Little News Ears is a podcast for parents, teachers, and anybody who wants to learn about the news in a simple way. With 10 different shows and counting, it is made for kids (and adults) who want to learn about news in a different way. All episodes are curated, and often written by Dan Buck, a school leader at an independent school in Texas with close to 20 years of experience as a teacher and school leader around the world. There are several types of show, including longer and more in-depth sho...more
It's May 1, 2022. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about water guns being given to hotel guests to fight seagulls in Venice; Pakistan's new prime minister, Shehbaz Sherif; Emmanuel Macron's win; gold ingots returned to France; Peres Jepchirchir's Boston Marathon win; and Japan's Monkey Queen
It's May 20, 2022. Season Finale! Clementine and her dads are back with news for kids in a different way. Today they'll teach us about the dangers of bigorexia, Celtic wisdom in trees, the discovery of The Endurance, how an assistant principal got fired for reading 'I Need a New Butt' and Mattel's new line of environmentally friendly toys.
It's April 20, 2022. Andrew teaches us about Chinese Language Day!
It's April 19, 2022. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Thailand wishing to change its name from Bangkok to Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, France's Macron vs. Le Pen, Zimbabwe's only woman mining brand producing jewelry, Costa Rica's newly elected Rodrigo Chaves, and Australia sending Bushmaster vehicles to Ukraine.
It's March 25, 2022. Anika teaches us all about news about space exploration, including to Mars, and about the sun.
It's May 6, 2022. BoxerBlu and Bram are back with a scary but true story of using the Heimlich maneuver to save Bram. We'll learn about Anna von Hausswolff's 'Satanic' music that is offending some Catholics, Trump coins (their mysterious origins and and how they aren't actually connected to crypto currency), a child author who put his book in a library illegally and gained a cult following, and a company called Chop Value that is recycling chopsticks, big time.
It's April 3, 2022. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, and NATO; Tokyo's fashion show, using crows to pick up cigarette butts; Amazon not being able to build in South Africa; and the Taliban has broken its promise about girls going back to school..
It's March 15, 2022. Glow is back with Little Jade Tree News. March is also known as Women's Month. This episode is all about being the best, winning the gold and being at the top of lists.
It's March 13, 2022. Ericka's back with some math news: Pi Day is tomorrow! Learn a little bit about the holiday and celebrate with a teacher or a parent.
It's April 22, 2022. Clementine and her dads, Jasper and Jarvis, teach us about Pope Francis saying that owning pets isn't good; the contributions of Magawa, a large landmine finding rat; Chuck McGinley's amazing tool to study smells; Sunnyvale, California using green lasers to deter crows; and controversy about the new M&Ms.
It's March 20, 2022. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines once again. This week he teaches kids about McDonald's, Coca-cola, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks pulling out of Russia; China being angry at Lithuania for keeping relations with Taiwan; women's marches in Pakistan getting stronger; and the newest president of South Korea shaking things up.
It's March 22, 2022. In this episode, Precious presents the breaking news, types of jobs in television, television history, and 3 influential women in TV; in honor of women's history month. We learn about Shonda Rhimes, Tina Fey, and Issa Raye.
It's February 6, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about rare twin elephants born in Kenya, the devastation of the tsunami and volcanic eruption in Tonga, Indonesia changing its capital city, a 19 year-old Belgian pilot flying around the world, and a 4,000 year-old board game discovered in Oman.
It's February 10, 2022. Glow is back with Asian American news for kids. Today Glow will teach us about American Girl's First Asian American doll, reinforcing Asian American studies, hope for Asian Americans with disabilities, gathering for an Asian American victim in a NYC subway, and how the US is offering aid to the people of Tonga.
It's April 9, 2022. BoxerBlu and Bram are back to teach us about news for kids that relates to Disney censoring The Simpsons in Hong Kong, how cook books can often be plagiarized, a 5 million dollar lawsuit against Kelloggs over not having enough strawberries in Strawberry Pop-Tarts, celebrities like Justin Bieber promoting fast food products, and the explosion of regional soda chains.
Brand new show! It's February 8, 2022. Anika teaches us all about research into dogs being bilingual on her show, The Spontaneous Works of Earth.
It's February 20, 2022. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about the Beijing Winter Olympics, Swedish composers making K-pop, Queen Elizabeth II wishing Camilla Bowles to become Queen, 6 coups in Africa, and Irish fishermen who convince the Russian Navy to go somewhere else.
It's February 23, 2022. Elyssa is back with Wow! News, teaching us about the youngest magazine editor ever, the history of the Olympics, the 2022BH7 asteroid, and about the CNEOS and NASA. As always, there are some bloopers too!
It's March 25, 2022. Clementine and her dads are back to teach us about the passing of a pioneer: Masyuki Uemura, who created the Nintendo Entertainment System. They also learn about a 6th grade hero who saved two people's lives in one day, about Birds Aren't Real?, Earth's biggest black box (to record climate change), and how grandmothers may share a deeper bond with their grandchildren than with their own children.
It's March 6, 2022. BoxerBlu and Bram teach kids about the concept of realpolitik, Ludwig von Rochau, Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, propaganda, sanctions, Volodoymyr Zelenskyy, Joe Biden, BBC shortwave radio, and The Ghost of Kiev. Please consider donating funds to help Ukraine through one of these organizations: https://www.kxan.com/news/international/ukraine/list-charities-supporting-ukrainians-vetted-by-the-bbb/
It's April Fools! Please listen to our short show of real and imaginary headlines. Can you guess which one is which? And don't forget to check out other kids podcasts' special April Fools' Day Episodes like Newsy Pooloozi, Dorktales Storytime, Best Whatever Ever, Stories for Wonderful Children, and Cool Facts about Animals!