I have met and taught hundreds of elementary age students and parented two of them. I've had a few entertaining encounters as I came to a realization about a life skill I needed to explicitly teach my students (or offspring).
As part of my trip preparation, I downloaded a variety of podcasts and audiobooks for us to listen to as a family. These podcasts helped us pass the time in companionable listening, and we often paused for discussion (or debate). Here are our favorite family podcasts.