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Professor Theo's Mystery Lab

The town of Splendid, West Virginia has a higher than average number of kid superheroes, giant bugs, time travelling teens, and much more bizarre activity. Professor Theo's Mystery Lab on the campus of Splendid University is somehow at the heart of it all. Though he doesn't like to divulge all his secrets, the Professor does enjoy sharing his hometown bedtime stories, sure to delight the young, imaginative one in your life. Written by Jonathan Joy, based on his newspaper column of stories for ...more


  • Super Mouse

    Mar 11 2023

    Professor Theo shares secrets of his own superhero youth.   --- Support this podcast:

  • A Candy Coated Tall Tale

    Mar 07 2023

    The new teacher at Splendid Middle might just be a candy loving vampire.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 186. Saint Nick Squad 2022

    Dec 17 2022

    Jingle and Snowflake return for their annual holiday adventure.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 185. The Holidays Are...

    Dec 15 2022

    Professor Theo sends Happy Holiday wishes by way of a poem titled "The Holidays Are..." --- Support this podcast:

  • Turk and Pork Chop Join the Circus

    Nov 18 2022

    America's favorite turkey and pig, Turk and Pork Chop, hide out from Thanksgiving horrors by joining the circus.  --- Support this podcast:

  • Turkey Trot 2022 Too

    Nov 04 2022

    A new Thankful Things writing prompt is included, and Professor Theo presents a remastered version of a Turk and Pork Chop classic.  --- Support this podcast:

  • Turkey Trot 2022

    Nov 04 2022

    Professor Theo revisits the Turk and Pork Chop origin story from four years ago.    --- Support this podcast:

  • 181. Down With Doppelgangers

    Oct 30 2022

    A spooky story about a mysterious island and doppelgangers, with a possible tie to Professor Theo's recent After The Fall series.  --- Support this podcast:

  • The 13 Days of Halloween

    Oct 23 2022

    Professor Theo shares two poems perfect for the autumn and Halloween season.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 179. Monsters Over (and Under) The Bed

    Oct 16 2022

    Professor Theo shares October thoughts and a story about monsters.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 250+ Halloween Costume Ideas

    Oct 01 2022

    Need a costume idea? Professor Theo has over 250 of them. --- Support this podcast:

  • 177. Friday Night Frights

    Sep 11 2022

     Professor Theo's sports report goes terribly, or at least oddly, wrong...but maybe that's what he had planned all along. --- Support this podcast:

  • 176. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

    Sep 04 2022

    Cletus Cavalier and friends travel to NEHI and SWOLE to complete recruitment for the Unlikely Alliance.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 175. Martians Attack! On Halloween!

    Aug 27 2022

    It's already Halloween at Disney and the Dollar Tree, so why not Splendid, WV?  Included is the new "Martians Attack! On Halloween!" story.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 174. Wizards and Twists

    Aug 20 2022

    Professor Theo shares The Wizard's Test sequel, titled The Wizard's Best, and a big twist in the After the Fall series.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 173. Love Your Library

    Aug 14 2022

    A day at the library turns chaotic when a magic spell gone wrong forces literary characters out of their books and into the real world. It's Professor Theo's 2022 Back To School Special.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 172. Actors and Automatons

    Aug 05 2022

    Enjoy a night out at the theatre with our talented thespians. Also, Professor Theo shares the fourth chapter of After the Fall.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 171. Is My Dad A Super-villain?

    Jul 30 2022

    A boy in nearby Super Duper Town shares suspicions about his father's potentially shadowy double life. --- Support this podcast:

  • 170. Winter Trek in Summer

    Jul 24 2022

    Professor Theo shares a cool winter tale in the middle of a sweltering summer. Also included:  hot dog poetry.     --- Support this podcast:

  • 169. Space Dudettes and Zombie Distractions

    Jul 03 2022

    Hear the fourth part of Cletus Cavalier's Unlikely Alliance of Really Bad Space Dudes AND chapter three of the After The Fall series on this week's episode.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 168. The Mummy

    Jun 24 2022

    Two new tales this week:  a mummy inspired campfire story and the second part of our new After the Fall series.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 167. PRIDE poem

    Jun 24 2022

    Professor Theo shares an Open To All Pride month poem, message.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 166. The Wizard's Test

    Jun 06 2022

    Two new tales this week: one poetry (The Wizard's Test) and one prose (After the Fall, Part 1). --- Support this podcast:

  • 165. Cletus Cavalier - Space Ranger

    Jun 02 2022

    Professor Theo foreshadows a school where he would train Splendid's best to combat upcoming calamity.  He also shares the third tale in Cletus Cavalier's Unlikely Alliance of Really Bad Space Dudes.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 164. Beware the Dragons

    May 04 2022

    The tale of Janine, her dragon friends, and Dude, the dragon hunter.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 163. Cletus Cavalier Returns Again

    Apr 29 2022

    Space ranger Cletus Cavalier is back.  Professor Theo shares the second chapter of the Cletus Cavalier's Alliance of Really Bad Space Dudes series.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 162. The Shakespearean Episode

    Apr 21 2022

    That Talented Travelling Theatrical Troupe returns, this time with three plays by William Shakespeare in rep.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 161. Secret Agent Kids Society

    Apr 15 2022

    Professor Theo uncovers and shares a top secret case involving kid spies.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 160. World Theatre Day Special

    Mar 20 2022

    Professor Theo celebrates World Theatre Day 2022 with the return of That Talented Travelling Theatrical Troupe.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 159. Pot of Gold

    Mar 17 2022

    Gold, a leprechaun, and downtown adventures abound.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 158. Super Dork!

