In this article, we are bringing you some of the best Star Trek podcasts that you should start listening to and following today. We have listed some of the old and tried ones, as well as some great new Start Trek podcasts you need to discover.
It’s a long mission: to explore strange new podcasts. To seek out new stories and new episodes. To boldly go where you have never been before!
After these initial words, and without further ado, check out below some of the best Star Trek podcasts in history.
1. Star Trek: The Pod Directive is the Official Star Trek Podcast
CBS Television Studios and Star Trek Global Franchise Group announced the podcast, Star Trek: The Pod Directive, is available to subscribe to now via StarTrek.com, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and all major podcasts platforms in advance of its premiere on Monday, September 14th. Offering a high-level discussion of the themes, ideas, and characters that resonate across the history of the franchise’s storied universe, episodes will also explore the brand’s 50-plus year legacy and influence.
Each episode features an in-depth personal interview with a notable guest, coverage of a Star Trek event, or a discussion of a specific topic with one or more guests. Guests will include Ben Stiller (actor/ producer), Reza Aslan (author/ commentator), Michelle Hurd (actor, Star Trek: Picard), Kendra James (Manager Editor, StarTrek.com), Angelica Bastien (staff writer, Vulture), Mike McMahan (creator/ executive producer/ showrunner Star Trek: Lower Decks), Stacey Abrams (politician/ activist), Tig Notaro (comedian/ actor Star Trek: Discovery), Samantha Cristoforetti (ESA astronaut), Bill McKibben (author/ environmentalist/ activist) and Jeff Russo (producer/ composer Star Trek: Picard & Star Trek: Short Treks). New episodes will drop weekly Mondays through November 9th.
2. Mission Log – A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
Mission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. That’s right, this podcast will cover six different series and 30 seasons of television by journeying into every one of the 726 episodes with a single mission: to explore, debate, and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time, Star Trek.
Starting with The Original Series’ initial pilot and continuing chronologically until they reach the last episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, each week their hosts will tackle a single episode, delving into the most historical and hysterical science fiction that Star Trek has to offer. Along with a variety of guests and interviews, Mission Log will attempt to reach Star Trek’s ethical subtext, understand its complex metaphors and finally figure out what was the trouble with those tribbles.
Explore strange new details. Seek out new perspectives; deeper understandings. Boldly go where so many of us love to go, again and again. Join them for Mission Log!
3. Standard Orbit – A Star Trek Original Series Podcast
Standard Orbit is a podcast dedicated to covering the adventures of both the original and reboot cast featuring Captain Kirk and the Enterprise.
Standard Orbit is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: The Original Series. Not an episode review show, Standard Orbit explores specific elements of TOS with host Haley Stoddart and her guests.
4. The Ready Room: A Star Trek Podcast
The Ready Room is a casual Star Trek discussion show from Trek.fm hosted by C Bryan Jones that covers The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and news from all across the Star Trek universe with a mix of humor and serious commentary.
5. Trek News and Views: A Star Trek Podcast
Trek News and Views is a casual Star Trek discussion show from Trek.fm hosted by Colin Higgins. Each week they bring a British flavor to Star Trek as they explore The Original Series, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise, and news from all across the Star Trek universe. This show has completed its run, but please enjoy the back catalog.
6. SyFy Sistas
The SyFy Sistas Podcast features five multigenerational Black women who discuss Science Fiction and Fantasy through the lens of Black Women. While they have rooted in Star Trek fandom and the IDIC philosophy, the Sistas branch out to encompass SF/F of all genres by, for, and about BIPOC.
The podcast is one of the newest shows to join the Trek Geek Podcast Network. The format and hosting duties for each show vary according to the topic. Their show is dropped bi-weekly on Fridays.
Hosted by Keith Sedor and Alec Peters, the official podcast of Axanar takes you behind the scenes of the development and production of the independent Star Trek story.
Axanar is the story of Garth of Izar, the legendary Starfleet captain who is Captain Kirk’s hero. Set twenty-one years before the events of “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” this is the story of the victory that solidified the United Federation of Planets at a time when conflict with the Klingons threatened to tear the union apart. Garth’s victory at the Battle of Axanar was a pivotal moment in the Four Year’s War.
