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The #1 podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"!
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Are you tired of the same old toilet? Mindy is! And thanks to a team of engineers at Stanford University, a newer, smarter, toilet is on the horizon! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis at the Bathroom Showcase, as they learn the latest in new toilet technology! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of SMART TOILETS! (Originally aired 5/4/20)
Sloths, snails and salamanders, when it comes to slow animals there's a bunch of different animals to choose from. But there's one animal that stands out above all the rest when it comes to being very ... very ... slow. But what animal is it? Mindy and Guy make their way down to the Snoozefest Arena for the annual 100m Not-A-Dash to find out! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of epic slow pokes! (originally aired 4/27/20)
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What in the world does Guy Raz's new micro house have in common with a tree hollow for vampire bats? And how in the world can humans learn about sharing from these blood slurping, flying mammals? And why in the world are they barfing into each other's mouths?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of their "colony" as they uncover these answers and more! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Vampire Bats! Originally aired 4/20/20
It's a rivalry that goes back as far as time itself; Cats vs Dogs! For the past 10,000 years dogs have held the title of 'Man's Best Friend', but scientifically speaking, are dogs any more friendlier than your average feline? Well, luckily that's the topic of this years' "Nice-Off!"! Listen as Guy and Mindy face give play by play coverage as cats and dogs go head to head to settle this question once and for all! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of furry four-legged behavior! Originally aired 4/13/20
What in the wow is "canned laughter" and how in the world does it work? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the funny business of our brains on canned laughs! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of LAUGHTER! Originally aired, 3/30/20
A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Scientists from England have used computer modeling, a couple of CAT scans and a 3D printer to recreate the voice of a 3000 year old mummified priest! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel back in time to see how close these scientists got to the real thing! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of ancient human voices! Originally aired 2/23/20
Once upon a time, scientists believed that bees chose plants with the sweetest nectar. But new research shows that there's actually more to the story. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an epic tale of one Gramma BEE-Force, and a bunch of barf - for SCIENCE! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW of bumblebee vomit. Originally aired 3/16/20
Mindy is feeling the entrepreneurial spirit as she opens up a "Nit-Pickin'" stand to pluck the lice from her neighbors' heads. When Guy Raz asks her about her business model for this new enterprise, she replies by taking him on a wild under the sea adventure to explore the inspiration behind her nit-pickin' station. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of cleaner shrimp and their clientele. Originally Aired 3/2/20
From pop to hip-hop and from disco to techno, humans love music! Monkey's on the other hand ... well that's a completely different question! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they experiment with their new invention that turns speech into song, and quickly learn that not all animals have an appreciation for the musical arts! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of monkey brains on music, in this 100th episode SONGTACULAR! Originally aired 12/23/19
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, Rat Race!
It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See what you need to improve your speed! Then, test it again, and again and again and 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. Using your plan from yesterday, it's time to bring your idea to life! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. You won't need to collect your own mischief of rats to explore and plan your project. Just your favorite stuffed animal or action figure and stuff you have around your house to build a car. 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).
Why does Guy Raz think Mindy wants to throw a rap battle? And what does this have to do with the HOLIDAYS?! We've got questions AND answers on this special, jolly round of Two Whats?! & A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the fact from the fiction about the HOLIDAYS!
It's game night at Mindy's gingerbread mansion, and a rip roaring round of "What's that Sound" is on the menu. All goes well until Guy Raz begs to end the game as the "sounds" are more than his ears can handle! Why is it that certain sounds cause some people's brains to go bonkerballs? It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of misophonia!
Why is Gramma G-Force donating some of her old items to the Unnatural History Museum? And what does this have to do with ANCIENT INNOVATIONS? We've got questions AND answers on another ol' episode of Two Whats?! & A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the fact from the fiction about ANCIENT INNOVATIONS!
It's 2020's hottest fashion statement! But it's not just a great looking addition to your face, it's also a vitally important tool for keeping you and your loved ones safe during this weird and wacky time. Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, where, why, how and wow in the world of mask wearing!
Guy Raz is making a schedule for the perfect slumber, and while Mindy might find his color-coded snoozing chart unusual, it's not half as unusual as the sleeping habits of some animals. On this round of Two Whats?! & A Wow, we challenge you to separate the fact from fiction on the science of animal sleeping behaviors!
Things are getting out of control as Mindy offers free babysitting in the Laboratory of Bad Ideas! Little does Guy Raz know that she's babysitting... for science!! What could possibly go wrong?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and a group of tiny decision makers as they recreate a scientific study that shows how random choices we make as babies become our preferences! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of why we like what we like!
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Ruairi & Vicky Kelly

this is my favourite episode can you make more of these episodes. I love them so much.❤️

Mar 3rd
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Ruairi & Vicky Kelly

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Mar 2nd
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Joshua Lopez

Love it 😊

Feb 26th
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ailin Kiamehr

👍👍👍

Feb 19th
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Roo

i loved this show 💖💖💖💖💗💗💗💗💗💗and it is so fun and usful thanks to the people that produced this show

Feb 18th
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parvin mas

I think this episode is useful and fun

Feb 18th
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Ruairi & Vicky Kelly

wow in the world is my favourite podcast I like science wow in the world can you make a Nava episode I love your podcast 🦔🐷🐏🐖 I love my pigs I got cross breeds

Feb 5th
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Ruairi & Vicky Kelly

I love you podcast it is the best one in the whole wide world do you actually have real marshmallows 🐰🐇🦆 I have a funny bunny cooled ginger

Feb 4th
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C H

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Feb 2nd
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Tyerti Psdge

Terri wanted to watch the greatest person in the Lords was just wondering how how most people feel about my favorite thing with out watching it

Jan 26th
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Maya Milan

cool

Jan 25th
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Scott McLeod

a Indian guy Roz so I would like to tell you that even I have misophonia

Jan 19th
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Scott McLeod

hey Mindy and Gyros I would like to tell you that even I have misophonia

Jan 19th
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Maya Milan

best coment

Dec 10th
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Maya Milan

the best comment right here

Dec 8th
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Kay Bow Graham

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Dec 8th
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Maya Milan

lol

Nov 26th
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Sequoia Wright-Medina

It is a great #WowInTheWorld

Nov 25th
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Kay Bow Graham

first comment lol

Nov 16th
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Maya Milan

VENONES VANGS BUT THERE ARE SOOO CUTE =O

Nov 11th
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