Introducing: Kids Listen University 🎓


At Your Level - for kids by kids

This light-hearted kid-centric variety show welcomes all kids to join in - by contributing to fun segments like 'biZaRrE ASMR' where you can guess a mystery sound and 'Bad Dad' jokes which we hope you’ll record for us. We also 'Nerd Out' about every episode’s topic and include your kids' opinions on it - we’ve got some questions lined up on our website - we hope you enjoy this for kids by kids podcast, tune in, and send in your voice!


  • Making Friends

    Oct 26 2022

    Happy Halloween 🎃👻👹 Welcome to the ‘making friends’ episode. Slightly Halloween flavored, filled with lots of friend making advice, mostly fun. The Truly Friends Game: Play along by asking a friend 3 Halloweeny questions about yourself, then answer 3 more about them. See how well you know each other.  Jesse & Mr. Sean: Join 10 year old Jesse & his warm ‘play therapist’ as they explore some of the challenging aspects of making new friends. Bad Dad: No dad...more

  • survey from our friends at Kids Listen

    Oct 13 2022

    Please help us, our Kids Listen friends and yourselves by filling out this quick survey: You'll help shape the future of kid podcasting - we are all taking in your feedback and would love to learn more. Thanks in advance!

  • Movies

    Sep 28 2022

    Our new friend Zoe asked for a 'movies' episode, so we had a ball with her: her mom Tina made the bizarre ASMRs, Zoe's dad made up some movie flavored bad dad jokes, and their family friend 'Uncle Vince' got a new segment with which we aim to entertain you. There are many highlights to this episode, but meeting Hollywood movie producer Lee Eisenberg was Ari's favorite. Lee shares how 'making it' in Hollywood doesn't just happen, it is earned through hard work and dedication. After years of putti...more

  • Poop

    Aug 31 2022

    It's official, it dropped! We hope it'll make a big splash. Remember, sharing is caring. Here are some fun segments you'll find in this poop episode: 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 Bizarre ASMR -- Brace yourselves, it's an extra strange one. 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🔊 🧪 🧪🧪 🧪 🧪  SCAT scientists -- Center for Environmental Forensic Science University of Washington Our guests  Julianne Ubigau Dr. Zofia (Ada) Kaliszewska 🧪 🧪🧪 🧪 🧪  💩 💩 💩 💩 💩  HARD facts -- The nerd out  includes our podcast friend: Leela of News...more

  • Podcasting Kids

    Jul 27 2022

    This is a rebroadcast of a beloved epi. New podcasts are popping up everywhere and now even more than before, kids are getting in on the action. If you've ever thought of starting a podcast, there's lots of really great advice in here for you.. and if not, or either way, we think it's entertaining. Enjoy & don't forget to record your poop joke & send it to we'll plop you right into the next episode! 

  • Grandparents

    Jun 29 2022

    We invite you to listen to this love filled episode with your grandparents. Swara leads with her well researched NerdOut, Ari interviews his grandparents, Leela from Newsy Pooloozi and & her friends answer the question "What do you love most about your grandparents?" and Ari visits his Nana's retirement community. We then invite you to play a trivia game, entertain you with an extra Bizarre ASMR, and finally, our very special super grand bad dad with Swara the great's grand dad.  Thanks and we h...more

  • Songwriting

    Jun 08 2022

    Welcome back & thanks for joining us for the 1st episode of season 3 - songwriting.  Our new co-hosts Chloe & Swara join Ari in an exploration of this expressive form of art.  Chloe leads with a ‘Nerd Out’ as she walks us through her songwriting process, Swara takes us to her park where kids answer the question ‘what instrument do you think is underestimated or misunderstood?’. We turn this question into a game and of course include for you ‘bizarre ASMR’ & ‘Bad Dad’ segments, cause this podcast...more

  • Season 3 starts June 8th!

    Mar 20 2022

    Hey kids, we want to hear your voice on season 3 - Hurry hurry! Send us your recordings & we'll put you right in.  We have a new phone  617.299.1652 - you can call and leave a message. Or you can always email us a recording to:  ~~~~~~~~ WE NEED: Poop jokes! Tell us why your grandparents are the best. Guess the bizarre ASMRs (can be found on our website:    

  • Mashups Preview

    Mar 16 2022

    A new podcast is coming your way - our producer (Ari's mom) mashes up some of our Kids Listen friends and Ari tells you a bit about it. We hope you'll subscribe to Mashups and enjoy each playful episode.

