Way back in 2018, when I first started this list, I had to scour the corners of the internet to find podcasts that were specifically about internal communications. As a hardcore podcast fan, it was a little disheartening. 

Let’s just say . . . I don’t have that problem anymore. 

But with the increasing number of internal communications podcasts and the competing 2 million+ other active podcasts, with over 43 million episodes to choose from, it's hard to know where to start. 

That's why, year after year, we keep bringing you this list of the best internal comms podcasts.

Alright, are you ready?

In no particular order, here are the best internal communications podcasts going into 2022: 

#1. Calm Edged Rebels

This is the podcast that I've been waiting for since I met these three IC all-stars at IABC World Conference in 2019. 

In each episode, you're a fly on the wall for a lively conversation between real-life friends and industry experts Jenni FieldTrudy Lewis, and Advita Patel

In their roundtable, they cover common IC challenges like imposter syndrome, productivity, and leadership, and make sure each episode is chock-full of practical tips, tactics, and just plain good ideas.

And coming in at just under 40 minutes per episode, Calm Edged Rebels is an easy one to fit in to get your IC inspiration for the day.

Here's a great episode: 

#2. Candid Comms

In case you've been living under a rock, Rachel Miller is an IC rockstar, an international trainer, mentor, and founder and principal consultant at All Things IC.

Rachel released her podcast in January of 2021, just missing the update for our 2021 podcast list. I've been kicking myself for updating the list too quickly ever since! 

True to its name, in this podcast Rachel and her guests share truly candid stories and advice from the world of internal communications.

(Also, don't forget to check out the All Things IC blog which is featured on our list of the best internal communications blogs too.) 

Here's a great episode: 

#3. The Internal Comms Podcast with Katie Macaulay

This will be the Internal Comms Podcast’s third year on this list and Katie has not let up for a second. 

This year, Katie clocked in 23 episodes with some very interesting guests like Chris Voss, one of the world’s most renowned hostage negotiators, and Dr. Valerie Young, an expert in Imposter Syndrome.

This podcast really has it all and is definitely worth checking out.

Here's a great episode from this year:

#4. Cruising Altitude

If you've ever worked for an organization with over 30,000 employees, you know the complex—and unique—challenges that IC pros face. 

This podcast features the leaders who have been through it all, from crafting a seamless digital employee experience across global offices to retaining employees after an acquisition. 

And big companies = big lessons. 

What I love is that each episode is like an aerial view into what it's like to bring tens of thousands of employees together.

Definitely check it out. 

Here's a great episode:

#5. Internal Miscommunications

In each episode, Erica Goodwin and Keith Riley-Whittingham interview an internal comms pro about their career path and what they learned from their biggest missteps. 

The focus on missteps and failure makes this podcast unique in a sea of seemingly similar interview-style podcasts. It's refreshing. 

It’s cathartic, soothing, and inspirational. 

The biggest round of applause to Keith and Erica for totally knocking it out of the park. 

Here are my two favorite episodes:

Practically Perfect in Every Way with Rachel Miller

Baste My Turkey (I’m in this one, barely)

#6. Redefining Communications with Jenni Field

Jenni Field is so good at what she does, she’s on this list twice (!!).

You might know her from the Calm Edged Rebels podcast with fellow IC superstars Advita Patel and Trudy Lewis, or maybe from her stellar career as an internal communications consultant, global speaker, and author.

In October 2021, Jenni launched her Redefining Communications podcast—named after her consultancy. She tackles employee communications, organizational culture, leadership, and the future of hybrid working.

Each episode is 15 minutes long, which is the perfect length for a quick commute or coffee break.

Here's a great episode:

#7. Do Less Bad

Groovy intro music? ✅

Great accents? ✅

Wit, charm, and great insight? ✅ ✅ ✅

The premise: It's easy for companies (and people) to say the right thing, but so much harder to do it.

That's where Jason Anthoine and Madeline Temple come in.

This podcast takes a look at how companies can do more good simply by doing less bad.

