Professor Theo's Mystery Lab
By Jonathan Joy
The town of Splendid, West Virginia has a higher than average number of kid superheroes, giant bugs, time travelling teens, and much more bizarre activity. Professor Theo's Mystery Lab on the campus of Splendid University is somehow at the heart of it all. Though he doesn't like to divulge all his secrets, the Professor does enjoy sharing his hometown bedtime stories, sure to delight the young, imaginative one in your life.
Written by Jonathan Joy, based on his newspaper column of stories for kids, this is a 10-15 minute podcast, updated weekly, rich in fun, playful tales.
Written by Jonathan Joy, based on his newspaper column of stories for kids, this is a 10-15 minute podcast, updated weekly, rich in fun, playful tales.
250+ Halloween Costume Ideas
Need a costume idea? Professor Theo has over 250 of them.
October 01, 2022
177. Friday Night Frights
Professor Theo's sports report goes terribly, or at least oddly, wrong...but maybe that's what he had planned all along.
September 11, 2022
176. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Cletus Cavalier and friends travel to NEHI and SWOLE to complete recruitment for the Unlikely Alliance.
September 04, 2022
175. Martians Attack! On Halloween!
It's already Halloween at Disney and the Dollar Tree, so why not Splendid, WV? Included is the new "Martians Attack! On Halloween!" story.
August 27, 2022
174. Wizards and Twists
Professor Theo shares The Wizard's Test sequel, titled The Wizard's Best, and a big twist in the After the Fall series.
August 20, 2022
173. Love Your Library
A day at the library turns chaotic when a magic spell gone wrong forces literary characters out of their books and into the real world. It's Professor Theo's 2022 Back To School Special.
August 14, 2022
172. Actors and Automatons
Enjoy a night out at the theatre with our talented thespians. Also, Professor Theo shares the fourth chapter of After the Fall.
August 05, 2022
171. Is My Dad A Super-villain?
A boy in nearby Super Duper Town shares suspicions about his father's potentially shadowy double life.
July 30, 2022
170. Winter Trek in Summer
Professor Theo shares a cool winter tale in the middle of a sweltering summer. Also included: hot dog poetry.
July 24, 2022
169. Space Dudettes and Zombie Distractions
Hear the fourth part of Cletus Cavalier's Unlikely Alliance of Really Bad Space Dudes AND chapter three of the After The Fall series on this week's episode.
July 03, 2022
168. The Mummy
Two new tales this week: a mummy inspired campfire story and the second part of our new After the Fall series.
June 24, 2022
167. PRIDE poem
Professor Theo shares an Open To All Pride month poem, message.
June 24, 2022
166. The Wizard's Test
Two new tales this week: one poetry (The Wizard's Test) and one prose (After the Fall, Part 1).
June 06, 2022
165. Cletus Cavalier - Space Ranger
Professor Theo foreshadows a school where he would train Splendid's best to combat upcoming calamity. He also shares the third tale in Cletus Cavalier's Unlikely Alliance of Really Bad Space Dudes.
June 02, 2022
164. Beware the Dragons
The tale of Janine, her dragon friends, and Dude, the dragon hunter.
May 04, 2022
163. Cletus Cavalier Returns Again
Space ranger Cletus Cavalier is back. Professor Theo shares the second chapter of the Cletus Cavalier's Alliance of Really Bad Space Dudes series.
April 29, 2022
162. The Shakespearean Episode
That Talented Travelling Theatrical Troupe returns, this time with three plays by William Shakespeare in rep.
April 21, 2022
161. Secret Agent Kids Society
Professor Theo uncovers and shares a top secret case involving kid spies.
April 15, 2022
160. World Theatre Day Special
Professor Theo celebrates World Theatre Day 2022 with the return of That Talented Travelling Theatrical Troupe.
March 20, 2022
159. Pot of Gold
Gold, a leprechaun, and downtown adventures abound.
March 17, 2022
158. Super Dork!
When Barnum goes missing, it's Super Dork to the rescue...kind of.
March 12, 2022
157. Breaking News! Kids Take Over School Board
Elementary activist Janet Jones returns to lead a school board revolt. Also, Professor Theo shares the first chapter of a new Cletus Cavalier intergalactic adventure.
March 07, 2022
156. All the World's a Stage
Two short, poetic tales this week. One follows the adventures of a travelling troupe of theatre artists. The other is about a night out at the wrestling matches.
