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Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
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It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Rat Race!
It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See if you can improve your invention from yesterday, test it again, and then share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Look around your home to build out your plan from yesterday. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. Look around your home for a problem you'd like to solve. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
Lab rats, start your engines! What in the world happened when scientists created tiny rodent-sized cars and taught rats how to drive? And why in the world are these four-legged creatures using their newfound freedom to pick up Froot Loops? And how in the world can all of this benefit us humans?! The rat race is on, and Mindy and Guy Raz are taking you for a ride! It's The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of rat brains behind the wheel! (originally aired 12/9/19)
It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Hugomatic 3000!
It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See if you can improve your invention from yesterday, test it again, and then share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Hugomatic 3000!
It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Look around your home for to build out your plan from yesterday. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Hugomatic 3000!
It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--the explore and plan phase. Look around your home for a problem you'd like to solve. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Hugomatic 3000!
Sometimes, the cold, metallic touch of a robot doesn't quite cut it; whether that be when studying small, delicate jellyfish in the wild ... or building the world's most advanced huggable robot! After Mindy learns all about the science of soft robotics and their use in helping researchers handle delicate deep sea creatures, she sets out to use this cutting edge technology to make an all new kind of huggable robot that squeezes ... but never crushes. Originally aired 12-16-19
Summer days are getting hotter and hotter! For us humans, it's as easy as drinking a cool glass of water, lathering ourselves in sunscreen and putting up a parasol! But what about the planet? How do we keep planet earth cool! On a summer staycation to the beach, Guy and Mindy explore who, what, where, why, how and wow of Geo-Solar-Engineering a nifty new way to keep our planet cool! Originally aired 6-10-19
If you could take one item to a desert island what would it be? A pacifier? A rattle? How about a diaper? Well that might be just what you need if you're visiting an itty bitty baby island! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they take the Wow Machine out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to visit the youngest volcanic island on the planet! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of VOLCANIC ISLANDS! Originally aired 3-25-19.
Heights? Darkness? Orcas? Turns out, everyone's afraid of something! Even the Great White Shark, the most fearsome predator in the seven seas! But afraid of what? And why? And how can this fear impact the rest of the ocean? Join Guy and Mindy as they head off to the season premiere of the Bruni Soto show to explore the Who, What, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of fears! Originally aired 5-27-19.
Scientists have long known that different people experience different smells, well...differently! But Why? And How? Join Mindy and Guy Raz in their new backyard Ol'Factory of bottled up odors, as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of SMELL! Originally aired 5-20-19
In the season finale of Two Whats?! and A Wow! Mindy and Guy Raz are trying to turn peanut butter into... diamonds?! We've got answers AND challenges for you on today's sparkly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow!
Why are Mindy and Guy Raz investigating Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with smells?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's smelly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about the sense of smell!
Why is Guy Raz confused about Mindy's latest opinion piece for Reggie's newsletter? And what does this have to do with pigs?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's oinking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about pigs!
Why does Mindy want Guy Raz to model his scuba gear after aquatic beetles? And what does this have to do with the science of breathing?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's breath-taking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about breathing!
It's Cyber Funday on Wow in the World, and Mindy is taking full advantage of all the good deals! Sales on everything thing she's ever wanted and everything she never even knew she wanted! But is her online shopping spree a good deal for the planet? Guy Raz takes Mindy on a little time traveling fossil-fueled trip to the past to see how we can best protect the Earth for the future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of Fossil Fuels and the future health of planet Earth! Originally aired 4-22-19
Why is Mindy selling puppy dog calendars from her window? And what does this have to do with the science of tears?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's tearful round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about tears!
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C H

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Sep 12th
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Ego Naracha

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Aug 24th
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Ego Naracha

Best Podcast ever?

Aug 24th
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Nice.

Aug 24th
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Ego Naracha

All of these episodes are awesome!!

Aug 21st
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Good stuff! The Best!

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Aug 20th
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