Brains On! Science podcast for kids

By American Public Media

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Episodes: 333

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 Apr 27, 2024

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 Mar 17, 2024
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The power guy
 Nov 8, 2023
I love all the facts it's so Cool But could be more exciting exciting🤖

Nora Trey
 Jun 28, 2023
, hi you guys are the best and you have the best team in the world and I hope to maybe someday come and do a podcast with you on bunnies I have a million questions on them and I got one of my 9th birthday his name is Willow it's a little white one with blue eyes and one of my question is like why do bunnies have pink eyes and we don't

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Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world sent in by listeners. Like, do dogs know they’re dogs? Or, why do feet stink? Plus, we have mystery sounds for you to guess, songs for you to dance to, and lots of facts -- all checked by experts.

Episode Date
How do trees help our cities?
Jun 04, 2024
If our bodies are 98 degrees, why does it feel so hot outside?
May 28, 2024
It’s a mystery sound extravaganza!
May 21, 2024
How do vacuums work?
May 14, 2024
How do stringed instruments make sounds?
May 07, 2024
Smarty Pass Sneak Peek: Radical Design
May 03, 2024
How to build a house on the Moon
Apr 30, 2024
Are there insects in Antarctica?
Apr 23, 2024
How can you tell when food is expired?
Apr 16, 2024
How does ibuprofen help stop pain?
Apr 09, 2024
Smarty Pass Sneak Peek: Mystery Sound Investigation
Apr 05, 2024
Everything you need to know before the 2024 solar eclipse
Apr 02, 2024
Are UFOs real?
Mar 26, 2024
Join us for Brains On live in April!
Mar 19, 2024
Why do we laugh?
Mar 12, 2024
How do satellites work?
Mar 05, 2024
Tooth or Dare: A Smarty Pass Sneak Peek
Mar 01, 2024
How does a match make fire?
Feb 27, 2024
How deep does the sand go on the beach?
Feb 20, 2024
Is hypnosis real?
Feb 13, 2024
Why do we get cavities?
Feb 06, 2024
Baby Mystery Sound: A Smarty Pass Sneak Peek
Feb 02, 2024
How did ferns survive the dinosaur extinction?
Jan 30, 2024
What happened to the Neanderthals?
Jan 23, 2024
Taxonomic Ticklers: A Smarty Pass sneak peek
Jan 19, 2024
Where does lightning come from?
Jan 16, 2024
Brains On presents Forever Ago - Superman: An immigrant's story
Dec 05, 2023
Why do our bodies take so long to grow?
Nov 07, 2023
How and why do chameleons change color?
Oct 31, 2023
Why are we afraid of the dark?
Oct 24, 2023
Why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore?
Oct 17, 2023
What is ADHD?
Oct 10, 2023
Going Viral: What is a Computer Virus?
Oct 03, 2023
Ancient beasts: A prehistoric game show!
Sep 26, 2023
How do animals build their homes?
Sep 19, 2023
How do apples grow?
Sep 12, 2023
Where does all our energy come from?
Sep 05, 2023
What is artificial intelligence?
Aug 22, 2023
How do our eyes, skin and hair get their colors?
Aug 15, 2023
How much can your brain hold?
Aug 08, 2023
Can boredom be good for you?
Aug 01, 2023
What’s inside a jellyfish?
Jul 25, 2023
Hip hip hooray! Why are parties so fun?
Jul 18, 2023
Smarty Pass Bonus: Gungador Hosts a Dinner Party!
Jun 27, 2023
Come see Brains On live!!!
Jun 02, 2023
How do birds communicate?
May 16, 2023
How would life evolve in space?
May 09, 2023
Do video games really rot your brain?
May 02, 2023
Flies on a bus, space elevators, and other brain benders!
Apr 25, 2023
Why do we like some foods, but not others?
Apr 18, 2023
How do we learn to read - and why is it hard?
Apr 11, 2023
Million Bazillion: Why are there so many of the same stores?
Apr 07, 2023
The Trash Trail: Why is there so much plastic in the ocean?
Apr 04, 2023
Why do we need bugs?
Mar 28, 2023
Why do dogs wag their tails?
Mar 21, 2023
Why do we have friends?
Mar 14, 2023
Do plants sleep?
