If you’ve spent a little time here at FamilyTech.com, you know we love podcasts. And finding some great ones to listen to as a family is a big priority. With the kids heading back to school, it’s a great time to find some new podcasts to listen to in the car heading to and from school, or in the evening as you wind down and get ready for bed. Here is a handful of our favorites that you should consider as you head into the fall season.
Before we had television, the internet, and unlimited streaming media, families would crowd around for radio programs in the evening. The Thrilling Adventure Hour has the same feeling that those old dramas had, but with a modern twist. Each show is staged in the style of old-time radio performed live.
In a previous post, we recommended The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel. It’s a great show that you should catch up on if you haven’t already. And The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified is cut from the same cloth. The whole family will enjoy the adventures of Eleanor, who foils devious plots, outwits crafty villains, and goes after The Big Story. It’s a ton of fun and can help your kids understand and develop respect for journalism.
This new NPR podcast guides kids on a journey through a combo of scientific research and fun. Hosted by Guy Raz from How I Built This and Mindy Thomas, Wow In The World is the first NPR podcast made with kids in mind and is perfect for a younger audience that might not fully be ready for the world of shows like Radiolab but are ready for an adventure into the world of tech, science, and even space.
Here’s another scripted drama in the mold of Mars Patel your kids will love. This sci-fi podcast follows Finn, his friends, and their pet robots aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 interplanetary Exploratory Space Station for tons of fun adventures. It’s another great option that will have your kids excited for every new episode.
Sometimes instead of a learning experience, our brains need a warm up or cool down. And the world of music is a perfect way to address those needs. But not just any music. Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child is an hour playlist of indie rock for kids and parents and it’s one of the best ways to introduce your kids to great music.