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20 Best UK Storytelling Podcasts of 2021

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

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

Diary, She Wrote

  • Publisher: Diary She Wrote
  • Total Episodes: 17

“The millennial Bridget Jones. The new voice of a generation.” Grazia UK. A raw, relatable and binge-worthy storytelling podcast made from over 9,000 diary entries. Listen to Liz Beardsell share vulnerable and unapologetically honest true stories about the complexities of sex, modern dating and coping with grief. Listeners are recommended to start listening from the beginning, from Series 1, Episode 1 – Dexter Turner.

The Edtech Podcast

  • Publisher: Sophie Bailey, @soph_bailey
  • Total Episodes: 176

The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ through storytelling, for better innovation and impact. Our audience consists of education leaders from around the world, plus start ups, learning and development specialists, bluechips, investors, Government and media. The Edtech Podcast is downloaded 2000+ each week from 145 countries in total, with UK, US & Australia the top 3 downloading countries. Podcast series have included Future Tech for Education, Education 4.0, and The Voctech Podcast, Learning Continued. Send your qs and comments to @PodcastEdtech, [email protected], or https://theedtechpodcast.com/ or leave a voicemail for the show at https://www.speakpipe.com/theedtechpodcast

Spark – True Stories Live

  • Publisher: Spark Enterprises
  • Total Episodes: 240

Connecting people through true stories. Listen to stories taken from Spark’s storytelling nights across the UK, incorporating our regular nights in London, Preston, Bristol, collaborations and specials. Like what you hear? Come to an event for the full experience – full details at stories.co.uk

Lore and Legend : Tales From Our Mythic Past

  • Publisher: Lore and Legend
  • Total Episodes: 58

Welcome to Lore & Legend – telling stories the way they’re meant to be told! Lore and Legend combines the magic of myth, legend and folklore with the power of Traditional Storytelling and Audio Drama in one dynamic show. Drawing on world folklore and mythology, each new podcast series explores a new anthology of stories drawn from the world’s myth cycles. With regular stories from your hosts Rick Scott and Sebastian Odell, and guest tellers from the contemporary UK storytelling scene. | Keep up to date with the podcast by visiting us at www.loreandlegend.co.uk

Willow Audiobooks

  • Publisher: Stephen Alexander
  • Total Episodes: 53

Willow Audiobooks is an independent publisher of free audiobooks, released in the form of a podcast. The source texts are all in the public domain, and they are narrated, produced and with original music by Stephen Alexander. Original cover illustrations are by Benjamin Callery. ​Willow Audiobooks began in March 2020, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and the UK national lockdown. Stephen Alexander has been storytelling all his life, and recorded his first homemade audiobook on cassette at the age of six (Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot)! 

Story Worthy

  • Publisher: Christine Blackburn / Story Worthy Media
  • Total Episodes: 604

Each week Hollywood’s most talented people in the entertainment industry share true, personal stories on the Story Worthy Podcast. Story Worthy celebrates 11 years of podcasting in July 2021! Listen wherever you want and catch up on all the TRUE stories from your favorite talents! Christine Blackburn is the creator and host of Story Worthy. Brand new episode every Tuesday!Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show is LIVE every Friday night on Facebook and YouTube! No tickets needed! Join host Christine Blackburn and expert judges Blaine Capatch, Danny Zuker and fabulous other comedians for a round of Story Smash the Storytelling Game Show! FRIDAY NIGHTS at 7pm PST. I guarantee you’ll laugh! #SPINTHATWHEEL!The Story Worthy Hour of Power presented by Flappers Comedy Club the third Sunday of every month (virtually.) The next show is March 21st, 2021. Get your tickets here to see 5 of your favorite comedians telling true 10 minute stories!And please follow Story Worthy on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. (I’m mostly on Twitter.)Thank you!Past Story Worthy guests include Larry King, Sugar Ray Leonard, Comedians Kevin Nealon, Judy Gold, Wendy Liebman, Greg Proops, April Macie, Sam Morril, Theo Von, Marylynn Rajskub, Wayne Federman, Monica Piper, Debbie Kasper, Jimmy Pardo, Danny Zuker, Laurie Kilmartin, Heather McDonald, Kelly Carlin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Dana Gould, Eddie Pepitone, Mindy Rickles, Jon Gabrus, Kira Soltanovich Actors- Ed Asner, Dave Koechner, Vince Van Patten, Melissa Peterman, Mary Birdsong, Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Toby Huss, Willie Garson, Broadcaster Adam Carolla, Photographer/Writer Matt Oswalt, Director Barry Sonnenfeld, Executive Producers Phil Rosenthal, Madeleine Smithberg, Mark Brazil, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, and on and on. Start listening anywhere in the catalog, or look for your favorite guest or story topic. New episode every TUESDAY! Subscribe, rate and review wherever you are listening. AND Watch Story Worthy on HBO’s “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark” with Michelle McNamara.Thank you so much for all of your support everybody! Make it a Story Worthy week!xoxo, Christine Blackburn

