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Roller coasters: from dream to extreme

How do roller coaster designers go from dream to reality? World-renowned roller coaster designer Alan Schilke tells us how he does it. Also — why do some people feel sick or dizzy after riding them? And how do coasters make you feel like you’re floating? Plus: a tricky mystery sound and a Moment of Um that answers the question, “How do boomerangs come back?”

This episode is sponsored by Quip (getquip.com/brainson), Thoughtfully (thoughtfully.com/brains) and Little Passports (LittlePassports.com/brains).

102: What if I was a unicorn and Fred the Dog found my fairy garden?

Fred has to figure out the secret to making a dog house fly, or else he’ll be late to his own inauguration! Fortunately a shapeshifting Finn Again and a generous Miracorn are there to help. 

Lessons include: It’s important to think hard when making big decisions (and to not let the small decisions slow you down).

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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A Dog’s Nose Always Knows

What in the world is a dog’s secret sniffing power? How in the world do their noses know more than ours? And why are we putting these noses to work? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of super sniffing canines! (originally aired December 25th)

9: Inside the Bat Cave (BONUS EPISODE)

What’s it like to go inside the world’s largest bat colony? In this special bonus episode, we’re sharing part of our interview with Jessica Dreyer, modern day Bat Woman and biologist. (Remember her from “The Journey to the Bat Cave”?!) Find out why a cave just outside San Antonio, Texas is home to 15 million bats – the largest gathering of mammals anywhere on the planet!

Want to get behind-the-scenes of our stories of science discovery? Join our Patreon campaign to get bonus interview episodes with every new episode of Tumble! Starting at only $1 a month, you’ll get access to a special podcast feed with all of our regular episodes, PLUS interviews!

A Patreon subscription is a great holiday gift for any Tumble fan. Better yet, your support helps us keep making the show!

Here’s the rest of our great Patreon rewards:

$5 a month: A shoutout when you join, a special birthday greeting, and the chance to answer OUR science questions on the podcast.

$10 a month: All that plus a Tumble t-shirt.

$20 a month: Superfan level! We send you everything plus a handwritten postcard from Barcelona!

Pledge now at patreon.com/tumblepodcast to pledge at any level. Every little bit helps! We can’t wait to share more stories of science discovery with you.

A Dog King Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving! Dog King, King of the Dogs is throwing a festive, silly celebration in the alley, and everyone’s coming! Pickles, Rex, Other Rex, Other OTHER Rex, and… a cat? Find out what happens when an uninvited feline guest crashes this bow wow bash!

If you would like to support our podcast, you can visit patreon.com/stories and make a pledge. AND don’t forget that you can vote for us for Best Kids and Family podcast in the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards! You can go to storiespodcast.com/vote and that will take you to the right page. 

Thank you!!

79: Circle Round: ‘Armadillo’s Song’

This week, instead of a normal episode, we’re bringing you an episode from one of our podcast friends, Circle Round, from WBUR in Boston. Circle Round features folk tales from around the world, and we’ve selected one we think you’ll really enjoy. French comedian Gad Elmaleh stars in “Armadillo’s Song,” a story about achieving goals and proving naysayers wrong!

Finding your way without a map

If your GPS suddenly stopped working, would you still be able to find your way?

In this episode we'll teach you tricks and tips to navigate on your own. We'll explain how compasses work and we'll tell you who helped move north to the top of the map. Plus, we'll meet a navigator who goes on long journeys using only traditional Hawaiian navigational techniques and we'll stop by a pitstop for some amazing animal migrators.

All that and a Moment of Um on why diamonds are so rare and so valuable.

Today’s episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brainson), Little Passports (littlepassports.com/brains), Bombas (bombas.com/brains), and Ozobot (ozobot.com/shop).

#69: Candace Center Stage (with guest Candace Cameron Bure)

You probably know her as D.J. Tanner from Full Housein the 1980s and 1990s, or D.J. Tanner-Fuller from her newest show Fuller House. Candace Cameron Bure is talking with Dr. Meg in this episode and has a lot to say about teaching your kids to persevere, which is the topic of her children’s book Candace Center Stage. Also, Candace was fortunate enough to be able to be a stay-at-home mom when her children were young, and she gives some great advice to moms making the transition from work to home and then back again after her kids grew up. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. 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 – MILK LIFE

Do you ever wonder if your kids are getting all the nutrition they need? One simple way to help – 3 servings of dairy milk per day. out of 2 kids don’t get enough Calcium, Vitamin D, or Potassium. Milk is one of the best sources for these essential nutrients. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages dairy milk at most meals, and water in between. Help give your kids the nutrition they need and serve milk at meal time. To learn more, visit pourmoremilk.com!

