20 Best Improvisation Podcasts of 2021

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

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

A Noise From The Deep: Greenleaf Music Podcast with Dave Douglas

  • Publisher: Dave Douglas
  • Total Episodes: 91

*Trumpeter Dave Douglas leads conversations with significant jazz artists on music, composition, improvisation, and events. Presented by Douglas’ record label Greenleaf Music

Make Moments Matter: A Music Education Podcast

  • Publisher: David Row
  • Total Episodes: 113

I love teaching music to kids! I am a certified Orff Schulwerk teacher and plan to share lessons about singing, playing instruments, recorder technique, creative movement, improvisation, guided listening, and other techniques that will help you teach music better! Find more information and ideas on my blog: www.MakeMomentsMatter.org

The Confident Improviser™

  • Publisher: Willie Myette
  • Total Episodes: 32

This is a companion podcast to my Jazzedge course, The Confident Improviser™. The Confident Improviser course will teach you how to master improvisation from the ground up. Whether you’ve improvised in the past or not, this course will show you, in detail, the steps needed to create a professional-sounding improvisation. The Confident Improviser podcast is a way to stay engaged with your improvisation while away from the piano while also giving you new ideas to expand your improvisation skills. Designed for piano players, but good for all instruments, The Confident Improviser is the best way to learn how to improvise from the ground up.

Just OK Gamers – A Video Gaming and Comedy Podcast

  • Publisher: Just OK Gamers : Gweedo, Wally, Milpool, Nasty
  • Total Episodes: 344

We’re a rag tag group of guys who play games, and happen to be just OK at them. Filled with comedy skits, general gaming news, and some trivia and fun improvisation games, Just OK Gamers Podcast is an hour of entertainment for your ear-bones.

The Happy Bar

  • Publisher: Israel Savage
  • Total Episodes: 127


Don’t Break the Rules

  • Publisher: Pinna
  • Total Episodes: 10

Tune in for laughs, burps, and the occasional unicorn as four voice actors create new characters for every episode of this comedy-improvisation gameshow. Hosted by Carly Ciarrocchi. Also, a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award Winner! To hear more hilarious improv, as well as access great kids’ audio content expertly curated for kids 3-12, download the Pinna app from your app store today!

Change Your Mindset

  • Publisher: Peter Margaritis, CPA & C-Suite Radio
  • Total Episodes: 203

Welcome to Change Your Mindset (formerly known as Improv Is No Joke) where it is all about believing that strong communication skills are the best way in delivering your technical accounting knowledge and growing your business. The way of building stronger communication skills is by embracing the principles of applied improvisation. Your host is Peter Margaritis, CPA a.k.a. The Accidental Accountant, will interview financial professionals and business leaders to find their secret in building stronger relationships with their clients, customers, associates, and peers, all the while, growing their businesses.

Speaking of Harmony

  • Publisher: Gabriel Santiago
  • Total Episodes: 65

A daily music-related Podcast, from the perspective of a professional musician. Thoughts on Harmony, Melody, Improvisation, Composition, Guitar and the day-by-day challenges of being a musician, all in real time.

Cool Toddcast

  • Publisher: Todd Coolman
  • Total Episodes: 11

All things jazz. Produced by acclaimed Grammy Award winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, a variety of subjects related to jazz will be discussed. With over 45 years experience as a jazz musician and educator, Todd will share insider perspectives pertaining to jazz performance, road life, stories about jazz musicians and notable events, jazz improvisation, jazz education, jazz history, jazz criticism and just about anything. Questions provided by listeners will be addressed by Todd and he will also conduct interviews of today’s leading jazz artists.

Digging Deeper Jazz

  • Publisher: Jeff Antoniuk
  • Total Episodes: 95

Jeff Antoniuk is your personal guide through the confusing and sometimes contradictory landscape of learning the art of Jazz Improvisation. His approach to teaching jazz has been developed over the past 25+ years by helping thousands of aspiring adult students pursue their passion and gain confidence in the process. He has one goal in mind – to help you become a better jazz improviser.Learn more at www.JazzWire.net

JAZZ TUTORIAL | Learn Jazz Piano with Julian Bradley

  • Publisher: Julian Bradley
  • Total Episodes: 12

Learn jazz piano with Julian Bradley’s STEP-BY-STEP AUDIO SERIES. Topics include: favorite chord voicings, reharmonization, improvisation tips, bass lines, song endings, and more. Julian Bradley is a jazz pianist from the U.K. and has a masters degree in music. Download Julian’s FREE JAZZ PIANO SHEET MUSIC to go with the lessons at: www.JazzTutorial.com/podcast

The Potential State Podcast – Enriching Relationships

  • Publisher: Dr. Assael and Galit Romanelli
  • Total Episodes: 125

Welcome to the Potential State Podcast with Dr. Assael and Galit Romanelli. Here we will explore different ways to enrich your relationships with yourself and others through psychology, psychotherapy, improvisation, spontaneity, art, communication skills, NLP, and more. In every talk, we share experiences, thoughts, realizations, and learnings from our marriage as well as from Assael’s work as a therapist, trainer, and performer. Come join us to enrich your relationships today.


