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Squiz Kids

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...

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Recent Episodes of Squiz Kids


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.

Episode 1051 13 June 2024 8m and 49s


Panda diplomacy in Adelaide; Mars’ snowy mountains; Elephants have names; and the fake Tassie Tiger.

Panda diplomacy in Adelaide; Mars’ snowy mountains; Elephants have names; and the fake Tassie Tiger.

Your daily kids news podcast.

Adelaide's buzzing as China’s Premier visits, ready to decide if pandas Wang Wang and Fu Ni will stay! It's a huge deal since it's the first top Chinese leader visit in seven years. The whole city is tidying up for this special occasion.

In Kenya, elephants have been found calling each other by name! Scientists used AI to decode their sounds, revealing a whole new level of elephant intelligence. Turns out, elephants are even more like us than we thought, even shouting their kids' names!

Mars has vo...

Episode 1050 12 June 2024 9m and 51s


Celebs take and icy plunge; asparagus predicts an English win; a prehistoric platypus find; and grown-ups go gaga for toys.

Celebs take and icy plunge; asparagus predicts an English win; a prehistoric platypus find; and grown-ups go gaga for toys.

Your daily kids news podcast.

Get ready for a cool story! At the Demons vs Collingwood footy match, over 88,000 fans rocked blue beanies for Neale Daniher’s ‘Big Freeze at the G’. Celebrities slid into icy baths dressed as rock stars, raising a whopping $3 million for Motor Neuron Disease. Talk about a chilly way to help!

Find out more or donate.

Hold onto your asparagus! Jemima Packington, the world’s only asparamancer, predicts England will win the UEFA Euro 2024 by tossing asparagus spears. Her veggie predictions have been spot-on before, so England’s soccer fan...

Episode 1049 11 June 2024 11m and 50s


Your Shortcut to...Vanquished Viruses and Banished Bacteria

Your Shortcut to...Vanquished Viruses and Banished Bacteria

We'll take you through WHAT illnesses people used to worry about, HOW they treated them, and WHY we don't have to fear them as much today. So let's plunge into the Petrie dish of pestilence and find out.

For the full episode transcript, click here.

Link to Classroom Resources

Episode 1048 10 June 2024 13m and 34s


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.

Episode 1047 6 June 2024 8m and 53s


Kings and soldiers celebrate D-Day; Rocket collects moon rocks; State of Origin blockbuster; and Squiz-E sniffs a deepfake.

Kings and soldiers celebrate D-Day; Rocket collects moon rocks; State of Origin blockbuster; and Squiz-E sniffs a deepfake.

Your daily kids news podcast.

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day Landings! Kings, presidents, and prime ministers are gathering in France to remember the brave soldiers who stormed the beaches of Normandie. The real stars of the show? The heroic veterans who were there 80 years ago, fighting for freedom!

A Chinese spaceship has collected rocks from the far side of the Moon for the first time ever! This cool mission is part of an exciting space race to get humans back on the Moon and maybe even build a base there. Science rocks...

Episode 1046 5 June 2024 11m and 6s


Giant goose dino discovery; Mexico’s mummy museum; historic space flight countdown; and big wins for Matildas and the Demon.

Giant goose dino discovery; Mexico’s mummy museum; historic space flight countdown; and big wins for Matildas and the Demon.

Your daily news podcast.

Giant goose dino discovery; Mexico’s mummy museum; historic space flight countdown; and big wins for Matildas and the Demon.

Palaeontologists in Australia have discovered a perfectly preserved skull of a giant goose that roamed 50,000 years ago! This colossal bird, weighing about 240 kg, lived alongside megafauna and early Indigenous Australians. Imagine the size of its eggs! Check out the link for an amazing drawing of this ancient bird.

Shortcut to Megafauna

In Mexico, a mummy museum is in hot water after one of its exhibits lost an ar...

Episode 1045 4 June 2024 11m and 19s


San Marino... Squiz the World

San Marino... Squiz the World

Each fortnight, we give the world globe a spin, and see where we land. Then we take the kids of Australia on an audio excursion to visit that country and its people.

Join your captain, Amanda Bower, On an audio adventure. Today we're off to San Marino, the world's oldest republic! This tiny country, surrounded by Italy, is so small it has no airport or train stations. We’ll land in Italy and drive to this charming place, known for its clifftop castles and steep cobblestone streets. We'll learn some Italian, explore its unique history, and discover fu...

Episode 1044 3 June 2024 9m and 28s


Rocket lands on the far side of Moon; America’s spelling bee champ; Aussie Demon on French Open roll; and x-ray cookies.

Rocket lands on the far side of Moon; America’s spelling bee champ; Aussie Demon on French Open roll; and x-ray cookies.

Your daily kids news podcast.

China's Chang-e 6 rocket landed on the Moon's far side, marking a big step toward sending astronauts there. A rover will gather Moon dirt and rocks, then launch them back to Earth for scientists to study. It's a mind-blowing mix of math and engineering magic!

In the USA, 12-year-old Bruhat Soma won the Spelling Bee, correctly spelling 29 tough words in 90 seconds. With words like heautophany and nachschläge, Bruhat took home a whopping $75,000 prize. Who knew spelling could be so rewarding?

Aussie tennis star Alex De Minaur won an e...

Episode 1043 2 June 2024 10m and 4s


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.

Episode 1042 30 May 2024 9m and 31s

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