Several months ago, I was thinking of ways to keep myself occupied and entertained with media that I don't need to keep my eyes on.
An obvious option would be to just listen to music. But in my case, I quickly get tired of listening to the same songs repeatedly and I also don't update my music library very often. So then I decided to try listening to podcasts. I reviewed a few top charts, browsed recommendations on some sites, and I easily found ones that I enjoyed.
At first, I was only listening to podcasts related to comedy, comic books, and gaming. But when I started listening to ones that were about tech news, coding, and web development, I then realized that I've not only found an alternative source of entertainment, but also a source of valuable information.
I've been listening to podcasts for months now and I've enjoyed the experience. Every now and then I would pick up useful bits of information and valuable insights from them, even from the non-tech-related ones! Not only that, I have even discovered useful software from them.
If you want to fill the silence with enjoyable and potentially informative content, give it a shot right now.
Below is a list of my personal favorite tech podcasts:
- Coder Radio
- Does Not Compute
- Full Stack Radio
- Laravel News Podcast
- Linux Action News
- Linux Unplugged
- North Meets South Web Podcast
- ShopTalk Show
- Twenty Percent Time