    Mar 12 2022

    When Barnum goes missing, it's Super Dork to the rescue...kind of. --- Support this podcast:

  • 157. Breaking News! Kids Take Over School Board

    Mar 07 2022

    Elementary activist Janet Jones returns to lead a school board revolt.  Also, Professor Theo shares the first chapter of a new Cletus Cavalier intergalactic adventure.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 156. All the World's a Stage

    Feb 13 2022

    Two short, poetic tales this week.  One follows the adventures of a travelling troupe of theatre artists.  The other is about a night out at the wrestling matches. --- Support this podcast:

  • 155. The Skylark and the Water Rat

    Feb 05 2022

    Professor Theo's spin on an Edward E. Hale fable from 1873. --- Support this podcast:

  • 154. Poetry Finds A Way

    Feb 03 2022

    When poetry is banned, Professor Theo protests by sharing a fresh new resistance rhyme.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 153. The Wish Box 3

    Jan 22 2022

    Things get wild and weird in the third and final tale in Manny's Wish Box trilogy.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 152. Jack's Back

    Jan 17 2022

    To avoid being put into storage with holiday decorations, some Christmas village characters plot a daring escape.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 151. The Wish Box 2

    Jan 13 2022

    Fallout from the science fair hits school, and an investigation is underway.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 150. The Wish Box

    Dec 28 2021

    Manny wants nothing more than to win the annual school science fair.  Will his invention, a box that he insists will grant wishes, make the grade? Part 1 of 3. --- Support this podcast:

  • 149. The Saint Nick Squad 7

    Dec 18 2021

    When the North Pole is under attack, Santa takes cover in a familiar place - a bunker in Splendid, West Virginia.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 148. A Splendid Holiday Special - 2021

    Dec 13 2021

    Professor Theo shares holiday thoughts by way of a new poem and some recommended reading. --- Support this podcast:

  • 147. Space Run and Done

    Dec 05 2021

    The conclusion to the epic seven-part series titled Cletus Cavalier's Space Run.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 146. A Turk and Pork Chop Campfire Story

    Nov 20 2021

    Turk and Pork Chop spend the night in a haunted house, on the hunt for a magical amulet needed to save a dear friend. --- Support this podcast:

  • Jon Joy's Covid Vaccine PSA

    Nov 15 2021

    Professor Theo's Mystery Lab creator Jonathan Joy shares his thoughts on the Covid vaccine.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 144. Buck's Interdimensional Story

    Nov 10 2021

    Beware the Middle School Mimics! Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the mic to explain what happened inside that dust cloud that surrounded McFly Middle School a couple months ago. --- Support this podcast:

  • 143. Uncharted Territory

    Nov 07 2021

    Tara begins one dangerous trek, while Cletus Cavalier nearly wraps up another. Stories include “The Hunt For Red” and “Cletus Cavalier’s Space Run: Part 6 (of 7).” --- Support this podcast:

  • 142. Mostly Harmless Halloween Haunts Part 3 (of 3)

    Oct 27 2021

    Have a splendid Halloween with the third and final tale in the Professor Theo's Mostly Harmless Halloween Haunts trilogy.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 141. Barnum's 13 Days of Halloween

    Oct 23 2021

    A tribute to October fun and National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Three new poetry forms are explored, as well. --- Support this podcast:

  • 140. Mostly Harmless Halloween Haunts Part 2 (of 3)

    Oct 15 2021

    The Pep Up Monster returns, but will its appetite for destruction be big enough to consume The Trick’s candy army? --- Support this podcast:

  • 139. Cletus Cavalier RETURNS

    Oct 09 2021

    Professor Theo shares the fifth chapter of the seven part Cletus Cavalier's Space Run series. A Cryptid Campfire Story lesson plan is included, as well.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 138. Mutant Creatures From The Swamp

    Oct 02 2021

    When a strange smell envelops the town and Splendid Swamp Rangers fear the worst, Professor Theo is called in to investigate a stunning disturbance. --- Support this podcast:

  • 137. Three Cheers For Three Years!

