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Wow in the World

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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

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NPR

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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"!

Language:

English


Episodes

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

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 1): Rat Race! (encore)

12/28/2020
Lab rats, start your engines! What in the world happened when scientists created tiny rodent-sized cars and taught rats how to drive? And why in the world are these four-legged creatures using their newfound freedom to pick up Froot Loops? And how in the world can all of this benefit us humans?! The rat race is on, and Mindy and Guy Raz are taking you for a ride! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of rat brains behind the wheel! (originally aired 12/9/19).

Duration:00:29:59

Two Whats!? And a Wow! - Holiday Wrap Battle

12/25/2020
Why does Guy Raz think Mindy wants to throw a rap battle? And what does this have to do with the HOLIDAYS?! We've got questions AND answers on this special, jolly round of Two Whats?! & A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the fact from the fiction about the HOLIDAYS!

Duration:00:10:15

Chugga Chugga CHEW CHEW! The Science of Misophonia

12/21/2020
It's game night at Mindy's gingerbread mansion, and a rip roaring round of "What's that Sound" is on the menu. All goes well until Guy Raz begs to end the game as the "sounds" are more than his ears can handle! Why is it that certain sounds cause some people's brains to go bonkerballs? It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of misophonia!

Duration:00:28:33

Two Whats!? And a Wow! - Oldie But a Goodie

12/18/2020
Why is Gramma G-Force donating some of her old items to the Unnatural History Museum? And what does this have to do with ANCIENT INNOVATIONS? We've got questions AND answers on another ol' episode of Two Whats?! & A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the fact from the fiction about ANCIENT INNOVATIONS!

Duration:00:10:11

Masking For A Friend: The Science of How Wearing A Mask Helps Us And Our Neighbors

12/14/2020
It's 2020's hottest fashion statement! But it's not just a great looking addition to your face, it's also a vitally important tool for keeping you and your loved ones safe during this weird and wacky time. Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, where, why, how and wow in the world of mask wearing!

Duration:00:30:44

Two Whats!? And a Wow! - Sleep On It

12/11/2020
Guy Raz is making a schedule for the perfect slumber, and while Mindy might find his color-coded snoozing chart unusual, it's not half as unusual as the sleeping habits of some animals. On this round of Two Whats?! & A Wow, we challenge you to separate the fact from fiction on the science of animal sleeping behaviors!

Duration:00:10:58

This Or That? How Babies' Picks Become Preferences

12/7/2020
Things are getting out of control as Mindy offers free babysitting in the Laboratory of Bad Ideas! Little does Guy Raz know that she's babysitting... for science!! What could possibly go wrong?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and a group of tiny decision makers as they recreate a scientific study that shows how random choices we make as babies become our preferences! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of why we like what we like!

Duration:00:27:52

Two Whats!? And a Wow! - Bugging Out

12/4/2020
Mindy's new game show, Are You Smarter Than a Dung Beetle, will help us find out if Guy Raz is the strongest animal on this planet or if the dung beetle will reign supreme! And on our real game show, Two What?! & A Wow!, we challenge you to separate fact from fiction about some of the coolest bugs on the planet!

Duration:00:12:51

The Trouble With Pterosaurs

11/30/2020
After taking Reggie to the mall for a sleek new feather-cut, Guy and Mindy start to reminisce about other ancient creatures that also had feathers and those that didn't! A trip to the cinemas reveals a heated debate amongst the paleontological community about whether or not the largest creature to ever take to the skies was a feathered friend or a bald bird! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of TERRIFYING PTEROSAURS!

Duration:00:27:09

Two Whats!? And a Wow! - The Cat's Meow!

11/27/2020
Why is Mindy's new album up for a Grammy G-Force Award? And what does that have to do with CATS?! We've got questions AND answers on this purrfect round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about CATS!

Duration:00:11:09

Eyes On The Behind: The Science of Optical Illusions and Ambush Predators

11/23/2020
Just when you thought the world of wow couldn't get any weirder, Mindy and Dennis are painting eyes on cows' butts...for science! But WHY? Join Guy Raz, Mindy, and the gang as they uncover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of optical illusions and ambush predators!

Duration:00:25:27

Two Whats?! And a Wow! - Some Body To Love

11/20/2020
Why are Mindy and Guy so excited to stare at their fingers and toes?! And isn't it what's on the inside that counts?! We've got questions AND answers on today's SKINcredible round of Two Whats?! & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about the human body! And don't forget to preorder Wow in the World's new book, The How & Wow of the Human Body! Coming to you March 2nd, 2021.

Duration:00:11:35