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The similar question on Stack Overflow, What good technology podcasts are out there?, has lots of answers focused on software development.

What podcasts do you listen to for learning about the following?

  • Information technology trends
  • Network administration techniques
  • Security issues and threats
  • Other system/network administration issues.



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I regularly listen too and enjoy

+1 for Security Now. Laporte is fine, but Gibson is a God! – tomjedrz May 4 '09 at 3:26
Are Sthe ecurity Bites still released? Your link seems to point at old releases? – lexu May 4 '09 at 5:05
Please, the next time just post one podcast per answer. :) – Željko Filipin May 4 '09 at 10:44
Isn't Gibson the dope who claimed XP was going to crash the interweb? – duffbeer703 May 31 '09 at 2:06

PaulDotCom Security Weekly is a weekly podcast hosted by a group of network penetration testers and SANS instructors that covers some of the tactics and tools that attackers use as well as news and information for how sysadmins can protect their systems.

Mind of Root is a weekly podcast that covers more of the general sysadmin topics.

Radio Free Security is a monthly podcast from WatchGuard (they make security appliances). They have a lot of good insight on security and protecting your network.

+1 for PaulDotCom – faultyserver Aug 21 '09 at 16:28

The Stack Overflow podcast :)

Thats more of that which craft called programming isn't it :) – Shard May 4 '09 at 3:12
They talk quite a bit about running the site. Server configurations, load, uptime, etc. RAID is one of the podcast bingo words... :) – Luke Quinane May 4 '09 at 6:22
witch. :) hmm15charshuh? – Aaron Tate Mar 25 '10 at 7:44
RAID may be one of the bingo words but both speakers almost always gets it completely wrong though ;p – Oskar Duveborn Mar 25 '10 at 10:42

For you Windows folks out there:

IT Idiots

They don't do much system administration type podcasts anymore, but there is a fairly extensive archive with good Windows video podcasts.


On the Linux side, checkout these podcasts from JupiterBroadcasting:


The PodNutz podcast.

Funny name, but handy Podcast for small businesses and individials involved with technical support/repair (34 shows to date).

Steve, the host, runs a computer repair business and actually listens to what his guests are saying and then asks relevant follow-up questions.


It's self promotion, so sorry about that, but I thought I'd let you know about the podcast that Brandon Burton and I just launched, called SysAdministrivia

It'll be on iTunes shortly, but until it is, please download it and check it out!


This Week in Tech

This week in Tech isn't really very sysadmin-y – Linux Geek Nov 3 '09 at 17:24

Buzz Out Loud

It is not exactly system administrator material, but it gives a good overview about what's going on in the world of technology.

I listen to Buzz Out Loud, but I find much of their news to be consumerism gossip tech news, and less cutting edge IT news. – mrTomahawk May 6 '09 at 15:09

Healthcare IT Podcast - - This site was started on January 2nd, 2008 with the intention to house a blog and post podcasts I intend to produce surrounding healthcare IT and the issues we are working through in this business. I hope that others will find this useful, and that this will become a resource others in our industry will use.


Hak5 bills itself as a TV show about hacking. They cover a lot of weird stuff like installing linux on gameboys, but at the end of the day they do a lot of hands-on tutorials with networking software and server hardware. The sysadmin-relevant parts of the show are a bit Windows heavy sometimes but they also have lots of Linux coverage and use it often in their projects.


DevOpsCafe -

Focused on DevOps movement and (agile) sysadmin stuff. They use to record video interviews too. Recommended.


It is more security related, but Risky Business is very good.


Tech Snap from Jupiter Broadcasting is great.

A lot of current security and IT news along with overviews of system and network setups/solutions.


Since no-one else has mentioned it: linux outlaws It's more of a light hearted podcast (think lug radio, but new, improved, and even better) but there's surprisingly good content in the shows.


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