Some of them have lite versions for free, but if you enjoy an app, support the developer and show them some love.
- Pocket Casts (My current one you see) – created by Shifty Jelly
- BeyondPod – created by BeyondPod Team
- DoggCatcher – created by DoggCatcher
So there you have it…
Those are the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis. As I mentioned, I am constantly adding more and listening to specific episodes of some that I find to have interesting topics or guests. Check out the entire Twit Network along with Frog Pants Studios for a TON of great podcasts spanning many different genres. I highly recommend clicking the links in this post and checking them out to see if there may be one that you’ll love!
What do you listen to? Post some names and links so I can check them out.