Young Ben Franklin

12 EpisodesProduced by Gen-Z Media

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

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May 16th, 2018

4:10

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

15:50

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

20:03

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

19:36

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

18:03

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

15:54

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

14:14

Episode 7: The Root of all Evil

July 4th, 2018

12:45

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

15:57

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

15:24

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

19:15

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

35:58

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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