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Little News Ears

Little News Ears is a podcast for parents, teachers, and anybody who want to learn about the news in a simple way. Far from a kiddie show, it was made for kids (and adults) who want to laugh! The newest episodes are always on https:/LittleNewsEars.com!We have an eccentric cast of cartoon characters, including Cherry, Bird, Cow, Jasper, Jarvis, BoxerBlu, and Bram. News for 0-3 year olds can be found on YouTube: Little News Ears - Cuddly News. Little News Ears hits the big issues in news with sens...more

Episodes

  • LNE.news - BoxerBlu and Bram - S2E3 - The Capitol Has Been Breached and Bram is Scared

    Jan 08 2021

    Parent/teacher advisory: this special episode of lne.news focuses on sensitive political topics. You might want to listen with your child or student or check-in with them afterwards. It's January 12, 2021. BoxerBlu comforts his son about the incident that happened at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

  • World Kidlines with Paxton - 10-31-2020 - Rewilding a British Farm, Hayat Nazer's Art, Japan in 2050

    Dec 31 2020

    It's October 31, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' the news about Chilean democracy, Japan and 2050, rewilding a British farm, Ethiopian laws about Covid, Hayat Nazer's sculpture

  • Chooki and Pleep - Oct 29, 2020 - Tom Brady, fossil feathers, Archaeopteryx, Awe Walks, Precession

    Dec 30 2020

    It's October 29, 2020, Chooki and Pleep 'kidify' the science and sports news about Tom Brady, the Archaeopteryx, and awe walks. They also explain why a thrown football tilts downward.

  • World Kidlines with Paxton - 10-25-20 - Protests in Thailand, Edward Snowden Can Stay in Russia

    Dec 28 2020

    It's October 25, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' the news about the protests in Thailand, cat Nazca lines in Peru, sarcophagi in Egypt, Asbestos's new name, and Edward Snowden being able to stay in Russia

  • Kiki's Kidlines - 10-23-2020- Jetpack Over LA, No More Tab, A Fraternity Turns Against Robert E. Lee

    Dec 27 2020

    It's October 23, 2020 - Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about a man flying a jetpack, the end of Tab, a fraternity turning against Robert E. Lee, Trump and Fauci disagreements, and Trump and Biden's final debate

  • World Kidlines with Paxton 10-16-2020: Money to Homeless People, Varosha Resort, Machu Picchu Visit

    Dec 26 2020

    It's October 16, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' the world news about police rescuing kids working in Ivory Coast cocoa fields, scientists in Canada giving thousands of dollars to homeless people, a special trip to Machu Picchu for one lucky tourist, reopening the Varosha Resort in North Cyprus, and dangerous flooding in Cambodia and Vietnam.

  • World Kidlines with Paxton - 10-10-20 - Golden Dawn, Sabah Al-Sabah, Nagorno-Karabakh, Led Zeppelin

    Dec 25 2020

    It's 10-10-20. Paxton 'kidifies' the news about Nagorno-Karabakh, The Golden Dawn, Led Zeppelin, and child influencers in France

  • LNE - Chooki and Pleep - Science and Sports - 10-09-20 - LeBron James, Singing Dogs, Ball Pythons

    Dec 24 2020

    It's October 9, 2020. Chooki and Pleep give us the headlines for kids about the LA Lakers vs. The Heat, Matt Blake, a python that laid eggs without a daddy, the return of singing dogs, and the return of the Pac-12.

  • LNE - World Kidlines with Paxton - 10-03-20: Prince George's Shark Tooth, The Death of Quino

    Dec 23 2020

    It's October 3, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' the headlines about Kenya's Maasai, JAL, Prince George and David Attenborough, footprints in Saudi Arabia, and the death of Quino

  • LNE.news - S2E1 - BoxerBlu and Bram - Alexander Hamilton Had Slaves? - Nandi Bushnell vs. Dave Grohl

    Dec 01 2020

    The Return of BoxerBlu and Bram - It's December 1, 2020. After learning about BoxerBlu's and Bram's adventures in Zoocenia, we learn about a train in The Netherlands that was saved by an artistic whale's tail, how crustaceans are evolving into crabs, how Nandi Bushnell is having a 'drum off' with Dave Grohl, how Alexander Hamilton probably had slaves, and the finding of a letter from World War 1.

  • Cherry, Bird, Cow - S1E3 - The Death of RBG, Life on Venus?, Orcas Attack Boats, The Croatoan Myth?

    Nov 30 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from September 28, 2020, Cherry, Bird, and Cow learn all about the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and that there may have been life on Venus. They also learn about attacking orcas and a new book that claims that maybe the mystery of Roanoke never happened. They also learn about the return of stolen rare books in Romania.

