117 episodes

Goop Tales is a favorite storytelling podcast among parents. Visit gooptales.com and discover over 100 original audio stories for kids filled with whimsy and wonder for young listeners ages 3 to 9, but fun for curious minds of any age! This podcast for kids is a great way to engage the other senses while escaping the screen zombies and experiencing entertainment and education in a new way. Let Maria's clear and slow voice beguile the youngsters with age appropriate stories for kids, songs and music that foster independent play and use of imagination, as well as broaden their horizons in a pandemic-safe way. This fun, family-friendly podcast is a great introduction to different cultures as it takes listeners around the globe and slips in interesting facts about different countries, cultures, and fascinating animals. Released three times a month, the expanding cast of listener-created Goops keeps the episodes fresh. With audio stories ranging from Nibolene falling through a doughnut hole and landing in Paris to Whinita befriending snakes on the Great Wall of China, this educational podcast will inspire conversations, spark imaginations, teach new ideas, and make kids laugh so hard they snort apple juice out of their nostrils.

Goop Tales — An Engaging, Entertaining, and Educational Storytelling Podcast for Kids Maria Calanchini

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 585 Ratings

Goop Tales is a favorite storytelling podcast among parents. Visit gooptales.com and discover over 100 original audio stories for kids filled with whimsy and wonder for young listeners ages 3 to 9, but fun for curious minds of any age! This podcast for kids is a great way to engage the other senses while escaping the screen zombies and experiencing entertainment and education in a new way. Let Maria's clear and slow voice beguile the youngsters with age appropriate stories for kids, songs and music that foster independent play and use of imagination, as well as broaden their horizons in a pandemic-safe way. This fun, family-friendly podcast is a great introduction to different cultures as it takes listeners around the globe and slips in interesting facts about different countries, cultures, and fascinating animals. Released three times a month, the expanding cast of listener-created Goops keeps the episodes fresh. With audio stories ranging from Nibolene falling through a doughnut hole and landing in Paris to Whinita befriending snakes on the Great Wall of China, this educational podcast will inspire conversations, spark imaginations, teach new ideas, and make kids laugh so hard they snort apple juice out of their nostrils.

    GT105 - Snackadoo Gets Sucked into a Pineapple

    GT105 - Snackadoo Gets Sucked into a Pineapple

    Do you know a youngster who is constantly nibbling, gnawing, or chomping at a snack? They can’t stay away from food for more than a few minutes at a time and even steal food off others’ plates! If it didn’t take long to bring a little one to mind, send them over to Goop World, where the Goops will take them on amazing adventures in these fiction story podcasts for kids.
    Snackadoo’s journey in Kauai will help kids learn how to control their snacking habits. Snackadoo will need to practice this if he ever wants to get back to Goop World. Will he be able to do it?
    To see all the photos that go with this story visit http://gooptales.com/episode105
    By listening to these great family friendly podcasts during one-on-one time with your child, you can help them work through similar problems and bond with them over your shared love of these amazing stories. Whether they won’t do what they’re told, are very picky eaters like Pickyeata, or draw on everything except paper, the Goops will help children improve these habits and behaviors while being inspired by other cultures and their own imaginations.
    Like this episode? Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcast. You can also find us on Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, or at GoopTales.com
    Tag us @GoopTales on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok.

    • 36 min
    Thank You for ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS!

    Thank You for ONE MILLION DOWNLOADS!

    Visit https://gooptales.com/kickstarter/ to get your name on the waitlist for our first Goop Tales Book!

