If you have a kid who loves to argue, channel that in a healthy direction. Have them tune into APM Studio’s Smash Boom Best podcast. The debate show for kids is now in its third season. In each episode, the host takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets the audience decide which is best.
The show teaches kids how to build strong arguments, how to spot weak ones and how to use facts and passion to make a good case. It offers debate tips and explains common logical fallacies. Some recent “smash boom” topics? Debates get heated in a fun way about everything from flowers vs. rainbows to drums vs. guitars and vampires vs. werewolves.
Molly Bloom serves as the host, while Sanden Totten is the producer. Showrunners say Smash Boom Best is fun and educational. The show improves kids’ critical-thinking and listening skills while building their confidence and ability to speak with conviction.
You can find the show on podcast platforms including Apple, Spotify, iHeartRadio and Google.