Newsy Jacuzzi is a weekly, world news podcast for smart kids and curious adults, covering science, animals, space, tech, culture, entertainment, sports… and even politics! The family friendly podcast is presented by a British-Indian-American mother-and-daughter duo, covering the world in a fun and engaging way. Newsy Jacuzzi also has kid correspondents from all over the world — Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. The New York Times calls us a "news variety show." We're also on the NYT's Top...more
Last of our slim summer “quick dips” into world news, followed by a guest episode from the Curious Kid Podcast (Curious About Sharks)!
So we're slimming down for summer this July, but since the news doesn't stop we're giving you a "quick dip" of world news, followed by a guest episode from the Cool Facts About Animals podcast (Mega Plastic episode)!
Hear our "quick dip" of world news, as we slim down for summer, followed by a guest episode from The Dorktales Storytime podcast - a "Hidden History" about native American engineer, Mary Golda Ross!
Hear the top five stories our loyal listers nominated as their favorite covered on Newsy Jacuzzi during our first year!
We've produced a year's worth of weekly world news podcasts for kids (and quite a few adults too)! Hear us reflect back on the past year and play the top stories nominated by our listeners. And play the best (or worst!) of our bloopers as well!
A major Hollywood movie is in the works about the Canadian “tree talk” pioneer, there's a new bamboo bat for cricket, a Spanish shepherdess school is calling all Bo-Peeps and a Swedish city embraces its rain
British scientists discover fruit flies get hangry (who knew!), a New Delhi teen creates affordable air purifiers, Spain’s robot chef creates a stir and London’s sky-pool gives onlookers the heebeegeebees!
Mega space news from new missions to Venus, fly-by of Jupiter moon, worms head space and kites on Mars, plus a cargo ship fire leads to plastic pollution for Sri Lanka, EV battery recycling break-through and Megawa, the mine-sniffing "Hero Rat," retires .
Hear how the Maldives will create a "floating city" in hopes of combating rising seas that could wipe the archipelago out, how Russia and the US race to get dramatic in space, the latest on the swarms of stinky and tasty (oh, really?!) cicadas in the eastern part of America and one Frenchman's secret, snotty ingredient for soap!
The US finally - openly - investigates UFOs, international burger day for earthlings (but maybe aliens too?!), dramarama online theatre workshops are all the rage and the quaint English take to croquet to battle out a word dispute.
Hear how Taiwan lives through its worst drought in 56 years, plus we explain the US gas ransom hack, how Brits trade their stiff-upper-lip for hugs, how Australia's overrun by mice and the discovery of the many-butted marine worm we like to call the "cetibutt!"
A quarter of humanity celebrates Eid, COVID is making us kinder, biggest plane on path to rocket launch, Duke of Burgundy butterfly flutters back from brink of extinction and which is better for urban lawns? It's sheep versus lawnmowers. All that and more on this week's episode! Thanks to Eestends for the music: Travis Scott RODEO X Kanye Type Beat used in the Sheep V Lawnmower story.
Get ready - the cicadas are coming to the US! Also, bacteria fights microplastic, Girl Scout cookie meltdown, bookworms get crazy for book clubs, lamprey bloodsucker fish fights extinction in Australia. (This week's art is courtesy of Yule Liu!)
As India buckles under a COVID crisis, we hear from our kid correspondent who’s recovered from the virus, plus an episode full of distraction hacks from dancing, to Olympic "gaming" (yes, gaming), a civics lesson in US trials plus pet love in Central Asia
Hear why Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict is important for America, how NASA makes space history with the first-ever flight on another planet, soccer's Super League skirmish and MIT researchers translate spider "talk." All that and more on this week's episode! And a huge thank you to Yule Liu for her delightful artwork rendition of NASA's Ingenuity.Courtroom sketch is Reuters/Jane Rosenberg.
Hear about the discovery of Egypt’s lost “golden city," Georgia’s debate over a new voting law, the French love for French-bread, Lego larceny (stop thief!) and the real (ish) Candy Land in California and more this week!
Hear about the cargo ship chaos, space center on-the-go, how The Mississippi River got clean, Nat’l Poetry Month and Cairo's march of the mummies
Happy Holi, Happy Easter and April Fools'! Hear about Spring celebrations, Spain's 4-day week, the cotoneaster pollution-eating plant, NASA's breath box on Mars and crazy Easter candy! Five unbelievable stories - four are totally true, but one will April Fool you!
The craze for pets during the pandemic takes effect! Find out which country is happiest, what people will do for free sushi and stunning Rubik’s Cube moves in India - all that and more in this week's Newsy Jacuzzi!And for more of what you heard...See the list of the UK's most popular pandemic pet names here: UK’s most popular lockdown pet names revealed - CBBC NewsroundCheck out the Rubik's cube moves here: 8-year-old from Bengaluru solves 3 Rubik’s Cubes using his hands and feet. Watch | Hindu...more
Water and solar powered planes, instruments made from ice, Afghan girls singing ban lifted, raccoon friend, lost walrus and the snail that severs its own head! All that and more on this week's dip in the whirlpool of news and information! Some links of items covered on our show...The Dodo - Raccoon Brings Her Baby To Meet Her Human Best Friend | FacebookMinor Swing Django Reinhardt by Ice Music Sweden | Free Listening on SoundCloudhttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/playing-it-cool...more
Newsy Jacuzzi is a weekly world news podcast for smart kids and curious adults - it's a whirlpool of news and information! Or as the New York Times put it, "a news variety show" for kids by kids - one of their "30 best" podcasts for kids, in fact. It's great family entertainment (and, shhhhh, it's educational too!). New podcasts out every Wednesday. Subscribe, rate and review!
How did International Women’s Day begin and where’s it going, Amazon shakes up shopping with cachier-free shops, oranges spark electricity and a “purr”fect rescue of four cats at sea in Thailand. All that and more in this week's episode! The art for this week's episode is thanks once again to Edie Cizeika Bower.
From bricks to clothes – clever plastic waste solutions, a slug dangles like a spider, a new Van Gogh painting surfaces, world's most expensive video and the snoring Imam - all that and more!
Stunning videos show Perseverance landing on Mars, an endangered ferret is cloned, flying cars ready for take-off, second-hand Stonehenge, rowing teacher triumph and foul fatberg clogs London sewer!
What the Year of the Ox means and how it’s celebrated, winter storms grip US, Finnish artist makes humungous snowflake (out of snow?!), teenager gives away car and a 17,000-year-old conch is played - all that and more!This week's art is courtesy of Edie Cizeika Bower.
Tourism to the cosmos takes off, Spain’s sea-grass balls eat plastic, South Korea paints an island purple and New Zealand’s cactus smuggler is caught - all that and more in this week's Newsy Jacuzzi whirlpool!
How dogs went from predators to pets, app translates dog-talk, Flaming Lips bubble gig, wombat poo mystery solved, Prince Charles' terra carter plan and more!Special thanks this week to artist Edie Cizeika Bower for the fab cover art!
Electric vehicles, driverless cars, solar motorbikes are here, plus warty pig cave drawing and wheelchair man climbs skyscraper!
India's cricket team makes sporting history, microplastics pollute the Arctic, Adidas fungi footwear and mealworms for dinner, anyone?
This week hear how the storming of the US Capitol tests democracy, about the ancient café uncovered in Pompeii, how millions of chopsticks are reused and an Indian man's rice ATM. SHOW NOTES: Do check out the BEST KIDS PODCAST 2021 list we made it onto - thank you, Feedspot!Also, here is a link to the super cool Pompeii discovery and the chopstick recycler.
Hello and happy new year! We are temporarily reporting from London for the next few weeks - yep, lockdown central. Help us usher in the new year by hitting subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts and also joining the Newsy Jacuzzi Facebook community here. Watch and hear NASA's space 'sounds' here.Plus for two really great articles on the vaccines and the virus check out:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51665497https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/16/well/live/life-after-covid.html
Did you know there’s a new way to track dog years? Or how to make your cat smile? And what are your pets really thinking? How about the rat who saves lives, the mice that aren't mice, or coronavirus sniffing dogs? Have a listen to the best animal stories of the year!
It’s Christmas! Find out what that means for our reporters around the world. Plus, it’s that time of the year when we take stock of the last twelve months and as a special Xmas treat we give you our wackiest and weirdest Newsy Jacuzzi Oddball stories of 2020!
From 3D dinosaurs (in your living room!), Japan’s Norimaki synthesizer “taste pop,” the super squid bot, the revolutionary Hyperloop, H&M’s magic loom and the tech power of the… pencil!
Digital facial reconstruction of Saint Nicholas courtesy of Image Foundry.
It’s beginning to look like… an alien left something in the Utah desert? Hear about the mysterious monolith, White House pets, big holiday for Sikhs, Oz girl’s kick-start and an Indian tale of perseverance.
Gratitude for COVID-19 vaccines, but what’s it really mean? Plus hear about the violin thank you, the virus survivor who got bit by a cobra, the super robot squid, Thanksgiving in America and the strange advice to eat more sugar!
Hear how future travel will swoosh thanks to Virgin’s Hyperloop, how brooms go “vroom” in Brazil, Japan’s monster wolf robot, India’s leopards and baseball’s first female general manager.
Festival season is underway in India – Happy Diwali! – while England’s bonfire night marks a big explosion that never happened. In science news clothing giant H&M turn old clothes into new yard and in Finland they prove dirty daycares are good for kids!
Hear reports across the US as voters show up in record numbers, about dirty cars creating clean energy, the city of angels becoming the city of champions and an odd animal election that’s barking mad!
On our Spooky Special episode, hear about Asia’s Hungry Ghost Festival, America’s Halloween and Mexico’s Day of the Dead, which all have more in common than you think. But that’s not all, we also have the mystery of killer whales that go bump at sea and Japan’s drive-in haunted houses.
Big thanks to some special contributions this week from fellow podcasters at the Kids Listen network: The Past and the Curious and Curious Kid Podcast. https://www.kidslisten.org/https://thepastandthecurious.com/https://curiouskidpodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Special thanks again to Amaira and Anaira Mirza for their joint work on this week's fabulous artwork!
Do lakes on Mars mean there’s Martian life? Also, find out why NASA sends an expensive titanium toilet to space, why India built the longest and highest highway tunnel in the world, who the Solely Sunshine girl is and how canines are sniffing out the coronavirus in Finland.
We jump into the ring of the US presidential election. We also hear about McDonald’s embrace of the “re-use” cup culture in Britain, the Spanish athlete who takes being a “good sport” to a higher level and move over Mighty Mouse… find out how a hero rat is saving lives! Oh, and for International Podcast Day - we share our favorites!!
Special thanks to Amaira and Anaira Mirza for their joint work on this week's fabulous artwork!
Why are fires tearing across the West Coast of America? We break it down. We also shout from the rooftops about our fav science show, Netflix's "Connected," we hear about a rooftop concert in Germany, the loneliest elephant in the world and a fly trap that goes wrong in France.
Hear how the skies are going to crowd with flying cars, jetpack flyers and delivery drones. Also those coronavirus poo fighters triumph in Arizona and it’s game-on for cricket's Indian Premier League.
Hear special guests "Hey Black Child" on race tensions in the US, also about the ocean's mysterious blue holes, Nigeria's dancing sensation and the "cheeky" way to stop lions eating cows.
Hear what Greenland's melting ice cap means for you, the high-tech power of low-tech pencils, Japan's answer to socially distanced haunted houses, the crazy league season in US sports and how it snowed cocoa in Switzerland.
The storm season is creating heavy monsoon rain in Asia and whipping up hurricanes in the Americas, also hear about a Kenyan boy's clever hand-washing contraption and the story of the sly fox and the cat thief all on this week's Newsy Jacuzzi!
In our special Ocean Episode hear the spectacular plans for an underground sea station, what woke up after being asleep at sea for a 100 million years, about lost sailors rescued from a tiny island, why Spanish beaches are surprisingly packed and the blue lobster found… at a Red Lobster restaurant!
We explore the likely “Covid Code of Conduct” when school reopens, hear the show goes on in Austria, how private space travel is making history, about the two Indian schoolgirls who discovered an asteroid and how you can get 3D dinosaurs in your living room, really!
Hear us volley (with a real tennis ball!) the pros and cons about going back to school or not, muse over the cotton candy iPhone Photo Awards and Facebook's "reel" competition for TikTok, plus KFC are digitally printing chicken nuggets (yumm?!) and Burger King think they have the answer to making cows fart less.
Hear about the race to find a COVID19 vaccine and how US college sports are on hold, also how to spot the biggest comet of your lifetime, never mind block your noisy neighbors. Find out about Toronto's drive-in art gallery and an English pub that goes to shocking lengths to maintain social distancing.
Find out why some lemurs and whales are almost extinct, why NASA needs your help, the big fight in video game consoles, the best socially distant event EVER and how the world’s highest mountain is inspiring a cycling craze that's getting a boost because of the pandemic.
Music and sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com
Music and sound effects obtained from https://www.zapsplat.com
Newsy Jacuzzi is a whirlpool of news and information for smart kids and curious adults! Hear how it all began when a certain half-Indian-half-American kid was stuck at home during the pandemic. Leela Sivasankar Prickitt is bubbling with curiosity about the world. Good thing her journalist mom, Lyndee Prickitt, is too. Together they produce a weekly world news podcast with the help of kid correspondents all over the globe. Great family entertainment and education! New podcasts out every Wednesday...more