5 Podcasts for You and Your Kids

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As we continue to look for new things to do while being sheltered in place together, we couldn’t help but love this list of family-friendly podcasts from our friends at Chicago Parent magazine.  Here are five of our favorites:

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids
Are your kids constantly asking you questions that you struggle to answer? Tune into this NPR podcast that tackles topics large and small about the world around us. Why do we fall asleep? Why do lions roar? Why is ice slippery? Get the answers to these and other mind boggling questions in this weekly podcast.

Tooth brushing can be a challenge for kids and frustrated parents. Fortunately, Chompers is a twice-daily podcast designed to make the time pass by quicker. It’s chock full of jokes, riddles, stories and fun facts that’ll keep your kids entertained while they brush for the full two minutes that dentists recommend.

Dream Big
How do you make your childhood dreams a reality? Join 7-year-old Eva Karpman and her mom Olga as they interview world class performers about how they made their dreams come true. Past guests have included Taylor Swift, Scott Hamilton and Oprah.

Smash Boom Best
Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families. Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Aliens versus robots. Chocolate versus cheese. Ice age versus Jurassic. Debaters use facts and passion to make their case to kid judges, while also teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.

Story Pirates
Winner of the 2020 iHeart Radio Award for Best Kids and Family Podcast, Story Pirates is made up entirely of stories for kids … by kids! The hosts/performers are world-class actors, comedians, musicians and improvisers who adapt these tales and bring them to life through sketch comedy and musical theater.

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