If you’re a big fan of learning, or you love the school vibe, then why not check out some podcasts?
Believe it or not, podcasts have grown more and more popular in the recent years. Podcasts, these days, can be listened to no matter where you are – home, at work, on your way to school, on a commute, etc. The good news is, for people who just love to learn (and keep learning), there’s a podcast for them – actually, a lot of podcasts, so to speak.
In this article, we’ll introduce you to 10 effective podcasts that will have you learn something new every day. Read on, listeners!
1. Encyclopedia Womannica
Ever wondered where the women were back in the day? Well, this insightful podcast has all the answers!
Encyclopedia Womannica is dedicated to shedding light on the unsung women from throughout history. For just 5 minutes a day, you’ll be introduced to women that you might not have heard about. For example, have you ever heard of the following women?
<> Audre Lorde – a black, lesbian, warrior poet that inspired a nation to combat sexism and homophobia.
<> Fanny Durack – the Australian swimmer who broke amazing records at the Olympics.
<> Virginia Hall – an American spy who helped shaped her nation’s chances of besting the Germans during World War
This podcast will introduce you to new faces, as well as those you’re already familiar with. The podcast also provides educational resources, should you use it as part of your school curriculum.
This podcast is all about the year 1619 – a year when the story of modern America began. The podcast will explore the various aspects that had shaped this country to be what it is today, including:
<> The daring mission to colonize North America
<> The sacrifices that were made to be independent from the Mother Country, Great Britain
<> The glimmer of hope among the darkest of times
From race to religion to inequalities, this podcast will get you immersed in a time period where the birth of a nation was ongoing, despite efforts to destroy it.
3. Revisionist History
Join Malcolm Gladwell as he reexamines historical phenomena. Revisionist History will spotlight various people, events, songs, ideas, and so on, as a means to present them in an updated light. Each episode will fascinate you, weird you out, and or amuse you.
What you might have learned already might be changed by listening to Gladwell’s commentary. Specific historical moments might seem rather new to you, as the podcast delves deeper into the unknown – Who knows? You might learn something new from something that you already knew!
4. Stuff You Should Know
“Stuff You Should Know covers virtually anything that anyone can learn,” says Laurie Spencer, a writer at Academized.com. “From history to pop culture to science, this podcast will have you learn something every time you tune in. Hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark – two people who aren’t 100% expert in such fields – they still bring their listeners along for the ride, as they learn from various sources on various topics.
Listeners love how the tone of the podcast is conversational and informal, so that the podcast is more entertaining, aside from its educational zeal.”
5. 99% Invisible
Ever wondered how things are shaped? Ever wondered how certain architecture and structures are conceived? Hosted by Roman Mars, 99% Invisible explores how our world is made. Whatever stone is unturned, this podcast will flip them over by discussing the mystery. With its high-production value and fascinating narratives, this podcast will shed light on the invisible, entice the curious, and indulge listeners with Mars’ dulcet voice.
6. Monocle 24: The Urbanist
Brought to you by Monocle 24, The Urbanist is for those looking to learn about city-based environments and places. Hosted by Monocle editor Andrew Tuck, the podcast aims to garner inspiration on making cities better bastions of society and culture.
With each episode, you’ll be taken around the globe, as you’re introduced to places (public and private) that make up even the most elaborate cities.
If you’re a fan of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour and or Freakonomics Radio, then Radiolab is for you!
This educational podcast is hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, who delve into various topics in science and philosophy. With compelling narratives, and creativity left and right, this podcast is an educational gold mine for teachers and educators everywhere. Plus, you’ll get some quirky bits from the host themselves.
8. Overheard At National Geographic
From National Geographic – one of the most predominant educational resources to date – Overheard is packed with adventure. You’ll hear from the staff at National Geographic’s head office about outrageous stories of just about anything.
From inhumane animal practices, to the weirdest places to swim or scuba-dive, to unusual sightings, this is the podcast to tune in to.
9. Hardcore History
Calling all history buffs!Hardcore History is your next podcast to listen to! With your host Dan Carlin, this show will take you on a wild ride through historical events, war phases, empiric periods, etc. Carlin’s narrations are so epic, that listeners will swear that they’re listening to a compelling audiobook.
10. The History Of Philosophy Without Any Gaps
Finally, if you’re a creature of habit, when it comes to philosophy, then check out this podcast!
This podcast makes philosophy more fun and wholesome. Hosted by Professor Peter Adamson, the podcast will delve into the history of such a study, along with the early pioneers and philosophers who got millions of people to rethink the world that we live in, and discover what it truly means to be human.
And, since the podcast’s title promises no gaps in the history, you’ll definitely get a good dose of philosophical ideas, topics, and theories.
s you can see, these 10 podcasts are filled with educational and inspirational wealth. These podcasts are sure to educate, as well as entertain. Regardless of runtime, they’re all convenient to listen you no matter where you are.
So, if you’re in the mood for listening to a compelling podcast, and you’re an educational junkie, then pique your curiosity by pressing “Play” on any – or all – of these amazing podcasts today!
Have fun, and thanks for listening!
Emily Henry is a freelance writer, writing for various online publications and sites. As a content writer, she specializes in topics such as education, business management, and coding. As a marketer, she helps companies their marketing strategies and concepts.