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8 Educational Podcasts Every Teen Should Listen To

I guess you know about podcasts?

Techopedia defines it as a type of digital media, usually audio, that is available in a series of episodes or parts and is streamed or downloaded by the end user over the Internet.

As of June 2022, there are over 2.4 million podcasts with over 66 million episodes between them. It is predicted that there will be around 424 million podcast listeners worldwide by the end of 2022.

One good thing about podcasts is that you can listen to them anywhere you are. Whether you are cooking, going on an errand, or just bored. Podcasts are also a productive way for teens to fight boredom. And, in this post I will be listing out 8 educational podcasts every teen should listen to. Highly recommended!

Let's go,

1) TED Talks Daily

What's writing about educational podcasts for teens without mentioning TED TALKS DAILY?

TED TALKS DAILY helps you change your perspectives, triggers your curiosity and you will always learn something new.

One of my hobbies is learning new things. Sounds funny to me sometimes, but it is what it is.

Whenever I listen to TED TALKS, I'm always hooked. You should listen to it too. You will always get value from the speakers. Listen to the Podcast here.

2) How I built this!

As a teen or a young adult, if you are interested in entrepreneurship... this is a podcast to listen to.

How I built this! is a podcast that features the founders of some of the most successful companies and businesses.

You can learn from their stories, how they started, the mistakes they made, and how they overcame some challenges. This is one of the best avenues to pick their brains and draw inspiration. You can listen to the podcast here.

3) The Unstoppable Teen

Image of Kelvin Mincher, founder of unstoppable teens

A podcast for teenagers, parents, and teachers, but mostly for teenagers. I highly recommend teens to listen to this podcast because of the highly informative topics.

My top 5 episodes are:

  1. Top 10 employability skills for young people

  2. How to study better

  3. What can I do to improve my grades?

  4. 5 solutions for teen stress

  5. How to deal with bullying and have an amazing life.

You can listen to the podcast here.

4) Brains on!

Do you love Science? Then this is the show for you. Even if you hate science, give them a try because this podcast will change that.

Wondering what it's all about? I'll tell you.

Brains on! is a science podcast that answers questions from kid listeners around the world. It is super engaging with kids asking intelligent questions out of curiosity. I guarantee you'll be hooked. I was. All topics are amazing and educative. Loads of valuable content. You can listen to the podcast here.

5) Book Club for Kids

Image from Book club for kids

Hey bookworms, I've got an exciting podcast for you!

Don't mind me, it's not necessary to become a bookworm to listen. If you love reading, and enjoy listening to book reviews then this is for you.

Book club for kids is a free, 20-minute podcast devoted to middle-grade books and readers.

Each show features a trio of students discussing a favorite book, an interview with the author, and a celebrity reading.

You can listen to the podcast here.

6) Stuff you missed in history class

Stuff you missed in HISTORY CLASS is an educative engaging podcast that talks about historical events, people, etc.

Stories are told in an exciting and engaging that non-history lovers will enjoy listening to it.

What you will learn is not covered in any textbook. Listen to the podcast here.

7) But Why?

Like the name, But Why? is a podcast for curious kids. Kids ask the questions and they find the answers.

Some of the questions asked by Kids are:

  • Why do we have friends?

  • Why do we feel pain?

  • Why are some people left-handed?

  • How did people keep food in the olden days?

  • Why is the heart the symbol of love?

Very curious questions indeed! You can listen to this exciting podcast here.

8) Switched On Pop

Switched on Pop analyzes the top 40 popular songs. They break down pop songs to figure out what makes them a hit and what is its place in culture.

After listening to the podcast, you might start listening to music differently. It's fun and also educative.

You can listen to the song here.

There you have them. The 8 educative podcasts for teens and young adults. Listen to them and let us know what you think.

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