Family-Friendly Podcasts for Thanksgiving Road Trips

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The annual Thanksgiving holiday is approaching. Thanksgiving means not only delicious turkey, beautiful pumpkin pies, and family togetherness but also road trips.. 50.9 million people in the United States traveled 50 miles or more from home in 2017.

Podcasts are the perfect way to relax and enjoy your time during the long trip. What’s more, while you’re preparing the feast, waiting for food to cook, or between football games, podcasts can also provide great family entertainment. We’ve selected some family-friendly podcasts as a Thanksgiving treat. We’ve provided one list that’s fun and intriguing listening that the kids will enjoy (and parents too!) and a second list to help improve family relations, get parenting tips, and just make family life better.

Family Fun:

The Saturday Morning Cereal bowl

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The Saturday Morning Cereal bowl is a weekly, two-hour music program for the entire family to enjoy. This isn’t simply kids’ music. It’s two hours of music for all ages.

Superman Radio

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Old-timey radio at its best. The Superman Radio show and commentary.

Children Stories and Joyful Podcasts

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Audiobooks of amazing stories for kids, along with indirect parenting, lessons for kids by kids ,and life issues for adults.

Mirths and Monsters

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A lighthearted and unique look at the world’s myths and monsters.

Short & Curly

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A fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents that asks those big questions. From banning candy to trusting robots, Short & Curly covers it all.

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

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Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast for kids ages 8 – 12, created to be enjoyed by the entire family. Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher).

Wow in the World

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Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. They’ll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

A Better Family:

Your Family Dog Podcast

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Do you have a furry family member who’s treasured by the whole family but causes trouble from time to time? This podcast offers simple solutions to common canine problems from professional dog trainers Colleen Pelar and Julie Fudge Smith.

The Adoption and Fostering Podcast

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Conversation & discussion on adopting and fostering, including interviews, key topics and personal stories.

Mindful Parenting in a Messy World with Michelle Gale

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Insightful parenting conversations with mindfulness experts. This podcast is perfect for “parents who long to be meaningfully connected to themselves and their children, even as the demands and complexities of modern life are accelerated”.

Firefly

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The Firefly Friends podcast is for special needs families and therapists. You’ll find episodes on various topics including recordings of their most popular blog posts and educational webinars.

Good Things Radio

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A lively and humorous show focusing on the good that life has to offer with Brooke Taylor. She shares her stories while going through the joys and challenges of parenthood, married life, cooking, pop culture, friendship and her Catholic faith. Additionally, you’ll find many special guests and interviews.

The Cogcast Podcast – Cog Hill Farm & Homestead

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This is a weekly homesteading and farming podcast, discussing topics like: chickens, goats, heritage breed pigs, bees, organic gardening, sustainability, and self-reliance. Get a taste of the fun and simple farm life.

Welding a Family Podcast

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An inside look into two people who are blending their families together. Join Chad and Maria as they openly share the ups and downs of combining their lives.

Coffee Cafe

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Two coffee-addicted dads rate coffee shops and talk about their crazy lives with kids. For Dads or anyone who loves to drink great coffee and laugh.

The Friend You Need

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Old friends who love to talk, Ali and Angela, discuss life and new motherhood from their homes in Las Angeles and San Francisco. The most recent episode is full of Thanksgiving tips!

U.S. Politics Podcasts to Listen to for the Midterm Elections

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November 6th, 2018 is a big day in the U.S….with important elections taking place throughout the nation. With significant races in the balance across many offices and covering many state regulations, there’s much to discuss and learn for voters and people around the world. Want to know more about the senators up for election or the key issues? Podcasts are a great way to keep up with the latest political news and views, but also to get more in-depth than mainstream news can. We’ve selected some podcasts worthy of your time heading into (and after) the midterm elections, covering a range of political viewpoints. We hope they help inform you about these complex issues and maybe even get some insights into what “the other side” thinks.

The Midpod: The Midterms Podcast

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Two moms travel the country to share stories of important and exciting congressional races in the 2018 Midterm elections.

Progressive Voices

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“Always Progressive, Always On.” On-demand progressive talk, with a rich library of podcast archives and the latest discussions on U.S. politics.

Trump Nation

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Trump supporters discussing various issues and commentary.

The BradCast w/ Brad Friedman

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Independent investigative journalism, broadcasting, trouble-making and muckraking with Brad Friedman (BradBlog.com), known for his criticism of election integrity. Originating on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles, now syndicated around the globe and covering voting rights, media reform and political corruption.

MPR News with Kerri Miller

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Host Keri Miller leads in-depth conversations on news and culture, from Minnesota and around the world. Lots of election coverage and discussion of big issues.

Libertarian

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The Libertarian podcast from the Hoover Institution features a weekly conversation with Hoover senior fellow Richard Epstein on the issues of the day.

The Freedom Report

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The Freedom Report is a podcast that reports on news from “a perspective of economic freedom and personal liberty”. Hosted by Austin Petersen, runner-up for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for President in 2016.

Today’s Issues

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Hosted by American Family Association President Tim Wildmon, Today’s Issues airs every weekday and you can check out the archives in podcast form.

The NPR Politics Podcast

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NPR’s political reporters talk to you about the latest political news of the day and top stories of the week. Keep up with what’s happening leading into the midterms and beyond with these knowledgeable, concise episodes.

Pod Save America

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Four former aides to President Obama are joined by journalists, politicians, comedians, and activists for a conversation about politics, the press and the latest happenings of the Trump presidency.