Looking for parenting advice and relatable insight? We have the definitive list of best parenting podcasts you can enjoy anytime, anywhere.

By Sabrina James and Marisa Iallonardo
Updated June 17, 2020
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Podcasts are educational, informative, and easy to use. You can listen to them anywhere with access to a cell phone, whether it's in your car, at the gym, or while folding laundry. Here are our eight picks for the best parenting podcasts available today.

Parents Tip of the Day Flash Briefing

Being a reliable resource for moms and dads navigating parenthood is what we do best. Stay in the know without lifting a finger with our new Parents Tip of the Day Flash Briefing. The process is easy, and once you set up your Alexa or Google device, a simple voice command is all that’s required. If you don’t have a Google or Alexa voice‑controlled smart speaker, you can still access your briefing by searching “Parents Tip of the Day” on Google PlaySpotifyiTunes, and iHeart Radio, which give you the options to subscribe or follow for an added convenience.

Zen Parenting Radio

Married self-help gurus Todd Adams and Cathy Cassani Adams, who are raising three daughters, host enlightening discussions that feel like therapy sessions from two people you'd like to be friends with IRL. Free at Apple Podcasts or zenparentingradio.com.

The Mom Hour

A weekly parenting podcast with nearly 250 episodes, The Mom Hour creates a supportive community for mothers everywhere. It's co-hosted by Meagan Francis and Sarah Powers, who have eight kids between them. They discuss every parenting-related topic you can think of: mom shaming,  sleep deprivation, potty training, puberty, and so much more. Free at Apple Podcasts.

As a side note, Meagan Francis has also developed a new podcast called Expecting. She explores pregnancy through the eyes of six women from diverse backgrounds, and you'll hear all about the ups and downs of their journeys from conception to postpartum. You can listen to the pilot episode here.

Song Exploder

As musicians explain how their songs get made, “the music helps me get into a rhythm while exercising, which I don’t really want to do but I know will give me the energy to parent," says Hillary Frank, creator and editor/executive producer of The Longest Shortest Time. Free at Apple Podcasts or songexploder.net.

Pregnancy Confidential

Hosted in no-holds-barred detail by the editors of Parents, this parenting podcast features answers to quirky questions and real talk on all kinds of preggo predicaments that your friends might be too embarrassed to tell you about. Free at Apple Podcasts or parents.com/pregnancyconfidential

Wow in the World

“Technically, it’s designed to teach kids, but it’s perfect for adults with a zest for learning weird stuff like where stinkbugs come from," says Shayna Ferm, coauthor of Parentally Incorrect. Free at Apple Podcasts or npr.org.

Awesome With Alison

“This cheerful, upbeat podcast makes me excited about the day ahead! It tackles everyday decision making and dilemmas like overcoming self-doubt, becoming more motivated, and living your life fully," says Joy Cho, founder of Oh Joy! Free at Apple Podcasts.


“I like to listen to these cool, athletic women host experts like five-time volleyball Olympian Danielle Scott-Arruda and talk to them about their sports careers, their lives now, and ideas for raising strong, healthy kids," says Erin Clune, author of How to Leave: Quitting the City and Coping With a New Reality. Free at Apple Podcasts or kirstenjonesinc.com.

We Are Family

Brought to you by the people at Parents, We Are Family, celebrates diverse families of all shapes and sizes. Co-hosts Shaun T, creator of the Insanity workout and dad to twins with his husband Scott Blokker, and Julia Dennison, executive editor of Parents.com and single mama, explore everything from LGBTQ parenting and adoption to IVF and blended families. Listen on Apple PodcastsSpotifyiHeartTuneInStitcherGoogle and everywhere podcasts are available.

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