A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Is It Any Good?
This is an excellent news podcast for kids and families that's age-appropriate while also respecting young listeners' intelligence and curiosity. The mother-daughter hosts of Newsy Pooloozi bring a genuine conversational style to the news-reading, which allows topics to be explored in depth and with the right amount of explanation for younger viewers. While Leela is equally involved in presenting the stories, some of the bigger concepts are explained by her mom, who is an international journalist. During a story about Nordic countries joining NATO, Leela asks the questions that many children listening might have if they have overheard the news about Russia and Ukraine. When Leela is summing up the main points for herself, this helps kids listening at home process and understand as well. The use of local kid correspondents adds to the kid-centric aspect of Newsy Pooloozi, making it a great choice for families with children who are curious about the world.
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