I’m a big fan of podcasts, the most underrated pure knowledge resources. Podcasts have emerged as a revolutionary medium in learning and entertainment. In recent years, they have transcended from being a niche listener’s hobby to a mainstream media format.
Learning from two or more experienced people talking about a specific topic, discussing challenges they faced while doing something, and sharing their journey is fascinating.
It gives incredible insights into tackling specific problems and building unique solutions. You get to know about:
- Different mindsets and how other people think about things.
- The diverse array of tools that people use to solve problems.
- Prominent people and their stories and how they solve a particular problem.
- Come out of the mental bubble and start to see things differently.
The other good thing is that the knowledge you acquire by listening to these podcasts becomes your latent knowledge or tacit knowledge reservoir.
So, when you face challenges in a similar domain, the knowledge you gain from podcasts can give you a moment or a roadmap for building a solution to your challenge.
And as an AI enthusiast and working in the knowledge and data domain. I picked up Vector Podcast because I was curious about vector databases and vector search, how they are helping companies establish artificial intelligence-based products, etc.
Here are my top 8 podcast recommendations you can listen to. I’m giving their YouTube channels, assuming everyone knows and uses YouTube. Most of them are also on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, etc.
Vector Podcast is the brainchild of Dmitry Kan—a Ph.D. Graduate Research Scientist venturing into Product Management & entrepreneurship. He also used to lecture at Helsinki University.
With over 15 years of experience in the Search Engine Domain, Artificial Intelligence, and Software Development domains, he interviews professionals and CEOs in the field of AI.
Some of the notable episodes are:
- Searching with Swirl along with Sid Probstein, CEO of Swirl.
- Vector Databases along with Bob van Luijt, CEO of Weviate.
- Future of Search with Connor Shorten.
Lex Fridman is a popular figure, and because of this, he can host many famous figures, CEOs, leaders, and top-notch researchers. Bringing them to the mic-table and asking them questions (he’s pretty good at that.)
Some notable people he interviewed were Sam Altman, Elon Musk, Guido van Rossum (Creator of Python Language), Stephen Wolfram, and a Goose.
He’s also a Machine Learning Instructor, and you can view them in this playlist.
Hosted by Shane Parrish of Farnam Street, The Knowledge Project Podcast uncovers the best of what others have already figured out so you can apply their insights to your life.
The podcast and the insights given by Shane Parrish are undoubtedly breathtaking. You have to experience the knowledge project to understand it well.
Join Sam as he explores the latest trends and breakthroughs in AI, discusses the practical challenges of bringing AI-powered products to market, and examines the intersection of AI technology with business and consumer applications.
This podcast is more than just a conversation; it's a gateway to understanding and leveraging the full potential of machine learning and AI to enhance our lives and communities. And I like this podcast a lot!
Changelog is more than just a collection of podcasts; it's a dynamic community and a rich resource for developers at all stages of their journey.
Whether you're a seasoned pro, a curious beginner, or somewhere in between, our shows and resources offer valuable insights, discussions, and stories that resonate with the developer experience.
Talk Python to Me is a weekly podcast hosted by Michael Kennedy. The show covers various Python and related topics (e.g., MongoDB, AngularJS, DevOps).
Beyond Coding is a weekly podcast with conversations that go "beyond coding" in a fireside chat format. Typical topics are software engineering, leadership, communication, self-improvement, and happiness.
💡 Fun fact:
Do you know that “podcast” comes from the blend of iPod and broadcast?
I hope you liked the lists of podcasts featured in this article. If you have any suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments.
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