Podcasts for Youth

This Podcast Has Fleas. What happens when rival pets have dueling podcasts? Find out as Jones, a slick cat with a taste for auto tune, faces off with Waffles, a dog who can’t help chewing her microphone. Also starring Benny the gerbil and Mr. Glub the goldfish. Ages 5-12.https://www.npr.org/podcasts/567146741/this-podcast-has-fleas

What If World—Stories for Kids. 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? Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by your questions! Call to leave a voicemail at 205-605-WHAT and be featured on the show. Ages 5-12. www.whatifworldpodcast.com


Short & Curly is a fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents that asks those curly questions. From banning lollies to trusting robots, and from colonising other planets to eating pets, Short & Curly covers it all. Ages 5-10. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/short-and-curly/id1093699006?mt=2


Pants on Fire: Can you spot a liar, liar, pants on fire? In the era of fake news, kids must be able to tell what’s true from what’s false. And what better way than with a game show? Each week, a kid faces down two grown-ups, one with an honest-to-goodness true expert, the other, well, a dirty, rotten liar! Featuring real kid contestants and a hilarious sound-effects-generating robot, Pants on Fire teaches kids to ask insightful questions, weigh the evidence in front of them, and trust their gut. Ages 6+. http://www.bestrobotever.com/pants-on-fire


In 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. Ages 7+ https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510321/wow-in-the-world


Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world. Our mission is to encourage kids’ natural curiosity and wonder using science and history…but there’s no age limit on curiosity, and episodes of Brains On can be enjoyed by anyone. Ages 6-12. https://www.brainson.org/pages/listen

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington
2424 Heritage Ct SW, Ste. 302
Olympia, WA 98502
(360)943-0409
www.swwabigs.org