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April Fools 2021 Ah, there's a great big spider on your head!!! ...April Fools! Here at Kids Listen we've been known to pull the odd prank! These podcasts are putting the foolishness in April Fools. 😋

by Kids Listen

    April Fools 2021

    Apr 01 2021

  • The Ten News - April Fool’s Day: Two Truths and a Lie!

    🤪 We're in the April Fool's Day spirit! Can you spot the prank in today’s two truths and a lie episode? It's harder than you think. 🏄‍♂️ Does surfer Dana McGregor really give surfing lessons to kids with the help of two goats named Pismo and Grover? 🔔 Did fast food company Taco Bell really purchase the Liberty Bell and rename the US landmark the Taco Liberty Bell? ⭐️ Did a huge star in a galaxy 75 million light-years away really just disappear? Listen until the end to find out if you got it r...more

  • Guardians of the Toast — Wonky Wednesdays with Story On

    Laura introduces Wonky Wednesdays, which take place the first Wednesday of every month on our twitter and instagram feeds. Then, she shares her silly story “Guardians of the Toast.” This story is based on the Wonky Wednesday story idea for January. Jett and Charlie are two birds reluctantly doing their part to guard the magical bird toast while the rest of their flock is having tons of fun splashing around in a little pool. Unbeknownst to the birds, a sly little fox named Cece is slowly making h...more

  • Stories for Wonderful Children: Moo!

    MooOOOooo! Some silliness just in time for April Fool's day.

  • Noodle Loaf: Feeling For Mangoes

    In this special Noodle Loaf episode, music education gets sprinkled with April tomfoolery for lots of singing, playing and laughter. Don’t be fooled by all the jokes though, the fun and learning are real. The episode contains a solfege pattern recognition game complete with animal sounds and beatboxing, an echo song about fruits and a mystery drawing game scored by Vivaldi. For fans of fun music for kids and giggling.

  • Newsy Jacuzzi: Five Crazy Spring Stories

    Happy Holi, Happy Easter and April Fools’! Hear about Spring celebrations, Spain’s 4-day week, the cotoneaster pollution-eating plant, NASA’s breath box on Mars and crazy Easter candy! Five unbelievable stories — four are totally true, but one will April Fool you!

  • Little News Ears: Queen Zina’s Weird and Gross News

    Queen Zina teaches us about weird and gross news for kids, including changing cheek cells into steaks, a lady walking off a plane on Ukraine International Airlines, the ugliest orchid in the world, a Japanese man selling masks of strangers, and a strange nativity scene at The Vatican.

  • Like You: Mindfulness for Kids - Silly Ways to Cheer Yourself Up

    Everyone feels sad sometimes, but if you’re looking for ways to cheer yourself up, we have some silly ideas!

  • The Imagine Neighborhood: Blame it on Blurghsday

    Every once in a while in The Imagine Neighborhood, we get thrown an extra day in the middle of a normal week when everything is topsy-turvy: that’s Blurghsday! There’s no right way to prepare for it, so you’ve just gotta roll with the punches. Scotty and Cap’n Marion both have a lot of adjusting to do and flexibility to practice when this week’s Blurghsday takes them by surprise. In this episode, we’re learning about being cognitively flexible — being able to change your plans when unexpected th...more

  • Good Words Podast: Preposterous!

    Things get pretty PREPOSTEROUS when Miss Lynn shares a true story from “The Past and the Curious” about meat falling from the sky (!!!) some extremely ridiculous riddles in, “GET IT?!?!?” and the Edward Lear poem, “The Table and the Chair.”

  • Dorktales: The Boy Who Cried Hedgewolf!

    Beware of the horrifying hedgewolf! Or maybe beware the bored shepherd boy with too much time on his hands. What devilish prank does he perpetrate, not once, not twice, but three times on the terrified townspeople? Listen to storyteller, Jonathan Cormur, and his trusty sidekick, Mr. Reginald T. Hedgehog, to find out what happens to the far-fetched fibber when he finally tells the truth.

  • Curious Kids Podcast: Curious About Hiccups and Farts

    Learn what hiccups and farts are and how to treat them. Find out whether animals hiccup and fart. Olivia also charms us with her own hiccup and fart sounds for your entertainment!

  • Cool Facts About Animals: Dragons with Mr. Eric and Dracomax

    Dragons are one of the most amazing animals in the world — but it’s hard to get the facts about them when they are so rare. Luckily, we were able to speak with Mr. Eric of What If World and a real live What If World dragon, Dracomax! Dracomax fills us in on all sorts of interesting stuff about dragons, like their favorite jokes, systems of governance, and their deepest, darkest secrets (it involves pudding). We hope you have as much fun listening as we did making this episode. If you do, be sure...more

  • Buttons and Figs: Epic Encore - The War of the Fools

    Once again…Nonsense appeared to be on a collision course with reason…presenting Buttons & Figs and the Oyster Actors on the Air in The War of the Fools. It was on this day, April 1st, in which weird happenings began to happen. Reporters began to report reportable events, reportable strange happenings, reportable odd sightings — a meat shower, a weird alphabet song, odd creatures sailing in a sieve making demands…what if it were all true?! Featuring voices from the pod-o-sphere, including The Pas...more

  • Book Power for Kids Episode S13 - Sherlock Holmes:The Red Headed League - April Fools 2021

    Welcome to another April Fools episode of Book Power for Vets! Wait what? Chaska, Lani and Mirabel team up to review a classic mystery, but everything is not as it seems. Can the Power kids solve the mystery of who re-wrote the script? Sherlock Holmes: The Red-Headed League #AprilFools 2021 reviewed by Lani, age 12, Chaska, age 13 and Mirabel, age 8

  • Best Whatever Ever! The Mystery of the Invisible Thief: An April Fools’ Day Story

    Detective Darlene Dewhardy is back and this time she needs to solve an April Fools’ Day mystery. The children of Trickleberry Lane wake up on April 1st to find their prized possessions missing! Who is behind the thefts? Is it an epic prank gone wrong? And could the thief be… invisible?! It’s up to Detective Darlene Dewhardy to crack the case.

  • At Your Level, At Your Fools

    At your fools cause April rules! This playful episode is NOT what you’re expecting… that is if you were expecting anything at all.

  • The Adventures of Power Dog in Dogland Bonus: No Yolks!

    Enjoy this bonus episode of jokes and laughs from this serial fiction podcast for kids and their families written by a mother & 6-year-old son team that follows the fantastical and thrilling adventures of sweet dogs on a planet called Dogland. Come visit the islands of Hawoofi’i and Meowie, and stay for the jokes, mindfulness-based problem-solving techniques, and delicious Dogland bananas that open when you boop them with your nose.

  • April Eight Songs and Stories Ep. 50 Oh No! April’s Dog Roxie Takes Over the Podcast!

