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Colin Devroe

Reverse Engineer. Blogger.

Podcasts 2017

Three years ago I was tagged to make a list of the podcasts I was currently listening to. A year before that I did something similar. So, now I’m back this year to provide a current list.

In no particular order:

* Indicates that I only listen to a few select episodes of these podcasts.

See also: gRegor, Jeena.

Podcasts that I listen to

Nearly a year ago I jotted down some non-tech podcasts that I was enjoying at the time. However, today I was tagged by Joe Casabona (Cassy) to jot down those that I’m listening to currently. Here is that list:

Just like everything else, I shake this list up from time-to-time but you’ll notice a few stay with me. Feel free to send me your suggestions.

These are simply in order as they appear in Overcast. You can read Kyle’s list too.

I tag Matt, Om, Dave, Toni, Geoff, Alex.

Some non-tech podcasts I’ve enjoyed lately

I think when some of us hear the word podcast we immediately think of those that deal with technology or those in which a few tech nerds sit around and chat about tech-related topics.

But podcasts are so much more than tech. Though they’ve been around a little while they are still a revolution. They are incredible. They are excellent. You just have to weed through the popular ones sometimes in order to find what you might be looking for.

Sea Kayak Podcasts

I’ve decided that 2014 is going to be the year I start kayaking. Of course I’ve been doing research on kayaks, gear, local rivers and streams, techniques, and so much more. But the one source of both inspiration and information that I’ve enjoyed the most has been a podcast found at Sea Kayak Podcasts dot com.

Talk about non-tech. The site, as far as I can tell, is being administered using Apple’s iWeb application. But it doesn’t really matter. The content is wonderful. I’ve throughly enjoyed catching up on the last few years of episodes during my ride to and from our office over the last several months.

Fresh Air

My love of Terry Gross, host of NPR’s Fresh Air, is no secret. I listen to nearly all episodes of Fresh Air and certainly every episode hosted by Terry. Why the podcast and not the radio? Because there are absolutely no commercials. Once in a blue moon the episode will open with a sponsor blurb or something but that is few and far between.

The Alton Browncast

Alton may be a nerd but at least his show isn’t about tech. It is about food and cooking and the people that cook food. He answers questions sent in and also accepts call ins. Great show.

Also, of note, is his episode with Giada De Laurentiis. I don’t want to say anything too crass but I can say that my opinion of her changed dramatically after listening to Alton’s excellent interview with her. He really pushes her to answer honestly.

Here’s The Thing

Alec Baldwin talking soothingly into your ear and constantly interrupting his guests. You needn’t know anything else. One tip: I recommend a good whiskey with this one.


If you’re in the market for a podcast that helps you get away from technology for a few minutes at a time perhaps you’ll enjoy one or all of these too.  If you have any that you’ve enjoyed please feel free to pass them along to me.