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The Past and the Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families

By Lakshmi Hutchinson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Fun and engaging history podcast for the whole family.

Podcast History Independent Average run time: 30 minutes
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age 8+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

Our family absolutely enjoys this podcast. The history lessons that are often overlooked but offer great insights to how we have overcome obstacles, used ingenuity to make the world better, and how people have worked together. Episodes feature a variety of diverse people groups and backgrounds.
age 9+

interesting facts, valuable lessons and a feel-good mood booster

This is a well thought out, creative and humorous podcast that’s made for kids, but is truly enjoyable for the whole family. Every episode takes you on a new journey in exploring past events and our own humanity. It is chock-full of interesting facts, valuable lessons and a feel-good mood booster.

Is It Any Good?

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If you're after a thoughtful and engaging history podcast for kids and adults alike, you can't go wrong with this one. The Past and The Curious manages to inform and entertain, using well-told stories to give listeners insight into people's lives throughout history. The host, Mick Sullivan, does a great job of connecting the stories, quiz questions, and music around a theme. The podcast really makes you think about whose stories get told, why it's important to learn about the past, and how learning about history can be fun.

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