Introducing: Kids Listen University 🎓

Podcast

The Ten News

10 minutes of news and information for curious kids ages 8-12 (and their parents are allowed to listen, too 🤪). Each episode looks at what's happening in the world and provides context and reporting on the stories kids want to know more about. 🙌🏽 Informative and fun, The Ten News is hosted by Bethany Van Delft and comes out every Tuesday and Thursday. ⏱

Episodes

  • Chip Shortages and Sleep Shortages 😴

    Apr 17 2021

    💻 What caused the global chip shortage? And why is it so hard to buy a Playstation 5? 😴 How does technology impact sleep? Jacob and Olivia Rozencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast explain it for us!🔋 Did you know scientists are working on making a one-of-a kind battery out of fabric? 🕹 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers Club today!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!📸 Join us on Instagram🆓 Enter for a chance to win a FRE...more

  • Business Smarts Topped With Mustard 🌭

    Apr 15 2021

    What is a union? 📦 And what was the result when 6,000 Amazon employees in Alabama voted on whether or not to unionize? 🌭 Then we meet 14-year-old Mason Wright, owner of Mason's Super Dogs and the youngest restaurant owner in all of Georgia! 🧁 Let's chow down on the fascinating world of competitive eating, and learn about famous competitive eaters like Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi. 💰 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'e...more

  • The Trial of Derek Chauvin ⚖️

    Apr 13 2021

    👨‍⚖️ First, we discuss the trial of Derek Chauvin, the officer accused of killing George Floyd in 2020. We recommend listening with a grown-up. ⚖️ How does a trial like this work? 🌏 Then we learn about young activist Isra Hirsi, and the inspiring work she's doing with the US Youth Climate Strike.✊🏾 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers Club today!🆓 Enter for a chance to win a FREE t-shirt from The Ten News online store🌏 Le...more

  • Ten News EXTRA: Dr. Gabby Wild 👩🏻

    Apr 10 2021

    👩🏻 We're getting out into nature with our favorite wildlife veterinarian and eco-fashionista, Dr. Gabby Wild! What does it mean to be a wildlife veterinarian? 👗 How do our fashion choices impact the environment and wildlife? 🐘 What does a typical day look like for a wildlife veterinarian when they're not travelling to save wild animals? 🦋 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers Club today!🆓 Enter for a chance to win a FREE ...more

  • Definition Breakdown: Climate Change & Global Warming 🌎

    Apr 08 2021

    🌎 How is Netflix cutting the amount of air pollution it produces and electricity it uses in half? 🌡 Jacob and Olivia from the Curious Kid Podcast explain the differences between Global Warming and Climate Change. What is the Greenhouse Effect, and how are people contributing to the rapid rise of the Earth's temperature? 👧🏾 Let's learn about Mari Copeny who, at 8 years old, garnered national attention after writing a letter to President Obama about the toxic drinking water crisis in her homet...more

  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game ⚾️

    Apr 06 2021

    🏟 Why did Major League Baseball move the All-Star Game out of Atlanta? 🧢 As the 2021 MLB season gets into full swing, we learn about the mysterious origins of America’s pastime, and the truth about Abner Doubleday, the Father of Baseball. ⚾️ What's the longest game in MLB history? Which MLB player has the most homeruns? The answers to these questions and more in today's Fact Attack! 👩🏾 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers ...more

  • Ask an Expert: Dr. Bob Wachter 👨‍⚕️

    Apr 03 2021

    👨‍⚕️On today's special Ask an Expert, we're joined by Dr. Bob Wachter, Chair, UCSF Dept. of Medicine, author, and guest host of In the Bubble! 🏖 He's answering questions around the pandemic and the Covid vaccines. Plus, some listener-submitted questions. 🏖 What will the Summer be like? 🏫 When can kids go to school without masks? 💉 Does it matter which vaccine you get? When does he think kids will be able to get the Fauci Ouchie? Plus, much more! Dive in, you don't want to miss out!💯 Want e...more

  • April Fool's Day: Two Truths and a Lie! 🤪

    Apr 01 2021

    🤪 We're in the April Fool's Day spirit! Can you spot the prank in today’s two truths and a lie episode? It's harder than you think. 🏄‍♂️ Does surfer Dana McGregor really give surfing lessons to kids with the help of two goats named Pismo and Grover? 🔔 Did fast food company Taco Bell really purchase the Liberty Bell and rename the US landmark the Taco Liberty Bell? ⭐️ Did a huge star in a galaxy 75 million light-years away really just disappear? Listen until the end to find out if you got it r...more

  • Special Guest: Author Lisa Papademetriou 📚

    Mar 30 2021

    💐 Let's learn about four springtime holidays: Passover, Easter, Holi, and Ramadan! 📚 As National Reading Month comes to a close, we sit down with author of more than 30 books for children, Lisa Papademetriou and her grammar-obsessed alter ego, Ivana Correctya! 🏎 What is Formula 1 racing? How is Formula 1 different from NASCAR? 🥣 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers Club today!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!📸 Join us o...more

