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Podcasts for Kids -- Recommendations from School Library Journal, Feb 2018
Songs and fairy tales for kids of all ages that also feature family-friendly crafts and recipes. (Ages 3+)
Kids submit questions; scientists answer them. Music, wisecracks, and decoding a mystery sound every episode keep things lively. (Ages 9+)
Buttons & Figs
Nonsense literature, from jokes to tongue twisters, helps kids make sense of the world around them and create nonsense of their own. (Ages 5–10)
The stellar host curates global folktales in this podcast from WBUR: Boston’s NPR news station. (Ages 3–10)
Little Stories for Tiny People
Original tales featuring animal characters tackle topics from school to new siblings. Warm, funny, and pitch-perfect. (Ages 2–5)
Perfect for getting kids to relax and breathe while sneaking in mindfulness lessons. A great way for kids to wind down. (Ages 5–12)
Short & Curly
An Australian podcast examines serious ethical questions (“Would you donate your kidney to a stranger?”) with plenty of time for students to interact and share views. (Ages 6–12)
Actors perform kid-written sketches that are weird, funny, and amazing, says Messinger. (Ages 4–10)
rack science reporting and interviews with experts on new scientific discoveries, from biofuels to black holes. (Ages 6—12)
Wow in the World
Join hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a journey away from your screens, inside your brain, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science, technology, and innovation.
What If World
The narrator spins comic tales out of kid questions, like “What if Santa were an elephant?” or “What if sharks had legs?” (Ages 5–10)
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Chinese Podcast 中文广播
Are you ready to burst into laughter? Two college hosts from Taiwan present a hilarious, crazy, teenage talk show in Mandarin Chinese!
From this Chinese podcast you can learn a lot about modern Japan, the podcaster presents Japan to the listeners from his life experience in Japan. In this podcast you will know many details about Japanese culture and the image of modern Japan, the host will also guide you to explore several fields, entertainment, anime, education, sports, travelling, etc.
To listen or subscribe to this Chinese podcast, you can search 漫谈日本 on iTunes.
Podcasts for Teens -- Recommendations from School Library Journal, Feb 2018
How design impacts our lives, from sports bras to store logos.
A helpful podcast about making podcasts, says Hickman. Pros share tips on the ins and outs of storytelling, from recording techniques to editing a narrative.
Young adults tackle complex topics, including eating disorders, stop-and-frisk, and gender identity in these dramatic monologues.
hink a geeky This American Life with lots of sound effects as host Jad Abumrad explores scientific, musical, and other topics. Hip and approachable.
Stories created by teens that may inspire listeners to make their own
It's brain fun, for curious people. Science, technology, and other cool stuff...
The storytellers span all generations, allowing teen listeners to tune into other points of view, says Felde.
This I Believe
Beginning in 1951, radio pioneer Edward R. Murrow asked Americans from all walks of life to write essays about their most fundamental and closely held beliefs . Half a century later, NPR, Atlantic Public Media and This I Believe, Inc. are partnering to recreate 'This I Believe' on the air and online.
ournalistic stories produced by young people from the Bay Area [Northern California] for teens all across the country.