Big Life Kids Podcast

Big Life Kids Podcast

The Big Life Kids podcast teaches children to stay resilient, believe in themselves, and face life's challenges with confidence! In each episode, Zara and Leo travel the world to discover the living heroes that are making a difference in the world today. Ideal for kids ages 5-10. The podcast is produced by Big Life Journal. Visit www.biglifejournal.com for more information and to get your own companion journal! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 8 min

In this episode, Zara and Leo head to a kids robot convention. Find out how these robot whisperers RISE to the occasion, and hear the

inspiring story of Dhairya, a Big Life Kid from Sydney, Australia, who LIFTS OTHERS with his helpfulness!


In this episode, children will:

  • Learn how to lift others as you rise to success
  • Be inspired by our listener Dhairya
  • Create Lift Others as You Rise craft

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    In this episode, Zara and Leo are back in the Believemobile, on a mission to launch the most exciting business start-up California has ever seen. But what will they do when their business becomes a success? Find out in this math-tastic episode about an actor, writer and mathematician who achieved BIG results and helped others along the way!


    In this episode, children will:

  • Discover how to lift others as they reach success
  • Travel to Cal...
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    In this episode, Nina, a Big Life Kid from San Diego in the United States

    tells us about the online book club she started for new and old friends,

    while Zara and Leo seek help in their quest to save a VERY old friend!


    In this episode, children will:

  • Discover the power of asking for help
  • Be inspired by listener Nina

  • Additional show notes available at biglifejournal.com/podcast


    Produced by Big Life Journal


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    In this episode, Zara and Leo prepare to serve dinner to Leo’s Italian family! But as the

    hungry guests keep coming, they begin to wonder if they have bitten off

    more than they can chew... Discover the power of ASKING FOR HELP

    when you need it, and meet the Italian master chef who found a way to

    help others by cooking and creating new recipes!


    In this episode, children will:

  • Discover the power of asking for help
  • Travel to Italy
  • Meet Massim...
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    September 24, 2020 7 min

    In this episode, Reagan, a Big Life Kid from Michigan in the United

    States, shares the story of how she focused on what she COULD do,

    and raised money for the Australian wildfire fund. Meanwhile, Zara and

    Leo help protect a very important species.


    In this episode, children will:

  • Learn how to focus on what they can control
  • Be inspired by our listener Reagan
  • Create a Can’t Control? Let it Go! Poster

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    September 17, 2020 16 min

    In this episode, Zara and Leo are hosting a hop-on, hop-off boat tour around the Caribbean islands, but things are getting a bit out of control. Learn how to let go and have fun, even when things don’t always go the way you want to them.



    In this episode, children will:

  • Learn how to focus on what they can control
  • Travel to Haiti
  • Meet Edwidge Danticat, a professional writer

  • Additional show notes available at biglifejournal.com/podcast


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    In this episode, Jaci, a Big Life Kid from Tennessee in the United States, shares her experiences as an ambitious gymnast and competitive dancer, while Zara and Leo hit the dodgeball court to test out a new theory - can the STRUGGLE help you reach success?


    In this episode, children will:

  • Learn how struggle can make them stronger
  • Be inspired by our listener Jaci
  • Create a Tower of Success

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    In this episode, Zara and Leo set up camp in the Australian wilderness to practice their survival skills. But before long, they get swept up in a tidal river and find themselves up a tree without a paddle! Find out how struggle can make you STRONGER, and learn about Deng Adut, the defense lawyer who took each obstacle as an opportunity to grow and help his community.



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  • Learn how challenges make you stron...
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    In this episode, Giulia, a Big Life Kid from Florida in the United States,

    tells us about all of the cool new sports she’s been trying out, while Zara

    and Leo tackle some interesting new foods at the all-you-can-eat

    breakfast buffet!


    In this episode, children will:

  • Learn about trying new things
  • Be inspired by our listener Giulia
  • Create a Garden of Learning


  • Show notes and printable activities available at biglifejournal.com/podcast


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    August 20, 2020 20 min

    This week, Zara and Leo head to Gothenburg, Sweden, to solve a mystery! Discover how TRYING NEW THINGS can lead to new ways to have fun and explore the world, and meet Gunhild Carling, the jazz musician who plays more than 20 instruments, and still loves learning new things every day!


