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Brains On! Science podcast for kids

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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:

  • Bones from the inside out
    Bones! They’re spooky. They’re creepy. They’re utterly fascinating!This episode we dig up the science behind skeletons. We’ll look at how our bones grow, what happens when we break a bone... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-27
  • Why do siblings annoy each other?
    Having a sibling is a special thing -- but, wow, can they be annoying! In this episode we’ll look at why our brothers and sisters are so good at pushing... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-20
  • How do flu vaccines work?
    The flu shot changes every year. But why is the flu special, if other illnesses have much longer-lasting vaccines? This episode takes us into the world of viruses and immunity.We... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-13
  • Past, present and future: Using time to understand this pandemic
    If time feels weird to you lately, you’re not alone. The pandemic has changed the pace of life for people around the world. We’ll talk to a psychologist about how... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-06
  • Smash: When continents collide!
    How are mountains made? What causes an earthquake? How does hot lava come bubbling up? The answer in each case is…tectonic plates! These are giant, moving slabs of rock covering... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-29
  • Behind the scenes: See how we make the show
    A listener asked how making  Brains On is different during the pandemic. So with this episode we're giving you a peek into how we're making the show while staying safe. Spoiler alert:... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-22
  • The buzz on bees, pt. 2
    In this second episode on bees (a bee-quel, you might say!) we’re taking a look at pollination: the many pollination talents of different bees, why pollination is so important, and... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-15
  • The buzz on bees, pt. 1
    We’re making a big buzz about bees! Our pollen-collecting friends get so much done, and we’re taking a look at how they live. We’ll bust some bee myths and meet... Read more
    Published on: 2020-09-08

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