Best Star Trek Podcasts

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by The Overlord, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. The Overlord

    The Overlord Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 26, 2010
    I like listening to podcasts while I do other tasks, so I thought I would ask what are the best Star Trek podcasts?
  2. Panem et circenses

    Panem et circenses Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jun 19, 2016
    One of my favourites is Mission Log, which explores the morals, meanings, and messages of every episode.

    Also, everything on is pretty fun. I mostly listen to Earl Grey (TNG), Standard Orbit (TOS), Women at Warp, and Meta-Treks.

    I don't listen to these much, but some other goods ones are Shuttle Pod from, Transporter Room 3 from, and Priority One. Trek Geeks is also another good one.
  3. Ralphis

    Ralphis Captain Captain

    Nov 20, 2008
    Sol III
    Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast. It's 'official' because it's produced by CBS through their '' brand. I've enjoyed it so far.
  4. JonnyQuest037

    JonnyQuest037 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 6, 2005
    Parsippany, New Jersey, USA
    I've really been enjoying the Mission Log podcast, where they go through all of Trek episode by episode. They've reached up to season 5 of TNG, but I'm still in the second season of TOS, since I just started listening a few weeks ago.
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  5. Push The Button

    Push The Button Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2013
    Smithfield, Rhode Island USA
    I just started Mission Log a few months ago, so far so good, it beats listening to local AM talk radio political garbage when I'm driving.
  6. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I typically listen to the family of podcasts but there were some things that happened which made me cut back. I still listen to a few though, like The Orb (DS9), To The Journey (Voyager), Melodic Treks, Stage 9, and From There to Here. Im waiting for the TNG show to come back but I don't know when that will be.
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  7. Balok's Decoy

    Balok's Decoy Commodore Commodore

    Aug 13, 2016
    Balok's Decoy in Baltimore, MD
    IMO Mission Log is by far the best Star Trek podcast. Entertaining, in depth discussions of every episode, and funny hosts who are very responsive and engaged with their listeners.
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  8. IronWaffle

    IronWaffle Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    May 8, 2013
    Columbia, Maryland has been my go-to but I've cut back due to my own time constraints.

    In particular, the shows that Chris Jones has helmed have always been the most thoughtful and compelling. On their network I highly recommend Ready Room, The Orb, Meta Treks, Mission Log (which they distribute ut don't produce), and Saturday Morning Treks. Melodic Treks has gotten better under its new host and Stage 9 is also pretty good. I still like Warp 5 but I prefer the episodes Jones hosted. Truthfully, only To the Journey has left me cold — it sounds like they're having a lot fun but to my taste the show is a lot of filler.
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  9. Spocklight

    Spocklight Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Sep 29, 2016
    I should point at first that in no way am I trying to say that our Podcast is one of the best as we're very much trek novices but simply thought this would be one of the best places to post this.

    My Pals are I have started a new Star Trek Podcast, Spocklight. Our 13-film mission: to explore every film in the ‘Star Trek’ movie franchise from a non-Trekkie perspective.

    I suppose the idea is kind of 'James Bonding' for Star trek but from the perspective of casual fans. We're a Monthly podcast and the first episode can be found at the link below. We'd love to hear what the Trek community think of the pod. Be warned, we will/do get things wrong but the whole idea is to try and appeal to not only those who are already fans but people who may have never seen a Star Trek film.
  10. retroenzo

    retroenzo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Aug 4, 2016
    South Wales, UK
    Been getting into Mission Logs myself. I'm only up to What Are Little Girls Made Of? so far but am enjoying it. I do like the humour in the shows.
  11. StolenThunder

    StolenThunder Poster Premium Member

    Sep 24, 2001
    Greatest Generation has inspired me to go through TNG for the first time in a few years. It's irreverent to say the least but I quite enjoy their combination of genuine assessment of episodes plus stupid commentary.
  12. Blackbird2009

    Blackbird2009 Ensign Newbie

    Dec 29, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Hello all! My friend David and I host a Star Trek Podcast called "Synthaholics". We have a couple adult beverages and review a Trek episode. We get a bit silly, make fun of characters, but we LOVE TREK! Check us out!

    Here are the links...
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  13. TheSublimeGoose

    TheSublimeGoose Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 3, 2017
    Mission Log and Shuttlepod are great but how are we forgetting...

    Improvised Star Trek!

    Some episodes are funnier than others, but most will give you a good laugh no matter what.
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  14. Sakonna

    Sakonna Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Dec 15, 2015
    Another vote for Greatest Generation -- that's the only Trek podcast that has really hooked me.
  15. Prax

    Prax Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 1, 2017
    Middle West
    Trek.FM has so many great podcasts. The Ready Room is the most insightful. They rotate through all the series/ movies from episode to episode. Earl Grey is the most fun I think. Warp Five is also very good.

    There was a complete turnover of hosts on a lot of the shows this past year. I prefer the original hosts on most of them.

    They have a really nice, easy to navigate website.

    A year or so ago I was listening to The Pensky File and also Trekabout. These are basically in order episode reviews making their way through all the series. They might be worth checking out, but they were both so cynical/negative and hypercritical I had to stop listening.
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  16. starmike

    starmike Captain Captain

    Jul 23, 2016
    Shameless plug:

    This Week in Trek

    We're hitting close to 300 episodes, the show's been running for almost six years. The basic premise of the show is that we pick a random episode and review it, along with news, and a good amount of listener-created content.

    Both Darrell and I have been around since Trek was on NBC, so we have a long history of watching the show.

    Hope you like it!
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  17. TrekFanProductions

    TrekFanProductions Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 26, 2016
    London, UK
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  18. AJ Hawker

    AJ Hawker Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    May 2, 2017
    As a big fan of the novels I love the Literary Treks podcast. They review a book an episode and get the authors on when their novels are released. They've even got me interested in reading the comics as they review them as well. If you like the novels then listening to the podcast and the authors really enhances the experience.
  19. Mister Spock

    Mister Spock Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 24, 2013
    North London, England
    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned The Trekmate Family Network.

    Set up five or six years ago, initially as just two friends sat around a microphone recording their podcast Trekmate, it's since blossomed into a network of shows from around the world. Initially they had just Trekmate and their supplemental show Ten Forward, followed by the now defunct Two to Beam Up (long-term Trekkie Marc taking his non-Trekkie wife Kirsty through 1960s Star Trek). Now they're joined by various other international podcasts such as the Deep Space Nine dedicated show In the Wilderness from Australia, The Delta Quadrant from America and Previously, in the Alpha Quadrant from Scotland and dedicated to Enterprise.
  20. Tallguy

    Tallguy Commodore Commodore

    May 2, 2005
    Beyond the Farthest Star
    Another vote for Mission Log and Saturday Morning Treks.