Young Ben Franklin

Young Ben Franklin

Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at fourteen; a charming rebel years away from discovering the ageless sayings and brilliant inventions that made him famous. When Ben and his friends stumble upon a mysterious letter leading to a legendary treasure, he'll have to use his wits and bravery to outsmart the cruel British governor of Massachusetts. For more great Gen-Z podcasts visit http://gzmshows.com

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May 16, 2018 4 min
LAUNCHING JULY 4TH! Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at thirteen; a charming rebel years away from discovering the ageless sayings and brilliant inventions that made him famous. When Ben and his friends stumble upon a mysterious letter leading...
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Ben Franklin and his band of wharf rats run afoul of the law, but when a young fugitive named Eliza Boyd hires his puzzle-solving services, Ben stumbles into the adventure of a lifetime Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at fourteen; a charming ...
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July 4, 2018 20 min
Ben and the boys take on the case of Eliza Boyd and the missing teapot. When the mystery proves to go a lot deeper than expected, Ben brushes up against the wicked Governor Templeton and his dangerous son Thaddeus. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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July 4, 2018 19 min
Ben meets a pirate who is not at all what he seems. His investigation takes him and the wharf rats to a graveyard, where they dig up the legend of a treasure older than America itself. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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July 4, 2018 18 min
Ben, Eliza and the boys witness the governor’s ruthlessness first-hand. A secret letter, written in invisible ink, sets off a treasure hunt…and a race against time. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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July 4, 2018 15 min
With his brother in peril, Ben attempts to secure a boat to take him to a legendary island. When he’s nearly caught, a most unexpected ally comes to his rescue. Ben and his friends make their way across the choppy seas to reach the treasure. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do...
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July 4, 2018 14 min
When Thaddeus and his men arrive on the island looking for the treasure, Ben harnesses the power of nature to fight back. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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July 4, 2018 12 min
Just when all seems lost for Ben and the wharf rats, an old friend appears from out of the fog. When Eliza is dragged into the lion’s den, she must use her wits to take on the governor himself. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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July 4, 2018 15 min
Ben finally comes face to face with the wicked Governor Templeton and discovers that the treasure might have been under their noses all along. Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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July 4, 2018 15 min
As Boston celebrates, Ben’s friends launch a plan to rescue him and the treasure. Ben realizes that the gold can be used to further the cause of freedom in the colonies and leads his pals on a thrilling escape at sea Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Aboard a cargo ship bound for freedom, Ben finds himself staring down the barrel of the governor’s cannons. When Ben’s heroism earns him and his friends a death sentence, all of Boston rallies to his defense. A leader is born, and Ben is forced to make a decision that will change the course of American history Produced by Gen-Z Media. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com...
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September 23, 2021 19 min
We’re hard at work on Young Ben Franklin season two, and it’s almost finished. While you wait, we thought it would be cool to check out an episode of our show Pants On Fire (now called The Big Fib since it became a TV show on Disney+), and guess what? It’s an episode about Benjamin Franklin. If you like what you hear, head on over to The Big Fib feed and subscribe to the podcast! For more great Gen-Z Media podcasts, visit http:...
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Young Ben is back! Check out a trailer for season 2 of the award-winning podcast from Gen-Z Media. This time, Ben finds himself in the middle of another high-stakes mystery as a teenager in an unforgiving New York City. When Ben’s prospective boss at a newspaper goes missing, the investigation leads him to an even deeper and darker secret, and takes him from the lavish townhouses of the New York gentry to the mean streets of the mo...

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January 26, 2022 6 min

Join Gen-Z Media producer, Claire McClanahan, for the first of four conversations with Ben Franklin expert, Dr George Boudreau. In this episode we learn a little bit more about who Ben Franklin was, in his younger years, before he was an elder statesman on the hundred dollar bill. Season 2 of Young Ben Franklin: Welcome to New York launches in four weeks on February 23rd!

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In the second part of our conversation with Ben Franklin expert, Dr George Boudreau, we learn what a kite, lightning, and a turkey have in common as we delve into the experiments and discoveries of Ben Franklin. Season 2 of Young Ben Franklin: Welcome to New York launches in three weeks on February 23rd!

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In part three of our conversation with Ben Franklin expert, Dr George Boudreau, we get a glimpse into what daily life might have been like as Ben Franklin was coming of age through multiple wars, pandemics, and a changing country. Season 2 of Young Ben Franklin: Welcome to New York launches in 2 weeks on February 23rd!

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February 16, 2022 3 min

In this final installment of our chat with Ben Franklin expert, Dr George Boudreau, we learn just how much we have in common with Ben Franklin and who he might have been today. Join us next Wednesday, February 23, for the launch of season 2 of Young Ben Franklin: Welcome to New York!

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February 23, 2022 21 min

Ben arrives in Manhattan, where he’s greeted by some signature New York city hospitality. Searching for a publishing job, Ben finds himself at odds with Danny Quinn and the Dirty Dogs, the roughest, toughest gang in New York.

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March 2, 2022 22 min

Ben dazzles the Dirty Dogs with his command of science. Danny takes Ben on a tour of NYC, a place of great excitement and even greater danger. Ben meets the powerful Lord Billingsgate and his daughter, Amanda. Ben and new friend Hanna stumble upon a new mystery. 

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March 9, 2022 19 min

Ben finds himself once again facing arrest and trial for a crime he didn’t commit. Can Hanna, Danny and the Dirty Dogs rescue him from a certain conviction?

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