I updated this post in 2018 because my podcast rotation has changed over the past few years. I’ll continue to update this list as my rotation evolves.
If you’re new to podcasts, welcome. Podcasts are one of my favorite sources for learning.
On The Big Web Show, host Jeffrey Zeldman interviews industry professionals like visual designers, developers, UX designers, and entrepreneurs.
Jeffrey’s a great interviewer and a great storyteller. During the interviews, he connects web history to current design trends and challenges. He also draws parallels between the design field and other disciplines like film and literature.
Start with the episode, Design For Real Life with Eric Meyer.
Jared Spool, founder of UIE, created the UIE Podcast Network (UIE.fm). The UIE Podcast Network features interviews with leading UX experts on many topics like content strategy, personas, and prototyping.
Unlike the Big Web Show, which covers related topics like visual design and front-end development, this podcast focuses almost exclusively on UX topics.
Start with the episode, It’s Safe to Say I Don’t Know.
On UX Podcast, co-hosts Per Axbom and James Royal-Lawson explore many UX topics. Sometimes they interview guests. Sometimes they have “link shows” where they discuss a recent UX blog post or article.
One of my favorite episodes is Sorting Out this Mess, an interview with information architects Abby Covert and Andrew Hinton. It’s an impromptu, unplanned interview, but I was glued to the episode the entire time. I walked away from the interview with a fresh perspective on information architecture and UX design.
Kate Rutter and Laura Klein host this podcast about UX design. They begin each episode with the description, “The podcast where two old ladies yell at each other about how make products suck slightly less.” If you’re okay with sarcasm and cursing, you’ll probably like this podcast.
Start with the episode, Stop Arguing with Feedback.
The Accidental Creative is not a UX podcast. I enjoy the podcast because it covers topics like leadership, productivity, and learning. The episodes are short (about 20-30 minutes each).
Start with the episode, David Allen on Getting Things Done. I use David Allen’s Getting things Done (GTD) productivity method at work and at home.
What are Your Favorite Podcasts?
What other UX podcasts have you found valuable? Please feel free to share in the comments.