The 6 Best News Podcasts for Kids
Keep kids in the loop and entertained with these great news podcasts for kids.
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Recommended ages: 8-14
Where to listen: Spotify, Pandora, iTunes, Google Play
This professional, 5-minute broadcast is delivered by four Emmy-winning journalists who are also moms. The brief begins at 7a.m. and provides age-appropriate stories from politics, entertainment, science, health, and sports. Little listeners might learn about glow-in-the-dark sharks or who won the Golden Globes—all in bite-sized takes. A flash quiz at the end entices kids to listen closely.
Time for Kids Explains
Recommended ages: 6-12
Where to listen: Pinna with a subscription, TimeforKids.com
Available by subscription only, this weekly news show drops every Monday. Kid reporters from Time for Kids magazine report the stories—which might include the poet Amanda Gorman, the U.S. coin shortage, and training for the upcoming Olympics. There are also weekly quizzes, games, interviews, and debates—like should cursive writing be taught in public schools.
The Big Fib
Recommended ages: 7-12
Where to listen: Disney+
Every week, a robot L.I.S.A. (“Live In-Studio Audience”) and Deborah Goldstein, the show’s co-host, create a fact-or-fiction game show, in which a young contestant must judge which of the two adults who both claim to be experts (on a range of topics from soccer to sailing) is the one telling the truth. The show is always funny and goofy, but it also teaches kids how to be skeptics, especially when it comes to interpreting the world around them.