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Top 10 Podcasts for IT Pros - January 2014

Author by Lee Berg

In a recent chat with a coworker, we started talking about some of the Podcasts available for IT Professionals. Being consultants, we are often traveling so we like to make use of this time by listening to IT Podcasts during travel time that is otherwise spent mindlessly moving from point A to point B.

This inspired me to create a list to highlight some of the best podcasts for IT pros, and to provide you with some options for getting started listening to IT podcasts.

As of January 2014, all of these podcasts are still active and are updated frequently!

Concurrency, Inc Podcast Podcasts on various topics from Concurrency! Topics range from the "How to be a good engineer" to "Configuring Service Manager for Performance and Scale"

Windows Weekly A weekly look at all things Microsoft, including Windows, Windows Phone, Office, Xbox, and more, from two of the foremost Windows watchers in the world, Paul Thurrott of the Super Site for Windowsand Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft.

Security Now! Steve Gibson, the man who coined the term spyware and created the first anti-spyware program, creator of Spinrite and ShieldsUP, discusses the hot topics in security today with Leo Laporte.

Inside Podcast Network – Skilling up Skilling Up your hosts Dan Kregor and Christian Booth discuss topics focused on learning new technologies to "Skill Up" your IT Skills. Topics cover studying for certifications, IT "Soft Skills", and even deep dives on cutting edge tech like Windows Azure Pack.

RunAs Radio RunAs Radio is a weekly Internet Audio Talk Show for IT Professionals working with Microsoft products. The full range of IT topics is covered from a Microsoft-centric viewpoint. Richard Campbell, the third co-host of .NET Rocks!, hosts RunAs Radio along with Greg Hughes. Each show promises to be about 30 minutes long and focused on a single topic.

IT Pro Show Enterprise Technology podcast covering news, architecture, strategies and commentary. From the same3guys podcast network.

Microsoft TechNet Radio The podcast for anyone who is passionate about IT. We go deep into the technologies you live with, and the people that build, deploy and manage these. Each week we offer a critical voice, guests ranging from your IT peers, technical roles inside Microsoft and industry experts.

PowerScripting Podcast Shortly after PowerShell’s introduction to the world, Jon Walz and Hal Rottenberg launched the PowerScripting Podcast, a weekly show featuring expert guest speakers, fantastic behind-the-scenes information, members of the PowerShell community, and more. Recorded before a live chatroom audience, the podcast has become one of the PowerShell community’s most treasured foundations. You’ll learn about new techniques

DABBC Radio DABCC Radio is an interview based podcast show where the hottest virtualization and cloud vendors talk with Douglas Brown about their solutions. Detailing such topics as, what do they do, how it works, why we should care, how do they complete, and much more. Featuring technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing, desktop virtualization (VDI), server virtualization, application virtualization, remote desktop services, application deployment, application management, performance monitoring, and server-based computing

Home Server Show This podcast aiming for the Home Server enthusiast market whether that is Windows Home Server, Media Vaults, NAS, and home storage in general. It will also cover the convergence of Home Storage with networking, and Home Media, including Media Center.

You can also find all these podcasts on the Sticher podcast application. Sticher is my “Go To” method for listening podcasts. It has a browser plugin and a mobile app which both track listening progress. You can listen in the car, come inside and then click play in the browser plugin and it will pick up right where you left off. The mobile app also allows you to download the podcasts on Wi-Fi so you can listen when mobile without having to stream episodes over your data plan. The only downside is that podcasts have to first be added to Stichers directory by the podcast owner before they show up in the interface, and while the directory does have plenty of great podcasts it doesn’t quite have everything that’s out there.

Please note that there are many other great audio podcasts for IT Pros out there that are not on this list. I simply hope that this list can get you started. There should be something here for every IT Pro!

Did I miss anything?! Let me know in the comments below!


Lee Berg

Systems Engineer