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Posted 5 years ago by Kris Jeary

5 podcasts for web designers

One of the most important activities for any digital designer is keeping up with the latest technology and research.

For me this involves an extensive reading list but I also use my walking time to and from the office to keep up to date through some awesome podcasts.

Unfinished Business

This was always a good podcast, it is now a great podcast thanks to the new format. Andy Clarke hosts with two invited guests for a deep dive chat about a set topic. There's still waffle and chat about Dr Who and apes which gives the show its extra shot of personality.



The grandaddy of web design podcasts but still as fresh and insightful as ever. Paul Boag and Marcus Lillington host with carefully chosen guests to discuss the topic of the show.


Pencil vs Pixel

A podcast which I got into late, which was great as I had a big back catalogue to work through. I admire host Cesar Contreras' interview manner, very laid back and allows his guests to fully express themselves.


On The Grid

The only survivor from last year's list; presented by three very knowledgeable hosts (Matt McInerney, Dan Auer & Andy Mangold) and covering latest news and reactions from within the industry. The reason this podcast impresses me so much is the maturity of the show, not only are the technical issues covered but some of the best episodes features discussion on social responsibility and ways that tech influences society.


Let's Talk Design

The annoyingly talented Dan Edwards host this video podcast series, centred around viewer questions. Dan answers wonderfully, never patronising and produces this beautifully crafted show.


About the author

A digital designer first and business development expert second, that's the approach Kris takes with his work. Kris ran his own agency (Squiders) for 10 years before it was acquired by Kayo Digital and he became Head of Design. Born and raised in Kent, his pastimes include cricket, cricket and more cricket.

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