20 Best Homeland Security Podcasts of 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about homeland security? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best homeland security podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

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Best Homeland Security Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

The Lawfare Podcast

  • Publisher: The Lawfare Institute
  • Total Episodes: 165

The Lawfare Podcast features discussions with experts, policymakers, and opinion leaders at the nexus of national security, law, and policy. On issues from foreign policy, homeland security, intelligence, and cybersecurity to governance and law, we have doubled down on seriousness at a time when others are running away from it. Visit us at See for privacy and opt-out information.

Homeland: The Podcast – CHDS/Ed

  • Publisher: Homeland: The Podcast – CHDS/Ed
  • Total Episodes: 17

The Southern California Regional Alumni Chapter of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, brings you yesterday’s pioneers, today’s leaders and tomorrow’s visionaries within homeland security.

Homeland Insecurity

  • Publisher: RAICES
  • Total Episodes: 9

How Fear Changed America. Homeland Insecurity is a new documentary podcast from RAICES that chronicles the untold story of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). We go back to the beginning, when our government built a powerful new agency in the wake of 9/11 to protect America from terrorists—only to use that agency to terrorize immigrants. From family separation to federal agents deployed in Portland, the scope and cruelty of DHS continues to expand, begging the question: Is anyone safe? Season 1 is hosted by civil rights leader Erika Andiola, a galvanizing voice in the fight for migrant justice.

Domestic Preparedness and Homeland Security Audio Interviews

  • Publisher:
  • Total Episodes: 45

Presenting Audio Interviews with Federal, State and Local Homeland Security and Preparedness Professionals.

Craig Peterson – America’s Leading CyberSecurity Coach

  • Publisher: Craig Peterson
  • Total Episodes: 308

America’s Leading Security Coach to Small Business, the FBI, Homeland Security, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, The Whitehouse, all major DoD contractors, including Raytheon, Boeing, Lockheed, BAE, and more. Dozens of US State, County, and City governments. School Districts, Hospitals, Doctors, and Clinics. All major financial institutions in the United States, including The Federal Reserve, Fidelity, Bank of America, Visa, M/C, etc. Providing Network Security since 1991.

102nd Intelligence Wing

  • Publisher: 102nd Intelligence Wing
  • Total Episodes: 55

The official podcast of the Massachusetts Air National Guard’s 102nd Intelligence Wing – Our mission is to provide worldwide precision intelligence and command and control along with trained and experienced Airmen for expeditionary combat support and homeland security.

HSEMA Off the Record

  • Publisher: DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Total Episodes: 17

HSEMA Off the Record” is a new podcast series focused on the innovative ways the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) is working to build a safer, stronger, and more resilient DC. Each episode, we’ll go behind the scenes to hear directly from the men and women responsible for preparing the District. We’ll look at the history of the field and profession, discuss the integration of emergency management and intelligence, and how the District’s emergency managers use innovation and creativity to meet any and all challenges head on.HSEMA Off the Record is brought to you by Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, DC, and the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. See for privacy and opt-out information.

Intelligence. Unclassified.

  • Publisher: NJOHSP
  • Total Episodes: 264

The purpose of this podcast is to provide unclassified information about current trends in homeland security for the state of New Jersey, as well as educational information and resources for your awareness. Please feel free to add this podcast to your RSS feed or iTunes. You can also follow NJOHSP on Twitter @NJOHSP and Facebook. All links can be found in the show notes and on our website

BrianofLondon’s Forest Talks

  • Publisher: Brian of London brianoflondon
  • Total Episodes: 63

Every week BrianOfLondon gives you his taken on the culture wars, news of the day and whatever crosses his consciousness. Brian is a Jewish expat Brit who’s returned home to his indigenous homeland: Israel. I could be covering Israeli, US or British politics, security resisting global Jihad. Brian’s a Brexiteer, a friend of Tommy Robinson and staunchly pro Western Civilisation.

Careers at ICE

  • Publisher: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Total Episodes: 6

ICE enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety.

Homeland Security Training Institute Podcast

  • Publisher: College of DuPage
  • Total Episodes: 16

College of DuPage and the Homeland Security Training Institute bring you this series of discussions.

Slave Stealer

  • Publisher: Timothy Ballard
  • Total Episodes: 31

Listen to front-line stories from guys rescuing kidnapped children from sex slavery. Yep, that’s a thing. Right now, there are over 2 MILLION children being sold and traded for sex. Timothy Ballard has saved hundreds of children himself. Tim left the Department of Homeland Security to start a non-profit, child rescue team, called Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.). Hear how they do it? It’s candid and visceral. It’s not explicit, but it’s also not recommended for children.

