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Halloween Podcasts for Kids 2020! #KidsListenSweeps

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Kids Listen podcasters are brewing up fun for the entire family this Halloween!

In a year which has been most unusual, we are happy to continue our tradition of fun Halloween episodes from your favorite podcasts.

This year 29 of our Kids Listen member podcasts have put out episodes for your Halloween holiday pleasure. We hope that you enjoy special episodes of your favorite kids podcasts, and discover some new favorites along the way!

Because some Halloween material can be a bit spooky we’re going to put a 👻 symbol on some of our episodes. If you have very young children, you may want to listen to them yourself before you share it with your little pumpkins.

7 in 7 An Educational Podcast for Kids

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In today’s episode of 7 in 7 we have Part 1 of Halloween Episode: Real Creatures with Creepy Names! So hit play and listen to “Halloween Episode: Real Creatures with Creepy Names (Part 1)”.

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The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian

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W(h)ere is Vale?

This week is our annual Halloween special, and it finds the explorers back on the Marlowe. But this time, they’ve brought something back from their explorations!

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April Eight Songs & Stories

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April’s little dog Roxie takes over the podcast again with her own doggie tales of Halloween! The Which Witch also drops by with another one of her favorite Halloween songs. 🎃🎶

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At Your Level

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Hallow…in?

What do you think this Halloween is going to look like?

Witch ever way you slice it, this episode will try to answer that question — in the interview, the Nerd Out, even the ASMR is related to it.

We’ve loaded it up with gourd puns and trom-bone bits. You’ll be laughing ’til you’re coffin!

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Best Whatever Ever!

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Albert Apeinstein Saves Halloween

Albert Apeinstein is the world’s smartest chimpanzee.

One day, he decides to escape from the zoo… only to stumble onto a Halloween block party!

Everyone thinks he’s just a kid in a very realistic chimp costume, so he fits right in! And that’s just where his adventure begins.

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Book Club for Kids!

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Think becoming a witch is easy? Think again.

Readers from Changing Hands bookstore in Phoenix discuss James Nicol’s tale of becoming a professional witch called “The Apprentice Witch.”

Our celebrity reader is public radio journalist (and amateur ice hockey player) Susan Valot.

Our writer talks about how he created the rules for his magical world and confesses that he wasn’t much of a reader when he was young. Kitty Felde is host.

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Brains On!

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Bones from the inside out

Bones! They’re spooky. They’re creepy. They’re utterly fascinating!

This episode we dig up the science behind skeletons. We’ll look at how our bones grow, what happens when we break a bone and why bones last so long. Plus, we’ll meet a talking skeleton who will help us bone up on bone trivia!

And we have a mystery sound to tickle your auditory ossicles and a Moment of Um that answers the question: Why does time fly when you’re having fun?

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Buttons and Figs

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Halloween is Coming

Buttons & Figs kids love Halloween,
The best time of the year!
A night to go out, paint your face,
and feel and give out fear!

Here’s a little song to put you in the spirit! Happy October…..Bah-ha-ha-ha-ha…Boo!

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Cool Facts About Animals

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Cool facts about Crows!

Do you think crows are scary? In this episode, we learn that crows are scary — scary smart!

Did you know that crows can solve 8-step puzzles, make and use tools, recognize faces, hold a grudge and even obey traffic lights?

Join us as we learn all about these spooky smart creatures.

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Curious Kid Podcast

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Curious About Rats

Learn all about rats in this special Halloween episode! 🐭

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The Fina Mendoza Mysteries

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The Demon Cat of Capitol Hill

The 10-year-old daughter of a congressman tries to solve the mystery of the Demon Cat of Capitol Hill. 😼

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Girl Tales

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Ms. Van Tassel’s theatre class is set to put up a production of ‘The Legend of the Headless Horseman’, but then Ms. Van Tassel becomes sick and an awful substitute is sent in her place to direct the show!

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The Good Eggs

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Chapter 2: Forgiveness

Benedict jumps to an incorrect conclusion about a Halloween party and soon realizes his mistake.

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The Good Words Podcast

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OSTENTATIOUS

Getting all dressed up for Halloween?

In this episode, updated in honor of the big day (and night), Miss Lynn explains the word OSTENTATIOUS.

She includes an excerpt from Mark Twain’s The Innocents Abroad, “Say What?” about the phrase, “Dressed to the nines,” and an overview of cosplay and historical costuming from contributor Glynnis.

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Ill-Advised Stories

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Sparkie and Spazoid’s First Adventure

Our hero’s explore a crashed alien ship on the icy surface of Europa in a special halloween episode.

As a bonus, there is an incredible webcomic of this episode too!

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The Imagine Neighborhood

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Alakazambra’s Halloween Party

It’s Halloween in The Imagine Neighborhood™!