  • Ten News EXTRA: Emoji expert Jennifer Daniel 🤯

    Mar 27 2021

    🤣 It's Saturday, which means The Ten News is getting EXTRA! 🎨 In this week's edition we look at emojis! 🤯 We're joined by Jennifer Daniel, chair of the emoji subcommittee at the Unicode Consortium, to get the full scoop on exploding heads and boomerangs in our full interview. 😀 Plus! The emoji-themed Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers Club today!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!📸 Join us on Instagram👩🏻‍🎨 Check out all these ...more

  • Progress in Congress👩🏽‍💼

    Mar 25 2021

    👩🏽‍💼 The Senate confirmed Congresswoman Deb Haaland to become President Joe Biden’s Secretary of the Interior. Why is that a big deal? 👖 Why weren't some members of Congress allowed to wear pants until the 1970s? 🍄 Why are mushrooms the new hot topic in the world of space exploration? 🌮 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers Club today!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!📸 Join us on Instagram🍄 Discover how scientists are...more

  • Spotlight: Who Gets The Money In Sports?⛹️‍♀️

    Mar 24 2021

    ⛹️‍♀️ We're bringing you an additional episode this week to highlight the recent discussion around inequality in men's and women's sports, after Oregon Ducks player Sedona Prince filmed a viral video in the Women's NCAA basketball workout room during March Madness. ⛹️‍♂️ Where else is there a difference? Listen to correspondent, Kenny Curtis, shine a spotlight on the gender pay gap in sports. 💰💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers Club today!📝 Sign up for The T...more

  • How To Be An Ally 🕊

    Mar 23 2021

    🕊 Following the tragic events that took place in Atlanta last week that resulted in eight people losing their lives, six of whom were of Asian descent, we take a look at the importance of allyship, and learn how everyone can be an ally to someone. 🌈 Then, we're joined by Jennifer Daniel, Chair of the Emoji Subcommittee for Unicode. We discuss the importance of inclusion in emojis, what emojis we can expect in the next release, and her thoughts on our use of emojis. 👒 Plus! The Trivia Question...more

  • Ten News EXTRA: Celebrating Women's History Month! 👩🏾‍🎨

    Mar 20 2021

    🤣 It's Saturday, which means The Ten News is getting EXTRA! 👩🏾‍🎨 In this week's edition we celebrate Women’s History Month! 👩🏻‍🌾 Let's kick things off with Five Fascinating Facts about Women’s History Month! 🖍 Then, the extended interview with the first ever “crayon activist” Bellen Woodard. 🎨 Named one of Time Magazine’s Kid of the Year honorees, we learn how she's making change with her Bellen’s More Than a Peach project. 👑 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more aweso...more

  • World Down Syndrome Day 💙💛

    Mar 18 2021

    👽 What has the NASA Perseverance rover been up to since it landed on Mars? 💙💛 Let's learn all about World Down Syndrome Day! ⛹️‍♂️ Then, college basketball fans get wild in March every year. What is March Madness all about? ⛹️‍♀️ Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers Club today!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!📸 Join us on Instagram💙 💛 Learn how you can be an advocate for the rights of people with Down Syndrome✍️ Find a...more

  • What Is Herd Immunity? 💉

    Mar 16 2021

    ⏰ Why has a movement against Daylight Saving developed in recent years? 💉 We know getting the COVID vaccine helps build immunity to the virus, but how can herd immunity help prevent COVID infections? Jacob and Olivia from the Curious Kid Podcast explain COVID herd immunity. 🐀 In today's Creature Feature, we learn how naked mole rats talk to each other using a unique dialect. 🍅 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!💯 Want even more awesome content from The Ten News? Join The Ten'ers Club today...more

  • Ten News EXTRA: Coin Shortage💰

    Mar 13 2021

    🤣 It's Saturday, which means The Ten News is getting EXTRA! 💰 This week it's the coin shortage edition. 🤑 Let's check in on an unexpected side effect of the Covid 19 pandemic we previously covered - the national coin shortage. 🐠 Then, visit an aquarium in North Carolina where they’ve figured out how to put their coins to good use. 🗺 Plus! What did two teenagers in Israel discover inside of an 1100 year old clay jar!?📸 Join us on Instagram📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!💰 Want to unders...more

  • Vaccine Angels & Women In Science! 💉

    Mar 11 2021

    🏔 How is President Biden doing on his promise to move fast on environmental protections? 💉 14-year-old Benjamin Kagan, founder of the Chicago Vaccine Angels, joins us to explain how he's helping make sure vaccines can get to the people who need them most. 👩🏽‍🔬 Our celebration of Women's History Month continues with our five favorite books about women in science! 🐻 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!📸 Join us on Instagram📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!💉 Discover how the Chicago Vacc...more

