Helpful Podcasts for Teens

As parents and caregivers, we hope our kids will feel comfortable talking with us about anything. But as they age into teenagerhood, they're often looking to become more independent and self-sufficient. Podcasts are a great way to help teens get important information they might not find it easy to ask you about. Puberty, emotions, high school, transitions, friendships, body changes, dating: These resources will validate what teens are going through without any judgment. These shows speak to teens on their level, with hosts who can empathize, tools and advice for getting through some of the most challenging years, and topics that help them feel seen and understood. And while listening to these podcasts will never replace talking with a family member, they're a valuable tool that parents and caregivers can trust and feel comfortable about. Some may even spark important conversations or encourage your teens to talk about their emotions. Don't forget to check out Great Podcasts for Tweens and Teens for more recommendations to share.

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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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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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The Puberty Podcast

age 13+

Science-based strategies for parenting through puberty.

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The Teen Life Coach

age 13+

Thoughtful podcast aims to support teens' mental health.

Host: Sami Halvorsen (2019)
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Worth Noting

age 13+

Current events pod sheds light on inequity and injustice.

Host: Matthew Winner (2021)
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Mic Drop

age 14+

Teens tell their real-life stories; challenging topics.

Host: N/A (2018)
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She Persisted: Your Teen Mental Health Resource

age 14+

Teen mental health resource deals with difficult topics.

Host: Saddie Sutton (2019)
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