There is no dearth of podcasts that talk about what’s happening in the world of tech. But let’s face it, if you’ve heard one, you’ve heard them all. News isn’t knowledge though, it’s information. To understand technology, you need a different breed of podcasts. For such podcasts, you need to know who to listen to. The host’s stature and expertise matters as much as the subject they talk about. But you don’t need to do that research, that’s what we’re here for. Here are some of the intelligent podcasts that will five deep into technology, gadgets, and hardware. Don’t worry, the language and explanations are simple enough for any layman to understand.
1. What’s Tech
2. Reply All
Deep dives into tech are terribly interesting. Reply All’s objective is to take any one subject and take it part bit by bit, explaining every aspect of it. These are intriguing questions, and they aren’t easy to solve without research. Reply All does that research to get the answer.
While it will give you tips and tricks you can actually use, it will also add a basic explanation of the technology itself. It isn’t as in-depth as the others mentioned here. The average episode is 5–10 minutes. but for a quick fix with some utility added in, TechTalker will be perfect.
Don’t let the name throw you off. Yes, it stands for Weekly Analysis and News, but the news is kind of an afterthought. It’s more about analyzing the tech behind the news, or just ignoring the news altogether. TheWANShow is part of the LinusTechTips network, one of the best YouTube technology channels. Linus is an artist at explaining tech in simple terms, and he carries that expertise to the podcast. The difference is that it’s a lot more candid and fun, as opposed to his polished videos. And much funnier too.
7. The Tech Guy
No list of technology podcasts would be complete without mentioning Leo Laporte at least once. Laporte has been the premier radio and podcast voice around technology for years now. Laporte has plenty of shows you can listen to, but for understanding technology, The Tech Guy is the best of the lot. Every week, Laporte fields questions from readers and listeners. For each question, he has a quick explanation of what is happening behind all the gadgetry in question, and then provides a solution. The Tech Guy is what any lay person or tech geek wants from a podcast. Simple answers to real problems.
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