Plug things in your ears and learn about design. What a world! Here’s our must-listen list for design podcasts.
99% Invisible is a tiny radio show about design—everything from IKEA hacks to how sound waves work. Technically a radio show, this pod is polished, well-produced and a good call if the rough-and-ready nature of some podcasts puts you off.
Design Matters with Debbie Millman is an oldie but a goodie — she was uploading interviews onto Soundcloud before there were podcast apps. Millman has talked to pretty much all the greats over the past twelve years, so check out the archive for your favourite designers.
It’s Nice That is a podcast where you never know what you might find, but you’re glad you stopped by (kind of like their website). Let these lads take you someplace new.
The Observatory features two heavyweights of American design, Yale’s Jessica Helfand and Pentagram’s Michael Bierut. They discuss “what’s going on and what’s in the air.” This podcast is a must for anyone specifically looking for a graphic design slant on things.
Sprint is the only pod here focused on a specific practice — UX design. Unlike every other UX show on the web, it won’t put you to sleep. The hosts Cody, Kyle and Michael are insightful and genuinely hilarious.
What are your go-to design podcasts — are there any egregious omissions here? Let us know via email or Twitter!