Newsy Pooloozi 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 Pooloozi 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 T...more
Kid News This Week: Tons of nature news this week! From understanding chimp gestures to a new “duck” dinosaur discovered and seaspider that can regrow their butts! Also, Ticketmaster apologies to Taylor Swift and US Senators riff off Tay-tay’s lyrics (you gotta hear it!), a special report from Taiwan for the Chinese Lantern Festival and a treasure hunt for some ill-gotten Nazi loot leaves some Dutch villagers unhappy.
Kid News This Week: Texas biotech company closer to resurrecting the woolly mammoth, two dinosaur discoveries – one in India and one in the US, Avatar and its director, James Cameron break box office records and Australian park rangers discover a massive cane tone the size of a small dog, given the name “toadzilla” – all that news and more!
Kid News This Week: Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the rabbit – what does that mean? Australia’s marathon marathoner who ran 150 marathons in a row, the English woman who uses her drone to save lost dogs and Bolivia’s epic search for a cat that went missing after taking a BOA flight – all that and more!
Kid News This Week: Grand funeral for groundbreaking Pope Benedict, now Catholics asking if Pope Francis will also retire, UK fails to launch satellites from “cosmic girl,” but NASA finds crater full of opal gemstones on Mars hinting to microbial life on the red planet, England bans single-use plastic for take-away food and Argentina’s inflation is so high one artist uses cash for canvasses – all that and more!
Kid News This Week: Hear about the ground-breaking research into why we get colds and flus, plus US bad weather brings out heroic and kind acts, Australian school students banned for acrylic nails and Belgium environmentalist find use in human hair.
Kid News This Week: As the year comes to a close, we look back at the biggest news stories of 2022 from Russia’s war on Ukraine to unusual protests in Iran and China, the end of an epic royal reign as Queen Elizabeth II dies, plus world population reaches new peak and all eyes on the world cup in Qatar.
Kid News This Week: Best oddballs of the year from sea-sponge snot and deep-sea blue goo to Spain’s ghost village, Hong Kong’s dumbest thieves, Malaysia’s slithery plane passenger, Vietnam’s glass bottom bridge, the strongest shoulders and the most expensive shoes, ever!
Kid News This Week: Hear the first in our special holiday "Best Of" series - kicking it off with our best nature stories for 2022 from Earth Day to the return of cheetahs to India, Australia’s endangered koalas, Bangladesh’s oyster reef, the rebranding of a fish as carp becomes copi, swimming spinosaurs, feeding Florida’s manatees and drumming chimpanzees!
Kid News This Week: Scientists make out of this world material - tetrataenite– in a lab (!) that could help save the world! Plus Prince William’s Earthshot prizes from innovative eco-warriors, Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year (any idea what goblin-mode means?!?), Taylor Swift-versus-Australia’s endangered frogs and high school students in Utah make an epic gingerbread house!
Kid News This Week: Unusual protests in authoritarian China, two young inventors create plastic recycle machine that makes 3D printer filament, spring comes early in UK – what are the knock-on effects? – and down under in New Zealand some young and enthusiastic rat-catchers help save kiwi birds by ridding the island of rodents
Kid News This Week: One of the biggest sporting events on earth kicks off in the desert of Qatar – we’ll tell you why World Cup 2022 is five months late, plus NASA’s Artemis 1 rocket finally takes off, Taylor Swift’s ticket woes, Taiwan’s peace panda dies but will it end “panda diplomacy” and a message in a bottle is found – but you won’t guess where!
Kid News This Week: There are now 8 billion earthlings, Switzerland breaks record with the world’s longest train, Banksy’s 8 artworks in Ukraine, Taylor Swifts MTV Europe sweep and the men who braid the their beards together to create the longest beard in the world, beating Germany.
Kid News This Week: Who knew busy bees like to play not just make honey?! Speaking of bees – their numbers are dropping, so the UK is creating special bus stops to attract bees and butterflies to help pollinate more plants. We’ll also give you the latest on the anti-hijab protest in Iran – with a woman rock-climber ditching her headscarf in a recent competition. Also, a major environment summit is taking place in Egypt – COP 27 – we’ll tell you what it means and why it’s important. Plus – new fa...more
Kid News This Week: Hear Earth’s magnetic field courtesy of the European Space Agency (ESA), the sad news of South Korea’s stampede and India’s bridge collapse, Taylor Swift tops the pops and breaks pop music records, candy inflation effects Halloween and nose picking primates discovered – yes, aye-ayes like to use their middle finger for a snot search! All that and more this week.
