These are the top teen podcasts to listen to in 2021.

Generation Z has something to say, and they are saying it loud. This group of kids has every outlet in order to express themselves, and they are letting the world know what they think. After speaking with someone who hasn’t earn their driver’s license, teens have an amazing ability to give the older generation a great perspective of life.

5. Adult ISH

Adult ISH is an award-winning culture, storytelling, and advice podcast, co-hosted by twentysomethings Nyge Turner (Oakland) and Merk Nguyen (LA). The Radiotopia product dives into a weekly mix of thoughtful conversations, immersive personal stories, and practical advice from charismatic special guests. This podcast covers everything in the teen world from mental health to hip-hop to social justice, and of course adulting. Merk and Nyge tackle each and every subject with humor and heart.

4. Let’s Be Real with Sammy Jaye

Season 1 of Let’s Be Real with Sammy Jaye delivered honest and unfiltered conversations with celebrities, activists, athletes, and influencers focusing on real-life issues. The 18-year-old Jaye is the youngest person to host her own podcast on iHeartRadio and recently named to PopSugar’s 20-under-20 list. From mental health and political activism to pop culture and more Jaye breaks down all these topics in the only way she can. Season 2 will have more revealing conversations on the issues you care about with singer Anthony Ramos, TikTok sensation Dixie D’Amelio and so many more. To learn more about Sammy Jaye, follow her on Instagram @itssammyjaye!

3. Things You Don’t Need to Know with Ari Cagan

Defusing a bomb, landing an airplane, performing open-heart surgery… very few people in the world need instructions on topics like these. Luckily Ari Cagan is here to talk to the few experts in these fields and then teach you everything you’ll never need to know. The young man was recently a guest on the OPP with Corey Cambridge podcast and talked about how his generation is able to break more rules than those in the past. Cagan is fearless in how he lived his life and carries out his career.

2. Part-Time Genius

Will and Mango have lots of questions. Will we ever live without sleep? How do rats keep outsmarting humans? Where are the sunniest tax havens to hide your money? Join these Part-Time Geniuses as they dive into ridiculous topics… and discover some pretty smart stuff along the way. This IheartRadio produced show is for teens who love asking absurd questions. Each episode is just under 30 minutes long so anyone can finish a show while having a quick lunch.

1.Curious with Josh Peck

Curious is what Josh is, about people, places, and things. Be it someone who’s super famous, someone who’s going through a life transition, someone who’s got a very specific job or upbringing—if it sparks Josh’s interest he wants to get in deep and learn more about it. Josh was half of the dynamic Nickelodeon duo on the show “Drake & Josh”. While Josh isn’t close to the age of the listeners of his show, he connects with Gen Z’s because he simply wants to listen to good stories. For the most part, this will be funny, but at other times it may get a little emotional, a little deep.

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Justin Richards

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