Brains On! Science podcast for kids

Brains On! Science podcast for kids

Like bread and cheese? Thank fungus!

That fuzzy sandwich in your fridge? Yeah, don't eat that kind of fungus. But the mushrooms in...

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Is mold alive? A look at fascinating fungus

Fungus deserves a party because it’s everywhere and super important to life on this planet....

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Is time travel Possible?

Will we ever get to rewind time, or fast forward through it? Sanden stops by to tell us all about...

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Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2021

What's that you hear? That's right, It's an episode of nothing but mystery sounds!...

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Why are smartphones so hard to put down?

Screens are everywhere these days! We’re taking a look at why smartphones are so addictive,...

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What did dinosaurs sound like?

Did dinosaurs roar? Or meow? And how do we know? Paleontologist Julia Clarke stops by to talk...

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Dino Edition: How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?

20 years ago, we pictured dinosaurs as green, scaly animals. But times have changed! Now, we know...

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What's in the COVID vaccine?

In this episode, we're using our zoom ray to zoom way in and answer your questions about the...

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What's behind the waves and tides?

In this encore episode, we answer the questions: How does the moon control the tides? Where do...

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Why do we have crushes?

When you've got a crush on someone, it can feel a bit overwhelming. All of a sudden, you...

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Let's go bananas!

HARVEY, our omnipresent virtual voice assistant, gets a software update that makes him go bananas...

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A super special shot: All about coronavirus vaccines

In December, people started getting vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a huge scientific...

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Meet Gitanjali Rao, Time Magazine's first-ever Kid of the Year

Today we have a special episode featuring an old friend of ours -- scientist and inventor...

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How do synthesizers work?

Synthesizers are a very recent invention, especially when you compare them to acoustic...

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Why is it so hard to break a habit?

If habits are really stuck, we don't think much about them -- we just do them! Some habits...

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Smash Boom Best: Flowers vs Rainbows

We’ll be back with new episodes in January. But we wanted to share another show with you...

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Bones from the inside out

Bones! They’re spooky. They’re creepy. They’re utterly fascinating! This...

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Why do siblings annoy each other?

Having a sibling is a special thing -- but, wow, can they be annoying! In this episode...

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How do flu vaccines work?

The flu shot changes every year. But why is the flu special, if other illnesses have much...

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Past, present and future: Using time to understand this pandemic

If time feels weird to you lately, you’re not alone. The pandemic has changed the pace of...

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