Best Britain podcasts we could find (Updated February 2019)
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Where does the centre-left belong in the modern world? Alison McGovern, Richard Angell and Conor Pope look at the ideas and the people to take us forward in the regular podcast from Progress.
 
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A Quaker Take
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A podcast from Quakers in Britain.
 
The BHP is a chronological retelling of the history of Britain with a particular focus upon the lives of the people. You won’t find a dry recounting of dates and battles here, but instead you’ll learn about who these people were and how their desires, fears, and flaws shaped the histories of England, Scotland, and Wales.
 
Welcome to the Britains Best Political Blogs podcast, where Ted Jeffery sits down and chats to Ladbrokes Political betting expert Matthew Shaddick about some of the best blogs the UK has to offer and exactly how it is they have become so popular
 
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Radio 4 Quiz
Weekly
 
Intelligent and challenging quiz games on BBC Radio 4. Featuring Round Britain Quiz, Counterpoint and Brain of Britain with Quiz Masters including Paul Gambaccini.
 
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Analysis
Monthly+
 
Programme examining the ideas and forces which shape public policy in Britain and abroad, presented by distinguished writers, journalists and academics
 
Iain Dale and Shelagh Fogarty bring you the latest political news, analysis and debate leading up to the General Election on 8th June. Who will be the next Prime Minister – Theresa May of the Conservatives or Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn?
 
A regular podcast telling the story of England with warmth and wit and enthusiasm. The story of the great names and the events that made England the mosaic it is today; the daily lives of the people who made it so. We take a chronological approach, from the cataclysmic end of Roman Britain, all the way through to the present day – when we get there! Along the way we follow the major highways of history, and some of the side roads too – what it was like to live in the Middle Ages, why the dif ...
 
Considered to be one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, the tragedy King Lear portrays some of the darkest aspects of human nature that can be found in literature. The helplessness of the human condition, as we fall prey to our destinies, the injustice and random cruelties practiced by people, suffering and humiliation, the lust for power and the greed for wealth are all depicted in this magnificent play. And through it all, runs the golden thread of love and sacrifice, daughterly affection an ...
 
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The Untold
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Grace Dent presents a series documenting the untold dramas of 21st-century Britain.
 
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Home Front
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Drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.
 
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Front End Chatter
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Britain's best biking podcast, with Simon Hargreaves and Martin Fitz-Gibbons
 
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The Europeans
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Fed up with all the Trumpy news from the USA or the Brexit-y news from Britain? Well you've come to the right place. Each week we trawl the continent of Europe for the most interesting stories to cover and the most fascinating people to interview. This semi-serious, semi-silly, Brexit-free show, from a reporter in Paris and an opera singer in Amsterdam, will make you seem clever to friends and make you feel like you've got two NEW friends in Katy and Dominic. You probably didn't realise you ...
 
First published anonymously due to its seditious content in 1776, the pamphlet argues for the need of American colonists to pursue complete independence from Great Britain, and not be driven simply by the urge to free themselves from unfair taxation. Paine provides argumentation for his revolutionary ideas, suggesting the unification of colonial forces to achieve this goal. Furthermore, Paine strengthens his case by clearly asserting the advantages that would come out as a result of independ ...
 
The Irish History Podcast brings you on a journey through Ireland's fascinating past. This podcast is not just dates but an enthralling account of Ireland's history, looking at daily life through the ages. The show is currently focused on the Great Irish Famine of the 1840s (see below), while the archive contains the stories of Ireland's ancient High Kings, Viking raiders and the Norman Invasion of the Middle Ages. The story of the Great Famine has proved the most popular to date,Between 184 ...
 
Tailored specially to make history more palatable and interesting to children, Our Island Story, by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall, is a charmingly illustrated volume that promises hours of delight for parents as well as children. Beginning with the myths and legends about Albion, the author ensures that she captivates the child's imagination from the very first page. Unlike today's dry and non-committal history tomes that are prescribed in schools, Our Island Story is full of lyrical prose, l ...
 
Omnibus editions of the epic drama series tracking the fortunes of characters on the home front as they try to maintain normality while Britain is involved in the First World War.
 
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Very British
Monthly+
 
A mostly weekly podcast about Britain.
 
An exploration of early music, looking at early developments in musical performance and composition both in Britain and abroad
 
He was born Hamish Watson, a surfie dude from Sydney – but he could morph into whatever you needed him to be. The Australian’s Greg Bearup delves into the fascinating yet devastating life of a serial conman. In February 2019 Hamish was jailed for swindling a handful of victims out of more than $7m. But these crimes are just the final pages in a resume too thick to staple; for decades he’s duped victims in US, Canada, Britain, Hong Kong and Australia. How did he do it? How did he evade author ...
 
