Maybe you’re looking to keep kids occupied on a long school commute or road trip. Maybe you’re searching for a few moments of calm to attend to work emails or that long-forgotten pile of laundry. Whatever the case, this arsenal of kid-friendly podcasts may be your answer! Whether your children are lovers of fiction or a brood of future scientists, they’re sure to find something new to love among this list of podcasts—all available for free at the iTunes store!
The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel by Blobfish Radio
This audio drama for middle schoolers follows eleven-year-old Mars Patel and his friends as they set out on a journey to find two missing friends.
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd Official Podcast by Grant Baciocco & Doug Price
The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd is a spin-off of “old time radio.” This podcast features the adventures of genius scientist Dr. Floyd as he tries to foil the plans of Dr. Steve, his evil arch nemesis. All the while, listeners will learn about historical events that shaped our planet.
Tumble Science Podcast for Kids by Team Escamilla
Tumble is a podcast for kids ages 8-12 that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Listen along and learn stories of science discovery.
Stories Podcast: A Free Children’s Story Podcast for Bedtime, Car Rides, and Kids of All Ages by Stories Podcast / Wondery
Each week, you’ll find a new audio story—from classics like Snow White and Peter Rabbit to original works for Stories listeners. All content is safe for even the littlest ears!
Book Club for Kids by Kitty Felde
Appropriately named “Book Club,” this award-winning podcast is a place where young people gather and talk about books.
Brains On! by MPR News and Southern California Public Radio
This podcast for curious kids tackles questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of a cat.
But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids by Vermont Public Radio
But Why is a podcast led by kids asking that very question. Each episode tackles a new question—some large, some small.
Sparkle Stories by Sparkle Stories
Each week, a new story is shared from the Sparkle Stories original story series. As a bonus, you can even listen in on casts dedicated to recipes, craft ideas and parenting advice.
Storynory by Storynory
Join Natasha as she reads classic fairy tales, new children’s stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance on Storynory.
Sesame Street Podcast by Sesame Street
This video podcast features the well-loved Muppets of Sesame Street. Sing songs and learn important lessons every Monday with your kids’ favorite furry friends.