  • Special Guest Claribel A. Ortega 👻

    Mar 09 2021

    🍪 What are internet cookies? And why won't Google allow cookies anymore? 👻 March is National Reading Month, and we have author Claribel A. Ortega on to talk about her hit book Ghost Squad, and how great readers can become great writers! 🦹‍♀️ Learn how Marvel Comics is honoring super heroes, like She-Hulk, Spider-Woman, and Shuri for Women's History Month. 📚 Plus, on today's fact attack, we learn the origin of Litte Free Library!📸 Join us on Instagram📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!👻 Go ...more

  • Ten News EXTRA: Creepy Crawlies 🐜

    Mar 06 2021

    🤣 It's Saturday, which means The Ten News is getting EXTRA! 🐞 Today we're learning all about bugs! 🧚‍♀️ We're joined by entomologist Dr. Jessica Ware to talk about working with bugs, and how finding new species of bugs is like collecting Pokémon. 🐜 Then it's time for the creepy crawly Fact Attack! The ant edition. 🦟 Plus! the buzzing Trivia Question of the Day!📸 Join us on Instagram📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!🐞 The fascinating world of bugs will have you buzzing with excitement✍️ F...more

  • Celebrating Women's History 👩🏽‍💼

    Mar 04 2021

    🏳️‍🌈 What is the Equality Act? What can the Equality Act do to expand the rights of the LGBTQ community? 🌊 We're joined by a professional manatee rescuer for a special That's a Job!? segment! 👩🏽‍💼 Let's celebrate Women's History Month with Five Fascinating Facts about how it all got started! 🏡 Plus! Let's get moving with today's Trivia Question of the Day!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!🏳️‍🌈 Learn everything there is to know about The Equality Act👩🏽‍💼 Discover how you can celebrat...more

  • World Wildlife Day with Dr. Gabby Wild 👩🏻

    Mar 02 2021

    🐯 March 3rd is World Wildlife Day! So what is World Wildlife Day? 👩🏻 On today's Ask An Expert, we're joined by National Geographic Kids educator and wildlife veterinarian, Dr. Gabby Wild. 🐘 Dr. Gabby is answering questions about animals, being a wildlife veterinarian, her new book Wild Vet Adventures from Nat Geo Books, and some of the biggest, scariest animals she's ever treated! 🦁 Future veterinarians and animal lovers alike, get ready for a wild ride!📚 Enter for a chance to win a copy o...more

  • Ten News Extra: Orange Snow & Winter Blues ❄️

    Feb 27 2021

    From now on every Saturday The Ten News is getting EXTRA! 🤣 Here's this week's extra episode: 🌒 What is the Winter Solstice, and when is it? ❄️ What are the winter blues? 🧠 Did you know the shorter days of winter can affect our mood and mental health? ⛷ Plus! What strange occurence turned the snow orange at a ski resort in Switzerland?📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!🎇 Join us on Instagram🌒 Discover what really happens during Winter Solstice every year!⛷ Explore the reason the snow recen...more

  • Catch 'Em All: Pokémon Day 👾

    Feb 25 2021

    🏫 What do the updated CDC guidelines say about schools reopening? Do teachers have to get the COVID vaccine? 🌨 Why are freezing temperatures more dangerous in places like Texas than they are in other parts of the United States? Correspondents Jacob & Olivia Rozencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast explain the massive power outages in Texas. 👾 Let's celebrate Pokémon Day on Pokémon's 25th anniversary with Five Fascinating Facts about the franchise. 🐝 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!📝...more

  • Ask an Expert: Dr. Jess Talks Mental Health & Wellness 👩🏾‍⚕️

    Feb 23 2021

    🚨 How did a winter storm cause massive blackouts in Texas? Why did President Biden declare a state of emergency in Texas? 👩🏾‍⚕️ Dr. Jessica Clemons, aka Dr. Jess, joins us for an Ask An Expert segment to discuss mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic. 🦖 What did a baby T-Rex dinosaur look like? Let's find out on the Creature Feature! 🦇 Plus! How did a geriatric fruit bat named Statler become an internet sensation?📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!🎇 Join us on Instagram👩�...more

  • Lift Every Voice and Sing 🎤

    Feb 18 2021

    🏛 How did the Senate vote in former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial for his role in the January 6th Capitol Insurrection? 🖍 Crayon activist and founder of Bellen's More Than Peach Project, Bellen Woodard joins The Ten News to discuss the positive change she's making in the world. 🎤 Learn why Congressman Jim Clyburn introduced a bill to make “Lift Every Voice and Sing” America’s National Hymn. 👃🏽 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!🎇 Join us on...more

  • Rover Landing: Exploring Mars 🛸

    Feb 16 2021

    👫 What is Random Acts of Kindness Day? And what are the positive effects of being kind to others? 🐎 We all know about coaches, trainers, and psychologists, but what are some of the weirdest jobs in sports? Why do we celebrate President's Day every year? And when is President's Day? 🛸 What happens when the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover lands on Mars? Is there life on Mars? 👨🏾‍⚖️ Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!🎇 Join us on Instagram.🛸 Explore the gala...more

