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American Girl: The Smart Girl's Podcast

By Lakshmi Hutchinson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Talk show for tween and teen girls; promotes book series.

Podcast Kids & Family American Girl , Talk to Jess , Cloud10 Average run time: 35 minutes
Illustration of a teen girl and a woman wearing headphones. Speech bubbles says The Smart Girls Podcast.

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What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.

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age 8+

Based on 1 parent review

age 8+

Great Podcast! A bit of tween content example: Periods, Breasts, Bullying, romance, ect.

This podcast is amazing!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This is an upbeat podcast offering advice that can be helpful to tween and teen girls. American Girl: The Smart Girl's Podcast addresses subjects that the target audience will definitely have questions about, like the transition to middle school or developing a crush for the first time. The show's guests are sure to be a draw as well. There are many positive messages and tidbits contained in the episodes, like how it's okay to not have a crush, or how you can show small random acts of kindness when starting a new school.

In the episode "Drama, Rumors, and Secrets," the hosts say that girls like drama and love to gossip, which pushes an outdated stereotype. Some listeners may be put off by these generalizations, and not all girls will relate to the depiction of girlhood in this podcast. Another issue is that the podcast sometimes feels like an infomercial for the American Girl Smart Girl's Guide books. While it's understandable that the books will be mentioned, they're praised so often that it can distract a little from the conversations.

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