These shows help curious kids discover, answer questions, and occasionally get grossed out!
Why is Guy Raz's meteorologist audition disrupted by a rainstorm inside Mindy's gingerbread mansion? And what does this have to do with the science about WEATHER? We've got questions AND answers on today's sunny round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about weather!
BeeBop is back with another back full of tricks provided by our listeners. Jonathan is in hiding.
April Fools’ Day, Orangutans and Otters, Puzzle Problem, Trooper Generosity, Fauci’s Famous and Spaghetti Trees!
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There’s more to plants than meets the eye. They detect sounds, they defend themselves against insect attacks and they can even send each other secret messages through the wind! Our leafy, green friends sense and interact with the world in their own, planty way. We’ll learn all about it in this episode, plus we’ll find out why some plants like to grow in spots where other plants have died. We’ve also got a Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um that answers the question: why do bats sleep upside down? ...more
We're answering 9 questions that put a smile on our faces, and we hope they make you chuckle, too. Plus, you might actually learn something from some of the answers! Are llamas ticklish? Why do pickles and cacti look alike? What are boogers made out of? How do fish see underwater without goggles? Do skunks like their smell? Do pigs poop? Are elephants afraid of mice? Are jellyfish made of jelly? Why are yawns contagious? Guests include Jo Blasi from the New England Aqarium, naturalist Marr...more
How do animals get viruses to pass on to humans? That’s what listener Ian wanted to know. To find out, we’re exploring the science of virology - the study of viruses. Virologist Dr. Jasdave Chahal explains how coronavirus jumped through two species into humans, and where they came from in the first place. Plus, we’ll find out how scientists discovered viruses before even seeing them, and how they built the tools to fight back. We have more virology resources on the blog for this episode on our ...more
New transmissions on this episode from Kelton, Sharon, and Liv. Call our hotline: (202)681-9144. You can also email your voice recordings to email@example.com. I love hearing what people are doing, thinking and feeling as we continue to navigate COVID-19 together (at a distance). We want to share your transmissions on this new miniseries from Nate and The Show About Science! • Subscribe to Kelton's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkg6MAOcVU59VF7N5ExrV0w • Follow Liv...more
You know what we did at our house this week? We had a dance party. We turned on some of our favorite music and we jumped around our house, all together. And we smiled. So this week on Ear Snacks we want to play some moments and music from the show that might bring a smile to your face. Today is different than yesterday. And tomorrow is going to be different than today. But we wanted to let you know that we're here today, and we know you are too.
Like the whole world, the Short & Curly team is dealing with the coronavirus. In this special episode, Matt, Carl and Molly talk about how working together when things get hard can make a big difference for everyone. And Carl learns that wearing lycra and doing jazzercise is great fun when you’re in isolation! If you’re doing it a bit tough and need some help there are a bunch of places you get in touch with: Youth Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 Reach out https://au.reachout.com/ Parent help line...more
Amelia Bloomer helped change the world with a pair of underpants (which she didn't even invent). Among other things, it helped women ride bikes, and this led to a new independence in the late 1800's. Many women (even Susan B. Anthony) said the bike had more to to with women's independence than nearly anything else. So Melinda Beck is going to tell you her original telling of Tillie Anderson, a true life, turn-of-the-century bicycle racer ("scorchers" in the day) who might have been the fastest...more
Our world would be a lot different today if it wasn't for the man who invented modern electricity, Nikola Tesla and the Art of Math, Fractals
In this episode of Go With Nugget for Kids, we are heading to the city of Mysore (Mysuru), India. 🇮🇳 We’re meeting 11-year-old Ahan, who takes us on a tour of the royal heritage of his hometown and the incredible Indian wildlife found in southern India. We’ll hear about beautiful palaces, the important tiger conservation, and how a leopard broke into the local zoo! We’ll also learn about the Dussehra festival, monsoon season and delicious Indian food. Loved this episode? Please subscribe and ...more
Young activists share their idea about making butterflies to symbolize the 15,000 children in detention centers in the US. What does it mean to be an activist? Kaia and Lily will tell you in this episode. Find out what inspired them and hear their interview with CultureStrike artist/activist Kat Evasco. Learn how your family can be involved in The Butterfly Effect: Migration is Beautiful movement at www.butterflyeffectmigration.org This episode features the song, “Until You’re Free” from the new...more
In this episode we talk about why we feel different emotions and why it's important to talk about those feelings. We also meet a doctor who can help us if we are having a hard time understanding different feelings.