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20 Best British Military Podcasts of 2021

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

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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


  • Publisher: Audioboom
  • Total Episodes: 32

Covert takes listeners on a heart-pounding journey through the most dangerous military operations of all time. From the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and how two Israeli snipers foiled Syria’s plan to develop a nuclear bomb, to the real story that inspired the movie Black Hawk Down and the harrowing tale of a British Major’s escape from 2,000 heavily armed militants, you’ll be brought to the front line of history’s greatest special forces missions.

Tank Nuts

  • Publisher: World of Tanks
  • Total Episodes: 12

Hosted by Richard Cutland a 30 year Veteran of the British Army serving with the Royal Tank Regiment. Tank Nuts is an in-depth conversation with the best guests from the Historical and Military World including authors, stuntmen, veterans, celebrities and everything in between. All with incredible and fascinating life stories and a vast amount of knowledge to share.

The Centre for Army Leadership Podcast

  • Publisher: The Centre for Army Leadership
  • Total Episodes: 14

Drawing on over 300 years of British Army leadership experience, ‘The Centre for Army Leadership Podcast’ looks to establish what is required of our leaders and our leadership, to meet the challenges of both today and tomorrow. For the British Army, leadership underpins everything that we do. It not only ensures we do right by our people, it underpins our operational success. This podcast series seeks to harness diversity of thought and experience from military leaders as well as leaders from the worlds of sport, academia and business, stimulating debate, awareness and critical thinking. Leadership matters to us all with many of our successes and indeed our failures often defined by how well we are led, or indeed by how well we lead. The purpose of the Podcast is to provide a platform where these invaluable leadership lessons and experiences can be shared.

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.

The Unconventional Soldier

  • Publisher: theunconventionalsoldier
  • Total Episodes: 13

Podcast presented by Kev OKeeffe and Colin Ferguson. Two veterans from the British Army’s covert STA patrols unit, 4/73 (Sphinx) Special OP Battery. Military stuff, history with book and film reviews. Guests, dits and digression mandatory.

Key Battles of the Revolutionary War

  • Publisher: James Early & Scott Rank
  • Total Episodes: 27

The Revolutionary War started when a few colonists fired their muskets against the British Empire, then the world’s military superpower. It ended—against all reasonable expectations— with an independent American and the ideas of liberty and self-governance spreading across the globe. All that happened because the rebels won the major battles. This podcast dives deep into each of them.

Passing Out: The Podcast

  • Publisher: Passing Out
  • Total Episodes: 4

PASSING OUT: The Podcast is a series of conversations with currently serving and veteran soldiers from the LGBTQ+ community sharing their stories, experiences and life lessons from their time in the British Army. On the 21st anniversary of the lifting of the ban on LGBTQ+ soldiers serving in the British Military, host James Robert Moore discusses what it means to be out and queer in an environment that up until the year 2000 criminalised homosexuality. Passing Out the Podcast is not affiliated with the British Army or other Military organisation. Produced by Peter J Holland

General Talk

  • Publisher: General Talk
  • Total Episodes: 10

General Talk is a monthly podcast featuring interviews with figures from the British Army and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The podcasts give a greater insight into the ever-changing role of the military in the modern world and the way in which we, as the Army’s national charity, safeguard the welfare of our soldiers, veterans and their families 

The 18th Airborne Corps Podcast

  • Publisher: XVIII Airborne Corps
  • Total Episodes: 30

Welcome to the 18th Airborne Corps Podcast, a look inside America’s most prestigious military unit. With a new episode every Tuesday, host Joe Buccino explores the past, the present, and the future of the 18th Airborne, with each episode fully explaining one complicated subject. Through discussions with some of the most prominent American and British historians, veterans, and currently-serving Soldiers from the Corps, Joe examines the full spectrum of life and service in the 18th Airborne. The 18th Airborne Corps podcast used to be called The Doomsday Clock. In fact, we recorded and published the first 12 episodes under that title. We’ve since changed the name and the logo to reflect a broader focus of the show. Instead of only focusing on Cold War history, the 18th Airborne Corps podcast focuses on history, the future, and all aspects of the Corps.

