Podcasts for Children


Engage in some powerful listening activities.


But Why? — The public radio host Jane Lindholm helps answer kids’ most burning questions.

Earth Rangers — A sound-rich dive into nature and animal science, guided by Ranger Emma.

Wow in the World — Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, radio and podcast stars, serve up science news with a heavy dose of silliness.

Smash Boom Best — This debate show pits two awesome things against each other, encouraging listeners to choose their own winner.

Animal Sound Safari — This Australian podcast travels in a Magic School Bus-style “safari mobile” to discover animals around the world.

Pants on Fire — Kids are challenged to “spot the liar” on this game show, co-hosted by a robot.

Circle Round — Folk tales from around the world, told with the help of celebrity readers.

Stories Podcast — A combination of classic children’s stories and original tales.

Molly of Denali — An eight-episode serialized narrative, based on the PBS Kids series.

Story Pirates — Stories written by kids are woven into a narrative about a musical-theater company’s magical misadventures.

What If World — The improvisational storyteller Mr. Eric tells fantastic tales based on “What if?” questions submitted by listeners.

Girl Tales — Feminist fairy tales written and performed by playwrights and actors.

Calm Kids Podcast — Two sisters, Lucie and Charlotte (ages 11 and 8), share their original stories.

Aaron’s World — Aaron, a dinosaur lover, started this podcast when he was a kid to share dinosaur facts. It grew into a narrative adventure series that ran for five years.


Soundwalks — Each short episode is a guided meditation through beautiful soundscapes.

Bedtime Explorers — Settle down for the night with stories of magical expeditions.

Peace Out — This calming podcast teaches meditation and self-regulation through stories.


Ear Snacks — The children’s musicians Andrew & Polly explore different themes through songs and interviews.

Noodle Loaf — A clever interactive music podcast that features echo songs, musical challenges and a kids’ choir that anyone can join.

The Music Box — Each episode is a lesson about a musical concept featuring interactive activities.

Classical Kids Storytime — A sneaky way to introduce your kids to classical music, with the help of children’s stories like Hansel and Gretel.

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child — An hourlong show that will introduce the family to the best in kids’ music, every week.