Your Favourite Bridge Podcasts

The Best Bridge Podcasts

by Alex J Coyne © Great Bridge Links (Updated for 2024)

The term ‘Podcast’ was first coined in 2004 when an app called iPodder brought internet radio streams to the iPod.  Daily Source Code by Adam Curry was the first-ever podcast, broadcast just one year prior.

A podcast is a recorded audio or video snippet that’s available to stream or download. Thousands of podcasts launch every day, about the art of food, photography, gardening, the state of the world, and contract bridge! 

Recently we asked the community on Bridge Winners what their favourite bridge podcasts are and have updated our listing below accordingly. Here’s our look at the best bridge podcasts & where to find them.

Sorry, Partner

Sorry, Partner is a bridge broadcast series presented by Catherine Harris and Jocelyn Startz. The show made its debut in September 2021. New episodes are made available every week. Sorry, Partner interviews bridge experts for their take on hot topics, bridge strategy, and current events. And the easy conversation between the two hosts will reveal bridge tips and secrets you didn’t know you didn’t know!

The Setting Trick: Conversations with World Class Bridge Players

The Setting Trick is produced and hosted by bridge player John McAllister. His enthusiasm for the game makes this one of the top bridge podcasts to listen to!

There are over 60 episodes, which feature interviews with prominent bridgeurs, players, and experts. Scott Hoffer, Andrew Danning, and Susan Bricken have all been featured.

The Setting Trick has an official website with podcasts to stream and download, all available on the website. And of course, you can find it on your favourite PodCast app. 

The Bridge Zone

The Bridge Zone is the official podcast presented by NZ Bridge. It can be found on FreeFM here..

Barry Jones and Mereana Cullen are the presenters of the weekly Bridge Zone podcast. Brief bridge episodes cover strategy, current international and local bridge events, and interviews with well-known bridge personalities and players. From their webpage:

The game we know as Contract Bridge departed from ‘whist’ with the creation of ‘Biritch’ (or Russian Whist) in the 19th century, and evolved through the late 19th and early 20th centuries to form the present game. The Bridge Zone is a radio show and podcast encouraging fellow Bridge players to share the passion that enthusiasts have in playing this challenging game.

Barry Jones is one of the hosts of The Bridge Zone which is now in its 6th year of weekly podcasts. On Bridge Winners, he comments: “We’ve had Zia, Larry Cohen and a number of other great interviews over the years. All very generous with their time. We’ve had up to 10,000 downloads per month but would love a few more listeners and any input from them is greatly appreciated.”

BridgeHands: Contract & Duplicate Bridge

BridgeHands Podcast interviews focus on the people side of Contract Rubber Bridge and Duplicate Bridge. You are invited to enjoy interviews with Bridge notables including playing professionals, duplicate directors, organizations, businesses, authors, teachers, and players. Each podcast runs approximately 30 to 50 minutes per episode. There are currently 9 episodes with the last dated Sept 2009.

Jack’s Daily BridgeCast

Jack Stocken has established himself as one of England’s foremost bridge teachers and players. He delivers daily bridge broadcasts for a small monthly fee offering set hands and video commentary on instructive bridge hands. The bidding is based on ACOL (played in the UK) although Standard American players will also find the hands instructive. Once you have become a member, you can access links to the Intermediate and Advanced podcasts. Visit his site for more information.

What’s your favourite bridge podcast? Or do you have a bridge-related podcast you’d like us to share? Send us an email to