From Ms. Elizabeth, your librarian
I don't know about you, but I enjoy listening to podcasts as I run or garden. Here are some old (and new!) favorites you may want to check out alone or with the kids as you drive to and from school each day:
"The Anthropocene Reviewed" by John Green. There are only two out, but if you're interested in "reviews" of cholera and Canada geese, then check out this interesting and funny podcast.
Both "The Nerdy Bookcast" and "The Yarn" are podcasts about books and the art of writing books and include book talks and interviews.
"Stuff You Missed in History Class" is filled with interesting and usually esoteric tidbits of history. I listen to it fastidiously.
"Flash Forward" delves into a possible future world and universe, investigating things like robocrops, an Earth with two moons, and a world without meat.
"Book Club for Kids" is a podcast that includes book talks aimed at middle grade readers, followed by an author interview.
I haven't listened to this one yet, but it sounds like a good family listen: "Short & Curly" is an Australian podcast that delves into ethics for kids such as "do you have to love your siblings?" And "when is it ok to lie?".
"Eleanor Amplified" is a podcast designed like an old school radio show and it follows Eleanor as she fights evil and looks for truth.