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18 amazing podcasts for kids of all ages

Keep your kids entertained and informed with these podcasts that are fun for the whole family

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This is the golden age of podcasts and the selection for kids has never been better. From storytime and comedies to shows that delve into social justice and debates, this list of brilliant podcasts will spark imaginations, teach new ideas and make kids laugh – some will accomplish all three.

Wow in the World
NPR’s goofball science podcast Wow in the World is packed with as much comedy as information. Hosted
by Mindy, a klutz with a time machine, and Guy, her uptight foil, Wow in the World takes on serious scientific inquiries and makes learning fun – even for parents. The expanding cast of silly characters, led by Reggie the carrier pigeon, keeps the episodes fresh. A few listens and your kiddo will want to be a Wowzer, too.
Listen to the podcast here.

Activist, You!

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A podcast that’s all about social justice, in Queer Kid Stuff’s podcast Activist, You! host Lindz Amer interviews youth activists, finding out all about their dedicated social justice topic and why they decided to become activists. The podcast has tackled issues including racial justice, immigration, homelessness, LGBTQ+ activism and more.
Listen to the podcast here.

Girl Tales
Perfect for the budding feminists in your life, Girl Tales is a podcast that reimagines beloved fairytales through an empowering lens. Don’t expect to find any damsels in distress here...
Listen to the podcast here.

Perfect for curious kids (eight and up) who aren’t afraid to turn off their nightlight, Unspookable offers a family-friendly take on popular urban legends, scary stories and myths (think clowns, vampires and other topics that’ll give ‘em the heebie jeebies).
Listen to the podcast here.

Short & Curly

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With a touch of humour and a helping of curiosity, Short & Curly focuses on ethics while exploring topics in pop culture, tech and everyday life. Previous episodes include, ‘Was Robin Hood right? Should you rob the rich to help the poor?’ and ‘What’s the point of a school uniform?’
Listen to the podcast here.

Brains On!
Do your kiddies have a burning question? Perfect! Send ’em in! Brains On! finds a different expert for each episode who will address tots’ curiosity. Anything from animal farts to narwhals have been covered.
Listen to the podcast here.

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Indoctrinate your tykes with this weekly playlist of ‘indie music for indie kids’. Not only will children enjoy starting the day listening to music made for kids, but parents will be delighted to discover that age-appropriate tracks from some of their favourite bands routinely make the cut.
Listen to the podcast here.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

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Now on season four, this fairytale-style podcast adapts Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo’s global best-selling illustrated book of the same name into a podcast. Each episode runs about 15 to 20 minutes and tells the inspiring story of real-world extraordinary women, read by equally as extraordinary women.
Listen to the podcast here.

If you have a budding scientist on your hands then Tumble is an absolute must. Experts in the field stop by to discuss their own work, uncover phenomenons and ask questions that will inspire curious minds. This podcast will make your kids fall in love with science.
Listen to the podcast here.

Story Pirates
Here’s how Story Pirates works: Kids supply the ideas and the characters, then sketch comedians bring the tales to life. While the stories are good and silly, the performances are terrific fun.
Listen to the podcast here.

Story Time
When eyelids get heavy, tuck the kids into bed and select the perfect adventure on audiobook podcast Story Time. These ten- to 20-minute-long episodes are great for the end of the day and are split up according to age brackets.
Listen to the podcast here.

Five Minutes with Dad
Five Minutes with Dad is not unlike the conversations that happen in your family. You’ll love how this pop and his two kids tackle everyday issues, from staying positive in school, to losing a tooth, to showing appreciation for your relatives. The hosts are as charming as they are relatable.
Listen to the podcast here.

Stories Podcast
Older children who still want to hear a great story before drifting off to sleep will enjoy this storytelling podcast. Not only will they discover original tales and timeless classics, but they’ll also learn new vocabulary and cut back on screen time right before bed.
Listen to the podcast here.

Peace Out
Everyone needs to feel calm and zen. Thanks to Peace Out, youngsters can tackle the subject of mindfulness as they’re guided through activities, relaxing stories and breathing techniques.
Listen to the podcast here.

Smash Boom Best

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A debate show for kids and families from the makers of Brains On!, Smash Boom Best takes two ideas, smashes them together and lets you decide which one is best. It teaches critical thinking, and how to take oppositional viewpoints. It also is a lot of fun. Past topics include Aliens vs Robots, Pizza vs Tacos
and Invisibility vs Flying.
Listen to the podcast here.

Book Club for Kids
Tweens looking for new books to add to their collection will find new ones to dive into after listening in on this
biweekly podcast. They’ll hear other kids chatting about a great story, along with other literary recommendations and celeb guests who will read an excerpt from the week’s chosen title.
Listen to the podcast here.

Dream Big
Adorable nine-year-old Eva Karpman and her mom Olga interview celebrities, entrepreneurs and
experts in a variety of industries to answer questions and encourage kids to dream big.
Listen to the podcast here.

Circle Round
It’s storytime all the time. Circle Round takes folk stories from across the world and adapts them to a modern tale for little listeners. The podcast has recorded with Stranger Things star Noah Schnapp, among other
notable entertainers, so you know you’re going to be in good company.
Listen to the podcast here.

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