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Episode 3: An Open and Closed Coffin


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Ben meets a pirate who is not at all what he seems. His investigation takes him and the wharf rats to a graveyard, where they dig up the legend of a treasure older than America itself.

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May 16th, 2018


LAUNCHING JULY 4TH! Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a …

Episode 1: The Peculiar Case of Veracity Quince

July 2nd, 2018


Ben Franklin and his band of wharf rats run afoul of the law, but when a young fugitive named Eliza Boyd hires his puzzle-solving services, Ben …

Episode 2: If the Shoe Fits

July 4th, 2018


Ben and the boys take on the case of Eliza Boyd and the missing teapot. When the mystery proves to go a lot deeper than expected, Ben brushes up against the wicked Governor Templeton and his dangerous son Thaddeus.

Episode 4: All the News

July 4th, 2018


Ben, Eliza and the boys witness the governor’s ruthlessness first-hand. A secret letter, written in invisible ink, sets off a treasure hunt…and a race against time.

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Episode 5: Treasure Island

July 4th, 2018


With his brother in peril, Ben attempts to secure a boat to take him to a legendary island. When he’s nearly caught, a most unexpected ally comes to his rescue. Ben and his friends make their way across the choppy seas …

Episode 6: Zeus’s Thunderbolts

July 4th, 2018


When Thaddeus and his men arrive on the island looking for the treasure, Ben harnesses the power of nature to fight back.

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Episode 7: The Root of all Evil

July 4th, 2018


Just when all seems lost for Ben and the wharf rats, an old friend appears from out of the fog. When Eliza is dragged into the lion’s den, she must …

Episode 8: The Hanging Tree

July 4th, 2018


Ben finally comes face to face with the wicked Governor Templeton and discovers that the treasure might have been under their noses all along.

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Episode 9: Mischief Night

July 4th, 2018


As Boston celebrates, Ben’s friends launch a plan to rescue him and the treasure. Ben realizes that the gold can be used to further the cause of …

Episode 10: A Declaration of Independence

July 4th, 2018


Aboard a cargo ship bound for freedom, Ben finds himself staring down the barrel of the governor’s cannons. When Ben’s heroism earns him and his friends a death sentence, all of Boston rallies to his defense. A leader …

Introducing: Becoming Mother Nature!

August 24th, 2018


As a special thank-you to Young Ben Franklin listeners, the guys at Gen-Z Media are giving you a sneak-peak of our new show, Becoming Mother Nature. It launches September 14th, so if you enjoy what you hear, please …

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