Are you a fan of motorcycle podcasts or bored of listening to the radio? There’s plenty of podcasts out there discussing things you are actually interested in, we’ve put together our Top 10 motorbike podcasts which we’ve spent hours listening to whether it be at work, on the road, or in the garage. These podcasts are aired from the UK, USA, Canada and Ireland with audiences from all over the world.
Adventure Rider Radio – Motorcycle Podcast and Radio Show
The self-proclaimed ‘world’s leading motorcycle podcast airs weekly, and as you probably guessed from the name, focusses on adventure riding. The show is run by husband and wife Jim, the host and audio production, and Elizabeth, the producer and researcher. Jim is a keen rider and has been from a young age while also having a passion for audio, with Elizabeth fascinated by travel and although not a biker; she does ride pillion with Jim.
This is the most listened-to Motorcycle Podcast in the world, featuring motorbike adventure travel, tips, stories, tech talk, reviews and motorcycle rider opinions. This show airs every Thursday, lasts roughly an hour, and all shows are available to listen to on the podcast website as well as iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.
Each show features different guests that have had different experiences; these can vary greatly, from Jan and Silke Nuemann discussing how they got to know the locals in Iran, to Clinton Smout explaining how to ride adventure motorcycles over logs.
Adventure Rider Radio does not just give you the opportunity to listen to the show, you can also get involved and feature on it! They are keen to hear your stories, which you can submit on the website, and if they like what they hear, you’ll be able to share your story on air! We recommend reading the webpage before submitting as there are a few requirements to be met.
Motorcycles & Misfits
Motorcycles & Misfits is presented by the Re-Cycle Garage in Santa Cruz, whose mission it is to teach riders how to fix their old motorcycle and get them out on the road. This is a great podcast to listen to if you are looking to repair your old bike, or just enjoy hearing other people’s stories.
This weekly podcast airs every Monday and shows are available to listen to on Soundcloud, Google Play and iTunes as soon as they are released. Motorcycles & Misfits is more than just a podcast however, with an up to date website, YouTube channel, and social media channel. You can even purchase a Motorcycles & Misfits t-shirt!
If you become a regular listener you will get to know the Misfits, as it is usually the same people appearing on the show each week. The subject of the podcast varies each week, although the common topic is fixing broken motorcycles and improving them. For instance, one week the show was all about brakes, with the podcast titled ‘Dems Da Brakes’ and another ‘What Lubes Your Gears?’ With over 300 shows available to listen to on the website, each lasting around 2 hours, we’re sure you’ll have hours of fun tuning in!
Full Throttle: Eurosport Bikes Podcast
This is the podcast to tune in to if you’re looking to keep up to date with the latest goings on in the world of track racing. The Eurosport team will keep you in the loop of everything to do with the British Superbike Championships as well as World Superbikes. Never miss a Marc Marquez or Scott Redding win again by listening to Full Throttle!
Podcast host Greg Haines is joined by racing legends such as Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and James Whitham to talk all things racing. The show usually airs on Wednesday’s with racing personalities giving their reviews and opinions on the previous weekend’s racing. Full Throttle is now onto its second series, with Series 1 reaching a total of 32 episodes covering the 2018 season, all of which are available on the Full Throttle: Eurosport Bikes Podcast website.
Exclusive interviews with current and ex-racers will give you a behind the scenes look at the world of track racing. This is the best place to get to know racers personalities and somewhat see what they’re like when they are not hurtling their motorcycles around a track at ridiculous speeds.
Aired from Tipperary in Ireland, the Motowitch Collective podcast targets female riders, giving them a place to listen to stories and experiences, as well as share their own. Host Kojii Helnwein chats to women from all over the globe, hoping to inspire others and get female riders talking.
The stories told are all about overcoming problems, adventures, setting world records and raising awareness for important causes. This podcast covers everything from an individual’s experience adventure riding; to much broader topics such as ‘South Korea’s female bikers’.
Like some of the other podcasts featured in this Top 10, you are given the chance to share your stories to people all over the world by submitting your adventure story on the Motowitch website.
You can tune in to the Motowitch Collective podcasts on the website, using Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Castbox, TuneIn and Spotify. Podcasts are not released with any real consistency, so we recommend following the Moto Witch pages on social media in order to get updates of when new shows are released. These pages are updated regularly with latest biking news and events so we reckon it’s they’re worth a ‘Follow’ or ‘Like’ anyway!
Paddock Pass Podcast – Motorcycle Racing
Much like Full Throttle follows BSB and WSBK, Paddock Pass is the place to be for leading motorcycle journalist’s Steve English, Neil Morrison, David Emmett, and Jensen Beeler thoughts and opinions on World Superbike Championships and MotoGP. This ever popular podcast has over 100 shows available on its Soundcloud channel, which has over 1,500 followers. Each show has roughly 5,000 to 7,000 plays, with some reaching higher than that!
The shows offer you an insider’s perspective to like in the MotoGP and WSBK paddock, which are both global racing competitions. This is a great place to find out how your favourite racers got on the previous weekend, not only in terms of where they placed, but how they performed.
To ensure you don’t miss a show again, you can ‘Follow’ and ‘Like’ Paddock Pass Podcast on Twitter and Facebook, where links to the Soundcloud channel are shared regularly. Other places you can tune in are Apple Podcasts and Player.fm.
