Podcasts To Enjoy
This excellent biweekly podcast features middle schoolers talking about a popular middle-grade or YA book as well as sharing their favorite book recommendations. Public radio figure Kitty Felde runs the discussion, and each episode includes a passage of that week's book read by a celebrity guest.
Dear Hank and John (Fault in our Stars author, John Green)
Real brothers and vloggers John Green and Hank Green (a YouTuber) co-host a lighthearted advice podcast where they answer questions on everything from random thoughts to deep, emotional topics. The advice they give out is mostly good and always entertaining. Their easy camaraderie and self-deprecating charm make you feel like you're in on their inside jokes (of which there are many).
The Allusionist Explore the English Language with all its oddities. Filled with good humor and levity, this podcast will help you explore the roots of words and phrases that we use everyday.
Stuff you Missed in History Class. Learn about people and events - "the greatest and strangest" - that you may not have learned about in history class.
Flyest Fables In the premiere episode of the new audio drama Flyest Fables, we meet Antoine, a young boy bullied in school, who finds a magical book that transports him into the world of Princess Keisha. Princess Keisha is on a quest to save her mother -- and the entire Kingdom of Orleans. This is the beginning of the epic anthology series.
- Activity: Create an illustrated version of the story as you follow along with the podcast.
Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian This serialized science-fiction story is written and performed by Jonathan Messinger, told in 15-20 minute episodes. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends take off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe.
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls Based on the Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls book series (Listening Library), this podcast about extraordinary women also includes interviews with the narrators of each story. (From Booklist)
The Past and the Curious This history podcast produces true stories of spies, funny foods, George Washington’s foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning, and much more. (From Booklist)