Wow in the World

Tinkercast | Wondery

New episodes come out every Monday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ Kids subscribers.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"!

Welcome to Wow in the World
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Welcome to Melon’s House Party! Did you know that the objects in your house sing and speak all day long? They just do so in a key only dogs can hear. Enter, Melon, an eight pound dog with a thousand pound heart who is the key to a world that lives right under our noses! She lives in a world full of friends; an always singing record player, a soulless computer, her bookshelf therapist and many more. But her best friend in the world is Couch. No musical adventure is too big for Melon and Couch as long as they can figure out a way to do it together. As Melon learns about herself and the world around her, she shows us how to appreciate the little things in life and the importance of friendship and family. Listen to the rest of this episode at wondery.fm/MHPSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 8

5 min 34 sec

Mindy is throwing herself her own genealogical daytime TV show, starring Guy Raz... as a pepper?! Discover the what, when, why, how, and WOW of the long, long line of lineage of the Capsicum pepper!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 6

23 min 53 sec

Why are there tri-fold presentations in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion, and what does it have to do with science?! We've got the questions AND answers in this experimental round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! It's up to you to find the WOWs from the WHATs about weird science!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Dec 3

13 min 16 sec

Mindy meets Guy Raz's doppleganger, who just happens to be a... scarecrow?! She's not the only one seeing double! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they learn about how a pair of googly eyes can trick seagulls into thinking they're seeing double too! It's the who, what, when, where, how, why, and WOW of googly eyed buoys!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 29

27 min 3 sec

Why does Mindy have 100 friends over?! And why do they all have wings?! We've got the questions AND answers for you in this soaring round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! It's up to you to find the WOWs from the WHATs about PIGEONS!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 26

10 min 23 sec

Mindy and Guy Raz are hosting a talent show and are so happy to have their whole community together again now that the COVID vaccine is available for everyone. When they realize their buddy Dennis has a fear of needles and has not been vaccinated, they help him understand the who, what, when, whys and wows of vaccines! Head to tinkercast.com/vaccine to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine from the CDC and to print off your badge of bravery if you've been vaccinated!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 22

29 min 17 sec

Mindy and Guy Raz are on the road listening to your messages for Day 5 of Earthlings WeWow! Then, we're all listening to the new Tinkercast Original Podcast, Flip and Mozi's Guide to How to be an Earthling! After the show, don't forget to search for Flip and Mozi wherever you get your podcasts so you can subscribe to download new episodes as they air on Thursdays!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 19

39 min 35 sec

Mindy, Guy Raz and Thomas Fingerling are on the road in the Wow on Wheels for Day 4 of Earthlings WeWow! And today, they're thinking and tinkering like... aliens!! Now it's your turn, how would you describe the WOWs of this world if you were from OUT of this world! Give us a call at 1-888-7WOW-WOW with how you'd describe the world looking with a new set of eyes. And come back tomorrow to meet aliens Flip and Mozi from the new Tinkercast Original podcast, who really are experiencing Earth for the first time!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 18

10 min 38 sec

Mindy, Guy Raz, and Gramma G-Force are on the road in the Wow on Wheels for Day 3 of Earthlings WeWow! This time, they take a pit stop to do some digging... in the dirt! Now, it's your turn, Wowzers! Go outside and explore what's going on in the dirt near you, and just like a real scientist be sure to document your findings! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share you discoveries for a chance to be featured on Friday's episode! And don't forget to send us a photo at tinkercast.com/share!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 17

12 min 7 sec

Mindy, Guy Raz and Dennis are on the road in the Wow on Wheels on Day 2 of Earthlings WeWow! Join them for a special bug scavenger hunt, and then go out into your world and explore like a real scientist! Do you see any bugs around your neighborhood? Share with us what you find by leaving us a message at 1-888-7WOW-WOW for a chance to be featured on Friday's episode, or send us a photo to tinkercast.com/share.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 16

7 min 59 sec

This week, Mindy and Guy Raz are hitting the road in the new Wow on Wheels, a mini roaming museum of science and wonder made out of Mindy's newly renovated ice-cream truck! Today we'll listen to one of our favorite episodes of Wow in the World, The Buzz on Bee Barf, and come back tomorrow as Mindy and Guy Raz share more scientific discoveries in the Wow on Wheels.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 15

37 min 43 sec

Why is Mindy filling Guy Raz's slippers with lotion?! And what does it have to do with animal feet?! We've got the questions AND answers in this foot-tastic round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from fiction about feet!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 12

14 min 56 sec

Who is Mindy's secret guest at her Gingerbread Mansion? Oh, just a 7,000 pound African Elephant that escaped from the zoo! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, Dennis, and Evie the Elephant in the Laboratory of Bad Ideas as they discover the multi-talents of the elephant trunk! It's the who, what, when, why, how, and WOW of elephant trunks!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 8

28 min 49 sec

What are fire ants and alligators doing in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion?! And why is Mindy calling them by the wrong names?! We've got the questions AND answers in this ear-catching round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about animal names!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 5