Mar 07, 2023
How heavy is the sky?
Feb 28, 2023
Glow for it! How do creatures make light?
Feb 21, 2023
How do hearing aids work?
Feb 14, 2023
Do scientists have superpowers?
Feb 07, 2023
Is it possible to clone yourself?
Dec 27, 2022
How is concrete made? And why does it matter?
Dec 13, 2022
How were people mummified?
Nov 29, 2022
Do insects see the world in slow motion? Looking through animal eyes
Nov 22, 2022
Space: The ultimate intergalactic game show
Nov 15, 2022
Flush! Where does our poo and pee go?
Nov 08, 2022
Why are we so sweaty?
Nov 01, 2022
Introducing Smarty Pass: Your ticket to the Brains On! Universe
Oct 28, 2022
Moon Myths: Why are there so many scary stories about the full moon?
Oct 25, 2022
AHH! How music can make scary movies even scarier
Oct 18, 2022
Blood: The superhighway of the body
Oct 11, 2022
Did the Brontosaurus really exist?
Oct 04, 2022
What happens at zoos after dark?
Sep 27, 2022
Where does your imagination come from?
Sep 20, 2022
Where do accents come from?
Sep 13, 2022
Get a whiff of that: Why you smell like you
Sep 06, 2022
Why is glass see-through?
Aug 30, 2022
Body Bonanza 2.0 - Your body questions answered
Aug 23, 2022
Can stress be helpful?
Aug 16, 2022
Underwater volcanoes and lots of salt: A deep dive into the ocean
Aug 09, 2022
Why can't we remember when we were babies?
Aug 02, 2022
Million Bazillion: How do big video platforms make money?
Jul 21, 2022
The Mosties!
May 24, 2022
Forever Ago is back June 1!
May 20, 2022
Dreams: The science of a sleeping brain
May 17, 2022
Tongue twisters: Terribly terrific and truly tantalizing
May 10, 2022
How does a caterpillar become a butterfly?
May 03, 2022
What makes tiny tardigrades tick?
Apr 26, 2022
Into the eye of a storm: How hurricanes form
Apr 19, 2022
Is mind-reading real?
Apr 12, 2022
Owl about Owls
Apr 05, 2022
How are we related to stars?
Mar 29, 2022
Why are butts and poop so funny?
Mar 22, 2022
Inside the immune system: Bad robots and friendly monsters
Mar 15, 2022
What's up with worms?
Mar 08, 2022
Mountain life: How's the air up there?
Mar 01, 2022
Chilling out with snow
Feb 22, 2022
Could you walk around the world?
Feb 15, 2022
Why do we like sugar so much?
Feb 08, 2022
Do we live in a multiverse?
Feb 01, 2022
Why are giraffe tongues blue? - A Moment of Um extra
Jan 25, 2022
Introducing Moment of Um!
Jan 18, 2022
What happens if you drop a feather in space?
Nov 23, 2021
The innies and outies of belly buttons
Nov 16, 2021
A guide to getting your COVID shot
Nov 09, 2021
Shark teeth: The sharp bits of a squishy animal
Nov 02, 2021
Spooky superstitions! Why we think 13 is bad luck
Oct 26, 2021
Crystals: More than just shiny rocks
Oct 19, 2021
Squirrelsperience: Trying out squirrel skills
Oct 12, 2021
The heroes we need to defeat the coronavirus
Oct 05, 2021
How to conquer Garbage Mountain
Sep 28, 2021
The invention of trash
Sep 21, 2021
Take a deep breath: How does breathing work?
Sep 14, 2021
What does the giraffe say? Our animal mystery sound extravaganza!
Sep 07, 2021
Why do we lose teeth?
Jul 27, 2021
What causes wildfires?
Jul 20, 2021
Million Bazillion answers your questions about money
Jul 15, 2021
Why do mosquitoes bite? Scratching that itch
Jul 13, 2021
Why do songs get stuck in our heads?
Jul 06, 2021
Vaccines for kids and silver linings: Our second COVID summer
Jun 29, 2021
Do dogs know they're dogs?
Jun 22, 2021
Our 200th episode is SUN-sational!
Jun 15, 2021
How far can a cloud travel?
Jun 08, 2021
Totally Slothsome: All about sloths
Jun 01, 2021
How do computers store so much info in such a tiny space?
