Podcasts for Teens (and the whole family)


Binged all your fav Netflix and Hulu shows? No new videos from your favorite YouTubers? TikTok getting old? Try a Podcast. There are an array of free Podcasts where you can tune into John Green (Turtles All the Way Down) and his brother Hank, play along to a Pants on Fire, teen friendly version of  Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, or geek out to Harry Potter.

Apps to listen to Podcasts include Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, and more.

Dear Hank and John – John Green and his brother Hank Green co-host a podcast offering advice on a variety of topics.

Harry Potter and the Sacred Test – If you are a Harry Potter fan, this is the perfect podcast for you! Each episode focuses on a chapter of a Harry Potter novel and offers a discussion of the themes that play out. Warning: Spoilers!

Pants on Fire – If you are looking for a silly game show where you can laugh at some adults, this is it. Check out this teen version of Wait Wait…Don’t Tell me. Can you tell who is an actual expert or who is lying?

Radiolab – If you geek science and technology, check out NPR’s Radiolab. This podcast covers science in an entertaining and clever way.

Six Minutes – If you are missing drama and play rehearsal, check out this suspenseful podcast. Each six minute episode is voiced acted by real kids and ends in a cliff-hanger.

Stuff You Missed in History Class – If history is more your jam, check out this podcast all about unknown, overlooked, and weird historical events.

What’s Good Games – Gamers rejoice, there is a podcast just for you! Listen in for discussions on some of the top games out right now.