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Best Tech Podcasts for UK Listeners

10 Best Tech Podcasts for UK Listeners

Stephen Mash
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Technology podcasts allow us to listen to exactly what we want when we want it. The vast range of topics and straightforward accessibility make them the content of choice when you want to listen to informative and entertaining tech-based content. These are perfect listening when you're on the move, engaged in mundane tasks, or just putting your feet up.
Whether you're a tech professional or a keen amateur, there are hundreds of tech podcasts available. Whether you're looking for light entertainment or thorough analysis, there will be at least one that delivers what you're looking for.
We've included a link to each podcast website where you can access all the available episodes.

How we chose and ranked the best UK podcasts

We've listed ten of the best technology podcasts aimed at UK listeners, ranked by their popularity. Our rating is based on the average number of downloads across all platforms. We've chosen the ones that cover the broadest reach, so you can find one that's perfect for you. Popularity ebbs and flows, so keep an eye on new and interesting podcasts that are attracting attention.

Tech Podcast Recommendations

1. Wired.co.uk

This topical podcast encompasses technological breakthroughs and newsworthy events as part of a broader societal, scientific, and cultural context. It usually manages to cram in around five subjects per episode. These cover a range of tech news topics, though talk can sometimes wander around the subject. Despite that, it is hugely entertaining and packed full of fun facts. Behind the chatting is informative and thought-provoking content.
  • Starting in March 2020, this weekly podcast releases a new episode each Friday. Episodes last between 40 and 60 minutes.
  • Presented by James Temperton with guest hosts Amit Katwala, Matt Burgess, Matt Reynolds, Natasha Bernal and Victoria Turk
  • Produced and edited by Matt Burgess

2. Digital Planet

This topical technology podcast is produced from the weekly BBC World Service radio programme that discusses technology news and events from around the world. It dives down into each topic in an accessible and educational manner that provides breadth to each story, looking at the consequences and implications that often get missed by alternate forms of reporting.
  • Starting in June 2009, this weekly podcast releases a new episode each Tuesday. Episodes last between 40 and 50 minutes.
  • Presented by Angelica Mari, Bill Thompson, Gareth Mitchell and Ghislaine Boddington
  • Produced by Ania Lichtarowicz and Emil Petrie
  • Website BBC World Service - Digital Planet - Downloads

3. Tech Tent

This topical technology podcast is produced from the weekly BBC World Service radio programme that discusses technology news in a high level and light-hearted tone. Rather than diving into subjects, it provides a brief summary of newsworthy issues that help keep listeners informed and acts as a gateway for discovering topics of interest that can be explored through other podcasts.
  • Starting in June 2019, this weekly podcast releases a new episode each Friday. Each episode lasts around 25 minutes.
  • Presented by Rory Cellan-Jones with contributions from BBC reporters
  • Produced by Jat Gill
  • Website BBC World Service - Tech Tent - Downloads

4. Exponential View

Tech journalist and entrepreneur Azeem Azhar takes a look each week at an important technological topic set to cause an exponential change to the way businesses and societies could operate in the future. Joined by a subject matter expert, Azeem and his guest explore a subject in detail yet manage to keep the discussions comprehensible.
  • First episode released at the end of 2016, this podcast usually releases a new episode each couple of weeks on a Friday, though its frequency changes. Episodes last anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes.
  • Presented by Azeem Azhar
  • Produced by Marija Gavrilov

5. The Digital Human

This topical technology podcast is produced from the weekly BBC Radio 4 programme that discusses technology-related topics in a fascinating and thought-provoking manner. It takes a subject each week and explores what impact the technology related to it will have on our lives. Content is well researched and presented in a manner that is engaging and entertaining.
  • Starting in October 2013, this weekly podcast releases a new episode each Monday. Episodes last around 30 minutes.
  • Presented by Aleks Krotoski
  • Produced by Kate Bissell and Peter McManus

6. Let's Talk About Tech

This gaming podcast is produced from the weekly BBC Radio 5 Live programme that discusses gaming news and culture. Originally a general tech podcast, it has evolved into a mixture of gaming reviews, related gaming technology subjects, and gaming's social aspects. Informative interviews and friendly discussions explore everything from comparisons between gaming consoles to advice for staying safe online.
  • Starting in March 2019, this weekly podcast releases a new episode once or twice per month. Episodes last anywhere between 20 and 60 minutes.
  • Presented by Adam Rosser plus guest presenters
  • Producer uncredited
  • Website BBC Radio 5 live - Let's Talk About Tech - Downloads

7. The Two Techies

This topical weekly tech podcast features in-depth discussions of the week's technological related news stories and related areas of interest. Presented as a chat between two participants that often meanders around the subject, it offers a chance to sit back and listen in to a conversation that can lead you in an unexpected direction and provide insights that you may not have typically considered. The depth of the discussions is its main selling feature.
  • First episode released in 2015, this weekly podcast releases a new episode each Sunday. Episodes last around 60 minutes.
  • Presented by Jamie Bunting
  • Producer uncredited
  • Website MunchTech | Taking a Byte out of Technology

8. Analog(ue)

This monthly technology podcast takes a look at how technological innovations can change lives. It features two presenters speaking openly about how their lives have been personally affected. However, it does this engagingly and fascinatingly, offering a new perspective on technology. Despite the profound and sometimes troubling subject matter, the presenters bring humour and insight that makes this podcast educational and joyous.
  • First episode released in 2014, episodes usually last between 60 and 90 minutes.
  • Presented by Myke Hurley and Casey Liss
  • Producer uncredited
  • Website Analog(ue) - Relay FM

9. DigitalOutbox

This weekly podcast looks at technology, gadgets, and games in the news. It looks behind the headlines to delve into each subject in sufficient depth to explore what this may mean looking forward. Presented as a friendly chat between the two hosts, it's a gentle and informative listen enhanced by their evident enthusiasm and excellent knowledge of the subjects.

10. Outriders

This tech podcast was produced from the weekly BBC Radio 5 Live programme that explored the frontiers of the web. From looking at new internet-based applications and their impact on the physical world through to tech innovations, this series of podcasts offered a unique insight into the online world during a period of rapid change.
  • This weekly podcast ran from 2010 to 2014 and released episodes that lasted around 25 minutes.
  • Presented by Jamillah Knowles, Chris Vallance and Rhod Sharp
  • Producer uncredited
  • Website BBC Radio 5 live - Outriders - Downloads

Summary

Our podcast recommendations are offered to help you choose which tech podcast to listen to next. They cover topics across a broad range, from reviews of video games to the implications of artificial intelligence development on social structures. From lightweight chats about tech news topics to deep dive interviews with leaders of the tech industry.
Simply listening to alternative points of view can open the mind to new ideas and sow the seeds for ground-breaking innovations. Enjoy your podcast listening experience.
About the Author: Stephen Mash is a contributing writer for HP Tech Takes. Stephen is a UK-based freelance technology writer with a background in cybersecurity and risk management.

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