20 Best UK Education Podcasts of 2021

May 15, 2021

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

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

Home Ed Voices Podcast

  • Publisher: Katie Hanrott
  • Total Episodes: 47

Home Education Adventures in the UK

Podcasts – TeacherToolkit

  • Publisher: TeacherToolkit
  • Total Episodes: 95

Most Influential UK Education Blog

The St.Emlyn’s Podcast

  • Publisher: St Emlyn’s Blog and Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 208

A UK based Emergency Medicine podcast for anyone who works in emergency care. The St Emlym’s team are all passionate educators and clinicians who strive to bring you the best evidence based education.

The Edtech Podcast

  • Publisher: Sophie Bailey, @soph_bailey
  • Total Episodes: 176

The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling, for better innovation and impact. Our audience consists of education leaders from around the world, plus start ups, learning and development specialists, bluechips, investors, Government and media. The Edtech Podcast is downloaded 2000+ each week from 145 countries in total, with UK, US & Australia the top 3 downloading countries. Podcast series have included Future Tech for Education, Education 4.0, and The Voctech Podcast, Learning Continued. Send your qs and comments to @PodcastEdtech, [email protected], or https://theedtechpodcast.com/ or leave a voicemail for the show at https://www.speakpipe.com/theedtechpodcast

Autism Spectrum Teacher Podcast

  • Publisher: Steph Reed
  • Total Episodes: 12

Sharing expertise, information and practical advice related to autism and education, as well as conversations with autistic individuals, parents, carers, teachers, educational professionals and service providers. Hosted by Steph Reed, an Autism Specialist Teacher and Consultant in London, UK.

More Teacher Talk

  • Publisher: Carl McCarthy
  • Total Episodes: 36

Devoted to professional development, teacher wellbeing and all things positive in education – The aim is simple: to share the positive voices of teachers and school leaders from around the world. Each podcast covers a different topic, with guests sharing personal stories and their views on what can help. Although based in the UK, the themes of curriculum, assessment, pedagogy, behaviour and pastoral support are universal and can help to promote connected open dialogue with teachers around the world.

Mind the Gap: Making Education Work Across the Globe

  • Publisher: Tom Sherrington & Emma Turner
  • Total Episodes: 23

Tom Sherrington and Emma Turner, UK-based and internationally-recognized education authors and consultants, have a lot on their minds. From best practices in classroom teaching to sustaining PD that makes an impact, they’re aware of the techniques that work, those that don’t, and the gaps that exist in education systems, within and across nations. In this podcast, they present proven strategies and interview experts from around the globe to share timely insights on K-12 trends; research-based approaches in need of greater reach; and innovative strategies to close global gaps.

RCSLT – Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

  • Publisher: The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
  • Total Episodes: 46

This is the official podcast of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists – RSCLT. We were established on 6 January 1945 to promote the art and science of speech and language therapy – the care for individuals with communication, swallowing, eating and drinking difficulties.We are the professional body for speech and language therapists in the UK; providing leadership and setting professional standards.We facilitate and promote research into the field of speech and language therapy, promote better education and training of speech and language therapists and provide information for our members and the public about speech and language therapy.

Free Anaesthetic Tutorial FRCA Podcast

  • Publisher: Free Anaesthetic Tutorials
  • Total Episodes: 23

Audio based revision resources made by UK anaesthesia trainees for anyone with an interest in anaesthesia education. Made in conjunction with Mersey Video Viva Club. An innovative program providing peer to peer viva practice to trainees. If you are revising for your FRCA check out https://videovivaclub.com

The Poetry Society

  • Publisher: The Poetry Society
  • Total Episodes: 102

The Poetry Society was founded in 1909 to promote “a more general recognition and appreciation of poetry”. Since then, it has grown into one of Britain’s most dynamic arts organisations, representing British poetry both nationally and internationally. Today it has more than 4000 members worldwide and publishes the leading poetry magazine, The Poetry Review. With innovative education and commissioning programmes and a packed calendar of performances, readings and competitions, the Poetry Society champions poetry for all ages. “The Poetry Society is the heart and hands of poetry in the UK – a centre which pours out energy to all parts of the poetry-body, and a dexterous set of operations which arrange and organise poetry’s various manifestations. It has a long distinguished history, and has never been so vital, or so vitalizing as it is now.” Sir Andrew Motion