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Hypnogoria
Weekly
 
Welcome to Hypnogoria, the show about all things weird and wonderful, and Britain's longest running horror podcast! Here we explore the world of the macabre, looking at new releases, uncovering horror history, and even delving into folklore, discovering the legend behind our favourite monsters and investigating the likes of witchcraft murders and oddities such as the Hand of Glory or the Berkeley Square Horror. Plus we regularly gather round the fireside to hear classic weird tales from old ...
 
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CNET UK Podcast
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Britain's best technology podcast is beamed to your auditory sensors every Friday afternoon direct from CNET UK. The honey-toned team give you everything you need to know about the week's hottest tech news, the most Crave-worthy new gadgets and answer your best questions and funniest comments. There's a special feature every week, in which we tackle a burning tech topic in more detail, and lots more fun besides. Subscribe now, and let us know what you think!
 
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Beyond the blade
Daily
 
In our award-winning series, Beyond the Blade, we have been investigating the impact of knife crime on Britain's young people, and exposing the myths that surround it. In this new series of podcasts, we hear from people in Birmingham, Bristol and London who have personal experiences with knife crime, but who are actively engaged in solutions
 
Fareha Idrees is one of the most talented and renowned anchors of Pakistan from Ab Tak . She was born in Lahore and after completing early education shedid her Masters in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Westminster, London. She's been affiliated with the media industry since the last 16 years.She started her career in 2000 and since then has gained incredible experience as a writer, editor, documentary maker, journalist, producer and anchor.In January 2011, Fereeha took over SAMA ...
 
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Hypnogoria
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Welcome to Hypnogoria, the show about all things weird and wonderful, and Britain's longest running horror podcast! Here we explore the world of the macabre, looking at new releases, uncovering horror history, and even delving into folklore, discovering the legend behind our favourite monsters and investigating the likes of witchcraft murders and oddities such as the Hand of Glory or the Berkeley Square Horror. Plus we regularly gather round the fireside to hear classic weird tales from old ...
 
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Betel UK
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Live preaching and teaching from Betel of Britain Church in Birmingham UK.
 
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Jiran 2018
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Jiran (جيران) is a 5-week summer language program from July 2-August 3, 2018 that pairs intermediate and advanced Arabic students with underserved Arabic-speaking families in New Britain, Connecticut. Jiran programming in a program focused on Arabic language learning and intercultural competence development. The program allows student participants to progress in Arabic, access Arabic speakers from places they cannot study abroad (Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Sudan, etc), and experientially learn abou ...
 
John Finnemore's Double Acts is a series of radio comedy programmes, written by John Finnemore. It is an anthology series of largely unconnected two-handers.Each episode features only two main speaking parts, apart from Finnemore himself who acts as announcer. Additional, uncredited voices are sometimes heard briefly. Each episode is a self-contained play, though four in the first series are loosely connected by incidental details, mainly revolving around references to a fictional bath suppl ...
 
This unique tale is narrated by a lovely, gentle horse named Black Beauty and has remained a children's classic since it was first published in 1877. It earned eternal name and fame for its author Anna Sewell, an invalid who died within a few months of publication. According to current estimates, it has sold more than fifty million copies world wide, been translated into many languages and delighted generations of children. The original title page reads: Black Beauty: Translated from the ori ...
 
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It's A Fair Cop
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Alfie Moore spent eighteen years on the Humberside Police force before turning to stand-up comedy. In his time as a cop on the beat Alfie �has seen it all� so, in addition to all that policing knowledge and experience, he has a wealth of hilarious stories you �just couldn�t make up�.His BBC Radio 4 Comedy series IT�S A FAIR COP is the perfect vehicle for Alfie to skillfully blend succinct layman explanations about the law, with very funny anecdotes from his own policing experiences, whilst t ...
 
The official Talking Pictures TV Podcast, hosted by Adam Roche, and featuring reviews, recommendations, interviews, special guests and fascinating insights into the stars and creatives who've turned Talking Pictures TV into the largest independent TV channel in Great Britain!
 
We are the story tellers, the keepers of those ancient wisdoms that are shared through inspiration and meditation in those most sacred of places. Britain has always been considered a magical place, steeped in history and mythology that goes back to before written records were kept. This country has always been known for its link to those other domains that are shrouded in mist and sorcery, never easily found but always felt and known about. The Isle of Wight is the home of the ancient gods, ...
 
