Podcasts for everyone "serious about being curious."
We’re big fans of podcasts at Tinybop HQ. I’ve whiled away entire days and hours in the car listening to This American Life, Serial, The Mystery Show, Invisibilia, and RadioLab. But it’s surprisingly hard to find great podcasts that are made for kids. Thankfully, there's Brains On! Narrated by kids and adults, each episode dives into something kids wonder about: why and how do jellyfish sting? How can you control your dreams? How does GPS know where you are?
Brains On! boasts that it’s "serious about being curious." And it is! The episodes aren’t dumbed down — the science and the language used to talk about it rises to kids’ intelligence. Kids questions are answered by experts on the topic — astronauts, scientists, and sometimes kids themselves. As a bonus, there’s a good sprinkling of kid humor throughout. Plus, many of the episodes are excellent companions to our Explorer’s Library apps.
If your kids like The Human Body, they’ll love:
- Brains On! Eating
- Healing skin and growing limbs: the science of regeneration
- Your booger questions, answered
- Fart smarts: understanding the gas we pass
- Why does tickling make you laugh?
If your kids like Weather, they’ll love:
- Thunder, lightning, and tornadoes: where do they come from?
- Why are no two snowflakes the same?
- How do meteorologists predict the weather?
If your kids like Homes, they’ll love:
- Water, water everywhere — but how does it get there?
- What makes paint stick?
- Dogs: what’s the secret sense of their smell?
- Barks, growls, meows, and purrs: translating cats and dogs
If your kids like Plants, they’ll love:
- Trees: from seed to shining seed
- Soil: can you dig it?
- Finding new species in your own backyard
- Secret life of...
If your kids like The Earth, they’ll love:
If your kids like Simple Machines, they’ll love:
You can listen to all of the Brains On! episodes by subscribing to their podcast on iTunes or following them on SoundCloud. You can get all of the Explorer’s Library apps together and save 20% in the Tinybop Explorers bundle on the App Store.