Movies, Books and Podcasts

Movies, Books and Podcasts

Here is our start on a list of inspirational movies with a technology story (and others that are just fun), interesting podcasts and books. Share your favorites as a comment below or email to and we will add them to the list.



NASA’s Curious Universe: Explore the universe with NASA astronauts, scientists and engineers.

Command Line Heroes: Great podcasts about the history and people behind the beginning of the computer age and all the most important advancements in hardware, software and devices.

Caminos en Ciencia: For Spanish-speaking families, this podcast talks about education, experiences and careers of Latin American scientists.

A Big List of Podcasts for Little Kids: Very extensive list from the New York Times

Movies for techies or music fans

Ready Player One, October Sky, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Hidden Figures, Wall-E, The Iron Giant, ET – The Extraterrestrial, The Lego Movie, The Incredibles

Fun and/or inspirational movies for anyone (send us your ideas!)

Schoolhouse Rock, Up!, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Mary Poppins (original and new), Finding Nemo, The Princess Bride, Mulan, The Lion King, Jungle Book, Ratatouille, Shrek

Books for techies

Hidden Figures, Ready Player One, Just for Fun (Linus Torvalds and the origin of Linux)

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