Introducing: Kids Listen University ūüéď

Podcast

Who Smarted?

From the creators and Executive Producers of Netflix's Brainchild and Nat Geo's Brain Games, every episode is a wild and fun dive into science and history for ages 6 to 10.

Episodes

  • What does a scab on your knee & Captain America have in common?

    Oct 20 2021

    Why do scabs form? What are scabs made of? Should you pick at your scabs? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Can you imagine a time before humans cooked their food?

    Oct 18 2021

     How long have humans been cooking their food? What are the benefits of cooking your food? How does cooking your food enhance the flavor? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why should you never say LEGOS when playing with LEGO bricks?

    Oct 15 2021

    Who invented LEGO? What does the word LEGO mean? How have LEGO toys evolved over the years? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How destructive can a Volcano be?

    Oct 13 2021

    How do volcanoes form? What causes volcanoes to erupt? What's the difference between lava & magma? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why does it hurt so much when you bite your tongue?

    Oct 11 2021

    What is your tongue made out of? How do your taste buds work? How does your tongue help you speak? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Could a giant storm on Jupiter really destroy the Earth?

    Oct 08 2021

    What are Jupiter's greatest mysteries? Why is a day shorter on Jupiter than on Earth? What is Jupiter's great red spot made of? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Are you drinking the same water as the Dinosaurs?

    Oct 06 2021

    How does the rain cycle work? What causes rain, snow and hail? What would happen if it stopped raining? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Can everyday objects suddenly EXPLODE???

    Oct 04 2021

    What causes an explosion? How have explosions helped advance society? How do you keep things from exploding? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Is seeing a comet really a sign of bad things to come???

    Oct 01 2021

    What are comets made of? How old is the ice on a comet? Did Halley ever see Halley's comet? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What is the sun made of?

    Sep 29 2021

    How far away is the sun? How important is the sun to life on planet Earth? Will the sun ever 'go out?' For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What does the way you greet someone ('Sup?) say about you?

    Sep 27 2021

    How did 'Hello?' become the word you say when you answer the phone? Why was the handshake invented? How do animals greet each other? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Can you make complex drum beats... with your mouth?

    Sep 24 2021

    What is Beatboxing? How are your vocal chords able to make so many crazy sounds? What are some simple beatbox beats you can learn to do? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do you need to brush your baby teeth that are going to fall out?

    Sep 22 2021

    What did people use to brush their teeth before the toothbrush was invented? What food can be used as an emergency toothbrush? How much toothpaste should you use? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What happens if you eat moldy food?

    Sep 20 2021

    Where does mold come from? Why is mold so colorful? Why do some foods need mold to taste good? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What do Mac & Cheese and the Declaration of Independence have in common???

    Sep 17 2021

    Who invented Mac & Cheese? How has Mac & Cheese changed over the years? What caused Mac & Cheese to become so popular? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Eeeek, are spiders dangerous to humans???

    Sep 15 2021

    Why are most spiders not only not harmful, but actually helpful to people? What is the super gross way spiders eat their prey? What are spider webs made out of? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How can you defeat the Worry Monster living inside of you?

    Sep 13 2021

    Where does anxiety and nervousness come from? Why do you get so scared you can't even move? How can something as simple as breathing make anxieties go away? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Are rainbows real, or just a crazy illusion?

    Sep 10 2021

    How do rainbows magically appear? What are rainbows made of? How many colors are really in a rainbow? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do some animals make good pets?

    Sep 08 2021

    Which animals can be pets and which should just be animals? What do all pets have in common? What are some of the craziest pets people own? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How can you make cool Movie Sound Effects using everyday items at home?

    Sep 06 2021

    Can you tell a real sound effect from a fake one? Why do some sound effects for movies, TV shows or podcasts need to be specially created?  What does a Foley Artist do? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Is it possible to build a Transformers car/robot... in real life?

    Sep 03 2021

    How were Transformers invented? What role did Marvel play in their origin story? Were the earliest versions made of tuna fish cans? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What is the most popular cookie in the world?

    Sep 01 2021

    How were cookies first invented? What role did kids play in making cookies so popular? Who decided to put chocolate chips in cookies? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What is the complex system inside you controlling your every move?

    Aug 30 2021

    How does your Nervous System cause you to run, jump, dance and...pee? What do the millions of neurons in your brain do? How is it you're able to use your five basic senses? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Did you know the Calendar we all use is full of... mistakes?

