Plastic: Why it’s everywhere

Human-made plastics are super useful — they're lightweight, can be molded into anything, and they don’t break down. And because plastic is so versatile, we humans have found lots of uses for it. But the fact that it last forever means we find ourselves with a plastic problem. In this episode, we'll learn about the invention of plastic, how it's made and recycled and what you can do to help handle plastic waste. Plus: A very special appearance by Gungador, a tricky mystery sound and a Moment of Um that answers the question: “How do glow in the dark things glow?”

One thing you can do now to help with plastic pollution is use Jenna Jambeck's Marine Debris Tracker to report where you're finding plastic in the environment.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Old El Paso, Panama City Beach (VisitPanamaCityBeach.com) and Madison Reed (madison-reed.com and coupon code BRAINSON). You can support the show at brainson.org/donate

#86: Dealing With Migraine Headaches (with guests Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson)

Headaches are tough to deal with regardless of age, but the migraine headache is probably the most feared one of them all. As a parent, you want to prevent pain in your children as much as possible, but sometimes with headaches you feel like there’s nothing that you can do. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter that struggled with a migraine headache for over 100 days in a row. Dr. Meeker gets great information from Keith about what it’s like to be a parent of a child with migraine headaches and has informational discussions with Dr. Donna Stephenson about what to look for and how she treats patients with migraine headaches. 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 her 17 year old daughter who she feels wants nothing to do with her. 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!


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1:45 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Dealing With Migraine Headaches.” She also teases her conversation with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson, as well as her points to ponder.



Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter and her fight against migraine headaches.


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One in six kids in the U.S. faces hunger, and that number goes up during the summer months when kids don’t have access to school meal programs. America’s dairy farmers have been passionate about providing food to families for a long time. This summer they’re building on dairy’s commitment to nourishing communities by partnering with Feeding America to fight child hunger. Help get food to families who need it. Go to GiveAGallon.comto donate to a food bank in your community.



Dr. Meg talks with Keith DiMarino and Dr. Donna Stephenson about Keith’s daughter and her fight against migraine headaches.



Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how to identify different headache types and what to do if you think your kids are dealing with migraine headaches.



Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Kim, about her 17 year old daughter who she feels wants nothing to do with her. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg ataskmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.





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In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Carrie Mess. Carrie tells us about how raising her family on a dairy farm is a blessing and about marrying into a dairy farm. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.

The Grateful Crane

The crane, an elegant and beautiful bird, is considered to be auspicious in Japan. In this story, a poor farmer receives good fortune after he rescues a wounded crane. But unfortunately his curiosity gets the better of him, and his luck does not hold out. It’s a short, rather sad, but beautiful story.

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131: What if kids could sleep at school? (w/Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)

Mr. Eric teams up with Grammy winning musical artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo for a story that’s truly a dream come true! Can Zach and Captain Boar learn to fly at Sleepaway Camp, aka Dream School?

Lessons include: Having an active day and making healthy choices is the key to a good night’s sleep; being honest about your fears can help you face them

Learn more about our special guest, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, his albums and upcoming shows! Follow him on Facebook @secretagent23skidoo. One of my favorite songs is Imaginary Friend, but they’re all super catchy and fun.

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. Broken Dreams song used with permission from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

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WAIT…WAIT…ARE THOSE MARSHMALLOWS? Why Kids Are Better At Waiting Than Adults

New scientific research suggests that kids these days are better than grownups when it comes to waiting. WHAT?! Join Mindy and Guy Raz in the waiting room of the dentist’s office, as they explore how scientists used MARSHMALLOWS in the scientific experiment that lead to this discovery! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Waiting! Originally Aired September 17th 2018.

Tumble Presents: Circle Round

Lindsay and Marshall welcomed their son Jamie in June! While we get adjusted to newborn life, we have some pod-friends filling in for us. First up: Our older son’s personal favorite podcast, Circle Round! Circle Round is a storytelling podcast that tells carefully selected folktales from around the world, adapted for today’s families. You’ll hear “The Great Ball Game” featuring the voice of William Jackson Harper, who stars in NBC’s “The Good Place.”

Love what you heard? There’s plenty more! Subscribe to Circle Round wherever you listen to podcasts.

We’re on summer baby break, but Season 5 is coming in Fall 2019! We rely on listener support to keep making the show. Pledge on Patreon for bonus interview episodes, birthday shoutouts, and more!

Drink the River, Eat Like Royalty

Goldie and Grumbles are tired of fishing, and Goldie has an idea that might change everything! But will it actually work?

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Ants: Who’s in charge here?

We have a lot to learn from ants. This episode digs into the hierarchy of ant colonies (spoiler alert: there is none) and why they walk in a straight line (spoiler alert: they don’t). We’ll also find out about epic ant battles and how the study of ants is teaching us about how cancer spreads, how the internet can be improved, and could even give us new ways to explore Mars. Plus: Our Moment of Um answers the question: Why do the mountains look blue from far away? This episode is sponsored by Old El Paso, KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brainson), The Great Courses Plus,(thegreatcoursesplus.com/brainson), and Sun Basket (sunbasket.com/brains). You can support the show at brainson.org/donate.

How to use family dinner to teach politics | Hajer Sharief

https://download.ted.com/talks/HajerSharief_2019T-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008Everyone should participate in decision-making and politics — and it starts at home, says activist Hajer Sharief. She introduces a simple yet transformative idea: that parents can teach their children about political agency by giving them a say in how their households are run, in the form of candid family meetings where everyone can express their opinions, negotiate and compromise. “We need to teach people that political, national and global affairs are as relevant to them as personal and family affairs,” she says. “Can you really afford not to be interested or not participate in politics?”