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A list of the podcasts that I subscribe and listen to

Peter Cooper asked a few days ago about what podcasts people are subscribing to. Here's my list:

IT Conversations
IT Conversations got me into podcasting, it's the original and the best for anything to do with technology. They have loads in interesting recordings, the best ones for me are recordings of presentations given at conferences like eTech and Web2.0. If I could only subscribe to one podcast it would have to be this one.

For Immediate Release: The Hobson and Holtz Report
Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz are two communication professionals who discuss public relations, corporate communications and how that intersects with technology in a twice-weekly show, each show is about 1 hour in length. They normally discuss what's happening in the blog and podcasting worlds including any new tools or sites that are of use in tracking what is going on. Shel and Neville get some great banter going and so this podcast is one of my favourites.

Lee Hopkins' Better Communication Results
A short weekly podcast by Lee discussing communication issues and how you can improve your communication results. Lee has a very entertaining style and his podcasts are always a pleasure to listen to.

Gillmor Gang
The Gillmor Gang has been podcasting for quite a while, they were originally hosted as part of IT Conversations but have now moved off into their own 'space'. They are five industry experts who have been around the block a few times discussing recent technology issues (e.g. Apple/Intel, Gnomedex, RSS, Attention). They normally have some good disagreement going, this extends the context of the item in question as you get a more balanced view.

Gillmor Daily
Similar to the above Gillmor Gang, but hosted by Steve Gillmor and a guest or two.

A fortnightly show that looks at Linux and open source. It's hosted by four British guys, with lots of swearing and foul language. They normally interview a lead developer of an interesting open source project, and discuss various distros, applications, etc. I find it a pretty good, light-hearted look at the open source world.

Manager Tools
A weekly podcast on how to be a better manager. The two US hosts have a lot of managerial experience and give a very informative and educational show. They are upbeat presenters, and present real stuff that is actually useful. I have particularly enjoyed their most recent editions that covered how to host more effective meetings.

Ruby on Rails
A podcast dedicated to providing information about Ruby on Rails. It covers new tools, modules, and tips & tricks for Rails, interviews with key players in the Rails world among other things. There has only been two of them so far so I'm not sure just how good or useful this one will be.

BayCHI is the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI). They have a number of interesting recordings of lectures by industry experts in the web world including David Sifry of Technorati, Stewart Butterfield of Flickr, and Scott Berkun of ex-Microsoft.

Agile Toolkit
I haven't listened to this one yet, but it's got a good list of recordings with various people from the agile world.

Please let me know if you have found this list useful, and if there are any that you are aware of that you think I would be interested in.

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Andrew Beacock said…

Your podcasts are some of the best that I've hear, I really like your entertaining but educational style - it's very refreshing!