20 Best UK Urban Podcasts of 2021

May 16, 2021

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

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

Centre for Cities

  • Publisher: Centre for Cities
  • Total Episodes: 18

City Talks from Centre for Cities explores the key issues facing cities and towns in the UK and beyond. Host Andrew Carter interviews leading thinkers in the urban policy field, as well as experts from Centre for Cities about their research and ideas on improving the economies of cities and large towns.

Weird Tales Radio Show hosted by Charles Christian

  • Publisher: Weird Tales Radio Show
  • Total Episodes: 151

Join English barrister and Reuters correspondent turned writer, editor, award-winning tech journalist and sometime werewolf-hunter Charles Christian for one hour of folklore, urban myths, the occult, and geek and pop culture. If general off-the-wall weirdness is your thing, then the Weird Tales Radio Show has something for everyone with interviews, reports and news items – but with a focus on fun and strangeness that sets it apart from other paranormal radio shows. Described as “The Today Show of the paranormal and supernatural” and “a fabulously atmospheric and over-flowing with esoteric info-show well loved by the geekiverse” – in 2019 it was rated as one of the Top 40 UK radio shows and podcasts you must subscribe and listen to. And yes, Charles really was once commissioned by a UK newspaper to go on a werewolf hunt – spoiler alert: he didn’t find one.

Live Wire with Luke Burbank

  • Publisher: PRX
  • Total Episodes: 438

Like late-night for radio, hosted by Luke Burbank (Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me), the show artfully blends an eclectic mix of artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians and cultural observers. Music, comedy, and conversation, live and packed with surprises.

Urban Spirituality

  • Publisher: Prash K
  • Total Episodes: 89

Urban Spirituality is a unique podcast dedicated to inspire, empower and enlighten you. We blend the perfect mix of ancient wisdom and contemporary growth mindset strategies to redefine your personal life and work success. ⁣ ⁣ Whether you’re struggling to stay motivated, losing focus, or need help with stress management, finding your purpose, igniting your passion, and awakening your spirit – this podcast is meant to awaken personal transformation.⁣ ⁣ Each episode features authentic, unfiltered dialogue with guests from diverse backgrounds to help our listeners boost happiness and push through life challenges.⁣ ⁣ My goal is to contribute to your personal growth and spiritual journey through meaningful dialogue and heart-based self-expression.⁣ ⁣ I want to help you harness spiritually, develop grit, unlock your potential and find your purpose to become the best version of yourself living a fulfilling life. ⁣ ⁣ The core topics we cover are mindset hacks, personal development plans, practical spirituality, life lessons, productivity tips, mindfulness, self-awareness, steps to success, overcoming obstacles, discovering your purpose, healthy habits, and tools to thrive in an increasingly distracted, uncertain world. ⁣ ⁣ Tune in and bliss out! ⁣ ⁣ Follow Prash on Instagram:⁣ https://www.instagram.com/urban.spirituality/⁣ ⁣ Learn more about our coaching plans and our community: ⁣ https://www.urbanspirituality.co/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/wellbeingexpert www.facebook.com/mantratherapy.co.uk https://www.youtube.com/c/UrbanSpirituality ⁣

