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

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


  • Publisher: Headgum
  • Total Episodes: 498

Overdue is a podcast about the books you’ve been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy childen’s books: they’ll read it all, one overdue book at a time.

Playing On Air: A Theater Podcast

  • Publisher: Playing on Air
  • Total Episodes: 116

Hear short, contemporary stage plays with first-rate casts. Playing on Air brings together award winners and emerging young talent, and each play is followed by a conversation with the playwrights and cast. Tune in for great American plays with great American actors, hosted and produced by Claudia Catania.


  • Publisher: CBC Podcasts
  • Total Episodes: 130

PlayME is transforming the way we experience theatre by turning contemporary plays into bingeable audio dramas. Welcome to your Digital Theatre.

Circle Round

  • Publisher: WBUR
  • Total Episodes: 204

Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR’s Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

Old Time Radio Mystery, Suspense, & Horror

  • Publisher: Dakoda Black
  • Total Episodes: 509

OTR Mystery, Suspense, & Horror is a podcast dedicated to exploring, analyzing, commentating and critiqing old time radio programs and plays that fall into the genre of mystery, suspense, & horror.

The Ghastly Tales Podcast

  • Publisher: Ghastly Tales Productions
  • Total Episodes: 107

The Ghastly Tales Horror Show produces original horror narrations, radio plays, and discussions dripping with atmosphere. We create nightmares. Join us. Stay a while, stay forever…

Chop Bard

  • Publisher: In Your Ear Shakespeare
  • Total Episodes: 219

The show dedicated to revealing the plays of William Shakespeare as tasty entertainment for today’s hungry audience. Be you actor or observer, this show offers a fresh look at some very old goods.

The Mindful Experiment Podcast

  • Publisher: Dr. Vic Manzo Jr.
  • Total Episodes: 281

The Mindful Experiment is all about the experiment of life. It is understanding the different fabrics of the mind, the mindset and how it plays a role to either create the life of your dreams or put you into a mental prison.

Walk to Work – A Mobile Hearthstone Podcast

  • Publisher: Ray “blisterguy” Walkinshaw
  • Total Episodes: 182

blisterguy plays Hearthstone while walking to work, so pull up a chair by the Hearth as he climbs the ladder and dodges traffic.

Cottage Talk: Fulham Podcast

  • Publisher: Russell Goldman
  • Total Episodes: 820

This show is all about Fulham Football Club who plays in the Premier League in England. We preview and recap all of the matches.

Inside The Groove – Madonna’s Music

  • Publisher: Edward Russell
  • Total Episodes: 59

The story behind Madonna’s most famous songs Each episode focuses on a particular track or era and discusses the creative process and how the song was received. With reference to the videos and live performances, the episode often plays snippets from the song’s multitrack session.

DFS DegeNation Podcast

  • Publisher: DFS
  • Total Episodes: 38

The DFS DegeNation Podcast is tailored around you. We will break down every NFL game. We will also have all of the top plays, value plays, WR/CB matchups, as well as roster construction advice. Our goal is to help you build a bigger bankroll on a weekly basis.

The Painkiller Podcast

  • Publisher: Bitter Pill Theatre
  • Total Episodes: 22

Fortnightly audio plays. An online theatre. Currently supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Time’s Ours: A show about the Kansas City Chiefs

  • Publisher: The Athletic
  • Total Episodes: 118

Nate Taylor, Seth Keysor, and Josh Brisco dive deep beneath the surface of the Kansas City Chiefs. From discussions on the progression of young talent, analyzing specific plays, fantasy implications and more, listeners will enjoy a look beyond the box score under the football microscope.

Pipe Dream Theatre

  • Publisher: Liz Muller & C. E. Simon
  • Total Episodes: 9

Unique musicals and plays delivered directly to you in a one of a kind audio experience.

Faith Collides

  • Publisher: Lux Mundi
  • Total Episodes: 26

A show about industry leaders and the stories behind how faith plays into life at work Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/faithcollides/support

Girl Tales

  • Publisher: Cordelia Studios
  • Total Episodes: 149

Girl Tales is a podcast featuring reimagined fairytales. Damsels in distress? Princesses in need of protection? You won’t find those here. The girls in our stories take control of their own destinies, turning your favorite fairytales into exciting new adventures. With energetic voice actors and professional sound design, these audio plays burst to life at the touch of a button. Episodes air every Monday.

So Many Insane Plays

  • Publisher: So Many Insane Plays
  • Total Episodes: 63

So Many Insane Plays

Committed to Us

  • Publisher: Cedric Thompson Jr.
  • Total Episodes: 91

Hosts Charlotte & Ced explore the role commitment plays in healthy relationships. Weekly guests include experts, celebrities, and friends – each of whom shares from their personal experience with this important topic. A must-listen for anyone seeking to take their relationship to the next level.

Is This Going To Cause An Argument

  • Publisher: Marcus and Angel Tanksley
  • Total Episodes: 141

Marcus and Angel are a married couple of 10 years, who relationship revolves around honesty, humor, and arguments (sometimes). Their on-screen chemistry caused their YouTube subscribers to insist they start a podcast tackling the topics and issues that everyday people are dealing with. Is This Going To Cause An Argument is in its 3 season with over 15K plays just on SoundCloud.

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