Best Tech podcasts — News and commentary on the digital world (Updated June 2018; image)
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TED Talks Daily
Want TED Talks on the go? Every weekday, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable -- from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between -- given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.
Your first podcast of the week is the last word in tech. Join the top tech pundits in a roundtable discussion of the latest trends in high tech.Records live every Sunday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
This is the official podcast of Tested brings you the week's technology and science news, with hosts Will Smith, Norman Chan, and Jeremy Williams. There's no jargon here, just solid explanations of the week's news--and plenty of wacky tangents. Make sure you stick around after the outro for fake outtakes!
The Vergecast
This Vergecast is your source for an irreverent and informative look at what's happening right now (and next) in the world of technology and gadgets. Hosted by Nilay Patel alongside a cavalcade of tech luminaries, The Vergecast is the only podcast you need to make sense of the week in tech news.
TechStuff is a show about technology. And it’s not just how technology works. Join host Jonathan Strickland as he explores the people behind the tech, the companies that market it and how technology affects our lives and culture.
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"'A podcast about the internet' that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it." - The Guardian. Hosted by PJ Vogt and Alex Goldman, from Gimlet.
Why are teens shoplifting makeup and posting their hauls to Tumblr? How can a blind man run a marathon through the desert with just an iPhone? And what happens to your social media profiles after you die? Week on week we answer questions just like these on our digital culture podcast, Chips with Everything.
Every week TWiT talks to the smartest people in the world about the most important topics in technology.Records live every Friday at 6:00pm Eastern / 3:00pm Pacific / 22:00 UTC.
Note to Self
Host Manoush Zomorodi talks with everyone from big names techies to elementary school teachers about the effects of technology on our lives, in a quest for the smart choices that will help you think and live better.
Stay informed on the latest in technology during your weekday commute. Our journalists cover leading companies, new gadgets, consumer trends, personal technology, app features, start-ups and more.
Keep up to date with independent, authoritative and trustworthy discussion of the tech news of the day. Tom Merritt and co-host's home for daily tech news.
BBC Radio 5 live’s technology and gaming podcast, discussing the world of video games and games culture. Plus your questions answered in 5 live's tech phone-in.
Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives.Records every Thursday at 5:30pm Eastern / 2:30pm Pacific / 21:30 UTC.
Do you have questions about tech products or the week's tech news that you’re too embarrassed to ask? Kara Swisher and the rest of the team at Recode have the answers. Tune in to their podcast every Friday for straight talk about confusing topics. Submit your questions in advance by tweeting them to @Recode with the hashtag #TooEmbarrassed, or by emailing
A critical look at new technologies, new approaches and new ways of thinking, from politics to media to environmental sustainability.
BuzzFeed editors Ryan Broderick and Katie Notopoulos explore the weirdest corners of the internet, so you don't have to.
The WIRED Podcast
The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.
A show about tech and media's key players, big ideas, and how they're changing the world we live in. One of tech's most prominent journalists, Kara Swisher, is known for her insightful reporting and straight-shooting style. Listen in as she hosts hard-hitting interviews with influential business leaders and outspoken personalities from media, politics, and more.
Technological and digital news from around the world.
Stacey Higginbotham (formerly Sr. Editor at Fortune) and co-host Kevin Tofel discuss the latest news and analysis of the Internet of Things. Covers Consumer IoT, Industrial IoT and Enterprise IoT. Guests include Vint Cerf, Om Malik, and people from, AT&T, IBM Watson and more.
A podcast about tech and society, hosted by Ben Thompson and James Allworth
The African Tech Roundup podcast delivers technology, digital and innovation highlights from across the African continent. The show is produced by broadcaster and entrepreneur, Andile Masuku (, and co-hosted by marketing maven turned investor and startup founder, Musa Kalenga (
Named after Charles Babbage a 19th-century polymath and grandfather of computing, Babbage is a weekly podcast on science and technology. Host Kenneth Cukier talks to our correspondents about the innovations, discoveries and gadgetry making the news. Published every Wednesday on Economist Radio.
Every week, Linus and Luke take some time to discuss the most current happenings in the technology universe.
Flash Forward
A show about possible and not so possible futures. From space pirates to conscious robots to the end of antibiotics. Hosted by Rose Eveleth.
Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that's rewiring our lives. From how tech is changing the nature of work to the unknowns of venture capital to the economics of outer space, this weekday show breaks ideas, telling the stories of modern life through our digital economy. Marketplace Tech is part of the Marketplace portfolio of public radio programs broadcasting nationwide, which additionally includes Marketplace, Marketplace Morning ...
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It's about technology. It's about humanity. It's about our future. It's Fw:Thinking.
Know what comes next with this in-depth look at how science and technology are revolutionizing the way we live, work and play.
