I've found podcasts a good way to spend your time when you're stuck in traffic - here's a list of my favorite developer podcasts in alphabetical order :
- .NET Rocks - still one of the best podcasts out there. The banter is fun to listen too, and they have a wide variety of guests and topics on .NET. Also presents a huge (but fun) challenge in catching up on previous episodes with more than 400 episodes recorded.
- 43 Folders - a productivity podcast, recommended.
- Alt.NET Podcast - infrequent releases, but some interesting topics.
- Deep Fried Bytes - good topics and friendly banter in a Southern flavour.
- Elegant Code - good topics, nice variety of guests.
- HanselMinutes - possibly my top podcast. Scott Hanselman provides a technical (and sometime hilarious) view on a variety of developer topics.
- Get Scripting - useful if you're into PowerShell scripting. The audio quality is not that great though.
- Herding Code - falls into the same class as Deep Fried Bytes and Elegant Code.
- Linux Outlaws - News cast for everything Linux.
- On Open Source - variety of topics on different platforms/languages, infrequent releases in audio format.
- Polymorphic Podcast - infrequent releases, but some good content in most of the episodes.
- Pragmatic Podcast - I just love the format of the Pragmatic Podcast - it plays like a news reel.
- Rookie Designer - originally downloaded it for my wife, but now I'm listening to it. All about the life of a designer (web / graphics).
- Ruby On Rails Podcast - ruby on rails.
- Software Engineering Podcast - more formal discussions on computer science topics. The accent takes some getting used to, but the content is worthwhile.
- Sparkling Client - short and sweet Silverlight podcasts.
- The ASP.NET Podcast - (mostly) short podcasts on ASP.NET and web development in general - sound quality gets in the way sometimes.
- The Java Posse - newscast on all things Java.
- The Startup Success Podcast - podcast on what it takes to build an IT startup - definitely recommended.
- The Thirsty Developer - wide variety of topics, good content.
And the winners are...
If you are a .NET developer just starting out with podcasts, try these first: