15 Engaging Podcasts for Designers and Creatives

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It’s never too late to expand your mind, and in the information age it’s easier than ever to learn all sorts of valuable knowledge. You can do this quick and easy by taking advantage of podcasts.

Podcasting has grown dramatically in the last decade. It’s so beautiful to see a medium where anybody can share his/her insight about a specific niche or topic. To get into the game isn’t that hard, once you’ve learned the basics you can output a pleasurable audio production for your listeners.

Podcasts allow the host/producer to build a strong relationship with the listener. They will hear your voice, insights, and personal opinion on various topics.

Like legos, trust is being built after every single episode. After a few episodes the listeners will feel like they know you. If they ever saw you on the street they would come up and talk to your like a regular friend.

What I personally love about podcasts is that you can’t pretend to be somebody you’re not. If you bullshit the listeners, they will quickly catch on and your disguise will be blown.

Also, you can tune in virtually anywhere as long as you have an mp3 player. It doesn’t matter if you’re at the gym, walking you dog, jogging, doing yard work, commuting, working on the computer, or flying. Podcasts offer quality entertainment while you’re working on other tasks, allowing you to truly hit two birds with one stone.

Today we would like to introduce fifteen podcasts that you might find entertaining. While we cannot use an algorithm to identify your personal taste, we can provide you with worthy suggestions and hopefully open the doors to a new favorite show.

There are thousands of podcasts on iTunes, so finding gold is a robust job. We managed to find the top fifteen shows that deserve a play. Enjoy!

The Deeply Graphic DesignCast


The Deeply Graphic DesignCast podcast covers new graphic design-related topic and a few relevant tangents along the way. They answer listener questions and offer tips and advice in our “Do Yourself a Favor” segment. Podcast episodes are released every two weeks.

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99% Invisible


A tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world. New episodes released every 10-14 days, airing weekly on 91.7 KALW in San Francisco. Fridays at 7: 35am and 4: 44pm, Saturdays at 8: 35am, and Tuesdays at 10: 55pm. The show is highly educational and you will soon find yourself addicted to their archive.

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Shop Talk


Shoptalk is a podcast about front end web design, development and UX. Each week Dave & Chris will be joined by a special guest who is there to talk shop and help answer listener submitted questions.

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Boagworld show


Boagworld is the web design podcast for all those involved in designing, developing or running a website on a daily basis. The Podcast offers practical advice, news, tools, review and interviews with leading figures in the web design community. It covers everything from usability and design to marketing and coding techniques, this show has something for everything.

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Beyond Pixels


Beyond Pixels is a weekly show where Kyle Adams and Cody Keisler discuss design, technology and occasionally chat with guest designers. The podcast was recently started,  making it easy to catch up with.

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Chris Oatley’s ArtCast


Chris Oatley is a Disney character designer who answers your questions about concept art, character design for animation, digital painting and illustration.

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The Web Ahead Podcast


The Web Ahead is a weekly podcast about changing technologies and the future of the web, discussing HTML5, mobile, responsive design, iOS, Android, and more.

The show is hosted by Jen Simmons, who has been a designer since 1996. Jen works as an independent consultant and trainer helping teams transition to a responsive design process, implement sites with HTML5, or architect Drupal websites to last.

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Sitepoint Podcast


This is the official podcast of Sitepoint.com. It covers news, opinion, and fresh thinking for web developers and designers.

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The Big Web Show


This award winning podcast is hosted by the legendary Jeffrey Zeldman. The show features special guests and topics like web publishing, art direction, content strategy, typography, web technology, and more.

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Adventures In Design


Adventures in Design is a podcast covering graphic design gossip and artistic growing pains through the eyes of two Mark Brickey and Billy Baumann. The podcast provides an easy going vibe with valuable and insightful information about the industry.

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The Industry


The Industry is an independent blog and podcast highlighting design focused startups and people. The show is hosted by Adam Stacoviak, Drew Wilson, and Jared Erondu.

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Rookie Designer


Rookie Designer podcast is perfect for the up and coming designer. See the world of graphic, photography and multimedia through the eyes of a beginner, and acquire the skills necessary to become a veteran Designer.

The podcast covers topics like techniques, solutions, business practices, application specific tips and tutorials, and general design, technology and photography topics.

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Greyscalegorilla Podcast


Nick Campbell’s show about how to be creative and get paid.

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Go Media Podcast


Go Media owners Jeff Finley and Bill Beachy host the show and discuss the business of design and how to improve the quality of your work and life.

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Design Guy


Design Guy podcast explores timeless design principles and explains them simply. They cover graphic design in particular, and design in general, to equip you with lessons in process, inspiration, and practice.

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