When I’m commuting into work I generally give BBC Radio 1 a miss and listen to podcasts in the car. So given I’ve been doing it for a while now, I thought I would share ones that have stood the test of time. There aren’t very many, I like to keep my podcast list well pruned. I’ve split them up into three broad categories.

### Polyglotism

* [News in Slow French](http://www.newsinslowfrench.com/) is a great resource for practicing your listening skills.  That said you need to have at least the basics down before picking out any words or sentences.

* [Coffee Break French](http://radiolingua.com/coffeebreakfrench/) is a nice, welcoming course on learning French from day one.

* [The Verbcast](http://coffeebreakspanish.typepad.com/the_verbcast/) learn French verbs with meditative methods.

### Entrepreneurship

* [Startups For the Rest of Us](http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/) is all about helping developers launch products.

### Programming

* [The Ruby Rogues](http://rubyrogues.com/) is the best Ruby podcast out there.

* [Functional Geekery](http://www.functionalgeekery.com/) is a really great podcast on Function programming, highly recommended.

* [Javascript Jabber](http://javascriptjabber.com/) generally has interesting guests on talking about interesting JS topics.  Again, highly recommended.


Here are some others that have made the list recently:-