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Podcasts for Children

Crowd-sourced from the NYC Radio Club listserve. This is a work in progress. Please suggest additions.

Dec 19, 2016 - brainson.org - 1
Brains On

Brains On! is a science podcast for kids from MPR News and Southern California Public Radio. We're serious about being curious.

Dec 19, 2016 - digital.vpr.net - 5
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!

Dec 19, 2016 - itunes.apple.com - 0
Shabam! by FOOLYBOO on iTunes

The science podcast that'll eat your brain. Shabam! is a new type of science show that blends fictional stories with real science. If you love science but hate those awkward scientist interviews that involve graphs and confusing metaphors, you’re in luck. First off, Shabam! is an audio program - so no graphs. And second, through the magic of sound effects and music, you’ll hear stories that reveal the awesomeness in the world around us - like cellphones and vaccinations. In season one, our main story is about three kids separated from their parents during a Zombie apocalypse. Over the course of 10 episodes we follow their quest to reunite with their families. But their experience leads us to another conclusion - that there’s a lot of science all around us that we take for granted. And finally, you may be wondering whether we’ve added silly songs and jokes to make up for the fact that we can’t show you graphs. Yes we have. Also, we only interview cool scientists who aren't awkward, which means the whole family can enjoy it! [Website]

Dec 19, 2016 - itunes.apple.com - 0
Short and Curly by ABC First Run on iTunes

A fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents that asks those curly questions. From banning lollies to trusting robots, and from colonising other planets to eating pets, Short & Curly covers it all. [website]

Dec 19, 2016 - itunes.apple.com - 0
Storynory - Stories for Kids by Wizzard Media on iTunes

Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha and friends. Let Natasha's voice beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children's stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance. [website]

Dec 19, 2016 - itunes.apple.com - 0
Story Pirates Podcast on iTunes

Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater. Story Pirates Podcast features highlights from our weekly radio show on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live. Visit www.storypirates.org for more information on Story Pirates and how you can bring our live show to your school or town!

Dec 19, 2016 - eleanoramplified.com - 1
The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified

Buckle up, kids! This rocket ship's headed for... adventure! Join our hero, Eleanor Amplified, the world-famous radio reporter, as she foils dastardly plots, outwits crafty villains, and goes after The Big Story. Listen in as Eleanor's pursuit of truth takes her into orbit, out to sea, through a scary jungle, and even to the halls of Congress! Start with Episode 1 and get ready for a wild ride. From WHYY in Philadelphia.

Dec 27, 2016 - itunes.apple.com - 0
The Show About Science by Nate on iTunes

Hi. I'm Nate and the host of The Show About Science. I started this podcast when I was 5 years old. I'm now 6 and just about to start first grade. If I'm not studying hard in school, I'm working on my podcast. This is an awesome show about science. Every episode is filled with interesting facts and information from scientists around the globe. If you only listen to one show about science, it definitely should be this one! [website]

Dec 20, 2016 - itunes.apple.com - 0
The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel by Blobfish Radio on iTunes

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is a high-quality serial mystery story for middle graders, performed by actual kids. Think Goonies, meets Spy Kids, meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year-olds. Listen along as eleven-year-old Mars Patel and his pals JP, Toothpick, and Caddie set out on a audacious adventure in search of two missing friends. The mysterious tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt might have a thing-or-two to say about their quest, because as he likes to say, To the stars! In fact, that’s just where they might be headed... [website]

Dec 19, 2016 - sciencepodcastforkids.com - 1
Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family. Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher).

May 16, 2017 - wowintheworld.com - 0
Wow in the World - Tinkercast

Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz and Mindy Thomas @AbsolutelyMindy.

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