These are the best WordPress podcasts I’ve found. They have content for WordPress users (individuals or small businesses), designers, and developers. I prefer those that offer tips, recommendations, and tutorials over those that simply cover WordPress news. I listed them in order of preference.
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!
Your Website Engineer by Dustin Hartzler is my favorite by far. I’ve learned so much about using WordPress as a web designer and developer, and as a small business owner. I hung out with Dustin at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2012 and 2013, and I’ve had the honor of being interviewed in Episode 104: Become a Full-Time Freelance Developer. iTunes
WPwatercooler is great for the hosts’ range of opinions and advice. It features roundtable discussions about providing client services as a WordPress design or development business, WordPress development, digital marketing, and the WordPress community. It’s also available on YouTube. iTunes
The Matt Report is a series of interviews with people who run businesses around WordPress, usually providing client services or selling products (themes, plugins, maintenance, etc.). The guests often share valuable business insights. It’s also available on YouTube. iTunes
Two big names in the WordPress community, Dre Armeda and Brad Williams, are joined by guests to talk mostly about the WordPress ecosystem: news, events, and the community. It’s also available on YouTube. iTunes
Other WordPress podcasts
- Hello Dolly hasn’t been very active. It covers upcoming WordPress releases, theme and plugin development, and the WordPress community.
- PleaseAdvise.fm hasn’t been very active either. It covers the WordPress theme industry, development, technology and completely unrelated topics. I talked to co-host Jake Caputo at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013, and he said the hosts just record when they have time.
- Apply Filters has only had a few episodes, so it’s too new to rank. It’s co-hosted by master plugin developer Pippin Williamson, who I met at WordCamp Grand Rapids in 2012 and 2013.
- The WP Chick has been around for a while, but I only recently discovered it. She seems to talk a lot about business, which is a topic I enjoy, but the episodes I listened to are more aimless than I like.
- WordPress Weekly, the podcast of WP Tavern, recently returned from hiatus. I encouraged host Jeffro Chandler to keep it going at WordCamp Grand Rapids 2013.
- The WordPress Medic Podcast covers various WordPress topics, including themes and plugins.
- WP Bacon has only had a few episodes. It’s dedicated to the unusual ways people use WordPress.
- WordPress Plugins A to Z regularly reviews plugins. I don’t subscribe because I don’t need to know about most of the plugins they cover, but it’s a good resource if you want to hear about a specific plugin.
- Weekly Web Tools reviews and recommends tools for webmasters, entrepreneurs, and marketers. I don’t subscribe because I don’t have a current need for most of the items they discuss.
- WP Elevation is fairly new, but has already had several episodes. It focuses on the business side of WordPress, featuring interviews with WordPress entrepreneurs and businesspeople. Marcus Couch just brought it to my attention, so I haven’t listened yet.
Please add your favorites in the comments!