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All of the latest episodes from Kids Listen members. If something cool came out in the last week, it's right here!

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    August Awesomeness

    Aug 11 2017

  • Episode 49 - Ungifted by Gordon Korman

    Elizabeth, Juan, and Malia from Eliot-Hine Middle School on Capitol Hill Readers from Eliot-Hine Middle School on Capitol Hill discuss Gordon Korman's story of a prankster who lands in a "Gifted" program. KNX sports anchor (and Talking About Cars podcast host) Randy Kerdoon is celebrity reader. Kitty Felde is host. ...more

  • Total solar eclipse: Everything you need to know

    On Monday, August 21, a total solar eclipse will be visible on a path that crosses the U.S., from Oregon on the west coast to South Carolina on the east coast. In this episode, we cover all your eclipse essentials: What causes an eclipse? What happens during an eclipse? How do you safely view it? Spoiler alert: Don't stare at the sun without special eyewear. Please don't. Really. Nope. Don't do it. All that plus a mystery sound and our Moment of Um: Why are bugs attracted to light?

  • Why Are There So Many Different Languages?

    In this episode, we're answering some of our frequently asked questions, the questions we hear a lot from all of you: why are there so many different languages? Why do we get hiccups? Why do our fingers get wrinkly in the tub? Why are plants so many colors? Why do leaves change colors in the fall? Why is the sky blue?

  • Dragon on Ice- a calming story for children

    *We have been chosen for “Best Bedtime Stories Podcasts (2017) by PlayerFM!* Cozy Corner Podcast offers original stories & meditations for kids. Gently nestled within are self-soothing techniques and positive learning moments. Today’s story is another dragon adventure! Have fun listening, and we’ll watch for the next dragon sighting and clue. Remember to check back here tomorrow to see what we’ve discovered. For today, relax and enjoy our meditations and stories. Today’s Story (EP 133): Dra...more

  • DB 043: Vanessa Van Edwards On How To Make New Friends & Feel Confident

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome best-selling author Vanessa Van Edwards, who shares some great tips on how to make new friends and be more confident when interacting with people.  For our customizable  “Me Too!” challenge and show notes, visit

  • Extra: Eclipse! (Part I)

    Are you ready? Are you excited? Because we TOTALLY ARE. The Great American Eclipse is almost here, and we’ve been thinking about it for a whole year…but some people have known about it MUCH LONGER. Mat Kaplan from the Planetary Society told us about it last year, Molly Bloom from Brains On tells us about total eclipse science, and Mick Sullivan from The Past & The Curious talks total eclipse history through the ages. Oh, and our friend Kimmy? She tells us about her eclipse viewing plans...more

  • Episode #85 – Lucky Diaz

    It was an immense treat to talk to Lucky Diaz from Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band before the release of his new record ‘Made in LA’. We even got sorta deep on a few musical topics! Fun!! We talked a lot about his collaborations with several other musicians including past guests Andrew & Polly, Frances England, and Mista Cookie Jar. We got extra real when the conversation turned to tacos. Stay tuned all the way through to hear the (very very good) song ‘Magic Believers&#...more

  • "Constable Phelps and the Wondersmith"

    Everything in the town of Iontas is in perfect order. Constable Phelps keeps it that way. The people work hard, and there is never any trouble or complaint. But there also aren't any smiles or laughter. That is - until the Wondersmith arrives and quietly,gently changes everything. This story is from the By Thistle By Thimble series! Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a Free Story from one of our Original Story Series! For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Spar...more

  • Bats, Beasts and Birds

    A take on the classic fable. What happens when you try and play both sides? Can the bat convince the birds and beasts that she's totally on their side? Find out! (BTW, Bats are totally mammals) Ad-free episodes at

  • The Chair on the Top of the World written by Stuart Baum

    The Chair on the Top of the WorldWritten by Stuart Baum and narrated by Rob GriffithsTomas set out on an adventure to look down from the top of the world. He meets a unicorn, a pair of graham-cracker eating dragons, and lots of small (and hungry) birds. But where is the chair on the top of the world? And what’s does the top of the world have to do with a marble?A story suitable for 4–12 year old kids.You can read the full story, including the extra bits over on Stuart's website, and also see the...more

  • Shaking Hands with Presidents

    When Washington first became president, no one knew what to call him, and he certainly didn't want to shake EVERYONE'S hand. There were some growing pains in Presidential cordiality. Later, Lincoln wishes Jefferson never started the whole "handshake thing." Also, Quiztime and the old song "Lulu's Back in Town" Stories written and music performed by Mick Sullivan. Also featuring the voices of Chaska and Mirabel Power (from Book Power for Kids Podcast)

