Wow in the World 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 #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 Buzz on Bee Barf! (encore)

Once upon a time, scientists believed that bees chose plants with the sweetest nectar. But new research shows that there's actually more to the story. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an epic tale of one Gramma BEE-Force, and a bunch of barf - for SCIENCE! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW of bumblebee vomit. Originally aired 3/16/20

The Buzz on Bee Barf! (encore)

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Underwater Nit-Pickin': Cleaner Shrimp And Why Big Fish Won't Eat Them (Encore)

Mindy is feeling the entrepreneurial spirit as she opens up a "Nit-Pickin'" stand to pluck the lice from her neighbors' heads. When Guy Raz asks her about her business model for this new enterprise, she replies by taking him on a wild under the sea adventure to explore the inspiration behind her nit-pickin' station. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of cleaner shrimp and their clientele. Originally Aired 3/2/20

Underwater Nit-Pickin': Cleaner Shrimp And Why Big Fish Won't Eat Them (Encore)

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A Scientific Songtacular (Encore)

From pop to hip-hop and from disco to techno, humans love music! Monkey's on the other hand ... well that's a completely different question! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they experiment with their new invention that turns speech into song, and quickly learn that not all animals have an appreciation for the musical arts! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of monkey brains on music, in this 100th episode SONGTACULAR! Originally aired 12/23/19

A Scientific Songtacular (Encore)

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Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 5): Reflect & Share (encore)

It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Rat Race!

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 5): Reflect & Share (encore)

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Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 4): Improve & Retest (encore)

It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See what you need to improve your speed! Then, test it again, and again and again and share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 4): Improve & Retest (encore)

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Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 3): Create & Test (encore)

It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Using your plan from yesterday, it's time to bring your idea to life! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 3): Create & Test (encore)

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Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 2): Explore & Plan (encore)

It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. You won't need to collect your own mischief of rats to explore and plan your project. Just your favorite stuffed animal or action figure and stuff you have around your house to build a car. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 2): Explore & Plan (encore)

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Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 1): Rat Race! (encore)

Lab rats, start your engines! What in the world happened when scientists created tiny rodent-sized cars and taught rats how to drive? And why in the world are these four-legged creatures using their newfound freedom to pick up Froot Loops? And how in the world can all of this benefit us humans?! The rat race is on, and Mindy and Guy Raz are taking you for a ride! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of rat brains behind the wheel! (originally aired 12/9/19).

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 1): Rat Race! (encore)

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Two Whats!? And a Wow! - Holiday Wrap Battle

Why does Guy Raz think Mindy wants to throw a rap battle? And what does this have to do with the HOLIDAYS?! We've got questions AND answers on this special, jolly round of Two Whats?! & A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the fact from the fiction about the HOLIDAYS!

Two Whats!? And a Wow! - Holiday Wrap Battle

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Chugga Chugga CHEW CHEW! The Science of Misophonia

It's game night at Mindy's gingerbread mansion, and a rip roaring round of "What's that Sound" is on the menu. All goes well until Guy Raz begs to end the game as the "sounds" are more than his ears can handle! Why is it that certain sounds cause some people's brains to go bonkerballs? It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of misophonia!

Chugga Chugga CHEW CHEW! The Science of Misophonia

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