20 Best UK Mystery Podcasts of 2021

May 17, 2021

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

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

All About Agatha (Christie)

  • Publisher: All About Agatha (Christie)
  • Total Episodes: 186

All About Agatha is a podcast all about, well, Agatha. Agatha Christie, of course. The Queen of Crime, a real-life Dame of the British Empire and author of sixty-six mystery novels that spanned the Twentieth Century, defining a genre. Every month or so we revisit one of these novels in the order they were first published in the UK. Discussions range from plotting and interpretation to the impact of the beloved adaptations to an attempt at ranking them all. We take a breather in between novels to discuss one of her many (100-plus) short stories, and to interview like-minded mystery obsessives (scholars, authors, etc.). Call it a Christie-fest, as we revisit Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Tommy and Tuppence, and oh so much more…. Join us.

The HappyGoLukky Podcast

  • Publisher: PodiconGO
  • Total Episodes: 79

Join a podcasting family as they build a world together in an actual-play format that infuses mystery with humor in a conversational story that is sure to delight. Each season brings weekly episodes of the main story along with the eclectic LukkyGo Variety Show which is like a story laboratory that goes behind the scenes while testing out new improv and story ideas. The HappyGoLukky Podcast is good clean family fun for all ages and audiences.

The Discovery Adventures

  • Publisher: LAND ROVER / CECILIA.FM
  • Total Episodes: 8

THE DISCOVERY ADVENTURES WINNER: Most Original Podcast and Best Branded Podcast, British Podcast Awards. Best Entertainment Podcast and Best Series Podcast, Lovie Awards. Webby Award Honoree: Music & Sound. Turn your next drive into a real family adventure, with our all-star mystery drama series. You’re Sam, and together with your Uncle, you have to track down the villains who are disrupting GPS signals and threatening to bring chaos to the UK. Recorded on location – in immersive binaural sound – at some of the UK’s most fascinating places. Featuring the country’s best-known outdoor experts, it’s a unique blend of fact and fiction, like nothing you’ve ever heard before.

The Real Tale

  • Publisher: Paul Downs
  • Total Episodes: 8

Welcome to The Real Tale! We are on a mission to improve the online retail customer experience. The Real Tale is a mystery shopping report for online retailers that measures the experience across 200 metric points from page speed, through to packaging, the delivery experience and the returns process. In the podcast we chat to industry subject matter experts to discuss and get down to the nitty gritty of what makes a successful online customer experience. If you are interested in learning more about The Real Tale customer experience report just go to https://www.itworks.company/the-real-tale and there you can find more information and some examples of the report. About Paul Downs, your host: Paul is an experienced retail technology expert with over 25 years experience that spans working both in-house and consulting to a range of international retailers. Managing Director, it works 25 years experience in eCommerce and IT Business Transformation expertise Runs own Retail Consulting business International career spanning large UK and AU retailers NRMA, Diageo, General Pants, Lorna Jane, Camilla, Pillow Talk, Dusk, Rebel Sport, BCF, Super Cheap Auto, Oroton, MJ Bale, SHEIKE, Matt Blatt

PIGMENT

  • Publisher: Renee Topper | Scribl
  • Total Episodes: 48

Young American Aliya Scott travels to Tanzania to help children with her condition. There, people without pigment in their skin are called “zeru-zeru,” it means “ghost,” and they are believed to possess magical powers. When Aliya goes missing, her father sets out on a mission to find her. He soon discovers that she was up to more than teaching the alphabet and handing out sunblock. With each step, he learns more about his daughter and a country rooted in ancestry, rich with resources, full of mystery and conflict, and a world of witch doctors and foreign plundering, with little transparency and less justice. From the shadow of the Mukuyu Tree, he follows her “ghost” to the head of the dragon in Europe. But will he reach Aliya before it is too late?

The Enigma Thrillers – an original podcast series.

