3 Types of Podcasts for Homeschool Moms
A few of my homeschool mom friends have asked me if I have been holding out on sharing other podcast favorites. Snap! You nailed me. I do have more.
I didn’t want you thinking all I did was listen to podcasts, even though some days I do. But I can’t keep these treasures to myself. And, since I haven’t yet included any of my favorite homeschool podcasts on any of my other podcast lists, I’m including them here.
It’s no secret I love podcasts of all sorts. Not only do I think they are great for adults. I think they are great for kids. So, I’ve broken this list into 3 types of podcasts: Techie, Homeschool, and Family. Although this list of podcasts does cater to homeschool moms, parents not homeschooling can enjoy the podcasts from any of these sections as well. The Techie and Family podcast suggestions are applicable to all families.
3 Types of Podcasts for Homeschool Moms
Trends with Benefits
Trends with Benefits is a weekly podcast bringing you the latest tech updates. Hosts Brad Bourque, Brandon Widder, Matt Leong, and Greg Nibler cover everything from the latest trends in smartphones, autonomous cars, home theater and television, drones, security and privacy, plus emerging tech.
This 30-minute podcast will keep busy homeschool moms up-to-date on technology trends. These guys present serious technology updates. But the podcast is anything but boring. In fact, the podcast makes Saturday morning cleaning feel a bit less like drudgery for me.
Some of the things they covered that I loved were: Nintendo Switch review, Virtual Reality incorporates Social Media, and Fast Food Drone Delivery.
Tech News Today
If you want Tech News on a daily basis, Tech News Today is the podcast for you. Hosts Megan Morrane and Jason Howell explore the most important stories of the day. This 30-minute show keeps techies up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of technology.
It’s a great podcast to listen to while running the kids to their activities. Or, listen to it during your workout. It makes my daily treadmill time go by quickly. And, I feel like I’m working and working out at the same time! Let’s face it, we always feel better when we can multi-task as homeschool moms, don’t we? Podcasts are a great way to do just that.
Some of the things they covered that I loved were: The End is Nigh for Vine, Is Facebook Enabling Advertisers to Discriminate by Race?, Amazon Rolls out Prime Reading (giving Prime members free access to more than 1,000 books and magazines).
At HomeschoolingIRL you’ll hear veteran homeschooling parents and bloggers, Fletch and Kendra, discuss topics you might not find covered at your local homeschooling convention. I love this podcast! Kendra and Fletch truly cover the nitty gritty of homeschooling. And they do so with honesty and grace.
This is one of the podcasts that makes me proud to be a homeschool mom. Why? Because Kendra and Fletch address so many of the myths many of us had hanging over our heads for so long. Goodbye homeschool burden and guilt, hello freedom. Oh, and did I mention they are hilarious?!
The Homeschool Highschool Podcast
If you haven’t meet the 7Sisters, you must. They are a team of 6 veteran homeschool moms. These 6 moms have been part of a flourishing umbrella school, a homeschool support network that operated effectively for 300+ families, and college-model classes for high schoolers in a day-school format that achieved great popularity. And they’ve homeschooled graduates who stepped out as well-rounded, college-ready students and mature, workforce-ready men and women with trade skills.
There is some serious homeschool knowledge and support with these ladies. But why the name 7 Sisters? Because you are the 7th Sister. And, that’s exactly how you feel when you listen to their podcast.
The podcast is hosted by 3 of the sisters, Vicki Tillman, Sabrina Justison, and Kym Smythe. These ladies share so much information on homeschooling high schoolers. Think of their podcast as your own private weekly support session.
This is a must-add podcast for homeschool moms with middle school and high school age students!
The Homeschool Sanity Show
Christian psychologist and veteran homeschooling mother of six, Dr. Melanie Wilson, solves homeschoolers’ biggest headaches every Tuesday. Her podcasts cover a wide range of topics common to homeschool moms. This podcast is one of those practical pick-me-ups for homeschool moms.
Listening to it is like having that encouraging homeschool session from your yearly homeschool convention available to you weekly.
You’ll also get: A teaching tip of the week, the organized homeschool challenge of the week, and advice from other homeschoolers on the topic of the week.
Book Club for Kids
I can’t believe the Book Club for Kids podcast has been around since June 2015 and I’m just learning about it. The Book Club for Kids is actually much older. It began on the radio in 2000, on National Public Radio affiliate KPCC in Pasadena, California.
It began when host Kitty Felde found out a lot of non-driving teens and tweens were trapped in carpools all over Los Angeles, forced to listen to public radio. This inspired Kitty to create the Book Club for Kids for them. In 2003, the show moved to television, taped at various Los Angeles libraries, broadcasting on cable channel LA36. The show is still running in reruns online.
Now, Book Club for Kids is a podcast! On the podcast, young readers meet to talk about books. The show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. Young bookworms and their parents will love the author interview aspect to the book club.
Tumble Science Podcast for Kids
Tumble is a science podcast for the entire family. During Tumble, hosts Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher) explore stories of science discovery. Episodes run roughly 12-15 minutes. Consider adding this podcast to your car ride list. Or, listen to it during family chore time to make that a bit more fun for everyone.
Some of my favorite episodes were: The Laboratory of the Haunted House with Margee Kerr, How to Interview a Scientist, and The Cave of the Upside-Down Bat.
Do you have a favorite podcast? Feel free to share with me by commenting below!