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Thinkin stinkin: Why we smell

You may have noticed some strong smells coming from your feet, your friend's breath, or your brother's armpit. Where do these body odors come from? We'll meet the microscopic organisms responsible and visit the kingdom of Footsteros. We'll also find out why we might find these naturally occurring smells so disgusting. Plus: A brand new Moment of Um answers the question: Why do stink bugs stink? This episode is sponsored by Cloud Control Cat Litter by Arm & Hammer, Bona Premium Spray Mop (bona.com/brainson), and Quip (getquip.com/brainson). You can support the show at brainson.org/donate

Robin’s Egg Blues

A grumpy tortoise and a chirpy mother robin meet on a sunshine-y spring day and argue about who has the best house. Who will win? Tune in to find out!!

If you would like to support Stories Podcast, you can subscribe and give us a five star review on iTunes, head to patreon.com/stories and pledge to make a monthly donation, or just tell your friends about us! You can also check out this episode’s sponsor, Mathnasium! Visit mathnasium.com/Stories or call 855-910-MATH for more information!

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121: What if What If World was not real?

Mr. Eric is going to share a little bit of his own story today in an especially whacky story, involving a dungeon caper, a hot balloon, and… the end of What If World?! Or is it the beginning? 

Lessons include: sometimes all it takes is a quick distraction to get us off of our screen and out into the real world; “What ifs” can help keep your imagination healthy.

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 painting of Abacus was done by our listener, Maya!

This episode is sponsored by
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Tad and Fish

Tad and Fish is a sweet story about friendship that touches on the ways our brains can at times shield us from seeing what is happening right before our eyes. Enjoy!

If you LOVE this story, please share it with a friend (NOT a goose!). If you happen to have an Apple device, leave a review in Apple Podcasts!

If your tiny person wants to share a story they’ve written, please send photos or recordings of it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. I LOVE to see their artwork, stories, and anything else they’d like to share.

BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: NORA, BRIELLA, DIANA, SAGE, DREW, AMOS, LUKAS, TESSA, ZACH and LEO!

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! You might just hear your sound in a future story.

Thank you to DERMOT and AMELIE for helping me with the reminder at the beginning of this episode!!!

Your child can help me too! Here are the lines:

Remember, there are no pictures. You’ll have to imagine the pictures in your mind. You can imagine them however you want. OK, here we go!

My book is available NOW. Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait Thank you so much to those who have supported my work by getting the book!

Sign up for my email list at http://www.littlestoriestinypeople.com! Follow me on instagram @littlestoriestinypeople, twitter @littletinystory, and facebook @littlestoriestinypeople.

MUSIC and SOUND

The following pieces by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) were used in today’s episode, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0:

“Glitter Blast”, “Easy Lemon”, “Investigations”, “Fretless”, “Carefree”, “Sneaky”, “Sneaky Snitch”, “Thinking of You”, “Doh De Oh”, “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”

“Quick Transition” by Mike Pechter

“Dropping Tiny Pebble in Still Water Surface” by jorickhoofd https://freesound.org/s/160119/

“Bird Whistling, Robin, Single, 13.wav” by InspectorJ (www.jshaw.co.uk) of Freesound.org

“Clean Record Scratch” by kwahmah_02, https://freesound.org/s/269476/

90: Why Is Sugar Bad For You?

Why do we need to eat and how does food give us energy? Why do you have to eat vegetables? Why does junk food taste so good? So many questions about food and nutrition. We get answers from Wesley Delbridge, of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Other questions in this episode include: Why does eating salty food make you thirsty? Why is sugar bad for you? Why are vitamins in food? Why is breakfast so important? Why do children get hungry at night? Why is fast food so popular?

Forever echo: Can a sound wave go on forever?

Today we shout out our love for the ECHO! (echo echo) Discover how these curious callbacks happen and why we hear them in some places but not others. We'll also play you the longest echo in the world and take you to an echo-proof room. Plus, an actual echo stops by to share its new podcast and we hear the answer to this Moment Of Um question: why can wild animals drink dirty water when humans need clean water? Today’s episode is sponsored by Loacker (loackerlove.com/powermom2019), Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls the Podcast (rebelgirls.co/podcast), Philo (philo.tv/brains) and New Cloud Control Cat Litter by Arm & Hammer. You can support the show at brainson.org/donate

#79: Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers (with guest Anthony ONeal)

