Walkie Talkies are fun, totally original audio experiences families can listen to together while exploring different Chicago neighborhoods. Each episode was commissioned by Chicago Children’s Theatre and created by a different local theater artist, resulting in a fun and educational new audio series that children and families can enjoy together while learning more about the beautiful city they live in.
So lace up your sneakers, pop in your ear buds, and take a guided walk through some of Chicago’s most distinctive neighborhoods. Each episode is under one hour and comes with an interactive map to guide families and classroom field trips on each bite-sized journey, plus photos of top tour highlights, vocabulary keys, recommended reading and song lists, and other fun, family activities.
Get On Board! A Brown Line Musical
Take the Brown Line with Henry Golden-Starr on this super-fun musical commute.
Reconnect With Welles Park
Longtime pals Jyl and Nick take a trip into Welles Park to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Is there anything more Chicago than turning a 100-year-old elevated train line into a park that connects several different diverse neighborhoods?
The Magic Envelope
Join our narrator in downtown Chicago as she remembers the day her godmother helped her discover the art all around us.
Learn all about Montrose Point...from Montrose Point themself.
Grant Park: Sonic Love Experiment #312
Where will the Sonic Love Experiment take you? Let the music move you and follow your heart.
A Young Girl befriends an eccentric Tree Keeper who teaches her the history of the area, while simultaneously engaging her imagination.
MJ's Palmer Square Picnic Adventure
As MJ visits her favorite cousin from Wisconsin, listeners are introduced to part of Chicago’s historic boulevard park system.
Walk Through Food Chinatown
Eat your way around Chinatown under the expert guidance of Gaby Yuen-Morales.
You Say Olympus, I Say West Loop
Together Sophia and the Greek Goddess Artemis explore the wonders of the West Loop.
In Search of the Flag
Join a high-stakes adventure through Humbolt Park when Pedro and his Papi discover a mysterious pendent.
Sankofa: A Journey into Bronzeville’s Poppin’ Past
Team up with Gwen, a fearless young writer, as she guides her little brother Haki through the rich history of their beloved neighborhood.
The Night Heron
Help solve the mystery with this exciting new audio-adventure starring the wildlife of Horner Park.
Saving Solstice is a Move Along Story, designed to get everyone moving while we may not be able to leave the house. It is the middle of winter after all.
Butterflies, Aztec Gods & Puerquitos/Sweet Piggie Bread
Chicago storyteller Jasmin Cardenas and her children Mateo (8) and Catalina (5) lead listeners in a game of “I Spy” through Little Village, Chicago’s quintessential Mexican American community.
Take a walk on Stacey's path through Chicago’s South Shore community as she recounts stories remembering the past to plant seeds for her future.
The Green Heron
Follow a spunky young Green Heron south along the shores of North Pond, beside the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum until the story ends at Fullerton Parkway.