13 Educator-Approved Podcasts to Listen to This Year

Posted by Edutopia on August 31, 2021

This article highlights 13 podcasts that focus on schools, work-life balance and well-being. In one podcast, “Social Studies,” teacher Joe “Mr.D” Dombrowski blends humor and real-life stories, while “Black Educators Matter” highlights the stories of 500 Black educators nationwide.

In the car, on a walk, or while cooking dinner, podcasts provide respite and reflection for listeners who can take their pick from roughly 1.7 million podcasts as of 2021, according to the Nielsen Company.

Since emerging in the early 2000s, the medium has grown rapidly in popularity. From 2008 to 2021, the average percentage of Americans aged 12 and older who listened to a podcast within the last month jumped from 9 percent to 41 percent, reports the Pew Research Center; and currently, Nielsen finds that more than half of all Americans listen to at least one podcast a week.

We asked our audience for their recommendations for the best podcasts on schools, work-life balance, and well-being and received over 200 recommendations.

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