  • Publisher: Gamified music improvisation
  • Total Episodes: 17

What is gamified music improvisation? Join Benedict and Andy on an auditory expedition without maps or safety nets; using violins, laptops, synthesizers and saxophones – they play, explore and right-click their way through sonic territory to the extreme frontiers of making music up as you go along. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Improvised Life with Katie Goodman | How To Create A Courageous, Adventurous, Meaningful Life, Driven By Purpose

  • Publisher: Katie Goodman
  • Total Episodes: 31

How to create a courageous, adventurous, meaningful life, driven by purpose. Comedian, author, speaker and down-to-earth life-coach Katie Goodman will give you the tools to finally get out of your way and create the life and work you love. She shares stories and practices she learned from having a 30-year successful creative entrepreneurial career in comedy and from 20 years of teaching, writing and coaching in the self-help field. Author of Improvisation For The Spirit and founder of Broad Comedy, Katie’s comedy can be found on the “Broad Comedy” channel on YouTube and her book, keynotes and live on-line mastermind coaching classes can be found at www.katiegoodmanspeaking.com.

Jam Session

  • Publisher: Cori Kidney, BTRtoday
  • Total Episodes: 318

Jam Session is one of BTRtoday’s longest-running podcasts, launched in 2006. New episodes are out every Monday, catering to music lovers within the jam band community. Expect studio favorites, new live improvisations, features on popular and brand new festivals, and many chances to win music and swag from jam bands around the world. Featured artists have included Umphrey’s McGee, Lotus, The String Cheese Incident, Widespread Panic, ALO, Primus, moe., Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The Motet, Karl Denson, STS9, and The Disco Biscuits… just to name a few. As of 2021, veteran of the jam music scene Cori Kidney is the host of the podcast.

X Meets Y

  • Publisher: Jonathan Inbody
  • Total Episodes: 100

X Meets Y is an improvisational movie pitch podcast hosted by independent filmmaker and published author Jonathan Inbody. Each week, Jon and a guest co-host randomly select two movie titles. Then, they have half an hour to improvise a pitch for an all new, original movie idea that could be described as “Movie X meets Movie Y.”

Aviation LO Down

  • Publisher: David Lombardo (LO)
  • Total Episodes: 44

Modern, engaging, and unique, Aviation LO Down is the official podcast of David Lombardo, also known by his operating initials, LO. Full of the passion, humor, and the famous improvisational style found on many of his past social media projects, Aviation LO Down features fascinating interviews and soundbites from across the industry in an exciting and energy-fueled format anyone can enjoy. A podcast that explores not just flying, but the art and science of what makes people in aviation tick. Whether it’s a teen flight student playing a flight simulator, an air traffic controller working at an understaffed facility, a flight attendant on her 7th flight of the day, or a 25,000-hour airline captain on the brink of retirement, there really is something for everyone on the Aviation LO Down. Welcome aboard!


  • Publisher: Clarice Assad
  • Total Episodes: 18

The VOXPLORATION Podcast offers a series of interviews with astonishing singers around the earth who share their musical expertise, tips, technique, and unique styles. The first season explores the vibrant world of beatbox, freestyle hip hop, improvisational systems of jazz, Arabic, and South Carnatic music.

Ponniyin Selvan Tamil Audiobooks K2Kadhaikalam

  • Publisher: P.Raghavi
  • Total Episodes: 297

EXCLUSIVE PONNIYIN SELVAN AUDIOBOOK with all the SONGS SUNG meticulously and reproducing 2300 pages text with the exact words of revered Kalki with fine improvisations for various characters. Get to hear just one Sample of our work. Move to Part 1- Chapter 10 – Kudanthai Jothidar- Listen from 4:29 sec. This is Raghavi Priya Palanisamy a former IT employee who quit her monotonous job to live her passion. You can Donate us https://www.k2kadhaikalam.com/

Sitar Meditation Music

  • Publisher: Nick Young
  • Total Episodes: 19

Each episode we bring you music to enhance your meditation practice. All music is created by Nick Young. Nick is the founder of the improvisational space jazz group known as BombayRain. Check out BombayRain’s latest album on all streaming services: Move Into Bliss https://open.spotify.com/album/1Gg85ErWJ0wLfPweV85QzQ?si=1cOdwQlsQgO4_L_NKG8hNw Visit the BombayRain website BombayRain.net. Contact Nick Young: [email protected]

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