In school, sending others to school, or thankfully removed from the process entirely, there's always time to learn something more. Here are some recent podcasts I have been enjoying...
Jen Hatmaker's current podcast series is called For the Love of Back to School and includes episodes with her college and high school (and soon middle school) aged kids. The episodes get more interesting as the kids get comfortable, so hang in there. It's an awesome tool to hear from kids themselves on the good and bad of where they are in life.
Life Kit is a new series of podcasts from NPR. Like Jen, they have a short series around particular topics. The last few have been on How to Succeed at College. They've also had a series on travel and getting out of debt that have been great.
And for your own personal school assignment, check out the Armchair Expert podcast with Dax Shepard. You would think an actor interviewing (mostly) other actors would be shallow love fests, but the conversations are much deeper and often pretty surprising. Episodes with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Kal Penn, Busy Phillips and Ben Platt have been recent faves.