Podcasts for Kids (A List)

Remember when web directories used to be hand-curated?  When the world wide web was small enough that people could categorize a lot of the public webpages into individual categories?  Well, if you're below the age of 40, you probably don't, but me? I do.

Podcasts for kids are at that stage right now.  What follows below is a list of podcasts created specifically with kids in mind.  I can't promise it's complete -- it is and will be a work in progress -- but I think it captures most of the most popular and well-done podcasts for families.

I've also tried categorizing them, though some of that is probably a fool's errand.  (Lookin' at you, Ear Snacks.)  Direct links to each of the category are below, and for each individual podcast, I've added the podcast's own description (usually via iTunes).

Podcast Categories (click the link to go directly that category!)

If I've categorized one poorly, or missed your favorite, or you just have some comments to share, send me an e-mail.  Thanks!

Last updated December 5, 2018.

Science/Non-Fiction [30]

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids: "Tumble is a science podcast... created to be enjoyed by the entire family.  Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher)." [No review yet, but recommended!]

Brains On: "Brains On is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from MPR News and KPCC.  Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats..." [No review yet, but recommended!]

Shabam: "The science podcast that'll eat your brain." [Review]

World of Wonder: "World of Wonder is a podcast for kids about the diversity of cultures around the world. In each episode your hosts Helen, Ethan, and their dad, Joe, will introduce you to their friends from around the globe who will share stories about their own cultures and what we can all learn from them."

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids: "But Why is a show led by kids. They 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." [No review yet, but recommended!]

Short and Curly: "An ethics podcast created for both children and adults. Hosted by ABC 3’s Carl Smith, Molly Daniels from the upcoming Tomorrow When the War Began television series and Dr Matt Beard from the Ethics Centre." [Review]

The Show About Science: "Hi. I'm Nate and the host of The Show About Science. I'm 5 years old and when I'm not studying hard in kindergarten, I'm working on my podcast. This is an awesome show about science. Every episode is filled with interesting facts and information from scientists around the globe."

Wow in the World: "Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, 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, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology."

The Past and the Curious: "History. Stories. Music. Fun." [Recommended!]

Forever Ago: “Forever Ago is a history show for the whole family. Every episode explores the origin of one thing – like sandwiches, video games and clocks – while teaching listeners to think critically about the past.”

Road Trip Radio: " Road Trip Radio is a family friendly podcast celebrating all things Canada! Brought to you by the creative team behind CBC’s This is That, each episode playfully explores one of our country’s provinces and territories offering fun documentaries, cool interviews, adventure stories and comedy!" [Recommended!]

Groundbreaking Girls: "I began to paint their portraits [of trailblazing women through history] and share their stories with my six year old daughter, who already loves learning about them as much as I remember doing as a girl. Many of these are women I admired from an early age, many of them are new to me. This has been educational and inspiring journey so far, and I’d like to share it with you."

Mouthful: "Every week, we dig deep into the experiences and perspectives of a teen, using dramatic monologues they've written and shared on stages across Philadelphia as our starting point. Then, we go out into the community to talk to teens, adults, experts: anyone who can broaden the conversation..."

Marina Ventura's Climate Explorers: "Marina's discovering what climate is with Mappy App - and exploring different climates that exist around the world!"

Jamie Johnson Football Podcast: "The UK’s first ever football podcast for kids. Football as you’ve never heard it before! It’s funny, cheeky football chat from a kids eye view."

Fun Kids Science Weekly: "Uncovering the coolest things in science, from terrifying animals to gigantic planets!"

Bedtime History: "Inspirational history stories for you and your children as they drift off to sleep."

Time Turners: "Join 11-year-old scientist Lottie Turner and her robot pal Gif on a fun-filled journey through history."

5 Minute Science: "A weekly (at least!) podcast sharing fun connections in science and nature!"

KiDNuZ: “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, starting at 7am.”

Cool Facts About Animals: “This is a podcast by and for kids giving you the coolest facts about the coolest animals. We research our episodes carefully, distilling the information into manageable segments, focusing on the things that really make these animals unusual.”

Dad and Me Love History: “Get your kid away from screens for a fun fifteen-minutes, answering the big questions in history!”

Earth Rangers Podcast: “Join host Earth Ranger Emma as she travels the world to discover the wildest animal facts out there and solve nature’s biggest mysteries. With top ten countdowns, an animal guessing game, conservation conversations, and epic animal showdowns, this is a journey you won’t want to miss!”

Kidosaurus: “A dinosaur podcast for kids, by a kid! Listen monthly to the hilarious and informative adventures of Riley the Kidosaurus.”

