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20 Best British Podcasts of 2021

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

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

Political Thinking with Nick Robinson

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 160

Nick Robinson talks about what’s really going on in British politics.

British Ultra Running Podcast

  • Publisher: James Elson
  • Total Episodes: 75

All about British Ultra running

London Calling

  • Publisher: The Ricochet Audio Network
  • Total Episodes: 90

James Delingpole and Toby Young discuss and explain British and European politics and culture for their American audience.

A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 101

Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity’s history through the objects we have made

Conversation Street

  • Publisher: Coronation Street podcast by Michael and Gemma
  • Total Episodes: 344

An unofficial podcast for the long-running British soap, Coronation Street.

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.


Hoopsfix Podcast – British Basketball with Sam Neter

  • Publisher: Sam Neter: British Basketball Advocate, Blogger & Thinker
  • Total Episodes: 112

The Hoopsfix Podcast is the hub of British basketball discussion. Hosted by Sam Neter, founder of British basketball website, and featuring guests ranging from players, to coaches and key influencers within the UK basketball community, it is one of the few places to get accurate, topical and thought provoking information on the British basketball landscape.

Open Country

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 324

Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of the British Isles

Abolish the Monarchy

  • Publisher: Republic
  • Total Episodes: 14

From Republic, campaigning for a democratic alternative to the British monarchy. Hear great conversations, updates and learn loads about the madness of the British monarchy.

Payne’s Politics

  • Publisher: Financial Times
  • Total Episodes: 359

Sebastian Payne takes you into the corridors of power to unwrap, analyse and debate British politics with a regular lineup of expert Financial Times correspondents and informed commentators. New episodes available every Saturday morning.

Speak English With A British Accent

  • Publisher: Alison Pitman
  • Total Episodes: 37

Short weekly roundup of the British Accent Training posts from Learning British Hosted by Alison Pitman.Designed to improve your British Accent speaking voice by listening and repeating each of the short sections within the podcast. Practice your pronunciation by listening to vocab, news articles, fairytale recordings and nursery rhymes narrated by RP British Accent Voiceover Artist Alison Pitman.

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!

UK Podcast – Big Red Barrel

  • Publisher:
  • Total Episodes: 187

It’s no secret that most of the gaming news out there is based out of the US. So, it’s about time that there was a gaming podcast that brings you the best of British – and that show is the BigRedBarrel UK Podcast. Make sure you join your hosts Dan, Tim and Jon (formally known as Yamster, Capn Average & Mighty Mutt) for your weekly fix of British gaming news and reviews. Cups of tea and crumpets are entirely optional.

Great British Quilter Podcast

  • Publisher: Sarah Ashford
  • Total Episodes: 16

As a modern quilter and founder of the Great British Quilter Challenge on Instagram, Sarah Ashford has spent the last 3 years galvanising and championing British quilters and the quilting industry. In this series, Sarah speaks to British quilt designers, fabric companies and shop owners, to share behind the scenes stories and to discuss what it means to be a part of the British quilting community today. Guests also share their top tips for quilting and social media, which we know you’re going to love.

Tommy’s Brownload

  • Publisher: Tommy, Kej & Sach
  • Total Episodes: 129

Laugh along with Tommy, Kej and Sach as they chat about all things Desi and British… this is the ultimate podcast to put a smile on your face! 

Freshly Grounded

  • Publisher: Faisal & Sam
  • Total Episodes: 212

Freshly Grounded is a weekly podcast by 2 British Muslim entrepreneurs, Faisal and Sam. The boys discuss anything and everything from business, lifestyle, conspiracies and current world events.

BBC Countryfile Magazine

  • Publisher: Immediate Media
  • Total Episodes: 139

Explore the British countryside and delve into the big rural issues with the team at BBC Countryfile Magazine. Follow us on walks into beautiful places and meet fascinating people. Please subscribe! To find out more about the British countryside, visit www.countryfile.comSubscribe to the print version of BBC Countryfile Magazine at Podcast

  • Publisher: Stuart Wright
  • Total Episodes: 512

Irish actor Johnny Vivash: “Had an absolute blast chatting to the gent of gents that is Stuart Wright, a total GOLD standard podcast & a fantastic human bean! 🌟🎞🎧🎤❤️ Loved every minute! :)” Screenwriter STUART WRIGHT is the host of’s podcast. It regularly features: 1) British film makers 2) Supporters of the British film industry 3) Horror filmmakers/horror film lovers from around the world. 4) “5 Great British Horror Films” podcast series… where horror film lovers get to wax lyrical about their 5 favourite British horror movies.

The Brit Lit Podcast

  • Publisher: Claire Handscombe
  • Total Episodes: 75

A show of news and views from the world of British books and publishing

The Cinemile

  • Publisher: The Cinemile
  • Total Episodes: 251

Married couple Dave and Cathy podcast their walk home from the movies. Winner: Best New Podcast, British Podcast Awards 2017. “Suffused with charm and insight” – The Guardian. Warning: This podcast includes some swearing and mild married-couple-bickering.

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