    In this episode, children will:

  • Discover that it is fun to try new things 
  • Travel to Sweden
  • Meet Gunhild Carling, a jazz musician

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    This week, Landon learns how to stop comparing himself to the other kids at the skatepark, and Zara and Leo create a ROCKET that helps them to focus on their goals!



    In this episode, children will:

  • Learn to focus on their own goals and progress
  • Be inspired by our listener Landon
  • Create a Goal Rocket


  • Show notes and printable activities available at biglifejournal.com/podcast


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    Produced by Alexandra Eidens ...

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    This week, Zara and Leo arrive at the biggest rally in the Sahara Desert... with absolutely no racing experience.

    How will they be able to compete against the pros?

    Find out why you should focus on your OWN progress instead of comparing yourself to others, and meet the Ugandan CHESS player who became a champion using this EXACT strategy!


    In this episode, children will:

  • Learn how to focus on their own progress
  • Travel to Uganda
  • Be inspired...
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    This week, Erin from Lochwinnoch motivates herself to climb the highest mountain in Scotland, Ben Nevis! And find out how to create your own PEP TALK, as Zara and Leo canoe across Loch Lomond in search of the Midnight Piper!


    In this episode, children will:

  • Learn how to motivate themselves with a Pep Talk!
  • Be inspired by our listener Erin


  • Additional show notes available at biglifejournal.com/podcast


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    Zara arrives home from a run to find that Leo has turned the Believemobile into a disco spin class! Get pumped in this jumping, jiving episode as we discover the Sichuan beekeeper that used GRIT to overcome a whole hive of challenges!


    In this episode, children will:

  • Learn how to use GRIT to overcome big challenges
  • Travel to China
  • Be inspired by Chen Yanyu, a Beekeeper

  • Additional show notes available at biglifejournal.com/podcast


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    In this episode, our listener Benjamin uses abstract art to find beauty in imperfect things and Zara and Leo create their own imperfect journals.


    In this episode, children will:

  • learn to find beauty in imperfect things
  • be inspired by our listener Benjamin 

  • Produced by Big Life Journal.


    Use promo code BIGLIFEKIDS to get 15% off your purchase!


    Additional show notes available at biglifejournal.com/podcast


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    Produced by Alexandra Eidens...

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    Zara and Leo arrive in Nara Park, a peaceful deer sanctuary in Japan! They want to make a traditional Japanese peace garden, but things aren’t going exactly to plan... Find out how to celebrate imperfections, and learn more about kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art of IMPERFECTION!


    In this episode, children will:

  • learn to celebrate imperfection  
  • travel to Japan
  • be inspired by Mio Heki, kintsugi artist

  • Produced by Big Life Journal.


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    In this episode, we find out how one of our listeners from Chicago, Mallory, maintains her positive attitude to enjoy each day. Zara and Leo make a poster that helps them train their brains to stay POSITIVE.


    In this episode, you will:

  • learn how to train their brain to be more positive and enjoy each day
  • be inspired by our listener from Chicago, Mallory

  • Produced by Big Life Journal.


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    Zara and Leo head to Hong Kong to make dumplings in an authentic Cantonese food market. But they soon find out that it’s harder than they thought. Follow Leo and Zara as they try to focus on the POSITIVES and learn about Dr. Jamie Chiu, the psychology student who created a computer game to help teenagers around the world.


    In this episode, you will:

  • discover how to focus on the positives 
  • travel to Hong Kong
  • be inspired by Dr. Jamie Chi...
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    March 26, 2020 11 min

    In this episode, Zara and Leo try out some awesome yoga poses, and a calming breathing exercise! We also hear from Kristina, a Big Life Kid who uses mindful meditations to help her feel better, and get to sleep!


    In this episode, you will:

  • learn how using meditation can help them feel and sleep better
  • be inspired by our listener Kristina

  • Produced by Big Life Journal.


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    Zara and Leo land in Memphis, Tennessee, to visit one of the best county fairs in the United States. They are determined to see their favorite band play on the main stage. In fact, they’re so determined that they’ve forgotten to enjoy themselves. Find out how to be mindful in this rockin’ guide and learn about Nicole Cardoza, the yoga teacher who learned to TRAIN her BRAIN to enjoy each moment as it comes.


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