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Podcasts Educators Love

Over the years, podcasts have not only continued to grow in popularity but also have expanded in scope to include many different categories ranging from sports and entertainment to in-depth documentaries and investigative journalism. For educators, there are many programs that specifically cater to their professional interests and goals.

Below are a few podcasts enjoyed by our educators at the National Inventors Hall of Fame®. We encourage you to check them out!



On Mindshift, hosts Ki Sung and Katrina Schwartz speak with parents, researchers and students who are developing effective ways to improve students’ learning. The show covers topics including classroom management techniques, parenting styles and the many benefits of interdisciplinary learning.



Exploring the connections between STEM (science, technology, engineering and technology) and storytelling, hosts Gillian King-Cargile and Kristin Brynteson discuss hot topics in K-12 education with a STEM expert or educator. They also have conversations with authors whose books spark joy and enthusiasm for reading and learning.


Teaching Matters

Hosted by Scott Titsworth, dean of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, this podcast addresses students’ unique needs by inviting subject matter experts to offer creative teaching ideas and solutions.


Ologies With Alie Ward

In this podcast, host Alie Ward explores everything from volcanoes and butterflies to Mars missions and beer science by inviting subject matter experts to share their professional passions in accessible ways. Ward’s fun and engaging interview style helps audience members gain a new appreciation for science subjects and invites them to explore the world around them.


Smash Boom Best

Each episode of Smash Boom Best takes two cool topics (roller coasters/mini golf, ghosts/zombies, rice/noodles), smashes them together and invites listeners to decide which one is better. Along the way, this family-friendly podcast teaches practical ways dialogue and debate can be done in a fun and respectful manner.


STEAM Daydream Podcast

Produced by the National Children’s Museum, this podcast pairs experts from across the country with a group of very curious children and explores many important and timely topics within STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) disciplines.


TED Talks: Education

Hosted by nine-time Grammy winner John Legend, this podcast features a group of nine incredible figures, ranging from Bill Gates to Angela Lee Duckworth, as they tackle and explore different ways to inspire students and support educators.


House of #EdTech

Featuring conversations with creators, leaders and teachers on how they integrate technology into their professional lives, House of #EdTech provides helpful strategies and tips for using technology with confidence in the classroom.


Looking for More Learning Resources?

For more teaching tips and strategies, we invite you to visit our blog. Additionally, check out our recently published blog exploring nine teacher-approved books to inspire students from PreK through high school.


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