50 Best Education Podcast You Should Listen to in 2021

the top education podcast for teachers and parents

Which education podcast should I be listening to?, asked Ben.

These days,  it’s almost like there is a podcast for every topic you wish to read.

This doesn’t come as a surprise, because with top communication companies like Google, Apple, Spotify, Amazon, Kindle, and Stitcher all bringing out their own podcasts, content creators are feeling more inclined to release content on these platforms.

Since the idea behind podcasts is to reinvent the way people read and at what pace, which is why you should switch to or at least try reading one book on a podcast to get the feel.

In addition, podcasts don’t just offer you convenience it also offers a range of topics from human resources, to design, history, to even education.

More professionals and instructors are taking to podcasts to share their knowledge with dedicated learners and you too can use this medium to expand your knowledge.

To get you started off right, here are 50 educational podcasts to read:

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Top 50 Educational Podcasts for Teachers and Parents

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If you are someone who likes listening to podcasts or is just getting into the habit, these are the 50 educational podcasts you should definitely be listening to.

1. Revisionist History

Revisionist History is hosted by Malcolm Gladwell, who uses this podcast as a platform to discuss and share his knowledge of history.

On this Revisionist History, Gladwell masterfully pieces together specific and astounding historical moments, which he then uses to teach listeners more about the past that shapes our present and future, as well human nature over the years.

You can follow Malcolm Gladwell on Twitter for updates on Revisionist History.

Niche

  • History

Website Link

Twitter

@Gladwell

Listen

2. 10 Minute Teacher Podcast

The 10 Minute Teacher Podcast is hosted by Vicki Davis. On the podcast, you can learn from the best educators from around the world, in a series of inspirational interviews.

 Niche

Various niches.

Website Link

Twitter

@coolcatteacher

Listen

3. 99% Invisible

99% Invisible is a podcast created by Roman Mars to teach people who are interested in architecture, design, and the general knowledge of how our world was designed.

Niche:

  • Architecture, Design.

Website Link

Twitter

  • @99piorg, @romanmars

Listen

4. Stuff You Should Know

Stuff You Should Know has run as a podcast for over a decade, and covers pretty much a look bit of everything like – science, history, and pop culture.

Stuff You Should Know is co-hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark.

Both Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark work at How Stuff Works, and their podcast is a part of the company’s other audio podcasts.

Niche:

  • Science
  • History
  • Pop Culture

Website Link:

Stuff You Should Know

Twitter:

@SYSKPodcast

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5. ACEd Tech

For those of us that are interested in Tech, the ACEd Tech podcast provides a platform where you can listen to and learn about EdTech, Android, and Google.

The podcast is hosted by Carlos Garza and runs for 20-30 minutes per episode.

Niche:

  • Technology

Website Link:

 Twitter:

  • @eduGOOGdroid

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6. 80 Days: An Exploration Podcast

80 Days: An Exploration Podcast is hosted by Luke Kelly, Joe Byrne, and Mark Boyle.

This exploration takes you from place to place, town to town, as you virtually explore a new town, country, territory, and settlement.

Niche:

  • Travel, Exploration

Website Link:

Twitter:

  • @80dayspodcast

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7. Encyclopedia Womannica

Encyclopedia Wommanica is a series of podcasts which speak of  the most remarkable women in history. This podcast exceeds the limitations of culture, centuries, and countries to shine a light on women who have contributed immensely to the growth of the world in various sectors whether as mathematicians, poets and civil rights activists.

Each episode is about a new woman, and every new month brings with it a theme.

Niche:

  • Women Pioneers

Website:

Twitter:

  • @wmnmedia

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8. Climate Cast

Minnesota Public Radio’s (MPR) Climate Cast speaks of climate change and its global impact. This podcast is hosted by Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner alongside other knowledgeable guests, including researchers and academics.

Paul Huttner teaches you how to tackle climate change, as well as the research and developments it entails.

Niche:

  • Climate Change

Website Link:

Twitter:

@CAST_Centre

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9. Overheard at National Geographic

Overheard at National Geographic Is perfect for adventurers who love to linger in the woods or small towns while getting the fix on the knowledge of nature.

This show is a collection of incredible stories told by staff at National Geographic’s head office as they give their insight on some of the most mind blowing activities from around the world, and topics.

Niche:

  • Nature

Website Link:

Twitter:

  • @NatGeo

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10. Monocle 24: The Urbanist

Monocle 24: The Urbanist by Andrew Tuck speaks on the creation of better cities. This podcast will transport you across the globe with the voice of Monocle’s internationally-based correspondents or local experts as your guide.

Monocle 24: The Urbanist will definitely change your perspective on cities of the world.

Niche:

  • Cities

Website Link:

Twitter:

  • @Monocle24

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11. Radiolab

Radiolab is a radio program and podcast co-hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich. The show accesses  a range of scientific and philosophical topics in an accessible way.

RadioLab is gripping and as such, you can never predict what topic the next episode will discuss. Listening to this podcast provides an immersive experience.

