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Podcast Profile: Brains On! Science podcast for kids

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335 episodes
2013 to 2024
Median: 29 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

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.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science for kids • Co-hosted by Molly Bloom • Mystery sounds • Expert interviews • Interactive experiments • Curious questions • Fun facts • Music and games • Urban and natural world topics • Astronomy and space exploration

"Brains On! Science podcast for kids" is a podcast aimed at curious kids and adults, designed to answer fascinating questions about the world. Each episode features a different kid co-host joining Molly Bloom to explore a variety of scientific topics, often inspired by listener questions. The show is structured to engage young listeners with a mix of education and entertainment, incorporating expert-verified facts, mystery sounds, and musical elements.

The episodes span a wide range of topics, covering natural sciences, human biology, and technology. Some episodes delve into specific scientific phenomena, such as how trees benefit urban environments, the workings of vacuums, the specifics of human temperature regulation, and the logistics of living on the Moon. There are explorations into the natural world, discussing topics like how chameleons change color, the ancient history of ferns, and the unique animal and environmental conditions of Antarctica.

Human biology and everyday phenomena also receive significant attention, with episodes addressing questions about medicine, such as how ibuprofen alleviates pain, and exploring sensory experiences like the reasons behind bad smells from expired food or why we experience laughter. Psychological and developmental questions are tackled as well, including episodes on ADHD and understanding the mechanics of hypnosis.

Technology and societal inquiries are another theme, with discussions ranging from the basics of artificial intelligence to the operations of satellites and the differences in sounds produced by stringed instruments. Everyday curiosities, such as why we perceive certain activities as fun or boring, and the mechanisms behind common devices like matches and stringed instruments, are also frequent subjects.

The podcast's innovative format includes interactive segments, like guessing mystery sounds and imagining fantastical scenarios, ensuring that complex scientific topics are presented in an accessible and enjoyable way for its young audience.


Episodes:
Episode Image Catnip, cat naps, and the history of house cats
2024-Jul-16
31 minutes
Smarty Pass Sneak Peek: Rhyme or Reason
2024-Jul-05
1 minute
Episode Image How do trees help our cities?
2024-Jun-04
27 minutes
Episode Image If our bodies are 98 degrees, why does it feel so hot outside?
2024-May-28
24 minutes
Episode Image It’s a mystery sound extravaganza!
2024-May-21
29 minutes
Episode Image How do vacuums work?
2024-May-14
29 minutes
Episode Image How do stringed instruments make sounds?
2024-May-07
27 minutes
Smarty Pass Sneak Peek: Radical Design
2024-May-03
1 minute
Episode Image How to build a house on the Moon
2024-Apr-30
29 minutes
Episode Image Are there insects in Antarctica?
2024-Apr-23
34 minutes
Episode Image How can you tell when food is expired?
2024-Apr-16
26 minutes
Episode Image How does ibuprofen help stop pain?
2024-Apr-09
24 minutes
Smarty Pass Sneak Peek: Mystery Sound Investigation
2024-Apr-05
1 minute
Episode Image Everything you need to know before the 2024 solar eclipse
2024-Apr-02
26 minutes
Episode Image Are UFOs real?
2024-Mar-26
37 minutes
Join us for Brains On live in April!
2024-Mar-19
1 minute
Episode Image Why do we laugh?
2024-Mar-12
34 minutes
Episode Image How do satellites work?
2024-Mar-05
24 minutes
Tooth or Dare: A Smarty Pass Sneak Peek
2024-Mar-01
1 minute
Episode Image How does a match make fire?
2024-Feb-27
26 minutes
Episode Image How deep does the sand go on the beach?
2024-Feb-20
25 minutes
Episode Image Is hypnosis real?
2024-Feb-13
30 minutes
Episode Image Why do we get cavities?
2024-Feb-06
29 minutes
Baby Mystery Sound: A Smarty Pass Sneak Peek
2024-Feb-02
2 minutes
Episode Image How did ferns survive the dinosaur extinction?
2024-Jan-30
30 minutes
Episode Image What happened to the Neanderthals?
2024-Jan-23
29 minutes
Taxonomic Ticklers: A Smarty Pass sneak peek
2024-Jan-19
1 minute
Episode Image Where does lightning come from?
