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 February 4, 2023. Precious teaches us about Award Shows! Emma Donoghue's 'Room,' Angela Bassett wins at the Golden Globes, Peter Pan and Wendy with Alexander Molony and Yara Shahidi. We also learn about the history of The Golden Globes, The Oscars, and The Tonys.
It's February 3, 2023. Boxerblu and Bram are back. They are teaching kids about mass produced furniture creating too much waste in landfills, teachers sneakily teaching their students about climate change, the life and death of the comedian known as Gallagher, a new set of blood groups, and a ten year-old who got a tattoo and caused her mom and the tattoo artist to get arrested.
It's February 1st, 2023. Veh interviews Precious, Dan Buck, Morgan Tarrant, Michelle Mitas, Timmy Ong, and Glow, and they interview her.
It's January 29, 2023. Paxton is back with 'world kidlines.' Today we learn about the loss of Pele and Pope Francis XVI, how an Australian nature preserve is trying to reintroduce a tortoise, the extreme popularity of panettone, and two news items about rare coins,
It's January 27, 2023. Clementine and her dads are back with news for kids a different way. They focus on Aurelio Voltaire ("Gothic Homemaking"), an 8 year-old who successfully climbed El Capitan, a possible connection between nose-picking and Alzheimer's, Han Solo made out of bread, and whether a famous artwork by Piet Mondrian is right side-up or upside-down.
It's January 22, 2023. Glow is back with news for kids with an Asian American perspective. Today we will learn about the world's youngest jiu-jitsu champion, Japan's Sakamoto Kaori, Chock & Bates, the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Messi wearing a bisht and causing an uproar, Japan's e-sport racing with the fastest American car!
It's January 21, 2023. Anika is back with a podcast episode about how we can take care of the earth better. Do you know what the 3 Rs are? How about composting? This episode is all for you!
It's January 17, 2023. Veh is back to teach us all about emojis. Check it out!
It's January 15, 2023. Anika is back with a follow-up episode about the advantages of electric cars: the disadvantages about electric cars. Check it out!
It's January 13, 2023. BoxerBlu and Bram are back with news for kids a different way. They focus on people who have surgery on their legs to be taller, a new video game called Trombone Champ, Bikers Against Child Abuse, bank robberies going down in popularity, and Virgin Australia offering $145,000 to people who choose the middle seat.
It's January 10, 2023. Veh is back with some fun facts about sea turtles!
It's January 8, 2023. Paxton is back with news for kids about the world. We learn about a Manx renaissance, people trying to protect indigenous art in Australia, two dogs that are problems in South Korea, an Urdu poetry festival, and how witches may have helped win the World Cup for Argentina?
It's January 3, 2023. Chooki and Pleep are back with Science and Sports news for kids. Today we're going to learn about Major League Baseball and black holes!
It's January 1, 2023. Happy New Year! Veh is back to teach us some fun facts about New Year's Day!
It's December 30, 2022. Precious highlights some great moments from the year and things to look forward to in 2023! Avatar: The Way of the Water. Michael B. Jordan. Olivia Rodrigo. K-Pop, a new musical. Blackish. The Tina Turner Musical. Sundance Film Festival. Phantom of the Opera. The Color Purple. Beyonce. Miss Universe.
It's December 28, 2022. Veh is back to teach us all about memes! What's Godwin's Law? Who was the Dancing Baby?
It's December 25th, 2022. If you celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas! Morgan Tarrant takes over the role of Paxton to teach world headlines (kidlines) for kids. Today Paxton teaches us about France: UNESCO embraces the baguette, armed guards protect France's water supply, and a museum in France that won't say where 80,000 skulls come from. We also learn about a company called Protonmail 'warring' with Russia, how the death of Jiang Zemin has caused problems in China, pr...more
It's December 21, 2022. Christmas is around the corner and Veh is here to teach us a lot of fun facts about Christmas and Hanukkah!
It's December 19, 2022. The World Cup ended yesterday and Argentina won!
It's December 17, 2022. Jade is back with news for kids for the Asian American community. She teaches us about the first Filipina to win a Junior Grand Slam Singles title, a Korean-American news anchor writing a book, the first time the names of Japanese Americans during WW2 have been collected, how Asian Americans voted last week in the Georgia runoff, and some amazing illusions by Asian Americans in America's Got Talent.
