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Listen and Learn: Educational Podcasts

Updated: Jun 11, 2022

The best educational podcasts are the ones that will keep your kids coming back for more, and that quench their thirst for exciting knowledge and topics. Please have a look at our list of educational podcasts below. We've discovered some excellent kid-friendly shows that you and your family will love listening to.


Let's fly! Every episode is a new adventure, so hop into the Reading Bug's magic book bag with us and explore new books, new concepts, and new worlds. Don't forget to bring your crayons and paper along so you can color your own illustrations, too.

Greeking Out

Enjoy this kid-friendly retelling of classic ancient Greek myths as featured in the Nat Geo Kids book Zeus the Mighty. Head to where you'll meet Zeus the Hamster and his friends-Athena the Cat, Ares the Pug, Demeter the grasshopper, and other critters that also listen to the Greeking Out podcast.

Big Life Kids

This podcast helps children develop a GROWTH MINDSET! Join Leo and Zara as they explore the world, discover growth mindset strategies, and hear inspiring stories of real-life role models who've overcome real challenges. Each episode is reviewed by a licensed therapist to ensure that each episode is not only entertaining for children but also offers valuable psychology-backed lessons and strategies.

Molly of Denali

Meet Molly Mabray, an Alaska Native girl growing up with her parents, family, and friends. Join Molly and the gang and discover what life is like for a typical kid on big adventures in Alaska!

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"!

Who Smarted

The Super-Fun Educational Podcast For Elementary School is designed to teach more than just facts and figures - but also critical thinking skills.

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

The Story Pirates

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.

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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