Consumer tech is filled with questions. iPhone or Android? Amazon Echo or Google Home? DSLR or mirrorless? Is the Touch Bar really worth it? All these topics are debate-worthy. And one of the best mediums for debate is the podcast. Below you’ll find three of our favorite consumer tech podcasts, broken down by the type of techie you are.
Too Embarrassed to Ask
Tech for Beginners: Each week, Kara Swisher, executive editor of Recode, and Lauren Goode, senior technology editor of The Verge, announce a specific topic that’s trending in tech and get listeners to submit questions on the topic. Conversations range from why Apple removed the iPhone’s headphone jack to whether or not wi-fi calling can replace your phone carrier. It’s not super-nerdy, and the list of special guests is pretty impressive.
Accidental Tech Podcasts
For Apple Devotees: An oldie but a goodie, this podcast is run by three software developers — Marco Arment, Casey Liss and John Siracusa — and focuses primarily on Apple news. If you care about the past, present and future of everything, this is your deep plunge.
For Tech News Addicts: The Verge‘s flagship podcast. Expect humor-inflected panel discussions on all the latest consumer tech. If you want news and thoughts about wearables, smartphones, Chromebooks vs. laptops, the future of Snapchat, and how the Trump administration will affect the world of science — this podcast is for you.