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75: Why Do People Get Cancer?

A cancer diagnosis can be scary, and for kids it can be bewildering. We’ve gotten some questions about cancer and in this episode we answer them with Dr. Donald Small, director of pediatric oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. We answer how people get sick when it’s not caused by germs, how people get cancer, and why cancer “does not have a cure.” There’s nothing graphic or scary in this episode, but adults may want to give this episode a listen if cancer is something your littles have been dealing with.

6: What Would Earth Be Like If Volcanoes Didn’t Exist?

A volcanologist imagines a world without volcanoes, and tells us how her recipe for homemade lava bombs might lead to discoveries about ancient volcanoes in outer space! It turns out that volcanoes do more for planets than create natural pyrotechnic displays. You’re guarenteed to be blown away by volcanologist Erika Rader’s EXTREME VOLCANO SCIENCE PROJECT. Spoiler alert: It involves a huge cauldron of molten rock, an aircannon, and a forklift.

Tell Erika what YOU would do with a lava machine: Email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com with a drawing or recording, and we’ll pass your ideas on!

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Special thanks to Rob Griffiths for his help with this episode! Check out his podcast, Bedtime.FM and Peace Out on the Kids Listen app – kidslisten.org.

The Brilliant Firefly: Revolt, Chapter 9

It’s the penultimate installment of The Brilliant Firefly: Revolt! In this episode, we finally learn more about Firefly’s archenemy: The Scarlet King!

Stay tuned! The final episode of The Brilliant Firefly: Revolt will be released in TWO weeks!!

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#65: Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 (with guest Dr. Leonard Sax)

There’s not much more controversial topic than gender identity in America today. Although it’s an extremely polarizing topic, there are some really great studies on the effects of handling this situation the wrong way. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Dr. Leonard Sax and he gives his advice for handling this issue as a parent these days. Dr. Sax graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT as a 19 year old, and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania to earn his PhD in psychology and an MD. He has written many books on raising kids including: Boys Adrift, Girls on the Edge, The Collapse of Parenting, and Why Gender Matters.This is part one of a two part series with Dr. Sax talks with Dr. Meg about gender identity issues in children and teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and asks you to send in your questions for a future “Ask Dr. Meg” episode. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.comand listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

 

0:00 – AD – EVELYN AND BOBBIE

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0:51 – AD – MATTRESS FIRM

A five-letter word lies at the core of self-improvement and motivation: S-L-E-E-P! Getting enough sleep and waking up on time aren’t easy, but with the right mattress it can be! The sleep experts at Mattress Firm can help. They have the widest selection of America’s best-selling brands, and they have mattresses at every budget! Go to MattressFirm.com/podcastand save 10% with the code “PODCAST10”. If online shopping isn’t for you, there’s a Mattress Firm store around the corner in your neighborhood.

 

1:58 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Gender Identity Issues.” She also teases her conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax, a psychologist and primary care physician, and her points to ponder.

 

4:11 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Do you get sick of hearing your kids argue with each other, or them not paying attention to you, or they are just out of control? The truth is, this is most likely due to your kids’ behavior. Check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at go.meekerparenting.com/discipline-course. Dr. Meg’s goal with the course is to help you lighten your load, love parenting again, and feel less stressed. Check it out today!

 

5:03 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with gender identity issues in children and teenagers.

 

8:03 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.

 

21:26 – AD – SUN BASKET

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23:45 – AD – THIRD LOVE

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25:40 – A CONVERSATION WITH DR. LEONARD SAX (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Dr. Leonard Sax about gender identity issues with children and teenagers and how they are affected by these issues.

 

39:41 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In order to leave room for the entire interview with Dr. Sax, Dr. Meg is not answering a listener question this episode. Please continue to email her your questions because she is collecting them for an upcoming “Ask Dr. Meg” episode!

 

40:16 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

41:04 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 65, Gender Identity Issues, Part 1 and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

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Have a parenting question? Write Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comand she could answer your question during the show or you can let us know what you’d like to hear about in a future episode!

 

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95: What if JFKat told the story and Abacus turned everyone into police officers?

When JFKat controls everything, even the story itself, will he finally realize that napping 19 hours a day might not be the best way to run a world? Maybe Abacus and Rainokhi the talking rainbow can help him take the hint. 

Lessons include: absolute power actually isn’t any fun; sometimes, being responsible means admitting that you need help

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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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The Acorn: A Friendship Story for Kids

Our story today is about a squirrel. Yes, another squirrel story. My equine guests are not exactly thrilled about that. The Acorn is a story about mistaken impressions and developing trust with new friends. And it’s also just fun. ENJOY!

Today’s episode features wonderful SOUND EFFECTS from listeners Lily, Violet, and Serena. You can send me your very own sound effect. Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your Tiny People making a (recognizable) sound, and email it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com! They might just hear their sound in a future story.

Please show your support by leaving a rating/review wherever you listen to the show! (Thank you to everyone who has done so already! I really have the best listeners ever.)

LITTLE HEDGEHOG T-SHIRTS are available! Go to the new ‘Shop’ tab at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com or you can head over to my Threadless store at http://littlestoriestinypeople.threadless.com to choose from two adorable designs.

Thank you so much to everyone who has sent me their beautiful artwork and letters!!! I love to hear from my listeners. Please email me (rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com) with your artwork and photos of how the podcast fits into your child’s life!

You can also find the LSFTP page on Facebook, and find me on Instagram @littlestoriestinypeople, and twitter @littletinystory. Check out my social media accounts to see animated videos, updates, and fan art.

The first LSFTP PICTURE BOOK is on its way! Take a moment to sign up for the email newsletter at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com to get updates about the book’s upcoming release.

Music and Sound in today’s episode:

“Investigations” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Sneaky Snitch” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Carefree” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Sneaky Adventure” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Quick Transition” Mike Pechter

“Neighing horse.wav” by soundslikewillem https://freesound.org/s/418428/
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“Foliage_Rustling_001.wav” duckduckpony https://freesound.org/s/204030/
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The Brilliant Firefly: Revolt, Chapters 7&8

The next two chapters of The Brilliant Firefly: Revolt! Jill is back in the Firefly suit and on a mission again. Join her as she goes on a journey to rescue her mom!

Thank you to today’s sponsor, Bombas! Their socks are the best. You can go to bombas.com/stories and enter STORIES at checkout for 20% off your order!

94: What if pianos could talk and stairs turned into houses?

Zizi is back to school this week, and has officially achieved the status of “Big Kid.” Will she and Benocerous be able to handle Music class? Hopefully one of them knows how to speak piano… 

Lessons include: It can difficult to say what you mean, but keep trying to make your good intentions known; understanding others is hard work, but it can help you make friends and resolve disagreements.

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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.

This episode is sponsored by
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74: Kangaroos, Koalas, and Wombats! Why Don’t They Live In Cities?

We’ll learn about the kinds of animals that live in urban environments and the challenges they face! One young Australian listener wants to know why wombats, kangaroos and koalas hang out in the countryside rather than the city. Dr. Mark Eldridge from the Australian Museum Research Institute tackles that one. And we turn our focus to one particular urban dweller, the raccoon, with York University raccoon expert Suzanne MacDonald. She lives in Toronto, which has one of the most dense populations of raccoons in the world. She helps answer why raccoons eat garbage, how long they live and why they look like they’re wearing masks.