Traveling with kids for the holidays? It’s a great opportunity to listen to a podcast!
All of these podcasts should be available on any service you use to listen to podcasts, such as Apple Podcasts, Apple Music, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, etc. Some, however, may be available only through the link provided. If you have some additional great podcast recommendations, leave them in the comments below!
It’s been a while since I have posted one of these, so I’m going to first list off some of the podcasts that have been featured in the Great Podcast for Kids posts that have the biggest hits, and regular listens, for my daughter, who is now eight and half.
The Create Bravely Podcast
From FableVision and the amazing author/illustrator Peter H. Reynolds (The Word Collector, I am Empathy, etc) comes this podcast about exploring creativity.
Myths and legends from around the world come to life in this audio drama. From the Cutureverse site: “In each episode, an ordinary kid encounters an extraordinary creature, myth, or folk character from their culture, embarking on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Cultureverse isn’t just an audio adventure, it’s a show that celebrates who we are, and where we come from.”
Hold Me Back
Geared towards older kids and teens, and adults, Hold Me Back is a series of discussions between a father and his son (a recent high school graduate) that look at serious topics through different generational perspectives. A highly rated parenting podcast.
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd
Dr. Floyd battles the evil Dr. Steve and his sock-shaped assistant across time and history in over 700 episodes! Learn about history while having lots of fun listening to a podcast styled like early serial radio adventures.
Brand new from the one and only Levar Burton(!), this mystery podcast features stories of missing sounds stolen by the Sound Swindler! On the case is Detective Hunch and a walking, talking giant ear named Audie.
Tai Asks Why
For over 5 years (since he was 11) Tai has been asking questions on the Tai Asks Why podcast, seeking answers to deep existential questions from “Are we alone in the universe?” to “What’s happening in my teen brain?” to “How will we fix climate change?” He seeks those answers from experts, people in the community, and in his family. It’s a great listen for kids to see that their concerns and questions are on the minds of others their age.
The Ten News
The Ten News is a kid-friendly introduction to current events. Episodes alternate from specific topics learning to current events. The current events cover all areas of interest, from sports, to pop culture, but also real news headlines. A recent episode, for example, covered everything from Diwali, to rumors of a live action Legend of Zelda film, to the potential government shutdown, and the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike.
What Will She Do Next?
Broadway-style songs and historical information about important women from history designed to inspire, educate and encourage perseverance in the face of adversity.