 

0:54 – AD – LITTLE PASSPORTS

Little Passports is the perfect holiday gift for that curious kid on your list! With a subscription to Little Passports, kids get a fun-filled package each month designed to inspire their curiosity in geography, world cultures, or science. Little Passports is great for kids of all ages. Order today at LittlePassports.com/MEG!

 

1:54 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Candace Center Stage.” She also teases her conversation with Candace Cameron Bure and her points to ponder.

 

3:55 – PARENTING RESOURCES

Parents, have you ever experienced a meltdown with your kids? Dr. Meg experienced one with her four-year-old granddaughter recently, and she can give you first-hand advice on how to diffuse the situation quickly and effectively. Sign up for her free webinar at disciplinewebinar.com to learn how you can be a better parent in tough situations and access a free discipline planning workshop! Sign up for free today!

 

5:18 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE CAMERON BURE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Candace Cameron Bure about her book Candace Center Stage. They discuss the book, things Candace has learned from balancing parenting with a demanding career, and maintaining her beliefs and values in showbusiness.

 

32:52 – AD – SUN BASKET

When you’re putting in time at the gym, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen? Now you can fuel your workouts and nourish your body with easy to prepare meal kit deliveries from Sun Basket! Sun Basket makes it easy to make healthy and delicious meals for your family! Go to the Sun Basket app and pick from 18 weekly recipes, so no matter what your eating plan is, Sun Basket has a menu that’s right for you! All ingredients are sourced from the best farms and suppliers to ensure that your produce is fresh and organic, and your meats and seafood are responsibly-raised. Go to SunBasket.com/megtoday to learn more and get $35 off your first order!

 

34:59 – AD – KIWI CO

KiwiCo creates super cool, hands-on projects for kids that make learning about science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun! KiwiCo’s mission is to provide the next generation of innovators with the tools and foundation they need to become creative problem-solvers and critical thinkers. KiwiCo is offering Parenting Great Kids listeners the opportunity to try them for free. Visit kiwico.com/megto find out more about their projects for kids!

 

36:54 – A CONVERSATION WITH CANDACE CAMERON BURE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Candace Cameron Bure about her book Candace Center Stage. They discuss the book, things Candace has learned from balancing parenting with a demanding career, and maintaining her beliefs and values in showbusiness.

 

55:52 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you teach your kids about perseverance through tough situations.

 

59:06 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

59:54 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 69, Candace Center Stage 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!

101: What if Cthunkle did his show “What Is World” and interviewed Mr. Eric?

Cthunkle hosts this unusual episode. Could this be the end of What If World? Not if the next president and their new cabinet have anything to do with it! 

Lessons include: Handling disappointment is a really important skill for kids and grown-ups to practice; it’s important to make your voice heard, even if you don’t get your way.

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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New Version: The Robot Who Had Feelings

My first book is AVAILABLE NOW! Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait.

LIMITED-TIME SPECIAL OFFER
Order the book now and you are eligible to receive a big, FREE, personalized signed sticker to put in the front of your book – just like I signed it! After you order the book, email me at rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com and tell me 1)The names for the sticker(s) – you can get one sticker for each book you purchase and 2) The address where I can send it. I will also include a little something I hope will inspire your tiny people to WRITE THEIR OWN STORIES!!!

This offer ends NOVEMBER 20, 2018. (But honestly the idea of this being a hard deadline is SO SAD. If it’s after 11/20 and you’d like a sticker please reach out and I’ll see what I can do!)

Today’s story is a reimagined version of one of my most popular stories, The Robot Who Had Feelings! I am so thrilled to share it with you. Three of my favorite podcasters starred in this story: Eric O’Keefe (What If World), Chanel Tsang (Peace Out), and Sarah Rhea Werner (Girl In Space). Thank you so much to Eric, Chanel, and Sarah for being part of this story. Tiny People will love What If World and Peace Out; Big People will love Girl In Space.

BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: TESSA, THEO, LILY, RILEY, VIOLET, and HUXLEY.

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.

Music and Sound in today’s episode:

“Rainbows” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Doh De Oh” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Fretless” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Dreamy Flashback” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Sneaky Adventure” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Breaktime” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Easy Lemon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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“Airship Serenity” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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“Quick Transition” by Mike Pechter