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 ...more
It's February 2, 2021. Winston is lost on a mushroom-gathering mission! Enzo and Felix explain why Joe Biden can't open the White House door, how a millionaire has only two chances to unlock his Bitcoin account, how maybe platypuses may be genetically superior to humans, the oldest cave paintings being discovered in India, and a wristband that tells your boss if his employees are unhappy.
It's January 27, 2021. BoxerBlu and Bram teach us about changes to America with Joe Biden in charge, controversy over the Nebra Sky Disk, a man who just wanted to play catch, the popularity of retrocomputing, and Ferrari's new SUV, Purosangue.
It's January 30, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about farm smells and sounds being protected in France, a farmers' protest in India, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin having a phone conversation, an 11 year-old environmentalist in Colombia, and a man who plans to live on sustainable living in Dubai.
It's January 23, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about birdsong competitions in Suriname, an audiobook app for African storytelling, an athlete in Hong Kong who climbs high, Alexey Navalny arrested in Russia, and the dangers of posting on Instagram in Iran.
It's January 22, 2021. Chooki and Pleep 'kidify' the sports and science headlines about the African crested rat, the Ubirajara jubatus dinosaur, Gitanjali Rao, The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, and the NFL playoffs.
It's February 4, 2021. Queen Zina teaches us about weird and gross news for kids, including changing cheek cells into steaks, a lady walking off a plane on Ukraine International Airlines, the ugliest orchid in the world, a Japanese man selling masks of strangers, and a strange nativity scene at The Vatican.
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It's January 20, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about Joe Biden's inauguration, Donald Trump's second impeachment, the popularity of chess during the pandemic, Let's Learn NYC, a Canadian website meant to help small businesses over Amazon, how swordfish are impaling sharks.
It's January 16, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Singapore's lack of Covid-19 cases in universities, ham sandwiches as contraband in The Netherlands, young Nigerian filmmakers, Australia's new national anthem, and the end of Ford in Brazil.
It's January 8, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' headlines about the Sinovac vaccine, the election in the Central African Republic, Americans fleeing to Mexico City, a white Bengal tiger cub, and Algeria jailing a provocator named Walid Kechida.
It's January 6, 2021. Kiki 'kidifies' the headlines about Trump and Raffensperger, the election in Georgia, Disney's new rides, the idea of halving the Covid-19 Moderna vaccine, and possible cruelty to dairy cows.
It's January 5, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about a high schooler who was expelled for saying vulgar things on social media, the death of Noah Chreshevsky, puppy scams during the Covid-19 pandemic, a piece of the Great Pyramid found in Scotland, and police drones in Chula Vista, CA.
It's January 1, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about an earthquake in Croatia, a new Miss Transqueen in India, a new variant of Covid-19 from the UK, an entrepreneur in the UAE who makes snowboards, and the Democratic Republic of Congo rejoining the AGOA trade pack.
It's March 17, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about a robotic dog used by the police called Digidog, a Norwegian artist who makes and plays instruments made of nice, new rules for women soldiers in the US army about their hair, a Chinese divorce court making a man pay his ex for housework, and batteries being used in Salt Lake City for a better environment. Check out the video at Little News Ears
It's December 22nd, 2020. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us all about the death of Frank Carney, the death of Chuck Yeager, how sewing is getting popular with men, how a 2nd Grade science experiment went into space, and how Bob Dylan sold his entire music catalog for $300 million dollars.
It's December 27, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about the Olympics in Paris in 2024, an ancient wolf cub found in Canada, an interesting new burger at McDonald's, an online bidder who gets to see the Mona Lisa up close, and Russia's future in the helium market
It's December 19, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' news about gold in Venezuela, a cyclone in Fiji, Putin's possible duplicate office, the US recognizing Morocco's control of Western Sahara, and new species of animals in Bolivia.
It's December 13, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about boxing grandmas in South Africa, the first Covid-19 vaccines in the UK, bionic soldiers in France, the US leaving Afghanistan, and Nepal and China deciding that Mount Everest is taller than we thought
It's December 15, 2020. BoxerBlu and Bram teach us all about the dangers of NYC for the blind during the Covid-19 pandemic an animal bridge in Utah, news about the Georgia runoff, headbutting caterpillars, and a shop in Japan that is over a thousand years old.
It's December 9, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Rudy Giuliani, Joe Biden and masks, Amazon Prime scams, anti-racism teacher training in San Diego, and Jupiter and Saturn
It's December 8, 2020. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us all about how accurate artificial photos of people are becoming, the resurgence of jazz in NYC, opera by mail, saving a swan in NYC, and the death of Maradona.
It's December 4, 2020. Chooki and Pleep teach us all about platypuses that glow in ultraviolet light, predictive technology at Popeyes and Burger King, wrinkled bats that take off their masks, the return of NCAA basketball, and the US Women's Golf Tournament is back too!
It's November 25, 2020. Cherry, Bird, and Cow are back and are teaching us all about Alex Trebek's passing, Fungie the Dolphin being missing, time cells in our brains, the importance of lullabies, and the victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
It's November 28, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' headlines about a protester in Singapore, a kiss between a Hindu and a Muslim, a warning for Canadian drivers about moose, free tampons for women in Scotland, and a family speaks out about Loujain al-Hathloul
It's November 26, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' the headlines about Joe Biden's transition, Ken Jennings on Jeopardy, a hunger problem in Rhode Island, John Kerry's new role, and toilet paper problems returning.
It's November 21, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' the world headlines about a white giraffe in Kenya, the arapaima gigas fish in Brazil, how Joe Biden's presidency will affect Kim Jong Un and Palestine, and how Stirling High School in the UK helped the British Antarctic Survey to find emperor penguins in Antarctica.
It's November 14, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' the headlines about Prince Akishino, Prince Khalifa Al Khalifa, Joe Biden's ancestral home in Ireland, the greater glider, and an ancient Peruvian female hunter
It's November 13, 2020. Chooki and Pleep give us science and sports headlines about the venomous slow loris, the LA Dodgers, diabolical ironclad beetles, Covid-19 and the Wisconsin Badgers, and old chimps' friendship habits.
It's November 7, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' headlines about the 'greatest' crier in Mexico City, beached whales in Sri Lanka, a Somali scorpion, danger to the olive harvest in the West Bank, a Muslim nation boycott on French goods.
It's November 6, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' the news about the US election, Sean Connery, a walking dog in China, Lady Gaga, and Disney's new robot
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
It's 10-10-20. Paxton 'kidifies' the news about Nagorno-Karabakh, The Golden Dawn, Led Zeppelin, and child influencers in France
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's September 18, 2020! Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Tucker Carlson, Joe Biden, Jenny Durkan, Robert Redfield, and Hurricane Sally
It's September 16, 2020. Paxton 'kidifies' headlines about the Benin Bronzes, North Korean propaganda, climate change, peace talks in Afghanistan, and Martin Vizcarra
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
It's July 15, 2020, Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Chan Santokhi, Axayácatl's Tomb, flogging in Sudan, Hong Kong Covid-19 measures, and Bastille Day in France
It's July 14, 2020, Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about The Redskins, Roger Stone, Anthony Fauci, the heat, Covid-19, and fax machines.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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
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
It's July 2, 2020. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Facebook, Trump's allies, Covid-19, Kid Rock, and birthrates
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.
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.
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.
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
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 ...more
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
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
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...more
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.