What a concept. 

Here's a great episode:

#8. Remote Control

Remote Control made this list at the beginning of 2020 with just a few episodes under their belt. 

That was before we had any idea about how remote work life was going to take over the world. 

That's right. They were talking about internal communications with a remote workforce before it was cool... or absolutely necessary. 

Talk about great timing

Listen in to the second season of Remote Control where they uncover insight and tips on how internal communication teams can navigate the tech and cultural changes with the shift to remote working.

Here's a highlight from Season 2:

#9. Digital Signage Done Right

Sure, it's a bit specific, especially when compared to the rest of our internal comms podcast recommendations here, but you gotta love it when a company invests in providing this kind of value for their audience. 

In this podcast, the folks at Visix (a digital signage company) give listeners practical advice from experts on systems, communications, content, and design. Whether you're using digital signage, or just considering it, this podcast can help you communicate better.

Here's a great episode:

#10. Internal Comms Pro: The Podcast

It's professional, thoughtfully structured, and has really high production value that makes it easy to listen to. They've put in a ton of work to create this valuable resource for communicators. 

Each episode uncovers untold stories and lessons of internal communication professionals out in the field who have cracked the code on how to get above their work, innovate, and show their value. 

Here's a great episode:

#11. For Immediate Release 

For Immediate Release is actually a podcast network and a podcast. 

This podcast is hosted by FIR Network co-founders, Shel Holtz and Neville Hobson.

Let's just talk about Shel Holtz for a minute.

He's got 40 years of organizational communications experience in both corporate and consulting environments.

He is a five-time winner of IABC's Gold Quill award.

He's written a ton of books on communications and communications technology.

He co-authored the book, How to Do Everything with Podcasting.

And in 2005 he co-founded the first communications-themed podcast ever and has helped several companies start up their own podcasts.

What I am trying to say is: Shel Holtz is the original podcast king and no one is coming for his title anytime soon.

Here's a great episode:

#12. A View From The Top

On this podcast produced by the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence, host Adrian Cropley OAM, FRSA, Fellow IABC, SCMP interviews comms pros from around the world about their career journeys. It’s a really approachable one-on-one format where guests share their own personal stories, lessons learned, and offer tips and advice to listeners.

No matter where you’re at in your career, this podcast is a must-listen.

Here's a great episode:

#13. Engaging Internal Comms

Launched in 2020, the Engaging Internal Comms podcast connects IC to other related fields such as Organizational Development, Transformational Change, Learning and Development, and Employee Engagement.

By challenging some received wisdom in the IC community, this show aims to empower IC professionals to build relevant knowledge and capabilities outside of the traditional bubble of internal communications. 

Through interviews with a diverse range of guests, host Craig Smith from The Big Picture People advocates for IC professionals to become Change Agents and Trusted advisors over just a 'pair of hands' within their organizations. 

Here's a great episode:

#14. Building Better Cultures

In the Building Better Cultures podcast, Founder and Director of Inspiring ChangeScott McInnes interviews leaders about their views on internal comms and employee engagement.

This podcast is a great resource for both leaders and ambitious communicators that want to gain a new perspective on leadership and change. Regardless of your role in communications, understanding the view from the top is essential to defining and communicating your own internal comms strategy.

Here's a great episode:

#15. Employee Buzz

This is a podcast from internal communications agency Davis & Company.

Not only does this podcast cover topics like employee engagement, industry trends, and best practices, but it's also a window into the life of working at a communications consultancy like Davis & Company. 

Also, each episode ends with a game, which is pretty fun too. 

Here's a great episode:

#16. Internal Communication in the Raw

For IoIC's (The Institute of Internal Communication) new podcast series, IC practitioners share their experiences and views on the world of internal communications, evoking honest and open discussion to challenge our thinking. 

In an easily digestible format, these 15-minute podcasts are produced by Ed Palmer of 212 Radio and hosted by Dominic Walters, IC Leadership Consultant and IoIC Advisor, and Jennifer Sproul, Chief Executive of IoIC.

