Brains On! Science podcast for kids

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. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
Title Date Listen Download
Keeping water healthy, one clue at a time Aug 14, 2018 Listen Download
Burning rivers of fire Aug 7, 2018 Listen Download
How does GPS know where you are? Jul 31, 2018 Listen Download
Salty snack science: Popcorn, nachos and the origins of salt Jul 24, 2018 Listen Download
Wanna see Mars' close approach? Just look up! Jul 17, 2018 Listen Download
Smash Boom Best: Books vs Movies Jul 10, 2018 Listen Download
How to cook for an alien Jul 3, 2018 Listen Download
Mix: The science cooking, pt. 4 Jun 26, 2018 Listen Download
Chop: The science of cooking, pt. 3 Jun 19, 2018 Listen Download
Chill: The science of cooking, pt. 2 Jun 12, 2018 Listen Download
Heat: The science of cooking pt. 1 Jun 6, 2018 Listen Download
Boogers and sun sneezes: Know your nose May 29, 2018 Listen Download
The wonderful weirdness of water May 22, 2018 Listen Download
Smash Boom Best: Bats vs. Owls (new show alert!) May 15, 2018 Listen Download
What was the first robot? And more from Robotstravaganza May 8, 2018 Listen Download
What's in your water? May 1, 2018 Listen Download
What makes paint stick? Apr 24, 2018 Listen Download
Allergy attack: How our bodies can overreact (Encore) Apr 10, 2018 Listen Download
Allergy Attack: How our bodies can overreact Apr 9, 2018 Listen Download
Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2018 Apr 3, 2018 Listen Download
Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2018 Apr 3, 2018 Listen Download
How do animals breathe underwater? (Encore) Mar 27, 2018 Listen Download
How do animals breathe underwater? Mar 26, 2018 Listen Download
'The Rice Cakes and the Oni': A story from Circle Round Mar 20, 2018 Listen Download
'The Rice Cakes and the Oni': A story from Circle Round Mar 20, 2018 Listen Download
Circadian rhythm pt. 2: Beyond human Mar 13, 2018 Listen Download
Circadian rhythm pt. 2: Beyond human Mar 13, 2018 Listen Download
Video game music: From 8-bit to orchestras (encore) Mar 6, 2018 Listen Download
From 8-bit to orchestras: How does video game music affect you? Mar 5, 2018 Listen Download
The tick-tock of our circadian clock Feb 27, 2018 Listen Download
The tick-tock of our circadian clock Feb 27, 2018 Listen Download
‘Is it opposite day?’ and other mind-bending paradoxes Feb 20, 2018 Listen Download
'Is it opposite day?' and other mind-bending paradoxes Feb 20, 2018 Listen Download
Our 100th episode! What's the big deal? Feb 13, 2018 Listen Download
Our 100th episode! What's the big deal? Feb 13, 2018 Listen Download
Meet Sandy, the left-handed mutant snail Feb 6, 2018 Listen Download
Meet Sandy, the left-handed mutant snail Feb 6, 2018 Listen Download
Dolphins vs. Octopuses: Showdown in the sea! Jan 30, 2018 Listen Download
Dolphins vs Octopuses: Showdown in the sea! Jan 30, 2018 Listen Download
Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell? Jan 23, 2018 Listen Download
Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell? (Encore) Jan 23, 2018 Listen Download
Mary Shelley and the science of Frankenstein Jan 16, 2018 Listen Download
Mary Shelley and the science of Frankenstein Jan 16, 2018 Listen Download
Super-size-asaurus: How did dinosaurs get so big? Jan 9, 2018 Listen Download
Super-size-asaurus: How did dinosaurs get so big? Jan 9, 2018 Listen Download
Mysteries of the universe: Expansion and gravity Jan 2, 2018 Listen Download
Mysteries of the universe: Expansion and gravity (Encore) Jan 2, 2018 Listen Download
The nerve! Electricity in our bodies Dec 26, 2017 Listen Download
The nerve! Electricity in our bodies (Electricity Series pt. 4) Dec 26, 2017 Listen Download
Charged up! The science of batteries Dec 19, 2017 Listen Download
Charged up! The science of batteries (Electricity Series pt. 3) Dec 19, 2017 Listen Download
High voltage! How electric power reaches your outlet Dec 12, 2017 Listen Download
High voltage! How electric power reaches your outlet Dec 12, 2017 Listen Download
