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Den of Enquiry // Kick-starting conversations about democracy for kids


Den of Enquiry // Kick-starting conversations about democracy for kids

Have You Heard? is a series where the Pod Bible team meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard of yet. While the Oh. My. Pod. section in the magazine gives a quick shout out to shows of that ilk, Have You Heard? aims to go deeper in an effort to spread awareness for shows that deserve more exposure! We recently heard from Miranda Duffy, Top Dog at the poetic, political podcast for kids, Den of Enquiry

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Who are you and what’s your podcast about?

Den of Enquiry kick starts conversations with kids about democracy and is aimed at 9-12year olds and their adults. We use original poetry to bring big ideas to life and start great chats about the rule of law and individual liberty. It’s a podcast by me, Miranda Duffy, my two youngest children and our studio audience, Woof. We build a den under our kitchen table, turn it into a recording studio and start tapping into our critical thinking skills. Why not build a den and join us!

Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?

The rhythms and rhymes I use in my poetry are meant to be read out loud, so it’s a great way of communicating ideas and celebrating words. When podcasts are fun and entertaining, it’s a brilliant way to share an experience and get people talking. And, of course, it’s fun and we love it!

What was the first podcast you ever listened to?

Talking Politics. It’s pretty serious stuff but filled with ideas.

Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?

Infinite Monkey Cage and Frank Skinner’s Poetry Podcast are great examples of podcasts that take huge ideas and distil them into accessible entertainment. That’s exactly what we’re trying to do!

Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?

A broadcaster such as Emily Maitlis or Krishnan Guru-Murthy: I’d love to hear how they communicate with young people and if they have any advice for parents/guardians.

What are the biggest lessons you’ve learned so far as a podcaster?

Preparation, always. Or that less is more!

What episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?

I think ‘Democracy Rocks!’ It asks: is there more to democracy than just voting?

Where can Pod Bible readers find out more about you?

You can listen to the podcast now on Spotify!Den of Enquiry podcast for kids


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