I was listening to a podcast... (the 2018 edition)

Published at Jul 26, 2018

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Lately I was made aware by my colleagues that I begin a lot of sentences with the phrase “I was listening to a podcast…” and that is true. I listen to a lot of podcasts.

I have shared my podcast playlist before, but that list has shifted a little bit, so here’s my updated list as of the summer of 2018 in no particular order but grouped by subject - kind of.


  • Elm Town - A very good source for those interested in the Elm language
  • Functional Geekery - Every episode a different person who does functional programming is interviewed in this show.
  • Hanselminutes - Not always technical, and when technical it’s about a wide range of subjects, in any case it’s always very interesting.
  • LambdaCast - Great for those beginning with functional programming, and if that’s the case, it’s worth listening from the beginning.
  • Rework - From the Basecamp company, who produce a highly recommended book of the same title, it’s a podcast about the business of running a tech company.
  • Syntax - All around web development.
  • Three Devs and a Maybe - Different subjects on development. Very entertaining.
  • WTF# - It’s not updated very often but if you are interested in the F# language

News and varieties


  • This American Life
  • Gugacast - This is the funniest one I listen to but it’s in Portuguese.
  • NerdCast - For years, this was considered the best podcast in Brazil. I’ve been listening to it for about a decade.

Board games

I love board games, I buy a lot of them so here are a couple on the subject.


I am a fan of the NBA and specially of the Orlando Magic, so here’s what I listen to keep up to date with that.