Science Is Fun E: “A fun podcast about science, technology, and sometimes monsters hosted by 9 year old Avery Adams and Skipper.”

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: “A fairy tale podcast about the extraordinary women who inspire us. This show is based on Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, the global best-selling book series written by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, inspiring millions of girls and women around the world to dream bigger, aim higher and fight harder.”

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. Girls who stand up and say "watch out world, here I come!" You know what they are? They're FIERCE. And these are their stories.”

Imagine This: “In each episode of Imagine This, we delve into a puzzling question from an inquisitive mind, examining the science behind it in a fun and engaging way. Our host, Brianna Peterson, chats to kids and Australia’s leading academics, taking you on an adventure to learn about the world around you.”

Curious Kid Podcast: “Join Jacob and 5 year old Olivia as they learn fun and educational things. They take on a new topic each episode with the goal of providing an educational and entertaining experience for listeners of all ages. New Episodes Every Sunday!”

Music [8]

Classics For Kids: "Introduce children to classical music in a fun and entertaining way." [No review yet, but recommended!]

The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl: "A weekly music show for the whole family." [Recommended!]

Spare the Rock Spoil the Child: "Music that kids will love and parents won't hate." [Recommended! Without a doubt!]

OWTK Kid’s Music Monthly: "The OWTK Kid's Music Monthly Podcast showcases 10 of the best kindie songs past, present, and future." [Recommended!]

Space Station Kiwi: "Music and stories for children hosted by Captain Cornflakes"

The Music Box: "Music boxes were invented to make music small enough to fit in your pocket, just like this podcast. With a tap you’ll be carried into classrooms, across the city, and out into the field where we ask what is music and how do we make it. We’re taking classical music out of the box and giving you the inspiration and tools to compose your stories into music."

Classic Kids: "A podcast focusing on Australian-made music that gives children an opportunity to learn about instrument sounds, develop their music vocabulary and explore the importance of listening."

Radio Active Kids: “We play intelligent kids' music for the young and the young at heart. It’s awesome. Join host Sagan and the gang in an interactive show that explores all things kids. Shows feature cool kid-friendly tunes, storytelling, comedy, and weirdness! Requests and call-ins are a must!”

Variety/Miscellaneous [46]

Ear Snacks: Andrew & Polly are award-winning music makers and the hosts of EAR SNACKS, a radical new podcast for kids." [Review]

Story Pirates: "Story Pirates is a group of world-class actors, comedians, improvisers and musicians who adapt stories written by kids into sketch comedy and musical theater. Story Pirates Podcast features highlights from our weekly radio show on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live."    [Review]

The Cramazingly Incredifun Sugarcrash Kids Podcast: "Each episode includes (but is not limited to) engaging storytelling, educational elements (fictional stories with factual information), interviews with fictional characters (pirates, robots, dinosaurs, and the rest of the Sugarcrash Kids), kid interviews (listen to real kids tell their own stories and elaborate on various topics), and a brand new Sugarcrash Kids song each time!"

Rocknoceros Podnoceros: "Coach Cotton, Williebob, and Boogie Woogie Bennie explore a variety of topics and then tie them all together in a song."

CBeebies Radio: "CBeebies Radio takes you to a world of sound and music, where you can share imaginative adventures and listen to stories with your favourite CBeebies friends and characters." [Note: not available in the U.S.]

Buttons & Figs: "Buttons & Figs is a podcast for kids about nonsense."

Noodle Loaf: “An interactive podcast for kids with music, games and silliness galore, created by a music education specialist dad. For about 10 minutes at a time, Noodle Loaf invites the family to join together for some creative fun. Bring some singing, saying, dancing and playing to your family time.”

Chloe's Friendship Circle: "Chloe is a 5 year old that talks about kids stuff and plays kids music."

Confetti Park: "Confetti Park is a playground of magical music and stories spun in Louisiana. Showcasing songs that kids love, songs created for kids, and created by kids. Sparkling interviews, in-studio performances, delightful musical medleys, jokes, local author storytime, and a little surprise lagniappe make for an entertaining show!"

The Fun Kids Download: "The weekly kids radio show, direct on your phone, computer and tablet! Join Sean and Robot as they introduce loads of interesting and fun things to keep you entertained, including celebrity interviews, amazing stories and hilarious comedy bites!"

Fun Kids Radio's Interviews: "Hear the Fun Kids presenters speak to the biggest pop stars, authors and film stars."

Highlights Hangout: "This magazine-style show hosted by Tim Kubart and Juanita Andersen offers a unique audio spin on the stories, characters, puzzles, and jokes that millions of kids dive into each month in the pages of Highlights including "Goofus and Gallant", "The Hidden Sound Game" ("Hidden Pictures" with sounds!), and listener submitted jokes, tongue twisters, poems and wow-worthy science questions answered by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz from "Wow in the World"!"