Kids News This Week: Autum is a season full of festivals from the scary to the sweet - this autumn festival capsule has the story behind most of them. From Halloween in the US to Asia's Hungry Ghost Festival and Mexico's Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Never mind the Indian festivals, including Diwali for Hindus and Guru Nanak, the biggest festival for the Sikhs. Oh, and did we mention the British Guy Fawkes festival, also called Bonfire Night? Have a listen to get into the festive mood!
Kids News This Week: Did you know mushrooms "chat" to each other? Or that dancing can be used to power a Scottish nightclub? Hear all about it, plus a new era in tennis as sporting greats go from the court and a San Francisco cafe dishes up a posh dog's dinner for the city's many pups -- all this week on the only world news podcast for curious kids and adults!
Kid News This Week: We dive into the Nobel Prizes and what the “merchant of death” has to do with it?! We also tackle the story of the protests in Iran and explain why they are so important. Plus, California’s “plastic piranha” is unleased and India’s “mystic” temple crocodile dies. All that and more this week on the only world news podcast for curious kids and adults!
Kid News This Week: It’s the “invasion” of stink bugs in the US & spider crabs in France, India’s electric car built from scrap, M&M and Quality Street candy news, plus dogs detect stress with their noses – all that and more this week!Thanks also to Roa Music for supplying the backtrack to the Kids Listen promo.
Kid News This Week: Festive season in India is underway with Ganpati, Navratri and Dussehra festivals, NASA crashes asteroid, carp changes its name to tempt people in the US to eat the fish, in the UK TikTok might get fined and passengers on a flight to Hawaii get a ukulele treat!
Kid News This Week: NASA’s Artemis-1 moon rocket set to try launching again, Queen Elizabeth II’s epic funeral, UK Royal Mint releases Harry Potter coins, India’s running doctor defies traffic and deep-sea blue goo mystifies scientists in the Caribbean, plus the world wrap of news and the fab fact quiz!
Kid News This Week: UK mourns death of Queen Elizabeth II, chimps drum-talk, Taylor Swift announces album release date, California’s electric call-to-action and new “sus” words added to Merriam Webster dictionary, plus the world wrap and fab facts quiz this week on the coolest pool of news for curious kids and adults!
Kid News This Week: Oyster reefs fight land erosion in Bangladesh, scientist discovers spiders dream in their sleep, the world’s deepest pool in Dubai, weird British ice cream flavors from Heinz Baked Beans to Soy Sauce!
Kid News This Week: From Texas to Pakistan floods create havoc, so do droughts but there is a silver lining as evaporating lakes and rivers are revealing long lost treasures, create global havoc but reveal treasures too, studies show the power of sleep, biofilm strip shows how sweat can recharge wearables and, speaking of… wearable fans keep pets cool! All that plus the world wrap and fab facts this week on the coolest pool of news for curious kids and adults!
Kid News This Week: China seeds rain to save autumn harvest and world food crisis, Japan builds a robot goat, space mission suggests Earth’s water came from asteroids and sea sponges sneeze snot and give shrimp a booger feast – plus the world wrap and fab facts!
Kid News This Week: World’s largest democracy turns 75, Uzbekistan and Ukrainian Olympiad chess champs, moths are smarter than we thought and Pac-Man hawk challenges pigeon poo in San Francisco and much more this week!
Kid News This Week: China-Taiwan-US tensions explained, surf’s pup - dog surfing, India’s satellite-making girls, “kidpreneurs” take off, Little Miss and Mr memes, Fab Facts and more!
Kid News This Week: Fantasy or the future - Saudi Arabia’s skyscraper city plans revealed, dog wagging deciphered, cheetahs return to India, dancing pigs in Belgium, plus the world wrap and fab fact quiz!
All about poo (ok, ok, "excrement") - Newsy Pooloozi's Poo News Capsule!
All about insects, spiders and more - Newsy Pooloozi's Creepy Crawlies Capsule!
All about space – our special space capsule with over 45 minutes of the whippiest, wackiest, most factual and fun space news from the last two years on Newsy Pooloozi!
Newsy Pooloozi's Corona Capsule - from the silly to the serious here are our COVID-19 stories all in one place! (And hear how Leela's voice has changed over the last two years!)
Quick Dip of world news begins by covering the protests in the US and India, which happen to be two of the world's largest democracies. We'll also talk about a massive plastic ban in India, mummified baby wooly mammoth, and bacon perfume. And finally, this week we go to the stars, with one of the coolest spaciest podcasts around, for space nerds and star lovers alike — REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids!Want to get the complete transcript of this episode? Then check out our website.Like this episo...more
Quick Dip of world news begins with scorching heatwaves in the US and wildfires in Europe. In the US, 70% of Americans will feel the 90-degree heat (Fahrenheit), which is more than 32 degrees Celsius. In other news, we'll explore UK's DNA mapping project, Italy's giant batteries, K-pop stars BTS disbanding, and the garlic-for-homes scheme in China. Plus, we're doing a podcast swap featuring Jack to the Future — a fortnightly kids podcast on the future of science, invention, and the world, from ...more
Quick Dip of world news - from NASA investigating aliens and Google dismissing sentient AI and a sweet rescue at a chocolate factory - along with Dorktales Storytime Podcast Hidden Histories episode swap!
