Squiz Kids
Squiz Kids
Oct 20, 2020
Wednesday, October 21 - Thailand’s Hunger Games protests; Wifi on the Moon; Ash Barty’s off to the footy; and jellyfish for dinner!
9 min

Squiz Kids is a free daily news podcast just for kids. A short weekday podcast, created here in Australia, that gives kids (and their adults) the rundown on the big news stories, delivered without opinion, and with positivity and humour.


‘Kid-friendly news that keeps them up to date without all the nasties’ (A Squiz Parent)


This Australian podcast for kids easily fits into the daily routine - helping curious kids stay informed about the world around them.




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The Slow Home Podcast
The Slow Home Podcast
Brooke McAlary
Meditation, acceptance and relinquishing control with Kevin Janks - Life in the Time of Covid-19
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40 min
ON BOYS Podcast
ON BOYS Podcast
Janet Allison, Jennifer LW Fink
The Evolution of Esports (w Baro Hyun)
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Amantha Imber
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49 min
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Mrs. Honeybee
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