Podcasts. Every streaming service is completely swamped with them, so cutting through to the ones that are doing something different and actually have something relevant to say is a near-impossible task. Here in the UK, new talents are cropping up every day and more and more of them are cutting through the noise with new takes on the format, as well as interviews with voices you don’t often hear.
Whether it’s sport, music, celebrity gossip or an escape from the everyday grind, there’s a glut of UK-based podcasts ready to rise to the top and offer us a new perspective or just some laughs. The execution’s improving too—and in a big way. The days of hastily thrown-together sets and cheap recording equipment are thankfully long gone, and it’s seriously paying off. Podcasters in 2021 have the kind of production value that some TV production companies could learn from.
Following our 2020 edition, here are 10 more UK culture and music podcasts you need in your life today (and forever).