Not long before, our grandparents and parents took us through a world of stories that would entertain, tickle, or spook us. Nothing remains untouched by technology, and the experience of stories is no exception. Podcasts have now slipped into offering a wide range of levels. We have curated some of the best podcasts from popular genres for you.
With tales that tickle your funny bone, empower your imagination, and send shivers down your spine, these podcasts keep you hooked, entertained, and just a little bit obsessed.
We have divided them into genres to make it easier for you to choose your favorite.
1. But Why
As the name suggests, this podcast is for curious children who want information to whet their curiosity. “But Why,” from Vermont Public, opens forums for questions. Once you post your question, they provide the answers. They cover many topics, from nature to words, even exploring the end of the world.
2. Curious Kid Podcast
This podcast follows a different format. It has two hosts, Jacob and Olivia, introducing a new topic in each episode. The aim is to entertain and educate the listeners with their content. The best part is that they launch new episodes every Sunday!
3. Brains On
If Science interests your child, this award-winning science podcast from American Public Media should be on your list. Molly Bloom hosts the show, and each week she invites a different child as a co-host; together, they find answers to questions about the world. Their mission is to foster curiosity and wonder using Science and history. With over 100 episodes, you have a lot to explore.
4. Wow in the World
This podcast is also for science lovers. It’s like a news show, bringing stories from the world of Science. Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz co-host the show and bring fresh topics every Monday.
5. Homeschool History
History is often considered boring, but Homeschool History, an offering by BBC production as lockdown support for schools, presents history in bite-sized pieces that not only make you more informed but also keep you entertained. The episodes of this fun and engaging podcast are wrapped with a quiz.
6. Bedtime History
This long-running show takes you through the lanes and by-lanes of history by narrating stories of around 5 minutes each about key people or historical events. It’s suitable for 4 – 7-year-olds.
7. The Moth
The Moth, a nonprofit organization, is behind The Moth Podcast. It releases new stories every Tuesday.
8. Girl Tales
Most girls love fairytales at a young age, and this podcast is tailored to suit their sentiments. Through an empowering lens, “Girl Tales” breathes new life into fairytales, whether well-known, obscure, or entirely created for the show. These captivating stories are written by talented females who add a fresh and diverse perspective to classic narratives.
Those who enjoy goosebumps, a shiver running up their spine, and being spooked would love this podcast, a family-friendly take on famous urban legends, scary stories, and myths.
10. The Creeping Hour
Presented as a chilling horror anthology, this series is hosted by three eerie individuals known as “The Creeps.” Their relentless exposure to countless bone-chilling horror tales has transformed them into nightmarish monstrosities. Brace yourself as they unveil stories that will send shivers down your spine.
Some people love humor; this language-rich podcast blends comedy and learning. The podcast helps build a comprehensive vocabulary for children aged 8-14. The USP of the show is that its content is rich in vocabulary terms in the context of a fun story of spies and espionage that features kids as the heroes and main characters.
12. Short & Curly
Short & Curly is an Australian podcast that delves into ethics with a playful twist. Exploring pop culture, tech, and everyday life, it cleverly tackles kids’ questions on complex topics. With humor and curiosity, it challenges traditional thinking. Past episodes questioned whether Robin Hood was right and the purpose of school uniforms, issues we’ve all pondered, to be fair.
In a world of endless possibilities and a podcast for every flavor of curiosity, it’s time to take your pick. So grab your headphones, turn up the volume, and let these captivating podcasts transport you to realms of wonder, spookiness, and even ethical ponderings.
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