Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

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Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family. Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher). Visit www.tumblepodcast.com for more information and educational content.


Episode Date
The Poop Collector
15:47

If someone asked you to collect your poop every day for a year, would you say yes? That’s what microbiologist Lawrence David did, after watching a movie about a man who said yes to everything. Accepting the challenge led to a year of very stinky international adventures, turning Lawrence into the James Bond of poo. And, he loved every minute of it. Join us for the incredible story of a secretive project about the human microbiome.

This is the first episode of Season 6, and we’re so glad to be back! We’ve got so many great science stories to share with you.

Want to learn more about Lawrence and why we are what we eat? Watch curated videos, listen to related podcast episodes, and discover the cutting edge science on a blog for this episode at sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Find out what Lawrence eats, and if he’s good at dealing with bad smells, in a special bonus episode for Patreon supporters. The answers will definitely surprise you. Just go to patreon.com/tumblepodcast and pledge just a dollar a month to hear it, and all our other scientist interviews.

Sep 18, 2020
Season 6 Starts September 18! + How To Keep Kids Engaged in Online Learning (For Parents!)
17:23

All new episodes of Tumble are starting on Friday, September 18! We have a preview of what’s coming (for kids!) and helpful advice from a teacher (for parents!).

Our co-host Marshall has been a teacher for almost 17 years. He’s putting together a podcast mini-series for parents on Patreon called, “Tumble Teaching Tips.” In this first episode, he answers a BIG question: “How do I keep my kid(s) engaged in online learning?” You’ll learn about two research-based ideas to keep your child motivated - both in school, and in life. We hope this gives Tumble families some tools to navigate this unusual school year.

Marshall will be doing more “Tumble Teaching Tips” on our special Patreon feed. If you’d like to sign up to listen, and receive all our other great rewards, pledge $1 or more a month at patreon.com/tumblepodcast

We can’t wait to share what’s to come!

Sep 04, 2020
The Rise of the Dinosaurs [ENCORE]
16:06

Tumble will return with Season 6 in September! In the meantime, please enjoy one of our favorite episodes from Season 5. Craving new Tumble? Check out our brand new audio course on Himalaya Learning at himalaya.com/tumble! “The Wildlife Of Your Home” has new episodes every week. Use code TUMBLE at checkout for a free 14 day trial.

“What’s the oldest dinosaur?” “How did dinosaurs come alive?” We tackle two listener questions in one epic story of dinosaur domination. Scientist Jessica Whiteside takes us back in time to the dawn of the dinosaurs, 230 million years ago. The story involves fascinating fossils, intense lava eruptions, climate craziness, and dinosaurs doubling in size. We’re going to find out what happened, and how scientists discovered it all.

Hear more from our interview with Jessica Whiteside and discover the bizarre ancestor of the dinosaurs! You can listen to our bonus episode (and many more!) when you pledge just $1/month or more to support Tumble on Patreon, at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Learn more about dino-tastic topics covered in the show on our blog, at sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Aug 21, 2020
How to Become an Astronaut [ENCORE]
15:01

New Tumble episodes are coming next month, in Season 6! For now, please enjoy one of our favorite episodes of Season 5, with NASA astronaut Dr. Serena Auñon-Chancellor.

How do you become an astronaut? That’s what Tumble listener Margaret wants to know. We go straight to the source to get an answer: A NASA astronaut! Dr. Serena Auñon-Chancellor shares her journey to outer space with us. Starting from being a kid watching shuttle launches, to her school’s Astronaut Club, all the way to NASA’s Astronaut Candidate program, and finally to the International Space Station. Serena also shares the surprising truth about doing science research in space. Join us on her path to the stars!

Aug 07, 2020
The Wildlife of Your Home Podcourse: The First Suspect
09:19

We're so excited to share the first episode of The Wildlife of Your Home Podcourse with you! We think of it as a true crime science story, happening in your own home. But don't be scared - this is definitely a kid-friendly who-dunnit! 

The Wildlife of Your Home is an interactive, educational audio experience - based on one of our favorite episodes of Tumble! Join me and scientist Rob Dunn for a 10 part series that will show your home in a whole - new - way. You’ll meet fascinating creatures and solve the mystery of what lives inside your home. Better yet, you’ll get the tools to do real science - starting a journey that can continue long after you finish the course. If you’ve ever enjoyed hunting for bugs, this course is for you.

Go to learning.himalaya.com/tumble and enter promo code TUMBLE at checkout to get your first 14 days free. 

