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8 Pinna Podcasts Perfect for Young Sleuths

Do you have an amateur detective on your hands?

Maybe you’re one yourself.

If your kids — or you — love to curl up with a good mystery novel, then keep reading.

In case you weren’t aware, Pinna has amassed quite the collection of mystery podcasts. That’s right...their library is chock full of great listens.

One huge benefit to podcasts — they’re an easy choice when you need someone else to do the reading aloud for you. Whether you’re all talked out, sick, have your hands full driving or doing chores, whatever the case...these superb storytellers know how to reel your kids in and keep ‘em on the hook.

8 Pinna Podcasts Perfect for Young Sleuths

1. The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Pinna Original podcast The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel

Set out on a daring mission to the world beyond with eleven-year-old Mars Patel and his pals JP, Toothpick, and Caddie as they search for two missing friends. What happened to them and where did they go? Can they find them in time or does the mysterious tech billionaire Oliver Pruitt have other plans...?

Winner of the Peabody Award, Webby Award, and Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award.

2. Opal Watson Private Eye

Pinna Original podcast Opal Watson Private Eye

Uncover neighborhood mysteries and family secrets with Opal Watson. Curious, brave and persistent. At age 11, she already has her own thriving mystery-solving business helping neighbors find anything from lost pets to missing packages. Follow along as Opal uncovers buried clues and confronts a family mystery, her most challenging case yet.

Winner of the Parents' Choice Foundation Gold Award

3. Crime Origins - a Hero Hotel Investigation

Pinna Original podcast Crime Origins a Hero Hotel investigation

In this prequel to Hero Hotel, Glowis Glaine is a podcaster and an investigative reporter for the Global Gazette. With her recorder in hand, Glowis hits the streets of Cityberg investigating criminal origins, the small crimes that lead to bigger crimes... stealing candy from a baby, getting caught in the cookie jar, or liar liars whose pants are on fire.

4. The Ghost of Jessica Majors

Pinna Original podcast The Ghost of Jessica Majors

Jessica Majors is 11 years old — or 154 if you include all the years she's been dead. After Jessica's mysterious death in 1875, she returns as a ghost in 2017 to find a world much different than the one she left behind. With the help of her 11-year-old descendent Luke, and his soon-to-be step-sister Dahlia, she must confront the supernatural forces threatening the quaint town of Curiosity, Maine.

Webby Award Honoree for "Best Series" in Podcast & Digital Audio

5. Origins Unknown

Pinna Original podcast Origins Unknown

Why are residents of Cooper Heights receiving strange packages from an unknown sender? Who… or what… is behind the deliveries? It’s up to 16-year old Max Emmerson and his friends to unfurl the mystery behind what’s really going on in the town - before it’s too late!

6. Mackaroy Uncovered

ABC Australia Mackaroy Uncovered

In the quiet Australian country town of Mackaroy, something really strange is happening. The school's principal has disappeared, the whole town's internet keeps crashing every night, and people are being watched. Someone, or something, is keeping tabs on everyone who lives there, and best friends Tang and Mitch are on the case. The 14-year-olds have an online show investigating conspiracies, but what they don't realize is that someone really doesn't want them to find out the truth. This will be their toughest investigation yet.

7. A to Z Mysteries Clue Club

Pinna Original podcast A to Z Mysteries Clue Club

Inspired by Ron Roy’s hit chapter book series, A to Z Mysteries, this show lets you join the Clue Club with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Piece together clues and interview witnesses to solve brand-new mysteries all over Green Lawn.

8. Savvy and WonderHair

Savvy and Wonderhair

YOU get to be Detective Savvy in this detective series! Together with silly Detective WonderHair and the robot Bubbles, you'll go on crazy adventures, solve mysteries and learn about robotics, music, astronomy and more.

These 8 podcasts are perfect for cold, rainy days in front of the fire.

Or binge-listening on vacation when you’ve got time to kill and nothing ahead of you but the open road.

Or a new nighttime routine the whole family can get on board with — braintwisters at bedtime.

No matter when you listen, podcasts like these make a wonderful shared bonding experience with your kids.

These stories are so good you may find yourself skipping ahead even when your kids aren’t around!

We’re all ears!
Which one are you and your kids gonna check out first? We’d love to hear from you! Find us on all our social platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest – or email us at

Amy Thetford

Amy Thetford

Amy is a freelance writer and homeschooling mom to her tribe of tiny humans. She's fueled by coffee and the desire to do ALL. THE. THINGS. She blogs about all things motherhood at