Parents and children can get together to listen to the growing number of family-friendly podcasts on the Net. Old-fashioned radio programming in its new avatar of podcasts makes inspired use of new technology. It allows you to listen to radio programmes any time, anywhere, or download them for listening while on a holiday, or when you’re just at home looking for something interesting to do with the kids. Like books, podcasting leaves a good bit to the imagination. Many podcasts focus on passing on an educational message through entertainment. For entertainment, you can begin with the Crazy Dave Kids Show (crazydaveradio.com), The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd (doctorfloyd.com), or the BBC’s The Big Toe Radio Show (bbc.co.uk/bbc7/bigtoe/). For a listing of educative podcasts, try the links at http://recap.ltd.uk/podcasting/index.php. Tune in this weekend.