I actually listen to almost every episode of all of these iOS development podcasts. Having a 1 1/2 hour commute each way makes it easy. I play everything at 1.75 speed and use the cool Smart Speed feature of Overcast to make it happen. These aren’t the only podcasts I listen to (Free Adnan! maybe…), but they are the ones focused on iOS development.
In no particular order…
I love Steve’s energy and he has a way of getting some great guests. More of a marketing podcast than some of the others. It also hits on the journey, both triumphs and struggles, of getting an app to market and beyond. It focuses on all things mobile, so you get both Android and iOS.
Daniel Jalkut and Manton Reece have been Mac developers for a while and it’s nice to listen to a podcast with that kind of experience behind it. They rarely interview anyone and mostly just talk about their thoughts on the iOS and Mac ecosystem, often hitting the hot topics of the week.
Just one listen and you can tell that Paul loves doing his podcast. He, along with Steve from Appmasters, probably put out more quality podcasts than anyone. Paul keeps finding great guests and digging in to their app story. He has a great segment where he asks the guests for an app idea, often fleshing out something that will get your mind thinking of something you could do.
David Smith must not sleep. But when he does, he probably still cranks out at least one app update. His podcast is never over 15 minutes long, so if you are looking for a quick podcast to get your feet wet, give it a try. Full of great info from a seasoned developer.
This is one I just started listening to and have been enjoying. It’s more of a panel podcast where they pick a topic and discuss.
A good podcast that is probably the most technical on the list. They may devote an entire episode to SceneKit or WatchKit. A good listen to really dig in to a particular framework.
I love listening to how people are working exercise and nutrition into the common sedentary lifestyle of developers. John brings a lot of energy and the podcast gives you ways to either get in better shape. Whether you are in shape or not, you can benefit from the ideas that come up on the show.
This is a fly on the wall type of podcast. If you are more focused on coding and not building a business, this may not be the podcast for you. They talk a lot about how to promote products, email lists, and general business stuff. It’s not for everyone, but if you are trying to grow your development career, you can’t miss this one. It’s like sitting in on a mastermind groups weekly meetup. I have yet to listen to an episode that I didn’t get at least a couple of nuggets of wisdom I hadn’t thought of.
Of all the iOS development podcasts, this may be my favorite. I absolutely love the real talk about trying to make a living on the app store. Their motto is “Everything but the code” and that is as best a description as I can come up with. They hit the highs, lows, and everything in between in talking about the app store, making and selling apps.
If you are looking for a more exhaustive list of iOS development podcasts, which includes other types of programming podcasts, check out John Sonmez’s list.