20 Best British Radio Podcasts of 2021

May 18, 2021

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

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

Random Shipping Forecast

  • Publisher: Random Shipping Forecast
  • Total Episodes: 57

The Shipping Forecast is a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. This podcast consists of random shipping forecasts. Contact: [email protected]


  • 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.

Trumpet Daily

  • Publisher: Philadelphia Church of God
  • Total Episodes: 533

Trumpet Daily Radio Show brings you a deeper understanding of the Bible and how it connects to your world and your life right now. Trumpet Daily Radio Show is hosted by the executive editor of the Philadelphia Trumpet newsmagazine and presenter of the Trumpet Daily television program, Stephen Flurry. Stephen Flurry brings you a wide-ranging variety of topics from British politics to American morality to the Middle Eastern balance of power to Asian economics to principles of living to Bible points of doctrine. Trumpet Daily Radio Show matches this diverse array of interests to the factors most affecting your life right now. The program focuses these topics through a single lens: the timeless perspective of the Holy Bible. Trumpet Daily Radio Show zeroes in on only the most important world news, events that often go under reported. It connects these rapidly unfolding developments to history and to end-time Bible prophecy. Programs include: “Don’t Believe the Naysayers, Europe Will Unite,” “Shrugging Off the Demise of the U.S. and Britain,” “The New Russia-China Alliance” and “The Bible and the British Museum.” Trumpet Daily Radio Show records from Trumpet Daily facilities at Edstone in the United Kingdom. The program is available on-demand at the Trumpet Daily website or the Trumpet Daily channel on YouTube. The program airs every morning at 7 a.m. (Central Time) on KPCG 101.3 FM in Edmond, Oklahoma.


  • Publisher: ADAM BUXTON
  • Total Episodes: 159

British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam makes the jingles and records the intros and outros for most episodes while walking with his dog friend Rosie in the East Anglian countryside where he lives with his wife and three children.Adam has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son Of Rambow as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK. Since 2007 he has hosted BUG, a live show that combines music videos and comedy that became a TV series on Sky Atlantic in 2012. From time to time he also does live shows featuring just his own material. Along with lifelong friend Joe Cornish he also is one half of award winning TV, radio and podcast duo Adam & Joe who have worked together since 1995.You can find many of the insanely catchy jingles Adam makes for the podcast as well as amazing bonus material, beautiful merchandise and a selection of his incredibly funny and brilliant YouTube videos on Adam’s website: adam-buxton.co.ukAdam is writing this himself using the third person.

Brian Blessed’s Bedtime Stories

  • Publisher: Union JACK Radio Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 12

Gordon’s Alive! Shy and retiring actor Brian Blessed has got his first ever podcast. Every Wednesday, he’ll be soooooothing you to sleep with classic children’s stories and fairy tales. Get ready for a ‘calming’ and completely off-the-rails rendition of some of world’s most famous stories.  This podcast is produced by Union JACK radio – the home of Great British Comedy! Fiddle your knob and find Union JACK radio on national DAB digital radio, on the app, on your PC or on that Alexa woman.

Desperately Seeking Paul : Paul Weller Fan Podcast

  • Publisher: HenryBear & FredTed Productions
  • Total Episodes: 39

The World’s first Paul Weller Fan Podcast – For the fans by the fans. A musical journey from 20 May 1977 to now. A radio broadcaster who gave up a career with one big regret. Never getting to interview his hero , the legendary British musician Paul Weller. This podcast exists purely to solve that issue. Welcome to Desperately Seeking Paul… If you want to support the podcast financially, you can buy me a virtual coffee via the link below (£3) ko-fi.com/paulwellerfanpodcast

No Chords But The Truth | UK Country Music

  • Publisher: The British Country Music Festival
  • Total Episodes: 7

Radio & tv presenter, Matt Spracklen meets artists and songwriters at the forefront of the new British Country & Americana scene

Kings Way Talk

  • Publisher: Dave Seip
  • Total Episodes: 107

Podcasting to point the way to the King of all! Three podcasts in one: Spurgeon Audio, featuring the sermons of 19th century British preacher Charles Spurgeon Kings Highway Radio, where Dave and Jarod talk about their thoughts on current events, politics, theology, books, and music. Scripture Sunday – Dave reads through the Scriptures! More content at http://www.kingswaytalk.com Email questions, thoughts, rants, etc. to [email protected]