  • Publisher: Vice & Nissan
  • Total Episodes: 5

In London, the daughter of an important tech tycoon has been abducted. On the other side of Europe, there’s been a break in at a museum in Berlin. What does one event have to do with the other ? A lot, as it turns out. Nelson Tobias, an agent with a dark past is about to shed some light on a case which is unusual to say the least. A Rembrandt has been stolen and the results of the investigation have left those at the scene baffled. For Nelson, however, it’s a calling card and he has the support of fellow agents who can help him get to the bottom of the mystery. Follow the case as it unfolds across Europe in 5 thrilling episodes in an original podcast series written by award-winning author Fabrice Colin. With an eclectic cast and the [Nissan Juke Enigma] at the heart of the action, Nelson and his team are about to put their unique talents to the test. The Enigma Thrillers. Brought to you by VICE and Nissan.

AXION

  • Publisher: Amanda Darling
  • Total Episodes: 99

Is she from the future, or from the past? Amanda Darling, The Time Traveling DJ, is a mysterious inter-dimensional space traveler who journeyed to the current age with the sole intent of uniting the world through music. Enchanting audiences with her artistic abilities, Amanda Darling conjures up magic at every performance. With raw passion and unrelenting energy, she stands out as a unique artist within the EDM paradigm. Having built a loyal following in the Los Angeles through her three year residency at Avalon, Amanda Darling is now focused on the online world of live streaming, with her new show Time Travel Chronicles. The show airs 3 times a week and features new releases in dance music and flashbacks to past musical eras as well. Utilizing original tracks and live keytar melodies, she adds a dramatic element her live sets. Amanda has several releases that climbed to the top of the charts in recent months, including vocal Trance tracks “Captured” (Original Mix) released with Progressive Vibes Music, and “Mystery” (Original Mix), released with Elliptical Sun Recordings, which reached #2 and #26, respectively, on the Beatport Global Trance Top 100 Chart. Both singles will appear on the forthcoming album “Passages of Time”. She has completed diverse creative works including EXIST (2017) and Daydreaming at Night (2019). She collaborated with Shardad Rohani, one of the most respected classical style composers alive today. Amanda has become well known in the United States, having performed on the main stage at top California night clubs including Avalon Hollywood (Resident) and Exchange LA. She also performed in Nevada (EDC Las Vegas), and internationally in Korea (ULTRA) and Elevate UK (United Kingdom). She has shared the stage with some of the top names in the industry, including BT, Hardwell, Bobina, Omnia, Heatbeat, David Gravell, Omnia, Jordan Suckley and radio mogul, Judge Jules.

Journeys of An Afro Samurai

  • Publisher: Yasukeson
  • Total Episodes: 12

You ever wonder where you are in life? You ever stop to actually look in the dynamics of your life and question why? Why things happen the way they do, or why you do certain things that you do? The question of “why” is such a powerful mystery that no one exactly knows why and that is what makes it more all the more exciting. In this podcast, I dive further into that from my perspective being on this earth for 23 years as of now. Join me on my journey in the quest of knowledge and self improvement, as we learn together in order to be better than we were yesterday. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/yasukeson/support