Maya the Science Kid: "Maya loves science and stories and learning about the world.  These are some of her favorite bedtime stories."

Podcast Kid: "A weekly kids & family podcast by Father-Daughter team James and Jenna Kennison. They talk about character issues and other topics that matter to kids like movies, books, TV shows & Games!" [Note: not updated since 2015.]

Microphone Talking: "Microphone Talking is what Penelope calls it when we record our conversation. It seemed like a pretty good title for a podcast, so here it is."

Nik Lettuce Clubhouse: "Welcome to the club for kids only! Join Nik Lettuce and Flo the Crow for a kidscast every month providing lots of fun, laughter and entertainment for your ears!"

Lena Wants To Know: "Lena is a very curious kid. She and I research things she wants to know about, and tell you what we've learned!"

Wacky News: "Jaxon and Dylan use the Wacky News Machine to bring you fun and interesting news stories each week that you can share with your friends on the school bus, at the playground, or wherever you want."

Toothy Trivia: "KIDS: Brushing your teeth twice a day for TWO MINUTES can get sooo boring!  Twice a day, every day, 10-year-old Emma will share two minutes of cool trivia while you brush your teeth. Learn fun facts while keeping those pearly whites...uh...white. No more rushing your brushing!"

The Mutant Season: "13 year old Gil talks to adults with cool jobs and shares things that he likes with you!"

Best Quiz Ever: "People of Earth are being heard saying that Best Quiz Ever is "the best kid and family friendly quiz podcast ever." Everyone is also doing agreements that Galactible Brands is a safe merchant for intergalactic trade. In other speak If you like cartoons like Adventure Time, Teen Titans Go, Clarence and Steven Universe in addition to video games like Overwatch, Plant's versus Zombies and Angry Birds and always being acting with parents permission than Best Quiz Ever is your family for fun Podcast for family travel on the roads."

Bumperpodcast: "The Bumperpodcast is an oftentimes hilarious weekly romp around Headquarters, in Coffee-Can Alley, with Natty Bumpercar and his entire gaggle of pals! Giggle in wonder as Robot sneaks into the studio. Smile with joy when Baby Bumpercar visits the studio. Stare with amazement when Doodle Poodle and a bunch of other characters say a lot of things about a lot of things and just know that Pig is the best pig that has ever stepped to a microphone - ever."

Porters Podcast: "6 year old Porter answers your questions and solves your problems on his podcast."

Kids Like You And Me: "'The Pea Green Boat' provides a unique and nurturing place to hear stories from children about how it feels to be excluded, mocked, and bullied because you’re different, in color or ability – or how it feels to be accepted despite those differences."

Kids Talk: "A podcast where kids talk about kid stuff."

Dream Big Podcast: "The Dream Big Podcast is a family-friendly podcast inspiring kids (and adults!) to pursue their passions in life and take action to make their dreams a reality. Your hosts Eva Karpman (currently 7-years-old in 2nd grade) and mom Olga Karpman interview world-class performers who do what they love and live their dreams each and every day."

ComposerDad vs. Bible: “ComposerDad accepts intense compositional challenges from a talking Bible while out with his kids. Pop song from the book of Deuteronomy? 90s Hip-Hop on Pentecost? A Tick Check Song? No problem. Meet ProfessorMom, Grandma, BuilderBoy, SquishyBaby, and Grandma (no relation) in this funky, adventure-packed family music podcast.”

Elmo's Adventures in Spending, Saving, and Sharing: "Next Saturday is the Sesame Street fair, and Elmo wants to go! With help from his dad, Louie, Elmo makes choices throughout the week about spending, sharing, and saving.Listen along as Elmo learns financial basics from his everyday experiences while also saving money for the fair." [No longer updated]

Fun Kids Weekly: "The weekly kids radio show, direct on your phone, computer and tablet! Listen to Sean and Robot as they introduce loads of interesting and fun things to keep you entertained."

Torian's Animal Facts: "I'm a 6 year old that loves animals. Tune in as I share my favorite animals with you. By the way, it's TOTALLY UNSCRIPTED!!!"

This Kid Life: " A brand new podcast for Kids produced by Sydney Opera House. Kids are front and centre here. We invite them to talk about a range of topics from The environment, education, creativity, social media and more."

Junior Money Makers: "The Junior Money Makers Podcast is all about helping kids ages 8-18 learn how to make money by following their passions and using skills that they already have! We want to help plant seeds that will help kids grow up, go to college, and start their lives debt free and ready to run their own businesses!"