    • 2 min
    GT104 - Badmoodia and the Badab-e Surt

    GT104 - Badmoodia and the Badab-e Surt

    Visit gooptales.com/episode104 to download the free coloring page and enjoy the full cover illustration that go with the story.
    Like this episode? Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcast and Spotify. You can also find us on Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, or at GoopTales.com
    Tag us @GoopTales on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok.
    If you want the little one to practice their reading skills while also seeing photos of the places Badmoodia visits in Iran look up Goop Tales on Youtube. Rest assured we’ve taken every necessary precaution for the little one to watch safely, this fun video story is 100% made for children and is marked as such by Youtube!
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    One rainy day, Badmoodia invites her good friend Snackadoo over to play games. When Goblick and Piejam also show up, Badmoodia gets very upset and ends up disappearing into Gumdrop Mountain while playing Candyland! The game sends her all the way to Badab-e Surt in Iran, where she meets a friendly butterfly named Kelebek. Kelebek notices that Badmoodia has turned into a gummy substance and warns her that she’ll soon turn to sedimentary rock, just like the terraced pools of Badab-e Surt!  
    To avoid turning to rock, Badmoodia needs to find a calming green pool at the top of the terraces, but the changing light makes it difficult to know which pool is green. Her only hope lies in her mood ring, which she’ll need to turn yellow by learning to control her emotions. Maybe that will help her find the right pool! 
    Badmoodia’s adventure in Iran will help kids learn how to turn their frown upside down. Badmoodia will need to gain some control over her moods if she wants to get back to Goop World. Can she do it?
    As little ones gaze into the pools of Badab-e Surt, they will grow their creativity, develop a greater appreciation for reading, and create independent play routines. Little ones will want to come back to Goop World again and again after spending time with Badmoodia!

    • 41 min
    GT103 - Idareyou, Jealousina and the Grand Escape

    GT103 - Idareyou, Jealousina and the Grand Escape

    Visit gooptales.com/episode103 to download the free coloring page and enjoy the full cover illustration that go with the story.
    Like this episode? Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcast and Spotify. You can also find us on Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, or at GoopTales.com
    Tag us @GoopTales on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok.
    If you want the little one to practice their reading skills while also seeing photos of the places Idareyou and Jealousina visit in Hungary look up Goop Tales on Youtube. Rest assured we’ve taken every necessary precaution for the little one to watch safely, this fun video story is 100% made for children and is marked as such by Youtube!
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    You’ve already met these two Goops, and now they’re back to finish their adventure. Welcome back Jealousina and Idareyou! They’re great Goop friends who got stuck in a pinball machine and a video game, and they aren’t sure how to get home.
    After Idareyou dared Jealousina, she ended up disappearing behind her dark sunglasses. Desperate to find his friend, Idareyou picked up Jealousina’s sunglasses one day and followed her all the way to Budapest. Now they were both stuck! Jealousina was inside a pinball machine, and Idareyou was inside a video game. Fortunately, Idareyou met Tommy, a human who decided to help Idareyou get back home. Unfortunately, Tommy’s sister wasn’t so kind and wanted to find Jealousina and keep her as a pet!
    Now, Tommy needs to find a way to convince his sister Astrid to help him get the Goops back home. He and his sister will need to learn to trust each other and have confidence that they’ll do the right thing, no matter what.
    Jealousina and Idareyou’s journey in their games will help kids learn when and how to trust others. Idareyou and Jealousina will need to figure out the difference if they want to escape and get back to Goop World. Head over to Budapest to find out if Tommy and Astrid will decide to help the Goops get home.
    As kids get an inside look at a pinball machine and a video game, they will develop their vocabulary, create independent play routines, and avoid becoming screen zombies. Little ones will want to come back to Goop World again and again after spending time with Jealousina and Idareyou!

