20 Best Podcasts About Inequality of 2021

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

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

Empire Files

  • Publisher: Empire Files
  • Total Episodes: 120

The podcast version of a documentary & interview series on war and inequality from the heart of Empire hosted by Abby Martin. Empire Files is donor-funded, independent and add free. Help keep us going by becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/empirefiles. Follow: @EmpireFiles and @AbbyMartin Like: www.facebook.com/TheEmpireFiles

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions

  • Publisher: Gates Notes
  • Total Episodes: 6

Bill Gates and Rashida Jones Ask Big Questions pairs Bill Gates with actress and writer Rashida Jones to tackle some of the biggest questions facing us today: Is it too late to solve climate change? Does everybody lie? Is inequality inevitable? Join them for deep dives into these questions and even a few answers.

Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer

  • Publisher: Civic Ventures
  • Total Episodes: 170

Any society that allows itself to become radically unequal eventually collapses into an uprising or a police state—or both. Join venture capitalist Nick Hanauer and some of the world’s leading economic and political thinkers in an exploration of who gets what and why. Turns out, everything you learned about economics is wrong. And if we don’t do something about rising inequality, the pitchforks are coming.


  • Publisher: The Inequality Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 31

A PODCAST ABOUT HOPE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST INEQUALITY. We meet activists, politicians, thinkers and interesting people from all walks of life to share stories about how inequality is being fought around the world. Brought to you by Liz, Max, Nabil and Nadia. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

GHOGH with Jamarlin Martin

  • Publisher: Nubai Ventures
  • Total Episodes: 74

The GHOGH podcast with Jamarlin Martin covers topics ranging from tech, politics, crypto, inequality, and economic empowerment. Jamarlin interviews leaders and influencers he finds interesting and they discuss the most relevant and timely topics of today with a fresh authenticity.

Hear Her Sports

  • Publisher: Elizabeth Emery
  • Total Episodes: 116

A biweekly podcast where amazing female athletes share stories of breaking barriers, speaking up, and living with power and confidence in today’s changing world. Hear successes and challenges of life as an athlete and thoughts about inequality in sports and media coverage.

Abundant Practice Podcast

  • Publisher: Allison Puryear
  • Total Episodes: 413

The Abundant Practice Podcast is your go-to source for building a private practice. Bringing you tips, tricks, & interviews with industry leaders, Allison Puryear, of Abundance Practice Building, is your guide. We dive into it all – tattoos in the office, marketing strategies, & the hard parts of the clinical world we don’t always talk about, including inequality, bias, burnout, & imposter syndrome. Join Allison in elevating your practice to an abundant space. 😉❤️

Poverty Research & Policy

  • Publisher: Institute for Research on Poverty
  • Total Episodes: 63

The Poverty Research & Policy Podcast is produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) and features interviews with researchers about poverty, inequality, and policy in the United States.

Radical Imagination

  • Publisher: Angela Glover Blackwell
  • Total Episodes: 21

Racism, toxic inequality, persistent poverty, climate change: these are big serious problems, and if you believe they require big audacious solutions, then this is the podcast for you. Hosted by Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder-in-Residence at PolicyLink, Radical Imagination focuses on radical solutions to our society’s most pressing problems. It features conversations with thinkers and changemakers from multiple fields working to deliver equity wins at scale.Tune in to Radical Imagination, for stories and solutions that are fueling change.

Radio Davos

  • Publisher: World Economic Forum
  • Total Episodes: 38

How do we solve the world’s biggest challenges? From climate change to inequality; the rise of big tech and rapid changes in how we live and work. Radio Davos talks to the people who have the ideas, the passion and the power to make change happen in a way that benefits all of us.

The Workplace Revolution with Sihle Bolani

  • Publisher: Sihle Bolani
  • Total Episodes: 58

The Workplace Revolution with Sihle Bolani is about meaningful, long overdue conversations that will help us change the world of work as we know it. We’ll cover everything from discrimination, inequality, that (in)famous corporate ladder and mental health to parent guilt, boundaries and life’s beautiful surprises.

