20 inspirational podcasts for teachers

inspirational podcasts for teachers

After a busy few weeks, mid-term has finally arrived and you can now enjoy some well-deserved rest. Whether you like to spend the break catching up with loved-ones or with personal admin, we recommend queuing up some inspirational listening to learn all the latest in educational reform, teacher wellbeing and personal development. Tune into our list of top podcasts for teachers below.

The Cult of Pedagogy

Be inspired and listen to Jennifer Gonzalez’s jovial interviews with educators, students, administrators and parents about the psychological and social dynamics of school, trade secrets, and other juicy things you’ll never learn in a textbook.

Teacher Wellbeing 

Tune into the Teacher Wellbeing podcast to discover how to prevent burnout while still making a difference and be inspired to take back control of your health and happiness this year.

Teacher Toolkit

Learn all the latest gossip, interviews and thoughts on education from one of the the most influential education blogs in the UK.

The Dr. Will Show

Find out how to take control of your life, your career and your finances from educators and entrepreneurs alike in the Dr. Will Show.

Teachers Aid

If you are an educator who gives teaching your all, but still feels that you’re not doing enough, then this is the show for you. Press play to get social and emotional support for the very personal challenges teachers face.

TED Talks Education

What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Learn from some of the world’s greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders as they share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conferences and events around the world.


brainED comedy

brainED comedy is the home of the edu-comedy podcast. Listen to to their brand new sketch show, Edu-Land, or laugh along as they take everything that’s funny about the world of education and put it into a spoof professional development podcast.

The EDtech Podcast

Listen in to The EDtech podcast as they aim to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’, through storytelling, for better innovation and impact and join a global community of educators and innovators.

Teachers on Fire

Get ready to feel the heat while hearing from the agents of growth and transformation in K-12 education in Teachers on Fire.

#EdChat Radio

Catch all the highlights of this weeks’ #EdChat Twitter discussion on #EdChat Radio, hosted by Tom Whutby and Nancy Blair and members of the EdChat team of moderators.


From top CEOs to elite athletes, Hurdle brings you their stories, the lessons they learned, and hopefully gives you the push you need to live a healthier, happier, more motivated life.


The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast, Happier.

Well-Fed Women

Radically change the way you perceive your health, fitness and body with Noelle Tar, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Certified Personal Coach, in Well-Fed Women.

No Such Thing As A Fish

No Such Thing As A Fish is a podcast from the QI offices in which the writers of the hit BBC show huddle around a microphone and discuss the best things they’ve found out this week.

Talk Art

Join actor Russel Tovey and gallerist Robert Diament host Talk Art, a podcast dedicated to the world of art featuring exclusive interviews with leading artist, curators and gallerists, and even occasionally their talented friends from other industries like acting, music and journalism.

Revisionist History

In Revisionist History Malcolm Gladwell’s re-examines something from the past – an event, a person, an idea, or even a song and questions whether or not we got it right the first time because sometimes the past deserves a second chance.

60-Second Science

For a quick science fix, listen to 60-second Science and discover some of the most interesting developments in the world of science from leading science journalists – in one minute.

The Rough Guide to Everywhere

What is it that draws us to extreme travel? Find out in the Travel Podcast: The Rough Guide to Everywhere – the home for all the untold travel stories.

Sleeping with David Baddiel

Learn how to live longer, improve your health and be more attractive while listening to a sleep expert improve the sleep of an insomniac comedian in Sleeping with David Baddiel.

10% Happier

Can you be an ambitious person and still strive for enlightenment? Dan Harris, an ABC newsman who had a panic attack live on Good Morning America, discusses this as well as his book in 10% Happier.

What are some of your favourite podcasts? Comment below.

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