Highlights Hangout Brings Iconic Children’s Magazine to Life

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Take a break from the screens and come have a listen to Highlights Hangout, a new podcast from the makers of the 72 year old iconic Highlights For Children and Tinkercast, the creators of the smash hit NPR podcast Wow in the World, which is currently the most popular podcast for kids.

This magazine-style show hosted by Tim Kubart and Juanita Andersen offers a unique audio spin on the stories, characters, puzzles, and jokes that millions of kids dive into each month in the pages of Highlights including “Goofus and Gallant”, “The Hidden Sound Game” (“Hidden Pictures” with sounds!), and listener submitted jokes, tongue twisters, poems and wow-worthy science questions answered by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz from “Wow in the World”!

I remember as a small child, gathering around the radio as a family to listen to radio stories that came on weekly.  I’m very excited to have something similar to offer my children, especially in today’s “screen time” day and age.  I also adore that they’ve incorporated everything I love about the beloved magazine, and made it into a wonderful podcast that the whole family can love and enjoy!  We can’t wait for the next episode that will debut September 3rd.


Highlights Hangout Episode 4: Rainy Day Radio Play – Debuting Sept. 3rd

Description:  It’s a stormy day in the Hangout. Tim and Juanita decide to combine Tim’s love of detective radio plays and Juanita’s adoration of fairy tales into one epic “Rainy Day Radio Play.” As Tim and Juanita write their dramatic story and come up with sound effects to underscore the drama from around the Hangout, they get a visit from Goofus and Gallant™ who sing a song about getting ready for the school year. They get a Hangmail for Arizona, who writes her Ask Arizona™ column about the time she overscheduled too many activities and everything went embarrassingly wrong. Then Mindy and Guy answer a wow-worthy science question about how taste buds work. This episode also features the Hidden Sound game, our play on Highlights™ magazine’s Hidden Pictures™ puzzles. 

Call 888-5-HANGOUT to record YOUR jokes, riddles, tongue twisters, poems, or science questions, and you just might hear yourself in our next Hangout!



Highlights Hangout will be available for downloaded wherever podcasts are available including Apple Podcasts, and at highlightshangout.com

About Highlights™

Highlights is a beloved, global media brand dedicated to helping children become curious, creative, caring and confident™ through engaging content and experiences that are focused on nurturing and developing the whole child.  Through stories, poems, puzzles, jokes/riddles, science experiments, art activities, and more; kids are encouraged to think, problem-solve, and build their literacy skills, all while having fun. Essential to childhood, Highlights reaches children 0-12 with popular magazines (Highlights Hello™, Highlights High Five™, Highlights High Five Bilingüe™ [English/Spanish], and Highlights™), digital apps, toys/games, the Highlights Hangout podcast, and books incorporating classic favorites like Hidden Pictures® puzzles, Goofus and Gallant™, Dear Highlights letters and more.  Because Highlights offerings may be print or digital, purchased through subscriptions, online, or at retail; kids can engage with Highlights anytime, anywhere. To learn more and connect with Highlights visit Highlights.comHighlightsKids.comFacebookTwitter,Pinterest, and/or Instagram.


About Tinkercast™

Tinkercast is the leading producer of high-quality educational audio programs for curious kids and their grown-ups. Founded in 2017 by three media veterans, parents and storytellers (Meredith Halpern-Ranzer, Guy Raz, and Mindy Thomas), Tinkercast provides a creative alternative to screen time with its unique combination of comedy and conversation that engages the minds of the whole family. The company’s premiere podcast, Wow in the World, leads curious kids on a creative, auditory journey into the most amazing stories in science, technology and new discoveries. Distributed by NPR, Wow in the World is NPR’s first kids and family program in its 47-year history. Since its launch May 2017, the show is leading the quickly growing list of kids podcasts with about 12 million downloads to date. To learn more, connect with us at Tinkercast.comFacebookTwitterInstagram or Pinterest.

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