Learning as We Grow: "Learning as We Grow is a podcast hosted by kids for kids with a little help from our parents. Each episode we chat with interesting people doing interesting things in our hometown of Washington, DC... This is our city. We’re proud to live here and excited to talk to the fascinating people we count as our friends and neighbors."

Ellie's Podcast 11: " Seven year-old Ellie discovers her world by interviewing people she finds interesting. From athletes to public officials, and from performers to people following their dreams, we ask them 11 questions to find out more about their lives."

The Beanies: " The Beanies is a podcast just for kids! It answers all the big questions: What is rain? How do fish breathe? And what is space? It's perfect for road trips, rainy days, or when you want to get the kids off the iPad and using their imagination instead."

Pinna: "Welcome to Pinna, the home of quality audio stories and podcasts for kids ages 4-12 (and their adults!). Pinna features Peabody-winning original series, interactive game shows, popular audiobooks and podcasts, gripping adventures, enchanting bedtime stories, compelling sports, science, and history shows, and much more."

This American Kid: "This American Kid is a family friendly podcast that will bring you stories and interviews that will spark curiosity and inspire you to dream big! The podcast is hosted by 6 year old, Milo Flake."

Bodaciously Awesome Family Show: "Dedicated to helping parents maximize their kids' experiences and for kids to reap the fun! Join Adam, Anthony and Zachary as we discuss what we're doing and where we are going. Adventure, excitement, laughter and awesomeness commence!"

Five Minutes with Dad: “Five Minutes With Dad stars toddlers Pavlos and Angela Pavlidis and their dad Nick Pavlidis. This is the podcast where you get to listen in on a little father-son and daddy-daughter time and learn about great resources to connect with your kids.”

Kid Friendly Joke of the Day: “Kid Friendly Joke of the Day is a podcast that parents can enjoy listening with their kids.”

Chompers: “Make tooth time easy with this morning and night tooth brushing show for kids. Kids will hear jokes, riddles, stories, fun facts, silly songs and more, that’ll keep them giggling - and brushing - for the full two minutes that dentists recommend…. Recommended for tooth brushers ages 3 - 7.”

Pants on Fire: “Each week, a kid interviews two experts in a particular topic, one of which is a genuine, credentialed expert, the other a liar. Hilarious and fast-paced, the show teaches kids to ask insightful questions, weigh the evidence before them, and trust their guts.”

Smash Boom Best: “Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and let's you decide which is best. Cats versus Dogs. Pizza versus Tacos. Super Speed versus Super Strength. Who will be crowned the Smash Boom Best? Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case...teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.”

Books [6]

Book Club for Kids: "The place where young readers meet to talk about books. The show includes a celebrity reader and an interview with the author. The host is award winning public radio journalist Kitty Felde." [No review yet, but recommended!]

Book Power for Kids: "Book reviews acted out for you by Chaska, Leilani and Mirabel Power."

Summer Reading: "When kids become the critics of the stories they love most. New episodes every Tuesday through back-to-school season."

Fun Kids Book Club: "Join Bex from the children's radio station Fun Kids as she meets top authors who tell her about their books and also read us chapters from them!"

The Tiny Potters: "Addison and Anderson are two kids who love Harry Potter but couldn't find a podcast made for kids about their favorite book series. So with the help of their mom, they decided to create their own. Each episode they will discuss one of the chapters of the book. They'll talk about their favorite characters, unanswered questions, & other cool magical stuff."

The Book Meese: “11-year-old Mr. Waffles hosts this podcast about middle grade books.”

Shows More For Parents About Kids' Stuff, Maybe? [3]

Good Stuff Kids: "As a parent, are you always on the lookout for new--and good--things for your kids?  Host Mike Mason is an educator, musician, and parent of three.  Each week he introduces new music for kids, interviews a special guest about their "good stuff" for kids, and invites you to join in the fun (and griping) of parenthood.  It is a podcast the whole family can listen to together."

Kiddie Pool Podcast: "conversations (for grown-ups!) with folks who make media for kids, hosted by carly ciarrocchi! plus games! and more!"

The App Fairy: "Meet-the-author style interviews with top-quality children's app makers. Hosted by Carissa Christner, youth services librarian at Madison Public Library, with audio engineering help from Audrey Martinovich at Audio for the Arts. Funding provided by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center."

Relaxation [3]

Peace Out: "Short stories that help children calm down and relax by guiding them through visualization and breathing exercises. Perfect for parents or teachers who want to teach mindfulness and self-regulation."

Calm Kids Podcast: " Do your children enjoy listening to stories while falling asleep, on a car ride or simply whenever they get a chance? This pocast features unique stories invented and read by us: Lucie (11 years old) and Charlotte (8 years old). This podcast is appropriate for all ages."