February 13, 2022
155. The Skylark and the Water Rat
Professor Theo's spin on an Edward E. Hale fable from 1873.
February 05, 2022
154. Poetry Finds A Way
When poetry is banned, Professor Theo protests by sharing a fresh new resistance rhyme.
February 03, 2022
153. The Wish Box 3
Things get wild and weird in the third and final tale in Manny's Wish Box trilogy.
January 22, 2022
152. Jack's Back
To avoid being put into storage with holiday decorations, some Christmas village characters plot a daring escape.
January 17, 2022
151. The Wish Box 2
Fallout from the science fair hits school, and an investigation is underway.
January 13, 2022
150. The Wish Box
Manny wants nothing more than to win the annual school science fair. Will his invention, a box that he insists will grant wishes, make the grade? Part 1 of 3.
December 28, 2021
149. The Saint Nick Squad 7
When the North Pole is under attack, Santa takes cover in a familiar place - a bunker in Splendid, West Virginia.
December 18, 2021
148. A Splendid Holiday Special - 2021
Professor Theo shares holiday thoughts by way of a new poem and some recommended reading.
December 13, 2021
147. Space Run and Done
The conclusion to the epic seven-part series titled Cletus Cavalier's Space Run.
December 05, 2021
146. A Turk and Pork Chop Campfire Story
Turk and Pork Chop spend the night in a haunted house, on the hunt for a magical amulet needed to save a dear friend.
November 20, 2021
Jon Joy's Covid Vaccine PSA
Professor Theo's Mystery Lab creator Jonathan Joy shares his thoughts on the Covid vaccine.
November 15, 2021
144. Buck's Interdimensional Story
Beware the Middle School Mimics! Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the mic to explain what happened inside that dust cloud that surrounded McFly Middle School a couple months ago.
November 10, 2021
143. Uncharted Territory
Tara begins one dangerous trek, while Cletus Cavalier nearly wraps up another. Stories include “The Hunt For Red” and “Cletus Cavalier’s Space Run: Part 6 (of 7).”
November 07, 2021
142. Mostly Harmless Halloween Haunts Part 3 (of 3)
Have a splendid Halloween with the third and final tale in the Professor Theo's Mostly Harmless Halloween Haunts trilogy.
October 27, 2021
141. Barnum's 13 Days of Halloween
A tribute to October fun and National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Three new poetry forms are explored, as well.
October 23, 2021
140. Mostly Harmless Halloween Haunts Part 2 (of 3)
The Pep Up Monster returns, but will its appetite for destruction be big enough to consume The Trick’s candy army?
October 15, 2021
139. Cletus Cavalier RETURNS
Professor Theo shares the fifth chapter of the seven part Cletus Cavalier's Space Run series. A Cryptid Campfire Story lesson plan is included, as well.
October 09, 2021
138. Mutant Creatures From The Swamp
When a strange smell envelops the town and Splendid Swamp Rangers fear the worst, Professor Theo is called in to investigate a stunning disturbance.
October 02, 2021
137. Three Cheers For Three Years!
Professor Theo celebrates the show’s three year anniversary with thanks and the story of Halloween Hal.
September 26, 2021
136. Adventures in Space
A major update on the dust cloud situation at McFly Middle and Theo shares part four of the seven chapter Cletus Cavalier’s Space Run story.
September 17, 2021
135. Mostly Harmless Halloween Haunts Part 1 (of 3)
Professor Theo brings many of Splendid's best together in the first part of an epic autumn trilogy. (Parts 2 and 3 coming in October.)
September 12, 2021
134. On Dust Clouds, Scowl, and The Toy Collector
Professor Theo shares an update on the dust cloud surrounding McFly Middle, as well as the next part of Cletus Cavalier's Space Run, and "a terrifying tale," according to Buck Travers, about The Toy Collector.
September 06, 2021
133. 100+ Halloween Costume Ideas!
You need Halloween costume ideas? More Cletus Cavalier? An update on the dust cloud that has engulfed McFly Middle School? Professor Theo has you covered on all three counts in this brand new episode.
September 02, 2021
132. Introducing Cletus Cavalier
Professor Theo kicks off a new series about space ranger delivery man named Cletus Cavalier.