Jul 24, 2020
Announcing The Wildlife Of Your Home Podcourse!
01:50

Join Tumble for a first-of-its-kind, interactive, educational audio experience. The Wildlife of Your Home Podcourse is a 10 episode series that will train you to become an indoor wildlife investigator - a rare kind of scientist! You’ll learn about ecosystems, by discovering the unknown creatures you wake up with every day. As you listen, you’ll be writing, observing, and getting on your hands and knees to explore. And best of all, you’ll be doing REAL SCIENCE - contributing to a worldwide scientific effort to study indoor ecosystems.

The Wildlife of Your Home is coming to you this July, exclusively on the Himalaya Learning Platform. Himalaya Learning provides bite-sized courses from world-class thinkers and industry experts for you to enjoy in the app, on the go. Not only will you receive all of our premium episodes, but you’ll also have access to educational PDFs to guide and expand your discovery. To listen to this audio course and others like it, go to learning.himalaya.com/tumble and sign up to pre-enroll and get your early bird discount.

Jul 17, 2020
Tumble Presents: Tumble En Español
15:53

Tumble En Español is Tumble in Spanish! We’re so excited to share our brand new podcast for Spanish speakers, Spanish learners, and everyone in between. Tumble En Español features six of Tumble’s most popular episodes translated into Spanish, and we’ve got the first episode for you today.

Here’s where you can listen to ALL of the episodes!

Tumble En Español is hosted by Nuria and Alvaro. They’re native Spanish speakers, and real-life friends of Lindsay and Marshall! They bring their own awesome sense of humor and even a ukulele (!) to the show. In fact, we made a free Tumble En Español phrasebook for you, with English translations of their silliest jokes. Download it on the Teacher Store on our website.

The first three episodes of Tumble En Español are available wherever you listen to podcasts. But you’ll want to listen to ALL SIX of them! So download the Himalaya podcast app, where you can listen to all of Tumble En Español for free. 

Tumble En Español is co-produced by Tumble Media and La Coctelera Music, with support from Himalaya.

Jul 10, 2020
Tumble Presents: Mystery Recipe
15:00

Mystery Recipe is a children’s podcast about cooking from America’s Test Kitchen Kids. Hosted by Molly Birnbaum (our guest on “The Science of Smell”), the series is a journey through different ingredients, all leading up to a grand finale cook along! The recipe is a MYSTERY—will you be able to guess what it is? Today we’re featuring the first episode. If you like what you hear, the first season is available wherever you get your podcasts.

Tumble is working on exciting new projects, and we’ll be sharing them with you soon! Stay tuned for more!

Jun 26, 2020
Tumble Presents: Stoopkids Stories
19:37

Stoopkids Stories is a storytelling podcast about Black characters navigating and overcoming different obstacles with family, friends and community. It’s hosted and written by performer Melly Victor.

This episode, called “The BB Twins” is all about dance. It’s about two twins who hit it big with a dance they upload to the internet. Their success opens a big new opportunity - but is it one they want to take?

We hope you enjoy the story, and maybe it will start some important conversations! You can subscribe to Stoopkids Stories wherever you listen to podcasts.

To find more podcasts featuring Black voices and Black creators, check out the podcasts on this list by the School Library Journal.

Tumble is taking a break from regular episodes, but we’ll be back with some VERY SPECIAL PROJECTS we have in the works, throughout the summer! And don’t worry, birthday shoutouts are still in effect! To get one, just pledge at the $5 level or higher at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Jun 13, 2020
Reinventing The Wheel
13:38

How would you reinvent something that’s been used for thousands of years, by millions of people? In this episode, we discover the process of invention with Rory Cooper, an engineer who revolutionized the wheelchair. He’s our guide to time traveling back to the kings and queens who used wheelchairs, and to the future of rideable robots. Anyone want a ride on a Mars rover?!

Listen to more of our interview with Rory Cooper, when you become a member on Patreon! Just $1/month gets you access to our special bonus interview episodes with all our scientists. Pledge at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. 

Watch videos of Rory’s wheelchairs (including the waterpark wheelchair in action!) at our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com.

May 29, 2020
The Volcanic Eruption Adventure
13:58

Would you fly to the top of a volcano that’s about to erupt at any moment? Volcanologist Helena Buurman did, and survived to tell the tale! In 2008, Helena was monitoring Mount Redoubt in Alaska, when the ground beneath the volcano began to shake. What follows is a tale of volcanic adventure, involving earthquakes, helicopters, and a massive eruption! 

