As we begin to wrap up June 2017, it's time to take a look back at some of the very best episodes from the kids podcast world in May 2017.
Now, if you want to get the background on how I'm using the RadioPublic iOS app to publish these lists, feel free to go back and read my list of the best of kids podcasts from March 2017. (Or if you want to hear what you missed last month, here's the best of kids podcasts from April 2017.) But otherwise, just know that you can listen to these specific episodes from the RadioPublic app or right here by using the widget below.
There were way more episodes I considered or listened to than the (admittedly arbitrary) ten-episode limit I'm imposing on myself. So while this is maybe a sampler as much as the "best," strictly speaking, I won't steer you wrong, I promise. With that, let's begin with the list from May 2017! (Use this link to listen from the RadioPublic website.)
[P.S. I don't know why the Brains On elevator piece is still showing up, and why the Ear Snacks and Past and the Curious pieces aren't in the full playlist, but individual links show up below...]
[P.P.S. If you've stumbled upon this list more than a month after I've posted it, the overall list has probably been updated, but you can stream each episode below.]
(In no particular order)
Sparkle Stories: "Cats New Home" [Another good introduction to a well-loved series of tales from Sparkle Stories.]
But Why: "Why Are Some Animals Pets and Others Are Lunch?" [I think this is an excellent discussion of ethics of pet ownership, a good match for a Short and Curly episode on a similar topic.]
Story Pirates: "Ep. 51: Eat a Spider Day" [I loved this.]
What If World: "Ep. 32 - What If Sharks Had Legs?" [Star Wars and bad puns. You've heard of dad jokes and dad rock? This is dad podcast.]
Story Time: "A Longish Tale written by Michael Ryan" [A shaggy dog story, except it features a long-tailed marmoset.]
Good Stuff Kids: "Episode #70 - Frances England" [Always happy to hear kids musicians talk about their work on this podcast.]
Jamie Johnson Football Podcast: "Episode 9: Jurgen Klopp, Georgia Stanway & Nikita Parris" [I'm more of a Bundesliga guy, but this great for the Premier League fan in your house.]
Wow in the World: "Corn Your Toes and Blast-Off To The Moon!" [Yay for NPR, Mindy Thomas, and Guy Rax. 75% science, 25% silly.]
Ear Snacks: "Extra: Facts! (Steven Drozd)" [Not one but two musician interviews in this playlist. This one with Steven Drozd is pretty silly.]
The Past and the Curious: "On The Move: Nelly Bly, Henry Box Brown, All Around this World" [Listen to this episode then listen to the Deedle Deedle Dees songs about the people, too!]