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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.
    Black Holes, Wormholes and Donut Holes03/12/2019
    40:32
  2. 2.
    Walking on walls: How ants and spiders do it03/05/2019
    31:06
  3. 3.
    My air came from where?! How oxygen gets around02/26/2019
    31:12
  4. 4.
    How do airplanes fly?02/19/2019
    30:18
  5. 5.
    Memory and deja vu02/12/2019
    37:16
  6. 6.
    Are we still evolving?02/05/2019
    35:44
  7. 7.
    Brains On: Behind the scenes01/30/2019
    39:25
  8. 8.
    Earthrise: The picture of our planet that changed the world12/25/2018
    35:13
  1. 9.
    Soil: Can you dig it?12/18/2018
    29:50
  2. 10.
    Dreams: The science of a sleeping brain12/11/2018
    41:06
  3. 11.
    Voices: How do we make sound?12/04/2018
    39:08
  4. 12.
    Roller coasters: from dream to extreme11/27/2018
    26:27
  5. 13.
    Finding your way without a map11/20/2018
    42:03
  6. 14.
    Video Games: A Tale of Two Pongs11/13/2018
    35:32
  7. 15.
    Do dogs know they're dogs?11/06/2018
    32:35
  8. 16.
    Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!10/30/2018
    45:39
  9. 17.
    How to find the facts (Prove It: Part 4)10/23/2018
    31:26
  10. 18.
    The scoop on journalism (Prove It: Part 3)10/16/2018
    35:44
  11. 19.
    Science under the microscope (Prove It: Part 2)10/09/2018
    31:17
  12. 20.
    A Brief History of Facts (Prove It: Part 1)10/02/2018
    29:22
  13. 21.
    Brains On! + The Story Pirates: What makes fun things fun?08/28/2018
    35:15
  14. 22.
    What makes gross things gross?08/21/2018
    36:47
  15. 23.
    Keeping water healthy, one clue at a time08/14/2018
    24:41
  16. 24.
    Burning rivers of fire08/07/2018
    26:29
  17. 25.
    How does GPS know where you are?07/31/2018
    27:48
  18. 26.
    Salty snack science: Popcorn, nachos and the origins of salt07/24/2018
    34:41
  19. 27.
    Wanna see Mars' close approach? Just look up!07/17/2018
    29:54
  20. 28.
    Smash Boom Best: Books vs Movies07/10/2018
    34:23
  21. 29.
    How to cook for an alien07/03/2018
    35:06
  22. 30.
    Mix: The science cooking, pt. 406/26/2018
    30:13
  23. 31.
    Chop: The science of cooking, pt. 306/19/2018
    33:20
  24. 32.
    Chill: The science of cooking, pt. 206/12/2018
    30:30
  25. 33.
    Heat: The science of cooking pt. 106/06/2018
    34:32
  26. 34.
    Boogers and sun sneezes: Know your nose05/29/2018
    22:48
  27. 35.
    The wonderful weirdness of water05/22/2018
    31:13
  28. 36.
    Smash Boom Best: Bats vs. Owls (new show alert!)05/15/2018
    29:28
  29. 37.
    What was the first robot? And more from Robotstravaganza05/08/2018
    33:56
  30. 38.
    What's in your water?05/01/2018
    28:04
  31. 39.
    What makes paint stick?04/24/2018
    29:39
  32. 40.
    Allergy Attack: How our bodies can overreact04/09/2018
    29:12
  33. 41.
    Mystery Sound Extravaganza 201804/03/2018
    35:11
  34. 42.
    How do animals breathe underwater?03/26/2018
    31:08
  35. 43.
    'The Rice Cakes and the Oni': A story from Circle Round03/20/2018
    17:23
  36. 44.
    Circadian rhythm pt. 2: Beyond human03/13/2018
    31:28
  37. 45.
    From 8-bit to orchestras: How does video game music affect you?03/05/2018
    31:57
  38. 46.
    The tick-tock of our circadian clock02/27/2018
    47:30
  39. 47.
    ‘Is it opposite day?’ and other mind-bending paradoxes02/20/2018
    26:56
  40. 48.
    Our 100th episode! What's the big deal?02/13/2018
    43:14
  41. 49.
    Meet Sandy, the left-handed mutant snail02/06/2018
    11:50
  42. 50.
