The 10 Best HighDef Video Podcasts For Geeks

Steve Campbell 06-08-2010

Honestly, I don’t watch much television anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I still follow my favorite shows 2 Great Free Apps To Keep Track Your Favorite TV Shows Read More , but I usually just record them with my DVR and watch them over the weekend now. Recently however, I’ve started getting really into watching podcasts on my laptop.


In the past, podcasts were something you would listen to 15+ Podcasts Every Geek Should Listen To Read More , like a mini radio-broadcast over the Internet. Now, there are some high-quality free video podcasts out there and you can even watch them in high definition. Awesome.

In this article, I am going to show you some of the best free video podcasts for geeks that you can watch in HD. I’ll also show you my favorite program for downloading and keeping track of your podcasts so you don’t miss out on anything.

Miro – An Amazing Open-Source Video Player

Miro is still The 3 Best Programs for Subscribing to Podcasts Read More the hands-down champ when it comes to downloading, watching, and keeping track of your video podcasts. It can also be used to download torrents and manage your video collection, but that’s not why we’re here. Besides, uTorrent How To Turn Your Old Windows PC Into A Remotely Controllable Torrent Box Read More and VLC Player 5 Best Free Media Players for Windows The best media player for you is the one you most enjoy using. Here are the best free media player apps to consider on Windows. Read More are still the champs in those respective categories.

I use Miro all the time. In fact, it just pushed out a major update last week I believe. Anyway, I really like Miro’s layout, settings (it can automatically download new episodes for you), and its guide for finding new shows. There are thousands of free HD video shows for you to download on the Miro Guide.

I’d spend more time on this app, but we have some shows to get to.


Watching Podcasts In HD

I should mention that a lot of the free video podcasts listed here can also be seen on YouTube, as well as various other ways on the Internet, so if you are on somebody else’s computer and would like to watch one of your favorite shows, you don’t need to install any applications if you don’t want to.

In no particular order, here are some of the best HD podcasts for geeks:

GeekBeat.TV HD

free video podcasts

This is probably a good place to start. GeekBeat.TV, starring Cali Lewis, is a show about tech news, gadgets, research, and anything/everything having to do with the latest technology. New episodes are posted almost every day and – like a few other shows on this list – is a great way to stay up-to-date on the latest trends.


TEDTalks (HD)

free video podcasts

It’s pretty likely that you’ve heard of TED before, but in case you haven’t, TED stands for ‘Technology, Entertainment, Design’ and is a conference that hosts some of the world’s smartest and most innovative people. Now you can view videos of these geniuses in HD. Updates are pretty frequent, usually daily.

Diggnation (HD)

video podcasts

Diggnation needs no introduction, but I’ll give you one anyway. Featuring hosts Kevin Rose (founder of Digg) and Alex Albrecht (The Totally Rad Show), Diggnation offers an entertaining look at the top weekly stories on Digg.


Diggnation is a Revision3 podcast. If you enjoy it, you should also check out The Totally Rad Show (mentioned previously), The Digg Reel, and Scam School (all in HD).

Hak 5 (HD MP4)

video podcasts

Also from Revision3, Hak 5 features a band of IT ninjas, security professionals, and hardcore gamers. They take on hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security to do-it-yourself (DIY) modding. You can learn a lot from this tech show.

Tekzilla (HD)

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This is the last podcast from Revision3, I promise. Tekzilla is another awesome tech show that features product reviews, computer help, and tech tips on everything you can think of. They also feature a lot of DIY projects.


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Next up on the list is CNET.TV Loaded HD. With CNET you generally know what you’re getting. This show covers all of the latest products that are out, focusing on features and reviews of the latest technology that’s available. New episodes are posted almost every weekday.

Doctype the show

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“Doctype is the show for people who make websites.” This is a very interesting podcast that can teach you a lot about web design. They show you how to do cool things with CSS, Javascript, JQuery, HTML – you name it.

Mac App Guide (HD video)

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The Mac fan-boys (and fan-girls) among us should like this podcast. On the Mac App Guide, hundreds of amazing, free applications for the Mac OS X are covered and reviewed. They feature apps you never knew existed.


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New to Linux or just looking for some tutorials on how to use Ubuntu or other open-source software? Ubunter is the podcast for you. This podcast shows you how to do some pretty interesting stuff with your version of Linux.

MAKE Magazine

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Rounding up this list, MAKE is a quarterly publication from O’Reilly, and it features “life-hacking” technology. If you like to tinker with, disassemble, recreate, or invent new uses for technology, you’ll find this DIY series interesting and useful.


There are plenty of other great free video podcasts out there also. There are podcasts on GIMP, eco-living, Internet memes, video games, outer space, and even HD video itself. Suffice it to say, there’s something for everybody. Be careful, because once you start looking for and watching podcasts you might wake up and find out it’s next year already.

What are your favorite online shows? Can you watch them in HD? Leave your thoughts, ideas, and comments below!

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  1. Cali Lewis
    August 13, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Thanks for including me in the list - I'm honored! :)


  2. Cali Lewis
    August 13, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Thanks for including me in the list - I'm honored! :)


    • Steve Campbell
      August 13, 2010 at 6:53 pm

      You're very welcome! Digging the iPhone app, by the way.

  3. tardis3
    August 7, 2010 at 5:05 am

    I enjoy the offerings from

  4. tardis3
    August 7, 2010 at 3:05 am

    I enjoy the offerings from

  5. Kr5927
    August 6, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Wondering how many of these sites are for US Citizens only ?

  6. Kr5927
    August 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Wondering how many of these sites are for US Citizens only ?

    • Steve Campbell
      August 6, 2010 at 6:45 pm

      That's a good question. I'm actually not sure if any of them are for US only. They are all free and a lot of them can be found on YouTube so I'm assuming everyone can view them.

      • Aibek
        August 11, 2010 at 5:39 am

        I don't think there are any geo restrictions. In case there are, Youtube is the way out.

  7. Beanie4185
    August 6, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Go Scam School!

    • Steve Campbell
      August 6, 2010 at 6:44 pm

      Scam School is a great show! Had to mention it.