Simple English Listening

  • Publisher: Tristan Palumbo
  • Total Episodes: 34

Tristan speaks about HIGH-INTEREST topics in SIMPLER English (for intermediate and pre-intermediate learners). The best way to learn is to listen to as much English as possible which is just ONE level above your level. This way you pick up maximum amounts of new language and pronunciation naturally. Tristan is from England, a native speaker and a qualified English teacher of 10 years. He’s taught in five countries – UK, Italy, South Korea, Japan and Vietnam. He has post-graduate qualifications in education and English-teaching. 👉Facebook for all podcasts and vids: https://www.facebook.com/simpleenglishlistening ▶️Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkcrx6ESrFxlDC8EEXUbnlw?sub_confirmation=1

A Voyage to Antarctica

  • Publisher: UKAHT
  • Total Episodes: 10

Journalist and broadcaster Alok Jha talks to leading explorers, scientists, conservationists and artists about Antarctica’s fascinating past, present and future, to discover why the icy continent matters to us all. Created by the UK Antarctic Heritage Trust to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first sighting of Antarctica. UKAHT champions public understanding of, and engagement with Antarctica through the history of human endeavour in the region. UKAHT looks after British historic sites and artefacts in Antarctica and invests in global public programmes and education enabling more people to discover, understand, value and protect this stunning and important part of our planet. The podcast is part of the UKAHT’s ‘Antarctica In Sight’ programme, supported by Arts Council England, the Garfield Western Foundation and the Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Fatima Barkatulla

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 135

Fatima has had a rich Islamic education from an early age thanks to her parents. She is married and passionately raising four children. In her teens, she studied Arabic and Islamic studies in Egypt at prominent institutes such as Al Fajr Center, Qortoba Institute and a college of Al Azhar University and is currently training to be an Islamic Scholar with senior scholars in institutes here in the UK and through regular visits abroad. She has been a key contributor to the discourse surrounding Muslim women in the West, contributing to the Westminster Faith Debates, documentaries and live shows for BBC Radio, the World Service, as well as BBC Television, Channel 4 and Islam Channel. In 2014 she was awarded the IKON UKHWAH International Award – for young women in dawah and community service at a ceremony in KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA. Currently Fatima is Director of SEEDS OF CHANGE – the biggest Muslim women’s conference in Europe.

Murtaza Khan

  • Publisher: Muslim Central
  • Total Episodes: 257

Abu Hasnayn Murtaza Khan graduated from the International Islamic University, Islamabad in June 2001 with BA Honours in Usool-ud-Din and has been actively involved in the field of da’wah for many years. At present he is an Islamic Studies teacher in al-Noor Primary School, London. He is also a visiting khateeb at Al-Ansar Islamic Education Centre, Islamic Da’wah Centre and University of East London. He has worked closely with numerous organisations and individuals to promote Islam and has translated and presented various seminars and lectures. He is involved in da’wah across the UK and travels extensively to promote and revive the pure and monotheistic religion of Islam to Muslims and non-Muslims alike.

The Zero to Finals Medical Revision Podcast

  • Publisher: Thomas Watchman
  • Total Episodes: 332

Hello and welcome to the Zero to Finals podcast. My name is Dr Thomas Watchman. I am a GP in the UK and I love creating educational material for studying medicine. This podcast is designed to be a time-efficient revision tool to help you study for your medical exams. Each podcast leads on from the next and each season tackles a different area of medicine. The podcast supplements the material available on the www.zerotofinals.com website, in the Zero to Finals books and on the Zero to Finals YouTube channel. Whilst listening to a podcast you can follow along with written information and illustrations on the Zero to Finals website or books. You can also find Zero to Finals on instagram, Facebook and twitter. If you have any comments, suggestions or want to get in touch you can email me at [email protected] the show!