2024-Jan-16
32 minutes
Episode Image Brains On presents Forever Ago - Superman: An immigrant's story
2023-Dec-05
13 minutes
Episode Image Why do our bodies take so long to grow?
2023-Nov-07
28 minutes
Episode Image How and why do chameleons change color?
2023-Oct-31
31 minutes
Episode Image Why are we afraid of the dark?
2023-Oct-24
29 minutes
Episode Image Why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore?
2023-Oct-17
27 minutes
Episode Image What is ADHD?
2023-Oct-10
32 minutes
Episode Image Going Viral: What is a Computer Virus?
2023-Oct-03
28 minutes
Episode Image Ancient beasts: A prehistoric game show!
2023-Sep-26
37 minutes
Episode Image How do animals build their homes?
2023-Sep-19
29 minutes
Episode Image How do apples grow?
2023-Sep-12
31 minutes
Episode Image Where does all our energy come from?
2023-Sep-05
30 minutes
Episode Image What is artificial intelligence?
2023-Aug-22
37 minutes
Episode Image How do our eyes, skin and hair get their colors?
2023-Aug-15
30 minutes
Episode Image How much can your brain hold?
2023-Aug-08
30 minutes
Episode Image Can boredom be good for you?
2023-Aug-01
30 minutes
Episode Image What’s inside a jellyfish?
2023-Jul-25
34 minutes
Episode Image Hip hip hooray! Why are parties so fun?
2023-Jul-18
38 minutes
Smarty Pass Bonus: Gungador Hosts a Dinner Party!
2023-Jun-27
2 minutes
Episode Image Come see Brains On live!!!
2023-Jun-02
1 minute
Episode Image How do birds communicate?
2023-May-16
25 minutes
How would life evolve in space?
2023-May-09
31 minutes
Episode Image Do video games really rot your brain?
2023-May-02
27 minutes
Episode Image Flies on a bus, space elevators, and other brain benders!
2023-Apr-25
28 minutes
Episode Image Why do we like some foods, but not others?
2023-Apr-18
31 minutes
Episode Image How do we learn to read - and why is it hard?
2023-Apr-11
36 minutes
Million Bazillion: Why are there so many of the same stores?
2023-Apr-07
24 minutes
Episode Image The Trash Trail: Why is there so much plastic in the ocean?
2023-Apr-04
33 minutes
Episode Image Why do we need bugs?
2023-Mar-28
35 minutes
Episode Image Why do dogs wag their tails?
2023-Mar-21
30 minutes
Episode Image Why do we have friends?
2023-Mar-14
34 minutes
Episode Image Do plants sleep?
2023-Mar-07
29 minutes
Episode Image How heavy is the sky?
2023-Feb-28
31 minutes
Episode Image Glow for it! How do creatures make light?
2023-Feb-21
33 minutes
Episode Image How do hearing aids work?
2023-Feb-14
38 minutes
Do scientists have superpowers?
2023-Feb-07
34 minutes
Episode Image Is it possible to clone yourself?
2022-Dec-27
38 minutes
Episode Image How is concrete made? And why does it matter?
2022-Dec-13
27 minutes
Episode Image How were people mummified?
2022-Nov-29
35 minutes
Episode Image Do insects see the world in slow motion? Looking through animal eyes
2022-Nov-22
23 minutes
Episode Image Space: The ultimate intergalactic game show
2022-Nov-15
35 minutes
Flush! Where does our poo and pee go?
2022-Nov-08
32 minutes
Episode Image Why are we so sweaty?
2022-Nov-01
24 minutes
Introducing Smarty Pass: Your ticket to the Brains On! Universe
2022-Oct-28
4 minutes
Episode Image Moon Myths: Why are there so many scary stories about the full moon?
2022-Oct-25
33 minutes
Episode Image AHH! How music can make scary movies even scarier
2022-Oct-18
33 minutes
Episode Image Blood: The superhighway of the body
2022-Oct-11
33 minutes
Episode Image Did the Brontosaurus really exist?
2022-Oct-04
32 minutes
Episode Image What happens at zoos after dark?
2022-Sep-27
32 minutes
Episode Image Where does your imagination come from?
2022-Sep-20
36 minutes
Episode Image Where do accents come from?
