26 episodes

Bear King & Bobo Chico Stories is an ad-free children’s podcast series narrated by author Bob Hastings. Episodes are about kindness, friendship, and overcoming uncertainty. Bear King is a friendly, knowledgeable talking bear who likes spending time and sharing gifts with his family and young friends. Bobo Chico is a talking river otter who is Bear King’s lovable, highly enthusiastic best friend. While on their adventures, Bear King and Bobo Chico meet many interesting people who help them overcome challenges and learn important, positive life lessons. Each story invites the listener to experience the familiar and also use their imagination. The series is set in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Portland, Oregon, home of the author and his family. Each story was inspired by his children and his grandsons, for whom the stories were originally written. His grand-nieces make appearances in later episodes. Author/Storyteller: Bob Hastings. Producer/Sound Engineer: Scott Whitney of PodWorx, Inc. Program Manager: Vicky Hastings. Musician: Scott Whitney. Artist: Jennifer Reynolds.

Bear King & Bobo Chico Stories for Kids Bob Hastings

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    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Bear King & Bobo Chico Stories is an ad-free children’s podcast series narrated by author Bob Hastings. Episodes are about kindness, friendship, and overcoming uncertainty. Bear King is a friendly, knowledgeable talking bear who likes spending time and sharing gifts with his family and young friends. Bobo Chico is a talking river otter who is Bear King’s lovable, highly enthusiastic best friend. While on their adventures, Bear King and Bobo Chico meet many interesting people who help them overcome challenges and learn important, positive life lessons. Each story invites the listener to experience the familiar and also use their imagination. The series is set in the Pacific Northwest, specifically Portland, Oregon, home of the author and his family. Each story was inspired by his children and his grandsons, for whom the stories were originally written. His grand-nieces make appearances in later episodes. Author/Storyteller: Bob Hastings. Producer/Sound Engineer: Scott Whitney of PodWorx, Inc. Program Manager: Vicky Hastings. Musician: Scott Whitney. Artist: Jennifer Reynolds.

    The Farther Adventure - Wonderland [S2:E1]

    The Farther Adventure - Wonderland [S2:E1]

    This children’s podcast is a continuation of Season 1, Episode 13 that brought together all the friends at a party. This new series, The Farther Adventures of Bear King and Bobo Chico, begins as Bear King and Bobo Chico get lost in the balloon as it floats away from Portland. At the same time, back in Portland’s South Waterfront, Loar and Roen discover Bear King’s backpack under the picnic table. Looking inside, they see Bear King’s magic wand but are nervous about touching it. Startled by Carl the Crow, Loar coincidently utters a magic phrase…and ‘poof!’ both boys are transported into the balloon.  While Bear King and Bobo Chico are delighted to see the boys, they are concerned about how they will all get back home. When the balloon passes through a cloud, an electric disturbance transmits them all into a wonderous, fantastic place, over the rainbow into Wonderland!
    Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing to the podcast series and providing a review. You can follow us on Instagram as @bearkingandbobochico.

    Special thanks to our producer, Scott Whitney of PodWorx.

    • 10 min
    The Farther Adventure - Over the Rainbow [S2:E2]

    The Farther Adventure - Over the Rainbow [S2:E2]

    The four friends travel to a new place over the rainbow and through an electrical storm.  Finding Wonderland to be beautiful beyond belief, they soon realize that they will eventually need to find their way back home. But how? As they climb out of the balloon, Bear King mistakenly deflates it and it disappears in a ‘poof’ of pink.  Initially, Bobo Chico is very excited by this magical place where fountains bubble with sparkling, flavored water and bushes sport ice cream sandwiches. Loar and Roen marvel at trees with tasty cracker-like leaves and chocolate chip cookies that hang like fruit. But after their initial delight, Bobo Chico becomes very worried that they may never find their way home. To ‘see what he could see,’ Bear King hiked up a mountain, where he is startled to meet the mystical magical man, Slogadu.
    Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing to the podcast series and providing a review. You can follow us on Instagram as @bearkingandbobochico.

    Special thanks to our producer, Scott Whitney of PodWorx.

