Great Podcasts for Tweens and Teens

Do your tweens and teens never put down their phones? Are they constantly plugged into a game or glued to a TV? According to our research, the answer is probably yes! We know finding a balance between screen time and screen-free time can be a struggle. Podcasts are a nice solution to help your tweens and teens turn off the screens while keeping them entertained (and out of your hair). Whether it's discussing relatable challenges, the newest trends, or news that affects their worlds and the world around them, these engaging podcasts are sure to empower, inspire, and inform the next generation. Before you go, take a look at Helpful Podcasts for Teens and Podcasts for Kids by Kids for more suggestions your tweens and teens will love.

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Ídolos

age 8+

Spanish-language pod tells stories of American musicians.

Host: N/A (2019)
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A Kids Book About: The Podcast

age 8+

Important relevant topics tackled, some difficult content.

Host: Matthew Winner (2021)
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Six Minutes

age 9+

Fun mystery adventure; themes of family and self discovery.

Host: N/A (2018)
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Seis Minutos

age 9+

Suspenseful adventure for the whole family; light peril.

Host: N/A (2022)
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Welcome to Night Vale

age 9+

Sci-fi radio show combines spookiness and humor.

Host: Cecil Baldwin (2012)
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American Girl: The Smart Girl's Podcast

age 9+

Talk show for tween and teen girls; promotes book series.

Host: Shay Rudolph, Jess Weiner (2022)
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The Genius Generation

age 10+

Inspiring interviews with young inventors, entrepreneurs.

Host: Danni Washington (2021)
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age 9+

Step-by-step guide to creating a podcast for older kids.

Host: Jess Fisher (2022)
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Girls Make Beats Podcast

age 10+

Young female DJs talk life, music, and passions; empowering.

Host: Girls Make Beats (2021)
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Canción Exploder

age 10+

Spanish-language pod goes behind the music.

Host: Martina Castro (2022)
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Milky Way Underground

age 10+

Dream-like journey mirrors real life issues; heavier topics.

Host: N/A (2021)
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Music Blocks

age 10+

Bite-sized episodes explore how music conveys emotions.

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Radiolab for Kids

age 10+

Curated Radiolab episodes are kid-friendly, except for ads.

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Tai Asks Why

age 10+

Curious teen tackles big questions in info-packed podcast.

Host: Tai Poole (2019)
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Mostly Mindful for Teens and Tweens

age 11+

Quick mindfulness practices to build resiliency.

Host: Dominique Sullivan (2020)
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1 Point 5

age 11+

Inspiring youth-lead conversation on climate justice.

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Alt.Latino

age 12+

Interviews with Latino musicians; mild language.

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This Teenage Life

age 13+

Teen-led pod offers compassion & advice on relatable issues.

Host: Molly Josephs (2019)
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Hold Me Back

age 13+

Father-son debates bridge generational gap; mild language.

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Express Yourself!

age 13+

Relatable teen talks and life skills; some heavy subjects.

Host: N/A (2011)
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