15 Design Podcasts You SHOULD Be Listening To
It’s been a little over a month since we released our very first podcast here at Go Media. Prior to that we’ve been avid listeners and we wanted to share with you our favorite podcasts. We also included a few suggestions from our readers too. But first, let’s talk about what we like in podcasts.
What Makes A Great Podcast
- Keep rambling to a minimum. Nobody REALLY cares about your inside jokes and what you did last weekend. Unless it’s relevant to the topic at hand.
- The topics are relatable and enlightening. It’s fun feeling like you’re IN the conversation.
- The conversation offers a transparent insight into the lives of other design professionals that you can’t quite find elsewhere.
- It’s honest and authentic and not overly self-promotional or salesy. It presents the good, the bad, and the ugly.
- The production quality is good, it shows they take their podcast seriously.
- The pacing is appropriate and music is used effectively to keep things fresh.
- Regular content. Consistent content. They put new episodes out.
- Long Podcasts are ok! Especially if you’re in a good conversation about a relevant topic.
Design Podcasts You Should Be Listening To
- Adventures in Design
- The Industry Radio Show
- Let’s Make Mistakes
- Design Matters with Debbie Millman
- Shop Talk Show
- Design Guy
- The Big Web Show
- Young Guns Show
- The Boagworld Web Design Show
- The Web Ahead
- Pagebreak Podcast
- Go Media Podcast
Adventures in Design
Graphic design gossip and artistic growing pains through the eyes of two handsome DIY poster designers and their friends.
The Industry Radio Show
The Industry brings a new voice to tech media. Highlighting design focused startups and people, we exist to give the design community a voice in the tech industry. We are an independent news entity and strive to be a positive force in our community. Our content is produced by a team of designers and writers that are dedicated to sharing quality news with our readers. Founded in November of 2011, our goal is to shed light on those overlooked by the mainstream media.
Let’s Make Mistakes
Mike Monteiro and Katie Gillum of Mule Design talk mostly about design and how to do it, with a few tangents along the way.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman
Design Matters with Debbie Millman is a thought-provoking internet podcast, which profiles industry-leading graphic designers, change agents, artists, writers and educators.
Shop Talk Show
Shoptalk is a podcast about front end web design, development and UX. Each week Dave & Chris will be joined by a special guest who is there to talk shop and help answer listener submitted questions.
DesignChat is the best live Design discussion on the internet. Host Ryan McGovern invites Design rockstars to chat up the community for 1 hour a week!
The show that explores timeless design principles and explains them simply. We discuss graphic design in particular, and design in general, to equip you with lessons in process, inspiration, and practice. Get a new concept under your belt in mere minutes and unleash your creativity.
The Big Web Show
The Big Web Show features special guests and topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more. It’s everything web that matters. Hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman.
Young Guns Show
The Young Guns Show is a podcast that aims to feature and inspire the young guns in the web in the web industry, hosted by Galen Gidman and Tim Smith.
Nick Campbell’s Show about How to Be Creative and Get Paid.
The Boagworld Web Design Show
Boagworld is the web design podcast for all those involved in designing, developing or running a website on a daily basis. It offers practical advice, news, tools, review and interviews with leading figures in the web design community. Covering everything from usability and design to marketing and coding techniques, this show has something for everything. This award winning podcast is the longest running web design podcast with over 250 episodes.
The Web Ahead
The Web Ahead is a weekly podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web, discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more. Hosted by Jen Simmons.
Type is speech on paper, Typeradio is speech on type. Typeradio, the radio channel on type and 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!
Go Media Podcast
Go Media owners Jeff Finley and Bill Beachy host the show and discuss the business of design and how to improve the quality of your work and life.
What Do You Think?
Now that you have seen our list of our favorite design podcasts, what are your favorites? Please leave your comments below. We’d love to hear your thoughts!