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Eight of the Best Star Trek Podcasts You Should Probably Be Listening To

Whether you have a long commute, a desk job that ties you to a computer for most of your day, or just like the idea of being entertained and informed without taking too much of your attention, podcasts (like audiobooks and talk radio) are a great way to go.

Here’s a list of some of some of my favorite Star Trek podcasts.

Trekcast

If you’re a Star Trek fan and listen to podcasts, you’ve probably heard of or listened to Trekcast. While they don’t produce new shows as often as they used to (at one point, these guys used to pump out two episodes a week), it’s still a fun and informative listen when new episodes do arrive. David along with his wife Alicia and former Quark’s bartender Darren host the show and give friendly insight and opinion on the latest goings-on in the world of Trek.

Trekcast on iTunes

Life After Trek

Hosted by Chris and Charity Wood who run the popular Star Trek blog Subspace Communique host the show. Each episode they interview a former Star Trek personality to reflect on their time in Trek anddiscuss what they’re doing now. Past guests include Tony Todd, Aron Eisenburg and Larry Nemecek.

Life After Trek on iTunes

The Gamma Quadrant

The one and only(as far as I know) podcast dedicated only to Deep Space Nine. Each week, the hosts of The Gamma Quadrant Ryan, Valerie and Seth reflect on a single episode of DS9. The show is currently in the middle of season four.

The Gamma Quadrant on iTunes

The SciFi Diner

More than just Star Trek, each week the hosts of SciFi Diner Scott and Miles report on just about everything in the world of science-fiction TV shows, movies, books, and more. They often have celebrity guests on the show for interviews and insight.

The SciFi Diner on iTunes

Treks in Sci-Fi

Another great weekly podcast that isn’t hyper-focussed solely on Trek, but instead covers the entire genre of sci-fi TV and movies. Hosted by Rico (along with occasional guest hosts), Treks In Sci-Fi is a fun and friendly listen every week.

Treks in Sci-Fi on iTunes

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Make It So

Make It So is the first Trek podcast I started listening to back in 2007. After a brief hiatus, Richard Smith and his co-hosts are back, taking a friendly and conversational look at all things Star Trek. Bonus points for the wonderful British accents.

Make It So on iTunes

Hyperchannel

Each Thursday, Hyperchannel, a beautifully produced video podcast from the folks at Trek.fm take a quick look at some of the biggest news in the Star Trek universe.

Trek.fm Hyperchannel on iTunes

StarTalk Radio

While not a Star Trek-focused podcast, StarTalk, hosted by Astrophysicist, author and host of NOVA’s scienceNOW, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Lynne Koplitz discuss the latest news in the world of science and astronomy in a comedic and friendly style. There are however, some great Star Trek references in most episodes. Past StarTalk guests have included John Stewart, “Bad Astonomer” Phil Plait and John Hodgman.

StarTalk Radio on iTunes

Know of another great podcast you think deserves to be listed? Leave a comment and let us know.

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14 Comments

14 Comments

  1. Karin

    May 4, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Geek Fights. We’re not focused on Trek (though this week’s episode was Worst Star Trek Episode) we have more than a few Star Trek centered episodes that you should give a listen to. Plus if you miss Jerad’s awesome Aural Hey Star Trek’s from Trekcast, he does our amazing intros (as well as serving on the panel for a few episodes).

  2. Kirks Son

    May 4, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Great list. I have an hour-plus daily commute. So I listen to a lot of podcasts and NPR.

  3. Capt. Zorg

    May 5, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Great list. I’ve got some listenin’ to do!

  4. Karin

    May 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Geek Fights. We’re not focused on Trek (though this week’s episode was Worst
    Star Trek Episode
    )
    we have more than a few Star Trek centered episodes that you should
    give a listen to. Plus if you miss Jerad’s awesome Aural Hey Star
    Trek’s from Trekcast, he does our amazing intros (as well as serving on
    the panel for a few episodes).

  5. Horney

    May 6, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Might I suggest Two True Freak’s dual Star Trek Monthly Monday podcasts – one focusing on TOS, the other on TNG.

  6. Jeff

    May 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I guess I’ll pimp my new Trek podcast, although it’s not polished….yet.  Still, if you are looking for another one please try ours at http://www.starbasehouston.com  Thanks!

  7. newfun#6

    June 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    How can “Star Trek Monthly Monday” from Two True Freaks not be on this list?  How can it not be #1 on this list?!

  8. Nick Minecci

    July 29, 2011 at 4:29 am

    The G and T Show, a podcast with a focus on Trek lit and the best and worst of Trek writing. Air every Sunday morning, 9 am EST/6 am PST/2 pm England/3 pm Europe at https://www.livestream.com/cerberusfilms and the webpage is https://www.GandTShow.com.

  9. Treklover

    September 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    You forgot Treknologic!

    • Marple

      October 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      Also – This Week in Trek.  Fun, clean, intelligent & funny.

  10. Louis Costanzo

    December 25, 2011 at 7:47 am

    I hate to toot my own horn, but check out our Star Trek Podcast.  The Lou Trek Show is a weekly Star Trek podcast where we discuss everything about Trek such as what does the Officer in the Brig do when the Brig is empty of prisoners.  Check us out at https://LouTrekShow.com

  11. Trek Quest

    February 7, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Hi — Thanks for the great list!

    I just started a weekly podcast called TrekQuest with my brother and father with the goal of reviewing every original series Star Trek episode in production order — one episode per podcast. We just finished our third show on Mudd’s Women, and we had a great time talking about it. Because we’re just starting out, we’d love any feedback your readers might have! Check it out at https://StarTrekQuest.com or search for StarTrekQuest in iTunes.  Thanks alot!

  12. Joey

    April 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Here’s another one … https://attemptingtrek.podbean.com/

  13. Rafe Ball

    December 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    If you fancy something a bit different, try Rachel Watches Star Trek – Chris is a fan of Trek since childhood, Rachel has never watched it – until now! They’re watching it an episode at a time starting with TOS. Full of humour and interesting insights.

    https://rachelwatchesstartrek.com

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