Antimony

  • Publisher: Amy Richter and The Silver Linings Players
  • Total Episodes: 13

With her super-sensitive sense of smell, sixteen year-old Kaia Smith is used to not fitting in. So when she receives an invitation from Dr. Vadim Grigori to participate in the Grigori Young Scholars Program with its promise that she will meet others like herself, she jumps at the chance. But what is the GYSP really about? Why are the faculty so interested in the story of the Fall of the Watchers? Why are they obsessed with antimony? And what role will GYSP participants like Kaia play in their plans? Antimony means not alone. Togetherness sounds great, but it all depends on whether you join up with the winning side . . . This podcast is based on the Young Adult novel, Antimony, written by Amy Richter and published by Wipf and Stock, copyright 2019. Learn more at https://wipfandstock.com/antimony.html. The Silver Linings Players gathered–virtually–from all over the world during the Covid-19 pandemic to record this podcast for you. The Silver Linings Players are: Lydia Brauer (Kaia Smith) Katherine Hilton (Dilani) David Merrill (Josh) Emmett Prough Richter (Neith, Police Officer) Aya Fouad (Zia) Rachel Hunter (Rachel) Lily Kerr Jung (Xanthe) Sarah Phoenix Richter (Aranka) Henry Mitchel Bibelheimer (Kiran) Joel Richter (Fintan) Josiah Dykstra (Dr Grigori) Qadree Holmes (Dr Eder)Jenni Ovenstone-Smith (Dr Calleo) Della Wells (Ms Argyros) Rob King (Dr Ellis) Kristin Pagent (Aunt Alina) Kimber Leigh Nussbaum (Samya) Phyllis Everette (Nurse Berith) Bill Finn (Narrator) Carolene Winter (Miss Liora) Peter Renner (Noah) Carol Richards (Mrs. Rukmin) Charles Sweet (Mr Tamiel, Brother Joseph, Dr Beakley) Loree Penner (Miss Hermani, Dr Dranoush) Katherine Haas (Miss Ramani) Seth Jason (Front Desk Officer) Pan Conrad (Narrator, Abhati) Andrew Richter (Abhati’s Father) Kev Hays (Dr Focalor) Lisa Neuberger (Dr Uriel) Ned Criscimagna (Dr Canon) Janice Jobson (Mary Healey) Daniel McClain (Rowan LePlage) Rachel Wenner Gardner (Manuscript Dealer) John Gardner (Dr Sturgeon) Christopher Sikkema (Enoch) Stephen Keeler (Brother Aylward) Simon Tibbs (Brother Kendrick) David Copley (Brother Wystan) Lorena Molina (Security Guard) Thomas Foster (Gadreel) Samantha McLaughlin (Rhonda) Patrick Gillingham (Security Guard, Flight Attendant)Joseph Pagano (Jesus, Frustrated Parent, Pilot, Driver) Amy Richter (Chaplain Allison Daniels, Nephil Girl, Nurse, Narrator, Servant)Music composed and arranged by Pan Conrad. Podcast artwork by Joel Richter Reviews of the novel: With compelling characters and relentless revelations, Richter weaves a suspenseful mystery from threads of myth, history, science, and faith. Those who grew up reading Lewis and Rowling will love her band of brilliant high schoolers striving to uncover the dark secrets of Harvard Divinity School and its shadowy masters. Fresh, fun, and not a little frightening, Antimony is a feverish page-turner. —J. Robert King, Author of the Mad Merlin Trilogy​ This is one of the best novels I’ve read in a long time. It was a beautifully written, insanely entertaining, thought-provoking story that sucked me in from page one. —Jamie McLaughlin, television writer and producer​ Crisply and intelligently written with a deeply creative engagement with Scripture, Amy Richter’s Antinomy is an entirely fresh take on religious fiction. Her graceful, muscular prose is so evocative and precise sometimes that to read this book is to have a full-bodied sensory experience. Antinomy’s sympathetic cast of young characters mingles with figures and stories from Jewish apocalyptic, the Hebrew Bible, and the Gospels for a delightfully unexpected, time-bending story of memory, mystery, and friendship.—Jennifer Newsome Martin, University of Notre Dame

Gates

  • Publisher: R J Clarkin
  • Total Episodes: 14

A secret war is being fought in the shadows after three people were infected by a four hundred an eighty million year old race of super beings and one of the original inhabitants of Earth.The infection has spread further and now in our time it will hit the fan. Dillon and Paul, along with Evil Bill can change into anything and slip inside the very shadows cast on the ground their enemies stand on, but only when Evil Bill wills it because they are now his puppets to command.This action packed Sci-Fi follows Evil Bill, his son Paul and Dillon Briggs as they fight Sensei Shisuki and look to uncoverthe mystery of their changes!

