The Catholic Sprouts Podcast has one goal: to plant one little seed of faith each and every day.
Isn’t that amazing?
Parents, Catholic Moms, teachers in Catholic Schools, you can use this simple podcast, daily to pass on your faith. You can use this podcast in your classroom while taking attendance. There are lots of options for this to be integrate this into your classroom, your family, or your drive to school.
This is one of the few daily podcasts that I can say is great. Each episode is great on it’s own. It isn’t just a giant episode broken down, it is thoughtfully put together. If there are themes or lessons that can’t be covered in one episode, it is spread over a more, but it is recapped in the episode. The daily seven minute episodes are perfect for young listeners. Each episode discusses an important aspect of our Catholic Faith in a way that appeals directly to children and ends with a daily challenge to help them apply what they learned.
New episodes are available each weekday. They are perfect for use in the classroom or the home, and for children of all ages. It launched on August 5, 2018, and has been going strong ever since.
Along with sharing all of the feast days from the Roman Calendar, each week they tackle a new theme, usually drawn from the liturgical season, or from the daily readings. They develop themes, and content all week so that by they end of the week they will have gained some knowledge in the Catholic faith in one particular area.
The podcast creator’s intention behind creating the podcast wanted to be able to teach her children one aspect of the Catholic faith each day. She wanted a way to be sure that she didn’t miss the opportunity each day to fit her faith teaching in, most especially with her own children. This is the product, and we call get to enjoy it. a quick seven minute episode is all it takes to let your kids learn something.
Podcasts are everywhere now. People and businesses are constantly launching and creating podcasts, listening to new podcasts, and talking about podcasts. But, you may be wondering, with all this talk of podcasts, “what even is a podcast?” Not to worry, we will break down the nuts and bolts of all that you need to know about podcasts below.
It is important to note that podcasts are generally free to listen to.
A podcast is a series of on-demand audio files (there are video ones as well) that often focus on a particular topic or theme. Podcasts can be accessed via a computer, tablet, or smart phone, Google Home, Apple HomePod and downloaded so that they can be listened to at any time. Listeners can be automatically updated of new episodes in a podcast by subscribing to their chosen podcast from within their podcast catcher.
The term podcast is actually a portmanteau of iPod and Broadcast. The “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s “iPod” digital media player, while the “cast” portion of podcast is taken from the radio term “broadcast.”
On your computer, you are able to listen to podcasts directly from the podcast’s website, on iTunes, on Spotify, or Google Play Music. There are also many other podcast listening websites and desktop apps for podcasts, so a Google search will provide several other options for you to listen to a podcast. Generally, a podcast website will direct you to all of the locations that you can listen to their podcast.
Smartphone / iPod / iPad / Tablet
Similarly to listening on your computer, you can listen to podcasts on the podcast’s website, iTunes, and Spotify. iPhones specifically have an Apple Podcasts app already pre-downloaded (or you can install it), so you are able to easily access the podcasts that you want. As for Android, there are many specific podcast apps available for download, including Sticher, Google Podcasts, Overcast, BeyondPod, and Grover Pro among many others.
Once you have your app or website, just search for the title of the Podcast, and subscribe. You can listen to past episodes, and get notified of new episodes.
There are lots of great Catholic Podcasts out there, this is just one of them.