We love podcasts. You too? Although we’ve been listening to our favorites for years (makes dish washing duty so much more palatable), I only recently had the thought that my kid might enjoy listening too. A few minutes of research and one episode of a storytelling podcast and we were both hooked.
Here’s a list of some of the best podcasts for young ears. If you keep listening after they’ve gone to bed, you won’t be the only one.
- Wow in the World is NPR-made and hosted by Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas. Each episode encourages families to wow at the wonders of the world around us. It’s class act and a fast favorite.
- Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child has a simple goal: to play music that kids will love and parents won’t hate. They do it well.
- Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl also offers a weekly music playlist the whole family will love. Subscribe and jam out over your fruit loops.
- This Podcast Has Fleas is hosted by a handful of pets: Waffles the dog, Jones the cat, Benny the gerbil, and Mr. Glub the goldfish. It’s a new podcast from WNYC and is simply adorable.
- Pickle makes philosophy fun and kid-friendly by “tackling big questions for small people”. Also from WNYC, the podcast is brand-new! Give it a try.
- Story Time offers a new bedtime story every fortnight, and we all enjoy listening.
- Short & Curly is a “fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast” from Australia. The hosts address questions like is your classroom fair?, and why can’t children vote? Fascinating.
- Tumble is a science podcast hosted by a teacher and a science journalist. 20 minutes of nerdy science fun.
- Brains On is another science podcast (no such thing as too much science) with a fun twist: it’s hosted by kids!
- Stuff You Should Know isn’t made for kids, but there’s a good chance they’ll enjoy listening along with you.
If you’re hungry for more kid-friendly podcasts, scroll through the members page on kidslisten.org, an organization advocating for high-quality audio content for children.
Happy listening! 🎧