20 Best Sociology Podcasts of 2021

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

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

New Books in Sociology

  • Publisher: Marshall Poe
  • Total Episodes: 1300

Interviews with Sociologists about their New Books Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/sociology

Football Travel by Outside Write

  • Publisher: Outside Write
  • Total Episodes: 142

Outside Write is a blog dedicated to football travel, culture and history. In this podcast we discuss travel tips for watching football abroad, discuss football history, sociology and review books.

The Social Breakdown

  • Publisher: socbreakdown
  • Total Episodes: 107

The sociology podcast nobody wants, but everybody needs! Come join us as we break down the complex social world one topic at a time using our sociological imagination.

American Hysteria

  • Publisher: chelsey weber-smith
  • Total Episodes: 124

American Hysteria explores the moral panics, conspiracy theories, urban legends, and fantastical thinking that shape our culture and why we end up fearing and believing in the unreal. Using sociology, psychology, biology, and a whole lot of research, poet-turned-podcaster Chelsey Weber-Smith charts their own journey from fantastical thinker to flexible skeptic, while detailing the sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying stories of American freak-outs from the Puritans to the present, and the complex social issues around race, gender, sexuality, and class that they often act to cover up.

allsociology: take 1

  • Publisher: allsociology
  • Total Episodes: 21

30 min (ish) podcasts covering key topics from across Sociology. All done on the first and only take. Hosted by Ben from allsociology. instagram.com/allsociology

The Hayseed Scholar Podcast

  • Publisher: Brent Steele
  • Total Episodes: 16

Interviews with political science, history, sociology and international relations scholars about their journeys, work, practices, and challenges.

SAGE Sociology

  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  • Total Episodes: 185

Welcome to the official free Podcast site from SAGE for Sociology. SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets with principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore.

The Science of Psychotherapy

  • Publisher: Dahlitz Media
  • Total Episodes: 129

Topics on the science of psychotherapy and psychology hosted by the editors of The Science of Psychotherapy magazine. This podcast covers the neuroscience, neurobiology, biology, sociology, brain science, and even the quantum and metaphysical elements that affect our mental well being and how understanding these elements informs the psychotherapist and psychologist.

The Very Short Introductions Podcast

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Total Episodes: 30

A concise and original introduction to a wide range of subjects — from Business to Sociology, Politics to Classics, and Literary Theory to History – by the expert authors of the Very Short Introductions series. For wherever your curiosity may take you.

Far From Fact

  • Publisher: Far From Fact
  • Total Episodes: 149

A weekly podcast from India, that is not about Science, Pop Culture, Technology, Sport, News, Sociology, or the Internet, and yet, all at once it is. Far From Fact is designed to cater to your basic need for ignorance. Catch the lads, as they fake-solve real problems on a weekly basis. This podcast is presented by Husein Merchant and Keshav Naidu. Husein is an optimist who loves observing things while being lazy. He is observing you even as you read this. Keshav recently came out as a comedian, and his family is still processing the embarrassment, but he is confident they will come around and accept him for the person he is. You can follow them on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/farfromfact/) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/farfromfact/) @farfromfact and if you still prefer sending emails ¯\_(ツ)_/¯write to them at [email protected]

Revise – A Level Sociology Revision

  • Publisher: Seneca Learning Revision
  • Total Episodes: 35

Let other students help you revise for your A Level Sociology exams. In this series, students break down complicated revision subjects to its core components helping you rock your exams. Find your FREE online course here: http://bit.ly/30id5tm

The Sentience Institute Podcast

  • Publisher: Sentience Institute
  • Total Episodes: 15

Interviews with activists, social scientists, entrepreneurs and change-makers about the most effective strategies to expand humanity’s moral circle, with an emphasis on expanding the circle to farmed animals. Host Jamie Harris, a researcher at moral expansion think tank Sentience Institute, takes a deep dive with guests into advocacy strategies from political initiatives to corporate campaigns to technological innovation to consumer interventions, and discusses advocacy lessons from history, sociology, and psychology.


  • Publisher: Lynae Cook
  • Total Episodes: 47

On #BTSPodcast, Lynae Cook explores the “behind the scenes” of people’s work. She interviews artists, CEOs, specialists, and activists about the work they do, how they do it, lessons learned, failure, wellness, and their hopes for the future. Lynae is a digital strategist and artist with a background sociology and photojournalism. BTS was started to humanize workforces, educate consumers, and inspire career options. Follow Lynae @lynaecook Follow #BTSPodcast: @BTSthePodcast Music is by Benjamin Bethurum: soundcloud.com/bethurum Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/btspodcast/support

Culture & Inequality Podcast

  • Publisher: Culture & Inequality Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 15

How does culture feed into inequality? And the other way around? In Culture and Inequality, cultural sociologists from universities across the world explore these topics in-depth from various perspectives on the basis of academic readings. While this podcast is primarily intended as a course module for advanced students in sociology, it certainly offers interesting insights to a more general audience too.

