20 Best UK Writing Podcasts of 2021

May 17, 2021

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

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

The Guardian UK Culture Podcast

  • Publisher: The Guardian
  • Total Episodes: 202

The Guardian’s UK Culture podcast features the best of our original writing, drama, reviews and news.  Our latest series is Adulting, the Guardian’s first foray into original podcast content


  • 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.

Lunar Poetry Podcasts

  • Publisher: Lunar Poetry Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 129

A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad in which we examine the writing process. Now hosted by Peter deGraft-Johnson a.k.a The Repeat Beat Poet, the series was founded by David Turner in October 2014 in south east London.

You too can learn Thai

  • Publisher: Nan
  • Total Episodes: 72

Learn Thai language / เรียนภาษาไทย / 学泰语 / タイ語 with Khru Nan, Ph.D. (linguistics). Designed for beginners and intermediate learners. Official website www.youtoocanlearnthai.com ** New book! “Improve your Thai alphabet writing” : http://getbook.at/thaialphabet ** Merch (Thailand t-shirts & tank tops & phone grips) Amazon .com : https://amzn.to/3kZkeI0 Amazon UK : https://amzn.to/3483uaR Amazon DE : https://www.amazon.de/hz/wishlist/ls/219DDRPHY347Y

Pubs. Pints. People.

  • Publisher: Campaign for Real Ale
  • Total Episodes: 34

The Campaign for Real Ale’s new podcast Pubs. Pints. People. brings you interesting stories every other week about the world of beer, cider and pubs. Tune in every Tuesday with hosts Clare Phillips, Ant Fiorillo and Matt Bundy as they chat to special guests and learn about beer writing, brewing jobs, cider making and more.CAMRA is a not-for-profit consumer organisation that campaigns for great beer in great pubs. It is made up of nearly 200,000 beer-lovers around the UK – to join, visit join.camra.org.uk See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Sodajerker On Songwriting

  • Publisher: Sodajerker
  • Total Episodes: 202

Sodajerker On Songwriting is a programme devoted to the art and craft of songwriting. The show, created and hosted by the UK songwriting team Sodajerker, features interviews with some of the most successful songwriters and musicians in the world.

The Seamus Heaney Centre Podcast

  • Publisher: The Seamus Heaney Centre Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 17

The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s is home to some of the UK and Ireland’s foremost poets, novelists, scriptwriters, and critics. Each episode features readings, performances, interviews, and coffee-drinking with staff, students, alumni and friends. This pilot series released episodes on St Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, May Day, and on the Summer Solstice in 2019. It also includes a new radio drama produced as part of the Heaney Centre’s Masters in Creative Writing. It is produced in a small back room by Ian Sansom, Stephen Sexton, and Rachel Brown. With invaluable production and sound design from Chantal Ailsby, Conor McCafferty, and Toby James, and original music by Nicholas Boyle.

MasterClass Writers with Selwyn Milborrow

  • Publisher: Selwyn Milborrow
  • Total Episodes: 63

Selwyn Milborrow is the founder of MasterClass Writers, the home of creative talks about writing and publishing. The office is based in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa. Members are from SA, US, UK & France.


  • 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.

The Clean Comedy Podcast

  • Publisher: James D Creviston
  • Total Episodes: 234

Comedians James Creviston and Luke Lacoy discuss weekly topics in stand-up comedy. Topics include writing, performing, producing shows, and many more.

Play Your Position with Mary Lou Kayser

  • Publisher: Mary Lou Kayser
  • Total Episodes: 171

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/

NatWest Key Conversations: Women’s Prize for Fiction

  • Publisher: NatWest
  • Total Episodes: 57

The Women’s Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for female authors. Join past and present prize participants in this podcast series as they talk about their love of reading, writing and books.

Red Hot Chilli Writers

  • Total Episodes: 48

Joined each episode by special guests, British Asian authors, Vaseem Khan and Abir Mukherjee take a wry look at the world of books, writing, and the creative arts, tackling everything from bestsellers to pop culture and Big Fat Asian Weddings. Insightful, funny, packed with stellar interviews – Dean Koontz, Val McDermid, Ann Cleeves, Mike Gayle, to name a few – and the odd dose of cross-cultural confusion, they dare to explore the parts other podcasts cannot reach. Find out more: www.redhotchilliwriters.com

