Podcasts for Kids
What is a podcast?
A podcast is an audio program, like a radio show, that is made by someone and then posted to the Internet for you to download and listen to via iTunes, Sound Cloud, or a mobile app, on to your smartphone or tablet.
What's good about podcasts?
- They can teach you about science, news and all sorts of things.
- They are portable (you can listen in the car, on the train, on the bus)
- Listening helps build vocabulary and reading skills.
- They're free.
- They're fun to listen to!
But Why is a show led by you, kids! You 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. Each episode features several kid-submitted questions, usually on a single theme, and with the help of experts, it gives clear, interesting answers.
Brains On! takes kid-submitted science questions and answers them with the help of experts. Each week it has a different kid co-host. The result is a fun show that's as silly as it is educational.
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, inside brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. From NPR.
Each week, Mr. Eric takes a "what if?" question--such as "What if Legos were alive?" and "What if sharks had legs?-- from a friend and spins it into a story just for you!
Serialized Podcasts (one story over multiple episodes)
Inspired by old-timey radio shows -- complete with over-the-top sound effects -- this exciting serial podcast follows Eleanor, a fearless journalist who goes on adventures looking for her big scoop.
A mystery series with a voice cast of actual middle schoolers, a gripping, suspenseful plot, and interactive tie-ins, this story about an 11-year-old searching for his missing friends. Recommended for ages 8-12.