These are my favorite audio podcasts covering the technical and business aspects of web design. They also feature topics such as web development, usability, marketing, freelancing, and entrepreneurship. For podcasts focused on WordPress, see my post Best WordPress podcasts, Spring 2012.
My last post on the best web design podcasts was from October 2011, so it was time to update the list. I’ve listed them roughly in order of preference, and included the description from each podcast’s site or iTunes page. I like practical shows that talk about tips and tricks better than those that are mostly news and interviews.
If you like these, you should read my other posts about podcasts. I’m always looking for more, so please add your favorites in the comments!
Boagworld is a podcast for all those involved in designing, developing or running a website on a daily basis. The show is divided into seasons consisting of 6 episodes. Each season covers a particular topic and is accompanied by an associated ebook. They also interview leading figures in the world of web design including people like Jeffrey Zeldman, Jeremy Keith and Andy Clarke.
Boagworld’s recent boos posted to audioboo.fm
This Week in Web Design helps simplify the web design process by having guest experts in business, creative, tech and marketing answer your questions. Join Host Jose Caballer of The Groop as he helps steer the web to better design.
PageBreak is a design, business and marketing-themed podcast hosted by Liz Andrade and Niki Brown. The main goal of the club is to build a strong online community of designers, developers, freelancer (like ourselves) and to encourage people to read more and share their ideas and opinions!
This is the audio version of Freelance Jam – the show for independent professionals who build the web. Hosted by Brian Casel (@casjam) and Dave Yankowiak (@daveyank) with guests from across the web industry. Regular topics include freelance business, web design, entrepreneurship, working from home, killer apps, and more.
Non Breaking Space is a show where we’ll seek out the best, brightest and smartest people on the web and talk to them about how and why they do what they do. Your hosts are Christopher Schmitt and Dave McFarland, two web designers, authors and trainers who have a passion for sharing knowledge about the web.
A podcast about young people that make the web by Galen Gidman.
The Freelance Radio Show is the premier podcast covering all aspects of freelancing including moonlighting and running a full-time business. With a humorous yet insightful panel of diverse freelancers, the show gives you everything you need to make the most out of your freelance business.
Rookie Designer is the podcast for the up and coming designer. See the world of graphic, photography and multimedia through the eyes of a beginner, and acquire the skills necessary to become a veteran Designer. Discussion will include techniques, solutions, business practices, application specific tips and tutorials, and general design, technology and photography topics. Everybody is a Rookie before they’re an All-Star!