A quick plug for a great podcast, Core Elements. If you are considering game development you really should go through the backlog of this podcast. They interview some amazing folks. Some of them are even famous, but all of them are interesting.
Allow me to gain your interest by dropping names you already know…
Justin Korthof (Of Robot Entertainment)
Team Meat Edmund Mcmillan
But really listen to each podcast. Even the people that might not be public facing have great insight and opinions on the game development industry. And I bet that if you listen to the folks whose names you don’t recognize, in 5 years you’ll start hearing their names all the time.