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With Our Powers Combined

Holly and Travis are a hedgehog and a turtle, and they’re also best friends. But when they meet Davi the jaguar, they have to figure out how to team up and avoid becoming the big cat’s dinner! Will they make it??

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124: But Why Live: Words and Language

In this special live episode we learn about words and language with linguist John McWhorter, host of the podcast Lexicon Valley. You can listen to But Why live at vpr.org and call-in every Friday at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time through June 19, 2020. This program is in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Education to bring interactive educational opportunities to students while schools are closed.

Monkey Mayhem

Zane the monkey LOVES to play pranks… even though no one else thinks they’re funny. But whatever! They just can’t take a joke! So when he plays a prank on a leopard, nothing will go wrong, right? Right? Tune in to find out!!

Draw us a picture of what you think any of the characters in this story look like, and then tag us in it on instagram @storiespodcast! We’d love to see your artwork and share it on our feed!!

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, follow us on Instagram @storiespodcast, or just tell your friends about us! 

You can also thank today’s sponsors. When you support our sponsors, you support our show! Here are the details from today’s episode:

Best Fiends: Engage your brain with fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters. Trust me, with over 100 million downloads, this 5-star rated mobile puzzle game is a must play! Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R – Best Fiends!

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My story of love and loss as a transracial adoptee | Sara Jones

https://download.ted.com/talks/SaraJones_2019X-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008A mysterious tattoo on her forearm was all that linked Sara Jones, adopted as a child by white parents, to her South Korean origins. Searching for her birth family taught her that transracial adoption stories often frame new lives abroad as strokes of luck that call for endless gratitude, obscuring a far more complex reality. Through her experience of loss and discovery, Jones offers guidance on what adoptive parents can do to protect their children’s unique cultural and personal narratives.

18: Reinventing The Wheel

How would you reinvent something that’s been used for thousands of years, by millions of people? In this episode, we discover the process of invention with Rory Cooper, an engineer who revolutionized the wheelchair. He’s our guide to time traveling back to the kings and queens who used wheelchairs, and to the future of rideable robots. Anyone want a ride on a Mars rover?!

Listen to more of our interview with Rory Cooper, when you become a member on Patreon! Just $1/month gets you access to our special bonus interview episodes with all our scientists. Pledge at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. 

Watch videos of Rory’s wheelchairs (including the waterpark wheelchair in action!) at our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com.

Two Whats!? And A Wow! – What’s That Smell?

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz investigating Mindy’s Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with smells?! We’ve got the questions AND the answers on today’s smelly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about the sense of smell!

How to raise kids who can overcome anxiety | Anne Marie Albano

https://download.ted.com/talks/AnneMarieAlbano_2020P-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008Growing up means facing new challenges — but for some kids, uncertain situations lead to anxiety that parents often seek to soothe. Psychologist Anne Marie Albano explains how constantly rushing to fix a child’s problems can perpetuate a lifelong cycle of dependence and resentment — and shares why a healthy dose of risk helps kids cultivate lasting confidence.

Two Whats!? And A Wow! – Sweat Like A Pig

Why is Guy Raz confused about Mindy’s latest opinion piece for Reggie’s newsletter? And what does this have to do with pigs?! We’ve got the questions AND the answers on today’s oinking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about pigs!

Introducing: Julie’s Library

We're very excited to share an episode of a brand new podcast we've been working on called Julie's Library. It’s hosted by the legendary, the one and only, Julie Andrews. Every week, she and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton read from their favorite children’s books.

The featured book in this episode is Marilyn’s Monster by Michelle Knudsen, and illustrated by Matt Phelan.

You can listen to more episodes and subscribe at Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/julies-library-story-time-with-julie-andrews/id1507980417), Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/7l9G5ddvRI3BqLf2WVCOS7), Google Podcasts (http://tiny.cc/wrhrpz), or wherever you usually listen. Find out more at julieslibraryshow.org