2022-Sep-13
29 minutes
Episode Image Get a whiff of that: Why you smell like you
2022-Sep-06
27 minutes
Episode Image Why is glass see-through?
2022-Aug-30
28 minutes
Episode Image Body Bonanza 2.0 - Your body questions answered
2022-Aug-23
26 minutes
Episode Image Can stress be helpful?
2022-Aug-16
29 minutes
Episode Image Underwater volcanoes and lots of salt: A deep dive into the ocean
2022-Aug-09
33 minutes
Episode Image Why can't we remember when we were babies?
2022-Aug-02
27 minutes
Million Bazillion: How do big video platforms make money?
2022-Jul-21
27 minutes
Episode Image The Mosties!
2022-May-24
37 minutes
Forever Ago is back June 1!
2022-May-20
2 minutes
Episode Image Dreams: The science of a sleeping brain
2022-May-17
36 minutes
Episode Image Tongue twisters: Terribly terrific and truly tantalizing
2022-May-10
32 minutes
Episode Image How does a caterpillar become a butterfly?
2022-May-03
26 minutes
Episode Image What makes tiny tardigrades tick?
2022-Apr-26
29 minutes
Into the eye of a storm: How hurricanes form
2022-Apr-19
33 minutes
Episode Image Is mind-reading real?
2022-Apr-12
30 minutes
Episode Image Owl about Owls
2022-Apr-05
26 minutes
How are we related to stars?
2022-Mar-29
26 minutes
Episode Image Why are butts and poop so funny?
2022-Mar-22
32 minutes
Episode Image Inside the immune system: Bad robots and friendly monsters
2022-Mar-15
33 minutes
Episode Image What's up with worms?
2022-Mar-08
24 minutes
Episode Image Mountain life: How's the air up there?
2022-Mar-01
33 minutes
Chilling out with snow
2022-Feb-22
30 minutes
Could you walk around the world?
2022-Feb-15
33 minutes
Episode Image Why do we like sugar so much?
2022-Feb-08
26 minutes
Episode Image Do we live in a multiverse?
2022-Feb-01
38 minutes
Why are giraffe tongues blue? - A Moment of Um extra
2022-Jan-25
4 minutes
Introducing Moment of Um!
2022-Jan-18
1 minute
Episode Image What happens if you drop a feather in space?
2021-Nov-23
32 minutes
Episode Image The innies and outies of belly buttons
2021-Nov-16
28 minutes
Episode Image A guide to getting your COVID shot
2021-Nov-09
35 minutes
Episode Image Shark teeth: The sharp bits of a squishy animal
2021-Nov-02
32 minutes
Episode Image Spooky superstitions! Why we think 13 is bad luck
2021-Oct-26
38 minutes
Episode Image Crystals: More than just shiny rocks
2021-Oct-19
35 minutes
Episode Image Squirrelsperience: Trying out squirrel skills
2021-Oct-12
31 minutes
Episode Image The heroes we need to defeat the coronavirus
2021-Oct-05
38 minutes
Episode Image How to conquer Garbage Mountain
2021-Sep-28
36 minutes
Episode Image The invention of trash
2021-Sep-21
35 minutes
Episode Image Take a deep breath: How does breathing work?
2021-Sep-14
33 minutes
Episode Image What does the giraffe say? Our animal mystery sound extravaganza!
2021-Sep-07
44 minutes
Episode Image Why do we lose teeth?
2021-Jul-27
38 minutes
Episode Image What causes wildfires?
2021-Jul-20
35 minutes
Million Bazillion answers your questions about money
2021-Jul-15
19 minutes
Episode Image Why do mosquitoes bite? Scratching that itch
2021-Jul-13
27 minutes
Episode Image Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
2021-Jul-06
30 minutes
Episode Image Vaccines for kids and silver linings: Our second COVID summer
2021-Jun-29
33 minutes
Episode Image Do dogs know they're dogs?
2021-Jun-22
28 minutes
Our 200th episode is SUN-sational!
2021-Jun-15
39 minutes
Episode Image How far can a cloud travel?
2021-Jun-08
28 minutes
Episode Image Totally Slothsome: All about sloths
2021-Jun-01
32 minutes
Episode Image How do computers store so much info in such a tiny space?