    Well, it looks like Roxie, April’s dog, and podcasting sidekick, is taking over the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast because, no really, April’s daughters have accidentally turned her into a gnome! But no worries, Roxie has all sorts of brilliant songs and, uh, interesting stories to share.

  • Black History Month (Part 2)

    Feb 12 2021

  • Bedtime History: Harriet Tubman

    Learn about the brave woman who put her own life at risk to lead others to freedom along the Underground Railroad.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bedtimehistory)

  • Bedtime History: Maya Angelou

    Learn about the famous author and poet who helped the Civil Rights Movement and changed the world with her inspiring words and life story.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bedtimehistory)

  • Bedtime History: Jackie Robinson

    Learn about Jackie Robinson, who against all odds, became the first Major League baseball player for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/bedtimehistory)

  • Girl Tales: Nova's Lab! Becoming Bessie Coleman's Airplane

    Nova, a scientist and inventor, travels back in time to France in 1921 and becomes Bessie Coleman's airplane! Bessie Coleman was an African American and Native American pilot when flying airplanes in the United States was still illegal for women of color. Listen as Nova learns about how planes fly through the air!Written, performed, and produced by Tessa FlanneryExecutive Produced by Rebecca CunninghamOriginal Theme Music by Eli Denby Wood For the Grownups! Listen to Go With Nugget: https...more

  • Girl Tales: Nova's Lab! Meeting Katherine Johnson

    The follow up to our last Nova's Lab episode, this time Nova meets the real life NASA mathematician, Katherine Johnson! In this episode, Katherine Johnson teaches Nova about orbital mechanics and how she helped land astronauts on the moon. Written and produced by Tessa FlanneryStarring: Tessa Flannery & Lanee' SandersTo do the experiment at home: https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/centripetal-force-string-planets-orbit/Join Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/girltalesGirl Tales...more

  • All Things Madison: Black History 365, Amanda Gorman, America's Poet

    Did you watch the inauguration of President Joe Biden? If so, do you know who wowed the crowd with her impassioned speech? Or, who stole the opening at Super Bowl 55? It was none other than the hottest young poet to hit the scene in years - Amanda Gorman. Amanda has shown herself to be a formidable orator with her emergence on the national stage, as she sets the mic on fire with her clever use of metaphor and rhyme. Madison examines Amanda's imagery in this episode as we kick off our nod to Blac...more

  • Dorktales: George Washington Carver, Hidden Hero of History!

    A story of perseverance and the power of plants! Despite the barriers thrust upon him, George Washington Carver overcame society’s challenges to ultimately become one of the nation’s leading botanists and agricultural inventors. Did you know he discovered over 300 uses for the peanut? Carver used his celebrity to speak on racial harmony, hoping to leave the world a better place.Join us for future "Hidden Heroes of History" episodes of the Dorktales Storytime Podcast where you’ll discover more hi...more

  • Black History Month (Part 1)

    Feb 09 2021

  • Stoopkid Stories: Saving T-Zone

    Stoopkid Crew! Wasup?! Episode 2 is here!This episode you'll learn about gentrification and how McKinley and the BB twins step in to help their community. It's so important to hold on to the history and culture of the area you live in. Is there a place in your neighborhood that's special to you or your family? Have you ever experienced or seen gentrification in your own community? Tell me all about it!This episode is sponsored by Candlewick Press, featuring a new book called "The Camping Trip" b...more

  • All Things Madison: Life, Death, and Soul - A Review of Disney's Soul

    Madison kicks off Season Two as she explores the topic of death in a thoughtful review of the Disney-Pixar movie Soul. With the loss of close family members in recent months, Madison has had to navigate her emotions from happy to sad in order to find balance in her life. This review includes questions from friends of the show, children who are eager to get her perspective as well. You can learn more about her products at www.ShopMadisonLauren.com or find her on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com...more

  • Welcome to African Folktales!

    Children of color have few characters to whom they can relate within podcasts. As a result, many culturally rich stories and perspectives go unexplored. African Folktales, brings those unique perspectives to the forefront while grappling with challenges that most children face.

  • Dorktales: Louis Armstrong, Hidden Hero of History

    A tale of Mississippi river boats, parasol parades and breaking racial barriers! A man that built a music legacy and a legacy beyond music—Louis Armstrong transformed jazz music and became the beloved “Ambassador Satch” who performed all over the world! So much of his life was about a deep passion for music and using it to bring people together. Join us for future "Hidden Heroes of History" episodes of the Dorktales Storytime Podcast where you’ll discover more hidden heroes in science, tech...more

  • Story Seeds: A Worm's Worth with Jason Reynolds

    This week’s Story Seeds collaboration brings together 12 year old Irthan and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Jason Reynolds (poet, storyteller, National Book Award finalist, Newbery Honoree, and New York Times best-selling author.) Jason's latest work is Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, a Remix of the National Book Award-winning book by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. As National Ambassador, he recently started the Grab the Mic platform  which empowers young people  to share thei...more

  • The Ten News: How Georgia Flipped Blue

    ✊🏾 The Ten News goes deep into the Georgia Senate runoffs Black History Month. 🗳 Why was this runoff election such a huge deal? What was it like to be in Georgia while the Senate runoff elections were happening? Podcast producer and Atlanta resident Jaime Albright joins us to help really get a sense of the history made in Georgia. 🍑 When did the peach become the official state fruit of Georgia? 🥧 Plus! what happens at the Georgia Peach Festival every year?📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!✊...more

  • The Ten News: Celebrating Black History ✊🏾

    ⏲️ We answer a listener question: What is a filibuster? ✊🏾 Our celebration of Black History Month continues with Five Fascinating Facts! 🛰 How does a satellite orbiting the Earth monitor climate change from outer space? 🦎 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!🎇 Join us on Instagram✊🏾 Discover 5 ways you can celebrate Black History Month virtually in 2021🛰 Explore the Earth from outer space aboard the Sentinel-6🗣 Go on, unlock the fascinating history of th...more

  • Noodle Loaf: Pedal On!