Cracking Content Podcast

  • Publisher: Claire Winter
  • Total Episodes: 42

We live in a content-saturated world. How do you make the copy you write and the content you create stand out from the crowd? If you want to grow your business and get more leads with content marketing then this is the show for you. Join Claire Winter, Content, Storytelling & PR Coach, each week to learn the strategies to grow your business with content marketing. Words are the building blocks of your business. Get actionable advice, and tips on how to use them effectively every week. This podcast is for entrepreneurs and brands who want to amplify their expertise and make a bigger impact through the stories they tell and the content they create. Each week Claire will share her content marketing insights and knowledge to help you grow your business and get more customers. There’ll be inspiring interviews from epic content creators and experts too. Claire is a trained journalist and has worked in TV, radio and was the editor and owner of a magazine for eight years. She’s built two successful businesses using content marketing. She started her career at ITN and now works from her ‘shedquarters’ in Berkshire, in the UK where she lives with her husband and three girls. She works with entrepreneurs and businesses globally and is a dedicated Earl Grey tea drinker.

Unfurling

  • Publisher: Elizabeth & Catriona
  • Total Episodes: 15

Join us as we explore the power of the natural world to inform and inspire us — in our everyday lives, and in the complex challenges the world is facing. With nature as our guide (and drawing on our own experience in coaching and consulting, international work, non-profit management, writing, local politics, and community) we explore diverse topics like climate change, confidence, listening, health, economics, storytelling, and more.We look from different perspectives – including science and art; city and rural; individuals and systems – and try to cross pollinate ideas and uncover new ways of thinking. We offer up personal experiences, as well as ideas and experiences from guests, books, and elsewhere, all the while asking what the natural world can teach us. Unfurling is hosted by UK-based Catriona Horey and Elizabeth Wainwright. Elizabeth is a writer, a coach and consultant operating locally and globally, and an elected District Councillor. Catriona is a coach – specialising in leadership, life, climate change and nature coaching – and a coaching skills trainer. Join the Unfurling Facebook group to carry on the conversation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/313645743154222  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Play Your Position with Mary Lou Kayser

  • Publisher: Mary Lou Kayser
  • Total Episodes: 172

Play Your Position is a fun, high energy show built on conversations between host/author/entrepreneur Mary Lou Kayser and today’s most fascinating thought leaders using a football theme. Discover new insights about showing up, being more of yourself, and winning on life’s great playing field. Guests are leaders who come from business, the arts, sports, education, entertainment, music, technology, personal development and coaching — just to name a few of the many backgrounds represented on the show. Whether you are building a business of your own or working for a company, you will walk away inspired from each episode with new strategies for running the ball of your business, life and/or career into the end zone faster, more confidently, and with a big smile on your face. Get show notes, Mary Lou’s latest tips, and submit your questions in our private PYP community (free) at: www.pyppodcast.com Mary Lou Kayser is the founder of The Kingfisher Experience and has dedicated her professional life to helping people use writing and storytelling to favorably navigate change in a demanding marketplace. She is a popular speaker and workshop facilitator on topics including leadership and technology, personal branding, and writing and publishing. To inquire about having Mary Lou speak at your next event, visit http://maryloukayser.com/contact/

