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20 Kid Podcasts for Car Rides

on 7.8.2024 at 10:35am

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It’s the time of the year when many families pack up the car and head out of town for a vacation to the beach or a trip to the mountains. Even if your kids are seasoned travelers, it can help to have something new to listen to when everybody piles into their seats. It’s also great if whatever you’re listening to is something both kids and parents can enjoy. While we sometimes just turn on some upbeat music and let everybody read, we’ve found that listening to a good podcast can be enjoyable for both kids and parents.  Here are my top 20 kid pocasts for car rides—hopefully you find something that you and your kids will both love!

20 Kid Podcasts for Car Rides

Note: All links are to Spotify Podcasts, but you can find many of these podcasts through other podcast apps and websites. Also, be sure to screen episodes before you listen to make sure they are appropriate for the ages of your kids.

Wow in the World

Focusing on science and technology, this podcast explores amazing facts and stories from around the world. Recent episodes: “Robo Dino Chicken” and “Martian Beach Party.”

What If World

On this podcast, kids send in questions and the podcasters take them seriously and answer them by telling a story. Recent episodes: “What if butterflies could fly to the moon? and “What if trains didn’t stop?

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

As the name suggests, this podcast explores scientific topics. Recent episode: “The Cave of the Underground Astronaut”


Bedtime Stories with Mr. Jim


Story Pirates

This is my kids’ favorite podcast. Children send in story ideas and the team of improv comedians on this podcast elaborate on and then act out the story. You’re only going to get tired of this one when your kids ask you to listen to the same story for the 20th time. Recent episodes: “The Dad and the Magician” and “The Ruler of the Book World”

Storynory — Stories for Kids

This podcast features stories from the past and stories from the present, both classic fairy tales as well as new children’s stories. Recent episodes: “Katie and the Magic Theater” and “Quad Monkey”

Stories Podcast

This podcast features stories that you may have heard before as well as presentations of traditional stories from folklore from around the world that will be new to you and your kids. Recent episodes: “Raggedy Ann and the Fairies’ Gift” and “My Cat Hippo”

Sparkle Stories Podcast

Sparkle Stories produces totally original stories just for kids, and my bet is your kids will be especially entranced by the ones that feature brother and sister team Martin and Sylvia. Recent episodes: “Catching Crayfish” and “The Hermit Queen”

Six Minutes

This is a fictional podcast series with episodes that are only 6 minutes long featuring an eleven-year-old named Holiday who is trying to figure out the secrets of her past. Older kids will love this mystery story! They are no longer creating new episodes, but there are over 200 episodes so that should keep you busy in the car.

Short & Curly

This podcast is all about ethics and covers topics that are interesting and relevant to kids. Recent episode: “What if you can’t invite all your friends to your birthday party?”

The Tales of Deputy Guppy

This fiction podcast will take kids back in time to the days of old-time radio drama. The most recent episodes follow the adventures of Deputy Guppy.

The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd

The fictional Dr. Floyd is known as the World’s Most Brilliant Scientist, and on this audio drama podcast kids will learn about history as they listen to Dr. Floyd battle his archnemesis, Dr. Steve.

The Past & the Curious

This podcast puts history in a new light and introduces kids to inspiring and interesting things from the past. It also features professionally done music! Recent episodes: “Donuts and Cheese” and “Bad Milk”

The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

This podcast is a mystery series geared toward 8-12 year olds that is performed by actual kids! They stopped creating new episodes in 2021, but it’s worth going back to the beginning.

The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

This podcast is produced by a dad and his son and tells the story of an 8-year-old who lives aboard a space station. This is another serial story, so make sure you start at Episode 1!

Eleanor Amplified

Eleanor is fictional world-famous reporter who takes listeners along as she goes on adventures the whole family will love. Start this one at the beginning and see how far you can get on your way to your destination!

Classics for Kids

This unique podcast introduces kids to classical music in an inspiring way. Recent episodes: “Ralph Vaughan Williams” and “Charles Ives”

Circle Round

This podcast hasn’t been updated in almost a year, but there’s a huge archive of stories with original music and sound design. Popular episodes: “The Friend Ship” and “The Little Blue Pebble”

But Why? A Podcast for Curious Kids

On this podcast, parents send in recordings of their kids asking questions about science, history, and other topics, and the podcast attempts to answer it. Recent episodes: “Why do oranges have peels?” and “Do people eat bugs?”

Brains On! Science Podcast for Kids

This podcast features not only adult experts but also kids who are interested in scientific questions. Recent episodes: “How do vacuums work?” and “How do trees help our cities?”

Do you have favorite kid podcasts I didn’t list? Leave a comment and share them with us!

When your kids get tired of reading or playing car games on your next trip, check out one of these top 20 kid podcasts for car rides for free entertainment!