The Page One Podcast

  • Publisher: Write Gear
  • Total Episodes: 74

New episodes every Friday! At The Page One Podcast, we talk to writers of all descriptions (authors, screenwriters, comic writers and more) about their writing process and how they craft their next great works.We also explore their career, including how their first big break happened, and discuss the ups and downs along the way. We learn something new every episode, and we hope you do as well. The Page One Podcast is brought to you by Write Gear, creators of Page One – the Writer’s Notebook. Order yours now: https://www.writegear.co.uk/shop. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

UK Scriptwriters

  • Publisher: UKscriptwriters
  • Total Episodes: 142

We are Tim Clague and Danny Stack, writers from Nelson Nutmeg Pictures ltd. We talk about the UK scriptwriting scene – film, TV and new media. Get our book here – http://www.tinyurl.com/UKscripthandbook

The Invitation with Luke Lezon

  • Publisher: Luke Lezon & Converge Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 45

The Invitation Podcast is hosted by Author and Pastor Luke Lezon. There is something life changing about receiving an invitation. Whether it’s to listen to a podcast or to join into the story God is writing, the invitations we receive in life are an opportunity to respond to something that will change the trajectory of our lives. You’ve been cordially invited to make this podcast a part of your journey throughout your day-to-day life. Get ready for plenty of insightful, hilarious, and powerful, conversations with dynamic leaders and communicators on everything from marriage to culture. Luke is an anointed preacher and teacher of God’s Word, so be prepared to hear his sermons as well. Follow Luke on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @lukelezon.

Content Marketing Explained

  • Publisher: Souki Fournier
  • Total Episodes: 8

What is content marketing? What is the difference between content marketing and copywriting? How will it help my business? Can content marketing drive sales? How can it make me a better marketer? Welcome to Content Marketing Explained where we will answer all of your questions and so much more! Every week, your host Souki Fournier will walk you through it all and bring you real value and tangible field expertise. Souki is a writer, content creator, and digital marketing expert, and has spent more than a decade helping brands build their digital presence and position themselves as experts in their fields. From blogging to SEO, social media, email marketing, and more, we will cover every topic and help you leverage the power of content marketing and unleash your full potential. Whether you are a business owner, a content creator, or an aspiring marketer, this podcast is for you.See you in Episode1!

The Binge Factor

  • Publisher: Tracy Hazzard
  • Total Episodes: 91

In The Binge Factor podcast for aspiring podcasters and seasoned podcasters, podcast strategist Tracy Hazzard explores whether your podcast has what it takes to create and grow a bingeable podcast – where listeners binge on your every word and get to know, like, and trust you in an accelerated way. The Binge Factor is that strategic key to making your show irresistible, influential, authority-building, and successful. Tracy’s unique gift to the podcasting and branding world is being able to identify that unique binge-able factor – the thing that makes people come back again and again, listen actively, share as raving fans, and buy everything you have to sell.Join Authority Magazine columnist, BuzzFeed contributor, and former Inc. Magazine columnist, Tracy Hazzard, as she talks to Top Brandcasters using audio and video to spread their message to the world. With over 2600 interviews under her belt across all her articles, blogs, videos, and podcasts, Tracy asks the probing questions to bring you diverse views from successful industry veterans like Pat Flynn, Joe Rogan, and John Lee Dumas, and exposes the podcast launch and growth myths that no longer work. She covers the five things that make a show more bingeable and more profitable – the best ways to get great podcast guests, increase podcast listeners, encourage audience engagement, produce your podcast professionally, and find alternative ways to monetize your show.NEW on The Binge Factor Podcast –Each episode becomes an article in Tracy’s Authority Magazine column, is syndicated in Thrive Global, and some are added to a BuzzFeed roll-up podcast tips article.On Tuesdays, Tracy gives shout-outs to new and noteworthy podcasts as she joins podcasters in the UK and Australia for a weekly #GivingTuesdayPodcasts episode.Want to improve your show and get Tracy to up your bingeability factor one-on-one? Take advantage of her free on-air coaching sessions available to all podcasters at all stages – from pre-launch to pivot to podfading recovery.Tracy will be dropping in monthly specials – replays of her Podfade Prevention Masterclasses on referrals, social media planning, pod to publish, interviewing, guesting, and other podcast launching, podcast marketing, and business growth topics. These masterclasses are usually only available to Podetize clients, but listeners get an exclusive peak.Finding the Binge Factor is a skillset that Tracy has honed over her thirty-year career as a Brand Product Strategist for Hazz Design where she ghost-designed and launched 250+ consumer retail products generating more than $2 Billion at retail for her clients. Tracy has worked with leading brands like Martha Stewart Living to out-design and out-profit the competition and has taken her brand-building experience into her role as CEO and Co-Founder of Podetize.com, the largest post-producer of podcasts in the US. Podetize is reinventing brand marketing, creating a community and business that is obsessively podcaster-centric and focused on solutions to get hosts seen, heard, found and rewarded in this noisy digital world.In addition to writing an Innovation Column for Inc. Magazine for four years, Tracy has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Wired, and CNN Money. Tracy co-hosts three additional podcasts: Feed Your Brand, ranked as one of CIO Magazine’s Top Entrepreneurial Podcasts; the Product Launch Hazzards for inventors and Amazon sellers; and WTFFF?! 3D Printing: the 3D Start Point for disruptive technology, now sponsored by HP.Subscribe to The Binge Factor now and discover the keys to outranking other podcasters and catapulting yourself to the top of the must-listen list. Check out thebingefactor.com for even more FREE infographics, tips, downloads, and masterclasses for podcasters.Want to be Tracy’s next guest, get your show mentioned on #GivingTuesdayPodcasts, or get free on-air coaching and mentorship? Go to http://thebingefactor.com/guest and apply now.