Black Diamonds

  • Publisher: SiriusXM
  • Total Episodes: 7

SiriusXM and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will present an exclusive new podcast series, Black Diamonds. Hosted by museum president and historian Bob Kendrick, the podcast will showcase the history of the Negro Leagues, highlighting the players, people and events that shaped them, as well as spotlighting the leagues’ achievements and innovations during a time of segregation and inequality. Listeners will hear the stories of baseball legends like Jackie Robinson, Oscar Charleston, Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige, and important figures like Rube Foster, Effa Manley, Buck O’Neil and many more.

The Promise

  • Publisher: Nashville Public Radio
  • Total Episodes: 19

An immersive series from Nashville Public Radio about inequality and the people trying to rise above it, with host and reporter Meribah Knight. In Season 1 of The Promise, we told the story of Nashville’s largest public housing complex, smack in the middle of a city on the rise. In Season 2, we explore how that divide reveals itself in the classroom. One neighborhood, two schools — one black and poor, the other white and well-off, and the kids stuck in the middle.

The Economic History Podcast

  • Publisher: Seán Kenny
  • Total Episodes: 23

The Economic History podcast is a platform for sharing knowledge, ideas and new research with a general interest audience. Each fortnight, we meet leading academics in the field and discuss a range of topics, including pandemics, long run economic growth, gender issues, financial crises, inequality, sustainable development and a number of weird and fun economic experiments in history. There is no time like the past to help us understand the present.


  • Publisher: OECD
  • Total Episodes: 86

How can we all help shape better policies for better lives? OECD Podcasts bring you insightful interviews with experts and well-known personalities on such pressing challenges as inequality and inclusive growth, the economy, jobs, the digital transformation, climate change, the environment, education, healthcare, tax, trade, international co-operation, and more. NOTE: All podcasts express the opinions of the interview subjects and do not necessarily represent the official views of OECD member countries.

Culture & Inequality Podcast

  • Publisher: Culture & Inequality Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 15

How does culture feed into inequality? And the other way around? In Culture and Inequality, cultural sociologists from universities across the world explore these topics in-depth from various perspectives on the basis of academic readings. While this podcast is primarily intended as a course module for advanced students in sociology, it certainly offers interesting insights to a more general audience too.

The Race and Wealth Podcast Network

  • Publisher: The Race & Wealth Team on how to close the racial wealth divide through art, media, policy, literacy, and action
  • Total Episodes: 90

The Race and Wealth Podcast Network is a collection of shows that explore personal finance, economic inequality and culture, the possibilities of a radically different future, fair housing, and one on one interviews with national experts, all centered on the racial wealth divide and the reality of deep and growing racial economic inequality. Listen to hear what is being done about the racial wealth divide and what you can do to help bridge the racial wealth divide in your life.


  • Publisher: Clémentine Van Effenterre
  • Total Episodes: 2

What is the most unequal region of the world? How deep does gender discrimination run in our societies? What happens to poor households during a housing boom? How is land distributed today? How can minimum wage reduce racial inequality? Can we really expect politicians to fix inequality? InequaliTalks presents accessible research done by young economists on one of the most pressing issues in the public conversation: inequality. InequaliTalks is supported by School of Cities at the University of Toronto.

Inside Global Girls’ Education

  • Publisher: Teach For All
  • Total Episodes: 6

Inside Global Girls’ Education is a limited series from Teach For All dedicated to answering the question: why focus on girls? In conversation with host Samantha Williams, local leaders and global experts examine the real issues and underlying beliefs that contribute to gender inequality in education and society.

The Real Agenda Network

  • Publisher: The Real Agenda Network
  • Total Episodes: 181

The Real Agenda Network, podcasts for political change, offers a range of content which aims to inform, inspire and involve those who want a democratic, inclusive and fairer society that respects human rights and protects the planet. The focus is on fixing the fundamental problems of our time, primarily the extreme economic inequality and the unnecessary financial hardship suffered by millions everyday by developing a political agenda that moves us from here to prosperity. That’s The Real Agenda. www.realagenda.org

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