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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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When you think of the most ferocious and terrifying predators to roam the seven seas, you might think of the fearsome, 10ft, 2 ton, Great White Shark! But that big fish ain't nothing compared to the sharks that used to swim around the Pacific 20 million year ago! Say hello to the Megalodon, as Guy and Mindy take the Wow machine out for a very special Shark Week themed adventure!
Why is Guy Raz locked out of Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with fingerprints? We've got questions AND answers on the Season 2 premiere of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about FINGERPRINTS!
Are you spooked by things that go bump, eeek and growl in the middle of the night? Have no fear! Mindy and the 'Ghost-Catchers' are here! What starts out as a paranormal phenomenon slowly turns into a scientific sensation as Guy and Mindy learn all about the ghoulish ghost crab and their growling stomachs! Originally Aired 12/2/19
A 2,500 year old mystery solved! Scientists have finally answered the age-old question of how friction leads to static electricity. But it's not all hip hips and hoorays ... this new information leads to the rise of an all new super-villain; Static-man! Will Mindy and Guy Raz be able to thwart this footsie clad static shocker before he annoyingly zaps everyone in the neighborhood? Originally aired 12/30/2019.
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, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--Time to improve and retest your creation. Using the data you collected on your whiffs, improve the sniffs in your "Jar of Smells" design. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--Time to create and test. Use your good smells from yesterday's Tinkerclass to create your "Jar of Smells". This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. It's time to get nosey about SMELLS! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
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
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, Good Habitat Keeping!
It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. Using your creature's habitat design from yesterday, build a model of it. Once you've built your model, evaluate and share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Good Habitat Keeping!
It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Using your imaginary creature from yesterday, it's time to design a habitat for it! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Good Habitat Keeping!
It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. This week we're building habitats, but not for spittlebugs. Explore your imagination for a creature of your own design. What does it look like? How big or small? What does it eat? This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Good Habitat Keeping!
Guy and Mindy go on a home tour of some of the scientifically strangest homes and habitats in the animal kingdom. But the one that stops them in their tracks, was built with pee bubbles and butt breathing?! What creature would call such a place a home? Find out, as we dive deep into one of the weirdest nesting habitats and homes in the natural world! (originally aired 2/17/20)
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!
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Ego Naracha

Funny

Oct 6th
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Ego Naracha

This is a good podcast!

Oct 6th
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C H

Her those guys kill me me...

Sep 14th
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Jaya Desai

Hyaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

Sep 12th
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Jaya Desai

Hyaaaaaaaa

Sep 12th
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Ego Naracha

is static man just Dennis?

Aug 24th
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Ego Naracha

Best Podcast ever?

Aug 24th
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Ego Naracha

Nice.

Aug 24th
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Ego Naracha

All of these episodes are awesome!!

Aug 21st
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Ego Naracha

Good stuff! The Best!

Aug 20th
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Ego Naracha

these are the best

Aug 20th
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Ego Naracha

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C H

How are they not underground??? πŸ€”

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C H

He knows nothing about fort knight and hates it he's on my hit list unless he plays it and likes it πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™cuz he still hates it

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C H

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Ruairi & Vicky Kelly

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Ruairi & Vicky Kelly

I love the podcast thanks!πŸŽ€

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Kay Bow Graham

I have first comment

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Carter Higashi

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