Tech & Media

7 Kids Podcasts That Are Perfect for Family Listening or Getting A Bit of Peace

Apr 8, 2020

If you’re listening to the sounds around you these days, you’ve probably heard something precious smash to pieces.

You’ve perhaps heard your kid talk about pooping their pants while you’re on a work call.

Maybe, just maybe, you’ve heard the words, “I’m bored.”

And a shrill scream that sounds like someone has died, but in fact the peas are just touching the potatoes.

That’s the soundtrack for many people’s lives right now. Like if John Williams scored Kindergarten Cop.

I figured a reprieve from this would be nice, so I looked around the world for some choice audio to underscore these challenging times. These seven options are perfect for family listening or just setting and forgetting. 

The Story Store and Shorties

If you’re looking for a good time and not a long time, The Story Store: Shorties are perfect. If you and your kids liked The Story Store, Gary and Mr. Orlando are back with some short stories to keep everyone entertained. And if they are too short and you blast through them? Well, there is a whole season one to catch up on and repeat! And there are plenty of shorties coming weekly! Listen here

Noodle Loaf

If your kids love silly songs and goofy fun that has a few lessons baked in, check out the very digestible mini episodes from Noodle Loaf. Listen here

Wow in the World

Fans of science and technology will love this exploratory news podcast designed for kids. It takes the coolest and most fun news in science and tech and really gives it the platform it deserves. So, parents, if you don’t know anything about space, you don’t have to — this podcast does. Listen here

Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl

Grab a bowl of Lucky Charms and press play on this two-hour weekly show, focusing on music for kids. But not Baby Shark. It’s just music that kids — and you — will want to bop to. Listen here.  

Molly of Denali

Yep, it’s your favourite CBC Kids show Molly of Denali — as a podcast! In this podcast series, there are many adventures! Like Molly and her friend Tooey discovering the identity of a mystery creature that has stolen Molly’s birthday cake. Help solve the mystery by listening in here

The Story Seeds

The Story Seeds takes kids aged six to 12 and pairs them with seasoned children’s authors. Together, they create a brand new story — and it’s really a cute idea that parents and kids will love. Listen here

Fierce Girls

From Australia, Fierce Girls tells stories of girls — and women — who are adventurous and have guts. They either historically made change or are helping shape the world we live in now. Each episode will really suck you in. Listen here

And that's just where I think you should start. Spin the globe and let me know about some great podcasts you and your family can't get enough of in the comments! 

Add New Comment

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.