Listen in: A pool of podcasts from around the world4 min readReading Time: 3 minutes
On Owliver Recommends, Owliver offers some warm cultural soup to his fidgety monster-disciples. Calm your mind with some listening this week.
Hear ye! Hear ye! Owliver’s favourite podcasts!
Schools have been closed for months now due to the ongoing pandemic, and learning has gone digital. Though we are safe at home and keeping the virus at bay, one issue that has been concerning parents and educators alike is the sudden drastic increase in screen time. This can have a negative impact on our eyes and even affect the way we sleep! But how do we keep ourselves entertained, you might ask? Owliver has the perfect solution – podcasts!
Podcasts are digital audio files that can be downloaded or streamed on various online platforms. They can cover a range of topics, from science to fiction to activities. They’re basically books that you can listen to. Here are some of Owliver’s favourite podcasts.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
This podcast is great for those of you who love asking questions. Questions and answers to topics large and small are covered on this bi-weekly series. Recently, they covered the US Presidential elections too! You can subscribe to the podcast by clicking on this link: https://www.vpr.org/programs/why-podcast-curious-kids#stream/0
This fun podcast brings experts on-board to answer science-related questions. What makes it more appealing is that they bring children on their shows to co-host the podcast each week. https://www.brainson.org/
The Past and the Curious
This one’s for all the history buffs out there. Little-known stories and unsung heroes make it to this podcast, and there’s always a quiz at the end! https://thepastandthecurious.com/
This podcast retells fascinating folklore from around the world in a fun, new way. Watch out for engaging activities at the end of some episodes, such as a colouring page. https://www.wbur.org/circleround
Book Club for Kids
If reading is always something you wanted to get into, but haven’t gotten down to it yet, this podcast is for you! It features discussions with middle-schoolers on a range of books, and even has book-readings by a celebrity! https://www.bookclubforkids.org/
This is one of the earliest podcasts to grasp the storytelling concept. With re-telling of classic tales and also tons of original content, Stories Podcast is ideal for all you bedtime story lovers. http://storiespodcast.com/
Here are some Indian podcasts that Owliver recommends!
This podcast brings the focus back to Indian writers and stories, celebrating the works of some literary giants such as Munshi Premchand and Jaishankar Prasad. http://www.radioindia.in/podcasts/kahani-suno
Stories from across India feature on this podcast. The best part is that apart from just Hindi and Ehttps://baalgatha.com/nglish, the stories are narrated in four other languages – Kannada, Telugu, Gujarati and Marathi.
Sources: Indian Express, Vulture