We invite you to invent your own volcano! Find resources to learn more about volcano warning signs and eruptions, on our website at www.sciencepodcastforkids.com

We have more from our interview with Helena Buurman for our Patrons who pledge just $1/month or more. To listen, pledge today at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

For more volcano episodes, check out one of our favorites: “What Would Earth Be Like If Volcanoes Didn’t Exist?

May 16, 2020
The Tale of the Interstellar Visitor
12:25

What happened when astronomers discovered the first alien from another solar system? This is a true story! In 2017, a telescope in Hawaii spotted a distant object in the night sky, behaving like nothing we’d ever seen before. They named it ‘Oumuamua, and an astronomical chase began! Join astronomer Jane Luu on her quest to track it down and figure out how the first interstellar visitor arrived in our solar system.

We have another great episode with Jane Luu, about her breakthrough discovery of the Kuiper Belt! Listen to The Search at the Edge of the Solar System.

You can also listen to an extended interview with Jane Luu about Oumuamua when you pledge to support Tumble on our Patreon, for just $1/month.

Learn more about ‘Oumuamua on the blog on our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com.

May 01, 2020
Answering More Kids’ Coronavirus Questions
20:18

We’re back with a new set of kids’ questions about COVID19, as well as some important updates on questions from our first coronavirus episode. Dr. Juan Dumois, infectious disease pediatrician, answers some tricky questions like, “If you were the coronavirus, what would life feel like?” and “Can I play with my friend?” 

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Our interview with Dr. Dumois was recorded on April 17, 2020. If you’re listening weeks later, the situation and the science might have evolved, and Dr. Dumois’ answers might be outdated - information that feels old or incorrect. In that case, look for more recently updated information from trusted sources, like the Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and follow guidelines from your local government. You can also keep sending us questions at tumblepodcast@gmail.com!

Do you love Tumble? Support us on Patreon.com/tumblepodcast with a pledge!

Find more information about some of the answers in this episode at our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Apr 24, 2020
The Science of Smell
13:12

Why do foods smell the way that they do? A would-be chef goes on a quest to find out, after she loses the ability to smell. Molly Birnbaum, editor of America’s Test Kitchen Kids and host of the podcast, Mystery Recipe, navigates us through the olfactory organs and the startling chemistry of food. Join us to discover the science of smell, and how your nose helps you cook and taste.

Want to hear more from our interview with Molly? We have a special bonus interview episode available to all our patrons! Just pledge $1 or more a month at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

We’re sharing more resources about the science of smell and cooking on our blog at our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com. 

Apr 17, 2020
¿De Dónde Vienen Los Virus?
14:36

Los virus son como los ninjas más pequeños del planeta. Tienen infinidad de trucos y misterios. ¿Cómo adquieren los animales los virus y cómo se lo pasan a los humanos? Esa era la pregunta de uno de nuestros oyentes. Para averiguar la respuesta, nos adentramos en la ciencia de la virología, el estudio de los virus. El Dr. Jasdave Chahal es un virólogo y nos explica cómo el coronavirus saltó por dos especies hasta los humanos, y de dónde salió. Además, averiguamos cómo los científicos descubrieron los virus aún antes de poder verlos, y cómo cómo crearon las herramientas para protegernos de estos sigilosos ninjas.

Esta es una versión especial en español de Tumble, producida por Nuria Net y Alex García de La Coctelera Music. ¡Gracias a todos los que ayudaron con este episodio!

Para más recursos (en inglés) sobre el coronavirus visita nuestra página web, sciencepodcastforkids.com.

También te puede interesar este episodio con las preguntas de nuestros oyentes: Coronavirus: Preguntas y Respuestas para Niños y este otro episodio sobre los virus y las vacunas (en inglés): The Sign of the Ninja Virus

Apr 09, 2020
Where Do Viruses Come From?
14:36

How do animals get viruses to pass on to humans? That’s what listener Ian wanted to know. To find out, we’re exploring the science of virology - the study of viruses. Virologist Dr. Jasdave Chahal explains how coronavirus jumped through two species into humans, and where they came from in the first place. Plus, we’ll find out how scientists discovered viruses before even seeing them, and how they built the tools to fight back. 

We have more virology resources on the blog for this episode on our website, www.sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Want to hear more from our interview with Jasdave? We have a bonus interview episode available for Patreons, when you pledge $1/month or more at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. 

Do you have questions about coronavirus? Send them to us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com.

