The universe of Warhammer 40K is immense. There are hundreds of books, thousands of characters, and numerous races and factions within each. They’ve even branched out into mobile games with Warhammer 40K: Tacticus and others. If you’re looking to up your daily dose of Warhammer content and you either don’t have time to read the books or want to supplement your reading, podcasts are the way to go.
You can listen to them while you commute, while you work, or even while you do some chores around the house. With so many to choose from, finding the best Warhammer 40K podcast to listen to can be hard. That’s why we put together a list of some of the best and most popular Warhammer 40K podcasts that you should give a try the next time you’re heading to the office or working from home. Give a few of these a try and increase your knowledge of the grimdark universe which is 40K.
As the title of this Warhammer 40K podcast might imply, it’s a lore-heavy pod—but the hosts do a great job of presenting it in an entertaining and informative manner. Each episode of Lorehammer focuses on a different aspect of the universe, from The Emperor himself to the inhabitants of Commorragh, The Dark City.
The hosts, Mark and Erik, are often joined by other Warhammer aficionados on different episodes. The series seems to have ended, as they haven’t posted anything new since March of 2022, but the existing episodes are a great look at Warhammer, and there are enough of them to keep you busy.
Feel free to jump around to topics that sound interesting, as the episodes aren’t really in any particular order or heavily connected. That said, their early episodes on Humanity and The Imperium of Man might be a good place to start if you know nothing about Warhammer.
Adeptus Ridiculous is an ongoing podcast brought to us by two pals named Bricky and Dkdiamantes as they explore everything that 40K has to offer. Episodes are released on a weekly basis and center on different topics like Spacemarine chapters or various vehicles within the universe. This podcast has an interesting take, as Bricky is a lifelong fan of Warhammer, and Dkdiamantes is just beginning to dip his toes into it.
As you can imagine, this leads to interesting takes by Dkdiamantes as he finds out about all the wild stuff going on in Warhammer. It’s a great informational podcast on different lore aspects that remains comical and knows where the next joke lies. They do have a Patreon to support their podcast, but it remains free for listeners if you’d rather not subscribe.
The Long War
More of a generalist 40K pod, The Long War covers things outside of the lore and delves into rules for the tabletop game, app updates, rumors, and more. If you’re looking to keep your thumb on the pulse of Warhammer itself, this is a great podcast to subscribe to. They release new episodes weekly for the most part and have a healthy backlog of content you can listen to if you’re just hearing about them now.
Listeners who are just interested in lore might want to stick to one of the other podcasts on our list, as you won’t find too much of that here. $500 army challenges and battle reports of different armies are more up The Long War’s alley.
With 300+ episodes and counting, Garagehammer can easily fill up your commute for the next few months or longer. The podcast is bimonthly and hosted by David Witek, a wargamer that is extremely knowledgeable about all things Warhammer. Each episode can focus on a variety of topics within Warhammer, from book reviews to lore breakdowns to general hobbyist topics.
The podcast goes back over a decade, giving you a sort of time-capsule-esque view into Warhammer as it’s progressed over the last ten years. Witek occasionally has hosts on his podcasts, such as Kevin Jacobi from Six Squared Studios, a sponsor of the pod but still an excellent co-host.
Another generalist pod, Preferred Enemies covers all aspects of the game—even painting and modeling. There are close to 300 episodes, with new ones released either once a month or bimonthly, ensuring you’ll have new content on a (somewhat) regular schedule. Their coverage of different US Open Warhammer events is definitely appreciated, especially if you’re someone who plays the tabletop game and is interested in learning more about the pro scene.
The Poorhammer Podcast
A funny twist on the name of the universe in question, The Poorhammer Podcast publishes new content weekly and has great content covering entire sections of Warhammer, like their video titled “Every 40K Army in 20 Minutes.” The majority of the content revolves around the tabletop game, but they do delve into a good bit of lore if that’s your thing too.
It’s hosted by Brad and Eric, who haven’t put out too many episodes (just under one hundred, depending on when you read this), but they’ve got plenty of steam built up and are on track to have a great following—which they wholeheartedly deserve.
The Heresy Lodge
Fans of the books within the Warhammer universe would do well to check out The Heresy Lodge. This podcast is around two years old and focuses on reviewing and previewing different books within the universe. They even have interviews with authors of different 40K novels. Their very first interview was with Graham McNeil, a renowned British author in the world of 40K. If you’ve read some 40K novels, you might remember him from titles like False Gods, Fulgrim, and A Thousand Sons.
They’re not as big as some of the other entries on this list, but if you’re looking for quality discussion regarding the novels that make up 40K, give The Heresy Lodge a try. They publish new episodes weekly, ensuring there’s content to keep you busy and listening.