Best Story Podcasts for Kids of All Ages

Gather 'round, everybody: It's storytime! Whether you're looking for screen-free entertainment for your kids or for something to keep the whole family engaged, story-based podcasts are spellbinding fun. Fairy tales, adventure, mystery, and more -- kids of all ages will be captivated by these great shows. Explore new worlds, follow along with a hero's journey, or listen to folklore from different cultures and areas of the world. The best part? Your kids can easily listen to these stories from anywhere! Once you're done here, check out Kids' Podcasts That Promote Learning and Podcasts for Kids by Kids to find more shows your kids will love.

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Circle Round

age 2+

Diverse folktales boast star-worthy cast, great messages.

Host: Rebecca Sheir (2017)
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Thomas & Friends Storytime

age 3+

Adventurous trains learn lessons while working and playing.

Host: Mark Moraghan (2020)
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Bearily Bear Stories

age 3+

Reimagined fairytales are more diverse and inclusive.

Host: Miral Sattar (2022)
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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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Little Stories Everywhere

age 5+

Imaginative tales engage, show integrity, some diversity.

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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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Cuentos Increíbles

age 5+

Imaginative Spanish-language stories teach valuable lessons.

Host: Laura Cruz B. (2020)
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Stories Podcast

age 5+

Classic tales and original stories with moral lessons.

Host: Amanda Weldin, Dan Hinds (2014)
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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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Cultureverse

age 8+

Modern takes on diverse cultural folktales; light peril.

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Eleanor Amplified

age 8+

Reporter seeks truth in suspenseful pod with mild violence.

Host: N/A (2019)
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Greeking Out

age 8+

Greek myths packed with action, humor, and lots of battles.

Host: Kenny Curtis, Tori Kerr (2019)
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Treasure Island 2020

age 8+

Modern retelling of classic novel; some peril and swordplay.

Host: No host (2020)
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Grimm, Grimmer, Grimmest

age 8+

Modern take on Grimm fairy tales with some scares, peril.

Host: Adam Gidwitz (2018)
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The Mayan Crystal

age 8+

Mayan folklore-inspired adventure, light peril.

Host: N/A (2018)
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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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Milky Way Underground

age 10+

Dream-like journey mirrors real life issues; heavier topics.

Host: N/A (2021)
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