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The new bedtime story is a podcast

The public radio tradition that's powered the recent podcast boom never invested much in children's audio

Amanda Hess | NYT 

James Kee, a seven -year-old from San Francisco, has found something even better than TV. Since the NPR podcast for kids, Wow in the World, debuted in May, he’s listened to every episode three times. “It’s funner” than television, James said. “My brain works better.” When the show’s co-host, Guy Raz, came to James’ hometown for a live taping of his podcast for grown-ups, James’s mom arranged for them to meet . As podcast makers look to expand their audience — just under a quarter of Americans have listened to a ...

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First Published: Tue, October 03 2017. 22:58 IST