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3 Enriching Podcasts for Kids

Looking for some lessons outside of the typical textbook? Check out these podcasts for young learners.


Brains On!, a science podcast for children, is co-hosted by kids across the country. Each week, a different guest joins Molly Bloom to find answers to questions sent in by listeners. Woven into highfalutin lab talk are mystery sounds to guess and songs to dance to. The multi-layer experience is like a trip to a natural science museum—in your mind.


Packed into 15-ish minutes, each episode of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls unfolds the life stories of extraordinary women like sculptor and abolitionist Edmonia Wildfire Lewis, and Colorado’s own Autism awareness activist Dr. Temple Grandin. Though the ideas and historical context are often lofty, the narration is plain-spoken, offering parents opportunities to pause and talk with young listeners about the content.


In each episode of Story Pirates, the tale-telling team takes stories written by kids and turns them into sketch comedy and songs. Tune in to the yarn about a mouth that ran away, a pancake heist, and a fairy without wings. Kids feeling inspired? Have them write their own story and send it in.

Find more great podcasts for kids in our roundup here.

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