5 Tech Podcasts You Should Listen To

As someone who consumes a lot of content, I’ve found podcasts to be an entertaining way to gain insights into the latest tech trends and discussions. Since I talk about technology weekly on my radio and TV shows, it’s important for me to stay abreast of what’s going on in the industry and what others think of trends and current events. While I spend countless hours reading about what’s going on in the tech world, podcasts provide me with an alternative when I can’t be in front of a screen. For example, I spend two hours a day commuting to and from work. Having a few great tech podcasts at my fingertips makes those drives both productive and entertaining.


If you’re interested in tech and are looking for a great way to stay informed, check out some of my favourite podcasts—one of them is bound to pique your interests.

1. The Vergecast

The Verge is a popular source of news and information for techies. The website publishes stories about technology, science, art, and culture in a variety of ways, including video and a podcast. While I read The Verge almost daily, their podcast is a great way to passively catch up on what’s going on in tech for the week. The Verge’s Editor-in-Chief, Nilay Patel, hosts this podcast and is joined weekly by other tech experts that provide insight into the world of tech.


In addition to this podcast, The Verge also produces a range of podcasts with more specialized content. For example, Ctrl Walt Delete takes a deeper look at tech while What’s Tech? is produced with the layman in mind.

2. WIRED.co.uk

OK, so this one has a bit of a UK spin but it’s entertaining and covers topics in tech, science, business, and culture. What’s interesting about this show is that the hosts sometimes bypass the most popular topics in tech and discuss more offbeat topics. It’s a nice mix of content that puts this show high on my list of favourites.

3. This Week in Tech (TWiT)

Leo Laporte, a tech veteran, hosts this long-running podcast about the latest trends in technology. Laporte has been reporting on technology for decades and TWiT has been running for almost 10 years. The show uses a long-form roundtable format with Laporte inviting an assortment of journalists and industry leaders to weigh in on trends and current events. The topics and viewpoints can sometimes be a bit repetitive but it’s a great way to stay on top of what’s going on in tech.


Like The Verge, TWiT also has a network of other podcasts on a range of topics.

4. Spark

This weekly 53-minute podcast podcast marries technology and sociology. In these exceptionally produced episodes, host Nora Young investigates the effects of technology on culture. Basically, it aims to connect your life to technology and its future. Spark features informative, well-paced interviews that are accessible to all listeners, even those who aren’t particularly tech savvy.


Spark is a weekly radio show that airs on CBC Radio One on Wednesdays, but I find it easier to consume as a podcast because I can catch up when I have the time.

5. Note to Self

This podcast takes a bit of a different approach, taking a look at how we can use technology more purposefully. Each week, host Manoush Zomorodi looks at a different problem we face in the digital age and gets a variety of viewpoints on the topic. While you won’t get the latest news and trends from this podcast, the subject matter is quite interesting and relatable.

By Mike Agerbo

February 02, 2016