20 Best Directing Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

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

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

Just Shoot It: A Podcast about Filmmaking, Screenwriting and Directing

  • Publisher: Filmmakers Matt Enlow & Oren Kaplan
  • Total Episodes: 258

A filmmaking podcast about directing hosted by directors. Each week we interview filmmakers on writing, cinematography, development and acting to learn how to build a successful career as a filmmaker in the Hollywood industry. 


  • Publisher: Dave DYE
  • Total Episodes: 53

Interviews with the best advertising, design, photographic, typographic, illustration and film directing talent that are still alive*. (*It’s just easier.)

Afterpiece: A Podcast about Educational theatre

  • Publisher: Educational Theatre Consultants
  • Total Episodes: 53

Afterpiece is a podcast about Educational Theatre. Each week, we will share some of our combined 50 years of teaching and directing experience with you…from stories of the history of the Texas theatre to theatre curriculum… from directing strategies to teaching strategies…and from balancing life and work to to raising a family in the theatre. Twitter: @DragooTheatre

Direct to Podcast

  • Publisher: Direct to Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 37

Directors Kurt Schneider & Keenan Wetzel talk directing with other directors.

Respect The Process

  • Publisher: Jordan Brady
  • Total Episodes: 407

One on one chats with filmmakers about commercials by the filmmakers and creatives that make them. Hosted by filmmaker Jordan Brady, director of over 1200 commercials, 4 feature films, 3 full-length documentaries and one Netflix special. Jordan is the Founder of Commercial Directing Film School.

Dear Art Producer

  • Publisher: Heather Elder
  • Total Episodes: 75

Dear Art Producer connects the photography and video community with art producers in the advertising community. This podcast introduces you to different art producers, share the stories of their diverse career paths, explore what it means to stay relevant and examine industry topics such as marketing, estimating, directing, websites and more.

Notes on Your Notes

  • Publisher: Joshua and Adam
  • Total Episodes: 334

How do you learn to value your own creative process in a world so focused on results? Join writer Adam Lesser and director Joshua Townshend as we delve deep into the creative process across the storytelling spectrum–screenwriting, fiction, acting, directing, visual arts, sound design. We offer up tools, inspiration and insights that will transform your creative process.

The Critic Cave

  • Publisher: thecriticcave
  • Total Episodes: 127

Join as we review films of our choice . We discuss the acting , the directing and basically all aspects of film that matter to us. Check back every Tuesday for new episodes!

Michael Patrick Jann Can’t Direct Traffic

  • Publisher: mpj
  • Total Episodes: 6

A podcast about directing by a director talking with other directors! Not about business, or promotion, or money or fame or awards. Its a deep dive into the art and craft decision making process and most importantly, it’s about directing as a vocation, as a way of life. Its also pretty funny. Sometimes.

The Actor and The Engineer Podcast

  • Publisher: Paul James and Josh Knapp
  • Total Episodes: 306

This is a film podcast by two people that come at movies from different angles. Paul is a trained actor and Josh is a broadcast engineer. They have lively conversations about all aspects of old and new films: technical, emotional, acting, directing, writing, music, special effects, and more. Check out the website at www.actorandengineer.com and email [email protected].

Let’s Shoot! with Pete Chatmon

  • Publisher: Pete Chatmon
  • Total Episodes: 29

“LET’S SHOOT! with PETE CHATMON” is a podcast on directing for anybody that’s, quite simply, ever watched anything. Pete Chatmon converses with a wide range of fellow directors, writers, actors, showrunners, producers, executives, and more on a journey to determine just what makes a good director and why we’ll always need stories…*Visit Pete’s production co. and get your merch! www.drctr.video*Watch On YouTube! https://bit.ly/37iekw1

My First Feature

  • Publisher: Ethan Cushing
  • Total Episodes: 41

A movie podcast where host Ethan Cushing interviews filmmakers on the process of directing their first feature film. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/my-first-feature/support

Behind The Feed

  • Publisher: Josie Sanders
  • Total Episodes: 40

Let’s face it, Instagram can be a pretty intimidating place. It’s easy to scroll past that perfect photo of your favorite influencer living her best life and think you don’t have what it takes to make it in this business. But you do! Join colorful content creator Josie Sanders every Wednesday as she pulls back the curtain on Instagram and shares her insights on everything from planning, directing and editing photos to working with brands and negotiating collaborations. She even ventures into the deeper topics like pursuing your passions, building confidence, and managing your mental health in this ever-changing, fast-paced world of social media influencing.