August 28, 2021
131. Friday the 13th/Back to School Special
Professor Theo shares a semi-spooky campfire tale, Back to School poetry, and advice for the upcoming academic year.
August 13, 2021
130. Into the TV
Professor Theo’s experiments sometimes go awry, as was the case when he first tried to leap in to the gaming world like computer whiz kids Tanner and Max.
August 07, 2021
129. Summer Poetry Slam
This episode is devoted to the joys of summer, including beach trips, summer reading lists, podcast fun, and more.
July 30, 2021
128. Worst. Math Test. Ever.
Math is the cause and solution to all of the Kid Superheroes' problems in this, the follow up to last week's Brandi Bermuda tale.
July 25, 2021
127. Brandi Bermuda Befuddles Splendid Elementary
When students from Ms. Bermuda's advanced math class keep disappearing, the Kid Superheroes of Splendid Elementary get involved. Unfortunately, Buck Travers, Tracy Thompson, Nick Newton, and Mandy Magic may have finally met their match. Part 1 of 2.
July 14, 2021
126. Professor Theo's Recap
Professor Theo attempts to recap nearly three years of podcasting adventures into one ten minute episode.
June 19, 2021
125. Ghost House 3
Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the mic to complete his action-packed Ghost House trilogy.
June 18, 2021
124.5 Professor Theo On Stage
Fans of Those Time Travelling Teens take note. This special bonus episode features a two minute Those Time Travelling Teens stage play, written by Jonathan Joy and read by Rissie Joy and Levi Joy. * This play is published by Drama Notebook in the "20 More Short Practice Scenes" collection.
June 06, 2021
124. Dionte Daydreams
Professor Theo looks ahead to summer fun while Dionte daydreams.
May 29, 2021
123. Ghost House 2
A follow up to Episode 111 and another Kid Superheroes Mystery Lab entry. Buck Travers takes over the mic once again, in an episode written by Levi Joy.
May 21, 2021
122. Bernie the Bunny: Out of Bounds
Professor Theo tells the tale of an adventurous, bouncing bunny named Bernie.
May 15, 2021
121. Quest For The Perfect Donut
A follow up to last summer’s episode #89 (Swords and Donuts and Masks, Oh My) and episode #90 (Of Swords and Donuts…and Cows), it’s the third tale in a series about a boy, his sword, and his dream donut superstore.
May 08, 2021
120. An Animal Alphabet Adventure and an Acrostic Attempt
A cool crocodile takes listeners on an animal themed trip through the alphabet, and Professor Theo shares an Earth Day acrostic poem.
April 26, 2021
119. Kid Superheroes in “A Not-So-Super Soup-fest”
Splendid Elementary’s Kid Superheroes return to battle villains born of soup - The Great Chili Monster, Sinister Spud, the Broccoli Cheeze Whiz-ard, and the Spicy Tortilla Tormentor – in this all new action packed episode.
April 17, 2021
118. A Not So Eggcellent Egg Hunt
Wyatt the Easter Wolf returns to save Splendid from a mob of goodie grabbers that has run completely amok.
April 01, 2021
117. Ready to Rumble
Professor Theo waxes poetic about wrestling, toys, and the days of his youth in this special tribute to World Poetry Day and National Poetry Month.
March 28, 2021
116. Walt Waggoner and The Dung Beetle
Wannabe superhero Walt Waggoner places a classified ad in search of a nemesis. The Dung Beetle responds.
March 14, 2021
115. A Yeti Made Pizza and A Video Game Lock In
Professor Theo welcomes a new pizza loving sponsor to the show and tells the tale of a boy trapped in a video game.
March 06, 2021
114. The Super Kitty Six
Professor Theo shares thoughts on a hopeful spring day and a tale of the superhero cats that protect his neighborhood streets.
February 27, 2021
113. Buck vs. The Great Chili Monster: 2021 Edition
This is where it all started. Jon Joy reimagines the 2016 tale that kicked off his family's Read Me A Bedtime Story column in the Greater Ashland Beacon newspaper five years ago and the Professor Theo's Mystery Lab podcast two and a half years ago.
February 20, 2021
112. The Magical Golden Library Card
Professor Theo sends a shout out to sponsors, shares thoughts on Presidents Day, and debuts a new short story.
February 14, 2021
111. Ghost House
Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the microphone to tell a story of computer whiz kids Tanner and Max, who are trapped in a Ghost House video game.
