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Young Ben Franklin

Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at fourteen; a charming rebel years away from discovering the ageless sayings and brilliant inventions that made him famous. When Ben and his friends stumble upon a mysterious letter leading to a legendary treasure, he'll have to use his wits and bravery to outsmart the crue...more

Episodes

  • S2 E12: The Future of New York

    Apr 13 2022

    In the exciting season finale, Ben solves the mystery of George Williamson’s murder. But if he’s not careful, he might wind up the killer’s next victim. The future of New York City could depend on Ben and Hanna’s next move. For more great Gen-Z shows, visit https://gzmshows.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E11: High Society

    Apr 06 2022

    Ben and Hanna disguise themselves to attend Lord Billingsgate’s masked ball. But when Ben is discovered, he’s faced with a choice that could mean life or death. For more great Gen-Z shows, visit https://gzmshows.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E10: Man on Fire

    Mar 30 2022

    Ben, Hanna and the Dirty Dogs attempt to print the truth, but Ben’s powerful enemies attempt to stop them at all costs. Ben decides to attend a party at a place where he is decidedly unwelcome.For more great Gen-Z shows, visit https://gzmshows.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E9: The Body

    Mar 23 2022

    Ben throws in his lot with the Dirty Dogs in an attempt to solve a mystery plaguing the city. An unexpected ally arrives with a secret. For more great Gen-Z shows, visit https://gzmshows.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E8: Blood Will Tell

    Mar 16 2022

    Ben uses his wits and bravery to make a daring escape from the law. But when Ben and Hanna return to the scene of the crime, they make a horrible discovery.For more great Gen-Z shows, visit https://gzmshows.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E7: Law and Order

    Mar 09 2022

    Ben finds himself once again facing arrest and trial for a crime he didn’t commit. Can Hanna, Danny and the Dirty Dogs rescue him from a certain conviction?For more great Gen-Z shows, visit https://gzmshows.com.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E6: Tamer of Lightning

    Mar 02 2022

    Ben dazzles the Dirty Dogs with his command of science. Danny takes Ben on a tour of NYC, a place of great excitement and even greater danger. Ben meets the powerful Lord Billingsgate and his daughter, Amanda. Ben and new friend Hanna stumble upon a new mystery. For more great Gen-Z shows visit https://gzmshows.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E5: New Kid in Town

    Feb 23 2022

    Ben arrives in Manhattan, where he’s greeted by some signature New York city hospitality. Searching for a publishing job, Ben finds himself at odds with Danny Quinn and the Dirty Dogs, the roughest, toughest gang in New York. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E4: Connecting with Ben Franklin

    Feb 16 2022

    In this final installment of our chat with Ben Franklin expert, Dr George Boudreau, we learn just how much we have in common with Ben Franklin and who he might have been today. Join us next Wednesday, February 23, for the launch of season 2 of Young Ben Franklin: Welcome to New York!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E3: The Age of Ben Franklin: Daily Life and Complicated History

    Feb 09 2022

    In part three of our conversation with Ben Franklin expert, Dr George Boudreau, we get a glimpse into what daily life might have been like as Ben Franklin was coming of age through multiple wars, pandemics, and a changing country. Season 2 of Young Ben Franklin: Welcome to New York launches in 2 weeks on February 23rd!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E2: The Inventions of Ben Franklin: When party games become science!

    Feb 02 2022

    In the second part of our conversation with Ben Franklin expert, Dr George Boudreau, we learn what a kite, lightning, and a turkey have in common as we delve into the experiments and discoveries of Ben Franklin. Season 2 of Young Ben Franklin: Welcome to New York launches in three weeks on February 23rd!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S2 E1: Who is Benjamin Franklin?

