20 Best UK Engineering Podcasts of 2021

May 17, 2021

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

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

Engineering Matters

  • Publisher: Reby Media
  • Total Episodes: 114

Three times winner of the Publisher Podcast Awards, including Best Technology Podcast, Engineering Matters celebrates the work of engineers who use ingenuity, practicality, science, theory and determination to build a better world. In the UK alone 5.7million people work in engineering related enterprises from manufacturing and agriculture to construction and transportation. Their work ensures that the country has sustainable power supplies, better connectivity between cities, increasing efficiency in production processes; advanced manufacturing methods; and is embracing the digital transformations that include virtual modelling of our environment, and development of intelligent machines. Our episodes will examine the vital work of engineers using a mix of interviews, analysis and site visits.


  • Publisher: The Academy of American Poets
  • Total Episodes: 446

Poem-a-Day is the original, daily poetry series featuring new poems by today’s poets. Produced by the Academy of American Poets, this free digital series is made possible by you, our readers and listeners.Theme music by Kat Rejsek. Audio engineering by Nadra Mabrouk.Learn more about Poem-a-Day and, if you can, please consider supporting this series by making a gift at poets.org/give.

All Things Photonics

  • Publisher: Photonics Media
  • Total Episodes: 27

From space exploration and quantum optics, to biomedical imaging and defense, today’s top scientific minds are applying lasers, spectroscopy, microscopy, and more to deliver cutting-edge innovation to our evolving world. In each episode, Photonics Media News Editor Jake Saltzman hosts intimate conversations with those pushing the boundaries of human knowledge. Hear how 3D printed microscopes — and those developed for a fraction of the cost — offer our best hope for diagnosing disease in the developing world; how silicon photonics and biophotonics are invigorating advances in quantum computing and medical diagnostics, respectively; and how a series of femtosecond laser pulses and black metals can provide reliable access to clean water around the world. Notable guests include Nobel Prize winner Donna Strickland; Columbia University Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical Engineering and 2021 OSA Vice President Michal Lipson; UCLA researcher Aydogan Ozcan; inventor of the Foldscope microscope Manu Prakash; 2021 SPIE President-Elect and founder of the Vanderbilt Biophotonics Center Anita Mahadevan-Jansen; Duke researcher Adam Wax; and USC physicist Andrea Armani. All Things Photonics is produced by Photonics Media and airs biweekly, on Tuesdays. The podcast was a shortlisted finalist in two categories — Best Science & Medical Podcast and Best Technology Podcast — for The Publishers Podcast 2021 Awards. Season 1 of All Things Photonics received an Honorable Mention for excellence in engaging content from the 2020 Folio Eddie Awards.

A Word From Pastor Taiwo

  • Publisher: Pastor Taiwo Odukoya
  • Total Episodes: 581

Pastor Taiwo Odukoya is the senior pastor of The Fountain of Life Church, Lagos, Nigeria – a church with a membership in excess of 8,000. He holds a degree in petroleum engineering and worked for 12 years with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) until his voluntary retirement in 1994 to concentrate on the ministry God has committed to him. Among his initiatives are: Discovery for Men, Discovery for Women, The Woman Leader, Home Affairs and Grace Springs Medical Centre. An accomplished author, he has to his credit over 300 publications, including books, articles and seminar papers. He was the husband of the legendary Pastor Bimbo (of blessed memory) and they had three lovely children – a boy and two girls. He is now married to Simangele Rosemary Zulu (popularly known as Pastor Nomthi) and they are blessed with two sons.

Starling Developer Podcast

  • Publisher: Starling Bank
  • Total Episodes: 27

Building an entirely new kind of bank doesn’t happen overnight – and it takes a village. At Starling Bank, our village is populated by a diverse team of engineers and developers working together to build and run the UK’s first mobile only bank account, through agile development processes and leading tech. Fellow software developers, iOS and Android developers and general development enthusiasts – this podcast is for you! The Starling Developer Podcast has been created to give you insider access into what goes on behind the curtain at a leading challenger bank, from the technical challenges of cloud-run banking through to iPhone and Android development. Starling’s engineering team will also be discussing subjects like our cloud-based infrastructure and the connections we’ll be making with other fintech frontrunners in the future. Welcome!