The Amicus Leadership Podcast

  • Publisher: Amicus Limited
  • Total Episodes: 8

We’ll be speaking to inspiring leaders about the ups and downs of their careers on every episode of our new podcast. With years of leadership experience in the military (as the former head of the British Army) and in commercial business between us, we came away from every conversation with learnings to put into practice. We hope you do too! We’ve got conversations and insights into military and business leadership in bucket loads in this series. So, make sure to subscribe now so you don’t miss anything. You can find out more about Amicus on LinkedIn, Twitter or our website

Works of Tacitus, Vol. I, The by TACITUS, Publius Cornelius and GORDON, Thomas

  • Publisher: LibriVox
  • Total Episodes: 29

The historical works of Tacitus are a history of the period from A.D. 14 to 96 in thirty volumes. Although many of the works were lost (only books 1-5 of the Histories and 1-6 and 11-16 of the Annals survive), enough remains to provide a good sense of Tacitus’s political and moral philosophy.He recognized the necessity for strong rulers but argued that more should be done to manage the succession of power and allow for the ascension of talent. Tacitus asserted that it was the dynastic ambitions of Rome’s many emperors that caused the decline of moral and political life and precluded the possibility of recruiting leaders of real ability. Moreover, the dynastic temptation caused political instability because military force was now required for political change. His works point to the necessity of systematic institutional restraints on power for the preservation of liberty.Gordon’s translation and his lengthy Discourses on Tacitus bring Tacitus’ ideas up to date and apply them to the British state of the early 18th century. (Description from Online Library of Liberty)

Thoroughly Modern History with Robb Coles

  • Publisher: Robb Coles
  • Total Episodes: 7

Join Host, Producer, and Modern History Enthusiast Robb Coles to revisit and walk through the big news stories that were breaking in the background of millennial childhood. For Season One: take a trip back to 1990, to the first Gulf War and Desert Storm. Follow the strange and terrifying tale of a British family and many others, who were working or vacationing in the middle east at the time of the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and how these westerners became an unlikely but official part of Saddam Hussein’s military strategy.

The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

  • Publisher: Loyal Books
  • Total Episodes: 27

Extraterrestrial invasion, the earth taken over by omniscient intelligences from Mars, the whole of humanity under siege and a nameless narrator who seems to be the lone survivor of the complete devastation of human civilization – scenes from a Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster? Far from it! The War of the Worlds by HG Wells was written more than a century ago and went on to become an iconic work in the science fiction genre, spawning a whole new genre of literature featuring alien invaders. It was in fact the first book to present the idea of conflict between inhabitants of different planets. The story begins in an observatory in Ottershaw, when scientists note a series of mysterious explosions taking place on Mars. Some days later, the narrator who is on a walk on the Surrey Downs notices a weird cylindrical vehicle that suddenly opens to release a horde of hideous creatures who are later discovered to be Martians. The creatures are unable to breathe Earth’s air and swiftly return to their vehicle. A peace delegation of humans tries to make contact but they’re ruthlessly scorched to death by Martian heat-ray weapons. Thus begins the War of the Worlds. The British military swings into action, but their arms and ammunition are defenseless against sophisticated chemical weapons and heat-rays. Events race towards calamity as the nations of the earth unite to combat these fearful invaders to no avail. Survivors are reduced to scavenging for food with the cities of the world reduced to mere rubble. Can the human race survive? Will the narrator and his family escape destruction? The author, HG Wells was a science teacher in a small village in Somerset, England. However, he was also a gifted writer who wrote in several genres – science fiction, literary novels, short stories, history, politics and social sciences. A keen student of war and combat, he created a set of rules for playing war games with toy soldiers, which provides an interesting glimpse of logistics, strategy and close combat techniques. Wells’ contribution to our ideas of science fiction remains unparalleled and the book has been widely filmed, staged and televised. The War of the Worlds was immortalized as a Halloween prank in a radio show that aired on CBS on October 30, 1938, causing widespread panic and chaos as listeners across the United States tuned in and began fleeing from their homes! The enduring appeal of this book makes it a must read classic for readers of all ages.