In kid news this week we give you a Quick Dip of world news - from parties and politics in the UK, to Japan's food waste cement and the cheese rolling in Gloucester - as well as Cool Facts About Animals episode swap!
This week, we gently decode the US gun debate by understanding the view points of the gun lobby led by the NRA, Congress, legislators on both sides, and also a quick peek into the US Constitution's Second Amendment. In other news, we start with the World of WOW, aka science news, on how scientists are working on space sprouts from the moon. Then we move on to robot-assisted surgery and VR medicine, Aussie football microchips, China’s sinkhole oasis - all that and more!Want to get the complete tr...more
OMG – we reached 100 episodes! This special episode we look back and forward for our 100th episode with super-duper guest, Mindy Thomas of Wow in the World, helping us celebrate!
Kid News This Week: Russia furious at NATO’s Nordic expansion while Turkey says no-no, UK’s post-drones take off, possible microchip in Aussie footballs, jail for dumbest thieves
Kid News This Week: 20% of reptile species risk extinction, rocket booster caught mid-air by helicopter, heartful art heads to the moon and longest glass-bottom bridge opens in Vietnam - all that and more!
Kid News This Week: The Indian subcontinent is in the grip of a heatwave, Mama mia! Mother’s Day sweet history revealed, 10-armed octopus fossil found, whisky waste becomes biofuel and much more!
Kid News This Week: Celebrating Eid around the world, Azteca ants repair “trumpetrees” in Panama, Japan’s latest taste-tech, Spain’s smelly high art
Hear when and why Earth Day started and what we can do now, about India’s seaweed combine-harvester breakthrough, UK’s forest art keeping an “eye on climate” and an ingenious bouncy carbon-buster for kids!
Kid News This Week: Hear the lowdown on Easter, all about the digitally unwrapped mummy, the swimming Spinosaurus, rickshaw's rooftop garden, the stuck temple thief and more!
Kid News This Week: Saturn loses its rings - but how, low-down on Ketanji B Jackson, Finnish treasure hunters get ready for last push to booty and Spain's abandoned village appears in dried-up lake - all that and more.
Kids News This Week: Take our April Fool's challenge - hear five wacky, world news stories and guess which one is April Foolin' you!
Kid News This Week: Sahara dust storm darkens Spain, Ukraine’s “wonder woman,” boys lost in Amazon found, UK solar tunnel, special escort for otters - all that and more on this week's world news pod for kids!
Kid News This Week: Find out how St Patrick’s day began, the latest on Ukraine – including propaganda, paramilitary and mercenary explained, Florida manatees are in trouble but you can help and the story of slithery smuggler.
Kid News This Week: Western Monarch Butterfly challenge*, India’s crimson rose butterfly pit-stop, Ukraine update and happy take, world's oldest pants reveal a lot about our blue jeans – all that and more!* Take pictures of the Western Monarch Butterfly and log in here to help track these beauties - https://www.monarchmilkweedmapper.org/
The war in Ukraine explained, the glossary game of confusing words and phrases about the war and tips on coping with distressing news
Kid News This Week: Russia deploys troops to eastern Ukraine, Indian chess prodigy makes history, slithery fright on flight and DIY.org giveaway
Kid News This Week: History of Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, koalas on Australia’s endangered list, crazy rich people buy crazy expensive Nike shoes - all that and more on this weeks news pool for kids!
Kid News This Week: Date set for International Space Station deorbit and splashdown, Jeff Bezos’s takes on “De Hef” Dutch bridge, Barcelona bicibus, Guinness Record breaking shoulder power
Kid News This Week: We breakdown the crisis in Ukraine and explain why Russian soldiers are at its border, also NYT buys Wordle and space-junk will crash into the moon, all that and more this week on Newsy Pooloozi!
Happy Chinese New Year of the Tiger, deep coral reef discovered near Tahiti, funny animal rescue false alarms, plus our Around the World in 80 seconds news wrap and our five fab background facts from this week’s stories!
Kid News This Week: Fake plastic trees that suck up CO2 could save the world, English zoo uses animal poo for fuel and the launch of "Run Like a Girl" book series about young girls who run
Quick Dip of Kid News This Week: It's an animalistic start to 2022 - from the US's pig heart transplant to Israeli goldfish learning to drive, from Saudi Arabia's camel pageant to the threat of Antarctica's foreign fish!
