1,064 episodes

Squiz Kids is a news podcast, just for kids! 10 minutes of age-appropriate news, delivered with positivity and humour. Make it part of your daily routine by playing it over breakfast, during the drive to school or - for all the Squiz teachers out there - in the classroom.
There's also kids v adults quizzes, a book club, kids-only Q&As (with people like the Prime Minister!), deep dives into topics kids love (from Barbie to Halloween, toys, sport, inventions, crazy science stuff, and so much more).

Want a birthday shoutout? Email us at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au, or visit the Squiz Kids website.

PS. We do news for big people (aka adults) over on The Squiz Today - a free weekday email and podcast. Search for Squiz Today in your podcasting app, or check out The Squiz Today newsletter here.

Squiz Kids The Squiz

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

Squiz Kids is a news podcast, just for kids! 10 minutes of age-appropriate news, delivered with positivity and humour. Make it part of your daily routine by playing it over breakfast, during the drive to school or - for all the Squiz teachers out there - in the classroom.
There's also kids v adults quizzes, a book club, kids-only Q&As (with people like the Prime Minister!), deep dives into topics kids love (from Barbie to Halloween, toys, sport, inventions, crazy science stuff, and so much more).

Want a birthday shoutout? Email us at squizkids@thesquiz.com.au, or visit the Squiz Kids website.

PS. We do news for big people (aka adults) over on The Squiz Today - a free weekday email and podcast. Search for Squiz Today in your podcasting app, or check out The Squiz Today newsletter here.

    PM declares war on social media; Aussie scientist on Greenland trek; Mustering cattle with a drone; and the alligator that came to school.

    PM declares war on social media; Aussie scientist on Greenland trek; Mustering cattle with a drone; and the alligator that came to school.

    Your daily kids news podcast.
    Help us improve Squiz Kids survey.
    Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has announced a plan to protect kids online with "age verification" technology. This new trial will help ensure kids are old enough for social media. The goal? To keep young minds safe from harmful content. Sounds like a smart move!
    An adventurous scientist from Australia is trekking across Greenland's ice cap to study snow density. Armed with skis and sleds, these brave explorers are gathering data to understand why Greenland's ice is shrinking. Talk about a chilly but important mission!
    Farming has gone high-tech! Instead of horses and motorbikes, farmers are using drones to herd their livestock. These drones, controlled from miles away, guide cattle across the fields. It’s an amazing blend of tradition and technology!
    In Florida, school kids got a wild surprise when a huge alligator wandered onto their road. Wildlife officers had to wrestle and tape the massive reptile before relocating it far away. It’s not every day you see an alligator on the way to school!
    For the full episode transcript, click here.

    • 12 min
    Kids v Adults Weekly News S'Quiz

    Kids v Adults Weekly News S'Quiz

    Who's smarter, kids or adults?
    For the full episode transcript, click here.

    • 8 min
    School in a warzone; human hair helps climate change; saving Dominica’s mountain chicken frog; and zoo cages for humans.

    School in a warzone; human hair helps climate change; saving Dominica’s mountain chicken frog; and zoo cages for humans.

    Your daily kids news podcast
    Help us improve Squiz Kids survey.
    They don't have a school building but young students in Gaza have plenty of persistence. With the support of volunteer teachers and the UN, they're returning to school in tents and on sand, determined not to miss out on an education.
    The Mountain Chicken frog of Dominica, once a local delicacy, now battles extinction due to disease and weather. Conservationists and zoos globally rally to revive their dwindling numbers. Let's hope Dominicans hear their call in the wild again soon.
    Every year, Aussies toss 400,000 kg of hair, enough to impact the environment. Now, that hair could support green energy by being converted into graphite for battery production.
    Chongqing City Zoo offers a unique experience where visitors can feed lions and tigers from within a cage, providing a safe yet thrilling interaction with nature.
    Original video from the Chongquing zoo.
    How to conduct a reverse image search using Google.
    For the full episode transcript, click here.

