Top 10 UX podcasts in 2021
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Published on February 4, 2021

Top 10 UX podcasts in 2021

It's sometimes hard to keep up with the latest trends and best practices in UX, but podcasts are a great way to stay on top of your game. We prepared the top 10 podcasts for you to listen to in 2021.

With the endless number of podcasts available, it can be overwhelming to pick one. To help you choose the one that will best suit what you are searching for, we prepared a list of the top 10 podcasts for you. Whether you want to learn more about UX, find out what issues young creatives face, discover new trends, or listen to field experts, you will find what you are looking for in our list of the best podcasts to listen to in 2021.

1. UX Podcast 

ux podcast

Link: https://uxpodcast.com/ 

Hosted by: Per Axbom & James Royal-Lawson

Release: Twice a month

Episode length: 40 minutes

Topics: UX design, Business implications of design, Technology

Description:

UX Podcast is not only for UXers, but everyone with an interest in the digital world. Per and James hope to move the conversation beyond the traditional field of User Experience. Their podcast is for everyone passionate about balancing business, technology, and people within the realm of digital media. 

2. 99% Invisible

99% invisible

Link: https://99percentinvisible.org/ 

Hosted by: Roman Mars 

Release: Weekly

Length of episode: 40 minutes

Topics: Architecture, Sound, Visuals, Technology, History

Description:

99% Invisible is a weekly exploration of the process and power of design and architecture with thought-provoking stories from the design world as a whole. Roman talks about all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world. 

3. UI Breakfast

Link: https://uibreakfast.com/ 

Hosted by: Jane Portman

Release: Weekly

Length of episode: 40 minutes

Topics: Design system, UX strategy, User experience, User research, Illustrations

Description:

UI Breakfast Podcast is an interview show where Jane shares exciting conversations about UI/UX design, products, marketing, and much more. Jane’s guests are industry experts who share actionable knowledge. The podcast has thought-provoking content, guides, and tools to help UX/UI designers advance their skills.

4. Wireframe

wireframe podcast

Link: https://xd.adobe.com/ideas/perspectives/wireframe-podcast/ 

Hosted by: Khoi Vinh

Release: Twice a month (the latest episode released on September 21, 2020)

Length of episode: 30 minutes

Topics: Interaction design, Design ethics, Design disasters

Description: 

Khoi, Senior Director of Product Design at Adobe, reveals the stories behind user experience design and how it helps technology fit into our lives. This podcast is dedicated to UX/UI designers, graphic designers, and the design-curious. The episodes are relatively short, so it’s perfect for a quick boost of design inspirations and insights.

5. Design Details

design details podcast

Link: https://designdetails.fm/ 

Hosted by: Brian Lovin & Marshall Bock

Release: Weekly

Length of episode: 30 minutes

Topics: Design process, Design culture, Design tools 

Description:

Design Details is in the form of casual conversation. Brian and Marshall, Design Lead at YouTube Gaming, invite their podcast leading designers in UX, visual design, product design, and game design. 

6. Design Matters

design matters podcast

Link: https://www.designmattersmedia.com/ 

Hosted by: Debbie Millman

Release: Weekly

Length of episode: 1 hour

Topics: Visual design, Product development, Creativity, User experience, User research

Description:

Design matters have been broadcasting for over 15 years, making it one of the world’s first podcasts. The show is about how incredibly creative people design the arc of their lives. Debbie’s guests come from different design backgrounds, but not only design. There are also authors, writers, art directors, design consultants, filmmakers, and more.

7. High Resolution

high resolution podcast

Link: https://www.highresolution.design/ 

Hosted by: Bobby Ghoshal & Jared Erondu

Release: Weekly (limited 25 episodes)

Length of episode: 1 hour

Topics: Design, Design process, Business

Description:

High Resolution is a limited video podcast series with 25 episodes. In each episode, hosts Bobby and Jared interview a different design leader from top-tech companies. There are guests from Google, Spotify, Facebook, Airbnb, Behance, eBay, and more, who share how they communicate with design, their design process, and why design is important for every business.

8. Design Life

design life podcast

Link: https://www.designlife.fm/ 

Hosted by: Charli Prangley & Femke van Schoonhoven

Release: Weekly

Length of episode: 30 minutes

Topics: UX strategy, Business, Product development, UX design, Visual design

Description:

Charli and Femke, Product Designer at Uber, talk in their conversational show about design and the issues young creatives face. The show aims to tackle the main problems like getting paid, overcoming a creative block or managing time, etc. They open up discussions about things they wish heard when they were younger about the joys and frustrations of working in the tech industry.

9. What is Wrong with UX

what is wrong with ux podcast

Link: https://www.usersknow.com/ 

Hosted by: Laura Klein & Kate Rutter

Release: Twice a month

Length of episode: 30 minutes

Topics: Design process, visual design, UX design

Description:

The show is a series of conversations between Laura and Kate about different UX topics. Or, as the authors like to say themselves, the podcast is where they ‘drink and fight about what is wrong with user experience design, and how to make products suck slightly less.’

10. Shop Talk Show

shop talk show podcast

Link: https://shoptalkshow.com/ 

Hosted by: Dave Rupert & Chris Coyier

Release: Weekly

Length of episode: 1 hour

Topics: UX design, Product Development, Design Tools

Description:

The Shop Talk Show is about front-end web design, development, and UX. Each week hosts Dave and Chris are joined by a special guest to talk about building websites and help answer listener-submitted questions.

 

If you know of any other design-related podcast that deserves our attention, do not hesitate to contact us. To broaden your knowledge about UX, we also have many useful resources on our blog.

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