Most of us can recall a time when piling into the car for a road trip meant coming up with ways to entertain yourself for hours. No smartphones, no iPads. We remember skipping through radio stations as you go in and out of radio signals, playing the license plate game, and finding creative ways to annoy the sibling next to you.
Lucky for the families of 2018, we’ve compiled a list of family-friendly podcasts to keep the peace and maintain your sanity during hours on the road.
This podcast is great for those that don’t want to completely turn off the learning over the summer. With hundreds of episodes to choose from, you won’t risk running out of content. Since most of these episodes standalone, there’s no need to be intimidated by the thought of tackling their entire catalog. Pick a few topics that sound interesting to you and get listening.
2. Brains On!
“Brains On!” is an award-winning science podcast for kids and curious adults. This family-friendly podcast covers information interesting enough for kids to talk about at school and parents to talk about around the water cooler. Think topics like how animals breathe underwater and the science behind sunburns. Your kids learn without feeling bored and you may be the ringer at your next trivia night.
This podcast won’t teach you about science or current affairs, but it will make you laugh. “Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids” is recorded live as adults share things they wrote as children and teenagers. Sometimes embarrassing, sometimes moving, and often hilarious. Skim the episode summary to make sure you’re okay with the topics before pressing play, especially with a younger audience.
Of all the family-friendly podcasts on the list, this one may actually please the whole group. Probably best suited for a family with kids in middle school and older, “Pop Culture Happy Hour” is for a family that loves pop culture. Most of these episodes are less than 30 minutes, making it easy to binge the hundreds available or skip around to whatever topic sounds interesting.
If you have small kids with equally small attention spans, check out this podcast. Every week, “Stories Podcast” performs a new story for their listeners. Stories range from retelling classics like “Snow White” to original work the kids have probably never heard. With most stories under 10 minutes, this is one of many family-friendly podcasts perfect for the aforementioned short attention spans.
This podcast may resonate more with the adults in the car, but it is a family-friendly option for your road trip. Host Gretchen Rubin suggests practical and manageable ways to be happier. “Happier” rotates between full episodes around 45 minutes and “littles” that are a short 5 minutes long but will leave you thinking about the content long after listening.
Okay, it’s not a podcast, but we had to sneak this one in! This book (and audiobook) discusses the importance of content and the impact of content marketing on building your brand. The book’s bio sums it up nicely by explaining that, “maintaining a prominent spot in your audience’s minds will increase the likelihood that the moment they need to make a choice, you’ll be the first one they call.” Well said, indeed.
Time to enjoy your vacation
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