Podcasts for Kids
Fun Stuff, News, and Questions Answered
KidNuz – Created by moms who are broadcast journalists, this offers young listeners five minutes of kid-friendly news (followed by a quick quiz) each day, five days a week. All ages.
Ear Snacks – Science, art, and culture served up with catchy songs and kid participation. Ages 2-5
Five Minutes with Dad – This sweet podcast series stars a dad and his two young kids, and features genuine conversations between the three of them about everyday things like courage, kindness, how to show love, and being a good sport. Ages 4+
A Kids Book About: The Podcast - A kids' podcast about some tough topics, like racism, body image, and belonging. Each episode opens up the dialog begun in the groundbreaking A Kids Book About series. Ages 8+
Peace Out – Perfect for getting kids to relax and breathe while sneaking in mindfulness lessons. A great way for kids to wind down. Ages 5+
What If World – The narrator spins comic tales out of kids' questions, like “What if Santa were an elephant?” or “What if sharks had legs?” Ages 5+
Short and Curly – An Australian podcast examines serious ethical questions (“Would you donate your kidney to a stranger?”) with plenty of time for students to interact and share views. Ages 6+
Past and the Curious – History with a side of fun, this podcast features stories about such figures as Nellie Bly and Henry “Box” Brown. Ages 6+
The Who Was? Podcast - Each episode of the comedy quiz show podcast features games, fun facts, and sketches about trailblazing historical figures that will keep listeners laughing and learning. Ages 7+
Who, When, WOW! - Go on a listening journey into the lives of unsung heroes, unknown heroines, and amazing humans who make us say "WOW!" Ages 7+
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids – Biweekly radio show/podcast takes on answering seemingly simple questions that have surprisingly complex answers. All ages.
Wow In the World – NPR's first show for kids is exactly the sort of engaging, well-produced content you would expect from the leaders in radio and audio series. All ages.
Show About Science – Created by Nate when he was five years old, The Show About Science is an awesome adventure into the wondrous world of scientific research and discovery! Ages 3+
Tumble Science – Crack science reporting and interviews with experts on new scientific discoveries, from biofuels to black holes. Ages 6+
Brains On! – Kids submit questions; scientists answer them. Music, wisecracks, and decoding a mystery sound every episode keep things lively. Spin-off podcast: Smash, Boom, Best. Ages 9+ *Check out the book series based on this podcast, available at BML.
Be Calm on Ahway Island – Gentle adventures on Ahway Island help sweep listeners off to dreamland. This podcast teaches kid-friendly mindfulness practices like "deep dragon breaths" that can be carried into waking life as well. All ages.
Molly of Denali – A serialized narrative based on the PBS Kids series. All ages.
Little Stories for Tiny People – Original tales featuring animal characters who tackle topics from school to new siblings. Ages 2-5
Classical Kids Storytime – Introduce your kids to classical music with the help of children’s stories like Hansel and Gretel. Ages 3+
Circle Round – Tales of global folktales from WBUR: Boston’s NPR news station. Ages 4+
Greeking Out - National Geographic Kids retells classic Greek myths in kid-friendly form. Ages 8+
Live from Mount Olympus - Combining the talent of contemporary theater with the power of Greek myths, this is a richly imagined audio drama. Ages 8+
Story Pirates – Actors perform kid-written sketches that are weird, funny, and amazing. Ages 4+
*Check out the book series based on this podcast, available at BML.
Planet Storytime – Offering a mix of classic stories, like those of Beatrix Potter, and less well known content, this podcast aims for that mix of entertainment and education that Fred Rogers perfected. Ages 5+
Storynory: Stories for Kids – Posts a new kids’ story—classic fairy tales and original poems, myths, and adventures—every week(ish). Ages 5+
Stories Podcast – One of the first kids' podcasts to really grab onto the storytelling capabilities, this podcast is still going strong with kid-friendly renditions of classic stories, fairy tales, and original works. Ages 6+
Unspookable – Perfect for curious kids who aren't afraid to turn off their nightlight, this offers a family-friendly take on popular urban legends, scary stories, and myths (think clowns, vampires, and other topics that will give 'em the heebiejeebies). Ages 8+
Flyest Fables – In the tradition of The NeverEnding Story, this original fable centers on a magical book that takes its readers to a world where they find the strength to overcome any obstacle. Ages 9+
Book Club for Kids – Middle school students discuss books and sometimes hear a celebrity read or answer questions. Ages 10-14
Serialized Stories (episodic)
Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian – Sci-fi adventures starring an eight year old on a space station who explores the galaxy with friends. Ages 8+ *Check out the book series based on this podcast, available at BML.
Eleanor Amplified – Inspired by old-time radio shows -- complete with over-the-top sound effects -- this exciting serial podcast follows a plucky journalist who goes on adventures looking for her big scoop. Ages 8+
Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd – A new twist on family friendly "old time radio" that features the adventures and exploits of the world's most brilliant scientist Dr. Floyd! Ages 8+
Thrilling Adventure Hour – Staged show in the style of "old time radio" performed by today's stars. Ages 8+
Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel – Middle grade youths script and voice this mystery show in a high-quality cross between The Goonies and Stranger Things. Ages 8+ *Check out the book series based on this podcast, available at BML.
Noodle Loaf – A delightful offering from a music education specialist and his co-host daughter will get kids of all ages singing, rhyming, moving, and engaging in all kinds of musical games. All ages.
Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl - This weekly music show released every, ahem, Saturday is really not kids' music. It's just music kids will enjoy. All ages.
Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child – A weekly playlist of “indie music for indie kids” that both kids and parents will enjoy. All ages.