Bedtime History: Inspirational Stories for Kids

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Bedtime History is a series of educational, relaxing stories for kids. Learn about inspirational characters such as Neil Armstrong, Sacajawea, George Lucas and J.K. Rowling. Other topics include space exploration, current events, and great feats of engineering such as The Transcontinential Railroad. Be sure to subscribe to be notified of new episodes! Check out our videos on YouTube: Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook!

Episode Date
Dian Fossey
Learn about Dian Fossey, the zoologist who sacrificed much to study the Gorillas of Rwanda and help to protect them.
Nov 29, 2018
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Learn about the musical prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Nov 14, 2018
The History of Halloween
Learn about the 2,000 year old history of Halloween, which started with ancient Celtic traditions and evolved into the fun celebration it is today.
Oct 26, 2018
Marco Polo
Learn about Marco Polo, the Italian merchant, who traveled Asia to become one of the earliest European explorers to learn about its culture and people and return to write about it.
Oct 18, 2018
Steve Irwin - The Crocodile Hunter
Learn about Steve Irwin, best known as The Crocodile Hunter, an Australian TV personality and crocodile expert who had a passion for teaching about wildlife and it's preservation.
Oct 11, 2018
Hedy Lamarr
Learn about Hedy Lamarr, the famous actress who also helped invent an early device for radio communications.
Sep 24, 2018
Bruce Lee
Learn about the world famous Chinese martial artist, actor and pop culture icon, Bruce Lee.
Sep 06, 2018
The Eiffel Tower
Learn about the history of Paris's world famous Eiffel Tower.
Aug 29, 2018
Eras In History: The Renaissance
Learn about one of the greatest eras in history, The Renaissance, where education and innovation flourished, the likes of which had never before been seen in the history of the world.
Aug 18, 2018
Nurses Of World War I
Learn about the brave female nurses of World War I and all they did to bring comfort and cheer to the wounded during one of the most difficult periods in the history of the world.
Aug 10, 2018
Michael Jordan
Learn about the world famous basketball player Michael Jordan. Follow us on a journey from his childhood in Brooklyn to championship years with the Bulls and the Olympic "Dream Team."
Aug 04, 2018
Current Events: Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers Castle
Current Events: Château de la Mothe-Chandeniers Castle by Bedtime History
Jul 29, 2018
Jacques Cousteau
Learn about the childhood of Jacques Cousteau, when he first became interested in the ocean, his later invention of the aqua-lung and his filmmaking adventures across the globe.
Jul 21, 2018
Current Events: Thailand soccer team Tham Luang cave rescue
Learn about a current event, the rescue of the soccer team in the Tham Luang Thailand caves; and the brave divers who gave their all to bring the boys to safety.
Jul 15, 2018
Computer Science
Learn about the history of computer technology, from the abacus of the ancient world to smartphones of the modern age.
Jul 07, 2018
Irving Berlin
Learn about the ambitious young immigrant, Irving Berlin, and his rise from poverty to become one of America's greatest songwriters.
Jul 05, 2018
Malala Yousafzai
Learn about the young Pakistani school girl who challenged the Taliban in her quest for womens' rights to education.
Jun 18, 2018
Dr. Seuss
Learn about the childhood and career of world famous children's author and artist, Dr. Seuss.
May 31, 2018
Shirley Temple
Learn about Shirley Temple, the young child star who won the hearts of people everywhere and gave hope to America during The Great Depression.
May 19, 2018
J.K. Rowling
Learn about J.K. Rowling, the author of Harry Potter, who dreamed of being a writer and eventually found great success in her world famous fantasy series.
May 09, 2018
Buffalo Bill Cody - Showman of the West
Learn about Buffalo Bill Cody, the American West hunter who eventually started his own Wild West Show and travelled the world with his famous band of performers.
Apr 16, 2018
Mahatma Ghandi
Learn about India and the brave man who led his people to freedom through his example of non-violence and love.
Mar 13, 2018
Nancy Wake
Learn about Nancy Wake, the brave spy and soldier who helped lead the Allies and French Resistance to victory during World War 2.
Jan 29, 2018
George Lucas: The Star Wars Story
Learn about George Lucas's childhood and imagination that led to the creation of one of the greatest movie franchises of all time.
Dec 15, 2017
Take a journey to the place where stars are born and learn about the history of stars and our own star, the Sun.
Dec 02, 2017
Newsies Strike of 1899
Learn about the newsies strike of 1899, when a band of courageous newsboys took on the most powerful newspaper owners in New York City.
Nov 09, 2017
Paul Revere's Ride - A Poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Enjoy a reading of Paul Revere's Ride, the famous American poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
Oct 23, 2017
Benjamin Franklin
Learn about one of the most well known Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who was also a writer, inventor and philanthropist.
Sep 27, 2017
Sandra Porter
Learn about an everyday hero who has changed many lives through her goodness and talents, my wonderful grandmother, Sandra Porter.
Aug 22, 2017
Kerri Strug - Olympic Gymnast
Learn about Gymnast Kerri Strug as she started training as a child and improved her skills until winning a Gold Medal at the Atlanta Olympic Games.
Aug 15, 2017
The Navy SEALs
Learn about the specialized military group, what it takes to become a SEAL and some of the missions they have carried out to help others.
Aug 06, 2017
The First Transcontinental Railroad
Learn about the amazing engineering feat of the Transcontinental Railroad and the ingenious and brave Americans who constructed it.
Jul 21, 2017
Sacajawea - Noble Explorer
Learn about the brave young Shoshone, Sacajawea, as she guides Lewis and Clark across the dangerous American wilderness in search of a better path to the West.
Jul 08, 2017
Sylvester Stallone - The Rocky Story
Sylvester Stallone - The Rocky Story by Bedtime History
Jun 26, 2017
The Pony Express
Learn about the adventures of the Pony Express
Jun 18, 2017
Abraham Lincoln - Part 2
Learn about Abraham Lincoln as he enters politics and as President faces the tragedies and challenges of the Civil War.
Jun 02, 2017
Abraham Lincoln - Part 1
Learn about the childhood of Abraham Lincoln in Kentucky as he learned to work hard and study, preparing to become the President of the United States of America.
Apr 22, 2017
The Rosetta Comet Mission
Learn about the first spacecraft to visit a comet, the Rosetta Mission.
Mar 25, 2017
The Chunnel: The World's Longest Undersea Tunnel
Learn about Eurostar, the underwater tunnel, one of the greatest engineering feats in the history of the world.
Jan 31, 2017
Joan of Arc - Heroine of Hope
Learn about Joan of Arc, the young French girl who gave her people hope for freedom during a time of war.
Dec 08, 2016
Bob Feller - The Heater from Van Meter
Learn about Bullet Bob Feller who would grow up to become one of the fastest pitchers of all time.
Nov 23, 2016
Gail Halvorsen - Berlin Candy Bomber
Learn about World War 2 pilot Gail Halvorsen, who came up with a creative way to bring hope to the children of war torn Germany.
Nov 02, 2016
Sir Edmund Hillary - Knight of Mount Everest
Learn about the adventures of Sir Edmund Hillary as he grew from boy to man and conquered the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest.
Oct 19, 2016
Tegla Loroupe - Marathon Hero
Learn about Tegla Loroupe, the little girl from Africa who grew up to be a famous marathon runner and inspiration to her people.
Oct 08, 2016
Nellie Bly - Around the World in 72 Days
Nellie Bly - Around the World in 72 Days by Bedtime History
Sep 23, 2016
Neil Armstrong - First to the Moon
Learn about famous astronaut Neil Armstrong as you drift off to sleep.
Sep 13, 2016