Reading Resources

Many organisations are allowing free access to previously paid for reading and audiobook resources. Here we include just a few of the options available.

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Podcasts are available covering every possible area of the curriculum, and are free to listeners.

To listen, you can either download a dedicated podcast app like Overcast or Pocket Casts, listen via Spotify, or listen via a podcast’s own website. Here are a few recommendations: 

  • 99% Invisible - design and society 
  • The Allusionist - language and communication 
  • Stuff You Missed in History Class - history 
  • The Infinite Monkey Cage - science Ted logo1
  • 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy - design, history, business and politics 
  • Articles of Interest - fashion and textiles 
  • Page 94: The Private Eye Podcast - politics 
  • Song Exploder - music 
  • More or Less - economics and maths 
  • BBC Sounds: Documentaries - various topics 
  • You’re Dead to Me - history 
  • We Can Change the World - interviews with inspiring young people 
  • TEDTalks - various topics400x400bb
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