Some 12 or 13 years ago, I worked at a company that had a great developer library. Before the advent of the web, this was a great resource for coming up to speed on a variety of topics. Within this library, the company had purchased video tapes of training sessions, sessions at conferences, etc. I systematically checked out every video tape. I would watch them while I exercised on the treadmill. It was a great way to be exposed to new topics (and it made exercising something I looked forward to…)

With the advent of podcasts, I am getting many of the same benefits I received from watching those tapes. In addition to listening to podcasts while I exercise, I also listen to them while riding the bus and doing errands around the house and the yard. Even when the podcasts do not directly apply to what I am working on, they are a great resource. I often find myself pondering a comment or a topic mentioned — which at the time seemed to have no relevance to what I am working on — only to find that it is spurring my rethinking of some aspect of my current project.

With that in mind, I thought I would list the various business and technical podcasts that I listen to on a regular basis. I am excluding those general interest, science, news and hobby podcasts — which I enjoy immensely — but are outside of the topic of this blog.

Business Related Podcasts
APM: Marketplace Conversations from the Corner Office
MBA Podcasts
NPR Business Story of the Day

General Technology News
Buzz Out Loud from CNET

CNET daily tech news podcast
eWeek News and Views
InfoWorld Daily Podcast
this Week in Tech

Open Source
FLOSS Weekly

Quality Assurance & Software Engineering
Gray Matters Podcast
Quality 101
Software Engineering Radio
The StickyMinds SoundByte Podcast

Security Related Podcasts
CNET Security Bites
Security Now!

Microsoft Technologies
Windows Weekly with Paul Thurrott