Podcasts are a great resource for kids and adults to use during the coronavirus pandemic and help reduce screen time while promoting learning and engagement.
Merrimack College Podcast Network
Merrimack produces a number of its own podcasts, including Podcasting with the President, Merrimack in a Minute, Coaches Corner and The Restless Hearts Podcast.
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Podcasts can provide important educational opportunities for kids to continue learning and developing their critical thinking skills. Check out these podcasts that share kid-friendly versions of current events, tips on stress management, science education and more.
- But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
- Peace Out - mindfulness and relaxation stories for kids
- Sesame Street Podcasts - for young children
- Short & Curly - a podcast for kids, aged 7-12, on ethical issues they may face
- Tumble Science Podcast for Kids
- WOW in the World -NPR for kids
- The Best Podcasts for Kids That Adults Will Like Too
Podcasts can provide you with different background sounds while you work, cook dinner or participate in other activities. They can also provide a break from screen time after a long day of work. With extra time at home during social distancing, now is the time to start a podcast. Check out some popular podcasts for adults:
- 99% Invisible - architecture and design
- ESPN Daily - sports news
- Freakonomics Radio - discover the hidden side of everything
- Invisibilia - psychology and sociology
- My Favorite Murder - true crime comedy podcast
- Planet Money - the economy explained
- Stuff You Should Know
- The Daily - hosted by the New York Times
- The Restless Hearts Podcast - a podcast run by our own Fr. Ray Dlugos
- Up First - news to start your day from NPR
- Top 100 US Podcasts