    Aug 27 2021

    Why are there 12 months in a year? Why do the months have different amounts of days? Where do the names of the months come from? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How is an Opera a lot like a Marvel Movie, pop music, and Star Wars?

    Aug 25 2021

    Why is an opera a lot cooler than you might think? Do you have to be large to be an opera singer? Which modern singers have a connection to opera? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Does school start too early?

    Aug 23 2021

    Why do kids (and adults) need a bedtime? Why is it so hard to get up in the morning? How can you make yourself fall asleep? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What would happen to Earth if there were no... clouds?

    Aug 20 2021

    What are clouds made of? What are the different types of clouds. How much does a cloud weigh? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Did America's greatest inventor get kicked out of school?

    Aug 18 2021

    How many things do you use that Thomas Edison invented? At what age did Edison invent his first invention? How could one person invent 1000 different things? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Who would win in a fight - an Alligator or a Crocodile?

    Aug 16 2021

     How are Gators and Crocs different? How long have they been around? How are mean ol' Gators and nasty Crocs beneficial to the planet? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How can a giant, heavy airplane fly???

    Aug 13 2021

    How was the airplane invented? Who popularized air travel by flying across the Atlantic Ocean? How many planes takeoff and land every single day? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How much do most people sweat in a day?

    Aug 11 2021

    Why do you sweat when you're nervous? How does sweat help cool you off? Does sweat... stink? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What's the coolest way to get around on 4-wheels?

    Aug 09 2021

    How was the skateboard invented? What caused skateboarding to become super popular? Where do the crazy names of skateboard tricks come from? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Were early guitar strings really made out of... cow guts?!?

    Aug 06 2021

    How did a bow and arrow lead to the invention of the guitar? How do guitars make such cool sounds? Why do guitars have a hole in them? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do some people eat super gross foods?

    Aug 04 2021

    How did early humans know which foods to eat, and which to avoid? What are some of the craziest food discoveries? Are some foods safe to eat, but also... deadly? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How many Muscles do you have in your face?

    Aug 02 2021

     What are muscles made of? How do your muscles work? Do you have to injure your muscles to make them bigger & stronger? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What is the most dangerous type of storm on the planet?

    Jul 30 2021

     How do Hurricanes form? What do storm categories mean? How do Hurricanes get their names? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What is the most popular lunch food of all time???

    Jul 28 2021

    Who invented lunch? How has lunch evolved? What inventions helped turn lunch into many people's favorite meal of the day? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Did you know there‚Äôs a battle raging INSIDE YOU every day?

    Jul 26 2021

    What is an antibody? How does your immune system protect you? What is your microbiome? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why does soda pop make you burp?

    Jul 23 2021

    Who invented soda pop? Why was Coca-Cola, Pepsi & Dr. Pepper originally sold as medicine? How do they get the bubbles in soda pop? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How come you don't have to be afraid of Polar Bears in Antarctica?

    Jul 21 2021

    How do animals survive living in Antarctica? Which animal can you find the most of in Antarctica? What's the most ferocious animal in Antarctica besides the Killer Whale? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How do you turn Pizza into Poop?

    Jul 19 2021

    What takes longer to digest - Carrots or Cookies? How does your body digest food? Which is longer, your large or small intestine? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Did Nikola Tesla invent a Death Beam to try and end all wars?

    Jul 16 2021

    Who was Nikola Tesla and what did he invent? Who won the electricity wars - Tesla or Edison? Did Tesla invent the car named after him? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Did Whales once live on land as furry creatures the size of cats???

    Jul 14 2021

     How did whales evolve? How did whales get to be so big? Do whales have fingers? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What does my Pee... say about Me?

    Jul 12 2021

    How and why do we pee? What color should your pee be? What do your kidneys and bladder do? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why did the first basketball games always end in big fights?

    Jul 09 2021

    How was basketball invented? Why were the early games played inside a giant cage? Why are basketballs orange? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What is the secret cure for when you're feeling low-energy?

    Jul 07 2021

    How long is the perfect nap? What does your brain do while you're sleeping? Why is taking a nap better than chugging a Red Bull to wake yourself up? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Is your Heart made of Blood?

    Jul 05 2021

    Where does blood come from? What do your veins and arteries do? How do nutrients and oxygen reach every part of your body? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How do Fireworks explode into Smiley Faces?

    Jul 02 2021

    Who invented Fireworks? How are Fireworks able to make so many cool colors and shapes? Why do we set off Fireworks on July 4th? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How did big bad wolves turn into friendly cuddly dogs?

