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Podcasts for Children

These podcasts were handpicked by our library staff to give your child something fun and educational to listen to.

NPR Kids and Family Podcasts

Podcasts for kids and their families to enjoy together

LeVar Burton Reads

In every episode, host LeVar Burton (Roots, Reading Rainbow, Star Trek) invites you to take a break from your daily life, and dive into a great story. LeVar’s narration blends with gorgeous soundscapes to bring stories by Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, Octavia Butler, Ray Bradbury and more to life. So, if you’re ready, let’s take a deep breath…

This Podcast Has Fleas

An original comedy series for kids about a dog and a cat with dueling podcasts.

Circle Round

Folk tales from around the world, told with the help of celebrity readers

Stories Podcast

A combination of classic children’s stories and original tales.

Molly of Denali

An eight-episode serialized narrative, based on the PBS Kids series.

Story Pirates

Stories written by kids are woven into a narrative about a musical-theater company’s magical misadventures.

What If World

The improvisational storyteller Mr. Eric tells fantastic tales based on “What if?” questions submitted by listeners.

Girl Tales

Feminist fairy tales written and performed by playwrights and actors.

Calm Kids

Two sisters, Lucie and Charlotte (ages 11 and 8), share their original stories.

Aaron’s World

Aaron, a dinosaur lover, started this podcast when he was a kid to share dinosaur facts. It grew into a narrative adventure series that ran for five years.

But Why?

The public radio host Jane Lindholm helps answer kids’ most burning questions.

Earth Rangers

A sound-rich dive into nature and animal science, guided by Ranger Emma.

Wow in the World

Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, radio and podcast stars, serve up science news with a heavy dose of silliness.

Smash Boom Best

This debate show pits two awesome things against each other, encouraging listeners to choose their own winner.

Animal Sound Safari

This Australian podcast travels in a Magic School Bus-style “safari mobile” to discover animals around the world.

Pants on Fire

Kids are challenged to “spot the liar” on this game show, co-hosted by a robot.

Soundwalks

Each short episode is a guided meditation through beautiful soundscapes.

Bedtime Explorers

Settle down for the night with stories of magical expeditions.

Peace Out

This calming podcast teaches meditation and self-regulation through stories.

Ear Snacks

The children’s musicians Andrew & Polly explore different themes through songs and interviews

Noodle Loaf

A clever interactive music podcast that features echo songs, musical challenges and a kids’ choir that anyone can join.

The Music Box

Each episode is a lesson about a musical concept featuring interactive activities.

Classical Kids Storytime

A sneaky way to introduce your kids to classical music, with the help of children’s stories like Hansel and Gretel.

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

An hourlong show that will introduce the family to the best in kids’ music, every week.

Tumble

Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. We tell stories about science discoveries, with the help of scientists!

Brains On

From American Public Radio, a science podcast for families to enjoy together. Topics are wide-ranging and include everything from how elevators work to exploring dyslexia.

The Daily: A Kids Guide to Coronavirus

Over the last few weeks, children have called into “The Daily” with a lot of questions about the coronavirus. Today, we try to answer them.

Music and Mindfulness

Links to musical programs and podcasts to entertain you from home.

Symphony Space

Symphony Space has an archive of programming on their website and a podcast.

Paley Center YouTube

The Paley Center’s YouTube channel includes videos from their events, featuring stars and creators of your favorite TV shows and movies.

Watch 92Y Programming Online

Browse 92Y’s deep archive of their programs.

Stream Metropolitan Opera

The Met is offering free online performances of their beloved operas.

Free Mindful Meditations

Access free meditations from the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA Health.