Great Podcasts for Teens 2

Continuing our new series on Great Podcasts, here are some recommendations of Great Podcasts for Teens from YS Librarian, Erik!

Most of these should be available on any service you use to listen to podcasts, such as Apple Podcasts, Apple Music, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, etc.

All of our Great Podcasts recommendations, including those for Kids, Teens, and Parents and Caregivers, can be found here.

If you have some great podcast recommendations, leave them in the comments below!


RadioLab makes science fun. The team of Jad Abumrad, Lulu Miller, and Latif Nasser take a light hearted approach to discussing scientific topics.

Science Friday
Hosted by Ira Flatow, Sci Fri covers the outer reaches of space to the tiniest microbes in our bodies, Science Friday is the trusted source for news about science, technology, and other cool stuff.

Stuff You Should Know
By the people who gave us How Stuff Works, Stuff You Should Know is a podcast that educates listeners on a variety of topics ranging from science and history to pop culture and conspiracy theories.

Part-Time Genius
Will and Mango have lots of questions. In each episode, these Part-Time Geniuses dive headfirst into a seemingly ridiculous topic, collecting memorable facts and uncovering secret histories in pursuit of genuine answers.

Science Vs
Science Vs takes on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between.

Celebrity Interviews:

Curious With Josh Peck
Josh Peck is curious about people, places, and things. He has met a tableau of interesting characters and people in my journey on this earth, and he constantly wants to find out what makes them tick—what their human experience has been like.

Let's Be Real With Sammy Jaye
Sammy Jaye delivers honest and unfiltered conversations with celebrities, activists, athletes and influencers focusing on real-life issues – from mental health and political activism to pop culture and more.

Creepy & Horror:

Welcome to Night Vale
Night Vale community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Spooked features true-life supernatural stories, told firsthand by people who can barely believe it happened themselves. Be afraid.


The Mortified Podcast
The Mortified Podcast features adults sharing the embarrassing things they wrote as kids, surprise celebrity guests, and interviews that pick up where the stage show ends.

The Moth
The Moth's mission is to promote the art and craft of storytelling and to honor and celebrate the diversity and commonality of human experience. The podcast provides free audio of curated stories from live Moth events.

Race & Culture:

Code Switch
Code Switch offers fearless conversations about race. Hosted by journalists of color, this podcast tackles the subject of race head-on exploring how it impacts every part of society.

Politically Re-Active
W. Kamau Bell and Hari Kondabolu are comedians who take politics seriously. Join them as they pull the alarm on the dumpster fire that is American politics, and talk to the creators, thinkers, and leaders doing the work to defend and reinvent our democracy.

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