Here's a great episode:

#17. Internal Comms Talk

Internal Comms Talk is a new podcast with the purpose of improving relationships between leaders and employees by bringing the human element back into internal communication. 

When it seems like all we do is talk about the challenges of internal communications, Internal Comms Talk is a breath of fresh air that aims to focus listeners on moving forward and achieving results rather than dwelling on the problems. 

Whether you're an executive, leader, or in HR or internal comms, this podcast is for you.

Here's a great episode:

#18. The Internal Communications Podcast by Happeo 

The Internal Communications Podcast (brought to you by Happeo) tries to cover everything you need to know today as a professional in IC. 

In each episode, host Jonathan Davies discusses relevant topics with professionals from all around the world.

Here's a great episode: 

#19. Engagement Express 

Engagement Express is a podcast series for HR, engagement, and communication professionals hosted by Kate Isichei

Kate is a global employee engagement and communications professional with over 20 years experience of working in multinational organizations. She has worked in senior roles for AON, Medtronic, Sage, Infosys, and other blue chip companies. 

In each episode, she brings all of this experience to the table and provides inspiration and tips on how to build and increase engagement in your organizations.

Here's a great episode:

#20. GovComms: The Future of Government Communication 

Listen in on conversations with industry greats, experts, and innovators from around the world on communications in the public sector and government. 

In each episode, they talk about best practices and provide resources to help government and public sector communicators strategically communicate policies, services, and regulations.

They even dive into storytelling, measurement, and content strategy.

If you're in government, this is a communications podcast too comprehensive not to check out.

Here's a great episode:

#21. Dare To Be Deliberate

Ready to level up your comms career?

Then you better check out this insightful podcast from Angee Linsey, of Linsey Careers Recruitment & Coaching

Angee is all about helping communicators find amazing opportunities and manage their careers with intention. She's funny, kind, and whip-smart. 

In Dare To Be Deliberate, she interviews comms leaders on topics that really resonate, like how communicators can move through moments of crisis to transform themselves and their organizations for the better. 

There are also short episodes featuring Angee's sage career advice (under 10 mins) which are perfect when you need a little pick-me-up! 

Here's a great episode:

#22. Have You Got 5 Minutes?

Last but definitely not least is Rebecca Roberts & Harriet Small's podcast, Have You Got 5 Minutes?

During the global pandemic, Rebecca and Harriet missed those casual water cooler and networking conversations that were fun, insightful, and thought-provoking. In response, they created this lovely podcast where they catch up this week, tackle all sorts of different topics, provide useful tips and guides, weave in with stories to inspire you along the way. 

Though it's not strictly focused on internal communications, there are insights here for everyone in PR, Communications, and Marketing. 

Here's a great episode:

#23. Infernal Communication

In 2022, Staffbase finally released our very own podcast. And it’s about time!

But because we are podcasting connoisseurs, we knew that our podcast needed to be a little different to stand out. That’s why each episode focuses it’s narrative storytelling on just one topic - and not the one’s you’d expect. We take a deeper look at the wild little fires communicators have to put out every day and uncover the surprising reach of these oh-so-common problems in internal comms and beyond. Hear from authors, scientists, and experts to help get some fresh perspectives that will soothe the burn of your latest communication snafu, and help you think differently about your work and life.

The best part is, we made Infernal Communication so it has a little something for everyone - so it’s a podcast you can feel good about sharing with friends, colleagues, and even family. Send your favorite episode like, “Make it Pretty” to your bestie, and they can start to understand the kind of things you have to deal with and think about at work, while also learning something new and hopefully having a bit of a laugh too.

If you like any of the other podcasts on this list, I think you’ll find something to like about Infernal Communication.

And that's all folks!

Until next year! 

(Ps. If you liked this list, be sure to check out our favorite internal communication blogs, and my list of 63 free internal communication tools and resources that will make your life easier!)