The best podcasts for families

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Podcasts are a great way to engage curious minds and learn something new, all from the comfort of your own sofa!

Below are our favourite podcasts for children (and adults) of all ages, which are both fun and educational in equal measure. And who knows – perhaps you’ll pick up a thing or two along the way!

1. But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

If your child’s favourite question to ask is ‘but why?’, this is the podcast for you. Each episode answers questions sent in by inquisitive listeners, with recent queries including why spiders have eight legs and why some ice creams melt faster than others. 

2. Wow in the World

From soaring to the moon to plunging to the darkest depths of the ocean, Wow in the World certainly lives up to its name! An ideal listen for children who enjoy learning about everything and anything, this weekly podcast focuses on general knowledge and is guaranteed to keep listeners all ages entertained.

3. The Past and the Curious

An absolute treat for fans of Horrible Histories, this podcast has a generous helping of humour, history and songs! Focusing on the lesser-known tales from history, this show is ideal for history buffs and lovers of trivia titbits.

4. Smash Boom Best

Aliens vs. robots? Cats vs. dogs? Loki vs. Athena? This show takes age-old questions and brings them together in light-hearted debates, where listeners can vote on who (or what) should win. A great way to introduce younger listeners to the art of debating.

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5. Book Club for Kids

As one of The Times’ Top 10 Podcasts for Children, the Book Club for Kids should be a staple in any literary fan’s library. Each episode is led by a group of children discussing their favourite books, and regular features include interviews and celebrity book readings.

For more book fun, be sure to check out our top 10 literary podcasts for children.

6. All the Wonders: The Children’s Book Podcast

For an insightful look into the wonderful world of literature, All the Wonders is a fantastic place to find your next favourite novel, featuring interviews with up-and-coming authors.

7. What If World

For inquisitive minds, What If World is a perfect way to engage curiosity and encourage creativity. Each episode tells a unique story centring around a quirky idea sent in by a listener, such as the age-old question: what if cats ruled the world?

8. Brains On

A science show aimed at all ages, Brains On perfectly balances education and fun. Each podcast breaks down key scientific concepts into bite-size pieces, making it a great way for adults to learn something new too!

9. Aaron’s World

A podcast for dinosaur-loving children, created by a dinosaur-loving child! Brought to life by Aaron, who was just 6 years old at the time of the first episode, this show blends time travel, science and dino-mania into 50 episodes of educational entertainment.

10. Kids Listen Activity Podcast

Struggling to think of ways to keep your child entertained? This podcast has a wealth of fun educational activity ideas you can do at home, from how to build a bird home to creating an alternative Earth!

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Article by Lucy Hart

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