Screen-free entertainment isn’t always easy to come by, but a new podcast packed with top TV stars, writers and producers is angling to change that!

GoKidGo is a narrative podcast launching today and targeting 6-to-11-year-olds with immersive storytelling. It’s set in an Avengers-style universe and also features never before seen stories from beloved childhood author R.L. Stine of GoosebumpsThe first three episodes are available now: Bobby Wonder, Lucy Wow and R.L. Stine’s Story Club. 

You’ll likely recognize some familiar voices, as Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community) plays Bobby, Michaela Dietz (the voice of Amethyst in Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe) voices Lucy and Ariel Winter (NBC’s Modern Family) features in Story Club. You can listen to all of them for free on iTunes, Spotify, and other popular podcast platforms. New episodes will go live weekly on Mondays. 

“These are just the first of many GoKidGo shows to launch. We’ve got a ton more to come with big stars, hilarious stories and a whole universe of characters–think Nickelodeon but for your ears,” said GoKidGo co-founder Patrick Carman. 

Although the subject matter is lighthearted, the podcast’s goal is serious. It aims to ignite children’s imagination after pandemic lockdowns led to increased screen time and negative effects on young children’s speech and vocabulary. You’ll be able to download free learning resources to compliment each episode at gokidgo.com.

—Sarah Shebek

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