100 Best BBC Radio 4 Podcasts

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BBC Radio 4 Podcasts

Here are 100 Best BBC Radio 4 Podcasts worth listening to in 2024

1. In Our Time

In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Melvyn Bragg
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.6 / 5Facebook Followers 4.7KTwitter Followers 45.2K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 54 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact Get Influential Podcasters ContactsGet access to 100k active Podcasters, Influencers in 1500 niche categories.Get targeted media contact list in your niche at your fingertips so you can focus on running your campaign.Email us the categories of Podcasters you want to reach out for your marketing campaign at anuj@feedspot.com Copy email. We'll share active Podcasters list with verified email contacts in an Excel or CSV format.

2. Woman's Hour

Woman's Hour Women's voices and women's lives - topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Emma Barnett, Jessica Creighton
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.4 / 5Instagram Followers 204.7K Frequency 5 episodes / week Avg Length 56 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

3. You're Dead to Me

You're Dead to Me The history podcast for people who don't like history... and those who do. Greg Jenner brings together the best names in comedy and history to learn and laugh about the past.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Greg Jenner
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.7 / 5Facebook Followers 925.9KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 37 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

4. Desert Island Discs

Desert Island Discs Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Lauren Laverne
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.7 / 5Facebook Followers 925.9KTwitter Followers 533.9KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 43 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

5. Front Row

Front Row Live magazine programme on the worlds of arts, literature, film, media and music
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Nick Ahad, Tom Sutcliffe, Samira Ahmed
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.4 / 5 Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 43 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

6. Farming Today

Farming Today The latest news about food, farming and the countryside
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Charlotte Smith, Anna Hill
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.5 / 5Facebook Followers 915.9KTwitter Followers 533.7KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / day Avg Length 17 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

7. Any Questions? and Any Answers?

Any Questions? and Any Answers? Alex Forsyth presents topical debate in which guests from politics, business, science, arts and the media answer questions from members of the public. Anita Anand presents listeners' responses to the issues raised.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts BBC Radio 4, BBC, Alex Forsyth, Anita Anand
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.2 / 5Facebook Followers 5.7MTwitter Followers 1.9MInstagram Followers 5.4M Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 49 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

8. Grounded with Louis Theroux

Grounded with Louis Theroux Stuck at home, Louis is using the lockdown to track down some high-profile people he's been longing to talk to - from all walks of life and on both sides of the Atlantic.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Louis Theroux
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Facebook Followers 926.6KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 2 episodes / year Avg Length 54 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

9. Seriously...

Seriously... Seriously is home to the world's best audio documentaries and podcast recommendations, and host Vanessa Kisuule brings you two fascinating new episodes every week.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Vanessa Kisuule
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.3 / 5Facebook Followers 61.2MTwitter Followers 34M Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 30 min Since Dec 2015 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

10. Saturday Live

Saturday Live Radio 4's Saturday morning show brings you extraordinary stories and remarkable people.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Nikki Bedi, Huw Stephens, Jon Kay
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.6 / 5Facebook Followers 926.6KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 61 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

11. Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4

Friday Night Comedy from BBC Radio 4 Download the best satirical comedy from Radio 4, every Friday. Features The News Quiz, The Now Show and Dead Ringers.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Hugh Dennis, Steve Punt
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.4 / 5Facebook Followers 915.9KTwitter Followers 534.1KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 29 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

12. Westminster Hour

Westminster Hour The big political stories with lively discussion and expert comment and analysis from politicians and journalists, 10pm every Sunday on BBC Radio 4.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Ben Wright, Leila Nathoo
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 3.9 / 5Facebook Followers 5.7MTwitter Followers 1.9MInstagram Followers 5.4M Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 50 min Since Dec 2020 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

13. BBC Inside Science

BBC Inside Science A weekly programme that illuminates the mysteries and challenges the controversies behind the science that's changing our world.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Marnie Chesterton, Victoria Gill
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.4 / 5Facebook Followers 916KTwitter Followers 534.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 29 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

14. Broadcasting House

Broadcasting House 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'Connell.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Paddy O'Connell
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.7 / 5Facebook Followers 915.9KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 53 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

15. File on 4

File on 4 Award-winning current affairs documentary series investigating major issues at home and abroad
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Jo Glanville
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.5 / 5Facebook Followers 5.7MTwitter Followers 1.9MInstagram Followers 5.4M Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 40 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

16. From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast Insight, wit and analysis as BBC correspondents, journalists and writers take a closer look at the stories behind the headlines. Presented by Kate Adie and Pascale Harter.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts BBC Radio 4, BBC, Kate Adie
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.6 / 5Facebook Followers 5.7MTwitter Followers 1.9MInstagram Followers 5.4M Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 29 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

17. Money Box

Money Box The latest news from the world of personal finance plus advice for those trying to make the most of their money.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Money Box, BBC, Paul Lewis, Felicity Hannah
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.1 / 5Facebook Followers 937.8KTwitter Followers 17KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 27 min Since Nov 2016 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

18. Drama of the Week

Drama of the Week Every Friday we bring you a new drama from BBC Radio 4 or Radio 3. Exercise your imagination with some of the best writers and actors on radio. Storytelling at its very best.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.2 / 5Facebook Followers 926.6KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 51 min Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

19. Start the Week

Start the Week Weekly discussion programme, setting the cultural agenda every Monday
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.7 / 5Facebook Followers 925.6KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 4 episodes / month Avg Length 42 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

