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    7 Best Science Podcasts for Kids

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    SCIENCE PODCASTS FOR KIDS

    Update: This article was last updated on 17th July 2024 to reflect the accuracy and up-to-date information on the page.

    From the early days of the first podcast by Adam Curry, we have come a long way. Nowadays, even kids are hosting their podcasts on Spotify and Google Podcasts, Apple Music sharing their unique experiences and stories with the world.  But podcasts are not just for entertainment – they can also be a valuable tool for learning and exploring new ideas. Science podcasts are a perfect example of this. 

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    They offer a convenient and engaging way for kids to learn about science and technology and explore the mysteries of the universe. So, what are the top 7 science podcasts for kids? Let’s dive in and find out!

    Top 7 Science Podcasts For Kids – 2024 List 

    S.no Podcast Name Age Category Average Run Time
    1 Wow, in the World All Ages 20 minutes
    2 Tumble 6-12 years 20 minutes
    3 Brains On! 6-12 years 25 minutes
    4 But Why? 6-12 years 25 minutes
    5 Who Smarted? 5 and above 20 minutes
    6 Imaginary Worlds 14 and above 25 minutes
    7 Dinosaur George Kids 7-12 years 25 minutes

    1. Wow, in the World

    • Release date: May 15, 2017
    • Average Run Time: 20 minutes
    • Episodes Frequency: Once a week, every Monday
    • Website: https://tinkercast.com/shows/wow-in-the-world/
    • Hosts: Guy Raz, Mindy Thomas
    • Topics: STEM, Adventures, Friendship, Ocean Creatures, Science and Nature, Wild Animals 

    Wow in the World is a science-focused podcast that strikes a balance between educating and entertaining both adults and children.  The show features whimsical music, top-notch voice talent, and silly characters, making it a fun listening experience. It feels like a science-focused kid’s sitcom that encourages natural curiosity about the world around them. 

    Its scientific lessons are easy to digest for people of all ages – all you need is a lot of curiosity to enjoy this podcast.

    2. Tumble

    • Release date: February 24, 2015
    • Episodes Frequency: Biweekly (Once in two weeks)
    • Average Run Time: 20 minutes
    • Website: https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/
    • Hosts: Lindsay Patterson, Marshall Escamilla
    • Topics: STEM, Science, and Nature

    The show helps children understand that science is not just a collection of facts and lab coats through interviews with scientists and creative explanations. 

    It provides sensitivity warnings on topics such as the science of butts and microbiomes discovered through excrement. Hosts are science journalists and musicians/educators who present complex concepts through questioning and banter with guests. The language and content are suitable for children, and the length of episodes suffices to give useful information while remaining brief enough to sustain attention. Bonus episodes and interviews are available through Patreon membership.

    3. Brains On!

    • Release date: July 25, 2013
    • Episodes Frequency: Once a week
    • Average Run Time: 25 minutes
    • Website: https://www.brainson.org/
    • Host: Molly Bloom
    • Topics: Bugs, Horses and Farm Animals, Ocean Creatures, Science and Nature

    Brains On! is a kid-friendly podcast that explores a different topic each week through expert interviews, fun segments, and music. 

    The show encourages curiosity and embraces all questions, whether silly or outlandish. Vocabulary can be technical for younger kids, but the hosts explain concepts well. While not focused on social justice or diverse perspectives, the show provides valuable information for kids interested in various topics. The podcast also provides follow-up resources on its website.

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    4. But Why?

    In this show, kids ask questions, and experts provide answers on a wide range of topics, from light-hearted ones like why ladybugs have spots to heavier topics like cancer and death. Host Jane Lindholm presents the answers in a way that is developmentally appropriate for young listeners. While some topics may be uncomfortable for some families, they allow adults to have further conversations with kids. 

    But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids has a strong following thanks to its use of kid-sourced questions, expert guests, and Common Core-aligned learning guides.

    5. Who Smarted?

    • Release date: October 18, 2020
    • Episodes Frequency: Every alternate day
    • Average Run Time: 20 minutes
    • Website: https://whosmarted.com/
    • Host: Team at Atomic Entertainment
    • Topics: History & Science

    A funny, creative, and educational podcast suitable for kids aged 5 and above and their parents. 

    WHO SMARTED? Uses storytelling, characters, and sound effects of teaching science and history topics in a fun way. It has received positive reviews from the New York Times, Common Sense Media, and Apple. 

    The team behind BRAIN GAMES and BRAINCHILD has created the podcast.

    6. Imaginary Worlds

    • Release Date: April 10, 2017
    • Episodes Frequency: Biweekly (Once in two weeks)
    • Average Run Time: 25 minutes
    • Website: Imaginary Worlds Podcast
    • Host: Alex Graves
    • Themes: Fictional Worlds, Storytelling, Creative Arts

    As the name suggests, Imaginary Worlds focuses on the power of imagination. Alex Graves curates a journey through various realms, exploring the intricacies of fictional worlds, dissecting storytelling techniques, and examining the impact of creative arts on our culture and society.

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    7. Dinosaur George Kids

    • Release Date: September 5, 2018
    • Episodes Frequency: Biweekly (Once in two weeks)
    • Average Run Time: 25 minutes
    • Website: https://www.dinosaurgeorgekids.com/
    • Host: Dinosaur George (George Blasing)
    • Themes: Paleontology, Dinosaurs, Ancient History, Adventure

    This one is meant for kids with a fascination for traveling. Dinosaur George Kids” is a time-traveling adventure designed for young minds eager to learn about the captivating world of dinosaurs. Hosted by the enthusiastic Dinosaur George, each episode is an immersive experience of the ancient past.

    Science podcasts are a great way to engage kids and adults alike in the wonders of the world around us. If you are not into podcasts, you can start with these seven podcasts that cover various topics, styles, and approaches to science education. 

    Whether you prefer to learn through expert interviews, kid-driven questions, silly characters, or interactive segments, there is a podcast for everyone. So tune in and expand your knowledge today!

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    Sonal Mishra

    Sonal Mishra

    As a Content Marketing Consultant, I leverage my creative background and apply design thinking to create value-based content. Whether it's through storytelling or other means, my goal is to make a positive difference.
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    Leo
    Leo
    6 months ago

    Are there any dinosaur-focused podcasts?

    Jackson
    Jackson
    5 months ago
    Reply to  Leo

     For your dino-loving child, check out “Dinosaur George Kids” – a show packed with fun facts and interviews with paleontologists!

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