    Jun 30 2021

    How many types of dogs are there? What traits do different dog breeds have? Do dogs have eyebrows? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do babies have more bones than kids or adults?

    Jun 28 2021

    How many bones do you have in your skull? Are your bones stronger than concrete or steel? What part of your body has the most bones? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Is there really seaweed in ice cream???

    Jun 25 2021

    How is ice cream made? Why doesn't it freeze solid like ice? Should you refreeze melted ice cream? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What do the Lion King, In the Heights and West Side Story have in common?

    Jun 23 2021

    Who was William Shakespeare? What modern stories are based on Shakespeare's plays? How was Shakespeare like the Marvel movies of his time? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Which of your 5 Basic Senses is most important?

    Jun 21 2021

    Can humans smell as well as dogs? Does your brain compensate if a sense doesn't work well? Do you have more than 5 senses? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why does Broccoli make you fart?

    Jun 18 2021

     How was broccoli invented? Why is broccoli called broccoli? What are fun ways to get kids to eat broccoli? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How do you make a jelly bean taste like vomit?

    Jun 16 2021

    What gives foods their flavors? How does a Flavorist make one food taste like another? How do you make a plant taste like meat? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What is the most popular board game of all time?

    Jun 14 2021

    When was chess invented? Can a kid become a chess grand master? How did chess pieces get their strange names?   For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why is Pizza so delicious?

    Jun 11 2021

    How long have people been eating Pizza? Where does Pizza Come From? What Is the most popular Pizza Topping? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Is American Cheese actually cheese?

    Jun 09 2021

     Who discovered cheese? How is cheese made? What is American Cheese made of? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Could a forest really catch fire all by itself???

    Jun 07 2021

     Is a wildfire and a forest fire the same thing? How do you put out a raging wildfire? What are some ways to prevent wildfires? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why did Pluto get kicked out of the Planets Club?

    Jun 04 2021

    What are Dwarf Planets? How many Dwarf Planets do we know about? Why isn't the Moon a planet? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • If Sugar is so bad for us - why do we eat so much of it???

    Jun 02 2021

    What is sugar made from? How does sugar affect your body, brain and teeth? Is it okay to have just a little sugar? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Do Octopuses escape from their tanks at the aquarium?

    May 31 2021

    What crazy, and cool things are Octopuses capable of? Why do Octopuses have 3 hearts and blue blood? Why is it 'Octopuses' and not 'Octopi'?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What do Unicorns, Bald Eagles and Shamrocks have in common?

    May 28 2021

    Why is the Unicorn the National Symbol of Scotland? Why do we have National Symbols? Which animal represents the most countries? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why are you able to remember your scary nightmares?

    May 26 2021

    What causes nightmares to happen? What happens in your brain during a nightmare? Are there any ways to keep from having nightmares? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How do vaccines make you safe from diseases?

    May 24 2021

    How were vaccines first discovered? What diseases have been wiped out by vaccines? How do we know vaccines are safe? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Can a vampire bat turn you into a vampire???

    May 21 2021

    Are bats really blind? How do bats help the ecosystem? Are bats dangerous to humans? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How did Amelia Earhart become the greatest unsolved mystery of all time?

    May 19 2021

    Who was Amelia Earhart? What aviation records did Amelia set? What was Amelia's last flight like? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How could biting your nails make you sick?

    May 17 2021

    What is the purpose of finger & toenails? If nails are made of dead cells, how do they grow? How do your nails reveal what's going on inside of you? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Do flies barf on your food???

    May 14 2021

    Are flies good or bad for the environment? How long have flies been on Earth? Do flies really eat poop? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Was early gum really made from charcoal and chalk?

    May 12 2021

    How was gum invented? What did people chew on before gum? Why is bubble gum pink? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Can you cuddle with a hibernating bear?

    May 10 2021

    Why do some animals hibernate? Why don't humans hibernate? How many Big Macs would a bear need to eat to prepare for hibernation? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How soon until cars can fly?

    May 07 2021

    When was the first flying car invented? Why aren't people driving flying cars today? What else will cars do in the future? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How did the Barbie Doll help create the Action Figure?

    May 05 2021

    How were Barbie and GI Joe toys created? What important role did the Ken doll play for both Barbie and GI Joe? How have Barbie and GI Joe evolved over the years? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why does everyone go nuts for donuts?

    May 03 2021

    Who invented the modern donut? Why are they called donuts? Why do donuts have holes? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Are today's superheroes based on The Greek Gods?

