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Podcasts are a great possibility for a designer to stay up to date with the latest trends and news in areas such as apps, web design and business. Today I would like to preset you my german and international favorites.

Slack Variety Podcast

Slack Variety Pack (Link)

Slack is the chat-tool for creatives and web-people. Who would have thought that these guys have a very good podcast? The Slack Variety Pack is new to the game and just released their second episode with very entertaining content. Not only that these guys don’t take themselves seriously, but they wouldn’t waste a second without interesting topics. It’s a must-hear and we’re excited for the things to come!

A podcast about work, life, and everything in between. In every episode we guarantee a glorious mix of stories on innovative ideas, modern culture, and people who have found their purpose.

The Talk Show With John Gruber

The Talk Show with John Gruber (Link)

John Gruber has become a primary rock in all things Apple and personalities from the App- and Apple-Scene, such as Phil Schiller from Apple, are regular guests in his show. This podcast is perfect for everyone who wants to stay up to date on apps, Apple and user interfaces.

99u Podcast

The 99U Podcast (Link)

99u, the people behind the creative platform Behance have a sensational podcast. It’s about clients, better portfolios and exciting interviews. The podcast includes an outstanding collection of talks with the high-society of web design, graphics and interface design.

Our podcast where we’ll sit down with leading makers, thinkers, and entrepreneurs for a deep dive into what makes their creative process tick.

Design Details Podcast

Design Details (Link)

It’s one of the best collections of designer-interviews with the high-society of the design-scene from all over the world. Guests like Khoi Vinh or Tim Van Damme from Dropbox gave great interviews about design, freelancing, hobbies and more. If you want to know what really drives the great designers, here’s your place!

A weekly show about the people who design our favorite products. Hosted by Bryn Jackson and Brian Lovin.

Pencil vs. Pixel

Pencil vs. Pixel (Link)

Most of the time this series of interviews begins with the same question: Pencil or pixel? With its guests the podcasts discusses the differences between online and offline and our work as designers in between those two worlds.

Sounds provocative but the name embodies our inherent human ability to make things by hand, while we’re living in a time of connecting and building things with people all across the globe through the world wide web.


Sean Wes Podcast (Link)

This is one of my favorite podcasts. Sean Wes presents sublime tips on career, podcasts and lettering. In addition to that you get little tips and tricks on how to expand your target group while staying true to yourself as a designer. His colleague and him always deliver a smashing time and inform authentically.

Want to make a living with your passion? From products and marketing to professionalism and clients, you’ll get answers to the hard-hitting questions.

accicental creative

The Accidental Creative (Link)

The Accidental Creative is a marvelous podcast with lots of good wisdoms. My favorite episode is “Take time for deep work” in which it is described that sometimes it’s a good thing to take your time for a project, without telephone and mails. A great guide!

Working Out Podcast

Working Out (Link)

In this podcast Paddy and Baxter discuss topics like working remote all over the world or launching side projects. If you’re a freelance who wants to work from home soon, you should listen to their episodes about that.

Join Ashley Baxter & Paddy Donnelly on a journey to figure out how to create a business doing what you love.

Web Ahead Podcast

The Web Ahead (Link)

Jen Simmons takes members of the high-society of apps and web to talk about certain topics. Josh Clark was invited to talk about the Apple Watch and Mark Boulton helps with “Handling Advertising”. A truly helpful podcast that covers a great variety of contents.

Conversations with world experts on changing technologies and future of the web. The Web Ahead is your shortcut to keeping up.

On The Grid Podcast

On The Grid (Link)

Dan and others collect their thoughts about design and creativity in this podcast. It covers exciting topics like minimalism in design.

Thinking out loud about design weekly.

Scotch Time Podcast

Scotch Time (Link)

This quite new podcast is a smooth session about design in a relaxed atmosphere. Episodes 1-3 seem to be missing, but this podcast is great!

99% Invisible Podcast

99% Invisible (Link)

Gaining popularity from their various TED-Talks these guys deliver a diverse podcast about technology, design, architecture, etc. and make sure that your day starts great.


designmatters with debbie

Design Matters with Debbie Milman (Link)

This podcast exists for 10 years! Debbie from Design Oberserver talks to illustrators, web designers and other personalities about their careers and inspiration. Well established with good reason!

Design Matters by Debbie Millman features interviews with designers, artists and cultural leaders, including Lawrence Weiner, Barbara Kruger, Malcolm Gladwell, Eric Kandel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones, Michael Arad, Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli, Paula Scher, Steven Heller, Jonah Lehrer, among others.

In 2011, Design Matters received the People’s Design Award from the prestigious Cooper-Hewitt National Design Awards.

Productish Podcast

Productish (Link)

Tim from Productish, the product owner of XING has his own podcast in which he talks with designers and enterprising people about their projects and experiences. Exciting talks with germans and beyond.

Tim Herbig is a German Product Guy which regularily invites product people and entrepreneurs to his show to discuss recent projects and current topics in the technology industry. Episodes are mostly in German but sometimes in English as well.

Abends in der Kreativwirtschaft

Abends in der Kreativwirtschaft (Link)

This podcast invites you to a evening-rendezvous. Innkeeper Jan invites experts from design, social media, etc. to talk calmly about the important things in life. Awesome german podcast, that invites you to stop by.

Aus der Küche hört man munteres Stimmengewirr und hier und da auch mal ein paar Gläser klimpern. Wurde wieder ein Pitch gewonnen oder hat jemand Geburtstag? Der Neue kann es nicht sein, der hat schon letzte Woche gefeiert. Und wo ist der überhaupt? Nach 19 Uhr sieht man ihn nur selten im Büro. Das hätte ich mir mal erlauben sollen, als ich neu in der Agentur war. Damals.


Vier.FM (Link)

An exciting podcast about freelancing and creativity. Especially episode 11 of VIER had me fell for itself and begins very entertaining. If you want to find out more, you have to listen to it. A splendid german podcast for every freelancer out there!

Ein Podcast über die Konzeption von Web-Projekten, 
Selbständigkeit und das Universum.



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