Holy Culture Radio

  • Publisher: Holy Culture
  • Total Episodes: 533

Christian Hip-Hop and Urban Gospel (R&P) that represents the Kingdom. We spin the major and indie artists, new releases, and the classics. Through our live stream and podcasts, you hear Christian Rap mix shows from DJs such as DJ Severe, Doxa Dorea, DJ LostNFound, DJ Tituz, and Mr. Tibbs. You’ll hear songs from artists such as: 5ive, A.I The Anomaly, Andy Mineo, Angie Rose, Armond Wakeup, AV3, B.E.R.I.D.O.X., Big Fil, Big Yae, Bizzle, Bridgewater, Brinson, Cephas, Chaz Hofler, Chrys Jones, Church B, Corey Wise, Cutright, Curtis Lamar, Da Shepherd Boy, Da T.R.U.T.H., Datin, DeAndre, Dee Black, Dee-1, Derek Minor, Die-Rek, DJ Standout, Dru Bex, Erica Mason, Eshon Burgundy, Evan and Eris, Flame, Fvmeless, Gawvi, Germain Martel, Gill Gatsby, God Over Money, GS, Hazakim, Hyper Fenton, Ian Kenville, Illuminate, Impact, International Show, Izrael, J-Phish, J. Johnson, J. Crum, Jackie Hill Perry, James Gardin, Jered Sanders, Jeremiah Bligen, Joe Stallion, Jor’dan Armstrong, Kamban, KB, K-Drama, Kevi Morse, King Chav, King Silxs, Kingcyz, KH-52, Kurtis Hoppie, Kyle Alexander, Kyle Ringer, Lady Shofar, Lecrae, Legin, Limoblaze, Limoblaze, Lord Badu, Luke Hart, Mali Music, Marc Stevens, Marcus Aaron, Marcus Anthony, Mike Real, Mike Sarge, Mike Teezy, Mquel & Morris, Mission, Montythehokage, neophytemuziq, plain james, Prafit Josiah, Propaganda, Quiten Coblentz, R-Swift, Raging Moses, Reconcile, Redeemed, Roy Tosh, Shai Linne, Sivion, StefanOtto, Steven Malcolm, Still Shady, Tedashii, Tee-Wyla, The Ambassador, The Cross Movement, The Warriors, Thi’sl, Todd Bangz, Tone Spain, Torrance Rudd, Trip Lee, V. Rose, Young C, Young Noah and more. #CHH #christianrap #christianmusic #gospelhiphop #gospelrap #holyhiphop #kingdommusic #jesusmusic #truthmusic #urbangospel

Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 11

Will Self takes a 1,000-mile tour of the UK by bus and coach, exploring urban Britain and British identity at a time of flux.


  • Publisher: Urbanomic Media Ltd.
  • Total Episodes: 40

Urbanomic is a publisher and arts organization based in the UK. Our aims are: to act as an advocate for philosophical thinking as a creative practice, and for the continuing cultural importance of philosophy; to support research activities addressing crucial issues that do not fall under any one discipline or practice; to present to the public the results of that research, and an insight into the research process itself, through a variety of media; to engender interdisciplinary thinking and production.

Suburban Base – Bass Impact Podcast

  • Publisher: Danny Donnelly
  • Total Episodes: 9

Bass Impact Podcast presented by Suburban Base Records is hosted by one of the most successful music executives to emerge from the inception of the electronic dance music scene. As the founder of Suburban Base Records which is widely credited as pioneering the genres of Jungle/Drum & Bass, and creator of Pure Music, the UKs most successful urban/dance album brand ever, Danny Donnellys knowledge and contacts in Electronic Dance Music are incomparable. He connects with artists, DJ’s and friends he has encountered over a career spanning three decades, as well as finding new emerging artists and speaking to some of the biggest names on the global stage to discuss the advancements and impact that bass music has made on popular culture. Proud part of Pantheon- Podcasts for Music Lovers.  **The first three podcasts were recorded during lockdown at a time when we didn’t have access to our studio, future episodes will be higher quality recording and production.**

Architecture Off-Centre

  • Publisher: Vaissnavi Shukl
  • Total Episodes: 9

Architecture Off-Centre highlights unconventional design practices and research projects, which reflect various emerging discourses within the design discipline and beyond. Hosted by architect Vaissnavi Shukl, the podcast features engaging conversations with exceptionally creative individuals, who, in their practice, have extrapolated the traditional fields of architecture, planning, landscape and urban design to unexplored frontiers.

