In our modern world there are so many different ways to access information, from reading, to websites, to YouTube videos. A growing way to learn nowadays is through the use of podcasts and these are becoming increasingly popular within the realm of homeschooling. They are a fantastic resource due to the fact that they don’t involve staring at a screen, they can be used on the move, and they are accessible to everyone.
We have gathered a selection of recommendations from our tutors & office team which will hopefully be a good place to start if you are looking for some options for your child.
Secondary School Age Students
- In Our Time – an exploration into significant figures, events or ideas from history, featuring a panel of experts on the topic
- History Hit – for GCSE & A Level students covering a whole range of Historical subjects.
- Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History – Dan Carlin takes his unorthodox way of thinking and applies it to events of the past.
- The Rest is History – an interrogation into the past and an attempt to de-tangle the present.
- Real Dictators – exploring the hidden lives of history’s tyrants.
Current Affairs & Politics
- More or less: Behind the Stats – An analysis of the statistics from the week’s news and assesses the reliability (or lack thereof) of the figures
- The Rest is Politics – An insider’s view on Politics at home and abroad, with a focus on the art of ‘disagreeing agreeably’
- Spectator Podcast – The Spectator’s flagship podcast, featuring discussions and debates on the best features from the week’s edition.
- Red Box – interviews, analysis and panel discussions from Matt Chorley’s Times Radio Show
- The Week Unwrapped – Biggest news stories of the week
Podcasts to get you thinking
- Conversations with Tyler – Tyler Cowen in discussion with some of today’s deepest thinkers, exploring their work, the world and everything in between.
- Great Lives – a biological series in which guests choose someone who has inspired their lives
- In Our Time – discussions on the ideas, people and events that have shaped our world
- How to Academy – In depth discussions from the most exciting thinkers in global cultures, who share new ideas for changing ourselves, our communities and the world.
- Intelligence Squared – featuring lively debates and deep-dive discussions.
- More of Less: Behind the Statistics – Unpacking and making sense of the statistics surrounding us in the world.
- How I Built This – a deep dive into some of the world’s best-known companies
- University of Cambridge: Super Curricular suggestions (pdf)
Primary Age Students
- The Week Junior Show – Discussions on favorite stories of the week. Aimed at children 8-14 years old.
- Tumble – Stories of Science discovery
- Book Club for Kids – young readers talking about books, including celebrity readers and interviews with authors