Niche:

  • Science and Philosophy

Website Link:

Twitter:

  • @Radiolab

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12. Better Leaders Better Schools

Better Leaders Better Schools is a podcast by Danny Bauer that seeks to enhance professional development, by teaching you how to ‘Lead with confidence, authentically, and by serving your community. Episodes usually run between 20-40 minutes.

Niche:

  • Leadership

Website:

Twitter:

  • @alienearbud

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13. Check This Out!

The Check This Out! Podcast with Ryan and Brian,   explores tools and applications designed for the classroom. The episodes are usually an hour long and released every one to two weeks.

Niche:

  • School

Website:

Twitter:

  •  None

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14.Control Art Delete

Control Art Delete is a podcast hosted by Amy Moore and William Stein which focuses on various issues in the EDTECH space. Episodes usually run for 25-40 minutes.

Niche:

  • EDTECH

Website:

Twitter:

@CADPODCAST1

Listen:

iTunes

15. Digital Learning Radio

The Digital Learning Radio podcast uses technology to empower and improve learning in campuses, classrooms, districts.

On Digital Learning Radio, hosts and guests of the podcast come together to share their resources, tips, tools, and advertise events and successful individuals from a region.

Niche:

  • Learning

Website

Listen:

16. Dads In Ed

On the Dads In Ed podcast, the hosts dissect various topics with guests from various educational industries, who come together to provide  insight and opinions from a father’s perspective.

Dads in Ed episodes run for 40-50 minutes.

Niche:

  • Education

Website:

Twitter:

@dadsined

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17. Easy EdTech

Easy EdTech is hosted by Monica Burns and focuses on making EdTech integration easy by highlighting favourite EdTech tools for classrooms.

Niche:

  • EdTech

Website:

Twitter:

  • @ClassTechTips

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18. Ed – Conversations About the Teaching Life

Ed – Conversations About the Teaching Life is hosted by Shane Lawrence, and is about a teaching life supported by earnest conversations about the lives of teachers.

Niche:

  • Teaching

Website:

Twitter:

  • @theedpodcast

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19. EdChat Radio

EdChat Radio is hosted by Nancy Blair and Tom Whitby, the podcast houses amplifications and highlights from the Twitter discussion of the week, with #EdChat attached to it.

Niche:

  • Education

Website

Twitter:

  • @BAMRadioNetwork

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20. EdSurge On Air

EdSurge On Air is a podcast hosted by Jeffrey R. Young and a host of other EdSurge reporters about the future of learning and the intersection of technology and learning. This podcast contains discussions and interviews with educators, tech innovators, and scholars.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @HigherEdSurge

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21. EDTech by AV Nation

This EDTech podcast is presented by AV Nation for Education Technology Managers. Hosted by Bill O’Donnell, the podcast features interviews that cover classroom technology, dealing with faculty, and how to acquire the best AV technology for your classrooms on a budget.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @AVNationTV

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22. EdTech Bites

EdTech Bites hosted by Gabriel Carillo is a podcast where the sharpest minds like teachers, innovators, and leaders are interviewed in a discussion about educational technology and the latest trends in it.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @EdTechBites

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23. Ed Tech Confessions

Ed Tech Confessions hosts Ann Kozma, Kelly Martin, and Cynthia Nixon use this podcast as a medium to answer all your embarrassing and mind-boggling EdTech questions.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @EdTechConfess

Listen:

iTunes

24.  EdTech In The Classroom

Jeff Bradbury’s podcast EdTech In The Classroom celebrates EduTech companies and how they’ve empowered learning, creativity, and innovation in K-12 classrooms.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @TeacherCast

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25. EdTech PodSquad

The podcast EdTech PodSquad is hosted by several EdTech coaches who discuss EdTech content within school districts.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website

Twitter:

  • @EdtechPodsquad

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26. EdTech Situation Room

The EdTech Situation Room podcast is facilitated by Jason Neiffer and Wesley Fryer and features analysis and discussions of current technology news scrutinized through an educational lens.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

@edtechsr

Listen

27. Edufuturists

Futurists podcast views education from a futurists point of view. The podcast features edTech company executives and other dignitaries exchanging thoughts on the future of education and auto magical apps.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @EduFuturists

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28. EduMatch Tweet and Talk

On the EduMatch Tweet and Talk podcast, educators from around the world come together to discuss several educational topics.

Niche:

  • Educational, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @edu_match

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29. EDUtalk

In the best kind of collaboration effort, EDUtalk adopts a format intended to  gather the voice of educators, in commentaries and educational conferences.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @EDUtalkr

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30. EduTechGuys

The EduTechGuys podcast discusses certain topics like – social media in education, summer learning with Google Classroom, and the latest in EdTech through interviews and news coverage.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @edutechguys

Listen:

31. Ologies with Alie Ward

Alie Ward’s Podcast Ologies talks about science in a way that is entertaining for you. She also interviews some note-worthy professionals in topics such as spider webs and werewolves.

Niche:

  • Science

Website:

Twitter:

  • @Ologies

Listen:

32. Philosophize This!

You can gain a better understanding of Philosophy, by listening to Stephen West’s Philosophize This!

On his podcast, he talks about Philosophy’s history in a chronological order, so it’s easier for you to understand.