Download This Show is your weekly access to the latest in social media, consumer electronics, digital politics, hacktivism and more. Presented by Marc Fennell for ABC Radio National. Published every Friday.
Ctrl-Walt-Delete is a podcast from The Verge featuring legendary tech reviewer Walt Mossberg and Verge editor-in-chief Nilay Patel. In each episode, they dive into the modern tech landscape using Walt’s extraordinary depth and experience to tell stories in entirely new ways. The series finale aired on June 13, 2017, shortly before Walt’s well-deserved retirement.
The weekly podcast of discussing the latest happenings in mobile, gaming and technology.
News, Analysis and Service from Germany and Europe - in 30 Languages
TWiT Bits (MP3)
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Series examining the implications - social and cultural, economic and political - of the big ideas that are set to transform the way society functions
A podcast about evolving technology, society and consciousness to create a better future for all of humanity. Hosted by Mike Gilliland and Euvie Ivanova, with guests. We talk about future societies, conscious evolution, future technology, transhumanism, artificial intelligence, decentralization, and how we will be affected by the exponential curve of progress.
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Top startup and technology news from Techcrunch. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at
Get in-depth coverage of current and future trends in technology, and how they are shaping business, entertainment, communications, science, politics, and society. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at
Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longn ...
The global technology industry is a powerful engine of innovation that drives the economy. It's also a collection of insular communities full of hidden projects, quiet rivalries, and uncomfortable truths. Join Bloomberg Technology's Brad Stone each week as he and the team's reporters uncover what actually happens behind closed doors.
The Verge’s Ashley Carman and Kaitlyn Tiffany ask the hard, weird, and occasionally dumb questions about how your tiny tech decisions impact your social life. Do you turn read receipts on? Do you share your Netflix passwords with friends? Why'd You Push That Button examines the choices technology forces us to make, through interviews with consumers, developers, friends, and strangers.
The Techdirt Podcast, hosted by Michael Masnick.
Innovation Now
Innovation Now is a daily 90-second radio series and podcast that gives listeners a front row seat to hear compelling stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.
Clockwise is a rapid-fire discussion of current technology issues hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent and featuring two special guests each week. Four people, four topics--and because we're always watching the clock, no episode is longer than 30 minutes. Hosted by Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent.
The editors of PC Perspective discuss the latest in-house product reviews and news from around the world that pertains to technology and PC hardware.
Hosted by Andrew Zarian and Paul Thurott; What The Tech!? delivers what every techy needs and that is a spotlight on new and emerging technologies from around the world. They cover everything that is up and coming as well as do live unboxings along with reviews of current products. Join in the conversation because it doesn’t matter if you’re a noob or a tech vet. You will find something you like!
What's Tech?
We live in the future, where drones skim the sky, corporations enter the space race, and smart watches track our every movement. But how? And why? What's Tech invites experts to explain the technology bit by bit, in clear, brief, enjoyable audio nuggets. These days, technology is everywhere. Let's make sense of what's around us. The series finale aired December 6th, 2016.
Innovation Hub
Innovation Hub looks at how to reinvent our world – from medicine to education, relationships to time management. Great thinkers and great ideas, designed to make your life better.
If Then: is a show about technology, society, and power. Each week, Slate‘s April Glaser and Will Oremus take you on a lively tour of the tech news that actually matters, from fake news in your Facebook feed to the algorithms that want your job to the Uber drivers who want a job with benefits. With news-making interviews of key tech-industry figures, fascinating academics, and top tech journalists, they explore not only how the technology that’s shaping our world works, but the ideas, ideolo ...
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This week on the regular version of TECH'S MESSAGE Nate and Ian discuss: - YouTube's paid music and video services come to UK - Wimbledon tennis to be screened in 4K HDR by BBC - Vodafone sets 5G trials in seven of Britain's 10 big cities - SPECIAL FEATURE: Nate interviews Benedictine nun Sister Catherine Wybourneon tech, coding, and monastery ...…
No 13.º episódio, teve que ver com Instagram, Facebook, Twitter e todo um conjunto vasto de rede sociais.O Daniel, o Pedro e o Gonçalo juntaram-se para perceberem qual a percentagem do nosso dia que é conduzida para as redes sociais. E claro, o que fazemos com elas!Canal do Daniel Pinto: isto ...…
In this week's show I don't have a tech challenge to share but there is still plenty of news and headlines to dissect from this past week. I start off by catching up on the latest for the Windows Insider Program including the status of this past weeks new testing builds, more acquisition news from Microsoft, another free offering from GitHub, a ...…
Computers and Technology Call-in Webcast
Leo Laporte and Scott Wilkinson take a look at the Amazon Fire TV Cube, a streaming device with Alexa functionality for your home theater. Also, Scott answers a viewer question about soundbars. For the full episode, visit Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Scott Wilkinson Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.…
SyncThink has eye-tracking technology that can help doctors diagnose concussions in under 60 seconds with their modified VR headset. CEO Laura Yecies joins Leo Laporte and Florence Ion on 'The New Screen Savers' to show how the EYE-SYNC works and discuss how this technology can be used outside of evaluating brain injuries. For the full episode, ...…
Interesting alternatives to current burial practices include freeze-drying and shattering a corpse; and dissolving bodies in purpose-built alkaline washing-machines.
