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10 Tech Podcasts That You Should Follow

In a Digital Age where we spend more and more time on the internet–using apps, devices, and social platforms in order to work, socialize, and stay up-to-date with current events–podcasts have become an amazing way of maximizing our productivity as we are doing our daily chores.

We can listen to them anywhere; their format is light and easy to consume, but packed with information. According to a survey conducted by Reuters Institute of Journalism, around 28% of people in Europe have listened to at least one podcast in the past month. And this trend is only growing as younger generations use podcasts and create new ones every day. For example, over 50% of people in Europe under 35 listen to podcasts on a regular basis.

For us in the tech industry, we know that our field is constantly evolving and moving faster than ever. So it might be hard sometimes to keep up-to-date with the latest trends. Discovering the right podcast for you is not always as easy as it seems. But don’t worry, we've done the research for you: here's our rounded up of the top 10 tech podcasts that you should start listening to asap!

1 - Sparkr Podcast

Sparkr Podcast

  • Episode length: 45 mins
  • Language: German

Christian Lundsgaard-Hansen started his podcast earlier this year and he has already spoken with some of the best in the industry in Switzerland and Germany. The great thing about this podcast is that he always tackles the uncomfortable questions that startups have to face.

How do I maintain a creative, productive corporate culture?

What makes a good leader?

What do I have to look out for when hiring employees?

How do I tell an enthralling story of my product?

This podcast tackles everyday situations that people in the tech startup scene are faced with through amazing interviews at a great pace. You can tell that the guests are always engaging and trying to explain through their own experiences how to overcome certain situations and become a better entrepreneur.

Note: this podcast is in German, so it’s not for everyone. But if you happen to know German this podcast will be a great resource as you think about your business.

2 - Accidental Tech Podcast

Accidental Tech Podcast

  • Episode length: 2 hours +
  • Language: English

If you are a diehard techie, this podcast is for you. Created by three developers–Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa–with a shared interest in discussing technology in a very creative way, they have accumulated a legion of fans over the years. This podcast is, in their own words, “Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.”

The synergy of this podcast makes time fly; they really know what they are talking about and you feel that you are listening to real experts that can present topics in a very easy-going way while still having amazing, in-depth conversations. If you love hearing about the newest programming languages or the latest news in the tech industry, this podcast is for you.

3 - Rocket


  • Episode length: 1 hour
  • Language: English

Set up through the platform, Rocket has become one of the most loved tech podcasts. It combines exciting news and funny jokes about tech life, with reviews on games, movies, comics, and books.

This podcast has an all-female host team. Senior Tech Correspondent and Media Specialist Christina Warren, Tech Feminist Brianna Wu, and Family Gaming Writer Simone de Rochefort have created a special group where no topic is off limits. This podcast has become a must if you want to keep updated but laugh at the same time.

4 - This Week In Tech

This Week In Tech

  • Episode length: 2 hours +
  • Language: English

Leo Laporte is a veteran in the podcast world. This technology podcast has been running for over 10 years, with guests from all over the world with incredible stories to share about their lifelong projects and ideas.

The podcast is broken into different sections where they go over the major tech news headlines while still keeping it fresh and spontaneous with friendly banter and industry anecdotes. The way in which they conduct interviews with the guests always brings a fresh look to the topics that come up.

5 - The Big Web Show

The Big Web Show

  • Episode length: 1 hour
  • Language: English

Jeffrey Zeldman goes over so many topics in this podcast that sometimes it feels like a dissertation on everything that is on the internet. Always accompanied by experts from different fields, Zeldman has a keen way of talking about all things web.

From web design and art direction, to content strategy and web technology, there is no topic left behind in this hour-long podcast. You can really sense the passion in his way of presenting information, balancing in-depth discussions with anecdotal stories and amazing interviews. It has been a while since his last podcast, but it is expected he will return with new episodes.

6 - The Foundation

The Foundation

  • Episode length: 20-30 mins
  • Language: English

This podcast has become one of the most inspiring things to listen to when you want to get motivated. Its approach is not just about tech, but rather about the people behind it and how they got to where they are now.

Guests talk about experiences throughout their lives that have shaped their worldviews such as building a successful career in tech, challenges they faced, and how they overcame them. This podcast helps a lot when you are struggling in the startup world, and it gives a unique perspective on learning how other people might have dealt with similar obstacles in the tech industry.

7 - How I Built This

How I Built This

  • Episode length: 20-30 mins
  • Language: English

Guy Raz created this podcast over 4 years ago and it has become a favorite for a lot of people. This NPR podcast has amazing interviews that combine the tech world with our everyday problems in society and how technology is helping to solve them.

Especially now in the new COVID-19 era, the topics that are discussed are always very interesting and insightful: talking about the fast-paced shift towards digitalization that we are seeing in every single industry. Guy Raz has had amazing guests over the years, so don’t hesitate to go and investigate older episodes that are still relevant and rich in content.

8 - a16z


  • Episode length: 20-45 mins
  • Language: English

If you want to learn more about the tech world from an investor perspective, then this podcast is for you. Andreessen Horowitz discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future — especially the view in his own words of how “software eats the world”.

With over 500 episodes to listen to and multiple episodes released each week, this podcast features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world that discuss how the tech world is advancing and how to understand the FinTech perspective.

Highly recommended for entrepreneurs who want to better understand the world of finance in technology.

9 - Podcast Podcast

  • Episode length: 20-30 mins
  • Language: English podcast is another very interesting FinTech podcast in which the latest news in finance and technology are discussed. Here you will find quick, 30-minute episodes with the latest information in the world of technology and finance in Europe.

These range from big companies to startups and everything in between. The interview format is always dynamic and provides great insights from industry leaders and up-incomers in the European tech scene.

If you don’t have a lot of time to read the latest news, this podcast will cover everything you need to know in a short timeframe while you're doing your daily chores.

10 - This Week In Startups

This Week In Startups

  • Episode length: 1 hour
  • Language: English

If you love to learn more about the entrepreneurial scene in Europe, then this podcast is for you. Famous angel investor and entrepreneur Jason Calacanis talks about the latest news in the tech industry.

He does great interviews with the most interesting founders of different tech businesses–from unicorns to hidden gems in the industry. In his own words, this show has the most “interesting, outrageous & illuminating stories in the entrepreneurial world."

Bonus - Note to Self

Note to Self

  • Episode length: 20-30 mins
  • Language: English

Originally created under the name New Tech City, this podcast hosted by Manoush Zomorodi tries to bridge the gap between the digital world and everyday life while investigating their interaction with one another.

As Zomorodi once described it, this podcast is a “tech show about being human:" how to look at tech from the human perspective and how it affects our work, leisure and health, and how to get the most out of it without sacrificing what makes us human.

Even though this podcast has only been on-air for a couple of years, it has left us with amazing episodes and reflections that are definitely worth listening to.

These are only a few of the great podcasts that you can listen to everyday. If you are looking for inspiration, give these podcasts a go!

Investigate and find out which one you like the most. But always be on the look out for inspiration and motivation. Listening to podcasts can bring a spark that can surprise you and help you more than you think.

Martin Rubinstein
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