Walkie Talkies

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.

More Episodes

The 606

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.

Logan Learnin’

A Young Girl befriends an eccentric Tree Keeper who teaches her the history of the area, while simultaneously engaging her imagination.

The Night Heron

Help solve the mystery with this exciting new audio-adventure starring the wildlife of Horner Park.

Saving Solstice

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.

Stacey’s Walk

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.