Free Educational Podcasts

Education from your ipod!

When the children both got ipods, I began to look for some way to use this technology for a bit of sneaky homeschooling. I soon discovered that there are some wonderful resources available - if you know where to look!

Educational podcasts are a wonderful way of homeschooling for free.

free educational podcasts for kids

As well as podcasts, I have included some other mp3 type resources. Here are some of our favorite listens:


Video Podcasts

  • Science Experiments from the Sporran Really great science video podcasts. We thought these were fun to watch - and easy enough to try the experiments yourself.
  • The Wild Classroom do great video podcasts for EcoGeeks. Short but fun - the children really liked these.
  • Is all about Math is a Math Video podcast. It is meant for kids but I found it really heavy going.
  • National Geographic Podcasts. At the moment they are only listing Dog Whisperer video podcasts but may be worth checking back later.
  • Bookwink. A video book review podcast for children.


  • Podiobooks have free serialized audiobooks that you can download on a schedule.
  • Learn out Loud have free audio downloads for kids. This is a great place to find educational podcasts for adults too!
  • Childrens Podcast Bedtime stories (for younger children).

More Podcasts

  • The Puffin Podcast Puffin Books podcast of book extracts and author interviews.
  • The BBC have a number of different podcasts. Their childrens podcasts can be found here.
  • History According to Bob Fun history podcasts. See Archives for a listing of past shows.
  • Historical Podcasts Huge listing of historical podcasts.
  • KidsCast is not being produced anymore - but at the bottom of the page is a link to his science fiction (family friendly) podcasts.
If you are happy to listen online at your PC then try:

Enjoy your listening! If you find any other great free educational podcasts then I would love to hear from you. For more ideas for using your MP3 player - check out my Educational iPod Ideas.

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