    Sep 26 2021

    Professor Theo celebrates the show’s three year anniversary with thanks and the story of Halloween Hal. --- Support this podcast:

  • 136. Adventures in Space

    Sep 17 2021

    A major update on the dust cloud situation at McFly Middle and Theo shares part four of the seven chapter Cletus Cavalier’s Space Run story. --- Support this podcast:

  • 135. Mostly Harmless Halloween Haunts Part 1 (of 3)

    Sep 12 2021

    Professor Theo brings many of Splendid's best together in the first part of an epic autumn trilogy.  (Parts 2 and 3 coming in October.) --- Support this podcast:

  • 134. On Dust Clouds, Scowl, and The Toy Collector

    Sep 06 2021

    Professor Theo shares an update on the dust cloud surrounding McFly Middle, as well as the next part of Cletus Cavalier's Space Run, and "a terrifying tale," according to Buck Travers, about The Toy Collector.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 133. 100+ Halloween Costume Ideas!

    Sep 02 2021

    You need Halloween costume ideas? More Cletus Cavalier? An update on the dust cloud that has engulfed McFly Middle School?   Professor Theo has you covered on all three counts in this brand new episode.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 132. Introducing Cletus Cavalier

    Aug 28 2021

    Professor Theo kicks off a new series about space ranger delivery man named Cletus Cavalier. --- Support this podcast:

  • 131. Friday the 13th/Back to School Special

    Aug 13 2021

    Professor Theo shares a semi-spooky campfire tale, Back to School poetry, and advice for the upcoming academic year. --- Support this podcast:

  • 130. Into the TV

    Aug 07 2021

    Professor Theo’s experiments sometimes go awry, as was the case when he first tried to leap in to the gaming world like computer whiz kids Tanner and Max. --- Support this podcast:

  • 129. Summer Poetry Slam

    Jul 30 2021

    This episode is devoted to the joys of summer, including beach trips, summer reading lists, podcast fun, and more.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 128. Worst. Math Test. Ever.

    Jul 25 2021

    Math is the cause and solution to all of the Kid Superheroes' problems in this, the follow up to last week's Brandi Bermuda tale.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 127. Brandi Bermuda Befuddles Splendid Elementary

    Jul 14 2021

    When students from Ms. Bermuda's advanced math class keep disappearing, the Kid Superheroes of Splendid Elementary get involved.  Unfortunately, Buck Travers, Tracy Thompson, Nick Newton, and Mandy Magic may have finally met their match.  Part 1 of 2.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 126. Professor Theo's Recap

    Jun 19 2021

    Professor Theo attempts to recap nearly three years of podcasting adventures into one ten minute episode.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 125. Ghost House 3

    Jun 18 2021

    Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the mic to complete his action-packed Ghost House trilogy.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 124.5 Professor Theo On Stage

    Jun 06 2021

    Fans of Those Time Travelling Teens take note.  This special bonus episode features a two minute Those Time Travelling Teens stage play, written by Jonathan Joy and read by Rissie Joy and Levi Joy. * This play is published by Drama Notebook in the "20 More Short Practice Scenes" collection. --- Support this podcast:

  • 124. Dionte Daydreams

    May 29 2021

    Professor Theo looks ahead to summer fun while Dionte daydreams.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 123. Ghost House 2

    May 21 2021

    A follow up to Episode 111 and another Kid Superheroes Mystery Lab entry.  Buck Travers takes over the mic once again, in an episode written by Levi Joy.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 122. Bernie the Bunny: Out of Bounds

    May 15 2021

    Professor Theo tells the tale of an adventurous, bouncing bunny named Bernie. --- Support this podcast:

  • 121. Quest For The Perfect Donut

    May 08 2021

    A follow up to last summer’s episode #89 (Swords and Donuts and Masks, Oh My) and episode #90 (Of Swords and Donuts…and Cows), it’s the third tale in a series about a boy, his sword, and his dream donut superstore. --- Support this podcast:

  • 120. An Animal Alphabet Adventure and an Acrostic Attempt

    Apr 26 2021

    A cool crocodile takes listeners on an animal themed trip through the alphabet, and Professor Theo shares an Earth Day acrostic poem. --- Support this podcast:

  • 119. Kid Superheroes in “A Not-So-Super Soup-fest”

    Apr 17 2021

    Splendid Elementary’s Kid Superheroes return to battle villains born of soup - The Great Chili Monster, Sinister Spud, the Broccoli Cheeze Whiz-ard, and the Spicy Tortilla Tormentor – in this all new action packed episode. --- Support this podcast:

  • 118. A Not So Eggcellent Egg Hunt

    Apr 01 2021

    Wyatt the Easter Wolf returns to save Splendid from a mob of goodie grabbers that has run completely amok. --- Support this podcast:

  • 117. Ready to Rumble

    Mar 28 2021

    Professor Theo waxes poetic about wrestling, toys, and the days of his youth in this special tribute to World Poetry Day and National Poetry Month.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 116. Walt Waggoner and The Dung Beetle

    Mar 14 2021

    Wannabe superhero Walt Waggoner places a classified ad in search of a nemesis. The Dung Beetle responds. --- Support this podcast:

  • 115. A Yeti Made Pizza and A Video Game Lock In

    Mar 06 2021

    Professor Theo welcomes a new pizza loving sponsor to the show and tells the tale of a boy trapped in a video game. --- Support this podcast:

  • 114. The Super Kitty Six

    Feb 27 2021

    Professor Theo shares thoughts on a hopeful spring day and a tale of the superhero cats that protect his neighborhood streets.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 113. Buck vs. The Great Chili Monster: 2021 Edition