Scotty and Vac have built a super-spooky haunted house, and they can’t wait to scare the socks off of everyone.

But when Alakazambra stops by, there’s just one problem: she doesn’t feel scared.

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Nature Nerds with Laine

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Bats!

Reece learns all about the biology and mythology of these furry flying animals.

Oh, and a magic spell turns Ms. Laine into a bat! 🦇🌕

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Newsy Jacuzzi

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Newsy Jacuzzi, a weekly world news podcast by kids and for kids, has a spooky episode this week!

Hear how Halloween began, about Asia’s Hungry Ghost Festival and Mexico’s Day of Dead from our young reporters from around the world. The frightening festivities have a lot more in common than you might think!

There’s also the mystery of the killer whales off the coast of Spain that go bump in the night and Japan’s drive-in haunted houses.

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Noodle Loaf

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Like an Overjoyed Seal

Music fun and games including the 3rd annual “I Made a Costume” echo song celebrating outlandish homemade costumes.

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The Purple Rocket Podcast

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Winston’s Book of Wizardry

While Winston waited for his little sister to finish getting ready to go trick or treating, he did something he doesn’t normally do — he cracked open a book. In a flash of light the book sucked him into it and sent him on an adventure through the magical world of Berry Cotter.

Transformed into the hero of the story, Winston, or Berry Cotter as he’s now known, must defeat Lord Walmort and save the students of Pigwarts. Winston’s about to realize just how powerful reading really is!

Big thank you to Kitty Felde of the Book Club for Kids Podcast and her friends for helping me tell this story!

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Smash Boom Best

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Vampires vs. Werewolves

Today, the ultimate monstrous rivals go fang to claw in a blood-thirsty debate: vampires vs werewolves!

The pale, blood-sucking predators who sleep in coffins take on the supernaturally speedy, mutant wolf-humans who howl at the moon!

Anna Weggel and Tracy Mumford debate to see which terrifying tormentor will be crowned the Smash Boom Best!

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Story Spectacular

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The Spooky Kooky Spider

The kooky spooky spider didn’t seem to fit in anywhere!

Everyone seemed to be scared of the spider and would shoo him away. Until one day the kooky spooky spider met and even kookier spookier little girl named Zelda.

Together they have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!

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The Ten News

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Halloween in the Pandemic 🎃

Segments on Halloween: A Pandemic Halloween, Rare Blue Moon, Undead Ant, Spooky Town Names, the only debate that matters “Candy Corn or Nah”?

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This Week in the Multiverse

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Vote for Dracula

Stakes are high! Dracula and Fart Boy debate the issues as Dracula makes an unholy run for president of the multiverse!

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Time for Lunch

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Pumpkins/Halloween

This episode we’re talking all about pumpkins, and not just any pumpkins… Giant Pumpkins!

We speak with Ron Wallace who grows pumpkins that weigh over 2000lbs! We’ll also have a retelling of the story of the Headless Horseman.

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Tumble

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Happy Halloween!

We’re headed to Candy Land, a sugary laboratory where mathematicians found a mysterious candy dagger appear — over and over again. So gather up your candy box, and let’s discover out why mathematicians are studying candy to understand the real-life landscapes around us.

Mathematician Leif Ristroph shares how he stumbled into making sweet experiments.

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👻Unspookable

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Ghost Ships

You see a crew-less vessel approaching through the fog on a moonless night at sea.. can you trust that your eyes were telling you the truth? Is there really a ship sailing with no one aboard?

We’ve talked about the creatures that lurk in the ocean’s depths, but what about the traces of the humans that have crossed those same waters?

We’ll look at these questions and the legend of Ghost Ships on this episode of Unspookable.

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Warrior Kids Podcast

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Considerate Costumes

In this episode, we talk about some of the coolest Halloween costumes that we have seen over the years and how to ensure that we don’t use costumes that hurt peoples’ feelings.

That way Halloween is fun for everyone!

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What Will She Do Next?

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Mary Shelley

Today’s Historical Woman: Mary Shelley. English Novelist & Author of “Frankenstein”. Learn how this nineteen-year old Mother, Wife & Introvert created one of history’s most electrifying novels.

Starring Georgia Kate Haege. Featuring T.J. Newton, Sarah Smith and Jacob Hoffman.

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Kids Listen Sweeps: Many podcasts, one theme. #KidsListenSweeps

What is a Kids Listen Sweeps? We take a common theme and present it in our diverse podcasts from several different angles. Think of it as the most enjoyable unit study you’ve ever heard.

We have more fun collaborations coming up, so keep an eye on this blog for future announcements! Are you as excited as we are about Halloween? Tell us all about it on Twitter and Facebook!

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Brennen is a reformed professional baker and full-time homeschooling father. He helps his kids with their podcast https://bookpowerforkids.com/