07 July 2019 | Web Development

My Favorite Web Development Podcasts

I really enjoy listening to podcasts. It’s a great way to learn and hear different perspectives while on the go. You can listen whenever and wherever you want. It’s also very low-pressure. If you didn’t quite catch something, just rewind. Or set that baby to 1.5X if you’re looking to speed through some information.

When it comes to web development specifically, podcasts give me a chance to listen to what more experienced developers have to say, what tools they’re using and why they’re using them.

Even if I need a break from actually coding, podcasts allow me to learn more about web development from some really smart people. If you’re someone who’s asking, “How can I learn about programming and development from a podcast?” then let me tell you, I’ve learned plenty about best practices, frameworks, languages, etc from podcasts.

Okay, okay, enough rambling…

1. ShopTalk

It was hard to choose a favorite, but this is the winner for me. Hosted by Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert, this is definitely the podcast to listen to if you’re interested in Frontend web development. The practical knowledge I’ve gained is what put ShopTalk and #1.

They regulary bring awesome guests on the show. I really enjoyed a series they recently finished called “How to Think Like a Front-End Developer,” which I highly recommend to any current or aspiring front-end devs.

Listen on Spotify or on the ShopTalk website.

2. Syntax

I’m sure lots of people would to say that Syntax should be #1, and it’s certainly a podcast worthy of the crown. With hosts Scott Tolinski and Wes Bos, there’s no way this podcast could fail.

Wes and Scott bring the Tastiest Web Development Treats to listeners each week, and their show has really taken off. They cover all things JavaScript, as well as topics like freelancing and work-life balace. Both of these guys are developers I genuinely look up to. They are people I aspire to be like, and they are both living proof that you can be a great developer and build awesome stuff all while having a happy life outside of work.

3. The freeCodeCamp Podcast

freeCodeCamp is, in my opinion, is one of the best resources for learning to code. Even if you don’t learn very well from the lessons/challenges, the track they’ve made for learning is amazing. The section projects are a great way to build a portfolio as well.

Enough about that, the FCC Podcast has all kinds of great episodes about topics ranging from how to learn to code, to freelancing, to frameworks, and the list goes on.

I personally, find this podcast to be really inspiring. It helped give me an idea of a realistic timeline when learning to code, and listening to interviews with other devs is always interesting to me.

I also love to put on the freeCodeCamp Radio channel on YouTube for excellent tunes while I’m working. Check it out.

4. Learn to Code With Me

This is a great podcast by Laurence Bradford. While this podcast might be more useful for people who are just starting on their coding journeys, there are a lot of really great inerviews with practical information on how to break into the tech field. This podcast has continued to get better and better. Laurence always has really interesting people on the show to interview, and I’ve found so much great advice about what to learn, freelancing and getting a job in the industry. I highly recommend it!