Looking to learn more about K-12 education updates, what Waldorf education looks like, or what tips other parents suggest for learning? No quiet time to read? We’ve got you covered with this round-up list of 100+ education podcasts.
Educators, parents, and researchers alike have embraced podcasting as a way to share information about the K-12 education world– and listening in to their conversations is free!
Podcasts are one of the most enjoyable and rapidly growing learning resources available today. In fact, there are more than five million podcasts out there. We’ve dug through a great many of them (though not two million) to bring you this list of education podcasts. Add these podcasts to your playlist when you need some inspiration or want to deepen your knowledge about all things K-12.
Click through the tabs below to find a topic that interests you. Most of these education podcasts are available on Apple Podcasts, as well as other platforms.
Whether you’re a teacher wanting to make the most of your commute by learning about ed tech, or a mom considering a switch to homeschooling, there’s a podcast here for you.
Note that this education podcast list includes a diverse range of education perspectives. Inclusion on the round-up does not mean the podcast reflects the views of National School Choice Week. If we’re missing one of your favorites, let us know at [email protected]
What It’s About: “The Charter Central Podcast takes a monthly look at topics that impact charter public schools through in-depth interviews with education experts. A state and national leader in the charter public school movement, The Governor John Engler Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University shares insights on how public education can innovate to help students succeed.”
What It’s About: “Our community can come together to solve the challenges of keeping our kids learning—on campus or at home—while staying safe. Inga Cotton, Founder and Executive Director of San Antonio Charter Moms, and her guests talk about schools of choice, educating your children at home, and staying mentally and physically well during uncertain times. By sharing our knowledge and a positive attitude, we can keep our children safe and learning.”
What It’s About: “Within every child, there is a hidden potential waiting to be revealed. We intuitively know this as parents, and yet our hearts ache because raising these precious creatures is so hard. Enter: Montessori. By observing and focusing on our child’s secret developmental nature and using a gentle, compassionate discipline approach, we can make both of our lives a whole lot easier! Join Aubrey, a Montessorian and mom of two, in a discussion about parenting, homeschooling, and the magic of childhood.”
What It’s About: “Classical Conversations supports homeschooling parents by cultivating the love of learning through a Christian worldview in fellowship with other families. We believe there are three keys to a great education: classical, Christian, and Community.”
What It’s About: “Frustrated by the current state of education, Rachel Babcock and Josh Charpentier decided they would open an alternative charter high school. Education Disruption is the story of how high school can be done differently, for the benefit of the students. Map Academy is an alternative charter high school founded on the belief that every student – no matter what their life circumstances – has unique strengths and the ability to succeed.”
What It’s About: “Explore unschooling with Pam Laricchia, unschooling mom and author. Enjoy in-depth interviews with veteran unschooling parents sharing their family’s experience, dig into a wide range of unschooling topics with experienced guests, and get answers to listener questions in the Q&A episodes.”
What It’s About: “A 20-minute podcast featuring professors, K-12 teachers, and friends of Hillsdale College, all speaking about classical education—what it is, why it’s still relevant today, and what makes it unique. Hosted by Scot Bertram.”
What It’s About: “Homeschooling is an excellent choice for many families, but it can feel overwhelming, and even isolating at times. In Homeschool Conversations with Humility and Doxology, we talk with real life homeschooling parents about it all: educational philosophy, homeschool challenges, learning successes, faith & so much more. Host Amy Sloan, a homeschool graduate herself, is now homeschooling her own 5 children, and she brings the homeschool community to you. Informative, encouraging & fun – this is a podcast sure to encourage every homeschooling parent!”
What It’s About: “Are you ready for a homeschooling experience you can enjoy? One with less stress and more fun? Are you ready to think differently about homeschool? Join Maren and Angela every Monday as we encourage each other, laugh, and get real about homeschool.”
What It’s About: “The Homestead Education Podcast is for homesteaders and homeschoolers who are seeking to continue and advance their passion for a self-sufficient lifestyle. If you are ready to learn, be encouraged, and guided, my podcast can help you (and your kids), grow your own food and grow as a person with a homestead education. Join myself and guests as I share and explore homesteading, homeschooling, and growing as a person centered on the benefits of a homestead education.”
What It’s About: “Host Chris Neeley is the Superintendent of the South Carolina Public Charter School District and the father of three amazing kids. He has seen time and time again the pain that a lack of access and choice in education can cause…but he has also seen the beauty and joy that educational autonomy can create.We talk to educators, school leaders, policymakers, and charter school acolytes about their stories. We always start with “why” here…because it’s not just about a job, occupation, or field; it’s about why we do what we do.”
What It’s About: “Curmudgeonly long-time classical, secular homeschoolers Drew Campbell (Quidnam Press), Jenn Naughton (Bookish Society), and Courtney Ostaff offer in-depth reviews of popular homeschool curricula, discuss educational philosophies, and answer common questions.”
What It’s About: “Interviews with innovative educators, self-directed young people, and others who think differently about learning, teaching, and schooling. Hosted by Blake Boles (blakeboles.com), author of “Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?” and founder of Unschool Adventures.”
What It’s About: “Scholé Sisters is the podcast for the classical homeschooling mama who seeks to learn and grow while she’s helping her children learn and grow. Scholé Sisters is a casual conversation about topics that matter to those of us in the trenches of classical homeschooling who yearn for something more than just checking boxes and getting it all done. In each episode, we cover our Scholé Everyday (suggestions for inspiration and growth), and a topical discussion relying on principles we find in books by people like David Hicks, James Taylor, and Charlotte Mason.”
What I’s About: “Childhood is finite at just shy of 9.5 million minutes. We only get one shot at it. One of the biggest decisions we make is how we will use that time. Research has confirmed time and time again that what children are naturally and unabashedly drawn to, unrestricted outside play, contributes extensively to every area of childhood development. The importance here cannot be understated. Every year we aim to match nature time with the average amount of American kid screen time (which is currently 1200 hours per year). Have a goal. Track your time outside. Take back childhood. Inspire others.”
What It’s About: “The CiRCE Institute is called to promote, model, and support classical education in the school, within itself, and in the home. Our clients consider the CiRCE Institute the cutting-edge organization in the Christian classical renewal because of our unique ability to identify the ancient principles of learning, to communicate them enthusiastically, and to apply them vigorously in todays educational settings.”