Best British podcasts we could find (Updated September 2018)
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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.
 
Luke's English Podcast is an award-winning podcast for learners of English. Listen, learn and have fun while picking up natural British English as it really is spoken. http://teacherluke.co.uk
 
British Comedy Guide is a website all about UK comedy. We publish a number of different comedy podcast series.
 
LearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts are for learners at Elementary level or who are who are trying reach CEF Level A2 (Council of Europe Framework of Reference).
 
B.o.B Unsigned is one of the fastest growing music shows in the world played on over 80 FM stations in 16 countries.** Also available on iTunes: http://apple.co/1clvR9g **
 
Lovingly inspired by the podcast from This American Life, Serial is a new podcast from the creators of Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show, hosted by Annabel Port.
 
RP British Accent Training
 
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.
 
The BJAs free podcasts will take listeners on a tour of the world of anaesthesia; interviews with authors and commentaries from key experts on featured articles, plus hot topics in anaesthesia research and practice will be published with each issue.
 
The British Museum is famous for its objects, which represent over 2 million years of human history and culture. The objects speak to us thanks to the experts who have helped to tell their stories for well over two centuries. This podcast takes a fresh look at some of the tales that have shaped the Museum’s story – both famous and less well known.
 
Free British Accent Podcasts
 
LearnEnglish Themes Podcasts are for learners at Intermediate to Advanced level and cover a large number of themes.
 
Premier Skills English is a website from the British Council and Premier League for people who are learning English and love football. If you want to know more, get in touch at premierskills@britishcouncil.org.
 
The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – the study of peoples, cultures and societies, past, present and future.
 
Podcasts for the journals of the British Ecological Society: Functional Ecology, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology and the Journal of Ecology.Covering new developments in ecology around the world.
 
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British Invaders
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The podcast all about British Science Fiction Television
 
Premier Skills English is a website from the British Council and Premier League for people who are learning English and love football. If you want to know more, get in touch at premierskills@britishcouncil.org.
 
Audio from the British Library
 
Welcome to theDIBB's Disney Podcast. Brought to you by a small dedicated team of Disney loving Brits. This podcast has Disney from a British viewpoint. The DIBB Website's (The Disney Information Bulletin Board) slogan is Disney With A British Accent. Come and join us for a regular look at Disney from a Brits viewpoint.
 
Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from the exclusive programme of Members’ lectures at the British Museum, artfully woven together with interviews and musings. The Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’, but we will definitely encourage you to become a Member if you aren’t already! Interested in becoming a Member? You can find out more at britishmuseum.org/membership. Direct your questions ab ...
 
Dedicated to sharing news about trail,fell,ultra and adventure running throughout the UK
 
The Missing Link is a British comedy Podcast where you delight in the absurdity of three comedians and the world they examine. With their hilarious takes on all those quirky things we just don’t think about. It's a delight for everyone with a sense of humour, large or small.Just when you think you’ve heard everything, you clearly haven’t listened to The Missing Link!
 
Will Self takes a 1,000-mile tour of the UK by bus and coach, exploring urban Britain and British identity at a time of flux.
 
From the creators of Doctor Who: Podshock, a podcast covering all of British science fiction including but not limited to Doctor Who, Blake's 7, Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, UFO, Thunderbirds, Space: 1999, War of the Worlds, The Tripods, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani and friends. A production of Art Trap Productions. See other podcasts at arttrap.com.
 
Join Anna and Henry as they review the latest goings-on in film and TV culture and interview celebrity guests to the British Film Institute.
 
The British Council Arts Podcast brings together panels of artists and industry experts to discuss some of the most important issues and exciting projects happening in the UK arts sector today.As well as bringing news and stories from the industry to our international audiences, the series also reports on the British Council Arts programme overseas.Arts is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission to create a friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and the wide ...
 
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Very British
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A weekly podcast about Britain
 
A podcast series from LSE's British Politics and Policy blog which aims to bring academic, evidence-based, perspectives to the political issues facing Britain today.
 
News, features and interviews from the world of professional theatre throughout the UK.
 
Audio from the British Library
 
British history podcast, starting with Roman Britain
 
Want to master your English pronunciation? Join 3,000-lesson vocal coach Matt Pocock (MA in Voice) on a pronunciation challenge: can you pronounce the 1,000 most common words in the English language? Every language is made up of sounds, and Matt takes you through every single sound in the British Accent, using the phrases you'll use every day.
 