    Dolphins vs. Octopuses: Showdown in the sea!01/30/2018
    56:07
  43. 51.
    Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell?01/23/2018
    27:01
  44. 52.
    Mary Shelley and the science of Frankenstein01/16/2018
    8:16
  45. 53.
    Super-size-asaurus: How did dinosaurs get so big?01/09/2018
    35:40
  46. 54.
    Mysteries of the universe: Expansion and gravity01/02/2018
    26:06
  47. 55.
    The nerve! Electricity in our bodies12/26/2017
    27:12
  48. 56.
    Charged up! The science of batteries12/19/2017
    32:14
  49. 57.
    High voltage! How electric power reaches your outlet12/12/2017
    37:16
  50. 58.
    Shocking! The science of static (Electricity series pt. 1)12/05/2017
    30:29
  51. 59.
    Where did language come from?11/27/2017
    25:52
  52. 60.
    Smash: When continents collide!11/21/2017
    31:58
  53. 61.
    Curio: Flies on the bus11/14/2017
    10:03
  54. 62.
    What's smaller than an electron?11/07/2017
    24:51
  55. 63.
    Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration10/30/2017
    28:23
  56. 64.
    What is Down syndrome? 10/24/2017
    29:24
  57. 65.
    Bonus: Kidcast sampler10/22/2017
    22:29
  58. 66.
    Curio: Vampire of the Great Lakes10/17/2017
    12:01
  59. 67.
    Narwhals: Unicorns of the sea?10/10/2017
    30:14
  60. 68.
    How do volcanoes erupt?10/02/2017
    28:23
  61. 69.
    For crying out loud: All about tears09/26/2017
    35:34
  62. 70.
    Curio: Quindar tones and talking in space09/19/2017
    12:26
  63. 71.
    Mars: Our next home planet?09/12/2017
    32:06
  64. 72.
    Thunder, lightning and tornadoes: Where do they come from?09/04/2017
    18:42
  65. 73.
    Animal farts: A mighty wind08/29/2017
    54:05
  66. 74.
    Sunburns: The why behind the ouch (and how to avoid them)08/15/2017
    24:41
  67. 75.
    Everything you need to know before the solar eclipse08/01/2017
    28:59
  68. 76.
    Deep Sea vs. Outer Space07/18/2017
    59:18
  69. 77.
    Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass07/04/2017
    29:45
  70. 78.
    Riding in the car: Motion sickness and optical illusions (Road trip pt. 5)06/30/2017
    23:29
  71. 79.
    Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road trip pt. 4)06/23/2017
    26:10
  72. 80.
    Monster trucks and car design (Road trip pt. 3)06/20/2017
    30:23
  73. 81.
    The future of fuel, and the problem with exhaust (Road trip pt. 2)06/16/2017
    19:34
  74. 82.
    How do engines work? (Road trip pt. 1)06/09/2017
    23:39
  75. 83.
    Mystery sound extravaganza!06/06/2017
    33:58
  76. 84.
    Books: How they're made and how your brain reads them05/23/2017
    35:00
  77. 85.
    The science of slime: What is it and why are we so obsessed05/09/2017
    22:27
  78. 86.
    What was the first life on earth?04/25/2017
    33:50
  79. 87.
    How do pianos work?04/11/2017
    27:09
  80. 88.
    How do elevators work?03/28/2017
    39:07
  81. 89.
    Why is the ocean salty?03/14/2017
    17:45
  82. 90.
    Ants: Who's in charge here?02/28/2017
    31:51
  83. 91.
    Do we all see the same colors?02/14/2017
    16:58
  84. 92.
    Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs01/31/2017
    27:07
  85. 93.
    Dinosaur bones: How do we know their age?01/17/2017
    20:22
  86. 94.
    Lighting the way for sea turtles at Gulf Islands National Seashore12/30/2016
    16:54
  87. 95.
    Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park12/29/2016
    19:53
  88. 96.
    Making the sands sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park12/28/2016
    15:26
  89. 97.
    Tracking wild horses at Assategue Island National Seashore12/27/2016
    26:00
  90. 98.
    Going underground and Wind Cave National Park12/26/2016
    26:05
  91. 99.
    How does the internet get to us?12/20/2016
    27:58
  92. 100.
    What makes cute things cute?12/06/2016
    15:46

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