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Wow in the World

New episodes come out every Monday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ Kids subscribers.The #1 podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"!

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The Early Bird Gets The...Bag Of Chips?!

Why in the world are birds eating sugar packets and bags of chips? And what in the world does it mean for their survival as a species? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie at the Flock of Feathers Forum as they learn all about how strange bird behaviors can save them from extinction. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of eating like a bird!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

18 May 2020

Rank #1

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So Cute You Can't Even! - The Science Of Cute Aggression (Encore - 11/11/19)

Do you have a face so cute that people want to pinch your cheeks? Does the sight of a baby piglet snuggling up to a newborn baby make you want to kick down a door and run away screaming? Have you ever uttered the words, "You're so cute I could EAT YOU UP!?" Well then you may suffer from a scientific phenomenon known as "Cute Aggression." And in this episode, Mindy and Guy Raz take you through a recent scientific study that explores what causes it, and why? It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of an overwhelming overload of CUTENESS! Originally Aired 2/25/19.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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Are You Smarter Than A Toilet?

Are you tired of the same old toilet? Mindy is! And thanks to a team of engineers at Stanford University, a newer, smarter, toilet is on the horizon! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis at the Bathroom Showcase, as they learn the latest in new toilet technology! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of SMART TOILETS!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

24mins

4 May 2020

Rank #3

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Laughter In A Can: How Our Brains Interpret Funny Business

What in the wow is "canned laughter" and how in the world does it work? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the funny business of our brains on canned laughs! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of LAUGHTER!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

30 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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An Elevator to the Stars! (Encore - 10/7/19)

Welcome to another toe tapping episode of Wow in the World! Guy Raz is off to listen to the latest and greatest in world of elevator music and Mindy tags along for the ride! But this music isn't just for any elevator. Oh no! This elevator is going from here...to the stars! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the who, what, when, where, why and wow in the world of Space Elevators! Originally Aired 12/17/18.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #5

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Spit-Take! The Science Of Saliva And Those Bitter Bites (encore)

Having trouble breaking through the bitter bites of nature's leafiest greens and cocoa beans? Well before you do that spit-take, you may want to chew on this nature's candy just a little longer! New research suggests that the key savoring the bitter flavors of brussel sprouts, kale, and even coffee, can be found in your spit! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of SALIVA! (originally aired 9/10/18)See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

24mins

8 Mar 2021

Rank #6

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Bored Out Of Your Bonkerballs? (encore)

Bored out of your bonkerballs with nothing to do? Turns out, being bored can be good for you! A new study from the United Kingdom suggests that periods of boredom are crucial for anyone looking to get their creativity on! Join Mindy and Guy Raz for the Paint Drying World Championships, and a mind-numbing fact-finding visit to the "Institute of Boredom!" It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of BOREDOM! Originally Aired March 11, 2019.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

25mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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Ah, BATS!

What in the world does Guy Raz's new micro house have in common with a tree hollow for vampire bats? And how in the world can humans learn about sharing from these blood slurping, flying mammals? And why in the world are they barfing into each other's mouths?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of their "colony" as they uncover these answers and more! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Vampire Bats!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

20 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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The Karate Kickin' Cockroach (Encore - 9/30/19)

Mindy signs Guy Raz and herself up for a karate lesson! But when she starts talking about cockroaches, jewel wasps, and zombies, Guy Raz quickly realizes that this is not going to be your typical karate class. What in the Wow does Mindy have Up her sleeves this time? Listen in for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the Karate Kickin' Cockroach! Originally Aired 12/10/18.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

30 Sep 2019

Rank #9

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Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Freezing Factoids

Why is Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion covered in an anti-dandruff hair conditioner? And what does this have to do with ANTARCTICA? We've got questions and AND answers on today's chilly round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! It's all up to you to find the fact from the fiction!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

8mins

24 Mar 2020

Rank #10

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Your Shoelaces On G-Force And Bubble Gulpies of the Future?

Why in the world do our shoelaces always come untied? How in the world do we solve the problem of all those disposable water bottles we toss? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for a wild roller coaster ride and a unusual water balloon fight as they set out to discover this week's who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World - Episode 3!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

21mins

29 May 2017

Rank #11

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How To Talk To A Dog (Encore - 8/5/19)

Is that dog wearing glasses?! Guy Raz has a new four-legged friend, but he's having trouble bonding with him. Good thing Mindy knows the scientifically-proven very best way to talk to dogs! This week learn HOW in the world scientists figured out how to speak to dogs and WHAT in the world is the best way to say "Who's a good boy"? Join Mindy and Guy Raz to learn the Who, What, When Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of canine communication! Originally aired June 4th, 2018.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

5 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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The Very Hungry Black Hole (Encore - 9/9/19)

Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition, lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes! Originally aired May 7th 2018.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

28mins

9 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Nice-Off! Cats Vs. Dogs

It's a rivalry that goes back as far as time itself; Cats vs. Dogs! For the past 10,000 years dogs have held the title of "Man's Best Friend," but scientifically speaking, are dogs any more friendlier than your average feline? Well, luckily that's the topic of this years' "Nice-Off!"! Listen as Guy and Mindy give play by play coverage as cats and dogs go head to head to settle this question once and for all! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of furry four-legged behavior!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

24mins

13 Apr 2020

Rank #14

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Hugomatic 3000 And The Future of Soft Robotics

Sometimes, the cold, metallic touch of a robot doesn't quite cut it; whether that be when studying small, delicate jellyfish in the wild ... or building the world's most advanced huggable robot! After Mindy learns all about the science of soft robotics and their use in helping researchers handle delicate deep sea creatures, she sets out to use this cutting edge technology to make an all new kind of huggable robot that squeezes ... but never crushes.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #15

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Smart-Bots (Encore - 8/26/19)

From self-driving cars to chess playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

32mins

26 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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Mini-Moon!

It's a Bird! It's A Plane! It's a....MINI MOON orbiting around Planet Earth!? That's right! For the past year or more, we here on earth, have had TWO moons! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they go galaxy gazing to witness this wonder of wow firsthand! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of the Mini Moon!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

6 Apr 2020

Rank #17

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Back-To-School: Recess 101 (Encore - 9/16/19)

How in the world does recess make us smarter? Where in the world do kids enjoy the most of it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an expedition to better understand the science of taking a break! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of RECESS! Originally aired 8/24/17.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

19mins

16 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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MY ASTEROID IS BLOWING UP! (encore)

Imagine a giant asteroid is out in space and headed on a collision course with planet Earth. Your mission, is to annihilate this giant mass of space rock before it can even get close. What do you do? How do you do it? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel through time and space to the asteroid belt for a little experiment of their own! An experiment modeled after the work or some asteroid annihilating scientists from NASA. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Planetary Defense! Originally aired April 15th, 2019.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #19

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Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Ear, There, And Everywhere

Why is there an ear-wax statue of Guy Raz hanging out in Mindy's Gingerbread house? And what does this have to do with pigeon and grasshopper EARS? We've got questions AND answers on today's ear-riffic round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! It's your turn to spot the fact from the fiction!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

7mins

25 Mar 2020

Rank #20