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Are you wanting to learn more about africa ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best africa podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Africa Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Africa Today

  • Publisher: BBC World Service
  • Total Episodes: 101

News and analysis from the BBC’s Focus on Africa. The Africa Today podcast is published from Monday to Friday. It contains the day’s top African stories.

True Crime South Africa

  • Publisher: True Crime South Africa
  • Total Episodes: 107

True Crime South Africa covers solved and unsolved South African true crime cases.

Africa Daily

  • Publisher: BBC World Service
  • Total Episodes: 108

One question. One story from Africa for Africa. Alan Kasujja takes a deep dive into the news shaping the continent.

The China in Africa Podcast

  • Publisher: SupChina
  • Total Episodes: 565

Twice-weekly discussion about China’s engagement across Africa and the Global South hosted by journalist Eric Olander and Asia-Africa scholar Cobus van Staden in Johannesburg.

Sound Africa

  • Publisher: Sound Africa
  • Total Episodes: 63

SOUND AFRICA is a space for creative non-fiction from the African continent. We are licensed by the Composers Authors & Publishers Association of South Africa

Into Africa

  • Publisher: CSIS | Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 70

Fearless music activists. Savvy tech entrepreneurs. Social disrupters. Into Africa shatters the narratives that dominate U.S. perceptions of Africa. Host Judd Devermont, Africa program director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C., sits down with policymakers, journalists, academics and other trailblazers in African affairs to shine a spotlight on the faces spearheading cultural, political, and economic change on the continent.

History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

  • Publisher: Peter Adamson, Jonardon Ganeri, Chike Jeffers
  • Total Episodes: 148

Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

Kerning Cultures

  • Publisher: Kerning Cultures Network
  • Total Episodes: 114

Stories from the Middle East and North Africa, and the spaces in between.  Kerning Cultures is produced by Kerning Cultures Network. Support this podcast on https://www.patreon.com/kerningcultures for as little as $2 a month.

Afropop Worldwide

  • Publisher: Afropop Worldwide
  • Total Episodes: 417

Afropop Worldwide is an internationally syndicated weekly radio series, online guide to African and world music, and an international music archive, that has introduced American listeners to the music cultures of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean since 1988. Our radio program is hosted by Georges Collinet from Cameroon, the radio series is distributed by Public Radio International to 110 stations in the U.S., via XM satellite radio, in Africa via and Europe via Radio Multikulti.

The East is a Podcast

  • Publisher: Sina Rahmani (@urorientalist)
  • Total Episodes: 292

A critical lens on the history of the present on West Asia and North Africa. Interviews with experts and archival mashups. Created by Sina Rahmani (twitter: @urorientalist)

The Comb

  • Publisher: BBC World Service
  • Total Episodes: 39

Combing Africa for stories about the unseen forces that bind us together and tear us apart. A single story, every week. Hosted by Kim Chakanetsa. #thecomb

Empower Church

  • Publisher: Empower Church
  • Total Episodes: 331

Sermons from Empower Church, South Africa

Talking Africa

  • Publisher: The Africa Report
  • Total Episodes: 114

Talking Africa is a weekly editor’s talk by the Africa Report. Every week, the team will discuss one topic about the continCredits to mention :Music by Finley Crowther

CRC – Pastor At Boshoff

  • Publisher: CRC
  • Total Episodes: 238

Pastor At Boshoff is the founder and Senior Pastor of CRC. Through his dynamic leadership and passionate, relevant and unapologetic preaching, he has established the biggest multicultural and multigenerational Church in South Africa.

African Tech Roundup

  • Publisher: African Tech Roundup
  • Total Episodes: 296

Africa-focused technology, digital and innovation ecosystem insight and commentary.

The Lebo Lion Podcast

  • Publisher: Lebo Lion
  • Total Episodes: 31

All things marketing, digital, and mindset for African entrepreneurs, professionals, creatives, & students. The Biggest Marketing Podcast in Africa. This podcast is about conversation, education, and empowerment centered around marketing. Hosted by Lebo Lion SA: THE VOICE OF MARKETING in AFRICA * 40 Under 40 Africa Business Icons 2020 *Founder of BEOPLE *SMME growth strategist who has helped build over 500 African SMME’s with her strategic marketing and digital amplification skills. Passionate about entrepreneurship, pop culture, and people.


  • Publisher: David Barsamian
  • Total Episodes: 106

Alternative Radio is an “unembedded” weekly one-hour public affairs program offered free to all public radio stations in the US, Canada, Europe, South Africa, Australia, and on short-wave on Radio for Peace International. AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in other media.

2 Crickets In A Thorn Tree

  • Publisher: SA Institute of Race Relations
  • Total Episodes: 78

Nicholas Lorimer and Gabriel Crouse provide their own unique take on everything and anything going on in South Africa and the world at large, with a focus on history, philosophy and current affairs. Getting away with murder in South Africa, Russian oligarchs, American elections and geopolitical strategy all feature in this unconventional podcast.

New Books in African Studies

  • Publisher: Marshall Poe
  • Total Episodes: 351

Interviews with Scholars of Africa about their New Books Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/african-studies

The Jason Jones Show

  • Publisher: Jason Jones
  • Total Episodes: 159

Jason is a film producer, author, activist and Catholic human rights worker. For the past 25+ years, he has worked to defend the most vulnerable — from the homeless on the streets of Los Angeles to persecuted Christians in Africa, from women in crisis pregnancies to victims of “honor killing” in Iran.

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