A Mindful Frog Podcast: "Simon, an Australian green tree frog, takes children on adventures in their own imagination where they use all 5 senses to become more mindful. During the adventures Simon encourages the children to be Detail Detectives like him by noticing everything around them."

Audioplays (Serialized) [22]

The Imaginary Accomplishments Podcast: "An imaginary NPR style rock and roll space comedy broadcast twice monthly from a red and white rocket hurtling through the Galaxy featuring friendly monsters, imaginary sports, interviews, and more. It's an ongoing radio show but you can jump in at any time." [Review]

Radio Adventures of Doctor Floyd: " If satirist Stan Freberg and Jay Ward, creator of Rocky & Bullwinkle, had created Mystery Science Theater 3000 mixed in a little Time Bandits and gave it an educational spin, the result would have been...The Radio Adventures Of Dr. Floyd! The Podcast for Gifted Children and Adults!" [No review yet, but recommended!] [Also note: running repeats, but the repeats are updated weekly.]

Gather 'Round Kids: "Gather ‘Round Kids is a weekly family friendly podcast brought you by San Diego based puppeteer/improviser Gaston Morineau and his awesome improv peeps! Every week they perform a never heard, completely improvised audio drama, all created from a “title” of a book that does not exist."

The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified: "Join our hero, Eleanor Amplified, the world-famous radio reporter, as she foils dastardly plots, outwits crafty villains, and goes after The Big Story. Listen in as Eleanor's pursuit of truth takes her into orbit, out to sea, through a scary jungle, and even to the halls of Congress!... From WHYY in Philadelphia." [No review yet, but recommended!  And here's an interview with its creator]

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: "The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story for kids [which] centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe." [No review yet, but recommended!]

The Secret Diaries of Tara Tremendous: "The Secret Diaries Of Tara Tremendous is a musical superhero adventure series for kids, about 11-year-old Tara Callahan who goes from ordinary to extraordinary after receiving the powers of every superhero in the world!  Listen in as Tara adjusts to her new life at Power University where she lives and learns about what it takes to be the most powerful superhero in the world!"

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel: "[A] high-quality serialized audio drama for middle graders, performed by actual kids. Think Goonies, meets Spy Kids, meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year-olds. Listen along as eleven-year-old Mars Patel and his pals JP, Toothpick, and Caddie set out on a 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..." [No review yet, but recommended! Here's an interview with one of its co-creators.]

Once Upon a Time In Zombieville: "Something strange is going on in the local mines. Sam and Jamie investigate... A sci-fi adventure for 9-12 year olds." [from BBC Scotland]

Listen Out Loud with The Loud House: "Ever wonder what it's like to grow up in a big family? Meet 11 year-old Lincoln Loud and his ten sisters! You may already follow them on Nickelodeon's The Loud House. Now you can listen to their very own podcast."

Stories Alive: "A fun, unique audio theatre experience for all ages. Each episode features three to four amazing, original stories written by elementary students. Stories Alive brings them to life with professional actors, sound designers and musicians. Randall the Reading Rat is your host, along with his good friends, Nut, Bolt, and the Story Machine."

Aaron's World: " Aaron's World is a fun and imaginative science podcast for kids. If you like adventures with dinosaurs, time travel, robots, and plenty of SCIENCE... then this podcast is for YOU!" [No longer producing new episodes, but there's a long history here]

Akron Adventures: "A podcast series for kids ages 7-12 that features a group of 6th graders who solve mysteries inspired by real events and locations in Akron."

The Punies: “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 Tales of Deputy Guppy: “Return with us now to the thrilling days of not too long ago when the west was wild and the rivers in the west were even wilder! Luckily there was one fish to maintain law and order, one fish to reel in those who dared disturb the peace and tranquility of Driftwood Gulch, one fish to stand for truth, justice and honor in the untamed rivers of the wild west...Deputy Guppy!”

ImagiNate: “Imaginative middle schooler, Nate Spelling, refuses to trade his favorite past time of playing pretend for the boring life of texting and tweeting that is becoming the social status quo. But when the crazy inventions of his mind start appearing in real life, his pathetic popularity becomes the least of his worries….”

Just Us Weirdos: “Strange superpowers start emerging among a group of pre-teens from Quadropolis, and they're going to have to figure out how to use them to save the city. It starts as a simple effort to become the sidekick of the local superhero, but these kids discover a role that goes far beyond sidekick.”

This Week in the Multiverse: “A serialized story telling podcast. Home of the "Sioux and Alex Across the Multiverse" adventures, a collection of madcap YA novels read by our team of narrators. Plus news updates, interviews and other stories from alternate Earths!”

