At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we all hunkered down in our homes and passed the newly-found free time with catching up on or discovering new tv shows. America binged on television—hard.

With summer in full swing and family vacations being limited to long car trips to go camping, podcasts are the perfect type of “shows” that will help keep everyone in the family entertained while on-the-go without being stuck to a screen. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites.

wow in the worldWow in the World

Curious kids and their grown-ups will go on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. Go inside your brain, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

 

story piratesStory 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.

 

 

good night stories for rebel girlsGoodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

A fairy tale podcast for kids about extraordinary women from all over the world. Based on the bestselling series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, each episode delves further into the lives of women from the books, encouraging young listeners to ask questions and explore their interests. Narration by real-life women who are pioneers, creators, champions, leaders, and warriors!

radiolab for kidsRadiolab for Kids

Radiolab, one of the most beloved podcasts in the world, reaches into its archives to create Radiolab for Kids. It’s a place where we’ve collected Radiolab’s most family-friendly content. From “What do dogs see when they look at the rainbow?” to “Do animals laugh?” the topics are squeaky clean (mostly) and all about curiosity.

But why?But Why?

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. Know a kid with a question? They can submit it to the show and it could be answered!

circle round podcastCircle Round

Created and produced by parents of young children, Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence, and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

the past & the curiousThe Past & the Curious

History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. We love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington’s foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning, and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode.

what if worldWhat If World

What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Pirates, fairies, wizards, and robots band together with an endless cast of characters to help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by kids’ questions. Mr. Eric believes that curiosity and hope go hand in hand. If children keep asking questions, they’ll always be open to new ideas and new challenges. What If World’s progressive stories and satires aim to keep kids laughing and learning well into adulthood.

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