20 Best Software Industry Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

Are you wanting to learn more about software industry ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best software industry 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 Software Industry Podcasts 2021

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

The Option Alpha Podcast

  • Publisher: Kirk Du Plessis
  • Total Episodes: 200

At Option Alpha we are devoted to empowering traders with simple, powerful tools supported by world-class research and education. For far too long the options industry has been fragmented, lagging, and unnecessarily complex. By developing industry-first automation technology, enhancing data and information accessibility, and nurturing our thriving community at every level, Option Alpha is changing the way people trade options forever. We’re more than just a software company; we’re leading a movement of traders at every level who are unlocking more freedom through improved and expanded options.

a16z Podcast

  • Publisher: Andreessen Horowitz
  • Total Episodes: 257

The a16z Podcast discusses tech and culture trends, news, and the future – especially as ‘software eats the world’. It features industry experts, business leaders, and other interesting thinkers and voices from around the world. This podcast is produced by Andreessen Horowitz (aka “a16z”), a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Multiple episodes are released every week; visit a16z.com for more details and to sign up for our newsletters and other content as well!

fxguide: fxpodcast

  • Publisher: Jeff Heusser, John Montgomery, Mike Seymour
  • Total Episodes: 113

fxguide covers the visual effects industry and software from a high-end professional vfx artists’ perspective.

The Engineering Leadership Podcast

  • Publisher: ELC
  • Total Episodes: 48

We share the most critical perspectives, habits & examples of great software engineering leaders to help evolve leadership in the tech industry. Join our community of software engineering leaders @ www.sfelc.com!

Platform Diaries with Shane Williams

  • Publisher: Shane Williams
  • Total Episodes: 11

Shane Williams uncovers the secrets of industry veterans on how to sustainably amplify value from your software platform investments. More: https://www.shanewilliams.com.au/ 

Postlight Podcast

  • Publisher: Postlight
  • Total Episodes: 285

What happens when software eats the world? Industry veterans Paul Ford and Rich Ziade chat with their friends about technology, design, and business from a distinctly East Coast point of view. Decades of experience inform their no-BS, quick-witted patter about what digital transformation really means. Created by Postlight, the digital product studio they co-founded in New York City


  • Publisher: Sonicstate.com
  • Total Episodes: 699

Music Technology discussions – from the inside. With regular contributions from musicians, producers, software developers, journalists and other industry people. Sonicstate.com editor Nick Batt is joined by others for the latest news and trends in technology that affects the creation and distribution of music – and a few tasty stories from the studio too. Video is streamed live every Wednesday at 4pm UK time (sonicstate.com/live).

Business Trip

  • Publisher: Greg Kubin & Matias Serebrinsky
  • Total Episodes: 9

Business Trip tells the story of the emerging industry of psychedelics. Each episode features founders from biotech startups developing novel compounds, to clinics and retreats for healing, to software companies building tools to power the ecosystem.

Scoring Notes

  • Publisher: Scoring Notes
  • Total Episodes: 81

We love music notation software and related products and technology, so that’s what we cover here. You’ll find timely news, in-depth coverage about the field, and honest reviews about products you use every day. You’ll learn about the interesting people in our field and find out our opinions on ever-changing developments in the industry.


  • Publisher: RIEGL
  • Total Episodes: 42

Features interviews with industry experts from around the world, innovative LiDAR applications, best practices, workflow advice and even exciting news about hardware and software.

Launch School Podcast

  • Publisher: Launch School
  • Total Episodes: 19

A podcast about coding, education, and mastery. We’ll interview current Launch School students, employers in the tech sector, and industry veterans to talk about how to succeed on a journey to mastery and becoming a professional software engineer. Conversations will revolve around learning, programming, expertise, study habits and many other topics related to mastery based learning.

The Presentation Podcast

  • Publisher: TLC Creative Services, Inc.
  • Total Episodes: 128

The Presentation Podcast features conversations among expert presentation designers Troy Chollar (TLC Creative Services, Inc.), Nolan Haims (Nolan Haims Creative), and Sandra Johnson (Presentation Wiz, Inc.) where they discuss a wide range of presentation-centered topics such as their design best practices, running a design studio, presentation tips & tricks, opinions on presentation industry-software-clients-and more.