Shocking! The science of static (Electricity series pt. 1) Dec 5, 2017 Listen Download
Shocking! The science of static (Electricity Series pt. 1) Dec 5, 2017 Listen Download
Word don't fossilize: The origins of language (encore) Nov 28, 2017 Listen Download
Where did language come from? Nov 27, 2017 Listen Download
Where did language come from? Nov 27, 2017 Listen Download
Smash: When continents collide! Nov 21, 2017 Listen Download
Smash: When continents collide! Nov 21, 2017 Listen Download
Curio: Flies on the bus Nov 14, 2017 Listen Download
Curio: The flies on the bus Nov 14, 2017 Listen Download
What's smaller than an electron? Nov 7, 2017 Listen Download
Smaller than small Nov 7, 2017 Listen Download
Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration (Encore) Oct 31, 2017 Listen Download
Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration Oct 30, 2017 Listen Download
What is Down-syndrome? Oct 24, 2017 Listen Download
What is Down syndrome? Oct 24, 2017 Listen Download
Bonus: Kidcast sampler Oct 23, 2017 Listen Download
Bonus: Kidcast sampler Oct 22, 2017 Listen Download
Curio: Vampire of the Great Lakes Oct 17, 2017 Listen Download
Curio: Vampire of the Great Lakes Oct 17, 2017 Listen Download
Narwhals: Unicorns of the sea? Oct 10, 2017 Listen Download
Narwhals: Unicorns of the sea? Oct 10, 2017 Listen Download
How do volcanoes erupt? (Encore) Oct 3, 2017 Listen Download
How do volcanoes erupt? Oct 2, 2017 Listen Download
For crying out loud: All about tears Sep 26, 2017 Listen Download
For crying out loud: All about tears Sep 26, 2017 Listen Download
Curio: Quindar tones and talking in space Sep 19, 2017 Listen Download
Curio: Quindar tones and talking in space Sep 19, 2017 Listen Download
Mars: Our next home planet? Sep 12, 2017 Listen Download
Mars: Our next home planet? Sep 12, 2017 Listen Download
Thunder, lightning and tornadoes: Where do they come from? (Encore) Sep 5, 2017 Listen Download
Thunder, lightning and tornadoes: Where do they come from? Sep 4, 2017 Listen Download
Animal farts: A mighty wind Aug 29, 2017 Listen Download
Animal farts: A mighty wind Aug 29, 2017 Listen Download
Sunburns: The why behind the ouch (and how to avoid them) Aug 15, 2017 Listen Download
Sunburns: The why behind the ouch (and how to avoid them) Aug 15, 2017 Listen Download
Everything you need to know before the solar eclipse Aug 1, 2017 Listen Download
Total solar eclipse: Everything you need to know Aug 1, 2017 Listen Download
Deep Sea vs. Outer Space Jul 18, 2017 Listen Download
Deep Sea vs. Outer Space Jul 18, 2017 Listen Download
Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass Jul 4, 2017 Listen Download
Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass (ENCORE) Jul 4, 2017 Listen Download
Riding in the car: Motion sickness and optical illusions (Road trip pt. 5) Jun 30, 2017 Listen Download
Riding in the car: Motion sickness and optical illusions (Road Trip pt. 5) Jun 30, 2017 Listen Download
Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road trip pt. 4) Jun 23, 2017 Listen Download
Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road Trip pt. 4) Jun 23, 2017 Listen Download
Monster trucks and car design (Road trip pt. 3) Jun 20, 2017 Listen Download
Monster trucks and car design (Road Trip pt. 3) Jun 20, 2017 Listen Download
The future of fuel, and the problem with exhaust (Road trip pt. 2) Jun 16, 2017 Listen Download
The future of fuel (and the problem with exhaust) Jun 16, 2017 Listen Download
How do engines work? (Road trip pt. 1) Jun 9, 2017 Listen Download
Exploding engines (Road Trip pt. 1) Jun 9, 2017 Listen Download
Mystery sound extravaganza! Jun 6, 2017 Listen Download
Mystery sound extravaganza! Jun 6, 2017 Listen Download
Books: How they're made and how your brain reads them May 23, 2017 Listen Download
Books and the brain May 23, 2017 Listen Download
The science of slime: What is it and why are we so obsessed May 9, 2017 Listen Download
Slime: What is it and why are we so obsessed? May 9, 2017 Listen Download
What was the first life on earth? Apr 25, 2017 Listen Download
