Explore Your Curiosity

These shows help curious kids discover, answer questions, and occasionally get grossed out!

by Kids Listen

    Explore Your Curiosity

    Mar 20 2018

  • 'The Rice Cakes and the Oni': A story from Circle Round

    Sometimes we're in the mood for a good story, so we're turning our show over to Circle Round this week. It's a podcast produced by WBUR in Boston that tells folktales from around the world. These stories are funny, surprising, suspenseful and downright charming. Here's one we think you'll dig. It stars a kid who loves making jokes, so you know it's up our alley. In the meantime, we're hard at work on some exciting new episodes -- including a brand new show. We'll be able to tell you more about i...more

  • Anti-Social Animals

    Guy Raz and Mindy look at the social structures of different animal species and see how being antisocial might be a good thing ... if you're a marmot! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go hike the Alps all in an effort to understand the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of social biology!

  • Why Do People Dream?

    Why do people dream? Why do people have nightmares? How do dreams happen? Can people who are blind can see in their dreams? In this episode of But Why , we're answering dreamy questions with psychiatrist Dr. David Khan of Harvard Medical School.

  • Episode 11: More Bad Guys (Part II)

    Andrew & Polly's Bad Guys game continues. When they can't figure out WHY they are having fun scaring fish and serving them their least favorite foods, they call up a Bad Doctor to find out! Dr. Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center tells us about what brains have to do with Bad Guys & Superheroes. If your kid wants to share their idea for Polly's superhero name and super-powers, visit this link: Here's a great article from the ...more

  • BeeBop Tales Finale: Too Much of a Good Thing

    It’s the season finale of BeeBop Tales 3: The Desolation of Messingham! All we can say is, if you thought BeeBop was a lot to handle, wait until you hear this episode! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, c...more

  • 046: DNA Testing with 23andMe’s Jhulianna Cintron

    A few months back, Nate spit into a tube and put it in the mail to have his DNA analyzed by a company called 23andMe. On this episode of The Show About About Science, Nate travels to the headquarters of 23andMe in Mountain View, California to learn more about his results and to discover what DNA can tell us about our ancestry. Joining Nate on this episode is Jhulianna Cintron, the Senior Product Specialist at 23andMe. You can learn more about 23andMe and order your own DNA kit at http://23andme....more

  • Dinosaur Poop Part 1: Who Dung It?

    Call it fossil feces, dinosaur dung, or preserved poo. This is the first of a two part series on dinosaur poop! We kick it off with the modern-day science of coprolites. Paleontologist Karen Chin shares how she cracked the case of a mysterious coprolite, and discovered a different dinosaur diet. STAY TUNED for the next episode in the series, about a pioneering female paleontologist and a very unusual family of scientists, who discovered that funny looking rocks were actually ancient dung. Th...more

  • Introducing Fierce Girls

    Your pals at Short & Curly have something very special for you: a preview of the new ABC podcast Fierce Girls! It’s a show about the brave, adventurous, and mighty girls and women of the world – including our very own Molly Daniels. Who is a girl. And is always brave and mighty. Anyway, go check it out!

  • Ep.19 The Statue Of Liberty!

    The Statue of Liberty could have wound up in Egypt, Philadelphia, or the bottom of the ocean. Once she wound up in New York she had to wait for America to raise a lot of money - which they did in many different ways. Four quick, funny, and poignant stories will fill you on on the history of the most American of Symbols. Featuring Melinda Beck and Mr. Eric (What If World - Podcast) "New Colossus" poem read by the Kids Listen Players: Andrew and Polly (Ear Snacks) Joey Mascio (ImagiNate) Rebe...more