I’ve enjoyed a couple of new podcasts lately:
Slate’s Working podcast finds people in interesting jobs and interviews them about their workdays. It’s brand new. The first episode – with Stephen Colbert – was fantastic. The show is short and dense. David Plotz as the host (along with some helpful editing, I’m sure) gets the guest talking (they usually have a lot to say) and then gets out of the way. I’ve appreciated finding another non-tech podcast to keep in my roster.
I still have plenty of room for good tech podcasts, though. Thoughtbot have just launched another new podcast, called The Bike Shed, covering their general experiences in web development. This looks like it will be a discussion show with regular hosts Sean Griffin and Derek Prior. They seem humble and grounded, and the first show on Sandi Metz’ rules was thoughtful, and directly applicable to my work as a web developer. I’m still thinking over what they shared. I’m also appreciative they’ve kept the show to under 30 minutes. This makes it easy to cover on a walk into work!