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Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids and Families

By Erin Curley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Short bedtime stories on slightly accurate history.

Podcast History Breck LeSueur 2016
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The podcast is charming, well-intentioned, and Breck's voice is friendly and parental. As the seasons in Bedtime History progress, the podcast becomes more culturally sensitive. However, an American-centric view persists and feels more evident when Indigenous or international stories are being told.

On sound, music is used to evoke tone and create transitions but can often be jarring. But when a child helps Breck tell the narrative, as they do in various episodes, it lends a homemade, familial quality to the production. It's clear Breck created this podcast with his own children in mind, and that sense of warmth is pervasive.

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