Are you wanting to learn more about radio ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best radio 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.
We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!
Best Radio Podcasts 2021
With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.
- Publisher: Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
- Total Episodes: 582
Discover the hidden side of everything with Stephen J. Dubner, co-author of the Freakonomics books. Each week, Freakonomics Radio tells you things you always thought you knew (but didn’t) and things you never thought you wanted to know (but do) — from the economics of sleep to how to become great at just about anything. Dubner speaks with Nobel laureates and provocateurs, intellectuals and entrepreneurs, and various other underachievers.
- Publisher: Neil deGrasse Tyson
- Total Episodes: 675
Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up! New episodes premiere Friday nights at 7pm ET.
- Publisher: Dave Asprey
- Total Episodes: 842
Welcome to being Bulletproof, the State of High Performance where you take control and improve your biochemistry, your body, and your mind so they work in unison, helping you execute at levels far beyond what you’d expect, without burning out, getting sick, or just acting like a stressed-out a-hole.Bulletproof Radio was born out of a 20-year single-minded crusade to upgrade the human being using every available technology. It distills the knowledge of world-class doctors, biochemists, scientists, Olympic nutritionists, meditation experts, and mavericks. Dave has spent more than $1M on personal health experiments. From private brain EEG facilities hidden in a Canadian forest to remote monasteries in Tibet, from Silicon Valley to the Andes, high-tech entrepreneur Dave Asprey used hacking techniques and tried everything himself, obsessively focused on discovering: What are the simplest things you can do to be better at everything? It used to take a lifetime to radically rewire the human body and mind. Technology has changed the rules. Follow along as Dave Asprey and guests provide you with everything you need to upgrade your mind, body, and life.
- Publisher: Tenderfoot TV & Cadence13
- Total Episodes: 22
Welcome to Radio Rental. Bizarre, true scary stories told by those who lived them.
TED Radio Hour
- Publisher: NPR
- Total Episodes: 195
Exploring the biggest questions of our time with the help of the world’s greatest thinkers. Host Manoush Zomorodi inspires us to learn more about the world, our communities, and most importantly, ourselves.
- Publisher: The Economist
- Total Episodes: 2015
The Economist was founded in 1843 “to throw white light on the subjects within its range”. For more from The Economist visit http://shop.economist.com/collections/audio
- Publisher: Greg Fitzsimmons
- Total Episodes: 67
Fitzdog Radio! Honest funny interviews w/ Greg Fitzsimmons’ new and old friends diving deep and laughing hard. Guests include Zach Galifianakis, Joe Rogan, Sarah Silverman, JB Smoove, Chelsea Handler, Nick Swardson, Sebastian, Judd Apatow, Steven Wright, Dave Attell, Louis CK and Bill Burr
- Publisher: Dave Schrader & Tim Dennis
- Total Episodes: 1015
The Best in Paranormal Talk Radio Dave & Tim take listeners on an entertaining journey into all aspects of the supernatural, from ghosts and aliens, to monsters, mysteries, myths & legends with guest experts, experiencers and eye witnesses. With over 15 years experience they continue to be your guides to the encounters that seem to lie just outside the limits of normal life and just past the boundaries of the darkness on the edge of every town.
- Publisher: Wretched Radio
- Total Episodes: 113
Wretched Radio with Todd Friel
- Publisher: VICE
- Total Episodes: 584
What’s good, Internet? Join Waypoint’s Austin Walker, Rob Zacny, Patrick Klepek, Gita Jackson, and Ricardo Contreras two times a week, as they break down the biggest stories in video games, talk about their favorite media, and unfairly compare everything to Dark Souls.
- Publisher: Headspace Studios
- Total Episodes: 264
Join us every weekday morning to take a few moments to step out of the internal chatter and external noise. We’ll pause and reflect to consider what brings us together in this shared human condition and how we can live a life that best reflects our limitless potential.
- Publisher: Radio Diaries & Radiotopia
- Total Episodes: 159
First-person diaries, sound portraits, and hidden chapters of history from Peabody Award-winning producer Joe Richman and the Radio Diaries team. From teenagers to octogenarians, prisoners to prison guards, bra saleswomen to lighthouse keepers. The extraordinary stories of ordinary life. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm
- Publisher: Defected
- Total Episodes: 465
Podcast from Defected Records
- Publisher: Apologia Radio, Jeff Durbin
- Total Episodes: 268
Gospel Driven, Hard Hitting, Culturally Relevant
- Publisher: Jacobin
- Total Episodes: 1405
Podcasts from Jacobin magazine
- Publisher: HODINKEE
- Total Episodes: 151
HODINKEE Radio is a weekly podcast brought to you by HODINKEE—the world’s preeminent resource for vintage and modern wristwatch enthusiasts. While, sure, this is a watch podcast, it’s not just a podcast about watches. It’s a podcast about people. Join host Stephen Pulvirent and the rest of the HODINKEE editors for conversations with a rotating cast of writers, actors, creative directors, musicians, watch dealers, entrepreneurs, chefs, designers, and more.
Federalist Radio Hour
- Publisher: The Ricochet Audio Network
- Total Episodes: 264
Hosted by Ben Domenech, this is a daily podcast featuring engaging and in-depth conversations with journalists, scholars, authors, politicians, and thinkers of all stripes. Along with guest hosts Mollie Hemingway, Christopher Bedford, and Emily Jashinsky, Domenech delivers smart and compelling dialogues on politics, culture, religion, and the news of the day. Support the show by subscribing, rating, and writing a review! Follow Federalist Radio Hour on Twitter (https://twitter.com/fdrlst).
Scene on Radio
- Publisher: Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
- Total Episodes: 78
Scene on Radio asks, How’s it going out there? And leaves the studio to find out. It tells stories that explore human experience and American society. Produced and hosted by John Biewen, Scene on Radio comes from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (CDS).
Revolution Health Radio
- Publisher: Chris Kresser
- Total Episodes: 161
Revolution Health Radio debunks mainstream myths on nutrition and health and delivers cutting-edge, yet practical information on how to prevent and reverse disease naturally. This show is brought to you by Chris Kresser, health detective and creator of chriskresser.com.
Joyce Meyer Radio Podcast
- Publisher: Joyce Meyer
- Total Episodes: 193
Enjoying Everyday Life® is a daily TV and radio broadcast provided by Joyce Meyer Ministries.