WWDC experiences, Casey edges closer to funemployment, and Myke gives the final wedding update. This episode of Analog(ue) is sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter offer code ANALOGUE at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase. Pingdom: Start monitoring your websites and servers today. Use offer code ANALOGUE to get 30% off. ...…
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Brad Smith, the president of Microsoft, talks with Recode’s Kara Swisher at the 2018 Code Conference. Smith reflects on what Microsoft learned from losing the U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust lawsuit in 2001, which broke the company up. He explains what tech companies that are in the crosshairs today should be thinking about their responsibi ...…
Denise Howell and Lisa Borodkin discuss the relatively toothless new California Net Neutrality bill, which was recently weakened by the lobbying of AT&T and other groups. Full episode at Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
Lou Maresca, Brian Chee, and Curt Franklin discuss the uses of Always-Connected PCs and whether or not they have actually taken off within the enterprise. Full episode of the Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is provided by CacheFly.
YouTube is now offering paid membership subscription, which essentially means that famous broadcasters can now make more profit. KCBS’s Radio Technology Analyst Larry Magid says that those who have 100,000 or more subscribers can now create a membership where they can charge their big fans $5 a month in exchange for perks and shout-outs and oth ...…
A couple months ago, Google announced that it would be suspending development of yet another messaging app to focus on Android Messages and to help carriers adopt Chat, a new messaging protocol based on RCS that should make texting a whole lot better.
A couple months ago, Google announced that it would be suspending development of yet another messaging app to focus on Android Messages and to help carriers adopt Chat, a new messaging protocol based on RCS that should make texting a whole lot better.
If you’re a fan of online shopping you won’t like this. The Supreme Court just ruled that some of your online purchases can be taxed like never before. Google knows a shocking amount of information about you, so much that it might be able to predict when you’ll die. A tech support scammer is being fined millions that he’ll never actually pay. A ...…
What’s the state of diversity in tech and are the steps used to help improve the situation working? Plus YouTube announces new revenue options for creators and US Supreme Court rules that privacy in the digital age includes cellphone data held by 3rd parties. Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Megan Rose Dickey, Roger Chang and Len Peralta. MP3 ...…
The Supreme Court rules on cell phone tracking, YouTube gets channel memberships, Twitter literally smites Smyte, the Elon Musk sabotage saga gets weirder and the weekend longreads suggestions. Sponsors: Stories from: @sarahintampa, @drewharwell Tweets: @mathewi Links: Supreme Court says police can't use your c ...…
Welcome to Bag Week 2018. Every year your faithful friends at TechCrunch spend an entire week looking at bags. Why? Because bags — often ignored but full of our important electronics — are the outward representations of our techie styles, and we put far too little thought into where we keep our most prized possessions. I’ve always been wary of ...…
In 1805, Zebulon Pike, a US Army officer and explorer, explored the Louisiana territory his young country had just bought on the cheap, hunting for the source of the mighty Mississippi River. A year later, he led expeditions through the Spanish settlements of New Mexico and Texas. But in November of 1806, he and his men met their match in Color ...…
Phil Zimmermann is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). He talks with Leo Laporte about Zimmerman's Law, his eponymous theory that technology will always make surveillance easier, roughly at the same pace as Moore's Law. For the full episode, go to Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Phil Zimmermann Bandwidth for TWiT Bits is ...…
Phil Zimmermann is the creator of Pretty Good Privacy (PGP). He talks with Leo Laporte about the evolution of PGP, how he would redesign it today, and the current state of internet privacy. Host: Leo Laporte Guest: Phil Zimmermann Download or subscribe to this show at Thanks to CacheFly for the bandwidth for ...…
Old friend Luke Westaway joins the show to tell us what upcoming video games are worth getting pants-wettingly excited about, and which ones you can safely miss. Thanks, Luke.By (CNET UK).