  • Poems to Space

    Oct 27 2021

    This season finale is filled with poems about space. The trombone bits are also about space. The whole thing is packed with poems and, well, space! That's because for this episode we collaborated with some amazing creatives that inspired us: Astrophysicist Sean Raymond who wrote the book 'Blackholes Stars Earth and Mars', Illustrated by his son Owen (who was kind enough to make this cover for us too). We highly recommend this book! Here's a link to it:

  • Hallow...back!

    Oct 25 2021

    Trick or treat ? This one's both! The trick is that this is not a new episode, witchful thinking, I know. The treat is.. well, this fa-boo-lous episode!  So What do you think this Halloween's gonna look like? Was last Halloween different than what you expected? Did you even have any expectations? And do you remember Halloween before the pandemic? 


    Sep 29 2021

    What superpower would you like to have? Do you think science has made that superpower possible? Science helps us do so many things that we couldn't before. In this episode Ari explores this topic through interviews and games with Dr. William Haseltine and Jack of Jack to the Future. As well as a special Nerd Out with an assist from Dr. Laurie Santos' The Happiness Lab and the Let Slip the Dogs of More Happiness inspiring episode.

  • Back To School - The actual episode!

    Aug 25 2021

    Are you ready for school? Have you gone back yet? Masks or no masks, ready or not, school is back in session and we're having fun exploring the topic.. join us!  A special thank you to the kids who lent us their voices: Eva, Belle, Jesse, Anya, Warren, Roland, John, Charlie & Dominic. And the wonderful adults: Darren Short of The Kids Poetry Club - (to enter your poem to space) Sandhya Nankani of Literary Safari & Story Seeds Podcast - https://www.literarysafar...more

  • Back To School - The Kids Listen Collab

    Aug 18 2021

    Get in the ‘back to school’ mindset and have a listen. Eight of us Kids Listen member podcasts created a short offering on the theme of this year’s return to school as a sampling for you and your family. Collaborators in the order in which they appear in the episode: The Fina Mendoza Mysteries - All Things Madison - Nature Narratives - At Your Level - Journey with Story - ...more

  • Martial Arts

    Jul 28 2021

    Have you ever tried a martial art? How would you choose which one anyways? Do you even know what kinds of martial arts there are?  In this episode you get to play a ‘martial art or food’ game with guest Anya & learn how guest Isabella helps her mom teach a jiujitsu class. We also finally have a new ‘Riddle Me This’ segment again. We hope you enjoy this feel good podcast we put together for ya.  Kid guests: Anya, 8 Isabella, 10   The cover art is Anya in her karate gi.    Our recommendations: The...more

  • Cats Vs. Dogs

    Jun 30 2021

    What questions would you ask a vet? Or maybe you'd be more interested in playing some cats vs dogs games?  Are you a dog person or a cat person? It's another 'name that tune' episode, cat & dog style, and the main focus is fun!   Cover Art: Hank  of Power Dog Adventures 🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱🐱   Guests: Dr. Mahoney  of Highland Animal Hospital 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕   Michelle of Catitude Podcast on the Pet Life Radio network 🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈   Phoebe & Hank...more

  • On-Stage

    May 26 2021

    What does being 'on-stage' mean to you?  Do you enjoy being the center of attention, contributing quietly and being a part of something amazing, or maybe you just enjoy taking it in? Let's explore all of these directions and meet some incredible people. We hope you enjoy listening, that we spark up conversation for you, and that maybe you'll want to join us. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Chloe Wesson SingActWrite 💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎💎�...more

  • Embarrassing Parent

    Apr 28 2021

    Why do you get embarrassed? Is there someone or something that makes you want to blush, scream or hide? This topic took us into fun and unexpected directions. Kid interview: Swara, the great!    Bad Dad takeover: Rasa and Jeremy of You Must Know Everything Don't forget to ask them your vexing question.   Cover art by Martha    Contributions: Lily, Eva, and  Jess and Laura from The Modern Mamas Podcast   Link to Kids Listen Activity Podcast: Video Games

  • Video Games

    Mar 31 2021

    What’s more fun than playing video games?  Listening to this video games episode of course!  Ari interviews Minecraft’s Rebecca Gordius, plays out some “would you rather” scenarios in the Virtual Beastro and nerds out about how video games affect us.  We packed lots of fun segments for you to play along! Kid guests: Interview: Eli, Ben, Mason & Oliver Virtual BeastRo: Dominic & Roland biZaRrE ASMR: Madrona, Audrey, Zea, Claudia & Isla Minecraft interview: Rebecca Gordius, Global Communications ...more

  • Season 2 check in

    Mar 03 2021

    Just a check in. Hope you're excited for season 2. Record yourself and join the show.

