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Lingokids’ Growin’ Up Podcast Returns for Season 2 with Exciting New Guests

Lingokids Growin' Up Podcast

We’ve got some fantastic news to share with you. Lingokids is back with Season 2 of our award-winning Growin’ Up podcast. And guess what? It’s bigger and better than ever!


Meet your host and exciting guests

Our podcast is hosted by the amazing Emily Calandrelli, an MIT engineer turned EMMY-nominated science TV host. She’s here to take kids on a journey filled with inspiring stories of real people who turned their dreams into reality. Imagine becoming a marine biologist, NBA player turned coach, illustrator, film director, race car driver, or sailor—these are just a few of the incredible career stories she dives into!

But that’s not all. We’ve got some star power lined up for you in the very first episode of Season 2. The one and only Joel McHale, actor, comedian, and presenter, joins Emily for a chat. They discuss Joel’s journey into acting, where he finds inspiration, and what it’s like behind the scenes in Hollywood. Plus, they dive into the highs and lows of Joel’s acting career, giving young listeners some valuable insights into the power of perseverance.

Joel says, “It was a pleasure working with Lingokids and Paradiso on ‘Growin’ Up.’ I’m excited to share my journey as an actor and host with kids around the globe. I hope this podcast helps them get a better understanding of all the great careers available to them and inspires them to strive for whatever future they wish.”


Lingokids Growin’ Up podcast Season 2

Emily Calandrelli, who’s not only a host but also a mom, aerospace engineer, science communicator, and children’s book author, is your guide on this incredible journey. Join Emily and her new child assistant, Winston (played by actor/comedian Brock Powell), as they chat with real-life heroes who achieved their ‘dream jobs.’ Get ready for 30 episodes, each revealing the secrets behind 30 of the coolest careers you can imagine!

Emily shares her excitement, saying, “Season 2 will feature amazing guests who will help us shine a light on 30 amazing careers that kids can aspire to have one day. For me, there is nothing better than sparking curiosity and opening young minds to the endless possibilities that are out there for them.”


Listen wherever you like

You can catch ‘Growin’ Up’ Season 2 on various platforms, including Apple, Spotify, YouTube, and Amazon. So, whether you’re on a family road trip or chilling at home, these inspiring stories are just a click away!

As if that wasn’t enough, Lingokids is now featured on Apple Podcasts, offering exclusive content when you connect your Lingokids subscription to your Apple Podcast account. It’s all about making learning even more fun and accessible!

Lorenzo Benedetti, CEO of Paradiso, our partners in this fantastic journey, says, “Lingokids and Paradiso Media share a passion for enriching young minds through great audio storytelling. It’s been a pleasure to collaborate on Growin’ Up, a wonderful podcast in which education and entertainment converge.”


About Emily Calandrelli

Emily Calandrelli is not just the host but also the co-executive producer of the hit Netflix series ‘Emily’s Wonder Lab.’ She’s all about making STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fun for kids through exciting experiments and activities.

Emily has an impressive resume as an Executive Producer, Emmy-nominated host of FOX’s ‘Xploration Outer Space,’ and a correspondent on Netflix’s ‘Bill Nye Saves The World.’ She’s also a writer and speaker, spreading the importance of science literacy and space exploration.

We hope you’re as excited as we are about Growin’ Up Season 2. Tune in and let the learning adventure begin!

Emily Calandrelli


More about Lingokids

At Lingokids, we’re on a mission to transform the way kids learn by making it engaging and interactive. With our Playlearning approach, children are at the center of a world filled with thousands of exciting learning experiences. We blend play with essential life skills, creating a fun and impactful educational adventure.

Our Lingokids app won the title of Best Original Learning App in both 2022 and 2023 according to Kidscreen, and we’re trusted by over 60 million families worldwide. Our universe includes Lingokids Studios, Lingokids Podcasts, Lingokids Music Publishing, and our beloved app.

Interested in learning more about how Lingokids helps families raise amazing kids? Download the app and check out more content on our YouTube channels!

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