Mar 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Preguntas y Respuestas Para Niños
13:39

Si tienes preguntas sobre el coronavirus, tenemos las respuestas. El coronavirus nos está afectando a todos y puede parecer peligroso y difícil de entender. Por esta razón, Tumble reunió preguntas de sus oyentes y contactó con un experto para responderlas. Le preguntamos al Dr. Juan Dumois, un médico pediátrico de enfermedades infecciosas, lo que todos nos estamos preguntando, especialmente los niños:****

He escuchado que el coronavirus empezó con unos murciélagos y quería saber si esto es cierto. Y si fue así, ¿qué pasó?

¿De dónde proviene el nombre del coronavirus?

¿Cómo se transmite el coronavirus de persona en persona?

¿Por qué el coronavirus parece ser más peligroso para la gente mayor que para los niños?

¿Puedo darle besos y abrazos a mi abuela?

¿Le puede dar coronavirus a mi mascota?

¿Cómo puede la ciencia ayudar a frenar este brote?

Esta es una versión especial en español de Tumble, producida por Nuria Net y Alex García de La Coctelera Music. ¡Gracias a todos los que ayudaron con este episodio!

Para más recursos (en inglés) sobre el coronavirus visita nuestra página web, sciencepodcastforkids.com.

También te puede interesar este episodio sobre los virus y las vacunas (en inglés): The Sign of the Ninja Virus.

Si estás buscando actividades, también tenemos materiales educativos para acompañar algunos de nuestros episodios. Si utilizas el código COVID, puedes descargarlos de forma gratuita durante la cuarentena del coronavirus. Solo tienes que ir a “Teacher Store” en nuestra página web y poner COVID al finalizar la compra.

Esperamos que este episodio especial te ayude a entender el coronavirus desde un punto de vista científico y que durante estos tiempos inciertos, ayude a los niños y a sus familias a proteger a sus seres queridos más susceptibles.

Mar 19, 2020
Answering Kids’ Coronavirus Questions
19:50

Do you have questions about coronavirus? We’ve got answers. Coronavirus is probably affecting your life right now, and it can seem scary and complicated to understand. That’s why we collected questions from listeners, and got an expert to answer them. We asked Dr. Juan Dumois, an infectious disease pediatrician, these questions and more: 

Did coronavirus really originate from bats, because that’s what I heard? If so, how did it happen?

How did coronavirus get its name? 

How does coronavirus travel to different people?

Why does coronavirus seem more dangerous for the elderly than it is for kids?


Can I still hug and kiss my grandma?


Can my pet get coronavirus?


What will it take to end the outbreak? How can science help?


Thanks to everyone who contributed to this episode! 


We’ll have more resources for kids about coronavirus on our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com.


You might also want to listen to our episode about viruses and vaccines: The Sign of the Ninja Virus


If you’re looking for activities, we also have educational materials to go along with some of our episodes. We are making them free during the coronavirus outbreak with the code COVID. Just go to our “Teacher Store” on our website and enter COVID at checkout. 


We hope this special episode helps you understand the science behind the coronavirus, and how kids and families can help keep vulnerable people safe during this uncertain time.

Mar 13, 2020
The Physics of Basketball
13:40

Can science make you better at sports? Sports scientist John Drazan says the answer is yes. John shares how losing a high school basketball game made him start thinking like a scientist. His high school physics teacher stepped in to explain how an idea called “mechanical advantage” could have saved the last point of the game - and changed his life forever. Join us to hear John’s aha moment, and hear his tips on how science can make you better at the things you love to do. 

Want to hear more about sports and science? We have a bonus interview episode with John, where he shares how he used physics to learn how to dunk. You can listen to this and all our other scientist interview episodes when you pledge just $1/month on patreon, at patreon.com/tumblepodcast

We have some great resources on science and sports available on the blog on our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Mar 06, 2020
The Kid Scientists' Galapagos Adventure
17:22

What’s it like to be a kid doing experiments in one of the most famous science places in the world? Oscar and Mae Johnson were nine and twelve when they traveled to the Galapagos Islands with their scientist dad. The Galapagos are isolated tropical islands made famous by Charles Darwin, who came up with the theory of evolution based on his research there. Mae and Oscar followed in Darwin’s footsteps. With help from their parents, they conducted their own research and got it published in a scientific journal - a big deal for scientists of every age! Hear Mae and Oscar tell their own story of science discovery in this episode.

See photos of Oscar and Mae doing their experiment on our blog at sciencepodcastforkids.com! We also have more resources to learn about the Galapagos there.

