Gen-Z Launches ‘Pants on Fire’, ‘The Mayan Crystal’ and ‘Six Minutes’

Our new partner Gen-Z Media, a kids and family podcast company, launched three new, high-concept shows today: Pants on Fire, The Mayan Crystal and Six Minutes. Aimed at kids between ages 6 and 12 and their parents, the shows transport listeners into thrilling adventures, ambitious mysteries and addictive fun.

Pants on Fire is a game show that makes it fun for kids (and adults) to test how good they are — or aren’t — at figuring out who’s lying. The Mayan Crystal tells the story of an 11-year-old girl who tries to summon legendary Mayan gods but accidentally ends up awakening an ancient evil. And Six Minutes centers around a girl who has no memories of who she is, developing mysterious powers and uncovering more about herself in each six-minute episode.

Gen-Z Media, established in January 2017, is a Peabody Award-winning creator of IP for kids and family. Founded by Ben Strouse, David Kreizman and Chris Tarry, Gen-Z produces fun and exciting scripted podcasts with high production values and unique stories, featuring real kids playing the lead roles, and entertaining for the whole family.

The brains behind the network include the creators of critically acclaimed shows like The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel and The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian.

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Pants on Fire

A hilarious new game show where kids meet two “experts” in kid-friendly topics like “sharks” or “pizza” or “space travel” — except only one is the real McCoy. The other is a “liar-liar-pants-on-fire” determined to fool the young contestant. Can a perceptive kid find the truth and determine who’s who? Test your own skills, and play along weekly!

Episode 1: Sound

Amaya and Deborah try to figure out who’s lying about sound. Plus, L.I.S.A. knows way more than the experts.

In future episodes of Pants on Fire, Deborah and a kid contestant try to figure out who’s lying about martial arts, primates and hypnosis. Plus, L.I.S.A. gets huge in Japan, goes to zoo camp and wants an omelette.

Subscribe to Pants on Fire on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic or wherever you listen.

The Mayan Crystal

Do you want to hear a story? It’s the story of an 11-year-old girl who uses a magic crystal to summon the legendary Mayan gods. But her plan backfires, and instead she awakens an ancient evil! With the help of her sister and a 20-foot talking snake, she’ll go on a thrilling journey to save her village and discover her true destiny.

Episode 1: The Crystal Keeper

To protect her village, 11-year-old Aurela uses a magic crystal to summon the legendary Mayan gods. But her plan backfires when she awakens an ancient evil!

Episode 2: Out of the Fire

A fireball from the sky smashes down in the Belizean jungle, bringing back the villainous Specter, who will stop at nothing to find the girl known as the crystal keeper.

Episode 3: Snake!

Cut off from her village by Specter’s animal army, Aurela finds help from a giant talking boa constrictor.

Episode 4: Through the Jungle

Led by their new friend, a giant talking snake, Aurela and her older sister Zaita begin their journey to return the magic crystal to an ancient Mayan city hidden deep within the rainforest.

Subscribe to The Mayan Crystal on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic or wherever you listen.

Six Minutes

Eleven-year-old Holiday is pulled from icy waters with no memory of who she is or where she came from. Are her mom and dad really who they say they are? And when she begins to develop incredible abilities, she’ll soon discover she’s not alone in the world. The big mysteries unfold in six-minute episodes, twice each week, all year long.

Episode 1: Six Minutes Begins

The Anders family goes on a whale watching trip and finds something miraculous floating in the water.

Episode 2: Six Minutes without a Past

Holiday is visited by a mysterious boy who knows something about who she is and where she came from.

Episode 3: Six Minutes One Year Later

On her birthday, Holiday receives a gift that unlocks an amazing ability she never knew she had.

Episode 4: Six Minutes on a Hoverboard

Holiday’s hoverboard leads her to Badger, who has a shocking message about her past.

Subscribe to Six Minutes on Apple Podcasts, RadioPublic or wherever you listen.