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The #1 podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"!

The #1 podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"!

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United States

Description:

The #1 podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"!

Language:

English


Episodes

Two Whats!? And a Wow! - What's in an Age?

4/9/2021
How is Mindy going to guess Guy Raz’s age just by looking at his teeth and toenails? We’ve got the answers you need on this age defying round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about AGE!

Duration:00:11:36

Rat-A-Tat Tickle Attack: Do Rats Even Like Being Tickled?

4/5/2021
Mindy and Reggie are on the top of the Gingerbread Mansion fishing... for rats!? But will they be tickled pink when the rats come to tickle them?! Learn with Mindy and Guy Raz all about a recent study that suggests that, just like us, some rats giggle when they get tickled! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and WOW in the world of RAT TICKLIN'! Want to learn more about the science behind how rats react to tickling? Click here to see some of the resources we used to help write this...

Duration:00:26:15

Two Whats!? And a Wow! - Lightning Bug Lighting

4/2/2021
Mindy and Guy Raz are trying to be more eco-friendly, so Guy is showing off his compost bin. Mindy also had a BRIGHT idea of how she can conserve energy… but what does this have to do with INSECTS?! We’ve got questions AND answers on the Season 3 premiere of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We’re challenging you to find facts from fiction about INSECTS!

Duration:00:12:33

Constructing Creativity: How Science And Art Aren't So Far Apart

3/29/2021
After months of hard work, sweat, and cake tiers, Mindy is now ready to unveil her newly remodeled Gingerbread Palace! But when creativity leads to catastophe, it's up to Mindy, Guy, and their friends to fix this dessert designed disaster! So where do they even begin? By using creative problem solving skills from scientists AND artists! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of CREATIVITY! Want to learn more about the science behind creativity? Click here to see some...

Duration:00:30:50

G-Force Vs. Wasabi: How The Brain Registers Pain (encore)

3/22/2021
It’s time for another spicy smack down in the world of Wow, and this time Gramma G-Force and a Naked Mole Rat go head to head in a battle of...Wasabi?! How will our fearless competitors handle the heat? And what does their brain have to do with it? A new scientific study just might have what it takes to predict the results before the competition even begins! It’s The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the brain on pain! (originally aired 6/17/19). Want to learn more...

Duration:00:25:39

An Eyebrow Evolution! (encore)

3/15/2021
Once upon a time, our earliest human ancestors all had a permanent case of 'angry face' due to the big bony ridges on their foreheads. Over time we've evolved flexible brows that can communicate our complex emotions. Evolutionary anthropologists are trying to figure out why. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an ancient family reunion, and discover the who, what, when, where, why, how and WOW in the world of eyebrows! (originally aired 8/13/18)

Duration:00:29:02

Spit-Take! The Science Of Saliva And Those Bitter Bites (encore)

3/8/2021
Having trouble breaking through the bitter bites of nature's leafiest greens and cocoa beans? Well before you do that spit-take, you may want to chew on this nature's candy just a little longer! New research suggests that the key savoring the bitter flavors of brussel sprouts, kale, and even coffee, can be found in your spit! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of SALIVA! (originally aired 9/10/18)

Duration:00:26:48

Are You Smarter Than A Toilet? (encore)

3/1/2021
Are you tired of the same old toilet? Mindy is! And thanks to a team of engineers at Stanford University, a newer, smarter, toilet is on the horizon! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis at the Bathroom Showcase, as they learn the latest in new toilet technology! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of SMART TOILETS! (Originally aired 5/4/20)

Duration:00:28:18

What's Slower Than Slow? (encore)

2/22/2021
Sloths, snails and salamanders, when it comes to slow animals there's a bunch of different animals to choose from. But there's one animal that stands out above all the rest when it comes to being very ... very ... slow. But what animal is it? Mindy and Guy make their way down to the Snoozefest Arena for the annual 100m Not-A-Dash to find out! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of epic slow pokes! (originally aired 4/27/20)

Duration:00:30:34

Ah, BATS! (encore)

2/15/2021
What in the world does Guy Raz's new micro house have in common with a tree hollow for vampire bats? And how in the world can humans learn about sharing from these blood slurping, flying mammals? And why in the world are they barfing into each other's mouths?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of their "colony" as they uncover these answers and more! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Vampire Bats! Originally aired 4/20/20

Duration:00:30:01

Nice-Off! Cats Vs Dogs (encore)

2/8/2021
It's a rivalry that goes back as far as time itself; Cats vs Dogs! For the past 10,000 years dogs have held the title of 'Man's Best Friend', but scientifically speaking, are dogs any more friendlier than your average feline? Well, luckily that's the topic of this years' "Nice-Off!"! Listen as Guy and Mindy face give play by play coverage as cats and dogs go head to head to settle this question once and for all! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of furry...

Duration:00:27:53

Laughter In A Can: How Our Brains Interpret Funny Business (encore)

2/1/2021
What in the wow is "canned laughter" and how in the world does it work? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the funny business of our brains on canned laughs! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of LAUGHTER! Originally aired, 3/30/20

Duration:00:24:13

Listen To Your Mummy! (encore)

1/25/2021
A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Scientists from England have used computer modeling, a couple of CAT scans and a 3D printer to recreate the voice of a 3000 year old mummified priest! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel back in time to see how close these scientists got to the real thing! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of ancient human voices! Originally aired 2/23/20

Duration:00:25:19

The Buzz on Bee Barf! (encore)

1/18/2021
Once upon a time, scientists believed that bees chose plants with the sweetest nectar. But new research shows that there's actually more to the story. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an epic tale of one Gramma BEE-Force, and a bunch of barf - for SCIENCE! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW of bumblebee vomit. Originally aired 3/16/20

Duration:00:29:57

Underwater Nit-Pickin': Cleaner Shrimp And Why Big Fish Won't Eat Them (Encore)

1/11/2021
Mindy is feeling the entrepreneurial spirit as she opens up a "Nit-Pickin'" stand to pluck the lice from her neighbors' heads. When Guy Raz asks her about her business model for this new enterprise, she replies by taking him on a wild under the sea adventure to explore the inspiration behind her nit-pickin' station. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of cleaner shrimp and their clientele. Originally Aired 3/2/20

Duration:00:29:40

A Scientific Songtacular (Encore)

1/4/2021
From pop to hip-hop and from disco to techno, humans love music! Monkey's on the other hand ... well that's a completely different question! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they experiment with their new invention that turns speech into song, and quickly learn that not all animals have an appreciation for the musical arts! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of monkey brains on music, in this 100th episode SONGTACULAR! Originally aired 12/23/19

Duration:00:31:36

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 5): Reflect & Share (encore)

1/1/2021
It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Rat Race!

Duration:00:04:56

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 4): Improve & Retest (encore)

12/31/2020
It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See what you need to improve your speed! Then, test it again, and again and again and share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!

Duration:00:02:39

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 3): Create & Test (encore)

12/30/2020
It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Using your plan from yesterday, it's time to bring your idea to life! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!

Duration:00:02:47

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 2): Explore & Plan (encore)

12/29/2020
It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. You won't need to collect your own mischief of rats to explore and plan your project. Just your favorite stuffed animal or action figure and stuff you have around your house to build a car. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!

Duration:00:02:03