44 episodes

A History Podcast for Kids! Parents love us, Teachers love us, and most importantly, kids do too!
History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. We love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode. Proud Kids Listen Member @pastandcurious

The Past and The Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families Mick Sullivan

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A History Podcast for Kids! Parents love us, Teachers love us, and most importantly, kids do too!
History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. We love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode. Proud Kids Listen Member @pastandcurious

    Episode 38 Store Windows and Old Underwear

    Episode 38 Store Windows and Old Underwear

    L. Frank Baum, an author of a classic book (which became a classic movie) was also partially responsible for our love of fancy holiday shop windows.
    Also, Meriwether Lewis gives his pal William Clark a re-gift he probably could've done without.

    • 24 min
    Episode 37 Sewer Water and Water Water

    Episode 37 Sewer Water and Water Water

    John Wesley Powell is the first American of European descent to conquer the Grand Canyon, and he did it with one arm!

    Also, Paris was a pretty stinky place until they upgraded the sewers. Learn about poop, nightmen, and a couple of clever civil engineers who eventually got people to dress their best as they toured the stinky sewers in boats.
    All this and more!

    • 29 min
    Episode 36 Mechanical Monsters!

    Episode 36 Mechanical Monsters!

    Mary Shelley didn't just create one of the most memorable characters and important books in history, she also pretty-much invented science fiction. Heather Gotlib tells her original story on the author of Frankenstein.

    Have you ever heard about the chess playing robot that beat Napoleon in chess? The automaton shocked the world in many ways! written and told by Mick Sullivan

    All this and more!

    • 26 min
    Episode 35: Polymaths!

    Episode 35: Polymaths!

    A polymath is a person of wide ranging knowledge or ability, and in this episode we're telling the stories of two unsung polymaths.

    Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de St. Georges, was a world class fencer, composer, conductor and musician who spent time in the royal courts of France and tutored Marie Antoinette. He was also the son of an enslaved woman.

    Ziryab is a mysterious man from medieval Spain, when Muslim culture dominated the area. He was a musician, scholar, and pioneer of food and fashion. Pretty much a rock star before rock stars were a thing.

    You'll hear Ms. Lynn from The Good Words Podcast and music from Mick Sullivan and Todd Armstrong.
    Episode written and produced by Mick Sullivan.
    Somebody give us a book deal already.

    • 33 min
    Special Episode Otzi and Tumble!

    Special Episode Otzi and Tumble!

    We’re sharing this special episode with our friends from Tumble, A Science Podcast for Kids.

    First you’ll hear Mick’s telling of the discovery and disagreement about Otzi the Iceman.

    Then we turn it over to Lindsay and Marshall from Tumble for a story they produced called Underground Astronauts.
    Enjoy!

    • 28 min
    Episode 34: Museum Tales!

    Episode 34: Museum Tales!

    Isabella Stewart Gardner was a very unusual lady who created an incredible museum in Boston. Unfortunately some of her paintings have gone missing.

    Charles Wilson Peale painted people, but he also created America's first museum - right upstairs from where they signed the Declaration of Independence.

    Also features Quiztime, You Have 30 Seconds, "All of Me" and more.
    Written and produced by Mick Sullivan. Isabella's story read by Jason Lawrence.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

Evly A ,

Good podcast!!

The Past And The Curious is a great podcast for kids (and adults) of all ages!
The Past And The Curious is great because it combines history, stories and fun. I listen to it in the car, when I’m on walks and when I’m going to sleep. My whole family loves The Past And The Curious and when we listen to it we all learn amazing new things and have a good laugh!
If you’re looking for a great kids podcast try The Past And The Curious!

Missing BTN ,

Awesome, but...

I love the podcast but I’m not American,can you do something not about America

GuyGuyKid ,

It pretty good

I think it pretty good coz potato chips

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