12 min 39 sec

Mindy stars in her original one-woman production "The Moon and The Submarine"... with some help from Guy Raz, of course! Experience Mindy's out of this world performance and learn about what makes Titan one of Saturn's most special (and SMELLY!) moons. Listen to the trailer for Flip & Mozi’s Guide to How to be an Earthling on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Nov 1

27 min 23 sec

Why is Mindy playing with a small talk generator?! And what does this have to do with animal communication?! We've got the questions AND answers in this chatty round of Two What's?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about animal communication!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 29

14 min 9 sec

Welcome to Mindy's Gingerbread World! A dream-like amusement park, thought up by... YOU! Join, Mindy, Guy Raz, and the whole WOW crew on a scary, fun adventure into your imagination, and learn WHY in the world scientists think people who experience aphantasia, or mind blindness, might not get as scared as those who don't experience it!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 25

30 min 55 sec

Why are there lions, badgers, and flamingos coming to Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? We've got the questions AND answers in this wild round of Two What's And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about animal eating habits!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 22

10 min 6 sec

Dennis is reporting live on TV about pandas who... roll in their own POOP?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis on an adventure to the mountains of Central China to learn WHY in the world these pandas are playing with their poop! It's the who, what, when, where, how, and WOW of panda poop!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 18

28 min 56 sec

Why is Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion freezing... and hot... and snowing?! And what does this have to do with seasons!!?? We've got the questions AND the answers in this seasonal round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about seasons!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 15

11 min 13 sec

On the quest to find the best beach in the galaxy, Mindy and Guy Raz need to travel a little far from home. How far from home, you ask?! To Mars of course! Join Mindy and Guy Raz on this intergalactic adventure to Mars as they learn about recent NASA research about the beaches of Mars! It's the who, what, when, where, how and WOW of Mars Beaches!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 11

24 min 44 sec

What do koalas and Mindy have in common? And why are Mindy and Guy Raz comparing themselves to animals anyway?! We've got the questions AND answers in this paw-some round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about animal similarities!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 8

10 min 29 sec

Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they listen to the first episode of Who, When, Wow! Today, we meet Shirley Chisholm WHO brought her leadership skills and fighting spirit to Washington D.C. as the first elected Black Congresswoman of the United States. As a Congresswoman, Shirley continued her lifelong work of fighting for civil rights and women's equality, even WHEN she was met with criticism and discrimination from her peers. Join host Rebecca Sheir as we meet this inspiring woman who WOWed the world in the first episode of Who, When, Wow!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 6

30 min 40 sec

It's time to make some noise!! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they head to ScreamCon to unpack the six different types of human screams, and learn why not all screams are so bad! It's the who, what, when, where, how and WOW of SCREAMING!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 4

28 min 13 sec

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz serving up old bad ideas?! And what does this have to do with recycling?! We've got questions AND answers on this eco-friendly round of Two Whats?! And a Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about RECYCLING!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Oct 1

12 min

Pop the... pasta?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of the crew in Mindy's Noodle Caboodle as they discover the HOWs and WOWs of a new kind of noodle! What does 2D pasta look like?! And how could it help the planet and conserve energy? It's the who, what, when, where, how and WOW of FLAT PASTA!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 27

27 min 34 sec

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about CATS! (Originally aired 11/27/20)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 24

12 min 23 sec

Sci-Fi Drive-in movie night has Guy Raz and Mindy dreaming about life on other planets. And it just so happens that a team of researchers may (or may not) have discovered evidence of life on...VENUS? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie as they head out to their favorite solar system spotting site on Earth, and explore this potential breakthrough discovery. It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of life on other planets! (Originally aired 11/16/20)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 20

27 min 57 sec

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?! And 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. (Originally aired 11/20/20)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 17

10 min 4 sec

A new toy craze has taken over the neighborhood, with friends turning into foes over rare “Boo Boo Beanie Boppers.” Mindy is reminded of a new study that explores the interesting dispute settling tactic of slow lorises. Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they head to the wild forests of Indonesia in search of the world’s most adorable and venomous primates! Can they use what they discover to stop their friends from tearing each other apart over Boo Boo Beanie Boppers? It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of the SLOW LORIS! (Originally aired 11/9/20)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 13

27 min 18 sec

Why is Mindy hosting an animal talent show? And which animal has a talent for sweating? We've got questions AND answers on today's wild round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging YOU to find the fact from the fiction of animal adaptations! And don't forget to check out the Two Whats!? And a Wow Think & Tinker Playbook! (originally aired 11/13/2020)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 10

10 min 38 sec

The carnivals in town! But this is a carnival with a special twist; each ride is based on a special animal ability! There's Bombardier Beetle Blasters, The Mantis Shrimp Punching Bag and, the scariest ride of them all, the Slingshot Spider Catapult! Based off the Slingshot Spider's ability to accelerate itself 100 times faster than a cheetah, will Guy and Mindy be able to handle the g-forces!? (originally aired 11/2/20)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 6

27 min 29 sec

What is Guy Raz’s Elephant book made from? And what does it have to do with animal poop?! We’ve got questions AND answers on this smelly round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We’re challenging you to find facts from fiction about SPECIES FECES! (originally aired 11/6/20)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Sep 3

