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Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!

Brains On listeners have LOTS of questions about the human body so we’ve decided to answer nine – count em NINE – of these questions in one go. The terrific topics tackled: Hiccups, yawns, getting dizzy, goosebumps, fingerprints, limbs falling asleep, brain freeze, chattering teeth and why your voice sounds different when it’s recorded.

Plus: Our Moment of Um answers the question: “Why do we have two lungs?”

Today’s episode is sponsored by Quip (getquip.com/brainson) and Build-A-Bear Workshop (buildabear.com). You can support Brains On at brainson.org/donate

The Brilliant Firefly: Revolt, Finale Part 2

Part two of the exciting finale of The Brilliant Firefly: Revolt! It’s finally here!!

If you’d like to support our podcast, you can visit patreon.com/stories and make a pledge. OR you can support this week’s sponsor: Bombas! When you support our sponsors, you’re helping us continue to create new content for you and your family to enjoy! Thank you!

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99: How could a chicken fly in the sky and lift all the stuff that he sees?

It’s the return of Charlie Chicken (episode 43), as our plucky hero sets out to cure his corn cobb papa of the common huitlacoche (whee-tla-KO-cheh). Will Charlie’s neighbors be willing to help?

Lessons include: By helping people outside your inner circle, you can help teach them to do the same; it’s okay to feel frustrated during a disagreement, but lashing out in anger will never change someone’s mind.

Disclaimer: huitlacoche looks yucky to some, but makes for a great vegetarian taco! Mr. Eric apologizes in advance for his mispronunciations. It’s a mouthful both literally and figuratively!

This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! If you haven’t heard the wonderful Be Calm on Ahway Island, you can start with their Halloween Special: “Our dragon notices lots of strange monsters and creatures wandering through the streets. Dragon feels a little frightened until the creatures begin to laugh and Dragon realizes it just the kids trick or treating.”

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

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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Ladies & Germs, Meet The Supervillain Superbugs!

Almost 100 years ago, Alexander Fleming discovered what would go on to become the world’s first antibiotic. Nearly a century later, the bacterial infections and diseases these antibiotics once treated are making a comeback! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they delve into the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of battling SUPERBUGS! (Originally aired April 23rd)

77: Why Do We Celebrate Halloween?

Why do we celebrate Halloween? Who created this holiday? Where do pumpkins come from and why do we carve them? This week we’re answering your Halloween questions with a professor of all kinds of scary and creepy things, Regina Hansen of Boston University.

8: The Mask of the Crow Scientist

Not a true crime story, but a true science story! Starring a murder of crows, a person in a creepy mask, and one very curious scientist named Kaeli Swift. We unravel the mystery of what appears like scene from a Halloween fright night, but is actually an experiment designed to reveal the reasons for some very weird crow behavior. Turns out, you can get a lot of strange looks on the road to science discovery.

NOTE: This episode is about the scientific study of death in animals. No animals die in this story, but listeners uncomfortable with this topic might want to skip it. Other Halloween episodes are “We Ain’t Afraid of No Ghosts!” and “The Laboratory of the Haunted House.”

To see a photo of someone wearing the mask, and watch a video of Kaeli’s study, visit our blog at sciencepodcastforkids.com.

We have more from our interview with Kaeli, on our special ad-free Patreon feed! Learn about how Kaeli followed her curiosity from this experiment, to fascinating studies on what crows might actually be thinking during a crow funeral. Pledge starting at $1/month today, at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Send us your science questions, and tell us about your Halloween-inspired experiments! Email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com.

Happy Halloween!

How to find the facts (Prove It: Part 4)

Today information is everywhere, but what should you trust? Can you spot the difference between well researched articles and stories full of opinion, errors or even lies? In our final chapter of “Prove It: How to find the facts,” we’ll find out how to think like a fact checker. Plus we’ll share clues on how to spot warning signs of bogus information. We also look into the claim that coffee stunts your growth and for our Moment of Um we explore the world of freckles. Today’s episode is sponsored by Build-A-Bear Workshop (buildabear.com), Vamousse (VamousseLice.com), Bombas (bombas.com/brains) and Ozobot (ozobot.com/brains). You can support Brains On at brainson.org/donate

#67: Motherhood and Marriage (with guest Becky Thompson)

With all the stresses of raising great kids, oftentimes the marriage suffers as a result of giving your spouse the “leftovers”. In this episode, Dr. Meg talks with Becky Thompson, author of Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma’s Heartand Love Unending: Rediscovering Your Marriage in the Midst of Motherhood, about balancing being a great mother and also being a great wife. Both of these things can exist in the same household, and they discuss how to make that happen in your marriage, too!Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away and answers a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit. 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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0:58 – AD – BUILD A BEAR

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2:06 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Motherhood and Marriage.” She also teases her conversation with Becky Thompson, her points to ponder, and a question from grandparents about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.

 

4:07 – 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!

 

4:46 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.

 

31:39 – AD – THIRD LOVE

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33:13 – AD – SUN BASKET

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35:33 – A CONVERSATION WITH BECKY THOMPSON (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Becky Thompson and they discuss balancing being a great mother and being a great wife at the same time.

 

45:14 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder when dealing with motherhood and marriage.

 

47:52 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD. In this episode, Dr. Meg answers a question from Barry and Jane about their grandchildren and managing screen time when they visit.

 

51:02 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

51:44 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 67, Motherhood and Marriage and for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than TWO MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

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

 

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!

 

Dr. Meg’s parenting resources and tools are available at www.megmeekermd.comand click on “Parenting Resources”. Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

EAR YE! EAR YE! How The Shape Of Our Ears Affects The Way We Hear!

Get ready and prepare those two fleshy little sea shells on the side of your head for the science of sound! That’s right, we’re talking ear science! Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World of auditory awesomeness! (originally aired June 11th)

98: What if unicorns lived in Halloween bushes? (w/Sloan)

Mr. Eric is joined by young listener named Sloan who will help him tell a totally improvised Halloween special! Can Sloan the Little Unicorn find JFKat after he is scared out of their spooky house by an unapologetic Skeleton Ghost? 

Lessons include: It’s important to express even the less popular feelings, like guilt and fear; it’s easy to forgive others when you’re able to see from their perspective.

This week’s episode is part of the Kids Listen Halloween Sweeps! Take minute to check out the fun and relaxing April Eight Songs & Stories, the inspiring interview show Good Stuff Kids, and the newest member of the Kids Listen community, This Week in the Multiverse, an original take on science fiction for older kids.

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

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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