StoryKids, a podcast showcasing Australian kids and their original stories brought to life by some of our biggest stars, is delighted to announce that season three of the much-loved podcast will be released from 20 May onwards. Beginning with Matt Okine, the season features some of Australia’s best-known voices including Tim Minchin, Adam Goodes, Virginia Gay, Andy Griffiths and more.

Created by Verity Hunt-Ballard and Amelia Christo, the 10-minute podcasts feature an original story written by a child (between the ages of 8 – 14) and are brought to life by well-known Australian personalities and award-winning sound engineer Paul Ruske.

The radio play style podcasts for children and their families are released each week for 13 weeks and are available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. The chosen storytellers and talent featured reflect the different cultural, social, and environmental experiences, with a strong focus on amplifying marginalised voices.

Season three also features a special episode by Andy Griffiths featuring six 100-word stories, the most notable of which is written by six year old Kopika who lives on Christmas Island with her family who were removed from Biloela, although she and her sister was born in Australia.

Partnering with the Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, creators Verity Hunt-Ballard and Amelia Christo, who met while studying at WAAPA, created the podcast during lockdown to celebrate kids voices and bring their original stories to life. The podcast was created from a desire to create content featuring original Australian ideas and voices.

Seasons One and Two of StoryKids, featuring performers including Virginia Gay, Christine Anu, Baker Boy, Jesinta Franklin, Eddie Perfect, Benjamin Law, Nadine Gardner, Casey Donovan and many more are also available for download via Apple Podcasts and Spotify. – Link to podcasts