Don’t let your brain go on pilot mode during the holiday breaks. With all your glorious free time, try listening to an educational podcast that will sharpen your brain and engage your curiosity rather than indulging in another Netflix binge or scrolling through the black-hole that is internet (We’ve all been there).
Podcasts are incredibly portable (dare we say, even more portable than books) and usually 100% free. Just download or stream one that interests you, and listen while you work out, walk the dog, or do chores.
We’ve curated more than 30 podcasts that are educational but still engaging and accessible. Topics range from science and design to linguistic oddities and politics. We’ve listed our favorite in each category first, but they’re all high-quality and interesting.
Now, grab those earbuds and start sampling:
Podcasts to Keep Your Curiosity Alive:
Podcasts that will teach you something new without you even realizing you’re learning.
Podcasts about math, its history, and its presence in the world.
Podcasts that dive into scientific news, oddities, and big discoveries.
Podcasts for the grammar nerd in all of us.
Podcasts to help you learn and speak a new language.
College Admissions Podcasts:
Podcasts that share college admissions and ACT/SAT advice.
Podcasts to help you stay informed about politics, events, and culture.
Found a podcast you like? Let us know! Send us a message on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and we’ll nerd out with you.