Parents' Guide to

Little News Ears

By Robert Yaniz Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Kids share news from around the world, show media literacy.

Podcast News Zoocenia! Average run time: 7 minutes
Little News Ears podcast art: a yellow silhouette of a cat with a blue ear and a pink ear sits in front of a purple circular background.

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

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Little News Ears might have the ambitious goal of presenting news in a way kids can understand, but the mixed results indicate that perhaps the show should focus on a more controlled format instead. As it stands, the Little News Ears feed is home to more than a half-dozen shows, with the production value often suffering. Sound quality can be rough at times, with dead air and poor editing present throughout.

In addition, the feed seems to have been active since at least 2020, though only episodes released in 2023 and beyond are widely available. Maybe the show already underwent an overhaul in the past at some point. In any case, perhaps the current slate of shows could be consolidated into segments of a longer, more thorough program with a steady hand guiding the entire thing. But in its current form, Little News Ears is a great idea lacking the proper execution to deliver the results it aspires to.

Podcast Details

  • Release date: August 25, 2023
  • Genre: News
  • Average Run Time: 7 minutes
  • Host: Various Hosts
  • Production Company and Network: Zoocenia!
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Topics: History
  • Last updated: December 5, 2023

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