The best technology podcasts to listen to in 2020

As interest in the technology industry continues to grow, a sizeable cottage industry of tech podcasts has risen alongside it, from games and gadgets related geekery, to practical advice on getting sh*t done.

Podcasts are an increasingly popular way to stay up to date on the topics you love, with no shortage of great options, from deep industry insights to news roundups and deeper dives on the science and tech side of things. They also prove extremely popular for people who are time poor and commute every day for their jobs, much like... most people in the tech business.

Here we list some of the best tech podcasts to subscribe to today.

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This Week in Tech

This Week in Tech

Hosted by Leo Laporte, who also hosts ‘This Week in Google,’ TWiT offers a weekly roundtable discussion with guest appearances as they discuss the latest tech trends in detail.

With over 750 episodes to date, TWiT features debates on the current tech news and reviews of the latest consumer electronics and apps.

Listen to the latest episode here.

Switched On

Switched On

Bloomberg’s Switched On is a weekly podcast which covers the future of energy, transport, sustainability and other tech trends.

Hosted by Mark Taylor and Dana Perkins, the two are regularly joined by Bloomberg analysts as they go deep on the latest tech stories.

Listen to the latest episode here.

Mind & Machine: Future Tech + Futurist

Mind & Machine: Future Tech + Futurist

Mind & Machine is a weekly interview podcast, where host August Bradley speaks to different people at the forefront of transformational technologies and futuristic ideas.

It focuses on several technologies with the potential to transform the world, such as AI, robotics, IoT, VR/AR and more, whilst discussing the sociological impact of such technologies.

Listen to the latest episode here.

Fintech Insider

Fintech Insider

A great example of doing a niche topic well, Fintech Insider from the team at fintech consultancy 11:FS does a great job of digging into the fintech industry without being too dry.

There are two episodes a week which generally split between the biggest news of the week with a regularly rotating set of guests, to a big interview with leaders in the industry, all focused on how technology is changing our relationship with money.

The latest episodes can be found here.

The Twenty Minute VC

The Twenty Minute VC

There is no shortage of venture capital-focused podcasts on the market but one of the most successful in recent years is from UK-based wunderkind Harry Stebbings, who converted the podcast into a job in VC when he was hired by Atomico in 2016, before founding Stride.VC in 2017.

With more than 650 episodes to date Harry has chatted with some of the most famous venture capitalists on the planet and there is a treasure trove of advice to be found every few days as new episodes drop.

The latest episodes can be found on Spotify or here.

Rocket
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Rocket

Rocket is a weekly podcast which covers ‘accelerated geek conversation.’ The all-female podcast hosted by Christina Warren, Brianna Wu and Simone de Rochefort discusses everything from tech books, movies, games and recent news.

Rocket is available to listen on iTunes, Relay FM and PlayerFM.

Listen to the latest episode here.

TEDTalks Technology

TEDTalks Technology

Everyone loves a good TED Talk, and what’s better than a series of TED Talks about technology.

The podcasts range from demos from inventors and researchers to visions and opinions from tech experts, all episodes are recorded live from speakers on stage at a TED conference (also available in video).

TEDTalk topics vary, with podcast episodes roughly lasting between 10 to 20 minutes. The release dates tend to vary, but episodes can be heard on iTunes, PlayerFM and more.

Listen to the latest episode here.

TechStuff

TechStuff

TechStuff covers all things technology related. From how it works, to the people and companies behind tech and how it affects our lives and culture.

It is a daily (Monday to Friday) podcast, hosted by Jonathan Strickland from Stuff Media. TechStuff is available to listen on GooglePlay, iTunes, PlayerFM and more.

Listen to the latest episode here.

The Future of Everything

The Future of Everything

A bi-weekly podcast by staff at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), The Future of Everything covers the worlds of science and technology.

It looks at how emerging technology trends will transform business and culture, with WSJ reporters discussing the latest trends and current affairs while they predict what the future holds.

The podcast is available on iTunes, Stitcher and more. Listen to the latest episode here.

Science: Disrupt
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Science: Disrupt

Science: Disrupt is a science and technology podcast which provides discussions with innovators, iconoclasts and entrepreneurs on creating change in science.

Hosted by Lawrence Yolland and Gemma Milne, topics tend to vary across topics in the world of co-creation, hyper-connectivity and the growing technology and what they can add to deliver a pace of change within the science industry.

Podcasts are delivered weekly, with the occasional bonus episode. It is available on iTunes, Stitcher and more.

Listen to the latest podcast here.

The Wired Podcast

The Wired Podcast

Hosted by the team at Wired UK, The Wired Podcast provides weekly informed and entertaining chat on the latest news in technology, science, business and culture.

It is available on iTunes, Player FM and more. Listen to the latest episode here.

The Vergecast

The Vergecast

The Vergecast podcast is hosted by Verge staffers Nilay Patel, Paul Miller and Dieter Bohn.

Episodes tend to also include tech experts and influencers, with a focus on the latest in tech news and the current state of the industry. It also discusses the future of technology and gadgets.

It is available on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and Player FM. Listen to the latest episode here.

CIO UK
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CIO UK

An IDG production, so we are biased, CIO UK provides a regular podcast with interviews from tech leaders discussing everything from the latest trends to the most relevant issues for CIOs in the UK.

Hosted by CIO UK Editor, Edward Qualtrough, the episodes last roughly 30-45 minutes on average.

It is available to listen on Soundcloud and iTunes. Listen to the latest episode here.

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