Parents' Guide to

Million Bazillion

By Lauri C. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Answers to kids money questions, lacks financial diversity.

Podcast Educational Marketplace , American Public Media Average run time: 23 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Great podcast on economics for kids

Brilliant podcast that my sons aged 10 & 8 have really enjoyed. Has prompted debate and retelling of ideas and stories shared in the podcast. Also they haven’t been troubled by the use of dollars completely transferable to the UK.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (1 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

If a friendly introduction to economics is what you're looking for, this podcast is it. With excellent production and kind co-hosts weaving together expert input, family-friendly humor, and kids' voices, Million Bazillion is a big winner for finance enthusiasts hoping to spark or nurture kids' interest in money. Co-host Jed takes on a childlike persona and tells most of the best jokes, likely making him kids' favorite voice.

The emphasis on regulating emotions and bringing thought and care into handling money is a key strength of this podcast, and may help steer kids away from buying everything ads suggest or seeking to get rich at the expense of others. Some episodes touch on unfair dynamics that exist in our economic systems, like racist and sexist wage gaps, though do not teach explicitly about social and economic justice. While the show's goal is to put financial literacy within reach for young listeners, the first two seasons do not put diverse representation at the forefront. Topics and experts focus more on what kids who already have money can do to be thoughtful with it, rather than exposing listeners to diverse socioeconomic experiences.

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