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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

Circle Round

The Punies created by NBA Champion Kobe Bryant

Introducing The Punies, an eclectic group of neighborhood friends who play sports and take on adventures together. Created by NBA Champion Kobe Bryant and featuring original songs and an unforgettable cast of characters known as The Good Ol’ Gang, each episode shares important life lessons on how to play with joy and limitless imagination, the way sports should be played.

The Past and the Curious

"Come for that delightful pun title, stay for the accessible but never dumbed-down history lessons. Each episode of this monthly show features bite-size audio dramas that illuminate corners of history that children are unlikely to learn in school, often emphasizing the overlooked accomplishments of women and people of color.” -from The New York Times

Smash Boom Best!

 A kid judge listens to and scores the rousing, fact-based arguments of two contestants. With episodes like "Piranhas vs. Venus Flytraps" and "Pizza versus Tacos," kids will be hooked, and they won't even notice that they're learning how to defend their ideas along the way. 

Girl Tales

Girl Tales offer episodes that are a twist on feminist fairy tales for a new generation.

Bobby Wonder

Meet Bobby Wonder, the 10-year-old turned superhero. Bobby’s parents tell him the surprising but awesome news that he is an alien from another planet, with superpowers. He invents his superhero name, starts harnessing his powers, adopts a sidekick (Grabstack, a dog with a musical directing background), and meets his arch-nemesis.

Noodle Loaf - for children ages 3-8

Noodle Loaf is a play based world of music, created by musician, early childhood music educator and children’s book author, Dan Saks.

Young Ben Franklin

A young Ben Franklin solves mysteries.

The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified - recommended for ages 8-12

Eleanor Amplified is an adventure series for the whole family. Listen together as our hero, the world-famous radio reporter Eleanor Amplified, foils devious plots and outwits crafty villains, all in pursuit of the big story

Mackaroy Uncovered - ages 8-12

In the quiet Australian country town of Mackaroy, something really strange is happening. The school's principal has disappeared, the whole town's internet keeps crashing every night, and people are being watched. Someone, or something, is keeping tabs on everyone who lives there, and best friends Tang and Mitch are on the case.

Animal Sound Safari

Animal Sound Safari takes your ears around the world to explore the weird and wacky histories we humans have with animals.

From camel beauty queens in Saudi Arabia to cooked roosters who save lives in Portugal.

Each episode is jam-packed with cool stories, kooky facts and 'pawsome' puns.

Led by our safari guide Lawrence with help from his brainy animal expert Laura, you’ll make awesome new friends all around the world - both human and animal.

Are you ready for an adventure? Hop on board Animal Sound Safari!

Sound Detectives

LeVar Burton presents SOUND DETECTIVES – a funny, engaging, and thought provoking podcast that invites elementary school-aged kids to explore the magic and mystery of sound.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

Short and Curly

Story Seeds


KidNuz: Kids deserve a daily newscast all their own. Kickstart their morning with 5 minutes of timely, unbiased, and age-appropriate stories from politics, entertainment, science, health, and sports. Professionally written, professionally delivered by 4 Emmy winning journalists who also happen to be moms. Listen in five days a week.

Horrible Histories

Fun history lessons for all the family, presented by Horrible Histories' Greg Jenner. Full of facts and jokes, the series brings to life a broad range of historical topics.

Brains On

Similar to But Why, this is another podcast that takes kid-submitted science questions and answers them with the help of experts. What makes this one different is that it tends to skew a bit older, both in its questions and answers, and it has a different kid co-host each week. The result is a fun show that's as silly as it is educational.

Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest

Adam Gidwitz is best known for “The Tale of Dark and Grimm” series and his Newbery Honor book The Inquisitor’s Tale. Gidwitz also narrates this eerie fairytale podcast series, based on “Dark and Grimm”; his master storytelling style translates well to this realm. Perfect for fans of adventurous storytelling with a dark twist.

Mystery Recipe

ATK’s Mystery Recipe is in its fourth season of sharing recipes, singing, and jokes to keep listeners entertained.


Cultureverse is an immersive audio drama produced by Ochenta Studios, with authentic voices narrating myths and legends from cultures around the world. In each episode, hosts Kelly Marie Tran and Yara Shahidi recount one child’s journey as they encounter a creature, spirit, or folk character from a different corner of the world.

The Imagine Neighborhood - for younger children and their parents

Each episode tells a story that’s amazing, fantastical, and maybe a little bananas, while it tackles the big feelings that come with growing up. And the Imagine Neighborhood gives you and your kids fun activities to do at home, in the car, or anywhere you talk to each other.

Treasure Island 2020

A reimagined, epic audio adventure based on the classic novel “Treasure Island,” by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Unexplained Disappearance of Mars Patel - ages 10-14

Listen along as 11-year-old Mars Patel and his pals JP, Toothpick, and Caddie set out on an 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…

Fierce Girls

From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies.

Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently.

Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit.

You know what they are? They're FIERCE.

And these are their stories.

Greeking Out

The Two Princes

This Kid Life

This Podcast has Fleas

Wow in the World

Story Pirates

 In each episode, the Story Pirates crew -- a group of talented improvisers pretending to be pirates -- read short stories written and submitted by kids and then reenact them with hilarious results.


Often compared to a kid-friendly Radiolab, this podcast not only addresses fascinating topics but also tries to foster a love of science itself by interviewing scientists about their process and discoveries. The hosts don't assume that listeners have a science background -- but even kids who think they don't like science may change their minds after listening to this podcast. 


Unspookable stories center on creepy monsters and mysterious objects, favorite reading topics for kids, and the lore surrounding them in pop culture and global cultural history. Some of the best parts of the episodes are when kids share their thoughts, making it particularly appealing to young listeners.

Reach - a Space Podcast for Kids

REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids was given the distinct honor of interviewing NASA Astronauts Megan McArthur and Mark Vande Hei onboard the International Space Station. Reach hosts Meredith Sepian and Brian Holden ask the astronauts pre-recorded kids’ questions. Listeners learn about walking in space, what Earth looks from there, and a day in the life of an astronaut on the space station. 

Stories - for kids of all ages

Actors read short stories, fairy tales, and myths.


The Ventura twins are yanked into another dimension where they meet a distant cousin who gives them an extraordinary mission: travel through time to witness their culture’s true history. Alexa and Beni visit three continents across the span of five centuries, meeting people who have left their mark on Puerto Rican heritage. In the twenty-first century, the twins navigate school, friendship, and family while keeping their time-traveling quests a secret.

The Hollow

When three 6th graders at Sleepy Hollow Middle School stumble upon a real-life ghost story, they find themselves on the trail of the Headless Horseman himself. Is he truly a terrifying ghoul, or has he been misunderstood for all these years?

Who Was?

This kid focused podcast series is based on the the popular “Who Was…” book series. Each episode, kid contestants compete in comedy / history quiz show.

Imagine This!

Imagine This is a science podcast for the young and curious. Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? Or how do fish breathe underwater? Or, very importantly, where your poo goes when you flush it down the toilet? Imagine This is a series of puzzling science questions from inquisitive young minds. Our host, Dr Niraj Lal, chats to kids and Australia's leading academics, taking you on imaginative adventures to learn about the world around us and find the answers together. 

Suited for children 4 and up.

Kids Ask Authors w/Grace Lin

The weekly podcast is hosted by children’s book author Grace Lin. Children submit questions that authors answer to learn more about their writing process, inspiration, and craft.