Podcasts for Kids by Kids

One of the best things about podcasts is that anyone can make one, even kids! These shows feature kid, tween, and teen hosts and main characters, which means that kids who listen will hear themselves reflected in the entertainment they enjoy. Not only does that let kids of all ages relate to what they're listening to, but it also empowers them to use their voice to tell their own stories. (They may even be inspired to create their own podcast.) Help your kids see themselves in the media by sharing these other great podcast picks: Podcasts with Diverse Characters and Stories, Kids & Family Podcasts with Black Hosts and Black Lead Characters, and Kids & Family Podcasts with Latino Hosts and Latino Lead Characters.

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Little Kids, Big Hearts

age 3+

Helps younger kids develop social and emotional skills.

Host: Todd Loyd (2021)
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Spanish Stories for Kids

age 4+

Mom and son retell kids' stories in Spanish.

Host: Marcelo (2020)
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The Children's Hour

age 6+

Radio variety show is educational, musical, inclusive.

Host: Katie Stone (2015)
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The Story Seeds Podcast

age 6+

Creative kids work with authors to craft diverse stories.

Host: Betsy Bird (2020)
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Time for Kids Explains

age 7+

Weekly news by kid reporters teaches media literacy.

Host: Various Hosts (2020)
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Young & Indigenous

age 8+

Preserving Indigenous culture through youth voices.

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The Activators!

age 8+

Kid activists create positive change, share their stories.

Host: Leo Abelo Perry (2021)
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Hey Black Child: The Podcast

age 8+

Young hosts celebrate Black history-makers past and present.

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age 8+

Mother-daughter hosts recommend suitable media for families.

Host: Sarah Powers (2019)
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The Genius Generation

age 10+

Inspiring interviews with young inventors, entrepreneurs.

Host: Danni Washington (2021)
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Tai Asks Why

age 10+

Curious teen tackles big questions in info-packed podcast.

Host: Tai Poole (2019)