    Apr 30 2021

    How did Zeus become the king of the Gods? Why were the Greek Gods invented? Which superheroes and superpowers are based on The Greek Gods. For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What happens to your food after you eat it?

    Apr 28 2021

    What is the digestive process like? How does your body get nutrients from food? What crazy things happen inside your stomach and intestines? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Did Christopher Columbus ever see a mermaid?

    Apr 26 2021

    Where did the legend of Mermaids come from? Which famous explorers saw Mermaids? What are wicked Mermaids called? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Should you wear a bicycle helmet during a tornado?

    Apr 23 2021

    How do tornadoes form? Are tornadoes more powerful than hurricanes? What should you do if a tornado is coming? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Will another asteroid hit Earth soon?

    Apr 21 2021

    How are asteroids formed? What causes asteroids to leave their orbit and fly towards Earth? What would happen if a huge asteroid was headed right for us? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Are worms like superheroes saving the planet?

    Apr 19 2021

    How do worms move with no arms or legs? What do worms eat? How are worms good for the Earth? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Could a plant eat a person?

    Apr 16 2021

    Do some plants eat animals? How do plants digest insects? Where do Venus Fly Traps live? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.comSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What did people write on before paper?

    Apr 14 2021

    Who invented paper? How is paper made? How has paper changed the world? For more info and free activity guides go to www.WhoSmarted.com .See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What does your dog dream about?

    Apr 12 2021

    Do dogs dream like people? Do dogs have nightmares? Can dogs sleepwalk? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com      See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Did some dinosaurs survive extinction?

    Apr 09 2021

    What modern animals are relatives to the dinosaurs? Which animals are even older than dinosaurs? What critter survived two mass extinctions? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Are there other planets like Earth in the Universe?

    Apr 07 2021

    What makes a planet habitable? How many other habitable planets are there? Could the existence of habitable planets mean there is other life in the Universe? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How come you never forget how to ride a bike?

    Apr 05 2021

    Who invented the bicycle? How did early bicycles differ from today's bikes? How are you able to balance on your bike? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com     See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Did real life pirates actually say Arr?

    Apr 02 2021

    How long have Pirates existed? What was it like being on a pirate ship? Who were some of the greatest Pirates of all time? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Is honey really made from bee vomit?

    Mar 31 2021

    How many bees live in a hive? How do bees make honey? What are the roles of the queen, drones and worker bees? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Do skyscrapers really sway back and forth?

    Mar 29 2021

    How tall are the tallest skyscrapers? What were some of the earliest tall structures?Does time go faster at the top of a skyscraper? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do noodles come in so many shapes?

    Mar 26 2021

    Who invented noodles? How many kinds of noodles are there? Are noodles good for you? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What makes clowns both funny & scary?

    Mar 24 2021

    Who were the first clowns in history? What role do clowns play in society? How do you become a professional clown? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Which eating utensil was once considered... evil?

    Mar 22 2021

    Who invented the fork, spoon, and knife? How did people eat before utensils? Which utensil is the oldest, the newest...and the most evil? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Are head lice really just tiny vampires?

    Mar 19 2021

    What exactly are lice? How do lice feast on your head? How do you get rid of lice (or avoid them in the first place)? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Who is the greatest board game maker of all-time?

    Mar 17 2021

    When did people start playing board games? How were the classic board games invented? What is the most popular board game of all? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do we all love using Emojis?

    Mar 15 2021

    Who invented emojis, and why? How many emojis are there? What is the most popular Emoji? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Can animals change sex?

    Mar 12 2021

    Can animals change from male to female and female to male? Which animals change sex and why? How are changes in the environment causing more animals to change sex? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What would happen if you went into a Black Hole?

    Mar 10 2021

    How are black holes formed? What would happen if a black hole appeared in our solar system?  How do scientists locate black holes in the galaxy? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How many creatures live in the rainforest?

    Mar 08 2021

    Why are rainforests so important? How much rain falls in the rainforest? What are the different levels of the rainforest? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Are video games good for your brain?

    Mar 05 2021

    What was the very first video game? How did video games become so popular? How much video games should you play a day?   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do you add milk to breakfast cereal?

    Mar 03 2021

    How was breakfast cereal invented? What magical ingredient made cereal so popular? What is the most popular cereal of all time? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What happens when two galaxies collide?

    Mar 01 2021

    How many galaxies are in the universe? How are Galaxies formed? How close is the nearest galaxy? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Are allergies just a big misunderstanding?

