Professor Theo's Mystery Lab

Professor Theo's Mystery Lab
The town of Splendid, West Virginia has a higher than average number of kid superheroes, giant bugs, time travelling teens, and much more bizarre activity. Professor Theo’s Mystery Lab on the campus of Splendid University is somehow at the heart of it all. Though he doesn’t like to divulge all his secrets, the Professor does enjoy sharing his hometown bedtime stories, sure to delight the young, imaginative one in your life. Written by Jonathan Joy, based on his newspaper column of stories for kids, this is a 10-15 minute podcast, updated weekly, rich in fun, playful tales. Support this podcast:

46. The Crossover Episodes, Part 1: Dinos in Splendid!
Aug 16 • 18 min
Professor Theo shares a tale of friendship and a kid superheroes/time travelling teens mashup. Dinosaurs are on the loose in modern day Splendid! —- Support this podcast:
45. The Back To School Special
Aug 9 • 12 min
It’s time to begin a new school year, but first a bedtime story and some words of advice from Professor Theo. Big news regarding some upcoming crossover episodes is revealed, as well. —- Support this podcast:
44. Missions in Outer Space & Far Underground
Aug 2 • 14 min
When Chris goes missing in space, it’s Natalie and Marsha to the rescue in Professor Theo’s 7th Kid Space Force tale. Also, the 3rd chapter of the Underground Kid Explorers saga has a surprise in store for listeners. —- Support this podcast:…
43. Of Pez and Pirates and Parrots
Jul 18 • 12 min
Professor Theo promotes Pezamania poetry and shares a tale of pirates and parrots. —- Support this podcast:
42. A Not So Splendid Summer Meltdown
Jul 13 • 13 min
A wild and wonderfully weird week sees the Kid Detectives take on a sizzling hot summer case, and all the monkeys break out of the Splendid Zoo. —- Support this podcast:
41. Freedom Lost and Found
Jul 6 • 12 min
The toys of one man’s childhood come back to haunt him in a somewhat spooky campfire story, and Lady Liberty makes a visit to the Mystery Lab. —- Support this podcast:
The Big 4-0
Jun 28 • 12 min
The 40th episode of The Mystery Lab is here, and it’s also the 7th episode to feature everybody’s favorite techies – Tanner and Max. These quantum leaping computer whiz kids are suddenly trapped in the games that make up the mini-arcade at the Mega Mega…
39. Are You Afraid of The Dark?
Jun 16 • 17 min
Professor Theo shares an update on those Underground Kid Explorers. Listeners will also be introduced to Ted, a hatchling sea turtle, who is caught up in an adventurous moonlit tale. —- Support this podcast:
38. Super Secret Surprise Episode
Jun 8 • 9 min
Professor Theo is out of town at a conference and his son, Kid Superhero Buck Travers, has been warned to stay away from dad’s podcasting equipment. So how is there a new episode this week? —- Support this podcast:
37. School’s Out For Summer
Jun 2 • 12 min
Professor Theo welcomes summer by sharing tales of Darby’s adventures in the library and one exciting bike race. —- Support this podcast:
36. Barnum, the Detective Dog, and the Case of the Missing Hot Rod
May 26 • 12 min
Not many towns boast a race car driving cat and a detective dog, but as you’ve learned by now…Splendid isn’t just any ordinary town. —- Support this podcast:
35. Holding Out For A Hero
May 19 • 13 min
When a giant Pep Up! soda monster forms, the town of Pepville needs a hero. And Splendid Elementary student, Lexi Barnes, has to answer the question “What is a Hero?” for a class essay. —- Support this podcast:
34. Kid Explorers Here and There, Kid Explorers Everywhere!
May 12 • 19 min
Meet the Kid Explorers, as they traverse mysterious underground tunnels, and make their way through the forest near Splendid University. Beware The Dark, and a giant on the hunt for a lost magical staff. —- Support this podcast:…
33. A Not So Splendid Science Fair
May 5 • 11 min
Mr. Brains shows his true colors and Kid Superheroes abound at the annual Splendid Elementary Science Fair. —- Support this podcast:
32. Every Day Is Earth Day
Apr 28 • 12 min
Fourth grade Splendid Elementary teacher Mrs. Lyon leads her Earth Power Team pupils in a variety of Earth Day activities and a battle with The Litterbug. Now available on Podcoin. —- Support this podcast:
31. Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Part 2
Apr 20 • 19 min
Kid Detectives are on the Case of the Endangered Easter, and a three part Kid Space Force series concludes. —- Support this podcast:
30. Easter Egg-Stravaganza, Part 1
Apr 14 • 15 min
When the Easter Bunny is in need, Wyatt the Easter Wolf comes to the rescue. Part 2 of a Kid Space Force trilogy takes shape, as well. —- Support this podcast:
29. Blast Off! with the Kid Space Force
Apr 7 • 12 min
Fans of the Kid Space Force will rejoice at this episode, chock full of galactic escapades. —- Support this podcast:
