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 June 12, 2022. Paxton is back to 'kidify' world headlines about Google Translate offering Quecha as an option, a heat wave in India hurting the mango, how one dentist brought ambulances to Somalia, how tattoo artists are rebelling in South Korea, how cameras are becoming normal in South Korean hospitals, and how Haitians had to pay reparations to enslavers (not those who were enslaved)
Brand New Show! DD teaches us all about the newest federal holiday of Juneteenth!
It's June 1, 2022. Paxton is back with 'world kidlines' about the war in Ukraine affecting bullying in Europe, why a $4 lunch is 'cool' in Hong Kong, how Liberia is really into surfing, how Cubans are immigrating to the US illegally in record numbers, and how Canadians don't like the idea of Prince Charles becoming King.
It's May 28, 2022. In this episode, Precious walks the viewers through preparing for a pageant and presents breaking news. She also interviews a special guest.
It's April 11, 2022. Glow is back with Little Jade Tree News for Kids. South Asian Americans have a complicated relationship with the swastika, top 10 Asian schools and where to study, how America's Chinese restaurants are determined to survive, an increase in Asian American hate crime in New York City, and Asian Americans are working together to fight racism.
It's June 10, 2022. BoxerBlu prepares for a journey to help his mother drive cross country. We learn about companies that illegally lease dogs; how a man "married" a fictional character named Akihiko Kondo; Vladimir Putin's secret attack dolphins; the death of Regine, the creator of the first disco; how PimEyes knows everything you've done online; and a father who created a roller coaster for his 3 year-old. And we learn about BGG Spring
Out of respect for the January 6th Committee Hearings we are rerunning our January 6th episode for kids as we learn more about what Trump did and didn't do. 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 May 20, 2022. Paxton is back to 'kidify' world kidlines about South Koreans getting younger on paper, Ireland's newest census is a time capsule, the dangers to Belize's jaguar population, young skaters are planning on skating across through Mozambique, and Russia's 'Victory' Day.
It's June 3, 2022. BoxerBlu and Bram are back for the penultimate episode of the season. We learn all about OpenAI's Dall-E; a hero advocate for homeless students; the life and death of Jordan Mooney, Punk Icon; a Sikh who is suing the United States Marine Corps, and how Flamingo 492 is still on the loose...
Brand new show! It's May 8, 2022. Meet Clare who will teach you all about Adventures of the Past. In this episode we learn about King Tut's dagger, which many have believed was a gift from aliens. Some scientists think it may have been made in Turkey! The mystery goes on.
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.