12 episodes

Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at fourteen; a charming rebel years away from discovering the ageless sayings and brilliant inventions that made him famous. When Ben and his friends stumble upon a mysterious letter leading to a legendary treasure, he'll have to use his wits and bravery to outsmart the cruel British governor of Massachusetts.

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    • 4.4 • 99 Ratings

Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at fourteen; a charming rebel years away from discovering the ageless sayings and brilliant inventions that made him famous. When Ben and his friends stumble upon a mysterious letter leading to a legendary treasure, he'll have to use his wits and bravery to outsmart the cruel British governor of Massachusetts.

Produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com

    Introducing: Nice To Meet You

    Introducing: Nice To Meet You

    We’ve launched a hilarious new Gen-Z Media show that features some of the world’s best improv comedians. Here’s the first episode, and there’s plenty more over on the Nice To Meet You feed so be sure to head on over and subscribe!

    On his private space station high above Earth, Professor Burkhead has begun conducting a ground-breaking social experiment. Each week, his “Unifier” pairs together two unlikely creatures and puts them in a room together where the two subjects (an accountant and a giant squid, one week; a porcupine and a ballerina the next, etc) talk, debate, get to know each other, and maybe learn something new about themselves in the process.

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    • 15 min
    A Declaration of Independence

    A Declaration of Independence

    Aboard a cargo ship bound for freedom, Ben finds himself staring down the barrel of the governor’s cannons. When Ben’s heroism earns him and his friends a death sentence, all of Boston rallies to his defense. A leader is born, and Ben is forced to make a decision that will change the course of American history

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    • 19 min
    Mischief Night

    Mischief Night

    As Boston celebrates, Ben’s friends launch a plan to rescue him and the treasure. Ben realizes that the gold can be used to further the cause of freedom in the colonies and leads his pals on a thrilling escape at sea

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    • 15 min
    The Hanging Tree

    The Hanging Tree

    Ben finally comes face to face with the wicked Governor Templeton and discovers that the treasure might have been under their noses all along.

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    • 15 min
    The Root of all Evil

    The Root of all Evil

    Just when all seems lost for Ben and the wharf rats, an old friend appears from out of the fog. When Eliza is dragged into the lion’s den, she must use her wits to take on the governor himself.

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    • 12 min
    Zeus’s Thunderbolts

    Zeus’s Thunderbolts

    When Thaddeus and his men arrive on the island looking for the treasure, Ben harnesses the power of nature to fight back.

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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
99 Ratings

99 Ratings

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It’s a good podcast!!!

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Amazing

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