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Best British podcasts we could find (updated December 2019)
Best British podcasts we could find
Updated December 2019
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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.
 
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.
 
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London Calling
Weekly
 
James Delingpole and Toby Young discuss and explain British and European politics and culture for their American audience.
 
A British true-crime podcast with hosts Amy and Rachael. They tackle the supernatural, conspiracy, folklore and British crime whilst making room for a dumb criminal at the end. Come join for all things British and Michael Caine jokes.
 
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
 
Please note that because iTunes limits the number of episodes displayed to 300, to start at the beginning of my retelling of the story of England, you need to SUBSCRIBE. You'll then find a regular, chronological podcast, starting from from the end of Roman Britain. I’m a bloke in a shed, but I make sure this is good, properly prepared history, and then fill it with my enthusiasm. You’ll find the great events and people for sure – but also some of the byways, of how people lived, their langua ...
 
Kate Hills is on a one-woman mission to save UK manufacturing. In this podcast she shines the light on British brands and manufacturers, and goes behind the scenes of their businesses. With tips, hints and tricks to help you manufacture in the UK and buy British. Never has there been a more critical time to get behind 'made in Britain'.
 
British comedian Adam Buxton talks with interesting people. The rambly conversations are sometimes funny, sometimes more serious with funny bits. Adam makes the jingles and records the intros and outros for most episodes while walking with his dog friend Rosie in the East Anglian countryside where he lives with his wife and three children. Adam has appeared in films such as Hot Fuzz, Stardust and Son Of Rambow as well as a variety of TV shows in the UK. Since 2007 he has hosted BUG, a live s ...
 
RHLSTP is an award-winning series in which comedian Richard Herring ("The Podfather" - The Guardian) chats with some of the biggest names in comedy and entertainment. Stephen Fry, Eddie Izzard, Dawn French, David Mitchell, Katherine Ryan and Brian Blessed are amongst the many stars to have been interviewed across the 200+ episodes..
 
A podcast telling some of the famous and not so famous myths, legends, stories and folklore of the British Isles in a haphazard order. Coming direct from South Yorkshire it is currently regularish, and will feature all of the above and whatever other miscellaneous snippets take my fancy
 
Nominated for the BEST TRUE-CRIME PODCAST award at the British Podcast Awards 2018, Murder Mile is a uniquely different UK true-crime podcast, presented as an audio guided walk of 300+ of London’s untold, unsolved and (often) forgotten murder cases, all within the West End.
 
Explore the British countryside and delve into the big rural issues with the team at BBC Countryfile Magazine. Follow us on walks into beautiful places and meet fascinating people. Please subscribe! To find out more about the British countryside, visit www.countryfile.com Subscribe to the print version of BBC Countryfile Magazine at https://www.buysubscriptions.com/print/bbc-countryfile-magazine-subscription
 
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Reel Britannia
Monthly
 
A very British podcast about very British movies...with the occasional hint of professionalism
 
Martin Bushby, Richard Benson & Jamesie review all the major happenings from the British wrestling scene including PROGRESS, RevPro, NXT UK, OTT, ICW & much more.
 
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 ...
 
Interviews with Scholars of Britain about their New Books
 
A UK true crime podcast with a comedy twist. 30 somethings Lucy and Emma tell each other true crime stories, whilst injecting a little dark humour along the way. Nominated in the true crime category in the British Podcast Awards 2018. Lucy and Emma pride themselves on being well researched and telling you everything there is to know about the crime in question. So listen, enjoy, and remember, listening to S'laughter doesn't make you a psycho, killing people does.
 
{Gone Fishing} In a city that never sleeps, the veil between waking and dreaming can fray at the edges. Enter Lucifer Kane an academic who's knowledge of the other side is unparalleled, and Brutus Feels, an empathic ex cop with fists of iron. . If you've strayed where you shouldn't, heard what you oughtn't or looked where you mustn't, you may require the services of Kane and Feels: Paranormal Investigators.
 
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British Invaders
Monthly+
 
The podcast all about British Science Fiction Television.
 
Hosted by BFI programmer Anna Bogutskaya and the BFI’s digital editor, Henry Barnes, The Bigger Picture covers the best in screen culture, from film to TV to gaming.
 
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.
 
BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province.
 
Screenwriter STUART WRIGHT is the host of Britflicks.com's podcast. It regularly features: 1) British film makers 2) Supporters of the British film industry 3) Horror filmmakers/horror film lovers from around the world.4) "5 Great British Horror Films" podcast series... where horror film lovers get to wax lyrical about their 5 favourite British horror movies.
 
British Comedy Guide is a website all about UK comedy. We publish a number of different comedy podcast series.
 
The British Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin was created in 1975. For more than thirty years the program has sponsored public lectures in English literature, history, and government, and has conducted a weekly seminar called the Faculty Seminar on British Studies that includes faculty members, graduate students, undergraduates, and members of the Austin community.
 
