Introducing: Kids Listen University 🎓



The science podcast that'll eat your brain. Shabam! is a new type of science show that blends fictional stories with real science. If you love science but hate those awkward scientist interviews that involve graphs and confusing metaphors, you’re in luck. First off, Shabam! is an audio program - so no graphs. And second, through the magic of sound effects and music, you’ll hear stories that reveal the awesomeness in the world around us - like cellphones and vaccinations. In season one, our main...more


  • S1:E10 - Part 2 - The Truth About The End

    Feb 26 2018

    The last piece of the puzzle falls into place as Nadine searches for answers. In this episode you’ll get more tips on how to hunt for monsters and seek out the truth. We turn our attention to the skies above Chicago and the trees on the Solomon Islands for a lively “bat chat.”

  • S1:E10 - Part 1 - The Truth About The End

    Feb 26 2018

    The kids finally arrive at Vandenberg but the journey’s not over. In this episode we’ll show you how to sort out fake truths from real fakes, and “truthier trues” from less “truthier trues” (to start, stop using the word “impossible”). Yes, that sounds impossible...but it’s probably not. Also we’ll answer the question: Should you trust your best friend?

  • S1:E9 - Part 2 - Killing Zombies

    Aug 14 2017

    The kids run into a problem. We explore the physiology of the zombie body.

  • S1:E9 - Part 1 - Killing Zombies

    Aug 14 2017

    The kids continue their journey. We explore the zombie brain.

  • S1:E8 - Part 2 - On The Road

    Mar 31 2017

    The bike journey continues. We explore navigation.

  • S1:E8 - Part 1 - On The Road

    Mar 31 2017

    The kids begin their journey to Vandenberg on bikes. We find out about transportation.

  • S1:E7 - Starving Time

    Nov 16 2016

    The kids decide to hit the road in search of food and safety. We find out how crazy our food supply is.

  • S1:E6 - Drying Out

    Aug 26 2016

    The kids lose water. We find out why water is the key to survival.

  • S1:E5 - Going Dark

    Jun 30 2016

    The kids are without power. We find out why we need electricity.

  • S1:E4 - Getting The Message

    May 16 2016

    The Nox Virus spreads. We find out how much we rely on digital communication. 

  • S1:E3 - The Epidemic

    Apr 05 2016

    The Nox Virus gets released. We find out how an epidemic starts.

  • S1:E2 - The Pathogen

    Mar 01 2016

    If you like having a brain but don't really care about having skin, please listen to this episode.

  • S1:E1 - Brain Traps

    Mar 01 2016

    Your brain is a wonderfully complex piece of organic equipment that's supposed to tell you the truth about the world around you.

  • Season 1 Teaser

    Feb 22 2016

    We’ll follow three kids separated from their families during a zombie apocalypse. Throughout the journey, hosts and creators Josh Kurz, Wendy Roderweiss, and Dr. Mel Herbert weave in jokes, science, historical factoids, and interviews with leading experts. Season 1 starts with the reason we do science in the first place and then tackles topics ranging from digital communication, the power grid, and the immune system, to Polynesian voyagers, and the Underground Railroad.