Does anyone else remember the phrase, “There’s an app for that”? Apple coined this marketing slogan in 2009 (yes, 14 years ago…) to promote its new and ever growing App Store. The phrase is truer now than ever, and there’s another phrase we could use that’s even truer: there’s a podcast for that.
The podcast world has exploded in recent years, and there is truly no lack of accessible information in the podcast world. Whatever you want to learn about, you can. Whatever you want to hear people talk about, you can. This can be both amazing and overwhelming depending on how you view it, but it’s pretty cool that we get to benefit from it!
And parents are no exception. There is a bounty of parenting podcasts to explore, from parenting advice to parenting humor and everything in between. That’s what this blog post is all about! We’ll take a look at some interesting podcast facts, and then we’ll share a list of some of the best parenting podcasts to check out.
Interesting Podcast Facts
Before we share some of the best parenting podcasts out there, check out these interesting podcast facts.
- The word podcast comes from combining the words iPod and broadcast.
- There are over 5 million podcasts you can listen to…and over 70 million podcast episodes you can listen to.
- The United States has the most podcast listeners in the world.
- September 30th is International Podcast Day. Be sure to listen to a podcast then!
If you’re looking for the best podcasts for kids, check out our blog post about them!
Parenting Podcasts (2023)
Without further ado, here are some of the best parenting podcasts you can find right now. If you don’t see your favorite parenting podcast on our list, we’d love to know so we can add it!
The Longest Shortest Time
Hosted by Hillary Frank, this podcast covers a wide range of parenting topics, from pregnancy to early childhood and beyond. It includes personal stories, expert interviews, and a supportive community.
Raising Good Humans
In this parenting podcast, Dr. Aliza Pressman chats with a variety of experts and parents to share the most effective approaches and tools and talk about the important bigger picture of raising good humans. Her goal is to share realistic advice and offer non judgmental support to parents..and spread joy along the way. A new episode comes out every Friday.
Mom and Dad Are Fighting
Jamilah Lemieux, Elizabeth Newcamp, and Zak Rosen host this popular parenting podcast. The episodes aren’t too long (around 30 minutes each), making listening possible for busy parents. Whether your children are watching Bluey, battling you over completing homework, or wanting to discuss more difficult topics, you’ll be able to find an episode that relates to the season you’re in.
Parenting Great Kids with Dr. Meg Meeker
Dr. Meg Meeker is a mother, pediatrician, and bestselling author. On her podcast, she interviews guests to discuss relevant parenting topics, ask real life questions, and provide encouragement to all the parents out there.
Parenting Beyond Discipline
Hosted by Erin Royer-Asrilant, this podcast offers practical parenting advice based on positive discipline techniques. As of this writing, there are 350 episodes available…that’s nearly enough to listen to a new one every day for a year.
The Modern Mamas Podcast
This podcast, hosted by Laura Bruner and Jess Gaertner, focuses on modern motherhood and covers topics related to nutrition, fitness, fertility, pregnancy, child-rearing, and overall well-being.
Hosted by Janet Lansbury, this podcast offers guidance on respectful parenting and how to navigate various parenting challenges. Each episode addresses a listener’s parenting issue, so you can expect a lot of real life parenting tips!
Zen Parenting Radio
This show, hosted by Cathy Cassani Adams and Todd Adams, explores mindful and conscious parenting, self-awareness, and personal growth.
The Mom Hour
Hosted by Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers, this parenting podcast covers a wide range of topics and offers support and encouragement to moms. With nearly 700 episodes, you won’t have any trouble finding an episode that interests you.
Positive Parenting Pep Talks
Debbie Godfrey hosts this podcast for parents who want to discipline their children without breaking their spirit. You can even submit your own question for her to answer.
Parenting in the Thick of It
Hosted by Louise Clarke, this podcast addresses the challenges of parenting in today’s fast-paced world and offers practical tips for navigating parenthood. The online bio for this show says that it is for parents who are tired, stressed, frustrated and struggling with kids not listening/being disrespectful, social media, a kid with ADHD, and more.
Don’t parent alone! Podcasts are a valuable source of information, support, and inspiration for parents on their parenting journey. Plus, they’re free to listen to! So pick a podcast and tune in next time you have a few minutes, whether you’re driving, walking, cleaning the kitchen, or playing with your kids outside.