    Feb 26 2021

    What are allergies? What happens in your body during an allergic attack? If you're allergic to something, will that ever go away? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Is your pet kitty cat really a tiny tiger?

    Feb 24 2021

    How similar are big and little cats? How did little cats become so popular? Why can't small cats roar? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Where do cool new words come from?

    Feb 22 2021

    What is slang? How are new words created? What's the most popular slang word of all? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What does your Poo say about You?

    Feb 19 2021

    Why does your poop look nothing like the foods you ate? Why is poop so disgusting and smelly? Where did the word Poop come from? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do we need braces to straighten our teeth?

    Feb 17 2021

    What were early dental braces like? Why are your teeth so crooked? How do braces work? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why is an hour 60 minutes?

    Feb 15 2021

    How did they tell time before clocks? How did they come up with hours, minutes and seconds? What do AM and PM mean? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Are cookies really just little cakes?

    Feb 12 2021

    How were cookies accidentally invented? Who came up with the chocolate chip cookie? Why are they called cookies? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Who has better eyes - humans or animals?

    Feb 10 2021

    How do your eyes work? What are the different parts of your eye? Why do some people need to wear glasses or contact lenses? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Were early balloons really made from animal guts?

    Feb 08 2021

    Why do we blow up balloons at parties? What gas was originally used to make balloons float? What else are balloons used for? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com       See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why are Gummy Bears, bears?

    Feb 05 2021

    Who invented Gummy Bears? What shape were Gummy Bears originally? How many Gummy Bears are sold each year? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why is Mars more popular than Venus?

    Feb 03 2021

    Which would be the better planet to live on? What is the surface of Mars and Venus like? Why are we always exploring Mars and not Venus? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Did Leonardo da Vinci invent the original Batmobile?

    Feb 01 2021

    Who was da Vinci? What were his most famous works of art? What was the Italian Renaissance? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Can you land a plane on the highway?

    Jan 29 2021

    Who built the first highways in America? How many highways are there? How do Interstates get their numbers? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why are trees crucial to human's survival?

    Jan 27 2021

    How do trees clean the air?  How do trees breathe?  Do trees die in the winter when they shed their leaves? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What's Cooking?

    Jan 25 2021

    Why do humans cook their food? Did humans always cook their food? What are some different ways to cook food? For free home activities sign-up at www.WhoSmarted.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Is your Tongue your most important body part?

    Jan 22 2021

    What is a tongue for? What are those bumps on your tongue? How does taste work? For free home activities sign up at www.WhoSmarted.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How did waffles help create sneakers?

    Jan 20 2021

    Who invented sneakers? How did sneakers become so popular? Why are they called sneakers? For free home activities sign up at www.whosmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Is Bigfoot Real?

    Jan 18 2021

    Is Bigfoot Real or imagined? When did tales of a mysterious ape/human creature first begin? How does the legend of Bigfoot play into myths of strange hairy creatures all over the world? What are Cryptozoologists?  More at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How was the moon formed?

    Jan 15 2021

    What is the Moon made of? How long would it take to drive to the Moon if you drove 100 mph? What does the Moon smell like? How does the Moon affect the ocean? How cold does it get on the Moon?  Get great free activities at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How does your nose work?

    Jan 13 2021

    What is Smell? Why do you need to smell things? Which animal holds the record for how far away it can detect a smell?  All this and more on today's episode #38 SMELL + free activity guide at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How was radiation discovered?

    Jan 11 2021

    How did a woman named Marie discover radiation? What do you call the machine at the doctor’s office that takes pictures of your insides? How did Marie Curie use radiation and radioactivity to save lives during World War I? How many Nobel Prizes did Marie Curie win? Want free activity guides and curriculum? Check out www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do...more

  • Why is mold an ingredient in gummy bears?

    Jan 08 2021

    Is mold an animal or a plant? Why is mold so colorful? What color is most mold? Why is mold an ingredient in gummy bears? Free activity guide at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How can you motivate yourself?

    Jan 06 2021

    What is motivation? Why do we do the things we do? How can you turn boring chores into fun activities? And what should you do when you're struggling to finish a project? Find out all this and more about motivation, and get the free activity guide at www.WhoSmarted.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What are boogers and what are they for?

    Jan 04 2021

    What are boogers? Where do they come from? What do they for your body? Why do we like to pick them? Are they safe to eat? Find out all this and more and get your free activity guide at www.WhoSmarted.com   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What causes things to explode?

    Jan 01 2021

    What makes things explode? Why do some things like a firework blow up with a bang? Which everyday items are unstable enough that they can be explosive? Plus get free kid-friendly activities at www.WhoSmarted.com ! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Who really invented peanut butter & jelly?

    Dec 30 2020

    Who invented the PB&J?  Are PB&J sandwiches actually healthy for you?  Do folks eat PB&Js all over the world or just in America? Find out more & get your free activity guide at www.WhoSmarted.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How does a microwave oven work?

    Dec 28 2020

    How was the microwave oven accidentally invented? How do microwaves work to cook everything from frozen pizza to popcorn? Why should you never put metal in a microwave? Your smart elementary school kid will learn about all this and more, and there's more free activities at www.WhoSmarted.com! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Wait, you shouldn't be afraid of spiders?

    Dec 25 2020

    How many species of spiders are there? How strong are spider webs? Should you be afraid of spiders? And don't forget to check out our dozens of other 15 minute educational episodes on your favorite podcast app or www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What causes a volcano?

    Dec 23 2020

    Today's episode is about VOLCANOES! Listen up as Vulcan, the Roman God of Fire and your trusty narrator, Jerry take a fun journey to an active volcano in search of lava!   Questions we answer on today's episode: What's the difference between magma and lava? How deep is the earth's crust and how is it just like a giant puzzle? What causes volcanoes to form? Visit www.WhoSmarted.com to get great activities to do after the episode. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy P...more

  • Why do we say hello?

    Dec 21 2020

    Today's episode is all about the history of GREETINGS and it's full of great questions & answers about how and why humans say "Hello!" Questions we answer include: How did the word, "Hello" become the standard way we answer the phone? Why do we shake hands? Why do humans greet one another at all To keep the learning going with more information and fun activities, grab the completely free episode activity guide at www.WhoSmarted.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Priv...more

  • Why are fairy tales so powerful?

    Dec 16 2020

    Quick question: who wrote the story for the movie FROZEN? Obviously it was a Hollywood screenwriter working for Disney, right? Nope! Jennifer Lee may have written the SCRIPT (she also directed the movie too, becoming the first woman to write/direct a film grossing over ONE BILLION DOLLARS), but the STORY was written in 1844 by Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen. His tale THE SNOW QUEENenthralled families in Europe --- nearly 100 years before Walt Disney made his first animated movie, and over...more

  • What if the sun went out?

    Dec 14 2020

    Quick question: How long would it take for the light to go out on earth if the sun stopped working? 30 seconds? 2 seconds? 8 minutes? If you said 8 minutes - you're right! To be exact, it would take 8 minutes and 20 seconds before we knew that the sun stopped burning. But that's not happening anytime soon - you have plenty of time for your kid to learn a whole lot more about the closest star to earth, like 7 or 8 billion years! You'll learn that and WHOLE lot more about how the sun works on this...more

  • How old is the water you're drinking?

    Dec 11 2020

    Quick question: How old is the water you drink, shower in, or cook with? 4 seconds, 4 days, or 4 billion years old? If you said 4 billion years old, you're RIGHT! That glass of water you drank today is the same water the DINOSAURS drank! So how does the rain cycle work? How and why does it rain at all? And what would happen if it DIDN'T rain? Your kids will learn all this and more on today's new episode of Who Smarted? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at ...more

  • How does a guitar work?

    Dec 09 2020

    What does a bow & arrow have to do with the guitar? Discover the history AND the science of the guitar on today's episode of Who Smarted?  Your kids will discover how primitive hunters likely invented the idea of playing music on a string. They will learn that how and why the electric guitar was invented, and how that changed music. They'll take a tour through the 20th century history of music and discover how important a Hawaiian teenager and African-American musicians are to the devlopment of ...more

  • How do ears work?

    Dec 07 2020

    Thanks so much for listening to our podcast, WHO SMARTED? But here's a silly question... HOW are you able to listen to it? With your EARS of course! But how do your ears work? How do three tiny bones in your ear help amplify sound and translate sound waves to your brain? And how/why does your hearing affect your balance? Get ready to hang out with the three smallest bones in the human body - The Ossicles - on today's episode about Ears! Your kids will discover how 3 tiny ear bones, THE OSSICLES,...more

  • Do opera singers have to be large?

    Dec 04 2020

    What do you think of when you think of an opera singer? Most people think of a large lady in a hat with horns! But on today's episode you'll learn opera singers come in all shapes and sizes. Now, we know some kids might think of opera as long, loud and boring, but our resident Opera Superfan will make your kid see that opera is actually... cool! More opera resources: PBS and the Metropolitan Opera for Kids https://ny.pbslearningmedia.org/collection/metropolitan-opera-shakespeare/ This extraordin...more

  • How does your immune system work?

    Dec 02 2020

    No one likes being sick. The fever, fatigue, and the nasty stuff that comes out of you is NO FUN! But how much of what happens to you when you're sick is caused by GERMS, and how much is actually your body's IMMUNE SYSTEM helping you? Take a journey with us into your IMMUNE SYSTEM on today's super sick episode of Who Smarted? as we go to Club Gut to find out how it all works. Your kid will learn that having a fever is your body fighting off germs! By raising your body temperature, a fever heats ...more

  • How did mirrors come from volcanoes?

    Nov 30 2020

    Mirror, mirror on the wall...why do I see my reflection at all? On this 12 minute episode of Who Smarted? our Evil Queen will learn how her Magic Mirror works, why we all look different in photos than in the mirror, the science behind how mirrors are made, and the surprising history of the first mirrors! Your kids will discover that the first mirrors were made from rocks - yes, rocks! Specifically obsidian, which is a shiny volcanic rock that can be polished to a glass-like finish. They will lea...more

  • Why do some people pee when they laugh?

    Nov 27 2020

    Laughter is a great way to release stress, bond with friends & family, and just have fun. It's also why some people end up accidentally WETTING themselves! On this episode of WHO SMARTED?, we'll visit a disastrous rehearsal of Romeo & Juliet -- where the problem isn't that Juliet forgot her lines -- it's that she has a bad case of the giggles and cannot stop LAUGHING. Your kids will learn how laughing can be a way to shield yourself from troubling emotions which is why people sometimes laugh at ...more

  • Why doesn't ice cream freeze solid like ice?

    Nov 25 2020

    Who doesn't love ice cream? Well - on this episode of Who Smarted? it turns out that our special guest Ice doesn't love our OTHER special guest Cream - but maybe by the end of the episode they'll figure out how to work together. (Spoiler alert: they do!). And want to know why there's seaweed in almost all flavors of commercial ice cream? Then sign up for today for our free email, which includes crazy facts like that + more activities to do with your kid.     See omnystudio.com/listener for priva...more

  • What good is a sound wave if you can't surf on it?

    Nov 23 2020

    Waves - we usually think of them as something we do when saying goodbye, or when we're at the beach. But there's a kind of invisible wave we interact with all the tie. Sound waves are always around us, and somehow our brain turns these pulses of pressure into what we call "hearing". Come join our special guest Madame Sounds-a-Like on this journey into the world of sound. Keep the learning going after the episode with awesome free exercises at www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for pr...more

  • Where is the end of the rainbow?

    Nov 20 2020

    On this episode of Who Smarted? a friendly leprechaun enlists the help of his new digital assistant O'Siri to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Spoiler alert: There is no pot of gold, because there is no end of the rainbow!  Turns out rainbows aren't actually arches - but what they are, and why you see them, is super interesting.  Want the free study guide for every episode?  Sign up at www.WhoSmarted.com and please add to our growing 5-star reviews on Apple podcasts! See omnystudi...more

  • Why are dogs so cute?

    Nov 18 2020

    People love dogs! And what's not to love? Dogs are loyal, helpful, kind, & fill our hearts with joy (and our brains with oxytocin!) They make wonderful companions which is why, during the pandemic, dog adoption rates have doubled, and in some places there are now waiting lists for furry friends that stretch into 2021. Today's episode, DOGS, is for every human who loves dogs - and every dog who loves their human. In other words - it's for everyone! Enjoy! And for some of the LATEST information ab...more

  • How does music give you feelings?

    Nov 16 2020

    Children love music! (YES, we know, adults do too!) And one reason is because music creates emotions in your brain. But ever wonder how music causes your brain to feel emotion? Why do screechy high note and rumbly low notes make you feel scared? And why do major keys make everyone feel happy? You've got questions - we've got answers in a very interactive episode of Who Smarted? And please, if you LOVED listening to this episode as much as we loved making it, kindly take a second and tell a fello...more

  • Why do you have to sleep?

