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Time Traveling Tonya

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Step into the exciting world of Tonya Infinity, a smart and curious 8-year-old, and her best friend Gertie, a wise and witty 186-year-old Galapagos tortoise… who just happens to have a special time traveling shell. Every episode of our magical podcast is an adventure into the fascinating past and Tonya has questions, lots of them! Good thing Gertie knows just where (and when) to find the answers. Together, they meet historical figures like Bessie Coleman, Maria Martinez, and Jackie Robinson to learn about their amazing accomplishments and see how they can help solve Tonya's present-day predicaments. "Boring" is not in Tonya's vocabulary! She combines fun and laughter with real facts and historical quotes to create mini-history lessons that are as entertaining as they are educational. If you love adventure, mystery, history, and time travel, then Time Traveling Tonya from GoKidGo is the podcast for you. Press play and let the journey begin! Perfect for kids 5-10 years old or any curious minds that love to learn and laugh. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! Remember, the past is just a click away!

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United States

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Step into the exciting world of Tonya Infinity, a smart and curious 8-year-old, and her best friend Gertie, a wise and witty 186-year-old Galapagos tortoise… who just happens to have a special time traveling shell. Every episode of our magical podcast is an adventure into the fascinating past and Tonya has questions, lots of them! Good thing Gertie knows just where (and when) to find the answers. Together, they meet historical figures like Bessie Coleman, Maria Martinez, and Jackie Robinson to learn about their amazing accomplishments and see how they can help solve Tonya's present-day predicaments. "Boring" is not in Tonya's vocabulary! She combines fun and laughter with real facts and historical quotes to create mini-history lessons that are as entertaining as they are educational. If you love adventure, mystery, history, and time travel, then Time Traveling Tonya from GoKidGo is the podcast for you. Press play and let the journey begin! Perfect for kids 5-10 years old or any curious minds that love to learn and laugh. Don't forget to rate, review, and subscribe! Remember, the past is just a click away!

Language:

English


Episodes
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James Hanger: Inventor of the Modern Prosthetic Limb

7/9/2024
Tonya travels back to the American Civil War era to meet James Hanger, an innovative inventor who revolutionized prosthetics.

Duration:00:16:18

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Vest Stoudt: Inventor of "Duck" Tape

6/25/2024
Join Tonya Infinity on her latest time-travel adventure as she meets Vest Stoudt, the innovative mind behind the creation of duct tape during World War II!

Duration:00:16:29

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Nat Love: Greatest Black Cowboy in the Old West

6/18/2024
Join a thrilling time-travel adventure to the American Wild West, where our heroine meets the legendary cowboy Nat Love, known as "Deadwood Dick." Experience his extraordinary life, from taming wild horses to epic cattle drives, and discover the daring exploits that made him a celebrated figure in American folklore.

Duration:00:17:41

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Clara Lemlich

6/4/2024
Join Tonya and Gertie as they travel to early 20th century New York City to meet the fierce and fearless Clara Lemlich. Learn about Clara's courageous fight for workers' rights, her impact on labor reform, and how her relentless spirit ignited a movement that changed America's labor landscape forever.

Duration:00:16:16

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Bill Melendez

5/28/2024
Join Tonya Infinity and her best friend Gertie, the 186-year-old Galapagos tortoise, for a delightful journey through time to meet the legendary Peanuts animator Bill Melendez.

Duration:00:17:21

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Sally Ride

5/21/2024
Join Tonya and Gertie as they explore the life and legacy of Sally Ride, the first American woman to soar into space!

Duration:00:17:00

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Alvin Ailey

2/28/2024
Join Tonya Infinity and her best friend Gertie, the 186-year-old Galapagos tortoise, for a whirlwind adventure through time to meet the legendary choreographer Alvin Ailey in 1960s New York City. In this episode, our dynamic duo witnesses the groundbreaking performance of "Revelations," explores Ailey's profound impact on modern dance, and discovers how his work celebrated Black culture and brought dance back to the people—and tortoises!

Duration:00:16:08

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Walter Harper, Alaska’s Native Son

2/20/2024
Join Time Traveling Tonya and her 186-year-old Galapagos tortoise friend, Gertie, on a thrilling adventure to 1913 Alaska to meet Walter Harper, the first person to reach the summit of North America's tallest peak, Denali.

Duration:00:18:02

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell

2/13/2024
Hop aboard this episode of Time Traveling Tonya for an inspiring journey back to 1849 with Tonya Infinity and her best friend Gertie! Meet Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in America to become a doctor, at her graduation ceremony in Geneva, New York. Discover the challenges Elizabeth faced, from being rejected by over 20 medical schools to becoming the top of her class and a pioneering force for women in medicine.

Duration:00:15:31

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Benjamin Franklin & America's First Volunteer Fire Station

2/6/2024
Hop aboard this time-traveling adventure with Tonya Infinity and her best friend Gertie, the Galapagos tortoise, as they journey back to 1736 Philadelphia to meet Benjamin Franklin and explore America's first volunteer fire station. Discover how fires were fought before the invention of fire trucks and Dalmatians, and learn about Franklin's ingenious contributions to fire safety and the founding of the Union Fire Company. From horse-drawn fire engines to the origins of fire fighting techniques, join Tonya and Gertie as they uncover the history of fire service and the role of Dalmatians in fire stations. It's a historical ride filled with fun facts, laughter, and even a few Dalmatian puppies, proving that learning about the past can be as exciting as a fire truck siren!

