Web and Design Industry Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to get up to speed with what’s going on in the web industry. Many talk about emerging technologies, interview interesting people, and sometimes even go into tutorials. Here’s a collection of podcasts which relate to website design, development and running a website which I’ve found useful. They’re in no particular order!

10,000 Hours

10,000 Hours is an interview series hosted by Vince Koci and Grant Spanier. It’s about craft, creativity and putting in your time. The show is titled around a quote from Malcolm Gladwell,

In fact, researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.


Boagworld is a long running podcast by the team at Headscape fronted by Paul Boag. The show is relatively relaxed and covers a wide range of topics to suit anyone who designs, develops or owns a website. It’s suited to everyone no matter their experience and you’ll soon wonder where your hour has went, but it’ll hit home when you’re faced with Marcus’ jokes at the end.

Happy Monday

Happy Monday, hosted by Josh Long and Sarah Parmenter, is a short-burst, industry podcast available every Monday. Great way to start the week!

Seanwes Podcast

The Seanwes Podcast hosted by Sean McCabe was a new one on me, Ashley said I should give a particular episode about writing a listen and now I’m a regular. It’s goal is to provide tangible insights on creativity & business in the design industry.


The Shoptalk Show is presented by Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert. Usually they are joined by guests who talk about web design, development and UX and answer questions submitted by listeners. If they’re short on a guest one week they’ll run through a Quickfire episode answering listener questions. Some may say the podcast is about sound effects. Some may be correct.

The Big Web Show

The Big Web Show, hosted by Jeffrey Zeldman, talks about everything web that matters. Says it all really.

The Freelance Web

The Freelance Web is a weekly podcast for creative freelancers working on the web, discussing the everyday ups and downs of freelancing, plus web industry news, reviews and interviews. Hosted by Sean Johnson and Liz Elcoate.

The Treehouse Show

The Treehouse Show is a podcast from the great folks at Treehouse, an educational platform to help people learn different technologies such as web design and development. This is a bit different to the rest in that it’s a video based podcast and is quite short in comparison, typically about 10 minutes long.

The Web Ahead

Jen Simmons hosts The Web Ahead, a 5by5 weekly podcast about the future of the web. Jen discusses various topics with a range of guests. Depending on the subject and guest, conversations can get pretty deep into the “nitty gritty” and typically the episodes last between one and two hours.

Unfinished Business

Unfinished Business is hosted by Andrew Clarke. Initially Andrew co-hosted the show with Anna Debenham, although sadly she left the show. In Anna’s place comes fairly regular co-hosts like Ashley Baxter, Laura Kalbag, Sean Johnson and Brendan Dawes.

Working Out

Working Out, hosted by Ashley Baxter and Paddy Donnelly, take you on a journey to figure out how to create a business doing what you love. Is it possible to make a living from your hobby?

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