Scott Diaz Podcast

  • Publisher: Scott Diaz
  • Total Episodes: 22

DJ / Producer / Remixer on Defected / Simma Black / Armada Deep / Large Music / Sub_Urban / D-Vine Sounds / Nervous / Grand Plans and more. Creative Director: @nitelifeaudio. www.scottdiazmusic.com UK Bookings: [email protected] (Kelly)

Music To Our Ears

  • Publisher: Mr Drew & Miss Lou
  • Total Episodes: 34

Join Mr Drew and Miss Lou for a left-field look at the big talking points in the world of urban music – from the UK all the way to the USA. Each week, this British couple offer unique and entertaining perspectives on the big stories of the previous few days.

Breakfast With KXVU – The Interviews

  • Publisher: KXVU
  • Total Episodes: 322

Over the last 12 months, Breakfast With KXVU on Trickstar Radio has become one of the most popular breakfast shows in the UK for urban and dance music. This playlist will now house the interview sections that take place during the show from the DJ’s, producers, rappers, singers and folk of interested who join us in the mornings. — Breakfast With KXVU on Trickstar Radio // 07:00 – 10:00 – Monday To Friday // @cubkxvu @trickstarradio Listen: trickstarradio.com App: ‪apple.co/2Kodbsu

Dj Burn

  • Publisher: Dj Burn
  • Total Episodes: 3

DJ Burn is probably one of the most adaptable DJs available in Nairobi, Kenya who has a passion and obsession for various types of music and genres. Born and raised in Nairobi, he started his DJ’ing career at the age of 16 years playing as a “bed-room” DJ – Spinning vinyls and making mix-tapes for fun. He is one of the few remaining DJ’s that experienced the Vinyl/CD/Serato revolution throughout all its stages as it progressed in Kenya. He is innovative, his style is unique and can be classified as primarily commercial featuring – Dance music, hip-hop and R&B that he stylishly combines with New-school/old school breaks and regional/local club anthems. Dj Burn has played sets with the majority of top Kenyan DJ’s at events such as The Smirnoff Sepetuka music festival and at concerts featuring Salif Keita, Sean Paul, Morgan Heritage and Beenie Man i.e. just to name a few. In December 2009, Homeboyz Radio offered him the opportunity to co host a live DJ request show – “The Fixx”. The show features the latest & very best of urban music. He now hosts an additional mid morning show dubbed “Fresh Air” that features brand new urban tracks every Wednesday from 10h00 to 11h00. “DJ Burn is uplifting and sensual behind the decks and seems to never run out of energy, proving once again that he has a rightful place behind the decks in an industry that has been dominated by Guru DJs. Being a young DJ and with such an intriguing energizing personality, the crowd soon falls in love with him every time he takes on the decks.” For Bookings email: [email protected]

TBTL- Too Beautiful to Live

  • Publisher: Luke Burbank & Andrew Walsh
  • Total Episodes: 1307

TBTL (Too Beautiful to Live) is a daily weekday podcast from Luke Burbank and co-host/producer Andrew Walsh. It is about life, current events, popular culture, puttering, serial boat ownership, and night pants. Hotline: (206) 414-8285.