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Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising revenue. From "surprise egg" reveals and the "Finger Family Song" to algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations, these vid ...…
A special look at online video as Instagram launches IGTV, a feature encouraging its users to upload and view longer footage from their phones. Plus we talk to Emmett Shear, co-founder of the games streaming site Twitch on its enduring appeal and how it can broaden its appeal to non-gamers. And, James Milne from advertising platform Outbrain te ...…
Instagram announced on Wednesday a standalone app called IGTV, a place for watching long-form vertical video. Casey and Ashely — who went to Instagram’s event that announced the app — talk with Nilay, Dieter, and Paul about their initial feelings about the platform and predict how it will fit into the social mediasphere. Also, Nilay Patel sits ...…
Nuclear weapons, nuclear waste, and how to argue well with intractable disagreements. Show Notes Sometimes, the rejection of a technology is far less clear cut than in last week’s discussion of Google Glass. With nuclear weapons (and nuclear waste), for example, decades of rejection by many people has not stepped further development and prolife ...…
David and Tim discuss Marvel’s Netflix shows, Uber and a new patent, the idiocy of Flat Earth beliefs, Twitter does not learn, Game Boy camera hack, and Ray-Ban in our WikiTrolling sections. Sponsored by
On Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 the international African Tech Roundup LIVE Tour launched with a live event in The Netherlands dubbed #VillageDiariesAmsterdam.For the first part of the evening's programme, hosts Andile Masuku and Musa Kalenga were joined by headline guest, Nigerian Partner and CEO of HYBR, Charles Ojei. Prior to founding HYBR, Charl ...…
Tesla’s lawsuit against a former employee was filed just 24 hours ago and it’s already ripe fodder for Hollywood. As CEO Elon Musk has noted in the past, Tesla is a real drama magnet. Get ready, it’s exhausting.
Der Ernst ist heute ein Spassvogel und spielt mit Lasern. Er spielt auch Bingo und ruft «Blockchain!». Cybern tut er ebenso, und zwar mit EU-Reformen. Der Podcast in der Übersicht: 00:55 Drone Champions League 09:19 Meme-Filter: Reform des EU-Urheberrechts 24:10 Gametipp: Laser League (PS4, Windows, XBox) 28:17 Crypto-Valley Zug nach dem Kursst ...…
Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc ...…
Entertainment is an action, event or activity that aims to entertain, amuse and interest an audience of one or more people. A SpokenEdition transforms written content into human-read audio you can listen to anywhere. It's perfect for times when you can't read - while driving, at the gym, doing chores, etc. Find more at…
You’ve seen the scene a thousand times: a cop, probably in a trench coat, shows up at the site of a brutal murder or some other crime and starts poking around, trying to figure out what went wrong. It might look like standard gumshoe stuff on TV or in the movies, but crime scene investigation is actually a science—one that Hollywood adaptations ...…
YouTube has had a bad year. One of its biggest stars, Logan Paul, filmed the body of a suicide victim. Advertisers boycotted over inappropriate content, and parents panicked over violent and sexual videos showing up in the site’s kids’ channel. Competition is also growing. Facebook is building a system to connect influencers with brands. And In ...…
First: We ask UCLA history professor Katherine Benton-Cohen how America transformed from a country with open borders to one - by the 1920s - with a strict quota system. Next: Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains the science behind how childhood trauma permanently impacts children’s mental and physical health. Then: Remember that whole “all ...…
What is Rooster Teeth Productions? What is machinima? How did Red vs. Blue get started? Listen in as Jonathan and Chris interview Burnie Burns, the pioneering founder of Rooster Teeth Productions. Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at And to learn about your ad choices when listening ...…
It might seem like America’s massive immigration system has always been around. But it hasn’t. Indeed, up until the early 20th century, America’s immigration system was so different it would be unrecognizable from a modern perspective. For the backstory of how the U.S. has approached immigration, we talk with Katherine Benton-Cohen, an associat ...…
Jordan Erica Webber chats to a panel of artificial intelligence experts about what Sundar Pichai’s seven objectives could mean in practice
Jared Friedman is a partner at YC and before that cofounded Scribd (YC S06).Matt Long a software engineer at YC and before that cofounded Crocodoc (YC W10).Today we’re talking about a project Jared, Matt, and several other people at YC have been working on. It’s called Work at a Startup and it’s like a common application for engineers to apply ...…
In May and June, the United States separated more than 2,000 children from their families at the southern border. Caving to pressure, President Trump signed an executive order stopping the policy. But, experts say the damage has already been done. Nadine Burke Harris is the CEO of San Francisco’s Center for Youth Wellness and the author of the ...…
We all know Thomas Jefferson’s famous words immortalized in the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” But when did the world start thinking about equality? Lynn Hunt a distinguished research professor at UCLA, and author of the book “Inventing Human Rights,” says we haven’t alway ...…
FaceMe: Get your new bank loan approved by artificial intelligence? Forget facebook chatbots and call centres - how AI is changing being a customer. Plus, why Apple is paying out $9 million, Instagram launches IG TV and has computer gaming really been proven to be addictive?
The future of Star Wars and Star Trek is our top story this week, and we have lots of thoughts on the rumors of what's to come from Lucasfilm and CBS. Plus, new SteamVR controllers, AMC's movie pass competitor, and Instagram's move into YouTube territory. Don't worry, we save all the Incredibles 2 spoiler talk for the end of the podcast!…
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