3 Non-Teacher Podcasts Teachers Should Listen To

3 Non-Teacher Podcasts Teachers Should Listen To

Do you listen to podcasts? My husband has recently gotten me on the podcast bandwagon, and today I am passing that information on to you. I mean, who wouldn't want to know about free professional development that you can listen to anytime or anywhere?

I have recently discovered some amazing podcasts, that although are not specifically made for teachers, definitely can be applied to the classroom.

So whether you are road tripping this spring break or just hanging out around the house be sure to check out some of these podcasts!

#1 The Hidden Brain with Shankar Vedanta:

While the Hidden Brain is not necessarily an education podcast, there are multiple episodes relating to educational topics. This podcast approaches various questions from a psychological and scientific point of view. The Hidden Brain is not only informative, but entertaining as well.

Best Episodes:

  • Episode 4: Students and Teachers
  • Episode 16: Misbehaving
  • Episode 26: Grit

You can listen to all of the episodes on the website here.

#2 Freakonomics Radio with Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics Radio explores "the hidden side of everything." Although not directed towards teachers, Stephen J. Dubner finds ways to tie in educational concepts that are both entertaining and insightful.

Best Episodes:

#3 TED Radio Hour with Guy Raz

I'm sure you've heard of and even watched your share of TED talks. In this podcast, Guy Raz, interviews TED speakers and digs deeper into the ideas presented on the TED stage.

Best Episodes:

  • Unstoppable Learning
  • From Curiosity to Discovery

You can listen to all of the episodes here.

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