Awesome Podcasts for Kids

When it comes to free and effortless learning, podcasts are the thing! They’re great for car rides or to just have playing in the background during a day at home. Here are some favorites:

  • Big Life Kids – This podcast is done by the creators of Big Life Journal, and each episode has the main characters learning about growth mindset through interesting real-life stories.
  • Brains On! – Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world. The podcast seeks to encourage kids’ natural curiosity and wonder using science and history.
  • But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids – Experts provide answers to kids’ questions, such as “Why is sugar bad for you?” and “Who makes the laws?”
  • Forever Ago – Each episode explores the history of one thing, like shoes, or emojis, or skateboards.
  • History Storytime – Six-year-old Sophie and her daddy tell fascinating stories from history in 10 minute episodes.
  • Pants on Fire – Kids interview two “experts” (one a real expert, the other a liar) about interesting topics, and try to decipher what’s true and what’s false. 
  • Peace Out – Soothing guided meditations for kids (and grownups!) This podcast uses breathing exercises and visualizations to help teach mindfulness and self-regulation. Perfect for bedtime…or anytime when calming down is in order. About 10-15 minutes each.
  • Short & Curly – This podcast talks about ethical questions, such as “Was Robin Hood right?” and “Is Pokemon Go playing you?” Helps kids think about tricky subjects, like fairness, hypocrisy, and rules. The hosts keep it light, but also encourage listeners to pause and think about why things are the way they are, and if they should be that way.
  • Smash Boom Best – This is a debate podcast. In each episode, cases are presented in favor of two different things (cats and dogs, unicorns and dragons, lava and quicksand) and listeners get to decide the better of the two. Helps teach kids how to develop and defend opinions, while listening to the stages of a real debate.
  • Stories Podcast – Retellings of classic stories and fairy tales, as well as original works.
  • Story Pirates – Professional actors dramatize stories that are actually written by kids. It can get pretty silly!
  • The Past and the Curious – History stories. Might be a bit wordy for young kids, but good for middle school age.
  • What If World – This podcast gets the imagination going, as it explores random “what if…” questions.
  • WOW in the World – Possibly the most popular kids’ podcast out there! Mindy and Guy Raz introduce scientific breakthroughs and explore the wonders of the universe through an extremely entertaining dialogue.

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