Entertaining Podcasts/Audiobooks for the Entire Family

On a recent road trip, my kids and I tried out several podcast suggestions I’d received from my social media community. There were definitely some that were better than others, especially for my boys age group (3-7 years old). My main selfish requirement is that I also must enjoy the podcast. Isn’t it enough that I’m listening to something that they’ll enjoy? LOL We actually don’t even listen to a lot of kids music in the car (click HERE for The Best Baby & Kids Music That Won’t Make You Go Insane).

If you’re with me, you’ll be grateful for these bearable kids’ podcasts, plus one of our favorite audio books:

  1. But Why?

In this podcast experts answer questions emailed in from real kids about how and why things are the way that they are. For example, how do we dream, what is the biggest number, and who are famous mathematicians? We listened to an episode about what olympic medals are made out of, which was answered in a really fun and engaging way.


2. The Story Pirates

This podcast takes stories that real kids have written and emailed in. The hosts first read them in a very theatrical way, and then turn some of the stories into songs, which is hilarious! The episode we listened to was called “Fart Out Loud Day” and I think I was laughing even harder than the boys. The creators of this podcast even do live shows in New York and LA, so if you happen to live on the coasts you can check them out that way too.

3. The Ronald Dahl Audio Collection

(Includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James & the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Enormous Crocodile & The Magic Finger)

Available on audible.com (via Amazon), this collection of Ronald Dahl’s books is the best. If you’re not familiar with these stories I recommend starting with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Magic Finger. For what it’s worth, these are also great books to read with your kids. In fact, I think the reason my kids enjoyed them so much is because we read the books first.

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