Niche:

  • Philosophy

Website

Twitter:

  • @iamstephenwest

Listen:

33.  Working

Working Podcast provides a better person understanding of each of our occupations, by breaking down a different occupation and all the daily activities that each of these jobs entails.

Niche:

  • Job, Work

Website:

Twitter:

  • @SlatePodcasts

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34. Houston, We Have a Podcast

Houston, We Have a Podcast is the official podcast of the NASA Johnson Space Center, located in Houston. It is hosted by Sharmila  Watkins, Jennifer Fogarty, and Serena Aunon-Chancellor.

This podcast will answer your questions about what happens in space as you listen to scientists, engineers, and astronauts discuss human spaceflight.

Niche:

  • Space

Website:

Twitter:

@Nasa

Listen

35. Our Fake History

Our Fake History takes on mythical tales, and exposes the truth on the hidden history of the pyramids and even on Santa Claus.

Niche:

  • Myth, History

Website:

Twitter:

  • @ourfakehistory

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36. Educate

Educate is a podcast about education opportunities and several people in the world learn.

Niche:

  • Education

Website:

Twitter:

  • @EducatePodcast

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37.  Educational Duct Tape

Jake Miller’s podcast Educational Duct Tape, focuses on edTech as a tool that can efficiently be used to meet certain goals, address standard of learning, and solve common problems in a classroom.

Niche:

  • Education

Website:

Twitter:

@JakeMillerTech

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38. GotTechEd

Hosted by Eric Guise and Nick Johnson, GotTechEd shares activity ideas for edTech, identifies apps and tools teachers will find helpful in their teaching.

As a listener, you could get educational resources from this podcast as well.

Niche:

  • Education

Website:

Twitter:

N/A

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39. Hack Learning

On Mark Barnes’  Hack Learning, you could learn hacks on how to improve your education, leadership skills, parenting, replace traditional homework, new technology integration, etc.

Niche:

  • Hacks

Website

Twitter:

  •  @markbarnes19

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40. Higher Ed AV

Joe Way’s  Higher Ed AV podcast is dedicated to building the AV/IT tech manager community in higher education through discussions on classroom technology and audiovisual support.

Niche:

  • AV

Website:

 Twitter:

@higheredav

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41. Higher Ed Live

The Higher Ed Live podcast offers you direct access to listen to the sharpest minds in education, and also share your knowledge with the hosts and participate in discussions.

Niche:

  • Education

Website:

Twitter:

@higheredlive

Listen:

Apple Podcast

42. House of #EdTech

The Podcast House of #EdTech, discusses technology and its impact in teachers changing the way they teach and on education.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @HouseofEdTech

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43. Instant Relevance

Instant Relevance by Denis Sheeran & Ray Steinmetz is an education centred podcast that features latest news and resources aimed at making learning more relevant for every student.

Niche:

  • Learning, Education

Website:

Twitter:

  • @InstantRel

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44. Instruction By Design

Instruction By Design features a 30-60 minute conversation between instructional designers from Academic Innovation (Jinnette Senecal, Celia Coochwytewa, and Aaron Kraft) on certain topics like course design, pedagogy, and educational technology.

Niche:

  • Design

Website:

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45. Kindergarten Kiosk

On the Kindergarten Kiosk podcast, a mother and daughter who are both educators discuss topics relevant to the educating of young children.

Niche:

  • Education, Children

Website:

Twitter:

  • @kinderkiosk

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46. Leader of Learning

Dan Kreiness’ Leader of Learning, talks about transformational leadership in education, and how listeners can be inspired to transform education through the power of effective leadership.

Niche:

  • Education and Leadership

Website:

Twitter:

  •  @dkreiness

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47. Leading Lines

Leading Lines,  a bi-weekly podcast produced at Vanderbilt University,  explores the creative, intentional, and effective use of technology to enhance student learning experience.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

@leadinglinespod

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48. Learn With John Eick

In his podcast Learn With John Eick, topics of 21st Century Learning and Leadership in a paradigm of hope, wonder, and gratitude are packaged by John Eick and gifted to his listeners.

Niche:

  • Learning and Leadership

Website:

Twitter:

  • @John_Eick

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49. Moving at the Speed of Creativity

Wesley A. Fryer’s bi-weekly podcast Moving at the Speed of Creativity is focused on topics on education, twenty-first-century literacy, blended learning, technology integration, and educational leadership.

Niche:

  • Education, Literacy, Technical, Leadership

Website:

Twitter:

  • @wfryer

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50. My Tech Toolbelt

My Tech Toolbelt co-hosted by Shannon Tabaldo and Brenda Argano  is an EdTech podcast, highlighting teachers who use education technology in innovative, engaging, and inspiring ways.

Niche:

  • Education, Technology

Website:

Twitter:

  • @MyTechToolbelt

Listen:

Podcasts are increasingly becoming the easiest way to absorb information at your own convenience,  and listening to more educational podcasts to expand your knowledge is something that comes highly recommended by us.

Make your way through all these 50 educational podcasts at your own pace as you slowly absorb all the knowledge in them.