There is a growing number of homeschooling podcasts in Apple Podcasts (also known as iTunes) and they cover a variety of topics from the sacred to the secular.
In this episode of The Wired Homeschool I’m reviewing the highest-ranked homeschooling podcasts found in Apple Podcasts (iTunes) in the K-12 category.
I’ve listened to the latest episode of each podcast for five minutes. Why only five minutes? Two reasons: 1.) I don’t have 6+ hours to listen to homeschooling podcasts and 2.) the first five minutes is the amount of time I give to a new podcast before I decide to skip it or subscribe.
I’ll be rating each podcast on the following criteria: quality, content, host personality, and relevance.
Top 5 Homeschooling Podcasts in iTunes
I opened up iTunes on my computer and navigated to the K-12 section in the podcasts directory. From there I clicked on the top podcasts and went down the list. These are the first 5 homeschooling podcasts produced by different hosts or companies that appear on the list as of 7/12/2017.
I’ve listed my overall score (out of 20 total points) here in the show notes but you’ll need to listen to the podcast to get the details of the ranking.
The Homeschool Solutions Show with Pam Barnhill
Latest Episode: How to Create a Flexible Homeschool Plan (7/7/2017)
Description: New homeschool content from top homeschool bloggers streaming straight to your earbuds every Friday. Includes blog posts from Pam Barnhill, Sarah Mackenzie, Brandy Vencel, Mystie Winckler and more.
A Delectable Education
Latest Episode: Form IIB Recap (7/7/2017)
Description: Through weekly conversations, three moms who have studied the Charlotte Mason method of education and put her ideas into practice in their homes join together to share with one another for the benefit of listeners by giving explanations of Mason’s principles and examples of those principles put into practice out of their own teaching experience. These short discussions aim at providing information, support, and encouragement for others by unfolding the myriad aspects.
The Mason Jar
Latest Episode: On Sloyd, with Camille Malucci (7/3/2017)
Description: Featuring award-winning author and speaker, Cindy Rollins, this beloved podcast is all Charlotte Mason all the time. Join Cindy and host David Kern as they (and their guest) discuss topics like narration, nature study, morning time, and more. The Mason Jar is a production of the CiRCE Institute.
How To for the Early Years
Latest Episode: The Role of Dad in Home Education: An Interview with Andrew Pudewa (6/14/2017)
Description: Charlotte Mason advocated no formal education for children under age 6, so what do we do for kids younger than that? This podcast focuses on educating your child at home using the Charlotte Mason style.
Classical Conversations Podcast
Latest Episode: Book Club: The Odyssey (7/10/2017)
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