20 Best British English Podcasts of 2021

May 17, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about british english? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best british english podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best British English Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Luke’s ENGLISH Podcast – Learn British English with Luke Thompson

  • Publisher: Luke Thompson
  • Total Episodes: 728

Luke’s English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken.


The British English Podcast

  • Publisher: Charlie Baxter
  • Total Episodes: 29

Learn British English as well as British culture, history, news and current affairs, and much more with weekly episodes from your host Charlie on The British English Podcast!

Learn English with the British Council and Premier League

  • Publisher: Jack Radford & Rich Moon
  • Total Episodes: 634

The Premier Skills English podcast is a part of a project from the British Council and Premier League for people who are learning English and love football. If you want to know more visit the website https://britishcouncil.org/premierskillsenglish, or get in touch at [email protected].

The Level Up English Podcast

  • Publisher: Michael Lavers
  • Total Episodes: 113

I’m Michael Lavers and this podcast will help you improve your English. I’m an online English teacher for students learning as a second language. In this podcast, I answer your questions about learning and help you achieve your goals in British English. Once a month I talk to a teacher or expert on topics related to language.

Wavell Room

  • Publisher: Wavell Room Team
  • Total Episodes: 39

Covering issues facing the military and wider defence community with a focus on UK defence issues. Relevant to all and in spoken English. Contemporary British Military Thought from the Wavell Room

Chinese Chippy Girl

  • Publisher: Chinese Chippy Girl
  • Total Episodes: 15

Talking about life as a British born Chinese (BBC)/British Asian. The struggles that I’ve had to deal with whilst growing up in my mum and dad’s takeaway in the 1980s/1990s. My parents are immigrants from HK/China and moved to the UK when they were teenagers. I was brought up being Chinese at home and English when I was outside of home – it felt confusing at the time as I couldn’t find a sense of belonging. But now I am much older, I am proud of my Chinese heritage and I am proud to be British. I just want to share my story with people 🙂

Jolly Good Kangaroo

  • Publisher: George Young / Janet Hsieh
  • Total Episodes: 18

Your collection of children’s stories in British and American English – handpicked and performed by George Young and Janet Hsieh.

Accented – Learn English Through Conversations

  • Publisher: Kimberley Law
  • Total Episodes: 35

How many English accents are there in the world? Let me guess; you’re thinking American, British, Australian, Canadian? And what about grammar and vocabulary? Does it change in each country you visit? Let me introduce myself: my name is Kimberley Law, and I’ve created this podcast for people to continue learning English by being exposed to multiple accents in real-life conversations. In each episode, I will interview an English speaker, and you will hear their story. I created this podcast because I don’t believe that there are enough real-world conversations for ESL learners to listen to multiple English accents. Enjoy these incredible stories, which will help your listening comprehension.

The Slang Podcast – Learn British English Now

  • Publisher: The Slang Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 36

An exploration of British slang for English learners, native speakers and anyone in between. Giving you a chance to hear, understand the origins and meanings of new slang and to use it immediately!

Swiss and Chips – Your British guide to Switzerland

  • Publisher: Jo Fahy, Simon Zryd
  • Total Episodes: 53

Your British guide to Switzerland: an audio podcast for English speaking expats living in Switzerland and Swiss interested in Britain. Everything expats need to know about finding a job in Switzerland, how to find an apartment in Bern, Geneva or Zurich, how to find friends and get to know Swiss culture, traditions and of course, learn the language. We will try to answer your questions and give you personal insight into what it’s like to move from London to Bern. This is not just a view from the outside looking in however, we will also bring you the Swiss perspective, from a “real” Swiss, born and bred in the Bernese Oberland.