Want to learn more about Mae and Oscar’s great science adventure and experiments? We have a special bonus interview episode available for our Patrons. Just pledge $1/month for this and all our scientist interviews at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Feb 21, 2020
Decoding Dog DNA
14:12

Why do dogs look and act so different from each other? Listener Finley has two Chihuahuas named Peanut and Maggie, and she wants to know why they have different head shapes. She thinks it might have something to do with their DNA. It turns out scientists are studying what makes dogs the way they are, with the help of gigantic books of doggie DNA. Geneticist Jessica Hekman takes us on a journey through the history of dog breeding and into the cutting-edge science that’s helping us understand what makes our pups so special. Come explore genetics through dog breeds!

Learn more about dog breeds and behavior in our interview with Jessica Hekman, available to our Patreon supporters! To get access with a pledge of just $1/month and up, go to patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Get more information about dog genetics and Darwin’s Ark on the blog post on our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Feb 07, 2020
Tumble Double Pack: Our Award-Winning Episodes!
29:05

Tumble has won a big award for two episodes: “The Cave of the Underground Astronauts” and “The Science of Whiskers.” You’ll hear them both in this twin pack of awesome stories of science discovery. 

Tumble is the 2019 Gold Award winner of the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award, in the category of Children’s Science News. It’s an international prize that “recognizes distinguished science reporting for a general audience.”  

“The originality and creativity that went into these two pieces is remarkable,” said Christine Dell’Amore, a *National Geographic *editor. “These podcasts taught kids a ton about science in a fun and engaging way.” 

Lindsay will be traveling to Seattle in February to receive the awards, and give a free public talk about how to make science podcasts, for both kids and adults! If you’re in the Seattle area, come to her “Meet a Scientist” talk on February 15 at 12 pm. She’d love to meet you! 

The talk is part of AAAS Family Days - a weekend filled with science activities at the Seattle Sheraton Grand Hotel. It’s free to attend on February 15 and 16. More information and registration link here.

Jan 24, 2020
Tumble Presents: But Why?
17:36

Tumble is on winter break! In the meantime, enjoy this episode from our friends at But Why?: A Podcast for Curious Kids. We know that our listeners are some of the most curious kids on the planet, so you’re sure to love it. If you enjoy this episode, check out over 100 more episodes by subscribing to But Why? wherever you get your podcasts.

Tumble will be back with all new episodes on February 7. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on!

Jan 10, 2020
Tumble Presents: Fun Kids Science Weekly
53:00

Tumble is on winter break! In the meantime, enjoy this bonus-size pack of science from our friends at Fun Kids Science Weekly. In this British podcast, Dan takes a look at the week’s best science stories. And they gave us the year’s best stories, all rolled up into one giant episode! Enjoy while you travel, and find out more about the show on FunKidsLive.com. 

Tumble will be back with all new episodes on February 7. While you travel, enjoy our road trip compilations: The Animal Road Trip Adventure, The Road Trip to Outer Space, and The Explorer’s Road Trip. 

Happy New Year, from all of us at Tumble!

Dec 27, 2019
How to Become an Astronaut
15:01

How do you become an astronaut? That’s what Tumble listener Margaret wants to know. We go straight to the source to get an answer: A NASA astronaut! Dr. Serena Auñon-Chancellor shares her journey to outer space with us. Starting from being a kid watching shuttle launches, to her school’s Astronaut Club, all the way to NASA’s Astronaut Candidate program, and finally to the International Space Station. Serena also shares the surprising truth about doing science research in space. Join us on her path to the stars!

Want to hear more from our interview with Serena about training to become an astronaut? Listen to our special bonus interview episode. It’s available when you pledge just $1/month on Patreon! patreon.com/tumblepodcast

We have resources to learn more about Serena and the NASA astronaut training program on the blog on our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Dec 13, 2019
The Science of Snot
15:19

Why do we have snot? Do animals get stuffy noses, too? We delve into the world of thick secretions with the help of Dani Rabiaotti, zoologist and author of “Believe it or Snot: The Definitive Field Guide to Earth’s Slimy Creatures.” You’ll find out why we make so much mucus, and meet the slimiest animals on the planet. Plus, you’ll discover why scientists study slime, even though it’s super gross.

