Young Ben Franklin

Gen-Z Media | Wondery

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.

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Our Editor's Take

Imagine being 14 years old and already an accomplished man. The Young Ben Franklin podcast is a history series with a twist. It is a scripted podcast that introduces 14-year-old Ben. The show details Ben's fictional adventures that take place before he grows into the familiar figure from history books. Ben and his friends explore Europe, and they learn meaningful lessons about friendship along the way.

Created by Gen-Z Media, this audio drama is for children, but adults will enjoy it as much. The main focus of this show is telling an entertaining adventure story of a young boy with a great future ahead of him. The kids' adventures are the main focus, but there are enough factual references to please the history buffs out there.

The cast includes Chris Richards, Presley Ryan, Rileigh McDonald, and Kyle Kowalewski. Throughout the seasons, listeners join a charming yet rebellious young boy and his friends. The first season sees them stumble upon a letter that leads them to a wonderful discovery. The show has grown in popularity and has many avid listeners. Listeners will be on the edge of their seats as they wait for the next 15 to 30-minute episode to air.

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