    Noodle Loaf has just released an album of echo songs! It is an EP of 5 songs about 5 inspiring figures of Black History and you can find it wherever music is streamed or downloaded.  Some songs from that EP and more appear in this special Black History themed episode... Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (Creative Movement) ✪ James Baldwin Used His Words (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Clap It Back (Rhythmic Awareness) ✪ Pedal On! A Song About Major Taylor (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ The cornbread recipe fea...more

  • Noodle Loaf: Ear Worms and Eye Rolls

    Our celebration of Black History Month continues with a joyful Gospel song called "Glory Glory," shared with us by Eli "Paperboy" Reed.  And as if that wasn't enough we've got rhyming games and a fill-in-the-blank story about why we get upset and what to do when we're feeling that way.   Rhyme Time (Improvisation/Phonological Awareness) ✪ Glory Glory (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ You Make The Story (Verbal Improvisation) ✪ Special thanks to Eli "Paperboy" Reed for sharing this week's song.  Find ...more

  • Little News Ears: The First African-American Chief of Staff

    In this episode of Little News Ears from June 15, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about Charles Q. Brown becoming the Chief of Staff representing the Air Force and Kathy Sullivan traveling to the deepest part of the ocean. They also learn about the literary games Dear Holmes and Dear Reader and how Mitt Romney's father influenced him to protest during a #BlackLivesMatter event. They also learn how North Korea is exporting sand and violating sanctions.The newest videos and podcasts can always be fo...more

  • Episode 49: Under Your Feet

    This episode is about places that used to be and which are now covered up by something new. Yarrow Mamout was an unusual man in early America, but the black business leader's story was literally buried by buildings near Washington DC. In the 2000s, his story came to light. Also, the Los Angeles communities of La Loma, Palo Verde, and Bishop were often grouped together under the name Chavez Ravine. The people of these communities were uprooted, and now Dodger stadium stands where they once liv...more

  • Episode 40 Robert Smalls And Basketballs

    The Harlem Globetrotters were more than a show. They were an incredible barnstorming team who helped integrate the NBA. Told by Mick Sullivan with help from Dustin Baron Robert Smalls was responsible for one of the most daring escapes during the Civil War, helped convince Lincoln that African Americans should be allowed to serve as Union soldiers, and ultimately was an important politician. Told by Jermaine Fowler of the Humanity Archive (www.thehumanityarchive.com) All this and more!

  • Parents!

    Parents can be pretty amazing sometimes - these two stories feature parents who went above and beyond for their kids and their community. Ada Blackjack was an Inupiat woman who was the only survivor of an extreme Arctic expedition, and she did it all for her son. The McCoy Family of Michigan had escaped enslavement in the South, but as their daughter Anna would find out, that wasn't the end of their story. This episode features the esteemed voice talents of Greg and Abigail Maupin.

  • Halloween Podcasts for Kids 2020! #KidsListenSweeps

    Oct 29 2020

  • The Fina Mendoza Mysteries: Bonus Episode - Dia de los Muertos

    This Sunday and Monday, the first and second of November, are the Mexican holiday known as Dia de los Muertos – the Day of the Dead. It’s a celebration we include in The Fina Mendoza Mysteries as Fina and her older sister Gabby try to come to terms with moving across the country from California to Washington after the death of their mom. To honor all of our moms and other loved ones who are no longer with us on this earth, we’re sharing this short scene from the podcast. By the way, we have a cu...more

  • 7 in 7: Halloween Episode Part 1: Real Creatures with Creepy Names

    In today's episode of 7 in 7 we have Part 1 of Halloween Episode: Real Creatures with Creepy Names! So hit play and listen to "Halloween Episode: Real Creatures with Creepy Names (Part 1)". Creatures with Creepy Names in Todays Episode: Vampire Squid Ghost Bats Thorny Devil Skeleton Shrimp Death’s Head Hawk Moth Goblin Shark Gila Monsters (“HEE-luh Monster”) Our Most Popular Podcast Episodes: The Jokes For Kids Episode #1 The Riddles Episode The Space Episode! Message to ou...more

  • April Eight Songs & Stories: Ep 53: SONG: "The Witchy Sing-Along Song"

    Roxie tells a not-really-a-story story about her Halloween past. Of course, like any good witch, the Which Witch likes Halloween so much she wrote a whole song about it – “The Witchy Sing-Along Song”! Find April Eight at -  instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories facebook.com/aprileight aprileight.com And join the April Eight Patreon for lessons and songs, bonus stories, excerpts from April's YA novel, and more - https://www.patreon.com/AprilEight  

  • At Your Level: Episode 8: Hallow...in?

    What do you think this Halloween is going to look like? Witch ever way you slice it, this episode will try to answer that question - in the interview, the Nerd Out, even the ASMR is related to it. We’ve loaded it up with gourd puns and trom-bone bits. You’ll be laughing ’til you’re coffin.

  • Best Whatever Ever! Stories for Kids: Albert Apeinstein Saves Halloween!

    Albert Apeinstein is the world’s smartest chimpanzee. One day, he decides to escape from the zoo… only to stumble onto a Halloween block party! Everyone thinks he’s just a kid in a very realistic chimp costume, so he fits right in. Albert learns that if you speak the magic password, “Trick or Treat?” (which comes out sounding like “Ooh-ooo-ah-ah!”) people will give you candy. Lots of candy! But when Albert encounters a lonely little girl handing out bananas, he decides to help make her house the...more

  • Book Club for Kids: The Apprentice Witch by James Nicol

    Think becoming a witch is easy? Think again. Readers from Changing Hands bookstore in Phoenix discuss James Nicol's tale of becoming a professional witch called "The Apprentice Witch." Our celebrity reader is public radio journalist (and amateur ice hockey player) Susan Valot. Our writer talks about how he created the rules for his magical world and confesses that he wasn't much of a reader when he was young. Kitty Felde is host. www.bookclubforkids.org

  • Buttons & Figs: The Spirit of Halloween

    I'm afraid our Halloween musical has been interrupted by an emergency holiday announcement....but wait, who's that at the door?! The Spirit of Halloween written by mark pena lyrics & vocals by mark pena audio produced by pamela rogers & blaise collins sfx by Zapsplat

  • Cool Facts About Animals: Crows - Halloween Episode!

    Do you think crows are scary? In this episode, we learn that crows are scary – scary smart! Did you know that crows can solve 8-step puzzles, make and use tools, recognize faces, hold a grudge and even obey traffic lights? In this episode, we learn all about these spooky smart creatures. This episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween collaboration. I’ll be updating the show notes with a link to all the episodes once it’s published, or head to the Kids Listen app and search for the Halloween P...more

  • Curious Kid Podcast: Curious About Rats

    In episode 108, we get curious about rats for Louis from Vienna, Austria.  Why do humans think rats are scary?  Where can lots of rats be found?  How do rats cool themselves off?  We learn so many interesting things about rats in this special Halloween episode.Send Us An E-mail - curiouskidpodcast@gmail.comLeave Us A Voicemail - 856-425-2324Support Us On Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/CuriouskidpodcastShop Curious Kid Podcast Merchandise - http://tee.pub/lic/fqXchg3wUVUFol...more

  • Girl Tales: Ms. Katrina Van Tassel - A Halloween Story

    Ms. Van Tassel's theatre class is working hard to prepare for their annual Halloween production of, The Tale of the Headless Horseman. But when Ms. Van Tassel catches the flu, a miserable substitute is sent in her place! Writer, Producer, Performer: Rebecca Cunningham Original Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van Wijk For the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesOne Time Donation: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/girl-talesRebecca’s Newsletter:&n...more

  • The Good Eggs: Chapter 2 - Forgiveness

    Hi Kids! We saw in Chapter 1 the Eggs using Understanding to help Benedict. Let's see what happens in Chapter 2 when Benedict needs to ask for Forgiveness. He's learning . . .