  • Lonely Brains Have Cravings Too 🧠

    Feb 11 2021

    👩🏽‍🏫 What will the new CDC guidelines say about reopening schools during COVID-19? 🧠 How did a team of scientists link the feeling of hunger to the feeling of loneliness? 🍪 How many Girl Scout cookies do the troops sell each year? Learn what makes Girl Scout Troop 6000 unique and special! And a big thanks to Olivia, age 10 for helping us out with this story. 🐸 It's time for the Screen Report: The Muppet Show edition! Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day.📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!�...more

  • Celebrating Black History ✊🏾

    Feb 09 2021

    ⏲️ We answer a listener question: What is a filibuster? ✊🏾 Our celebration of Black History Month continues with Five Fascinating Facts! 🛰 How does a satellite orbiting the Earth monitor climate change from outer space? 🦎 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!🎇 Join us on Instagram✊🏾 Discover 5 ways you can celebrate Black History Month virtually in 2021🛰 Explore the Earth from outer space aboard the Sentinel-6🗣 Go on, unlock the fascinating history of th...more

  • How Georgia Flipped Blue 🍑

    Feb 06 2021

    ✊🏾 The Ten News goes deep into the Georgia Senate runoffs Black History Month. 🗳 Why was this runoff election such a huge deal? What was it like to be in Georgia while the Senate runoff elections were happening? Podcast producer and Atlanta resident Jaime Albright joins us to help really get a sense of the history made in Georgia. 🍑 When did the peach become the official state fruit of Georgia? 🥧 Plus! what happens at the Georgia Peach Festival every year?📝 Sign up for The Ten News-letter!✊...more

  • Super Bowl Sundae 🏈

    Feb 04 2021

    🍄 Why was opening day of Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios in Japan recently delayed? 🏈 Let’s warm up for Super Bowl 55 between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs with 5 Fascinating Facts about the big game! 🍦 Why did Ben & Jerry’s create a new ice cream flavor in honor of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick? 🏃‍♀️ Learn how physical activity can improve your overall mood. 📬 Plus! The Trivia Question of the Day!🍄 Peek behind the curtain of Japan's Super Nint...more

  • What's with Groundhog Day? 🎩

    Feb 02 2021

    Why did the US House of Representatives deliver an article of impeachment to the Senate against former President Donald Trump? 🎩 Why do we ask a groundhog to predict the weather on Groundhog Day? Correspondents Jacob & Olivia Rozencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast have the scoop! 🐐 Why did the town of Fair Haven, Vermont elect a dog and a goat as their mayor? 🍑 Special guest Jaime Albright helps us understand the importance of the Georgia Senate runoffs we reported on in January! 🍪 Plus...more

  • Olivia Seltzer Interview Extended Cut 👩🏻‍💻

    Jan 28 2021

    We're sharing extended versions of some of our favorite interviews this week, with extra stuff our awesome listeners didn’t get to hear the first time around! 👩🏻‍💻 Meet Olivia Seltzer, the 16-year-old founder of The Cramm, a news source for Gen Z. 📝 When did she come up with the idea for The Cramm? 💯 What's Olivia's ultimate goal with The Cramm? 👏 We'll let her tell you that! Plus - the Fun Fact of the Day!👩🏻‍💻 Sign up for The Cramm, "a fun, easy way to know the world's happenings": The...more

  • Dr. Fauci Town Hall Extended Cut 👨‍⚕️

    Jan 26 2021

    We're sharing extended versions of some of our favorite interviews this week, with extra stuff our awesome listeners didn’t get to hear the first time around! Today we're featuring the extended cut of The Ten News Town Hall with Dr. Anthony Fauci, where the nation's leading infectious disease expert answers listener questions! Like: 🤔 What’s happening with the Covid vaccine?👨‍⚕️ What's his favorite place in Brooklyn? Does he have kids? 👩🏾‍🔬 When will kids be able to get the vaccine, or the ...more

  • All Things Inauguration Part II 💯

    Jan 21 2021

    💯 Why do presidents have such high expectations for their first 100 days in office? 🚲 Why is having a Peloton exercise bike considered a national security risk for the President of the United States? Why does the White House have a staff of calligraphers on hand? 🇺🇸 Get Five Fast Facts about the White House, including why Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States, but only the 45th president to live in the White House! 🥦 Plus - the Trivia Question of the Day.💯 Discover why presi...more

  • All Things Inauguration Part I 🥳

    Jan 19 2021

    🇺🇸 What actually happens on Inauguration Day? 🥳 How does the White House prepare for the new President? Former White House Social Secretary Deesha Dyer joins The Ten News to discuss what Inauguration Day looks like inside the White House! 🐕 What is a Indoguration?👖 Get Five Fast Facts about Inauguration Day, including why the *sixth* President was the first one to wear pants to the Inauguration.🇺🇸 Discover how Joe Biden's inauguration will be different from others of the past🐕 Learn how ...more

