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Phoenix Feathers

Fan would really like some friends, and there are lots of other birds around for her to hang out with! The only thing is they think she should be able to sing or hunt or grow really bright feathers, and… she can’t. What will she do??

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The Commune of Cats

A fiery, catty, fairy tale about a sweet girl who goes to live in a mansion once owned by a princess, and now owned by a commune of cats. The mysterious cat comrade Gatsby is in charge – but who is he really? And how will our heroine, Lizzie fair when she works for the cats?

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The secret world of dust

Dust looks gray and boring to us, but it’s full of secrets! Like did you know that up close, dust is colorful? And there are creatures living in your dust? And some dust comes from outer space? We’ll take you on a tour of the dust universe and show you how dust can help solve crimes. Plus, we learn about the tiny critters living all over your skin! And of course there’s a Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um that answers the question: why do we jump when we’re scared?

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#101: Fathers In The Field (with guest John Smithbaker)

Young boys are growing up every day and will learn what it is to be a man and father from somewhere. More often than it should, the teacher is television programming, music, or a bad example of a man in the young boy’s life. It’s ever more obvious that young boys need someone to look up to and show them what manhood and fatherhood should look like. This is where Dr. Meg’s conversation with John Smithbaker is so important if you have boys in your family or you are a man that feels the call to pour into someone else’s life. Dr. Meeker and John talk about the importance of a “father figure” and how you can be one to a young boy in need. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg will give you her points to ponder that you can start using right away. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer in a future episode or on the Meeker Parenting Community page, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to see if your question is featured next!

 

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1:39 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Fathers In The Field” along with her guest John Smithbaker and teases her points to ponder that you can start using right away.

 

5:06 – A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN SMITHBAKER (PART 1)

Dr. Meeker talks with founder of Fathers In The Field, John Smithbaker, about the importance of fathers or another strong male figure in the life of a young boy.

 

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24:05 – A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN SMITHBAKER (PART 2)

Dr. Meeker talks with founder of Fathers In The Field, John Smithbaker, about the importance of fathers or another strong male figure in the life of a young boy.

 

40:34 – POINTS TO PONDER

Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about the importance of a great male influence on young boys.

 

42:34 – PARENT PEP RALLY

 

43:05 – FROM THE PRODUCER

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43:37 – END

22: What if a tree named Harrigo went to eat a chocolate that was talking?

What if that knotted old tree you pass by every day was actually a grumpy talking chocolate fanatic? Meet Harrigo, a tree with a real sweet trunk, and the young candy bar who teaches him that being nice is a little harder than just not eating your friends. 

This episode originally aired March 13th, 2017. 

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Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! An Outer Space SUPERNOVA

One of the brightest stars in the sky, Betelgeuse, has been getting dimmer and dimmer. Could this be a sign that the young star is about to explode? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel light years into the future to see for themselves! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of a SUPERNOVA!

The Greedy Dog

Bailey gets a juicy bone every day from his generous owner, and all he wants is to eat it in peace, by himself. Why won’t all these animals just leave him alone? But when Bailey needs help later, who will he ask? Will he ever come around to the idea of (gasp) sharing?

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The Space Programme

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The Space Programme is a brand new radio drama from the UK’s children’s radio station, Fun Kids. Listen to it wherever you get your podcasts and hear it first, 4:30pm every Friday on Fun Kids.

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10: The Kid Scientists’ Galapagos Adventure

What’s it like to be a kid doing experiments in one of the most famous science places in the world? Oscar and Mae Johnson were nine and twelve when they traveled to the Galapagos Islands with their scientist dad. The Galapagos are isolated tropical islands made famous by Charles Darwin, who came up with the theory of evolution based on his research there. Mae and Oscar followed in Darwin’s footsteps. With help from their parents, they conducted their own research and got it published in a scientific journal – a big deal for scientists of every age! Hear Mae and Oscar tell their own story of science discovery in this episode.

See photos of Oscar and Mae doing their experiment on our blog at sciencepodcastforkids.com! We also have more resources to learn about the Galapagos there.

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