In a rush? Skip to podcasts list.
Good frontend developers read a lot.
But stepping away from the screen doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning:
It’s 2018, and top-notch podcasts are always three finger taps away!
Plus, their audio format lets you optimize time spent exercising, commuting, or cleaning up.
Now the tricky part is, you guessed it, finding the right ones.
Good news is I already skimmed through the noise and found the signals.
The result? 16 quality JS-related web shows you’ll draw value from.
Let’s get to it.
How these podcasts were selected
- Podcast must be still running—no dead or sunsetted shows.
- Podcast must have social proof (Google/iTunes rankings, featured in publications, personally recommended by seasoned developers).
- Ratings and stars are fetched from iTunes directly.
- Description is fetched either from iTunes or official site.
- Featured episode must be JS-related or recent + relevant to web development.
- Featured review is fetched from iTunes when available. No negative reviews features—these shows made the list for a reason.
- Podcast platforms linked to, when available, are Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher.
- Use the comments to request addition of new shows or podcast platforms.
Note that I’ve added 3 framework-specific shows for Vue, React, Angular.
- Syntax.fm - 5⭐ - 48 ratings
- Front End Happy Hour - 5⭐ - 10 ratings
- Full Stack Radio - 5⭐ - 21 ratings
- CodeNewbie - 5⭐ - 13 ratings
- ShopTalk - 4.5⭐ - 62 ratings
- JAMstack Radio
- Vue.js News
- Adventures in Angular
- React Podcast
- Modern Web
- The Web Platform Podcast
Bonus: team picks!
I thought I’d leave you guys with our very own favorites at Snipcart.
- S-Town — ❤ by Math, Franck
This is one of the best true stories I’ve ever head, period. High emotions.
- The Skeptics Guide to the Universe — ❤ by NaN
Promoting critical thinking and reason among us laymen.
- Malcolm Gladwell’s Revisionist History — ❤ by Math, Franck, Georges
Good ol’ Malcolm tackles overlooked/forgotten episodes in recent history.
Charles and Jean-Seb aren’t listening to podcasts, so they get this gif:
Psst: I’m in the Alpha phase of launching a podcast called WorkWithDevs, which helps modern professionals better understand & collaborate with developers. I’d love to get feedback on the first episodes!
The first two are among our most popular posts on the blog, and the last one is a battle-tested list of resources to get started with JS.
Happy listening/reading/coding! ✌️
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