2021-May-25
37 minutes
Episode Image How does taste work? We react to our very first episode!
2021-May-18
38 minutes
Episode Image Like bread and cheese? Thank fungus!
2021-May-11
27 minutes
Episode Image Is mold alive? A look at fascinating fungus
2021-May-04
32 minutes
Episode Image Is time travel possible?
2021-Mar-30
35 minutes
Episode Image Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2021
2021-Mar-23
37 minutes
Episode Image Why are smartphones so hard to put down?
2021-Mar-16
35 minutes
Episode Image What did dinosaurs sound like?
2021-Mar-09
30 minutes
Dino Edition: How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?
2021-Mar-02
29 minutes
Episode Image What's in the COVID vaccine?
2021-Feb-23
28 minutes
Episode Image What's behind the waves and tides?
2021-Feb-16
27 minutes
Episode Image Why do we have crushes?
2021-Feb-09
35 minutes
Episode Image Let's go bananas!
2021-Feb-02
36 minutes
Episode Image A super special shot: All about coronavirus vaccines
2021-Jan-26
36 minutes
Episode Image Meet Gitanjali Rao, Time Magazine's first-ever Kid of the Year
2021-Jan-19
22 minutes
Episode Image How do synthesizers work?
2021-Jan-12
35 minutes
Episode Image Why is it so hard to break a habit?
2021-Jan-05
30 minutes
Smash Boom Best: Flowers vs Rainbows
2020-Nov-25
15 minutes
Bones from the inside out
2020-Oct-27
32 minutes
Episode Image Why do siblings annoy each other?
2020-Oct-20
36 minutes
Episode Image How do flu vaccines work?
2020-Oct-13
33 minutes
Episode Image Past, present and future: Using time to understand this pandemic
2020-Oct-06
40 minutes
Episode Image Smash: When continents collide!
2020-Sep-29
31 minutes
Episode Image Behind the scenes: See how we make the show
2020-Sep-22
26 minutes
Episode Image The buzz on bees, pt. 2
2020-Sep-15
28 minutes
Episode Image The buzz on bees, pt. 1
2020-Sep-08
28 minutes
Stars: Twinkling, glowing, giant balls of gas
2020-Sep-01
34 minutes
Episode Image What makes gross things gross?
2020-Aug-25
35 minutes
Episode Image Poop Party: Answers to your poo questions
2020-Aug-12
38 minutes
Introducing: Million Bazillion
2020-Aug-04
21 minutes
Episode Image Masks and mouth mist: What we know about the coronavirus now
2020-Jul-28
34 minutes
Episode Image The world of tiny robots
2020-Jul-14
24 minutes
Episode Image Why do kids have more energy than adults?
2020-Jun-30
39 minutes
Episode Image Why does green mean go? And other color conundrums
2020-Jun-16
36 minutes
Episode Image Injustice and Anger: Understanding your emotions
2020-Jun-03
29 minutes
Introducing: Julie's Library
2020-May-26
18 minutes
Episode Image Coronavirus: How to be a helper from home
2020-May-19
38 minutes
Episode Image Thinking ink: The scoop on this colorful stuff!
2020-May-05
38 minutes
Episode Image Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2020
2020-Apr-28
39 minutes
Episode Image Can you dig to the center of the Earth?
2020-Apr-21
34 minutes
Episode Image Joy Overload! The science of tickles and cuteness
2020-Apr-14
38 minutes
Episode Image Virus Busters: How scientists are working to stop the coronavirus
2020-Apr-07
35 minutes
Episode Image Do plants have feelings?
2020-Mar-31
33 minutes
Episode Image Nervous: All about feelings, pt. 4
2020-Mar-27
34 minutes
Episode Image Staying home: How social distancing helps fight coronavirus
2020-Mar-24
33 minutes
Narwhals: Unicorns of the sea?
2020-Mar-17
27 minutes
Episode Image Understanding coronavirus and how germs spread
2020-Mar-10
32 minutes
Episode Image Weather Watching: The birth of forecasts
2020-Mar-03
29 minutes
Episode Image The secret world of dust
2020-Feb-25
26 minutes
Episode Image For crying out loud: All about tears
2020-Feb-18
32 minutes
Episode Image Canine club: From wolves to dogs!
