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20 Best Podcasts About Human Rights of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about human rights? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best human rights 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, Twitter us Pretty Progressive (Twitter) and we will check it out!

Best Human Rights Podcasts 2021

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

Pod for the Cause

  • Publisher: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Total Episodes: 38

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights launched “Pod for the Cause” podcast to expand the conversation on critical civil and human rights challenges of our day: census, justice reform, policing, education, fighting hate & bias, judicial nominations, fair courts, voting rights, media & tech, economic security, immigration, and human rights. Through this expanded dialogue, we want to spur activism that drives change in our communities and country. Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favorite podcast app and leave a 5-star review.

Better Human Podcast

  • Publisher: Adam Wagner
  • Total Episodes: 49

Can human rights make our societies better? This podcast explores the most important human rights issues of the day through engaging and accessible interviews with high-profile guests and straightforward guides to key concepts and key events. Presented by leading human rights lawyer Adam Wagner.

The Miko Peled Podcast

  • Publisher: mikopeledpodcast
  • Total Episodes: 32

Author and human rights activist, Miko Peled, aims to shine a light on under-reported Palestinian experiences through conversations with the brave human rights defenders living in Palestine, Israel, and the diaspora. Free Palestine! Follow @MikoPeled | www.mikopeled.com

MIP Make It Plain with Mark Thompson

  • Publisher: DCP Entertainment
  • Total Episodes: 319

The Rev. Mark A. Thompson has spent most of his life as a political, civil rights & human rights activist and organizer. He not only has been a part of every major social justice movement & event over the past 35 years, he has also been a radio broadcaster for three decades, and he has spent over 10 years as a television commentator, as well. Mark, hosts Make It Plain, a political, human rights and non-mainstream news podcast. Mark’s lifelong social justice activism intersects with his years of experience broadcasting the news and issues of the day. Newsmakers, politicos, policy-makers, entertainers and athletes alike make MIP a frequent sojourn.

The Rights Pod

  • Publisher: Center for Human Rights at Stanford University
  • Total Episodes: 19

What is a human rights career like? How should public schools teach the history of human rights? Does the wizarding world of Harry Potter uphold human rights? For answers to all of these questions, you’re listening to the Rights Pod. The Rights Pod is produced by the Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University. Each week, current and former human rights students will discuss human rights—from how they are implemented in the international system to human rights in small places, close to home. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Jason Jones Show

  • Publisher: Jason Jones
  • Total Episodes: 155

Jason is a film producer, author, activist and Catholic human rights worker. For the past 25+ years, he has worked to defend the most vulnerable — from the homeless on the streets of Los Angeles to persecuted Christians in Africa, from women in crisis pregnancies to victims of “honor killing” in Iran.

Honduras Now Podcast

  • Publisher: Karen Spring
  • Total Episodes: 21

The Honduras Now Podcast shares human rights stories and connects them to global issues and North American policy. Honduras Now provides on-the-ground analysis from host, Karen Spring, a long-time human rights activist and researcher, and Hondurans from all walks of life through interviews and trips around the country. 

Defiance

  • Publisher: Peter McCormack
  • Total Episodes: 92

Defiance is a podcast which looks at some of the most critical issues of our time, from corruption and greed to human rights and freedom. Brought to you by Peter McCormack, Defiance is a combination of in-depth interviews and multi-part deep dives into the issues which affect all of us.

On Human Rights

  • Publisher: The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
  • Total Episodes: 88

Podcast by The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Africa Rights Talk

  • Publisher: africarightstalk
  • Total Episodes: 32

Conversations on human rights. A Centre for Human Rights podcast series. Hosted by Tatenda Musinahama.

Health Freedom for Humanity Podcast

  • Publisher: Health Freedom for Humanity
  • Total Episodes: 18

In this podcast we will host guests discussing all aspects that address what health and medical freedoms are all about. From Big Tech, to Big Ag, to Big Pharm, to immune function and the deepest depths of the human psyche and soul. Our platform is a place for all walks of life to finally relearn what it feels like to be human again. Health Freedom for Humanity stands to protect and advance the most basic and inalienable of human rights, the right to medical freedom. We stand in opposition to any act, law, measure or constraint that threatens this right. With an unwavering commitment to integrity, we stand for humanity.