  • The Good Words Podcast: OSTENTATIOUS (encore)

    Complete show notes at https://www.patreon.com/posts/42852087.

  • Ill-Advised Stories: Sparkie and Spazoid's First Adventure

    It's finally here! Sparkie and Spazoid are on a mission to find a new home for the human race but on the way out of our star system they stopped on the an icy moon of Europa and found a crashed alien ship. Support the show (http://illadvisedstories.com)

  • The Imagine Neighborhood: Alakazambra's Halloween Party

    It’s Halloween in The Imagine Neighborhood™! Scotty and Vac have built a super-spooky haunted house, and they can’t wait to scare the socks off of everyone. But when Alakazambra stops by, there’s just one problem: she doesn’t feel scared.   Alakazambra invites Scotty and Vac over to her house for a truly terrifying time, where she conjures the scariest creature in the universe! But this time, Scotty and Vac aren’t scared. It turns out that different people can feel differently about the same ...more

  • Newsy Jacuzzi: Hungry Ghosts Festival, Halloween, Day of the Dead, and more!

    On our Spooky Special episode, hear about Asia’s Hungry Ghost Festival, America’s Halloween and Mexico’s Day of the Dead, which all have more in common than you think. But that’s not all, we also have the mystery of killer whales that go bump at sea and Japan’s drive-in haunted houses.

  • Noodle Loaf: Like an Overjoyed Seal

    To play this podcast you will need a body, a head, paper and crayons or something like crayons like pencils.  And some time.  And a desire to have fun.  That's more or less it.  You'll see. Dance Dance Noodleution (Creative Movement / Body Isolation) ✪ I Made a Costume pt. 3 (Echo Song / Pitch Matching) ✪ Floor Banana ✪ Guided Doodle ft. Mozart (Music Appreciation / Listening Skills) ✪✪✪ FAMILIES BELONG - the new board book from Dan Saks available from Penguin Random House ✪✪✪ https://bit.ly/fam...more

  • The Purple Rocket Podcast: Winston's Book of Wizardry

    If you are a Harry Potter fan, something tells me you'll enjoy this year's Halloween Special: Winston's Book of Wizardry. While Winston waited for his little sister to finish getting ready to go trick or treating, he did something he doesn't normally do - he cracked open a book. In a flash of light the book sucked him into it and sent him on an adventure through the magical world of Berry Cotter. Transformed into the hero of the story, Winston, or Berry Cotter as he's now known, must defeat Lord...more

  • Story Spectacular: Scaredy Beardy

    CLICK HERE for promotions and discounts from today’s sponsor: http://storyspectacular.com/partners Boo the Bear is about to go trick or treating for the very first time. All of the other forest friends are dressed up in spooky costumes. Boo is feeling a bit scared by this Halloween scene. Perhaps his forest friends can help him feel better about trick-or-treater? After this Spook-Tacular tale, we will hear from some of our other animal friends in a brand new Ani-Mail segment! - - - - Listen to S...more

  • The Ten News: Halloween's Blue Moon and Candy Slingshots 🎃

    In today’s episode: 🎃 Get 5 ideas how to keep this year's Halloween spooky and fun 🌜 Hear some interesting facts about this Halloween's special blue moon (with Laine Farber of the Nature Nerds podcast) 💀 Learn more about Mexico’s celebration, Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos).🌜 This is cool! Read how A rare "blue moon" will light up the Halloween night sky🏚️ Don't be scared, but these are 31 of the Scariest Town Names in America💀 Impress your friends with Top 10 things to know about the...more

  • This Week in the Multiverse #25: Vote for Dracula

    Dracula and Fart Boy debate the issues in the race for president of the multiverse.

  • Time for Lunch: Pumpkins!

    What’s big and orange and can weigh up to two thousand pounds? This week, it’s the season two finale of Time For Lunch and it is all about pumpkins! Hannah and Harry speak with a Ron Wallace, who specializes in growing pumpkins of record-breaking size, learn the recipe for a tasty autumn snack that helps cut down on food waste, and explore a new perspective on an iconic scary story. Time For Lunch is going to be on a little autumn break for the first few weeks of November, but will back just in ...more

  • Unspookable: Ghost Ships

    You see a crew-less vessel approaching through the fog on a moonless night at sea.. can you trust that your eyes were telling you the truth? Is there really a ship sailing with no one aboard? We've talked about the creatures that lurk in the ocean's depths, but what about the traces of the humans that have crossed those same waters? We'll look at these questions and the legend of Ghost Ships on this episode of Unspookable.  Host: Elise ParisianWritten by: Ellenor Riley-ConditCreated, Produced, E...more

  • Warrior Kids - Considerate Costumes for Halloween

    In Episode 4 of Season 2, we talk about some of the coolest Halloween costumes that we have seen over the years and how to ensure that we don’t use costumes that hurt peoples’ feelings. Please join us every week as we talk about everything Indigenous and share each other’s stories about what warrior kids are doing to protect our peoples and the planet. For more information about our podcast, you can check us out online at https://www.warriorkidspodcast.com If you would like to support this po...more

  • What Will She Do Next? Mary Shelley: Halloween Special

    This episode offers a friendly warning: Never judge a book by its cover.Starring Georgia Kate Haege. Featuring T.J. Newton, Sarah Smith & Jacob Hoffman.Written and Narrated by Gabrielle Mirabella.Musical Composition & Production by Ernie Bird. 

  • New Years Sweeps!

    Jan 15 2020

  • RETROSPECTIVE (GWP Earpetizer)

    Host Lynn Hickernell welcomes the new year with a Kids Listen Sweeps episode of the Good Words Podcast about the word, "retrospective." Featured in this bonus episode: a "Say What?!?" segment about the expression, "Hindsight is 20/20," a poem by Emily Dickinson, a reprise of favorite jokes from past episodes, and, "Clear," from Miss Lynn's song cycle, "Bottle Builder."   Show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/33064563.

  • 148 - What if dragons can't fly?

    Dracomax wakes up one morning to discover that half of each wing has somehow disappeared! Can Lola rabbit help him find answers in the enchanted forest? Lessons include: Most things don’t come back when they’re used up, so we’ve all get to try to reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as possible; imagining how others might be affected by your decisions can help you make better choices. What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stori...more

  • New Years SPECTACULAR

    Join Angela Ferrari, Digger the Dog, Tilde the Tortoise and Birdie for a special New Years' Eve EXTRAVAGANZA!!! We will pull out of the party favors, make new year's resolutions, learn some fun facts all about New Years history from Tilde the Tortoise, laugh along to some silly jokes from Digger the Dog and sing some New Years songs like "Auld Lang Syne", "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow" and more... - - - Story Spectacular is written and hosted by children’s book author Angela Ferrari. To learn mo...more

  • Lesson 6 - New Years Part Uno!

