Podcasts – a great way to absorb extra info

Podcasts are audio recordings usually in mp3 format that often specialise in a particular niche.  If you commute, work out to music, or are at a loose end during a long build you might consider listening to one of these shows.

I subscribe to quite a few podcasts via google reader (my rss client of choice) – though the term podcast itself has iPod heritage so iTunes is also often used as a delivery mechanism.

I have listed a few of my favourite podcasts below.  Please comment and recommend any podcasts you listen too that I might be missing out on. 🙂

Game & Software Development

Industry Broadcast This is an excellent idea; the best game developer blog articles read out for your convenience
Platform Biased Behind the scenes info from Redmond
Hansel Minutes Technological discussion, usually focusing on .Net related technologies

Career

Career Tools Solid advice about how to improve your career prospects
Manager Tools Management tips in plain language.  Even if you are not a manager it can make you think about what you are like as an employee to manage 😉
Manager Tools (Basics) I’ve been listening to these guys for years and they refer to concepts introduced in older shows… these are the foundation podcasts

Music

The C64 Take Away Great remixes and sid tunes from the C64
The Roadhouse Signed and unsigned blues artists
The Raven and the Blues Signed and unsigned blues and blues inspired artists

Gaming

Major Nelson Xbox 360 celebrity often interviews developers and reports sales figures – amongst other things.
OXM Podcast Pretty good 360 podcast from some of the guys behind the American edition of Official Xbox Magazine
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3 Responses to “Podcasts – a great way to absorb extra info”

  1. Lee Winder Says:

    Thanks for the links.

    I struggle to listen to pod casts as I usually only have my iPod on while working. But there seems to be a few gems in there that I’ll subscribe to on iTunes.

  2. netflow Says:

    Thanks for the Paul. I wonder if Lee finds it harder or easier to listen to his own articles being read aloud as he is one of the wise and insightful contributing authors to Industrybroadcast.com

  3. netflow Says:

    ha, meant to say thanks for the plug

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