8th Grade Broadcasting Links
Over 1,000 Writing Prompts - Here is a list of over a thousand thought provoking questions and topics to get your ideas flowing.  One of these could be the inspiration you need for your own podcast idea.

List of Podcasts

This American Life This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme. Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that's built around plot.

Radiolab - Radiolab is a radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries.

The Daily - The Daily is a daily news podcast and radio show by the American newspaper The New York Times. Its 20-minute episodes are based on the Times' reporting of the day.

Fresh Air - Fresh Air is an American radio talk show broadcast on National Public Radio stations across the United States since 1985. 

WSJ The Future of Everything - This podcast is part of the Wall Street Journal network, and covers stories involving advancements in science and technology and how this will impact various aspects of life in the future.

Stuff You Should Know -Stuff You Should Know is a free podcast and video series published by the HowStuffWorks website.  Episodes are normally around 45 minutes in length, although for more in-depth topics the show has run longer than an hour.

Stuff To Blow Your Mind
 - Join Robert and Joe as they examine neurological quandaries, cosmic mysteries, evolutionary marvels and our transhuman future on Stuff To Blow Your Mind, a podcast from HowStuffWorks.com

Stuff You Missed in History Class - Two podcasters bring you the greatest and strangest stuff that you missed in History class.

Big Picture Science - A smart and humorous take on emerging trends in science and technology.  Tune in and make contact with science.

Flash Forward - Flash Forward is a podcast about the future. Each episode we take on a possible (or not so possible) future scenario — and explain how we could get there.

Planet Money - Planet Money is an American podcast and blog produced by NPR. Using "creative and entertaining" dialogue and narrative, Planet Money claims to be "The Economy Explained".

Science Solved It - A deep dive into the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science

StarTalk Radio Science, pop culture and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Astrophysicist and Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities and scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe.

The Moth - The Moth Podcast features stories from our Mainstage, StorySLAM and Community programs. This is a storytelling podcast.  Specific episode recommendations from Mrs. Swerdloff: Nice Shot Kid, The Toucan Beak, The Magic Nail, The Miracle Mets, A View of Earth, War Games

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales - Not all podcasts are nonfiction.  Here is a collection of classic short fictional stories.