28. I Can. I Must. I Will.
Mar 31 • 13 min
Professor Theo shares tales of Splendid youth facing their fears and following their dreams. —- Support this podcast:
27. Tanner and Max in the Gaming World
Mar 24 • 15 min
Computer whiz kids Tanner and Max have been located. Catch up on their adventures inside the gaming world, as they leap from one video game to another, intent on saving all technology from the villainous Mr. X. —- Support this podcast:…
26. The Splendid Zoo & The T4 Crew
Mar 17 • 12 min
Professor Theo takes the listener on a trip to the Splendid Zoo for something quite special and then wraps up the Those Time Travelling Teens Return trilogy. —- Support this podcast:
25. A Supersized Episode XXV
Mar 10 • 19 min
A super-sized episode overflowing with kid superheroes and time travelling teens. —- Support this podcast:
24. A Love Story and An Adventure
Mar 3 • 12 min
Help bring Lazlo and Lucy Bluebox back together again. Also, the McFly Middle School Science Club is at it again, its time travelling teenage members hopping all through the past. Part one of a new three part T4 series is the anchor of this week’s…
23. Professor Theo’s Confession
Feb 24 • 13 min
Professor Theodore Travers has a confession to make, and it involves his secret lab, his superhero son Buck Travers, and a gigantic Bug Beast accidentally set loose on Splendid. —- Support this podcast:
22. Of Bats and Blobs
Feb 17 • 11 min
The Bat Band wants to rock and roll all night, and a big blue blob teaches everyone an important lesson. —- Support this podcast:
21. A Couple Cool Trips
Feb 10 • 15 min
First, travel with the Kids Space Force on a journey through the galaxy. Then, tag along on an outing through Splendid to help solve the case of the Ice Cream Bandit. —- Support this podcast:
20. Kid Superheroes X
Feb 3 • 15 min
Superhero kids Buck and Tracy return. Also, a new kid superhero – Mandy Magic – is introduced. —- Support this podcast:
19. Splendid, We Have a Problem
Jan 27 • 13 min
The Kid Space Force blasts off, and a dastardly band of nocturnal pizza thieves are on the loose. —- Support this podcast:
18. Ready Plot Point One
Jan 20 • 16 min
Theo introduces his friend The Terror and surprises await, as kid superhero Buck Travers takes over the second half of the show to reveal a big secret. —- Support this podcast:
17. Dance and Leap, Then To Sleep
Jan 13 • 15 min
What has magical dancing shoes and adventurous kids trapped in video games? This episode! —- Support this podcast:
16. Rock On, Rock-afire!
Jan 6 • 14 min
Escape is the theme for this week’s stories which follow (1) a runaway animatronic rock band, and (2) a Christmas village character not so keen on going back in the box. —- Support this podcast:
15. A Supersized New Year Special
Dec 30, 2018 • 20 min
Our biggest episode yet! Say goodbye to 2018 and kick off the New Year in style: trapped in a video game with whiz kid Tanner or running from dinosaurs with those time travelling teens. —- Support this podcast:
14. And To All a Good Night – A Splendid Christmas Special
Dec 23, 2018 • 18 min
Off to bed now, but not before a Saint Nick Squad adventure and some more teenage time travelling fun. —- Support this podcast:
13. Lions and Clowns and Time Travel, Oh My!
Dec 16, 2018 • 12 min
A little girl joins the circus and the 3rd chapter of those time travelling teens’ adventures takes shape. —- Support this podcast:
12. Travels Through Space and Time…and Snow
Dec 9, 2018 • 15 min
Santa’s secret agent task force sets off on a mission, while Professor Theo continues the tale of time travelling teens. —- Support this podcast:
11. Holiday Shock & Time Travel Talk
Dec 2, 2018 • 17 min
Kid Superheroes take on Miss Shockey and Professor Theo introduces those time travelling teens. —- Support this podcast:
And Then There Were 10
Nov 25, 2018 • 14 min
The tenth episode focuses on the joys of holiday giving and the further adventures of whiz-kid-trapped-in-a-video-game Tanner. —- Support this podcast:
9. Turkey Trot
Nov 18, 2018 • 15 min
Turk and Pork Chop escape the Meat Jackpot Restaurant and set off on wild adventures together. —- Support this podcast:
8. From the Book Fair with Love
Nov 11, 2018 • 10 min
The biannual book fair comes to Splendid Elementary and kid superheroes Buck and Tracy return to face the Book Fair Burglar. —- Support this podcast:
7. A Splendid Election
Nov 4, 2018 • 12 min
The first story covers Election Day at Splendid Elementary, while the second follows a boy computer whiz trapped inside a video game. —- Support this podcast:
6. A Splendid Halloween
Oct 28, 2018 • 11 min
A special Halloween episode of the Mystery Lab features poetry and the Pumpkin Thief. Trick or treat. —- Support this podcast:
5. Barnum’s Bone and a Dangerous Deal
Oct 21, 2018 • 12 min
A mystery tale for dogs and kid superheroes team up with kid super-villain Kid Popsicle in an attempt to outwit Zero-man. —- Support this podcast:
4. Pizza Day and Pezamania
Oct 14, 2018 • 14 min
Kid superheroes battle a trio of enemies on pizza day and Professor Theo tells the tale of one boy’s magical trip to a Pez convention. —- Support this podcast:
3. Science Fair Standouts
Oct 7, 2018 • 11 min
Future kid superheroes are introduced and Professor Theo is impressed by a boy named Axel and his giant bug friends. —- Support this podcast:
2. Kid Superheroes Unite and a Race Car Driving Cat
Sep 30, 2018 • 11 min
What’s more amazing? A couple kid superheroes or a cat that can drive a race car? This week’s episode has both. —- Support this podcast:
1. Kid Superheroes and Runaway Pumpkin Patches
Sep 23, 2018 • 12 min
Professor Theo shares tales of kid superheroes and a runaway pumpkin patch on this very first episode. —- Support this podcast: