3 Fun & Educational Family-Friendly Podcasts
by Lara Killian on August 13, 2018
Billed as a podcast “for kids and curious adults,” the topics on this show are super entertaining! After shooting our recent commandN Summer 2018 Facebook Live special, I listened to the episode on Salty Snack Science: Popcorn, nachos and the origins of salt on my way home. I was pretty surprised by the origin story of nachos, one of my favorite foods! In this weekly show from American Public Media, host Molly Bloom shares the fun with a different kid co-host each episode to “find answers to fascinating questions about the world.” Molly makes the show so fun, from the weekly ‘mystery sound’ feature to tying everything together with academic and media experts. Next on my list to listen to is the Brains On! episode on How to Cook for an Alien.
Guy Raz (who also hosts TED Radio Hour, a great show geared more toward thoughtful adults) and Mindy Thomas host this show from Tinkercast and NPR that is well-suited to elementary school aged “curious kids and their grown-ups.” By incorporating silly jokes and funny voices, bits of music and lots of amusing tidbits to grab your attention and imagination, Wow in the World makes it super fun to explore the latest discoveries and innovations in tech and science. Check out titles like Two Headed Space Worms and 3D Printing the Future! And just perfect for the peak of summer heat in the northern hemisphere, the latest episode is about the Science of Slower Melting Ice Cream! Now there’s a topic that will appeal to all ages.