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Radio Online – Podcasts for Kids

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Ham Radio

HAM Radio and Homeschooling: A Good Fit
What about socialization? Ham radio may seem like a hermit’s hobby, sitting alone in a room with a bunch of electronic equipment, but it’s actually very social. It’s all about talking to other people on the radio. By Chris Mahar.


Broadcast History
Most people think “Broadcasting” began with Guglielmo Marconi in 1895. However, there were several antecedents to Marconi, and, yes, even “broadcasts” before Marconi’s experiments.

History of the Radio Receiver 
Learn more about the of the radio or wireless radio receiver from the earliest sets using coherers and magnetic detectors to modern high-performance semiconductor based radios.

Podcasting History
Learn the history of how podcasting was developed and how it has evolved over the years.


Homeschool Radio Shows: How and Why You Should Be Using Old Time Radio Programs in YOUR Homeschool!

Homeschool Radio Shows: How and Why You Should Be Using Old Time Radio Programs in YOUR Homeschool!
by Jim ErskineOld Time Radio programs are wonderful, family-friendly entertainment. But did you know they are also a great way to enhance your homeschooling as well? Even better: These classic programs can teach your kids some things that TV, movies, and video games cannot: How to be a better listener, and how to use their own imagination.This concise, practical manual explains why listening to these classic programs can dramatically improve your children’s listening skills, and how they develop a child’s own creativity and imagination. It then gives you practical, proven ideas on how to easily incorporate old time radio programs into your kids’ homeschooling – making history and literature “come to life” in an exciting new way.FREE BONUS AUDIO DOWNLOADS INCLUDED!Also included with this kindle book are FIVE full-length Old Time Radio programs (in MP3 format) specially chosen for homeschool listeners PLUS exclusive “Listening & Discussion Guides” for each program, designed to make these classic programs an even more valuable educational addition to your homeschool curriculum.
The Book Club for Kids is a podcast where young readers meet to talk about a book. The show includes a celebrity reading from the book. Plus, the author joins us to answer your questions.
A podcast that encourages the curiosity! Send in a question and they will help find an answer a loud with fun characters, experts, and the mystery sound.

But Why is a show led by kids! You sent in the questions and they find the answers! All topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.

The Dream Big Podcast is a family-friendly podcast inspiring kids (and adults!) to pursue their passions in life and take action to make their dreams a reality. The Dream Big Podcast’s 20-30 minute format makes for the perfect length for parents and kids to listen in the car on the way to school, activities, or playdates.

Dunkle Unkin’s For Kids
The site features original Real Audio stories and songs, including a number of safety songs from The Love & Safety Club for Children.

Forever Ago
Brains On presents Forever Ago, a history show for the whole family! Every episode explores the origin of just one thing — like sandwiches, video games, clocks and more — while teaching listeners to think critically about history.

History and Politics Outloud
Significant recorded or broadcast speeches by famous personages, from Winston Churchill through Bill Clinton, about 1930 – 1999.

Homeschooling & Loving it
A new podcast from Homeschool.com, discussing all things homeschooling.

Kids Corner
A daily radio program produced by WXPN-FM, a service of the University of Pennsylvania. Its primary mission is to provide entertaining and educational programming for kids.

Kids’ Public Radio
The ad-free, commercial-free network for kids. Includes a section on how to make radio programs with your kids and your computer.

Nathan Hale High School Radio Station
C89.5 plays pop-hits music live from Seattle.  You can also listen to their CD collection.

Old Time Radio

Find vintage radio shows such as Gunsmoke, DragNet, Superman, and more.

Pulse of the Planet
Each weekday, Pulse of the Planet provides its listeners with a two-minute sound portrait of Earth, tracking the rhythms of nature and culture worldwide and blending interviews and extraordinary natural sound.

Radio Disney
The radio station just for kids 12 and under. Begins broadcast immediately, so make sure your sound volume is how you want it. Needs a fast connection. Have only your browser application open.

Top radio streaming website. Works with Winamp and iTunes. Listen to music from all over the world! Or learn how to use their software to create your own online radio station.

Stories Podcast
The Stories Podcast was created to provide family-friendly content to families on the go, Always free, the podcast is a great way to entertain kids on the go and limit screen time while encouraging imaginations.

Tell Us A Tale
My name is Peter Jones, and I am your host. For those of you already familiar with the radio program and storytelling that spawned this website, consider this your personal invitation to find out more about the people and characters behind the voices you hear each Sunday from noon to 2 pm on Charlottesville, Virginia station WTJU 91.1 FM.

A science podcast for kids, to be enjoyed by the entire family. Find stories about scientific discoveries, with the help of scientists!

What if World
What If World is a storytelling podcast for kids. What if a tiny dragon lived in my closet? What if there were a never-ending bowl of ice cream? What if cats ruled the world? Join Abacus P Grumbler, Randall Radbot, and Whendiana Joan as they help Mr. Eric tell wacky stories inspired by your questions! Call to leave a voicemail at 205-605-WHAT and be featured on the show.

Wow in the World
This podcast is a way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. In every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey.

Zucchini Brothers Radio Show
Modeled on the oldtime radio, back before there was TV, “Live! at the Clubhouse” is a great place for young listeners. It’s educational. It’s got facts about science and nature. And, it’s always 100% healthy and 100% fun!

Make Your Own

Build Your Own Crystal Shortwave Receiver
The fidelity of tone and clarity of crystal rectification are hard to beat. What’s more, crystal sets are absolutely free! A crystal receiver is powered solely by the radio waves that it pulls from the air.

Creating Podcasts with Your Students
Podcasting can be educational! This article walks you through the steps of preproduction, recording, postproduction, and publishing.

How To Make A Streaming Audio File
How to create your own radio show for your website: the technical details.

Youth Radio
Through hands-on practice, working relationships with industry professionals, and production of award-winning programming, Youth Radio students learn the basics of broadcasting. In the process, they’re exposed to a broad spectrum of media-related careers.

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