January 31, 2021
110. Wise Wendy and Wild Wild Wes
Theo shares an alliterative tale and gives listeners a sneak peek at stories to come in the near future.
January 24, 2021
109. A Transformative Tale and Some Pokémon Poetry
Mel the Metamorph travels to Earth to observe its inhabitants and Professor Theo shares poems inspired by Pokémon.
January 16, 2021
108. Kid Space Force's New Year Special
Kid Space Force Chris shares a galactic adventure update while Theo reflects on the year that was and considers what lies ahead in 2021.
December 30, 2020
107. Kid Superheroes Vs. The Christmas Tree Army
Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the mic for this very special, action-packed episode.
December 23, 2020
106. To Catch an Elf, Part 2 (of 2)
Questions are answered in this, the shocking conclusion to yesterday's North Pole thriller.
December 21, 2020
105. To Catch an Elf, Part 1 (of 2)
The Saint Nick Squad investigates a break in at the North Pole that may just be an inside job.
December 20, 2020
104. Professor Theo's 3rd Annual Holiday Special
Splendid's excess holiday spirit catches Santa off guard, and the jolly dude crash lands into the Mystery Lab.
December 13, 2020
103. Ye Olde Toy Shop
A teddy bear defends his toy store home, fending off two dastardly burglars.
December 06, 2020
102. The Tackett Twins in The Don't Go There Forest
Superhero twins Don and Joey Tackett face dark haunts in the forbidden Don't Go There Forest.
November 27, 2020
101. Turkey Trot 2020 - Thanksgiving in the Gaming World
Turk and Pork Chop return for their fifth Thanksgiving adventure, and they run in to some computer whiz kids and kid superheroes along the way.
November 15, 2020
Professor Theo at 100
It's our one hundredth episode! Also the third annual Election Day special, the battle to be the next mayor of Splendid, West Virginia has reached a fever pitch.
November 02, 2020
99. A Zombie and an Etheree
A zombie with a strange obsession follows Sylvester Adams from his dream to the real world and Professor Theo shares an autumnal Etheree poem.
October 25, 2020
98. An Even More Spectacular Splendid Spooktacular Halloween Special
Professor Theo returns for a third round of Halloween fun. Includes a continuation of the tale of Kid Superhero Buck Travers and the Splendid Sea Creature, as well as a trip to the Pumpkin Patch.
October 18, 2020
97. A Splendid Spooktacular Halloween Special
Kid Detectives and Kid Superheroes return in this Halloween special.
October 11, 2020
96. Who Let the Monsters Out?
The first of three new Halloween episodes features a short play reading “Journey to the Center of a Video Game” and a short story “Who Let the Monsters Out?” perfectly suited to October fun.
October 04, 2020
The 2 year anniversary episode of this podcast! Tanner and Max return with some Kid Superheroes in tow, as the missing pieces in the Theory X saga all fall into place.
September 23, 2020
94. Let's Climb a Tree
Professor Theo takes a ride atop one of Splendid University's famous walking trees. Included is a fun art/writing activity/exercise for young and old.
September 12, 2020
93. Moon Pie Lullaby
Professor Theo’s cure for insomnia is included in this tasty episode.
September 05, 2020
92. Out of this World
Professor Theo shares his UFO tale and the Kid Space Force returns.
August 29, 2020
91. Ordinary Man
When Superhero Steve loses his powers he becomes…Ordinary Man! Though his life is turned upside down, Steve learns that anybody can heroic.
August 10, 2020
90. Of Swords and Donuts...and Cows
Levi returns in a sequel to last week's Sword of Awesome Greatness adventure, and Theo shares a short tale for wee ones titled "Do Cows Wear Hats?"
August 04, 2020
89. Swords and Donuts and Masks, Oh My!
Professor Theo shares an adventure tale of a boy named Levi, on the hunt for a magical sword, and a poem about the importance of wearing masks.
July 25, 2020
88. Kid Space Force 8 & Canine Independence Day
Professor Theo shares an update on the most recent Kid Space Force mission and tells the tale of the time dogs worked together to rid Splendid of all fireworks.
July 12, 2020
The third in a trilogy about the Tween Superheroes at McFly Middle School. Meet Chris Martinez, a break dancing superhero. Breakout is back, too.