    • 10 min
    The Farther Adventure - Lost and a Pathway Home [S2:E3]

    The Farther Adventure - Lost and a Pathway Home [S2:E3]

    In this children's podcast, Bear King meets Slogadu, the magical and mystical man of the mountain, who witnessed the arrival of the four friends into Wonderland. Slogadu has an idea of how they could find their way home, but it’ll be a difficult journey. Meanwhile, back home in the Real World, Wander the Wizard meets with Bear Queen and Sacejis the Wise.  Although they’re worried about the four friends, they’re sure that Bear King will take good care of them. Wander the Wizard isn’t sure his magic powers are strong enough and Bear Queen isn’t sure her love for Bear King can overcome this challenging situation. But Sacejis the Wise has a suggestion for all of them to join hands and bring their collective powers together to telepathically connect with Bear King and Bobo Chico. 
    Back in Wonderland, Slogadu greets the four friends, and when they all hold hands, they feel the loving presence of their family and friends back home!
    Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing to the podcast series and providing a review. You can follow us on Instagram as @bearkingandbobochico.

    Special thanks to our producer, Scott Whitney of PodWorx.

    • 10 min
    The Farther Adventure - Brotherly Love [S2:E4]

    The Farther Adventure - Brotherly Love [S2:E4]

    Thanks to Slogadu, Bear King and Bobo Chico with Loar and Roen head down the new pathway which leads eventually home. As they wind their way out of the mountains of Wonderland, they come out to a beautiful, calm ocean. Hiking along the coastal path, kept cool by ocean breezes and swaying palm trees, Roen becomes frustrated by Loar’s subtle put-downs, and sometimes not being supportive. Crossing a lagoon over a rope suspension bridge, Bobo Chico reminds Loar to ‘mind the gaps,' which he doesn’t.  Without meaning to, Roen lets a branch fly back, hitting Loar, who stumbles.  Losing his balance, he trips and falls off the bridge and splashes into the lagoon, becoming understandably upset.  But he’s rescued by a young sea kayak guide, Lyrie. Scooping Loar up into her sea kayak, she paddles to shore. There she helps Loar, and Roen, understand that sometimes siblings have difficulties, but that they’re also bonded by blood and love.
    Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing to the podcast series and providing a review. You can follow us on Instagram as @bearkingandbobochico.

    Special thanks to our producer, Scott Whitney of PodWorx.

    • 12 min
    The Farther Adventure - Friends of the Forest [S2:E5]

    The Farther Adventure - Friends of the Forest [S2:E5]

    Thanks to Lyrie, the four friends are safe, sound, and well-fed on the Isla de Amigos. After a good night’s sleep, the friends are ready to continue their quest. Lyrie explains that the pathway will lead away from the ocean and eventually take them to an immense forest. Undaunted, Bear King helps the group move confidently onward. Initially, Bobo Chico is excited to go into a forest again but grows hesitant as it's unfamiliar to him.  Loar and Roen, now secure in their bond as brothers, are willing to trust Bear King and are eager to move forward. But as the day ends, they realize they’re going to need food and shelter. Coming up with an inspiration, Bear King turns to Bobo Chico for his help. Bobo Chico loses his fear and becomes happy with his special knowledge of the forest. He helps them find food and make a comfortable shelter in the forest. They all realize the gifts of nature when they stop to ask for each other’s help.
    Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing to the podcast series and providing a review. You can follow us on Instagram as @bearkingandbobochico.

    Special thanks to our producer, Scott Whitney of PodWorx.

    • 10 min
    The Farther Adventure - The Desert Wizard [S2:E6]

    The Farther Adventure - The Desert Wizard [S2:E6]

    The four friends' journey continues in the high elevation of the Forest of Wonder. But as they follow the path downward, they soon encounter a different landscape of chaparral, vast flat plains, abundant yucca trees, and giant cactus (saguaro). Loar and Roen are surprised and amazed at this new landscape, but it heightens their sense of being far from the lush forests of home. When the friends come to a canyon, they wonder how they can cross the rushing river below. Bear King is not sure he can climb down the steep path, even though Bobo Chico is eager to scramble downhill. Loar is sensitive to Bear King’s dilemma and suggests that he and Roen explore the nearby area for a safer alternative. But when the boys separate from the group, they get lost and encounter Clumenji, the Desert Wizard. He gives them a ride in his magic red electric cart back to Bear King and Bobo Chico. With the combined magic of Clumenji and Bear King, a bridge appears and they all cross the canyon.  They soon reach Clumenji’s adobe hacienda, a delightful palace of red rock, amongst desert spires.
    Thank you for listening! If you like what you heard, please consider subscribing to the podcast series and providing a review. You can follow us on Instagram as @bearkingandbobochico.

    Special thanks to our producer, Scott Whitney of PodWorx.

    • 15 min

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