  • What if a rabbit laid eggs in a cloud that fell down? (Rerun)

    This week we're taking a break to rerun one of our FAVORITE stories! Will Rola the Rabbit find her family?  DON'T FORGET TO ENTER THE WHAT IF WORLD REVIEW CONTEST!Been eyeing a t-shirt? Trying to figure out what will make your kid's birthday extra special this year? Enter our contest for a chance to win any item of your choice from the What If World threadless store or a free video chat with Mr. Eric for your family, where YOU can help tell the story! There's only two steps -Wr...more

  • A Case FOR The Giggles

    Why in the world do they say that "laughter is the best medicine?" How in the world do you catch a case of the giggles? And what in the world is a Laughing Yogi?! Try not to LOL, as Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas guffaw their way through the science of laughter, on this seriously silly episode of Wow in the World!

  • Luisa Gets Messy

    Luisa Gets Messy is a delightful rhyming story about a fastidious little poodle who learns to love getting messy after spending a week with her carefree cousin. Make sure you are subscribed to the podcast so you never miss a new episode. I love to hear your feedback! You can email me at and follow me on instagram @littlestoriestinypeople. Please take a moment to share LSFTP with a friend. If you’d like your child’s name included in a special illustration at the b...more

  • Munching Lunch: A Story and Meditation

    *We have been chosen for “Best Bedtime Stories Podcasts (2017) by PlayerFM!* Cozy Corner Podcast offers original stories & meditations for kids. Gently nestled within are self-soothing techniques and positive learning moments. We’re ready to tell you about our latest dragon sighting. Here’s today’s clue. Our dragon looks closely and finds some caterpillars! We’ll watch for another sighting, and we’ll let you know what we’ve found tomorrow. So, remember to look here for more clues. For now, k...more

  • Good Stuff Sports #9 – Tim, Stephen, and Peter from Wheel Kids

    Bike riding! It’s not as easy as it looks is it? I talked to Stephen and Peter about their experiences with riding and Wheel Kids. Following that I was able to talk to Tim, the person behind the idea. I’m not much of a bike rider myself, but it was so interesting to hear about what they do and what they teach to kids who love to ride bikes. Additionally, they gave some great tips on places to ride in Northern California!

  • Summer Stories

    Jul 20 2017

  • BeeBop Tales: The Twin Towers

    In this week's episode, BeeBop traverses five of the Seven Dimensions of Messingham, facing off with two snakes, 332 babies, and even worse, 332 adults. Will he ever reach the final showdown with Messingham? Will the Bubble Ninja finally be able to show her skills? Find out in this week's penultimate episode! We always love art and jokes sent to And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have ...more

  • Episode 48 - A Little Wicked live from the National Archives

    The Girlfriends Book Club Baltimore (Chimee, Makayla, Aubrey, and Sarah) with host Kitty Felde at the National Archives taping - pictures by TONYA WRIGHT OF WWW.MRSTRWRIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM Writer Janet Macreery - photo by TONYA WRIGHT OF WWW.MRSTRWR...more

  • Deep Sea vs. Outer Space

    It's time for the next Brains On debate! Our listeners sent in over 100 possible matchups and we whittled the list down to ten. You voted and chose this intense matchup from the depths of darkness, under the water and beyond our earth's atmosphere. Who will prevail? This epic episode includes three rounds of heated debate, two mystery sounds, and one winner. Make your own scorecard and then share your opinion with us at

  • Sand Dragon- a calming story for children

    *We have been chosen for “Best Bedtime Stories Podcasts (2017) by PlayerFM!* Cozy Corner Podcast offers original stories & meditations for kids. Gently nestled within are self-soothing techniques and positive learning moments. Did you notice our dragon in Berry Fun? If not, try again! Here are the clues to help you. Our dragon was taking a nap after eating some sweet berries. So far our dragon is staying hidden away in our new episodes. We will keep watching and let you know as soon as we ha...more

  • Melissa Ambrosini On Choosing Love Over Fear & Mastering Your Mean Girl

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Melissa Ambrosini, best-selling author of Master Your Mean Girl. For our customizable “Choose Love Over Fear” download and show notes, visit

  • Jason Didner and The Jungle Gym Jam **World Premier**

    I am honored to present the world premier video from Jason and the Jungle Gym Jam ‘Pandagarten’  

  • What if ninjas could turn into animals?