July 03, 2020
86. Three Wishes
Jonathan Joy and Levi Joy both take the mic to share a tale/poem about imagination and fun.
June 26, 2020
85. Meet The Breakfast Express/Breakout Returns
A follow up to Introducing Breakout, this is the second episode in a trilogy about the new Tween Superheroes at McFly Middle School.
June 20, 2020
84. Introducing Breakout
If you've ever dreamed of being three inches tall or of being a character in a well read book or of being a tween superhero at McFly Middle School, this episode is for you. The first in a trilogy of episodes that introduce listeners to five new kid superheroes from McFly, West Virginia, nearby Splendid.
June 13, 2020
83. A Wall Around Bottomsville
Professor Theo shares a tale of love, equality, standing up to bullies, and tearing down walls.
June 06, 2020
82. Burt The Monster vs. The Fire Cloud
Things get heated when a monster named Burt, who is actually a pretty cool dude, comes face to face with a villainous cloud made of fire.
May 25, 2020
81. The Great Splendid Prison Escape
Dozens of the Mystery Lab’s favorite characters converge on this episode, as the heroic friends of Splendid must band together when a load of super-villains break out of Splendid Prison. It’s a tale years in the making.
May 17, 2020
80. Back to the 80s
Professor Theo travels back to the 1980s with Those Time Travelling Teens to help them rescue a friend in need, stuck in the past.
May 09, 2020
79. Legend of the Hidden Toby
On a late night search through his father’s antique toys, Austin uncovers an ancient sarcophagus and a big mystery.
May 02, 2020
78. Go Go Green Machine
The Earth Power Team returns for adventure and to share a variety of Earth Day activities and inspiration with Mystery Lab listeners.
April 22, 2020
77. Hoppy Easter!
Wyatt the Easter Wolf returns for a second straight year, teaming up with the Easter Bunny in this action-packed episode. Beware the jelly bean pirates.
April 11, 2020
76. I Can't Grow On
Tune in for an update on Lazlo Bluebox and his true love, Lucy, and enjoy a story about a little girl who transforms into a giant. Be careful what you wish for.
April 04, 2020
75. Play Ball
Professor Theo ushers in a new baseball and softball season with tales of some successful student athletes, as they navigate the ups and down (literally and figuratively) of competitive sports.
March 29, 2020
74. Return to Super Duper Town
Tiny Mike, Big Sheila, and El Truco have Super Duper Dude and Super Duper Dudette in a tight spot. Who will prevail? Good battles evil and the future of Super Duper Town is at stake in this exciting conclusion to last week’s episode.
March 22, 2020
73. Welcome to Super Duper Town
Professor Theo takes a road trip to nearby Super Duper Town, home of Super Duper Dude, Super Duper Dudette, and Tiny Mike’s Villains ‘R Us superstore. Part 1 of a 2 parter.
March 15, 2020
72. Pot of Gold
Kid Explorers Donnie and Teresa return, on the hunt for gold at the end of a rainbow.
March 08, 2020
71. Spring Special
Professor Theo welcomes Spring with two alliterative tales, of Skedaddling Steve and Little LeBron. Lovers of the outdoors and art will take particular interest in this week’s stories.
March 01, 2020
70. On Haiku Poems and American History
Professor Theo has lined up some short lessons on poetry and American Presidents in this episode. Those time travelling teens return.
February 17, 2020
69. Thank You For Being a Friend
Two tales of friendship and love are at the heart of this Valentine's Day episode.
February 09, 2020
68. Professor Theo and the No Good, Horrible, Really Weird Groundhog Day
Giant groundhogs compel Theo to record a special Groundhog Day episode on the spot.
February 02, 2020
67. The Big Game
Splendid, West Virginia is host to The Big Game for the first, and likely final, time. Zombies, aliens, panicked crowds, Kid Superheroes and Kid Astronauts abound!
January 31, 2020
66. Snow Much Fun, Part 2 - To Everest
The Kid Superheroes fly to Mt. Everest in search of The Blizz and to take away the source of his evil power. Kid Superhero Buck Travers narrates this episode, which picks up where Episode #65: Snow Much Fun left off.
January 25, 2020
65. Snow Much Fun?
Children of Splendid rejoice when snow closes school one Tuesday in January. Their celebration is cut short, though, when The Blizz comes to town. The Kid Superheroes return in this icy, action-packed adventure.
