20 Best UK Radio Podcasts of 2021

May 16, 2021

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

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

The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X Podcast

  • Publisher: Radio X
  • Total Episodes: 293

You can hear The Chris Moyles Show on Radio X every morning from 6:30am to 10am on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on 104.9FM in London, 97.7FM in Manchester, worldwide via the Radio X app or at www.radiox.co.uk

The Frank Skinner Show

  • Publisher: Absolute Radio
  • Total Episodes: 765

Frank Skinner’s on Absolute Radio every Saturday morning and you can enjoy the show’s podcast right here. Radio Academy Award winning Frank, Emily and Alun bring you a show which is like joining your mates for a coffee… So, put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy UK commercial radio’s most popular podcast.

Elis James and John Robins on Radio X Podcast

  • Publisher: Radio X
  • Total Episodes: 326

Elis: Welsh, Swansea City fan. John: Bristolian, Queen fan. Together they bring you regular features like the Shame Well, Humblebrag and Tick Off A Taste. 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 www.radiox.co.uk.

Annie Mac’s Mini Mix

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 1
  • Total Episodes: 125

A 5 minute mix from the world’s hottest DJs and producers. Lots of tunes in a tiny space, as featured on Annie Mac’s show on BBC Radio 1. This download is only available in the UK

Johnny Vaughan On Radio X Podcast

  • Publisher: Radio X
  • Total Episodes: 280

He’s been the face and the voice of breakfast… Now he’s forcing himself into your ear-hole at a different time. Let Johnny and his team finish off the working day with topical chat and marvellous music. It’ll get you home – and make you think. Hear Johnny on Radio X every weekday at 4pm across the UK on digital radio, 104.9 FM in London, 97.7 FM in Manchester, on your mobile or via www.radiox.co.uk.

Fun Kids Meets

  • Publisher: Fun Kids
  • Total Episodes: 114

Hear the Fun Kids presenters speak to the biggest pop stars, authors and film stars. Tune into Fun Kids on DAB Digital Radio across the UK or online at funkidslive.com

The Best of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show

  • Publisher: Virgin Radio UK
  • Total Episodes: 128

Join Chris and the team every Friday for highlights from the best breakfast show on the air, plus exclusive content and uncut interviews.Be sure to subscribe to the podcast to never miss an episode. The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio is available in the UK on DAB digital radio, online at www.virginradio.co.uk and on mobile via the Virgin Radio app. Virgin Radio is also available on Sky channel 0215.

Composer of the Week

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 3
  • Total Episodes: 300

BBC Radio 3’s Composer Of The Week is a guide to composers and their music. The podcast is compiled from the week’s programmes and published on Friday, it is only available in the UK.

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 www.radiox.co.uk

Discover Trance Radio UK – iDiscover Podcast

  • Publisher: Discover Trance Radio
  • Total Episodes: 48

Weekly uplifting trance music download from Discover Trance Radio UK

Colin Curtis Podcast

  • Publisher: Colin Curtis
  • Total Episodes: 136

Soul House Jazz Funk 52 Years DJ in UK Clubs Radio Shows & Podcasts

Fun Kids Book Worms

  • Publisher: Fun Kids
  • Total Episodes: 68

Join Bex from the children’s radio station Fun Kids as she meets top authors who tell her about their books and also read us chapters from them! If you like this, you can listen to Bex on Fun Kids (weekdays from 4pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app and online at funkidslive.com.

Radio Moments – Clips

  • Publisher: David Lloyd
  • Total Episodes: 840

Vintage clips from UK radio – and more recent broadcasts of note. (Check out too the ‘RadioMoments – This Week in History’ podcast and also ‘RadioMoments – Conversations’)

House Nation UK Podcast | House Music 24/7 – HouseNationUK

  • Publisher: HouseNationUK Radio DJs
  • Total Episodes: 54

House Nation UK Podcast’s are recorded from our live house music radio shows and club events. Hear all the latest live DJ sets plus some exclusive DJ mixes only available via the House Nation UK podcast. Get the latest house music mixed by DJs who have played all over the UK and Ibiza! House music 24/7.

Activity Quest

  • Publisher: Fun Kids
  • Total Episodes: 171

Activity Quest is the weekly kids entertainment show from the UK’s children’s radio station Fun Kids. Join our presenters from across the UK as they give you interesting and fun things to keep you busy out-and-about and at home. There’s celebrity interviews, stories and more.  Activity Quest was previously Stuck at Home, the podcast that kept kids entertained in lockdown. You can hear the entire archive here too!

Fun Kids Science Weekly

  • Publisher: Fun Kids
  • Total Episodes: 209

Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space! Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere. Each week, you’ll find episodes from series like Deep Space High, Age of the Dinosaurs and Professor Hallux. There’s also a special guest, top experts answering all your science questions and Dangerous Dan – something scientific that’s also a little bit deadly! If you like this, you can listen to Dan on Fun Kids Radio (weekdays from 1pm) on DAB Digital Radio across the UK, on the free Fun Kids app and online at https://www.funkidslive.com.

Release Radio

  • Publisher: Third Party
  • Total Episodes: 50

UK duo Third Party Presents ‘Release Radio’. Subscribe to get each episode every other Friday and receive an hour of the best Progressive House music from around the world.


  • Publisher: MLS UK Show
  • Total Episodes: 87

Join British radio hosts Elliot Holman and Henry Hewitt as they take a look at Major League Soccer from across the pond. With analysis, predictions and debates, the pair are switching allegiances from ‘football’ to ‘soccer’ in a quest to escape the 0-0 draw. Welcome to the MLS UK Show.

Best Smooth Jazz Host Rod Lucas

  • Publisher: Rod Lucas
  • Total Episodes: 95

Best Smooth Jazz (BSJ) from London UK is a refreshingly ‘chilled’ Smooth Jazz radio show – all instrumental. Host Rod Lucas plays a ‘cool’ selection of new & familiar Smooth Jazz instrumentals. Easy listening Grooves with a Soul & R&B feel and Latin vibes. Jazz with fun feel. London’s New Cool Smooth Jazz. Soul lovers will enjoy the grooves too.

The Karanda Podcast

  • Publisher: The Karanda Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 166

The Karanda Mix and Nostalgia Sessions are radio shows from UK trance duo Karanda

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