12 Best Podcasts Every Millennial Should Know

Amp up your career trajectory in the new year and stay up-to-date with hot trends in tech and digital media with these top podcasts:

1. This Week in Tech

Emmy award-winning tech journalist and entrepreneur Leo Laporte interviews experts on the latest trends in high technology. Recent episodes: Data Mining BarbieThe Cracker Jack Computer and It’s a Post-Text World.


This podcast offers insight into tech, gadgets, and science of the future. Recent episodes: Tim Peake, J.J. Abrams interviewApple’s hump, sexist science and Zuckerberg philanthropy, VTech hack.

3. Blacks In Technology

A professional community that aims to increase visibility and participation of people of color in tech and media. Recent episodes: Jenifer Daniels – CEO and Co-Founder of ColorstockRod Robinson of ConnXus and Roye Okupe of YouNeek Studios.

4. CodeNewbie

Created by Saron Yitbarek, coders share their journeys and experiences in programming. Recent episodes: LaboratoriaArt and Code and Write Speak Code.

5. This Week in Startups

An insider’s look into Silicon Valley and entrepreneurship. Recent episodes: All Shark TankEric Ries on The Lean Startup and The “Godfather of SaaS” Jason Lemkin.

6. A16z

This podcast features experts and thought leaders on the future of tech, discussing new trends and visions. Recent episodes: The Year Mobile Began to Truly Dominate TechThe Present State and Future Possibility of Virtual Reality and The Tiger and the Dragon—On Tech and Startups in India and China.

7. Am I Allowed to Like Anything? A Podcast.

Real talk. Multimedia journalist Darian Symoné Harvin interviews professionals and provides valuable tools, life lessons, and interesting commentary on society and culture. Recent episodes: Nadia LopezTasbeeh Herwees and Danyel Smith.

8. Fearless Inventor

Microsoft Technical Evangelist Maria Naggaga explores industry topics and isolation. Recent episode: Industry Isolation & Women of Color in Tech.

9. Call Your Girlfriend

Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow discuss feminism, fashion, racism, and more. Aminatou Sow co-founded Tech LadyMafia and is one of Forbes.com’s 30 under 30 in tech. Recent episodes: The Saddest Hello Since Lionel RichieSexy Bellybutton Feeling and Low Key Creep.

10. My Taught You

Myleik Teele, CEO and founder of curlBOX, shares her personal and professional success stories to empower more women of color to follow their dreams. Recent episodes: 8 Real Tips to Make Sure This is Your Year!Determining Your WORTH and Two Types of Hustlers.

11. TED Radio Hour

If you enjoy watching TED Talks, listen to this podcast for inspiring ideas and inventions from world-renown experts. Recent episodes:The Hero’s JourneyGetting Organized and Just A Little Nicer.

12. Beyond the To-Do List

Features practical strategies on how to be more efficient and productive. Recent episodes: Email productivity and Inbox ZeroKent Sanders on what creativity really is and Hustle: Justin Wise on the true meaning of Hustle.

What podcasts do you listen to? Let us know in the comments section below!