10 podcasts for IT pros

You’re busy, but you want to keep up with the latest tech news and trends — or laugh at jokes only techies would find funny. Here’s our curated list of podcasts that are worth a listen on the treadmill, with your morning coffee or on your daily commute.

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CIO Talk Network

This podcast has been around since 2003 — when podcasting wasn’t a ‘thing’ — and it’s still going strong. The weekly episodes features global IT leaders who discuss topics around technology leadership, innovation and management techniques.

Risky Business

Hosted by InfoSec expert Patrick Gray, this long-running weekly podcast features news and in-depth commentary from security industry luminaries. It’s chock full of information for IT security pros, covering the nitty-gritty technical details while still managing to entertain.

Packet Pushers Weekly

This podcast describes itself as “an unabashedly nerdy swan dive into networking technology,” with weekly episodes that tackle topics of interest to network pros. Co-hosts Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks speak with industry experts from academia, standards bodies and vendors, as well as network engineers.

This Week in Enterprise Tech

Part of the TWiET network, this podcast is hosted by Father Robert Ballecer and features a rotating panel of guests who discuss the world of enterprise technology each week — from the ins and outs of enterprise solutions to relevant news of the day.

The CloudCast

For those who want the deep dive into tech, this award-winning podcast delves into topics like cloud automation, DevOps, containers and networking. It also includes additional resources so you can do your own research after the podcast.

SANS Internet Stormcenter Podcast

These ‘stormcasts’ are about five minutes in length, providing timely cyber threat updates. Published every weekday, this podcast is designed to get you ready for the day with a summary of current network security related events, often on late-breaking news.

Daily Tech News Show

Hosted by analyst Tom Merritt and journalist Sarah Lane, this podcast offers analysis on the top stories in tech from regular contributors and rotating guests, and is popular for its balanced, entertaining, easy-to-understand approach.

Grumpy Old Geeks

This podcast “for adults” by Jason DeFillippo and Brian Schulmeister offers an entertaining perspective on the latest tech news and “the random crap the Internet throws at us every week.” It’s your weekly hit of humorous banter about the Internet, technology and geek culture.

Horizon CIO

Featuring interviews, features and panel debates with high-profile CIOs across a variety of verticals, this U.K.-based podcast will give you food for thought on business, technology and innovation — topics include everything from why agile is dead to managing your well being.

IT Pro Show

Launched at Same3Guys, this weekly podcast is focused on news, trends and career development for the IT professional. Segments include IT Pro News, which explains what the latest tech news means for your organization, and the IT Pro Bookshelf, with resources for career development.

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