Best Podcasts for Families and Kids
Hitting the road this summer or looking for a new, engaging family activity? Podcasts for families have come a long way where you can find some really engaging and interesting stories for kids of all ages, including historical facts, bedtime stories, mysteries, and more. Check out some of our favorites below:
This engaging podcast features a collection of magical and adventurous classics and new stories. Think of it as a storybook come to life with cool narrations and voices from actress Virginia Madsen and voice actor Robbie Daymond. Age 5 and up.
Fans of Blue’s Clues will love this sweet and engaging nighttime podcast. Featuring short stories (around 8-10 minutes) each narrated by Josh, kids will love hearing stories of dinosaurs, detectives, and polka dots as they lull to sleep. Age 3-5.
This podcast had us at princess stories reimagined. Listen to this empowering podcast that features fairytales who are embarking on new adventures. Age 4 and up.
Families can follow along with host Carly Q as she uncovers historical events, and tries to find answers. A fun and engaging podcast, you and your kids will love learning more a variety of topics such as Big Foot, Stonehenge, Loch Ness Monster. Shirley Chisholm, and more. Age 7 and up.
Tune into even more Wow-related podcasts such as Two Whats?! And A Wow!, an interactive, science-based game show; WeWow, a variety show; and Wow in the World, a podcast with stories in science, technology, and innovation.
Keyshawn is on the case. You and your family will love this fun and interactive detective podcast as you follow along with Keyshawn, a 10-year-old Black boy who who has keys that can unlock doors. Along with his new friend Kiki, you and your family will love hearing how they clues as well as touch on topics related to teamwork, courage, diversity, and resilience. Age 5 and up.
This one is fun for older kids (age 9-13) as the podcast shares stories of rule breakers and rebels as well as the life lessons from their acts of “rebellion.” While this podcast hasn’t been updated since 2021 it is still highly engaging with evergreen kid-related topics such as pulling a fire alarm, not doing homework, not wearing a uniform, and more. Age 9-13.
Another fun one for tweens and teens, Welcome to Night Vale is a twice a month podcast that follows the fictional town of Night Vale and its never-ending list of conspiracy theories. Start from the beginning as you and your kids uncover more about this creepy/fun town. Age 9 and up.