Want buckets more of slime info? We’ve got a BONUS EPISODE with Dani Rabiaotti! You can listen to our scientist interview (and many more!) when you pledge just $1/month or more to support Tumble on Patreon, at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Learn more about slimey topics covered in the show on our blog, at sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Nov 29, 2019
The Rise of the Dinosaurs
16:06

“What’s the oldest dinosaur?” “How did dinosaurs come alive?” We tackle two listener questions in one epic story of dinosaur domination. Scientist Jessica Whiteside takes us back in time to the dawn of the dinosaurs, 230 million years ago. The story involves fascinating fossils, intense lava eruptions, climate craziness, and dinosaurs doubling in size. We’re going to find out what happened, and how scientists discovered it all.

Hear more from our interview with Jessica Whiteside and discover the bizarre ancestor of the dinosaurs! You can listen to our bonus episode (and many more!) when you pledge just $1/month or more to support Tumble on Patreon, at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Learn more about dino-tastic topics covered in the show on our blog, at sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Nov 15, 2019
The Expedition of the Science Ship
13:43

Ship ahoy! We’re taking you on an expedition at sea, to do science on a research ship! With the help of geochemist Jeanine Ash, we’re climbing on board the JOIDES Resolution, a one-of-a-kind vessel that travels the seven seas, exploring what lies beneath the seafloor. The ship is equipped to find clues to Earth’s history, geology, biology, and even… alien life. So get your sea legs (and ears) ready, and let’s chart a course for science.

Hear more from on board the ship, and our interview with Jeanine Ash on a special bonus episode. It’s available to Tumble fans who pledge just $1 or more a month to our Patreon campaign at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Want to learn more about JOIDES Resolution? We’ve got tons of multimedia educational resources linked up on the blog on our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com/blog. See what the ship looks like, watch it in action, learn more about Jeanine’s expedition, and even arrange a video visit for your classroom!

Nov 01, 2019
The Science of Peregrines' Fast Flight
16:06

How do peregrine falcons dive so fast? That’s what listener Henry wants to know. Peregrines hit speeds of over 200 mph, making them the fastest animal on the planet. Even faster than cheetahs! Mathematical biologist Graham Taylor studies the science of animal flight, and peregrines are his most impressive subjects. Find out how peregrines win the ultimate animal race, and how scientists are revealing the hidden physics and math behind fast flight.

Want to learn more about fast birds, bio-inspired engineering and mathematical biology? Check out our special bonus interview episode with Dr. Graham Taylor. It’s available on Patreon when you pledge for just $1 or more a month, along with all of our scientist bonus episodes. Pledge here: patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Go to our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com to check out the falcon’s-eye-view videos from Graham’s study, as well as more resources on peregrines and fast flight.

Oct 18, 2019
The Tale of the Hungry Koala
21:33

How does a koala eat eucalyptus leaves? Eucalyptus is toxic to most animals, but they’re a koala’s only food. In this episode, we look past the cuddliness to discover how koalas manage to chow down on the Australian tree species. Biologist Michaela Blyton shares the story of how she convinced some extremely picky koalas to try new foods in the midst of a conservation crisis. Spoiler alert: It involves starting a koala hotel, and inventing a pill with an unusual ingredient.

Today’s episode is a longer one, in celebration of our first day back from a long break! But don’t worry, our next episodes will be back to our usual time.

For more resources about koalas and the conservation crisis at Cape Otway, visit our blog at sciencepodcastforkids.com

Want to hear more of our interview with Dr. Michaela Blyton? We have an exclusive interview episode for our Patrons! Just pledge $1/month (or more) on patreon.com/tumblepodcast. You’ll get these special bonus episodes for every interview we feature this season!

Oct 04, 2019
What Would Happen If There Was No Moon? [ENCORE]
13:35

Tumble returns for Season 5 on October 4, with all new episodes!

In the meantime, enjoy one of our favorite-ever episodes.

What would happen if our Moon suddenly disappeared? Would we still have tides? It turns out that the Moon has a much bigger influence on Earth than you might think. Without the Moon, life as we know it would not exist! Rocket scientist Miquel Sureda explains what happened before the Moon existed, and how we know that the Moon is slowly moving away from us.

Love Tumble? Want a special shoutout on your birthday? Pledge today at patreon.com/tumblepodcast, at the $5 level or higher!

Visit our website at sciencepodcastforkids.com

Sep 20, 2019
The Secret Senses of Plants [ENCORE]
14:01

Tumble will return with all new episodes starting October 5! Until then, listen to one of our favorite episodes.

"Do plants feel pain?" Jude's question leads us to stunning discoveries about what plants feel, what theyhear, and even what they talk about! Biologist Heidi Appel reveals how scientists learned about plants' inner lives, and tell sus the story of how she discovered "listening" plants. You'll never look at plants the same way again.