    Feb 20 2021

    This is where it all started.   Jon Joy reimagines the 2016 tale that kicked off his family's Read Me A Bedtime Story column in the Greater Ashland Beacon newspaper five years ago and the Professor Theo's Mystery Lab podcast two and a half years ago.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 112. The Magical Golden Library Card

    Feb 14 2021

    Professor Theo sends a shout out to sponsors, shares thoughts on Presidents Day, and debuts a new short story.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 111. Ghost House

    Jan 31 2021

    Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the microphone to tell a story of computer whiz kids Tanner and Max, who are trapped in a Ghost House video game. --- Support this podcast:

  • 110. Wise Wendy and Wild Wild Wes

    Jan 24 2021

    Theo shares an alliterative tale and gives listeners a sneak peek at stories to come in the near future.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 109. A Transformative Tale and Some Pokémon Poetry

    Jan 16 2021

    Mel the Metamorph travels to Earth to observe its inhabitants and Professor Theo shares poems inspired by Pokémon.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 108. Kid Space Force's New Year Special

    Dec 30 2020

    Kid Space Force Chris shares a galactic adventure update while Theo reflects on the year that was and considers what lies ahead in 2021. --- Support this podcast:

  • 107. Kid Superheroes Vs. The Christmas Tree Army

    Dec 23 2020

    Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the mic for this very special, action-packed episode.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 106. To Catch an Elf, Part 2 (of 2)

    Dec 21 2020

    Questions are answered in this, the shocking conclusion to yesterday's North Pole thriller.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 105. To Catch an Elf, Part 1 (of 2)

    Dec 20 2020

    The Saint Nick Squad investigates a break in at the North Pole that may just be an inside job.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 104. Professor Theo's 3rd Annual Holiday Special

    Dec 13 2020

    Splendid's excess holiday spirit catches Santa off guard, and the jolly dude crash lands into the Mystery Lab.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 103. Ye Olde Toy Shop

    Dec 06 2020

    A teddy bear defends his toy store home, fending off two dastardly burglars. --- Support this podcast:

  • 102. The Tackett Twins in The Don't Go There Forest

    Nov 27 2020

    Superhero twins Don and Joey Tackett face dark haunts in the forbidden Don't Go There Forest.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 101. Turkey Trot 2020 - Thanksgiving in the Gaming World

    Nov 15 2020

    Turk and Pork Chop return for their fifth Thanksgiving adventure, and they run in to some computer whiz kids and kid superheroes along the way.   --- Support this podcast:

  • Professor Theo at 100

    Nov 02 2020

    It's our one hundredth episode!  Also the third annual Election Day special, the battle to be the next mayor of Splendid, West Virginia has reached a fever pitch.    --- Support this podcast:

  • 99. A Zombie and an Etheree

    Oct 25 2020

    A zombie with a strange obsession follows Sylvester Adams from his dream to the real world and Professor Theo shares an autumnal Etheree poem. --- Support this podcast:

  • 98. An Even More Spectacular Splendid Spooktacular Halloween Special

    Oct 18 2020

    Professor Theo returns for a third round of Halloween fun.  Includes a continuation of the tale of Kid Superhero Buck Travers and the Splendid Sea Creature, as well as a trip to the Pumpkin Patch.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 97. A Splendid Spooktacular Halloween Special

    Oct 11 2020

    Kid Detectives and Kid Superheroes return in this Halloween special.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 96. Who Let the Monsters Out?

    Oct 04 2020

    The first of three new Halloween episodes features a short play reading “Journey to the Center of a Video Game” and a short story “Who Let the Monsters Out?” perfectly suited to October fun. --- Support this podcast:

  • 95. X-Fest

    Sep 23 2020

    The 2 year anniversary episode of this podcast! Tanner and Max return with some Kid Superheroes in tow, as the missing pieces in the Theory X saga all fall into place. --- Support this podcast:

  • 94. Let's Climb a Tree

    Sep 12 2020

    Professor Theo takes a ride atop one of Splendid University's famous walking trees.  Included is a fun art/writing activity/exercise for young and old.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 93. Moon Pie Lullaby

    Sep 05 2020

    Professor Theo’s cure for insomnia is included in this tasty episode. --- Support this podcast:

  • 92. Out of this World

    Aug 29 2020

    Professor Theo shares his UFO tale and the Kid Space Force returns.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 91. Ordinary Man

    Aug 10 2020

    When Superhero Steve loses his powers he becomes…Ordinary Man! Though his life is turned upside down, Steve learns that anybody can heroic. --- Support this podcast:

  • 90. Of Swords and Donuts...and Cows

    Aug 04 2020

    Levi returns in a sequel to last week's Sword of Awesome Greatness adventure, and Theo shares a short tale for wee ones titled "Do Cows Wear Hats?" --- Support this podcast:

  • 89. Swords and Donuts and Masks, Oh My!