    Bring your fiesta hats, because it's time to celebrate El Año Nuevo with your amigos Evan, Vanessa, Mrs. Elephant, and Mr. Mouse! Support the show (and get special gifts) at https://www.patreon.com/eatyourspanish!

  • Ep. 49 A Happy New Year Song!

    I pulled out my ukulele for episode number 49 - a fun song I wrote to ring in the new year. And no matter when you listen to this, you’ll always have a whole year ahead of you, whether it is July 1st or January 1st! Isn’t that a funny idea? April Eight's Happy New Year Song by April Eight  It’s New Years, hey! Such a lovely holiday A whole year ahead for something new… When you shine your light into something bold and bright It makes a magic that will always see you through It’s true! All the re...more

  • 9 Awesome Kids’ Podcasts Celebrating Pride Month

    Jul 19 2019

  • Love Is…: a soothing bedtime story and relaxation

    It's bedtime and Mia has a question for her mom. She wonders what love is, and how she can share her love with others. Find out what she learns. The post Love Is…: a soothing bedtime story and relaxation appeared first on Ahway Island.

  • How Are Babies Made?

    How are babies made? We speak with Cory Silverberg, author of What Makes A Baby, for answers to questions about how we all come into the world.

  • 'Three Clever Brothers' | feat. Alexandra Billings (Transparent)

    Alexandra Billings (Transparent, Paddleton) stars in this Indian/Persian/Tunisian/Siberian/Iraqi/Uzbekistani folktale about the power of a keen eye and a quick mind.

  • Nova’s Lab! Becoming the First Pride Flag

    It’s our newest segment, Nova’s Lab! Nova is a kid scientist who time travels to exciting moments in history where she becomes different objects as a scientific experiment. This month, she’s traveling to the Gay Freedom Day Parade in San Francisco 1978 where she will morph into the very first Pride flag! Discover with Nova how our eyes know the difference between each color in the rainbow flag and learn how you can make your very own rainbow at home! Written, Produced, ...more

  • Issue 28: Whatever It Takes

    Issue 28: Whatever It Takes Listen Now! Happy Pride, Weirdos! This episode is the culmination of our 2019 Pride Month story arc! As Dagney's plan transforms from "I bet there's going to be a cool twist" to "Holy cow, she's acting like a supervillain," Ameenah "Graphene" and Kirby "Baninja" are prisoners on the back of Mrs. Pawnson's invisible plane. How are they going to get out? And what are they going to do once they're out? We're excited to be part of the Kids Listen Pride Sweep...more

  • ENCORE: Dingo Bingo Bongo Pride-O

    It's an encore airing of a fan favorite episode with a bonus segment about rainbows.  Rainbows?  Yup! Rainbows for Pride month as part of the Kids Listen Pride week! This episode also features our ode to diverse families called "A Family Can Be" AND has a gust appearance by Adam from Guster. Guster?  Yup! Guster! So spread the love and noodle your loaf along with us. A Family Can (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Trivia: Instrument or Animal w/Adam Gardner (Music Appreciation) ✪ Clap It Back - Put ...more

  • Getting My Wings

    Stevie is disappointed when he finds out he’ll have to go to camp this summer. He thought he’d finally have a chance to relax and be himself, but now he’ll have to go on living a “double life”, just like he does during the school year. It’s exhausting! Will this summer be the catastrophe that he’s imagining, or will it finally be the one where Stevie gets his wings? Listen in to this Pride Month story to find out!If you would like to support Stories Podcast, you can subscribe and give us a five ...more

  • SQUELCH (The Good Words Podcast)

    This episode for Kids Listen's Pride-themed sweeps is full of collaborations with other KL podcasts! Miss Lynn explains the word, "squelch" with help from Little Stories for Tiny People's "Tad and Fish," a poem read by What If World's Mr. Eric, and a "Do Over" about "The Boob Tube," with Circle Round's Rebecca Sheir. Also a discussion with family therapist Emily King, and "Say What?" about the phrase, "Wear your heart on your sleeve." Show notes for this episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/...more

  • 126 - What if baseballs and basketballs were alive?

    Alley-Oop, is a basketball through and through. The only trouble is, she was born looking like a baseball! But when she finds the magic to look like her true self, will her community understand and celebrate Alley-Oop’s transformation? What If World is celebrating Pride with a story about love, identity, and understanding. You can catch a slew of other Pride-themed episodes produced this month as part of the Kids Listen Pride Sweeps by the following shows: Be Calm on Ahway Island, But Why, Circ...more

  • April Fools!

    Apr 01 2019

  • What if monsters were made of carpet and each step you took it hurted cause the teeth were sticking up?

    Cthunkle, Squiderella, and Scully think they have to scare chickens in order to get eggs from them. Could there be a better way? Find out in this EXTRA whacky April Fools’ story. Lessons include: Kindness and cooperation can be a lot more effective than being loud and scary; Messing with technology you don’t understand can be dangerous. Today’s episode was part of the Kids Listen April Fool’s Sweeps! Here some handy links to The Good Words Podcast and Cool Facts About Animals. I hope you enjoy t...more

  • 'When Fish Fly' | feat. HGTV's 'The Cousins:' John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino

    John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino (HGTV’s “Cousins on Call) co-star in this story about a man who gets a very tricky lesson about the dangers of gossip.

  • Poodle Poaf

    Do you like falsehoods and fallacies?  How about music and games?  A touch of tomfoolery?  We've got it all folks in this April Fools themed episode we call Poodle Poaf.  It's part of the #KidsListen April Fools Sweeps event along with other fine shows like Multiverse and Good Stuff Kids.  Press play and brace for giggles and rhymes.   Pizza Penguin (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Kids Talking About Stuff - Steel Pan Trinidad Carnival Edition (Music Appreciation) ✪ Dance Dance Noodleution (Creative...more

  • VERISIMILITUDE (The Good Words Podcast)

    Very special Kids Listen Sweeps "April Fool's" episode!  Host Lynn Hickernell introduces the theme word, "verisimilitude."  Features an excerpt from the podcast, "How Do We Fix It?" on the topic of confirmation bias, a "Do Over" with Emily King about "The Bully," "GET IT?!?!?" and the debut of a new segment, "Say What?!?" about the phrase, "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing." The episode concludes with an original poem, read by Tara Bahna-Outman. Complete show notes for this episode at https://www.pat...more

  • This Week in the Multiverse #20: Inter-dimensional April Fools

    Obnoxious Alexa schools SG on April Fools, in every sense of the word! • Backwards talking! • Outraged Puritans! • A burning at the stake! • Giant commemorative whoopee cushions! • Plus: Ginormous pt. 4!

