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5 Best Podcasts for the Tech Enthusiast

Blurring boundaries between the digital and physical worlds is the definition of our current tech landscape. As technology evolves in the realm of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and the Internet of Things (IoT), the world and every industry we know will have to shift in effort to keep up. Lost in translation at the ever-changing pace of the tech industry? Yeah, us too (what’s the difference between VI and AI, anyway?) It seems as though there is a constant new app, trend, gadget, or idea infiltrating through to the masses. Consider our help while you crawl through the rabbit hole that is modern-day tech. Guiding you to new trends and talking points, here are some of our podcast recs for every kind of tech enthusiast.

GADGET LAB: WEEKLY TECH NEWS BY WIRED

Confused about what an NRT is? Wondering what’s making waves in the world of AR? Interested in all things Elon Musk? This podcast is for you. Consider this your all-in-one roundup of everything tech and trendy. Whether it’s a discussion of the newest tech gear or an analysis of yet another social media phenomenon (hi, Clubhouse!), WIRED gets down to the nitty gritty to uncover pretty much everything that is buzzing throughout the week. This podcast is perfect for someone who wants to know what is current without getting into too many technical details.

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THE INTERneT OF THINGS PODCAST FROM STACEY HIGGINBOTHAM

The Internet of Things (IoT)—aka sensor or software infused objects—is at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution. Bringing together IoT thought-leaders and industry insiders for an informative podcast is the goal of tech journalist Stacey Higginbotham. Learning about this technology is key for budding entrepreneurs and those who want to visualize how our world is ever-changing. Topics include how large-scale companies (Amazon, P&G, Apple, etc.) are creating and integrating smart products while other episodes are geared to more technical of folk. What are smart cities? What is the role of chip-technology and sensors for future products? Head to this podcast to find out.

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WSJ TECH NEWS BRIEFING: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Wall Street Journal’s podcast covers everything from conferences, cutting-edge products, consumer technology trends, and what’s happening on the business front with your favorite technology companies. This podcast will keep you informed about everything happening with the Apple vs Epic lawsuit or chatting casually about Elon Musk on SNL. If you’re into the intersection between business, technology, and current events, then this podcast might be for you.

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THE FUTURE OF THE METAVERSE PODCAST WITH CATHY HACKL

Technology takes a twist whenever Cathy Hackl is involved. Hackl is a notable futurist that is often featured in Forbes, working with Amazon, and is the top tech voice on LinkedIn—as well as being globally renowned for her knowledge of spatial computing, virtual reality, and augmented reality. This podcast is for the person interested in what tomorrow will look like in the space of consumer technology and the emerging new world as we know it. Hackl discusses technology in every realm: media, government, fashion, strategic foresight, products, and more. She lends her insight to some of the world’s top companies and this podcast offers a glimpse into her playbook. This podcast is for someone looking beyond mainstream news and who wants a head start on big, upcoming technology/futurism trends. Give this podcast a listen if you consider yourself a leader and want to be on the adoption end of new products, concepts, and ideas in the tech and consumer world.

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ACCIDENTAL TECH PODCAST

Five years and going strong, the Accidental Tech Podcast is for those looking for something that will get super technical. Hosted by Marco Arment, Casey Liss and John Siracusa, this is your full-on nerd podcast (their words, not ours). Issues with your apple products? That will definitely be discussed here. Interested in the new authentication changes with Google or the pricing of the PlayStation 5? Yup, that’s covered too. The content here will discuss programming, all things Apple, and general topics covering technology. This podcast is for all those self-proclaimed tech nerds. 

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