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

  • 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