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+
 
Buttons & Figs – Nonsense literature, from jokes to tongue twisters, helps kids make sense of the world around them and create nonsense of their own. Ages 5+
 
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+
 


History


Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls – Based on the book with the same name, these true stories are fascinating bits of history told simply enough for kids to follow, with inspiring biographies of historical women read by inspiring modern women. Ages 4+
 
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+
 


Science


Animal Sound Safari – Discover the weird and wacky histories humans have with animals, as each episode of Animal Sound Safari is jam-packed with cool stories, kooky facts, and "pawsome" puns. All ages.
 
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+
 


Stories


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 – An eight-episode serialized narrative based on the PBS Kids series. All ages.
 
Story Time – These 10-to-15-minute stories are a perfect way to lull your little one to sleep. Ages 2+
 
Little Stories for Tiny People – Original tales featuring animal characters who tackle topics from school to new siblings. Ages 2-5
 
April Eight – Songs and fairy tales for kids of all ages that also feature crafts and recipes. Ages 3+
 
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+
 
Story Pirates – Actors perform kid-written sketches that are weird, funny, and amazing. Ages 4+
 
This Podcast Has Fleas – An original comedy series for kids about a dog named Waffles and a cat named Jones with dueling podcasts and perspectives about what’s happening in their house. Ages 4+
 
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+
 
Girl Tales – No damsels in distress in these fairy tales! These girls take control of their own destinies, turning your favorite fairy tales into exciting new adventures. Ages 6+
 
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+
 
Story Seeds – Each episode pairs a child (age 6-12) with a children's book author. They meet up in person and collaborate to write original stories that start out with the child's idea (the "seed" in the name). 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

 


​Serials (Ongoing Stories)


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+
 
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 – This family friendly new twist on "old time radio" 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 youth script and voice this mystery show in a high-quality cross between The Goonies and Stranger Things. Ages 8+

 


Music


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.
 
Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child – A weekly playlist of “indie music for indie kids” that both kids and parents will enjoy. All ages.
 
Zooglobble – Helps you find indie music–news, videos, mp3s, reviews–for your whole family. All ages.


 

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