A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this podcast.
Teaches listeners about history and strange facts from all over the world. Each episode focuses on mysterious and/or weird stories such as "who built the pyramids?" and "are yetis real?" Listeners quench their curiosity as the host explores facts and folklore surrounding unsolved mysteries and wonders of the world. The show's website offers additional content for each episode such as book recommendations, worksheets and related websites to explore.
There's an underlying theme of curiosity woven throughout each episode. Children are encouraged to explore their interests even if they may seem "weird" or "unusual" to the mainstream society.
Positive Role Models
The creator, Tess O'Driscoll, serves as a role model for following your passions and encourages curiosity. She created this podcast to teach children about the unsolved mysteries of the world in a way that's kid-friendly. She offers well researched information about topics she's passionate about. This could be inspirational for young listeners with unconventional interests. In addition, several episodes feature people who overcame odds such as Gail S. Halvorsen who gained fame for dropping candy to German children during the 1948 Berlin Airlift.
Episodes feature legends from cultures all over the world such as the pyramids in Egypt, the legend of El Chupacabra in Mexico, the mystery of Lake Roopkund in India and more. There is great representation of global folklore and history.
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Violence & Scariness
Some episodes include explicit verbal descriptions of natural disasters with lots of damage and devastation. There are also episodes that talk go into detail about the existence of spooky topics like witches, monsters, vampires and ghosts.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Mystery Kids Podcast is a show that explores "weird and unexplained" stories from all over the world. Episodes feature well-known topics such as the mystery behind Houdini's magic and lesser - known topics such as the story of Old Bet, the first circus elephant. Each episode fosters curiosity by including additional resources on the podcast's website. While stories are told in a kid-friendly language, parents should be aware that some stories include scary and/or graphic details about natural disasters that may be unsettling for little ears. In addition, there are episodes that discuss ghosts, vampires, monsters and witches as if they are real. This may be scary for younger children.
Is It Any Good?
Children and adults interested in strange facts will find this podcast engaging and entertaining! The Mystery Kids Podcast is an informational and fun way for children to explore the mysteries of the world.
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