By Ceire O'Donoghue
KidCast is an Irish show created by kids, for kids. Each episode is co-hosted by a different child every other Friday. We hear from voices around the country interviewing guests, reporting child friendly news, teaching fun facts and above all providing a fun and entertaining podcast experience for kids. If you know a child whose voice is destined for the airwaves and would like to take part simply email email@example.com.
Episode 8... Granny's paella, a very special garden and Mr. Swampy!
Céire and Hazel take an unexpected train journey to bring your episode 8- our final episode of Season 1! Many thanks to this week’s cast: HOST: Hazel Johnson Age 9 NEWS REPORTERS: Emily O’Sullivan & Robert McCulloch Age 10 & 8 NEWS RESEARCH: Renee Power Age 11 AROUND THE WORLD: Isabel and Clara Hermira Donnelly 12 & 9 MYSTERY SOUNDS: Cormac Farrington Age 8 QUESTION: Austin Casey Age 6 ANSWER: Sophia Erwin Age 7 JUNE BLAKE’S GARDEN: Ruby Craul Keating Age 9 JOKE: Ferdia Mac Eoin and Reiltin Nic Eoin Ages 9 & 6 DID YOU KNOW: Bryan Carr School of Performing Arts, Kerry VET: Pete Wedderburn HIGH FIVE: 1. Jack & Grace, 2. Juliette, 3. Rhys, 4. Chloe 5. Emily, Julia and Jacob at Betty Ann Norton Theatre School
January 28, 2022
Episode 7... Planes explained, cellists chat and the intriguing internet!
This week Céire and Seán parachute from the skies to bring you Episode 7 of KidCast! Many thanks to this week’s cast: HOST: Seán Travers (Age 11) NEWS: Charlotte Rose & Juliette Maguire (Age 10 & 8) AROUND THE WORLD: Bebe and Astrid Weinert (Age 9 and 7) CHOIR: Vancouver Children’s Choir MYSTERY SOUNDS: Isaac Glynn (Age 8) QUESTION: Emma Keane (Age 10) ANSWER: Sarah Keane (Age 8) FEATURE: Harry Brady & Joseph Wiley (Ages 11 & 9) JOKE: Seán and Rory (Age 9) DID YOU KNOW: Drama Den, Donabate Co. Dublin ILLUSTRATOR: Sheena Dempsey HIGH FIVE: Grace, Aoife & Darragh, Lily, Harry & Hugo, Harrison, Donncha & Rian
January 14, 2022
Episode 6... Bees, bunnies and the best breakfast!
This week Céire and Rachel blast into space to bring you Episode 6 of KidCast! Many thanks to this week’s cast: HOST: Rachel Flynn (Age 8) NEWS: Stacey O’ Flynn and Sean O’ Callaghan (Ages 10 & 8) AROUND THE WORLD: Isaac Nolan (Age 6) MYSTERY SOUNDS: Eva Walsh (Age 8) QUESTION: Cailín Grothe (Age 10) ANSWER: Chloe McLoughlin (Age 9) PETS CORNER: Muireann Gilbert (Age 8) JOKE: Eliza Brunnock (Age 7) DID YOU KNOW: Act One Drama School, Donegal (Jake Mc Laughlin, Robyn Mc Laughlin, Ethan Bourne, Lucy Fabisiak, Lauren Gildea, Harry Hegarty, Conor Glynn, Gray Osborn Ages 8-11) ACTOR: Aoibheann McCann
December 31, 2021
Episode 5...Caving, Colour Guard and Cockroaches!
This week Céire and Noah crawl through a cave to bring you Episode 5 of KidCast! Many thanks to this week’s cast: HOST: Noah O’Riordan (Age 9) NEWS: Jack Gavin and MacDara Flavin (Ages 10 & 11) AROUND THE WORLD: Erik Heffernan (Age 9) MYSTERY SOUNDS: Robyn Clinton (Age 6) QUESTION: Hasini Tummidi (Age 7) ANSWER: Jack Britton-Keena (Age 11) COLOUR GUARD: Cara O’Rourke (Age 11) JOKE: Ben Clinton (Age 8 ) DID YOU KNOW: Little Duke Theatre Drogheda and Trading Faces Galway (Mable, Seren, Eoin, Roisin, Saoirse, George, Kai, Eoin, Grace Ages 6-8) WRITER/AUTHOR: Sarah Gilmartin
December 17, 2021
Episode 4... Peanut bombs, pancakes and ‘CHIPS, CHEESE ‘N GRAVY’!