Down The Middle

  • Publisher: Peter Mallouk & Jonathan Clements
  • Total Episodes: 26

Creative Planning President, Peter Mallouk and Director of Financial Education, Jonathan Clements’ Down the Middle is a monthly podcast series where Peter Mallouk and Jonathan Clements discuss recent market events, Creative Planning investment philosophy, give monthly tips and more.


  • Publisher: Kevin Whelan and Christian Rodwell
  • Total Episodes: 106

Would you like to be completely financially independent? Tune in each week to the WealthBuilders podcast hosted by Kevin Whelan & Christian Rodwell. WealthBuilders provides a proven step by step process to help our members create, build and protect their wealth by focusing on growing their assets through education, support and connections. Join our community for free at www.wealthbuilders.co.uk/membership

Mubarak Masood Madani

  • Publisher: Tamil Dawah
  • Total Episodes: 134

Dr. Mubarak Madani did his initial studies in Dharuth Thowheed Assalafiya, Sri Lanka in 1992. He attained a degree in Shariah Law (B.A.-Islamic Law) from the Islamic University of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah in 2000. He went on to specialize in Islamic Civilization by completing Master’s in Islamic Civilization from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2006 and then attaining a Doctorate in Islamic Civilization in from University of Madras, India in 2015. Mubarak Masood Madani taught Islamic Education and Arabic in Dharuth Thowheedh Assalafiyya institute and Zahira College Kalmunai, Sri Lanka. He also worked as daee (Preacher) in the Islamic Cultural Center (ICC) Dammam, K.S.A from 2001 to 2005. Presently, he is the Director of Dharul Hudha Ladies College for Arabic and Islamic Studies, Maruthamunai, Sri Lanka which he founded in 2008. He is a visiting lecturer of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Preston international College in Chennai, India. He also serves as the president of Islamic Propagation Centre (IPC) in Maruthamunai, Sri Lanka. He has been on many speaking engagements around the globe including UK, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman and India.

Wine Blast with Susie and Peter

  • Publisher: Susie and Peter, Masters of Wine
  • Total Episodes: 47

Susie and Peter are married Masters of Wine (they really should get out more). In this upbeat show they bring wine to life with a smile via interviews, chat, travel, food, tips, gentle bickering, competitive wine-offs and your questions. It’s enough to drive anyone to drink… A top-10 US & UK podcast (Chartable – Apple, Food), recommended in The Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Club Oenologique, PodNews and The Drinks Business. Reviews say: ‘Laugh-out-loud’ (Claire), ‘Love these guys (almost as much as wine): educational, invigorating and damn funny too’ (JDPWalker), ‘Certain to be a hit – relatable, entertaining, light-hearted’ (The Drinks Business), ‘Best wine podcast out there’ (Mickey) and ‘A complete tonic for the heart, mind and soul’ (Drinks Network).

Kids Law

  • Publisher: Alma-Constance Denis-Smith and Lucinda Acland
  • Total Episodes: 8

This is a podcast about children and the laws that affect them as they grow up. Alma-Constance, a 10 year old girl living in England, UK, discovered that when she turned 10 she would have reached the age of criminal responsibility. This is one of the youngest ages of criminalising children in the developed world. That was a pretty shocking discovery for her especially as she realised that she and her peers knew nothing about what this meant in practice and how it can affected children and their families. With the help of Lucinda Acland, a lawyer, and supported by Next 100 Years, they set out to ask some questions of leading experts to help children make sense of it all. There are a lot of laws that affect #children as they grow up and they are confusing and complicated and can affect all aspects of their day-to-day life from #education to online protections or at home, if families break up. It is difficult to keep track and understand the laws and how they impact a child’s life. Alma-Constance is determined to help #TeachKidsLaw at a much younger age to help them grow up into adults confident with their legal knowledge. Understanding how the law works and being able to understand complex concepts of #justice and #ruleoflaw will help anyone as they try to navigate their lives. You can email us: [email protected] or reach us on social media channels and our www.kidslaw.info website.

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