    Jan 26 2022

    Join Gen-Z Media producer, Claire McClanahan, for the first of four conversations with Ben Franklin expert, Dr George Boudreau. In this episode we learn a little bit more about who Ben Franklin was, in his younger years, before he was an elder statesman on the hundred dollar bill. Season 2 of Young Ben Franklin: Welcome to New York launches in four weeks on February 23rd!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info...more

  • Introducing: Young Ben Franklin: Welcome to New York

    Jan 26 2022

    Young Ben is back! Check out a trailer for season 2 of the award-winning podcast from Gen-Z Media. This time, Ben finds himself in the middle of another high-stakes mystery as a teenager in an unforgiving New York City. When Ben’s prospective boss at a newspaper goes missing, the investigation leads him to an even deeper and darker secret, and takes him from the lavish townhouses of the New York gentry to the mean streets of the most exciting, diverse and dangerous city in all the colonies. Youn...more

  • Young Ben Franklin Season Two Coming Soon!

    Sep 23 2021

    We’re hard at work on Young Ben Franklin season two, and it’s almost finished. While you wait, we thought it would be cool to check out an episode of our show Pants On Fire (now called The Big Fib since it became a TV show on Disney+), and guess what? It’s an episode about Benjamin Franklin. If you like what you hear, head on over to The Big Fib feed and subscribe to the podcast! For more great Gen-Z Media podcasts, visit http://gzmshows.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and C...more

  • S1 E10: A Declaration of Independence

    Jul 04 2018

    Aboard a cargo ship bound for freedom, Ben finds himself staring down the barrel of the governor’s cannons. When Ben’s heroism earns him and his friends a death sentence, all of Boston rallies to his defense. A leader is born, and Ben is forced to make a decision that will change the course of American history Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/priva...more

  • S1 E9: Mischief Night

    Jul 04 2018

    As Boston celebrates, Ben’s friends launch a plan to rescue him and the treasure. Ben realizes that the gold can be used to further the cause of freedom in the colonies and leads his pals on a thrilling escape at sea Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S1 E8: The Hanging Tree

    Jul 04 2018

    Ben finally comes face to face with the wicked Governor Templeton and discovers that the treasure might have been under their noses all along. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S1 E7: The Root of all Evil

    Jul 04 2018

    Just when all seems lost for Ben and the wharf rats, an old friend appears from out of the fog. When Eliza is dragged into the lion’s den, she must use her wits to take on the governor himself. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S1 E6: Zeus’s Thunderbolts

    Jul 04 2018

    When Thaddeus and his men arrive on the island looking for the treasure, Ben harnesses the power of nature to fight back. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S1 E5: Treasure Island

    Jul 04 2018

    With his brother in peril, Ben attempts to secure a boat to take him to a legendary island. When he’s nearly caught, a most unexpected ally comes to his rescue. Ben and his friends make their way across the choppy seas to reach the treasure. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S1 E4: All the News

    Jul 04 2018

    Ben, Eliza and the boys witness the governor’s ruthlessness first-hand. A secret letter, written in invisible ink, sets off a treasure hunt…and a race against time. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S1 E3: An Open and Closed Coffin

    Jul 04 2018

    Ben meets a pirate who is not at all what he seems. His investigation takes him and the wharf rats to a graveyard, where they dig up the legend of a treasure older than America itself. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S1 E2: If the Shoe Fits

    Jul 04 2018

    Ben and the boys take on the case of Eliza Boyd and the missing teapot. When the mystery proves to go a lot deeper than expected, Ben brushes up against the wicked Governor Templeton and his dangerous son Thaddeus. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • S1 E1: The Peculiar Case of Veracity Quince

    Jul 02 2018

    Ben Franklin and his band of wharf rats run afoul of the law, but when a young fugitive named Eliza Boyd hires his puzzle-solving services, Ben stumbles into the adventure of a lifetime Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at fourteen; a charming rebel years away from discovering the ageless sayings and brillia...more

  • Trailer!

    May 16 2018

    LAUNCHING JULY 4TH! Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at thirteen; a charming rebel years away from discovering the ageless sayings and brilliant inventions that made him famous. When Ben and his friends stumble upon a mysterious letter leading to a legendary treasure, he'll have to use his wits and bravery ...more