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33: Who Was The First Person?

Who was the first person? Paleoanthropologist Adam Van Arsdale answers one of the most frequent questions we get here at But Why. Also: how does evolution work? Was there a first of every living thing? How did the first animal come alive? How did monkeys turn into people? And what did cavemen eat that we still eat today?

#27: Courageous Parenting (with guests Maria and Bob Goff)

This week’s episode features Maria and Bob Goff (he’s the author of Love Does) talking to Dr. Meg about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and the process that went into writing it. They talk about their strengths as parents and how to use those together to parent successfully. Along with this great conversation with Maria and Bob Goff, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

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1:21 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Courageous Parenting”. She teases her conversation with Maria and Bob Goff about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a dad about how kids can learn to better interact with children with special needs.

 

3:17 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and pre-order today and receive a bundle of digital resources created especially for you. HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need releases May 15, 2017.

 

4:48 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder as you learn more about parenting courageously!

 

10:39 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.

 

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26:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH MARIA AND BOB GOFF (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Maria and Bob Goff to talk about Maria’s new book Love Lives Here and how they parented their kids courageously. Dr. Meg also talks with Maria and Bob about how the dynamics of their marriage and personalities has shaped how they parent their children and how that translates into combining each other’s strengths to parent successfully.

 

48:15 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Steven about how to teach his daughter to show grace to her special needs sister as she struggles to keep up with her.

 

53:18 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

54:09 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 27, Courageous Parenting!

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

28: What if zombies were kind to people?

When the whole family votes to visit Zombria on Spring Break, Papa Loo discovers that Zombies aren’t much different from you and me. Of course, he embarrasses himself thoroughly in the process. 

Lessons include: cultural sensitivity, being open to new experiences, and learning before judging.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

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What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O’Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

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32: The Kratts Take Kids On Wild Animal Adventures

For 20 years, brothers Chris and Martin Kratt have been taking kids on adventures around the world through their TV shows, including Wild Kratts, Zoboomafoo, and Kratts’ Creatures. They spent many childhood summers exploring the wilds of Vermont. In this special episode, we are sharing a Vermont Edition interview Jane did with the Kratts for her other radio show.

The Skull of the Ancient Primate with Chris Kirk

Who is the oldest primate, and is it our great-great-great grandfather? Listener Elena’s question takes us into a laboratory chock full of fossils, and brings us back to the impact that killed most of the dinosaurs. Anthropologist Chris Kirk introduces us to our very ancient – and very tiny – ancestors. Visit our blog at tumblepodcast.com to see photos of Rooneyia and Mahgarita, as well as a tour of the Vertebrate Paleontology Lab! We have resources to get started with your own fossil hunt. If you’ve been inspired to fossil hunt, let us know what you found! Are you a teacher or homeschooling parent? Tell us how you use Tumble! Email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com. We love hearing from you! Want an ad-free version of Tumble? It’s only $1 each month. Pledge on Patreon to get access to this special podcast feed, including Marshall’s original music. Let us know how you use Tumble. Send us your questions and drawings! Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher. Thanks for listening!

27: What if a spotted cat named Sniff ran away so that he could live in a house of candy?

Sniff is a full grown cat whose parents won’t let him out of the house! But when he flies away on the back of a building-block-bumble-bee, he ends up getting trapped in a house made of candy. 

Lessons include: always talk things out with your parents; helping others is part of growing up; healthy eating is important at all ages.

Join our Patreon for Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, a better chance of having your question answered, and more! patreon.com/whatifworld

Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen: link.chtbl.com/whatifworld. Share questions via Twitter @whatifworldpod, Facebook @whatifworldpodcast, Instagram @whatifworldpodcast, or email whatifworldpodcast@gmail.com

What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O’Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com.

This episode is sponsored by
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Peter and Penny Rabbit (Easter Weekend 2017)


An updated take on the classic story of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. This time around, his sister Penny is along for the ride, giving more gender representation and a fun new dynamic on this timeless tale. Support the show at patreon.com/stories!

31: How Do Butterflies Fly?

How do butterflies fly? Why are butterflies called butterflies? How do airplanes fly? If gravity pulls everything down, how do planes and rockets get up in the air? Why do planes have engines and how do they make them? We’re visiting ECHO, the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum for answers.

#26: Raising Great Boys (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

This week’s episode is the second in a two-part series on raising great girls and boys with guest Dr. Leonard Sax. Dr. Sax is the author of Girls On The Edge, Boys Adrift, Why Gender Matters, and most recently The Collapse Of Parenting. Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Sax about the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men. Along with this great conversation with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg will give you three points to ponder that you don’t want to miss and she answers a question from a mother worried about her son that is easily distracted and doesn’t complete work on time. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!

 

0:00 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Raising Great Boys”. She teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, her three points to ponder, and a social question from a mom worried about her son being easily distracted in school.

 

1:47 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Many of us know that Dr. Meg has a passion about the relationship between children and their fathers. Regardless of your situation in life, whether you’re married, divorced, widowed, or a step-father, the book HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need will show you how and why you should strive to be a hero father and the impact your presence and involvement has on your children. Go to HeroDadBook.com and pre-order today and receive a bundle of digital resources created especially for you. HERO: Becoming The Strong Father Your Children Need releases May 15, 2017.

 

3:18 – POINTS TO PONDER (Part 1)

Dr. Meg gives you three points to ponder that you can use right away as you learn more about raising a great boy!

 

12:42 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men.

 

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31:07 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg welcomes Dr. Leonard Sax for the next two episodes to give you information about how to raise great girls and boys. This episode focuses on the challenges boys face and how you can raise strong, self-confident young men.

 

38:06 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com or tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from Vicki about her son who is 7 and having problems getting distracted in school.

 

43:11 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

44:22 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Get Social with Dr. Meg on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @MegMeekerMD

 

Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.com and your question could be featured in a future episode!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.com and click on “Parenting Resources”. Enjoying the Parenting Great Kids podcast? Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!