We rely on listener support to keep making the show. Pledge on Patreon for bonus interview episodes, birthday shoutouts, and more!

Sep 06, 2019
Tumble Presents: Earth Rangers
17:43
Aug 23, 2019
Tumble Presents: The Past & The Curious
26:11
Aug 09, 2019
Tumble Presents: Circle Round
17:59
Jul 26, 2019
The Explorer's Road Trip
01:24:17
Jul 12, 2019
Science of Poop with Mary Roach [EXTENDED CUT]
13:37
Jun 28, 2019
The Voyage of the Ocean Trash with Jenni Brandon [EXTENDED CUT]
13:55
Jun 14, 2019
Tumble Season 4 Favorites with The Show About Science!
18:38
May 31, 2019
The Butterflies of Paris
13:53
May 17, 2019
The Hurricane of the Future
14:09
May 03, 2019
The Launch of the Irish Satellite
13:18
Apr 19, 2019
The Science of Whiskers
13:05
Apr 05, 2019
The Tale of the High School Astronomer
14:18
Mar 22, 2019
The Secret to Cheetahs’ Super Speed
13:32
Mar 08, 2019
The Search at Edge of the Solar System
17:38
Feb 22, 2019
Hamster Versus Bacteria
13:51
Feb 08, 2019
The Superpower of the Secret Names
14:08
Jan 25, 2019
The Cave of the Underground Astronauts
14:41
Jan 11, 2019
The Animal Road Trip Adventure
02:10:09
Dec 21, 2018
Discover the Wildlife of Your Home
16:13
Dec 07, 2018
Inside the Bat Cave (BONUS EPISODE)
08:30
Nov 23, 2018
Tumble Presents: Becoming Mother Nature
35:37
Nov 09, 2018
The Mask of the Crow Scientist
12:33
Oct 26, 2018
Pluto and the Planetary Pandemonium
13:42
Oct 12, 2018
What Would Earth Be Like If Volcanoes Didn’t Exist?
11:12
Sep 28, 2018
The Journey to the Bat Cave
15:34
Sep 14, 2018
The Science Splash Jam! Live
10:54
Aug 31, 2018
The Case of the Shrinking Laboratory
11:53
Aug 17, 2018
The Girl Who Spoke Science
12:13
Aug 03, 2018
The Snapdragon Hunt
16:55
Jul 20, 2018
Mailbag Episode With Joe Hanson!
13:21
Jul 06, 2018
The Road Trip to Outer Space
01:11:29
Jun 22, 2018
Tumble Presents: Young Ben Franklin
16:46
Jun 08, 2018
The Barcelona Supercomputer Adventure
14:00
Jun 01, 2018
The Sleep Camp Experiment
16:05
May 18, 2018
What Would Happen If There Was No Moon?
16:34
May 04, 2018
The Power of Pika Scientists
14:43
Apr 20, 2018
The Weather Balloon, the Girl Scouts, and the Unicorn
12:18
Apr 06, 2018
Dinosaur Poop Part 2: The Coprolite Queen
15:41
Mar 23, 2018
Dinosaur Poop Part 1: Who Dung It?
15:42
Mar 09, 2018
Marshall's Mailbag: The Sequel
12:24
Feb 23, 2018
The Surprising Story of Sea Stars' Sticky Feet
16:38
Feb 09, 2018
The Secret Senses of Plants
14:41
Jan 26, 2018
How to Build a Robotic Eel
13:59
Dec 22, 2017
The Case of the Sparkly Mineral
17:54
Dec 08, 2017
Mission CO2 to Mars
18:35
Nov 24, 2017
Marshall's Mailbag Episode!
16:37
Nov 10, 2017
We Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts: A Tumble Halloween
13:57
Oct 27, 2017
BONUS EPISODE: Kidcast Sampler!
21:36
Oct 25, 2017
Why Words?! How We Learn Language
15:31
Oct 20, 2017
The Electric Detectives
15:18
Oct 06, 2017
The Solar System’s Wild Ride
12:45
Sep 22, 2017
The Magic Memory Molecule
19:22
Sep 08, 2017
Season 3 Starts September 8!
01:05
Aug 21, 2017
The Science of Poop with Mary Roach
16:35
Jun 16, 2017
The Call of the Antarctic Dinosaur with Julia Clarke
17:44
Jun 02, 2017
The Quest of the Alien Hunter with Seth Shostak
17:27
May 19, 2017
The Sign of the Ninja Virus with Jasdave Chahal and Omar Khan
15:29