    Jul 25 2020

    Professor Theo shares an adventure tale of a boy named Levi, on the hunt for a magical sword, and a poem about the importance of wearing masks.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 88. Kid Space Force 8 & Canine Independence Day

    Jul 12 2020

    Professor Theo shares an update on the most recent Kid Space Force mission and tells the tale of the time dogs worked together to rid Splendid of  all fireworks.     --- Support this podcast:

  • 87. Breaker

    Jul 03 2020

    The third in a trilogy about the Tween Superheroes at McFly Middle School.  Meet Chris Martinez, a break dancing superhero.  Breakout is back, too.     --- Support this podcast:

  • 86. Three Wishes

    Jun 26 2020

    Jonathan Joy and Levi Joy both take the mic to share a tale/poem about imagination and fun.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 85. Meet The Breakfast Express/Breakout Returns

    Jun 20 2020

    A follow up to Introducing Breakout, this is the second episode in a trilogy about the new Tween Superheroes at McFly Middle School. --- Support this podcast:

  • 84. Introducing Breakout

    Jun 13 2020

    If you've ever dreamed of being three inches tall or of being a character in a well read book or of being a tween superhero at McFly Middle School, this episode is for you.  The first in a trilogy of episodes that introduce listeners to five new kid superheroes from McFly, West Virginia, nearby Splendid.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 83. A Wall Around Bottomsville

    Jun 06 2020

    Professor Theo shares a tale of love, equality, standing up to bullies, and tearing down walls.    --- Support this podcast:

  • 82. Burt The Monster vs. The Fire Cloud

    May 25 2020

    Things get heated when a monster named Burt, who is actually a pretty cool dude, comes face to face with a villainous cloud made of fire. --- Support this podcast:

  • 81. The Great Splendid Prison Escape

    May 17 2020

    Dozens of the Mystery Lab’s favorite characters converge on this episode, as the heroic friends of Splendid must band together when a load of super-villains break out of Splendid Prison. It’s a tale years in the making. --- Support this podcast:

  • 80. Back to the 80s

    May 09 2020

    Professor Theo travels back to the 1980s with Those Time Travelling Teens to help them rescue a friend in need, stuck in the past. --- Support this podcast:

  • 79. Legend of the Hidden Toby

    May 02 2020

    On a late night search through his father’s antique toys, Austin uncovers an ancient sarcophagus and a big mystery. --- Support this podcast:

  • 78. Go Go Green Machine

    Apr 22 2020

    The Earth Power Team returns for adventure and to share a variety of Earth Day activities and inspiration with Mystery Lab listeners. --- Support this podcast:

  • 77. Hoppy Easter!

    Apr 11 2020

    Wyatt the Easter Wolf returns for a second straight year, teaming up with the Easter Bunny in this action-packed episode. Beware the jelly bean pirates. --- Support this podcast:

  • 76. I Can't Grow On

    Apr 04 2020

    Tune in for an update on Lazlo Bluebox and his true love, Lucy, and enjoy a story about a little girl who transforms into a giant. Be careful what you wish for. --- Support this podcast:

  • 75. Play Ball

    Mar 29 2020

    Professor Theo ushers in a new baseball and softball season with tales of some successful student athletes, as they navigate the ups and down (literally and figuratively) of competitive sports. --- Support this podcast:

  • 74. Return to Super Duper Town

    Mar 22 2020

    Tiny Mike, Big Sheila, and El Truco have Super Duper Dude and Super Duper Dudette in a tight spot. Who will prevail? Good battles evil and the future of Super Duper Town is at stake in this exciting conclusion to last week’s episode. --- Support this podcast:

  • 73. Welcome to Super Duper Town

    Mar 15 2020

    Professor Theo takes a road trip to nearby Super Duper Town, home of Super Duper Dude, Super Duper Dudette, and Tiny Mike’s Villains ‘R Us superstore. Part 1 of a 2 parter. --- Support this podcast:

  • 72. Pot of Gold

    Mar 08 2020

    Kid Explorers Donnie and Teresa return, on the hunt for gold at the end of a rainbow. --- Support this podcast:

  • 71. Spring Special

    Mar 01 2020

    Professor Theo welcomes Spring with two alliterative tales, of Skedaddling Steve and Little LeBron. Lovers of the outdoors and art will take particular interest in this week’s stories. --- Support this podcast:

  • 70. On Haiku Poems and American History

    Feb 17 2020

    Professor Theo has lined up some short lessons on poetry and American Presidents in this episode.  Those time travelling teens return.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 69. Thank You For Being a Friend

    Feb 09 2020

    Two tales of friendship and love are at the heart of this Valentine's Day episode. --- Support this podcast:

  • 68. Professor Theo and the No Good, Horrible, Really Weird Groundhog Day

    Feb 02 2020

    Giant groundhogs compel Theo to record a special Groundhog Day episode on the spot. --- Support this podcast:

  • 67. The Big Game

    Jan 31 2020

    Splendid, West Virginia is host to The Big Game for the first, and likely final, time. Zombies, aliens, panicked crowds, Kid Superheroes and Kid Astronauts abound! --- Support this podcast:

  • 66. Snow Much Fun, Part 2 - To Everest

    Jan 25 2020

    The Kid Superheroes fly to Mt. Everest in search of The Blizz and to take away the source of his evil power. Kid Superhero Buck Travers narrates this episode, which picks up where Episode #65: Snow Much Fun left off. --- Support this podcast:

  • 65. Snow Much Fun?

