Need More News? Here are the 7 Best Tech News Podcasts in 2018

 
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The world continues to become more dependent on technology, with even the simplest products becoming smarter and more data-centric. Most of us interact with technology every hour of every day. The biggest advances, though, are often in fields consumers don't see. More and more podcasts have debuted to discuss developments in the fields of machine learning, big data, and more, and to explain what the implications are for industry professionals and tech consumers. So what are the best tech news podcasts in 2018? Let’s take a look.

 
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1. Data Skeptic

What it is: Interested in learning about developments in the world of big data and AI? Kyle Polich discusses specific topics in these two fields and interviews industry experts to help us understand our data-driven world. Data Skeptic approaches new technology with a healthy dose of scientific skepticism, in order to make sense of which technological advances are working and which aren’t all they claim to be.

Post Schedule: Every Friday

Apple Podcasts Rating: 5 stars (298 reviews)

Visit Data Skeptic on Apple Podcasts here. Check out the podcast's website for more content.

 
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2. Clockwise

What it is: The world around us is constantly changing. Tune into Dan Moren and Mikah Sargent’s Clockwise podcast to learn about the latest in technology news. Through a rapid discussion, Moren and Sargent highlight the signal from the noise of the technology news headlines. Every week they dive into four main topics, and at just 30 minutes long they keep each episode pithy yet informative.

Post Schedule: Every Wednesday

Apple Podcasts Rating: 5 stars (151 reviews)

Visit Clockwise on Apple Podcasts here. Check out the podcast's website for more content.

 
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3. Download

What it is: Join Jason Snell as he explores the most important technology stories happening right now. From products and companies to services and industry trends, Download's weekly panel of experts follow developer conferences and the latest product releases to analyze the current digital advancements around us. While focusing on the news of the day, Download’s panel takes the time to ponder the long term trends behind the day’s news stories.

Post Schedule: Every Thursday

Apple Podcasts Rating: 5 stars (45 reviews)

Visit Download on Apple Podcasts here. Also check out the podcast's website for more content.

 
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4. Connected

What it is: Connected is a show all about Apple. Co-hosts Federico Viticci, Myke Hurley, and Stephen Hackett use their unique backgrounds to share their Apple expertise - from tips about using Shortcuts to an overview of Dark Mode in macOS. Connected is a weekly panel discussion on the impact of technology on our lives and the world around us, providing a perspective on the digital world that no other show can. They call upon various Apple experts or use their own Apple research to bring the latest insights to listeners about the world’s biggest company.

Post Schedule: Every Wednesday

Apple Podcasts Rating: 5 stars (209 reviews)

Visit Connected on Apple Podcasts here. Check out the podcast's website for more content.

 
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5. Upgrade

What it is: Jason Snell and Myke Hurley look at how the biggest tech companies - Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook - affect our lives with their products and digital services. As tech geeks and entrepreneurs themselves, Snell and Hurley explore how people do creative work in the digital age.

Post Schedule: Every Monday

Apple Podcasts Rating: 5 stars (229 reviews)

Visit Upgrade on Apple Podcasts here. Check out the podcast's website for more content.

 
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6. Talking Machines

What it is: Explore the world of machine learning with Neil Lawrence and Katherine Gorman. As the world around us changes, so do the questions we ask and the answers we expect. Talking Machines aims to answer these questions through insightful discussions of industry news. Gorman and Lawrence answer questions about machine learning by meeting with the field’s top experts. For those working in the machine learning field or even just people interested in the topic, Talking Machines is required listening.

Post Schedule: Every other Thursday

Apple Podcasts Rating: 5 stars (106 reviews)

Visit Talking Machines on Apple Podcasts here. Check out the podcast's website for more content.

 
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7. The Rebound

What it is: Dan Moren, John Moltz, and Lex Friedman use their expert knowledge and thorough research to make connections between the most important tech stories. Each week, The Rebound focuses on stories about product releases, software updates, digital privacy laws, and even news articles about technological robberies. The hosts compare the latest products and discuss upcoming releases from the biggest tech companies, like Apple.

Post Schedule: Every Thursday

Apple Podcasts Rating: 5 stars (79 reviews)

Visit The Rebound at Home on Apple Podcasts here. Check out the podcast's website for more content.

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