As grown-ups and especially as grown-up parents, it is easy to get caught up in the business of being the adults. You know, working the job, maintaining the house, feeding the various little humans in your life, the paying of the bills, and so on and so forth. As a side point, sometimes being adults is zero fun. Anyways, in all of this doing of things and handling of stuff, we often neglect growing our own brains. We, as homeschool families are so focused on teaching our kids and creating an environment conducive to learning and yet we don’t do the same for ourselves.
Here is where podcasts come in for me. I listen to at least 10 different podcasts on a regular basis. These podcasts are generally educational to me in some way and help to recharge my brain I then can pass that on to my kids as one of their teachers. I also annoy my wife with various bits of trivia and minutiae about hypnosis, polar bears, drones or Spanx (that’s all just from this past week of listening). I tend to listen to podcasts while working at my desk, while doing chores around the house or while on a walk or at the gym. Most are short enough to be able to finish episodes in 20 minutes or less and can even be easily consumed while driving from place to place in the car. I use my phone as my primary device for listening to podcasts using a great app called PocketCasts and a pair of earbuds.
I am going to write a series of posts recommending some podcasts that I find interesting, entertaining and useful for growing our brains. I’m looking forward to sharing the love that I have for podcasts and hope that these posts serve to be useful to others.