    • 11 min
    Social media ban for kids; Belgium’s mullet festival; Orcas sink a sail boat; and the wonderful world of whale chat.

    Social media ban for kids; Belgium’s mullet festival; Orcas sink a sail boat; and the wonderful world of whale chat.

    Your daily kids news podcast
    Help us improve Squiz Kids survey.
    Hey kids, South Australia is on a mission to make under-14s go cold turkey on social media like TikTok and Instagram! They think it’s time to shield young eyes from the not-so-kid-friendly stuff online. It's going to be tough, but they're trying to make the internet a safer space.
    Treasurer Jim Chalmers has opened Australia’s piggy bank and guess what? There’s a surplus! That means more cash to splash in the coming years. Keep your ears perked up for the word 'surplus'—it’s good news!
    Over in Belgium, it's business in the front, party in the back at the Festival of the Mullet. More than 200 hair heroes rocked their cool cuts. Who knew a haircut could be the star of the show?
    Imagine chatting with whales! Scientists are decoding the ‘clicks’ and ‘clacks’ of sperm whales, getting closer to understanding their sea secrets. Maybe one day, we’ll all talk whale!
    For the full episode transcript, click here.

    • 10 min
    Your Shortcut to... YouTube

    Your Shortcut to... YouTube

    We'll take you through HOW YouTube came into being; WHO are some of the most famous YouTubers... and WHY you need to stop, think, and check when watching YouTube.
    For the full episode transcript, click here.
    LINKS:
    Newshounds, Squiz Kids' free media literacy curriculum: https://www.squizkids.com.au/about-newshounds/
    The first YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw
    The first million-view video: Ronaldinho magic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpU7lsKcL2s
    The first billion-view video: Gangnam Style by PSY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0
    The Baby Shark video by PINKFONG Songs for Children: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

    • 13 min
    Space storm’s magical light show; Donkey beauty contest in Morocco; Snakes that fake their own death; and Switzerland wins Eurovision.

    Space storm’s magical light show; Donkey beauty contest in Morocco; Snakes that fake their own death; and Switzerland wins Eurovision.

    Your daily kids news podcast
    Help us improve Squiz Kids survey.
    A magical display, the Aurora Australis, painted the Australian skies with waves of colour this weekend, thanks to a giant sunspot. Lucky onlookers in Tassie, Victoria, and Western Australia witnessed this rare celestial symphony of pinks, reds, greens, and blues. Truly a night to remember!
    In Morocco, donkeys weren't just beasts of burden—they were fashion icons at the Festibaz! Adorned in flowers and sequins, these hardworking animals strutted their stuff in a unique beauty pageant. Talk about working the runway!
    In a wild twist of nature, some crafty snakes have mastered the art of the 'play dead' to escape predators. This survival trick involves some messy tactics—yes, even using their own poo!
    Eurovision ended with a whirl as Switzerland's Nemo spun to the top on a spinning stage! Amidst the wild and wacky performances, from Baby Lasagna’s doily outfits to songs like "Rim Tim Tagi Dim," this music fest never fails to amaze and amuse.
    Squiz Kids Q+A with Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers.
    For the full episode transcript, click here.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Surfer810 ,

Great podcast!

This podcast is awesome!!! It is funny and very informative. I love listening to it every day!

lovehart123 ,

Perfect show

Everyone in the family loves this show and can’t wait for another episode.

Blackwash1 ,

Great news

Epic!

Top Podcasts In Kids & Family

Calm Parenting Podcast
Kirk Martin
Disney Magic of Storytelling
ABC11 North Carolina
Good Inside with Dr. Becky
Dr. Becky Kennedy
Greeking Out from National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Kids
Parenting & You With Dr. Shefali
Dr. Shefali / Starglow Media
Smologies with Alie Ward
Alie Ward

You Might Also Like

Squiz Today
Squiz Media
Imagine This
ABC Kids listen
Short & Curly
ABC listen
News Club
The Squiz
Fierce Girls
ABC listen
ABC KIDS News Time
ABC Kids listen

More by Squiz Media