Terrific Podcasts for K-12 Students

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Terrific podcasts for k-12 students


Podcasts are an awesome way to learn new things and relax at the same time! We have compiled some of our favorites for students. 

Wow in the World  (NPR)

Grades K–6

Wow in the World is a fun podcast for curious kids, offering answers to all sorts of interesting questions. 

Brains On

Grades 1–6

Brains On is a science podcast covering a wide variety of topics from the planets to slime!

The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified

Grades 1-6

Eleanor Amplified is a radio adventure series for the whole family that’s entertaining and informative. 

Tumble (science)

Grades 1-6

This science podcast is fun for the whole family!

Freakonomics Radio

Grades 6-12

Inspired by the books of the same name,this podcast is hosted by Stephen Dubner, with co-author Steve Levitt. This podcast explores "the hidden side of everything"...from the economy to pop culture to headlining news. 

Stuff You Missed in History Class

Grades 6-12

This podcast covers world history in a way that’s fun and engaging. 

Revisionist History(with Malcolm Gladwell)

Grades 6-12

“Because sometimes the past deserves a second chance” Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea.

StarTalk Radio (with Neil DeGrasse Tyson)

Grades 6-12

Science, pop culture & comedy collide on StarTalk w/ astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Science Friday

Grades 6–12

Science Friday is the podcast for news and entertaining stories about science. It's brain fun for curious people.


Grades 6–12

This podcast embraces diversity and moving experiences through storytelling.

Grammar Girl

Grades 9–12

"Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language."

Stories Alive

All ages

The Stories Alive podcast is a partnership between JPR and Stories Alive. The podcast is a fun, unique audio theatre experience for all ages. Each episode features three to four amazing, original stories written by elementary students. Stories Alive brings them to life with professional actors, sound designers and musicians. Randall the Reading Rat is your host, along with his good friends, Nut, Bolt, and the Story Machine.