  • Giving Back on MLK Day 🕊

    Jan 14 2021

    🌟Special kid takeover featuring Miles, 11 years old 🕊 When did Martin Luther King Day come to be recognized as a national day of service? 🎮 Did you know there's a Minecraft March on Washington in honor of MLK Day this year!? 🏀 How has former NBA player Shelden Williams dedicated his life to giving back to his community since retiring from basketball? 🧙🏻‍♂️ Any Harry Potter fans out there? See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day.🕊Learn 6 ways to celebrate Martin L...more

  • Setting Sights on D.C. Statehood 🇺🇸

    Jan 12 2021

    🇺🇸 Learn what makes Washington, D.C. different from the rest of the country, and how that factored into the police response during the Capitol insurrection. Will DC become the 51st state? ⚾ How is Bianca Smith breaking down barriers in the professional sports world? 👩🏾‍🔬 What's going on with the COVID vaccine rollout? Infectious disease expert, Dr. Monica Gandhi joins The Ten News to discuss the Covid vaccine. 🎨 Plus! See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: What ...more

  • Understanding the Capitol Insurrection 🏛

    Jan 09 2021

    What actually happened during the Presidential election certification on January 6th? Let's get the perspective of this sad event from Washington, D.C. resident and The Ten News correspondent Bridget Todd. Discover how a combination of viral misinformation and disinformation led to this event. Learn why many people are upset that authorities handled the storming of a government building by a violent mob of Trump supporters differently than the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests of 2020. Explor...more

  • Beating The Winter Blues 🧠

    Jan 07 2021

    🤝 What exactly is a presidential pardon? And why are President Donald Trump's pardon choices rubbing some people the wrong way? 🍑 What happened with the Georgia runoff elections? Let’s find out, and learn what it means for the rest of the country! 🐺 Learn all about red wolves with a special listener-submitted fun fact! 🧠 What are the winter blues? And what does the sun have to do with your brain chemistry? Plus! See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: A Chinese spa...more

  • Georgia Voters Head Back to the Polls 🍑

    Jan 05 2021

    What are some creative ways to stay in touch with your pals without actually touching them during COVID? 🍑 Why are so many grownups talking about Georgia these days? What's at stake in the Georgia run offs? 🗳️ What's the origin story of the classic Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham? 🏡 How did one kid’s love of Cheetos help his entire family? 🦘 Plus! See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: In a recent study, what did researchers discover that kangaroos can do?🍳 Dis...more

  • Top 10 TV Shows of 2020 📺

    Dec 31 2020

    📺 What are The Ten News' Top 10 TV Shows of the Year for 2020??? 📖 What was Julie Andrews’ favorite picture book of 2020? 💖 When did media magnate Oprah Winfrey start sharing her famous annual “Favorite Things” list? 💯 See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: What flavor did ice cream company Haagen-Dazs reveal as America’s favorite ice cream flavor of 2020?📺 See all our Top 10 Lists of the Year for 2020 on the Ten News website: TheTenNews.com💖 Take a look inside ...more

  • Counting Families & Sports Siblings 🎾

    Dec 29 2020

    When did people begin celebrating Kwanzaa? And who created Kwanzaa all those years ago? ⚖️ Let's get an update on the 2020 Census and an important ruling made by the Supreme Court. 🐘 What happened when Kavaan the world's loneliest elephant met another elephant? 🎾 And what does sibling rivalry look like between pro athletes? 🍦 See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: A Dairy Queen drive-through in Brainerd, Minnesota recently experienced what unexpected event?⚖️ Find ...more

  • 💥Bonus💥 Top 10 Books of 2020 📚

    Dec 27 2020

    Get cozy with your family and listen in to The Ten News Top 10 Books of the 2020! 📚🎇 Join us on Instagram💌 Email us!📲 Go to the Ten News website for stuff you can't get on the podcast: TheTenNews.com

  • Fun Fact & Trivia Extravaganza! 😱

    Dec 24 2020

    It's a Ten News Trivia Extravaganza! 🔭 Can you answer this Trivia Question: This month the orbits of Jupiter and Saturn will align in a way that brings them so close, they’ll look like a double planet! What is this rare event called? 🌒What’s up with the Winter Solstice? Find out why the days are shorter in the Winter time! (with correspondents Jacob & Olivia Rozencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast) 😱 Hear THREE of our favorite fun facts of the year! 🐧Learn even more about the strange way...more

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci Town Hall 👨‍⚕️

    Dec 22 2020

    🤔 Is Dr. Anthony Fauci a cat or a dog person? 📰 What’s happening with the Covid vaccine? 👨‍⚕️ When will kids be able to get the vaccine? 🧪 And when does the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, think it might be ok to have sleepovers again? Plus, see if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: Way before he became a leading infectious disease expert, Dr. Fauci was a leader in school. Which teams was he captain of in high school?👨‍⚕️ Uncover everything th...more

