Podcast Playlist

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I’ve gone on about podcasts before but I haven’t shared what’s in my playlist. It’s in a slightly better way so I don’t feel so ashamed and it’s also a very personal choice. I’m hoping by giving you more information on those I listened to and those I don’t that it will help you decided if you might like what I’m currently listening to. Alternatively you could have a look a podcast thing for some recommendations, I will be.

On making this list I realise how many years I’ve been listening to podcasts and how many have come and gone. It’s very likely I’ve left something off the list.

This post will be continually updated, this is what’s still left to do:

  • Add links to all shows, except those to avoid.
  • Update descriptions on Current Podcasts.
  • Add some show art (Current only)

What else am I looking for?

Hard to say at the moment, let me get back to you on that. Certainly not more Tech podcasts.


*Current Listening

  • The News 5by5: 5 minutes of iMyke reading his news feed so I don’t have to.
  • Core Intuition Independent : A few developers have a chat about iOS and Mac.
  • The Prompt 5by5: An American, an Englishman and an Italian talk about tech.
  • App.net Podcast | App.net: Essential if you’re a member of the service.



*Current Listening

  • The New Disruptors Boing Boing]: Glen Fleishman loves to talk to those people who start Kickstarter projects.
  • Desert Island Discs BBC: A long running interview show in which the guest picks their ‘Desert Island Discs’ while,the host quizes then.
  • Systematic 5by5: The great Brett Terpstra chats to interesting people.
  • Back to Work 5by5: Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann talk about work for 10 minutes and other stuff for an hour.
  • CMD+space 5by5: iMyke that speaks to people behind the projects.
  • Farmer’s Market Independent: Stories of those around Apple.


Pop Culture


  • /Filmcast | /Film
  • Bores, Gores and Swords Boing Boing
  • A Cast of Kings
  • The Incomparibles 5by5


*Current Listening

Science & Education


  • 99% Invisible
  • Radiolab WNYC

Business & Productivity


  • More or less: Behind the stats BBC
  • Which? Money
  • Get-It-Done Guy Quick and Dirty Tips
  • Mikes on Mics

Gone but not forgotten

A few podcasts go out with a bang, some with a fizzle, either way it’s not nice when you listen regularly and it ends.

  • Filmspotting
  • Hypercritical 5by5
  • Build and Analyze 5by5
  • Buzz Out Loud CNET

Not worth your time

I’d avoid these if I were you. If I had the time these would not go back on my playlist.

  • Comedy of the Week BBC
  • Friday Night Comedy from the BBC BBC
  • Rhod Gilbert’s Best Bits BBC
  • The Infinite Monkey Cage BBC
  • Skeptoid Independent
  • Bullseye
  • The Nerdist
  • MacBreak Weekly
  • The Talk Show Formerly 5by5

For the record

I’ve listened to these podcasts at some point, they’re not bad, just not for me.

By Podcast Network

  • 5by5
  • Boing Boing
  • BBC



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