5 Design and Engineering Podcasts You Need to Listen To

    Posted by 3DxBlog Team on Oct 20, 2015 4:43:01 PM

    These days, you can find information on design and engineering just about anywhere. There are blog posts, social media posts, articles, portfolios, etc. However, there’s one platform that you may not have considered: Podcasts.

    The Recent Explosion of Podcast Popularity

    Podcasts are taking the world by storm. Why the sudden popularity? There are a few reasons: 

    • Variety: There are thousands, if not millions, of podcasts available on any subject you can think of. And that includes engineering and design.
    • Accessibility: Podcasts are free and, especially with smartphones, are easy to access and listen to.
    • Portability: With a smartphone, you can listen to them almost anywhere, especially in your car.

    Engineering and Design-Specific Podcasts

    Are you new to podcasts or just not sure what’s available? Good news! Here are five podcasts to get you started. They’re specifically suited for engineers and designers.

    99% Invisible: Created by Roman Mars (@RomanMars), 99% Invisible focuses on the things we overlook or don’t notice and how they drive design and architecture.

    Beyond CAD: Sam Lytle (@thesamlytle) discusses the future of engineering, construction and 3D visualization while weaving in stories of how he moved beyond CAD to start his company, Civil FX.

    MakerCast - The Podcast for Makers: This podcast celebrates those who make things and the stories of what inspires their unique creations.

    The 3D Art Direct Podcast: Paul Bussey (@Broik), editor of 3D Art Direct Magazine, hosts this podcast, which offers interviews with digital artists, industry leaders and content creators.

    The Engineering Commons: Jeff Shelton (@sheltoneer), Adam, Brian (@B2theory) and Carmen Parisi (@FakeEEQuips) provide engineering insights based on their experiences and those of guest engineers.

    Are you listening to other engineering podcasts? Which ones? Share your favorites in the comments below.

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    Tags: Engineering, Design