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Kids & Family
Science & Medicine

Brains On! Science podcast for kids

By American Public Media

Rank #4 in Kids & Family category

Kids & Family
Science & Medicine
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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 and go wherever the answers take us.

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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 and go wherever the answers take us.

iTunes Ratings

2578 Ratings
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Love it

By BDodds34 - Dec 09 2018
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It’s interesting and scientific to kids it’s an awesome app

Amazing!

By megan a cat lover - Dec 08 2018
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I love the podcast and listen to it every night!

iTunes Ratings

2578 Ratings
Average Ratings
1877
439
91
77
94

Love it

By BDodds34 - Dec 09 2018
Read more

It’s interesting and scientific to kids it’s an awesome app

Amazing!

By megan a cat lover - Dec 08 2018
Read more

I love the podcast and listen to it every night!

Top 10 Episode of Brains On! Science podcast for kids

Rank #1: What makes gross things gross?

Aug 21 2018
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Fair warning: Today we’re gonna get gross! We’re talking sounds, smells, and tastes that some people might find repulsive. But we're asking: why? What's the purpose of disgust? Is it something we're born knowing or do we learn to dislike things? When will entomophagy (the eating of insects) catch on everywhere? Plus: A brand new Moment of Um answers the question "Why do worms come out when it rains?"

Rank #2: How to cook for an alien

Jul 03 2018
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The aliens are coming to dinner! In this episode we wonder what food aliens might eat and talk to real scientists who've thought long and hard about this question. Plus, our friends at America's Test Kitchen show us how to whip up a delicious beef and broccoli dish. We'll lay out the cooking instructions step by step throughout the podcast so you can cook along. When the episode is over, you'll be ready to chow down. Find the recipe here: https://www.brainson.org/shows/2018/07/03/alien-cook-along And for more awesome recipes like this one head to americastestkitchen.com/kids This episode is sponsored by Plated (plated.com/redeem and offer code BRAINS).

Rank #3: Salty snack science: Popcorn, nachos and the origins of salt

Jul 24 2018
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We're having a snack attack in this episode and we're using it as an excuse to delve into the facts and history of some of our favorite snacks. How does popcorn pop? Who invented nachos? And where does salt come from? Plus, our Moment of Um tells us all about salt's buddy: pepper! If you want to hear more from our pals at Every Little Thing, you can check them out wherever you listen to podcasts or at https://www.gimletmedia.com/every-little-thing And you can find more Ear Snacks on your favorite podcast device or right here: https://www.earsnacks.org/

Rank #4: How do airplanes fly?

Jun 28 2016
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How do planes stay in the air? And how did humans figure out that it wasn’t enough to just strap wings to our arms and flap them like birds?

Rank #5: Smash Boom Best: Books vs Movies

Jul 10 2018
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Today, we’re sharing another epic showdown from our brand new debate show, Smash Boom Best. Each episode, we pit our favorite things against each other, like bats versus owls! Or pizza versus tacos! And we ask you to decide who won.

Rank #6: What's behind the waves and tides?

Aug 30 2016
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How does the moon control the tides? Where do waves come from? And what’s it like to live in a tide pool?

Rank #7: The wonderful weirdness of water

May 22 2018
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One of the weirdest substances in the universe is right under your nose. No, not boogers. Water! Water seems ordinary, almost boring, but take a closer look and you’ll find a wonderfully weird molecule that behaves like nothing else in the universe. It can move up against gravity. It can absorb lots of heat energy without getting super hot. It can dissolve almost anything. It carves canyons and quenches our thirst. Why is water so weird, and why does that matter? Listen to find out! Today’s episode is sponsored by: KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brainson); Children’s Cancer Research Fund (ccrf.org) and ModCloth (modcloth.com and offer code BRAINSON)

Rank #8: Boogers and sun sneezes: Know your nose

May 29 2018
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In this encore mash-up episode, we revisit some fascinating facts that will help you get to know your nose. Why does the sun make some people sneeze? And where do boogers come from anyway? Plus: A brand new moment of um answers the question: "Why do sloths move so slow?"

Rank #9: How does GPS know where you are?

Jul 31 2018
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Without GPS, we’d be lost. Literally. Thanks to these radio transmissions from space though, we’re able to pinpoint our location and find our way home. Join us as we learn all about satellites, how the robot voice of GPS is created and how atomic clocks hold it all together. Plus a mystery sound and a brand new Moment of Um answers the question: "What is light made of?" Today's episode is sponsored by Kind Snacks (KindSnacks.com/BRAINS), Vamousse (vamousselice.com) and Roshambo Baby (roshambobaby.com and offer code BRAINS).

Rank #10: Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!

Oct 30 2018
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Brains On listeners have LOTS of questions about the human body so we’ve decided to answer nine – count em NINE – of these questions in one go. The terrific topics tackled: Hiccups, yawns, getting dizzy, goosebumps, fingerprints, limbs falling asleep, brain freeze, chattering teeth and why your voice sounds different when it’s recorded. Plus: Our Moment of Um answers the question: “Why do we have two lungs?” Today’s episode is sponsored by Quip (getquip.com/brainson) and Build-A-Bear Workshop (buildabear.com). You can support Brains On at brainson.org/donate