Becoming Mother Nature: “When Chloe is sent off to live with her mysterious and eccentric grandmother she learns an unbelievable secret. Grandma Ivy is none other than Mother Nature herself! And Chloe is next in line to assume to the power and responsibility of the job…”

Young Ben Franklin: “Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble…. When Ben and his friends stumble upon a mysterious letter leading to a legendary treasure, he'll have to use his wits and bravery to outsmart the cruel British governor of Massachusetts.”

Six Minutes: “Eleven-year-old Holiday is pulled from the icy waters of Alaska with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world.”

The Mayan Crystal: “It's the story of an 11-year-old girl who uses a magic crystal to summon the legendary Mayan gods. But her plan backfires, and instead she awakens an ancient evil! With the help of her sister and a 20-foot talking snake, she’ll go on a thrilling journey to save her village and discover her true destiny.”

The Adventures of Red Knight: “Join Red Knight on his adventures across the magical kingdom of Kingdom! These fun stories are for children of all ages.”

Non-English Podcasts [7]

Ohrenbär: "OHRENBÄR das sind Radiogeschichten für kleine Leute. Von Autoren original für die Sendereihe geschrieben und von bekannten Schauspielern gelesen." [or, "These are radio stories for small people. Originally written by authors for the series and read by well-known actors."  In German.]

Aftenpodden Junior: "Aftenpodden Junior er en podcast for nysgjerrige barn og unge." [or, "Aftenpodden Junior is a podcast for curious children and adolescents." In Norwegian.]

Kidspods: "Kidspods präsentiert Geschichten, Musik, Hörspiele und Reportagen für Kinder" [or, Kidspods presents stories, music, radio plays and stories for children."  In German.]

Baalgatha: "We will bring to you Ageless Children's Stories from India and around the world. We source our content from Panchatantra, Jataka, Aesop's Fables, and other classic stories. Soon, we will introduce original content created by contemporary authors. Every week, Baalgatha release two stories, alternating in English and Hindi." [In English and Hindi]

Drama för unga: "Welcome to Drama for young people! We make exciting, fun and magical stories for you who are 9-13 years old and your family." [In Swedish]

Learn Polish: "Get a beginner's guide to learning Polish words, objects and other useful phrases."

Panda Cub Stories: “Stories told bilingually in Mandarin Chinese and English. Right now, Panda Cub Stories is retelling Journey to the West, considered one of the “Four Great Classical Novels” of Chinese Literature. 《熊猫宝宝故事》是用中英文讲的双语故事 。 《熊猫宝宝故事》正在讲《西游记》-中国的四大名著之一。 “ [In Mandarin Chinese and English]

Stories [34]

Sparkle Stories: "Sparkle Stories produces original audio stories for families around the world. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we'll be sharing a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series!" [No review yet, but recommended!]

Storynory: "Storynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is beautifully read by Natasha and friends. Let Natasha's voice beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children's stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance."

Stories Podcast: "On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages."

Story Time: "Do your children like listening to bedtime stories? Story Time has lots of great stories for everyone to listen to. Each story is usually less than 20 minutes long, hopefully just long enough to keep your toddler, preschoolers, and little ones engaged. Story Time is a free fortnightly audiobook podcast for children ages 2-12."

What If World: "Each week, Mr. Eric and his fearless friends will act out a story answering a "what if" question from one of YOU! What if I had a pet dragon that lived in my closet? What if the President got turned into steamed cabbage? What if a bear came to school and asked to eat my teacher? Your questions can inspire funny stories, wacky adventures, or important lessons. Each episode is as long as it needs to be (usually around 15 minutes)."

The Cricket: "The Cricket Podcast is a project to capture the art of storytelling at bedtime with the stories that we tell our kids. Sometimes they are funny, sometimes they are scary, usually a bit of both. But they are always kid-safe, entertaining, yet calm enough to fall asleep to... [W]e try to preserve the craft of storytelling by presenting the story exactly as we would when telling our own children, using only our voices.

April Eight Songs and Stories: "Each week April Eight shares original songs and stories full of imagination and delight for the innocent heart in all of us."

Be Calm on Ahway Island: "Original Children's Stories and Meditations for nap time, bedtime, and any time it's relax time!"

Girl Tales: "Girl Tales is podcast theatre for young audiences. Award-winning female and trans*-identified playwrights flip the fairytales they fell for as children and make the girls the heroes. In these stories, our damsels are in power and our princesses are in action."

Disney Story Central Podcast: "Spark your imagination and listen as your favorite Disney and Pixar stories and characters come to life! Hosted by Marie Westbrook, every episode is an amazing Disney storybook read aloud."