Britain's Finest is one of the most authentic Beatles tribute band to emerge in the last 20 years. Based in Hollywood, California this "All-Star" cast has been rapidly gaining both national and international attention with their hauntingly accurate recreation of all the iconic eras in The Beatles history. The show can be tailored to suit your preference from 30 minutes to 2 full hours. You can choose from their various costumes such as the "Mop Top", Sgt. Pepper's or the Abbey Road / Let It ...
 
The typical action hero with a stiff upper lip whose actions speak louder than his words, a mysterious American who lives in dread of being killed, an anarchist plot to destabilize Greece, a deadly German spy network, a notebook entirely written in code, and all this set in the weeks preceding the outbreak of World War I. The Thirty-nine Steps, by John Buchan is a spy classic entirely worthy of its genre and will delight modern day readers with its complicated plot. It is also notable for be ...
 
The NAF Five Star brand joins us in celebrating all that is great about British dressage at this year's Winter Dressage Championships 11 - 15 April 2018. Talented amateurs and Britain's best compete side by side over five days of intense competition. Held at one of the UK's top equestrian venues, Hartpury Arena, the championships offer competitors the chance to go head to head for 29 titles from preliminary through to intermediate I, and play host to the ever popular Petplan Equine Area Fest ...
 
Present day readers live in a world that's emerged from the Cold War and the endless rivalry of the Super Powers but this book goes back and traces the origins of the conflict and mutual antagonism between nations. Kim by Rudyard Kipling is set against the background of the Great Game as it was called the tug-of-war between Britain and Russia for the control of Central Asia. The novel's action takes place during the Anglo-Afghan Wars of 1839-42. The novel's sweeping narrative, the depth of c ...
 
History made interesting for young readers—This Country of Ours by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall provides a simple and easy to comprehend way of looking at the history of the United States. Arranged chronologically in seven long chapters, it presents events in a story form, making them memorable and very different from other formats. One of the challenges that writers of history face is about fleshing out the characters and making the bland repetition of dates and dynasties seem relevant to m ...
 
The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, many of whom had died for their beliefs within the decade immediately preceding its first publication. It was first published by John Day, in 1563. Lavishly illustrated with many woodcuts, it was the largest publishing project undertaken in Britain up to that time. Commonly known as, “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs”, the work’s full title begins with “Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perill ...
 
Each episode is a self-contained story, with its own cast. They range from hot-desking office workers attempting to conduct a romance at the rate of four minutes a day to a band of explorers beginning to wonder if they'll ever reach Australia's Great Inland Sea.Others feature characters ranging from a charming burglar to a charmless bath saleswoman; from the worst teacher of English Conversation in contemporary Germany to the best imaginer of tigers in 1950s Britain. As John says, "if there' ...
 
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The History Hour
Weekly
 
An hour of historical reporting told by the people who were there.
 
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The Bottom Line
Monthly+
 
Evan Davis hosts the business conversation show with people at the top giving insight into what matters
 
Welcome to Fascination Street. We're Jimmy and Mika Pearson and an amateur Father and Son Podcast team. Mika has been dubbed "Britains youngest Ufologist" and Jimmy Churchs "Roaming Producer at large". To walk down Fascination Street is to walk amongst the Paranormal and Metaphysical. We go through Ufology news, and review films, movies, music and other great podcasts that we like. We truly hope you enjoy what you hear 🙏☮️❤️
 
The latest news from the team behind BBC History Magazine - a popular History magazine. To find out more, visit www.historyextra.com
 
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The Real Story
Weekly
 
Global experts and decision makers discuss, debate and analyse a key news story.
 
A daily dose of the best bits from the funniest show on the world's biggest sports radio station - and more. Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs bring you interviews, comment and terrible impressions, plus exclusive stuff not available on the radio shows. Find more from talkSPORT at talkSPORT.com. 740124
 
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FT News in Focus
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News features and analysis from Financial Times reporters around the world. FT News in Focus is produced by Fiona Symon.
 
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FT Money Show
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The Financial Times Money Show brings you engaging insight into personal finance. Claer Barrett, her team and leading industry commentators dissect the week’s news and discuss how it will affect you and your pocket. Produced by Lucy Warwick-Ching.
 
A weekly discussion about politics, hosted by The New Yorker's executive editor, Dorothy Wickenden.
 
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Trend Lines
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A podcast on global politics brought to you by World Politics Review
 
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TYT Interviews
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TYT Interviews features in-depth conversations with authors, newsmakers, and icons from pop culture to politics on the important issues of the day. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks, Home of the Progressives.
 