Caring for Patients; Supporting Surgeons
 
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The poetry of World War One has been some of the most important and influential work of the twentieth century. It has shaped our attitudes to war, and has remained ingrained in British cultural consciousness. In this collection world-leading experts revisit this important body of work to provide deeper insights into some of the most read British soldier poets, as well as providing new perspectives and introductions to a more expansive canon.This series was produced as part of the Faculty of ...
 
British dramas from American Public Television
 
Adam likes to bake. Dan likes to eat baking. They both love to watch The Great British Bake Off and they have tasty opinions on each episode.
 
Self-appointed royal correspondents Jenna and Katelyn discuss current events in the British Royal Family with a keen focus on the third generation of royals, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
 
Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors. (Summary by David Wales) Note: A shortened section 21 was replaced on Dec 30, 2014 with the full text.
 
A weekly discussion about the Channel 4 show The Great British Bake Off or Baking Show.Kat Brown, Mim Monk, Gerard Pearson and Emily Thomas are your hosts and Soggy Bottoms is produced by Roifield Brown
 
The British Asian Podcast is a weekly interview show hosted by Sat Mann. He speaks to a variety of guests from the British Asian community as they speak candidly about their lives and careers. Join Sat Mann every week as he speaks to : entrepreneurs, musicians, actors, charity workers, artists, authors, journalists, media professionals and many more. Join us at the British Asian Podcast and subscribe on iTunes. Come Visit : Facebook/BritishAsianPodcast Twitter.com/MrSatMann
 
Discussing all things royal as we countdown to Harry and Meghan's royal wedding and Baby Cambridge #3's arrival! Happy watching!
 
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British Android Havoc
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British Android Havoc starring Teppo Tastic is a weekly Skype call where two friends sit down and chat about their week.
 
The British Dyslexia Association is the voice for 10% of the population that experience dyslexia.We aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential. We campaign to encourage schools to work towards becoming dyslexia-friendly; to reduce the number of dyslexic young people in the criminal justice system; and to enable dyslexic people to achieve their potential in the workplace. We a ...
 
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547. Best Jokes from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Studying some jokes told by stand-up comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe comedy festival, and dissecting them for vocabulary. Learn English with some jokes and find out about typical joke structures used by stand-up comedians. Transcripts and jokes available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8rf ...…
 
People and Nature managing Editor speaking about the strengths and difficulties of peer review for an interdisciplinary journal.
 
Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn. Complete the lesson ...…
 
Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn. Complete the lesson ...…
 
Howard's Doctor Who script "TARDISes Five" starts next week. But first, here's a reminder of the other Doctor Who stories Howard wrote.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/worst_writer/
 
In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about rain. It rains quite a lot in the UK so we have a lot of words and phrases connected to rain. Do you know the phrases 'torrential downpour' and 'raining cats and dogs'? Your task this week is to answer three questions about rain in your country. Don't forget to listen to th ...…
 
In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about rain. It rains quite a lot in the UK so we have a lot of words and phrases connected to rain. Do you know the phrases 'torrential downpour' and 'raining cats and dogs'? Your task this week is to answer three questions about rain in your country. Don't forget to listen to th ...…
 
Emperor Hadrian visits Britannia and puts up a massive wall between him and the lunatics living in what is now Scotland. Which seems fair enough. Possibly it was a bit of overkill though. Transcript So the period where the Romans were conquering Britain has ended by our estimation, and we are now properly into Roman […]…
 
here is the playlist of my fave songs updated frequently.https://open.spotify.com/user/louisweston-gb/playlist/64KcoHnJedp9X6aG46i2mK?si=mRkeZJg_TkKSVKgm0tuuHw
 
one of my fave dishes and how to make it!let me know how it goes verybritshpodcast@gmail.com
 
Where We Began is a new piece of theatre devised by a multicultural cast and instigated by Stand and Be Counted Theatre. This company works extensively with asylum seekers, migrants and others seeking sanctuary. Here, BTG reviewer Mark Smith speaks to writer/performer Rosie MacPherson, one of the Artistic Directors of Stand and Be Counted, and ...…
 