  • April Fools Day All Jokes SPECTACULAR

    Let’s celebrate April fools day with a special all jokes episode hosted by Digger the Dog. You will hear silly jokes from Tilde, Birdie and even our real life listeners Aoife, Cecelia, Lincoln, Luka and Mason. We will also hear some up-roar-ious Ani-Mail from Evangeline, twin brothers Felix and Ross, Juniper and Vivien. - - - Story Spectacular is written and hosted by children’s book author Angela Ferrari. To learn more about the show and to purchase original children’s books go to: http://story...more

  • Minisode: Mysterious Voices

    Alexa and Beni research the comic book Take Back Time (TBT) and its mysterious creator. Creator / writer / director: Dania Ramos Sound designer / audio engineer: Michael Aquino ”In the Timestorm” written & performed by Michael Aquino   ALEXA VENTURA: Leilany Figueroa BENI VENTURA: Claudio Venancio MYSTERIOUS VOICES: ? ? ?   Full episode credits, scripts, and resources available at CocotazoMedia.com/timestorm Twitter: @CocotazoMedia Facebook: facebook.com/CocotazoM Instagram: @CocotazoMedia Suppo...more

  • Buttons and Figs: War of the Fools

    Nonsense appeared to be on a collision course with reason...presenting Buttons & Figs and the Oyster Actors on the Air in The War of the Fools. It was on this day, April 1st, in which weird happenings began to happen. Reporters began to report reportable events, reportable strange happenings, reportable odd sightings - a meat shower, a weird alphabet song, odd creatures sailing in a sieve making demands...what if it were all true?! Featuring voices from the pod-o-sphere, including The Past & ...more

  • April Fools' Day: Prank Club 2019

    Jonathan has something to say, but will BeeBop get the last word? This April Fools’ Day episode is in partnership with Kids Listen, with special shout-outs to Good Words Podcast and Cool Facts About Animals!

  • Good Stuff Kids: Episode #189 – Sonia De Los Santos

    Happy April Fool’s Day! This year I pranked myself by skipping episode #189 and going straight from episode #188 to episode #190. Absent mindedness in episode numbering aside it was a pleasure to welcome Sonia De Los Santos to the Good Stuff Kids podcast. “Sonia was born with a smile on her face (that’s what her mom always says) and she can easily find the things in the world that bring her joy. On ¡Alegría!, a bilingual album for families, Sonia thought deeply about the elements of her life tha...more

  • But Why: Why Do We Laugh?

    Why do we laugh? Why do you feel ticklish when someone tickles you? Why can't you tickle yourself? We learn about how humor develops with Gina Mireault of the Infant Laughter Project at Northern Vermont University.

  • Cool Facts About Animals: Unicorns

    We looked high and low for the information we needed to research our episode on unicorns. But try as we might, we could not find even basic facts like what unicorns eat, what the horn is for, and what their favorite jokes are.  Luckily, Professor Abacus P. Grumbler, resident What If World unicorn expert, was able to answer all our questions.  Special thanks to Prof. Abacus and Mr. Eric for this episode! And special thanks to Xia for the request. And of course, as always, thanks to Andrew of Ear ...more

  • Book Power: Episode S7 - Fjällbo

    Blobby pictures, a cast of bizarrely shaped screws and a book that makes as much sense read backwards as forwards? The Power kids may be facing their biggest challenge ever as they take a break from respectable literature and review the Fjällbo instruction manual from Ikea! Fjällbo instruction manual reviewed by Chaska, Leilani and Mirabel.   For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com .   Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.p...more

  • Our Best #Podghasts!

    Oct 30 2018

  • Ep. 32 Story 1: The Which Witch and the Goblin

    I’m so excited to have a Halloween Story for you today called "The Which Witch and the Goblin", it is Episode 32! Story 1 : On Halloween night, all goblins gather at Great Goblin Hall to share their tales of the gobliny deeds they've done throughout the year. But Gilbert Goblin doesn't want to - it's too scary! Gilbert goes to the tricky Which Witch for advice. Will she and her cat Jinxy help him or trick him? A special Halloween story about following your heart and honoring your own voice. Web:...more

  • Ep. 34 Story 2: The Which Witch and the Goblin

    Story 2: A goblin, a witch, and a muddy white cat walk into a Goblin Gathering... A shy young goblin named Gilbert looks for help from the dreaded Which Witch and her cat Jinxy to speak before the Goblin Council at the Great Goblin Gathering on Halloween night. A delgithful  story for your kids at bath time, bedtime, car time, and family time.  Web: aprileight.com Kids Listen: app.kidslisten.org Insta: instagram.com/aprileightsongsandstories Facebook: facebook.com/aprileight Get your Reward! pat...more

  • Monster Masks: a kid’s bedtime, nap time story and relaxation

    Our dragon hears a lot of commotion and peeks out of the forest. Lots of strange monsters and creatures are out wandering through the streets. Dragon feels a little frightened until the creatures begin to laugh and Dragon realizes it just the kids trick or treating. The post Monster Masks: a kid’s bedtime, nap time story and relaxation appeared first on Ahway Island.

  • Hoodoo by Ronald L. Smith

    Writer Ronald L. Smith takes us on a trip down south, to the backwoods of Alabama, where a young boy was born with a heart-shaped birthmark, the mark of magic, or Hoodoo, according to his grandmama. Hoodoo must learn to tap his inner powers of magic to battle evil. Veteran public radio journalist Brian Watt is celebrity reader. Ron Smith just won the Corretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Award from the American Library Association for "Hoodoo."

  • Episode 017 - The Whispering Skull (Lockwood and Co book 2)

    Lucy Carlyle is a certified ghost hunter who can take down a specter with a steel nerve and a silver rapier. But an evil talking skull in a jar with a smart-aleck sense of humor might be too much even for her!   Chaska, age 11, reviews The Whispering Skull: Book 2 of Lockwood and Company by Jonathan Stroud.   To see all of the Halloween Sweeps episodes got to: https://medium.com/@brennenpower/trick-or-treats-for-your-ears-kidslistensweeps-podghasts-7d5e78784361   For que...more

  • Ghost of podcasts past: Halloween Nonsense

    Sail in our way-back sieve to visit the ghost of Halloween past with a listener favorite from 2016 - Halloween Nonsense with the Kit-Kats! This was a special Halloween episode hosted by the Kit-Kats, Mr. Kaegi's 2nd grade class in Oak Park, IL. Be sure to download our spooky activity sheet filled with ideas for the season....and stay tuned....we will have more spooky stories heading your way...Bawhahahahaaaaaa! #kidslistensweeps #podghasts

  • Why Do We Celebrate Halloween?

    Why do we celebrate Halloween? Who created this holiday? Where do pumpkins come from and why do we carve them? This week we're answering your Halloween questions with a professor of all kinds of scary and creepy things, Regina Hansen of Boston University.

