Don't waste your time commuting!

Spend that commuting time learning something new and broadening your horizons rather than wasting it staring at the back of yet another 4x4 that doesn't know what dirt is!

I have the benefit of a longer than average commute (for a kiwi anyway), which means I get through a fair share of podcasts, mostly on a Web Development theme.

In no particular order, these shows are what are currently keeping my mind occupied...

Adventures in Angular

A weekly show dedicated to the AngularJS framework.

With AngularJS being my framework-du-jour, this one was a great find.

There's so much to this framework, both present and future, so with discussions on AngularJS 1.x and (AngularJS 2.0) it's been invaluable.

With the likes of John Papa, Joe Eames and Ward Bell (all PluralSight authors), it's definitely meaty on the technical detail.


Be a fly-on-the-wall as Josh Earl, John Sonmez, Derick Bailey, and Charles Max Wood share their experiences as developers and entrepreneurs.

Granted it's a strange name, but give it a chance.

In a word, this one is inspiring! I've gained so much from these guys; they've really opened my eyes to what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

I loath reality-TV, but this is a reality-podcast and I can't get enough of it. You're there as they talk through their problems and pitch in with advice and encouragement. It's all very honest and open. Great stuff!

The MS Dev Show

A NEW podcast for Microsoft developers covering topics such as Azure/cloud, Windows, Windows Phone, .NET, Visual Studio, and more! Hosted by Jason Young and Carl Schweitzer.

It might sound like a Channel 9 show, but it's actually not directly associated with Microsoft.

What's great? News! It kicks off with a great summary for what's been going on this week in the tech world before they get into the guest interview.

.NET Rocks!

The internet audio talk show for .NET developers with Carl Franklin and Richard Campbell

I've been listening off-and-on since the first show in 2002 ... that's now over 1000 shows! They started before the term podcasting was actually coined.

Again, not actually just about .NET. I think they've probably interviewed all the hosts of the other podcasts at some point or another so they cover all areas.

Mobile (Xamarin, iOS, Cordova, etc), web frameworks, databases ... it's a great way to stay up to date.