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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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Why in the world do onions make us cry? How in the world does it even work? And what in the world would happen if onions were to lose this special power? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they pull back the layers on your breath's best frenemy, and take you on a stinky adventure that cuts so deep, it might just leave you with a tear in your eye. Grab your tissues, friends! It's our Boo Hoo-iest episode of Wow in the World yet! Originally Aired November 6th 2017.
An Elevator to the Stars!

An Elevator to the Stars!

2019-10-0700:28:153

Welcome to another toe tapping episode of Wow in the World! Guy Raz is off to listen to the latest and greatest in world of elevator music and Mindy tags along for the ride! But this music isn't just for any elevator. Oh no! This elevator is going from here...to the stars! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the who, what, when, where, why and wow in the world of Space Elevators! Originally Aired 12/17/18.
The Karate Kickin' Cockroach

The Karate Kickin' Cockroach

2019-09-3000:24:563

Mindy signs Guy Raz and herself up for a karate lesson! But when she starts talking about cockroaches, jewel wasps, and zombies, Guy Raz quickly realizes that this is not going to be your typical karate class. What in the Wow does Mindy have Up her sleeves this time? Listen in for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the Karate Kickin' Cockroach! Originally Aired 12/10/18.
We've all heard of Climate Change, but what is it, and why is it bad news for planet Earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go back in time in an effort to protect our future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Climate Change Heroes! Originally Aired April 15th 2018
Back-To-School: Recess 101

Back-To-School: Recess 101

2019-09-1600:22:391

How in the world does recess make us smarter? Where in the world do kids enjoy the most of it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an expedition to better understand the science of taking a break! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of RECESS! Originally aired 8/24/17.
The Very Hungry Black Hole

The Very Hungry Black Hole

2019-09-0900:29:182

Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition, lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes! Originally aired May 7th 2018.
It's that time of year! The annual public radio food truck festival! Mindy has slapped a new logo on her dilapidated ice cream truck and joins in the festivities with a new twist on Gramma G-Force's famous "Sloppy G's!" But what is this new twist? And why does it have Guy Raz feeling squeamish and squirming? Find out as these two explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why ,How, and Wow in the World of EDIBLE INSECTS! Originally Aired 2/18/19.
Smart-Bots

Smart-Bots

2019-08-2600:33:236

From self-driving cars to chess playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!
This week, it's a double scoop of our first ever, Wow in the World Podcast Scrambler! In this episode, Guy Raz and Mindy team up with the Story Pirates Podcast to explore the latest science behind SYNESTHESIA! Taste words, hear colors, feel sounds? What in the world is happening in the brain when senses are scrambled? How in the world did the story pirates find a Wowzer with this amazing condition? And where in the world is that new music coming from? Join Guy, Mindy, The Story Pirates, and an amazing new invention, as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Synesthesia! Originally aired May 28th 2018.
Having trouble breaking through the bitter bites of nature's leafiest greens and cocoa beans? Well before you do that spit-take, you may want to chew on this nature's candy just a little longer! New research suggests that the key savoring the bitter flavors of Brussels sprouts, kale, and even coffee, can be found in your spit! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of SALIVA! Originally Aired September 10th 2018.
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Joanna McDowell

love these! educational and fun!

Oct 16th
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Türsün Uygür

wow you got talent

Oct 16th
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Jenna Teddy

I loved the part with the flea !

Oct 16th
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Allison Hardwick

I love your show

Oct 12th
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Sof&Me games

if i dont listen to this in my sleep at night,i automatically lose it.

Oct 9th
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Sean Breinholt

hi i like your podcast

Oct 7th
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Brooke L M Stage

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Oct 6th
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Jenna Teddy

Wows has been real good

Oct 2nd
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Walker Family

😍😍😍😍😍

Oct 1st
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Walker Family

love wow in the world

Oct 1st
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Makayla Dastillon

Hi y’all are the best but can y’all please comment ya’ll number slower

Sep 29th
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Brooke L M Stage

Love your shoes .

Sep 27th
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Jenna Teddy

Awesomeness , smarts and funniest podcast ever

Sep 26th
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Ashgamer12 Gaming

Not trying to be mean but they can just walk in a school like that,if I was one of those kids I would be scared. sorry no hate I love your show!

Sep 22nd
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Walker Family

Mindy and guy roz start doing new shows

Sep 20th
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omar retama

Hi

Sep 14th
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Ashgamer12 Gaming

YEET YEET YEET YEET YEET

Sep 11th
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Ashgamer12 Gaming

I love this podcast

Sep 11th
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Dylan Jones

love your show but why do you upload old podcast?

Aug 27th
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Walker Family

do a show about twins

Aug 22nd
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