What was the first life on Earth? Apr 25, 2017 Listen Download
How do pianos work? Apr 11, 2017 Listen Download
How do pianos pianos work? Apr 11, 2017 Listen Download
How do elevators work? Mar 28, 2017 Listen Download
The ups and downs of elevators Mar 28, 2017 Listen Download
Why is the ocean salty? Mar 14, 2017 Listen Download
Why is the ocean salty? Mar 14, 2017 Listen Download
Ants: Who's in charge here? Feb 28, 2017 Listen Download
Ants: Who's in charge here? Feb 28, 2017 Listen Download
Do we all see the same colors? Feb 14, 2017 Listen Download
Do we all see the same colors? Feb 14, 2017 Listen Download
Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs Jan 31, 2017 Listen Download
Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs (Encore) Jan 31, 2017 Listen Download
Dinosaur bones: How do we know their age? Jan 17, 2017 Listen Download
Dinosaur bones: How do we know their age? Jan 17, 2017 Listen Download
Lighting the way for sea turtles at Gulf Islands National Seashore Dec 30, 2016 Listen Download
Lighting the way for sea turtles at Gulf Islands National Seashore Dec 30, 2016 Listen Download
Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park Dec 29, 2016 Listen Download
Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park Dec 29, 2016 Listen Download
Making the sands sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park Dec 28, 2016 Listen Download
Making the sands sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park Dec 28, 2016 Listen Download
Tracking wild horses at Assategue Island National Seashore Dec 27, 2016 Listen Download
Tracking wild horses at Assateague Island National Seashore Dec 27, 2016 Listen Download
Going underground and Wind Cave National Park Dec 26, 2016 Listen Download
Going underground at Wind Cave National Park Dec 26, 2016 Listen Download
How does the internet get to us? Dec 20, 2016 Listen Download
How does the internet get to us? Dec 20, 2016 Listen Download
What makes cute things cute? Dec 6, 2016 Listen Download
What makes cute things cute? Dec 6, 2016 Listen Download
Fire vs. Lasers! Nov 22, 2016 Listen Download
Fire vs. Lasers! Nov 22, 2016 Listen Download
How do whales communicate? Nov 8, 2016 Listen Download
How do whales communicate? Nov 8, 2016 Listen Download
Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more! Oct 25, 2016 Listen Download
Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more! Oct 25, 2016 Listen Download
Could it rain lemonade? Oct 11, 2016 Listen Download
Could it rain lemonade? Oct 11, 2016 Listen Download
How do invisible x-rays help us see? Sep 27, 2016 Listen Download
How do invisible x-rays help us see? Sep 27, 2016 Listen Download
Carnivorous plants: How they lure, trap and digest Sep 16, 2016 Listen Download
Carnivorous plants: How they lure, trap and digest Sep 13, 2016 Listen Download
What's behind the waves and tides? Aug 30, 2016 Listen Download
Brains On: Waves, wind, tides and moon Aug 30, 2016 Listen Download
How is glass made? Aug 11, 2016 Listen Download
How is glass made? Aug 11, 2016 Listen Download
Allergy attack: How our bodies can overreact Jul 28, 2016 Listen Download
Mosquitoes: What are they good for? Jul 15, 2016 Listen Download
Mosquitoes: What are they good for? Jul 15, 2016 Listen Download
How do airplanes fly? Jun 28, 2016 Listen Download
How do airplanes fly? Jun 28, 2016 Listen Download
Big universe, big questions Jun 14, 2016 Listen Download
Big universe, big questions Jun 14, 2016 Listen Download
The how's and why's of hair May 31, 2016 Listen Download
The how's and why's of hair May 31, 2016 Listen Download
Why don't carnivores need to eat their vegetables? May 17, 2016 Listen Download
Why don't carnivores need to eat their vegetables? May 17, 2016 Listen Download
How do you catch a cold? Apr 22, 2016 Listen Download
How do you catch a cold? (Encore) Apr 22, 2016 Listen Download
Is there life on other planets? Apr 7, 2016 Listen Download
Is there life on other planets? (Encore) Apr 7, 2016 Listen Download
Extinction! Mar 22, 2016 Listen Download
Brains On: Extinction (Encore) Mar 22, 2016 Listen Download