Kid News This Week: Start the new year with a laugh – it's time for the best of Newsy Pooloozi's Oddball stories from 2021!
Kid News This Week: As 2021 comes to an end, it's time to look back at the big news stories on Newsy Pooloozi this year!
Kid News This Week: We hear how Christmas is celebrated around the world - from beach barbecues Down Under to pooping Yuletide logs in Spain, to Santa on a camel in Kenya and Christmas music in the US.
Kid News This Week: As part of our holiday specials, we look back at the best technology news on Newsy Pooloozi this year!
Kid News This Week: As the holiday season begins, it's time to look back on 2021. First up, we present the best Newsy Pooloozi animal stories this year! Did your favorite make the cut? Have a listen!
This week’s kid news – Asia’s Joro spiders invade Georgia, new COVID variant omicron arrives, Singapore’s scientists get plants talking to humans and Canada’s maple syrup crisis – all that and more on Newsy Pooloozi!
Happy Thanksgiving and happy Hanukkah! Since it's a holiday week, we're giving you a "quick dip" of the news to keep you informed (and make sure you have some cool things to talk about around the table). Gobble, gobble!
Find out the cause of the toxic air shutting parts of New Delhi, hear a special report from the Cape Canaveral space launch, find out how Sikhs celebrate Guru Nanak Jyanti and why locusts become the second insect on the EU's “novel food” list
Will COP26 help save the planet? We unpack the global eco summit, plus hear about India’s floating solar power station, a California high school football team’s bad win and enter: the blue banana!
This week hear why India celebrates its "Festival of Lights," plus how Hindus celebrate Diwali around the world. Also in the episode, artificial intelligence lends Beethoven a helping hand and a microplastic sucking device developed by a young Irish scientist.
Kid News This Week: Hear what honeybees have to do with Oct 31 (it's scary candy news!), Halloween’s history, Spain’s witchy village, shadow scientists in deep space and Mexico’s doll island on this special spooky episode!
Kid News This Week: Microchip smaller than an ant can fly! Kerala's floods cause exodus, California's under-house snake pit, “ pig patrol” foil airport geese threat in Netherlands
Kid News This Week: In humanity's battle against mosquitoes – should we swat or swap them? Also, Britain’s beavers are back, cleaner cling-film is being developed and how to make cow poo less toxic for the environment? A poo zapper, naturally. All that and more on this week’s news pool for curious kids and adults!
A mega comet is heading for the sun in the next 10 years, Hollywood's box office highs but threat of workers strike looms low, UK's petrol crisis and Thailand’s taxi-top gardens - all this week in the Newsy Pooloozi news pool for kids!
Goodbye Newsy Jacuzzi, hello Newsy Pooloozi! We tell you why, plus the game of cricket also gets a name change, the UK spends millions on carbon suckers and a new spider app helps arachnophobia.
Hear about the everyday astronauts - private citizens who spent three days in space, plus how artificial intelligence lends a helping hand in art, Spain’s spewing volcano and Germany’s Moo-Loo!
India’s four-month festival season begins with Ganpati, new “fan-plastic” biodegradable food wrap, Emma Raducanu wows the world and Ig Nobel prizes make us laugh!
News Update: Hear how and why US flash floods cause havoc, that tuna is back from the brink of extinction, Marvel's first Asian superhero “marvels” the box office and the Japanese artist who's literally “out of the box!”. Artwork this week is courtesy of Edie Cizeika Bower
News Update: Ancient "god of death" whale fossil found (in a desert?!), hear our hurricane explainer and about baseball’s new spit-free ball, also Switzerland’s flying cows and Australia’s hearty sheep
News Update: This week find out how researchers can predict when and where lightning will strike, new vaccine for kids on the block, longest vaccination trek, Int'l Dog Day, bumblebee pet
News Update: Move over Zeppelins – airships get a rebirth, turmoil in Afghanistan as US troops leave and Taliban take over, research shows apes like to mind their manners – find out how on this week’s episode!
News Update: Hear the highlights of joy and good sportsmanship from Tokyo's Olympic 2020, India’s hockey triumphs, the human medicine that works on diseased coral and the underwater sculpture museum in Cyprus.
Hear how smart mouth-guards can revolutionize high-impact sports, what surfers and skateboarders think of their sports' Olympic debut, a new app for International Cat Day and the tale of the two-headed turtle! This episode Leela is co-hosted by Leela and our Sports Correspondent, Porter Robbins.
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 Pooloozi is a weekly world news podcast for smart kids and curious adults - a splashy pool 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.
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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