I listen to a lot of audio, both in my car and while just walking about, and I split my time as around 2/3 audiobooks and 1/3 podcasts. There are probably around 10 total podcasts that I listen to, but there are 3 that I try to never miss.
1. Riskybusiness, by Patrick Gray
Risky Business is an information security podcast by Patrick Gray, and it’s really quite phenomenal. Patrick is very sharp, he has unbelievable integrity, and he runs an extremely well-produced podcast that never gets dull. It’s my one go-to security podcast (if you don’t count the one I create myself).
2. a16z, by Andreessen Horowitz
a16z is a brilliant podcast that centers around emerging technologies and the trends surrounding them. It’s created by Andreessen Horowitz, which is an investment group based in Silicon Valley, and the hosts and guests are just phenomenal. I hardly ever listen to an episode and don’t come away with a ton of new ideas and information.
3. Waking Up, by Sam Harris
Waking Up is a podcast by writer and neuroscientist Sam Harris. The format is the show is guest-based, and Sam has some of the best guests and topics you can ever imagine on the show. He basically talks about anything that’s of interest to him at the moment, including science, technology, religion, spirituality and happiness, and politics. I’ve corresponded with Sam for years on various topics and I believe him to be the most thoughtful and articulate intellectual alive right now. Highly recommended for anyone seeking an intellectual fix.
Basically, it’s Risky Business (and my own podcast) for infosec, a16z for emerging tech trends, and Waking Up for broad-base intellectual topics.
Those are the three I try to never miss, and I urge you to check them out as well.