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But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

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Rank #7 in Kids & Family category

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But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!

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But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!

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By z❤️❤️❤️💩 - Jul 24 2019
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It is so fun to listen to this show.I love it.❤️❤️

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By Carl Mayeee - Jul 19 2019
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Very good! Love the episodes, 1 question, WHO TOUGHT US WORDS?

iTunes Ratings

970 Ratings
Average Ratings
730
90
55
38
57

Great

By z❤️❤️❤️💩 - Jul 24 2019
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It is so fun to listen to this show.I love it.❤️❤️

But Why

By Carl Mayeee - Jul 19 2019
Read more
Very good! Love the episodes, 1 question, WHO TOUGHT US WORDS?
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But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

Updated 10 days ago

Rank #7 in Kids & Family category

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But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!

Rank #1: How Do Bears Sleep All Winter?

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In our very first episode, we've got owls and turtles and bears, oh my! It's all about animals.
Apr 01 2016
22 mins
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Rank #2: Why Do Earthquakes Happen?

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Why do earthquakes happen? How do the tectonic plates move underground? How do we stay safe during an earthquake? Why are continents so far apart? Why do buildings sometimes catch fire after earthquakes? Why are there tsunamis after earthquakes? For this week's show we headed to California to visit Jennifer Strauss at the Berkeley Seismology Lab and we hear from Celeste Labedz at the California Institute of Technology.
Aug 02 2019
27 mins
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Rank #3: Why Do People Dream?

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Why do people dream? Why do people have nightmares? How do dreams happen? Can people who are blind can see in their dreams? In this episode of But Why, we're answering dreamy questions with psychiatrist Dr. David Khan of Harvard Medical School.
Mar 16 2018
26 mins
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Rank #4: The Kratts Take Kids On Wild Animal Adventures

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For 20 years, brothers Chris and Martin Kratt have been taking kids on adventures around the world through their TV shows, including Wild Kratts, Zoboomafoo, and Kratts' Creatures. They spent many childhood summers exploring the wilds of Vermont. In this special episode, we are sharing a Vermont Edition interview Jane did with the Kratts for her other radio show.
Apr 21 2017
41 mins
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Rank #5: Why Is The Sea Salty?

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We're heading to the coast of Maine to learn a little bit about why the sea is salty, how mussels get their shells and how model ships get in those glass bottles.
Sep 30 2016
24 mins
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Rank #6: How Are Babies Made?

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How are babies made? We speak with Cory Silverberg, author of What Makes A Baby, for answers to questions about how we all come into the world.
Jun 09 2017
24 mins
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Rank #7: Why Do Turtles Need Shells? Why Do Frogs Hop?

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Why do turtles need shells? Why do turtles move so slowly? Why do frogs hop? Why are frogs green? Why are colorful frogs poisonous? Why do frogs inflate their throats? What some of the biggest threats are to amphibians and reptiles? We head out to the pond to get answers from some herpetologists! We also get a preview of the new Earth Rangers podcast!
Aug 03 2018
35 mins
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Rank #8: Why Do Your Fingers And Toes Turn Wrinkly In The Tub?

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Why do your fingers and toes turn wrinkly in the tub? Why are people ticklish? How do you get freckles? Why do some people have birthmarks? How do our hands feel things? Are humans animals? Why don't humans have tails? Why do we need food and water to survive? Why do our nose and ears keep growing? How do bones connect together? We're talking about our weird and wonderful bodies with Dr. Lori Racha, a pediatrician at the University of Vermont.
Feb 03 2017
30 mins
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Rank #9: Why Is Milk White?

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'But Why' heads to the farm to answer a whole herd of animal questions: How do cows make milk? Why do cows moo? Why do some animals eat grass? Why do pigs have curly tails? Why do pigs have more teats than cows? Why do eggs in the fridge not hatch? How do chicks grow in their eggs? Why do roosters crow? Why do horses have hooves? Why do horses stand up when they sleep? Why are some fences electric?
Jun 22 2018
23 mins
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Rank #10: How Is Chocolate Made?

