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. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world sent in by listeners. Like, do dogs know they’re dogs? Or, why do feet stink? Plus, we have mystery sounds for you to guess, songs for you to dance to, and lots of facts -- all checked by experts.

  1. 1.
    Like bread and cheese? Thank fungus!
    31:19
  2. 2.
    Is mold alive? A look at fascinating fungus
    32:21
  3. 3.
    Is time travel possible?
    37:52
  4. 4.
    Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2021
    37:41
  5. 5.
    Why are smartphones so hard to put down?
    38:37
  6. 6.
    What did dinosaurs sound like?
    30:05
  7. 7.
    Dino Edition: How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?
    31:41
  8. 8.
    What's in the COVID vaccine?
    30:30
  1. 9.
    What's behind the waves and tides?
    27:36
  2. 10.
    Why do we have crushes?
    35:24
  3. 11.
    Let's go bananas!
    38:33
  4. 12.
    A super special shot: All about coronavirus vaccines
    36:58
  5. 13.
    Meet Gitanjali Rao, Time Magazine's first-ever Kid of the Year
    22:26
  6. 14.
    How do synthesizers work?
    36:16
  7. 15.
    Why is it so hard to break a habit?
    32:30
  8. 16.
    Smash Boom Best: Flowers vs Rainbows
    16:10
  9. 17.
    Bones from the inside out
    36:34
  10. 18.
    Why do siblings annoy each other?
    41:15
  11. 19.
    How do flu vaccines work?
    33:12
  12. 20.
    Past, present and future: Using time to understand this pandemic
    44:35
  13. 21.
    Smash: When continents collide!
    31:23
  14. 22.
    Behind the scenes: See how we make the show
    26:41
  15. 23.
    The buzz on bees, pt. 2
    31:06
  16. 24.
    The buzz on bees, pt. 1
    31:09
  17. 25.
    Stars: Twinkling, glowing, giant balls of gas
    34:15
  18. 26.
    What makes gross things gross?
    39:00
  19. 27.
    Poop Party: Answers to your poo questions
    38:37
  20. 28.
    Introducing: Million Bazillion
    21:53
  21. 29.
    Masks and mouth mist: What we know about the coronavirus now
    34:47
  22. 30.
    The world of tiny robots
    24:41
  23. 31.
    Why do kids have more energy than adults?
    39:49
  24. 32.
    Why does green mean go? And other color conundrums
    36:40
  25. 33.
    Injustice and Anger: Understanding your emotions
    29:37
  26. 34.
    Introducing: Julie's Library
    19:24
  27. 35.
    Coronavirus: How to be a helper from home
    38:11
  28. 36.
    Thinking ink: The scoop on this colorful stuff!
    38:44
  29. 37.
    Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2020
    40:38
  30. 38.
    Can you dig to the center of the Earth?
    37:36
  31. 39.
    Joy Overload! The science of tickles and cuteness
    38:08
  32. 40.
    Virus Busters: How scientists are working to stop the coronavirus
    37:19
  33. 41.
    Do plants have feelings?
    33:15
  34. 42.
    Nervous: All about feelings, pt. 4
    36:09
  35. 43.
    Staying home: How social distancing helps fight coronavirus
    33:09
  36. 44.
    Narwhals: Unicorns of the sea?
    27:21
  37. 45.
    Understanding coronavirus and how germs spread
    34:11
  38. 46.
    Weather Watching: The birth of forecasts
    33:01
  39. 47.
    The secret world of dust
    29:27
  40. 48.
    For crying out loud: All about tears
    32:59
  41. 49.
    Canine club: From wolves to dogs!
    37:03
  42. 50.
    Mirrors, sequins and glitter: what makes them shine?
    28:13

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