The Podcast list of 2014/2015

Last year's post, The Podcast list of 2013/2014, got quite popular, at least by my puny measures. ;) So I decided to make an updated list. All new shows are marked with a . Most of the shows, that were in last year's list, have the same description as last year.

(Some shows have been discontinued or changed names when they moved to a new network.)

Note: All podcasts are in alphabetical order.

Please read last year's post to get some background and a short description of my podcast listening habits. (They haven't changed that much.)
Last year we saw the birth of Relay FM, the new podcasting network by Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett. They had a really good start with a couple of great shows. I highly recommend their shows!

Podcast apps

The 2013/2014 post mentioned that I used Instacast by Vemedio, but the release of Marco Arment's Overcast app made me switch to it in an instant. It's really good and one of the great features is Smart Speed. It shortens the silences on the fly, which in turn makes the episodes shorter and enables you to listen to even more shows. And this app hasn't had the battery drain issues Instacast had before.

Developer/Tech podcasts

Accidental Tech Podcast

Last year I wrote:

My podcast list is in alpabetical order, but this show would probably be in first place even if I did rank them.

It was true last year and it's still true! If you only can pick one podcast show to listen to, pick this one.

Accidental Tech Podcast feed


If you're interested in Apple, Mac & iOS, this show is a mandatory one. Jim Dalrymple, known from his Apple news site The Loop, and Dan Benjamin hosts this weekly show. Jim, with his incredible knowledge of the Apple world, always has great comments about the news surrounding Apple and related products.

Amplified feed


This is a new show, hosted by Myke Hurley and Casey Liss (from the Accidental Tech Podcast). This show is "about how these devices make us feel and how they change our lives for the better, but also for the worse." They talk a lot about their personal lives and thus you get closer and more engaged in what's happening in their lives. During 2014 Myke quit his day job and started Relay FM, while Casey and his wife finally got a baby. This is a show I highly recommend!

Analog(ue) feed


A new show, on Relay FM, with Jason Snell and Dan Moren. "Four topics, five minutes each, and no more than 30 minutes per episode." It is a relief that some shows have an upper limit to the length of an episode. The hosts are veterans and have always interesting point of views.

Clockwise feed


Another show, on Relay FM, with Federico Viticci, Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett. It's a "weekly panel discussion on Apple and the impact of technology on our lives."

Connected feed

Core Intuition

Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece talk about indie software development (Mac/iOS focus). Interesting to hear them talk about their apps and the development process, but also give tips about what to think about for the different parts of an app's development cycle.

Core Intuition feed


Guy English and Rene Ritchie interview people about developing software and services. Great guests and clever hosts.

Debug feed

Developing Perspective

David Smith is an independent iOS developer and talks about the news in iOS development and related topics. Each episode is never longer than 15 minutes.

Developing Perspective feed

Edge Cases

Andrew Pontious and Wolf Rentzsch talk about software development for iOS and Mac.

Edge Cases feed

The iDeveloper Podcast

Steve Scott with guests cover the news, tools, utilities and issues that relates to Mac and iOS development.

The iDeveloper Podcast feed


Once again, on Relay FM, with Myke Hurley. He "takes a look at what makes creative people successful and what steps they have taken to get there." Just recently he started his series 'Inquisitive: Behind the App', and it's a very good show that I highly recommend.

Inquisitive feed


Hosted by Chad Etzel, Darryl Thomas and John Sextro. They are all iOS developers and talk about iOS news, share tips and rant about iOS related things.

iOhYes feed


Marc Edwards, Seth Clifford and Rene Ritchie invites guests to talk about user interface and user experience. Interesting and you can always learn some good things from the show.

Iterate feed

Melton Show

Hosted by Don Melton and Rene Ritchie. Don was formerly director of internet technologies at Apple, and responsible for WebKit and the Safari browser. So you can imagine he has a lot of interesting stuff to talk about.

iOhYes feed


Saul Mora, he's the Magical Panda, hosts this show where the guests are from the Cocoa developer community. They discuss Cocoa development (iOS & Mac), indie development and related topics.

NSBrief feed

The Podcast

The Podcast is a completely new podcast show from the great guys and girls at If you're unfamiliar with that site, you're going to be delighted to find a vast amount of information and tutorials for iOS development. They do a tremendous job with the tutorials and they are very nice to share them for free with all of us.

The Podcast feed

The Rebound

A technology podcast from Apple geeks Dan Moren, John Moltz, and Lex Friedman. Smart and funny guys talking mostly about Apple.

The Rebound feed

Release Notes

Two developers, Charles Perry and Joe Cieplinski, talk about the business of Mac and iOS indie software development.

Release Notes feed

The Talk Show with John Gruber

The iconic Talk Show with John Gruber is, as it says on the website, "sort of like the director’s commentary track for Daring Fireball". A mandatory podcast show if you're interested in all things Apple related.

The Talk Show with John Gruber feed


Yes, another Relay FM show. This one is hosted by Myke Hurley and Jason Snell. "Upgrade looks at how companies including Apple, Amazon and Google shape the technology in our lives and how people do creative work in the digital age." Jason, with his vast experience, always has something smart to share and Myke is the perfect host leading the conversation forward.

Upgrade feed


Four hosts: Guy English, Georgia Dow, Dave Wiskus, and Rene Ritchie discuss current news and trends in technology. They often have a relaxed discussion with a lot of laughter.

Vector feed

Design podcasts

The Big Web Show

Jeffrey Zeldman, the godfather of web standards, hosts this show where his guests are people that have contributed to move the web forward. Almost always interesting and educating. Highly recommended if you're a web developer.

The Big Web Show feed

Let's Make Mistakes

Mike Monteiro and Jessie Char talks about the mistakes designers sometimes make and how to learn something from them. Always interesting, and you can always find something that fits in your professional life.

Let's Make Mistakes feed

The Web Ahead

Jen Simmons with guests talk about the future of the web, HTML5, mobile, design and more in this great show. Interesting guest and you can always get great tips and information that you've probably missed before.

The Web Ahead feed

Humour podcasts

The Bugle

John Oliver and Andy Zaltzman hosts this incredibly funny political satire show. If you're remotely interested in politics and current events, you should definitely listen to this show.

The Bugle feed

Space podcasts

I'm very interested in space, both technology, exploration and sci-fi books/movies. With the rise of private initiatives like Mars One and Inspiration Mars the coming years will be very interesting.

Mars Pirate Radio

Doug Turnbull hosts the Mars Pirate Radio. He's an sci-fi author with great interest in Mars and covers various topics regarding e.g. space exploration and Mars settlement. He had interviews with people from Mars Society, Mars Desert Research Station and sci-fi writers.

Mars Pirate Radio feed

The Space Show

Hosted by Dr. David Livingston, The Space Show "focuses on timely and important issues influencing the development of outer-space commerce and space tourism, as well as other related subjects of interest to us all." He often has very serious guests (engineers, authors, entrepreneurs) that often are involved in NASA and the space business. Highly recommended!

The Space Show feed

StarTalk Radio

Hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, StarTalk Radio, is probably the best podcast if you're into space. It's very informative and highly entertaining.

StarTalk Radio feed

Honorably mentions of Swedish podcasts

Since most of my visitors are non-Swedish, I will just briefly list the Swedish podcasts that I listen to. The list has been shorter this year, since some of the podcasts have been discontinued.

by Stefan Laketa