9 min 31 sec

When Mindy awakes the whole neighborhood for some morning mindfulness, Guy Raz and the gang find themselves stuck in a stomach-churning guided meditation that offers only one way out...of a FROG. It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of how to be eaten by a frog and live to tell the tale! (originally aired 10/26/2020) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 30

26 min 46 sec

It's Day 5 of our special Back to School Edition of WeWow! To wrap up the week, we're sharing out our discoveries! Listen to all the discoveries from fellow tinkering scientists around the world, and don't forget to share your tinkerings with us at tinkercast.com/share! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 27

7 min 39 sec

It's Day 4 of our special Back to School Edition of WeWow! Now that we've already planned and tested our ideas, it's time to use our new knowledge and improve! Today is all about tinkering and re-tinkering. Let us know what you've discovered! Leave a message at 1-888-7WOW-WOW! Then, check back tomorrow to hear the final steps in our tinkering project and to hear your fellow scientist's discoveries. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 26

9 min 11 sec

It's Day 3 of our special Back to School Edition of WeWow! Put on your tinkering caps, because today we're planning, testing, and creating! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to let us know how your experiment went, you just might get featured on Friday's episode. Check back tomorrow for even more projects you can tinker with like a real scientist. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 25

12 min 33 sec

It's Day 2 of our special Back to School Edition of WeWow! Bring your critical thinking skills to the Laboratory of Bad Ideas, because today we're identifying problems and solutions for recess! Then, check back tomorrow for even more projects you can tinker with like a real scientist. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 24

6 min 31 sec

It's Day 1 of our special Back to School Edition of WeWow! Today, we're looking back at one of our favorite school themed episodes of Wow in the World, "Recess 101!" This week, we'll be thinking and tinkering like real scientists, so listen close and check back each day this week for projects based on this week's episode! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 23

22 min 11 sec

Why is Mindy tip-toeing around? And can we please turn on a light?! We’ve got questions AND answers on today’s illuminating round of Two Whats?! & A Wow! We’re challenging you to find facts from fiction about LIGHT! (originally aired 10/20/20) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 20

10 min 18 sec

When you think of the most ferocious and terrifying predators to roam the seven seas, you might think of the fearsome, 10ft, 2 ton, Great White Shark! But that big fish ain’t nothing compared to the sharks that used to swim around the Pacific 20 million year ago! Say hello to the Megalodon, as Guy and Mindy take the Wow machine out for a very special Shark Week themed adventure! (originally aired 10/19/2020) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 16

25 min 15 sec

What’s Mindy doing with all this food in her house and what does it have to do with the bee charging after Guy Raz?! The answer to those two questions and more in this foodie episode of Two Whats?! & A Wow! (originally aired 10/23/21) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 13

10 min 44 sec

Why in the world has Mindy has turned her old ice cream truck into a mini museum of Wow on Wheels? And how in the world will this “rolling thunder of science and wonder” inspire a sense of AWE in the neighborhood? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of the gang on a trip down memory lane to explore WOW can lead to a love of science! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of Awe and Wonder! (originally aired 5/25/2020) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 9

27 min 15 sec

Why is Guy Raz locked out of Mindy’s Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with fingerprints? We’ve got questions AND answers on the Season 2 premiere of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We’re challenging you to find facts from fiction about FINGERPRINTS! (originally aired 10/16/21) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 6

9 min 24 sec

It’s swim time in the neighborhood, and Mindy is getting ready to fill her pool! Will she fill it with a liquid, a solid, or both?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis as they explore a rule defying non-newtonian fluid that’s full of surprises! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of Oobleck! (originally aired 5/11/20) See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Aug 2

27 min 45 sec

It's the last day of camp here at Camp WeWow! Today, we're featuring your camper call-ins around the Camp WeWow campfire! You can redeem your Magic Week badge at tinkercast.com/camp, and share what you discovered with us this summer at tinkercast.com/share! Safe travels, campers! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 30

9 min 29 sec

It's Magic Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're using science to magically stick a straw through a potato!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/experiment-stick-a-straw-through-a-potato for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! What's your favorite Camp WeWow memory?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share what you've loved about Camp WeWow! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 29

9 min 38 sec

It's Magic Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're learning about refraction!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-magic-drawing for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! What's your favorite Camp WeWow memory?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share what you've loved about Camp WeWow! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 28

11 min 8 sec

It's Magic Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're making our own invisible ink!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-create-your-own-invisible-ink for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! What's your favorite Camp WeWow memory?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share what you've loved about Camp WeWow! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 27

10 min 17 sec

It's Magic Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're listening to one of our favorite episodes of Wow in the World, "Eyes on the Behind!" This week, we've got a few tricks up our sleeve with crafts, activities, and games for you, so be sure to check back for more tomorrow! Visit tinkercast.com/camp for directions to our daily activities and challenges. You can share your tinkerings and tales with us at tinkercast.com/share and at 1-888-7WOW-WOW for the chance to be featured at the “campfire” this Friday! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Jul 26

24 min 48 sec