Learning how to relate to your kids and understand how they are wired often seems like a lofty goal. One kid needs to be at soccer practice, the other kid has gymnastics, both of them are arguing, and you’re stuck in the middle. As a parent, it can be hard to understand what your kids are thinking, feeling, and wanting from a relationship with you, but you can do this!It all hinges on being a smart parent!In today’s episode, Dr. Meg talks with Anthony ONeal. Since 2003, Anthony ONeal has helped thousands of students make good decisions with their money, relationships and education to live a well-balanced life. He’s the National Best-Selling Author of Graduate Survival Guide: 5 Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make in College, and travels the country spreading his encouraging message to help teens and young adults transition into the real world. He also knows how youth are wired, and gives some great advice to parents on how to build meaningful bonds with teenagers. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from an anonymous mom about her daughter’s same-sex attractions and if her divorce caused any of her daughter’s feelings. 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 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagers.” She also teases her conversation with Anthony ONeal and her points to ponder.

 

2:14 –  PARENTING RESOURCES

If you haven’t already, go check out the new, revised, and improved course Discipline with Courage and Kindness at disciplinewithcourageandkindness.com. 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!

 

3:16 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY ONEAL (PART 1)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Anthony ONeal. They talk about being a smart parent as your raising teenagers and how to build a strong bond with your kids.

 

18:43 – AD – MILK LIFE

With today’s distractions and busy schedules, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important to us. From cooking with your kids, to sipping a refreshing drink at home with them after a long day, dairy milk helps us savor the real moments that matter with the ones we love while also giving our kids nutrients they need to grow strong and help them recharge. To learn more about dairy milk and the benefits it brings to you, visit milklife.com!

 

19:42 – AD – ROTHY’S

Rothy’s are the everyday flats for life on-the-go. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns, as well as four different silhouettes, Rothy’s go with everything from yoga pants to dresses and skirts. Plus, they’re constantly launching new styles, so you’re guaranteed to find a pair—or three—you love. Best of all, since Rothy’s are seamlessly crafted from recycled water bottles, they’re ultra-comfortable as soon as you slip them on. Rothy’s has an amazing deal for my listeners, just use the code MEG to get free shipping and free returns with no minimum when you go to Rothys.com! Once you try shoes that are comfortable, stylish, and sustainable, you’re never going to wear anything else.

 

21:35 – A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY ONEAL (PART 2)

Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Anthony ONeal. They talk about being a smart parent as your raising teenagers and how to build a strong bond with your kids.

 

37:23 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being a smart parent as your raise teenagers.

 

40:48 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from an anonymous mom about her daughter’s same-sex attractions and if her divorce caused any of her daughter’s feelings. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

47:28 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

48:43 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 79, Smart Parenting: Raising Teenagersand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than THREE MILLION downloads! Subscribe, rate, and leave a review for us on iTunes!

 

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

 

You can also connect with Anthony ONeal on Twitter and Instagram @AnthonyONeal and online at anthonyoneal.com or facebook.com/aoneal

 

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!

120: What if my lunch lady was an octopus and the sky had a mouth?

This Earth Day, Zach and Zizi are on a mission to feed the sky a healthy meal. But can they save the world and still get back to school in time for Pizza Day? 

Lessons include: big changes don’t happen overnight, but using your voice can help get things started; junk food makes us feel like junk and healthy food makes us feel healthy, who’da thunk?

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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The Great Playground Leap!

Sam, Darnell, and Violet are back from April vacation, and they all had a great break! But not as great as Brandon…

If you would like to support Stories Podcast, you can subscribe and give us a five star review on iTunes, head to patreon.com/stories and pledge to make a monthly donation, or just tell your friends about us! You can also check out this episode’s sponsor, Mathnasium! Visit mathnasium.com/Stories or call 855-910-MATH for more information!

Now you can find new episodes of Stories, completely ad-free, on Stitcher Premium! For a free month of Stitcher Premium, go to stitcherpremium.com/wondery and use promo code ‘WONDERY’.

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Here Comes The Sun-Powered Energy!

It’s Cyber Funday on Wow in the World, and Mindy is taking full advantage of all the good deals! Sales on everything thing she’s ever wanted and everything she never even knew she wanted! But is her online shopping spree a good deal for the planet? Guy Raz takes Mindy on a little time traveling fossil-fueled trip to the past to see how we can best protect the Earth for the future! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of Fossil Fuels and the future health of planet Earth!