Parents' Guide to

Radiolab for Kids

By Mary Field, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Curated Radiolab episodes are kid-friendly, except for ads.

Podcast Educational WNYC Studios Average run time: 30 minutes
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While very young children might have a hard time understanding some of the content, this thoughtfully curated set of episodes lets parents relax and listen without having to screen the content. The award-winning Radiolab has been around since 2002, but it's more known for its dynamic, high-quality storytelling experiences than its family-friendly nature.

Gathering the show's family-friendly episodes in one place supports parents in taking out most of the guesswork and stress of previewing Radiolab's general stream. Radiolab for Kids is a great listen for family trips or at home as an alternative to screen-based media. Each show is filled with sound, music, humor, and discovery. One episode, "Octomon," about a deep-sea octopus' heroic journey toward motherhood, is an absolute must listen that will spark all kinds of emotions!

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