Mikah Sargent is a tech enthusiast, a dog enthusiast, a podcaster, and an empathy advocate. Beyond his hosting duties for TWiT.tv, he co-hosts a few other podcasts, including Clockwise on Relay FM and Unhelpful Suggestions. When he’s not podcasting or playing with his dogs, Mikah can probably be found installing yet another smart home device he probably doesn’t need.
The Internet of Things Podcast – Stacey On IoT
The IoT Podcast is easily one of the best podcasts available covering smart things. Stacey Higginbotham is a brilliant writer and thinker and that translates incredibly well to her work on the IoT Podcast.
All Consuming is a hilarious show that satisfies my curiosity about all those weird products you see advertised on Instagram and elsewhere. Noah Kalina and Adam Lisagor try out those direct-to-consumer products and review them.
Total Party Kill
Total Party Kill on The Incomparable Network is a Dungeons and Dragons actual-play podcast that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The unpretentious show is staffed by hilarious nerds who have fun playing DnD.
If you’re looking for a productivity cheat code, this podcast is it! David Sparks and Rosemary Orchard never cease to amaze with their solutions to complex problems and whip-smart ideas for simple problems.
If you’re not already fascinated by linguistics, this podcast will make it so. Lingthusiasm is the podcast I listen to when I want to feel my jaw drop in wonder at some new fact or linguistic realization.
Looking for a laugh? Dragon Friends is ostensibly a Dungeons and Dragons podcast, but it’s helmed by a bunch of Australian comedians. It’s truly a form of art, and it’s a podcast that has so much re-listen value that I’ve re-listened more times than I care to admit.
Most Important Meal
Brian Hamilton and Allison Truj are two delightful individuals who explore the world of breakfast, the most important meal of the day. If you didn’t think someone could make an eggceptional show about breakfast, you clearly haven’t listened to this podcast yet.
I listen to Parallel because it helps me step out of my shoes and slip into someone else’s. Parallel is a tech podcast by Shelly Brisbin that has, as she puts it, “accessibility sprinkles.” If you’re looking for a show that will get you to rethink your own experiences with tech, this is it!
I am not the least bit ashamed to admit I’m a HUGE Star Trek fan and this podcast is the reason for it. My pal Scott McNulty needed a guest for the show and I volunteered. Scott picks a random episode of Star Trek (from all the various series and movies) and he and his guest discuss it. I came on the show, talked about the episode I watched, and then proceeded to binge watch the entirety of Star Trek. Haven’t looked back!
WSJ’s The Future of Everything
Normally I’m a carpe diem kind of guy, but it is fun — as a technologist — to imagine the future. If you’re having trouble sorting science fiction from science-fact in your imagination, this WSJ podcast is a good help.
Command Line Heroes
Between the incredibly detailed artwork, exceptional production, and compelling stories, Command Line Heroes has kept me entertained, amazed, and engaged for hours! This beautifully produced podcast will satisfy anyone who likes to learn new things.
Mac Power Users
This long-running podcast is a favorite of mine mostly because of the personalities on the show, but also because of the wonderful content. As a long-time Mac user, I get so much value out of learning how David Sparks and Stephen Hackett use their Macs and think about Apple and its various products.
Loads of laughter is not something you’d typically get with a tech podcast — Rocket is the exception to this rule. It’s hard to find a podcast with hosts whose intelligence is matched only by their awesomeness. You need not look any further than Christina Warren, Brianna Wu, and Simone De Rochefort’s Rocket podcast.
Forgive me for the bit of self-promotion, but I’m proud of the work we do on iOS Today. I’ll be blunt: Forget about me, the real star of iOS Today is my co-host Rosemary Orchard. If you’ve ever wanted to craft Siri Shortcuts on your iPhone, want to find the best apps and games on the App Store, or need help with something on your iPad, iOS Today is the show for you!
And here’s my other bit of self-promotion, folks. Clockwise is the tech podcast for everyone! It’s never longer than 30 minutes (so you can knock it out quick) and it’s jam-packed with interesting topics and guests. My co-host Dan Moren and I love making this show every week and I think you’ll dig it!