The Magical Ministry of Stories: "It’s a podcast created and performed by 7-10 year olds in our Tuesday after-school club, and it’s brimming with stories, jokes and interviews." [Note: not on iTunes currently.]

Goop Tales: "Goop Tales is a weekly children's story podcast. Each children's audio book is centered around a Goop that travels to a strange or foreign land. Each Goop has a naughty little character trait that gets them into trouble and out of Goop World and they have to learn a little lesson in order to get out of trouble and back home to Goop World."

Mr. Dog's Christmas: "Every week until Christmas we'll be reading another of Albert Bigelow Paine's classic, Victorian-era stories about the Hollow Tree and the animal friends that live there. Paine wrote three books of Hollow Tree stories, one for each of his three daughters."

Biddy the Duck's Bedtime Stories: "Far off on hill, in a Treehouse in the Great North woods of Minnesota live a Duck named Biddy, a lumberjack named Douglas and all of their treehouse friends. Join Biddy for a bedtime story like none other. You'll go to sleep laughing, and you'll wake up smiling!"

Buzz Kidz Podcast: "An audio story for kidz up to 9 years old. It follows the adventures of three friends: Thandi, Ben and Ravi. Each adventure is themed and includes original music for kidz... A new episode is delivered weekly! Where will the adventures take them next?"

Kid Stories Podcast: "An exciting collection of original stories crafted for a younger audience."

Little Stories for Tiny People: "[A] children’s podcast featuring original children’s stories and poems that will delight the tiny people in your life. Perfect for bleary-eyed parents, innovative preschool teachers, and at-wits’-end babysitters looking for an alternative and non-annoying way to engage the toddlers and young kids they love at bedtime or anytime!"

Molly and the Sugar Monster: "The Sugar Monster has a simple mission in life: Never let kids eat healthy food. Young Molly and her friends also have a mission: Never let the Sugar Monster do his job."

The Mucky Princess: "The Mucky Princess is a series of children's books written as if fairy stories, but in a modern style. Entertaining and humorous touching on moral issues."

My Baby Monsters: "Listen to the stories of a child, then add your own ending. In addition to fun, this collaborative storytelling podcast and free coloring pages (created by a six-year old girl and her dad) is an educational blend of playful learning and technology designed to help children, their parents, and educators around the world enhance their communication skills." [No longer updated]

Podikins Presents: "features activities designed to promote collaborative and creative thinking. Our audience is encouraged to join in on the action and share their creations with us, which we will then feature on following episodes."

Purple Rocket Podcast: "The Purple Rocket Podcast brings you exciting original stories that are educational and full of adventure. Fly with fairies through enchanted forests. Travel the world using a magical globe. Explore the universe aboard the Space Train.  It's all here!"

Storytime with Snowy Waters: "Original children's stories from the mind of Snowy Waters."

Story Spectacular: "Join children's book author/illustrator Angela Ferrari for a Spectacular twice-weekly children's story podcast with original stories and classic retellings. You will hear creative tales with vivid characters and sound design. Some shows even feature songs, jokes, or fun facts too!"

The Story Home: "A wonderful world of stories awaits you... read by a very special storyteller named Alan. Here you will find enchanting original children's tales that cannot be found anywhere else, plus many of your favorite story classics that will delight and inspire your imagination every other week."

That Story Show: "That Story Show is a family-friendly clean-comedy podcast that shares funny real-life stories from listeners all over the world. Join hosts James Kennison and John Steinklauber and laugh along every week."

StoryLand: "MaryAnn Schmidt has enchanted children for years with folktales from around the world. It's difficult to freeze these stories in time because storytelling is a live art embodied by the synergy between the teller and the listener. Now, some of these experiences, recorded live in the classroom have been preserved and shared with children everywhere.

Two Part Tales: "Two Part Tales offers new, original stories, split into two parts... Our kids stories are safe for bedtime, car rides, and the classroom. Two Part Tales makes any time story time! Fans of action, mystery, fantasy, and sci-fi will find characters and tales to enjoy from the imaginations of Alisha and C. J. Claypool."

The World of Buddy Pegs: "The World of Buddy Pegs is a series of free original children’s audio stories for families who want to share the inspiration and empowerment of bicycling with the next generation. Each episode starts at the local bike shop Buddy Pegs which is run by two dogs who are on a mission to bring the power of the bicycle to all the animal characters who reside in the fictional town Spokesville."

Yarn Story Factory: "A new free audio stories podcast for kids! Bedtime stories, and stories for road-trips! We bring stories to life with music, sound fx, and narration!"

