Podcasts with Diverse Characters and Stories

It's important for kids to have role models and representations of people who look, act, and think like them. This list offers a wide range of podcasts that reflect the experiences, perspectives, and stories that make our world so diverse. They highlight Black characters and cultures, Latino stories and voices, different languages, religions, genders, and so much more. Kids and teens will love exploring stories they can relate to while also learning more about people and communities different than their own. Make sure your kids are seeing diversity in the TV shows they watch and the books they read, too.

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Circle Round

age 2+

Diverse folktales boast star-worthy cast, great messages.

Host: Rebecca Sheir (2017)
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Bearily Bear Stories

age 3+

Reimagined fairytales are more diverse and inclusive.

Host: Miral Sattar (2022)
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Molly of Denali

age 4+

Authentic, diverse, and fun prequel to TV series.

Host: N/A (2019)
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African Folktales with Miss Jo Jo

age 5+

Traditional African stories for young kids; strong values.

Host: N/A (2020)
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Once Upon a Crescent: Muslim Kids Podcast

age 5+

Storytelling pod teaches Muslim traditions, moral values.

Host: Mrs. Hashimi (2020)
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Warrior Kids Podcast

age 6+

Educational & inspiring celebration of Indigenous cultures.

Host: Pam Palmater (2020)
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Adventures of Cairo

age 6+

A thoughtful young boy learns life lessons in the big city.

Host: N/A (2022)
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The Story Seeds Podcast

age 6+

Creative kids work with authors to craft diverse stories.

Host: Betsy Bird (2020)
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Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls

age 7+

Inspiring tales of diverse women who persevered.

Host: Various Hosts (2018)
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Cuentos de Buenas Noches para Niñas Rebeldes

age 7+

Spanish podcast showcasing diverse, accomplished women.

Host: N/A (2022)
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Cultureverse

age 8+

Modern takes on diverse cultural folktales; light peril.

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Ídolos

age 8+

Spanish-language pod tells stories of American musicians.

Host: N/A (2019)
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The Mayan Crystal

age 8+

Mayan folklore-inspired adventure, light peril.

Host: N/A (2018)
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Mija Podcast

age 8+

Multilingual relatable stories about immigrant families.

Host: Lory Martinez, Melanie Hong (2019)
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Stoopkid Stories

age 8+

Stories of family and friendship set in Black communities.

Host: Melissa Victor (2020)
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Timestorm

age 8+

Time-travel adventure highlights Puerto Rican culture.

Host: N/A (2019)
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The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

age 8+

Mystery series offers adventure and learning; light peril.

Host: N/A (2021)
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The Two Princes

age 8+

Star-studded audio adventure centers LGBTQ+ community.

Host: N/A (2019)
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Adventure in Atacama

age 10+

Audio choose-your-own-adventure about communication.

Host: Mika Nivola (2022)
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Toasted Sister Podcast

age 10+

Insightful exploration of Indigenous culture through food.

Host: Andi Murphy (2017)
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