Family-Friendly Podcasts

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When you’re in the car with your children, do the kids have their headphones on while you listen to the car radio? Would you like to be able to listen to something together – that you all will like?

Then it may be time to explore some podcasts. There are tons of different podcasts out there – and many of them are family-friendly and cover a wide variety of topics that the entire family will find interesting. 

Want to check out a few? Then take a look at these and see if they might be of interest to kids and parents alike!

  • The Past and the Curious: The Past and the Curious says this about themselves: A History Podcast for Kids! Parents love us, Teachers love us, and most importantly, kids do too! 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.
  • Wow in the World: If your kids are in the question asking stage of life, then they’ll love this podcast – and you will, too. Wow in the World describes their podcast as: The #1 podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say “WOW”!
  • The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Love the feel of an old-time radio show, but with some comedy thrown in? Then check out The Thrilling Adventure Hour. With 90 episodes, you won’t run out for a while, and Apple says: The world’s favorite new time podcast in the style of old-time radio. Here you can enjoy a sampling of classic live Thrilling Adventure Hour episodes, plus the complete Thrilling Adventure Hour Treasury, the triumphant return of Sparks Nevada, Frank and Sadie Doyle, Colonel Tick-Tock, and all your favorite thrilling characters, complete with a bold new cinematic sound. You’ll also find some From the Vault episodes, never-before-heard live episodes from years past. 
  • Story Pirates: You are going to love the combination of storytelling, teaching, comedy, and music that Story Pirates brings to the world of podcasts. Story Pirates says: The Story Pirates believe that kids are creative geniuses. All of them. The Story Pirates are a nationally renowned group of top comedians, musicians, best-selling authors, and incredible teachers with fifteen years of experience creating content that celebrates the imaginations of kids. Winner of both the 2020 iHeartRadio Award and the Webby Award for Best Kids and Family Podcast, The Story Pirates Podcast is one of the top kids and family podcasts in the world. The Pirates have released three critically acclaimed middle-grade books with Random House Children’s Books and several award-winning albums, all based on ideas from kids around the world.
  • Earth Rangers: Who isn’t fascinated by the animal kingdom? Earth Rangers is a podcast for those who love learning about all sorts of animals. Their description on Apple reads: Hi kids, if you think that animals are amazing, this is the show for you! Join host Earth Ranger Emma as she travels the world to discover the wildest animal facts out there and solve nature’s biggest mysteries. With top ten countdowns, an animal guessing game, conservation conversations, and epic animal showdowns, this is a journey you won’t want to miss!
  • What If World: With What If World, kids (and parents) will be putting their imagination to good use. The Apple description of this creative podcast says: 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.

The next time you’re out running errands or taking a road trip with the kids, why not put on a podcast that you’ll all like? It’s a great way to spend time together – and these podcasts are sure to spark interesting conversations.

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