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Aliens and UFOs: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 4

In the final episode of our series about myths and legends, we’re launching our imaginations into outer space!

Monster expert Emily Zarka tells us about her favorite alien and why aliens fascinate so many people. In the Hoax Hunters season finale, Marc and Sanden bring us a UFO spoof. Plus, scientists give us the lowdown on the real quest for extraterrestrial life — we haven’t found any… yet. And, planets and moons compete for the title of ‘most likely to have life’.

A new moment of um keeps us outside the atmosphere: why does space look so dark if the sun is so bright?

Today’s episode is sponsored by The American Dental Association (ada.org/brains). You can support Brains On at brainson.org/donate and get a bonus Mystery Sound Extravaganza episode in January!

#97: Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle (with guest Heidi Powell)

On the doorstep of New Years Day, resolutions, change, and fitness are always top of mind. As a parent, these things can easily go by the wayside as you just try and keep your head above water raising your kids. Lots of questions come to the forefront when learning how to balance fitness and family. That’s why in this episode Dr. Meg talks to fitness guru and television personality Heidi Powell. She has trained hundreds of people on how to get in shape and set attainable and sustainable goals all while being married and raising four children. Her and Dr. Meeker also talk about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss and what it took from both of them to create such a successful show. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder and answers a question from a father about his son that he suspects may be dealing with OCD issues. As always, if you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!

 

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1:57 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Living a Fit and Healthy Lifestyle”. She also introduces her guest, Heidi Powell and teases her points to ponder.

 

4:11 – A CONVERSATION WITH HEIDI POWELL (PART 1)

Dr. Meg talks with Heidi Powell about being fit and healthy as a parent and also about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss.

 

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23:56 – A CONVERSATION WITH HEIDI POWELL (PART 2)

Dr. Meg talks with Heidi Powell about being fit and healthy as a parent and also about her and her husband’s hit television show Extreme Weight Loss.

 

39:12 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about being a fit and healthy parent as you raise great kids!

 

41:10 – LET’S GET SOCIAL

Dr. Meeker answers a question from Esteban about his son that he suspects may be dealing with OCD issues.

 

44:00 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

44:26 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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44:46 – END

79: What if unicorns turned to rocks when they’re shy?

Emmatrice Widdle Pony Unistony has been shyly hiding as a stone in the woods until Fairien the Fairy Alien (voiced by Greg Webb of Purple Rocket Podcast) comes to take over the worl – ahem – make a new friend. Can Fairien be a good friend and respect Emma’s shyness, or will he forget the whole thing and conquer What If World?

Lessons include: safety is about learning the smartest way to try something new; fun can be big and loud or little and quiet, you should try a bit of both; make sure you always respect your friends’ boundaries

If you enjoyed this week’s story, please check out Greg Webb’s Purple Rocket Podcast! Greg is offering a guaranteed Shout Out on his show when you Subscribe and leave a review on Apple Podcasts by the end of January 2020. Just leave your first name and where you’re from as part of your review! Enjoy 🙂

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 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.

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The Rise And Fall of Static Man

A 2,500 year old mystery solved! Scientists have finally answered the age-old question of how friction leads to static electricity. But it’s not all hip hips and hoorays … this new information leads the rise of an all new super-villain; Static-man! Will Mindy and Guy Raz be able to thwart this footsie clad static shocker before he annoyingly zaps everyone in the neighbourhood?

Acorn Milk and the Blue Goblins, Part One

Peter and Sasha are SO sick of doing chores, so they decide to quit! And then they meet some Blue Goblins in the forest who offer a more longterm solution. But is it really a good deal? This episode is part one of a two part story, so come back next week to hear the conclusion!

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, check out our merch at storiespodcast.com/shop, or just tell your friends about us! 

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Tumble Presents: Fun Kids Science Weekly

Tumble is on winter break! In the meantime, enjoy this bonus-size pack of science from our friends at Fun Kids Science Weekly. In this British podcast, Dan takes a look at the week’s best science stories. And they gave us the year’s best stories, all rolled up into one giant episode! Enjoy while you travel, and find out more about the show on FunKidsLive.com. 

Tumble will be back with all new episodes on February 7. While you travel, enjoy our road trip compilations: The Animal Road Trip Adventure, The Road Trip to Outer Space, and The Explorer’s Road Trip. 

Happy New Year, from all of us at Tumble!

Dog King Holidays

Hooray it’s the holidays, for humans and dogs alike! In this episode, we find Dog King (King of the Dogs) and all of his friends celebrating the season in their own canine way. Enjoy!!

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, check out our merch at storiespodcast.com/shop, or just tell your friends about us! 

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Mermaids, Kraken and the Loch Ness Monster: Making Sense of Myths, pt. 3

What’s lurking in the depths of the ocean? Or your local loch? We’re diving deep into the world of water-dwelling mythical creatures in part three of our series on myths. We’ll talk with monster expert Emily Zarka and learn about the very real creature that may have inspired the tale of the Kraken. We’ll also hear from a frustrated manatee and dugong, and get caught up on all the latest deep sea trends. Marc and Sanden are back with a Hoax Hunters about the Loch Ness Monster. Plus, a Moment of Um about our physical reaction to fear.

Today’s episode is sponsored by Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. You can support Brains On at brainson.org/donate and get a bonus Mystery Sound Extravaganza episode this January!

Wexie’s Seascape

When Wexie goes to the beach with her family, it’s a nightmare! She gets sand in her book and a sunburn, and she’s VERY concerned about sharks. Staying at home and looking at a tapestry is just as good, right?

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, check out our merch at storiespodcast.com/shop, or just tell your friends about us! 

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