20 Best Open Source Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about open source ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best open source podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Open Source Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Open Source with Christopher Lydon

  • Publisher: Christopher Lydon
  • Total Episodes: 119

Christopher Lydon in conversation on arts, ideas and politics

The Changelog: Software Dev & Open Source

  • Publisher: Changelog Media
  • Total Episodes: 449

Conversations with the hackers, leaders, and innovators of the software world. Hosts Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo face their imposter syndrome so you don’t have to. Expect in-depth interviews with the best and brightest in software engineering, open source, and leadership. This is a polyglot podcast. All programming languages, platforms, and communities are welcome. Open source moves fast. Keep up.

Open Source Security Podcast

  • Publisher: Josh Bressers & Kurt Seifried
  • Total Episodes: 270

A security podcast geared towards those looking to better understand security topics of the day. Hosted by Kurt Seifried and Josh Bressers covering a wide range of topics including IoT, application security, operational security, cloud, devops, and security news of the day. There is a special open source twist to the discussion often giving a unique perspective on any given topic.

Open Source Sports

  • Publisher: Ron Yurko
  • Total Episodes: 8

Ron Yurko and Kostas Pelechrinis host the ‘Open Source Sports’ podcast to serve as a public reading group for discussing the latest research in sports analytics. Each episode focuses on a single paper featuring authors as guests, with discussions about the statistical methodology, relevance and future directions of the research.

Open Source Underdogs

  • Publisher: Open Source Underdogs
  • Total Episodes: 57

The podcast for entrepreneurs about open source software.

Open Source – Software Engineering Daily

  • Publisher: Open Source – Software Engineering Daily
  • Total Episodes: 130

Open source technology episodes of Software Engineering Daily


  • Publisher: with Sam Ramji
  • Total Episodes: 16

We all know the future of software is “cloud-native.” How did we get here? What’s coming next?  Join Sam Ramji and become part of this growing community of friends. Let’s go far together.

The Craft Of Open Source

  • Publisher: Ben Rometsch, CEO, Flagsmith
  • Total Episodes: 14

Welcome to The Craft of Open Source, hosted by Ben Rometsch, Co-Founder and CEO of Flagsmith. This bi-weekly show is focused on the ins and outs of the Open Source Software Community. Join Ben as he speaks with the brightest minds that have brought us some of the most adopted technologies on earth. Each episode is an interview with creators, maintainers, entrepreneurs, and key contributors to the open source community.   We will cover critical topics for open source developers, contributors and entrepreneurs such as: Which open source licenses are best if you want to start a business at some point? How did people start their projects? What was the first commit? Did people start their projects for business or a different reason? How can you build an organic community around new projects? How can you create a business and still be open source? Where is open source headed? The technologies that we plan to profile will range from huge projects like React.js, Ansible, Git, PHP, Kafka, GitHub, Java, Python, Javascript, Redis, Kubernetes, VisualStudio, TensorFlow, Android, Apache, Spinnaker, Azure, and many more. The types of licenses that we plan to profile will include: GNU General Public License (GPL), The Apache License, Microsoft Public License (Ms-Pl), Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL), Eclipse Public License (EPL), and MIT License.

THE ALPHA WAVE – Open Source Your Mind

  • Publisher: The Alpha Wave Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 14

While you wait for Elon Musk to launch Neurolink, Web 3.0 digital marketing firm ALPHA CHAIN LABS LTD. has produced the next best thing to super-intelligent cognition. Introducing The Alpha Wave. Experience the Singularity first hand while you evolve the value of your mind and its potential in the Web 3.0 ecosystem. THE ALPHA WAVE is text to speech excerpts from the most innovative minds, peer reviewed academic research, white papers, and journalism emerging from the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology space. The Alpha Wave Podcast is the Official Podcast of The Alpha Fund AVA project.

The Open Source Way

  • Publisher: SAP SE
  • Total Episodes: 10

A podcast with open source enthusiasts about open source trends, topics and projects.

The Diff: A Podcast from Facebook Open Source

  • Publisher: Joel Marcey
  • Total Episodes: 10

Hosted by Joel Marcey, a developer advocate on the Facebook Open Source team, The Diff showcases the program, the projects and the people that drives the team’s mission of building community through open source technology.

Open Source Creative

  • Publisher: Jason van Gumster
  • Total Episodes: 145

Episodes of the Open Source Creative Podcast, a weekly podcast where I ramble about creativity, process, and open source software. The show features in-depth discussions about the nature of open source software and how it relates to doing creative work. And interviews! There are interviews now. Also, fair warning, I tend to use profanity. So if you’re sensitive to that, listen with the volume turned lower. Intro and outro music was shamelessly pilfered from the very talented Sam Brubaker.

Open Source Voices

  • Publisher: JT Pennington
  • Total Episodes: 13

After years of producing Linux, BSD and Other Open Source Podcasts, I came to the realization that we almost always focus on the technology. It makes sense, we all love tech, that’s why we are who we are. But the community we are apart of is full of varied and fascinating people that make that tech. This is my attempt to highlight the people who are helping dream up and build the future around us.

The Cipher Brief Open Source Report

  • Publisher: The Cipher Brief
  • Total Episodes: 185

Get a daily rundown of the top global open source national security stories and previews of the exclusive content available on The Cipher Brief.

Open Source Tonight

  • Publisher: Vincent Maggard
  • Total Episodes: 13

Listen weekly to hear about the latest in open source news, and software.

Open Source For Business

  • Publisher: OpenTeams
  • Total Episodes: 20

Your company uses open source software but needs to better understand how to effectively manage it. Whether you are looking to start an Open Source Program Office, leverage open source to attract great talent, contribute back to open source projects you use, or just become a more open source-friendly company, then this is the podcast for you. In this podcast, Eunice Chendjou and Henry Badgery host interviews with some of the world’s top experts that sit at the intersection of business and open source. Some distinguished guests include Gil Yehuda, Andrew Aitken, Nithya Ruff and Joseph Jacks

FINOS Open Source in Finance Podcast

  • Publisher: FINOS
  • Total Episodes: 24

The FINOS Open Source in Finance Podcast celebrates open source projects and interesting topics at the cross section of financial services and open source. So far, our industry experts have discussed practical applications of and their real-world experiences with a range of open source projects including desktop interoperability, low code platforms, synthetic data, and data modeling. They’ve also discussed best practices for inner source, common myths about open source and why commercial companies choose to introduce open source offerings. Tune in to hear what comes next.

Open Source Podcast with Tony Mottley

  • Publisher: Khaliph Young
  • Total Episodes: 27

Emmy awarding winning Television producer and tech enthusiast Tony Mottley talks to industry professionals in the technology, entertainment, investment and design sectors. Stay ahead of the curve on Open Source with Tony Mottley.

Open Source Directions hosted by OpenTeams

  • Publisher: Quansight, LLC
  • Total Episodes: 46

Bringing you the news about the future of Open Source

Open Source Governance

  • Publisher: Pendar Nabipour
  • Total Episodes: 9

Open Source Governance is a project that aims to design a blueprint with which a group can collectively and inclusively form questions and find answers that can help organize their community. At the core of the idea lies the notion of governmentality. The concept departs from the disappointment with the representative systems in inclusively and fairly organizing societies, and observation of available tools (namely open-source programming) that can replace or challenge the current systems in place.In this podcast we invite people from different disciplines to debate, investigate, and to help empowering communities to find possible ways of self-governing. These conversations eventually help the design process of the blueprint.

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