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If you’re making a career switch, a podcast is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the tech world even before you land a job in the field. We rounded up the best tech podcasts to keep you informed about the latest news, inspire you on your career journey, and help you keep learning outside the (virtual) classroom. Whether you need motivation, or just some fresh topics for networking conversations, there’s something on the list for you.

Best podcasts for tech industry news

Hard Fork 

This New York Times podcast makes sense of the breaking stories in the tech world with humor and banter thrown in. Hosted by Kevin Roose, author and award-winning tech columnist for The New York Times, and Casey Newton, journalist who covers social networks and next-generation technology platforms, the podcast will keep you updated on the intersection of technology, policy, business, and culture.

Average episode length: varies, between 30 minutes and 1 hour

Try this episode: Google DeepMind C.E.O. Demis Hassabis on the Path From Chatbots to A.G.I.

On with Kara Swisher

Acclaimed tech journalist Kara Swisher hosts this interview podcast with power players across business, tech, media, politics, and beyond. While this podcast is not exclusively focused on tech, Kara is an incisive interviewer, and you’re sure to learn something new from her guests.

Average episode length: 1 hour

Try this episode: Much Ado About TikTok

Best tech podcasts for learning new skills

The Real Python Podcast

The Real Python platform hosts its own weekly podcast all about the world of Python with interviews, coding tips, and guests from the broad Python community. Listeners love the thoughtful interview questions, real life examples, and the digestible weekly format.

Average episode length: 1 hour

Try this episode: Building a Healthy Developer Mindset While Learning Python

Not So Standard Deviations

This data science podcast is hosted by Roger Peng, a professor of biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Hilary Parker, a data scientist formerly at Stitch Fix. From industry to academia, their conversations touch on a range of data science and data analysis topics. 

Average episode length: 30 minutes to 1 hour

Try this episode: Is R the Worst?

Front End Happy Hour 

Listen in as a core group of engineers from Netflix, Twitch, Atlassian, Evernote, and LinkedIn talk about all things front end and software engineering, from the latest news to career development. The conversation is informative but casual, and accessible no matter where you are in your coding journey.

Average episode length: 45 minutes

Try this episode: Online learning on the rocks

Best podcasts for inspiring career change stories

Learn To Code With Me

If you’re looking for personal stories of people breaking into tech from all sorts of backgrounds, this is the podcast for you. Host Laurence Bradford is a self-taught techie herself. From a ballerina who became a front-end developer, to a fry cook who landed a job at Google, this upbeat podcast will show you the variety of pathways into tech.

Average episode length: Around 45 minutes

Try this episode: From Frying Chicken to Working at Google With Danny Thompson


In this podcast, host Saron Yitbarek interviews career switchers — an occupational therapist, a lab scientist, even a pastor — about their coding journeys. Older episodes also offer career advice and overviews of tech tools you should know as a beginner.

Average episode length: 45 minutes to 1 hour

Try this episode: Embracing Rest for Productivity with Ronesha Dennis

Best podcasts for underrepresented groups in tech

The Women Who Code Podcast

Women Who Code is a nonprofit organization that empowers women to excel in technology careers (in fact, TripleTen offers a scholarship to qualified WWCode members — check out the details here!) Their podcast is full of interviews with tech leaders, discussions about the impacts of new technology, and individual career journeys. The podcast is broken into three themes: Conversations, Talks Tech, and Career Nav, so you can pick episodes based on whether you need career inspiration, concrete advice, or just want to hear about the latest tech trends.

Average episode length: From 20 minutes to 45 minutes

Try this episode: Talks Tech #54: How Data Analysts Can Employ Generative AI

Breaking Into Startups: Diverse Backgrounds

This podcast isn’t releasing new episodes, but it has a rich backlog of conversations with both high profile guests like Gary Vaynerchuck and Alexis Ohanian, and regular people who made career pivots into tech. Check out the “Diverse Backgrounds” episode collection for honest, vulnerable, and detailed first-person stories and advice about starting new careers and upskilling. 

Average episode length: From 30 minutes to 1.5 hours

Try this episode: Rodney Urquhart – How a 16-year-old High School Dropout became a Senior Software Engineer at Slack

Best podcasts for career advice

IT Career Energizer 

Although no longer making new content, this podcast has an immensely helpful library of episodes that focus on developing your career in IT. Guests talk about what attracted them to the industry, how they leveled up, and their best career tips.

Average episode length: 30 minutes

Try this episode: The Power of Networking and Always Practice Self-Care with Jossie Haines 

Squiggly Careers

This podcast is a great one for anyone who is at a career crossroads and needs help figuring things out. The hosts offer specific, actionable advice on how to figure out your career path, from career switching, to getting promoted, to staying motivated at work. They also interview experts in the world of work and productivity.

Average episode length: 30 minutes

Try this episode: How to cage your confidence gremlins

Best podcast for tech bootcamp students

The TechStart podcast by TripleTen

Did you know TripleTen has its very own podcast? We make episodes tailored for career switchers and bootcamp students to help you navigate study strategies, explore career options, and hear student success stories. 

Average episode length: 30 minutes

Try this episode: Working in Tech: Remote vs. Hybrid vs. Onsite

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