kidsQs is a podcast by kids, for kids!

From climate change and science, to technology and current issues in the news, kidsQs is an interactive podcast for curious young minds.

Each week our co-hosts, Kate and Dylan, will ask an expert for the answers to your burning questions.

A new podcast will be uploaded every Tuesday during school term.

Great for kids who want to dig a little deeper!

kidsQs in the news!

Click here to find out more about our young hosts and the background to the kidsQs podcast.

Beeliar Primary School’s Principal Louise O’Donovan records Year 4 student Alex Rosman’s question about climate change for the new Kids’ Q’s podcast.

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Do you have an idea for a great podcast topic? Email us at kids@thewest.com.au

Teacher notes

Use the kidsQs Teacher Notes to explore the kidsQs podcasts with your class. Includes classroom activities and links to WA Curriculum.


Want to get your class on air?

We’re looking for Year 3-8 classes who have a great topic idea and will come up with awesome questions that we can ask an expert to answer.

We have developed the following guidelines for schools who would like to participate.

STAGE 1: TOPIC IDEAS (open submission)

  • We’re looking for topics that are of interest to kids, and would create enough discussion for a ten minute podcast, hosted by kids.
  • Listen to some of the existing kidsQs podcasts with your students to get a feel for what they’re like or view sample questions here.
  • Brainstorm topic ideas and potential questions with your students.
  • Send through your topic idea/s and some sample questions to kids@thewest.com.au for consideration .
  • We’ll review each submission and will be in contact with you if your submission is successful.

STAGE 2: QUESTIONS (chosen schools only)

  • If you are selected, we’ll guide you through this stage.
  • We’re looking for classes to use an inquiry-based approach to have students come up with questions on your topic for an expert to answer.
  • Don’t overthink it – we’re looking for questions that would genuinely come from students – not ones that are overly crafted. See example questions here.
  • Send your questions to us and we’ll review them and get back to you with the list of the ones we’d like to record for the kidsQs podcast.

STAGE 3: RECORDING (chosen students only)

  • Again, we’ll guide you through this stage.
  • We’ll select approx. 5-8 of your students’ questions to be recorded for the podcast.
  • Recording is simple: you just need a quiet space and an iPhone or similar (you don’t need high-tech equipment).
  • We will require a signed media permission form for each student that does a recording.
  • The kids’ questions will be provided to an ‘expert’ on your students’ topic. Please bear in mind that we may not be able to use all questions that are supplied.