Another item on my backlog is getting up to date on my favourite podcasts. I've got a post drafted that lists my recommendations, but if you're looking for a fun, well produced science podcast then go no further than The Skeptics Guide to the Universe.
They are generally 90 mins an episode and if you're not into podcasts already that may seem daunting. To me they fill my commute with fun but thought provoking stuff in lieu of commercial radio, which I'm sure causes ear cancer.
The episode I linked in particular (517) would be a great starter for software developers - some of the early topics might pique your interest. For many they get hooked in and start listening to the back catalogue... I did.
Soon we may even get a special Pluto episode treated perhaps with a guest commentator like Phil Plait.