May 25, 2021
How does taste work? We react to our very first episode!
May 18, 2021
Like bread and cheese? Thank fungus!
May 11, 2021
Is mold alive? A look at fascinating fungus
May 04, 2021
Is time travel possible?
Mar 30, 2021
Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2021
Mar 23, 2021
Why are smartphones so hard to put down?
Mar 16, 2021
What did dinosaurs sound like?
Mar 09, 2021
Dino Edition: How do we know what dinosaurs looked like?
Mar 02, 2021
What's in the COVID vaccine?
Feb 23, 2021
What's behind the waves and tides?
Feb 16, 2021
Why do we have crushes?
Feb 09, 2021
Let's go bananas!
Feb 02, 2021
A super special shot: All about coronavirus vaccines
Jan 26, 2021
Meet Gitanjali Rao, Time Magazine's first-ever Kid of the Year
Jan 19, 2021
How do synthesizers work?
Jan 12, 2021
Why is it so hard to break a habit?
Jan 05, 2021
Smash Boom Best: Flowers vs Rainbows
Nov 25, 2020
Bones from the inside out
Oct 27, 2020
Why do siblings annoy each other?
Oct 20, 2020
How do flu vaccines work?
Oct 13, 2020
Past, present and future: Using time to understand this pandemic
Oct 06, 2020
Smash: When continents collide!
Sep 29, 2020
Behind the scenes: See how we make the show
Sep 22, 2020
The buzz on bees, pt. 2
Sep 15, 2020
The buzz on bees, pt. 1
Sep 08, 2020
Stars: Twinkling, glowing, giant balls of gas
Sep 01, 2020
What makes gross things gross?
Aug 25, 2020
Poop Party: Answers to your poo questions
Aug 12, 2020
Introducing: Million Bazillion
Aug 04, 2020
Masks and mouth mist: What we know about the coronavirus now
Jul 28, 2020
The world of tiny robots
Jul 14, 2020
Why do kids have more energy than adults?
Jun 30, 2020
Why does green mean go? And other color conundrums
Jun 16, 2020
Injustice and Anger: Understanding your emotions
Jun 03, 2020
Introducing: Julie's Library
May 26, 2020
Coronavirus: How to be a helper from home
May 19, 2020
Thinking ink: The scoop on this colorful stuff!
May 05, 2020
Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2020
Apr 28, 2020
Can you dig to the center of the Earth?
Apr 21, 2020
Joy Overload! The science of tickles and cuteness
Apr 14, 2020
Virus Busters: How scientists are working to stop the coronavirus
Apr 07, 2020
Do plants have feelings?
Mar 31, 2020
Nervous: All about feelings, pt. 4
Mar 27, 2020
Staying home: How social distancing helps fight coronavirus
Mar 24, 2020
Narwhals: Unicorns of the sea?
Mar 17, 2020
Understanding coronavirus and how germs spread
Mar 10, 2020
Weather Watching: The birth of forecasts
Mar 03, 2020
The secret world of dust
Feb 25, 2020
For crying out loud: All about tears
Feb 18, 2020
Canine club: From wolves to dogs!
Feb 11, 2020
Mirrors, sequins and glitter: what makes them shine?
Feb 04, 2020
Aliens and UFOs: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 4
Dec 31, 2019
Mermaids, Kraken and the Loch Ness Monster: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 3
Dec 24, 2019
Lost Cities: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 2
Dec 17, 2019
Bigfoot, Unicorns and Dragons: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 1
Dec 10, 2019
How do pianos work?
Dec 03, 2019
Flavor facts: Why food is so delicious
Nov 26, 2019
What was the first life on earth?
Nov 20, 2019
Ask-A-Scientist: Bird Bonanza!
Nov 12, 2019
Books: How they're made and how your brain reads them
Nov 05, 2019
Why do we like getting scared?
Oct 29, 2019
Wonderful Wool: The secrets of this amazing fluff
Oct 22, 2019
How does the internet get to us?
Oct 15, 2019
Why do we lie?
Oct 01, 2019
The secrets of the spectacular spacesuit
Aug 27, 2019
What is dyslexia? And how do our brains read?
Aug 20, 2019
How do elevators work?
Aug 13, 2019
Hey, where did you get those genes?!?