  • Julie Andrews is Our Special Guest! 🤩

    Dec 17 2020

    What does it actually mean when people talk about a Presidential Cabinet? And who selects who goes into a Presidential Cabinet? 📚 What are The Ten News' Top 10 Books of the Year for 2020?? ☂️🤩🎶 What happens when The Ten News gets a visit from iconic entertainer and host of Julie's Library podcast, Julie Andrews, her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton, and granddaughter, Hope Hamilton? The Ten goes Twenty, that’s what! See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: Which beloved...more

  • A Home COVID Test?! 🔬

    Dec 15 2020

    Who did TIME Magazine name its first ever Kid of the Year in 2020? 🧪 Discover how the FDA is making home COVID testing easier (with correspondents Jacob & Olivia Rozencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast) 👾 Pac-Man turns 40! Let's celebrate with Five Fast Facts about the classic arcade game. 🤶 Get festive with The Ten News Screen Report: the holiday edition! (with correspondent Ryan Nerz) 🐧 See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: How did scientists discover new p...more

  • Top 10 Movies of 2020 📽

    Dec 10 2020

    🌎 What's Human Rights Day all about? And why is this year's theme for Human Rights Day “Recover Better”? 📽 What are The Ten News' Top 10 Movies of the Year for 2020? 🐶 How are dogs helping out in the fight against coronavirus and COVID-19? 🕎 Guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: Which US city is home to the world’s largest menorah?📽 See all our Top 10 Lists of the Year for 2020 on the Ten News website: TheTenNews.com🌎 Read more about Human Rights Day and the 2020 Theme: Recov...more

  • Trade Your Swimsuit For a Spacesuit 🚀

    Dec 08 2020

    🚀 Could your next vacation be on planet Mars? 🧗‍♀️ What can a record-setting rock climb teach you about dreams, challenges, and goals? 🏈 How did the COVID pandemic change professional sports like basketball, baseball, and hockey this year? ⁉️ Can you answer the Trivia Question of the Day? 🎄 When workers set up the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in New York City, what surprise did they find?🎄 See a photo of that Christmas Tree surprise along with our lists of Favorites of the Year 2020 on...more

  • Top 10 Video Game Picks of 2020 🎮

    Dec 03 2020

    Let's answer these questions: 🤦🏻‍♂️ The election is over, right? So what happens next in the presidential election process? 👢 What does country music superstar Dolly Parton have to do with a COVID-19 vaccine?🤩 Check out our favorite video games of 2020 ⁉️ Can you answer the Trivia Question of the Day? 🕹️ In what year was the very first video game introduced?🥇 See all our lists of Favorites of the Year 2020 on the Ten News website: TheTenNews.com👀 Watch this video of Dolly Parton explainin...more

  • Generosity is Year-Round 💝

    Dec 01 2020

    🎁 You know Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but what about Giving Tuesday? Get the facts! (with correspondent Anya Schultz) 🤿 Hear why a sea scooter makes a terrible getaway vehicle 🍂 Learn why leaves change color in the Fall (with correspondents Jacob & Olivia Rozencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast) ⁉️ Guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: What holiday song hit #1 on the music charts 25 years after it was originally released?🎁 Learn more about Giving Tuesday💝 Check out thi...more

  • Getting Into Gratitude 🙌

    Nov 26 2020

    📣 Hear from 15-year-old activist Ewan Barker Plummer about making a difference in your community for the issues you care about 🍗 Let's talk turkey for today’s Fun Fact ✊🏽 We speak to a teenage activist about starting a petition to get justice for George Floyd that more than 3 million people signed, and making an impact on the causes you believe in ⁉️ See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: when home cooks need help with Thanksgiving turkey emergencies, who can they ...more

  • Going Above & Beyond For What's Right 🤝

    Nov 24 2020

    🦃 Let's get real about the history of the very first Thanksgiving 🧪 Explore the truth about why you might get sleepy after a big Thanksgiving meal (with correspondents Jacob & Olivia Rosencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast) 😷 Learn today’s Fun Fact about food-scented face masks 🥍 Hear about what went down with the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team and The 2022 World Games ❓ See if you can guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: what was included in the very first Macy’s Thanks...more

  • Keep That Pumpkin Pie to Yourself: A Coronavirus Update Bonus 🦠

    Nov 21 2020

    🧼 If you're traveling for the holidays, get some clear, simple tips on how to travel safe 👧 Hear what shelter-in-place looked like for 10-year-old Sasha who quarantined in two countries! (with correspondent Bridget Todd) ⚕️ Learn how vaccines really work (with correspondents Jacob & Olivia Rosencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast) 🤧 Learn today’s Fun Fact about sneezes and which animal can your sneeze beat in a race 👨‍⚕️ Guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: Dr. Anthony Fauc...more

  • A Lame Duck or a Rubber Chicken 🦆

    Nov 19 2020

    💸 Find out why NBA champion Caron Butler plays board games with his kids to teach them about money 🤕 Get to the bottom of why everyone is worried about your head when you play sports and what exactly is a concussion (with correspondent Kenny Curtis) 🦆 Why is Donald Trump being called a "lame duck" president? 🙌🏽 Learn today’s Fun Fact about the Florida Marlins making "herstory"! 🌳 Guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: what caused the extinction of the Graves Beach Plum Tree?💸...more