Rate of Change

  • Publisher: Duke Engineering
  • Total Episodes: 12

A podcast from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering, dedicated to the ingenious ways that engineers are solving society’s toughest problems

The Underwater Technology Podcast

  • Publisher: Society for Underwater Technology
  • Total Episodes: 58

Weekly short podcast from the Society for Underwater Technology featuring news & an interview with an expert on underwater technology, engineering, science, history & policy from across the international subsea world. For more about SUT visit www.sut.org, email [email protected] SUT is a Learned Society for underwater technology, engineering & science established 1966. We’re a Charity / Not for Profit in most of the countries where we operate. Local branches in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Malaysia, Middle East, Norway, Singapore, UK, USA, West Africa. #technology #subsea #ocean #offshore #science #engineering #oceanliteracy #oceandecade #AUV #robots #exploration #renewables #energy #aquaculture #policy #careers #STEM

BoG Standard: British-German Tech Talks

  • Publisher: British Consulate General Munich
  • Total Episodes: 3

100 years ago, the label “BoG Standard” stood for “British or German Standard”: The only two countries in Europe that had precision engineering technology. Today, data is replacing coal and steel but Germany and the UK remain Europe’s tech leaders. Ben and Katie from the British Consulate and Embassy in Germany discuss tech trends with German and British experts and entrepreneurs. Feedback, ideas or questions? Email us at [email protected].

Exec Insight by Jackson Hogg Recruitment

  • Publisher: Jackson Hogg Recruitment
  • Total Episodes: 12

Exec Insight is a delve into the minds of the leaders of some of the most innovative companies in the UK today. In this series, Richard Hogg (CEO, Jackson Hogg Recruitment) finds out how engineering, manufacturing and technology business leaders got to where they are now and what challenges they encountered along the way.

The Re-Energise Podcast

  • Publisher: Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult
  • Total Episodes: 24

The Re-Energise Podcast from the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult is the place to discover more about emerging technology innovation in offshore renewables and the way that we will harness low carbon energy sources to meet our future energy needs. If you have any curiosity about how we’ll harness the world’s tides for our future energy needs, launch intelligent ships with robotic crews in UK waters, adapt national grids to the future energy mix or how artists are envisioning the new offshore reality – this podcast is for you. Subscribe to the series and you’ll hear a fresh edition each month (release is the second Monday of each month). Visit ore.catapult.org.uk and follow us @ORECatapult ORE Catapult was established in 2013 by the UK Government and is part of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy. Independent and trusted, with a unique combination of world-leading test and demonstration facilities and engineering and research expertise, ORE Catapult convenes the sector and delivers applied research, accelerating technology development, reducing risk and cost and enhancing UK-wide economic growth. Active throughout the UK, ORE Catapult has operations in Glasgow, Blyth, Levenmouth, Aberdeen, Hull, the South West and Wales and operates a collaborative research partnership in China. Legal Notice The opinions expressed in the podcast are those of the individual participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, any other agency, organisation, employer or company. By accessing this podcast, I acknowledge that the entire contents and design of this podcast are the property of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult and are protected under UK and international copyright and trademark laws. I acknowledge that any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: – I may download and play the podcast and share with others for personal use; – I will always acknowledge ORE Catapult as the source of the material; – I will not, except with ORE Catapult’s express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content.

Inside Silverstone™ podcast

  • Publisher: Chris Broome
  • Total Episodes: 102

Welcome to the Inside Silverstone™ podcast. A business focused podcast covering all things tech, engineering, and innovation. Hosted by Chris Broome; a huge tech, motorsport and gaming fan; and also the owner of Longhurst, a firm of lifestyle financial planners and independent financial advisers located in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, UK. This is a series of unscripted and unpolished conversations with leading business owners, thought leaders, and high-tech talent, about their experiences within the Silverstone business and motor-sport region. Chris asks them to share their knowledge, insight, and their thoughts on the future, just for you. If you’re looking to learn more about the Silverstone high growth region, and commercially connect with like-minded peers, you’ve definitely come to the right place.


