Top 8 best tech podcasts to listen to in 2015 and stay in the loop

By on 12 Oct 2015 . read

If you’re into technology, you’ve probably heard about podcasting. If you haven’t, well, now is the best time ever to give these radio-like talkshows a try. As podcasts become mainstream, it’s time we share with you our selection of the best tech podcasts we listen regularly to keep up with the latest news.

The beauty of podcasts is that you can easily integrate them into the more boring parts of your daily routine, such as commuting, going to the gym, housekeeping, etc. Check them out, subscribe to your favorites, and never miss out on the latest tech news and industry insights.

1. TWiT (Audio, Video) - Weekly, Avg. Length: 2 hoursIf you have time to only listen to one podcast, make it this one. Leo Laporte’s TWiT has been running for over 10 years and is widely recognized as the best tech podcast.

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2. The Vergecast (Audio, Video) - Weekly, Avg. Length: 2 hoursThe Vergecast is brought to you by the awesome team at The Verge and is mostly about hearing the people behind the popular website talk about the stories and news they featured during the week. There’s often alcohol involved, proceed with caution.

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3. Tech News Today (Audio, Video) - Daily, Avg. Length: 40 minutesThis is another staple podcast from the network that brings you TWiT every week. Mike Elgan’s Tech News Today explores the most important stories of the day in conversation with the world's leading journalists.

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4. Crunch Report (Video) - Daily, Avg. Length: 5 minutesTechCrunch is considered by many as the best tech news website. It’s only fitting that they have an excellent video podcast, hosted by Sarah Lane, the Crunch Report. If the other podcasts are too long for you, you can rely on the Crunch Report to bring you the most relevant news in the tech industry in daily 5 minute doses.

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5. This Week in Google (Audio, Video) - Weekly, Avg. Length: 2 hoursJudging by the name, you may think that this podcast is focused on Google news only, but that’s far from the truth. Every week Leo Laporte and Jeff Jarvis use this time to discuss the latest developments on the web and mobile world. You can also expect amazing guests showing up regularly on this show, including Gina Trapani, Danny Sullivan, Kevin Marks and Matt Cutts.

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6. Re/code Decode (Audio, Video) - Weekly, Avg. length: 1 hourKara Swisher is one of the most prominent reporters in the tech industry. In this podcast, she interviews major tech leaders and often provides a surprising behind-the-scenes look into what makes these people and companies so influential.

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7. Trends with Benefits (Audio) - Weekly, Avg. Length: 30 minutesDigital Trends is another very popular tech news website that gathers its staff in a weekly roundtable to openly discuss the latest tech news. If you’re looking for your weekly dose of tech news in a shorter format than TWiT, and a bit more serious than The Vergecast, then this is a great option.

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8. The WAN Show (Video) - Weekly, Avg. length: 1 hour 15 minutesIf you’ve ever watched tech reviews on YouTube, chances are, you’ve already seen Linus or Luke discuss tech. As part of their amazingly popular YouTube channel, The WAN Show is their weekly platform to discuss the latest in tech news, with a heavier focus on new product announcements and their features than most other podcasts.

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So, now that you’ve read about our favourite tech podcasts, which ones are you subscribing? Let us know in the comments!