RightsUp

  • Publisher: The Oxford Human Rights Hub
  • Total Episodes: 42

The Oxford Human Rights Hub (OxHRH) aims to bring together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers from across the globe to advance the understanding and protection of human rights and equality. Through the vigorous exchange of ideas and resources, we strive to facilitate a better understanding of human rights principles, to develop new approaches to policy, and to influence the development of human rights law and practice.

The Truth Report with Chauncey DeVega

  • Publisher: Chauncey DeVega
  • Total Episodes: 90

The truth will set you free. Each week on “The Truth Report”, Salon politics and culture writer Chauncey DeVega searches for personal, philosophical, empirical, and moral truth with New York Times best-selling authors, leading opinion makers and other experts on politics, history, social justice, the creative arts, human rights, the economy, technology, and the Age of Trump.

Human Rights and Hot Coffee

  • Publisher: NGO Monitor
  • Total Episodes: 52

Current events in Israel through the eyes of human rights, international law and international relations.

The Keeper

  • Publisher: The Lantos Foundation
  • Total Episodes: 23

Hosted by Lantos Foundation President, Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, The Keeper features in depth conversations about the most pressing matters of human rights and justice around the world and welcomes some of the most important human rights figures of our time as guests.The Keeper takes its name from the personal conviction of the Lantos Foundation’s namesake Congressman Tom Lantos, fully lived out in his own life, that we have a moral and ethical obligation to be our brother and sister’s keeper. This guiding principle led Congressman Lantos to found the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and use his eloquence, leadership, and personal passion to advocate fiercely on behalf of those whose human rights were being trampled in every corner of the world.

Law Pod UK

  • Publisher: Law Pod UK
  • Total Episodes: 144

Law Pod UK covers developments across all aspects of civil and public law in the United Kingdom. It is brought to you by the barristers at 1 Crown Office Row with presenters Rosalind English and Emma-Louise Fenelon. More info on our highly recommended podcast on the UK Human Rights Blog.

Rights on the Line

  • Publisher: Front Line Defenders
  • Total Episodes: 46

Front Line Defenders is an international human rights organization based in Ireland working exclusively for the security and protection of human rights defenders at risk.

Libya Matters

  • Publisher: Lawyers for Justice in Libya
  • Total Episodes: 25

A podcast made by and for people who really care about truth, justice, and human rights in Libya. Tune in every week to listen to what really matters in Libya. Libya Matters is a casual, informal conversation between Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) team and journalists, experts, analysts, and others.

Real Talk Kim

  • Publisher: Kimberly Jones
  • Total Episodes: 127

Kimberly Jones, known as Real Talk Kim, travels the world fulfilling her passion and purpose of loving people back to life. She is a mother, pastor, entrepreneur, best-selling author, entertainer and most importantly a worshiper after God’s own heart. Pastor Kim is the Senior Pastor at Limitless Church in Fayetteville, Georgia and have two sons. She is a human rights advocate with a passion for giving back and believes in the compassion of the Holy Spirit, delivering it to those who need it most. Pastor Kim is an advocate partner with Rock Paper Scissors Foundation, a Non-profit Organization, which exists to foster healing and give a voice to those who have been silenced from all forms of abuse and human trafficking. Pastor Kim has been featured on The Doctor Oz Show, Oxygen’s Network Series’ Preachers of Atlanta, Your World with Creflo Dollar on BET, ABC’s Nightline, The Word Network, CNN, Praise in the Park’ Atlanta and numerous magazines and radios shows. She is truly a living and walking testimony of God’s redemption plan in action.

Dissidents and Dictators

  • Publisher: Human Rights Foundation
  • Total Episodes: 22

The Human Rights Foundation’s original audio content serves as a storytelling platform for some of the world’s bravest activists, artists, policy-makers, business leaders, and technologists. Our podcast provides those who risk their safety in return for a chance to raise the world’s awareness of human rights issues, and the incredibly important work that is being done to address them.

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