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.
    Squirrelsperience: Trying out squirrel skills
    31:58
  2. 2.
    The heroes we need to defeat the coronavirus
    39:18
  3. 3.
    How to conquer Garbage Mountain
    36:46
  4. 4.
    The invention of trash
    36:41
  5. 5.
    Take a deep breath: How does breathing work?
    34:09
  6. 6.
    What does the giraffe say? Our animal mystery sound extravaganza!
    44:21
  7. 7.
    Why do we lose teeth?
    38:02
  8. 8.
    What causes wildfires?
    35:55
  1. 9.
    Million Bazillion answers your questions about money
    19:54
  2. 10.
    Why do mosquitoes bite? Scratching that itch
    27:47
  3. 11.
    Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
    30:55
  4. 12.
    Vaccines for kids and silver linings: Our second COVID summer
    33:33
  5. 13.
    Do dogs know they're dogs?
    28:13
  6. 14.
    Our 200th episode is SUN-sational!
    39:27
  7. 15.
    How far can a cloud travel?
    28:46
  8. 16.
    Totally Slothsome: All about sloths
    32:08
  9. 17.
    How do computers store so much info in such a tiny space?
    37:32
  10. 18.
    How does taste work? We react to our very first episode!
    38:43
  11. 19.
    Like bread and cheese? Thank fungus!
    27:22
  12. 20.
    Is mold alive? A look at fascinating fungus
    32:21
  13. 21.
    Is time travel possible?
    35:13
  14. 22.
    Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2021
    37:41
  15. 23.
    Why are smartphones so hard to put down?
    35:50
  16. 24.
    What did dinosaurs sound like?
    30:05
  17. 25.
    Dino Edition: How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?
    29:09
  18. 26.
    What's in the COVID vaccine?
    28:15
  19. 27.
    What's behind the waves and tides?
    27:36
  20. 28.
    Why do we have crushes?
    35:24
  21. 29.
    Let's go bananas!
    36:27
  22. 30.
    A super special shot: All about coronavirus vaccines
    36:17
  23. 31.
    Meet Gitanjali Rao, Time Magazine's first-ever Kid of the Year
    22:26
  24. 32.
    How do synthesizers work?
    35:08
  25. 33.
    Why is it so hard to break a habit?
    30:04
  26. 34.
    Smash Boom Best: Flowers vs Rainbows
    15:45
  27. 35.
    Bones from the inside out
    32:32
  28. 36.
    Why do siblings annoy each other?
    36:44
  29. 37.
    How do flu vaccines work?
    33:12
  30. 38.
    Past, present and future: Using time to understand this pandemic
    40:15
  31. 39.
    Smash: When continents collide!
    31:23
  32. 40.
    Behind the scenes: See how we make the show
    26:41
  33. 41.
    The buzz on bees, pt. 2
    28:05
  34. 42.
    The buzz on bees, pt. 1
    28:57
  35. 43.
    Stars: Twinkling, glowing, giant balls of gas
    34:15
  36. 44.
    What makes gross things gross?
    35:24
  37. 45.
    Poop Party: Answers to your poo questions
    38:37
  38. 46.
    Introducing: Million Bazillion
    21:53
  39. 47.
    Masks and mouth mist: What we know about the coronavirus now
    34:47
  40. 48.
    The world of tiny robots
    24:41
  41. 49.
    Why do kids have more energy than adults?
    39:49
  42. 50.
    Why does green mean go? And other color conundrums
    36:40

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