English for Life in the UK

  • Publisher: Mark Pattison + Christine, Sheena, John
  • Total Episodes: 57

This podcast is for those people who want to improve their English and at the same time learn more about life in the U.K. It is aimed at intermediate level learners of English and is recorded, using everyday conversational English, by a group of volunteer teachers from a charity, the St Augustine’s Centre, based in Halifax, Yorkshire. We work particularly with Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Migrants and we hope this podcast will help those wanting to settle here and eventually become British Citizens. Transcripts of the episodes are available on our website www.staugustinescentrehalifax.org.uk

London Expat

  • Publisher: storielibere.fm
  • Total Episodes: 5

By Cecilia Gragnani, special guest Jonny Woo, editor Gabriele Carrer | LONDON EXPAT is the comic story of the encounter between a modern migrant and London – a contemporary El Dorado craved by generations of young Italians. Millions of European citizens arrive in the British capital to realise the future they dream of.The podcast explores the long road to becoming a citizen in another country, embracing a new nationality whilst staying true to your roots, and the existential crisis that your identity faces when no country claims you as their own. From amusing miscommunications to bewildering legal technicalities, through Brexit’s threat and the latest Coronavirus emergency, Cecilia delves into the day-to-day of living in a country and a city where turning ones desires into reality becomes a titanic endeavour as the European dream of life across borders seems to slowly drift away.In her exploration Cecilia interacts with the Spirit of London, interpreted by the Drag Queen Jonny Woo, and uses as a guideline the book “Life in the UK”, an element that identifies British bureaucratic obtuseness, a compulsory read for aspiring citizens but little known even by the native English people. The story is accompanied by direct testimonies of many expats who have tried, have succeeded or have given up.Cover image by Giacomo BottoMusic by Epidemic Sound

British Studies Lecture Series

  • Publisher: British Studies Lecture Series
  • Total Episodes: 54

The British Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin was created in 1975. For more than thirty years the program has sponsored public lectures in English literature, history, and government, and has conducted a weekly seminar called the Faculty Seminar on British Studies that includes faculty members, graduate students, undergraduates, and members of the Austin community.

British Culture: Albion Never Dies

  • Publisher: Thomas Felix Creighton
  • Total Episodes: 10

What is ‘British-ness’? This podcast explores all aspects of British culture from the perspective of an Englishman abroad. Perhaps you know Thomas already from Instagram’s “FlemingNeverDies”, centered on Ian Fleming’s classic creation, James Bond, 007. Here, we can see a wider background of where our British hero sits.

Early Modern History

  • Publisher: The Huntington
  • Total Episodes: 43

The early modern era describes the period in Europe and the Americas between 1450 and 1850. The Huntington collections are particularly strong in Renaissance exploration and cartography, English politics and law in the early modern era, the English aristocracy from the later Middle Ages through the 18th century, and 18th-century British and American military history. The USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute supports advanced research and scholarship on human societies of this era, sponsoring lectures, conferences, workshops, and seminars.

Tea at 5:00

  • Publisher: Michael Lacey Freeman
  • Total Episodes: 4

Oxford University Press is delighted to present cross-cultural stories and anecdotes from award-winning author, Michael Lacey Freeman. Michael was born and raised in England, but has lived and taught in Italy for more than 20 years. His perspectives on both cultures are witty, thoughtful and generous. Although the podcast was intended as a gift to Italian teachers of the English language, Michael’s observations will resonate with their students and indeed anyonewith an interest in British and Italian culture.

The British Culture Club

  • Publisher: Languages United
  • Total Episodes: 8

Planning to live, work, or study in the UK? Working with British companies? We help explain some of the mysteries of British culture, customs and the English language.

Accent Adventure Podcast: Improve English Pronunciation | Learn American English | Learn British English

  • Publisher: Accent Adventure Podcast: Improve English Pronunciation | Learn American English | Learn British English
  • Total Episodes: 10

Non-native English speaker learns to sound like an American and British English speaker!

Let’s Speak English

  • Publisher: Andrew Smith
  • Total Episodes: 1

Welcome to British English online

English Trips

  • Publisher: Babbel
  • Total Episodes: 14

Forces of nature in the American wilderness, life at a British boarding school, or bilingual naming in Hong Kong – join us on our adventures throughout the English-speaking world with real stories told by native speakers, all in a learner-friendly format to help you improve your English step-by-step.

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