Fave New Podcasts in 2021

You probably already know what the top podcasts are in each domain, so my hope is to give some spotlight to the up-and-comers. (These podcasts may not have started in 2021, but they are new to me this year).

Without further ado:


Best New Tech Podcasts in 2021

Best New Business/Crypto Podcasts in 2021

Best New Creator/General Podcasts in 2021


In 2019 I published the list of podcasts I listen to, and last year I updated it with newer podcasts, so I’m continuing that tradition this year!

The big difference is that I now run a daily mixtape which clips from all the podcasts I listen to, so you get a live “best of” feed from me if you subscribe. I also run my own infrequent YouTube podcast and am a panelist on Svelte Radio.

Good But Dead

I had these podcasts lined up for my end of year lists, but they also died this year so I can’t continue to recommend them. However, they have some backlogs worth digging through:

Still Good

I love good picks that last! Here are some special highlights and shoutouts from my 2020 picks:

  • Clublife: Tiesto is still banging out the hits for free, amazing
  • Conan: Conan, Sona and gang are still hilarious and great company. Their recent live show was INCREDIBLE.
  • Software Social: Michele has now pulled off a book launch (I liked it) and Colleen now has a job! It has been fun to follow along.
  • Writing Excuses: Brandon Sanderson hasn’t swung by in forever, but the tips have continued flowing! I liked the episode on Audiobooks and they had some good stuff on MICE and Game/Worldbuilding.

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