Advanced TV Herstory

  • Publisher: Cynthia Bemis Abrams, TV Scholar, Writer, Leadership/PR consultant
  • Total Episodes: 133

Finally, a podcast that studies, analyzes and celebrates women in TV. Thousands of comedies, variety shows and dramas have aired, yet the presence of strong women – both in front of and behind the camera – is an experience we need to understand better and embrace. With an eye to aligning the leadership lesson, time capsule observation or fascinating backstory of a show’s success or failure, my goal of Advanced TV Herstory is to connect the treasures of the past to the great potential of today’s TV and online platforms. Tomorrow’s success is rooted in understanding what has come before us. So gear up for a little sociology, economics, strategy, storytelling and fun.

Alex’s Sociology Classes

  • Publisher: Alex Kenney
  • Total Episodes: 9

Find audio lectures here for Intro to Sociology and for Sociological Theory

Talk K Dramas with Bruce and Alice

  • Publisher: Bruce Hoskins
  • Total Episodes: 71

Bruce and Alice have been married for over 24 years and have developed a passion for K (Korean) Dramas! Alice is a stay-at-home wife/mother who has raised four children ages 10 to 29, and Bruce has his Ph.D. in Sociology. Although neither are Korean, both of them have Asian heritage (Bruce is black and Japanese while Alice is Mexican and Filipina) and all of these elements converge to create witty dialogue, character/plot analysis, and deep discussion.

Constantin Kogan Podcast

  • Publisher: Constantin Kogan
  • Total Episodes: 0

Constantin is an entrepreneur, digital asset investor since 2012, and blockchain technologies enthusiast with 10+ years of corporate leadership and experience in the technology and finance sectors.As an influencer and meta-connector, Constantin is on a personal mission to help talented entrepreneurs disrupting various industries with blockchain technologies.In recent years, Constantin has been involved in the world of tech, investment, advertising for over a decade and is a top thought leader in trends, particularly in Hedge Funds, IT Startups, Venture Capital, Healthcare, Agriculture, Real Estate, Media/Entertainment with expertise in the Blockchain technology and digital assets (crypto assets, digital securities) management.He has demonstrated a variable history of growth and expansion in fundraising, community expansion, strategic partnerships, helping to build teams and develop scalable business models.Delivering superior administration on the latter areas of expertise utilizing effective communication skills, business acumen, systems analysis, tech sociology, and behavioral psychology to support efficiency and maximum returns.Currently, he consults and advises for a range of disruptive blockchain-powered companies and working closely with hedge funds focused on digital assets investment.Constantin now fully focuses on the digital asset industry and offers advice, consulting services, connections to digital asset advisors. Clients and colleagues describe him as a progressive, driven, innovative expert who can be relied on to offer superior solutions that deliver effective results.Constantin holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and a Masters in Education, fluent in five languages. He is a contributor to CoinTelegraph, HackerNoon, AltCoin Magazine, Securities.io, as well as an author of scientific articles and a thesis on social media and behavioral psychology of internet users.

The Mindful Cranks

  • Publisher: Ronald Purser
  • Total Episodes: 35

The Mindful Cranks broadly explores the cultural translation of Buddhism in the West, various facets of Buddhist modernism, and the mainstreaming of mindfulness in secular contexts. The podcast serves as a forum for voices that go beyond the dominant narratives which have been thus far uncritical of consumerism, medicalization, psychologization, corporatization and self-help approaches. Drawing from a wide range of disciplines — the humanities, philosophy, cultural studies, education, critical pyschology, religious studies, and sociology—The Mindful Cranks welcomes new conversations that challenge the priviledging of scientific materialism, methodological individualism, reductionism, and neoliberalism. Our guests are leading edge scholars, authors, teachers, practitioners and activists that share a mutual interest in civic mindfulness and socially engaged contemplative methods. A wide range of diverse perspectives–including critical theory, critical pedagogy, ethnography, Foucauldian governmentality, feminism, hermeneutics, critical race theory, critical management studies, socially engaged Buddhism, political economy–provide the “cranky” intellectual tools for socially engaged contemplative change.

Hungry Books

  • Publisher: Rocio Carvajal
  • Total Episodes: 10

Hungry books is a podcast that explores the best books ever written on the subject of food, from history, anthropology, sociology, economics, biography, journals and politics and each episode presents a book that will change your life. Hungry Books is presented by: Rocio Carvajal Food history writer, culture and gastronomy educator. Web: www.passthechipotle.com/hungrybooks Instagram: https://tinyurl.com/y2wh3syh Twitter: https://twitter.com/rocio_carvajalc Email: [email protected]

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