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I found a post by Sean Deasy that lists the 5 podcasts every developer should listen to:

  1. Hanselminutes
  2. .NET Rocks!
  3. ArCast
  4. Polymorphic Podcast
  5. ASP.NET Podcast

Here is what I think of each of them.

Hanselminutes is tied with .NET Rocks for the best of the bunch.  Scott Hanselman covers interesting topics, not always related to .NET, that are short and to the point.  I think the show would flow a little better with Carl Franklin.

.NET Rocks has the best guests and usually covers interesting topics.  It's downside is that is can be very long (min 1 hour).  The show also has some major cheese factor.  Carl seems a little arrogant at times and sometimes not very interested.  Richard is an Ed McMahon style suck-up sidekick even down to the over-the-top intros.  The music is produced by Carl Franklin's band and is awful.  They also make a point of almost exclusively reading e-mails from listeners congratulating themselves on a good show.  But hey, it's about the content right?  Skip the first 5 minutes and the last 5 minutes and the podcast is excellent.

ArCast is architecture centered and seems to have gotten quite boring lately.  I still subscribe but skip listening to most of shows, while I wait for a good topic to pop up.

I have never listened to Polymorphic, I'll have to check that one out.

ASP.NET podcast is more hard core coding than the rest.  Think of this more like training than roundtable discussion.

You'll notice the GWB podcast isn't in here.  There hasn't been a new episode since December 2005 and I'm not sure there will be any more.  But Jeff can answer that question better.

Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 7:47 AM .NET | Back to top

Comments on this post: 5 .NET Podcasts

# re: 5 .NET Podcasts
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Time and Format...

We definitely want to make the podcast work, but with the competition so high with the interview format and time required to record/edit/publish we have stopped until we can come up with something different.
Left by Jeff Julian on Feb 28, 2007 8:32 AM

# Link Listing - February 28, 2007
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# re: 5 .NET Podcasts
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Hi Scott,

Thanks for the mention. Good to hear your opinion on the podcasts. - Sean
Left by Sean Deasy on Mar 01, 2007 3:11 AM

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Hey, thanks for the kind words. This podcasting stuff is much harder than it looks (or sounds).
Left by Wallym on Mar 01, 2007 2:27 PM

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