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My Favorite Podcasts

As developers we are expected to be always up-to-date, which is a very exhausting task, some developers follow RSS feeds, subscribe to newsletters, or follow twitter accounts, i used to do all that, guilty as charged.

Podcasts are audio or video recorded/streamed episodes about a topic where hosts and sometimes guests discuss that topic, listeners to stream can contribute too.

I started listening to podcasts couple of months ago and immediately felt the difference, i now have less news to read as i listen more, and i only invest time in reading what i really want to focus on, be it a technical article or a deep dive into a new vulnerability, and i can also listen at faster speeds like 1.5x and 2x, allowing me to follow more in less time.

Regularly, i follow topics like web development, php, laravel, security, open source, linux, raspberry pi, and maker movement, that reflected on my choices of podcasts as well, so here are my current favorite podcasts.

Web Development and PHP

These podcasts discuss the latest in web development in general and in the world of PHP specifically, you will be able to follow latest trends, frameworks, news, conferences, articles that went viral, and how to become a better web developer.

PHP Town Hall

A podcast about web development using PHP and everything around it, providing technical news and discussions in a pleasant way.


An uncensored podcast discussing web development and all things related, this podcast to the rest of the podcasts is like Deadpool to super heroes, don’t miss it! πŸ˜€

Laravel Framework

These podcasts discuss Laravel as a PHP-based framework, along with the latest in the world of PHP, with great focus on the latest Laravel features, packages, conferences, trending articles, and how to develop better web apps using the framework.

Laravel News Podcast

A podcast from the creators of the Laravel News website, bringing you the latest about Laravel along with useful tips and tricks in a friendly format with little side chit-chat.

The Laravel Podcast

A podcast about Laravel and PHP that is more geared towards discussions along with news, regular guests include Taylor Otwell (the creator of Laravel) and Jeffrey Way (the creator of Laracasts), who add a lot of value to the podcast.

Linux & Open Source

These podcasts discuss Linux and all things open source, latest news, events, and trending articles, along with fruitful discussions including different opinions enriching the listener’s knowledge.

LINUX Unplugged

A podcast that is more like an open discussion and different opinions that is exactly as they describe it “no prep, no limits, and tons of opinion. An open show powered by community LINUX Unplugged takes the best attributes of open collaboration and focuses them into a weekly lifestyle show about Linux”.

Linux Action Show

The worlds #1 Linux podcast. A weekly show that covers the best in the open source and Linux world. Get a solid dose of Linux, gadgets, how-to, reviews, and news every week.

Well, i was going to list more podcasts that i really like and recommend but i believe that you have such a short-span like me, so i’ll move that to a second part.

Let me know what do you think of these podcasts and if you have other recommendations to share! πŸ™‚


  1. I’m a big fan of Full Stack radio. Adam Wathan is very knowledgeable and has great guests including some luminaries such as DHH and Kent Beck. I’m a Laravel dev so it doesn’t hurt that Adam is also a Laravel dev.

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