Brains On! Science podcast for kids
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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

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394 Episodes
What's in the COVID vaccine?

5 days ago NaN minutes


In this episode, we're using our zoom ray to zoom way in and answer your questions about the COVI



Why do we have crushes?

18 days ago 27 minutes


When you've got a crush on someone, it can feel a bit overwhelming. All of a sudden, you might ha



Let's go bananas!

25 days ago 27 minutes


HARVEY, our omnipresent virtual voice assistant, gets a software update that makes him go bananas




In December, people started getting vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a huge scientific accomp




Today we have a special episode featuring an old friend of ours -- scientist and inventor Gitanja



How do synthesizers work?

2 months ago 28 minutes


Synthesizers are a very recent invention, especially when you compare them to acoustic instrument




If habits are really stuck, we don't think much about them -- we just do them! Some habits are go




We’ll be back with new episodes in January. But we wanted to share another show with you that we’



Bones from the inside out

4 months ago 37 minutes


Bones! They’re spooky. They’re creepy. They’re utterly fascinating!

This episode we dig up



Why do siblings annoy each other?

4 months ago 37 minutes


Having a sibling is a special thing -- but, wow, can they be annoying! In this episode we’ll look



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