What I'm Listening To Podcast Edition The Efficient Dad

What I’m Listening to: Podcast Edition

This list is ever-changing, but I thought it would be fun to make a list of the podcasts I listen to most often and to get suggestions from all of you on some good ones that are missing from the lineup. Most of them are tech related in some way, but they aren’t too “techie” so anyone can enjoy them.

Podcast Software

I use Overcast to download, manage, and listen to podcasts for a few reasons. The interface is clean and easy to use, it provides a good way to find new podcasts, but most of all, it has a feature called Smart Speed. It is hard to believe until you use it, but Smart Speed cuts out extra dead air, even during conversations, to speed up the podcast. A podcast that was originally an hour long might only take 50 minutes to listen to. It hardly alters the sound at all and you can turn it off, or make it more or less aggressive with a quick press of a button. Under the settings, it tells you how much time that feature has saved you. For me so far – 40 hours. Excellent feature.

The List

  1. Accidental Tech Podcast – Marco Arment (creator of the Overcast app), John Siracusa, and Casey Liss put out a weekly podcast to discuss quite a bit about the Apple ecosystem, tech in general, a bit of programming, and whatever else comes to mind.
  2. Hello Internet – Dr. Brady Haran and CGP Grey both make content for YouTube, but the topics of an episode might range from a video monetization strategy to world travel and a bit of everything in between.
  3. Analog(ue) – Myke Hurley and Casey Liss discuss life in general. From cars to jobs to family, you’ll never know what you’ll get with this one. Myke (who is an owner of the relay.fm podcast network) and Casey (developer) both have technical backgrounds so the show leans that direction.
  4. Reconcilable Differences – Another John Siracusa podcast, this time with co-host Merlin Mann discussing anything and everything.

There are so many great podcasts out there and I listen to many more than this, but these are a few that come to mind when thinking of podcasts to recommend. NPR, twit.tv, and many other networks release great shows as well. Until next time, happy listening!

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