With the growing popularity that podcasting has recently experienced, there is truly a podcast for every interest. One of the most popular podcast subjects is that of technology. With so many tech related podcasts, it is difficult to find one that suits your particular interests. Here, then, is a list of five of the best tech podcasts in production. In going through this list, you're sure to find something that tickles your tech fancy!
This Week in Tech
This Week in Tech, or TWiT, is one of the most comprehensive technology podcasts in production. It features a panel of rotating members helmed up by none other than Leo LaPorte, whom you may remember from his work on The Screen Savers and Call For Help, both of which aired on the now defunct TechTV channel. The podcast is a round table discussion of the previous week's tech news featuring commentary by leading names in the fields of technology and tech journalism. The show is free and ad driven, however there is a donation option if you choose to support the podcast monetarily. New TWiT episodes air live every Sunday evening at 6 p.m., and each episode is available for download as a video or audio podcast.
Buzz Out Loud
CNET's own "podcast of indeterminate length" is like TWiT in that it is a panel discussion about recent tech news. It differs from TWiT , however, in that it comes out daily, and not weekly, and takes on an "edgier" tone that appeals to a slightly younger crowd. Buzz Out Loud has more news about social networking and video gaming, and has featured interviews with such tech giants as Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple.
The Tech Guy!
The Tech Guy! with Leo LaPorte is another podcast from the TWiT network. This one fills the niche that was left by the Call For Help television show that aired on TechTV. This podcast features a brief news section followed by live callers receiving tech support from Leo on topics ranging from computer security to how to repair a computer damaged by a power surge. This podcast is a must for anyone interested in troubleshooting computer issues.
Too Smart Guys
Too Smart Guys is a great podcast for those that like to modify the hardware of their gadgets to make them do things that were not intended by the manufacturers of said products. Would you like to learn how to fix the dreaded "Red Ring of Death" on your Xbox 360 console? How about how to install Ubuntu Linux on your PS3? Or how to run Flash applications on your iPad? Look no further than Too Smart Guys with their detailed, step-by-step instructions and video tutorials.
What list of tech related podcasts would be complete without a video game podcast? One of the finest examples is Games Dammit! from 1up.com. This weekly podcast features a panel of 1up.com editors discussing news and topics relevant to video games and the video game industry, including: major studio news, game reviews, upcoming games, and industry events and conventions.