New (and Free!) Podcasts for Designers



Do you listen to podcasts?  A lot of people don't even know what they are, but they've been around for over ten years.  The best way I can describe them are: homemade radio show subscriptions that are automatically delivered to your computer, iphone or any digital device.  Once they became popular, major broadcasters threw their hats into the ring and started creating their own podcasts too.

I've been listening to them for years and I believe they provide the best, most relevant news and information on any subject.  They are made by people who have personal passions and extensive experience and best of all -- they are free.

I subscribe to about 100 podcasts and I learn more from them than I do from google searches.  These programs are made by real people who have a wealth of experience.  They are also a good way to tell people about own business or skill if you can get an interview to appear on a show.  Or perhaps you can even start your own podcast. Today I just found a new show on how to start a foodtruck business. I've also listened to odd shows like firetruck collectors (no joke) and Australian knitters.  You name the topic, it exists.  Most shows are between five to sixty minutes, so they are perfect to listen to during down times such as when you take a walk, ride the subway or stand in line at the grocery store. 

There are over one billion podcasts in the itunes database.  If you don't like these new ones listed below, check out the others on design.  Here's a link to just the first page of thousands on design.






Full Time Photographer with Josh Rossi
Make photography your full time job, travel and live life to its fullest. The only podcast that reveals insider information into the mind of photographers and their clients. Make more money, get bigger clients and learn to avoid the mistakes other have made. Fast track your success by learning from the best in the photography industry.










Design in Conversation
A unique talk series bringing together designers, artists, and celebrity tastemakers for remarkable conversations.















Creative Insurgents: Living a Creative Life by Your Own Rules
Creative Insurgents is all about living a creative life by your own rules. We address topics like living a more fulfilled creative life, marketing, selling art online, and more.















Documentary Photography Review Podcast
Interviews of documentary photographers from around the world who are documenting stories local to them.














Make/Work: A Rumpus Podcast
Scott Pinkmountain speaks with people working in a wide range of creative mediums about how they survive, how they make a living, how they maintain their work over the long term. Every creative laborer has a different story to tell about how they negotiate their relationship between their creative work and their paycheck and how they balance their lives to sustain their creative practice.











Presentation Skills For Design Students With Christina Canters
This podcast is dedicated to helping design students everywhere improve their presentation and communication skills. It doesn't matter whether you study architecture, graphics, fashion, industrial design, landscape design or photography...whatever your creative field, there's something we can all do to get more confident and communicate our ideas and designs more effectively. So get ready to take your next presentation to a whole new level!








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