Published: 27th December 2020
This eight-year-old's podcast Kidacity is interesting and very informative. Check it out
Samarth Chitta, an eight-year-old runs Kidacity, his own podcast channel, to provide interesting news and other information for kids aged 6 to 10 years. He will be recording season 3 soon
Podcasts are a form of entertainment for the current generation because one doesn't have to stayed glued to the screen. They only listen to the person speaking yet get a lot of information, feels eight-year-old Samarth Chitta who runs his very own podcast show — Kidacity. I am sure you are surprised to hear this but what makes the podcast even more interesting is the story behind why Samarth started it. He explains, "I started Kidacity at the beginning of the lockdown. The idea behind it was simple. It was to provide some child-friendly news to kids who are 6-10 years old. I have been reading newspapers for a long time and I felt that there is a need for age appropriate articles and news stories. That's when I started the Good News channel. My mother helped me collect some interesting news and articles for children. We felt that Good News channel could better serve as a podcast and Kidacity came into existence."
It has been only a few months yet Samarth has already completed season 1 and he is almost at the end of season 2. "I have spoken about different topics from around the world — good news, new books to read, screen time suggestions, what to watch, inspiring interviews with thought-provoking kids and adults and some fun things to do. I mostly read the information on the internet and books like Encyclopædia Britannica so that the right information is given to my audience. My second season will be ending soon — just two more episodes to go. To make it more interesting, I have added two different segments — Discover Yoga, to spread awareness of yoga philosophy in children, and 1 Country 10 Amazing Things, to teach kids about various countries and cultures, mostly from the countries and places that I have travelled to so far. My episodes are bite-sized, only about 8 to 10 minutes."
Samarth is already gearing up for season 3 and he hopes to make it even more interesting. Like any other child, Samarth also attends online classes every day. He takes time out in the evenings to work on his scripts. On Saturday morning, he sits to record these segments. Samarth, who is improving his speaking skills every day, says, "On an average, each episode has around 30 to 35 listeners. But one of my episodes had over 1,000 listeners. The episode titled Sare Jahan Se Acha was an Independence Day special. I shared some interesting facts about our country and spoke to children and adults to know their likes and expectations in the future."
Samarth's podcast series is available on all the leading podcast platforms such as Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and so on.