Jochen Miller presents Stay Connected Radio

  • Publisher: Jochen van der Steijn
  • Total Episodes: 20

Introduction: Bringing a visionary, never-heard-before crossbreed of progressive, electro& trance to his musical activities, Holland’s Jochen Miller embodies thenew decade’s freeform, Big Room sound. From his earliest turntable days he’s disregarded traditional EDM borders to bring countless global dancefloors to critical mass.A spinner without parallel, he’s comprehensively conquered his home-country,playing tent-pole events including Trance Energy, Mysteryland & Dance Valley before venturing abroad. Production-wise, Jochen is most readily associated with his 15+ releases on High Contrast Recordings. Over the last 6 years tracks like ‘Lost Connection’, ‘Humanoid’,‘Brace Yourself’, and most recently the Energy 2011 anthem‘Classified’, and ‘Upad’ have wowed clubbers globally and shaken dance floors to their core. The DJ: In2000 Jochen became the first ever resident at Nijmegen’s scene-setting, and now widely renowned, Matrixx club. From there he’s gone on to become a fixture atmany of Holland’s cooler, underground venues. With his fashionable style,charismatic nature and affinitive, authoritative deck approach, he quickly madea name for himself at spots like DansSalon, Westrunie & Marcanti. From that base he’s begun to export his new musical synthesis globally, paying regular visits to Russia, Italy, The UK, Germany, Poland (most recently for Sunrise and En-trance) & the Czech Republic to spin. Following a rapid burgeoning of hisfan-base, the latter half of 2010 saw him sign to the David Lewis Productions DJ agency – home to A-list spinners including Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz & Gareth Emery. Productions: Following his earliest turn-of-the-millennium productions (‘Surround Me’& 7th Heaven’ among them), hisdiscography went into overdrive with the launch of broad-range music label,High Contrast. ‘India’, ‘Chromatic’, ‘Alive’, ‘And Then’ (incollaboration with Rank 1) and ‘Face Value’ all provided heavy-impact floorartillery for tougher-minded DJs like Marco V, Sander van Doorn & JudgeJules. The multi-genre character of his sound was brought most keenly intofocus when, in late 2010 his ‘Classified’ single was announced as thesoundtrack to ID&T’s newly diversified Energy ‘11 event. Another significant career evolution beckons midway through 2011 with the release of Jochen’s widely-anticipated debut artist album. Compilations: Jochen has been mixing compilations as far back as2002 (when he put together the first Matrixx CD). He now has six under his belt- the most recent being 2009’s High Contrast Recordings Presents Jochen Millerand the co-mixing of EnTrance Presents High Contrast alongside Rank 1 in March of 2010. RadioShow: In the autumn of 2010 Jochen began a new monthly radio endeavor… Stay Connected is broadcast on an ever expanding list of stations, which already include Dance Tunes Radio, Trance FM, Radio Hi-Tec, Trancesonic andSATO Radio. With the program also available as a podcast download, the sixty minute show delivers his unique sound-fusion worldwide every month.

LOVERS IN THE FOG Podcast Series (18 Episodes)

  • Publisher: Hamlet Sarkissian
  • Total Episodes: 22

Set in the late 80s, Hamlet Sarkissian’s LOVERS IN THE FOG podcast series is told by the candid voice of human rights attorney Luke Forsyth who embarks on a solo drive up the east coast of the United States to rendezvous with the love of his life, a mystery woman who went missing a decade before. As Luke’s obsessive journey unfolds, the foggy road provides Luke with an empty canvas upon which he paints his memories, desires, and deepest fears. His old love affair, his young family, his efforts to extricate dissidents from Gorbachev’s Russia, his run-ins with the KGB are vividly recounted and parsed in order to filter truth from reality. A life-changing revelation awaits Luke at the end of his trip.