  • Kiki's Kidlines - 9-30-2020 - The First Presidential Debate, The People of Praise, Drones Save Lives

    Nov 30 2020

    It's September 30, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' the headlines about the presidential debate, Donald Trump's tax records, Black Lives Matter and fraud, drones that save lives, and Amy Coney Barrett's time in the People of Praise.

  • LNE - Paxton - 9-26-2020: The EU Wants Alexander Lukashenko Out, Mobile Suit Gundam Robot in Japan

    Nov 30 2020

    It's September 26, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' the headlines about Alexander Lukashenko, a new gargle test from Canada, a giant Mobile Suit Gundam robot in Japan, a tree in Australia with spider venom, and an Algerian billionaire family.

  • Chooki and Pleep - 9-22 - The Milwaukee Bucks Boycott to Bring Attention to Jacob Blake, Tsar Bomba

    Nov 29 2020

    It's 9-22-2020. Chooki and Pleep give us the 'kidlines' about science and sports. They cover why obesity is bad for the brain, the Milwaukee Bucks' boycott, the 1961 Tsar Bomba test, Dominic Thiem's victory, and hummingbird naps.

  • LNE.news - Kiki's Kidlines - 9-18-2020: FB and Instagram Say that Tucker Carlson is Lying

    Nov 28 2020

    It's September 18, 2020! Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Tucker Carlson, Joe Biden, Jenny Durkan, Robert Redfield, and Hurricane Sally

  • LNE.news - World Kidlines with Paxton - North Koreans Like Pizza! The Benin Bronzes.

    Nov 27 2020

    It's September 16, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' headlines about the Benin Bronzes, North Korean propaganda, climate change, peace talks in Afghanistan, and Martin Vizcarra

  • LNE.news - Cherry, Bird, Cow - S1E2 - The Charlie Hebdo Trial, Girl in Taiwan on a Kite

    Nov 25 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from September 14, 2020, Cherry, Bird, and Cow learn all about the Charlie Hebdo trial, a girl in Taiwan who flew away in a kite, the deaths of Chadwick Boseman and Larry Pardey, and a connection between Vitamin D and Covid-19.

  • LNE.news - Just Vote Moms - Ep. 5 of 5 - Joe Biden Wins and Jasper Shares a Secret

    Nov 07 2020

    Parent/teacher advisory: this special episode of lne.news focuses on sensitive political topics. You might want to listen with your child or student or check-in with them afterwards. It's November 7, 2020 and it's all over. Joe Biden wins the 2020 election. He will be the 46th President of the United States. Jarvis explains how this happens and Jasper shares a secret: he likes Jarvis more than as just a friend.

  • Just Vote Moms - Ep. 4 of 5 - Parental Advisory - Mom and Dad Can Still Vote on Tuesday!

    Nov 01 2020

    Parent/teacher advisory: this special episode of lne.news focuses on sensitive political topics. You might want to listen with your child or student or check-in with them afterwards. It's November 1, 2020. Jasper and Jarvis share a bit of political news about Trump and Biden being teetotalers, Miles Taylor being named as writing an Op-Ed about Trump, and Anthony Fauci and Donald Trump arguing. They also name all of the states where moms and dads can still vote on Tuesday even if they haven't reg...more

  • LNE.news - Cherry, Bird, Cow S1E1 - Steve Bannon arrested: We Build the Wall, Mei Xiang's Baby Panda

    Oct 31 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from August 31, 2020, Cherry, Bird, and Cow learn all about Steve Bannon getting arrested from the 'We Build the Wall Scheme,' about fire tornadoes in California, transparent toilets in Tokyo, Giant Panda Mei Xiang having a baby at the National Zoo, and how kids can earn money by playing Roblox.

  • Little News Ears - Kiki's Kidlines - 8-27-20: Cartoon News: Bette Midler & Xenophobia

    Oct 31 2020

    It's August 27, 2020. It's cartoon news. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Bette Midler and xenophobia, Melania Trump's speech in the Rose Garden, a little girl lost on a unicorn float in Greece, Jerry Falwell Jr. stepping down, and Frito-Lay recalling chips.

  • World Kidlines with Paxton - 8-26-2020 - Alexey Navalny Poisoned, Money from Gandhi's Glasses & Gold

    Oct 31 2020

    It's August 26, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' headlines about a possible ceasefire in Libya, Mahatma Gandhi's glasses, gold nuggets found in Australia, a blue macaw bird sanctuary on fire in Brazil, and Alexey Navalny in a coma.