Aug 06, 2019
Plastic: Why it's everywhere
Jul 30, 2019
Ants: Who's in charge here?
Jul 23, 2019
Tree, Myself and I: All about our leafy green friends
Jul 16, 2019
Going underground at Wind Cave National Park
Jul 02, 2019
Angry: All about feelings, pt. 3
Jun 18, 2019
Sad: All about feelings, pt. 2
Jun 11, 2019
Happy: All about feelings, pt. 1
Jun 04, 2019
Thinkin stinkin: Why we smell
Apr 30, 2019
Forever echo: Can a sound wave go on forever?
Apr 23, 2019
The hows and whys of hair
Apr 16, 2019
Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2019
Apr 02, 2019
Carnivores: Plants and animals that bite back
Mar 26, 2019
Black Holes, Wormholes and Donut Holes
Mar 12, 2019
Walking on walls: How ants and spiders do it
Mar 05, 2019
My air came from where?! How oxygen gets around
Feb 26, 2019
How do airplanes fly?
Feb 19, 2019
Memory and deja vu
Feb 12, 2019
Are we still evolving?
Feb 05, 2019
Brains On: Behind the scenes
Jan 30, 2019
Earthrise: The picture of our planet that changed the world
Dec 25, 2018
Soil: Can you dig it?
Dec 18, 2018
Voices: How do we make sound?
Dec 04, 2018
Roller coasters: from dream to extreme
Nov 27, 2018
Finding your way without a map
Nov 20, 2018
Video Games: A Tale of Two Pongs
Nov 13, 2018
Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!
Oct 30, 2018
How to find the facts (Prove It: Part 4)
Oct 23, 2018
The scoop on journalism (Prove It: Part 3)
Oct 16, 2018
Science under the microscope (Prove It: Part 2)
Oct 09, 2018
A Brief History of Facts (Prove It: Part 1)
Oct 02, 2018
Brains On! + The Story Pirates: What makes fun things fun?
Aug 28, 2018
Keeping water healthy, one clue at a time
Aug 14, 2018
Burning rivers of fire
Aug 07, 2018
How does GPS know where you are?
Jul 31, 2018
Salty snack science: Popcorn, nachos and the origins of salt
Jul 24, 2018
Wanna see Mars' close approach? Just look up!
Jul 17, 2018
Smash Boom Best: Books vs Movies
Jul 10, 2018
How to cook for an alien
Jul 03, 2018
Mix: The science cooking, pt. 4
Jun 26, 2018
Chop: The science of cooking, pt. 3
Jun 19, 2018
Chill: The science of cooking, pt. 2
Jun 12, 2018
Heat: The science of cooking pt. 1
Jun 06, 2018
Boogers and sun sneezes: Know your nose
May 29, 2018
The wonderful weirdness of water
May 22, 2018
Smash Boom Best: Bats vs. Owls (new show alert!)
May 15, 2018
Robots take over (the show)! Live from Robotstravaganza
May 08, 2018
What's in your water?
May 01, 2018
What makes paint stick?
Apr 24, 2018
Allergy Attack: How our bodies can overreact
Apr 09, 2018
Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2018
Apr 03, 2018
How do animals breathe underwater?
Mar 26, 2018
'The Rice Cakes and the Oni': A story from Circle Round
Mar 20, 2018
Circadian rhythm pt. 2: Beyond human
Mar 13, 2018
From 8-bit to orchestras: How does video game music affect you?
Mar 05, 2018
The tick-tock of our circadian clock
Feb 27, 2018
‘Is it opposite day?’ and other mind-bending paradoxes
Feb 20, 2018
Our 100th episode! What's the big deal?
Feb 13, 2018
Meet Sandy, the left-handed mutant snail
Feb 06, 2018
Dolphins vs. Octopuses: Showdown in the sea!
Jan 30, 2018
Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell?
Jan 23, 2018
Mary Shelley and the science of Frankenstein
Jan 16, 2018
Super-size-asaurus: How did dinosaurs get so big?
Jan 09, 2018
Mysteries of the universe: Expansion and gravity
Jan 02, 2018
The nerve! Electricity in our bodies
Dec 26, 2017
Charged up! The science of batteries
Dec 19, 2017
High voltage! How electric power reaches your outlet
Dec 12, 2017
Shocking! The science of static (Electricity series pt. 1)
Dec 05, 2017
Where did language come from?
