14 of the best podcasts for period drama fans

Some fans just can’t get enough of period dramas on television and at the cinema.

Luckily, there are also some great podcasts for you to listen to while you’re out and about!

We’ve put together this list of our favourite period drama podcasts, including a couple of other fun British podcasts that we think you’d like…


Masterpiece Studio

In their words: “Masterpiece Studio is your backstage pass to the PBS series — from Sherlock to Poldark. After the show, turn off the TV and tune in to Masterpiece Studio for the scoop with host Jace Lacob. Listen for exclusive interviews with the cast and crew of your favorite shows. Get the history lowdown behind the people and places you see on screen, and hear revealing stories from the set.”

Fans say: “Some fascinating insights into character and performance. I have much more respect for George Warleggen now.”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


The Crown: The Official Podcast

In their words: “Hosted by Edith Bowman, the podcast follows the show episode by episode, diving deep into the stories and taking listeners behind the scenes with insights from many of the people involved in the show, including showrunner, writer and creator Peter Morgan and members of the brand new cast.”

Fans say: “Never less than respectful, but engaging nonetheless.”

Listen on: Apple / Spotify


The Outlander Podcast­ by Ginger and Summer

In their words: “Can’t get enough #Outlander? Each week, join sisters and long-time fans Ginger and Summer as they literally chat All Things Outlander: books, TV show, Scotland, and everything in between. Whether you’re a brand-new, show-only fan or have been reading the books since ‘Outlander’ was first published, this is the podcast for you.”

Fans say: “Long time fans of Outlander sharing their views with like minded fans, along with interesting guests. Entertaining and thought provoking discussion about the books and the TVs series. Really look forward to it.”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


All About Agatha (Christie)

In their words: All About Agatha is a weekly podcast all about, well, Agatha. Agatha Christie, of course. Every month we revisit one of these novels in the order they were first published in the UK. Discussions range from plotting and interpretation to the impact of the beloved adaptations to an attempt at ranking them all.”

Fans say: “This is a real treasure of a podcast. The presenters are informed, they know their Christie and introduce other contexts were appropriate, while introducing a dose of fun and humour where appropriate.”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


Up Yours, Downstairs!

In their words: “The podcast that watched Downton Abbey so you didn’t have to is still going! Just like your favorite British period piece, but with more feelings and swears! Bask in the glory of Dame Maggie Smith as hilarious Anglophiles Kelly Anneken & Amy Schneider explore the class struggle, history, fashion, and the art of staring wistfully into the middle distance on Downton Abbey, The Crown, Mr. Selfridge, Peaky Blinders, every Titanic film ever made, Pride & Prejudice, and much more!”

Fans say: “Every time I listen I am full of glee, I laugh along with Tom and Kelly, talk back to them, quote them, rip them off … if you’re a fan of Edwardian anything, a history nerd, a fashion nerd, a PBS nerd, an Anglophile, you will love this podcast.”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


AfterBuzz TV’s The Crown reviews and After Show

In their words: The Crown After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of Netflix’s The Crown.”

Listen on: iTunes


BBC’s Desert Island Discs

In their words: “Eight tracks, a book and a luxury: what would you take to a desert island? Guests share the soundtrack of their lives.”

Fans say: “Fantastic. Should be on everyone’s ‘must get’ podcast list. Not only, if it continues like this, is it excellent entertainment but Kirsty Young is superb, allowing the guests the chance to be genuinely interesting even if you never thought you’d find them so. Highly recommended.”

Listen on: iTunes / BBC


AfterBuzz TV’s Call the Midwife reviews and After Show

In their words: The Call the Midwife After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of BBC’s Call the Midwife.”

Fans say: “I love Call the Midwife Afterbuzz podcast reviews as sometimes John, Tamara and Courtney pick up on things that when I watch I don’t always see. Also it’s fun to see things the presenters don’t. I try and not miss an episode. Please keep the Call the Midwife podcasts coming. I really love this podcast.”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


Podlander Drunkcast: an Outlander Podcast

In their words: “A slightly tipsy exploration of each episode of the Starz series Outlander.”

Fans say: “This is my favorite podcast ever! It’s just like talking about your favorite show with your best friends… If your friends didn’t know you and couldn’t hear you. Seriously, hilarious, lots of fun, and always entertaining! Love it!”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


AfterBuzz TV’s Downton Abbey reviews and After Show

In their words: “The Downton Abbey After Show recaps, reviews and discusses episodes of ITV’s Downton Abbey.”

Fans say: “Great podcasts! Love the hosts!”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


Outlander Cast: The Outlander Podcast With Mary & Blake

In their words: “A podcast dedicated to the show Outlander on Starz. Join hosts Mary and Blake as they discuss the previous week’s episode, Outlander news and spoilers, as much Listener Feedback as humanly possible, theories, and their favorite moments from the show.”

Fans say: “I love the dynamic between Mary and Blake. It’s great that Blake has not read the books, but Mary has, it makes for a fun listen. I really look forward to future podcasts.”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


Downton Gabby

In their words: “Join us each week for The Downton Abbey Auxiliary Viewing Society. Sassy Insights, More Booze, Less Refinement.”

Fans say: “Basically it’s the best thing known to man. Love at first listen. I live in the UK and I wait with Bate-d breath for the show to air in the US every week so I can listen to this podcast in all it’s beauty. Essentially it’s half and hour of feminism and Bates-shaming. What more do you want in life?”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


The Official Outlander Podcast

In their words: “Welcome to The Official Outlander Podcast, a podcast for the STARZ Original Series Outlander. Join Executive Producers as they discusses the details behind each week’s episode.”

Fans say: “A good podcast, but poorly maintained and not updated regularly.”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM


Downton Abbey Reflection

In their words: “For everyone who is drawn into and intrigued by PBS’s Downton Abbey. When the latest episode of Downton ends, and you just want more Downton, tune into this podcast, and we will give you a quick fix.”

Listen on: iTunes / PlayerFM