  • Chooki and Pleep - Science and Sports - 8-22-20 - Minnesota Timberwolves, Deinosuchus riograndensis

    Oct 31 2020

    It's August 22, 2020, Chooki and Pleep 'kidify' the headlines about Deinosuchus riograndensis, the American alligator's ancestor; the Minnesota Timberwolves; probability; NBA spit tests for Covid-19; The FDA; dogs who can smell Covid-19; and White-throated sparrows in Canada.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines-8-20-20-Joe Biden; Chocolate 'Snow' in Switzerland; Jordan, a Boy in Oklahoma

    Oct 31 2020

    It's August 20, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Joe Biden receiving the nomination from the Democrats to become a presidential candidate, Kamala Harris becomes Biden's running mate, chocolate 'snows' in Switzerland, a boy in Oklahoma wants to be adopted, and AOC nominated Bernie Sanders at the DNC.

  • World Kidlines with Paxton - 8/17/2020 - UAE and Israel are Normalized, a Woman Keeps a Baby Deer

    Oct 31 2020

    In this episode from 8-17-2020 Paxton 'kidifies' news about the UAE and Israel, white rhinos in Kenya and IVF, a dog in Germany that smells cash, a woman in Vancouver who kept a baby deer, and Nicaraguan doctors losing their jobs.

  • World Kidlines with Paxton - 8-15-2020 - Russian Covid-19 Vaccine and the Castration of a Bear

    Oct 31 2020

    It's 8-15-2020. Paxton 'kidifies' headlines about Russia's claim of a vaccine against Covid-19, Namibia's refusal of Germany's reparation funds, ancient banana farming in Australia, the castration of a bear in Mexico, and the number of tiger sightings in Thailand is increasing

  • World Kidlines with Paxton - 8/10/2020 - Explosion in Beirut, Covid-19 Hurts the Camel Trade..

    Oct 31 2020

    In this episode from 8/10/2020 Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about the explosion in Beirut, how Covid-19 affects the camel trade, a plane crash in India, Juan Carlos of Spain leaving the country, and a ban on junk food for kids in Oaxaca, Mexico.

  • Chooki and Pleep - August 1, 2020 - Release the Kraken, Anthony Fauci and the First Pitch

    Oct 31 2020

    It's August 1, 2020, Chooki and Pleep 'kidify' the headlines about the NHL's newest ice hockey team, Anthony Fauci, a new 'photograph' of a planet, vampire bats that self-isolate, and a Russian goalkeeper who got struck by lightning.

  • Just Vote Moms - Ep. 3 of 5 - Parental Advisory - Jasper May Have Covid-19!

    Oct 18 2020

    It's October 18, 2020. Parent/teacher advisory: this special episode of lne.news focuses on sensitive political topics. You might want to listen with your child or student or check-in with them afterwards.. Jasper starts off the show telling us that he may have Covid-19. Then Jasper and Jarvis talk about Donald Trump's and Joe Biden's respective virtual town hall events, some suburban moms turning against Trump, and a NYT article about Trump's potential failure at 'draining the swamp.' And we fi...more

  • Just Vote Moms - 2 of 5 - Parental Advisory - The 25th Amendment

    Oct 12 2020

    It's October 12, 2020. Parent/teacher advisory: this special episode of lne.news focuses on sensitive political topics. You might want to listen with your child or student or check-in with them afterwards. Jasper and Jarvis teach us all about interpretation of the news while focusing on three recent headlines: The 25th Amendment and Trump, Trump scrapping the 2nd debate, and the Vice Presidential Debate 

  • Just Vote Moms - Episode 1 of 5 - Parental Advisory - Trump Has Covid-19, Biden and Trump Were Impolite, Trump Avoided Taxes

    Oct 03 2020

    It's October 3, 2020 - Parental  Advisory: This is a show about politics and there are sensitive topics. Parents and teachers, you might want to be standing by or at least check in with your child or student afterwards. In this episode Jasper and Jarvis teach us about the two sides of the story of Donald Trump having Covid-19, the Presidential Debates, and the New York Times report about Trump avoiding paying most income taxes.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 7-28-2020: The Ford Robot Dog, A Robotic Punk Rock Band, Strange Seeds

    Oct 02 2020

    It's July 28, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about The Ford Robot Dog, a robotic punk rock band, mysterious seeds, a type of chlorine-based medicine that doesn't do anything in Bolivia, and Google staying home.

  • LNE - World Kidlines with Paxton - 7-27-2020: Shantaram Siddi, Taiwanese Grandparents on Instagram

    Oct 02 2020

    It's 7/27/2020. Paxton 'kidifies' news about Shantaram Siddi, Taiwanese Grandparents on Instagram, wildfires in Greece, Hagia Sophia, and archaeological finds in Mexico.

