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20 Best British Story Podcasts of 2021

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

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

Goblet Of Wine: A Drunken British Harry Potter Podcast

  • Publisher: Harry Potter
  • Total Episodes: 77

Two British lifelong Harry Potter fans Hannah and Charlie re-read their favourite childhood book chapter by chapter with added alcohol and cynicism in fortnightly episodes! The perfect podcast for HP fans who want to revisit the story through an adult lens (AKA, NSFW), and with the added bonus of British accents, Hannah and Charlie lovingly tear apart the books pointing out plot holes, anti-feminist moments, transphobia, fat phobia, and most of all…dick jokes. A unique combination of intelligent literary criticism one minute, and drunken chaos the next, join us on our reminiscent journey.

British Baseball Podcast

  • Publisher: Matthew Mutton
  • Total Episodes: 86

The British baseball podcast is a weekly show for your british baseball needs. Hosted by Matt Mutton and featuring guests ranging from players, coaches and key influencers with in the British grassroots baseball community. If you have a story to tell or want to reach out, please contact the show on Youtube, twitter, IG, FB @britbaseballpod or email [email protected]

BC Today from CBC Radio British Columbia

  • Publisher: CBC Radio
  • Total Episodes: 279

BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.

Chinese Chippy Girl

  • Publisher: Chinese Chippy Girl
  • Total Episodes: 15

Talking about life as a British born Chinese (BBC)/British Asian. The struggles that I’ve had to deal with whilst growing up in my mum and dad’s takeaway in the 1980s/1990s. My parents are immigrants from HK/China and moved to the UK when they were teenagers. I was brought up being Chinese at home and English when I was outside of home – it felt confusing at the time as I couldn’t find a sense of belonging. But now I am much older, I am proud of my Chinese heritage and I am proud to be British. I just want to share my story with people 🙂

The British Museum Podcast

  • Publisher: The British Museum
  • Total Episodes: 30

The British Museum is famous for its objects, which represent over 2 million years of human history and culture. The objects speak to us thanks to the experts who have helped to tell their stories for well over two centuries. This podcast takes a fresh look at some of the tales that have shaped the Museum’s story – both famous and less well known.

Covert

  • Publisher: Audioboom
  • Total Episodes: 32

Covert takes listeners on a heart-pounding journey through the most dangerous military operations of all time. From the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and how two Israeli snipers foiled Syria’s plan to develop a nuclear bomb, to the real story that inspired the movie Black Hawk Down and the harrowing tale of a British Major’s escape from 2,000 heavily armed militants, you’ll be brought to the front line of history’s greatest special forces missions.

A Mile in My Shoes

  • Publisher: Empathy Museum
  • Total Episodes: 142

A weekly podcast that invites you to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger and listen to their story. Nominated ‘Best New Podcast’ at the 2019 British Podcast Awards!All stories and shoes are part of Empathy Museum’s ‘A Mile in My Shoes’ project – an interactive shoe shop which tours internationally.This podcast is best experienced while walking! Please be aware that some stories are more appropriate for adult listeners. Produced by Loftus Media.

Redditor

  • Publisher: Redditor
  • Total Episodes: 166

Redditor’s videos in podcast form! Here you will find all my stories, from subreddits such as r/entitledparents, r/prorevenge etc. I hope you enjoy!   A little bit about me:  I narrate Reddit posts for your entertainment!  As a fan of Reddit myself, it was a no-brainer, and I love showcasing the best subreddits to my viewers. My favourite story-based subreddit right now is r/entitledparents. I also love the shorter format of r/facepalm, r/mildlyinfuriating, and r/woooosh among others.  Consider subscribing and following if you enjoy my content, or my British accent! You are more than welcome to join the Redditor Army!  Also, leaving a review on whichever podcast platform you listen on will be greatly appreciated!  For business enquiries, please email: [email protected]   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Don’t take out your phone!

  • Publisher: Lewis Maleh
  • Total Episodes: 90

A free audio podcast hosted by British entrepreneur, Lewis Maleh. At a time when a lot of us feel tired by the daily onslaught of grim news, and our phone stops us from having meaningful conversations, DTOYP! takes you on a different journey. We believe that each individual story can illuminate a million more. We have conversations about the major topics people want to talk about from business to science and technology. Our subject is the world, life and human experiences. Discover something incredible – DTOYP!

The Poetry Exchange

  • Publisher: The Poetry Exchange
  • Total Episodes: 58

Silver Award Winner for Most Original Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2018. The Poetry Exchange shares the conversations we have with people about a poem that has been a friend to them. In each episode you will hear an individual talking about a poem that has been a friend to them, as well as the ‘gift’ recording of the poem that has been made for them, in response to their story of connection with the poem. Our podcast features conversations with people from many walks of life, as well a range of special guests.

Living Testimony

  • Publisher: Seni Oyewumi
  • Total Episodes: 9

Men may write you off and the odds may be against you, but it’s not over until God says so. The story and journey of a 22-year old British-Nigerian who turned his life around and started living with purpose, after a failed relationship, failed A-Levels and suffering depression in 2016.

Consistently Eccentric

  • Publisher: Joe Heathcote
  • Total Episodes: 50

The British Isles have thousands of years of history, so it’s weird that all most people were taught at school was World War Two, how many wives Henry VIII had and that the Battle of Hastings took place in 1066 (always worth a try if you are trying to guess someones pin number).If you’ve always wanted to learn about all the bits between these events, but only if it can be done in a random and eclectic manner why not try Consistently Eccentric? A podcast where each week you can listen in while I tell one of my friends a story about a lesser known person or event in British history, the weirder and less believable the better. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Pax Britannica

  • Publisher: Samuel Hume
  • Total Episodes: 93

Pax Britannica is a narrative history podcast covering the empire upon which the sun never set. Beginning with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England, Pax Britannica will follow the people and events that created an empire that dominated the globe. Hosted by a PhD candidate in British Imperial history, and based on extensive scholarship and primary sources, along with interviews with experts in their field, Pax Britannica aims to explain the rise and eventual fall of the largest empire in history. After all, how peaceful was the ‘British Peace’?

A History of the World in 100 Objects

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 101

Director of the British Museum, Neil MacGregor, narrates 100 programmes that retell humanity’s history through the objects we have made

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.

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 

Accented – Learn English Through Conversations

  • Publisher: Kimberley Law
  • Total Episodes: 35

How many English accents are there in the world? Let me guess; you’re thinking American, British, Australian, Canadian? And what about grammar and vocabulary? Does it change in each country you visit? Let me introduce myself: my name is Kimberley Law, and I’ve created this podcast for people to continue learning English by being exposed to multiple accents in real-life conversations. In each episode, I will interview an English speaker, and you will hear their story. I created this podcast because I don’t believe that there are enough real-world conversations for ESL learners to listen to multiple English accents. Enjoy these incredible stories, which will help your listening comprehension.

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

Stuff The British Stole

  • Publisher: ABC Radio
  • Total Episodes: 7

Throughout its reign, the British Empire stole a lot of stuff. Today those objects are housed in genteel institutions across the UK and the world. They usually come with polite plaques. This is a series about the not-so-polite history behind those objects.

British Scandal

  • Publisher: Wondery
  • Total Episodes: 5

In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other – scandal.British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories, stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Even The Rich, comes British Scandal. We tell the stories of the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Saville to Profumo who show us the reality of power, the price of pride and the failings of the great and good. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…

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