Duration:00:18:03

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Madam C.J. Walker

1/30/2024
Join Tonya Infinity and her best friend Gertie on a time-traveling adventure to 1906 Denver, Colorado, to meet the inspiring Madam C.J. Walker. Tonya, an aspiring young entrepreneur, learns valuable business lessons from Madam Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in America. From humble beginnings, Madam Walker shares her journey of creating a successful line of hair care products for Black women, overcoming challenges, and becoming a savvy businesswoman. This episode is a perfect blend of history, inspiration, and fun, ideal for young listeners eager to learn about influential figures and the power of determination.

Duration:00:17:00

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Ted Fujita

1/23/2024
When Tonya is scared during a tornado watch, Gertie takes her to meet the man who first studied tornados and invented the Fujita “F Scale”. The Japanese-American meteorologist research revolutionized the knowledge of storms and helped the aviation field. He became known as “Mr. Tornado”.

Duration:00:17:59

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Judy Gentile

1/16/2024
Join Tonya Infinity and her 186-year-old Galapagos tortoise friend, Gertie, on a time-traveling adventure to learn about history's unsung heroes! In this episode, they meet Judy Gentile, a trailblazing advocate for people with disabilities. Despite facing her own challenges, Judy's determination and vision lead to significant changes at Michigan State University and beyond, paving the way for greater accessibility and rights for people with disabilities.

Duration:00:16:28

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Mary Shelley

1/9/2024
In this episode, Tonya and Gertie meet the legendary Mary Shelley in Geneva, Switzerland, during the Regency Era. Discover how Mary, inspired by her own life and the rainy Swiss Alps, crafts one of the most famous horror and science fiction novels ever written. Learn about the origins of "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus," and how Mary's groundbreaking work at just 19 years old led to the birth of science fiction.

Duration:00:17:33

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Ernest A. Hamwi

1/2/2024
Join Tonya Infinity as she takes you back to the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition to meet Ernest A. Hamwi, the inventor of the ice cream cone! Discover the fascinating history of this beloved treat as Tonya and Gertie explore the fair, learning about the origins of the cone and its impact on American culture.

Duration:00:16:24

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Dr. Rebekah Colberg Cabrera - “The Mother of Women’s Sports in Puerto Rico”

12/12/2023
Join Tonya Infinity as she takes you to 1938 Puerto Rico to meet the legendary Dr. Rebekah Colberg Cabrera, hailed as "The Mother of Women's Sports in Puerto Rico." From discus to javelin, and from Puerto Rico to Panama City, experience the excitement of the Central American and Caribbean Games and discover how Dr. Rebekah's determination and skill paved the way for future generations of female athletes. This episode is a thrilling blend of sports, history, and girl power, perfect for young listeners eager to learn about influential figures in sports history.

Duration:00:15:53

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Idelisa Bonnelly - “The Mother of Marine Conservation in the Caribbean”

12/7/2023
Join Tonya and Gertie as they journey back to 1986 to meet the legendary Idelisa Bonnelly, known as "The Mother of Marine Conservation in the Caribbean." Discover how Idelisa's passion for the ocean led her from the Dominican Republic to New York City and back, founding the Institute of Marine Biology and creating the first Atlantic Ocean sanctuary for humpback whales. Learn about the importance of marine conservation, the challenges of protecting our oceans, and how Idelisa's work has made a lasting impact on both marine and human life. Perfect for young explorers and aspiring scientists, this episode is a tidal wave of fun facts, inspiring stories, and a few bathtub splashes!

Duration:00:16:36

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Noor Inayat Khan ”Madeleine the Spy”

11/28/2023
Join Tonya Infinity and her best friend, Gertie the Galapagos tortoise, as they embark on a time-traveling journey to 1943 France during World War II. Meet the courageous Noor Inayat Khan, a real-life spy who bravely fought against the Nazis. Discover the world of secret codes, daring missions, and the power of resilience.

Duration:00:11:24

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Dr. Jonas Salk

11/21/2023
Tonya is nervous about having to get her shots, so Gertie takes her to meet Dr. Jonas Salk, the Jewish immigrant who invented the polio vaccine.

Duration:00:12:08

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Barbara Gittings

11/14/2023
Join Tonya Infinity and her Galapagos tortoise friend Gertie on a groovy time-travel adventure to 1965 Philadelphia to meet the inspiring Barbara Gittings, a pioneer in the LGBT civil rights movement. Learn about the struggles and triumphs of the early Pride Parades, the fight for equality, and how to be an ally in love. Perfect for young listeners and families, this episode mixes history, humor, and heart, teaching valuable lessons about acceptance and the power of standing up for what's right. Don't miss this enlightening journey back in time, where every moment is a lesson in love and equality!

Duration:00:11:52