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.
    Books and the brain23 May 2017
    34:57
  2. 2.
    Slime: What is it and why are we so obsessed?9 May 2017
    21:39
  3. 3.
    What was the first life on Earth?25 April 2017
    33:48
  4. 4.
    How do pianos pianos work?11 April 2017
    27:28
  5. 5.
    The ups and downs of elevators28 March 2017
    38:08
  6. 6.
    Why is the ocean salty?14 March 2017
    16:55
  7. 7.
    Ants: Who's in charge here?28 February 2017
    30:04
  8. 8.
    Do we all see the same colors?14 February 2017
    16:28
  1. 9.
    Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs (Encore)31 January 2017
    25:52
  2. 10.
    Dinosaur bones: How do we know their age?17 January 2017
    19:42
  3. 11.
    Lighting the way for sea turtles at Gulf Islands National Seashore30 December 2016
    15:39
  4. 12.
    Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park29 December 2016
    18:38
  5. 13.
    Making the sands sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park28 December 2016
    14:12
  6. 14.
    Tracking wild horses at Assateague Island National Seashore27 December 2016
    24:45
  7. 15.
    Going underground at Wind Cave National Park26 December 2016
    24:51
  8. 16.
    How does the internet get to us?20 December 2016
    28:27
  9. 17.
    What makes cute things cute?6 December 2016
    16:21
  10. 18.
    Fire vs. Lasers!22 November 2016
    41:14
  11. 19.
    How do whales communicate?8 November 2016
    15:48
  12. 20.
    Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!25 October 2016
    38:21
  13. 21.
    Could it rain lemonade?11 October 2016
    16:04
  14. 22.
    How do invisible x-rays help us see?27 September 2016
    28:38
  15. 23.
    Carnivorous plants: How they lure, trap and digest13 September 2016
    12:18
  16. 24.
    Brains On: Waves, wind, tides and moon30 August 2016
    26:41
  17. 25.
    How is glass made?11 August 2016
    14:20
  18. 26.
    Allergy attack: How our bodies can overreact28 July 2016
    25:31
  19. 27.
    Mosquitoes: What are they good for?15 July 2016
    12:37
  20. 28.
    How do airplanes fly?28 June 2016
    26:50
  21. 29.
    Big universe, big questions14 June 2016
    16:19
  22. 30.
    The how's and why's of hair31 May 2016
    27:44
  23. 31.
    Why don't carnivores need to eat their vegetables?17 May 2016
    12:24
  24. 32.
    How do you catch a cold? (Encore)22 April 2016
    23:35
  25. 33.
    Is there life on other planets? (Encore)7 April 2016
    27:38
  26. 34.
    Brains On: Extinction (Encore)22 March 2016
    33:30
  27. 35.
    Brains On! Besties8 March 2016
    23:48
  28. 36.
    Living large with the International Space Station21 February 2016
    28:46
  29. 37.
    Mystery Sound extravaganza!10 February 2016
    22:44
  30. 38.
    Spider sense: The amazing world of spiders26 January 2016
    26:23
  31. 39.
    Why are no two snowflakes the same?13 January 2016
    11:17
  32. 40.
    Science of baking22 December 2015
    22:00
  33. 41.
    Barks, growls, meows and purrs: Translating cats and dogs8 December 2015
    15:22
  34. 42.
    How do meteorologists predict the weather?25 November 2015
    24:01
  35. 43.
    The great cat debate: Evil or misunderstood?18 November 2015
    15:06
  36. 44.
    Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration29 October 2015
    23:07
  37. 45.
    Your booger questions, answered21 October 2015
    11:25
  38. 46.
    Fart smarts: Understanding the gas we pass30 September 2015
    26:52
  39. 47.
    Tickle time: Why does tickling make you laugh?15 September 2015
    11:59
  40. 48.
    Bridges vs. Tunnels26 August 2015
    28:54
  41. 49.
    Thunder, lightning and tornadoes: Where do they come from?13 August 2015
    13:59
  42. 50.
    Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs27 July 2015
    25:56
  43. 51.
    Mission to Pluto!10 July 2015
    11:23
  44. 52.
    Words don't fossilize: The origins of language30 June 2015
    24:38
  45. 53.
    Cuttlefish: Ultimate shapeshifters!9 June 2015
    9:05
  46. 54.
    Trees: From seed to shining seed27 May 2015
    20:39
  47. 55.
    Bright Lights, Big Sneezy12 May 2015
    10:02
  48. 56.
    How does GPS know where you are?28 April 2015
    22:50
  49. 57.
    Jellyfish: How -- and why -- do they sting?9 April 2015
    8:26
  50. 58.
    How do animals breathe underwater?24 March 2015
    23:59
  51. 59.
    Volcanoes in space!18 March 2015
    10:21
  52. 60.
    How do volcanoes erupt?22 February 2015
    22:37
  53. 61.
    Attack of the parasitoids!13 February 2015
    8:59
  54. 62.
    What makes paint stick?27 January 2015
    22:28
  55. 63.
    The mystery of gravity16 January 2015
    8:16
  56. 64.
    Roller coasters: From dream to extreme17 December 2014
    20:05
  57. 65.
    A brief history of roller coasters9 December 2014
    7:53
  58. 66.
    Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell?16 November 2014
    21:31
  59. 67.
    From 8-bit to orchestras: How does video game music affect you?14 October 2014
    22:40
  60. 68.
    How do monarch butterflies travel so far?9 September 2014
    21:34
  61. 69.
    Soil: Can you dig it?12 August 2014
    23:29
  62. 70.
    Water, water everywhere -- but how does it get there?8 July 2014
    21:00
  63. 71.
    How do you catch a cold?10 June 2014
    20:43
  64. 72.
    Is there life on other planets?13 May 2014
    25:08
  65. 73.
    Minisode: Can football fans create an earthquake?27 December 2013
    8:52
  66. 74.
    Numbers!6 December 2013
    31:14
  67. 75.
    Minisode: Talking to computers28 October 2013
    5:13
  68. 76.
    Secrets!14 October 2013
    24:37
  69. 77.
    Extinction!9 September 2013
    30:32
  70. 78.
    Dinosaurs had feathers?9 August 2013
    11:19
  71. 79.
    Sleeping!15 March 2013
    19:42
  72. 80.
    Music!1 March 2013
    20:55
  73. 81.
    Growing!1 November 2012
    21:02
  74. 82.
    Eating!1 October 2012
    20:33

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