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Brains On! Science podcast for kids

By American Public Media

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

  1. 1.
    Smash Boom Best: Books vs Movies10 July 2018
    34:23
  2. 2.
    How to cook for an alien3 July 2018
    35:06
  3. 3.
    Mix: The science cooking, pt. 426 June 2018
    30:13
  4. 4.
    Chop: The science of cooking, pt. 319 June 2018
    33:20
  5. 5.
    Chill: The science of cooking, pt. 212 June 2018
    30:30
  6. 6.
    Heat: The science of cooking pt. 16 June 2018
    34:32
  7. 7.
    Boogers and sun sneezes: Know your nose29 May 2018
    22:48
  8. 8.
    The wonderful weirdness of water22 May 2018
    31:13
  1. 9.
    Smash Boom Best: Bats vs. Owls (new show alert!)15 May 2018
    29:28
  2. 10.
    What was the first robot? And more from Robotstravaganza8 May 2018
    33:56
  3. 11.
    What's in your water?1 May 2018
    28:04
  4. 12.
    What makes paint stick?24 April 2018
    29:39
  5. 13.
    Allergy Attack: How our bodies can overreact9 April 2018
    29:12
  6. 14.
    Mystery Sound Extravaganza 20183 April 2018
    35:11
  7. 15.
    How do animals breathe underwater?26 March 2018
    31:08
  8. 16.
    'The Rice Cakes and the Oni': A story from Circle Round20 March 2018
    17:23
  9. 17.
    Circadian rhythm pt. 2: Beyond human13 March 2018
    31:28
  10. 18.
    From 8-bit to orchestras: How does video game music affect you?5 March 2018
    31:57
  11. 19.
    The tick-tock of our circadian clock27 February 2018
    47:30
  12. 20.
    ‘Is it opposite day?’ and other mind-bending paradoxes20 February 2018
    26:56
  13. 21.
    Our 100th episode! What's the big deal?13 February 2018
    43:14
  14. 22.
    Meet Sandy, the left-handed mutant snail6 February 2018
    11:50
  15. 23.
    Dolphins vs. Octopuses: Showdown in the sea!30 January 2018
    56:07
  16. 24.
    Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell?23 January 2018
    27:01
  17. 25.
    Mary Shelley and the science of Frankenstein16 January 2018
    8:16
  18. 26.
    Super-size-asaurus: How did dinosaurs get so big?9 January 2018
    35:40
  19. 27.
    Mysteries of the universe: Expansion and gravity2 January 2018
    26:06
  20. 28.
    The nerve! Electricity in our bodies26 December 2017
    27:12
  21. 29.
    Charged up! The science of batteries19 December 2017
    32:14
  22. 30.
    High voltage! How electric power reaches your outlet12 December 2017
    37:16
  23. 31.
    Shocking! The science of static (Electricity series pt. 1)5 December 2017
    30:29
  24. 32.
    Where did language come from?27 November 2017
    25:52
  25. 33.
    Smash: When continents collide!21 November 2017
    31:58
  26. 34.
    Curio: Flies on the bus14 November 2017
    10:03
  27. 35.
    What's smaller than an electron?7 November 2017
    24:51
  28. 36.
    Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration30 October 2017
    28:23
  29. 37.
    What is Down-syndrome? 24 October 2017
    29:24
  30. 38.
    Bonus: Kidcast sampler22 October 2017
    22:29
  31. 39.
    Curio: Vampire of the Great Lakes17 October 2017
    12:01
  32. 40.
    Narwhals: Unicorns of the sea?10 October 2017
    30:14
  33. 41.
    How do volcanoes erupt?2 October 2017
    28:23
  34. 42.
    For crying out loud: All about tears26 September 2017
    35:34
  35. 43.
    Curio: Quindar tones and talking in space19 September 2017
    12:26
  36. 44.
    Mars: Our next home planet?12 September 2017
    32:06
  37. 45.
    Thunder, lightning and tornadoes: Where do they come from?4 September 2017
    18:42
  38. 46.
    Animal farts: A mighty wind29 August 2017
    54:05
  39. 47.
    Sunburns: The why behind the ouch (and how to avoid them)15 August 2017
    24:41
  40. 48.
    Everything you need to know before the solar eclipse1 August 2017
    28:59
  41. 49.
    Deep Sea vs. Outer Space18 July 2017
    59:18
  42. 50.
    Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass4 July 2017
    28:06
  43. 51.
    Riding in the car: Motion sickness and optical illusions (Road trip pt. 5)30 June 2017
    23:29
  44. 52.
    Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road trip pt. 4)23 June 2017
    26:10
  45. 53.
    Monster trucks and car design (Road trip pt. 3)20 June 2017
    30:23
  46. 54.
    The future of fuel, and the problem with exhaust (Road trip pt. 2)16 June 2017
    19:34
  47. 55.
    How do engines work? (Road trip pt. 1)9 June 2017
    23:39
  48. 56.
    Mystery sound extravaganza!6 June 2017
    33:58
  49. 57.
    Books: How they're made and how your brain reads them23 May 2017
    35:00
  50. 58.
    The science of slime: What is it and why are we so obsessed9 May 2017
    22:27
  51. 59.
    What was the first life on earth?25 April 2017
    33:50
  52. 60.
    How do pianos work?11 April 2017
    27:09
  53. 61.
    How do elevators work?28 March 2017
    39:07
  54. 62.
    Why is the ocean salty?14 March 2017
    17:45
  55. 63.
    Ants: Who's in charge here?28 February 2017
    31:51
  56. 64.
    Do we all see the same colors?14 February 2017
    16:58
  57. 65.
    Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs31 January 2017
    27:07
  58. 66.
    Dinosaur bones: How do we know their age?17 January 2017
    20:22
  59. 67.
    Lighting the way for sea turtles at Gulf Islands National Seashore30 December 2016
    16:54
  60. 68.
    Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park29 December 2016
    19:53
  61. 69.
    Making the sands sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park28 December 2016
    15:26
  62. 70.
    Tracking wild horses at Assategue Island National Seashore27 December 2016
    26:00
  63. 71.
    Going underground and Wind Cave National Park26 December 2016
    26:05
  64. 72.
    How does the internet get to us?20 December 2016
    27:58
  65. 73.
    What makes cute things cute?6 December 2016
    15:46
  66. 74.
    Fire vs. Lasers!22 November 2016
    42:09
  67. 75.
    How do whales communicate?8 November 2016
    15:26
  68. 76.
    Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!25 October 2016
    58:57
  69. 77.
    Could it rain lemonade?11 October 2016
    17:51
  70. 78.
    How do invisible x-rays help us see?27 September 2016
    30:26
  71. 79.
    Carnivorous plants: How they lure, trap and digest16 September 2016
    14:06
  72. 80.
    What's behind the waves and tides?30 August 2016
    27:55
  73. 81.
    How is glass made?11 August 2016
    16:07
  74. 82.
    Mosquitoes: What are they good for?15 July 2016
    14:24
  75. 83.
    How do airplanes fly?28 June 2016
    28:05
  76. 84.
    Big universe, big questions14 June 2016
    18:07
  77. 85.
    The how's and why's of hair31 May 2016
    29:32
  78. 86.
    Why don't carnivores need to eat their vegetables?17 May 2016
    13:39
  79. 87.
    How do you catch a cold?22 April 2016
    24:49
  80. 88.
    Is there life on other planets?7 April 2016
    28:53
  81. 89.
    Extinction!22 March 2016
    34:45
  82. 90.
    Brains On! Besties8 March 2016
    25:03
  83. 91.
    Living Large with the International Space Station21 February 2016
    30:01
  84. 92.
    Mystery sound extravaganza!10 February 2016
    23:59
  85. 93.
    Spider sense26 January 2016
    28:10
  86. 94.
    Why are no two snowflakes the same?13 January 2016
    13:05
  87. 95.
    The science of baking22 December 2015
    23:15
  88. 96.
    Barks, growls, meows and purrs: Translating cats and dogs8 December 2015
    16:36
  89. 97.
    How do meteorologists predict the weather?25 November 2015
    25:16
  90. 98.
    The great cat debate: Evil or misunderstood?18 November 2015
    16:20
  91. 99.
    Your booger questions, answered21 October 2015
    12:40
  92. 100.
    Why does tickling make you laugh?15 September 2015
    13:13

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