The new Curativity kids slate brings popular Mr. Jim shows’ “Kids Animal Stories” and “Kids Short Stories” to the iHeartPodcast Network and will debut new podcast “Spyology Squad” on April 4
Listen to the official “Spyology Squad” trailer now HERE
NEW YORK – March 28, 2022 – iHeartMedia, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, and Collab Inc. today announced the launch of Curativity, LLC, a new podcast studio publishing creator-centric shows with Collab’s top talent, and debut a new slate of family shows. The Curativity kids slate will kick off with three shows featuring popular kids collab talent Mr. Jim, including a new weekly series “Spyology Squad,” which is set to launch April 4. In addition, the widely-loved kids’ programs, “Kids Animal Stories” and “Kids Short Stories,” which have a combined total of more than a million monthly downloads, will join the slate.
“iHeartMedia is thrilled to team up with Collab to launch Curativity, LLC and bring this new entertaining and educational slate of podcasts to the iHeartPodcast Network,” said Will Pearson, Chief Operating Officer for the iHeartPodcast Network. “We’ve seen how popular ‘Kids Animal Stories’ and ‘Kids Short Stories’ are with young listeners, and are excited to offer them a new series from the beloved Mr. Jim that tackles science with a fun, adventurous twist.”
The upcoming weekly series, “Spyology Squad,” will follow Jayden, Ava and Mr. Jim as they work to stop Dr. Stinkybreath and his Purple Ninjas from taking over the world through science. With three episodes launching each week, kids can tune in to learn all about a new subject in science while saving the world together. Each episode is jam-packed with adventure and brings back Mr. Jim’s team of spies, making learning about science fun, approachable and memorable for kids of all ages. The show will feature popular elementary school science topics like gravity, the digestive system and more.
Additional programs joining the iHeartPodcast Network as part of the slate include:
- “Kids Short Stories” – The daily show invites young listeners to tune in to hear themselves as the character in their own story. Each day, host Mr. Jim will share a short story from the imagination of children around the world, engaging kids through the power of story and equipping parents to let their child’s imagination run free. Parents can submit their child’s name and interests at kidsshortstories.com, and Mr. Jim will build a customized story around the submission.
- “Kids Animal Stories” – Hosted by Mr. Jim, the weekly series explores the animal kingdom with endless amounts of adventure and opportunity to bring kids’ stories to life. From the deserts of Africa, to the mountains of Asia, to the jungles of South America, children can tune in to learn about the wonders of the animal world and learn all about the creatures around us. With five new episodes every week, there’s never a dull moment in the animal kingdom.
“This kids slate is an exciting addition to the world of family-fun entertainment and podcasting,” said Eric Jacks, Chief Strategy Officer of Collab Inc. “‘Spyology Squad’ is a new kind of show that features an all-star cast to fully immerse young listeners into the world of ninjas, spies, and science – making any subject matter easy and fun to learn. We’re so excited to be partnering with iHeartMedia to launch Curativity and bring the amazing stories from Mr. Jim to the iHeartPodcast Network.”
Curativity, LLC is a new company formed by Collab Inc. and iHeartMedia to produce shows curated through Collab’s relationships with top creator talent and storytellers, sharing interesting and entertaining stories and adventures from today’s leading content creators through the podcast medium.
All shows on the new slate are distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network and will be available on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard. Listeners can visit iHeart.com/apps to download iHeartRadio and listen on their favorite device anywhere they are.
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Kids Animal Stories:
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Kids Short Stories:
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Cover art can be found HERE (credit iHeartRadio)