Kids & Family Podcasts with Black Hosts and Black Lead Characters

Research has shown that the media kids are exposed to plays a pivotal role in developing their racial and ethnic identities -- not just for Black and Brown kids, but for all kids. Sharing podcasts that highlight Black voices and stories is a great way to contribute to that development. The podcasts on this list celebrate the joy, recognize the struggles, and embrace the triumphs of Black people. From African folktales to exploring Black history to analyzing today's Black experience, they're sure to offer kids of all ages something that resonates with them. When you're done here, discover other media with positive Black representation in movies, TV shows, and books.

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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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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 Activators!

age 8+

Kid activists create positive change, share their stories.

Host: Leo Abelo Perry (2021)
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Cultureverse

age 8+

Modern takes on diverse cultural folktales; light peril.

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Hey Black Child: The Podcast

age 8+

Young hosts celebrate Black history-makers past and present.

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The Ten News

age 8+

Relevant news topics for kids in easily digestible bites.

Host: Bethany Van Delft (2020)
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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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The Genius Generation

age 10+

Inspiring interviews with young inventors, entrepreneurs.

Host: Danni Washington (2021)
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Girls Make Beats Podcast

age 10+

Young female DJs talk life, music, and passions; empowering.

Host: Girls Make Beats (2021)
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Sarah Jones Breaks It Down: A Kids News Podcast

age 10+

News pod for kids highlights media literacy; some violence.

Host: Sarah Jones (2022)
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