Podcasts & YouTube


On this page you can browse free podcasts and YouTube channels that are great for helping you get started in your transition from teaching to Learning & Development and Instructional Design.

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The BLOC (Building Learning and Organizational Culture) Podcast is a learning and development podcast where Heidi Kirby talks to professionals in the field who are passionate about finding creative, innovative ways to bring learning front and center at their organizations and beyond.

The Jr High Dropout is a podcast to help people who want to leave K12 understand that they have career options outside of the traditional classroom. People working in K12 have so many transferable skills but may be unaware of how these skills translate into other roles and how to market themselves to potential employees.

Every episode of the podcast has guests who have transitioned out of K12 and into careers where they use their skills they learned while working in traditional education. We explore how they transitioned, what they’re doing now and tips they have for others in K12 looking to make a change.

Join Leslie Early as she chats with guests about one thing they think is awesome in the field of instructional design right now. It could be a tool, an app, a learning platform, a book, a blog/vlog, a learning theory, a person they admire, or anything really!

A podcast dedicated to every teacher who has ever thought about stepping away from the classroom. Hosted by a former classroom teacher of twenty years, guests bring hope and inspiration to listeners by sharing their personal success stories of transitioning to a new career.

This podcast is for anyone looking to transition into the Instructional Design field. I will be sharing my successes and failures as try to break into instructional design from K12. This podcast is a candid, honest conversation about the difficulty of breaking free from the education sector, the ups and downs of the job search, and the amazing and generous L&D community that I have found on this journey. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-learning-journal/support

This podcast is the audio-only version of TLDCast, a livestreamed broadcast for instructional designers, learning experience designers, educational technologists, or anyone involved in workplace learning. Some of the audio content is edited for brevity. Learn more at www.TLDC.us.

The show about the instructional design journey.

#IDIODC is an eLearning podcast brought to you by Brent Schlenker and Chris Van Wingerden from the dominKnow team. Recorded completely live and candid, the two talk weekly about L&D, specifically instructional design. Want to join us live? Check out our Crowdcast: https://www.crowdcast.io/dominknow Brent Schlenker is dominKnow's Community Manager. Chris Van Wingerden is dominKnow's Sr. VP Learning Solutions.

I'm New Here Podcast

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Join Mitch Moldofsky as he talks with experienced Instructional Designers from around the world about their lives, their unique career paths and how they fit it all together. It is intended both for new IDs and those transitioning from teaching as well as for those of us who’ve been at it a while but never have a chance to meet each other. Each weekly episode is a tight, light, easy listening conversation lasting 30 minutes, perfect for a jog or a morning cuppa. Enjoy! To sign up for updates or for more about Mitch, visit http://www.theidfanatic.com/

In this podcast, Ali Parrish interviews former teachers who made the leap into another career. "Hi, I'm Ali. I’m a former classroom teacher who successfully discovered the amazing opportunities that are available for teachers like me and you who are craving more growth and the chance to challenge themselves in their jobs." TPLD neither encourages nor discourages the purchase of any paid program. We encourage pursuing free resources first, followed by thorough research if deciding to purchase a resource or program.

Created and hosted by Daphne Williams, The Teacher Career Coach Podcast was created to motivate, empower, and inspire educators to find happiness in their careers, whether inside or outside the classroom. Whether or not they are thinking of a career change from teaching, all educators will gain something from the honest discussions. TPLD neither encourages nor discourages the purchase of any paid program. We encourage pursuing free resources first, followed by thorough research if deciding to purchase a resource or program.

Hosted by Amy Petricek, The Share Whatcha Learned podcast is for learning professionals to share what they're learning in the field of Instructional Design. 🎉

"Podcasting has been a dream of mine and it's a treat to finally be doing the thing! I triple dog dare you to head over to your favorite streaming platform and give her a listen! Oh, and be sure to hit the 'subscribe' button. I've got some really exciting guests headed your way!!"

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As always, TPLD neither encourages nor discourages the purchase of any paid program, we just highly encourage you to do thorough research! Ask people who have gone through the program, read reddit and other review sources, and compare and contrast prices. Most times, you can get a comparable program/course for free! Remember, no program, certification or even accredited graduate degree program can guarantee that you secure a job or that you get a particular salary-success depends on you, and you can do it for free if you prefer!

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