Best podcasts 2021: what’s worth listening to right now Best podcasts

Podcasts reinvigorated traditional radio, bringing fresh life to old formats and sparking many creative takes on how to tell stories in innovative ways. They’re quick and easy to download or stream, and you can binge multiple episodes or spin them out over weeks.

Whether you’re on the bus to work or pottering around at home, podcasts are an ideal audio accompaniment. They don’t demand your unwavering attention, they cover just about every topic you can think of, and they’re usually completely free.