There are a lot of Tech podcasts out there. Unfortunately, if you’re browsing through iTunes or googling trying to find some, chances are many of the ones you discover will be old, with the last new podcast from two years ago. I don’t understand why they don’t have some better filtering in iTunes for this type of thing, but then again, iTunes doesn’t seem to be designed for the power user at all, especially with iTunes 11’s insanely bad search, but I digress.
Below is a list of some Cloud Computing, Marketing, Business, and PC Hardware/Tech blogs that I enjoy, and are updated on a fairly frequent basis (typically weekly). I’ll provide commentary on some, but not all.
These aren’t strict business podcasts, like, say, the Harvard Business Review’s IdeaCast, but more focused on the entrpreneur side of things, with an emphasis on solopreneurs or microprenuers.
- Startups For the Rest of Us | iTunes
The podcast I look forward to most each week. Frequently provides actionable advice based on their own experiences. Rob Walling wrote perhaps the best book for any developer looking to start a side business: Start Small, Stay Small.
- Seth Godin’s Startup School | iTunes
Key bits from a conference Seth Godin put on in the summer of 2012. Full of good information.
- TechZing | iTunes
Cloud computing podcasts focusing on the latest news in the field. More SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS than you can shake a stick at. There’s sometimes a little more focus on Salesforce.com than I need, but I still find them interesting.
There are a lot of junk “marketing” podcasts out there. Many of them are really more focused on marketing to the people listening than providing worthwhile and interesting information. These all seem to be the latter.
- Marketing Over Coffee | iTunes
An enjoyable listen. They literally record this once a week over a cup of coffee at 5:30am. Truth in advertising!
- Internet Marketing: Insider Tips and Advice for Online Marketing | iTunes
An entry from overseas. Two British marketers providing quality information in nice, small bites. Typically 15-20 minutes in length.
- Six Pixels of Separation – Marketing and Communications Insights | iTunes
In a recent episode, they had an absolutely great interview with Tom Webster, a VP of Strategy for Edison Research. Not exactly a household name, but they are the company which conducts the US election exit polling.
And, finally, two podcasts focusing on gadgets and PC hardware. I don’t follow the market as much as I used to, but I still like to keep informed. They’re mainly focused on consumer hardware, but they do touch on the server hardware as well.