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Spooky Troop: The Last Halloween

By Debra Alvarado, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Spooky Halloween pod roots for the underdog.

Podcast Kids & Family Wonkybot Average run time: 13 minutes
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The scary voices and soundtrack of this podcast are sure to spook and chill young thrill-seekers. In Spooky Troop: The Last Halloween, the Spooky Troop tweens are up against the evil Demon King, who wants to take the souls out of humans with a magical gem. Though the kids are friendly and relatable, the show lacks a realistic depiction of emotions. A good amount of this podcast relies on stereotypes -- good cop/bad cop parenting teams, painting all politicians as useless and corrupt -- to move the plot line forward. The members of the Spooky Troop are painted as misfits, but are the saving grace of the show as they work together to save humans.

Overall this good-versus-evil podcast falls a little flat in the delivery due to a lack of details and explanations, as well as disappointing adult figures. *Note: it's not possible to hear the second episode of the podcast because the first episode is mistakenly uploaded in its place.

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