Podcasts are big these days. People are no longer using analog technology to broadcast their thoughts and opinions. Instead, they are recording their shows online. The topics differ widely. Some are thoughtful discussions, live interviews, or riveting stories with characters. Apple recently shared that there are over 700,000 podcasts, so it can be hard to find one that suits your specific needs. As a homeschool mom, I found that I was interested in hearing from other home educators like myself. Finding black homeschool podcasts was a challenge, but I found some good shows that I hope you enjoy. Therefore, I wanted to share my findings with my readers. First on the list is the podcast I created with a friend and the rest are podcasts that I’ve grown to enjoy.
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Educational Homeschool Podcasts
The CleverlyChanging Podcast
The CleverlyChanging Podcast – The Cleverly Changing Podcast is hosted biweekly by two black homeschool moms who love education and want to provide support to other homeschool families. Bring your children along to listen too. They can meet the Cleverly Cultured Kids. Learn, share, and be inspired.
The Brown Mama Blueprint Podcast
The Brown Mama Blueprint Podcast – This podcast examines the vastness of Black motherhood and womanhood in America. Host Muffy Mendoza shares a wealth of knowledge and interviews with different guests who inspire parents to impact the lives of their children positively.
Fare of the Free Child
Fare of the Free Child – Fare of the Free Child is a weekly-published podcast community centering Black people, Indigenous people, and People of Color in liberatory living and learning practices. With a particular interest in unschooling and the Self-Directed Education movement, Akilah S. Richards and guests discuss the fears and the fares (costs) of raising free black and brown children in a world that tends to diminish, dehumanize, and disappear them.
Woke Mommy Chatter
Woke Mommy Chatter – A podcast for all those socially conscious moms. I’m a black mom, raising black kids in a white world and this podcast is about the funny and not so funny moments that come with being a person of color in today’s world. This is real talk about social issues, black and brown lives, black hair, relationships, mommy’ing toddlers and all the fun that comes with motherhood… all discussed with a twist of color.
Parenting for Liberation
Parenting for Liberation – Their mission is to cultivate resilient and joyful Black families that are doing the healing work to interrupt historical traumas and intergenerational violence, dismantle harmful narratives about the Black family, and create a community that amplifies Black girl magic and Black boy joy.
Dem Black Mamas
Dem Black Mamas – Dem Black Mamas answers all the questions yo mama won’t! From sex & dream chasing to adulting & raising free Black children in an unfree world, Crystal Tennille Irby, NeKisha Killings, & Thea Monyee, three #BlackMamaCreatives give you all the #BlackMamaMagic your heart can hold.
Girlfriends Chat with Angela Jordan Perry
Girlfriends Chat with Angela Jordan Perry – Welcome to Girlfriends Chat with Angela Jordan Perry part of Girlfriends’ Guide to Homeschooling providing a platform for voices of melaninated and marginalized homeschooling community. Their success, challenges, triumphs, journey, their story, and special niche. Connecting and building a village for the African homeschooling DIASPORA.
Podcasts by Black Parents
Mahogany Momology – Mahogany Momology, a podcast addressing the concerns and carefree parenting of black motherhood, was released Mother’s Day Weekend 2018 and is available to listeners for subscription on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play music with over 4,500 downloads. Through open dialogue and engaging platforms, Mahogany Momology podcast brings light and conversation to such topics as Re-Establishing Parent Relationships, Living in the Sandwich Generation, The Rise of Gun Ownership, and more. It appeals to African-American mothers ages 25- 44 years old. Their most popular episode featured information on the stress of Black Maternal Healthcare, reaching an audience of over 500 listeners in the US and Europe.
My favorite episode is Season 2, Episode 29: Mompreneur Spotlight – Alicia Makaye, PhD
Podcasts by Homeschoolers
SugarCake – Join Nola and Shay on their weekly podcast. They are animal Loving, vegan eating, planet hugging, unschoolers covering all of this and more. Be prepared to laugh, learn, and be inspired.
Podcasts For Kids by Black Parents
The Nod – The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black — in America, and around the world.
Although this podcast is by black parents, it isn’t about homeschooling, it provides dialog about black experiences. My favorite episode is – A is for Afrocentric.
The Punies by Kobe Bryant
The Punies by Kobe Bryant – Introducing The Punies, an eclectic group of neighborhood friends who play sports and take on adventures together. Created by NBA Champion Kobe Bryant and featuring original songs and an unforgettable cast of characters known as The Good Ol’ Gang, each episode shares important life lessons on how to play with joy and limitless imagination, the way sports should be played.
The podcast is written as stories for kids with a diverse background.
Archived Black Podcasts (No Longer updated)
Melanin Taught – A black homeschool mom, trying to navigate, motherhood, child-rearing, caretaking, and wifehood.
Raising Entrepreneurs Podcast
Raising Entrepreneurs Podcast – (It appears that this podcast is no longer creating new episodes, but there are 87 episodes that you can listen to.)
Tomeka launched her family’s podcast, “Raising Entrepreneurs: A Parent’s Guide to Fostering an Entrepreneurial Mindset.” She and her husband wanted to learn from others and share insights and tactics with parents who want to teach their children how to foster an entrepreneurial mindset and become business moguls.