Local resident Paige Roberts, a 4th grader at Beecher Road School, was cast in the premier episode for the Who Was? Podcast. The Who Was? Podcast is a new kids’ comedy quiz show, from the team that produced the Emmy Award-winning Netflix series, The Who Was? Show and based on the #1 New York Times-bestselling Who Was? children’s history and biography series from Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. Paige has enjoyed reading the books over the past few years and was excited to participate in the project.
Co-hosted by Elliot Kalan and Meghan O’Neill, each episode of the comedy quiz show podcast features games, fun facts, and sketches about trailblazing historical figures that will keep listeners laughing and learning. Each episode revolves around two historical figures that have been paired together for obvious, and sometimes not so obvious, reasons. Contestants between the ages of 8-12 years old will join in a friendly competition for a chance to be rewarded with a selection of Who Was? books and a set for their school library.
About the premier episode, “Marie Curie and Milton Hershey”: Two fierce kid competitors test their knowledge of science rockstar Marie Curie and delish chocolate maker Milton Hershey! But the real winner was the host Elliott who walked away with a brand-new middle name!
The first series, consisting of 45 weekly 30-minute episodes, premiered on March 16, 2022. Listeners can hear the official show trailer on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard.