Brains On!
Science podcast for kids

Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world sent in by listeners. Like, do dogs know they’re dogs? Or, why do feet stink? Plus, we have mystery sounds for you to guess, songs for you to dance to, and lots of facts — all checked by experts.

Latest Episodes:

  • Why do dogs wag their tails?
    Have you heard the expression “dogs are people’s best friend”? Where did it come from? And why are dogs and humans such great pals? Molly... Read more
    Published on: 2023-03-21
  • Why do we have friends?
    Friendship rules! Friends help us work through problems, keep us company and bring joy to our lives. Making friends might have also helped our prehistoric... Read more
    Published on: 2023-03-14
  • Do plants sleep?
    Humans need sleep to survive, but do plants doze off too? In this episode, we’ll look into how plants rest. Turns out humans and plants... Read more
    Published on: 2023-03-07
  • How heavy is the sky?
    Our big, beautiful sky stretches all the way from the ground beneath our feet to about sixty miles above the Earth. It’s made up of... Read more
    Published on: 2023-02-28
  • Glow for it! How do creatures make light?
    Lots of creatures are able to glow, like fish, mushrooms, fireflies and even some bacteria! This special ability is called bioluminescence and it looks like... Read more
    Published on: 2023-02-21
  • How do hearing aids work?
    Xuan June’s hearing aids have kept her company for pretty much her entire life. They go with her to school, tag along for a ride... Read more
    Published on: 2023-02-14
  • Do scientists have superpowers?
    It's just a normal day at Brains On headquarters, until Molly and co-host Aaliyah find Forever Ago host Joy Dolo in the midst of a... Read more
    Published on: 2023-02-07
  • Is it possible to clone yourself?
    Imagine an exact copy of you, someone with the same hair, eyes and DNA. That’s a clone. Scientists have been able to make clones of... Read more
    Published on: 2022-12-27

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