They also bring you some updates on Axanar production, including the premiere of Prelude to Axanar at San Diego Comic-Con and some casting news of great interest to Voyager fans.
8. The Greatest Generation
The Greatest Generation is a comedy podcast about Star Trek, beloved by everyone from people who’ve never seen an episode to hardcore nerds who are fluent in Klingon.
Once a week Benjamin Ahr Harrison and Adam Pranica watch an episode of Star Trek and tell you what’s great, what’s bad, and what’s hilarious about the show they grew up loving, and still do.
It’s a little bit nerdy, a lot filthy, and exposes some of Adam and Ben’s most embarrassing stories from their dorky childhoods.
Engage: The OFFICIAL Star Trek Podcast is an hour-long, weekly celebration of the most iconic franchise in the galaxy.
Aimed at both delighting fans that have been tuned in since the first broadcast, as well as reaching the Trek-curious who aren’t quite sure where to begin, film critic and author of StarTrek.com’s One Trek Mind column Jordan Hoffman will feature guests, interact with enthusiasts and argue the minutiae of this beloved universe.
Film critic and Star Trek aficionado Jordan Hoffman hosts the official Star Trek podcast on the Play.it a network, featuring nerdy deep-dives into esoteric Star Trek lore as well as breaking news about upcoming Star Trek programming. Interviews with celebs and entry-level guides make Engage: The OFFICIAL Star Trek Podcast a welcoming base for newcomers, too
10. Women at Warp: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
A groundbreaking bi-weekly podcast committed to examining Star Trek from a feminist perspective, exploring Intersectional Diversity in Infinite Combinations with a rotating crew of seven hosts. Tune in for everything from episode and character analysis to history of women behind the scenes and in fan culture to discussion of larger themes and messages throughout the franchise. Part of Roddenberry Podcasts.
11. Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
Priority One: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast – your weekly report on the Star Trek Multiverse!
With its first publication in 2010, Priority One Podcast has endeavored to be a positive, informative, and forward-looking podcast that covers Star Trek, Star Trek Online, and the greater Trek multiverse.
Their goal: To serve our listeners with revealing interviews and entertaining commentary.
12. The TrekMovie.com Star Trek Podcast Network
Once upon a time, two crewmembers aboard the USS TrekMovie wondered… they wondered whether or not people on the internet would be interested in hearing their thoughts and commentary about Star Trek.
And, so, in 2015, Brian and Jared launched the Shuttle Pod, an offshoot journey of the USS TrekMovie to explore strange new episodes of Trek, dive deep into the history of the franchise, and generally just talk Trek fan to fan.
The inaugural episode covered a subject near and dear to their hearts: Star Trek: The Motion Picture From there, and with the addition of crewmembers Kayla and later Matt and John, the Shuttle Pod warped its way through dozens of episodes covering everything from deep dives into episodes, exploring the weirdest corners of the Trek franchise, news, conventions, games, science, and more, garnering loyal listeners along the way.
Their Shuttle Pod gallantly navigates a galaxy of wonders (and sometimes of space garbage), and, along with the rest of the Star Trek podcast community, charts a course that any Trek fan can enjoy.
13. Warp Five: A Star Trek Enterprise Podcast
Warp Five is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Enterprise. Not an episode review show, Warp Five explores specific elements of Enterprise.
14. Daily Star Trek News
Star Trek news, in podcast form. Every weekday. The only Star Trek podcast you need to start your day right. Hosted by Alison Pitt and part of the Roddenberry Podcast Network. Daily Star Trek News is the best resource for the latest news – daily! – from Star Trek new and classic, plus updates on the franchise from CBS and Paramount, and from Trek-adjacent shows like The Orville and Galaxy Quest.
15. The Orb: A Star Trek Deep Space Nine Podcast
The Orb is a Trek.fm podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Not an episode review show, The Orb explores specific elements with hosts C Bryan Jones and Matthew Rushing. We dive deep into this unique chapter in the Star Trek story to examine how it tackles the shades of grey that we find in real life, and how it uses characters over technology to tell timeless stories that connect with the audience.
