Podcasts have undergone a full-blown renaissance in recent years. Whether it’s high-profile celebrities and musicians, online influencers, or catching up on the news agenda from the journalists themselves, more than 400 million people globally now listen to content in this format.
They are a great way to stay informed, learn something new, or be entertained – often on the go. Given this is a technology blog, we wanted to share some of the best tech-related podcasts out there right now.
- In Machines We Trust – Launched in August 2020, this is one of the world’s most popular podcasts focused on artificial intelligence, and the impact it is having on our lives. Published by MIT Technology Review, it has explored everything from digital twins, breakthroughs in AI and computing history, to how AI is helping test and train pilots.
- The Digital Human – This BBC Radio 4 podcast is a weekly series looking at some of the big questions surrounding technology and its impact on both our society and psychology. Hosted by broadcaster Aleks Krotoksi, recent topics have included what the rise of algorithmic curation means for the arts, how far we can trust digital technology implanted in our bodies, and what it means to be solitary in our digital world.
- CYBER – Published by VICE Magazine, this series is all about the world of cybersecurity. Covering everything from disinformation to encryption, cyber threats to facial recognition, new episodes are published every few days, and looks at the biggest cybersecurity news right now.
- Hard Fork – This New York Times podcast is hosted by long-time technology journalists Kevin Roose and Casey Newton, giving a weekly look at the biggest stories in technology right now. Each episode is around an hour long, offering a deep dive into NY Times’ tech and business reporting from the journalists involved.
- Babbage – Published by The Economist and richly reported, this series is a weekly documentary-style report on a different topic in the area of science and technology each week. Each 45-minute episode is published every Wednesday, with host Alok Jha talking to correspondents from right across The Economist about the new discoveries, developments and innovations that are shaping our world.
- The Tech Talks Daily – Hosted by tech columnist Neil Hughes, this is a daily interview series with startup founders, sports teams, business leaders, and the occasional celebrity, looking at their career history, tips and advice for others, as well as sharing more about the company they work for now and what they stand for.
- Pivot – Hosted by tech journalist Kara Swisher and New York University Professor Scott Gallaway, new episodes of this series are released every Tuesday and Friday covering the biggest stories in tech, business and politics. Recent stories have included ongoing developments with Twitter, tech layoffs, and movements around AI.
- Masters of Scale – Taking a slightly more business and leadership-oriented perspective, this podcast is an interview series featuring business leaders across technology, consumer brands, charities and other innovative startups and venture capital funds. Each guest speaks with LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, discussing their career journey and what’s made them successful, as well as learnings along the way.
- TED Tech – Featuring some of the world’s best thinkers and speakers looking at the interaction between technology, society, science, business and innovation, this weekly podcast is a collection of audio from TED Talks around the world to provide inspiration and ideas.
- CyberWire Daily – This daily podcast is aimed at cybersecurity industry leaders and covers the day’s biggest threat intelligence, policy, research and more. Every episode also features a guest from within the industry, from cybersecurity companies to Government agencies.
- Thales Security Sessions – At Thales we have our own successful podcast – Security Sessions. This podcast series explores the technologies, people, and processes behind information security. We’ll delve into topics like data security, remote access and digital transformation, as well as the people and technology that make it all work behind the scenes. We speak to Thales and industry experts to bring you fresh perspectives on how to navigate the world of cloud security.
Do you have a favourite not included on this list? Let us know in the comments below.