  • 'The Rice Cakes And The Oni' | ft. Tamlyn Tomita and Hudson Yang

    Tamlyn Tomita ("The Good Doctor") and Hudson Yang ("Fresh Off The Boat") star in this Japanese story about a mother and son team with a seriously good sense of humor. Download a coloring page for this episode here: wbur.org/circleround/coloring-pages

  • Vampire Bats

    It's our first Halloween episode! To celebrate this spooky holiday, we are bringing you a rather creepy animal - the vampire bat. Because the mom on this show does not much like vampire bats, the kids on this show try to convince her (i.e., me) that vampire bats are more cool than creepy. Do they succeed? Listen to find out!  This episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps. Make sure you check out some of the other awesome podcasts taking part in this, including The Alien Adventures of ...more

  • The Princess Musicians of Maple Street by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk

    Kitty’s band with her friends Turtle, Birdie, and Rabbit are practicing for Battle of the Bands at their school but when her grandpa moves in, they lose their rehearsal space! Practicing at the abandoned house on Maple Street is their only option to win but there’s a chance the house might be haunted. What will they do? by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk Adapted from Town Musicians of Bremen by the Brothers Grimm Starring: Chad Chenail, Rebecca Cunningham, Polina Ionina, Gulshan Mia, Rebeca Rad, and...more

  • Episode #161 – Mr. Singer’s Halloween Spectacular

    Mr. Singer is back to talk about his brand new album ‘Happy Haunted Halloween’. It’s perfect for little ears who are going to go out on a trick or treating adventure! Make sure that your little ghosts and goblins feast upon this very sweet ear candy. You can also go back and hear Mr. Singer’s first time on the podcast, episode #136. Happy Halloween! Be sure to listen all the way through the episode to hear the brand new song ‘Ain’t Scared of Nothin”.

  • Issue 8: The Secret Origins of Graphene

    Issue 8: The Secret Origins of Graphene Listen Now! Not every superhero has powers that come from a science experiment or nuclear accident. Sometimes, an origin story is more unusual. More illogical. More… spooky. On this episode, we’ll travel back in time to the moment when Ameenah Amparo received her superpowers. These powers have made her into the superhero known as Graphene. But the powers did not come for free. BE A HERO! LISTEN TODAY!This is a serialized story, and a new episode...more

  • Zebra and Donkey's Halloween

    My first PICTURE BOOK, Little Fox Can't Wait to Dream, will be on sale November 4th! Take a moment to sign up for the email list at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com to be the first to hear about the book's release! And take a look at my social media pages to stay informed, too. Happy Halloween, friends! I'm here to share a VERY SILLY Halloween story, featuring mistaken identities, bad jokes, and a sweet friendship. ENJOY! Many other members of Kids Listen are releasing Halloween episodes...more

  • Pillowcase Pants

    Ever wonder what it sounds like when a tiny dog knocks on a door and asks for candy? Finding out has never been easier thanks to today's edition of Name That Sound.  Plus! Let your inner and outer children be inspired by Saint Saens' Danse Macabre as you paint an imaginary bubble from the inside.  Also!!! An echo song about the joy of making your own costume.   Name That Sound (Listening Skills) ✪ I Made a Costume (Echo Song/Pitch Matching) ✪ Bubble Painting (Creative Movement) ✪ SURVEY:  https:...more

  • Monsters and Ghosts

    Private and Skipper discuss the realities of the Loch Ness Monster, and Ghosts.

  • Episode One: Periwinkle's Parrot

    Periwinkle "Wink" Mackenzie excitedly waits to purchase the next book in her favorite series, The Windward Chronicles, early on the morning of its release. She never suspects that receiving the new book will be only the beginning of an unforeseen adventure.   This story is a part of the Windward Ho! Collection.   For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com   Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! customerservice@sparklestories.com

  • 79: Wanda the Witch

    You're invited to an enchanting Halloween bash with Wanda the Witch and her silly cat Jinx. Wanda can't wait to impress all of her guests with her magic dance shoes. But oh no! Wanda's shoes won't stop dancing!!! Who will save the day? Digger the Dog will also stop by and tell us some funny Halloween jokes. It's gonna be a "SPOOK-Tacular" Time!!! Story Spectacular is written and hosted by children’s book author Angela Ferrari. To learn more about the show and to purchase original children’s book...more

  • Bobs' & Tweets Trick-or-Treat 🎃 written by Pepper Springfield

    Written by Pepper Springfield and narrated by Rob Griffiths Lou Tweet and Dean Bob can't wait to go trick-or-treating on Bonefish Street on Halloween. This year, they're entering the Best Halloween Block contest, which means they need to visit every house and mark down each delicious treat that they receive. But with spooky houses, a power outage, and another big Tweets and Bobs family feud, will Lou and Dean be able to accomplish their task and win the contest? Find out in another spooky instal...more

  • Ep. 25: Fakes And Frauds!

    Some people just can't be honest, and some try to pass off something phony as something real. This episode is about a would-be Shakespeare named William Henry Ireland, and a gang of body snatchers who try to pilfer a president's dead body - gross! Featuring Rhea Pechter, Jonathan Messinger, and more. Written and produced by Mick Sullivan.

  • This Week in the Multiverse #12: Monster Fishing Expedition

    Piercing the barriers of the multiverse to bring you: • Dracula, Wolf-Man and Frankenstein on a monster-bro fishing trip! • SG ODs on gillyweed, becomes fishman! • A musical number! • Worst horror story ever: "The Vampire's Eternal Kiss!" • Vengeful ghost salmon! • Invisible man pranks! • Pitchfork-wielding angry villagers!

  • This Week in the Multiverse #13: Ghost Truckin' Pt. 1

    Earth 13: the creepy world where scary highway stories come to life! • The Hook-Handed Killer by the Side of the Road Preparatory Academy! • Ghost Truckers! • Haunted CB Radios! • The Ghost Trucker Ghost Stop! • Scary Monkeys with Clown Faces! • Cursed Sloppy Joes!

  • The Mask of the Crow Scientist

    Not a true crime story, but a true science story! Starring a murder of crows, a person in a creepy mask, and one very curious scientist named Kaeli Swift. We unravel the mystery of what appears like scene from a Halloween fright night, but is actually an experiment designed to reveal the reasons for some very weird crow behavior. Turns out, you can get a lot of strange looks on the road to science discovery. NOTE: This episode is about the scientific study of death in animals. No animals die in...more

  • 98 - What if unicorns lived in Halloween bushes?

    Mr. Eric is joined by young listener named Sloan who will help him tell a totally improvised Halloween special! Can Sloan the Little Unicorn find JFKat after he is scared out of their spooky house by an unapologetic Skeleton Ghost?Lessons include: It’s important to express even the less popular feelings, like guilt and fear; it’s easy to forgive others when you’re able to see from their perspective.This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! Take minute to check out the fun ...more

  • Schools (almost) out for summer!

    Jun 01 2018

  • What If World: 77 - What if parents went to school and kids went to work and my doll Rosa came alive and danced with Fair Elise?