Story Before Bed: "'But, I’m not creative.' Untrue! But whether you feel that way or not, we think our stories can help. They aren’t perfect. Of course not – That’s the point. But we feel good about the quality of time we spend – even if it is only about 8 minutes are so. "

Children's Fun Storytime Podcast: "A show full of fun stories for children." [No longer updated]

Kieran Reads Bedtime Stories: “Relax as rugby legend Kieran Read shares bedtime stories that help you put your children to bed, so you can watch the rugby in peace. Or eat marshmallows in the bath if that's more your thing.”

The Reading Bug: “Each episode is a new adventure -- just hop into the Reading Bug's magic book bag, and we'll be transported to whatever time or place is in the books inside! Join us to explore new books, new concepts and new worlds, and bring your crayons and paper along so you can color your own illustrations.”

Story Shed: “A new and original story each episode. Stories with a heart, designed to encourage discussion... Perfect for teachers and parents! A family friendly podcast which can be used for school assemblies, car journeys, bedtime, anytime!”

Folk Tales (and Only Folk Tales) [10]

Circle Round: "Circle Round, a storytelling podcast for kids ages 3 to 10, tells carefully-selected folktales from around the world with an eye towards inclusivity. Stories are adapted for today's families into 10 to 20 minute diverse episodes that delve into topics such as kindness, persistence and generosity." [Pilot episode up now; full series fall 2017]

Family Folk Tales: "... Storytime on demand; whether you're running errands, trying to make dinner, or getting little someones ready for bed, you can listen to a story or two. The stories may be new to you or old favorites, or even different (possibly gorier) versions of those stories you now share with your children." [Last updated 2015]

Activated Stories: "Professional actors bring your family a different folktale from a new location in every episode. Laugh and learn with "act!vated" actors as they tell silly, thought-provoking stories while touring with their national touring children's show."

Children Stories and Joyful Podcast: "Developed by Amr Al-Hariri, MD author and a board certified neurologist to help trigger imagination of kids through the power of the word in amazing stories from cultures all over the world."

The Folktale Project: "From Grimm to Wilde and from Japan to the United States host Dan Scholz presents a new folktale every weekday morning. Experience folklore in the oral tradition from all corners of the world."

1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales: "A collection of past-paced, fun, and informative narrated short stories and bios designed to entertain, educate, and inform. The stories are a mix of classic literature and popular stories from our related website "1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries."

Barefoot Books Podcast: "These classic children’s stories, fairy tales, poems and songs tap into the wisdom of many cultures, while never forgetting that childhood is a time for fun."

Myths and History of Greece and Rome: " Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by EM Berens was originally intended for young readers. Written in an easy and light style, the author attempts to bring the pantheon of gods into a comprehensible format. He organizes them into different dynasties and chronologies to make it easier for the reader to understand..."

Tales from the Lilypad: "Lily, a frog, tells fairytales, folk tales and bedtime stories to kids."

Shakespeare Retold: These are Shakespeare's stories retold for a younger audience by the BBC.  Not available in the United States.

Spooky Stuff [4]

In Sight Junior: "Join our hosts as they explore mysteries, myths, and legends designed for all ages."

Unspookable: “Unspookable is a family friendly look at the histories and mysteries behind your favorite scary stories, myths and urban legends. Each week host Elise Parisian discusses such topics as Bloody Mary, Charlie Charlie, and Ouija Boards to find the stories behind the scares… (Recommended for ages 8+)”

Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest!: “A wildly enchanting podcast series from Pinna and Adam Gidwitz, bestselling author of A TALE DARK AND GRIMM. Weaving in and out of a classroom full of witty grade-schoolers and a weird world full of curious creatures and mischievous foes, each episode features a Grimm fairy tale retold with a fresh and surprising flourish.”

Spooky Troop: "Spooky Troop is the supernatural story of seven magical friends who like to do good in a wicked world... Now they’re starring in their first musical adventure podcast in a Halloween story you’re sure to enjoy. When Evila the Wicked Witch threatens to destroy the “pitifuls” (humans) on Halloween night, it’s up to the Spooky Troop to stop her! It’s a full-cast audio series with sound effects, original music score and brand new songs!"

Religious [2]

The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast: "Created for children ages 8-12 (but loved by listeners of all ages), Adventures in Odyssey is a 30-minute drama that combines the faith lessons parents appreciate with characters and stories that kids love! The official podcast gives behind-the-scenes information on the show, gives deleted scenes and answers fan questions."

Kids Bible Stories: "I hope you enjoy these engaging and fun Bible stories.  We will learn through captivating stories while using our imagination.  My hope is that your kids love them and that the application section helps you sow seeds that can be watered and grow into something beautiful in your children."