    On his first day of Ninjagarten, Teddy thinks he’s already the best ninja ever, but he’s got a lot to learn before he can turn into an animal like his teacher, Good Climber.Lessons include: it takes time and effort to master a skill, imagination can help you sympathize with others, some learning needs to happen independently Like our show? We like doing it for you! There are a bunch of ways you can support What If World and help us ensure that we can continue to tell awesome stories:Visi...more

  • Hot Buttered Popcorn...PEE?!?

    How in the world does hot buttered popcorn smell so good? Where in the world can we find that smell in the wild? And what in the world does PEE have to do with it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an epic adventure to Southeast Asia for the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the world!

  • Bad News Good News

    Dave wants to be the best knuckleball pitcher of all time, but bad news gets in the way. Inspired by the Taoist story of good and bad news. Support the show at

  • All the Latest

    Jun 23 2017

  • BeeBop Tales: Don't Step on My Blue Laser Shoes

    BeeBop is back for another mini-series, and this one is one of his more ridiculous (and that's saying a lot!) In this week's episode, BeeBop and a new friend hop through portal after portal, running from the time police! Will they escape, or will the Van Damme puns eventually catch up with them? There's only one way to find out! We always love art and jokes sent to And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-68...more

  • Episode 47 - Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager

    Diego, Callie, and Valeria are 5th graders at Belvedere Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia Writer Lindsay Eager and daughter Fin ...more

  • Monster and Car Design

    From the headlights to door locks, cars are obsessively designed. But that hasn't always been the case. Find out about innovations like windshield wipers, rearview mirrors and fancy paint. Ralph Gilles knows a thing or two about the look and feel of cars. He's the head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Designing for cars off the road brings us two guests: Rosalee Ramer and Jay Shuster. Rosalee started professionally driving her monster truck at age 14 -- she's 20 now, and has added a full ...more

  • A Grand Sight- a bedtime story and relaxation

    *We have been chosen for “Best Bedtime Stories Podcasts (2017) by PlayerFM!* Cozy Corner Podcast offers original stories & meditations for kids. Gently nestled within are self-soothing techniques and positive learning moments. We hope everyone enjoyed meeting our dragon this week. Now you know where our deep dragon breaths came from. Check out Dragon Magic! to visit our dragon again. Now it’s time to give you a clue about where our dragon will appear next. Sunshine spotlights appear. Be sure...more

  • DB 037: Poetic Voice Sekou Andrews On Creating His Own Art and Finding Your Stage Might

    In this week’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Poetic Voice artist Sekou Andrews, one of the world’s most mesmerizing and powerful speakers. In “Poetic Voice”, Sekou has created a new, refreshing, and cutting-edge speaking category that fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry in a way that is simply unforgettable. He has performed his poetic speeches at leadership conferences, company retreats, and for prominent individuals including Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Quincy J...more

  • Episode #77 – April Eight

    April Eight is so talented. She writes and produces her own songs and stories podcast, and it is so good. April has an awesome story from being a rock musician to creating her own show. I loved talking with her. She’s hilarious and full of energy. April just reached her one year Podiversary – meaning she’s been publishing and producing her podcast for one year. So, check April out and subscribe to her show. It’s awesome for long car rides or even short car rides! You can ...more

  • See You in the Stars

    A revelation rocks Mars to his core and threatens to separate the group forever.  Mars Patel is back for season two! Listen along as the mystery of Aurora's disappearance deepens, and the red planet beckons.The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is produced by Mars Patel LLC in partnership with the Panoply podcast network. The show is written and created by Chris Tarry, David Kreizman, Jenny Turner Hall, and Benjamin Strouse. Music is by Shawn Pierce and Chris Tarry. Sound design is ...more

  • What if humans found an alien spaceship and what if houses built themselves?

    Zack and Zizi investigate a strange new house in their local park, only to learn that it's some kind of thinking spaceship! When space-houses start springing up everywhere, the kids need to call an old friend for help: Peter the Realtor (aka Petey the Pirate).  Lessons include: always let your parents know where you're headed, think about the environment when building, be smart and careful when meeting new people and places Please help What If World grow!Write a review on Apple Podcasts,...more

  • Let's Flamingle!

    How in the world can studying flamingos help humans? What in YOUR world is wowing you? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for this week's Thursday Edition of Wow in the World!