16. Discovering Trek: The Star Trek Universe Companion
Hosted by Dan Davidson, Bill Smith, Sara B., and Kasey Shafsky, Discovering Trek will be the definitive look at every brand new episode in the Star Trek Universe!! This podcast will look at the story and characters, but will also look to see what we might discover about humanity–and maybe even ourselves–in the process. This podcast is filled with SPOILERS, so be sure to have watched the current episode of Star Trek before listening.
17. Earl Grey: A Star Trek The Next Generation Podcast
Earl Grey is a podcast dedicated entirely to Star Trek: The Next Generation. Not an episode review show, Earl Grey explores specific elements of TNG through unexpected topics that truly capture the spirit of exploring every nook and cranny of Star Trek.
18. The Trek Files: A Roddenberry Star Trek Podcast
Your weekly deep-dive into the archives of Roddenberry Entertainment, from the personal files of Gene Roddenberry.
Each week, “Dr. Trek” himself, Larry Nemecek, and his guest host will take a behind-the-scenes look at documents that haven’t been viewed in decades—many being revealed publicly for the very first time!
19. Star Trek The Next Conversation
Podcast… the final frontier! “Star Trek: The Next Generation” devotee and authority Matt Mira leads Next Gen skeptic Andrew Secunda into the deepest reaches of the series episode by episode. Listen as they discuss, debate, and enjoy all the legendary show’s strengths, failings, and innovations.
20. Transporter Room 3: The Star Trek Podcast
Beam into TR3 for fun, incisive, and sometimes deep (space nine) conversations about all things Star Trek — from the Original Series to the new movies, TV shows… and beyond!
Rewind is a Star Trek podcast about second chances. And wine.
Sara and Haley will try to turn Star Trek “Skip Its” into “See Its,” rewind by sharing their Trek memories and exploring areas of their fandom from the past–like replaying old Star Trek videos and board games–trying to recreate the awe of what made them fans years ago!
THIS PODCAST CONTAINS EXPLICIT CONTENT.
22. PoliTreks: A Star Trek Podcast
PoliTreks! Barry DeFord and Shashank Avvaru talk about politics, religion, and society around the replicator. Along with special guests, we choose to Boldly Go straight into the social, political, and sometimes spiritual underpinnings at the core of Star Trek.
In this podcast, we aim to seek out new perspectives and discover the ways Trek – past and present – can help us better understand the world as it is, and us as we are.
We travel at warp speed through worlds, timelines, and dimensions with one mission: to make sense of our reality!
23. Discussing Trek: Star Trek
Discussing Trek: A Star Trek Podcast is an unofficial podcast about the CBS All-Access series, Star Trek Discovery, and Star Trek Picard. What we do on our show is review each episode in somewhat excessive detail, in addition to talking about all things Trek. Our podcast is by fans, for fans!
Having worked with Discussing Network co-founder Kyle Jones on Discussing Who, Clarence Brown felt the need to talk about that other intellectual property that had been around for almost just as long, Star Trek.
With that and the return of Star Trek to the small screen with Star Trek: Discovery, Clarence assembled the crew that would helm the Discussing Trek podcast, though it started out under a different name. Many years later we are still going strong.
24. The Delta Flyers
Join Garrett Wang and Robert Duncan McNeill each week as they re-watch and discuss Star Trek Voyager episodes. You will hear exclusive behind the scene stories from this dynamic duo.
Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @TheDeltaFlyers
We want to thank everyone who makes this podcast possible, starting with Megan Elise, Rebecca Sims, and Jessey Miller. Additionally, we could not make this podcast available without our Co-Executive Producers, and our Producers Thank you all for your support!
25. This Week in Trek: A Star Trek Podcast
“This Week in Trek”, a podcast and website about one of the most prolific franchises in television and movie history – Star Trek. For each show, editors will talk about why Trek is so important, analyses of episodes, what it was like growing up Trek, news, and topics related to Star Trek.
