Listen to Your First Testing Podcast

02 Jul
Listen to Your First Testing Podcast

This month I’m joining many members of the online software testing community in the 30 Day Testing Challenge.

The challenge for Day 3 is “Listen to a testing podcast”.

Testers know that rules are made to be broken… I was planning to watch a testing talk on YouTube instead. When my colleague Ram insisted that I should actually listen to a podcast, I had to confess that I’ve never listened to a podcast before.

Here’s what I’ve learned about how to get started. Unsurprisingly really, it’s easy!

I’ve included 3 testing podcast channels below. If you know of other great channels please add them in the comments section.

  1. Search for\open the Podcasts app (see links below for app recommendations)
  2. Search for testing podcast e.g. Ministry of Testing, Testing in the Pub, Test Talks…
  3. Subscribe to the channel
  4. View the channel feed
  5. Download an episode that looks interesting
  6. Listen at any time

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Podcast Terminology

Podcast – term used to refer to either a channel or an episode (confusing hey..)
Channel – a collection of podcast episodes, which users can subscribe to
Episode – an individual mp3 file, which can be downloaded or streamed
Feed – an updated list of episodes for a podcast channel


There’s lots of other podcast apps available for iOS and Android, with extra features.


Posted by on July 2, 2016 in Software Testing


2 responses to “Listen to Your First Testing Podcast

  1. ashankle

    July 2, 2016 at 1:03 PM

    I’m enjoying the podcasts “Let’s Talk About Tests, Baby” and “The Testing Show”.


    • Kim Engel

      July 2, 2016 at 4:09 PM

      Thanks Amanda, I’ll check those out too!



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