Podcasts for Kids and morePosted: April 4, 2012
I love a good hit of quality podcast. I love it in the car. I love it while I’m doing housework. I love it while working out at the gym (oh, what’s that message on my phone? I haven’t been to the gym for 90 days? Surely a clerical error…).
Here’s what I love to shove in my ears during those moments.
For the Kids
These are great places to pick up free stories for kids. I have used audio stories lots in the classroom, however the one time I tried one with Charlotte she wandered out of the room in under 3.7 seconds. I must try again. Perhaps your toddler will be more interested!
Get Your Geek On
GEEK ALERT! Yep, I can’t get enough of Radio National. It’s not enough that it’s on the free to air radio, in fact, that is almost useless to me. What I like is the shows I want, when I want ‘em. Here’s my favs (click on each pic to find out more).
My number one fav is Life Matters, and it was quite the adjustment this year saying goodbye to long time presenter Richard Adey. RN chose a fantastic replacement in Natasha Mitchell, who I already loved listening to on All In The Mind. It’s about life and stuff that matters. Monday Modern Dilemmas is a good new segment to check out.
New favourite is Download This Show presented by Marc Fennell. It’s everything geek-tech news and I can’t get enough.
For a Laugh
Answer Me This: Two British presenters, Helen and Olly, along with Helen’s husband, Martin the Soundman, answer anything and everything from their listeners. I’m about the same age as all of the presenters and their humour just gels with me. Plus, I love English stuff. The weekly live custom theme tune is enough for me to tune in alone.
I Like to Move It, Move It…
For those times that I do move my butt and get some exercise, Motion Traxx has an amazing selection. You can choose depending on exercise (running, cycling, walking) and BPM, to match your fitness level. Now, where are my sneakers?
How I listen
I use my Samsang Galaxy S (no, not even an S II – just a good old S) to stream podcasts using Stitcher and Google Listen. Stitcher generally satisfies all my geeky needs but occasionally there’s something that I can only get through Google Listen so I use both. I’m a bit of a slut that way.
Phew! I think I’ve ranted and raved about my love of Podcasts enough.
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