Top 8 Podcasts any UX designer should listen to in 2022

Jaimy Lai

Jaimy Lai

Data Science Associate

Always looking for new podcasts? Do you love UX design? So do we! To quench your thirst we've compiled a list of podcasts about UX design we know you will love!


As companies begin to realize the positive impact of a good design, more teams are seeking to expand their understanding of the best UX practices. Whether you are interested in learning or relaxing and absorbing fresh insights and information, podcasts are a great way to stay up to date with the industry’s best ideas. 


We have compiled a list of UX design podcasts that will keep you on top of your game.

Google Design Podcasts

Join Google for a deep dive into how their designers work. This podcast consists of two main parts: Method explores the journey of the designers at different departments at Google, whereas the Design Notes gives you insight into the life of different UX designers around the world. This podcast touches upon many different topics such as product design, style guides, materials designs, and creativeness. The podcasts are freely available on the Google Design website and each podcast is around 20 to 30 minutes long. It is a great way for beginners to get insights into the field, and for aspiring designers to understand what it is like to be a designer.



UXPodcast

The UXPodcast is a twice-monthly digital design podcast hosted by Swedish designers James Royal-Lawson and Per Axbom. This podcast was created in response to inadequate communication or means to share knowledge and information within the UX community. The conversations are not limited to just UX design, Royal-Lawson and Axbom also talk about the business implications of design, technology, and economics, and regularly invite interesting guests. 


The episodes are usually 30 minutes long on average, but trust us when we tell you that you’d wish they lasted a bit longer. Royal-Lawson and Axbom have impeccable chemistry and are incredibly entertaining to listen to. 


Want to start with a good episode? We recommend you listen to podcast #125 with Don Norman. You may know Norman from his world-famous book ‘The Design of Everyday Things’ which is a must-read for any beginning designer.



High resolution

This podcast is a bit different from your standard podcasts. High resolution is a video podcast with 25 design leaders hosted by Bobby Ghoshal and Jared Erondu. The design leaders invited are from top-notch companies such as Google, Spotify, Facebook, and Instagram.


You will learn how certain iconic designs came about, what the design process was and how these design leaders communicate with design. If you’re interested in finding out more about how your everyday applications came to life, this podcast is for you.



UI Breakfast

Although this podcast has been airing since 2013, UI breakfast remains a hit. 


With over a hundred episodes, the Russian UI/UX consultant Jane Portman interviews people from all walks of life in her episodes. Jane Guides UI/UX designers and helps to advance their skills using thought-provoking content, guides, tools, and books made for designers. 


UI breakfast has over 8,000 subscribers and 45,000 downloads per month and is easily one of the most successful UI/UX podcasts according to the design podcast charts.



User Defenders Podcast

Hosted by Jason Ogle, the User Defenders Podcast was born through Jason’s love and passion for design and superheroes. 


“Being a great UX designer begins and ends with being a great human.” - Jason Ogle


This podcast was inspired by design and superheroes due to a certain connection Jason discovered between the two: both designers and superheroes aim to make people’s life better and easier. Each episode lasts about an hour, and Jason Ogle invites professionals within the field to share their ideas and stories with listeners. 



UX Soup

Unfortunately, this podcast has come to an end as of March 2022, but Laura Klein and Kate Rutter’s comedic way of talking about UX design is completely worth a listen. Let the description of this podcast be the words with which they greet the audience each time: “The podcast where two old ladies yell at each other how to make products suck slightly less”. Let the What is Wrong with UX post delve you into the meander of user experience, while also giving you a good laugh throughout.



Wireframe

Last but not least, Wireframe. Wireframe is a great source of inspiration for designers. Topics range from topics on user experience to technology and discussions between senior designers. Each episode is critical of modern-day design and how it impacts the human brain, ‘Can an app really help you to relax?’ and ‘How do streaming services manage to hold your attention?’ are the kind of questions that Wireframe likes to answer. Each episode is around 30 minutes long but will leave you thinking about it for much longer.




Conclusion

That’s it! Our top 8 UX design podcast we know you’ll love.


The podcast culture has seen huge popularity as a pastime activity. Ever since the pandemic most of us have been looking out for new hobbies and listening to podcasts became a newfound form of entertainment.


Whether you’re into UX design, crime investigations, technology, or comedy, there is a podcast out there for you.


Next time, we’ll introduce you to our favorite marketing podcasts. Until then!