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20 Best Media Podcasts of 2021

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

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

On the Media

  • Publisher: WNYC Studios
  • Total Episodes: 529

The Peabody Award-winning On the Media podcast is your guide to examining how the media sausage is made. Hosts Brooke Gladstone and Bob Garfield examine threats to free speech and government transparency, cast a skeptical eye on media coverage of the week’s big stories and unravel hidden political narratives in everything we read, watch and hear. WNYC Studios is a listener-supported producer of other leading podcasts including Radiolab, Snap Judgment, Death, Sex & Money, Nancy and Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin. © WNYC Studios

Novara Media

  • Publisher: Novara Media
  • Total Episodes: 818

Novara Media is an independent media organisation addressing the issues – from a crisis of capitalism to racism and climate change – that are set to define the 21st century.

Recode Media

  • Publisher: Recode
  • Total Episodes: 337

What happens when media, entertainment, and technology collide? Peter Kafka, one of the media industry’s most acclaimed reporters, talks to business titans, journalists, comedians and podcasters to get their take. Produced by Recode and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Ground Zero Media

  • Publisher: Clyde Lewis
  • Total Episodes: 150

Ground Zero is a nationally syndicated five-hour live broadcast originating from the KXL studios in Portland, OR and syndicated by the Sun Broadcast Group. Hosted by radio veteran Clyde Lewis, Ground Zero is truly independent media and covers the spectrum of Fortean/paranormal and the para-political.

MEDIA BUZZmeter

  • Publisher: FOX News Radio
  • Total Episodes: 717

Howie Kurtz picks five stories from the most important, to the most entertaining, to the buzziest.  And, he will sound off on what they tell us about the media culture: Are they fair, fascinating or a flop?

Social Media Marketing Podcast

  • Publisher: Michael Stelzner, Social Media Examiner
  • Total Episodes: 465

Publishing weekly since 2012, this show helps marketers navigate the ever changing marketing jungle with expert interviews from leading marketing pros. Join Social Media Examiner’s founder Michael Stelzner as he helps you discover new strategies and actionable tips to improve your marketing. Show notes at Socialmediaexaminer.com/podcast/

Media Roots Radio

  • Publisher: Abby & Robbie Martin
  • Total Episodes: 308

Since 2010, siblings and journalists Abby Martin and Robbie Martin have been doing Media Roots Radio, a political podcast with a critical eye on US foreign policy, political partisanship and what people can do to fight back. Conversational, controversial, passionate and explicit, Media Roots stands apart from the majority of podcasts coming from a similar point of view. Listen to all previous episodes on soundcloud, itunes, spotify and stitcher. All $5 and up patrons get an exclusive bonus episode every month!

Talk Media

  • Publisher: The Big Light
  • Total Episodes: 51

Broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove and Professor Eamonn O’Neill host Talk Media: a forensic analysis of how the media works, and who works the media. Packed full of candid commentary and informed opinion, Talk Media features a weekly guest commentator from the worlds of journalism, entertainment and politics.

The Media Show

  • Publisher: BBC Radio 4
  • Total Episodes: 496

Social media, anti-social media, breaking news, faking news: this is the programme about a revolution in media, with Amol Rajan, the BBC’s media editor. New episode every Wednesday

Sports Illustrated Media Podcast

  • Publisher: Sports Illustrated
  • Total Episodes: 243

Welcome to the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast with Jimmy Traina. This podcast, which will be published weekly, will focus on all things sports media via interviews and roundtable discussions. Occasionally, an athlete or celebrity will drop by for a chat as well.

The Think Media Podcast

  • Publisher: Think Media
  • Total Episodes: 69

Welcome to the Think Media Podcast! In each episode, Heather Torres & Sean Cannell from Think Media host the best podcast for growing and scaling your business with online video. This show is dedicated to helping you learn how to get your content noticed and the latest money-making strategies working right now online. So whether you want to grow your YouTube channel or maximize online video across social media this is for you.

Media Masters

  • Publisher: Media Masters
  • Total Episodes: 354

Extended one-to-one interviews with the key people in the industry. Find out their tips for career success, and peek behind-the-scenes at their workplace. Candid, thoughtful and reflective – a chance to share the insight of those at the very top of their game. Presented by Paul Blanchard.

Social Media Lab

  • Publisher: Social Media Lab, powered by Agorapulse
  • Total Episodes: 130

The Social Media Lab is powered by Agorapulse. Scott Ayres, the Content Scientist, busts the myths, rumors and stories of social media marketing with SCIENCE!

Social Media Influencer

  • Publisher: Jenny Peterson
  • Total Episodes: 73

Can I really make money online? Could I have my own online business? How can social media help me 10X my growth? How do I sell more? How can I reach my ideal customers? What social media platforms should I focus on? Facebook? Instagram? TikTok? Linkedin? Oh my! What about YouTube and Pinterest? Welcome to the Social Media Influencer Podcast where we will answer all of these questions and so much more! Hosted by stay at home mom of three turned social media influencer, Jenny Peterson. On this show, Jenny will share how she built here business from her cell phone. Each week, she will share business building hacks, online marketing tips and social media strategies that actually work. We will discuss digital marketing, influencer marketing, affiliate marketing and all of the different ways to make passive income. Jenny will teach you how to grow your online audience and how to turn your followers into raving fans. She will teach you how to not suck at sales. This podcast will inspire you to take massive action, reward you with quick wins and empower you to build the life and career of your dreams. Yes, you can be a great mom AND an online business boss babe too. Whether you have a booming business or are just starting out, the Social Media Influencer Podcast is for you.

Steep Life Media

  • Publisher: Steep Life Media
  • Total Episodes: 158

Exploring the world of trail running, ultra running and the outdoors through inspiring audio content. Produced by Jamil Coury & his team at Steep Life Media.

Precision Rifle Media

  • Publisher: Precision Rifle Media
  • Total Episodes: 205

This show is dedicated to long range and precision shooting. High level competitors to the weekend plinker everyone can enjoy this show!

Media Tribe

  • Publisher: Shaunagh Connaire
  • Total Episodes: 39

Media Tribe is a show that tells the story behind the storyteller. It’s an opportunity to step into the shoes of the most respected journalists, directors and media executives. Each episode looks at the journalist’s journey into the industry, the impact they’ve had along the way and some of their most crazy experiences working in the industry. The stories that never quite made it to air! Shaunagh interviews some of the most respected journalists, Oscar-nominated filmmakers and executives from across the globe, including Channel 4’s Jon Snow, BBC’s Kate Adie, The New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize winner Malachy Browne, CNN’s Nima Elbagir and Rana Ayyub of the Washington Post to name a few.

The Jim Hill Media Podcast Network

  • Publisher: Jim Hill Media Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 567

Join Jim Hill and co-hosts Len Testa, Dustin Fuhs, Drew Taylor, Aaron Adams, Michelle C. Valladolid and Dan Zehr as they talk about the multi-faceted Walt Disney Company – including Pixar, Lucasfilm and Disney Studios – as well as Universal Studios and the world of collectibles.

Obstacle Racing Media Podcast

  • Publisher: Matt B. Davis
  • Total Episodes: 668

Hosted by Matt B. Davis, Obstacle Racing Media is the longest running, most consistent, podcast in OCR. ORM brings weekly episodes with athletes, race directors, industry insiders, and surprise guests. The Obstacle racing community has come to rely on Matt’s interviews, insight, and humor as a regular part of their week.

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

  • Publisher: Cadence13 and Richard Deitsch
  • Total Episodes: 148

The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

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