  • Crossing the Digital Divide 📶

    Nov 17 2020

    🥇 Hear 5 ways US voters made history with this year's elections *(hint: it wasn't only about the Presidency)* 👩🏽‍⚕️ Get the latest on the coronavirus vaccine (with correspondents Jacob & Olivia Rosencwaig from the Curious Kid Podcast) 📶 Hear how online school works (or doesn't work) if you don’t have internet access ❓❓ Guess the answer to the Trivia Question of the Day: what kind of animal was gifted to US President Martin Van Buren? 🪐 Learn today’s Fun Fact about the depths of space!🥇...more

  • A Mandarin Hip-Hop Masterpiece 🎤

    Nov 12 2020

    🇺🇸 Is this the craziest presidential election is US history? Maybe not. 📓 What if you could take a whole year and choose to learn whatever you want? We speak to a young person doing it! 😷 Plus: fun facts to impress your friends! 🎩 And: the Trivia Question of the Day!🇺🇸 You'll be surprised to learn these 10 Bizarre Facts from U.S. Election History🗣 Pretty interesting to read Why Defeated Presidential Candidates Deliver Concession Speeches😷 Do you know what kids did During the 1918 flu pa...more

  • Ordinary Folks Doing Extraordinary Things 🦸🏻‍♀️

    Nov 10 2020

    🎖️ Learn why we celebrate Veteran’s Day with Air Force Major Courtney Davis 👹 Hear why a bunch of ferocious Tasmanian Devils were let loose in Australia—on purpose! (Shout out to listener Alexander from Sioux Falls, South Dakota) 🦸🏻‍♀️ The Ten News Screen Report: get the latest on the upcoming movies from Marvel Studios and when the next Marvel superhero movie is coming out!🎖️ You gotta check these 5 Facts to Know About Veterans Day👹 Wait, did Thor help bring Tasmanian Devils back to mainl...more

  • Teens Leading The Way ⚖️

    Nov 05 2020

    In today’s episode: 🗳️ We get an update on what happened with the Presidential Election ✊🏽 We speak to a 15-year-old activist about making a political impact for the causes you believe in 🕙 Dig into why we observe the strange national custom of Daylight Saving Time 🦒 We finally learn the answer to that *burning* question, How do giraffes avoid sunburn?💻 Learn How to Start a Petition🕙 Remind me why do we turn the clocks back for Daylight Saving Time🦒 Get all the very important Giraffe Tong...more

  • What Actually Happens to All Those Votes⁉️

    Nov 03 2020

    In today’s episode: 🗳️ Learn how votes get counted and what happens to ballots after they're cast with correspondent Pamela Kirkland 🇺🇸 We take you on a trip through the long and surprising history of voting rights in the USA ✍🏾 Get the *really-real* on what's actually written in the United States Constitution with comedy producer, author, and activist Ben Sheehan.📖 Check out guest Ben Sheehan's book, OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say?💥 Surprised by the answer to our Trivia Questi...more

  • Special Halloween Episode 🧟 (10/31/20)

    Oct 31 2020

    In today’s episode: 🎮 An update on the annual Halloween virtual event “Fortnitemares” from correspondent Bridget Todd and Mike Amato 🐝 Learn more about the Asian Giant Hornets, known as "murder hornets" 😱 Hear about the eerie Broadway theater tradition of the "ghost light" 👻 Find out what *spine-tingling* new donut flavor was created just in time for Halloween.🎧 Listen to correspondent Bridget Todd's incredible podcast about marginalized voices shaping the internet: There Are No Girls on th...more

  • Halloween's Blue Moon and Candy Slingshots 🎃 (10/28/20)

    Oct 29 2020

    In today’s episode: 🎃 Get 5 ideas how to keep this year's Halloween spooky and fun 🌜 Hear some interesting facts about this Halloween's special blue moon (with Laine Farber of the Nature Nerds podcast) 💀 Learn more about Mexico’s celebration, Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos).🌜 This is cool! Read how A rare "blue moon" will light up the Halloween night sky🏚️ Don't be scared, but these are 31 of the Scariest Town Names in America💀 Impress your friends with Top 10 things to know about the...more

  • Popcorn and Polls 🍿 (10/27/20)

    Oct 27 2020

    In today’s episode: ✅ Hear about this election year's record-shattering early voter turnout 🍿 Find out why the future of movie night may be drive-in movie theaters 🇺🇸 Learn what makes the capital of the United States different from the rest of the country ❓ Find out the amazing destination one reality TV show plans to send its contest winner.✅ Read the news about the early voting records we're setting: Early vote total exceeds 2016🍿 Learn more about how Drive-in movie theaters are making a c...more

  • That Storm Over There 🌪 (10/22/20)

