Podcasts are a fantastic way to learn fun facts, delve into new topics, and enjoy stories and music you may not otherwise be aware of. Now is the time to get downloading with our list of 10 hugely entertaining and educational podcasts for kids (and the rest of the family!)
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Podcasts are perfect for road trips, winding down at bedtime or for some chilled-out family time at home. From science to history and music to mystery, our list of top podcasts for kids has something for everyone!
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Podcasts for Kids to Enjoy
#1. David Walliams’ Marvellous Musical Podcast
Mozart may have written wonderful music, but did you know he also loved a good fart joke? Or that Beethoven was so scruffy he was once arrested for being a tramp?
Best-selling children’s author and TV personality David Walliams presents the Classic FM Marvellous Musical Podcast for kids, bringing to life the stories of the great composers.
Each of the 10 episodes introduce children to composers like Mozart, Ethel Smyth, Liszt and Clara Schumann but will also cover topics including ballet, the history of the piano and some of the world’s strangest instruments (including a vegetable orchestra!).
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#2. Wow in the World
Wow in the World is a great podcast for curious kids to learn about the world around them. The NPR podcast answers questions about space, science and technology, and is full of fascinating facts that both kids and adults will find interesting.
Hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas host the weekly series and answer the who, what, where, why and how that kids will find hilarious and entertaining. This is definitely one of the most informative podcasts for kids we found!
#3. Sesame Street Podcast
Have a little fun with your favourite Sesame Street characters in tales of friendship, sharing and patience.
With plenty of fun and energetic songs thrown in that little ones will love, this podcast is especially perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
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#4. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian
This entertaining science fiction podcast series for kids is told in manageable 15-20 minute instalments, and revolves around an 8-year-old boy called Finn Caspian aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station.
Finn and his group of friends explore unchartered planets, help the occasional alien, and solve plenty of mysteries along the way.
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#5. Eleanor Amplified
In Eleanor Amplified, intrepid reporter Eleanor solves mysteries, outwits villains and always goes after The Big Story.
From secret underground laboratories to dangerous jungle islands, Eleanor travels the world in search of her story and delivers a great message for kids in pursuit of truth.
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#6. Story Pirates
The Story Pirates are a group of comedians, actors, musicians and improv artists who turn stories written by kids into comedy genius. More often than not it dissolves into hilarious chaos, but your kids will love it.
With episodes like “Pluto and the Pop Rocks”, “Fieldtrip to Oppositeland”, “The Girl Who Turned Into Spaghetti”, and “Eat a Spider Day”, it is laugh-out-loud funny.
#7. Short and Curly
The Short and Curly podcast for kids is really designed for older kids and tweens, and merges a mix of ethics and humour in episodes ranging from “Why can’t children vote?” to “Is it ever ok to lie?”.
The 20-episode series talks to kids about their opinions, delving into some tough topics in an approachable way.
Exploring stories of scientific discovery, this entertaining science podcast will be enjoyed by the whole family. Hosted by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) and Marshall Escamilla (teacher), the Tumble series bring science to life.
With episodes like “The Science of Poop”, “The Tower of the Vomiting Robot”, and “The Mystery of the Exploding Star” there is something for all interests and ages.
#9. Saturday Morning Theatre
Created to recapture the magic of classic old-time radio broadcasts, Saturday Morning Theatre presents The Mysterious Mysteries of Toby Taylor series.
Comprising short adventure stories for kids, from superheroes to westerns, each episode delivers lots of family fun. With a huge catalogue of episodes to choose from, you definitely won’t be stuck for something to enjoy.
#10. Rebel Girls
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: The Podcast is a fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. Episodes include the stories of Temple Grandin, Frida Kahlo, Harriet Tubman, Ada Lovelace, Greta Thunberg, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and lots more.
The show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher, and fight harder.
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Do you have any recommendations for podcasts for kids? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!