This much is true: we made a podcast about the film American Animals and the spate of docu-dramas (The Imposter, The Act of Killing, Catfish etc) between 2010-12 that muddled fact and fiction into an entertaining, ethically-iffy new artform. American Animals, directed by Bart Layton, is the true-ish story of four college kids who decided to rob ...…
 
Dave and James talk to the brilliant character actor from both Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy and Blackadder, Geoffrey McGivern. He has many years of experience, reading and performing the scripts that writers sweat over and has gathered many many anecdotes along the way.More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sit ...…
 
546. Death by Meteor This episode is called Death By Meteor and it’s all about asteroids, space, science, maths, astrophysics and the end of the world! Transcript available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8qA italki offer http://www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk
 
How we understand any event comes down to what angle we are able to view it from. And the story of... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
 
How we understand any event comes down to what angle we are able to view it from. And the story of... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
 
FATTEST RICH - It’s nearly time for the brand new series of RHLSTP, so here’s a quick podcast telling you about who is coming up as guests (including some that have not yet been announced) and how you can help us make more shows (and get some free stuff too) and what you can win if you’re a Dripster or a Badger.Here’s the links you’ll need...Bu ...…
 
The Last Dragonslayer is a 2016 Sky TV production that blends fantasy with modern-day elements. Jennifer Strange has been named as the Dragonslayer — but what happens if she doesn’t want to kill a dragon? This show was based on the novel by Jasper Fforde. Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at brit ...…
 
545. The Hitchhiker by Roald Dahl (Short Story) Learn English with this short story by British writer Roald Dahl. Introduction transcript and short story link available on the episode page, here https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8qm italki offer www.teacherluke.co.uk/talk :)
 
For its first production of the autumn 2018 season, HOME in Manchester has again teamed up with Lyric Hammersmith for a pairing of two of Shakespeare’s plays, Othello and Macbeth, assembled into one production by director Jude Christian to highlight, in particular, the stories of the female characters in both plays. A week before the production ...…
 
In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about being more polite in English. One way to be more polite is by using indirect questions when you are speaking to be people you don't know well. Jack and Rich focus on how we create indirect questions and how they are different from direct questions. Your task this week is to ...…
 
In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about being more polite in English. One way to be more polite is by using indirect questions when you are speaking to be people you don't know well. Jack and Rich focus on how we create indirect questions and how they are different from direct questions. Your task this week is to ...…
 
Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn. Complete the lesson ...…
 
Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn. Complete the lesson ...…
 
this week a look at the Blackpool Illuminations.email- verybritishpodcast@gmail.com
 
Will Adamsdale and Annie McGrath join Pappy's for a fun show in which you'll learn... which panelist has the most unread emails, what Ben knows about Hans Christian Anderson, what Will knows about lawn mowers, why Annie thinks a cat should be put down, how Matthew is a true professional when all around him are misbehaving and whether one of the ...…
 
In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about football rules and laws they would like to change. The language focus is on words and phrases we use to give strong opinions and phrases we use to respond to other people's opinions. Your task is to tell us about a rule or law that you would like to change in the comments s ...…
 
In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich talk about football rules and laws they would like to change. The language focus is on words and phrases we use to give strong opinions and phrases we use to respond to other people's opinions. Your task is to tell us about a rule or law that you would like to change in the comments s ...…
 
In this months episode of the DIBBcast, Anna takes control of Rachel and Jezza. They talk food, buses, food, someone having a party and more food! DIBBers Corner returns with talk of underrated attractions and a future DIBBers Corner segment is already in place! With all that being said, enjoy the show which is brought to you as always with our ...…
 
When King Edward died, the plan was that his second son would take the throne. By all indications,... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
 
When King Edward died, the plan was that his second son would take the throne. By all indications,... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
 
Writer-director-actor Desiree Akhavan (Appropriate Behaviour) joins Anna and Hen in the BFI's "glitzy" green room (there are mirrors on the ceiling) to talk about her new film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post and her new TV series, The Bisexual. Desi talks about why America loves pro-life cinema, the art of the sex scene and why it's alright t ...…
 