    Nov 13 2020

    Kids love to stay up past their bedtime - and so do grownups! But why do we have bedtime at all? Why is sleep so important, and why does it naturally happen at night? And what does sleep have to do with memories, unicorns, and a flying trapeze? All your questions about shut-eye are answered on today's episode of Who Smarted? For more great resources about sleep, check out the non-profit Sleep Foundation. And to get every episode delivered right to your inbox along with educational support materi...more

  • How is the platypus nature's mash-up?

    Nov 11 2020

    Today's special guest Thor is a charming Platypus, a creature so odd that when scientists first saw a specimen they assumed it was a taxidermy hoax.  Learn about how this crazy animal mashup happened and how the platypus can see through mud on today's episode of Who Smarted?  www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why are basketballs orange?

    Nov 09 2020

    What does a bad snowstorm and a bucket of peaches have to do with basketball? And why are basketballs orange?  Find out on today's bouncy episode of Who Smarted? www.WhoSmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How do you escape from inside a whale?

    Nov 05 2020

    OK you'll probably never be stuck inside a whale, but by spending this episode inside one of these amazing creatures, you'll discover how much you and the whale have in common!  And for free educational resources for parents & teachers, check out www.WhoSmarted.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How did a drought make skateboards popular?

    Nov 04 2020

    A drought made skateboards popular, but how?  And how did skateboards get their shape? Get ready for a smooth ride through history on this episode of Who Smarted?   For more kids' skateboarding resources check out: Skate Like A Girl https://www.skatelikeagirl.com/ Promoting inclusion, confidence, leadership and social justice through skateboarding. Boards for Bros http://boards4bros.org/ Gving all kids a chance to own a skateboard and experience self-reliance, perseverance, and physical and inte...more

  • How can you be less anxious?

    Nov 02 2020

    Anxiety - it isn't just for adults! On this episode of Who Smarted? kids get tips on where anxiety comes from and how to manage it.  Get ready to slay the worry monster on Who Smarted? www.whosmarted.com  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why do you have to brush your teeth?

    Oct 30 2020

    The toothbrush was invented in jail - by a prisoner! How did that happen? And how did toothbrushing become a regular daily activity in the 1950s? You'll travel to Egypt, London, and more in this episode that will get your kids excited to brush!   For more great Toothbrushing resources check out the Chompers podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • Why does broccoli smell so bad?

    Oct 28 2020

    What's that smell? It's broccoli! In this episode you'll get a new appreciation for broccoli, learn who invented it, how to make it taste good, and even find out how to make it not smell so bad! You'll journey from ancient Rome to America on a time-bending adventure with broccoli!  Join our Who Smarted? community at www.Facebook.com/WhoSmarted.  And get the free study guide at www.whosmarted.com.   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/priv...more

  • How did Thomas Edison invent more than 1,000 things?

    Oct 26 2020

    How did a home-schooled kid become the greatest inventor of all time? To this day no one holds more invention patents than Thomas Edison!  Find out and inspire your kids on today's fun-filled episode of Who Smarted? And please like & follow us on Facebook for more ... www.facebook.com/WhoSmarted www.whosmarted.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • How do movie sound effects work?

    Oct 23 2020

    Explosions, lasers, fire, footsteps - these are the audio cues that bring movies and TV shows to life. But most of them are created AFTER the movie is shot, in a sound effects process called Foley Art. Learn about how sound effects work and how kids can make their OWN sound effects, on this episode of Who Smarted? And if you haven't already, join the 10,000+ parents receiving our free home activities newsletter at www.WhoSmarted.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Priv...more

  • Why is pizza so delicious?

    Oct 21 2020

    What's the real story behind pizza? We love it plain, with toppings, to go, and while we watch TV - American's alone eat 3 BILLION pizzas a  YEAR! Find out the history of pizza on this week's episode of Who Smarted? And get the free study guide at www.WhoSmarted.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • If gravity stopped working, what would happen?

    Oct 18 2020

    What goes up must come down, right? But why?  And what is gravity? Find out all this and more on this fun, game-filled episode of Who Smarted? and get the free study guide and home activities at www.WhoSmarted.com.  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

  • What is Who Smarted? (Trailer)

    Sep 25 2020

    Who Smarted? is the fun 3-times weekly short educational podcast for elementary school kids from  the creators of the hit educational TV series BRAIN GAMES and BRAINCHILD. Who Smarted? helps makes kids better global citizens by teaching them not just facts, but also critical thinking skills.  Join our community at www.facebook.com/whosmarted and get the free study guide at www.whosmarted.com ! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy a...more