Podcasts are a great way to learn and stay on top of topics of interest. Those of us who are fans of agile ways of working are lucky to have many great podcasts to choose from. This post provides an overview of the active and popular podcasts along with my recommended best agile podcasts.
The list below only includes podcasts that are currently active. I know that maintaining a podcast is tough work and some podcasts have launched with fanfare and then quietly fizzled. (I had a similar experience with videocasting and Fresh Agile Voices).
Below is the list I am using as a starting point. It is sorted alphabetically. Over the next few months I am going to put in some time to go through these, confirming that they are still active, and listen to a few episodes of each. I will publish what I learn here in this space.
Finding the Best Agile Podcasts
What makes for a “best agile podcast”? We all have different tastes and interests obviously. In looking for the “best”, I will consider some of the following:
- The stay awake factor – Does it hold my interest?
- Technical – Is the sound quality good and consistent?
- Learning – Does it provide insights that add to my knowledge and understanding?
- Entertainment – In addition to learning, is it entertaining? (I supposed this is quite similar to the stay awake factor).
- Accurate – Does the podcast provide information that is factually correct? I don’t want any Q content, conspiracy theories or anything weird like that.
The Pool of Podcasts we are Considering for Best Agile Podcasts
We have compiled the following list by searching online as well as posting the question in LinkedIn. It is a pretty solid list and thank you to all of you who contributed ideas.
My next step will be to listen to each of these. Some of these I have already tune into. For those, the latest episodes are downloaded to my phone automatically as they become available.
For the others, I am going to have to invest some time to listen, learn, and log my reactions.
Active Agile Podcasts
|1||(Re)Learning Leadership||Pete Behrens|
|2||#AgileWay Podcast||Zuzana Zuzi Sochova|
|4||Agile Amped||Alalia Lundy, Leslie Morse, Emilia Breton|
|5||Agile Book Club Podcast||Justyna Pindel and Paul Klipp|
|6||Agile Coaches’ Corner||Dan Neumann|
|7||Agile Coaching Network||Ray Arell|
|8||Agile for Humans||Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller|
|9||Agile in Action with Bill Raymond||Bill Raymond|
|10||Agile Mentors Podcast||Brian Milner|
|11||Agile Toolkit Podcast||Bob Payne|
|13||Agile.FM||Jochen (Joe) Krebs|
|14||Badass Agile||Fuse Chamber, Inc|
|15||The Changelog||Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo|
|16||The Coaching Conversation with Salah Elleithy||Salah Elleithy|
|17||The Daily Standup||AgileDad|
|18||Deliver It Cast||Cory Bryan|
|19||Drunk Agile||Dan Vacanti & Prateek Singh|
|20||Drunken PM||Dave Prior|
|21||Engineering Culture by InfoQ||InfoQ|
|22||Gemba Academy Podcast||Ron Pereira|
|24||LeSS (Large Scale Scrum) Matters Podcast||Ben Maynard|
|25||Manager Tools||Manager Tools|
|26||Mastering Agility||Sander Dur|
|27||Meta-Cast||Bob & Josh|
|28||Modern Change Management||Sarika Kharbanda|
|29||No Nonsense Agile Podcast||Murray Robinson & Shane Gibson|
|30||Organizational Transformation Kung Fu||Sandi Verrecchia and Jennifer T Long|
|31||Product Thinking||Melissa Perri|
|32||Roman’s Product Management Podcast||Roman Pichler|
|33||Scrum Master Toolbox||Vasco Duarte|
|34||SPaM (Software Project and Measurement) Cast||Thomas Cagley|
|35||Troubleshooting Agile||Douglas and Jeffrey|
|36||Women in Agile Podcast||Women in Agile Org sponsored by Scrum.org|
|37||The Working Genius Podcast||Patrick Lencioni|
Inactive Agile Podcasts
The following list of podcasts seem to be inactive.
|1||Agile Chicago Style||Rick Waters|
|2||Agile Clips Podcast||Santosh Kolhatkar and Steve Sanoff|
|3||Agile In 3 Minutes||Amitai Schleier|
|4||The Agile Pubcast||Paul Goddard and Geoff Watts|
|5||Bridging Agile and Professional Coaching Worlds Podcast||Tandem Coaching Academy|
|6||The Liberators Network||Christiaan Verwijs and Barry Overeem|
|7||Trundl Talks | Dialogue with Industry Experts||Trundl Inc|
|8||Upward Talk podcast||George, Nikos and Yiannis|
|9||Wemanity } A day in the life of an agile Coach||Gerd-Jan van Gils|
Thanks in advance for your help!