20 Best Podcasts About Social Justice of 2021

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

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

The Vegan Vanguard

  • Publisher: Marine & Mexie
  • Total Episodes: 65

A show dedicated to human and animal liberation! Interviews and critical discussions of politics, economics, environmentalism, feminism, animal liberation, and social/economic justice.

Hope & Hard Pills

  • Publisher: Andre Henry, Alicia T. Crosby
  • Total Episodes: 28

Exploring practical insight on racial justice and social change.

CHITHEADS from Embodied Philosophy

  • Publisher: Embodied Philosophy
  • Total Episodes: 131

Interviews with leaders, elders and teachers from the yoga and wider wisdom community on eastern philosophies, consciousness studies, social justice, and the human spiritual condition.

The Soul of the Nation with Jim Wallis

  • Publisher: District Productive
  • Total Episodes: 129

The Jim Wallis Show informs and inspires grass roots, influentials, and political leaders to examine our priorities in meeting the Biblical call for social justice and from that examination take action to promote racial and social justice, life and peace, and environmental stewardship.

Bad With Money With Gaby Dunn

  • Publisher: Gaby Dunn / Cumulus Podcast Network
  • Total Episodes: 109

Gaby Dunn unapologetically examines the intersection of finances, feelings and the f*cking system. Each week NY Times best-selling author and comedian Gaby brings a social justice, feminist, and unabashedly radical point of view to conversations with top journalists, student loan experts, tax specialists, mutual aid organizers and other money disrupters in their fields. Leave Gaby a voicemail at 844-474-4040 or write [email protected].

Counter Stories

  • Publisher: Counter Stories
  • Total Episodes: 129

We discuss race, identity, social justice and culture in a region grappling with demographic changes

Expression58’s Services

  • Publisher: Expression58
  • Total Episodes: 140

Expression58 is an LA based ministry that has a local church and as well as a training and activation for arts, social justice, and developing ministry with regional and international focus. We believe in empowering you with the simple values of love, creativity, and justice. E58 is reaching out to Hollywood, the entertainment industry, the business community, the poor of the Earth, and you! Our website is www.expression58.org! Contact us at [email protected]

Irresistible (fka Healing Justice Podcast)

  • Publisher: Irresistible Movements
  • Total Episodes: 138

Formerly known as Healing Justice Podcast, Irresistible is a virtual practice space at the intersection of collective healing & social change. We share a conversations with powerful social justice leaders, and accompanying audio practices to help resource you in your leadership and vision. We are more than resistance — we are irresistible.

Warrior Kids Podcast

  • Publisher: Pam Palmater
  • Total Episodes: 22

This is an Indigenous podcast for kids and families that celebrates everything Indigenous to inspire kids of all backgrounds to be warriors for social justice and earth justice and help make the world a better place!

Inciting A Riot

  • Publisher: Fire Lyte
  • Total Episodes: 70

Society and Culture from a Pagan perspective. Join Fire Lyte as he talks to cultural leaders from all walks of life about spirituality, social justice, and finding magic in the mundane. (Or, this podcast is about witches and gay sh*t.)

Bioneers: Revolution From the Heart of Nature | Bioneers Radio Series

  • Publisher: Bioneers
  • Total Episodes: 265

The Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature is an award-winning series featuring breakthrough solutions for people and planet.The greatest social and scientific innovators of our time celebrate the genius of nature and human ingenuity. The kaleidoscopic scope covers biomimicry, ecological design, social and racial justice, women’s leadership, ecological medicine, indigenous knowledge, spirituality and psychology. It’s leading-edge, hopeful, charismatic, provocative, timely and timeless – like nothing you’ve heard before.

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.

Reparations: The Big Payback

  • Publisher: The Black Effect & iHeartRadio
  • Total Episodes: 12

Reparations: The Big Payback is an immersive, narrative podcast, hosted by social justice filmmakers Erika Alexander (Living Single, Get Out) and Whitney Dow (Two Towns of Jasper, Whiteness Project). Erika, a black woman, and Whitney, a white man use their unique storytelling skills and experiences to explore the argument for and against reparations for Black Americans.

Roots of the Spirit Podcast

  • Publisher: Spirit Tawfiq
  • Total Episodes: 37

Roots of the Spirit podcast bridges the past to the present by having honest conversations about history, identity, “race”, racism and other social justice issues that intersect.

The Ted Alexandro Show with Ted Alexandro

  • Publisher: Ted Alexandro
  • Total Episodes: 55

Free audio version of The Ted Alexandro Show – a comedy podcast with a social justice bent? Or social justice podcast with a comedy bent? Either way, you will get bent. Enter the mind of comedian Ted Alexandro as he explores our world through the lens of a long time stand-up comic and activist. Streams LIVE Mondays and Thursdays at 7PM on YouTube and Twitch. Bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/tedalexandro Follow Ted! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tedalexandro/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tedalexandro Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TedAlexandro Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/thetedalexandroshow Merch: https://www.tedalexandro.com/merch Spotify: https://sptfy.com/53gb #tedalexandroshow #tedalexandro #standupisdead

Black Feminist Rants

  • Publisher: LaKia Williams
  • Total Episodes: 25

Black Feminist Rants: Conversations on Reproductive Justice and Activism is a podcast that centers the experiences of Black women and femmes navigating social justice spaces and the world. We will cover topics within the Reproductive Justice framework and beyond. Follow BFR on Instagram @BlackFeministRants The host of Black Feminist Rants is LaKia Williams (she/her) a 21 college student from the South with extensive Reproductive Justice organizing experience. The BFR artwork was created by LaKia @_kiawilliams.


  • Publisher: PhDivas
  • Total Episodes: 115

Podcast about academia, culture, and social justice across the STEM/humanities divide. Dr. Liz Wayne and Dr. Christine “Xine” Yao are two women of color Ivy League PhDs navigating higher education. Biomedical engineer meets literary critic. Both fans of lipstick.

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.

Tenth Church

  • Publisher: Tenth Church
  • Total Episodes: 163

WITH GOD FOR OTHERS 1 CHURCH / 5 SITES / 7 SERVICES We are a place where people of all different backgrounds can discover Christ, a community of spiritual transformation that seeks social justice for all.

Reimagining Justice

  • Publisher: Andrea Perry-Petersen – Innovator and Lawyer
  • Total Episodes: 58

Welcome to Reimagining Justice – a global podcast for the change makers in law and the first Australian-based podcast shining a light on issues at the intersection of law, social justice and innovation. Join Andrea Perry-Petersen, an Australian lawyer and social justice advocate, as she interviews guests from around the world who have discovered and implemented innovative ways to update the legal profession while improving people’s experience of the law. Andrea brings a unique perspective on stories which will inspire you to take positive action in the delivery of legal services for the benefit of lawyers, clients and society. The world is changing, and the legal profession must keep up. Legal systems around the world are not meeting people’s legal needs – there is a global access to justice crisis. What are the solutions and where can they be found? Whether you are a legal business owner or legalpreneur wanting to expand your market, run a purpose driven business or improve your service delivery model; a legal professional or law student curious about a career in social justice or legal tech (or both!); interested in systems design or proven ways to make positive social change, or simply looking to be inspired, then this is the podcast for you!

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