  • Publisher: brumai
  • Total Episodes: 4

News and interviews with people involved in the most interesting AI-related research, engineering and product development. Thanks to our sponsors at Packt Publishing 🙂 brum.ai is a non-profit based in Birmingham, UK

Keep it Civil – UCL Engineering Podcast

  • Publisher: UCL CEGE Engineering
  • Total Episodes: 8

Keep it Civil, the biweekly engineering podcast from UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, explores the fascinating and diverse world of engineering. We sit down with top engineers from UCL and beyond to discuss some amazing projects tackling real-world problems and shine a light on aspects of engineering science that may not have been on your radar. http://www.cege.ucl.ac.uk Banner image: Pointcloud of La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey, by Charles Thomson, 3DIMPact Research Group (Hear more about this project: https://soundcloud.com/cege_ucl/keep-it-civil-05-digital-preservation-of-the-past)

The AERALIS Experience

  • Publisher: Tim Davies
  • Total Episodes: 6

AERALIS is the first engineering company to build a whole military flying training aircraft, designed in the UK, for 50 years. Follow our journey but make sure you buckle up – it’s going to be a fantastic ride!

Pilgrim Engineering Architecture Technology Podcast – PEAT UK

  • Publisher: Peter Pilgrim
  • Total Episodes: 20

Independent contractor software developer and cloud platform engineer. Podcast and music by Pilgrim Engineering Architecture Technology PEAT UK


  • Publisher: Sharon Pak & Kathit Pandya
  • Total Episodes: 1

“PAKPANDYA” proves that Americans and the British can be friends. Full of organic hilarity and thoughtful dialogue, Sharon Pak from Southern California and Kathit Pandya from London, UK, started a podcast that empowers students and young professionals to take charge of their engineering careers. A new guest is featured every other week to have authentic conversations discussing what it’s like to be an engineering student, work for large companies, and innovative projects!

The Flow Sutra

  • Publisher: Raiza Sali
  • Total Episodes: 11

Science. Creativity. Humanity. Raiza is a peak-performance consultant and an embodied leadership mentor training creatives, entrepreneurs, and executives in Flow Science. Flow is defined as the optimal state of consciousness where you feel your best and perform your best. Here, we learn to deploy cognitive frameworks for peak-performance and deep embodiment that lead to a high-flow lifestyle. She is an evolutionary activist on a mission to get our neurobiology to work for us, instead of against us. She is the host of “The Flow Sutra” Podcast, where she discusses psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, wellness and ways to activate optimal states of consciousness. Raiza grew up in India for 18 years, immersing herself in Yoga and meditation from a young age. A decade ago, she moved to the UK to pursue higher education in Engineering. After graduating, she found herself embedded in the management consulting world, where she successfully delivered on several multi-million-pound regulatory and transformation projects. However, frustrated by traditional models of corporate culture, she subsequently discovered her passion for facilitating organisational group flow and building high-trust cultures. She is also a researcher on Flow States, a Keynote Speaker, Qualified Yoga Teacher, Breathwork Facilitator, Ecstatic Dance Facilitator, and DJ. As an environmental activist, she facilitates events to raise money for disaster relief and environmental conservation. You can find her courses, events, and workshops on www.raizasali.com. Follow @raizasali on Instagram for flow inspo.

Environmental Professionals in Conversation

  • Publisher: Society for the Environment
  • Total Episodes: 20

Our podcast series is designed to provide insight into the lives of environmental professionals. What drives them? How did they get where they are today? Why do they do what they do?The selection of Chartered Environmentalists, Registered Environmental Practitioners and Registered Environmental Technicians that we’ll be interviewing each month is as diverse as our register is, with our podcasts featuring environmental experts from across a variety of sectors and disciplines. Areas of expertise range from air quality to waste management, water to engineering. You can make sure not to miss any of our podcasts by subscribing now! // Twitter: @SocEnv_HQ // YouTube: Society for the Environment //Website: socenv.org.uk/podcast //

After Office Hours

  • Publisher: Becky Arbiv, Rohin Maganti
  • Total Episodes: 19

STEM podcast for prospective and current STEM students providing insight into the lives and careers of professors and graduate students. Becky and Rohin are recent alumni of Duke University’s Biomedical Engineering Department. Music Credits: Michelle Dantzler & Courtney Dantzler

This Engineering Life

  • Publisher: This Engineering Life
  • Total Episodes: 19

A podcast taking an inquisitive look at the lives of engineering undergraduates in the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University. Through interviews with students and also experts in the field, we explore a diverse range of topics from tenting to internships to diversity and more. Our hope is to connect students, as well as provide insights, resources, and advice from peers and experts.

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