  • Chooki and Pleep - Science and Sports -7-20 -7-25 - Bose-Einstein Condensate, Hot Dogs, Tiger Woods

    Oct 02 2020

    In this episode of Chooki and Pleep the guys teach us about the Bose-Einstein Condensate, the maximum amount of hot dogs a person can eat, Tiger Woods rough time at the Memorial, the death of Jay Riffe, and lasers and copper

  • LNE - World Kidlines w/Paxton- 7-24-2020 - Graf Spee - Gay Conversion Therapy - Rittersport

    Oct 02 2020

    It's 7-24-2020. Paxton 'kidifies' news about the Graf Spee, gay conversion therapy in Israel, the Tianwen-1 Mars rover, Covid-19 in South Africa, and Rittersport

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 7-23-2020 - QAnon is banned by Twitter, a Yellow Turtle, Crayola Masks

    Oct 02 2020

    It's July 23, 2020 Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about QAnon, a yellow turtle in India, Crayola making masks, a tsunami warning in Alaska, and Donald Trump is wearing a mask.

  • World Kidlines with Paxton - 7/22/2020: Trouble in Bulgaria: Boyko Borissov, A Donation by Thunberg

    Oct 02 2020

    It's July 22, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about poaching in Malawi, a protest in Bulgaria, a big donation by Greta Thunberg, a nine-year old inventor in Kenya, and toxic waste in Malaysia.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 7-21-2020: John Lewis, Flower delivery, Ted Cruz, Community State Bank

    Oct 01 2020

    It's July 21, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about the late John Lewis, Ted Cruz, flower deliveries, Community State Bank, and Republicans ignoring Trump's ignoring of Covid-19.

  • LNE - World Kidlines with Paxton - 7-20-20 - Bilbies Back in Australia, Good News from Thailand

    Oct 01 2020

    It's July 20, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' headlines about Thailand, bilbies in Australia, red flags in Colombia, Real Madrid, and a new female prime minister in Gabon.

  • LNE - World Kidlines with Paxton - 7-17-2020: Mike Pompeo, Xi Jinping, orange water in Russia

    Oct 01 2020

    It's July 17, 2020, Paxton 'kidifies' headlines about Mike Pompeo, Xi Jinping, orange water in Russia, fuel in Nigeria, an old boat in Yemen, and a new telescope in Chile's Atacama Desert

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines-7-16-2020: Bob Unanue, Ivanka Trump, Goya, National Environmental Protection

    Oct 01 2020

    It's July 16, 2020, Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Ivanka Trump and Goya beans and Bob Unanue, the Enchroma company, The National Environmental Protection Act, Mitch McConnell, and tuna

  • LNE - World Kidlines w/Paxton 7-15-2020: Chan Santokhi, Axay√°catl's Tomb, No more flogging in Sudan

    Oct 01 2020

    It's July 15, 2020, Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Chan Santokhi, Axay√°catl's Tomb, flogging in Sudan, Hong Kong Covid-19 measures, and Bastille Day in France

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines 7-14-2020 - The Redskins, Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence, fax machines

    Oct 01 2020

    It's July 14, 2020, Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about The Redskins, Roger Stone, Anthony Fauci, the heat, Covid-19, and fax machines.

  • Chooki & Pleep - Science and Sports - F1 in Tuscany, UFC at Fight Island

    Sep 30 2020

    Chooki and Pleep are here to give you the kidlines about science and sports! Today they talk about F1 debuting this year in Tuscany, UFC events on Fight Island, the Neowise comet, new missions to Mars, and baseball being back in Japan.

  • LNE - World Kidlines with Paxton - 7/13/2020 - cross river gorilla babies, Bolsonaro has Covid-19.

    Sep 30 2020

    It's July 13, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Jair Bolsonaro, Greece and green energy, China and nuclear weapons, cross river gorilla babies in Nigeria, and a fire at a nuclear facility.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines 7-9-2020: Mary Trump, churches, Texas doctors, Walgreens, Dubuque, Iowa.

    Sep 30 2020

    It's 7-9-2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Mary Trump, churches and Covid-19 rates, Texas doctors warnings about risky behavior, cheap places to live, and changes at Walgreens.

  • World Kidlines with Paxton - 7-8-2020 - Nagaland in India, The Louvre, The Mona Lisa, Mayas

    Sep 30 2020

    It's July 8, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about India's Nagaland, shopping in Colombia, one of the world's oldest men in Ethiopia, the reopening of The Louvre, and an underwater cave in Mexico.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 7-07-2020: Frederick Douglass statue vandalized, Ennio Morricone died

    Sep 30 2020

    It's July 7, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about vandalizing a Frederick Douglass statue, the death of Ennio Morricone, anti-police protesters getting and spreading Covid-19, Donald Trump's speech about culture wars, and Donald Trump' maybe not 'draining the swamp.'

