Little News Ears is a podcast for parents, teachers, and anybody who wants to learn about the news in a simple and different way. With 10 different shows and counting, it is made for kids to improve their critical thinking skills and ultimately increase their understanding of democracy. Kids are free to make any type of news as long as it is based on the truth! All episodes are curated (and occasionally written) by Dan Buck, a school leader at an independent school in Texas with 20 years of exp...more
It's May 27, 2023. Paxton is back with news for kids from around the world. Mexico is using the notorious Pegasus spy software more than any other country. India gets its first Apple store. In China people are saying bye to the business world for more quality time. A contest for kids to hunt feral cats is scrapped in New Zealand. And Finns are the happiest people in the world. Why?
It's May 24, 2023. In this episode, Precious presents sketch comedy. She explores the origins of theater, radio, and even today in television. Precious also covers breaking news.
It's May 19, 2023. Clementine, Jasper, and Jarvis are back. Today they teach kids about the life and death of Burny Mattison, Disney's longest-working employee; mental health gyms; giving the moon its own time zone; making cow's milk without using cows; and how Mississippi students helped establish the blueberry as Mississippi's state fruit.
It's May 16, 2023. AJ News is back with an interview! Brooklyn and Blakeley Kai are kids that make jewelry and sell them in Austin and everywhere! Check them out! https://brooklynshandmadejewelry.com/ and https://blakelykaijewelry.com/
It's May 10, 2023. Glow is back with news for kids from an Asian American perspective (and beyond). Lucy Liu had a baby in her 40s! Actor Lea Salonga and chef Edward Lee visit South Korea officially. Blackpink plays at Coachella! Does the term Asian American even make sense anymore? And who is Secretary of Labor nominee, Julie Su
It's May 7, 2023. Paxton is back with kidlines about news around the world. Today we learn about the Dalai Lama asking a boy to kiss him (but he apologized), truffle-hunting in Syria is in danger, throwing oranges for fun in Italy, the Yanomami people are dying in Brazil, and John Joseph was honored in Australia for fighting for workers' rights.
It's May 5, 2023. BoxerBlu and Bram are back and teaching kids about the life and death of Bob Born, who helped create the Peeps that we know today; the dangers of deepfake newscasts; concerns about the Artificial Intelligence of Sydney; how one Cornish town has created a musical number to entice a doctor to move there; and how Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, made some provocative racist statements and lost many endorsements.
It's May 3, 2023. Veh is back to teach us all abut the solar system. Let's check it out!
It's May 1, 2023. Precious is back to teach us all about poetry!
It's April 26, 2023. Veh is back with news for kids her own way. What's global warming? Is it the same as climate change?
It's April 23, 2023. Paxton is back with world 'kidlines.' Today we learn how you don't have to do "fun" things at work if you don't want to, ancient Roman coffin discoveries in the UK, how Japan uses fossil fuels in unusual ways (for example, kerosene to grow strawberries), gay rights being threatened in Uganda, and howler monkeys being endangered by building mansions in Costa Rica.
It's April 2023. On Dragon Ranger Owl, news for kids a different way, we learn about Pope Francis saying gay lifestyles are not a crime, but they are a sin; Splash Mountain water for sale from Disney World; Lloyd Morrisett, a founder of Sesame Street, passing away; MC Millaray, a Mapuche teenage rapper in Chile fighting for the rights of the Mapuche people; and unlikely influencers on Tiktok: Old-School Watch Dealers
It's April 19, 2023. Veh is back and teaching us all about extinct animals. What can you do to help stop animals from going extinct?
It's April 16, 2023. Glow is back with Asian American News for Kids. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan Have a baby! Filipino American Jason Robertson is a NHL hotshot. Miss Universe R'Bonney Gabriel! Donald Trump has said some racist things about Elaine Chao. Seattle is the first city to ban caste desegregation.
It's April 12, 2023. Veh is back with news for kids about online schools. What are they? How do they work?
It's April 9, 2023. Paxton is back with world kidlines. We learn about The United Kingdom limiting how many tomatoes you can buy, Japan discovering 7,000 islands it didn't know it had, Toblerone taking its Matterhorn image away, Russians getting pregnant and moving to Argentina to escape their country, and the Angola Carnival is back!
It's April 2023. BoxerBlu and Bram are back to teach us about news for kids a different way. In this episode we learn about Daniel Larsen, a senior who proves a key theorem about carmichael numbers; the US cancer rate falling; the restaging of Robert Whitman's 'happening' called 'American Moon;' the streetcar boom and how Warren Buffet doesn't want it to happen in Omaha; and the death of Balkrishna Doshi, a modernist Indian architect.
It's April 5, 2023. Veh is back to teach us about drinking water. How can we know if it's safe?
It's March 30, 2023. A college team from the Philippines rocks a debate challenge in Spain. U.S. Olympic figure skating team waits for silver medal to turn into gold. 'American Born Chinese' photo feature of Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan. How ballroom dance helped Asian immigrants. And what's the deal with the Chinese spy balloon?
It's March 29, 2023. Veh is back to teach us all about climate change. Let's learn!
It's March 26, 2023. Paxton is back with world 'kidlines.' Today we learn about yakuza members turning to softball, Kung Fun nuns in Nepal, the death of Gloria Maria, the stamina of hockey legend Jaromir Jagr, and the food poisoning of girls in Iran.
It's March 22, 2023. Precious is back with an interview of Gabrielle Loftin of Gabby's World Designs!
It's March 16, 2023. St. Patrick's Day is around the corner. Check out what Veh has to see about the holiday!
It's March 15, 2023. Veh is back to teach us all about the dangers of ocean pollution. Let's learn all about it!
It's March 12, 2023. Paxton is back with news for kids from around the world. Today Paxton teaches us about Sweden finding rare earth metals, people poisoning dogs in truffle wars, China making giant towers of pigs, Austria debating about the color of bees, and Camila choosing to not wear the Koh-i-Noor diamond.
It's March 8, 2023. Veh is back to teach us all about the Webb Telescope. Check it out!
We were inspired by The Guardian's article about using sugar kelp to combat climate change so we are rerunning an episode of Boxerblu and Bram that teaches us about The Johnny Appleseed of Sugar Kelp!https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/mar/01/specieswatch-sugar-kelp-north-sea-carbon-climate-crisisThis episode covers: Elvis weddings being banned in Las Vegas by the company that owns Elvis's likeness; how parents in Killingly, Connecticut don't want mental health care in th...more
It's March 1, 2023. We aren't out of winter yet. What is the winter solstice? Veh will explain!
It's February 27, 2023. Precious teaches us about recent (and up-and-coming) Marvel movies that feature diverse heroes and we hear about strong African American voices.