2020-Feb-11
34 minutes
Episode Image Mirrors, sequins and glitter: what makes them shine?
2020-Feb-04
28 minutes
Episode Image Aliens and UFOs: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 4
2019-Dec-31
31 minutes
Episode Image Mermaids, Kraken and the Loch Ness Monster: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 3
2019-Dec-24
30 minutes
Episode Image Lost Cities: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 2
2019-Dec-17
30 minutes
Episode Image Bigfoot, Unicorns and Dragons: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 1
2019-Dec-10
29 minutes
How do pianos work?
2019-Dec-03
25 minutes
Episode Image Flavor facts: Why food is so delicious
2019-Nov-26
35 minutes
Episode Image What was the first life on earth?
2019-Nov-20
32 minutes
Episode Image Ask-A-Scientist: Bird Bonanza!
2019-Nov-12
27 minutes
Books: How they're made and how your brain reads them
2019-Nov-05
31 minutes
Episode Image Why do we like getting scared?
2019-Oct-29
30 minutes
Episode Image Wonderful Wool: The secrets of this amazing fluff
2019-Oct-22
33 minutes
Episode Image How does the internet get to us?
2019-Oct-15
29 minutes
Episode Image Why do we lie?
2019-Oct-01
32 minutes
Episode Image The secrets of the spectacular spacesuit
2019-Aug-27
37 minutes
Episode Image What is dyslexia? And how do our brains read?
2019-Aug-20
36 minutes
How do elevators work?
2019-Aug-13
39 minutes
Episode Image Hey, where did you get those genes?!?
2019-Aug-06
31 minutes
Episode Image Plastic: Why it's everywhere
2019-Jul-30
40 minutes
Episode Image Ants: Who's in charge here?
2019-Jul-23
37 minutes
Episode Image Tree, Myself and I: All about our leafy green friends
2019-Jul-16
33 minutes
Episode Image Going underground at Wind Cave National Park
2019-Jul-02
30 minutes
Episode Image Angry: All about feelings, pt. 3
2019-Jun-18
38 minutes
Episode Image Sad: All about feelings, pt. 2
2019-Jun-11
37 minutes
Episode Image Happy: All about feelings, pt. 1
2019-Jun-04
35 minutes
Episode Image Thinkin stinkin: Why we smell
2019-Apr-30
28 minutes
Episode Image Forever echo: Can a sound wave go on forever?
2019-Apr-23
36 minutes
Episode Image The hows and whys of hair
2019-Apr-16
30 minutes
Episode Image Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2019
2019-Apr-02
31 minutes
Episode Image Carnivores: Plants and animals that bite back
2019-Mar-26
25 minutes
Episode Image Black Holes, Wormholes and Donut Holes
2019-Mar-12
37 minutes
Episode Image Walking on walls: How ants and spiders do it
2019-Mar-05
29 minutes
Episode Image My air came from where?! How oxygen gets around
2019-Feb-26
28 minutes
How do airplanes fly?
2019-Feb-19
28 minutes
Memory and deja vu
2019-Feb-12
33 minutes
Episode Image Are we still evolving?
2019-Feb-05
33 minutes
Episode Image Brains On: Behind the scenes
2019-Jan-30
39 minutes
Earthrise: The picture of our planet that changed the world
2018-Dec-25
34 minutes
Soil: Can you dig it?
2018-Dec-18
28 minutes
Episode Image Voices: How do we make sound?
2018-Dec-04
36 minutes
Episode Image Roller coasters: from dream to extreme
2018-Nov-27
26 minutes
Episode Image Finding your way without a map
2018-Nov-20
39 minutes
Video Games: A Tale of Two Pongs
2018-Nov-13
33 minutes
Episode Image Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!
2018-Oct-30
43 minutes
How to find the facts (Prove It: Part 4)
2018-Oct-23
28 minutes
The scoop on journalism (Prove It: Part 3)
2018-Oct-16
35 minutes
Science under the microscope (Prove It: Part 2)
2018-Oct-09
28 minutes
A Brief History of Facts (Prove It: Part 1)
2018-Oct-02
28 minutes
Episode Image Brains On! + The Story Pirates: What makes fun things fun?
2018-Aug-28
33 minutes
Keeping water healthy, one clue at a time
2018-Aug-14
22 minutes
Burning rivers of fire
2018-Aug-07
25 minutes
Episode Image How does GPS know where you are?
