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The best podcasts for learning on the go

13 October, 2021

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Whether you’re road tripping, train riding or pounding the pavement, keeping your children entertained on the go can be a challenge. What if we told you they could be learning and quiet, all at the same time? That’s exactly what these educational podcasts are for!

 

The Beanies Imagination Station

Kids ask all kinds of crazy and random questions, like “What is electricity?” or “Where do sneezes come from?”. The Beanies are here to answer all those questions – even the weirdest ones. Instead of staring back at them blankly or desperately trying to find an answer while maintaining an air of authority, distract them with this podcast.

 

But Why? A podcast for curious kids
This is a show led by kids! You ask the questions and they find the answers – it’s a big interesting world out there. On ‘But Why’, they tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.

 

Fun Kids: Science Weekly

Exploring the coolest and most incredible stuff in science, from way back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth to a future where humans live in space! Fun Kids Science Weekly is hosted by Dan and is the perfect science podcast for kids and families everywhere.

 

Brains On!
A podcast sharing science for kids… and curious adults! Covering topics like ‘how do aeroplanes fly?’, dreams, rollercoasters and déja vu, you will be surprised at how much you – ah, we mean your kids – learn from this podcast.

 

Squiz Kids

Squiz Kids is a news podcast, just for kids. Published each weekday at 7 am, it’s eight minutes of age-appropriate news delivered with positivity and humour. They don’t shy away from the hard news stories, instead approaching them with positivity, humour, and without opinion.

 

Tumble: Science Podcast
Tumble is a science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. They tell stories about scientific discoveries, with the help of scientists! Join Lindsay and Marshall as they ask questions, share mysteries, and share what science is all about.

 

The Past and the Curious

Parents love it, teachers love it, and most importantly, kids do too! History can be amazing, inspiring, and relevant to anyone. The Past and the Curious love to share the stories of spies, funny foods, George Washington’s foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning, and much more!

 

Big Life Kids Podcast
Big Life Kids podcast teaches children to stay resilient, believe in themselves, and face life’s challenges with confidence. In each episode, Zara and Leo travel the world to discover the living heroes that are making a difference in the world today.

 

Detective Mathema’s Maths Puzzles for kids

The Adventures of Detective Mathema tell the story of Algebrus Mathema, the most famous mathematical detective in the world. Whether it’s sequences or time, weights or algebra, Detective Mathema has the power to solve the puzzles.


Fierce Girls
From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. You know what they are? They’re FIERCE. And these are their stories.

 

For more child-friendly podcast recommendations, read our ‘Podcasts to entertain travelling children’ blog!


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