I <3 Teachnology (My Top 5 Favorite Podcasts)

I am a busy lady, and I just literally don’t have a lot of time to sit around and read these days. But that nagging insatiable hunger for knowledge is still there, and I have to feed it several times a day. So I’ve had to get creative. Well, not THAT creative, I guess. I just looked around on iTunes. That’s not SO noteworthy, I suppose.

Except that I’ve been feeling the overwhelming need to share some of my favorite podcasts with you all. Maybe some of you might benefit from a few of these! Check them out! And PLEASE SHARE YOUR FAVORITES!!!

1) The Daily Audio Bible Podcast: I actually tried this podcast out a few years ago, but I couldn’t get over the guy’s movie-trailer voice. I’m gonna be honest here–I’ve been trying to get into the habit of reading my Bible DAILY for YEARS now and just kept falling back into the same old slumps. This podcast has been the trick for me. Every morning, when my alarm goes off, I reach over, grab my iPhone and stick my earbuds in and listen for 30 minutes to sections of the OT, NT, Psalms, & Proverbs. I wake up nice and easy and the first thing in my mind every single day is the Word of God. It’s working out great for this busy mom.

2) Karen & Kids Podcast: This is an awesome podcast that we listen to over breakfast every morning, a solid kids’ devotional with great music and very practical teaching. The kids really enjoy it. It’s 15 minutes long and at breakfast time, I’m just not awake enough still to be all deep and spiritual. It’s become a nice routine for us.

3) Classics for Kids Podcast: This is a short, interesting little podcast designed to introduce kids to classical music and its greatest contributors. We listen to these at lunchtime.

4) Librivox Podcasts: Librivox has published dozens of the classics as audiobooks, several of which are childrens’ literature. Several of our read-alouds happen to be available as Librivox recordings, so periodically, I get a break from reading aloud during our World History/Literature segment of homeschooling.

5) ThatMom: There are dozens of homeschooling podcasts out there, but this one is my favorite by far. She’s not all self-righteous and pious about homeschooling, but rather she’s humble and practical and funny. I have shed many a tear over her affirmations and encouragements to my heart.

Okay, so GO AHEAD!! What are YOUR favorite podcasts??

About cashclan

Lisa is a grateful, born-again follower of Jesus Christ who has spent her adult life on the Gospel in several global contexts. She is the wife of one wonderful, jungle-gym of a man, who is to her the single most ravishing piece of flesh on planet earth (stolen good-heartedly from Christine Caine). She is a dedicated home educator to their four beautiful children, ages 6 to 12, whom she would be happy to gush over any time. She is an avid reader and a storyteller, an aspiring writer, a missionary to the nations and a singer of His praises, a loyal friend, an obsessive-compulsive Googler, and comedienne extraordinaire on her best days. She would also like to think that she is a loyal and loving, truth-telling friend.
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8 Responses to I <3 Teachnology (My Top 5 Favorite Podcasts)

  1. VICKI EKLUND says:

    I don’t listen to podcasts, but I enjoyed reading your post.

  2. jonathan says:

    I might have said this on your Facebook post…

    You’ve got to make time for the liberally-minded “This American Life” from NPR and the “Things you missed in History Class” from HowStuffWorks.com. Both on iTunes and both are EXCELLENT!

  3. Starr says:

    Great post! Got a handful of the “Karen and Kids” downloaded for us to try out with our morning cereal.

    • Starr says:

      Scratch that – as they were downloading I got an error message “This podcast cannot be played on this phone.” Weird. Are you putting them on your phone or on an iPod? I’ll have my tech department look into it. 🙂

  4. Oh, I don’t know, Starr! I’ve never had any problem with it! I just download it in my iTunes and sync it to my iPhone!

  5. And Jonathan, thanks for those recommendations!!! I will check all of those out!! 🙂

  6. Hannah says:

    Oh Lisa, you are speaking my love language!! I spend my days at work listening to podcasts…here’s my list:
    1. The Village Church – Sermon Audio (this is Matt Chandler’s church)
    2. First Baptist Church of Jacksonville Podcast (Mac Brunson was my former pastor)
    3. Brook Hills audio (David Platt’s church – this dude will rock your world)

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