The Houseaholics Podcast

  • Publisher: Dj Gee Funk
  • Total Episodes: 124

Gareth purchased his first set of ‘Technics 1210’ decks when he was 17, and since then he has experimented with different styles of dance music, honing his skills as a DJ along the way. In the early 90s while living in London, the dance scene started to gain momentum cementing his dance music addiction! After a few years of DJ’ing in his bedroom and at friends’ parties, his style gravitated towards house and UK garage, which by the mid 90s were dominating most of the London club scene. Several stints on pirate radio stations and regular slots at various clubs around the north-east of London evolved Gareth’s music taste, with him focussing more on house and trance, thus following in the footsteps of DJ’s such as Paul Oakenfold, Sasha & John Digweed. After London, Gareth moved home to Plymouth for a few years, where he met Jim `TC` and Steve Bell who both owned a record shop in the town called ‘Needle to the Groove’ and jointly owned a nightclub called ‘The Candystore’, which in Gareth’s opinion was the best club in Plymouth! Within a few months, he started to work alongside Jim `TC` promoting the club. Now based in South Wales, Gareth has DJ’d at ‘Liquid’ and ‘Life’ nightclubs in the heart of Cardiff, which catered for all aspects of music from chart, urban and dance 7 nights a week. Involvement in the Cardiff club scene allowed him to promote some of the biggest club events in the UK, such as Cream, Slinky, Sundissential, Timeflies, Moneypennys, L`America and Fresh City, with regular outside radio broadcasts for Kiss 101 FM and BBC 1xtra. In 2005, he had the opportunity to help manage his first festival for the Fresh City Arena in Swansea, with Escape into the Park welcoming over 20,000 mad clubbers! Gareth worked at Liquid for over 3 years before moving to ‘Evolution’ nightclub in Cardiff Bay, where he spent 2 years overseeing monthly club events from Gatecrasher, Godskitchen, Escape and Time Flies. Gareth has continued to DJ at clubs across the country and promote events nationwide, working with some of the biggest names in event promotions and the DJ`ing world. Today you`ll find him at Houseaholics events, the terrace at PL4 (Plymouth), the world famous 360° bar in Dubai as well as presenting on reelhousetv.com. This amazing platform allows him to play the music he enjoys, and share his passion with people around the globe. In 2018, guest slots on GTFM 107.9fm in Wales opened his heart to new and exciting avenues.

Urban Legends

  • Publisher: Luke Mordue
  • Total Episodes: 8

Luke Mordue examines the historical impact of the stories that haunt our society; tales that have gripped towns and cities across the world for centuries as true events. Urban Legends. Broken into three sections; The Story, where the tale is retold. The History, where the true crimes that inspired the legends are studied and dissected, and finally, the alternate versions, where several interpretations from around the world are divulged. Released Fortnightly.

Puka Bücherpodcast

  • Publisher: Marco & Daniel
  • Total Episodes: 11

Read‘em all – der Bücher-Podcast für Kulturbanausen, Durschnitts-Leser und Bücherwürmer, presented by puka. Daniel und Marco stellen dir jeden Mittwoch ein neues Buch aus den unterschiedlichsten Genres vor und geben ihre ungefilterte Meinung dazu ab. In exklusiven Folgen treffen die beiden außerdem auf Special-Guests wie Autoren und Bücher-Experten, die ihr Wissen mit dir teilen. Du bist also auf der Suche nach Bücher-Inspiration oder möchtest wissen, ob ein bestimmtes Buch lesenswert ist? Dann hör am besten einfach mal rein! Lust auf einen Austausch mit dem Podcast-Team? Dann schicke deine Nachricht an [email protected] oder chatte mit uns auf Instagram @puka_podcast

Down Murder Lane

  • Publisher: Jessica and Heather
  • Total Episodes: 30

These 2 suburban Milwaukee Moms who love to travel & are obsessed with all things true crime want to take you on a trip…. Down Murder Lane! ☠️

The Developer podcast

  • Publisher: The Developer
  • Total Episodes: 70

How do we make places where people want to live, work, play and learn? A podcast on cities, property, architecture and urban design. Support us on Patreon www.patreon.com/thedeveloperuk

The Wild Wild Pacific Northwest

  • Publisher: The Wild Wild Pacific Northwest
  • Total Episodes: 66

Jump on in on this wild wild ride with Cippy and her guests as they dive into the Pacific Northwest’s vast history of true crime, urban legends and mysteries every Wednesday! Email us weird news at [email protected] Follow us on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook @TheWildWildPNW, Personal Instagram Accounts @cipriannapendergrass. Cover Art by Ash Kukuzke (@a.kukuzke)Become a Patron!https://www.patreon.com/TheWildWildPNW

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