Brains On! Science podcast for kids

Brains On! Science podcast for kids

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 ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On

The ups and downs of elevators

March 28, 2017

00:37:25 Listen
Why is the ocean salty?

March 14, 2017

00:16:12 Listen
Ants: Who's in charge here?

Feb. 28, 2017

00:30:00 Listen
Do we all see the same colors?

Feb. 14, 2017

00:15:41 Listen
Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs (Encore)

Jan. 31, 2017

00:25:49 Listen
Dinosaur bones: How do we know their age?

Jan. 17, 2017

00:18:32 Listen
Lighting the way for sea turtles at Gulf Islands National Seashore

Dec. 30, 2016

00:15:37 Listen
Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park

Dec. 29, 2016

00:18:36 Listen
Making the sands sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Dec. 28, 2016

00:14:10 Listen
Tracking wild horses at Assateague Island National Seashore

Dec. 27, 2016

00:24:42 Listen
Going underground at Wind Cave National Park

Dec. 26, 2016

00:24:47 Listen
How does the internet get to us?

Dec. 20, 2016

00:26:07 Listen
What makes cute things cute?

Dec. 6, 2016

00:13:57 Listen
Fire vs. Lasers!

Nov. 22, 2016

00:40:16 Listen
How do whales communicate?

Nov. 8, 2016

00:13:37 Listen
Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!

Oct. 25, 2016

00:38:15 Listen
Could it rain lemonade?

Oct. 11, 2016

00:16:01 Listen
How do invisible x-rays help us see?

Sept. 27, 2016

00:28:35 Listen
Carnivorous plants: How they lure, trap and digest

Sept. 13, 2016

00:12:17 Listen
Brains On: Waves, wind, tides and moon

Aug. 30, 2016

00:26:37 Listen
How is glass made?

Aug. 11, 2016

00:14:18 Listen
Allergy attack: How our bodies can overreact

July 28, 2016

00:25:28 Listen
Mosquitoes: What are they good for?

July 15, 2016

00:12:35 Listen
How do airplanes fly?

June 28, 2016

00:26:46 Listen
Big universe, big questions

June 14, 2016

00:16:17 Listen
The how's and why's of hair

May 31, 2016

00:27:41 Listen
Why don't carnivores need to eat their vegetables?

May 17, 2016

00:12:23 Listen
How do you catch a cold? (Encore)

April 22, 2016

00:23:31 Listen
Is there life on other planets? (Encore)

April 7, 2016

00:27:34 Listen
Brains On: Extinction (Encore)

March 22, 2016

00:33:26 Listen
Brains On! Besties

March 8, 2016

00:23:45 Listen
Living large with the International Space Station

Feb. 21, 2016

00:28:42 Listen
Mystery Sound extravaganza!

Feb. 10, 2016

00:22:41 Listen
Spider sense: The amazing world of spiders

Jan. 26, 2016

00:26:19 Listen
Why are no two snowflakes the same?

Jan. 13, 2016

00:11:16 Listen
Science of baking

Dec. 22, 2015

00:21:57 Listen
Barks, growls, meows and purrs: Translating cats and dogs

Dec. 8, 2015

00:15:19 Listen
How do meteorologists predict the weather?

Nov. 25, 2015

00:23:58 Listen
The great cat debate: Evil or misunderstood?

Nov. 18, 2015

00:15:04 Listen
Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration

Oct. 29, 2015

00:23:04 Listen
Your booger questions, answered

Oct. 21, 2015

00:11:24 Listen
Fart smarts: Understanding the gas we pass

Sept. 30, 2015

00:26:48 Listen
Tickle time: Why does tickling make you laugh?

Sept. 15, 2015

00:11:57 Listen
Bridges vs. Tunnels

Aug. 26, 2015

00:28:50 Listen
Thunder, lightning and tornadoes: Where do they come from?

Aug. 13, 2015

00:13:57 Listen
Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs

July 27, 2015

00:25:53 Listen
Mission to Pluto!

July 10, 2015

00:11:21 Listen
Words don't fossilize: The origins of language

June 30, 2015

00:24:35 Listen
Cuttlefish: Ultimate shapeshifters!

June 9, 2015

00:09:05 Listen
Trees: From seed to shining seed

May 27, 2015

00:20:36 Listen
Bright Lights, Big Sneezy

May 12, 2015

00:10:00 Listen
How does GPS know where you are?

April 28, 2015

00:22:47 Listen
Jellyfish: How -- and why -- do they sting?

April 9, 2015

00:08:25 Listen
How do animals breathe underwater?

March 24, 2015

00:23:56 Listen
Volcanoes in space!

March 18, 2015

00:10:19 Listen
How do volcanoes erupt?

Feb. 22, 2015

00:22:34 Listen
Attack of the parasitoids!

Feb. 13, 2015

00:08:57 Listen
What makes paint stick?

Jan. 27, 2015

00:22:25 Listen
The mystery of gravity

Jan. 16, 2015

00:08:15 Listen
Roller coasters: From dream to extreme

Dec. 17, 2014

00:20:03 Listen
A brief history of roller coasters

Dec. 9, 2014

00:07:52 Listen
Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell?

Nov. 16, 2014

00:21:28 Listen
From 8-bit to orchestras: How does video game music affect you?

Oct. 14, 2014

00:22:40 Listen
How do monarch butterflies travel so far?

Sept. 9, 2014

00:21:34 Listen
Soil: Can you dig it?

Aug. 12, 2014

00:23:29 Listen
Water, water everywhere -- but how does it get there?

July 8, 2014

00:21:00 Listen
How do you catch a cold?

June 10, 2014

00:20:43 Listen
Is there life on other planets?

May 13, 2014

00:25:08 Listen
Minisode: Can football fans create an earthquake?

Dec. 27, 2013

00:08:05 Listen
Numbers!

Dec. 6, 2013

00:31:14 Listen
Minisode: Talking to computers

Oct. 28, 2013

00:04:26 Listen
Secrets!

Oct. 14, 2013

00:24:37 Listen
Extinction!

Sept. 9, 2013

00:30:32 Listen
Dinosaurs had feathers?

Aug. 9, 2013

00:10:32 Listen
Sleeping!

March 15, 2013

00:19:42 Listen
Music!

March 1, 2013

00:20:55 Listen
Growing!

Nov. 1, 2012

00:21:02 Listen
Eating!

Oct. 1, 2012

00:20:33 Listen
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