However, they can’t do the show without feedback from you. What they would like is to hear what makes Star Trek important to you. Are you a new fan? Were you old enough to watch the shows on NBC or on reruns in the ’70s and ’80s? What’s your favorite episode and how did Star Trek inspire you?
26. Star Trek Podcast: Trekcast
This is not your typical Star Trek Podcast. It’s not even a typical podcast really. The show is put together by three guys who really love Star Trek.
Nothing is scripted, they just sit down and discuss current shows, news, events, and topics. Sometimes they talk about other stuff, these are called Dangents, not to be confused with tangents.
Other times they spend about 20 minutes explaining how wrong Chad is. But they digress, have a listen, and leave them some feedback. They are always working to improve the show and that’s not possible without you!
27. Random Trek
A podcast featuring Scott McNulty talking to a guest about a random episode of Star Trek.
28. Subspace Transmissions: A Star Trek Podcast
Hosts Cam Smith and Tyler Orton practice their scenery chewing while compiling the ultimate ranked list of all-star Trek recurring characters.
From fan faves like Q, Guinan, and Garak to newcomers such as Georgiou, Jet Reno, and Picard’s vineyard staff, the duo dares to determine which pop-in players most deserve their place in the pantheon.
29. The Greatest Discovery: New Star Trek Reviewed
The unofficial, irreverent, and filthy aftershow for all the new Star Trek television: Discovery, Picard, Lower Decks, Short Treks, and anything else they throw at us.
Each Tuesday after a new episode of Star Trek, Adam and Ben recap and review while making each other laugh. Check out our other show, The Greatest Generation, a Star Trek podcast by a couple of guys who are a little bit embarrassed to have a Star Trek podcast!
30. Improvised Star Trek
Improvised Star Trek explores the final frontier of comedy by turning Star Trek into an improv office comedy. Taking suggestions submitted on Twitter and Facebook, the cast (featuring some of Chicago’s top improvisers) creates a fully improvised episode detailing the adventures of the USS Sisyphus, a less enterprising starship. New episodes are posted every other week. To learn more about the show check out our website, Facebook page, or Twitter! Improvised Star Trek is a fan production. Star Trek is the property of CBS/Paramount.
Synthaholics is a group of friends that love to talk about Star Trek, which started with David Duncan and Aaron O’Brian. Over time our little Star Trek podcast family has grown with the addition of Guy Davis. We look to bring you a weekly highly irreverent, somewhat comedic, and yet clearly passionate take on all things Star Trek! So what are you waiting for click download for your weekly shot of Star Trek!
32. Star Trek Discovery Pod
A kinda funny/kinda smart Star Trek podcast covering the new Golden Age of Trek, including Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Star Trek Lower Decks, Star Trek Picard, and more. Join four friends who have varying levels of familiarity with, and affection for, Star Trek.
33. Fascinating? – A Star Trek Podcast
Fascinating? – A Star Trek Podcast is a weekly show looking scene-by-scene at each episode of Star Trek’s classic Original Series. From the team that brought you the Columbo Podcast and the Fawlty Towers Podcast, Gerry and Iain look back at a show that one of them loves and the other has never seen before.
34. Positively Trek
Trek experts Dan and Bruce discuss a variety of Trek topics, often with special guests! We want to share our love of the Star Trek universe, and celebrate how it has touched our lives. We also cover news and reviews of all-new Star Trek shows and films!
35. I Just Want To Talk About Star Trek
Mixing the deep dive facts with absurd comedy, Mike McCafferty is relentless in his quest to talk about all things Star Trek with super fans, people who have worked on a series, or just a random person he meets on the street. Q’plah!
36. TREKS in SCI-FI
This podcast covers the world of Sci-Fi entertainment. Reviews of Star Trek episodes, films, and classic TV and movies. News and information and collectibles are also covered each week.
37. Rachel Watches Star Trek
Chris loves Star Trek. Rachel had never watched it. Until 2017, when this podcast began.
This is a podcast where Rachel and Chris talk about each episode of Star Trek, from the original TOS pilot onwards, getting her outsider’s perspective on one of the most influential Sci-fi shows of all time.