Remembering Queen Elizabeth II: 8 podcasts about the royal family

Society & Culture September 8, 2022

On September 8, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, the second-longest reigning monarch in world history, passed away at age 96. To remember Queen Elizabeth II, we’ve rounded up podcasts about the royal family.

You’ll find new podcasts like “Dynasty by Vanity Fair” that examine the royal family’s history since the 1940s. You’ll find news podcasts that will keep you up to date on everything the Dukes, Duchesses, Princes, and Princesses are doing like “Royally Obsessed” and “Pod Save The Queen.”

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Dynasty by Vanity Fair

Listen to ‘Dynasty by Vanity Fair’

Vanity Fair‘s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl and staff writer Erin Vanderhoof will reexamine the complex history of the Windsor family dynamics. They’re looking at the entirety of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, from her intensely intimate early years all the way to the public scandals that rocked Buckingham Palace.

Royally Obsessed

Listen to ‘Royally Obsessed’

Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie are “Royally Obsessed,” and every Thursday, they are reporting on Buckingham Palace’s latest news. They are joined by the people who have gotten to know the royals best, like biographers and even fashion experts who have studied the family for years. These two definitely share your passion and fascination for all things royal, and they’ll certainly keep you up to date on any news you may have missed.

Pod Save The Queen – Royal family news, interviews and fashion

Listen to ‘Pod Save The Queen’

“Pod Save The Queen” is a weekly informal podcast sharing insights on the royal family’s lives. Especially if you’re looking for a British perspective on the Windsors, this podcast is a funny and informative take on everything royal, from their fashion influence to their recent travels.

When Diana Met…

Listen to ‘When Diana Met…’

Released at the end of 2021, “When Diana Met…” gives a fresh perspective on Princess Diana through the lens of the people who knew her. Host Amintau Sow speaks with people like Diana’s fashion designer (particularly the woman who designed Di’s wedding dress) Elizabeth Emanuel and hair stylist (who gave her the iconic haircut we all know) Sam McKnight. She speaks with reporters and journalists about the time Diana met John Travolta, Camilla, and her sons. This podcast is fresh, insightful, tragic, and cannot be missed.

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The Crown: The Official Podcast

Listen to ‘The Crown: The Official Podcast’

The Crown: The Official Podcast” is a companion podcast to the Netflix series that takes people behind-the-scenes of every single episode. Hear from writers, creator Peter Morgan, and cast members like Olivia Colman, Gillian Anderson, and Helena Bonham Carter.

Noble Blood

Listen to ‘Noble Blood’

Dana Schwarz’s “Noble Blood” tells the tales of history’s most fascinating royals: from tyrants like Bloody Mary to the tragic like Empress Sisi of Austria. Hear stories about murderous monarchs like the Blood Countess Elizabeth Báthory, who is said to have inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Or get deep into Queen Elizabeth II’s predecessor, Queen Elizabeth I and her rivalry with her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots.

Even The Rich: Diana to Meghan

Listen to ‘Even The Rich: Diana to Meghan’

If you’re looking for something more specific than general royal news, “Even The Rich” did a series in March 2020 titled “Diana to Meghan.” Hosts Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams go beyond the headlines to give you the side-by-side stories of Princess Diana and Meghan Markle. Delve into the world of royalty through Diana and Meghan’s experiences.

Sussex Squad Podcast

Listen to ‘Sussex Squad Podcast’

“Sussex Squad Podcast” is giving us everything we need to know about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Hosts Tina and Michelle discuss the latest news about Meghan and Harry and aren’t afraid to call out British tabloids for the way they’ve treated Meghan.

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