I Wish I Wrote That Song

  • Publisher: I Wish I Wrote That Song
  • Total Episodes: 8

I Wish I Wrote That Song is a podcast talking to songwriters and artists about a song they wish they wrote. Each episode includes discussion with them in an informal atmosphere, where they give an intimate insight into themselves, songwriting and life in general. During the episode they play a version of one of their own songs, and the song they wish they wrote – all especially recorded for the podcast. Presented by Keith Wyatt (Indie Kitchen) and David Glover (Tesla Studios). Visit iwishiwrotethatsong.co.uk for playlists of the artists and music discussed in each episode, along with links to other books or people mentioned.

Song Stories

  • Publisher: American Roots Music, UVa Fall 2019
  • Total Episodes: 17

Podcasts & interviews created by first-year students in their first semester of coursework, from two sections of Dr. Sophie Abramowitz’s fall 2019 “American Roots Music” Writing & Rhetoric course at the University of Virginia (UVa). In the fall and winter of 2019, students in the Writing & Rhetoric course “American Roots Music” spent weeks researching, writing, narrating, producing, editing, and publishing original podcasts that told a story about a 20th century song of their choice. The parameters of the project were loose: any kind of song, and any kind of story. In response, students produced a diverse and brilliant array of stories about the sounds and histories of different kinds of songs. Each podcast is searching and exploratory, putting deft sonic descriptions into conversation with analyses that are creative and careful, historical and cultural, political and personal. Appended to the end of ten of these ten to fifteen-minute podcasts are interviews with each podcaster, conducted by Dr. Abramowitz. Interviews were recorded in February 2020, in-studio, by Mary Garner McGehee, the Project & Communications Coordinator at WTJU 91.1 FM Charlottesville. In these interviews, podcasters discuss their processes, dig deeper into their research and conclusions, and propose future directions for their skills in research, writing, and production. In alphabetical order, the podcasters are: Sharon Ahn, Carina Anderson, Grace Bassett, Jasmine Cao, Ana Cordova, Lukas Esser, Zoë Fields, Riley Fitzmaurice, Megan Hack, Danyele Heier, Rebecca Herzog, Daeja Hopkins, Bogdan Ion, Payton Jager, Maia Kantorowski, Miriam Mindel, and Ahana Rosha. The “Song Stories” podcast project is indebted to former UVa Music Research Librarian Abby Flanigan’s interactive research demonstrations; to WTJU 91.1 FM Station Manager Nathan Moore’s guest lecture on “writing for the ear”; and to UVa Multimedia Teaching & Learning Librarian Josh Thorud and UVa Educational Technologist Fang Yi, for their collaboration and their guidance with production technology. Sophie Abramowitz adapted the podcast assignment from a prompt written by Dr. Annie Galvin. The ten accompanying interviews with student podcasters were produced by Sophie Abramowitz, Aaryan Balu, Sarah Howorth, Mary Garner McGehee, and WTJU 91.1 FM. Mary Garner McGehee produced the on-air radio promos for the project. Sophie Abramowitz introduced the program in the recordings and wrote the individual podcast descriptions. Our logo was designed by the talented Zoë Fields, whose podcast is also a part of this project.

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