Dave and James back from the summer with lots to report including the return of Newsjack, the great audience sitcom revival part 897 and several attempts to answer the impossible question: What is comedy drama?More episodes:https://www.comedy.co.uk/podcasts/sitcom_geeks/Support Sitcom Geeks:https://www.patreon.com/SitcomGeeks…
 
Ken Thompson, Senior Editor of Functional Ecology talks to Sylvain Coq of CEFE about two recent papers on leaf litter decomposition and the role of macroinvertebrates
 
'In Light of What We Write' is a cutting-edge creative project, bringing together young Scottish and South African artists. It's a multi-disciplinary work, which was first presented in Cape Town in February 2018. In this podcast, Georgina Godwin headed to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the specially-created second chapter, presented at Edinburgh Inte ...…
 
This month Iszi presents the second part of the Members' exclusive lecture from Sir Barry Cunliffe and wonders how and why humans became seafarers. The British Museum Membercast is a monthly podcast made available to ‘all studious and curious persons’. Comedian, podcaster and super-fan Iszi Lawrence (The Z List Dead List) presents snippets from ...…
 
Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. This week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn. Find all the activitie ...…
 
Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. This week, Jack and Rich talk about the latest action from the Premier League. They keep you up to date with our new prediction competition and have lots of football English for you to learn. Find all the activitie ...…
 
544. The Rick Thompson Report: No Deal Brexit Talking to my dad about the current Brexit situation, including what could actually happen in the UK if we leave the EU with no deal. Expect language relating to politics, economics and the big issues of the day. Intro and outtro transcripts available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-8pp Spoken of ...…
 
this week saw the start of a new breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 with former radio 1 drivetime host Greg James. This episode looks at the first week of the show and Gregs radio Journey email- verybritishpodcast@gmail.com
 
The Last Dragonslayer is a 2016 Sky TV production that blends fantasy with modern-day elements. Will young Jennifer Strange follow her destiny and kill a dragon? This show was based on the novel by Jasper Fforde. Please send us your comments, questions, requests and complaints. You can reach us at britishinvaders@gmail.com, and you can find us ...…
 
The royals are mostly still on vacation so Jenna and Katelyn discuss British Royal Family news before the Firm abandoned public life.There’s a lot of whys in our latest episode and we’ve got the answers! Camilla is eating ice cream with Judi Dench! Prince Charles is racing around his garden counting butterflies and we tell Jan (who?!) she needs ...…
 
Brunanburh had been a titanic struggle. The Anglo Saxon Chronicle speaks of how the fighting... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
 
Brunanburh had been a titanic struggle. The Anglo Saxon Chronicle speaks of how the fighting... For more information and a full summary, go to thebritishhistorypodcast.com. Follow us @BritishPodcast
 
In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rich goes to a gym for the first time and talks about the experience. In the roleplay, Jack is a gym instructor and Rich is trying out some of the equipment. The language focus is on the words and phrases we use when talking about exercise and fitness. Your task is to complete our fitness challenge ...…
 
In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Rich goes to a gym for the first time and talks about the experience. In the roleplay, Jack is a gym instructor and Rich is trying out some of the equipment. The language focus is on the words and phrases we use when talking about exercise and fitness. Your task is to complete our fitness challenge ...…
 
Talking about the creepy subject of eating insects, which might be the solution to many of the problems that humans face as a species. This episode includes discussion of eating habits, environmental issues and some insect-related idioms and expressions. Transcripts and vocabulary lists available. Bon appetit! Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx- ...…
 
This episode comes just a day after Dan’s JOGLE run, where he attempted to break the record of 9 days and 2 hours for the 850 mile north to south journey down the length of Britain – running an average of 90 miles a day. We also interview Mick Seymour, one of Dan’s two chief crew people for his insights into what makes such an epic run happen.…
 
Agricola was knocking about in Britain for a big chunk of a whole dynasty of Roman Emperors. Some of them were nice, but one of them was a proper shitbag. Introducing The Flavians. Transcript In our history of Britain episode, we had a quick going over Agricola and his march north through Wales, England and […]…
 
This month Rachel and Anna are very excited to be joined at Dibbcast Towers by Steve Riley from Dedicated to DLP! Having both listened to the Dedicated to DLP podcasts for several years there is the occasional risk of fan-girling, they mostly talk about Disneyland Paris, the past, present and future of our beloved park. What was it that first m ...…
 
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