Cover art for podcast Young Ben Franklin

Young Ben Franklin

12 EpisodesProduced by Gen-Z MediaWebsite

Before he was Benjamin Franklin, inventor and statesman, he was just Ben, a boy in Colonial Boston with an adventurous spirit, a curious mind...and a penchant for getting into trouble. Meet our most endearing founding father at fourteen; a charming rebel years away from discovering the ageless sayin… read more

episodes iconAll Episodes


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 3: An Open and Closed Coffin

July 4th, 2018


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 …

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.

Produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. For …

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.

Produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. For more great Gen-Z shows visit

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.

Produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. For more great Gen-Z shows …

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 …

Loading ...

Are you the creator of this podcast?

Verify your account

and pick the featured episodes for your show.

Listen to Young Ben Franklin


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens