I love listening to podcasts with Overcast especially when commuting or traveling somewhere.

I have Top and Other smart playlists in Overcast. The Top includes my favorite podcasts I want to listen to.

It includes:

  • ​99% Invisible - Tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.

  • ​The Art of Product - Ben and Derrick chat weekly about building software companies.

  • ​MIT Artificial Intelligence - Conversations at MIT and beyond about the nature of intelligence and AI.

  • ​Chats with Kent C. Dodds - Kent C. Dodds chats with developers.

  • ​Contravariance: A Swift podcast - Podcast by Bas Broek and Benedikt Terhechte.

  • ​CoRecursive - Learn from software development experts. Hosted by Adam Gordon Bell.

  • ​Cortex - CGP Grey and Myke Hurley discuss their working lives.

  • ​cpp.chat - Strong opinions, weekly held - with great guests from the C++ community.

  • ​DeepMind: The Podcast - Aims to give listeners an inside look at the fascinating world of AI research.

  • ​Design Details - Weekly conversation about design process and culture.

  • ​The Diff: A Podcast from Facebook Open Source - Showcases the program, the projects and the people that drives the team’s mission of building community through open source technology.

  • ​EconTalk - Economics Brought to Life, Library of Economics and Liberty.

  • ​Egghead Developer Chats - Humans talking about the business of building software, constant learning, and balancing it with everyday life.

  • ​Elixir Talk - Desmond Bowe and Chris Bell present.

  • ​Fireside Swift - Popular Swift programming podcast where two buddies, Zack and Steve, discuss a new Swift topic each week.

  • ​FoundMyFitness - Podcast about health, science, nutrition, aging, and fitness.

  • ​Function with Anil Dash - Podcast about how technology shapes culture and communication.

  • ​Future of Coding​

  • ​Go Time - Diverse panel and special guests discuss cloud infrastructure, distributed systems, microservices, Kubernetes, Docker…oh and also Go.

  • ​GraphQL Patterns - In depth discussions around everything GraphQL.

  • ​Hello Internet - CGP Grey and Brady Haran in Conversation.

  • ​Hidden Forces - Exploring the hidden forces responsible for driving the most powerful changes we see in the world.

  • ​Hope in Source - What are the parallels between faith and open source software?

  • ​How I Built This with Guy Raz - Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies.

  • ​HTTP 203 - Where Surma and Jake occasionally talk web.

  • ​Inside Remote - Dives deep into various topics of #remotework.

  • ​The Joe Rogan Experience - Joe Rogan’s Weekly Podcast.

  • ​Kevin Rose Show - Kevin Rose interviews and explores new ways to reach peak personal and professional performance.

  • ​The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish - Mastering the Best of What Other People Have Figured Out.

  • ​Kubernetes Podcast from Google - Weekly podcast focused on what’s happening in the Kubernetes community.

  • ​Ladybug Podcast - Three ladies debugging the tech industry.

  • ​Made You Think - Conversations that Stretch Your Brain Muscles.

  • ​Maintainers Anonymous - How can we work together to achieve a common goal: whether in our code, cities, or infrastructure.

  • ​Making Sense with Sam Harris - Neuroscientist, philosopher and best selling author.

  • ​Masters in Business - Looks at the people and ideas that shape markets, investing and business.

  • ​The Next Big Idea - Each episode dives deep into one big idea through immersive storytelling, narration and curator interviews with the most interesting authors at work today.

  • ​The Portal - This podcast does something different. Hosted by Eric Weinstein.

  • ​Practical AI - Making artificial intelligence practical, productive, and accessible to everyone.

  • ​Quanta Science Podcast - In-depth news about mathematics, physics, biology and computer science.

  • ​Rationally Speaking - Exploring the borderlands between reason and nonsense.

  • ​React Podcast - Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

  • ​Reconcilable Differences - John Siracusa and Merlin Mann try to figure out exactly how they got this way.

  • ​Release Notes - The Business of Online Businesses.

  • ​Reply All - Podcast about the internet’ that is actually an unfailingly original exploration of modern life and how to survive it.

  • ​Sean Carroll's Mindscape: Science, Society, Philosophy, Culture, Arts, and Ideas - Sean Carroll hosts conversations with the world’s most interesting thinkers.

  • ​Spearhead - Naval on angel investing.

  • ​StackTrace - Apple news & rumors from a developer's perspective.

  • ​Swift by Sundell - Answering your questions about Swift development.

  • ​The Swift Community Podcast - Podcast for the Swift Community, by the Swift Community.

  • ​Swift over Coffee - Helps you keep your Swift skills up to date the easy way, hosted by Paul Hudson and Sean Allen.

  • ​Swift Unwrapped - 30-minute spin off of Swift Weekly Brief and other Swifty news.

  • ​Talking machines - Human conversation about machine learning.

  • ​This Week in Startups - Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies.

  • ​The Tim Ferriss Show - Interesting interviews focused on life improvement.

  • ​The Undefined Podcast - The only engineering podcast with a 2 drink minimum.

  • ​TLB hit - Podcast about systems and compilers by Chris Leary and JF Bastien.

  • ​Venture Stories - Partner and co-founder Erik Torenberg takes you inside the world of venture capital and technology.

  • ​We Study Billionaires - The Investor’s Podcast Network - We interview and study famous financial billionaires including Warren Buffett and Howard Marks, and teach you what we learn and how you can apply their investment strategies in the stock market.

  • ​Weird Trick Mafia​

  • ​Zero Knowledge - Where we talk about blockchain technology and development.

For other awesome podcasts you can see here. I also export a list of all the podcasts I am subscribed to (can be imported to Overcast).

Favorite episodes

Interesting episodes



  • A podcast is just people talking. Nothing magical.

  • Can use QuickTime to record.

  • Great opportunity to meet up with others - makes for a more fun show.

  • Since it's a rather new format, there's lots of room for new concepts and new ideas.

  • You don't need expensive recording studio. It's just recording conversations.

  • Basic audio editing is easy to learn. You can use free tools like GarageBand and Audacity.

  • Podcasts are not necessarily live. You can edit out the parts that go off topic.

  • Can use a mirror for podcast interviews. Can look nice like here.