I’m a podcast junkie, listening at home, in the car, or even on my iPhone (usually while blogging at the same time!). As such, I have a constantly evolving list of shows that I keep up with. Things are constantly dropping off the list, and I check out new stuff all the time as well, but the following shows are reliable favorites that I listen to as soon as a new episode comes out. I also listen to a lot of NPR content via podcasts, but I’ll keep the following list to just indie podcasts (with the occasional exception or two):
Mac OS Ken – A fun and lighthearted look at what’s happening in the Apple world.
Maccast – Great analysis and opinion on the state of the Mac world.
MacBreak Weekly – Leo Laporte and gang crack me up every week with this meandering but engaging look at Max news (and tons of side topics!).
Typical Mac User Podcast – Victor is a great host and covers a wide variety of Mac-related topics in tutorial episodes, interview episodes, and news episodes.
iPhone Alley – This weekly roundtable about the state of the iPhone is like a MacBreak Weekly show just for the super phone. Great content.
Mac Geek Gab – Two very fun hosts from The Mac Observer weigh in on each week’s Mac news.
Amateur Traveler – Chris does a marvelous job with this very popular podcast, and I follow along each week as he chats with people who’ve been on all sorts of interesting adventures. Chris also puts out an enhanced (AAC) feed, which allows for photos from the destinations his guests are describing–a great benefit!
Travel With Rick Steves – This is stellar programming from one of the best in the travel industry. This podcast makes me want to drop what I’m doing, hop on a plane, and travel the world!
This Week in Tech – Leo Laporte’s the man. I’m a huge fan of TWiT, the podcast network that Leo operates, and this flagship show remains one of my favorite programs.
Diggnation – Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht deliver the week’s offbeat Internet news in this always entertaining video podcast.
No Agenda – John C. Dvorak (my favorite curmudgeon) and Adam Curry (my favorite big-haired 1980s veejay) team up for this unique weekly take on world events. Everything from aliens and conspiracy theories to financial markets and politics is discussed, all from a tech-savvy perspective. Very cool!
Because Shut Up…That’s Why! – My podcast with fellow Inside the Arts blogger Drew McManus. Gotta love it!
Contrabass Conversations – Shameless plug for my own bass podcast!
The Musician’s Cooler – Dave Jackson’s long-running rock-oriented podcast is both entertaining and informative. Great for musicians from all styles. Dave also featured my car explosion story last year on the show. Quite cool.
Project Studio Network – It looks like this show has podfaded, which is a real shame. Mike and Big Al put out an outstanding program on tech resources for recording musicians, and the back catalog of shows is well worth perusing.