Robert Lefkowitz

  • Publisher:
  • Total Episodes: 3

In the late 1960s, it was already known that hormones such as adrenalin, histamine, dopamine and serotonin stimulate specific responses in the cells of human beings and other organisms. But the mechanism by which cells perceive and respond to these hormones was shrouded in mystery. In 1969, Lefkowitz successfully attached a radioactive isotope of iodine to a form of the hormone adrenaline, enabling him to track its movements within an organism. By 1974, he observed the hormone interacting with a specific protein in the cell wall, the first of many such “G Protein coupled receptors” (GPCRs) he would identify in the next 15 years of groundbreaking research. In 1986, he and his associates at Duke University Medical Center succeeded in cloning and sequencing the gene for one of these receptors and found that it responds to adrenaline much as receptors in the eye register light. He has since identified a superfamily of receptor proteins that circulate back and forth through the cell wall, triggering the appropriate response to hormones and other stimuli. Roughly half of all medications in use today depend on the action of the receptors Dr. Lefkowitz discovered; they are used to treat everything from diabetes to depression. His discovery has been recognized with nearly every honor in American science, as well as the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. This podcast combines excerpts from the Academy of Achievement’s 2014 interview with Dr. Lefkowitz with highlights from his address to the 2014 International Achievement Summit in San Francisco.

The Collector’s Audio Files

  • Publisher: Luke Owen
  • Total Episodes: 2

Radioplays from www.thecollectorsroom.co.uk The Collector’s Room is a sci-fi anthology series in the vein of The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits and similar classic shows. Each episode is a self-contained story that can cover such diverse themes and genres as suspense, thriller, sci-fi, crime, mystery, supernatural, surreal and the macabre and might also have a twist ending. Episodes are half-hour stories and each one is introduced and bookended by the eponymous Collector (played by James Bartholomew) – a man who hoards the artefacts that reflect the stories told in the series.

The Hobcast Book Show

  • Publisher: Adrian Hobart
  • Total Episodes: 18

Podcast from Hobeck Books, UK based independent publisher of crime, thrillers, mystery and suspense fiction. We discuss the challenges of running a creative start-up in the pandemic world, hear from authors and publishing experts about the best approaches to writing and producing great books.

The True Crime Sessions

  • Publisher: Deanna Giles
  • Total Episodes: 2

A new podcast which will cover murder, mystery and downright strange history with most of the content being UK/European based.

The Brunch Committee

  • Publisher: The Brunch Committee
  • Total Episodes: 11

It’s Brunch time and you CAN sit with us! Join us, Dan and Amenye, as we check in with each other about our daily lives, news stories,pop culture, and give our not so expert opinions.We share our experiences from our unique perspectives as people of colour and part of the LGBTQIA+ community, living our every day lives in Bristol (UK).Our favourite topics usually include , RuPaul’s Drag Race, mystery TV shows (Murder She Wrote, Death in Paradise), Mean Girls and the local Bristol scene.

Crime Time FM

  • Publisher: CrimeTimeFM
  • Total Episodes: 11

Regular crime, thriller & mystery interviews, features and reviews hosted by Paul Burke and the editor of crimetime.co.uk, Barry Forshaw. Further information can be found at crimetime.fmDon’t Wait is the theme music and is courtesy of Southgate and Leigh: youtube.com/ukulelipa

The Voice Authority Podcast

  • Publisher: The Voice Authority Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 2

Craig Pugsley (Director at StudioFlow UK – a design studio specialising in voice apps), and Bob Stolzberg (Chief Innovation Officer at Voice XP specialising in Alexa skills for enterprise) take you on a magical mystery tour through all things voice tech. They’ll be chatting about Alexa, Google Assistant, embedded voice apps and everything in-between.

My Amazing Yukon Life

  • Publisher: Daniel Halen
  • Total Episodes: 22

This podcast shares the incredible stories of Yukon people with the “outside” world. Sit back and fill your gold poke with nuggets of knowledge, as we pan through stories of desperate struggle, wild adventure, love, despair and untold fortune. Recounted by those with the tenacity, determination and grit to survive and thrive amidst the magic and mystery of Canada’s Yukon.

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