20. Books and Authors

Books and Authors This podcast features Open Book and A Good Read. Open Book talks to authors about their work. In A Good Read Harriett Gilbert discusses favourite books.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Harriett Gilbert
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.3 / 5Facebook Followers 5.7MTwitter Followers 1.9M Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 28 min Since Nov 2014 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

21. Six O'Clock News

Six O'Clock News The latest national and international news from BBC Radio 4
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts BBC Radio 4, BBC
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.5 / 5Facebook Followers 6.9MInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / day Avg Length 28 min Since Mar 2021 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

22. Political Thinking with Nick Robinson

Political Thinking with Nick Robinson Nick Robinson has a conversation with, not an interrogation of, the people who shape our political thinking about what shaped theirs.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts BBC, BBC Radio 4, Nick Robinson
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.6 / 5Facebook Followers 39.1KTwitter Followers 1M Frequency 2 episodes / quarter Avg Length 38 min Since Apr 2017 Listen on Apple Spotify YouTube Get Email Contact

23. Uncanny

Uncanny From ghostly phantoms to UFOs, The Battersea Poltergeist's Danny Robins investigates real-life stories of paranormal encounters. Written and presented by Danny Robins.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Danny Robins
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.7 / 5Facebook Followers 926.6KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / day Avg Length 27 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

24. More or Less: Behind the Stats

More or Less: Behind the Stats Tim Harford and the More or Less team try to make sense of the statistics which surround us. From BBC Radio 4
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Tim Harford
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.7 / 5Facebook Followers 936KTwitter Followers 533.8K Frequency 2 episodes / week Avg Length 17 min Since May 2015 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

25. Soul Music

Soul Music Series about pieces of music with a powerful emotional impact
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Hosts Jesca Hoop, Mair Bosworth
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Facebook Followers 916KTwitter Followers 492.5K Frequency 4 episodes / quarter Avg Length 28 min Since Jan 2008 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

26. All in the Mind

All in the Mind The show on how we think, feel and behave. Claudia Hammond delves into the evidence on mental health, psychology and neuroscience.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Claudia Hammond
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.5 / 5Facebook Followers 932.5KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 4 episodes / month Avg Length 29 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

27. Short Cuts

Short Cuts Short documentaries and adventures in sound presented by Josie Long.
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Josie Long
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Facebook Followers 5.7MTwitter Followers 1.9MInstagram Followers 5.4M Frequency 2 episodes / month Avg Length 30 min Since Jun 2013 Listen on Apple Get Email Contact

28. Last Word

Last Word Radio 4's weekly obituary programme, telling the life stories of those who have died recently
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Matthew Bannister
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.4 / 5Facebook Followers 926.6KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 1 episode / week Avg Length 28 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

29. Open Country

Open Country Countryside magazine featuring the people and wildlife that shape the landscape of the British Isles
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Rose Ferraby
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.8 / 5Facebook Followers 916.1KTwitter Followers 533.6KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 2 episodes / month Avg Length 25 min Since Sep 2010 Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

30. Life Changing

Life Changing In this series Dr Sian Williams talks to people who have lived through extraordinary events that have set their lives on an entirely different course. This podcast is all about the human experience, how people deal with obstacles that turn their lives upside down. The journeys are not always straightforward and there are often some remarkable discoveries along the way.Would you like to appear on the podcast? Do you have an extraordinary story to tell?
Podcast bbc.co.uk
Host Dr Sian Williams
Email ****@bbc.co.uk
Apple Rating 4.7 / 5Facebook Followers 5.5KInstagram Followers 33.3K Frequency 7 episodes / quarter Avg Length 27 min Listen on Apple YouTube Get Email Contact

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BBC Radio 4 Podcasters

Top Podcasters covering BBC Radio 4. Get Spreadsheet
Podcaster Name Email Role Podcast Link Twitter Handle Twitter Followers
Melvyn Bragg Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006qykl @amelvynbragg
Emma Barnett Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b007qlvb @emmabarnett 189.6K
Jessica Creighton Co Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b007qlvb @jesscreighton1 16.3K
Greg Jenner Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p07mdbhg @greg_jenner
Lauren Laverne Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006qnmr
Nick Ahad Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qsq5/episodes/player @nickahad 7.5K
Tom Sutcliffe Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qsq5/episodes/player @tds153 16.6K
Samira Ahmed Host bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qsq5/episodes/player @samiraahmeduk 69K
Charlotte Smith Co Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006qj8q @charlottebsmith 10.4K
Anna Hill Co Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006qj8q @hillft
BBC Radio 4 Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p02nrtn5 @bbcradio4 534K
BBC Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p02nrtn5 @bbc 2.3M
Alex Forsyth Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p02nrtn5 @alexforsythbbc 16K
Anita Anand Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p02nrtn5 @tweeter_anita 64.3K
Louis Theroux Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p089sfrz @louistheroux 2.2M
Vanessa Kisuule Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/series/p02pc9qx
Nikki Bedi Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006qgj4 @nikkibedi 14.4K
Huw Stephens Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006qgj4 @huwstephens 129.6K
Jon Kay Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006qgj4 @jonkay01 60.3K
Hugh Dennis Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p02pc9pj
Steve Punt Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/p02pc9pj
Ben Wright Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006s624 @bbcbenwright 9.4K
Leila Nathoo Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b006s624 @leilanathoo 5.6K
Marnie Chesterton Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b036f7w2 @amsterdammed 3.8K
Victoria Gill Host bbc.co.uk/sounds/brand/b036f7w2 @vic_gill 15.6K
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