Podcasts are the cherry on top of my day, every day. I keep a running list of “things I’ve learned from podcasts” in a notebook, imagining all of the future trivia nights I’ll win when I write down a new tidbit. I love learning from podcasts, and I especially love learning about topics that I’m not as well-versed in. For me, that’s tech.
So whether you’re looking for the latest news in tech, the next birthday gift for your tech-whiz friend, or the golden nugget of info that’ll help you win the next trivia night, here are nine tech podcasts we’re loving right now.
1. Chips with Everything
How the heck do you catch a catfisher online? Can we really trust Siri? How can blockchain answer, “what is the value of a human life?” Host Jordan Erica Webber is joined by digital experts each week to answer these brow-furrowing questions on Chips with Everything, a digital culture podcast from The Guardian. And yes, I’ll take a side of chips with everything while I listen.
2. Women in Tech
Host Espree Devora wants every woman to walk away from this podcast with a feeling of actionable empowerment. The point is to encourage every woman to think, if she can do it, I can do it. The podcast features coming-of-age stories from female founders, engineers, UX/UI designers, investors, and more.
3. WSJ Tech News Briefing
The Wall Street Journal’s finest journalists and editors host this daily podcast on the latest news in technology. Learn about leading companies, consumer trends, cyber issues, and gadgets taking the industry by storm. Stay informed and up to date on topics like food-delivery company mergers, using AI to stop online predators, and celebrities going live on social media.
This podcast is focused on speaking to modern Asian American women and is hosted by finance, technology, and media gurus Melody Chang, Helen Wu, and Janet Wang. After surviving their 20s and making it in their 30s, they created this podcast to share insights and delve into conversations like the digital transformation from AIM to Instagram, dealing with imposter syndrome at work, and everything in between about inspiration, love, and stereotypes.
5. Recode Decode
Hosted by journalist Kara Swisher, this podcast features fun and candid interviews with the top executives, celebs, politicians, and influencers in tech, revealing their big ideas and how they plan to shake up the world we live in. The interviews cover every topic under the sun, from self-driving taxis to viral TikTok challenges, to the dangers of space exploration.
6. Marketplace Tech
Host Molly Wood has made it her mission to demystify the digital economy. The daily podcast episodes uncover how tech sneakily infiltrates our lives, and Wood dives deeper into the impacts of tech, business, and the overall digital world. Ever wondered about your location security and how much of your information is stored in apps like Tinder? Marketplace Tech’s got an answer for that.
7. Women in Business & Technology
This podcast by Microsoft was created to highlight amazing women in business and tech and empower other working women, no matter where they are in their careers. Although it officially ended streaming in January 2020, there are still dozens of interesting episodes available to stream featuring interviews with female tech trailblazers who discuss workplace inclusion, male allies, diversity, and more.
Every week, hosts Christina Warren, Brianna Wu, and Simone de Rochefort talk tech, comics, and games. Their choice topics like decade gadget reviews and apps that are skyrocketing to fame will undoubtedly leave you in a cheerier mood.
Four people, four topics, every week. In each 30 minute episode, hosts Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent invite two guests on the show to discuss four hot tech topics. Previous topics include remote tech troubleshooting tips, Samsung’s latest flip phone, and movies and TV shows that have accurately predicted the future.