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!


Science

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

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.

Tumble

A science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. Hear stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists!

Wow in the World

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.

Stories

Peace Out

Mindfulness and relaxation stories.

Story Time

10-15 minute bedtime stories.

What If World: Stories for Kids

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)

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

The story of an 8-year-old boy living on an interplanetary space station who explores the galaxy and solves mysteries with his friends.

Eleanor Amplified

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.

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

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.


Adapted from Common Sense Media. Read more.