30 Best BBC News Podcasts

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BBC News Podcasts

Here are 30 Best BBC News Podcasts worth listening to in 2023

1. Newscast

Newscast London, England, UK
The UK's flagship daily news podcast from the BBC, Newscast dives into the day's big stories so you're never out of your depth. Newscast p...icks the brains of BBC News experts so you're ready if someone picks yours, covering the latest developments in politics in Westminster and beyond, what the cost of living means for the money in your pocket, and the impact of climate change.more
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7M 2.3M 5.3M 1 episode / day Avg Length 32 min
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2. Newshour

Newshour London, England, UK
Interviews, news and analysis of the day's global events.
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5.7M 2.3M 5.3M 1 episode / day Avg Length 49 min
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3. Science In Action

Science In Action London, England, UK
The BBC brings you all the week's science news.
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61.1M 40.3M 179.2K 1 episode / week Avg Length 28 min
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4. Best of Nolan

Best of Nolan London, England, UK
Stephen Nolan's no nonsense approach to confronting the biggest issues of the day: an unmissable mixture of news, phone ins and entertainment. Fro...m BBC Radio Ulstermore
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5.7M 2.3M 5.3M 1 episode / day Avg Length 80 min
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5. Global News Podcast

Global News Podcast London, England, UK
The latest from Israel and Gaza and all the top stories from BBC News. Twice a day on weekdays, daily at weekends and special episodes. Reports and an...alysis from around the world.more
bbc.co.uk/programm..
6M 2.3M 5.1M 1 episode / day Avg Length 31 min
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6. Focus on Africa

Focus on Africa London, England, UK
Three essential stories to round off your working day. Explaining the big topics and news from Africa, the people behind them, plus an African perspec...tive on global stories. Hosted by Audrey Brown. Five days a week, ready by late afternoon, Monday to Friday.more
bbc.co.uk/programm..
6M 2.3M 5.1M 1 episode / day Avg Length 31 min
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7. Talkback

Talkback Northern Ireland, UK
Highlights from Talkback. William Crawley and guests discuss the news headlines, chat to the people making them and ask you, the audience, what you th...ink? From BBC Radio Ulstermore
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95.1K 49K 4.4K 5 episodes / week Avg Length 44 min
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8. HARDtalk

HARDtalk London, England, UK
In-depth, hard-hitting interviews with newsworthy personalities.
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7.2M 551.9K 225.5K 2 episodes / week Avg Length 24 min
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9. Six O'Clock News

Six O'Clock News London, England, UK
The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
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6.9M 533.7K 15.7K 1 episode / day Avg Length 27 min Mar 2021
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10. The World Tonight

The World Tonight London, England, UK
In depth reporting, intelligent analysis and major breaking news from a global perspective
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6.5M 2.3M 5.2M 4 episodes / week Avg Length 38 min
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11. Moral Maze

Moral Maze London, England, UK
Combative, provocative and engaging live debate examining the moral issues behind one of the week's news stories. #moralmaze
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59.7M 40.3M 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 54 min
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12. Best of Today

Best of Today London, England, UK
Insight, analysis and expert debate as key policy makers are challenged on the latest news stories.
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5.7M 2.3M 5.3M 1 episode / day Avg Length 15 min
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13. In Touch

In Touch London, England, UK
News, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted
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915.9K 533.7K 15.5K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 19 min
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14. World Business Report

World Business Report London, England, UK
The latest business and finance news from around the world from the BBC
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7.3M 15.6K 175.2K 2 episodes / day Avg Length 28 min Dec 2016
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15. Today in Parliament

Today in Parliament London, England, UK
News, views and features on today's stories in Parliament
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915.9K 533.7K 15.7K 9 episodes / month Avg Length 28 min
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16. Unexpected Elements

Unexpected Elements London, England, UK
The news you know, the science you don't. Unexpected Elements looks beyond everyday narratives to discover a goldmine of scientific stories and connec...tions from around the globe. From Afronauts, to why we argue, to a deep dive on animal lifespans: see the world in a new way.more
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7.3M 551.9K 175.1K 1 episode / week Avg Length 51 min
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17. Digital Planet

Digital Planet London, England, UK
Technological and digital news from around the world.
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7.2M 551.9K 225.5K 1 episode / week Avg Length 41 min Oct 2018
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18. BBC News | Coronavirus Global Update

BBC News | Coronavirus Global Update London, England, UK
A daily round-up on the spread of the coronavirus, with reports from affected areas, details of the latest medical information and the impact on healt...h, business and travel.more
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59.8M 15.2M 1 episode / quarter Avg Length 5 min
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19. Learning English News Review

Learning English News Review London, England, UK
News Review shows you how to use the language from the latest news stories in your everyday English. Published every Tuesday by BBC Learning English.
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7.3M 551.9K 258.5K 4 episodes / month Avg Length 7 min Oct 2017
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20. Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 London, England, UK
Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
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915.9K 533.7K 13.9K 2 episodes / month Avg Length 29 min
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21. Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House London, England, UK
The Sunday morning magazine programme with a fresh approach to the news and discussion about the big stories of the week. Presented by Paddy O'Con...nell.more
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915.9K 533.7K 15.5K 1 episode / week Avg Length 53 min
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22. Sunday Supplement