  • LNE - World Kidlines w/Paxton-7-6-2020: Jade mine in Myanmar, Nicolas Maduro, Senegal, animal rights

    Sep 30 2020

    It's July 6, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about the jade mine disaster in Myanmar, a creative Argentine 'human foosball' game, Nicolas Maduro, supermarkets not accepting coconut products taken by monkeys, and Senegal's Black Lives Matter moment

  • LNE - World Kidlines with Paxton 7-02-2020: Kids News: David Yeung, Tiktok, Karina Bondareva, Putin

    Sep 30 2020

    It's July 2 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Tiktok, fake pork in China, deforestation in Brazil, Putin wanting to change the constitution, and Karina Bondareva's red paper dress

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines 7-2-2020 - Kids news: Facebook, Kid Rock, Trump's allies wearing masks

    Sep 30 2020

    It's July 2, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Facebook, Trump's allies, Covid-19, Kid Rock, and birthrates

  • LNE - World Kidlines with Paxton 7-01-2020: Kids News: Koalas, a ferry crash in Bangladesh

    Sep 30 2020

    It's July 1, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about koalas becoming extinct, Kenyan balcony singing with the Rev Paul Machira, a ferry crash in Bangladesh, The King of Belgium, and a Saharan dust storm affecting The Caribbean.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines 6-30-2020 - Israel Shuts Down a Christian TV Station

    Aug 29 2020

    It's June 30, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Iran and Trump, Broadway, Bill de Blasio defunding the NYCPD, Israel, and Covid-19 medical bills.

  • LNE - KK - 6-26-20: New MLB Rules: No Showering, No Spitting

    Aug 29 2020

    It's June 26, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about rising Covid-19 rates in Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, and South Carolina; Disney delaying the release of Mulan, Disneyland delaying its reopening, new MLB rules: no showering, no spitting, and the theft of a yacht.

  • LNE - BB&B - Special Episode: Neil Gorsuch Fights for LGBTQ Rights

    Aug 29 2020

    In this final, special episode of Season 1 of BoxerBlu and Bram from June 22, 2020, the guys learn about Donald Trump's team deciding against having a campaign rally in Tulsa, about people being against Paw Patrol because of its depiction of caring police officers, and about NASCAR removing the Confederate flag from races. They learn about the Supreme Court's landmark decision against discrimination of LGBTQ people in the workplace and about an unusual hobby that led to recording music from bats...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E79 - The First African-American Chief of Staff

    Aug 29 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from June 15, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about Charles Q. Brown becoming the Chief of Staff representing the Air Force and Kathy Sullivan traveling to the deepest part of the ocean. They also learn about the literary games Dear Holmes and Dear Reader and how Mitt Romney's father influenced him to protest during a #BlackLivesMatter event. They also learn how North Korea is exporting sand and violating sanctions.The newest videos and podcasts can always be fo...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E78 - The Death of George Floyd

    Aug 29 2020

    In this special episode of Little News Ears from June 8, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram explain and denounce systematic racism in light of George Floyd's death. They discuss perspectives of Pat Robertson and Laura Ingraham and call for a kids' petition to Donald Trump against systemic racism and violence. In other news, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about the successful launch of a SpaceX spaceship and a 7 year-old who creates a 'prom' for his nanny. They also learn about a man who sheltered protesters and a...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E77 - Congress Asks Trump to Help the Uighurs

    Aug 29 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from June 1, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about locusts in India and about Congress asking President Trump to act on China's putting many Uighurs in prison camps. They also learn about a prehistoric 'shark nursery' where sharks kept their pups safe and a ten year-old girl named Chelsea who has sent 1,500 art kits to foster homes and homeless shelters during the pandemic. They also learn how to make tie-dye from beets and that Disney World will reopen in July....more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E76 - Making Rainbow Chocolate

    Aug 29 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 29, 2020, BoxerBlu worries about writing a letter to his brother, Rupert. BoxerBlu and Bram celebrate Composting Day and learn how gut bacteria is being studied to make drugs for the brain. They also learn how rats are especially dangerous during the pandemic and how a scientist makes chocolate shimmer in rainbow colors. They also learn about a hypothesis about sea turtles making decoy nests and about a Nigerian child chess prodigy.The newest videos a...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E75 - We'll Keep This Church Open

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 26, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram celebrate Sally Ride Day while flying to Eagle Rock Reservation in New Jersey. They learn about churches across the US that are opening, despite state governments saying that they are not allowed. They also learn about an 11 year old boy who did a 1080 on his skateboard and a 15 year old girl who rode 700 miles in India to carry her injured dad. They also learn about cicadas coming back to America and how a pianist will cel...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E74 - Adopting a Girl Through Zoom

