Average rating:

out of 160 ratings.


by g0monkeyg0 on Dec 06, 2017
Rating: ★★☆☆☆

This podcast is wonderful for gentle learning minds. It is great you can ask any thing you want from why is the sky blue to how are babies made


by objfakerlol on Oct 28, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is amazing nothing is bad every episode is great

Amazing podcast

by Lojina Abdo on Oct 23, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

It helps me & sisters and brother learn more it’s just great!


by Anonymous Sci-Fi Fanatic Boy on Oct 05, 2017
Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

This podcast was pretty good until they started sneaking in transgender stuff."We're all the same.""People can decide if they're a boy or a girl or something else."Five years ago this never would've been a problem. I can't believe you guys.

But Why? Because it is awesome!

by Olga from Dream Big Podcast on Sep 15, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

We looove the But Why podcast. My family always love listening to Jane and Melody. Their guests always have an amazing way of explaining to kids (and even adults) why things are the way they are. My daughter's favorite episode so far is Why dogs have whiskers. If you haven't listened to this podcast yet, you definitely have to start already!

Fantastic podcast for my 4 year old

by RachelBRosen on Aug 18, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

My 4 year old loves this podcast. He asks questions constantly so this is perfect for him. He asked how babies get in the mommy's tummy and all I had to do was look up that episode and play it for him in the car. He was enthralled, and we had to pause multiple times while he asked me follow up questions. I love that it got him thinking and asking even more questions! I also love how inclusive it was. My son will surely encounter children of gay couples, adopted children, and transgender people in his lifetime and this was a great introduction to all three. He also loved the episode about how chocolate is made. That's a question he asked me just last week! It's like they build the topics after the questions my son asks. I can't wait to hear more!

Great for all ages

by Tdsdeac on Jul 04, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is so well done, informative and entertaining. My kids (5 and 8) love it and I do too!

Great discovery!

by Cholesmom on Jun 27, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Found this podcast while searching for more science related shows for my 7yo. Have been listening for a while now. Love it!

So wonderful!

by Curi0usyell0w on Jun 20, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I'm so excited to have found a podcast to listen to with my very curious six year old. The answers are thoughtful, simple but thorough, and entertaining for both of us.

Best podcast!

by LaulaulaulauLoo on Jun 10, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

We love it!

Perfect for young kids

by Allthenicknamesaretaken1234567 on Jun 10, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I just listened to this podcast for the first time. It was the episode about how babies are made. It was perfect. Seriously. Geared to young children, like 7 and under, it was inclusive of assistive reproduction technology, adoption, transgender parents and kids, not jargony, just totally warm and brilliant. Thank you, Vermont Public Radio!

Exactly what I didn't know I was looking for!

by BoiledBroccoli on Jun 05, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This podcast is exactly what my kiddos and I always wanted, without knowing we wanted it. So much information in manageable nuggets. My 4 and 7 year old love learning new things and wait eagerly for new episodes! Highly recommend for any families who love science and learning! Thank you VPR for this little slice awesomeness!


by JuZo77 on May 08, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

My 7yo loves this show! Wonderful conversation starter.Fun for all. Smart and funny.


by RunningJCNJ on May 07, 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆

This podcast is recommended for anyone who is curious and this podcast is great. Keep going strong. I'm a 9 year old boy and I love this podcast.

A podcast the whole family loves

by Vtsnowboarder802 on Apr 02, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

This wonderful podcast has brought a whole new dimension to our car rides. Not only do we get the pleasure of listening, but it always sparks fun and interesting conversations as well.


by KARI78910 on Mar 31, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

My second-grader loves listening to this podcast, and her fifth-grade brother enjoys it well enough that for 20 minutes or so they can agree on something. I find it completely fascinating. Stuff is explained clearly and age-appropriately, it's well edited, everything. Worth your time.

curious mom

by random depressed person on Mar 21, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Terrific! My 10 and 11 year olds love it, and I do too.

Love hearing kids' questions!

by Eowyn Jean on Mar 06, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Vermont Public Radio's podcast for curious kids is great because I love hearing kids ask their questions. My favorite episode is the popcorn one. I like learning new stuff every day.


by Bob McU on Mar 04, 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆

I thought the podcast was good. I thought that it gave a good explanation for why people like the foods that they do. I learned a lot about it and I love how much information it gave.

Bee Podcast

by Caught me being good on Mar 03, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Always fantastically entertaining for all!

Great for Car Trips

by brendan.n on Feb 10, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

My 4-year-old loves it!


by Evanstonmom on Feb 02, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Thanks for creating a community of curious and scientifically minded children. Our children benefit from knowing their questions and interests are shared by other children around the globe. Great show.

