16 Hand-Picked JavaScript Podcasts Still Running in 2020

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Good frontend developers read a lot.

Our fast-paced industry compels them to—especially when it comes to JavaScript.

But stepping away from the screen doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning:

It’s 2020, and top-notch podcasts are always three finger taps away!

The medium has probably reached a peak mainstream appeal, thus the multiplication of listening options in the last few years.

Plus, their audio format lets you optimize time spent exercising, commuting, or cleaning up.

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Now the tricky part is, you guessed it, finding the right ones.

Good news is I already skimmed through the noise and found the signals.

I spent hours researching JavaScript podcasts for beginners and experts alike. I discarded all of the dead or sunsetted ones (LOTS of these). I hand-picked and sorted through the rest.

The result? 16 quality JS-related web shows you’ll draw value from.

Let’s get to it.

How these podcasts were selected

You’ll find all of our best JavaScript podcasts for 2020 below. But first, I wanted to share how exactly I built this list.

Podcast selection

  • Podcast must be still running—no dead or sunsetted shows.
  • Podcast doesn’t have to be strictly JS-related but should cover JavaScript regularly.
  • Podcast must have social proof (Google/iTunes rankings, featured in publications, personally recommended by seasoned developers).

List methodology

  • Ratings and stars are fetched from iTunes directly.
  • Description is fetched either from iTunes or official site.
  • Featured episode must be JS-related or recent + relevant to web development.
  • Featured review is fetched from iTunes when available. No negative reviews features—these shows made the list for a reason.
  • Podcast platforms linked to, when available, are Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher.

Contribution

  • Use the comments to request addition of new shows or podcast platforms.

Note that I’ve added framework-specific shows for Vue, React & Angular, AND two cool JAMstack-focused ones.

16 JavaScript podcasts for web developers

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  • Syntax.fm - 5 - 91 ratings

    Full Stack Developers Wes Bos and Scott Tolinski dive deep into web development topics, explaining how they work and talking about their own experiences. They cover from JavaScript frameworks like React, to the latest advancements in CSS to simplifying web tooling.

    Best dev podcast by far ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    by 416serg

    After going through all the episodes, there wasn’t one that I didn’t learn something new. Both Wes and Scott are amazing at explaining dev related as well as some real life tips. If I had a SICK PICK, i’d pick this every time.

  • Front End Happy Hour - 5 - 18 ratings

    A podcast featuring a panel of Software Engineers from Netflix, Evernote, Atlassian & LinkedIn talking over drinks about all things Front End development.

    The best Front End dev podcast! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    by tolique

    This is probably the most entertaining and also inspiring podcast I’ve ever listened to. It’s always in the top of my list. Such an awesome group of smart people who get together to have fun while discussing all things Front End. Please, keep up the good work!

  • Full Stack Radio - 5 - 28 ratings

    A podcast for developers interested in building great software products. Every episode, Adam Wathan is joined by a guest to talk about everything from product design and user experience to unit testing and system administration.

    If you’re learning to code, this podcast is perfect for you! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    by FoxRocks

    I’ve been listening to this podcast since it first came out and I love it. My favorite part about this podcast is how Adam uses real life coding issues and works through them with his guest. It must be a coincedence, but it seems like they’re always taking about exactly what I am wanting to lear about. Highly recommend it!

  • CodeNewbie - 5 - 23 ratings

    Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

    Good for everyone ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    by paulamol

    I love to listen to this podcast, the stories are so engaging! Because tech is a large field, you can be a newbie in different subjects or because you’re not experienced with it or just because a new trend came in which happens really often. I recently subscribed to tons of podcast and this is far my favourite one.

  • ShopTalk - 4.5 - 65 ratings

    ShopTalk is a podcast about front end web design, development and UX. Each week Chris Coyier and Dave Rupert are joined by a special guest to talk shop and answer listener submitted questions.

    Web me up! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    by Neo Mudaly

    Great content, interviews, humour and rapid fire question and answer sessions make this podcast my number 1 for all things web.

  • JavaScript Jabber - 5 - 6 ratings

    Weekly podcast discussion about Javascript on the front and back ends. Also discuss programming practices, coding environments, and the communities related to the technology.

  • JS Party

    A community celebration of JavaScript and the web. This show records LIVE on Thursdays at 1pm US/Eastern time. Topics discussed include the web platforms, frontend frameworks, Node.js, web animation, SVG, robotics, IoT, and much more.

  • JavaScript - Software Engineering Daily

    Software Engineering Daily features daily interviews about technical software topics.

  • JAMstack Radio

    A show all about the JAMstack (JavaScript, APIs, Markup), a new way to build fast & secure apps or websites. Brought to you by Heavybit.

  • React Podcast

    Conversations about React with your favorite developers.

    Bonus one for React devs: React Native Radio

  • The Official Vue News

    We cover the latest Vue news and tutorials in about 5 minutes. Our goal is to give you the information you need to stay on top of your game as a Vue developer.

    Bonus one for Vue devs: Views on Vue

  • Adventures in Angular

    Adventures in Angular is a weekly podcast about developments in the Angular community, tools, techniques, and ecosystem.

  • My JavaScript Story

    A weekly exploration into the people who make JavaScript what it is.

  • Modern Web

    Modern Web is a podcast that covers the latest news on topics such as EmberJS, ReactJS, AngularJS, ES2015, RxJS, Functional Reactive Programming, and more.

  • Real Talk JavaScript

    Dive into JavaScript and web development stories with hosts John Papa, Ward Bell, and Dan Wahlin. A weekly podcast where we tackle the challenges facing web developers today and invite expert guests on the show to share their experience solving concrete problems while building web applications.

  • That's my JAMstack

    That’s my JAMstack! is an interview podcast outlining various developers’ methods of utilizing the JAMstack.

Bonus: team picks!

I thought I’d leave you guys with our very own favorite, non-dev-related podcasts at the moment at Snipcart:

And Michael isn’t listening to podcasts, so he gets this gif:

Closing thoughts

I hope you find both value and entertainment in the JavaScript podcasts listed above.

Oh, and if you’re a JavaScript beginner, I highly recommend you check out the following:

JavaScript Beginner? Start Here (Exercises Included)

You SHOULD Learn Vanilla JavaScript Before JS Frameworks

Open source list of resources to learn vanilla JavaScript - GitHub

The first two are among our most popular posts on the blog, and the last one is a battle-tested list of resources to get started with JS.

Happy listening/reading/coding! ✌️


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