Podcast Central – Our Favorite Feeds & Why We’re Listening

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The kids are loaded. The bags are packed. It’s going to be a long drive. Do we listen to tunes? Possibly. These days, more often than not, our listening pleasure leans toward podcasts. With the excellent selection currently available, who can blame us?

Until recently, I don’t know how much attention I’d ever given podcasts. Now, we have a lovely list of choices at our fingertips and we couldn’t be more pleased. Here’s our favorite feeds and why we listen:

At Home – At Home is hosted by the sweetest group of homeschool mammas. They tell it like it is, no holds barred. Each podcast discusses the reality of homeschooling: what’s worked – and hasn’t – in their families, resources their loving, and helpful tips to get us through our homeschooling year. Each topic is carefully chosen, with thought-provoking questions peppered throughout the session. This is one of my personal favorites.

Encounters – A family selection… Each episode features a different creature of God’s creation. We’re encouraged to listen carefully, with ample opportunity given to hear what each sounds like in various situations. There’s a multitude of podcasts already available; we’ve only begun to enjoy this series. For those desiring in-depth materials regarding each podcast, visit their website (link provided) for additional links and lesson plans.

Myths and Legends – Another of our family choices. Truthfully, this is probably our top podcast choice. It’s funny, educational, and simply delightful. Each episode covers a different legend, exploring its historical context and from where the legend itself derives. Be forewarned, some of these legends are quite violent. While there is nothing inappropriate in any of the episodes (at least none we’ve listened to thus far), blood and gore are mentioned.

Your Morning Basket – Designed more for parents, YMB discusses various choices added to morning reading selections and why each has value. Several of the podcasts are interviews with homeschooling families; we’re given a glimpse of how they handle morning basket and what they’re reading. You’ll also find an occasional interview with professionals in the field of literature.

Read-Aloud Revival Another parental selection, RAR focuses on the joy of reading aloud to our children no matter their age. Mrs. Mackenzie covers a multitude of literature her family enjoys, and encourages families to revisit this lost art. Most episodes are interviews with various authors and experts in literature.  

Listening to great music is always a win. But, we’re jazzed to change-up our schedule with something a little different. These podcasts keep us informed and learning something new. We’re blessed in being able to enjoy such pleasures!

“But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. “For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.”
Matthew 13:16-17

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4 thoughts on “Podcast Central – Our Favorite Feeds & Why We’re Listening

  1. I have to be careful about podcasts, and blogs too, because when it comes to homeschooling I can sometimes find myself caught in the act of comparison, or picking up on a trend because a blogger makes it look so pretty (with their beautifully photographed posts) or sound wonderful (with their friendly, encouraging podcasts). But – one podcast that I highly recommend for those who are Charlotte Mason philosophy homeschoolers is A Delectable Education podcast. Each episode is educational and inspiring. There is no “comparison” because the focus is on learning about CM and applying her methods to your children’s education, in your homeschool, in a way that works for your family. I also like The World and Everything In It – a daily news podcast produced by World Magazine. Thanks for the suggestions – I’m going to check out Encounters this morning.

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    • Comparison CAN be a temptation. What I love about these podcasts is little of that happens. Each is meant to encourage right where you are. Most have dedicated topics, focusing on general principles.

      Delectable Education is one we listen to as well. As for news, we’re testing out “WorldView in Five Minutes” as it is one of the few which corresponds to our world view. I didn’t realize World Magazine had one; interesting.

      Let us know your thoughts on Encounters!

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  2. I love to listen to podcast while I’m cleaning or folding laundry. I even listen to them while I’m in the shower. Now I have some new ones to check out. Thanks! I like to listen to the Mason JAR over at Circe Institute as well as some of the ones you have listed.

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