Bear King & Bobo Chico Stories is a 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 Adventure of the Lost Dog 
This children's podcast about kindess and friendship takes place on the Oregon Coast. Bear King and Bobo Chico are flying kites when their young friends, brothers Loar and Roen, come by and save the day. Later, while having lunch in a driftwood fort, they befriend a lost dog and meet its owners Sir Paddy and Lady Poppy Pumpernickel of Peacock Lane in Portland. Bear King grants a special reward to Loar and Roen for their good deeds.
The Adventure of the Missing Pirate Treasure 
This children's podcast takes place on the Southern Oregon Coast. While vacationing there, Bear King and Bobo Chico meet Pete the Pirate, Squawk the Parrot, and Sailor Dani. Disaster is averted when they rescue the ‘pirate treasure’ ― a birthday present for Ivy (a young member of the Koquille people). Ivy is delighted and wants to pet the mischievous Squawk.
The Adventure of the Flying Cap 
In this children's podcast, Bear King and Bobo Chico are invited to fly in Pilot Patty’s small plane. Bobo Chico’s blue cap flies out the window and lands on a big rock in the Sandy River. They meet Loar and Roen by the river and Ranger Agua guides the cap’s retrieval. Thanks to the brave Loar, the cap is saved, and they all celebrate with ice cream at the Sugar Pine Drive In.
The Adventure of the Broken Crown 
In this children's podcast, Bobo Chico has an idea for a real crown for Bear King. This special crown is made by Wander the Wizard in his shop under Mt. Tabor. Back in the Sky Cave with his friends, Bobo Chico accidently breaks it. Bear King becomes fazzled but is calmed by Sacejis the Wise. After bear-hugging Bobo Chico (while wearing his new crown) he gives him one of Bear Queen’s homemade muffins…with jam!
The Adventure of the Tilikum Crossing 
This children's story about overcoming uncertainty takes place in Portland, Oregon. Bobo Chico meets Bear King on the Tilikum Crossing Bridge when Loar tells them of his brother Roen’s crisis of confidence. Roen’s fears are justified, and Bear Kings shares his story of how he over came a similar fear. After Bobo Chico, Loar, and Roen all practice how to overcome the fear of heights, Bear King rewards them with prize of ice cream in Ladd’s Addition.
The Adventure of the Garden Gnome 
This children's podcast is about kidness and helping others. Bear King and Bobo Chico’s gardening is interrupted when Loar and Roen rush over and explain that their neighbor Margie Ellen MacWaggles has sprained her ankle. When they learn that moles and voles are hurting her garden ― and her grocery budget ― they find a garden gnome. Phineas Phuspott strikes a deal with the moles and voles, who help the garden. Margie Ellen hosts a garden party and shares her fabulous zucchini bread.