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s

  • Publisher: Curiouscast
  • Total Episodes: 93

When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is an honest, funny, and engaging podcast chronicling host Larry Gifford’s personal journey with Parkinson’s disease. Gifford, his wife Rebecca, and their son Henry live in Vancouver, British Columbia. Gifford has worked in radio for nearly 30 years. In August 2017 he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s at the age of 45. Now in its second season, When Life Gives You Parkinson’s is a first-hand account of what it is like to live with PD for Gifford, his family, and other members of the worldwide Parkinson’s community. Answering probing questions from co-host Niki Reitmayer and letting listeners eavesdrop in on intimate chats with his wife, Gifford uses humour to diffuse heavy content and give the podcast a hopeful tone. He gives voice to Parkinson’s experts and advocates from around the world and together they openly tackle tough topics. The authentic, frank conversations along with compelling storytelling is what makes this podcast interesting, informative, and enlightening. Special thank you to our partners. Presenting partner is Parkinson Canada, content and promotional partner Spotlight YOPD, and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research Parkinson’s IQ + You.

The Cougar Lady Chronicles

  • Publisher: Grant Lawrence
  • Total Episodes: 19

The Cougar Lady Chronicles is a true pioneering adventure story set in the rain forest of the West Coast of Canada in the 20th century. Told in dramatic storytelling fashion by award-winning author and CBC host Grant Lawrence, this is an exciting wilderness saga of the life and times of “Cougar” Nancy Crowther as she faces the daily dangers of wilderness living; everything from cougars, to draft dodgers, to the mysterious force known only as “them.” This series originally aired on North By Northwest, CBC Radio One, in British Columbia.

Stance Podcast

  • Publisher: Stance Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 54

Stance is an independent award-winning arts, culture and current affairs podcast run by New York based journalist and curator Chrystal Genesis. An episode is released on the 1st of every month. Guests so far include musicians Four Tet, Jamila Woods, Róisín Murphy, Amber Mark, Caribou, Kaytranada, Jessie Ware, Tricky and Nao, authors Yaa Gyasi, Sayaka Murata, Elif Shafak & Valeria Luiselli, lawyer and campaigner Gina Miller, politician Bobi Wine, poets Fatimah Asghar, John Cooper Clarke & Kae Tempest, actor Riz Ahmed, Me Too founder Tarana Burke, playwrights Inua Ellams & Natasha Gordon, writer and activist Janet Mock, choreographers Akram Khan, Deborah Colker and Hofesh Shechter, fashion designer Duro Olowu and visual artists Shirin Neshat, Larry Achiampong, The Singh Twins & Juliana Huxtable. Topics covered include Is This for Real?, Black in the Time of Corona, Manchesters LGBTQ+ Story, On Beauty, The Class Ceiling in the Arts, Modern Mumbai, Sex, The Female Prison Experience, Revolutionary Mothering, Demystifying Yoga and Donald Glover’s Atlanta. Stance loves to explore and has visited locations including Mumbai in India, Colombo in Sri Lanka, Bergen in Norway, Paris in France and New York, LA & Philadelphia in the US in search of original stories and fresh perspectives. Stance was awarded Bronze for Best Current Affairs at The British Podcast Awards 2020. Stance won Best Arts & Culture Show and Rising Star in the Mixcloud Online Radio Awards 2018, nominated for Best Arts and Culture and Best Current Affairs as part of the British Podcast Awards 2019, included in The Observer and The Times annual Best Podcasts list, and has been Podcast of the Week in publications including The FT, Grazia, The Guardian and The Independent. Join the conversation @stancepodcast @chrystalgenesis on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to subscribe and review! StancePodcast.com Stance is produced by Chrystal Genesis, Rachel Porter, Farrell Mahon, Joël Duncan & Carmela DiClemente. Music by Rikette Genesis and Stance branding by Edward Vince

Hey Kids, Comics!