This week Céire and Clodagh gallop to studio to bring you Episode 4 of KidCast! Many thanks to this week’s cast: HOST: Clodagh Saez Walsh (Age 10) NEWS: Hannah Dunne (Age 10) AROUND THE WORLD: Ned and Dot Hampton (Age 11 and 9) MYSTERY SOUNDS: Abigail O’Riordan (Age 8) QUESTION: Ben Clinton (Age 8) ANSWER: Ivy Carty (Age 7) BAKE WITH ME: Mia-Michelle Grant (Age 10) DID YOU KNOW: Temple St. Hospital School (Mathew, Emily, Noah, Ciara, Anna, Denis, Sheenagh, Dora Ages 6-15) ANIMATOR: Sean O’Reilly, Kavaleer Productions
December 02, 2021
Episode 3... The Cú Chulainn, Stars and Irish Chocolate!
This week Céire and Xander loop-the-loop by rollercoaster to studio to bring you Episode 3 of KidCast! Many thanks to this week’s cast: HOST: Xander Harford (Age 10) NEWS: Christopher McCoy (Age 12) AROUND THE WORLD: Robert and Anna Bodtker (Age 11 and 9) MYSTERY SOUNDS: Ava Kelly (Age 6) QUESTION: Lily Ward O’Keefe (Age 9) ANSWER: Jude Villegas-Phelan (Age 9) MOVIE MADNESS: Charlie McManus (Age 9) DID YOU KNOW: Stageschool Galway (Yassin, Diarmuid, Davy, Stevie, Rosie, Izabele, Molly, Fiadh Age 7-10) DOCTOR: Niamh Murphy HIGH FIVE: Cara, Cian & Dara, Hasini, Isabelle, Lily & Saoirse
November 19, 2021
Episode 2…Brilliant books, dozens of dogs and the tea drinking Taoiseach!
Céire and Fia swim the Irish sea to bring you Episode 2 of KidCast! Many thanks to this week’s cast: HOST: Fia Walsh (Age 8) NEWS: Kate & Diarmuid Donelon (Age 11) AROUND THE WORLD: Lara & Amelie Caffrey (Age 9 & 7) MYSTERY SOUNDS: Bobby Vavasseur (Age 6) BRILLIANT BOOKS REVIEW: Siobhan De Lint (Age 9) DID YOU KNOW: Dramarama Academy of Performing Arts Cork (Sebastian Graham, Cian O’Regan, Kate O’Sullivan, Sam Allen, Hugo Allen, Milly Mulcahy, Jessica Mulcahy, Beth Geary Age 8-11) TAOISEACH: Micheál Martin
November 05, 2021
Episode 1... Didgeridoos, logolepts and drones!
Céire & Harry scale a mountain to discover didgeridoos, logolepts, a drone champion and much more! Thanks to this weeks cast: HOST: Harry Williams (Age 11) NEWS: Caoimhe Quinn (Age 8) AROUND THE WORLD: William Visser (Age 8) MYSTERY SOUNDS: Jamie HarfordAge (7) MIND MY MIND: Aisling Walsh (Age 5) DID YOU KNOW: Theatrics Naas (Natalie, Alfie, Sophie, Heidi, Ben, Zoe, Sofia, Marcos Age 5-6) DRONE CHAMPION: Enda Walsh Mountain climbing 00:00 Riddle 02:51 News (What is the budget? Kenyan Elephants, Super Mario Game, Ed Sheeran's 2022 Tour) 03:36 Around the World Interview with William in Australia 06:44 Mystery Sounds with Jamie 12:00 Minding you Mind with Aisling and Harry's mindfulness tips (including yoga) 14:42 Longest word in the English dictionary and Did You Know...Word Facts! 18:17 When I Grow Up Interview with Irish Aviation Drone Champion Enda Walsh 21:24
October 22, 2021