The New Arab Voice

  • Publisher: The New Arab
  • Total Episodes: 31

A brand new podcast from The New Arab, a leading English-language website based in London covering the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Arab and Muslim affairs around the world, bringing you news, culture, and lifestyle from these regions and beyond. Mirroring our diverse coverage, the podcast combines storytelling and news analysis to bring our listeners something familiar yet new. Visit our website for more quality journalism: thenewarab.co.uk

High Street Tales

  • Publisher: Historic England
  • Total Episodes: 9

Welcome to High Street Tales. A Historic England podcast. Starting in Autumn 2020, specially commissioned writers on seven high streets across England began work on High Street Tales: a new storytelling initiative by Historic England to uncover the hidden histories and celebrate the everyday magic of the high street. Working both online and offline where they could, they spoke with local people to uncover memories, reflections, personal histories and local legends on and around the high street. What emerged was a set of modern High Street Tales which explore the connection between history, memory and place and paint a vivid portrait of the high street. High Street Tales is part of Historic England’s high street cultural programme; four years of nationwide cultural activity helping to make high streets more attractive, engaging and vibrant places for people to live, work and spend time. The programme is run by Historic England, in partnership with Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. For more information go to HistoricEngland.org.uk/highstreettales or follow us on social @HistoricEngland or by using the hashtag #HighStreetTales.

Daebak! A Kdrama Podcast

  • Publisher: Alisa Rivera
  • Total Episodes: 4

A deep dive into the classic Kdramas that have hooked fans around the world and across decades. Are you crazy for Coffee Prince? In love with My Lovely Sam Soon? Can’t get enough of Boys Over Flowers in all its incarnations? This is for you! Hosted by the F4, aka the Flower Fans 4. Vickey and Katherine are longtime Kdrama fans while Melanie and Alisa have just jumped into the Kdrama pool. But we all share a love of good storytelling, epic romance, shower angsting, piggyback rides, back hugs and yes, 🤞❤️. Follow us on Twitter: @daebakpodcast1 (https://twitter.com/daebakpodcast1) _________ Melanie Greenberg reviews Indian cinema on her YouTube channel, Pardesi Reviews (https://youtube.com/c/PardesiReviews) . Find her on Twitter @PardesiYT and also @moviemavengal where she’s been gushing about Kdramas for the last year. Instagram: @pardesireviews _________ Vickey reviews and react to Indian cinema/music videos as well. She also reacts to music from other countries, such as KPop, Indonesian music and etc on her YouTube channel -https://youtu.be/C76njJFlzZk. Find her on twitter and Instagram @thatvickeygirl. She’s been a kdrama fan for a year and a half _________ Katherine Matthews (@kaymatthews (https://twitter.com/kaymatthews) on Twitter) fell into the world of Kdramas in 2013, when she bought the DVD set of Arang and the Magistrate, and although sageuks (historical dramas) remain her favourites, she watches a wide range of dramas, and is happy to share them (though don’t ask about the year of the “no drop” rule).  A fan of Malayalam cinema for a little longer than that, she writes about it (and occasionally other Indian cinema and television) at http://totallyfilmi.com (https://t.co/d8ujNOb8Hc?amp=1) . _________ Alisa Rivera reviews and fangirls over Indian films and Korean dramas on Twitter @BollywoodNewbie. 

FORE the Good of the Game

  • Publisher: Bruce Devlin and Mike Gonzalez
  • Total Episodes: 8

“FORE the Good of the Game” is a golf-focused podcast that highlights the positive aspects of the game of golf and provides engaging and timeless content for our listeners with two initial themes:1. “Tales from the Tour” – co-hosted by PGA Tour star Bruce Devlin and featuring storytelling with former PGA players from the days when “woods were wood”.2. “Golf Travels Around the World” – features useful information for planning your golf travel to the United Kingdom with interviews with prominent Golf Clubs, regional golf organizations, golf travel leaders and other notable influencers of the game in the UK. Join Bruce Devlin and Mike Gonzalez “FORE the Good of the Game.”

