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Old 06-17-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Best computing, tech-related audiobooks and podcasts ?


I know you cant learn programming from audibooks but audiobooks like "Computer science - an overview", "history of computers, internet", "Networking basics", "Latest technologies - podcast", "This Week in Tech", etc could be useful.

I listen to a lot of audio throughout the day (commuting, gym, etc), and I just want to be as productive as possible.

Tried searching audible.com, amazon, etc to no avail.

Do any of you have any recommendations?


edit - I even tried a pdf-to-audio converter to convert the wealth of knowledge in ebooks to audio but I am not a big fan of "robotic" voice. I like a human narrator.

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Old 06-17-2012, 07:45 PM   #2
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These sites might help. One note of warning: sometimes agregators will include links to shows that have podfaded.

http://www.thelinuxlink.net/

http://oggcastplanet.blogspot.com/

HackerPublicRadio is a rather eclectic place with a wide range of topics, but also has in-depth series on various geeky topics: http://hackerpublicradio.org/series.php. Right now, Dann from TLLTS is doing one on the command line; he's also created a website for the series. http://www.linuxintheshell.org/
 
Old 06-17-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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hak5 is pretty good.
 
Old 06-17-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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The Tux Radar Podcast :
http://www.tuxradar.com/content/podc...n-4-episode-10

The Linux Outlaws Podcast :
http://sixgun.org/linuxoutlaws/
 
Old 06-18-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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Amazing recommendations so far. Appreciate it.

Checking them out now.
 
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:43 AM   #7
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Also, does anyone know of daily/weekly computing/technology news podcasts. Would make interesting listening.

edit - hack5 has such podcasts but if there are more out there, then I would like to put them on my music player as well.

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Old 06-19-2012, 12:24 AM   #8
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For web development, The Changelog is very good:

http://thechangelog.com/

I've never listened to it, but SecurityNow must have some fans:

http://twit.tv/sn

As must CBC Spark:

http://www.cbc.ca/spark/

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:08 AM   #9
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a lot of people like tech news today on twit.tv
 
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Tux Radar and Linux Outlaws, which dru8274 mentioned above, are excellent for news, especially if you like it with a touch of humor.

There a relatively new one called The Sunday Morning Linux Review which is also fun.

I also listen to KPO and TLLTS and almost everything from HPR.

For general tech news, I like Geek News Central. I've listened to it for years; Todd is a level-headed guy who's not afraid to express an opinion. He does have sponsors and generally opens with about 10 minutes of personal items about his family and his activities and a couple of commercials. From a software standpoint, it tends to be Windows-oriented, but hardly Windows-exclusive--he talks about hardware, software, gadgets, net neutrality, copyrights, and occasionally about NASA--whatever geeky strikes his fancy.

Geekazine is worth a look. I used to help Jeffrey with his blog--his sense of humor is lots more off-the-wall than Todd's.

They're more, but that's a nice list to get anyone started.
 
Old 07-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #11
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The podcasts I listen to are all pretty mainstream. I would recommend security now on twit (twit.tv/sn). Most of the other podcasts on twit are basically about consumer electronics. The sn back catalogue has some great epodes on how tcp/ip works, computers, and other very technical stuff.

There are of course programming specific podcasts, but none that I can think of at the top of my head to suggest.
 
  


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