January 11, 2020
64. Hit Reset. Play Again.
Computer Whiz Kids Tanner and Max return to the gaming world to catch Mr. X. This time they have a little help from Tanner’s sister, Kid Superhero Tracy Thompson.
January 05, 2020
63. Professor Theo’s 2nd Annual New Year Special
Theo introduces the listener to his wife’s Pretties Emporium in downtown Splendid, shares a tale of the villainous Time Bandit, and brings together many of the town’s favorite animal characters in this supersized episode. Happy New Year!
December 29, 2019
62. A Splendid Christmas
Not a creature was stirring…except for the villainous Mr. January. The Saint Nick Squad returns to face their biggest challenge yet, and the future of Christmas hangs in the balance.
December 20, 2019
61. A Splendid Holiday
Professor Theo shares a Saint Nick Squad poem, and a tale of giving at this most wonderful time of year.
December 08, 2019
60. Call Me Mr. Sssss
The new 4th grade reading and writing substitute teacher at Splendid Elementary, Mr. S, has a menacing command over his classroom. When the regular teacher, Mr. Young, doesn’t return after several days, Kid Superheroes Buck Travers, Mandy Magic, and Robert Robertson decide to investigate. What they find will shock you.
December 01, 2019
59. Turkey Trot 3
The Turk and Pork Chop series of Thanksgiving misadventures continues with a surprise, all new, fourth edition in their series – Turk and Pork Chop 4-Ever!
November 23, 2019
58. Turkey Trot 2
The further adventures of Turk and Pork Chop. While Episode 9 featured the first two tales in the Turk and Pork Chop trilogy, this year’s update includes the third and final story in their series. Professor Theo shares his list of thankful things, as well, just in time for Thanksgiving.
November 16, 2019
57. Be What You Are
Professor Theo introduces listeners to the Giggliputz, a yellow blob with an important lesson about self-confidence and appreciating the things that make us different from one another.
November 10, 2019
56. Breaking News! Another Splendid Election
After a successful year as second grade class President, Janet Jones had no desire to run for another term in third grade. That all changed when a scandal broke out regarding third grade President David Payne. Stay tuned to Professor Theo for all the breaking news surrounding Splendid Elementary politics. This week's episode also features an update on the ever changing Theory X series.
November 03, 2019
55. The 13 Days of Halloween
Professor Theo shares his 13 Days of Halloween gifts in this special bonus episode.
October 26, 2019
54. Another Splendid Halloween
Professor Theo shares Halloween editions of the Kid Detectives and Those Time Travelling Teens. The former group build a Monster Catch to help solve a case, while the latter foursome travels back in time to grab special items to enhance their Halloween costumes.
October 19, 2019
The lines between the dream world and reality are blurred when things from your sleeping hours follow you into the waking ones.
October 12, 2019
52. Trick or Trick
Halloween is near, which means the Splendid Candy Shop is hopping with business. This fall season is different, though, for this year the store’s candy treats decide to rebel. Also, Professor Theo shares a bit of Mr. X’s background.
October 05, 2019
51. Return from Pangea
Kid Superhero Buck Travers takes over the mic on this week’s episode to finish Theo’s Pangea tale from Episode #50.
September 28, 2019
50. The Crossover Episodes, Part 3: The Seven Stones of Pangea
Children of Splendid unite for adventure in this, the one year anniversary episode of the Mystery Lab.
September 22, 2019
49. A Path Less Traveled
Donnie and Teresa explore the woods nearby Splendid University only to discover a mysterious substance that may spell doom for our Kid Explorers.
September 07, 2019
48. The Crossover Episodes, Part 2: It Came From The Splendid Swamplands
Something dangerous lurks in the wetland between Splendid Elementary and the old, abandoned uranium enrichment plant. Many Mystery Lab favorites band together in a crossover episode full of twists and turns.
August 31, 2019
47. For All You Cucumber and Pizza Lovers Out There
Young veggie lover, Luke, needs help from his friends to eat his way out of a cucumber house. And Kid Detectives Ben and Red are stumped when their fearless leader Jen goes missing.
August 24, 2019
46. The Crossover Episodes, Part 1: Dinos in Splendid!
Professor Theo shares a tale of friendship and a kid superheroes/time travelling teens mashup. Dinosaurs are on the loose in modern day Splendid!
