Kid-friendly podcasts

Keep the kids (and parents) entertained on your summer road trip.

If you’re planning on taking a road trip with kids this school holidays, keep the family entertained with these kid-friendly podcasts that mum and dad will like too.

Fierce Girls

Duration: 15-20 minutes.

Audience: primary school age

Produced by the ABC, Fierce Girls tells the real life and inspirational stories of brave, adventurous and trailblazing Australian girls and women such as World War II spy Nancy Wake, nine-time Paralympic gold medallist Louise Sauvage and the 16-year-old who sailed solo around the world, Jessica Watson. Each episode is narrated by equally-inspiring women including Leah Purcell, Carrie Bickmore and Turia Pitt.

But Why?

Duration: 30 minutes

Audience: five-10 years

Buy Why? is a fortnightly podcast led by kids, tackling kid-submitted topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Host Jane Lindholm helps foster kid’s curiosity by tackling questions from the mundane – “Why do the leaves change colour?” – to the kind of complicated, like “Who invented words?”

Animal Sound Safari

Duration: 15-20 minutes.

Audience: five-10 years

Animal Safari Sound explores the relationships between humans and animals. From camel beauty queens in Egypt to how dogs became man’s best friend, each episode features stories and facts from around the world.

Short and Curly

Duration: 20-25 minutes

Audience: seven-12 years

Short and Curly is an ethics podcast that talks to real Queensland school kids about difficult topics such as “Is it ok to fight a bully?” or “What can Severus Snape from Harry Potter teach us about courage and forgiveness?”

What If World

Duration: 15-20 minutes

Audience: six-12 years

What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Each week, Mr. Eric takes a "what if?" question from a kid and spins it into a story for everyone.