Podcasts

Radiolab



"Radiolab is a show about curiosity. Where sound illuminates ideas, and the boundaries blur between science, philosophy, and human experience." Episode topics include stories about a lucky lobster, animals communication in the jungle and on the prairie, will power, grisly ant wars, and why the sky isn't blue.

Brains On!



"Brains On! is a podcast featuring science and kids produced by MPR News and Southern California Public Radio. We ask questions and go wherever the answers take us. Sometimes that means talking to a food scientist or a snake handler, other times that means putting on a play about sound waves or writing songs about sleep. A different kid co-hosts each episode. We talk to them about the interesting stuff they’re doing and the things they think about. It’s a science lesson for your ears – so join us and turn your brains on!"

Eleanor Amplified



"Buckle up! Your car is headed for…adventure! Eleanor Amplified is a radio adventure series for the whole family. Listen together as world-famous radio reporter Eleanor foils devious plots, outwits crafty villain, and goes after The Big Story. Eleanor’s pursuit of truth takes her into orbit, out to sea, through a scary jungle and even to the halls of Congress! Like all the public media shows you love, Eleanor Amplified is entertaining and informative. The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified is a production of WHYY in Philadelphia.”

But Why



But Why from Vermont Public Radio answers questions from kids about topics such as, "Why is the sky blue?" "Why do geese fly in the shape of a 'v'?" and "How do you make paint?"

Short & Curly



Short & Curly from the Australian Broadcasting Corporation "is a fast-paced fun-filled ethics podcast for kids and their parents, with questions and ideas to really get you thinking. It asks curly questions like about animals, technology, school, pop culture and the future."

Wow in the World



Wow in the World from National Public Radio "guides curious kids...inside their brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian



"The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a serialized science-fiction story, told in 15-20 minute episodes. When pressed, we describe it as a “mystery gang” story, sort of like Scooby-Doo meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer in space. The story centers on Finn Caspian, an 8-year-old boy aboard The Famous Marlowe 280 Interplanetary Exploratory Space Station. He and his friends Abigail, Elias and Vale are Explorers Troop 301, taking off from the Marlowe to explore uncharted planets, help the occasional alien, and solve a mystery that threatens to destroy the Marlowe." This is a serialized show, so be sure to begin with the first episode.