    Jan 11 2020

    Children of Splendid rejoice when snow closes school one Tuesday in January. Their celebration is cut short, though, when The Blizz comes to town. The Kid Superheroes return in this icy, action-packed adventure. --- Support this podcast:

  • 64. Hit Reset. Play Again.

    Jan 05 2020

    Computer Whiz Kids Tanner and Max return to the gaming world to catch Mr. X. This time they have a little help from Tanner’s sister, Kid Superhero Tracy Thompson. --- Support this podcast:

  • 63. Professor Theo’s 2nd Annual New Year Special

    Dec 29 2019

    Theo introduces the listener to his wife’s Pretties Emporium in downtown Splendid, shares a tale of the villainous Time Bandit, and brings together many of the town’s favorite animal characters in this supersized episode. Happy New Year! --- Support this podcast:

  • 62. A Splendid Christmas

    Dec 20 2019

    Not a creature was stirring…except for the villainous Mr. January. The Saint Nick Squad returns to face their biggest challenge yet, and the future of Christmas hangs in the balance. --- Support this podcast:

  • 61. A Splendid Holiday

    Dec 08 2019

    Professor Theo shares a Saint Nick Squad poem, and a tale of giving at this most wonderful time of year. --- Support this podcast:

  • 60. Call Me Mr. Sssss

    Dec 01 2019

    The new 4th grade reading and writing substitute teacher at Splendid Elementary, Mr. S, has a menacing command over his classroom. When the regular teacher, Mr. Young, doesn’t return after several days, Kid Superheroes Buck Travers, Mandy Magic, and Robert Robertson decide to investigate. What they find will shock you. --- Support this podcast:

  • 59. Turkey Trot 3

    Nov 23 2019

    The Turk and Pork Chop series of Thanksgiving misadventures continues with a surprise, all new, fourth edition in their series – Turk and Pork Chop 4-Ever! --- Support this podcast:

  • 58. Turkey Trot 2

    Nov 16 2019

    The further adventures of Turk and Pork Chop. While Episode 9 featured the first two tales in the Turk and Pork Chop trilogy, this year’s update includes the third and final story in their series. Professor Theo shares his list of thankful things, as well, just in time for Thanksgiving. --- Support this podcast:

  • 57. Be What You Are

    Nov 10 2019

    Professor Theo introduces listeners to the Giggliputz, a yellow blob with an important lesson about self-confidence and appreciating the things that make us different from one another. --- Support this podcast:

  • 56. Breaking News! Another Splendid Election

    Nov 03 2019

    After a successful year as second grade class President, Janet Jones had no desire to run for another term in third grade. That all changed when a scandal broke out regarding third grade President David Payne. Stay tuned to Professor Theo for all the breaking news surrounding Splendid Elementary politics. This week's episode also features an update on the ever changing Theory X series.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 55. The 13 Days of Halloween

    Oct 26 2019

    Professor Theo shares his 13 Days of Halloween gifts in this special bonus episode. --- Support this podcast:

  • 54. Another Splendid Halloween

    Oct 19 2019

    Professor Theo shares Halloween editions of the Kid Detectives and Those Time Travelling Teens. The former group build a Monster Catch to help solve a case, while the latter foursome travels back in time to grab special items to enhance their Halloween costumes. --- Support this podcast:

  • 53. Dreamscape

    Oct 12 2019

    The lines between the dream world and reality are blurred when things from your sleeping hours follow you into the waking ones. --- Support this podcast:

  • 52. Trick or Trick

    Oct 05 2019

    Halloween is near, which means the Splendid Candy Shop is hopping with business. This fall season is different, though, for this year the store’s candy treats decide to rebel. Also, Professor Theo shares a bit of Mr. X’s background. --- Support this podcast:

  • 51. Return from Pangea

    Sep 28 2019

    Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the mic on this week’s episode to finish Theo’s Pangea tale from Episode #50. --- Support this podcast:

  • 50. The Crossover Episodes, Part 3: The Seven Stones of Pangea

    Sep 22 2019

    Children of Splendid unite for adventure in this, the one year anniversary episode of the Mystery Lab. --- Support this podcast:

  • 49. A Path Less Traveled

    Sep 07 2019

    Donnie and Teresa explore the woods nearby Splendid University only to discover a mysterious substance that may spell doom for our Kid Explorers. --- Support this podcast:

  • 48. The Crossover Episodes, Part 2: It Came From The Splendid Swamplands

    Aug 31 2019

    Something dangerous lurks in the wetland between Splendid Elementary and the old, abandoned uranium enrichment plant.  Many Mystery Lab favorites band together in a crossover episode full of twists and turns.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 47. For All You Cucumber and Pizza Lovers Out There

    Aug 24 2019

    Young veggie lover, Luke, needs help from his friends to eat his way out of a cucumber house. And Kid Detectives Ben and Red are stumped when their fearless leader Jen goes missing. --- Support this podcast:

  • 46. The Crossover Episodes, Part 1: Dinos in Splendid!

