Monday, July 23, 2007


Derek Hatchard posted his list of podcasts. I liked his post and thought I might do the same thing.  I think podcasts are the easiest way to stay up to date.

The first two on my list are also the first two on his list:

When there's a new show for either of these, it will jump to the front of my queue because the content tends to be time sensitive.  tWiT is honestly not quite as informative as it is entertaining.  Windows weekly is great, except Leo likes to waste time comparing everything to Apple.

Let's look at Derek's other picks:

Venture voice is new for me, I'll give it a try.

I thought I was going to be interested in Jumping Monkeys - I've listened to it a couple of times, but it just doesn't work for me. 

I listen to most episodes of .NET Rocks, at least partially.  Since I don't spend a lot of time writing .Net code, I stand to learn a lot.

Yes, Derek, I think I've heard every episode of Devcasting.  It's interesting to hear how you guys are making a living. 

Of the channel 9 shows, I like The MicroISV Show and ARCcast.

I'm going to add a few:


  • Developer Night In Canada - Microsoft's connection to the Canadian developer community
  • Security Now! - Sometimes hard to listen to, but most often very informative.
  • Off the hook - From the 2600 crowd.  No, not the Atari 2600.  I used to get a kick out of these guys, but I don't listen often anymore.
  • SQL Down Under - Excellent interviews with the big names in the SQL Server world.
  • Plumbers at Work - Kind of like a Canadian tWiT, only more out of date and less entertaining.  Sorry, guys.  But I do like to listen for the Canadian perspective.  It's been a while since they've put together a show...
  • Canadian IT manger podcast - I've been listening in the hope that some useful information will come from this, but this is really the marketing side of Microsoft.  There is no conversion, only boring, well prepared questions and answers.  Microsoft doesn't give managers any credit at all as far as I can tell.
  • Hanselminutes - This is really a great show.  Too many shows are over an hour long, when they could have been 20 minutes.  Hanselminutes is usually 30 minutes a week, and Scott's mantra is "I'm not going to waste your time".  Excellent.
  • RunAs Radio - .Net Rocks for IT guys.  Also hosted by Richard Campbell, produced by PWOP.  There's a bright future for this show.
  • PowerScripting - Powershell for beginners.  Since it's version 1.0, we are all beginners, aren't we?

And just to prove it isn't all tech all the time,

So that's about it.  Anybody else care to share?


At Tue Jul 24, 06:15:00 pm , Blogger derekhat said...

I forgot about Hanselminutes. Also a great listen but I pick and choose based on the topic. I used to listen to Security Now but it is hard to listen to so I've stopped.

At Wed Aug 15, 12:58:00 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Scott,

Your comments about the Canadian IT Managers podcast are quite valid and we're in the midst of making some changes. I'd love to get more feedback from you on how we can improve.

If you're interested, you can contact me through my blog (just use the email link at the top).



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