Listen and learn?

Many of us have become addicted to podcasts and the last couple of years has seen a number of new offerings in the criminal justice sector. All of the podcasts listed below have been recommended by readers. Most of them are focused on the UK, but I couldn’t deny you the pleasure of Ear Hustle and Uncuffed if you haven’t come across them yourself.

I hope you enjoy listening and I’m happy to update the list with your recommendations. Just Send me an email.


Banged Up

Banged Up: Life at Her Majesty's Pleasure


Bird Podcast investigates what it really means to do time in the UK prison system.
One topic, two chicks, three points of view.

Catch22 Minutes

Catch22Minutes of Justice delves into some of today’s major social challenges., speaking to frontline experts, industry leaders and young people, in pursuit of ideas for reforming public services.

Crime & Consequence

What should happen to people who commit criminal offences?

Double Bubble

Double Bubble is a nail-biting five-part prison drama about loan sharks. 

The Secret Life of Prisons

Prisoners are deeply concerned about the lack of balanced and accurate representation in the media about the reality of prison life.


The daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living it, and stories from the outside, post-incarceration

Future Prison

A series of extraordinary conversations between people who have been in prison and senior staff from HMPPS


All things criminal justice with Edwina Grosvenor

Justice Disrupted

Community Justice Scotland is pleased to introduce a new, visionary podcast: ‘Justice, Disrupted’ – Hosted by BBC writer, performer and social activist Byron Vincent.

Justice Focus

A Criminology podcast focused on bringing together practitioners & academics to chat about exciting people & projects in Criminal Justice.

Law in Action

Joshua Rozenberg presents Radio 4's long-running legal magazine programme, featuring reports and discussion on matters relating to law.

The Lockdown Pod

The Lockdown is a show all about prisons and the criminal justice system in Britain. 

Locked Up

How do people survive living and working in challenging organisations?

More Than My Past

More Than My Past is presented by film star Jason Flemyng who talks to people who have managed to overcome addiction or offending.

Prison Bag

In 2016 a filmmaker was jailed for 9 years. This is a family story from behind the scenes

The Brief

Prison Law Explained

The Justice Gap

Conversations and stories from the sharp end of the fight against unjustice

The Punch

Aged 18, Jacob Dunne was convicted of manslaughter for killing a man with a single punch. This is the story of his transformation...

The Tartan Con

 Rants on Society, Rants on The Criminal Justice System, just plain good old fashioned Rants. 


Voices from behind prison walls

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