The Arthur Podcast

GBH & PBS Kids

Arthur Read is back and starting his own podcast! Listen in as he shares his favorite adventures with, DW, Buster and all their friends from around Elwood City.

The Arthur Podcast is produced by GBH Kids and Gen-Z Media.

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Our Editor's Take

The Arthur Podcast brings back the original PBS Kids animation series in a new format. The podcast debuted eight months after the finale of the PBS TV series. Arthur had an impressive 25-year run, with millions of loyal fans in over 80 countries. The show averaged 10 million viewers each week during its run. The podcast and TV series are adaptations of Arthur Adventure, the illustrated book series by Marc Brown. The podcast offers a mix of education and amusement for 4 to 8-year-olds.

Wyatt White plays the main character, Arthur Read, on the podcast. Wyatt is a Canadian voice actor famous for voicing Linus Van Pelt in the Peanuts franchise. Other cast members are Billy Ibbott (D.W), Daniel Brochu (Buster), and Jodie Resther (Francine). Melissa Altro plays Murphy, and Bruce Dinsmore portrays Binky.

The Arthur Podcast stays true to the TV show's settings and characters. On the show, Arthur lives in the fictional Elwood City. The beloved aardvark and his friends and family experience all kinds of misadventures. The podcast offers reimagined storylines from the original TV show, plus brand-new adventures. The stories revolve around Arthur's family, friends, and school. Arthur's friends and families often contribute their opinions and offer advice.

Arthur and his friends sometimes address contemporary issues like book bans. On the show, Arthur also encourages listeners to send in responses to his questions. The interactive nature of the podcast gives listeners a sense of inclusion. The Arthur Podcast is well-narrated and has excellent voice acting and sound effects. It is fun, educational, and engaging. The TV series may be over, but Arthur and his buddies still have plenty of adventures to share.

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