Not True, But Useful… A Cheek by Jowl Podcast

  • Publisher: Cheek by Jowl
  • Total Episodes: 21

Join Cheek by Jowl’s Artistic Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod in ‘Not True, But Useful…’ a podcast series all about theatre, acting, directing, and life. Produced, hosted and edited by Lucie Dawkins with support from Cheek by Jowl. Production administration from Manwah Siu. Series 1 theme music by Pavel Akimkin. Series 2 theme music by Paddy Cunneen. Read the Edited Transcripts of Series 1 here: www.cheekbyjowl.com/learning/edited-podcast-transcripts/

Jazz Education Corner

  • Publisher: MB Trombone
  • Total Episodes: 78

An in-depth guide for music educators about directing a jazz ensemble

The Movie Show

  • Publisher: Active FM
  • Total Episodes: 225

Sash and Ryan take a look at the behind the scenes of movies – from scriptwriting to cinematography to the directing, hilarious movie facts and so much more! Plus find out how they rate the movie/ what they thought about it and why.


  • Publisher: MovieMaker Magazine
  • Total Episodes: 104

From MovieMaker Magazine, a podcast featuring conversations with great moviemakers about the art and craft of making movies. Hosts Tim Molloy and Eric Steuer talk to moviemakers about screenwriting, directing, acting, and all of the other creative work that goes into moviemaking. Like MovieMaker’s print magazine and moviemaker.com, we’re here for everyone who wants to learn more about how movies are made. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Go Six Sports Radio

  • Publisher: Scott
  • Total Episodes: 50

Commercial free sports radio. Talking all sports, mental performance, and health and nutrition. Great guests and content. A former Division I Player, host Scott Wosleger has been coaching baseball for 23 years at the youth, high school, and collegiate levels while also directing the Coach Wos Five Tool Baseball Camp.

Robservations – The Show About Something

  • Publisher: Robert Meyer Burnett
  • Total Episodes: 191

With over three decades of work in Hollywood behind him, journeyman filmmaker Robert Meyer Burnett, best known for directing, co-writing and editing the award-winning cult favorite feature film FREE ENTERPRISE, starring Emmy winners William Shatner and Eric McCormack, offers his own unique perspective on the entertainment industry in his daily “Robservations” podcast – free-flowing, streaming conversations with industry professionals and fans about everything from toys to comics to movies and television. Rob brings an interesting perspective to the world of genre entertainment that’s definitely “big picture” stuff.

Talking Creative

  • Publisher: Samantha Boffin
  • Total Episodes: 18

Talking Creative is a weekly podcast all about the art of voiceover directing, hosted by Samantha Boffin. If you’re a creative, voice director or simply love the world of voice production, Talking Creative is designed for you. It’s a podcast that will help you find, prep and direct voice artists and actors – and give you the skinny on how to get the most from every. single. booking. Plus it celebrates the creativity of voice directing – how the techniques used in, say, animation and gaming can enhance even the driest corporate narration. With solo episodes and guest interviews, Talking Creative is a smoosh together of everything I’ve learnt from 20 years of being a BBC Creative Director, coupled with my experience as a voice artist – as well as interviews from some top industry talent on both sides of the mic. If you’re looking for gen about equipment or tech, this may not be the podcast for you. But if you’re looking to get the maximum value from your voiceover sessions and take your projects to the next level – then you might want to start Talking Creative.

David Friedland

Bit of a gear addict.

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