By Carson Davis
When my family travels by car, we enjoy listening to podcasts together. Older children will enjoy helping you find new podcasts during the weeks leading up to your trip. Even very young children will enjoy some audio stories between naps on the road. Here are a few favorites from our latest adventure:
Circle Round presents 10-20 minute folk tales geared toward kids ages 3-10. Adults will enjoy hearing popular actors play different roles, and the stories will give listeners of all ages something to talk about together.
Slate’s Working podcast is best suited to older children and adults. Each episode, the host interviews a “worker” (i.e. archeologist, urban farmer, neurosurgeon, etc.) for about an hour about daily life in that profession. We especially like episodes about professions we know almost nothing about.
Every episode of How I Built This follows one entrepreneur’s journey to eventual success. Older kids and adults alike can find inspiration in these individuals’ struggles and triumphs. Scroll through the archives to find interviews with CEOs of brands you already love–or start by listening to stories from companies you’ve never heard of before.
Brains On! is a kid co-hosted podcast about the world around us. Join children from around the country as they learn about cooking, electricity, dinosaurs, and more.