Extra Scoops

By Andy Rosen & Stories Podcast

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Vaani
 Jan 3, 2020
This is a really interesting podcast! Now I get to listen to news!

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Extra Scoops is a current-events based show for grade schoolers who want to learn about interesting people, places, and ideas. We help kids understand all the cool stuff that's happening in the world, and what it means to them. Host Andy Rosen is a journalist who has covered technology, breaking news, business and government at publications including the Boston Globe and The Baltimore Sun. The show is designed to familiarize kids with news reporting, but each episode deals with evergreen topics that kids can listen to anytime. 


Episode Date
Foul shots, Deep Breaths, and Guts
00:14:08

In this episode, we learn about the silly ways that professional basketball players try to distract each other at the free throw line. We hear from kids who read the hit book "Guts" by Raina Telgemeier. And we get some advice about how to keep your cool.


If you want to learn more about the subjects we talked about in the episode, please check out the links below. And don't forget to support us on Patreon.


-You should read Royce Young's amazing piece on ESPN.com on how basketball teams try to stop opponents from hitting foul shots


-If you're interested in reading the graphic novel "Guts," you can find it here. And here is Amalie's blog, with her own review of the book  


-Here's the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute's findings on the mysterious holes in the California sea floor. And here's an interesting article by Newsweek on the subject.


-If you want to learn about why Wakanda was on a US government trade website, read this article by NBC News


Credits: 

-Our theme song is Vacation by Joakim Karud.  

-Transition music is Funkorama and Fuzzball Parade by Kevin MacLeod. License: CC BY.  

Jan 06, 2020
Gingerbread Houses, Robot Dogs, and Christmas Eve
00:11:33

We visit with some kids who are learning from professional architects how to make the sturdiest, most impressive holiday cookie structures around. We also read about why some police officers are excited about using robot dogs to help with their jobs. And we hear a story about how some families open all their presents on the day before Christmas.

What does it take to make a world-class gingerbread house? We visit with some kids who are learning from professional architects how to make the sturdiest, most impressive holiday cookie structures around. We also read about why some police officers are excited about using robot dogs to help with their jobs. And we hear a story about how some families open all their presents on the day before Christmas.


If you want to know more about the stories we discussed, check out the links below. 


-Vice wrote about microbes that seem to love meteorites. And here is a link to the study behind the story.     

-WBUR described how Massachusetts State Police used robot dogs as part of their work.

-Artnet and the Miami Herald had good stories about the art installation that involved the world’s most expensive banana.

-The Boston Society for Architecture has more information about its gingerbread contest on its website. And there are great pictures on its Instagram account

-Hector Becerra at the Los Angeles Times wrote a great article about how his family celebrates Christmas Eve


Credits: 

-Our theme song is Vacation by Joakim Karud.  

-Transition music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod. License: CC BY.  

Dec 16, 2019
Turkey Calls, Impeachment, and Frozen 2
00:12:26

What would you do if you came across a wild turkey in the woods? We speak to two brothers who are champion turkey callers, who explain everything. We also discuss why grownups are so worked up about what's happening in Washington, and we get a kid's review of Frozen 2.

Nov 26, 2019
Guitars, Video Games, and Headphones at School
00:13:41

Why does a guitar have a hole in the middle, and why is it shaped like a sideways number 8? We find out on this musical episode. We also visit with a new friend who makes the sounds and music for video games, and we hear from kids about why they love wearing headphones in school.

Nov 26, 2019
Beaches, Vacation, and Ice Cream Flavors
00:14:24

On this episode, we unravel some of the mysteries of the beach and hear from kids on how they like their school breaks. We also talk with an ice cream man, who reveals the most important thing about inventing new flavors.

Nov 26, 2019