Eleanor is like Nancy Drew, if Nancy had been a famous radio reporter. She embodies the best values of journalism while stopping the plots of evil villains in all sorts of dangerous places from space to the jungle to Congress. Not only does Eleanor empower girls aged 8 to 12, but her three seasons of adventures are thrilling for the entire family.
Girl Tales is a podcast featuring reimagined fairytales. Damsels in distress? Princesses in need of protection? You won't find those here. The girls in our stories take control of their own destinies, turning your favourite fairytales into exciting new adventures. Written by women, non-binary, and trans male playwrights, Girl Tales offers a feminist twist on classic fairytales, fables, and myths. With energetic voice actors and professional sound design, these radio plays burst to life at the touch of a button.
If your tweens are into hip-hop, this podcast might be just their speed. Episodes follow the main character, Antoine, a boy who is bullied, who finds a magical book that transports him to another world.
Another great source for, well, stories is the Stories Podcast. The fine folks at GoPlayPretend have amassed an impressive collection of G-rated tales like Thor, The Cat Who Caught the Moon, and the origins of the Chinese New Year.
In a distant future that's either really bad or really good (depending whose side you're on), two strange and unlikely champions embark on a series of adventures to stop a wicked A.I., and in the process must struggle to understand "old-fashioned" ideas like "kindness" and "just hanging out not doing much."
This podcast for kids and teens is a series of collaborations on original story ideas between established authors and young writers aged 6 to 12. Together, they craft great narratives while illuminating the creative process itself, something that aspiring writers, filmmakers, and storytellers will truly appreciate.
Fashioned in the vein of old-time radio broadcasts, this series gives listeners short, imaginative adventures featuring superhero tales, westerns, and mysteries. Production appears to have been paused, but there are plenty of old ones to catch up on.
Kids love myths, fairy tales, and folktales, but sometimes they can be a little problematic or violent. Circle Round selects folktales from around the world. They do really mean all around the world, as the WBUR podcast strives to be inclusive. It's targeted at kids aged 4 to 10, released weekly, and features some famous voices that you'll definitely recognize.
This podcast is what it sounds like. But unlike the book club you or your partner might be involved with, this club doesn't make your kids read stuffy old classics. It's meant for kids who can comfortably read chapter books like James and the Giant Peach and YA novels like Beautiful Creatures. Book Club for Kids does release episodes regularly, but your kids can choose which episodes appeal to them most. Maybe they don't want to read Beautiful Creatures, but they're really interested in reading Al Capone Does My Shirts. This will empower them to discuss the books they're reading and learn to enjoy reading outside of the classroom.
The podcast from the popular audiobook site releases a new kids story - classic fairy tales and original poems, myths, and adventures - every week(ish). Previously unknown names like lead storyteller Natasha and original characters Bertie the Frog Prince, Katie the Ordinary Witch, and Astropup will quickly become familiar favourites. Running times can meander beyond 20 minutes, so this podcast uniquely manages to promote both listening skills and sleep.
"A scripted podcast for middle grade kids, performed by middle grade kids. It is a fun, high-quality, serial mystery that can be described as Goonies meets Spy Kids meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year olds. It was voted as one of the top 50 podcasts of 2016 by The Guardian, and was recently honored as a Peabody award winner." -- Web site