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Whether you have a long commute, a house to clean, or a restless mind, podcasts can provide some of the most interesting ways to pass your time. They can also help you learn more about the things you love. That’s why we’ve compiled the 5 programming podcasts you should listen to right now. For both entertainment and education, these podcasts are sure to keep you listening.
1) Developer Tea
Do you want to level up your coding skills in the time it takes you to sip your afternoon tea? Podcast host Jonathan Cutrell can help. With over 7 million downloads to date, Cutrell’s Developer Tea connects developers to their career purpose by discussing complex topics in condensed podcast episodes.
Episodes discuss the topics like the fluidity of time, subtractive thinking, and much more. You can listen to Developer Tea on Apple and Google Podcasts, as well as most other listening apps.
2) Away from the KeyBoard
Learning from others’ stories is valuable in the tech industry. That’s why Cecil Phillip and Richie Rump created Away from the KeyBoard, a podcast built to share technologists’ journeys and how they grew along the way.
Every Tuesday, you’ll hear from a programmer about what they did to become successful, what they learned in the process, and how you can apply their story to your own journey. You can hear Away from the KeyBoard wherever you listen to podcasts, or by visiting their website.
3) Simple Programmer Podcast
Productivity is key to success in the programming industry. John Sonmez’s Simple Programmer Podcast is built to help you become more productive, more successful, and more personable. It’s a mix of career, industry, and personal advice as told by Sonmez and his guests.
In about 10 minutes, each episode can help you unlock success as both a programmer and person. Simple Programmer Podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
And if you’re interested in hearing more from Sonmez, check out Get Up and CODE. This podcast is mostly about health and fitness, but also provides a coding slant. Most of us could benefit from a little more physical activity, and Get Up and CODE was made to help programmers do just that.
4) User Error
You’ve made mistakes before. When learning to code (or do anything), a few mishaps can be expected. User Error is the podcast that discusses those mishaps in hourlong episodes.
Through User Error, hosts Noah, Rikai, and Chris send the message that messing up is inevitable—and that mistakes can also mean content gold. You can find the show wherever you listen to podcasts.
5) This Developer’s Life
Big podcast lovers will certainly have heard of This American Life. But what about This Developer’s Life?
While the show isn’t uploading new episodes (for now), the 26 episodes currently available on Apple Podcasts and the This Developer’s Life website provide a wealth of information on coding careers, motivation, competition and more. Through triumph and tribulation, the stories on This Developer’s Life put the human element in programming.