Quarantine Ideas for Families - Podcasts

Podcasts

Young Children

Ear Snacks. Covers a range of topics by talking to actual kids as well as experts, providing thoughtful fun for young ones and their grown-ups. http://andrewandpolly.com/earsnacks

Little Stories for Tiny People  Host Rhea Pechter's melodic voice and the recurring cast of animal friends will delight young kids. https://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com/

Stories Podcast - A Free Children's Story Podcast for Bedtime, Car Rides, and Kids of All Ages! http://www.storiespodcast.com

Children

Brains On! Public Media. Award-winning science podcast for kids and curious adults https://www.brainson.org/pages/listen

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids. This biweekly radio show/podcast features several kid-submitted questions, usually on a single theme, and with the help of experts, it gives clear, interesting answers. https://www.vpr.org/programs/why-podcast-curious-kids#stream/0

Pants on Fire. Pants on Fire is a silly game show where a tween gets to interview two grown-ups, one who's an expert on a topic and one's who's lying. http://www.bestrobotever.com/pants-on-fire

Tweens

Six Minutes. Each six-minute episode continues the story of an 11-year-old girl named Holiday who finds herself in the middle of a mystery adventure with no memory of where she came from. New updates are released twice a week. http://www.bestrobotever.com/six-minutes

Teenager Therapy. Five stressed, sleep-deprived, yet energetic teens sit down and talk about the struggles that come with being a teenager. Is high school really as bad as everyone says? https://teenagertherapy.carrd.co/

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel. This Peabody Award-winning scripted mystery series has been called a Stranger Things for tweens. http://www.marspatel.com/

Teens

Dear Hank and John. Real brothers and vloggers John Green (a young adult novelist) and Hank Green (a YouTuber) co-host a lighthearted advice podcast where they answer questions on everything from random thoughts to deep, emotional topics. https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/dear-hank-john

MentalMusic. This is a podcast made for and by teens, focusing on mental health. Episodes focus on topics like insomnia, how sound affects everyday life, and social media and mental health. https://www.mentalmusic.org/

What's Good Games. As the name implies, this is a podcast all about video games. The three hosts demonstrate clear expertise about the biggest games on the market. https://whatsgoodgames.com/

Youth Radio. This podcast for teens by teens discusses their real-life struggles with mental health, wellness, social media and its impact on mental health, stress, and how to manage it, and resources for those in need. https://yr.media/

For Older Teens

Adult ISH. YR MEDIA. A Podcast for older teens who are soon to be headed into the real world. https://yr.media/adult-ish/

ID10T with Chris Hardwick (formerly The Nerdist). This is a weekly podcast that talks about what it means to be a nerd. Chris Hardwick, Jonah Ray and Matt Mira host the podcast. https://id10t.com/podcast/

The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale, Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness. http://www.happinesslab.fm

Adults

That's So Retrograde.  The podcast includes a wide variety of guests, but all under the “wellness” umbrella. https://thatssoretrograde.com/

The Moth. The Moth is a platform for people to get up in front of an audience, alone, and tell a personal story. The podcast collects some of their favorite performances and makes them available for a wider audience. https://themoth.org/podcast  

This American Life. This podcast is a window to the American experience; sometimes they take you on a journey with an event from the past, and sometimes it’s analyzing the inner workings of family drama and fall out, while some shows have lots of comedy or personal essays. https://www.thisamericanlife.org

Timesuck. Hosted by comedian Dan Cummins, weekly topics range from true crime to the paranormal to history and beyond. https://timesuckpodcast.com/

Seniors

Relic Radio. This podcast unearths gems from radio’s reigning era. Tune in for forgotten classics ranging from horror and science fiction to comedy and adventure. https://www.relicradio.com/otr/

You Must Remember This. This podcast dishes the secrets and forgotten histories of Hollywood's first century. http://www.youmustrememberthispodcast.com/front

10% Happier with Dan Harris. Every week Harris interviews neuroscientists, philosophers, and bestselling authors to find out the secret to becoming 10% happier. https://www.tenpercent.com/podcast