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Who, When, Wow!

Created by Tinkercast and hosted by Rebecca Sheir (Circle Round), “Who, When, Wow!” is an auditory journey into the lives of unsung heroes, unknown heroines and amazing humans who make us say “WOW!” Available every Wednesday or listen ad-free and 1 week early by subscribing to Wondery Plus in the Wondery app. Visit Whowhenwow.com for conversation starters, book lists and activities to keep the wow rolling long after the show!New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ Kids subscribers.

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Caroline Herschel: Astronomer (10/26/22)

Meet Caroline Herschel, a German astronomer WHO reached for the stars and became the first woman to discover a comet. During the 18th century, WHEN most women were expected to learn about housekeeping, she wanted to learn about our universe. With her brother, she built telescopes which led to discoveries that changed the way we saw the world. Join host Rebecca Sheir as we meet this stellar scientist who added WOW to our world. Originally aired 11/10/21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

28mins

26 Oct 2022

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Annie “Londonderry” Kopchovsky: Cyclist (10/19/22)

Meet Annie "Londonderry" Kopchovsky, the cyclist WHO rode her bicycle all around the world! Annie let nothing get in the way of her accomplishing her goals of becoming one of the world's greatest cyclists, even WHEN everyone doubted her. Join host Rebecca Sheir as we meet this fearless cyclist who WOWed the world. Originally aired 10/13/21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

22mins

19 Oct 2022

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Sacagawea: Interpreter and Guide (10/12/22)

Meet Sacagawea, the legendary Shoshone interpreter and guide for Lewis and Clark's expedition. You may have heard her name, but in this episode, Rebecca Sheir will guide you through her amazing story. Discover how this courageous young woman WOWed the world and head to whowhenwow.com for activities based on this episode. Originally aired 5/18/22.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

24mins

12 Oct 2022

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Introducing Mari Copeny - From Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls

In celebration of the International Day of the Girl, learn about incredible change maker, Mari Copeny, in an episode from our friends at Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Follow the story of a brave little girl from Flint, Michigan who wanted to help her town get fresh water. She even asked the President of the United States! Tune in to learn how she added the WOW to her town and the world!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

11mins

11 Oct 2022

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Chien-Shiung Wu: Physicist (10/5/22)

Meet Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu, one of the world's most influential physicists WHO was also known as the "First Lady of Physics." She stunned her mentors and colleagues with her discoveries, especially WHEN she disproved a law of nature and helped with a secret government nuclear project to bring an end to World War II. Join host Rebecca Sheir as we meet this brilliant scientist who uncovered so much WOW in our world. Then, head to whowhenwow.com for activities based on this episode! Originally aired 10/27/21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

5 Oct 2022

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Lewis Latimer: Inventor (9/28/22)

Meet Lewis Latimer, the inventor WHO worked on some of the most important inventions of his time, like the lightbulb and the telephone! As a son of slaves, Lewis persevered through difficult challenges of discrimination and segregation WHEN he pursued his passions. Join host Rebecca Sheir as we meet this brilliant inventor who brought so much WOW to our world. Head to whowhenwow.com for free printables based on today's episode! Originally aired 10/20/21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

25mins

28 Sep 2022

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Alicia Alonso: Ballerina (9/21/22)

Meet Alicia Alonso, a nearly blind Cuban prima ballerina WHO stunned audiences around the world with her incredible talents. Alicia dedicated her life to her craft; even WHEN she was recovering from eye surgery and couldn't see, she would practice her routines with her fingers. Join Rebecca Sheir as we learn how Alicia WOWed the world as one of the best ballerinas of her time! Head to whowhenwow.com for activities and more based on this episode. Originally aired 12/8/21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

26mins

21 Sep 2022

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Roberto Clemente: Baseball Hall of Famer (9/14/22)

Meet Roberto Clemente, one of the greatest baseball players of his generation WHO was the first Latino player in history to reach the unbelievable achievement of 3,000 career hits. His heart was full of much more than just a love for baseball; WHEN an earthquake jolted the capital of Nicaragua, he dropped everything he was doing to help. Join host Rebecca Sheir as we meet the this amazing baseball player with an incredible heart, who added so much WOW to our world. Originally aired 11/3/21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

23mins

14 Sep 2022

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Harry Houdini: Illusionist (9/7/22)

Meet Harry Houdini, the magician WHO stunned audiences with his jaw-dropping illusions. As an illusionist, Harry transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary and awed crowds WHEN he escaped death right in front of an audience. Join host Rebecca Sheir as we meet this magical magician who WOWed the world. Originally aired 10/6/21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

31mins

7 Sep 2022

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Shirley Chisholm: U.S. Congresswoman (8/31/22)

Meet Shirley Chisholm WHO brought her leadership skills and fighting spirit to Washington D.C. as the first elected Black Congresswoman of the United States. As a Congresswoman, Shirley continued her lifelong work of fighting for civil rights and women's equality, even WHEN she was met with criticism and discrimination from her peers. Join host Rebecca Sheir as we meet this inspiring woman who WOWed the world in the first episode of Who, When, Wow! Originally aired 10/6/21.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

27mins

31 Aug 2022

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