Just Announced: “LeVar Burton to Host Children’s Podcast ‘Sound Detectives'”
Created by Burton in collaboration with Julia Smith and Joanna Sokolowski, Sound Detectives begins with the premise that sounds are starting to go missing in the world, and the culprit appears to be the so-called Sound Swindler. To solve the case, the characters Detective Hunch and Audie the Ear will lead kids on a narrative adventure that engages their listening skills as they compare and contrast sounds. Each episode will also take place in a different location in the world, showcasing different cultures, as young listeners try to identify what a sound is and where it is coming from.
Sound Detectives will be Burton’s second podcast following LeVar Burton Reads, another Burton and Stitcher production that features the former Reading Rainbow host sharing works of short fiction. The series has been downloaded more than 25 million times, according to SiriusXM.
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