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20 Best Government Podcasts of 2021

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

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

Government Unfiltered

  • Publisher: Timberlane Media
  • Total Episodes: 64

Bringing you unfiltered public documents that deserve to be more accessible. Dan Williams, the voice behind the Mueller Report Audio podcast, reads some of the most important government documents for those who want the information, but may be too busy to read or simply want to do other things while consuming the information.

Government Contracting Officer Podcast

  • Publisher: Kevin Jans, Paul Schauer, Contracting Officer, government Contracting, proposal management, proposal writing, targeting, contract administration, contract management, subcontracting
  • Total Episodes: 382

THE podcast for those who want to learn about the government market from the contracting officer’s perspective. Kevin Jans and Paul Schauer, both former federal contracting officers, explain the rules, processes and the “why” behind government contracts. They know because they’ve done it.

Government Unfiltered

  • Publisher: Timberlane Media
  • Total Episodes: 48

Bringing you unfiltered public documents that deserve to be more accessible. Dan Williams, the voice behind the Mueller Report Audio podcast, reads some of the most important government documents for those who want the information, but may be too busy to read or simply want to do other things while consuming the information.

Institute for Government

  • Publisher: Institute for Government
  • Total Episodes: 281

The leading think tank working to make government more effective.

INSIDE BRIEFING with Institute for Government

  • Publisher: Institute for Government
  • Total Episodes: 107

How can we make government work more effectively? What are Brexit and the current political tumult doing to our institutions? Is Britain’s Constitution able to withstand the strains of 21st Century social, political and technical change? What needs to change in our system of government – and how can we change it?Find out in the weekly podcast from Britain’s leading governmental think tank, where we analyse the latest events in politics and explain what they mean. Every week on INSIDE BRIEFING, IfG Director Bronwen Maddox welcomes experts, analysts and special guests for a free-ranging conversation on what makes government work – and how to fix it when it doesn’t. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

GovLove – A Podcast About Local Government

  • Publisher: Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL)
  • Total Episodes: 415

GovLove is a podcast about the people, policies and profession of local government. From Mayors and City Managers to interns and everyone in between, we interview the people making a difference in their communities to learn about the great work being done at the local level. GovLove is brought to you by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL).

Government Digital Service Podcast

  • Publisher: Government Digital Service
  • Total Episodes: 29

At the Government Digital Service (GDS) we deliver platforms, products and services that help government to become joined-up, trusted and responsive to user needs. In our podcast, we interview interesting people both inside and outside of government and cover new developments as they happen.

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Podcast: Watchdog Report

  • Publisher: Government Accountability Office
  • Total Episodes: 343

Featuring interviews with GAO officials on significant issues and new reports, the Watchdog Report is recorded, hosted, and produced by GAO staff.

Government vs The Robots

  • Publisher: Little Atoms / Jonathan Tanner
  • Total Episodes: 52

A fortnightly podcast from Little Atoms which looks at how technology will affect politics in the future. Like Tomorrow’s World but for Westminster. Hosted by @tannerjc who is joined by a range of experts he’s not fed up of yet. Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Government Information Security Podcast

  • Publisher: GovInfoSecurity.com
  • Total Episodes: 2768

Exclusive, insightful audio interviews by our staff with government/security leading practitioners and thought-leaders. Transcripts are also available on our site!

GovComms: The Future of Government Communication

  • Publisher: contentgroup
  • Total Episodes: 252

Through conversation with industry greats, experts and innovators from around the world, GovComms delivers the latest insights and best practice in government communication. We provide the resources to help you, the government and public sector, communicate policies, services and regulations with impact. A podcast by contentgroup, leaders in government communication.

The Business of Government Hour

  • Publisher: IBM Center for The Business of Government
  • Total Episodes: 136

Informative, Insightful, In-Depth

Insights In Depth: The future of government

  • Publisher: Deloitte Insights
  • Total Episodes: 22

The public sector is often seen as slow-moving and behind the times. But around the world, governments are creating innovative responses to seemingly intractable challenges. Join us as we dive into the exciting new developments in the future of government, and speak with leaders from government agencies, think tanks, academia, and the rest of the world. Insight In Depth takes a deep dive into the forces that shape our lives with the people who are building the future today. Each miniseries gives you a concentrated look at topic that impacts the way we live, going beyond theory to show how these issues are playing out in the real world.

Government Gone Digital

  • Publisher: Gilbert Digital
  • Total Episodes: 74

Podcast by Gilbert Digital See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Digital Government podcast

  • Publisher: e-Governance Academy
  • Total Episodes: 38

Welcome to e-Governance Academy’s podcast to discover the future of governance. e-Governance Academy has assisted digital transformation globally in more than 130 countries. Our experts will share their insights and worldwide examples on how digital technology could benefit every society. Tune in for the digital government podcast every Wednesday!

IfG LIVE – Discussions with the Institute for Government

  • Publisher: Institute for Government
  • Total Episodes: 109

The world is changing in ways scarcely imaginable only a few months ago. As government reconfigures itself to deal with new challenges, the IfG will continue to bring together politicians, senior civil servants, academics, analysts and experts – wherever they’re located – for penetrating virtual debate and discussion on an unpredictable era for governments across the world. From the way the centre of government handles a crisis – on top of an ambitious agenda – to policy making and successful infrastructure investment, and of course the response to the coronavirus outbreak, IfG LIVE covers the key issues with deep insight and expertise. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Government Huddle with Brian Chidester

  • Publisher: Brian Chidester
  • Total Episodes: 37

Welcome to The Government Huddle with Brian Chidester, a new podcast from Government Marketing University. My entire career has been dedicated to marketing in the government space. And in the beginning, I never cared about the WHY. I was completely focused on the HOW. It was all about the tactics, the analytics, the ROI… rinse and repeat. Then I decided, I wanted to understand these programs and technologies the same way our customers do. It opened up a whole new world for me. And that is what this show is about – “Aligning the WHY with the HOW” …taking a deep dive on current trends, making bold, educated predictions about the market, learning from expert guests and discovering innovative concepts on how to respond to all of this. So join us as we talk about all the things government marketers need to know about today, tomorrow and beyond.

The APsolute RecAP: United States Government Edition

  • Publisher: Melanie Kingett, Brad Kingett, Zach Caruso
  • Total Episodes: 25

The APsolute RecAP: United States Government Edition is a guided review through the five units of study. New episodes are released weekly and cover topics related to: foundations of democracy, political institutions, civil rights and liberties, political ideologies, and participation in politics. The podcasts will also reference the required foundational documents and Supreme Court cases. Make sure to subscribe wherever you get podcasts, download the accompanying study guides for extra practice, and follow along on social media for the question of the day and course updates! The 2021 exam is on Monday, May 3rd!

Leaders and Legends in Government

  • Publisher: Federal News Network | Hubbard Radio
  • Total Episodes: 39

Exclusive interviews with leaders who have left their mark on government and a lasting imprint on the nation. Hear what goes on behind the scenes in the nation’s capital and why working for the federal government is so unique.

The Business of Government Hour

  • Publisher: Federal News Network | Hubbard Radio
  • Total Episodes: 209

The Business of Government Radio Hour, hosted by Michael J. Keegan, features a conversation with a federal executive who is changing the way government does business. The executives discuss their careers and the management challenges facing their organizations. Guests include administrators, chief financial officers, chief information officers, chief operating officers, commissioners, controllers, directors, and undersecretaries.

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