Podcasts are a great way to learn while multitasking on other things. I start off every morning by listening to a few podcasts while I get ready. I have found that they start my morning nicely because they get me thinking, help me stay inspired, and help me time my morning routines – I figure that if I am listening to a 20 minute podcast, by the end of it, I should have my hair done, my teeth brushed, and my outfit picked out.

Earlier this week, another teacher was telling me that she found a few podcasts over break that she started listening to. I felt grateful that she shared her new find with me and recognized the importance of communicating ways in which we are continuing our own learning. In order to continue fostering this culture of continued learning, I want to share a few of the podcasts that I enjoy. Below is a short list of podcasts I have found over the years. The title will link you to the podcast page, the quote describes the podcast, and link at the bottom of the quote will take you to the podcast Twitter page.

Podcasts Focused on Education

The Cult of Pedagogy

“Teaching strategies, classroom management, education reform, educational technology — if it has something to do with teaching, we’re talking about it. On the podcast, I interview educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you’ll never learn in a textbook. Other episodes feature me on my own, offering advice on ways to make your teaching more effective and more fun.”

Jennifer Gonzalez

#EdChat Radio

“Once a week Highlights and amplifications from the Twitter discussion of the week on #EdChat. Hosted By Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators including MaryBeth Hertz, Kyle Pace, Jerry Blumengarten, Jerry Swiatek, Steven Anderson, Shelly Terrell, and Bernadeth Wall in the UK.”

#EdChat Radio

Inside Innovation

“I’m A.J. Juliani. As a father of four crazy kids, author, and a public school teacher turned Director of Innovation I’m sharing strategies, resources, interviews, rants, and practical ways to innovate right now. We look at all the innovative solutions you wish they taught you in grad school, and how to bring back creativity into our schools today (oh, and we definitely have fun while doing it!).”

Aj Juliani

Truth for Teachers

“Truth for Teachers is consistently ranked in the top ten K-12 podcasts on iTunes. Each Sunday, a new 15-20 minute episode is released to speak life, encouragement, and truth into the minds and hearts of educators. Subscribe below to get a fresh dose of inspiration for the week ahead!”

Angela Watson

How to Get More Grit in Your Life (single episode from Freakonomics Radio) 

“Our latest Freakonomics Radio episode is called “How to Get More Grit in Your Life.

The psychologist Angela Duckworth argues that a person’s level of stick-to-itiveness is directly related to their level of success. No big surprise there. But grit, she says, isn’t something you’re born with — it can be learned. Here’s how.”

Freakonomics Radio

Jo Boaler on Fear of Mathematics (single episode from Social Science Space) 

“Welcome to the blog for the Social Science Bites podcast: a series of interviews with leading Social Scientists. Each episode explores an aspect of our social world. You can access all audio and the transcripts from each interview here. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @socialscibites to keep up to date on the latest activities.”

Social Science Bites

Jo Boaler


“Oh, you’ll want to listen to this! Podcasts produced by EdSurge on education technology include weekly news updates, interviews, and debates (and the occasional snarky observation).”

Ed Surge

Occasionally Education-Focused Podcasts

Surprisingly Awesome

Always very positive and thought provoking.

“Lots of things in the world seem ordinary. But when you dig deeper, it turns out, they’re fascinating. Surprisingly Awesome tells those stories.”

Surprisingly Awesome

How I Built This

Heard about this one from my sister and it always gets me thinking about how things started and where they are now. Check out the episode about Whole Foods!

“Host Guy Raz dives into the stories behind some of the world’s best known companies. How I Built This weaves a narrative journey about innovators, entrepreneurs, idealists, and the movements they built.”

How I Built This

Guy Raz


If you are already listening to podcasts, I encourage you to share your favorites with us by commenting or sharing on Twitter using #FeasterLearns.

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