    Mr. Eric teams up with Rhea Pechter of Little Stories for Tiny People this week. Fair Elise and Pixacato are fed up with work and school, respectively. Good thing it’s Freaky Friday! Can Fair Elise survive a day in ballet school? Can Pixacato solve the mystery of the missing robot brains? Did Alabaster Zero also get Freaky Friday’d, or does the grizzled cop just really love ballet?Lessons include: both work and school take a special kind of endurance, we should respect each other’s efforts; pare...more

  • Tumble: The Sleep Camp Experiment

    You’ve never heard of a summer camp like this before. It’s a science camp, but the campers ARE the science! Imagine playing volleyball with electrode helmets, going to bed attached to sleep machines, and having scientists study popsicles made of your spit (“spitsicles”). We talk to the scientist who started Sleep Camp, a study that’s been going on for over 30 years. Join us as we learn what Sleep Camp has taught us about why sleep is so important for kids and teens. Our question from JoJo is, “W...more

  • The Past and The Curious: Ep. 21 Journeys Horatio and Bud John Ledyard and more

    The history podcast for kids and adults joins the Kids Listen Sweeps party and tells two stories about two great adventures. Melinda Beck tells the tale of Horatio Jackson and the first drive across the country (and his dog Bud), while Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy shares the story of John Ledyard - who would've made it around the globe if it wasn't for that touchy queen, Catherine the Great. Also features quiz time and a performance of "Long Journey Home" by Mick Sullivan. Stories written b...more

  • Story Spectactular: 21: Lawrence the Lighthouse

    The bay is a hustling bustling place. Everyone loves to play in the water. Everyone but Lawrence that is. Lawrence is a Lighthouse who is afraid of the ocean. He never wants to leave his lookout perch. Until one day Lawrence falls into the water! Find out what silly shenanigans are in store for Lawrence the Lighthouse. Then Tilde the Tortoise is back to tell us some fun facts about lighthouses. http://storyspectacular.com/

  • Shabam! BONUS - School's Out! But This Episode Will Make You Love Homework

    So, schools out and summer is here and no doubt there are a lot of listeners who are excited that they’re not sitting in a classroom or doing homework. Well, Shabam! is here to explain why doing homework and going to school is a luxury. Before 1938, if you were a kid who didn't have super wealthy parents, you’d probably be working…all day. Shabam will take you back less than a hundred years so you can appreciate last month.

  • Noodle Loaf: Some Sun Summertime

    When was the last time you clapped the rhythm of ice cream flavors?  Has it been awhile?  Well the long wait is over!  Also, to celebrate the transition from school year into summertime we have a special Echo Song and Name That Sound to get your music brain beach ready.   Clap It Back ✪ Echo Song (School's Out Soon) ✪ Name That Sound ✪  More singing, more smiling and more iTunes reviews pls :)  ALSO! Add your voice to the Noodle Loaf choir.  The echo song and instructions are here.  Plus! You ca...more

  • Little Stories for Tiny People: Schools Out for Little Hedgehog: A Story for Kids

    LITTLE HEDGEHOG T-SHIRTS are now available! OMG. Big people, don’t worry - I speak in code about this in the actual episode. I’m fairly certain your tiny people will not know the words ‘merchandise’ and ‘protagonist’. If they do, I am super impressed! Go to the new ‘Shop’ tab at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com or you can head over to my threadless store at http://littlestoriestinypeople.threadless.com to choose from two adorable designs. Little Hedgehog is BACK for a school’s out episode...more

  • ImagiNate: Episode 12 - Traitor

    Nate has lost his old good friends and his new fake ones. All on his onsies and wondering how he got here, he sits in class listening to his boring history teacher drone on about the American Revolutionary War and Nate's imagination fuses with the lesson to create a war time hideout where he'll wrestle with reality. Literally.

  • Good Stuff Kids: Episode #131 – Mick Sullivan (The Past and The Curious) / Steve Denyes Returns!

    Get the scoop behind the podcast with the greatest name and it’s creator, Mick Sullivan! Mick produces the outstanding The Past and The Curious podcast which is all about history and is designed for kids. We talked about music, the podcast, and Louisville among other subjects. Be sure to check out Mick’s podcast and our other friends at kidslisten.org Follow the Hashtag #kidslistensummer to see what all of your favorite family friendly shows are up to! It was great to catch up with ...more

  • Girl Tales: Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs

    Bea is an aspiring young botanist, whose studies get sidetracked when she’s voted “Prettiest Girl in School”. Her new friends are all about looks, but when a magical new student joins her class, Bea is forced to rethink just how important her looks might be. Find out what happens as the Science Fair approaches in this month’s episode of Girl Tales! Beauty and Bea by Kathleen Coombs – Starring Gina DeMay, Tessa Flannery, Alex Mesaros, and Maria Ortiz-Marquez – Directed and Hoste...more

  • Be Calm on Ahway Island: The Forest's Secret

    Alice and Anora decide to explore the edge of the forest where they discover an old sign!  What does it say?

  • Cool Facts About Animals: (Bonus Episode) Schools of Fish

    We are bringing you this bonus episode as part of the #kidslistensweeps for #schoolsalmostout! In keeping with the school theme, we are talking about schools of fish. You'll learn about the difference between a shoal and a school, how schools form, why they do, and, the age-old question - are fish in schools smarter?  Check out the other participating Kids Listen participants here - you'll find some of our very favorite podcasts on here, and we can't wait to check out how they handled the theme!...more

  • Buttons & Figs: #28 - Summer at Imagination Inn

    School's almost out, summer's almost here, let's sail away in our sieve to the land of....oh no, I think we're lost! Quick, IMAGINE a place - a castle, a cabin, a resort or an inn! Wait, no worries, no fear, Nancy Willard is here and William Blake's Inn is just beyond that bend. On this episode Nancy Willard inspires us to let our imaginations soar, Buttons & Figs kids imagine places for summer fun, and we'll share ways for you to have summer reading and listening fun at your library. For mo...more

  • Book Power for Kids: Episode 015 - The Castle of Adventure

    A group of friends, an abandoned castle, a talkative parrot and a spooky mystery! Leilani reviews the classic summer vacation story “The Castle of Adventure” by Enid Blyton.   Check out all of the #kidslistensummer Sweeps episodes at: https://medium.com/kidslisten/schools-almost-out-for-summer-kidlistensummer-675714d0af93   For questions or to suggest a book for us to review email us at bookpowerforkids@gmail.com .   Our website is http://bookpowerforkids.podo...more

  • Book Club for Kids: Episode 68 - The Secret Zoo

    An episode for animal lovers and fantasy fans. Readers from the Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library in Broomfield, Colorado discuss Bryan Chick's novel "The Secret Zoo" with host Kitty Felde. Haley Creamer from the Denver Zoo is celebrity reader. It's part of the Kids Listen School's (almost) Out Summer Sweep! 

  • Aaron's World: Bonus 04 - Podcasts for Kids!

    Aaron’s Dad travels to the past to bring kids several recommendations from the future for GREAT podcasts to enjoy while school is out! View full episode show notes at www.MyDogRocket.com