  • Time

    Feb 24 2021

    It’s time... for a season finale!  In this timely episode, we explore the concept of time itself. Meet 10 year olds Madrona, Audrey, Zea, Isla and Claudia and answer Ari’s time-related questions with them. Dig a little deeper on this mind-boggling topic with Tufts University’s Philosophy professor Jody Azzouni. We’ll also have time for Bad Dad, biZaRrE ASMR, Nerd Out and a little 'What If World' related bonus.  Cover art by Audrey Walters and Madrona Spaly. LINKS: Our esteemed guest: Professor ...more

  • A Kids Podcast About Kids Who Podcast

    Jan 27 2021

    This episode of this kids podcast is about kids who podcast! Realizing how great podcasting is and how much we can learn from this new medium, we invited some of our favorite fellow kid podcasters to share their experience. We even put together a tips segment for you. That’s after Ari unveils the new podcasting related biZaRrE ASMR, Nerds Out about the term ‘podcast’ and unloads a slew of Bad Dad jokes on you. Thanks to our guests: Olivia from Curious Kid Podcast Mia and Seth from Whenever Wher...more

  • Winter Holidays

    Dec 23 2020

    How, and also what, are you celebrating this holiday season?  In this episode, we hope more than ever that you’ll play along. We turn the spotlight on a different winter holiday in every segment. Kids talk about their favorite Christmas traditions in the interview, Ari’s grandparents pop-in for some Hanukkah talk, we Nerd Out to learn about Kwanzaa. we even got Ben to play us his trombone for a fun name that holiday tune game in-between. Last but not least, we ring in 2021 with a New Years bad d...more

  • Food

    Nov 25 2020

    What's the strangest food you've ever eaten? I bet these kid chefs have got you beat. Meet Create A Cook's Lilah and James and Time For Lunch's Harry Rosenblum and his daughter Moxie. Two of our favorite segments are back - play along with Musician or Food & Trippin' Errol in this fun packed episode. Thanks to our guests: Harry and Moxie from Time for Lunch Lilah and James from Create a Cook


    Oct 28 2020

    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. Thanks to our guests: Teddy, Clara and Grady from Cool Facts About Animals and of course Julian!

  • Pandemic Birthdays

    Oct 01 2020

    In this episode, Ari gets some fun pandemic birthday party ideas from listeners. He also 'nerds out' to discover some interesting tidbits about birthday celebrations. A new ASMR is revealed and some riddles and bad-dad jokes make it in.

  • Engineering

    Aug 27 2020

    Meet 13/14 year olds Sanchitha, Radha and Mihika and hear about their app. Nerd out with 7 year old Idan as he joins Ari to learn more about engineering. Thanks to our guests Sanchitha, Radha and Mihika from Technovation Challenge and of course Idan!

  • Boys vs Girls

    Jul 29 2020

    In this episode, my favorite podcaster and total inspiration, Mr. Eric of What If World answers a bunch of my questions. My good friend Lily cohosts and spoiler alert, all my guests and I think boys and girls are equal. Thanks to our very special guest Mr. Eric from What If World!

  • Music

    Jun 26 2020

    Is Cavatelli a musician or a food? Have you heard any good viola jokes lately? In this episode, the BSO’s bass trombone player James Markey and his kids Eleanor (15), Jamie (12), Thomas (8) and William (5) share their love of music. Thanks to our special guest James Markey of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and his wonderful children!

  • Pets

    May 24 2020

    What’s the weirdest pet you can think of? Can your pets do any cool tricks? In this episode, Ari talks to 10 year old Evan, 13 year old Lizzie, 10 year old Roland and 4 year old Belle about their pets.

  • Superheroes

    May 03 2020

    This is a new podcast for kids by kids. Young guests come online with host Ari Kelly to discuss the episode's topic. In this case, it is superheroes. Visit to play along.

  • COVID-19

    Apr 07 2020

    This is a new podcast for kids by kids. Four guests come online with host Ari Kelly to discuss the episode's topic. Since the outbreak happened and the schools closed right before the first recording, we made a last minute change to the subject that's on everyone's mind. Hear what kids have to say about COVID-19.

  • Preview

    Mar 13 2020

    Ari Kelly, your ten year old host, engages kids in an inclusive podcast that's At Your Level (if you're a kid, that is). Visit to record yourself on the big mic and join the show.