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Top 5 Hacking Podcasts



Top 5 Hacking Podcasts

Many people are succumbing to the power of podcasts. Podcasts are a great way to stay informed and educated on a topic as well as promote personal and professional growth. The job market is already competitive and is becoming increasingly more so.

There is increasing pressure on employees to pursue their professional interests outside of the workplace to better equip them for their work. This comes in many forms, for example attending tech events and meet and greets, and staying up to date with the current events in your field, which can be done through podcasts.

Many people prefer podcasts to other ways of consuming media, like say, reading, since you can listen to podcasts on the go, for example on the way to work or at the gym. I’m sure most of us would like to read more, but we don’t always have the time, making podcasts a great alternative.

Accidental Tech Podcast (ATP)

ATP delves into Tech, Apple and other related news. The hosts Marco Arment, John Siracusa, and Casey Liss have a good rapport, making for an informative but light-hearted discussion around tech. The podcast was accidentally created while trying to do a car show. The podcast has also been going for about three years so if you end up loving it, there’s lots of content to get through.

Listener review from Chartable:

“I listen to a lot of podcasts, and this is my favorite. They cover timely issues if tech, they venture into more editorial like opinions, and have novel insights. I also like most of the unrelated topics they go into, even the Neutral car talk”

Defensive Security Podcast

Defensive Security Podcast is a weekly podcast that reviews recent high profile security breaches, malware, data and more.

Listener review from Podbay:

“The value these guys bring by dissecting different scenarios is really a number. Since listening I’ve become more aware of the vulnerabilities we face in this current surge of innovation.”


Hackable? discusses how our day to day actions leave us vulnerable to being hacked, as well as delving into how hacking works and how it differs from movie hacking. The podcast isn’t overly technical, making it accessible to everyone.

Listener review from Podbay:

“I am a long time IT specialist and have a good amount of experience with the subjects discussed here. I find this show really entertaining and have suggested it to many of my non-tech friends to get a better idea of what can actually happen to you out there (CHANGE YOUR PASSWORDS). They don’t seem to believe me, so maybe they will beilive Geoff. Keep up the good work! The show is well done, so I know the team is putting a lot of time into it. Sometimes I wish for more details, but understand that is probably out of scope for the show. It’s not, per say, a technical show. Which is why I recommend it to my non-technical friends.”

Malicious Life

Malicious Life by Cybereason tells the unknown stories of the history of cybersecurity, with comments and reflections by real hackers, security experts, journalists, and politicians. It explores some of histories wildest hacks, and talks to the people who were actually there!

Review from Podbay:

“I started listening to this podcast and then I went back to the beginning and listened to all the episodes. For anyone working in this industry this podcast is great it puts your work into a great world context! Ran Levi is a great host and every episode I learn more and more!”

If you’re wondering which episode to start on, Reddit user RelativelyObscurePie says”

“Malicious life is fantastic. His three piece on Stuxnet is one of the best explanations on stuxnet I’ve ever listened to/read”

Paul’s Security Weekly

Paul and co drink beers and discuss the latest in computer security news, hacking, and research, as well as technical segments that cover how to use the latest tools and techniques. The podcast is informal in nature with lots of joking around, so its not for everyone.

Review from Podbay:

These guys are great to listen to! Not only are they knowledgable, but they are just fun to listen to as a group. Sometimes as you expect with personalities in this field/industry, sometimes the things they say are cringeworthy but hilarious at the same time. When I first found the podcast, about a year ago, I went on a binge listening streak like it was a Friday Netflix Original night! It has become a weekly ritual to listen to the podcast on the way to work. The information I have learned, in regards to a wide arrange of issues such as, attack surfaces, malware, web security, privacy issues, encryption, networking, etc.., has made me stronger at my every day role in the industry. Cheers to another 10 years Gentlmen!

Honorable mentions:

Darknet diaries

Security Now

Risky Biz


Smashing Security



Root Access

Decrypted Podcast


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