Podcasts That Spark Important Conversations

Sometimes the most important conversations are the hardest to have. How do you talk with kids about divorce? Moving? Racism? Death? How do you talk with teens about puberty? Consent? Losing friends? These podcasts offer a helping hand in getting these necessary discussions started in an inviting, compassionate, productive way. They can alleviate adults' anxiety while giving kids a comfortable, safe space to learn, be heard, and feel understood. For relevant conversation starters, check out the "Talk to your kids about" section in each of our reviews. These conversations can often stir up big emotions, so make sure to check out our other podcast recommendations that can help kids talk about their feelings and discuss their mental health.

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The Emotion Motion Podcast

age 4+

Underwater adventure teaches social-emotional learning.

Host: Megan MacPhee (2020)
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Stoopkid Stories

age 8+

Stories of family and friendship set in Black communities.

Host: Melissa Victor (2020)
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Hey Black Child: The Podcast

age 8+

Young hosts celebrate Black history-makers past and present.

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A Kids Book About: The Podcast

age 8+

Important relevant topics tackled, some difficult content.

Host: Matthew Winner (2021)
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The Ten News

age 8+

Relevant news topics for kids in easily digestible bites.

Host: Bethany Van Delft (2020)
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Milky Way Underground

age 10+

Dream-like journey mirrors real life issues; heavier topics.

Host: N/A (2021)
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Hold Me Back

age 13+

Father-son debates bridge generational gap; mild language.

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Worth Noting

age 13+

Current events pod sheds light on inequity and injustice.

Host: Matthew Winner (2021)
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The Puberty Podcast

age 13+

Science-based strategies for parenting through puberty.

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Mic Drop

age 14+

Teens tell their real-life stories; challenging topics.

Host: N/A (2018)
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She Persisted: Your Teen Mental Health Resource

age 14+

Teen mental health resource deals with difficult topics.

Host: Saddie Sutton (2019)
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