August 17, 2019
45. The Back To School Special
It’s time to begin a new school year, but first a bedtime story and some words of advice from Professor Theo. Big news regarding some upcoming crossover episodes is revealed, as well.
August 10, 2019
44. Missions in Outer Space & Far Underground
When Chris goes missing in space, it's Natalie and Marsha to the rescue in Professor Theo's 7th Kid Space Force tale. Also, the 3rd chapter of the Underground Kid Explorers saga has a surprise in store for listeners.
August 03, 2019
43. Of Pez and Pirates and Parrots
Professor Theo promotes Pezamania poetry and shares a tale of pirates and parrots.
July 19, 2019
42. A Not So Splendid Summer Meltdown
A wild and wonderfully weird week sees the Kid Detectives take on a sizzling hot summer case, and all the monkeys break out of the Splendid Zoo.
July 14, 2019
41. Freedom Lost and Found
The toys of one man’s childhood come back to haunt him in a somewhat spooky campfire story, and Lady Liberty makes a visit to the Mystery Lab.
July 07, 2019
The Big 4-0
The 40th episode of The Mystery Lab is here, and it’s also the 7th episode to feature everybody’s favorite techies – Tanner and Max. These quantum leaping computer whiz kids are suddenly trapped in the games that make up the mini-arcade at the Mega Mega Mart. At least they are far from the grips of the villainous Mr. X. Or are they?
June 29, 2019
39. Are You Afraid of The Dark?
Professor Theo shares an update on those Underground Kid Explorers. Listeners will also be introduced to Ted, a hatchling sea turtle, who is caught up in an adventurous moonlit tale.
June 16, 2019
38. Super Secret Surprise Episode
Professor Theo is out of town at a conference and his son, Kid Superhero Buck Travers, has been warned to stay away from dad’s podcasting equipment. So how is there a new episode this week?
June 09, 2019
37. School's Out For Summer
Professor Theo welcomes summer by sharing tales of Darby’s adventures in the library and one exciting bike race.
June 02, 2019
36. Barnum, the Detective Dog, and the Case of the Missing Hot Rod
Not many towns boast a race car driving cat and a detective dog, but as you’ve learned by now…Splendid isn’t just any ordinary town.
May 26, 2019
35. Holding Out For A Hero
When a giant Pep Up! soda monster forms, the town of Pepville needs a hero. And Splendid Elementary student, Lexi Barnes, has to answer the question “What is a Hero?” for a class essay.
May 19, 2019
34. Kid Explorers Here and There, Kid Explorers Everywhere!
Meet the Kid Explorers, as they traverse mysterious underground tunnels, and make their way through the forest near Splendid University. Beware The Dark, and a giant on the hunt for a lost magical staff.
May 12, 2019
33. A Not So Splendid Science Fair
Mr. Brains shows his true colors and Kid Superheroes abound at the annual Splendid Elementary Science Fair.
May 05, 2019
32. Every Day Is Earth Day
Fourth grade Splendid Elementary teacher Mrs. Lyon leads her Earth Power Team pupils in a variety of Earth Day activities and a battle with The Litterbug. Now available on Podcoin.
April 28, 2019
31. Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Part 2
Kid Detectives are on the Case of the Endangered Easter, and a three part Kid Space Force series concludes.
April 21, 2019
30. Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Part 1
When the Easter Bunny is in need, Wyatt the Easter Wolf comes to the rescue. Part 2 of a Kid Space Force trilogy takes shape, as well.
April 14, 2019
29. Blast Off! with the Kid Space Force
Fans of the Kid Space Force will rejoice at this episode, chock full of galactic escapades.
April 07, 2019
28. I Can. I Must. I Will.
Professor Theo shares tales of Splendid youth facing their fears and following their dreams.
March 31, 2019
27. Tanner and Max in the Gaming World
Computer whiz kids Tanner and Max have been located. Catch up on their adventures inside the gaming world, as they leap from one video game to another, intent on saving all technology from the villainous Mr. X.
March 24, 2019
26. The Splendid Zoo & The T4 Crew
Professor Theo takes the listener on a trip to the Splendid Zoo for something quite special and then wraps up the Those Time Travelling Teens Return trilogy.
March 17, 2019
25. A Supersized Episode XXV
A super-sized episode overflowing with kid superheroes and time travelling teens.
