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Science of Poop with Mary Roach [EXTENDED CUT]

Everybody poops. But why? To find out, science writer Mary Roach takes us on a journey into the alimentary canal – that’s the tube that runs from our mouth to our rectum. Along the way, we learn about pooping in space, and how someone else’s poop might one day save your life! We love all science here at Tumble, but poop science holds a special place in our hearts. We hope you enjoy this extended cut of “The Secret Life of Poop” where we learn more about why poop is not only funny, but important to our health.

Getting My Wings

Stevie is disappointed when he finds out he’ll have to go to camp this summer. He thought he’d finally have a chance to relax and be himself, but now he’ll have to go on living a “double life”, just like he does during the school year. It’s exhausting! Will this summer be the catastrophe that he’s imagining, or will it finally be the one where Stevie gets his wings? Listen in to this Pride Month story to find out!

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127: What if Fred the Dog didn’t like sticks?

What do you think would happen to you if you no longer enjoyed your favorite pastime? Well, for Fred, that pastime is… or was… eating sticks. Can he handle losing his life’s simplest joy?

Lessons include: Your favorite pastime can turn into a bad habit if you don’t try other things; it’s okay to indulge sometimes, but try to do it in moderation.

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An Eyebrow Evolution!

Once upon a time, our earliest human ancestors all had a permanent case of ‘angry face’ due to the big bony ridges on their foreheads. Over time we’ve evolved flexible brows that can communicate our complex emotions. Evolutionary anthropologists are trying to figure out why. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an ancient family reunion, and discover the who, what, when, where, why, how and WOW in the world of eyebrows! Originally Aired August 13th 2018.

94: Why Do Trains Run On Tracks?

How do trains work? What about electric trains? Steam trains? Bullet trains? Why do they have to go on tracks? How can trains go so fast even though they’re so heavy? And why don’t trains have seat belts? We’re traveling to Union Station in Washington, DC and answering all of your questions with Amtrak’s Patrick Kidd.

The Giant’s Causeway

It’s a battle for the history books between the Irish giant Finn Mac Cool and the Scottish giant Benadonner! Tune in to this story about beard shaving, pancakes, and bridges to find out who wins!

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A Giant Story: Part Two

Will the platewashers ever get to pursue their dreams? Will Julian ever win the regional cat show?! Find out in part two of A Giant Story! Friends, this is my last episode of Season Six. I will be taking a break for the summer to write new stories for you! But while I am gone, you have over 50 stories to enjoy.

If you LOVE this story, please share it with a friend. 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: ROSA, AMALIA, VOLEN, ZAIN, NOAH, and YAEL.

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 JACK 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!

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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:

“Sneaky Adventure”, “Glitter Blast”, “Doh De Oh”, “Fretless”, “Monkeys Spinning Monkeys”, “Dreamy Flashback”, “The Curtain Rises”, “Carpe Diem”, “Welcome to the Show”, “Your Call”, “Life of Riley”

SOUND FX

“Crowd_moaning” by unchaz, Creative Commons by Attribution License https://freesound.org/s/150969/

Angry: All about feelings, pt. 3

This is the third of our four-part series on feelings. Today we're learning why we all get angry and what to do with that emotion. We'll get in touch with our inner Super You Person and learn what physical reactions anger can trigger in our bodies. We'll also hear how our listeners describe their anger and talk to NPR reporter Michaeleen Doucleff about the different flavors of anger that people describe around the world. Plus: Mallika Chopra shares another meditation to try when you're feeling mad. For more on meditation and mindfulness, you can check out Mallika Chopra’s book for kids, Just Breathe. Today’s episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brainson), Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls the Podcast (rebelgirls.co/podcast), New Cloud Control Cat Litter by Arm & Hammer, and Aunt Fannie’s (auntfannies.com/summer and coupon code BRAINS). You can support the show at brainson.org/donate

#83: The Life of a Military Couple (with guests Bo and Nicole White)

Normal life for a military couple appears anything but ordinary. There’s long stretches of not hearing from your spouse, worries about their safety, and hopes that your family will be reunited after the tour of duty. How do you cope with being home without your partner? How do you deal with parenting together once he or she gets home? These are all normal questions, and that’s why Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White, an “average” military couple that has figured out how to make it work despite the hardships. After about a decade of military life, Bo and Nicole are settling down in Traverse City, MI, and trying to re-establish what “normal” looks like for them. 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 a mom about how to introduce her kids to her estranged father as they have begun asking questions about him recently. 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 – UNUM

Any new parent will tell you that navigating parental leave benefits can be confusing and anxiety-inducing. In fact, employee benefits company, Unum, recently surveyed new parents and found that 43% never met with their employer to discuss their benefits prior to going on leave. An additional 35% said they didn’t understand some of the key employee benefits being offered at their workplace. To help start the conversation with HR, check out Unum’s parental leave guide at unum.com/parents!

 

0:45 – AD – AUNT FANNIE’S

For years, we’ve been told that “clean” means sanitizing using antibacterials, but this kills everything, including the good with whatever bad. Now Aunt Fannie’s brings probiotics to your home with Microcosmic cleaners and hand soaps. They add good with an extract of beneficial bacteria plus non-toxic plant cleaners that work! Try probiotic cleaning at auntfannies.com/goodand use coupon code MEG at checkout for 20% off your entire order!

 

2:02 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “The Life of a Military Couple.” She also teases her conversation with Bo and Nicole White, as well as her points to ponder.

 

3:30 –  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!

 

4:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it’s like to parent together and separate as a military family.

 

23:13 – AD – ROTHY’S

It’s no surprise Rothy’s has over 1,000 nearly perfect reviews. They’re stylish, sustainable, comfortable, washable, really they’re the perfect flats for life on-the-go. Check out all the amazing styles available right now at Rothys.com/MEG. Comfort, style, and sustainability – these are the shoes you’ve been waiting for! Head to Rothys.com/MEGtoday!

 

24:5- – 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!

 

26:01 – A CONVERSATION WITH BO AND NICOLE WHITE (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Bo and Nicole White about what it’s like to parent together and separate as a military family.

 

40:18 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to parent when one of you is absent in the military.

 

42:59 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Suzanne, about how to introduce her kids to her estranged father as they have begun asking questions about him recently. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg at askmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.

 

46:32 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

46:52 – FROM THE PRODUCER

Thanks for listening to Episode 83, The Life of a Military Couple and 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

 

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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126: What if baseballs and basketballs were alive?

Alley-Oop, is a basketball through and through. The only trouble is, she was born looking like a baseball! But when she finds the magic to look like her true self, will her community understand and celebrate Alley-Oop’s transformation?

What If World is celebrating Pride with a story about love, identity, and understanding.

You can catch a slew of other Pride-themed episodes produced this month as part of the Kids Listen Pride Sweeps by the following shows: Be Calm on Ahway Island, But Why, Circle Round, Girl Tales, Good Words Podcast, Just Us Weirdos, Noodle Loaf, Stories Podcast.

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 Marshall 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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