    Aug 17 2019

    Professor Theo shares a tale of friendship and a kid superheroes/time travelling teens mashup. Dinosaurs are on the loose in modern day Splendid!  --- Support this podcast:

  • 45. The Back To School Special

    Aug 10 2019

    It’s time to begin a new school year, but first a bedtime story and some words of advice from Professor Theo.  Big news regarding some upcoming crossover episodes is revealed, as well.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 44. Missions in Outer Space & Far Underground

    Aug 03 2019

    When Chris goes missing in space, it's Natalie and Marsha to the rescue in Professor Theo's 7th Kid Space Force tale.  Also, the 3rd chapter of the Underground Kid Explorers saga has a surprise in store for listeners. --- Support this podcast:

  • 43. Of Pez and Pirates and Parrots

    Jul 19 2019

    Professor Theo promotes Pezamania poetry and shares a tale of pirates and parrots.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 42. A Not So Splendid Summer Meltdown

    Jul 14 2019

    A wild and wonderfully weird week sees the Kid Detectives take on a sizzling hot summer case, and all the monkeys break out of the Splendid Zoo.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 41. Freedom Lost and Found

    Jul 07 2019

    The toys of one man’s childhood come back to haunt him in a somewhat spooky campfire story, and Lady Liberty makes a visit to the Mystery Lab.  --- Support this podcast:

  • The Big 4-0

    Jun 29 2019

    The 40th episode of The Mystery Lab is here, and it’s also the 7th episode to feature everybody’s favorite techies – Tanner and Max. These quantum leaping computer whiz kids are suddenly trapped in the games that make up the mini-arcade at the Mega Mega Mart. At least they are far from the grips of the villainous Mr. X. Or are they?  --- Support this podcast:

  • 39. Are You Afraid of The Dark?

    Jun 16 2019

    Professor Theo shares an update on those Underground Kid Explorers. Listeners will also be introduced to Ted, a hatchling sea turtle, who is caught up in an adventurous moonlit tale.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 38. Super Secret Surprise Episode

    Jun 09 2019

    Professor Theo is out of town at a conference and his son, Kid Superhero Buck Travers, has been warned to stay away from dad’s podcasting equipment. So how is there a new episode this week? --- Support this podcast:

  • 37. School's Out For Summer

    Jun 02 2019

    Professor Theo welcomes summer by sharing tales of Darby’s adventures in the library and one exciting bike race.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 36. Barnum, the Detective Dog, and the Case of the Missing Hot Rod

    May 26 2019

    Not many towns boast a race car driving cat and a detective dog, but as you’ve learned by now…Splendid isn’t just any ordinary town.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 35. Holding Out For A Hero

    May 19 2019

    When a giant Pep Up! soda monster forms, the town of Pepville needs a hero. And Splendid Elementary student, Lexi Barnes, has to answer the question “What is a Hero?” for a class essay. --- Support this podcast:

  • 34. Kid Explorers Here and There, Kid Explorers Everywhere!

    May 12 2019

    Meet the Kid Explorers, as they traverse mysterious underground tunnels, and make their way through the forest near Splendid University. Beware The Dark, and a giant on the hunt for a lost magical staff. --- Support this podcast:

  • 33. A Not So Splendid Science Fair

    May 05 2019

    Mr. Brains shows his true colors and Kid Superheroes abound at the annual Splendid Elementary Science Fair.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 32. Every Day Is Earth Day

    Apr 28 2019

    Fourth grade Splendid Elementary teacher Mrs. Lyon leads her Earth Power Team pupils in a variety of Earth Day activities and a battle with The Litterbug.  Now available on Podcoin. --- Support this podcast:

  • 31. Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Part 2

    Apr 21 2019

    Kid Detectives are on the Case of the Endangered Easter, and a three part Kid Space Force series concludes.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 30. Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Part 1

    Apr 14 2019

    When the Easter Bunny is in need, Wyatt the Easter Wolf comes to the rescue. Part 2 of a Kid Space Force trilogy takes shape, as well.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 29. Blast Off! with the Kid Space Force

    Apr 07 2019

    Fans of the Kid Space Force will rejoice at this episode, chock full of galactic escapades.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 28. I Can. I Must. I Will.

