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Podcasts for Kids, Tweens and Teens

Date Published: 04/09/2017

In today’s media environment, podcasts are emerging for kids and teens that are providing an entertaining and popular alternative to screen time. With no cost involved, and the ability to listen anywhere and at any time, podcasts are a great teaching tool. Exciting stories and fascinating facts entertain and inform and can be a family listening experience.

Commonsense Media’s 20 Podcasts for Kids is a great starting place to explore what’s available. We recommend the following podcasts to get you started.


Podcasts for Kids, Tweens and Teens

Brains On

A radio show/podcast that takes kid-submitted science questions and answers them with the help of experts. 

Kids and Tween science lovers will enjoy


Stuff You Should Know

An award-winning and popular podcast published by the HowStuffWorks website explaining thousands of topics of interest.

Best suited to Teen listeners


The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

An award winning serialised mystery podcast for middle years’ kids performed by middle years’ kids

8 – 12 year olds will enjoy it


Book Club for Kids

Middle years’ readers talk about books with host Kitty Felde. It includes a celebrity reading from the book and the author joins the podcast to answer questions.

Suitable for Middle Years’ readers


All Songs Considered

The week’s best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. (Some songs contain adult themes and explicit language)

Best suited to Teen listeners


#TeamGirls in 10

In each of these 10 minute episodes, Rebecca Sparrow and guests explore issues that impact our tween and teen girls and their confidence and suggest ways they can be supported.

Best suited for Teen girls


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