2018-Jul-31
24 minutes
Episode Image Salty snack science: Popcorn, nachos and the origins of salt
2018-Jul-24
33 minutes
Episode Image Wanna see Mars' close approach? Just look up!
2018-Jul-17
28 minutes
Smash Boom Best: Books vs Movies
2018-Jul-10
33 minutes
How to cook for an alien
2018-Jul-03
33 minutes
Mix: The science cooking, pt. 4
2018-Jun-26
29 minutes
Chop: The science of cooking, pt. 3
2018-Jun-19
31 minutes
Chill: The science of cooking, pt. 2
2018-Jun-12
29 minutes
Heat: The science of cooking pt. 1
2018-Jun-06
31 minutes
Boogers and sun sneezes: Know your nose
2018-May-29
20 minutes
Episode Image The wonderful weirdness of water
2018-May-22
29 minutes
Smash Boom Best: Bats vs. Owls (new show alert!)
2018-May-15
27 minutes
Robots take over (the show)! Live from Robotstravaganza
2018-May-08
31 minutes
What's in your water?
2018-May-01
26 minutes
What makes paint stick?
2018-Apr-24
26 minutes
Allergy Attack: How our bodies can overreact
2018-Apr-09
26 minutes
Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2018
2018-Apr-03
30 minutes
How do animals breathe underwater?
2018-Mar-26
27 minutes
'The Rice Cakes and the Oni': A story from Circle Round
2018-Mar-20
16 minutes
Episode Image Circadian rhythm pt. 2: Beyond human
2018-Mar-13
27 minutes
Episode Image From 8-bit to orchestras: How does video game music affect you?
2018-Mar-05
27 minutes
Episode Image The tick-tock of our circadian clock
2018-Feb-27
43 minutes
Episode Image ‘Is it opposite day?’ and other mind-bending paradoxes
2018-Feb-20
25 minutes
Episode Image Our 100th episode! What's the big deal?
2018-Feb-13
41 minutes
Meet Sandy, the left-handed mutant snail
2018-Feb-06
10 minutes
Dolphins vs. Octopuses: Showdown in the sea!
2018-Jan-30
54 minutes
Episode Image Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell?
2018-Jan-23
25 minutes
Episode Image Mary Shelley and the science of Frankenstein
2018-Jan-16
7 minutes
Super-size-asaurus: How did dinosaurs get so big?
2018-Jan-09
34 minutes
Mysteries of the universe: Expansion and gravity
2018-Jan-02
24 minutes
Episode Image The nerve! Electricity in our bodies
2017-Dec-26
25 minutes
Episode Image Charged up! The science of batteries
2017-Dec-19
30 minutes
Episode Image High voltage! How electric power reaches your outlet
2017-Dec-12
35 minutes
Episode Image Shocking! The science of static (Electricity series pt. 1)
2017-Dec-05
28 minutes
Where did language come from?
2017-Nov-27
29 minutes
Episode Image Curio: Flies on the bus
2017-Nov-14
8 minutes
Episode Image What's smaller than an electron?
2017-Nov-07
23 minutes
Episode Image Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration
2017-Oct-30
26 minutes
Episode Image What is Down syndrome?
2017-Oct-24
27 minutes
Bonus: Kidcast sampler
2017-Oct-22
21 minutes
Episode Image Curio: Vampire of the Great Lakes
2017-Oct-17
10 minutes
Episode Image How do volcanoes erupt?
2017-Oct-02
26 minutes
Episode Image Curio: Quindar tones and talking in space
2017-Sep-19
11 minutes
Mars: Our next home planet?
2017-Sep-12
30 minutes
Episode Image Thunder, lightning and tornadoes: Where do they come from?
