Top 10
Children Podcasts

In an Ocean of Podcasts, what should you listen to?
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This list includes the Top Children's Podcasts of 2021

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Stories Podcast
On the Stories Podcast, we perform a new story for your children every week. The stories range from retellings of fairy tales like Snow White to classic stories like Peter Rabbit and even completely original works. Everything is G rated and safe for all ages. The perfect kids podcast for imaginative families. Whether you're driving with your children or just want to limit your kids' screen time, Stories Podcast delivers entertainment that kids and parents alike will love.

Who Smarted
The Super-Fun Educational Podcast For Elementary School Kids

Designed to teach more than just fact & figures - but also critical thinking skills.

Each bite-size episode is only 12 min long, perfect for kid-sized attention spans. But just enough time for them to learn and give Mom & Dad a little break.

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Brains On!
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.

Big Life Kids Podcast
The Big Life Kids podcast teaches children to stay resilient, believe in themselves, and face life's challenges with confidence! In each episode, Zara and Leo travel the world to discover the living heroes that are making a difference in the world today. Ideal for kids ages 5-10.The podcast is produced by Big Life Journal. Visit for more information and to get your own companion journal! See for privacy and opt-out information.

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Bedtime History
Bedtime History is a series of educational, relaxing stories for kids and families. Learn about inspirational character such as Neil Armstrong, Sacajawea, George Lucas and J.K. Rowling. Other topics include space exploration, current events, and great feats of engineering such as the transcontinental railroad.

Earth Rangers
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!

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the Super Secret Hive
Here at “The Hive,” we go on crazy, cool quests to help kids save the world! Join Julie and Mike on a musical adventure for the whole family* as members of this new super secret organization. We need YOUR help!

Wow in the World
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"!

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Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest
Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest is a wildly enchanting fairy tale podcast made in partnership with Adam Gidwitz, bestselling author of A Tale Dark and Grimm. Each episode features a classic fairy tale, bringing to life a world full of curious creatures and mischievous foes. These tales are retold with a surprising flourish to a group of inquisitive kids, who anticipate plot twists, crack jokes, and share their own perspectives on these very Grimm tales.

Circle Round
Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.

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