March 10, 2019
24. A Love Story and An Adventure
Help bring Lazlo and Lucy Bluebox back together again. Also, the McFly Middle School Science Club is at it again, its time travelling teenage members hopping all through the past. Part one of a new three part T4 series is the anchor of this week’s episode.
March 03, 2019
23. Professor Theo's Confession
Professor Theodore Travers has a confession to make, and it involves his secret lab, his superhero son Buck Travers, and a gigantic Bug Beast accidentally set loose on Splendid.
February 24, 2019
22. Of Bats and Blobs
The Bat Band wants to rock and roll all night, and a big blue blob teaches everyone an important lesson.
February 17, 2019
21. A Couple Cool Trips
First, travel with the Kids Space Force on a journey through the galaxy. Then, tag along on an outing through Splendid to help solve the case of the Ice Cream Bandit.
February 10, 2019
20. Kid Superheroes X
Superhero kids Buck and Tracy return. Also, a new kid superhero – Mandy Magic – is introduced.
February 03, 2019
19. Splendid, We Have a Problem
The Kid Space Force blasts off, and a dastardly band of nocturnal pizza thieves are on the loose.
January 27, 2019
18. Ready Plot Point One
Theo introduces his friend The Terror and surprises await, as kid superhero Buck Travers takes over the second half of the show to reveal a big secret.
January 20, 2019
17. Dance and Leap, Then To Sleep
What has magical dancing shoes and adventurous kids trapped in video games? This episode!
January 13, 2019
16. Rock On, Rock-afire!
Escape is the theme for this week’s stories which follow (1) a runaway animatronic rock band, and (2) a Christmas village character not so keen on going back in the box.
January 06, 2019
15. A Supersized New Year Special
Our biggest episode yet! Say goodbye to 2018 and kick off the New Year in style: trapped in a video game with whiz kid Tanner or running from dinosaurs with those time travelling teens.
December 30, 2018
14. And To All a Good Night – A Splendid Christmas Special
Off to bed now, but not before a Saint Nick Squad adventure and some more teenage time travelling fun.
December 23, 2018
13. Lions and Clowns and Time Travel, Oh My!
A little girl joins the circus and the 3rd chapter of those time travelling teens’ adventures takes shape.
December 16, 2018
12. Travels Through Space and Time…and Snow
Santa’s secret agent task force sets off on a mission, while Professor Theo continues the tale of time travelling teens.
December 09, 2018
11. Holiday Shock & Time Travel Talk
Kid Superheroes take on Miss Shockey and Professor Theo introduces those time travelling teens.
December 02, 2018
And Then There Were 10
The tenth episode focuses on the joys of holiday giving and the further adventures of whiz-kid-trapped-in-a-video-game Tanner.
November 25, 2018
9. Turkey Trot
Turk and Pork Chop escape the Meat Jackpot Restaurant and set off on wild adventures together.
November 18, 2018
8. From the Book Fair with Love
The biannual book fair comes to Splendid Elementary and kid superheroes Buck and Tracy return to face the Book Fair Burglar.
November 11, 2018
7. A Splendid Election
The first story covers Election Day at Splendid Elementary, while the second follows a boy computer whiz trapped inside a video game.
November 04, 2018
6. A Splendid Halloween
A special Halloween episode of the Mystery Lab features poetry and the Pumpkin Thief. Trick or treat.
October 28, 2018
5. Barnum’s Bone and a Dangerous Deal
A mystery tale for dogs and kid superheroes team up with kid super-villain Kid Popsicle in an attempt to outwit Zero-man.
October 21, 2018
4. Pizza Day and Pezamania
Kid superheroes battle a trio of enemies on pizza day and Professor Theo tells the tale of one boy's magical trip to a Pez convention.
October 14, 2018
3. Science Fair Standouts
Future kid superheroes are introduced and Professor Theo is impressed by a boy named Axel and his giant bug friends.
October 07, 2018
2. Kid Superheroes Unite and a Race Car Driving Cat
What's more amazing? A couple kid superheroes or a cat that can drive a race car? This week's episode has both.
September 30, 2018
1. Kid Superheroes and Runaway Pumpkin Patches
Professor Theo shares tales of kid superheroes and a runaway pumpkin patch on this very first episode.
September 23, 2018