After my last blog about reading books I received a lot of good recommendations from people to have a good list of books to read! I figured it would be good to share my list of favorite podcasts as well.
I know that in the US listening to podcasts is much more common than over in Europe, although it’s gaining a lot of interest lately and good quality content is definitely made!
As I don’t really have a commute (I work from my home office), I sometimes have trouble keeping up with the inbox of my podcast app. I also found that I can only really listen to podcasts when I can concentrate on the listening. For example when driving a car, when I’m traveling, etc. If I listen to a podcast while doing anything else, I find that I don’t really remember what was said.
As favorite podcast app I use: Castro (only on iOS). I’ve been using it for about 2 years now and it really brings me all the features I like:
- Queue sorted the way I want (chronological or listen to certain podcasts as soon as they come out)
- Per podcast speed settings
- Side loading of single episodes or audio files
- Auto switching dark mode
- Enhanced voices
- Great design
- Ability to share episodes and audio snippets
I do pay for Castro Plus to get some of these features, but it’s well worth it as I use the app almost daily.
My favorite podcasts
This is my list of favorite podcasts, in the order I look forward to listen to them as soon as they come out!
- Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman
- Reply All
- Exponent (the Stratechery podcast from Ben Thompson)
- Dark Net Diaries
- Software Gone Wild by ipSpace.net
- How I built this with Guy Raz
- The Kevin Rose Show
- Malicious Life
- The Tim Ferris Show
- a16z (the Andreessen Horowitz podcast)
I also love listening to The Daily, but because of all the other stuff I have in my podcast queue, I rarely get to it.
My favorite Dutch spoken podcasts:
- Een podcast over media
- Man man man, de podcast
- De Appels en Peren Show
- Met nerds om tafel
- 30 minuten Rauw door Ruud de Wild
- Tweakers Podcast
- NOS op 3 Tech Podcast
- De technoloog van BNR
If you have any tips to spend even more time in my podcast queue, let me know! 🙂