Inspect and Adapt

  • Publisher: Construx
  • Total Episodes: 27

World-class software development requires far more than language/platform expertise and steady sprints. Join us as we describe time-tested, industry-proven software best practices at the team, organization, and leadership levels, sharing examples from recent engagements with software teams of all sizes.Construx is led by industry leader Steve McConnell, author of Code Complete and More Effective Agile. Software experts first and software trainers and consultants second, our team has seen what works and doesn’t work in hundreds of software organizations.Host Mark Griffin spent the first half of his career as an electrical engineer doing silicon hardware design and leading software automation teams. He moved into the sales side of software because he wanted to spread the value of what his company was building. It was supposed to be a one-year assignment that turned into the second half of his career. His balance of deeply technical skills and right-brain artistry also makes him a masterful home brewer!

Software Delivery in Small Batches

  • Publisher: Adam Hawkins
  • Total Episodes: 48

Adam Hawkins presents the theory and practices behind building a high velocity software organization. Topics include DevOps, lean, software architecture, continuous delivery, and interviews with industry leaders.

Industry Corner Podcast

  • Publisher: BCC Software
  • Total Episodes: 44

Welcome to BCC Software’s Industry Corner Podcast. Each episode, you’ll hear industry expert and past MTAC chair Chris Lien, BCC Software President, break down industry topics, explain the current state of the industry, and what it means for your business.

ClickFunnels Radio

  • Publisher: Dave Woodward
  • Total Episodes: 548

Welcome to ClickFunnels Radio! On this podcast you will get actionable advice, incredible insights, and the best kept secrets from some of the biggest names in the industry. Your host, Dave Woodward takes you behind the scenes of ClickFunnels, one of the fastest growing internet marketing software companies in the world. You will listen as entrepreneurs “pull back the curtain” on their businesses to reveal what is working and not working for them (all in less than 30 minutes). Whether you are new to marketing, or have been doing it for years, their secrets will quickly help you become more successful.

OneSignal Podcast

  • Publisher: OneSignal
  • Total Episodes: 24

A podcast dedicated to helping businesses turn their users into loyalists. Covering growth, retention, technical, and industry trend topics, brought to you by OneSignal, the makers of the most widely used push notification & in-app messaging software in the world.

Azure DevOps Podcast

  • Publisher: Jeffrey Palermo
  • Total Episodes: 144

The Azure DevOps Podcast is a show for developers and devops professionals shipping software using Microsoft technologies. Each show brings you hard-hitting interviews with industry experts innovating better methods and sharing success stories. Listen in to learn how to increase quality, ship quickly, and operate well. Hosted by Jeffrey Palermo and sponsored by Clear Measure, Inc.

Retro Time // A Software Podcast

  • Publisher: Derek Seibert & Jeremy Miller
  • Total Episodes: 77

The Retro Time Podcast is all about retrospectives. Join your hosts, Derek Seibert and Jeremy Miller, as they talk about software — from product design to software development to the soft skills you need to make it in the industry. Using their long careers to kick off the conversation, they’ll drop a few nuggets of wisdom each episode… 96.7% guaranteed.


  • Publisher: SuperDataScience Podcast – Skyrocket Your Career
  • Total Episodes: 479

The SuperDataScience podcast brings you the latest and most important machine learning, artificial intelligence, and broader data-world topics from across both academia and industry. As the quantity of data on our planet doubles every couple of years and this trend is set to continue for decades to come, there’s an unprecedented opportunity for you to make an enormous impact in your lifetime. Whether you’re curious about getting started in a data career or you’re a deep technical expert, whether you’d like to understand what A.I. is or you’d like to integrate more data-driven processes into your business, we have inspiring guests and lighthearted conversation for you to enjoy. We cover tools, techniques, and implementation tricks across data collection, databases, analytics, predictive modeling, visualization, software engineering, real-world applications, and commercialization − everything you need to crush it with data science.

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