The Brain Always Wins

  • Publisher: Dr. John Sullivan & Chris Parker
  • Total Episodes: 2

The Brain Always Wins (BAW) is a collaboration of sport scientists and dieticians, led by Dr. John Sullivan, providing education and training to enhance performance. In this podcast series, Dr. John unpacks why a brain-first approach not only enhances performance at all levels but makes all the difference in your life. Dr. John is a Clinical Sport Psychologist and Sport Scientist. He has over twenty years of clinical and scholarly experience, including his work with the New England Patriots in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen years as their Coordinator of sport science, and Director of Clinical Sport Psychology. Dr. Sullivan’s experience also includes such work within the National Basketball Association (NBA), Major League Soccer (MLS), British Premier Football League (EPL), Premier Rugby League, Australian Football League (AFL), and Olympic national teams. He is an expert consultant for the U.S. elite military within the United States Special Operations Command structure (USSOCOM/SOCOM) and the Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DEVGRU), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and domestic and international law enforcement agencies advising on both performance and welfare needs.

Early Modern History

  • Publisher: The Huntington
  • Total Episodes: 86

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.

Turn Reviews and After Show – AfterBuzz TV

  • Publisher: AfterBuzz TV
  • Total Episodes: 60

The Turn After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of AMC’s Turn. Show Summary: After scoring a hit with a series set in the 1960s, AMC travels much further back in time for “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” a Revolutionary War-era drama based on the same-named Alexander Rose novel. The series goes beyond the battlefront to a conflict involving everyday men and women, taking place in a cryptic world of double agents, covert operations and code-breaking. It revolves around Abe Woodhull, a young farmer torn between loyalty to his Tory background and respect for those who fight for the Patriot cause. Living on British-occupied Long Island, Abe joins a group of his childhood friends to form what becomes known as the Culper Ring, a spy network charged with sniffing out British military strategy. Under the direction of Gen. Washington, Abe and his fellow agents help turn the war to the Continentals’ favor, and their daring efforts ultimately serve as the foundation for modern espionage.

Indo-Pacific Affairs podcast

  • Publisher: Dr. Ernest Gunasekara-Rockwell
  • Total Episodes: 2

Welcome to Indo-Pacific Affairs, a podcast devoted to tackling the wicked problems facing policy makers, academicians, military leaders, and others in the Indo-Pacific region. Affiliated with Air University’s Journal of Indo-Pacific Affairs, the Consortium of Indo-Pacific Researchers, and the Air Command and Staff College’s eSchool, the podcast features interviews with the top names in academia, government, and think tanks from around the region. 𝐃𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐫: The views and opinions expressed or implied in this podcast are those of the participants and should not be construed as carrying the official sanction of the Department of Defense, Department of the Air Force, Air Education and Training Command, Air University, or other agencies or departments of the US government or their international equivalents. In this episode, the eSchool’s Dr. Jared McKinney interviews Dr. Kerry Brown, a highly renowned British academician, author, and Sinologist specializing in Chinese history, international relations, and politics. Dr. Brown is currently a Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. Music by Shamil Elvenheim – “Night in India,” 2012. Used under open source license.

Military Veterans Podcast

  • Publisher: Gavin Watson
  • Total Episodes: 13

This portable podcast is hosted by Gavin Watson, a British Army veteran of 16 years. He is talking to other military veterans, allowing them to share their stories and experiences. This podcast will give non-military personnel the chance to gain a better understanding of military life and gain an insight into what the transition back to civilian life can be like. These strong individuals may inspire, after dealing with diversity, resilience and possibly life changing injuries or illnesses. If you’re a veteran missing your time in the military, this is a great way to rekindle that fire. Regardless of service, rank or time served….every veteran has an experience to share. Sometimes, they just need an opportunity to do so. This podcast is recorded and edited in Gavin’s free time.

Obscurities of History.

  • Publisher: Jack Newrick
  • Total Episodes: 4

History based podcasts with military history, British history, British Imperial history and how history can explain modern problems.

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