But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

By Vermont Public Radio

But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!

  1. 1.
    How Do You Whistle?
    28:07
  2. 2.
    How Are Rocks Formed?
    36:09
  3. 3.
    Ethics: Is It OK To Break A Rule?
    16:46
  4. 4.
    Why Do We Compete?
    23:03
  5. 5.
    Why Are Mammoths Extinct?
    27:34
  6. 6.
    What’s Your Idea To Clean Up The Great Pacific Garbage Patch?
    18:12
  7. 7.
    What Are Robots Doing On Mars?
    25:28
  8. 8.
    Cool Beans: How Chocolate And Coffee Get Made
    27:01
  1. 9.
    Why Are Cactuses Spiky?
    30:41
  2. 10.
    What's A Screaming Hairy Armadillo? How Animals Get Their Names
    27:36
  3. 11.
    Hopes And Dreams For 2021 From Kids Around The World
    41:57
  4. 12.
    Why Do Things Seem Scary In The Dark?
    33:22
  5. 13.
    Why Aren’t Babies Just Little Adults?
    28:19
  6. 14.
    Why Are We Still Talking About The Election?
    28:43
  7. 15.
    Why Do Whales Sing?
    27:22
  8. 16.
    Why Are Whales So Big?
    30:46
  9. 17.
    Why Can't Kids Vote?
    30:01
  10. 18.
    Why Are Some Animals Pets And Others Are Lunch?
    21:48
  11. 19.
    Why Do Dogs Have Tails?
    21:02
  12. 20.
    Why Do Cats Sharpen Their Claws?
    23:18
  13. 21.
    Vaccines, Masks and Handwashing: A Coronavirus Update
    28:15
  14. 22.
    How Do You Make Ice Cream?
    24:56
  15. 23.
    What Happens To The Forest After A Fire?
    33:33
  16. 24.
    Why Do Ladybugs Have Spots? Do Dragonflies Bite?
    20:57
  17. 25.
    But Why Live: A Musical Celebration
    49:29
  18. 26.
    But Why Live: A Discussion About Race And Racism
    47:07
  19. 27.
    But Why Live: Trees
    48:37
  20. 28.
    But Why Live: Kid Press Conference with Governor Phil Scott
    50:03
  21. 29.
    Why Do Spiders Have Eight Legs?
    30:02
  22. 30.
    But Why Live: Words and Language
    49:25
  23. 31.
    But Why Live: Space Exploration
    51:24
  24. 32.
    How Does Slime Work?
    21:46
  25. 33.
    But Why Live: Poetry
    49:12
  26. 34.
    But Why Live: Bats and Beavers
    47:09
  27. 35.
    Where Does The Sky End?
    23:18
  28. 36.
    Circle Round: The Fallen Sparrow
    19:01
  29. 37.
    Why Do Cookies Taste Better With Salt? And Other Cooking Questions
    23:13
  30. 38.
    Why Do Baby Teeth Fall Out?
    26:44
  31. 39.
    'Are Llamas Ticklish?' And Other Silly Questions
    20:02
  32. 40.
    Brave Little State: Tips From A Homeschooling, Remote-Working Mom
    17:14
  33. 41.
    Coronavirus For Kids, And The Science Of Soap
    31:20
  34. 42.
    Why Do People Have Nightmares?
    26:38
  35. 43.
    How Do We Fall Asleep?
    26:27
  36. 44.
    What Happens When A President Is Impeached?
    19:09
  37. 45.
    Do Animals Get Married?
    26:55
  38. 46.
    Why Do Lions Roar?
    17:21
  39. 47.
    How Do We Taste Food?
    23:35
  40. 48.
    Why Are Some Words 'Bad'?
    23:14
  41. 49.
    Ice, Ice, Baby: Why Is Ice Slippery?
    21:27
  42. 50.
    How Do Meteorologists Predict The Weather?
    25:30

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