May 05, 2017
The Skull of the Ancient Primate with Chris Kirk
16:26
Apr 21, 2017
The Puzzle of the Flipping Cats with Greg Gbur
15:09
Apr 07, 2017
The Case of the Whale Shark Party with Rafael de la Parra
16:23
Mar 24, 2017
A Year on Mars with Sheyna Gifford
14:45
Mar 10, 2017
The People of the Snow with Kelly Elder
15:22
Feb 24, 2017
The Secret Life of Your Shower with Noah Fierer
12:58
Feb 10, 2017
The Tower of the Vomiting Robot with Anna Rothschild
12:57
Jan 27, 2017
Journey to the Center of the Earth with Ta-Shana Taylor
16:16
Jan 13, 2017
Season 2 Coming Soon!
01:33
Jan 06, 2017
The Voyage of the Ocean Trash with Jenni Brandon [ENCORE]
17:44
Dec 16, 2016
The Secrets of Bugs and Bats [BONUS EPISODE]
10:43
Dec 09, 2016
The Case of the Invisibility Cloak with Andrea Alu [ENCORE]
16:37
Dec 02, 2016
The Quest for the Hidden Planets with Joel Green [ENCORE]
14:43
Nov 18, 2016
The Puzzle of the Friendly Dog with Mia Cobb and Krista McPherson [ENCORE]
15:25
Nov 04, 2016
The Laboratory of the Haunted House with Margee Kerr
13:24
Oct 31, 2016
The Hunt for Black Holes with Karl Gebhardt [ENCORE]
15:27
Oct 21, 2016
How to Interview a Scientist [BONUS EPISODE]
12:46
Oct 19, 2016
The Tale of the Bacteria Farmer with Sarah Richardson [ENCORE]
12:38
Oct 07, 2016
The Journey to the Deepest Part of the Ocean with Gaelin Rosenwaks [ENCORE]
14:57
Sep 23, 2016
The Charge of the Everlasting Battery with Mya Le Thai
14:14
Sep 12, 2016
The Tale of How Ants Conquered the Earth with Corrie Moreau
12:46
Aug 26, 2016
The Meow of the Misunderstood Cat with Brains On
12:45
Aug 13, 2016
The Code of the Flashing Firefly with Sara Lewis
12:25
Jul 29, 2016
The Tale of Darwin and the Beagle with Áki Jarl Láruson
08:50
Jul 15, 2016
The Voyage of the Ocean Trash with Jenni Brandon
14:33
Jul 01, 2016
The Case of the Invisibility Cloak with Andrea Alu
14:35
Jun 17, 2016
The Journey to the Deepest Part of the Ocean with Gaelin Rosenwaks
13:20
Jun 01, 2016
The Hunt for Black Holes with Karl Gebhardt
14:37
May 18, 2016
The Mystery of When Brains and Sports Collide with Kiki Sanford
12:51
May 04, 2016
The Adventure of The Explorers Club with Richard Garriott
11:03
Apr 13, 2016
The Quest for the Edge of the Universe with Katie Mack
11:25
Mar 30, 2016
The Puzzle of the Friendly Dog with Mia Cobb and Krista Macpherson
13:53
Mar 17, 2016
The Cave of the Upside Down Bat with Micaela Jemison
14:03
Mar 02, 2016
The Tale of the Bacteria Farmer with Sarah Richardson
12:29
Feb 10, 2016
The World Without Parasites with Carl Zimmer
12:46
Jan 06, 2016
[UPDATE] The Night of the Decoy Spider with Joe Hanson
10:48
Dec 16, 2015
The Secret of Dark Energy with Jeff Silverman
11:20
Nov 16, 2015
The Tale of The Brain Scoop with Emily Graslie
10:10
Oct 19, 2015
The Case of the Living Dinosaurs with Brian Switek
13:02
Sep 03, 2015
The Mystery of the Exploding Star with Jeffrey Silverman
11:29
Jul 16, 2015
The Tale Of The Giant Toad with Sheril Kirshenbaum
15:13
May 14, 2015
The Night Of The Decoy Spider with Joe Hanson
14:11
Apr 26, 2015
The Quest for the Hidden Planets with Dr. Joel Green
12:21
Apr 10, 2015
The Case of the Missing Brains with Dr. Rachel Berman
13:17
Feb 24, 2015
The Mystery of the Barton Springs Salamander with Dr. Hayley Gillespie
17:01
Feb 24, 2015