52 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

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6, 822 Ratings

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 46 Deliveries!

    Episode 46 Deliveries!

    Mary Fields was known as Stagecoach Mary, and her story is one of the great tales of the West.
    Likewise, Owney the dog, always captures the imagination.
    Michael Fleming, reads the story of Owney, and Melly Victor of Stoopkids Stories joins us as Stagecoach Mary.
    Stories written by Mick Sullivan

    • 34 min
    Episode 45: Parents!

    Episode 45: Parents!

    Parents can be pretty amazing sometimes - these two stories feature parents who went above and beyond for their kids and their community. Ada Blackjack was an Inupiat woman who was the only survivor of an extreme Arctic expedition, and she did it all for her son.
    The McCoy Family of Michigan had escaped enslavement in the South, but as their daughter Anna would find out, that wasn't the end of their story.
    This episode features the esteemed voice talents of Greg and Abigail Maupin.

    • 33 min
    Episode 44: Freight Train

    Episode 44: Freight Train

    Elizabeth Cotten became a music star pretty late in her life. In fact, she was a grandmother. But when she was 11 she wrote a song that made it's way across the ocean and was learned by a band called The Quarrymen, who later became The Beatles.

    Enjoy the story of both, along with Mick's performance of "Freight Train" and more!

    • 30 min
    Episode 43: Hands!

    Episode 43: Hands!

    A Special Episode for April of 2020. Join us as we meet Ignaz Semmelweis, Florence Nightingale, John Snow, and also a woman named Mary Mallon, who - for better or for worse - is now remembered as "Typhoid Mary."

    • 28 min
    Episode 42: Bears!

    Episode 42: Bears!

    Join Mick Sullivan for a story about the first bear in Theodore Roosevelt's life, a bear named Jonathan Edwards, and then the second bear in his life - one which gave rise to a cuddly creature in your bedroom.

    Then Hugh McNeal, a man joining Lewis and Clark gets treed by an angry bear and plays a boring game of chicken.

    All this, and Dr. Rush's Thunderclapper Pills

    • 30 min
    Episode 41: OK BLOOMER!

    Episode 41: OK BLOOMER!

    Amelia Bloomer helped change the world with a pair of underpants (which she didn't even invent). Among other things, it helped women ride bikes, and this led to a new independence in the late 1800's. Many women (even Susan B. Anthony) said the bike had more to to with women's independence than nearly anything else.

    So Melinda Beck is going to tell you her original telling of Tillie Anderson, a true life, turn-of-the-century bicycle racer ("scorchers" in the day) who might have been the fastest woman in America!

    Be sure to check out our Kids Listen Friends, including Timestorm and Girl Tales, for their Women's History episodes this month!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
822 Ratings

822 Ratings

Andi the Llamacorn ,

History

I love how you can just listen to this and learn real things from history. I love falling asleep to this podcast!😍😀😃😀😃😍👍

cigdtdtshftctst ,

Woo hoo! Stay safe!

I really love this podcast! It is so good! Please Mick don’t get COVID 19. It is the worst!!!! (COVID 19, that is.). Plus, if u think we need more episodes, but other than that I whould recommend this and six Minutes.

LivLeb ,

An awesome Podcast!

I love this podcast!! I just started listening and I’ve learned so many great things. Can’t stop talking about this podcast!! Every aspect is the perfect dose of education and fun!! Give it a listen!

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