20 Best Diplomacy Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

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

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

When Diplomacy Fails Podcast

  • Publisher: Zack Twamley
  • Total Episodes: 595

A podcast covering the build up to, breakout of and consequences of various conflicts in history.

Modern American Diplomacy

  • Publisher: U.S. Foreign Service Officer – Jeremy Beer
  • Total Episodes: 14

Career Foreign Service Officers interview America’s most influential diplomats, capturing the sacrifice, professionalism, humor, heroism, wisdom, and triumph of modern-day American diplomacy. Through personal anecdotes, guests explain what they were trying to achieve with a given foreign policy, how they tried to accomplish those objectives, and where things went right (or wrong). Featuring conversations with America’s greatest foreign policy minds, including Thomas Pickering, John Negroponte, Bill Burns, Bob Blake, Maura Harty and a host of similarly accomplished Career Ambassadors. **Interviews excerpted from the forthcoming book Modern American Diplomacy: A Field Guide to Success in The Foreign Service.**

Diplomacy Games

  • Publisher: Diplomacy Games.com – Kaner and Amby
  • Total Episodes: 101

The podcast about playing the strategy game Diplomacy face to face and online. Visit DiplomacyGames.com for more info and shownotes.

Inside Cyber Diplomacy

  • Publisher: Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Total Episodes: 9

Inside Cyber Diplomacy presents a wide-ranging and thought-provoking look at international cybersecurity, its challenges, and practices. Through candid interviews with experts around the world, co-hosts Jim Lewis and Chris Painter explore how diplomacy and negotiation have shaped the field. This podcast is made possible by the generous support of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore and the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

BrotherBored’s Diplomacy Dojo

  • Publisher: BrotherBored
  • Total Episodes: 15

Every week, Your Bored Brother convenes his Diplomacy Dojo, where players of all skill levels come together to discuss their most “pressing” Diplomacy questions. To participate in the Diplomacy Dojo, contact Your Bored Brother through his website, brotherbored.com, or make a pledge on Patreon at bit.ly/supportybb for instant access to the discord server.

Persona Grata: A Podcast on Israeli Diplomacy

  • Publisher: Persona Grata
  • Total Episodes: 13

Persona Grata is a podcast which delves into the world of Israeli diplomacy and foreign affairs. Meet the diplomats, decision makers, and movers and shakers who are leading Israel’s diplomacy efforts and shaping international affairs around the world, on behalf of the Jewish State.

Inside Economic Diplomacy

  • Publisher: U.S. Department of State
  • Total Episodes: 7

Department of State Podcasts

Diplomacy Podcast

  • Publisher: Erik van Mechelen
  • Total Episodes: 23

Players discuss negotiation, strategy, and tactics to help you learn the tools to become a stronger player. —Hosted by Erik van Mechelen—

Diplomacy 201

  • Publisher: Audri Mukhopadhyay
  • Total Episodes: 2

Diplomacy 201 is a podcast series aimed at unveiling the best practices in diplomacy and optimizing the effectiveness of interventions to advance future economic, security and political objectives.

Poor Richard’s Podcast: Tales of American Diplomacy

  • Publisher: ADST
  • Total Episodes: 83

The Official Podcast Channel of ADST — Capturing, preserving, and sharing the experiences of America’s diplomats.

Funboat Diplomacy

  • Publisher: Weimin Chen
  • Total Episodes: 70

Funboat Diplomacy is a show hosted by Weimin Chen. Guests come from a variety of backgrounds and discuss their lives back home, experiences in other countries, and share their perspectives.


  • Publisher: Carina Perez
  • Total Episodes: 1

What is diplomacy?

Climate Diplomacy’s Podcast

  • Publisher: Climate Diplomacy
  • Total Episodes: 8

Climate Diplomacy explores the foreign policy implications of climate change, and the role of diplomacy and its instruments in promoting ambitious climate action.


  • Publisher: Donaldo Perez
  • Total Episodes: 1


Center for International Studies and Diplomacy (CISD) – SOAS Radio

  • Publisher: CISD/SOAS Radio
  • Total Episodes: 30

SOAS Radio is an online radio station and production company based at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London…

Pints & Diplomacy

  • Publisher: Pints & Diplomacy
  • Total Episodes: 12

A few guys having beers with elected officials and candidates for public office. Get to know the people making important decisions about our country!

The War & Diplomacy Podcast: From the Centre for War and Diplomacy at Lancaster University

  • Publisher: The Centre for War and Diplomacy
  • Total Episodes: 11

The CWD provides the historical context and strategic analysis to inform understanding of today’s geopolitical challenges through discussions with leading experts and researchers.

Hear what Israel’s top experts in the fields of intelligence, security, international relations and diplomacy have to say about Israel and the complexities of the Middle East in the 21st century.

  • Publisher: Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
  • Total Episodes: 9

Hear what Israel’s top experts in the fields of intelligence, security, international relations and diplomacy have to say about Israel and the complexities of the Middle East in the 21st century.

resonance: A Music & Sound Diplomacy Podcast

  • Publisher: resonance
  • Total Episodes: 5

An educational music and sound diplomacy podcast that explores the cultural significance of musical exchange across the globe. The series highlights the impact and potential of music diplomacy initiatives at the state and non-state levels, and seeks to strengthen the case for music as an important tool of cross-cultural communication and understanding.

Diplomacy And Revolution

  • Publisher: William Lovendahl
  • Total Episodes: 2

Diplomacy And Revolution is a show about leadership in the new and crazy world that we’re living in. Hosts Will Lovendahl and Ammar Khan, cover current events in relationship to historical leaders like MLK and JFK, and cover big events from around the world in a way that is digestible without becoming a political junky. We want to inspire you to become a leader in your own community and build towards something greater. We’re all in this together, and the future is coming faster than you might think. If we want to shape it in the way we feel we deserve, we better start now.

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