The world of so called Kids podcasts is full of podcasts for kids which are actually by adults. However, many of the most engaging podcasts are actually those for kids by kids – or at least involving kids. Clearly, this can present some challenges in terms of content and diction. However, we are blown away by the quality of some of these kids’ co-host podcasts. There are some talented young people out there with some very supportive and tolerant parents.
We also have our own guide to starting your own podcast with your child if you feel bitten by the podcasting bug and feel like helping with your own Kids Co-host podcast!
Best Kids’ Co-Host Podcasts
1. History Storytime – for Kids. History Storytime is a podcast by Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5). They tell stories from history with the help of their father. They have over 70 episodes covering periods from Egyptians through to the Moon landings. Our favourite episodes are the Hannibal & his Elephants, and Cleopatra. They have some great songs which your child can sing along to, as well as lots of funny sound effects. They even do some episodes with leading museums so you can tell it is well regarded in the historical space, despite having two young co-hosts. Lots of schools also use it to supplement their home learning.
We also have a detailed guide to other History podcasts for Kids.
2. Dream Big. This is a quite extraordinary podcast in which Eva Karpman (age 7) and her mother interview celebrities to help children find their dreams. Not just any old celebrities but really A Grade ones – Kobe Bryant, General McCrystal and more. There is some great mother and daughter chemistry. It’s well worth a listen to their historic back catalogue.
3. Science is Fun E. This sees 12 year old Private (Avery) and Skipper (Craig) take on science, technology and monsters. Episodes like Body Temperature and Luck sees Private wonder what produces the body’s head and why she got cold in the first place. Other episodes are Monsters and Ghosts, Mermaids and Electricity, and Pluto isn’t a Planet anymore.
We also have a detailed guide to other Science podcasts for Kids.
4. Brains On. It takes questions from kids on science and then has experts answers them. It is hosted by a grown up, Molly Bloom, but also has a kid co-host – a different one each week. The questions are a little complex so it’s suitable for older children. Questions include “Why are smartphones so hard to put down?”, “Why is it so hard to break a habit?” and “Why do we have crushes?. However, the show is still fun and silly. For tweens.