The Fill or Kill Podcast

  • Publisher: Luke Lambo, Tyler Chianelli
  • Total Episodes: 22

The Fill or Kill Podcast is a stock options trader psychology and finance storytelling Podcast. We hope to bridge the gap between wealth & the rising tide of millennial traders. Tyler Chianelli is the Founder & CEO of WEATHVISORS® and Vestalyze.com home of the world famous (Options Trading Coach Course®) with 15+ years options trading experience. Luke Montoni, MBA is a well seasoned financial analyst with a passion for trading. Luke is Tylers #1 student and a testament to the (Options Trading Coach Course®).

Fathers Of The Future

  • Publisher: Luke Kayyem
  • Total Episodes: 72

Welcome to the Fathers of the Future podcast. This podcast is inclusively created for MEN who are searching for greater ways to connect with their QUEEN and children on a greater level. Men who desire to create keystone habits that will IMPACT and enhance their movement, mindset, spirit, lifestyle, business, and legacy. Fathers of the Future is about true authentic storytelling with one sole purpose in mind, to BUILD a better dad. Join Luke Kayyem on this journey to construct a life filled with passion and purpose.

Ragbag Podcast

  • Publisher: Music and comedy podcast with Frank Burton
  • Total Episodes: 131

Ragbag is a music, comedy and storytelling podcast with an ongoing narrative, presented by the fictional character, Frank Burton.Each week, a guest from the world of music and the arts talks to Frank about their experiences.With the accompanying video series The Ragbag Rambler, and the series of novels documenting Frank’s life, Ragbag is taking character comedy to new and exciting places. More information at www.frankburton.co.uk. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Madden sessions

  • Publisher: Madden
  • Total Episodes: 79

Jorge Madden is a true artist and music connoisseur. He grows up practising watersports and making music in the Canary Islands (Spain), exposed to a rich melting pot of rhythms from salsa to UK garage, happy hardcore, trance, 80s and 90s pop, and eurohouse. While pursuing a career as professional athlete and dancer, he grows his reputation producing radio jingles, music for fitness competitions and mixing music sessions for world renowned presenters like Carmen Diaz. His talent and uniqueness mixing records earned him residencies at legendary clubs in Spain like Catedral (Sevilla), Shoko (Barcelona) and Pacha (Barcelona and Ibiza). He is also well known among the Burningman community for spinning exquisite marathon 10+ hours long storytelling sets. Madden is a prolific music producer with over 20 releases of diverse genres from tech house to melodic techno. His personal style is melodic, groovy and always looking for a head-turning element of surprise. He also curates the content for Todobien record label.

Modern Minds Podcast

  • Publisher: Modern Minds Production
  • Total Episodes: 16

Join the laughs as host ‘Danil Bezrukavyy’ interviews his old friends and other special guests. Such as artists, teachers, parents and many more. Tons of twisted storytelling. Embarrassingly funny behind the scenes of the the life of the guys behind ‘Modern Minds Production Company’ Thanks for listening we love all of you guys thanks for the support and endless love! More amazing stuff coming 2021, I hope you guys are ready! Please rate us on iTunes, as that helps us grow! Contact info: Email: [email protected] Twitter @modernmindspod Insta @modernmindspodcast

The Box Office Insider Podcast

  • Publisher: Sara Meyer
  • Total Episodes: 63

Join us for a weekly conversation about the Visual and Performing Arts at Carroll University. Sara Meyer is the promotion and events manager at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin and the host of this inspiring arts podcast. Each week she speaks with faculty, students, and alumni to highlight areas in which they are creative pioneers. Learn about upcoming projects and events including theatre performances, art gallery shows, music concerts and more through storytelling and conversations with the artists themselves!

Oopsy Daisy

  • Publisher: Alex
  • Total Episodes: 11

The Oopsy Daisy Podcast is a storytelling series comprised of stories told by you – the listener – and me (cause let’s face it, I have a lot). These hilarious stories are about embarrassing “bathroom” mishaps that we have all encountered at some point in life. They don’t have to happen in the bathroom, just anything pee, poop, puke, period…embarrassing related. It could be a life-altering story or something small, like an accidental fart, either way it’s funny! Let’s have a laugh at ourselves, together. Follow along on the website: https://www.podpage.com/oopsy-daisy/Get social with us at: https://www.facebook.com/Oopsy-Daisy-Podcast-167725351536278https://www.instagram.com/oopsydaisypodcast/

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