Nov 27, 2017
Curio: Flies on the bus
Nov 14, 2017
What's smaller than an electron?
Nov 07, 2017
Healing skin and regrowing limbs: The science of regeneration
Oct 30, 2017
What is Down syndrome?
Oct 24, 2017
Bonus: Kidcast sampler
Oct 22, 2017
Curio: Vampire of the Great Lakes
Oct 17, 2017
How do volcanoes erupt?
Oct 02, 2017
Curio: Quindar tones and talking in space
Sep 19, 2017
Mars: Our next home planet?
Sep 12, 2017
Thunder, lightning and tornadoes: Where do they come from?
Sep 04, 2017
Animal farts: A mighty wind
Aug 29, 2017
Sunburns: The why behind the ouch (and how to avoid them)
Aug 15, 2017
Everything you need to know before the solar eclipse
Aug 01, 2017
Deep Sea vs. Outer Space
Jul 18, 2017
Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass
Jul 04, 2017
Riding in the car: Motion sickness and optical illusions (Road trip pt. 5)
Jun 30, 2017
Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road trip pt. 4)
Jun 23, 2017
Monster trucks and car design (Road trip pt. 3)
Jun 20, 2017
The future of fuel, and the problem with exhaust (Road trip pt. 2)
Jun 16, 2017
How do engines work? (Road trip pt. 1)
Jun 09, 2017
Mystery sound extravaganza!
Jun 06, 2017
The science of slime: What is it and why are we so obsessed
May 09, 2017
Why is the ocean salty?
Mar 14, 2017
Do we all see the same colors?
Feb 14, 2017
Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs
Jan 31, 2017
Dinosaur bones: How do we know their age?
Jan 17, 2017
Lighting the way for sea turtles at Gulf Islands National Seashore
Dec 30, 2016
Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park
Dec 29, 2016
Making the sands sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park
Dec 28, 2016
Tracking wild horses at Assategue Island National Seashore
Dec 27, 2016
What makes cute things cute?
Dec 06, 2016
Fire vs. Lasers!
Nov 22, 2016
How do whales communicate?
Nov 08, 2016
Could it rain lemonade?
Oct 11, 2016
How do invisible x-rays help us see?
Sep 27, 2016
Carnivorous plants: How they lure, trap and digest
Sep 16, 2016
How is glass made?
Aug 11, 2016
Mosquitoes: What are they good for?
Jul 15, 2016
Big universe, big questions
Jun 14, 2016
Why don't carnivores need to eat their vegetables?
May 17, 2016
How do you catch a cold?
Apr 22, 2016
Is there life on other planets?
Apr 07, 2016
Extinction!
Mar 22, 2016
Brains On! Besties
Mar 08, 2016
Living Large with the International Space Station
Feb 21, 2016
Mystery sound extravaganza!
Feb 10, 2016
Spider sense
Jan 26, 2016
Why are no two snowflakes the same?
Jan 13, 2016
The science of baking
Dec 22, 2015
Barks, growls, meows and purrs: Translating cats and dogs
Dec 08, 2015
How do meteorologists predict the weather?
Nov 25, 2015
The great cat debate: Evil or misunderstood?
Nov 18, 2015
Your booger questions, answered
Oct 21, 2015
Why does tickling make you laugh?
Sep 15, 2015
Bridges vs. Tunnels
Aug 26, 2015
Mission to Pluto!
Jul 10, 2015
Cuttlefish: Ultimate Shapeshifters!
Jun 09, 2015
Trees: From seed to shining seed
May 27, 2015
Why does the sun make some people sneeze?
May 12, 2015
How and why do jellyfish sting?
Apr 09, 2015
Volcanoes in space!
Mar 18, 2015
When parasitoids attack!
Feb 13, 2015
The mystery of gravity
Jan 09, 2015
How do monarch butterflies travel so far?
Sep 09, 2014
Water, water everywhere - but how does it get there?
Jul 08, 2014
Numbers!
Dec 06, 2013
Secrets!
Oct 14, 2013
Sleeping!
Aug 01, 2013
Music!
Aug 01, 2013
Growing!
Aug 01, 2013
Eating!
Jul 25, 2013