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Travis Kalanick, the former Uber chief executive, who was ousted from the ride hailing company after a series of scandals, has a new venture. CloudKitchens describes itself as offering smart kitchens for delivery-only restaurants and it’s coming to Europe soon. Malcolm Moore talks to Tim Bradshaw about the venture and its prospects. Contributor ...…
 
im back with a very personal story warning- sexual decriptions are in this episode email- verybritishpodcast@gmail.com
 
Mr Jim Moon explores the world of a true master of horror, Mr Garth Marenghi and revisits his seminal cult TV series Darkplace (copyright Dean Learner Enterprises) that was axed by the powers that be - Garth Marenghi's Darkplace! In this episode we look back the career of Romford's chillmaestro, the comedy horror classic that was Garth Marenghi ...…
 
Mr Jim Moon explores the world of a true master of horror, Mr Garth Marenghi and revisits his seminal cult TV series Darkplace (copyright Dean Learner Enterprises) that was axed by the powers that be - Garth Marenghi's Darkplace! In this episode we look back the career of Romford's chillmaestro, the comedy horror classic that was Garth Marenghi ...…
 
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"Cedric the Gnome" from archive.org was assembled into the "It's A Fair Cop" podcast by Fourble.Episode 12 of 18.
 
Why Iceland jailed 40 bankers after the 2008 financial crisis, how the Maastricht Treaty gave birth to the EU, plus America's first female airline pilots, Cameroon's historic referendum and homeless, drunk and yet a genius in the USSR.(Photo: Protesters on the streets of Reykjavik demand answers from the government and the banks about the count ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss why the Trump administration’s hard-line Iran policy risks isolating Washington more than Tehran, and what the confrontation between Rep. Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams, Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela, reveals about th ...…
 
Paul & Andy look back on Europe's second rate competition. They speak to DIY TV Legend Tommy Walsh and Squad Number 9 Martin Kelner...
 
This week was another bad one for the environment, with a major scientific review predicting a mass extinction of insects within a century if current trends continue. Meanwhile, the news on climate change gets more alarming by the day. But when we talk about causes and solutions, do we often miss the big picture? Is the capitalist system underp ...…
 
Henna Shah and Stephanie Lloyd discuss yet another Brexit vote in the Commons, and remind you to all love your union this Valentine’s Day. *Ep 47 on collective bargaining – with Prospect general secretary Mike Clancy
 
Hamish McLaren was always attracted to the high-life. It was inevitable he'd gravitate to fashion. And so, nestled among the retirees and energy healers Hamish stole from was another name: Lisa Ho. But had Hamish met his match in this high profile Sydney designer?
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
Understanding how humans think and what makes them tick can be enormously helpful if you're running a company. Luckily behavioural science is on hand to do just that. How far can its use improve decision making in businesses? Joining Evan Davis are:Octavius Black, CEO and Co-founder of MindGym David Halpern, CEO, The Behavioural Insights TeamKi ...…
 
History is known as a field for being a bit of a... For a full transcript, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com
 
For our Valentine’s Day episode, historian Sally Holloway explores the nature of courtship, love and marriage in 18th-century Britain, highlighting the similarities and differences to the modern day
 
In recent speeches defending his plan to build his border wall, President Trumphas repeatedly made reference to women who are kidnaped and trafficked over the U.S.-Mexico border. “Women are tied up, they’re bound, duct tape put around their faces, around their mouths,” he said during a speech, in the White House Rose Garden, in January. “They’r ...…
 
Paul & Andy look back at last nights thrashing at Wembley. They speak to the Fylde FC announcer on his fox paz. Ipswich Legend, Mike Lambert, also joined the pair to reveal where he found his 1978 FA Cup winners medal.
 
The US Congress is packed with a new generation of radical Democrats and impeachment is in the air. But are there sufficient grounds to take such an action against Donald Trump and would it be a wise move? Fred Studemann puts these questions to Ed Luce, the FT’s US national editor. Contributors: Suzanne Blumsom, executive editor, Frederick Stud ...…
 
From rental fees to who owns your financial data - the FT analyses this week's personal finance news and gives you the lowdown in downloadable form. Claer Barrett, FT Money editor, and guests discuss letting agency fees, 'made up' figures in a fintech advert and pension problems for the older generation.…
 
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More great books at LoyalBooks.com
 
49 years ago today the first Black Sabbath LP was released, and to mark this milestone in rock history, Mr Jim Moon pays tribute with a special reading of a most enigmatic poem found on the sleeve of that LP
 
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