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20 Best UK News Podcasts of 2021

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

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


  • Publisher: Louisville’s Talk Radio 1080 (WKJK-AM)
  • Total Episodes: 3164

Matt Jones and the KSR crew bring you the latest in UK news and views Mon.-Fri. from 10 to noon.

The Slow Newscast

  • Publisher: Tortoise Media
  • Total Episodes: 86

The Slow Newscast takes news slowly. We investigate, we report, and every week we try to focus on the stories that really matter in the UK and around the world. Your host is Basia Cummings.

The WIRED Podcast

  • Publisher: WIRED UK
  • Total Episodes: 304

The award-winning WIRED UK Podcast with James Temperton and the rest of the team. Listen every week for the an informed and entertaining rundown of latest technology, science, business and culture news. New episodes every Friday.

UK Column Podcasts

  • Publisher: UK Column
  • Total Episodes: 1021

The UK Column is an independent news organisation analysing the information war.

All Out Politics

  • Publisher: Sky News
  • Total Episodes: 195

A weekly politics podcast presented by Adam Boulton. The Sky News political team provides in-depth context and analysis around the big issues in politics in the UK and beyond.

The Property Podcast

  • Publisher: Rob Bence and Rob Dix from The Property Hub
  • Total Episodes: 728

The Property Podcast from Property Hub ( is the podcast for all property investors – new or experienced. Rob Bence and Rob Dix discuss a different property topic and property news item each week, passing on their knowledge and experience to the listeners. They both invest in UK Property so they practise what they preach. No hard sell, no bull just straight talking property investment advice!

Underwood and Flinch and Other Audiobooks by Mike Bennett

  • Publisher: Mike Bennett
  • Total Episodes: 169

UK novelist and podcaster, Mike Bennett, reads his own work (including the double Parsec award winning vampire thriller, Underwood and Flinch) and the works of classic authors like H.P. Lovecraft. You’ll also find the Something for The Weekend podcast, Mike’s own personal take on some of the week’s news stories. (Underwood and Flinch) One of the best podcasts ever – Walt Kolenda,

Coronavirus: The Latest

  • Publisher: The Telegraph
  • Total Episodes: 95

The latest Coronavirus news from The Telegraph’s leading journalists, with analysis of the impact on health, business and travel in the UK and beyond.

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.

Tech’s Message: News, Insight & Nostalgia With Nate Lanxon & Friends

  • Publisher: Nate Lanxon
  • Total Episodes: 251

Tech’s Message is the Webby Award-shortlisted technology podcast from London-based journalist Nate Lanxon (Bloomberg, Wired, CNET). Hear news, insight & nostalgia inspired by the week’s UK-focussed technology headlines, presented with heart, humour and irreverent personalities. Hundreds of five-star reviews don’t lie. Listen now!

Acting Prime Minister

  • Publisher: ITV News
  • Total Episodes: 56

ITV News UK Editor Paul Brand offers the hypothetical keys to Number 10 to a guest and asks them: What would you do now?

Covid Confidential

  • Publisher: BBC Radio
  • Total Episodes: 6

Laura Kuenssberg presents a special BBC News podcast looking back at the past 12 months of the Covid crisis in the UK and how decisions were made at the heart of government.

Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

  • Publisher: ITV News
  • Total Episodes: 123

A regular podcast from ITV News, with our team of specialist correspondents plus guests providing information, advice and analysis you can trust about the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK and around the world.

The Commercial Awareness Podcast

  • Publisher: Tapiwa Museba
  • Total Episodes: 77

Commercial awareness news round-up for prospective and current UK-based corporate lawyers. (Cover art photo provided by Joel & Jasmin Førestbird)

The LauraKBuzz Podcast

  • Publisher: LauraKBuzz
  • Total Episodes: 65

Podquisition. SyFy FanGrrls Contributor. LPVG. Ex Destructoid UK EIC + Former News Editor @ Kotaku UK. Author: Uncomfortable Labels + Things I Learned From Mario’s Butt.

The Lesley Riddoch Podcast

  • Publisher: Lesley Riddoch and Pat Joyce
  • Total Episodes: 32

Scottish politics dissected from a left, pro-independence stance. Each week, award-winning broadcaster and journalist, Lesley Riddoch chews over the week’s news with former media lecturer and Dundee United fan, Pat Joyce. If you like intelligent, quirky chat about Scottish society and culture, and Scottish, UK and international politics analysed from a Scottish perspective; this podcast is for you.

The Guardian UK Culture Podcast

  • Publisher: The Guardian
  • Total Episodes: 202

The Guardian’s UK Culture podcast features the best of our original writing, drama, reviews and news.  Our latest series is Adulting, the Guardian’s first foray into original podcast content

The Kickabout With Johnny Vaughan

  • Publisher: Radio X
  • Total Episodes: 262

Join Johnny Vaughan and Gavin “The Woodman” Woods for an alternative build-up to the weekend’s sport, plus a look at off-the-ball news, quirky stories and, more often than not, bizarre impressions of Rugby League fans. The boys celebrate sporting superstars, interview athletes and most importantly shine a spotlight on grass roots warriors plying their trade on hungover sundays. Tune in to Radio X at 11am on Saturdays to hear the show – Radio X is available across the UK on digital radio, 104.9 FM in London, 97.7 FM in Manchester, on your mobile or via


  • Publisher:
  • Total Episodes: 695

Music Technology discussions – from the inside. With regular contributions from musicians, producers, software developers, journalists and other industry people. editor Nick Batt is joined by others for the latest news and trends in technology that affects the creation and distribution of music – and a few tasty stories from the studio too. Video is streamed live every Wednesday at 4pm UK time (

The Sprues and Brews Warhammer Podcast

  • Publisher: Sprues and Brews
  • Total Episodes: 139

A weekly UK-based Warhammer podcast bringing you news, projects, videos and reports! We chat about all things tabletop, including Warhammer 40,000, Warhammer Age of Sigmar, Horus Heresy. Twitter: @SpruesAndBrews Facebook:

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