    Mar 31 2019

    Professor Theo shares tales of Splendid youth facing their fears and following their dreams.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 27. Tanner and Max in the Gaming World

    Mar 24 2019

    Computer whiz kids Tanner and Max have been located. Catch up on their adventures inside the gaming world, as they leap from one video game to another, intent on saving all technology from the villainous Mr. X.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 26. The Splendid Zoo & The T4 Crew

    Mar 17 2019

    Professor Theo takes the listener on a trip to the Splendid Zoo for something quite special and then wraps up the Those Time Travelling Teens Return trilogy.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 25. A Supersized Episode XXV

    Mar 10 2019

    A super-sized episode overflowing with kid superheroes and time travelling teens.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 24. A Love Story and An Adventure

    Mar 03 2019

    Help bring Lazlo and Lucy Bluebox back together again. Also, the McFly Middle School Science Club is at it again, its time travelling teenage members hopping all through the past. Part one of a new three part T4 series is the anchor of this week’s episode.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 23. Professor Theo's Confession

    Feb 24 2019

    Professor Theodore Travers has a confession to make, and it involves his secret lab, his superhero son Buck Travers, and a gigantic Bug Beast accidentally set loose on Splendid.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 22. Of Bats and Blobs

    Feb 17 2019

    The Bat Band wants to rock and roll all night, and a big blue blob teaches everyone an important lesson.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 21. A Couple Cool Trips

    Feb 10 2019

    First, travel with the Kids Space Force on a journey through the galaxy. Then, tag along on an outing through Splendid to help solve the case of the Ice Cream Bandit.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 20. Kid Superheroes X

    Feb 03 2019

    Superhero kids Buck and Tracy return. Also, a new kid superhero – Mandy Magic – is introduced.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 19. Splendid, We Have a Problem

    Jan 27 2019

    The Kid Space Force blasts off, and a dastardly band of nocturnal pizza thieves are on the loose.   --- Support this podcast:

  • 18. Ready Plot Point One

    Jan 20 2019

    Theo introduces his friend The Terror and surprises await, as kid superhero Buck Travers takes over the second half of the show to reveal a big secret.    --- Support this podcast:

  • 17. Dance and Leap, Then To Sleep

    Jan 13 2019

    What has magical dancing shoes and adventurous kids trapped in video games? This episode! --- Support this podcast:

  • 16. Rock On, Rock-afire!

    Jan 06 2019

    Escape is the theme for this week’s stories which follow (1) a runaway animatronic rock band, and (2) a Christmas village character not so keen on going back in the box.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 15. A Supersized New Year Special

    Dec 30 2018

    Our biggest episode yet! Say goodbye to 2018 and kick off the New Year in style: trapped in a video game with whiz kid Tanner or running from dinosaurs with those time travelling teens. --- Support this podcast:

  • 14. And To All a Good Night – A Splendid Christmas Special

    Dec 23 2018

     Off to bed now, but not before a Saint Nick Squad adventure and some more teenage time travelling fun.  --- Support this podcast:

  • 13. Lions and Clowns and Time Travel, Oh My!

    Dec 16 2018

    A little girl joins the circus and the 3rd chapter of those time travelling teens’ adventures takes shape. --- Support this podcast:

  • 12. Travels Through Space and Time…and Snow

    Dec 09 2018

    Santa’s secret agent task force sets off on a mission, while Professor Theo continues the tale of time travelling teens. --- Support this podcast:

  • 11. Holiday Shock & Time Travel Talk

    Dec 02 2018

    Kid Superheroes take on Miss Shockey and Professor Theo introduces those time travelling teens. --- Support this podcast:

  • And Then There Were 10

    Nov 25 2018

    The tenth episode focuses on the joys of holiday giving and the further adventures of whiz-kid-trapped-in-a-video-game Tanner. --- Support this podcast:

  • 9. Turkey Trot

    Nov 18 2018

    Turk and Pork Chop escape the Meat Jackpot Restaurant and set off on wild adventures together. --- Support this podcast:

  • 8. From the Book Fair with Love

    Nov 11 2018

    The biannual book fair comes to Splendid Elementary and kid superheroes Buck and Tracy return to face the Book Fair Burglar. --- Support this podcast:

  • 7. A Splendid Election

    Nov 04 2018

    The first story covers Election Day at Splendid Elementary, while the second follows a boy computer whiz trapped inside a video game. --- Support this podcast:

  • 6. A Splendid Halloween

    Oct 28 2018

    A special Halloween episode of the Mystery Lab features poetry and the Pumpkin Thief. Trick or treat. --- Support this podcast:

  • 5. Barnum’s Bone and a Dangerous Deal

    Oct 21 2018

    A mystery tale for dogs and kid superheroes team up with kid super-villain Kid Popsicle in an attempt to outwit Zero-man. --- Support this podcast:

  • 4. Pizza Day and Pezamania

    Oct 14 2018

    Kid superheroes battle a trio of enemies on pizza day and Professor Theo tells the tale of one boy's magical trip to a Pez convention. --- Support this podcast:

  • 3. Science Fair Standouts

    Oct 07 2018

    Future kid superheroes are introduced and Professor Theo is impressed by a boy named Axel and his giant bug friends. --- Support this podcast:

  • 2. Kid Superheroes Unite and a Race Car Driving Cat

    Sep 30 2018

    What's more amazing? A couple kid superheroes or a cat that can drive a race car? This week's episode has both. --- Support this podcast:

  • 1. Kid Superheroes and Runaway Pumpkin Patches

    Sep 23 2018

    Professor Theo shares tales of kid superheroes and a runaway pumpkin patch on this very first episode. --- Support this podcast: