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My Favourite Podcasts

Technology, opinions, productivity, entertainment, and more

Alan AJ
10 min readDec 8, 2021


Four images, created by mirroring a photo horizontally and vertically. Each of the four images contains an iPhone running the Overcast podcast player app, with a pair of Sony headphones placed over it.
Photo taken and processed by the author, Autistic Widower.

I listen to a lot of podcasts these days. It all started about six or seven years ago, when I searched for one about iOS development, and got hooked on More than Just Code.

Some of the podcasts I’ve listed are no longer active, but the past episodes are still available.

In some cases, such as Hypercritical, I went back and listened to the entire run of the show long after the last episode was released.

Topics include:

  • Apple, technology, and programming
  • Opinions, personal stories, and ADHD
  • Lifestyle, productivity, and getting organised
  • Entertainment, TV, and movies


1. Accidental Tech Podcast
2. Upgrade
3. The Talk Show With John Gruber
4. Robot or Not?
5. Reconcilable Differences
6. Back to Work
7. Roderick on the Line
8. Under the Radar
9. Analog(ue)
10. Thoughts on Functional Programming
11. More than Just Code
12. The Minimalists
13. Hypercritical
14. 20 Macs for 2020
15. The Run Loop
16. Download
17. Neutral


In this section, in addition to giving my opinion, I’ve tried to summarise the main characteristics of each podcast.

The list of subjects is my attempt to give an overview of the main topics.

Episode lengths are only approximate, because they often vary quite a lot.

1. Accidental Tech Podcast

Subjects: Apple, Gadgets, Programming, Tech News, Opinions
Hosts: Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.
Length: 1:45–3:00. Typically…



Alan AJ

Random life stories, opinions, and a dry sense of humour. A 55-year-old former electronics engineer and programmer in England. Previously 'Autistic Widower'.