A fortnightly show about news and views from the world of British books and publishing
 
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.
 
Buzzing, creative, brave. Libraries don’t just keep our stories safe; they’re where new stories begin. Meet the people making amazing things happen in them. Hosted by Cleo Laskarin from the British Library’s exhibitions team. Discover more at www.bl.uk. Supported by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library.A Pixiu Production.
 
Martin Bushby, Richard Benson & Jamesie review all the major happenings from the British wrestling scene including PROGRESS, RevPro, NXT UK, OTT, ICW & much more.
 
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Pax Britannica
Monthly+
 
Pax Britannica is a narrative history podcast covering the empire upon which the sun never set. Beginning with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England, Pax Britannica will follow the people and events that created an empire that dominated the globe. Hosted by a PhD candidate in British Imperial history, and based on extensive scholarship and primary sources, along with interviews with experts in their field, Pax Britannica aims to explain the rise and eventual fall of ...
 
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theTimeVault
Monthly
 
The Podcast of British Cult Classics
 
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The Modern Mann
Monthly
 
BEST INTERVIEW PODCAST - British Podcast Awards 2019. Amazing stories, emerging trends and sex advice - hosted by Olly Mann, with Alix Fox and Ollie Peart. New episodes drop on the first of each month. Get in touch or buy us a beer at modernmann.co.uk.
 
Interviews and more from the world of professional theatre right across the UK.
 
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.
 
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Easy English
Daily+
 
Daily show for kids and the family. Broadcasting from England. Featuring books, jokes and loads of fun!
 
The world's first podcast dedicated to the ancient art of Stone Clearing (removing stones from a field and using them for better purpose), presented by Richard Herring.
 
Interviews and more from the world of professional theatre right across the UK.
 
Discussion and analysis of UK politics from the Financial Times' political commentators and correspondents. Presented by Sebastian Payne.
 
Twenty-four short stories by famous and not-so-famous British authors.
 
Free Exchange is a podcast from CapX in which we interview the leading lights of British politics. We get beyond the headlines to find out why they do what they do, and think what they think.
 
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British Slang
Monthly+
 
The largest dictionary of British Slang, idioms and phrases at English-slang.com.
 
As a modern quilter and founder of the Great British Quilter Challenge on Instagram, Sarah Ashford has spent the last 3 years galvanising and championing British quilters and the quilting industry. In this series, Sarah speaks to British quilt designers, fabric companies and shop owners, to share behind the scenes stories and to discuss what it means to be a part of the British quilting community today. Guests also share their top tips for quilting and social media, which we know you're goin ...
 
Join us for tea & conversation at the British High Commission in Wellington
 
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Take It EV
Monthly
 
We talk about EVs, from the British perspective. Practical, Technical and all about Electric Vehicles.
 
A boxing show with regular special guests from the world of boxing, all the latest updates and fight info. Hosted by: Darren ReesPanel: Ben Gibbons, Tyler White and Peter Flatt www.boxingmedia.uk
 
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Polarised
Monthly
 
The podcast from the RSA investigating the political and cultural forces driving us further apart. Presented by the RSA's Matthew Taylor and the author of 'Born Liars' and 'Curious', Ian Leslie. New episodes fortnightly.
 
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British Invaders
Monthly+
 
The podcast all about British Science Fiction Television
 
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Do The Right Thing
Monthly
 
Award-winning comedy panel show hosted by Danielle Ward, with team captains Margaret Cabourn-Smith and Michael Legge and amazing special guests. In it, two teams work out the right thing to do in strange scenarios and scary situations which range from the everyday to the weird and extreme. Don't feel you have to start at the beginning - we'd suggest you start with the most recent series then work backwards!
 
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For all of their prominence in the popular imagination today, the historical record of the Viking presence in England is limited, with much of what we know about them dependent upon the literary accounts attached to it. In Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England (Bloomsbury Academic, 2019), Eleanor Parker deconstructs these acco ...…
 
More great books at LoyalBooks.comBy Alfred Edgar Coppard
 
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, so Sushma and Sian (filling in for Hugo) are serving array of festive delights from the Museum. Sushma talks to Tim Clarke, Head of the Japanese Section as he looks back at almost four decades of work at the British Museum, while Sian and Francesca head back to the archives to check out Christmas car ...…
 
Kurtis Strelau of Young Drivers discusses winter driving. Phyllis Simon and Rob Wiersema discuss holiday book recommendations -- and how to give them as gifts.
 
Encounter Willard Library’s Lady in Grey, be spellbound by the British Library’s collection and meet a druid from a library in the heart of spiritual south-west England. Who you gonna call? A librarian, obviously.By The British Library
 
More than ever our broadcasters are accused of bias and spin, and the subject of wild conspiracy theories. Have they brought these attacks upon themselves? For those at the top of our broadcast media, what’s the right response to a polarised political landscape? And can they win back the growing minority who have lost trust in what they see and ...…
 
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