Helpful and fun for school.

by Poweram on Jan 24, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

We homechool our kids and this is one of our favorite breakfast science resources. It's a great way to start a school day and jumpstart the kids curiosity.

But Why

by bsm1066 on Jan 24, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

We listen to it every day on the way to school. It's terrific.

For kids and adults

by WholeMama on Jan 20, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I listen to with my kids. I learn a ton and they stay tuned in and quiet:)

Review from a 6 year old

by joniucf on Jan 03, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

I love your podcast! I've learned so much!From: Charlotte

A great podcast for our homeschool life!

by VPugliese on Dec 15, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

But Why is an fantastic addition to our homeschool curriculum! Our kids love it, and it entertains us during our drives to different activities. It has created fantastic conversations within our family!

Excellent podcast!

by AnoCob on Dec 11, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

There's a number of science podcast for kids out there, but not all of them find a balance between being being able to hold child's attention, being informative, and not patronizing. But Why accomplishes all of these expertly!

Great podcast

by WildTroys on Dec 09, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

We love it.

Fantastic podcast to encourage kids to be curious!

by Wanna to be a chic gal on Nov 24, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

I love this podcast. I found this to be a must-have companion on many road trips with my boys, 9 and 6. I love the calming and reassuring voice of the host and high-quality experts on the show. I highly recommend this podcast! The only thing I would suggest is to not make it a hard requirement to send it a voice recording of a question.

Great podcast to enjoy as a family

by Pcoopski on Nov 23, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

It is great to have a podcast that we can listen to as a family and learn so much along the way!

We LOVE listening!

by BA SAT on Nov 20, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

My five year old says "I love listening and learning about lots of different things. I was born in Maine, so my favorite episode has been about the tide pool on the coast of Maine."

Informative and inviting

by Rhea JP on Nov 17, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

The tone of this podcast is so perfect. It takes kids' questions seriously and gives them answers they can understand. I really appreciate having it has a resource for my curious son.

Super show

by Vtmommaekm on Oct 25, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Great show! Super conversation starter and provides a platform for teaching kids how to listen. We are using this as an old fashioned radio hour style pre-bedtime family routine to assist in unwinding. Kids can't wait to hear more!

Love it!

by Ashley_kay1988 on Oct 01, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

My kids LOVE this podcast. I love listening to it as well. My kids actually ask how many more days until the next episode airs.

Thought provoking

by ToddlerPoppa on Sep 25, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

My 5 year old always asks if we can listen to this program. Interesting, and thought provoking. Only wish there were more episodes!

Awesome, thought-provoking and captivating!

by Mpcvt on Sep 08, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

I downloaded a bunch of episodes for an extra long car ride I took with my twin 8-year olds and six year old. It captured their attention for a few hours, sparked conversation, and they even learned a bunch along the way! I highly recommend this gem.

Great Podcast!

by aprazar on Sep 02, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Looking for non-video entertainment for my kids on long road trips, I downloaded this on a whim. What a treat! A great, engaging podcast that provides interesting information for kids and adults. I was surprised about how much I learned! The best part about the pod is that it doesn't condescend to children and explains things to them in a straightforward and engaging manner. Tough questions are not avoided and things aren't "dumbed down." Love it and will continue listening.


by LCpeds on Jun 28, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Excellent podcast, thank you VPR. My four year old really enjoyed these and I know that we will be able to listen again to the same episodes as he gets older and he will learn more and more.

Religion Episode

by Elinoh on Jun 10, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Thank you so much for this episode. This is such an important issue and a hard one to explain to small children without taking away their precious innocence. I also learned a lot. Thank you for helping to teach to respect diversity.

One for the kids

by VeronicaMoreno010308 on May 28, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Great way to get the kiddos to listen to a podcast that they can relate to.

Great family listening

by Red smirk on May 25, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Super topics and wonderful host.

Tailored to kids!

by 4kqinbtv on May 20, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Vermont Public Radio has done a great job designing a podcast for younger audiences. Our seven year old is already hooked!

A kids podcast that adults can enjoy, too!

by mjowens802 on May 12, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Finally, a podcast for kids that’s educational and interesting and fun for kids, but won’t make parents want to jump out the window of their moving vehicle! Vermont Public Radio host Jane Lindholm applies her mad interviewing skills to answer questions curious kids are always asking, like how bears sleep all winter, or why invented words? The answers are explored in a way kids can understand, without talking down to them. Can’t wait until my kids are old enough to enjoy this podcast, but until then I’ll be a faithful listener!

Great discussion starter!

by B_Kinney on May 06, 2016
Rating: ★★★★★

Our family is really enjoying this podcast. We listen with our kids; it’s great to see them get slowly sucked in by the stories, sound effects, and clear explanations. The topics have instigated great conversations over dinner or in the car. If you have “curious kids” this is a must-listen podcast!