Montessori podcasts every parent should be listening to

Trying to devour as much Montessori info as possible, but have little to no time?


These Montessori podcasts are a great way to get tons of Montessori info and inspiration that fit with your busy schedule!


Are you a podcast listener? Did you know there are Montessori podcasts perfect for parents on every stage of your Montessori journey! Everything from just starting out with Montessori, to ideas, real life experiences and more, you’ll find what you need from these Montessori podcasts!


The rise of podcasts

Podcasts have been around for around ten years, and we listen to them while doing a variety of activities.  Over the past few years, they have grown in popularity and the number of people who listen to podcasts has tripled.  In a world of mainly visual learners, it is amazing to see how and why podcasts have become so popular.



Why are podcasts so popular?

So, why exactly are podcasts SO popular? Since they can be easily downloaded on any device easily, podcast episodes are a convenient on-the-go option and are perfect for the busy schedules of listeners everywhere. It also helps that the podcast genre has become so diverse, offering something to listeners looking for all types of topics and subject matter.

Also, considering podcasts are fairly easy to start and create, along with it being a reasonable project for any person to develop, there’s no wonder so many people have taken the initiative to begin one.

1. Podcasts allow for multitasking

The main reason why podcasts are so popular is that they allow their audience to save time. Podcasts make it easy to do two tasks at the same time, making them a go to for our busy lives.


2. Listening to a podcast is an easy way to catch up on the latest news and events

Getting info in a quick and easy way while on the go, driving to work, or at the gym makes podcasts popular. It’s all about convenience.


3. Podcasts can be entertaining and provide you with much needed info on any given subject

Beside learning new things and being up to date on the news, people also choose podcasts when they want to entertain themselves or get additional information on a subject. Podcasts are very diverse in their formats and in personality. There are interviews, conversations, late-night shows, video and live podcasts. The possibilities are endless!



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Montessori podcasts every parent should be listening to

1. The Montessori Education Podcast with Jesse McCarthy


A Montessori podcast for parents and teachers about raising children and educating students while bettering ourselves alongside them.

About Jesse: Jesse McCarthy is a principal for infants to 8th graders, an executive with a nationwide group of private schools, an elementary & junior-high teacher, and a parent-and-teacher mentor. Jesse received his B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and his Montessori teacher’s diploma for 3- to 6-year-olds from Association Montessori Internationale.


2. Child of the Redwoods with Aubrey Hargis


Within every child, there is a hidden potential waiting to be revealed. We intuitively know this as parents, and yet our hearts ache because raising these precious creatures is so hard. Enter: Montessori. By observing and focusing on our child’s secret developmental nature and using a gentle, compassionate discipline approach, we can make both of our lives a whole lot easier!

Join Aubrey, a Montessorian and mom of two, in a discussion about parenting, homeschooling, and the magic of childhood.

About Aubrey: Aubrey Hargis, M.Ed. is an experienced parent coach and educational consultant best known for her empathetic approach and appreciation for the magic of childhood. As the founder of the Child Development Institute of the Redwoods, she creates online courses and coaches parents in compassionate discipline techniques and Montessori education.


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3. All Things Montessori


Welcome to the All Things Montessori Podcast, a podcast devoted to discussing everything Montessori. From classroom management to self-care, Montessori at home to staying inspired in this work; we cover it all. Hosted by Rachel Merle-Smith

About Rachel: Rachel is a Montessori Teacher and Administrator, who decided her talks and discussions with a former teacher would make a great podcast! Two years later, they are still sharing their thoughts, ideas and experiences with others.


4. Trillium Montessori Talks


Join each week as they dig into the theory and application of Montessori methodology in the classroom and beyond. This podcast is produced in cooperation with Letty Rising and other Trillium course creators.  Their goal is to provide a weekly dose of tips, tools, and inspiration so you can optimize the classroom experience for your students and yourself.

About Seemi: Seemi is a former AMS certified Montessori guide. Trillium Montessori began as a small school in North Carolina in 2009. In 2018 she closed the school to live a slower life and focus on smaller projects.  Her site is the home for all of her Montessori experiments and collections. 


5. Shelf Help with Nicole Kavanaugh


Parenting is tough these days; it can feel even harder when you’re doing it alone. That’s why we’re here – this is Shelf Help, where Montessori and parenting meet. Join Nicole Kavanaugh, Amy Dorsch, and friends to chat about Montessori, kids, mom life, and all the joy in between.

About Nicole: Nicole is the writer and mom behind the The Kavanaugh Report.  She writes about their Montessori journey and the Montessori method on The Kavanaugh Report. Her posts are glimpses into how they purposefully live and strive to create the best life possible for themselves and their children. Nicole is also proud to offer a variety of online Montessori parenting courses to help you find the joy of Montessori in your own home with your children. 


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Platforms for listening to podcasts:

There are many different platforms to choose from when choosing how to listen to a podcast. You can either use one of these platforms, or you can go directly on the podcast’s host website and stream the podcast from their website.

The top platforms include:


  • Spotify – iphone/android phone/Mac/PC


  • Deezer – iphone/android phone/Mac/PC


  • Stitcher –  iphone/android phone/Mac/PC



  • iHeart  – iphone/android phone



What to take from this

Hopefully this is just a starting point of your Montessori podcast journey! I would suggest possibly following a few different Montessori podcasters, as some post on a more regular basis than others.

The most important thing is finding a Montessori podcast that resonates with you where you are on your Montessori parenting journey. So skim through some of their episode titles, and find some topics that interest you the most.

Happy listening!

Anitra J.


  1. Vi-Zanne Ho says:

    This is useful! I love listening to podcasts when I’m doing house chores, so I’ll have to check out some these someday. I’m sure I could use some Montessori tips with my kids. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for sharing! I love listening to Podcasts and audiobooks. I am interested in listening to these montessori resources you’ve shared.

  3. Tasheena says:

    I wasn’t aware of a lot of these podcasts, thanks for sharing this amazing resource.

  4. I wish I had more time to listen to podcasts. I get maybe on in a week! I’ll add these to my evergrowing list anyway though lol

  5. Thanks for sharing. I have been wanting to start listening to Podcasts. These lists sound cool.

  6. Sabrina C says:

    I’m bookmarking this right now, oh my goodness. I wanted to get more Montessori into my young children’s lives, but I’ve been struggling to accommodate it all. Thank you for this reminder, podcasts are great!

  7. This is timely! I am actually looking for podcasts to listen to. Very helpful whenever you are driving. Thank you for sharing this. Will definitely check them out.

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