2017-Sep-04
17 minutes
Episode Image Animal farts: A mighty wind
2017-Aug-29
34 minutes
Episode Image Sunburns: The why behind the ouch (and how to avoid them)
2017-Aug-15
22 minutes
Episode Image Everything you need to know before the solar eclipse
2017-Aug-01
27 minutes
Deep Sea vs. Outer Space
2017-Jul-18
57 minutes
Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass
2017-Jul-04
29 minutes
Episode Image Riding in the car: Motion sickness and optical illusions (Road trip pt. 5)
2017-Jun-30
21 minutes
Episode Image Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road trip pt. 4)
2017-Jun-23
24 minutes
Monster trucks and car design (Road trip pt. 3)
2017-Jun-20
28 minutes
Episode Image The future of fuel, and the problem with exhaust (Road trip pt. 2)
2017-Jun-16
17 minutes
Episode Image How do engines work? (Road trip pt. 1)
2017-Jun-09
21 minutes
Episode Image Mystery sound extravaganza!
2017-Jun-06
32 minutes
Episode Image The science of slime: What is it and why are we so obsessed
2017-May-09
20 minutes
Episode Image Why is the ocean salty?
2017-Mar-14
16 minutes
Episode Image Do we all see the same colors?
2017-Feb-14
15 minutes
Episode Image Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs
2017-Jan-31
25 minutes
Episode Image Dinosaur bones: How do we know their age?
2017-Jan-17
18 minutes
Lighting the way for sea turtles at Gulf Islands National Seashore
2016-Dec-30
15 minutes
Episode Image Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park
2016-Dec-29
18 minutes
Episode Image Making the sands sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park
2016-Dec-28
14 minutes
Episode Image Tracking wild horses at Assategue Island National Seashore
2016-Dec-27
24 minutes
Episode Image What makes cute things cute?
2016-Dec-06
13 minutes
Fire vs. Lasers!
2016-Nov-22
40 minutes
How do whales communicate?
2016-Nov-08
13 minutes
Could it rain lemonade?
2016-Oct-11
16 minutes
Episode Image How do invisible x-rays help us see?
2016-Sep-27
28 minutes
Episode Image Carnivorous plants: How they lure, trap and digest
2016-Sep-16
12 minutes
Episode Image How is glass made?
2016-Aug-11
14 minutes
Episode Image Mosquitoes: What are they good for?
2016-Jul-15
12 minutes
Big universe, big questions
2016-Jun-14
16 minutes
Why don't carnivores need to eat their vegetables?
2016-May-17
12 minutes
How do you catch a cold?
2016-Apr-22
23 minutes
Episode Image Is there life on other planets?
2016-Apr-07
27 minutes
Extinction!
2016-Mar-22
33 minutes
Brains On! Besties
2016-Mar-08
23 minutes
Living Large with the International Space Station
2016-Feb-21
28 minutes
Episode Image Mystery sound extravaganza!
2016-Feb-10
22 minutes
Episode Image Spider sense
2016-Jan-26
26 minutes
Why are no two snowflakes the same?
2016-Jan-13
11 minutes
The science of baking
2015-Dec-22
21 minutes
Episode Image Barks, growls, meows and purrs: Translating cats and dogs
2015-Dec-08
15 minutes
Episode Image How do meteorologists predict the weather?
2015-Nov-25
23 minutes
The great cat debate: Evil or misunderstood?
2015-Nov-18
15 minutes
Your booger questions, answered
2015-Oct-21
11 minutes
Episode Image Why does tickling make you laugh?
2015-Sep-15
11 minutes
Episode Image Bridges vs. Tunnels
2015-Aug-26
28 minutes
Mission to Pluto!
2015-Jul-10
11 minutes
Episode Image Cuttlefish: Ultimate Shapeshifters!
2015-Jun-09
9 minutes
Trees: From seed to shining seed
2015-May-27
20 minutes
Why does the sun make some people sneeze?
2015-May-12
10 minutes
Episode Image How and why do jellyfish sting?
2015-Apr-09
8 minutes
Volcanoes in space!
2015-Mar-18
10 minutes
Episode Image When parasitoids attack!
2015-Feb-13
8 minutes
The mystery of gravity
2015-Jan-09
8 minutes
How do monarch butterflies travel so far?
2014-Sep-09
21 minutes
Episode Image Water, water everywhere - but how does it get there?
2014-Jul-08
21 minutes
Numbers!
2013-Dec-06
31 minutes
Episode Image Secrets!
2013-Oct-14
24 minutes
Sleeping!
2013-Aug-01
19 minutes
Music!
2013-Aug-01
20 minutes
Growing!
2013-Aug-01
21 minutes
Eating!
2013-Jul-25
20 minutes