The podcasts are free on this site, but you need a paid subscription to listen to the audiobooks or use the language learning material. Visit Tunein on the link above and click on “Talk” from the menu, then “Podcasts”.
There are other sites where you can find podcasts, but quite honestly we have just started exploring podcasting. If you have another site to recommend or podcasts that you enjoy, please contact us and we can add them.
Here are some of our favorite, free podcasts to check out.
Stories for All Ages
“Sparkle Stories is an audio story treasure chest designed to entertain and inspire the whole family.”
“On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families.” All ages.
Our Miss Brooks
A vintage radio drama about a high school teacher. All ages.
Disney Story Central Podcast
Audio stories with your favorite Disney characters. All ages.
“Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha Gostwick and friends. Let Natasha’s voice beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children’s stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance.”
Adventures of Flash Gordon
“The adventures of Flash Gordon and his companions Dale Arden and Dr. Hans Zarkov. ” You will want to scroll down the list of episodes to start at the beginning of the adventure. All ages.
Captain Midnight Adventures
A vintage radio serial drama about the crime-fighting Captain Midnight. All ages.
The Lone Ranger Podcast
Vintage radio drama with the Lone Ranger. All ages.
Old Time Radio Westerns
“First of its kind to bring you Old Time Radio Westerns Daily. Westerns that include The Lone Ranger, Cisco Kid, Challenge of the Yukon, Have Gun Will Travel, The Six Shooter, Tales of the Texas Rangers, Gunsmoke, Hopalong Cassidy, and many many more.” All ages.
Vintage Batman radio. All ages.
“We ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us.” All ages.
A kid’s science podcast. All ages.
What If World
“What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. Each week Mr. Eric and his fearless friends will act out a story answering a “what if” question from one of YOU! ” A little silly, but entertaining. All ages.
Wow in the World is a podcast from NPR that we have recently gotten addicted to. It’s got fascinating science facts and entertaining hosts. All ages.
Classic Poetry Aloud
“Classic Poetry Aloud gives voice to poetry through podcast recordings of the great poems of the past.” All ages.
Classics for Kids
” Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way.”
High School and Adult
“Throughout the early 1940’s on American Radio, Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce performed as Holmes and Watson, respectively, in several series of canonical and original Sherlock Holmes stories.”
“Old Time Radio Network Detectives Stories, continues America’s love affair with private eyes. Each week we give you “Just the facts” with all detective and cop shows. ” Mature kids, teens, and adults.
Great Detectives of Old Time Radio
“Adam Graham podcasts every Saturday with another episode from the 1950s Dragnet Radio Series including insights, as well as humor and general oddity in the pre and post show wrap-up.” Teens and adults.
R.L. Stine’s Rainy Night Theater
If you know R. L. Stine, you know what to expect here! Teens and adults.
“The Moth is an acclaimed not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.” Teens and adults.
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends from all over the world. Mature kids, teens, and adults. From the site “I’ll tell the original stories behind the knights of King Arthur’s court, Robin Hood, Aladdin, Ragnar Lodbrok, the bloody Viking legends that inspired The Lord of the Rings, Mulan, and so much more. These are stories of gods, kings, Vikings, dragons, knights, princesses, and wizards from a time when the world beyond the map was a dangerous, wonderful, and terrifying place.”
“Stories of the profound effect that one act can have on our lives.” Teens and adults.
An audio podcast of the popular TED Talks. Teens and adults.
“A show hosted by Adams Davidson and McKay that reveals the hidden awesomeness in everyday things.” Teens and adults.
“Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres — how we create them and why we suspend our disbelief. These are the backstories to our stories”. Teens and adults.
The Story Collider
” From finding awe in Hubble images to visiting the doctor, science is everywhere in our lives. Whether we wear a white lab coat or haven’t seen a test tube since eighth grade, science affects and changes us. We all have a story about science, and at The Story Collider, we want to hear those stories.” Teens and adults.
Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing
“Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your writing.”
Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day
“Build your vocabulary with Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day! “
“Welcome to the ArtCurious Podcast! We explore the unexpected, the slightly odd, and the strangely wonderful in Art History.” Teens and adults.
History of Rome Podcast
“A weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas’s arrival in Italy and ending (someday) with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire.” Scroll down to start at the beginning.
The Podcast History of the World
“It’s the history of our world from the Big Bang to the Modern Age! Well…eventually at least.”
Philosophy discussions. Teen to adult.