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 22, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram celebrate Memorial Day Weekend and Harvey Milk Day! They learn about activism and what being a foster parent means. They also learn about a flood that is happening in Michigan, a shortage of bikes in NYC, and about how the Covid-19 pandemic is encouraging political street art. They also learn how people in Toronto are being urged not to feed wild fox pups and how people in Georgia are being urged to call hotlines or kill te...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E73 - President Trump and Hydroxychloroquine

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 20, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about President Trump ingesting hydroxychloroquine and about a potential vaccine against Covid-19 from the Moderna company. They also learn how Covid-19 is causing people to go to drive-in theaters and how it is potentially shaking up the gender divide in Japan. They also learn how nitromethane powers drag cars.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E72 - Eating Bats

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 18, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn how renewable energy is used more than coal in the US and how the Hospital Broadcasting Administration in the United Kingdom send out volunteer djs to hospitals--despite Covid-19 closures. They also learn about Zeno's paradox in an attempt to understand Schrodinger's Cat, one of Tom Gauld's regular subjects in his comic books about physics. They also learn about an Indonesian food market where people sell and buy bats...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E71 - Boston Pigeons Do Their Own Thing

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 15, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn how evolution might be affected by hurricanes, about 'ghost dogs' of the Amazon, and about Boston pigeons that do not fraternize with NYC pigeons. They also learn about a star that 'dances' around a black hole and how the Covid-19 pandemic is good for at least one thing: telemedicine.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E70 - Be a DJ in a Library?

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 14, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram debate the merits of reopening the country amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It gets heated. They also learn how Melitta switched over from making coffee filters to medical masks and about a new program at the Library of Congress called Citizen DJ that allows people to be a dj with the Library's vast archives of music. They also learn how Winter the Llama in Belgium is being tested for antibodies to fight against Covid-19 and abo...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E69 - No Burgers at Wendy's

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 9, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram are selling banana sparkling water outside when they encounter a stranger. In the meanwhile they learn that Wendy's has a shortage of burgers due to Covid-19, that professional baseball players in Taiwan are playing with cardboard cutout fans, and that in a town in Japan people love to eat murder hornets. They also learn that President Donald Trump's valet has Covid-19, that rats are sheltering in car engines, and that peopl...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E68 - Methane in Cow Burps and Farts

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 8, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn that crying is 'in' for leaders and that a Swiss company is measuring the amount of methane in cow burps and farts to learn how to reduce methane emissions worldwide. They also learn that the spinosaurus could possibly swim and that frogs were once in Antarctica. They also learn that researchers are considering looking at sewer systems to try to measure the impact of Covid-19 on communities.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E67 - Flamingos in Mumbai

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 4, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about an uptick in burglaries of restaurants during the pandemic and about dogs being trained to smell and detect people who are infected with the Covid-19 virus. They also learn about a Tanzanian satirist named Gado who makes fun of many people and things, an infiltration of flamingos in Mumbai, and all the rules for scientists taking their lab animals home with them.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E66 - May the Force of Attorneys...

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 3, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn how climate change has revealed an ancient Viking route in Norway, how a small company in London recreates 1950s and 1960s vinyl records in an extremely authentic way, and how Disney angered many Star Wars fans by trying to own their tweets about 'May the Fourth Be With You.' They also learn about thalattosuchians (ancient alligators that swam deep under the water like whales) and 'Covid toe,' a symptom of Covid-19.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E65 - Remdesivir!

    Aug 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from May 1, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about the promise of Remdesivir on people suffering from the Covid-19 virus, how neutrinos helped matter exist after The Big Bang, and about possibly the longest sea creature ever, the siphonophore. They also learn about the oldest stick in the world and how the boxfish's tail may be the secret to its agility.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 7- 23- 2020 - QAnon is banned by Twitter, a Yellow Turtle, Crayola Masks

    Jul 23 2020

    It's July 23, 2020 Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about QAnon, a yellow turtle in India, Crayola making masks, a tsunami warning in Alaska, and Donald Trump is wearing a mask.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 7-16-2020 - Ivanka Trump and Goya beans

    Jul 16 2020

    It's July 16, 2020, Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Ivanka Trump and Goya beans and Bob Unanue, the Enchroma company, The National Environmental Protection Act, Mitch McConnell, and tuna

  • LNE - Chooki & Pleep - 7-13-7-18 - Science and Sports - Fight Island and the Neowise Comet

    Jul 15 2020

    Chooki and Pleep are here to give you the kidlines about science and sports! Today they talk about F1 debuting this year in Tuscany, UFC events on Fight Island, the Neowise comet, new missions to Mars, and baseball being back in Japan.