It's December 16, 2022. Jasper, Jarvis, and Clementine are back for this final episode of Dragon Ranger Owl of 2022. They teach kids about disco nannies, the life and death of Lily Renée Phillips, The Via Ferrata climbing routes, a Galileo forgery discovered at The University of Michigan, and camping becoming even more popular after the pandemic.
It's December 15, 2022. Ziga is back with her 9th World Cup Edition episode for kids about the World Cup.
It's December 13, 2022. Veh is back with news for kids about the Guinness Book of World Records. Check it out!
It's December 12, 2022. Ziga is back with a new World Cup edition about France v. England, Croatia v. Brazil, and France v. Morocco.
Our apologies! We mistakenly stated that Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been reelected as the President of The Central African Republic. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo has been reelected as the President of Equatorial Guinea. It's December 11, 2022. Paxton is back with world 'kidlines' about the World Cup; jaguars thriving in Mexico; the reelection of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in Equatorial Guinea, and Merhan Karimi, who inspired Tom Hanks character in The Terminal, passed ...more
It's December 8, 2022. This one's all about the knock-out round! Goncalo Ramos. Bono the Goalie. Morocco v. Spain!
It's December 7, 2022. Precious interviews Lauren Anderson from Houston Ballet.
It's December 6, 2022. Ziga is back with news for kids about the World Cup. Episode 6!
It's December 4, 2022. Veh is back and teaching us all about Epcot Center at Disney World!
It's December 3, 2022. Ziga is back with more World Cup stats! The Round of 16 is underway!
It's December 2nd, 2022. BoxerBlu and Bram are back to teach kids about superstitions surrounding the death of important people (like Queen Elizabeth II) and their bees; the death of Rommy Hunt Revson (inventor of the scrunchie); The Space Force's new hymn (Semper Supra); a ten year-old painter who is rocking it (Andres Valencia); and Camp Indigo, a summer camp for trans youth.
It's November 30, 2022. Ziga is back with all the World Cup winners and losers. Who will go to the Round of 16?
It's November 28, 2022. Ziga is back with the latest news about the World Cup. Who is in? Who is out?
It's November 27, 2022. Veh is back to teach us all about Elon Musk. Space-X, Tesla, Twitter, and more!
It's November 25, 2022. Paxton is back with world 'kidlines' about BTS enlisting in military service in South Korea, archaeological finds in Russia and Finland, Halloween celebrations in Saudi Arabia, and Nigerian Tiktokers getting caned for making fun of a governor.
It's November 23, 2022. Ziga is back with the latest World Cup stats for kids. Canada, Croatia, Japan? It's all there!
It's November 22, 2022. The World Cup is here! Ziga teaches us all about it, including scores from yesterday's game and controversies. Morgan Freeman, Ghanim Al Muftah, and John Jungkook from BTS are mentioned as well!
It's November 20, 2022. Veh is back to teach us all about learning virtually.
It's November 18, 2022. The family at Dragon Ranger Owl is back to teach kids about the life and death of Mad Magazine's Paul Coker, an upcoming Supreme Court case questioning whether Andy Warhol could modify Prince's likeness without paying royalties, the growing popularity of salvage stores, people trying to save the lanternfly, and corporal punishment returning to schools in the US.
It's November 16, 2022. Glow is back with Little Jade Tree News, news for the Asian American community. Anna May Wong will be the first Asian American on US currency. A man becomes a mixed martial arts hero on the NYC subway. An Asian American rocks at the US Chess Championships. The US celebrates Diwali. And the best schools in the world? Asian American.
It's November 14, 2022. The premiere of Veh's World at Little News Ears is happening next week! See you soon!
It's November 11, 2022. Paxton is back with world news kidlines about Elnaz Rekabi maybe being under house arrest, activists in Paris using parkour to turn out lights, The Great Star of Africa diamond and some controversy; Rishi Sunak as the new Prime Minister of the UK; and a proposal in New Zealand to tax cow burps and pee in order to stave off climate change.
It's November 10, 2022. Queen Zina is back to teach us about how scientists brought a spider back to life, how a bald eagle was seen in line at an airport, and how a man in China was trapped in a hydrogen balloon!
It's November 8, 2022. Precious is back to teach us about Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as well as tidbits from the entertainment world, including news about Tina Turner: The Musical, Keke Palmer's KeyTV, and Disney Plus's The Mysterious Benedict Society. Precious focuses on Marvel Entertainment's inclusion of breast cancer awareness in the new Thor movie as well as The Pink Song!