Public Safety Drone Podcast

  • Publisher: Joe Wessels
  • Total Episodes: 15

Drones are everywhere – including the public safety community. Whether you work in law enforcement, the fire service, homeland security or disaster recovery, drones can be a real game-changer in the field. From clearing a traffic accident scene dramatically faster – reopening roads and getting the public moving again – or giving a fire chief the ability to determine the hot spots in a fire – or when a roof is about to collapse getting personnel out of harm’s way and saving lives, drones change the game. That’s what the Public Safety Drone Podcast is all about. Join experienced radio show host, journalist and Part 107 drone pilot Joe Wessels, along with fellow FAA drone pilots and co-hosts Woodlawn, Ohio Fire Chief Amos Johnson, Woodlawn Firefighter Katie Thielmeyer, Blue Ash, Ohio Police Lieutenant Steve Schueler and drone expert and popular YouTuber David Glenn – otherwise known as “KlooGee” – share their insights and expertise on the ever-changing and emerging unmanned aerial systems field – with a particular focus on how public safety utilizes drones to save money, save lives and keep costs down.


  • Publisher: The DSR Network
  • Total Episodes: 4

SpyTalk lives at the intersection of intelligence operations, foreign policy, homeland security and military strategy. Co-hosted by veteran national security journalist Jeff Stein and former star CNN homeland security correspondent Jeanne Meserve, the podcast will feature exclusives by SpyTalk’s roster of longtime reporters, news and profiles of US and foreign spymasters and interviews with policymakers and expert authors. There’s nothing quite like it—a place for experts and lay persons alike, who enjoy national security scoops and insights by SpyTalk’s subject matter experts. SpyTalk is a DSR Network Production. See for privacy and opt-out information.

The Situation with Michael Brown

  • Publisher: Michael Brown
  • Total Episodes: 1075

Smart. Funny. Connected. Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security & FEMA Director Michael Brown provides provocative insight into culture, current events and politics. Get an insider’s view of what the mainstream media won’t be telling you. He delivers incisive content with humor, wit and smartness. He gives you an honest inside look that no one else is willing to do. This is Michael’s show heard on 630 AM KHOW, Monday-Friday, 2-4 P.M. Mountain Time.

Mission Is Possible

  • Publisher: Guidehouse and American University School of Public Affairs
  • Total Episodes: 20

Join your host Sasha O’Connell, a former FBI executive and Executive in Residence and Director of the Terrorism and Homeland Security Policy Masters Program, and expert guests as they discuss a wide range of issues affecting federal law enforcement management and executive leadership. Mission Is Possible offers real advice and experiences from some of the top experts in federal law enforcement. These episodes are brought to you by a partnership between Guidehouse and American University School of Public Affairs.

Michael Brown Unplugged

  • Publisher: Situation With Michael Brown
  • Total Episodes: 222

Smart. Funny. Connected. Former Under Secretary of Homeland Security & FEMA Director Michael Brown provides provocative insight into culture, current events and politics. Get an insider’s view of what the mainstream media won’t be telling you. He delivers incisive content with humor, wit and smartness. He gives you an honest inside look that no one else is willing to do.

The Safety Zone

  • Publisher: Mike McCarty
  • Total Episodes: 32

The Safety Zone is engaging conversations on all aspects of violence prevention from experts who have decades of experiencing in specialized law enforcement, U.S. Secret Service, FBI, Navy Seal Teams, corporate security, hostage negotiations and school security. Mike McCarty & Melinda Ronn are the hosts. Melinda has spent decades in communication, having started in the George W. Bush White House where she served as a liaison to churches, ministries and pastors in the U.S. She now works with numerous media outlets nationally such as Fox, CNN, CBN and numerous other media groups. Mike has decades of violence prevention experience that started as a violent crime detective in Nashville, TN and was part of a small team that developed the nation’s largest largest law enforcement-based violence prevention program which immediately reduced the number of domestic homicides by 50%. Mike left Nashville and started providing training and consulting for organizations such as U.S. Department of Justice- Violence Against Women Office, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Homeland Security and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Today, Mike is the CEO of Safe Hiring Solutions which is a violence prevention, background screening, visitor management and threat assessment organization with more than 7,000 clients that include schools, churches, volunteer organizations and corporations.

The Brett Winterble Show

  • Publisher: Urban One
  • Total Episodes: 291

The Brett Winterble Show is heard Monday through Friday from 3-6 pm on News Talk 1110 & 99.3 WBT. After spending nearly a decade with Rush Limbaugh as a Producer, Brett began his own show in 2008. Brett has been heard on Sirius XM, plus 980 KFWB in Los Angeles and 760 KFMB in San Diego.  A lover of Current Events, Sports, Entertainment and stories that really matter to the local audience, Brett has high energy and boundless curiosity. He is a graduate of Emerson College and American Military University with degrees in Political Communication and Homeland Security/Intelligence Studies. Brett is married and has 2 teenagers plus a couple of cats, three birds, and some fish! His hobbies include travel, comedy writing, consuming motorsports and barbecue.

The Reflecting Pool – CHDS/Ed

  • Publisher: The Reflecting Pool – CHDS/Ed
  • Total Episodes: 18

A series of informal conversations with CHDS Homeland Security Master’s program students about their thesis research, the spark that led to the selection of their topic, research challenges and personal experiences with the thesis process.


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