16 JavaScript Podcasts to Listen to in 2018

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In a rush? Skip to podcasts list.

Good frontend developers read a lot.

Our fast-paced industry compels them to—especially when it comes to JavaScript.

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.

Homer's take on podcasting and exercising

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.

I spent hours researching JavaScript podcasts for beginners and experts alike. I discarded all of the dead or sunsetted ones (LOTS of these). I hand-picked and sorted through the rest.

The result? 16 quality JS-related web shows you’ll draw value from.

Let’s get to it.

How these podcasts were selected

You’ll find all of our best JavaScript podcasts for 2018 below. But first, I wanted to share how exactly I built this list.

Podcast selection

  • Podcast must be still running—no dead or sunsetted shows.
  • Podcast doesn’t have to be strictly JS-related but should cover JavaScript regularly.
  • Podcast must have social proof (Google/iTunes rankings, featured in publications, personally recommended by seasoned developers).

List methodology

  • 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.

Contribution

  • 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.

16 JavaScript podcasts for web developers

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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.

Promoting critical thinking and reason among us laymen.

Good ol’ Malcolm tackles overlooked/forgotten episodes in recent history.

Charles and Jean-Seb aren’t listening to podcasts, so they get this gif:

shame!

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!

Closing thoughts

I hope you find both value and entertainment in the JavaScript podcasts listed above.

Oh, and if you’re a JavaScript beginner, I highly recommend you check out the following:

JavaScript Beginner? Start Here (Exercises Included)

You SHOULD Learn Vanilla JavaScript Before JS Frameworks

Open source list of resources to learn vanilla JavaScript - GitHub

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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