Podcasts for Families

Fun and Educational Podcasts for All Ages

List compiled by Family Resource and Youth Service Center

PODCAST NAME DESCRIPTION AGES
But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids But Why is a show led by kids! You 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. All ages
Ear Snacks A musical podcast for kids about the world. Preschoolers and little kids
Life Kit: Parenting Discussions about different parenting topics. Adults
KiDNuZ Five minutes of today’s top stories, current events, politics, science, entertainment, sports and more — all nonpartisan and age-appropriate. All ages
The Past & the Curious This amusing podcast features people telling interesting, little-known stories from history with an emphasis on fun and humor. Although it’s not specifically a music podcast, each episode contains an often-silly song that’s sure to get stuck in your head. There’s even a quiz segment, so kids will learn something, too. All ages
Be Calm on Ahway Island This podcast teaches kid-friendly mindfulness practices like “deep dragon breaths” that can be carried into waking life as well. Little kids
Smash Boom Best This fun and fast-moving spin-off of the popular Brains On! podcast is a family-friendly debate podcast. With episodes like “Dragons versus Unicorns” and “Pizza versus Tacos,” kids will be hooked, and they won’t even notice that they’re learning how to defend their ideas along the way. Big kids
WOW IN THE WORLD Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We’ll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. All ages
Brains On! Similar to But Why, this is another radio show/podcast that takes kid-submitted science questions and answers them with the help of experts. What makes this one different is it tends to skew a bit older, both in its questions and answers, and it has a different kid co-host each week. The result is a fun show that’s as silly as it is educational. Kids and Tweens
#WhoWouldWin Podcast “Who Would Win” is a podcast that debates battles between fictional characters from the worlds of Comic Books, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy. Teens