    Oct 22 2020

    In today’s episode: 🌬️ Find out why this year we're naming hurricanes with Greek letters 🤑 Learn about an unexpected side effect of the Covid-19 pandemic: a national coin shortage 🐠 Visit an aquarium in North Carolina where they’ve figured out how to put their coins to good use ⁉️ Trivia Question of the Day: What artifact was recently sold at auction for $31.8 million and set a new world record?🌬️ Interested in hurricane names? Read the whole List of 2020 Hurricane Names For The Season🤑 Wan...more

  • Educate, Energize, and Protect 👑 (10/20/20)

    Oct 20 2020

    In today’s episode: 🏀 Find out how LeBron James is bringing attention to an important issue off the basketball court: fighting voter suppression 🗳️ Learn about what poll workers do and why they're the unsung heroes of Election Day 💰 We talk about money in men’s and women’s pro sports with friend of The Ten News, Kenny Curtis.🗳️ Read a letter to fans from LeBron James and the folks at More Than a Vote AN OPEN LETTER TO OUR FANS OF EVERY AGE, RACE AND GENDER👀 Watch the longest professional te...more

  • 50 Million Robot Caterpillars 🐛 (10/15/20)

    Oct 15 2020

    In today’s episode: 💯 Discover why the US Census is so important 🦩 Find out what some zoo animals did while humans weren’t around during the pandemic 🦟 Hear about what one agency in the Florida Keys is doing to fight mosquitoes.💯 Test your knowledge of population data from the US Census: Play Population Bracketology🚸 Learn more about the world's most prolific mother: Feodor Vassilyev on Guiness World Records🦒 Read how some zoo animals are doing without visitors: The Gray Cockatoo Is Lonely...more

  • Cramming The News 🙅🏻‍♀️ (10/13/20)

    Oct 13 2020

    Today’s episode: 🏛️ Find out what’s supreme about the Supreme Court 🏀 Learn how the NBA kept Covid off the basketball court 👩🏻‍💻 Meet Olivia Seltzer, the 16-year-old founder of The Cramm, a news source for teens.👩🏻‍💻 Sign up for The Cramm, "a fun, easy way to know the world's happenings": TheCramm.com🏀 Go behind the scenes of the NBA Bubble at Walt Disney World: Inside the final days of the bubble🏛️ What is the Supreme Court? Get the run-down on the United States Supreme Court at Britt...more

  • Where Taking Action Can Take Us ✊🏾 (10/8/20)

    Oct 08 2020

    In today’s episode: 👩🏽‍💼 Get to know history-making Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, Kamala Harris ✊🏿 Find out ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement with civil rights leader Alicia Garza 📣 Hear from a 16-year-old youth activist using his voice and making an impact in his community of San Francisco.👀 Watch this cartoon about why so many people are still protesting about racism: BrainPOP's Black Lives Matter video on YouTube👩🏽‍💼 See this video of Kamala Harris’ speech at th...more

  • Heads Up on the Coronavirus Playbook 🦠 (10/6/20)

    Oct 06 2020

    In today’s episode: 😷 Hear about two sisters making masks for their community 👩🏾‍🔬 Find out how vaccines work and why we’re still waiting for the coronavirus vaccine (with Jacob Rozencwaig of the Curious Kid Podcast) 🦮 Learn about a crisis response therapy dog having a positive impact on firefighters battling the wildfires in California (with Laine Farber of the Nature Nerds podcast).✅ Read the CDC's mask guidelines😷 Learn how to make a Coronavirus face mask at home🦮 Check out Kerith the ...more

  • A Very Presidential Episode 🇺🇸 (10/1/20)

    Oct 01 2020

    In today’s episode we’ll: 🗣️ Learn about what exactly are presidential debates 🇺🇸 Find out how to get elected President 🤔 Get the inside scoop on what it takes to be President with special guest, political consultant James Carville ✅ 👨🏼‍🦲 Learn more about today's guest: James Carville (“the Ragin’ Cajun”) on Britannica⛴ Read about what happened when the British government let the Internet suggest the name for a research ship: Wikipedia📺 Watch the first Presidential Debate between John F....more

  • The Terrible Handwriting Task Force 💌 (9/29/20)

    Sep 29 2020

    In today’s episode we’ll: 📚 Find out what "back to school" has been like for some kids living abroad 💌 Polish up our Postal Service IQ 📮 Ask an expert about vote-by-mail.🤓 Learn more Surprising Facts About the U.S. Post Office✍🏽 Find your congressperson and send them a letter: U.S. House of Representatives🦆 Read more about "Fear of Ducks Phobia"👉🏾 We want to hear from you! Email us with questions, comments, or story ideas: hello@thetennews.com👉🏽 For more info and resources, check our w...more

  • Introducing: The Ten News

    Sep 22 2020

    10 minutes of news and information for curious kids ages 8-12 (and their parents are allowed to listen, too 🤪). Each episode looks at what's happening in the world and provides context and reporting on the stories kids want to know more about. 🙌🏽 Informative and fun, The Ten News is hosted by Bethany Van Delft and comes out every Tuesday and Thursday. 🕙 Coming September 29th!👉🏽 For info and resources, check our website: TheTenNews.com