    • 37 min
    GT102 - Idareyou and the Video Game Samurai

    GT102 - Idareyou and the Video Game Samurai

    Visit gooptales.com/episode102 to download the free coloring page and enjoy the full cover illustration that go with the story.
    Like this episode? Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcast and Spotify. You can also find us on Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, or at GoopTales.com
    Tag us @GoopTales on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok.
    If you want the little one to practice their reading skills while also seeing photos of the places Idareyou visits in Hungary look up Goop Tales on Youtube. Rest assured we’ve taken every necessary precaution for the little one to watch safely, this fun video story is 100% made for children and is marked as such by Youtube!
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    One day after school, Idareyou decides he wants to try to find his good friend Jealousina. He looks into her sunglasses and shrinks down until he appears inside the same pinball machine in Budapest where Jealousina is! The problem is that he’s in another part of the pinball machine, and when he tries to reach Jealousina, he gets propelled all the way out of the machine and into a video game, where he comes face to face with a strange samurai.
    Idareyou isn’t sure if he should battle the samurai, but a ghost ninja is there to help. Unfortunately, his help won’t be enough to get Idareyou out of the video game. In order to do that, he may need to trust Tommy, who is playing the game and holds Idareyou’s fate in his hands.
    Idareyou’s adventure into a video game will help kids learn when dares are appropriate and when they aren’t. Idareyou will have to know when to be daring if he wants to get out of his predicament. Jump into the game to find out how Idareyou is planning to help Jealousina and get home.
    As youngsters face the video game samurai, they will engage in imaginative play, avoid screens, and expand their horizons. Little ones will want to come back to Goop World again and again after meeting Idareyou!

    • 40 min
    GT101 - Jealousina Gets Trapped in a Pinball Machine

    GT101 - Jealousina Gets Trapped in a Pinball Machine

    Visit gooptales.com/episode101 to download the free coloring page and enjoy the full cover illustration that go with the story.
    Like this episode? Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcast and Spotify. You can also find us on Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn, or at GoopTales.com
    Tag us @GoopTales on Instagram, Facebook or TikTok.
    If you want the little one to practice their reading skills while also seeing photos of the places Jealousina visits in Hungary look up Goop Tales on Youtube. Rest assured we’ve taken every necessary precaution for the little one to watch safely, this fun video story is 100% made for children and is marked as such by Youtube!
    EPISODE SUMMARY
    One school day at lunchtime, Jealousina accepts a dare from Idareyou, but Lemeetri steals her dare, and she gets very jealous. She gets so jealous that her black sunglasses grow until she disappears completely! She soon realizes she’s inside a pinball machine and that she needs to make it somewhere safe or she’ll get smashed by Speedball. A king and queen in the pinball machine tell her that she’ll need to avoid being seen by Astrid, a little girl who loves playing pinball, if she wants to get back home.
    Unfortunately, Astrid spots Jealousina and decides that she simply must have her for her own, showing the same kind of jealousy that Jealousina always falls into! Astrid may not be able to get to Jealousina on her own, but she has a brother, and the two of them together are very dangerous.
    Jealousina’s journey into the pinball machine will help kids learn to appreciate what they have and not be jealous of others. Jealousina will need to learn this lesson if she wants to get back to Goop World. Slip inside the pinball machine to see how she’s planning to escape!
    As youngsters listen to the clacks and dings of the pinball machine, they will stimulate their creativity, avoid becoming screen zombies, and practice independent play. Little ones will want to come back to Goop World again and again after meeting Jealousina!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
585 Ratings

585 Ratings

Tiaramich ,

Thank you for this wonderful podcast

We listen and listen - mostly car rides. This is such a fun podcast that always grips my family’s interest and attention. It’s a little silly, a little suspenseful, and the names of the characters are just perfect - identifiable in the best way! There’s a little bit of Grumplina and Badmoodia in all of us- at least in our family! The website is also great- thank you for posting beautiful and mesmerizing pictures of each story. Thank you!

Mrs Opinion ,

Great bedtime stories!

We love listening to Goop Tales before bed. My kids enjoy the creative characters and plot lines. I love the lessons. They’re done with a such light touch that even my 11yo listens intently while settling down at night.

moooosemoose ,

Ummmmmmmm.........................

Maria, I’m not so sure that I like the 3-part episode series... okay, I hate the idea. -Simon Eric Western Boerger. I want to make humans go to Goop World.

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