  • LNE - Chooki & Pleep - Science and Sports - Toronto Bluejays and Paradise Tree Snakes

    Jul 09 2020

    Chooki and Pleep are here to give you the kidlines about science and sports! Today they talk about scientists studying the paradise tree snake, the Toronto Blue Jays being ready to play, the 'map' inside planarian worms that allows them to regenerate, the NFL playing 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' during all Week 1 games, and great white sharks eating off the ocean floor.

  • LNE: World Kidlines with Paxton 7-1-2020 Koalas and a Saharan Dust Storm

    Jul 01 2020

    It's July 1, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about koalas becoming extinct, Kenyan balcony singing with the Rev Paul Machira, a ferry crash in Bangladesh, The King of Belgium, and a Saharan dust storm affecting The Caribbean.

  • LNE - World Kidlines with Paxton 6-30-2020: Burundi, locusts, Women's World Cup, Japan

    Jun 30 2020

    It's June 30, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about a swarm of locusts, a Women's World Cup announcement for 2023, budgets for British schools, female representation in Burundi, and how Covid-19 is affecting shopping in Japan.

  • LNE - World Kidlines with Paxton 6-29-2020: Kids News: Hadi Damien, Mette Frederiksen, earthquakes

    Jun 29 2020

    It's June 29, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about an earthquake in Mexico, a China-India territory dispute, telemedicine in Cameroon, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen delaying her wedding, and Hadi Damien (an activist in Lebanon who can finally celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride because of Covid-19 regulations.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E64 - Icelandic Tree Hugging

    Jun 27 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from April 28, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn how the federal government is not likely to help artists during the Covid-19 pandemic and how creative people are duplicating famous works of art on a Russian Facebook group. They also learn how hugging trees may help Icelanders cope with the pandemic, how First Book is trying to distribute books for those who need them most, and how Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E63 - Plato's Cave

    Jun 27 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from April 23, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram celebrate Earth Day and World Book Day! They learn about the modern style of the late William Bailey and Plato's cave allegory and why people are having unusual dreams during Covid-19. They also learn about a terrible Russian submarine explosion and why rent-own hybrid homes are troublesome. They learn about a bridge in Brazil built for tamarins because of deforestation and the dangers of being overweight at 4.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E62 - The Game of Life

    Jun 27 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from April 19, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn that the money the government is sending families because of Covid-19 is borrowed and that experiences with the bubonic plague has helped Russia fight the coronavirus. They also learn that Donald Trump is encouraging protests against some state governments and about John Horton Conway's Game of Life. They also learn about an auction to benefit comic book creators.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E61 - Katharine the Shark

    Jun 27 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from April 14, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about the contributions of the late Mort Drucker on satire and Mad Magazine and how people are buying more jigsaw puzzles and less comic books during the Covid-19 pandemic. They also learn about the possibility of Katharine the Shark re-emerging and how one salon gives virtual haircuts.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E60 - Velociraptor Fossil

    Jun 27 2020

    In this very special episode of Little News Ears from April 11, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram plan to travel through caves so that BoxerBlu can see his long lost wife in Zoocenia. They learn how a Brazilian organic chemist has created blue dye from beets and a velociraptor fossil found in New Mexico was named. They also learn about xenobots and how phytoremediation is helping a Superfund site remove toxins from plants. And baths seem to help people lower their chance of getting heart disease and strok...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E59 - Covid-19 Bear Hunt

    Jun 27 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from April 7, 2020 BoxerBlu and Bram learn how consumers who pay for live sports are demanding money back from cable companies due to Covid-19, about a worldwide 'bear hunt' for families, and a weekly Zoom meditation event. They also learn about a sloop discovered in Maine from the late 1700s and learn why a grazing fireball from 2017 was visible for so long.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E58 - Pablo Escobar's hippos

    Jun 27 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from April 1, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about the US military dropping bombs into a volcano in Hawaii to save a city, how Russian troll tactics have changed toward the 2020 US election, and how people shouldn't ski during the Covid19 pandemic. They also learned about how Pablo Escobar's hippos may be helping an ecosystem and that vampire bats share blood with family and 'friends.'

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 6-25-2020 - Spitting on Asian American Doctors

    Jun 25 2020

    It's June 25, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Asian American doctors being spit on, MLB coming back, Madison Cawthorn, The EU, and Dove Soap.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 6-24-2020 - Stinky Durian Fruit

    Jun 24 2020

    It's June 24, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about protesters in DC taking down a Confederate statue and a stinky durian fruit causing trouble in Germany. The Hajj to Saudi Arabia is strongly affected by Covid-19 and though the US is opening, Covid-19 tracking apps aren't ready. Should we defund the police? Some cities are already doing it.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 6-23-2020 - Tiktok Prank on Trump

    Jun 24 2020

    It's June 23, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Brazil's rising Covid-19 rate, a k-pop TikTok prank on Donald Trump, Trump's desire for AOC to become a senator, a wandering bear in White Plains, NY, and a possible second wave of Covid-19 in the fall.

