Looking for a few great podcasts to share with your students, family, and friends?
Check out our recommendations for High School-Primary School. If we left your favorite off the list, let us know about it in the comment section below!
“Atop the Eiffel Tower, a lonely janitor stumbles into a series of alternately surreal
and comic adventures as he becomes part of a mystery: what is the secret behind
the wildly popular, bizarrely impossible live radio variety show being broadcast
from the tower’s top?”
“Fruit” (Stitcher Premium Users)
“About the show
Professional football player “X”, recounts his journey of self-discovery and sexual exploration both on and off the field.
FRUIT chronicles “X’s” relationship with his friends, teammates and family as they impose their own perceptions of his role in an alpha-male dominated industry of professional sports.
Amidst questioning for a larger league-related scandal, “X” must ultimately decide how he wants his story to be told, for himself, and for others like him.”
“The 10 episode series follows Ross, a low level employee at the FBI, who spends his days conversing online with his wife Charlie – who died eight months ago. But the technology behind this digital resurrection leads Ross down a dangerous path that threatens his job, his own life, and maybe even the world.”
“Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience.”
“Unseeable forces control human behavior and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia—Latin for invisible things—fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.”
“Serendipity is radio drama for the 21st century. Presented by your hosts Ann Heppermann and Martin Johnson who have their own story to tell. Serendipity is the podcast of The Sarah Awards, celebrating and rewarding the best audio fiction from around the world.”
“On July 21, 1945, Officer Marvin Weller was monitoring wartime transmissions for Fleet Radio Unit Pacific at Station Hypo in Hawaii when he heard a message. But it wasn’t a typical transmission, it was something different, something that would come to be known as The Message.
“Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information.
Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur…”
“Charles (Chuck) Bryant co-hosts the Stuff You Should Know podcast, a platform he uses to educate the public about common things and how they work. Bryant also writes articles for the site, touching on a potpourri of various subjects.”
“Lore is an award-winning, critically-acclaimed podcast about true life scary stories. Our fears have roots. Lore exposes the darker side of history, exploring the creatures, people, and places of our wildest nightmares.”
“It is a fun, high-quality, serial mystery that can be described as Goonies meets Spy Kids meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year olds. It was voted as one of the top 50 podcasts of 2016 by The Guardian, and was recently honored as a Peabody award winner.”
“Like all the public media shows you love, Eleanor Amplified is entertaining and informative. Eleanor will spark laughter and conversation the whole family will enjoy, while preparing kids to appreciate journalism and make smart media choices in the future.”
“Finn, his friends and their pet robots aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station discover uncharted planets, help aliens in far-off galaxies, and take tips from listeners back on Earth as they try to solve the universe’s great mysteries.”
“Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation.”
“Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. We tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists! Join Lindsay and Marshall as they ask questions, share mysteries, and share what science is all about.”
“Story Pirates is a kid-centric media company and leading arts education advocate founded in 2004. It all started in a school auditorium in Harlem when a ragtag group of improv comedians put on an absurdist sketch comedy show inspired by stories written by kids. Since then, we’ve launched a hit radio show, a top 10 podcast for kids presented by Gimlet Media, and a sold-out live tour which performs from coast to coast.”
Little Stories for Tiny People is a children’s podcast featuring original audio stories that will delight the tiny people in your life. Perfect for bleary-eyed parents, innovative teachers, and at-wits’-end babysitters looking for an alternative and non-annoying way to engage the toddlers and young kids they love at bedtime or any time! Each story is lovingly written and performed with attention to the whimsical senses of humor children often possess.
Podcast Kid is a weekly kids & family podcast by Jenna and her dad, James. They talk about good character and other topics that matter to kids: movies, books, TV shows & more.
Treat little ears to musical soundscapes and classical compositions with Classic Kids, and start your mini musicians on a lifetime of classical music.
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