  • Publisher: Two True Freaks!
  • Total Episodes: 565

Hey Kids, Comics! is a semi-regular Internet Radio Show in which your hosts, Father and Son Andrew & Micheal Leyland, will pick an issue, story arc, creator or character from the myriad of comics available to talk about and dissect. It can be old or new, a major publisher or an indie, Superhero or Vertigo, heck, a TV show or novel – the sky’s the limit as long as the Father & Son duo can find something to argure about. What makes us different from all the other comics podcasts? Glad you asked. We are 2 British people looking at an almost exclusively American art form with love, affection and with just a dollop of irreverance.  New episodes appear ONLY on TWO TRUE FREAKS.com 

Our Auto Expert

  • Publisher: Nik Miles
  • Total Episodes: 151

Our Auto Expert covers the car industry from new cars to give potential buyers all of the background and information on buying a new vehicle.  National TV and Radio expert and Anchor Nik Miles brings his dry and sarcastic British views and interview style to the radio.  Top Car designers and executives give exclusive and insightful background information into the car development and sales process.  Adam Corolla called Nik Miles the V8 of Car Radio hosts.  Nik is joined weekly by his sidekick and Executive Producer Truck Girl Jen.  Latest Automotive News with Nik Miles, Jennifer Jenkins & Anton Wahlman

Man in San by Martin Makepeace

  • Publisher: Martin Makepeace
  • Total Episodes: 4

Described in the Ibiza press as a ‘friendly agitator’. Resident on the White Isle since 1991. President of the British Association of San Antonio. Read my ‘Man in San An’ weekly blog & listen to my Podcasts vía SoundCloud & Buzzsprout. Im on Radio One Mallorca every Tuesday morning. Passion for San Antonio, Ibiza, villas, boats & sunsets. Owner Ibiza Property Shop & Ibiza Speedboats.

People’s Landscapes

  • Publisher: National Trust
  • Total Episodes: 5

In this four part documentary series we explore how geology and landscapes have influenced the communities and cultures of the British isles. We’ll discover what connects ice-age floods, and the dialects we speak, and how pre-historic geological events, can form the bedrock of community, or become the driving force behind neighbourhood feuds. People’s Landscapes is hosted and presented by radio journalist, broadcaster and strictly contestant, John Sergeant, Horrible Histories writer Terry Deary, historian and broadcaster Eleanor Barraclough and Welsh broadcaster and actress Caryl Parry Jones.

Right Royal Roundup

  • Publisher: Carolyn Cash
  • Total Episodes: 168

Carolyn Cash hosts the royal news radio podcast show, Right Royal Roundup since 2014, focusing mostly on the British, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian, Spanish, Thai and Tongan Royal Families, and the Imperial Family of Japan. Carolyn has covered the following royal visits. 
 * The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Easter Show and St Andrew’s Cathedral in 2014. * King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway at the Australian National Maritime Museum, the Royal Sydney Yacht Club and the Museum of Contemporary Art in 2015. * The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attend a Garden Party at Government House, Sydney, in 2015. * King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands at the University of Sydney and Cockatoo Island in 2016. * Prince Harry launching the Invictus Games at Circular Quay in 2017. * The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s visit to Victoria Park in Dubbo in 2018, despite the pouring rain. Subscribe via Stripe for A$10 per month or A$100 per year – https://rightroyalroundup.com.au/introducing-stripe/ It originally started out as a radio show on Sydney TAFE Radio in Australia from July to November 2011, but migrated to Facebook, when the Certificate IV in Screen and Media finished. The radio show was resurrected in February 2014 and has continued ever since, including a move from the Shire to Tamworth..

Microphone Man & the Tennis Kid

  • Publisher: Marcus Buckland & Felix Mischker
  • Total Episodes: 9

Microphone man, alias TV and radio presenter Marcus Buckland, and British Junior Tennis Kid Felix Mischker (one-half of the tennis Brothers ), run a monthly(ish) podcast over the critical issues from the tennis world. With humour and insight, they cover everything from Grand Slams to Junior Grade 3s in local Sutton. They are joined regularly by some special guests.

Brunch With The Brits

  • Publisher: Matt Cox
  • Total Episodes: 577

A podcast hosted by an American devoted to the rpeservation of British old time radio.

Cool Britannia IBK

  • Publisher: James McCallum
  • Total Episodes: 6

The coolest radio show in Austria, with a heavy British slant to the tunes

The Rehearsal Room

  • Publisher: Mark Machado
  • Total Episodes: 14

The Rehearsal Room is a podcast featuring British writer and radio presenter Yasmeen Khan in conversation with creatives from television, theatre and beyond about their lives and work. 

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