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Updated by Our Wandering Family on Jul 16, 2017
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Top Podcasts for Family Road Trips

In addition to our article 10 Audiobooks for Family Road Trips, we also love to pass the time listening to podcasts. With a wealth of items to choose from, we've put together our top pick for family-friendly podcasts that are sure to make your next adventure fly by.
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Brains On!

Brains On! is a science podcast for kids from American Public Media featuring the claim to fame episode "Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass." Of course, there's a host of other really cool stuff in the series, but, if you have kids who think fart jokes are fall down funny, give "Fart Smarts" a listen and enjoy a laugh and some scientific education at the same time.

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

BUT WHY is a podcast where kids ask the questions and the BUT WHY team finds the answers. This engaging and fascinating podcast features a random collection of topics that will definitely have something for every listener in the car. Subscribe and make BUT WHY a part of your next road trip adventure.

Disney Story Central

Geared towards the younger listener, DISNEY STORY CENTRAL is a fun podcast with every episode featuring a new Disney storybook read out loud. If you are a Disney family, like us, you're sure to enjoy this podcast as it adds just a little bit of pixie dust to your day.

Story Pirates Podcast

STORY PIRATES is a highly imaginative and highly entertaining podcast series featuring stories written by children and adapted by a team of actors, musicians, comedians and improvisors. This smart podcast will have your whole family laughing out loud, and if your kids are anything like ours, you'll be helping them write their own stories to submit and marveling at their creativity. We can't recommend this podcast enough. It is hands down our favorite!

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

From the publisher (because I think they do a fantastic job of describing this ultra-cool podcast): He can’t sleep, he can’t shake the feeling someone is following him, and he can’t stop the monsters who show up to smash his cake. In other words, it’s turning out to be more exciting than he expected. That’s all in the first few episodes of this serialized, sci-fi podcast for kids. Finn, his friends and their pet robots aboard the Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station discover uncharted planets, help aliens in far-off galaxies, and take tips from listeners back on Earth as they try to solve the universe’s great mysteries.
It's great fun and absolutely perfect for driving around town or binge listening on a big family road trip.

The First Podcast

Focusing on lesser know inventions and their consequences, THE FIRST is a kid-friendly and fascinating look at a host of topics not covered in your every day history books. With shows ranging from the first Broadway musical to the first woman every photographed, this relatively new podcast is a welcome addition to the kid and family podcast genre and worth checking out the next time you hit the road.

Wow in the World

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, features hosts Mindy (Absolutely Mindy from SiriusXM's Kids Place Live) and Guy (Guy Raz from NPR) and together they guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a high-energy journey. WOW IN THE WORLD is a favorite with our kids and gives us a glimpse of the world in a way that is fun and kid accessible.