Brains On! Besties Mar 8, 2016 Listen Download
Brains On! Besties Mar 8, 2016 Listen Download
Living Large with the International Space Station Feb 21, 2016 Listen Download
Living large with the International Space Station Feb 21, 2016 Listen Download
Mystery sound extravaganza! Feb 10, 2016 Listen Download
Mystery Sound extravaganza! Feb 10, 2016 Listen Download
Spider sense Jan 26, 2016 Listen Download
Spider sense: The amazing world of spiders Jan 26, 2016 Listen Download
Why are no two snowflakes the same? Jan 13, 2016 Listen Download
Why are no two snowflakes the same? Jan 13, 2016 Listen Download
The science of baking Dec 22, 2015 Listen Download
Science of baking Dec 22, 2015 Listen Download
Barks, growls, meows and purrs: Translating cats and dogs Dec 8, 2015 Listen Download
Barks, growls, meows and purrs: Translating cats and dogs Dec 8, 2015 Listen Download
How do meteorologists predict the weather? Nov 25, 2015 Listen Download
How do meteorologists predict the weather? Nov 25, 2015 Listen Download
The great cat debate: Evil or misunderstood? Nov 18, 2015 Listen Download
The great cat debate: Evil or misunderstood? Nov 18, 2015 Listen Download
Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration Oct 29, 2015 Listen Download
Your booger questions, answered Oct 21, 2015 Listen Download
Your booger questions, answered Oct 21, 2015 Listen Download
Fart smarts: Understanding the gas we pass Sep 30, 2015 Listen Download
Why does tickling make you laugh? Sep 15, 2015 Listen Download
Tickle time: Why does tickling make you laugh? Sep 15, 2015 Listen Download
Bridges vs. Tunnels Aug 26, 2015 Listen Download
Bridges vs. Tunnels Aug 26, 2015 Listen Download
Thunder, lightning and tornadoes: Where do they come from? Aug 13, 2015 Listen Download
Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs Jul 27, 2015 Listen Download
Mission to Pluto! Jul 10, 2015 Listen Download
Mission to Pluto! Jul 10, 2015 Listen Download
Words don't fossilize: The origins of language Jun 30, 2015 Listen Download
Cuttlefish: Ultimate Shapeshifters! Jun 9, 2015 Listen Download
Cuttlefish: Ultimate shapeshifters! Jun 9, 2015 Listen Download
Trees: From seed to shining seed May 27, 2015 Listen Download
Trees: From seed to shining seed May 27, 2015 Listen Download
Why does the sun make some people sneeze? May 12, 2015 Listen Download
Bright Lights, Big Sneezy May 12, 2015 Listen Download
How does GPS know where you are? Apr 28, 2015 Listen Download
How does GPS know where you are? Apr 28, 2015 Listen Download
How and why do jellyfish sting? Apr 9, 2015 Listen Download
Jellyfish: How -- and why -- do they sting? Apr 9, 2015 Listen Download
How do animals breathe underwater? Mar 24, 2015 Listen Download
Volcanoes in space! Mar 18, 2015 Listen Download
Volcanoes in space! Mar 18, 2015 Listen Download
How do volcanoes erupt? Feb 22, 2015 Listen Download
When parasitoids attack! Feb 13, 2015 Listen Download
Attack of the parasitoids! Feb 13, 2015 Listen Download
What makes paint stick? Jan 27, 2015 Listen Download
The mystery of gravity Jan 16, 2015 Listen Download
The mystery of gravity Jan 9, 2015 Listen Download
Roller coasters: from dream to extreme Dec 17, 2014 Listen Download
Roller coasters: From dream to extreme Dec 17, 2014 Listen Download
A brief history of roller coasters Dec 9, 2014 Listen Download
Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell? Nov 16, 2014 Listen Download
From 8-bit to orchestras: How does video game music affect you? Oct 14, 2014 Listen Download
How do monarch butterflies travel so far? Sep 9, 2014 Listen Download
Soil: Can you dig it? Aug 12, 2014 Listen Download
Water, water everywhere -- but how does it get there? Jul 8, 2014 Listen Download
How do you catch a cold? Jun 10, 2014 Listen Download
Is there life on other planets? May 13, 2014 Listen Download
Minisode: Can football fans create an earthquake? Dec 27, 2013 Listen Download
Numbers! Dec 6, 2013 Listen Download
Minisode: Talking to computers Oct 28, 2013 Listen Download
Secrets! Oct 14, 2013 Listen Download

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