73: Why Is Fire Orange?

We visit Fireman’s Hall Museum in Philadelphia and get answers to a dozen questions about fire from Philly firefighter Lisa Desamour. She tells us what fire is, why matches work to start fires, and why fire is often orange. Plus: how does water put out fire? How do smoke alarms work? Why do firefighters have Dalmations?

4: The Science Splash Jam! Live

This summer, Tumble went live!! and we want to share the science magic with all our listeners. In this episode, you’ll hear our favorite parts of our Back-to-School Science Splash Jam from the Scottish Rite Theater in Austin, Texas. Get ready for a sea star song written by listeners, jellyfish trivia, and amazing science questions from fans.

A super huge thanks and shoutout to everyone who came to our events! If you’re curious about Tumble live events, email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com.

Our guests were SaulPaul, Elizabeth McQueen, and Juli Berwald. Sara and Michael Lentz recorded the Science Splash Jam. Thanks to our sponsors: The Headwaters School, Austin Family Magazine, Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child, and Listenwise.

Our kid contestants were Adele, Liesel, and Finn. Our question askers were Amery, Amara, and Leela.

A new way to think about the transition to motherhood | Alexandra Sacks

https://download.ted.com/talks/AlexandraSacks_2018S-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008When a baby is born, so is a mother — but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood is often silenced by shame or misdiagnosed as postpartum depression. In this quick, informative talk, reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks breaks down the emotional tug-of-war of becoming a new mother — and shares a term that could help describe it: matrescence.

The Brilliant Firefly: Revolt Chapters 2&3

The Brilliant Firefly is back! Chapters two and three are here, and there’s more to come next week!

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Daily Harvest and Revolution Math! Tune in at the very beginning of this episode to hear exclusive special offers.

Brains On! + The Story Pirates: What makes fun things fun?

We're teaming up with our pals The Story Pirates to learn about the science of having fun! Our experts tell us what makes something fun and why we're so geared toward seeking a good time. Plus, the Story Pirates share their song “Pizza Revenge.” We've also got a fun-tastic Mystery Sound and a Moment Of Um all about pirates. How fun is that?

Still want more fun? Head over to the Story Pirates to hear more (plus the punchline to a Brains On joke) – apple.co/2wwlgDE 

Today’s episode is sponsored by Vamousse (vamousselice.com) and Roshambo Baby (roshambobaby.co and offer code BRAINS)

#63: Screen Time With Your Kids (with guest Tim Winter)

With so many different forms of media coming at your kids, the issue of screen time is bound to come up frequently in your home. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks to an expert on screen time and how it affects your children, Tim Winter. Tim is the president of the Parents Television Council, and is frequently asked to speak on the television news circuit, cited in newspapers across the country, and is regularly used as a source for many television and movie industry publications. This is part one of a two part series with Mr. Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away, answers a question from a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and answers another question from a grandmother about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions. Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If so, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question in an upcoming episode!



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2:10 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Screen Time With Your Kids.” She also teases her conversation with Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, her points to ponder, a question from a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and a grandmother’s question about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions.



Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with your kids and how much screen time you allow them to consume.



Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.


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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Tim Winter about screen time and media effects on children in America today.



Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this segment, Dr. Meg answers a question from, Crystal, a mom about her young daughter that has frequent tantrums, and answers another question from a grandmother, Sue, about her grandson’s awkward facial expressions.





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The Dinosaur With Dandruff

Don’t scritch scratch that itchy, flaky scalp! Take it from the Beipiaosaurus, it doesn’t help! Join Mindy and Guy Raz, and a tiny T-Rex as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the oldest ever case of dandruff!

91: What if Mr. Eric did an interview with Fred the dog?

Fred is a real life pug mix with an extra long tongue. He’s also leader of the Fur Force and What If World’s most popular character. Let’s find out what makes this dog lick ー err, tick! 

Lessons include: Family is family, even if they’re not related to you; rescuing an animal is a big responsibility, but it doesn’t cost a thing to be kind to other creatures

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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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To transform child welfare, take race out of the equation | Jessica Pryce

https://download.ted.com/talks/JessicaPryce_2018S-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008In this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a promising solution to help child welfare agencies make bias-free assessments about when to remove children from their families. “Let’s work together to build a system that wants to make families stronger instead of pulling them apart,” Pryce says.