APM Studios’ Library of Successful Kids and Family Podcasts to be Available on Yoto
Yoto, the interactive audio platform for kids and creator of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Yoto Player and Yoto Mini, has announced the launch of APM Studios’ children’s podcasts, which will be available in the Yoto App. The complete collection of children’s podcasts from APM Studios will be available to the entire Yoto community for free, indicating an important step forward for both Yoto and APM Studios in making the content accessible to a wider audience.
In addition to the new APM Studios podcasts, the Yoto App is filled with free audio and features for family life, including over 30 podcasts. The Yoto App gives families the freedom to access and enjoy audio whenever and wherever they like, without the need to use a physical card, and with content updated every month, children and families will always have something new to discover.
“As two brand leaders in the children’s audio space, we’re thrilled to be partnering with APM Studios on the launch of these podcasts," said Ben Drury, CEO and Co-Founder of Yoto. “Yoto continuously strives to offer children and families inspiring and educational content, and with this new partnership, we’re able to provide our ever-expanding community with access to APM Studios’ thrilling content that ranges from science and financial literacy to historical moments and everything in between.”
“APM Studios has a ten-year track record of being an innovator and leader in kid-native podcast content, which is why we believe Yoto – an innovator in children’s audio – is a great partner for expanding the reach of our growing library,” said Thomas De Napoli, Chief Strategy Officer & Managing Director of Revenue Strategy and Business Development at APM Studios.
Kids and family podcasts from American Public Media and APM Studios will be available in the Yoto app at launch, with the platform highlighting a different show each month throughout 2023. Podcasts include:
- Brains On
- Smash Boom Best
- Moment of Um
- Forever Ago
- Million Bazillion
- YourClassical Storytime
- Julie’s Library
… and more!
Across the content industry, the demand for children’s content is growing at a significant rate - audio is no exception. APM Studios has created a strong collection of successful, chart-topping audio productions that target kids and families, boasting a valuable audience of adults who closely listen to and engage with the podcasts alongside their children, and expect that this new partnership with Yoto will continue helping families grow closer.
The Yoto Player and Mini are available to purchase for $99.99 and $69.99, respectively.
About American Public Media:
American Public Media® (APM) is the national programming and distribution division of Minnesota Public Radio® and reaches over 17 million listeners with nearly 1,000 public radio stations and over 400 commercial stations nationwide each week. APM is one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio that includes BBC World Service, Marketplace®, and the leading classical music programs in the nation. APM Studios, a division of APM, offers a diverse array of podcasts featuring the best in food, culture, entertainment, business and investigative journalism. For more information on APM, visit americanpublicmedia.org.
Yoto is an interactive screen-free audio platform for kids that boasts a catalogue of stories, songs, activities and more that inspires creative play, learning, and puts kids safely in control of playtime. Inspired by Montessori principles, Ben Drury and Filip Denker founded Yoto in 2017. The very first Yoto Player launched on Kickstarter, then sold out in 2019. The second generation Yoto Player was re-designed with renowned design agency, Pentagram, and launched in early 2020. Most recently in 2021, Yoto launched the Yoto Mini, the newest, more petite, and portable generation of Yoto’s audio player made for on-the-go audio adventures. Now available worldwide, Yoto has been listed as one of Time’s Best Inventions of the Year 2020 and featured on top lists, such as The New York Times’ Wirecutter list of “Best Things We Bought in 2021.” Yoto has also been recognized as a winner of prestigious awards, including House Beautiful’s 2021 Family-Approved Awards, Popular Mechanics’ 2021 Game and Toy Awards, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio’s Gold Seal Award 2022 and USA Today’s Best Overall Audio Player of 2022. For more information on Yoto and to stay informed on all company news, please visit www.yotoplay.com.
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