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How is chocolate made? Why can't we eat chocolate all the time? Why does chocolate melt? Why can't dogs eat chocolate? In this episode, we travel to Taza Chocolate in Somerville, Massachusetts to get some answers. Plus, we visit a coffee roaster in Maine to learn about this parent fuel that so many kids find gross!
Dec 23 2016
24 mins
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Rank #11: Is It Ever OK To Break A Rule?

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Is it OK to do something that you were told not to do and then never tell anybody? We tackle that question from 10-year-old Finn from Seattle. Also in this episode: why do people make really bad choices and want other people's lives to be harder?
Sep 29 2017
16 mins
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Rank #12: Why Do Trains Run On Tracks?

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How do trains work? What about electric trains? Steam trains? Bullet trains? Why do they have to go on tracks? How can trains go so fast even though they're so heavy? And why don’t trains have seat belts? We’re traveling to Union Station in Washington, DC and answering all of your questions with Amtrak’s Patrick Kidd.
Jun 21 2019
21 mins
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Rank #13: How Do Bees Make Honey And Why Do They Sting?

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Why do bees pollinate? How do bees make honey? Why do bees have stingers? Why do bees die when they sting you? What's the difference between a bee and a wasp? Does honey have healing properties? Vermont farmer and beekeeper John Hayden of The Farm Between answers all of your bee questions! And we learn about one curious kid's app, which he hopes will help save pollinators.
Aug 18 2017
36 mins
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Rank #14: How Was The Universe Created?

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But Why explores the Big Bang, earth, stars and black holes in this call-in episode that aired live on Vermont Public Radio. Astronomer John O'Meara tackles the big bang, the origins of the universe and how we know humans landed on the moon. Plus, why is the earth round? What is space made out of? How are stars formed? Why do the stars shine so bright? What's beyond space? How long does it take to get to outer space? Will humans ever be able to go to Mars?
Jul 20 2018
45 mins
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Rank #15: Why Do We Need To Sleep?

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Why do people need to sleep? How do we actually go to sleep? How does sleeping get rid of toxins in the brain? And how come when it's nighttime I don't want to go to sleep but when it's morning I don't want to wake up?! Those questions and more, all about sleep. We're joined by pediatric sleep psychologist Dr. Lisa Meltzer.
Mar 02 2018
26 mins
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Rank #16: Ghosts And Fairies And Gnomes, Oh My!

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Are ghosts real? Why do some cultures believe in fairies and gnomes and some don't? We'll learn about how beliefs in ghosts vary in different parts of the world with Justin McDaniel of University of Pennsylvania. Then we're off to Iceland to learn about magical creatures with Terry Gunnell.
Nov 11 2016
17 mins
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Rank #17: Why Is Sugar Bad For You?

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Why do we need to eat and how does food give us energy? Why do you have to eat vegetables? Why does junk food taste so good? So many questions about food and nutrition. We get answers from Wesley Delbridge, of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Other questions in this episode include: Why does eating salty food make you thirsty? Why is sugar bad for you? Why are vitamins in food? Why is breakfast so important? Why do children get hungry at night? Why is fast food so popular?
Apr 26 2019
29 mins
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Rank #18: Why Is Money So Important?

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In this episode of But Why we visit a credit union to learn what money is all about and Slate Money hosts Felix Salmon, Anna Szymanski and Jordan Weissman answer questions about why money plays such a big role in modern society. How was money invented? Why can't everything be free? How do you earn money? Why don't kids go to work? How was the penny invented? Why are dimes so small?
Dec 08 2017
23 mins
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Rank #19: How Do Fish See? How Do Fish Sleep? How Do Fish Breathe?

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How did the first fish get into the ocean? How do fish breathe under water? If you put a fish's head underwater, but not its tail, would it survive? How do fish get diseases? How do fish see underwater without googles? Why do fish swim when they are asleep? Do fish drink water? Do fish have ears? How are fish born? But Why visits the New England Aquarium in Boston to get answers to those and other questions kids have sent us about fish.
Feb 02 2018
22 mins
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Rank #20: Who Invented Words?

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On But Why we let you ask the questions and we help find the answers. One of the things that many of you are curious about is language. How we speak, why we speak and what we speak.
May 13 2016
15 mins
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