Puffin Podcast: Mission Imagination, Episodes 1-3

Get ready for Mission Imagination – the new series of the Puffin Podcast. Each episode will whoosh you a way to a different magical world created by a fantastic Puffin author. Hosted by the hilarious Babatúndé Aléshé, alongside two young Puffineers, there’ll be a new adventure for each week of the summer holidays.

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Episode 1: Outer Space

Kicking off the first episode is actor, comedian, host, and writer, Humza Arshad, who invites listeners to a world of space exploration, featuring ninja-rapper-gangsters, a special cricket planet where you can play endless cricket in the championship, a spy headquarters where top-secret work is conducted and the perfect reading spot in the far corners of the galaxy.

The adventure with Humza, host Baba, and two young Puffineers takes a turn for the worst when one crucial rule is broken and chaos ensues with the threat of green one-eyed monsters and the scariest of all – killer aunties.

Episode 2: Biscuitville

Jen Carney, author and illustrator of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G., takes Babatúndé Aléshé and the Puffineers on a  journey to Biscuitville - a world made entirely of biscuits! Imagine buildings made entirely of biscuits, trees growing chocolate chip cookies, and the wheels on all vehicles made of… you’ve guessed it… Wagon Wheels!

Episode 3: Bubble Town

Join Rashmi Sirdeshpande, author of How To Change The World and How To Be Extraordinary, host Babatúndé Aléshé and the Puffineers for a brilliant, bonkers, bubble adventure! Get ready to travel through the soapy suds to explore fairies that skateboard, ninja bunnies, and chocolate-smelling clouds in this wacky world. But the Puffineers must take care not to disturb these bunnies (who are warming up their ninja moves just in case!) or else chaos will unfold and danger will be sure to follow.

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