Sunday Supplement London, England, UK
Political news, discussions and analysis, plus a round-up of the Sunday papers with our guest reviewers.
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916K 533.7K 15.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 56 min Dec 2020
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23. Country Focus

Country Focus Cardiff, Wales, UK
Programme serving everyone living in the countryside and tackling the issues affecting them. With rural, farming and environmental news
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115.7K 82.3K 1 episode / week Avg Length 28 min
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24. 5 Live News Specials

5 Live News Specials London, England, UK
Showcasing BBC Radio 5 Live's news specials, including in-depth interviews.
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445K 675.7K 67.6K 1 episode / month Avg Length 45 min Aug 2013
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25. The Briefing Room

The Briefing Room David Aaronovitch and a panel of experts and insiders present in-depth explainers on big issues in the news
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915.9K 533.7K 15.5K 4 episodes / month Avg Length 28 min
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26. Comedians vs. the News

Comedians vs. the News London, England, UK
Comedians with the funny take on global headlines. NYC comedy couple Jess Salomon and Eman El-Husseini serve-up the news as you’ve never hear...d it before.more
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5.7M 2.3M 5.3M
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27. Profile

Profile London, England, UK
An insight into the character of an influential figure making news headlines
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915.9K 533.7K 15.5K 1 episode / week Avg Length 15 min
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28. Breaking the News

Breaking the News London, England, UK
Topical comedy panel show takes a satirical view of the week's headlines.
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1.9M 17.2K 1 episode / week Avg Length 29 min Oct 2020
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29. The Cultural Frontline

The Cultural Frontline London, England, UK
The Cultural Frontline: where arts and news collide.
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7.3M 551.9K 174.7K 1 episode / week Avg Length 28 min
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BBC News Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering BBC News. Get Spreadsheet.
Podcaster Name Email Podcast Link Total Episodes
Bbc Marathi Audio podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/%E0%A4%B8-%E0%A4%AA-%E0%A4%97-%E0%A4%B7-%E0%A4%9F/id1550094137 37
Bbc Indonesia Radio bbc.com/indonesia/podcasts/p02pc9v6 4
Journalism.co.uk journalism.co.uk/podcast/s399 2
Mike Battle redcarpetrookies.com/episodes 1
The Times play.acast.com/s/storiesofourtimes 45
Tvps play.acast.com/s/thehivpodcast 26
Graham Cluley & Carole Theriault smashingsecurity.com/episodes 22
Intelligence Squared intelligencesquared.com/intelligence-squared-podcast 21
Motoring Podcast motoringpodcast.com/episodes 19
Marketplace / Kai Ryssdal And Kimberly Adams marketplace.org/shows/make-me-smart 14
Cdm Productions spreaker.com/show/corpus-delicti 12
Tim Ferriss tim.blog 12
Bbc World Service bbc.co.uk/programmes/p002vsnk/episodes/player 9
Bestoftheleft.com bestoftheleft.com/listen 9
Elaine Giles And Mike Thomas macbites.co.uk/shows 8
Bbc Radio bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05299nl/episodes/player 7
Bbc Radio 4 bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02pc9qx/episodes/downloads 7
David Wright spreaker.com/show/living-in-spain-with-david-wright 7
Morbid Network | Wondery art19.com/shows/morbid-a-true-crime-podcast 7
Essential Apple Crew essentialapple.com/podcast 6
Esther Ludlow & Studio71 truecrimepodcast.com/episodes 6
Marti & Effie feeds.buzzsprout.com/1834450 6
Podnews Llc podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podnews-daily/id1325018583 6
Cyberwire, Inc. thecyberwire.com/podcasts/daily-podcast 5
Kwame ghanainfocus.buzzsprout.com 5
Matt Norden rss.com/podcasts/theplanettoday 5
R. Albert Mohler, Jr. albertmohler.com/the-briefing 5
Anthropological Airwaves americananthropologist.org/anthropological-airwaves-podcast 4
Ayden Fitzgerald anchor.fm/ayden-fitzgerald 4
Ben W, Ben Worthington ieltspodcast.com 4
Gem Newman winnipegskeptics.com/blog 4
Jennifer Briney congressionaldish.com/category/podcast-episodes 4
Mwmh cms.megaphone.fm/channel/HSW2364749129 4
Once Upon A Crime truecrimepodcast.com/episodes 4
Planetarypan astronomycast.com 4
Vincent Kenny hikikomori.libsyn.com/website 4
Alex Sarlin edtechinsiders.buzzsprout.com 3
Betches Media betches.com/podcast-channel/morning-announcements 3
Building The Future anchor.fm/btf-ai-podcast 3
Courtney Liso botdpod.com/episodes 3
Crimes And Consequences tntcrimespodcast.com 3
Down To The Wire podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jacob-racco1 3
Great Security Debate Productions Llc greatsecuritydebate.net 3
Historia Histérica podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/historia-histerica 3
Jupiter Broadcasting jupiterbroadcasting.com/show/coder-radio 3
Laura And Bex feeds.buzzsprout.com/1195643 3
Mike And Ting lostlevels.club 3
Ministry Of Funny podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/yah-lah-but/id1359672301 3
Sadie Hall podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/yoursocialanxietybestie 3
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