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Here is a list of current British Podcast recommendations from the UK. This list includes great comedy podcasts, insightful documentaries and interview-type podcasts hosted by renowned British Scientists. Enjoy!
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One big question about one big story from the news – and beyond – every weekday. Tina Daheley and Matthew Price search for answers that will change the way we see the world.
Comedy of the Week
Brighten your week with the latest BBC Radio 4 comedy, introduced by Darren Harriott. Updated weekly.
Do The Right Thing
An award-winning panel show podcast where the teams must work out the right thing to do in any given situation. With Danielle Ward, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Michael Legge and special guests.
It’s good, bad, ugly – and very very funny. Changing the way we see heroes and villains in history. Updated weekly.
Friday Night Comedy
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show, Dead Ringers and Lobby Land. Updated weekly.
No Such Thing As A Fish
A podcast from the QI offices in which the writers of the hit BBC show huddle around a microphone and discuss the best things they’ve found out this week. Hosted by Dan Schreiber with James Harkin, Andrew Hunter Murray and Anna Ptaszynski.
A podcast from Private Eye, the UK’s number one best-selling current affairs magazine. With Ian Hislop and Andrew Hunter Murray. Very thought provoking and humorous!
Richard Herring – RHLSTP
RHLSTP with Richard Herring – which launched under the title Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast – is an award-winning series in which Richard Herring chats with some of the biggest names in comedy.
A podcast series for those interested in the mechanics of situation comedy. James Cary and Dave Cohen discuss the art of sitcom writing for TV and Radio.
The Adam Buxton Podcast
British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son Of Rambow (yes that’s spelt correctly – it’s a comedy!) as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK.
The Comedian’s Comedian
Stuart Goldsmith interview the funniest people in the world, and ask them in-depth about how they do it and how they cope with the challenges of a creative life.
The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry
Science sleuths Dr Adam Rutherford and Dr Hannah Fry investigate everyday mysteries sent by listeners. Updated occasionally.
The Infinite Monkey Cage
A witty, irreverent look at the world through scientists’ eyes. With Professor Brian Cox and Robin Ince.
The Life Scientific
Professor Jim Al-Khalili talks to leading scientists about their life and work, finding out what inspires and motivates them and asking what their discoveries might do for us in the future. Updated weekly.
The Frank Skinner Show
Frank Skinner’s on Absolute Radio every Saturday morning. Radio Academy Award winning Frank, Emily and Alun bring you a show which is like joining your mates for a coffee… So, put the kettle on, sit down and enjoy UK commercial radio’s most popular podcast.
You’re Dead To Me
The history podcast for people who don’t like history… and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past. Updated weekly.
Comedians Ed Gamble and James Acaster invite special guests into their magical restaurant to each choose their favourite starter, main course, side dish, dessert and drink. Ever wanted to eat your dream meal? It’s time to order Off Menu.
Great for teens & young adults
The 80,000 Hours Podcast
The 80,000 Hours Podcast features unusually in-depth conversations about the world’s most pressing problems and how you can use your career to solve them.
80,000 Hours started in 2011, when Prof. Will MacAskill and Ben Todd were studying at Oxford and trying to figure out what to do with their own careers. It seemed clear that some careers have far more impact than others, but they couldn’t find any good advice on which paths would be most effective. So they started doing their own research.
Will and Ben presented their early ideas on these questions in a lecture in February 2011. The lecture caused several people in the audience to completely change what they were planning to do with their lives.
The Podcast is currently tailored to graduates age 20-35 who want to ambitiously focus on social impact, though much of our advice is useful to a broader audience.
Did I miss anything?
Let me know of any British podcast you think should be included in this list. I would love to hear from you and add your recommendation. Andrew