I like to listen to technical podcasts while I'm driving or otherwise have time while not being near a computer.
I tend to like focused shows over "talk shows", meaning I like to hear someone deliver a "lecture" on a subject with the maximal amount of data in the minimal amount of time. I don't like to listen to two people chatting with no specific direction.
Here are shows I like to listen to:
- Hanselminutes - My favourite. Each show delivering a concise, in-depth discussion of one subject.
- Arcast - Good shows hosted by Ron Jacobs, dealing mostly with architecture. Now with TV shows!
- PolymorphicPodcast - Another good show, partly hosting interviews and partly explaining interesting subjects.
- Software Engineering Radio - Interview based, focused on the interviewee rather than a specific subject.
Shows I listen to less frequently:
- DotNetRocks - Basically a radio talk show, meaning 20% of the show is spent on the hosts chatting on non-technical stuff (usually the actual show starts after 8-10 minutes), spending few minutes on ads at the middle of the show, and the rest is spent talking with a guest on various subjects.
- Web Dev Radio - Another interview based show. Not very focused on technology (during the show on the power-tools-book about half of the show revolved around the process of writing a book)
- CodeSermon - A short show, but seems to me it mostly deals with the basics ("how to debug without a debugger").
- Ask Udi - Udi Dahan's answers to questions on SOA.