20 Best Documentaries Podcasts of 2021

3 years ago

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

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

APM Reports Documentaries

  • Publisher: APM Reports
  • Total Episodes: 183

The documentary unit of APM Reports (formerly American RadioWorks) has produced more than 140 programs on topics such as health, history, education and justice.

Filter Stories – Coffee Documentaries

  • Publisher: James Harper
  • Total Episodes: 29

There are extraordinary stories hidden in your cup of coffee.”An entertaining and thought-provoking way to address how coffee consumption affects the wider world” – Caffeine Magazine James Harper is a professional storyteller and coffee lover who travels the world to reveal the truth behind our morning coffees.Each story is a real-life movie. We visit a stateless barista stuck on a faraway island, meet an award winning coffee grower earning just $2 profit from 250 espressos, hear from a coffee producer who is almost murdered three times during a civil war, and much more. See the behind-the-scenes stories on Instagram @filterstoriespodcastIf you haven’t already, please subscribe to the show and review us on Apple Podcasts and Castbox!

The Fog of Truth: Close-Up on Documentaries

  • Publisher: Christopher Llewellyn Reed and Bart Weiss
  • Total Episodes: 81

A podcast exploring the definition and boundaries of documentary cinema, as well as current releases within the genre.

Ancient Faith Documentaries

  • Publisher: Ancient Faith Radio
  • Total Episodes: 17

In-Depth Audio Explorations of Topics Related to Eastern Orthodoxy – Ancient Faith Radio is pleased to present our growing slate of long-form documentaries on a wide variety of topics related to the Orthodox Church.

Free Audiobooks, Music and Sports Documentaries, Inspiration, Motivation and More: Listen and Learn

  • Publisher: Henry Gindt
  • Total Episodes: 80

Listen and Learn by Henry Gindt | Diverse Topics | Tap “Follow” to be notified of the next free episode and feel free to share with friends who enjoy learning! | Free Music Documentaries (such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift) | Free Sports Documentaries (such as Cristiano Ronaldo) | Best Free Audiobooks (such as Alice in Wonderland, Frankenstein, Pride and Prejudice) | Inspirational & Motivational Speeches (American Presidents, Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth) | Inspirational Daily Quotes and How to Live Better, Healthier and Happier | Subscribe today and feel free share with your friends! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/henry-gindt/support

Disney Dust: Disney Documentaries

  • Publisher: Jake Cannon
  • Total Episodes: 29

Oral History Documentaries about Disney Television and Movies.

Best Conspiracy Documentaries

  • Publisher: Best Conspiracy Documentaries Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 14

The best conspiracy documentary films all in one place.

Glimpse of Hope Documentaries

  • Publisher: Andy Palacios
  • Total Episodes: 4

If you have lived long enough you’ll know that life isn’t always easy. We often end up wondering why things happen the way they do or why they happen at all. Is it by chance? Is it by luck? Or… is it God? In this podcast, you will listen to stories of hardship from people who asked themselves: why me? In these “modern-day parables,” you will understand how powerful a glimpse of hope can be and hopefully have a deeper appreciation of the true hope we find in our Lord Jesus Christ. God is ALWAYS in control.


  • Publisher: INC Media
  • Total Episodes: 19

Choose from different documentary series that goes in depth from the humble beginnings of the Iglesia Ni Cristo in the Philippines has spread God’s work all over the world and changing lives.

Midwest Radio – Documentaries

Midwest Radio offers a wide range of documentaries and other factual programmes on a regular basis. This podcast offers you the chance to listen again to the Broadcast produced by Midwest radio.

UnHerd Audio Documentaries

  • Publisher: UnHerd Audio Documentaries
  • Total Episodes: 6

Podcast by UnHerd Audio Documentaries

The Trail: Official Trail Blazers Documentaries

  • Publisher: Portland Trail Blazers
  • Total Episodes: 12

Unlike any other pod in Rip City, The Trail unearths stories of Trail Blazers lore. Listen to any episode at any time – we promise these evergreen documentaries will never go stale. You’ll hear from the people closest to each story, reaction from fans off the street and insight from household names.Topics Include: » Origins of the Pinwheel» The Definition of Rip City» The 1992 NBA Draft Held in Portland» Steve Blake’s 14 First-Quarter Assists» ‘The Shot’ from Damian Lillard» Electing a Mayor of Rip City» President Ford’s Cameo at Memorial Coliseum Have a topic to suggest? Email us: [email protected], or send us a tweet: @TheTrailPodcast

Long Haul: Public Radio Documentaries to Go!

  • Publisher: Long Haul Productions
  • Total Episodes: 87

Audio documentaries and stories hand-crafted by award winners Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister.

Serial Killers Documentaries

  • Publisher: Tudor Bosnea
  • Total Episodes: 7

SKD is a YouTube channel and this is its podcast. Enjoy.

30 “30 for 30” Documentaries in 30 Days

  • Publisher: The 30 for 30 Guys
  • Total Episodes: 2

Follow a podcast that highlights thirty of the greatest trials, triumphs and stories in the sports world. Two students decide to retell, analyze and rank thirty stories that have changed and enhanced their view of the sport world that surrounds them.

Arts of Japan Documentaries

  • Publisher: Asian Art Museum
  • Total Episodes: 7

Arts of Japan Documentaries

Wildlife Documentaries: Behind the Scenes (HD)

  • Publisher: Earth Touch
  • Total Episodes: 14

We’re pulling back the curtain on all of our filmmaking secrets in the ultimate “how to” series. From the latest tech and coolest equipment in action, to the tricks of great sound and the chaos of the cutting room, it’s all here. Whether you’re looking for practical tips to make the most of your footage or just some pure filmmaking awesomeness, this is the series for you.


  • Publisher: iTunes U Podcast Owner
  • Total Episodes: 10

The Mises Institute has produced several documentary videos, among which is the highly-popular “Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve”.

Arts of the Himalayas & the Tibetan Buddhist World Documentaries

  • Publisher: Asian Art Museum
  • Total Episodes: 2

Arts of the Himalayas & the Tibetan Buddhist World Documentaries

Arts of China Documentaries

  • Publisher: Asian Art Museum
  • Total Episodes: 8

Arts of China Documentaries

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