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Podcasts with Value

by Belinda Breeze

Education podcasts have several benefits: they fit easily into your busy life, cover the most current teaching strategies, and are there when you need them. With this in mind, here is a septet of our favourite podcasts that are both relevant and helpful.

TED Talks Daily

Every weekday, join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable, from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, given by the world’s leading thinkers and creators.

Stuff You Should Know

If you’ve ever wanted to know about current affairs, the solar system, chaos theory, Rosa Parks or climate change, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

Cult of Pedagogy

Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology – if it has something to do with teaching, Jennifer Gonzalez is talking about it.

Encyclopaedia Womannica

In just five minutes a day, learn about different incredible women from throughout history, from Frida Kahlo to Zephyr Wright and Susie King Taylor to Pearl Bailey.

Houston, We Have a Podcast

The official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Centre lets you in on everything that happens above the clouds.

The 10 Minute Teacher Podcast

The 10 Minute Teacher is jam-packed with teaching strategies, ideas, and inspirational educators from everywhere. If you want a podcast hosted by a classroom teacher interviewing mostly classroom teachers – the 10 Minute Teacher is a show for you.

Grammar Girl

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network and creator of Grammar Girl, which has been named one of Writer’s Digest’s 101 best websites for writers multiple times. She is also an inductee into the Podcasting Hall of Fame.

No matter what you want to learn – general knowledge, science, finance, history, sports – there is a podcast out there just for you!