My taste in podcasts varies by what is actually going on in my life. Right now it is mostly startups (KickoffLabs) and Ruby.
Here are my current favorites:
Don’t let the name full you. These guys are seriously focused on solid business skills. I have only been listening to them for a month or two, but it is one the few podcasts I now listen to every week.
Two recent episodes stand out to me:
Mixergy might be the podcast I have been subscribed to the longest. What I really like about Mixergy is the mix interviews: Founders of big and small companies, VCs, and everyone in-between.
- Curbly’s Founder Tells Me To Stop Ignoring Lifestyle Businesses – with Bruno Bornsztein
- Molehill’s Founder: Aim For Lifestyle, Not A Jackpot – with Tom Rossi
- How To Build A Profitable Lifestyle Web App, Even If You’re Not A Developer – with Dane Maxwell
- Pitch Anything
- Leadership Through Stories?! – with Derek Sivers
Note: Looks like the last two require a premium membership.
Quick and concise updates on what is going in the Ruby world. Published twice a week and as you might guess, they are about 5 minutes long.
Ryan Bates publishes a weekly screencast on Rails. If you do work with Rails (or want to) you absolutely must subscribe to this podcast.
Recent interesting episodes:
Others that I occasionaly listen to:
- This Developers Life - Great developer stories.
- The Changelog - This used to be one of my top 5, but it has fallen off the radar for me.
- Ruby Rogues - Really good Ruby discussion on a single topic or two per week.
- VimCasts - I continue to be shocked at what can be done in Vim.
- Startups For the Rest of Us - If you are a developer and want to build your own startup, you can’t go wrong with this one.