  • LNE - Kiki's Kidlines - 6-19-2020 - Trump's Nazi Symbol Banned

    Jun 20 2020

    It's June 19, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about DACA, The Supreme Court, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Facebook, Tulsa, and the unemployment rate.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E78 - BLM and George Floyd

    Jun 08 2020

    In this special episode of Little News Ears from June 8, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram explain and denounce systematic racism in light of George Floyd's death. They discuss perspectives of Pat Robertson and Laura Ingraham and call for a kids' petition to Donald Trump against systemic racism and violence. In other news, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about the successful launch of a SpaceX spaceship and a 7 year-old who creates a 'prom' for his nanny. They also learn about a man who sheltered protesters and a...more

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E57 - Pirates of the Caribbean - Home Version

    May 30 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from March 30, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about how Covid-19 causes some people to suffer from anosmia and animals in certain vacant tourist destinations to become restive. They also learn about a rolling ant, a family in Utah that has recreated Pirates of the Caribbean, and Ikaria Wariooti being a distant ancestor of humans.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E56 - The Death of Kenny Rogers

    May 30 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from March 22, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about an Economist article that discusses how gay rural families are larger than gay urban families. They also learn about skijoring in Leadville, Colorado and about Richard Burr being accused of insider trading. BoxerBlu is especially sad that Kenny Rogers has died. They also learn that scientists are trying to find out where monarch butterflies go between winter and spring.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E55 - Thiophenes on Mars

    May 30 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from March 19, 2020 BoxerBlu and Bram learn how soap works and about an earthquake that happened near Salt Lake City, Utah. They also learn about Alfred Word's achievements as an astronaut and about the new recipients of the Abel Prize in math: Hillel Furstenberg and Gregory Margulis. They also learn that thiophenes have been found on Mars, hinting that maybe life once existed on the planet.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E54 - Mandatory Yoga in Nepal

    May 30 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from March 17, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about how the Far East of Russia is a bit like the Wild West in the US, how yoga is now mandatory for students in Nepal, and why birds are great engineers. They also learn about Russia's top court approving Vladimir Putin to remain as president until 2036 and that squatting is much better for you than sitting.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E53 - Dream Island in Russia

    May 30 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from March 14, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about Donald Trump's declaration of an emergency regarding Covid9 and how sunspots may be related to whales getting beached. They also learn about Sweden's Swimrun coming to America, how Russia now has a large amusement park called Dream Island and how one woman decided to clean up the rat problem in a park in New York City.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E52 - The Real Rosie the Riveter

    May 30 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from March 8, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn how animals communicate with each other to 'vote,' how Joe Biden won the majority of states on Super Tuesday, and how Daylight Savings Time is connected with car crashes. They also learn about Rosalind P. Walter, the original Rosie the Riveter and how black light can show how diseases spread.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E51 - Sleep inside Lucy the Elephant

    May 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from February 28, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn how shipwrecks create special ecosystems at the bottom of the sea, how Katherine Johnson helped astronauts, and about a new kind of testing called E-DNA. They also learn that black people in the US often do not live as long as white people and that one reason for this may be education and that people can sleep in Lucy the Elephant due to a fundraising plan of AirBNB.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E50 - Pliny the Elder's Skull

    May 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from February 21, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about a skull that might have belonged to Pliny the Elder, how ambergris might come from whale vomit, and how albatrosses can become equipped to spot sneaky boats in the water. They also learn how and why Edvard Munch's The Scream is fading and about ice volcanoes in Michigan.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E49 - Ancient Babylonian Math Trick

    May 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from February 14 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about professional bull riders in New York City, why dog parks can be dangerous, and how a math trick from the ancient Babylonians can be used to solve quadratic equations. They also learn about 'mudlarking' in London and about a mysterious repeating radio signal from outer space.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E48 - Ice-skating without Ice

    May 01 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from February 7, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about a way to ice skate without ice and why fireflies have mating problems. They also learn about scientists that used computers to bring the voice of a real mummy back to life and that Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders are the frontrunners in the Iowa Caucus. They also learn about a museum in Israel that shows how emojis and hieroglyphics are similar.

  • LNE - BB&B - S1E47 - The Death of Kobe Bryant

    Apr 28 2020

    In this episode of Little News Ears from January 31, 2020, BoxerBlu and Bram learn about the death of Kobe Bryant, about parrots displaying selfless behavior, about concrete that comes 'alive,' about new revelations from Jim Sanborn's Kryptos sculpture, and about Donald Trump. The President is expected to become acquitted of the charges laid out against him in his impeachment trial.