Aired in Virginia by the National Talk-Radio Network, The Dawghouse claims to be ‘the #1 motorcycling show in the U.S.’ and takes a slightly different approach to similar podcasts featured. This is because it claims to be “a completely irreverent, totally biased, intellectually challenged and scornful study of the twisted life of the motorcycling world and those who inhabit our planet…” If that won’t persuade you to listen, we’re not sure what will!
Shows air weekly and last for roughly half an hour and covers all kinds of topics and motorcycle races; from WorldSBK to Motocross in the US. The show has been aired over 500 times and tens of thousands of people tune in on a weekly basis. You can listen to every show to date on The Dawghouse webpage, Player.fm and Apple Podcasts.
The DawgHouse 2-Wheeled Radio Facebook page is updated regularly with all types of news and views, we recommend giving it a ‘Like’ to stay up to date with what’s going on.
Chasin’ The Racin’
This podcast focuses on all things racing, covering Road Racing, British Superbikes, World Superbikes, MotoGP and more. What makes this podcast slightly different to other racing podcasts we’ve featured is that it’s hosted by two motorcycle racers. Geordie duo Chrissy Rouse, who races in the 2019 Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, and Dominic Herbertson, who competes in major International Road Races, representing Dafabet Devitt Racing in 2018.
Each show lasts between an hour and an hour and a half and covers the latest goings on in the world of road and track racing. You will get an inside look at the racer’s careers as they talk you through their recent and upcoming races, what’s going well and what’s not. Listening to these podcasts will give you a much better understanding of what life is like for a rider, both on the road and on the track. Both Chrissy and Dom are fairly young riders and so it is very interesting to hear their views and opinions on racing today.
The show is usually aired weekly or fortnightly, depending on the racers availability and you can listen on the Chasin’ The Racin’ website. Stay in the loop by following the Chasin’ The Racin’ Podcast Twitter page, where you will see updates of when new podcasts are released.
The Full Tank Motorcycle Podcast
The Full Tank Motorcycle Podcast was first aired in May 2019 and is hosted by Rob of the YouTube channel Motobob, and Tim from Rarefied Road. Rob and Tim will keep you up to date with the latest news in the motorcycle world, including latest releases, cool biker events and more.
Shows can last anything from 30 to 90 minutes and cover a whole host of topics, with fun quizzes, news on latest releases and the host’s experiences. In Episode 7 ‘Bobbers and Cruisers’ for instance, Rob and Tim make time to talk about Harley-Davidson’s Fat Bob, Triumph’s Rocket 3 R & GT, the Bobber Black, Bobber Black TFC rumours, the Moto Guzzi Audace, Benelli’s 502c, as well as have a quiz!
If you’re a regular listener to this podcast we’d recommend Joining The Full Tank Motorcycle Podcast Facebook group. This is a private group with over 60 members and provides you with a place to vote on the topics which are covered in the future, as well as contribute your thoughts and opinions.
You can listen to The Full Tank Motorcycle Podcast on all major podcast sites such as Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and more.
This Motorcycle Life
This Motorcycle Life is a Bent Star production, hosted and recorded by Bruce Philp, aired in Canada. This podcast explores the reasons people ride motorbikes and the life of a biker in general.
Bruce explains that the reason he created This Motorcycle Life and the aim of the podcast is to celebrate the way in which riding is more than simply being a motorcyclist. You are immediately part of a community and family, whereby every rider is your ‘brother or sister’. As well as this, he believes every biker is a philosopher and that riding a motorcycle brings something special to everyone’s lives.
With over 20 episodes to date, all lasting between one and two hours, each episode introduces new characters in which all have different reasons for riding and different explanations of what riding means to them. For example, Episode 21 ‘Fear Itself’ is all about controlling your fear, with clinical psychologist Dr. Mark Barnes, explaining that controlling fear is a skill that can be learnt. This showing that some bikers ride to overcome their fears and live life to the full… This no doubt leads to them falling in love with motorcycles!
Each episode has over 3,000 listens and can be accessed on the This Motorcycle Life website, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts, and many other podcast sites.
Café Racer Podcast
The Café Racer Podcast is hosted by Chris Ashmore and Stephen Grasso, who created this podcast to share their love for motorcycles and build a community in which everyone shares the same common interests. As you probably guessed from the name of the podcast, the main topic of discussion is café racers.
This podcast has been running since 2011 and has since aired over 140 times, covering a vast range of topics, all relating in some way to café racers. For instance, in Episode 147 ‘Buzz the Tower’ Chris and Stephen talk about the motorcycles featured in the Top Gun sequel, as well Chris, also known as Crash, talking about his bikes.
All of these episodes are available to listen to on the Café Racer Podcast website, as well as Soundcloud and Apple Podcasts amongst others. You can also tune in using Youtube, in which gives you the chance to watch the podcast being created. The podcast also has its own social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which give you the chance to give feedback on shows and put your ideas forward for future topics to be discussed.
Have we missed any? Let us know your favourite podcasts in the comments below…
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3 comments on “Top 10 Motorcycle Podcasts”
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Try Edge Grip Podcast. Really great content and interesting interviews. Its roadracing focused but has great info for road riders as well.
I certainly will. There’s a distinct lack of decent bike podcasts out there atm.