Something I had never gotten into nearly as much as I always wanted to was listening to podcasts. My current commute to work is between 45 minutes and 1 hour so I have plenty of listening time. For most of the year, I went back and forth between audio books and podcasts, however, more recently, I placed my Audible subscription on hold and have been listening to podcasts everyday.
Below is a list of my favorites from this year. If you are looking for something to listen to, give them a try!
If you are a WordPress developer, you definitely want to check out Apply Filters! Brad Touesnard and Pippin Williamson do an excellent job sharing their experiences, in-depth information on plugin development, and discussing details on new and upcoming features within WordPress. I enjoyed this podcast so much, I went back and listened to every episode!
Are you bootstrapping a business online? If so, then you definitely want to listen to Bootstrapped Web! Brian Casel and Jordan Gal give you a view into their businesses and discuss their experiences running their businesses online. They also cover a wide array of topics in detail that will help anyone get started if trying to launch an idea online!
I started listening to the DradCast fairly recently, but it is already one of my favorites. They have made some changes to their format and so far, I really enjoy it. While still somewhat focused on WordPress, Brad Williams and Dre Armeda host a special guest each week and discuss current topics in WordPress, the Internet, and technology in general.
Free Beer and Hot Wings Show
The Free Beer and Hot Wings Show is a syndicated radio show that is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan on WGRD 97.9 FM. They can be heard on a number of stations, however, they also offer a VIP Podcast for a small fee a year which gives you access to recordings of every show as well as extra content. I have been listening to them for over 10 years and if you are looking for some great laughs, check them out.
Post Status Draft
Have trouble keeping up with the fast-moving WordPress community? Brian Krogsgard and Joe Hoyle do great job discussing the latest WordPress news and interviewing members of the WordPress community. Because Joe is part of the WordPress REST API team, there have been quite a few episodes with good discussions involving that topic this fall as well.
Startups for the Rest of Us
There is a wealth of entrepreneurial experience between hosts Mike Taber and Rob Walling. Whether you have launched your software product or just thinking about starting one, you will be able to take something away from each episode. If you are starting or running your own software business, give these guys a listen!
The Talking Dead
Not to be confused with AMC’s show The Talking Dead, this podcast recaps each episode of The Walking Dead and has actually been around longer than the TV counterpart. I find the in-depth review of each episode great and find myself learning things I might have missed when watching the episode from time to time. If you are a fan of The Walking Dead and looking for a way to get more out of the show, give this one a listen!
Hosted by Jeff Chandler and Marcus Couch, WordPress Weekly is an in-depth review of pressing topics in the WordPress community. Whether it be details on the latest release or great discussion with a special guest there is a lot to be gained from the content they put out. It is recorded live if you want to tune in as well!
WP Dev Table
Jason Resnick and Bronson Quick host WP Dev Table via Google Hangouts and then record it for release on the podcast. Primary topics of discussion include best practices, source control, workflow, and other development based topics. Hopefully this show will see more regularity in 2016, but if you are a developer looking for a great podcast, listen to their back episodes.
Do you listen to others I should look into? Let me know in the comments!