Why do kids have more energy than adults?

We’re taking on an age-old question today: Do kids have more energy than adults? Breakfast tacos, caffeine, an energized DJ and an epic battle between a girl and her parents. This episode has all that and then some. Discover how we turn food into energy at an awesome taco party. Then pump up the jams with DJ Thyroid. Speaking of music, get ready for a song from Lake Street Dive’s Mike Olson. And just when you think the show might be out of energy, we engage in an out-of breath competition between a kid and her parents. Plus, there’s a brand new Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um about why we lose our voices sometimes.

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#111: Healthy Me, Healthy Us (with guests Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott)

Relationships are hard, but they are also a great source of personal happiness. Things get complicated dealing with differing expectations of the people involved in the relationships regardless of whether it’s a simple friendship or as close as marriage. The number one question people ask relationship experts is what is the single most important thing you can do for your relationships? That’s the topic of today’s episode as Dr. Meg talks with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. They tackle this subject in their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us: Your Relationships Are Only as Strong as You Are. The three doctors have a great conversation about trying to build intimacy with another person before you have gotten whole on your own causes all your relationships to become an attempt to complete yourself.  Do you have a question for Dr. Meg? If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!



Dr. Meg starts this episode by introducing her special guests, Les and Leslie Parrott, and talks about their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us.



In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott about their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us and how working on yourself really does play an important role in healthy relationships.





In today’s episode Dr. Meeker has a great conversation with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott about their new book Healthy Me, Healthy Us and how working on yourself really does play an important role in healthy relationships.



Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about becoming healthy and whole to improve your relationships with other people.





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Two Whats!? And A Wow! – Can You Dig It (encore)

Why is Mindy talking with a 90 million year old lizard fish fossil about feelings? And what does this have to do with the science of FOSSILS? We’ve got the questions AND the answers on today’s ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about fossils!

The Wylderwood: Part Three

It’s the third installment of our summer-long fantasy serial!

**The original episode that I uploaded did not have the song included, so it was incomplete! If you are seeing this message, this new version is the full episode with the song. I’m sorry!

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!!

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82: What if ninja turtles could fly and birds could cry?

Uh-oh, Cthunkle is back on What If World! Meanwhile, Charlotte Songbird starts feeling less special when she finds out that everyone she meets can fly. Upset, she finds her way to a place where no one deals with their emotions. Could it be another one of Cthunkle’s evil schemes?

This episode originally aired June 24th, 2018.

Lessons include: constantly comparing yourself to others can make anyone unhappy; no amount of super-powers can teach you to deal with your own emotions.

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Heeeere Foodie Foodie Foodie! (encore)

It’s that time of year! The annual public radio food truck festival! Mindy has slapped a new logo on her dilapidated ice cream truck and joins in the festivities with a new twist on Gramma G-Force’s famous “Sloppy G’s!” But what is this new twist? And why does it have Guy Raz feeling squeamish and squirming? Find out as these two explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of EDIBLE INSECTS! Originally aired 2-18-2019

129: But Why Live: A Musical Celebration

In this special live episode But Why had a musical celebration with Mister Chris, the Junkman and May Erlewine, and we heard your songs. You can listen to But Why Live at vpr.org and call-in every Friday at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time through June 26, 2020. This program is in collaboration with the Vermont Agency of Education to bring interactive educational opportunities to students while schools are closed.

The Great Race of the Chinese Zodiac

When the Jade Emperor decides to create a zodiac, he organizes a big race for all the animals to run. Whoever wins will get to represent a year in the zodiac! The cat decides she wants to win, even if it means being mean to her friend the rat. But how will the rat feel about that?

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!!

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Beyond Pride Month: 16 LGBTQ Events to Check Out in 2020 and 2021

For Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, we’re coming together to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. This list provides a comprehensive view of LGBTQ events to attend throughout the year.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core components to a highly engaged and innovative organization. That’s why driving change, making the world more inclusive, and amplifying LGBTQ+ voices is more important than ever in our communities and our workplaces. 

2020 marks the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a key historical event for the LGBT rights movement in the US. Across the globe, LGBTQ+ organizations are coming together to celebrate LGBTQ+ history, progress, and the extraordinary lives of the people that make up this diverse community. 

Here’s a look at the top 16 conferences, summits, events, and parades centered around LGBTQ+ communities. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this year (a time of social distancing, lockdowns, and limited gatherings), organizers have found creative and meaningful ways to connect, celebrating the diversity and potency of the LGBTQ+ community as well as their allies in the virtual realm.

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1. LA! Pride 50

LA! Pride 50 - Diversity and Inclusion Conferences

Source: LA! Pride 50

Event Date: May 7, 2020 & 2021

Location: Virtual

LA Pride reimagines 50th-anniversary celebrations via digital platforms.

Why You Should Attend: Christopher Street West (CSW) is an LA-based non-profit that was the first of its kind to produce a parade advocating for gay rights on June 28, 1970, in honor of the 1969 Stonewall Rebellion in New York City. 

For the landmark 50th year anniversary of the parade, Christopher Street West has decided to launch new initiatives hosted on digital platforms to ensure the LGBTQ+ community is honored during Pride month and throughout the year. Check out their website for updates and announcements.

2. Proudly Resilient

Proudly Resilient - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: Proudly Resilient

Event Date: June 1 – 30, 2020 & 2021

Location: Virtual

Proudly Resilient is the first-ever month-long, global pride celebration.

Why You Should Attend: In response to the worldwide cancelation and postponement of Pride celebrations, Out Leadership (known for being the oldest global LGBTQ+ business network) has launched Proudly | Resilient. This 30-day event celebrates the LGBTQ+ identity with over 40 events, 60 speakers, and a variety of sessions. Sessions topics include the history of LGBTQ+, activism, professional development, thought leadership, and many more.

3. Bi-Fi Festival

Bi-Fi Festival - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: Bi-Fi Festival

Event Date: June 20, 2020

Location: Virtual

Bi Pride UK’s Bi-Fi Festival is a digital pride event for all people who experience attraction beyond gender.

Why You Should Attend: Bi Pride UK originally scheduled their in-person event for September but pivoted to create this virtual event which will go live on June 20th instead. The online festival features Bi voices, panels, entertainment, and a variety of performers, all streaming through Twitch. They also plan to steam through Facebook to make it even more accessible. 

4. Essex Pride

Source: Essex Pride

Event Date: June 20, 2020

Location: Virtual

Essex Pride is an annual celebration of LGBT+ life in Essex and beyond

Why You Should Attend: The annual pride bash began in 2003 to showcase the diversity and inclusion in Essex. The live-streamed weekend event includes performances, special guests, interviews, and a retrospective on the LGBT+ pride movement.

5. Virtual Chicago Pride Fest

Virtual Chicago Pride Fest - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: Virtual Chicago Pride Fest

Event Date: June 20 – 21, 2020

Location: Virtual

Virtual Chicago Pride Fest is an LGBTQ+ live streaming event and fundraiser.

Why You Should Attend: The Northalsted Business Alliance launched a two-day virtual event, Virtual Chicago Pride Fest, to celebrate the love, life, and diversity of Chicago’s LGBTQ+ community. The event includes guest appearances by Nick Jonas, Billy Porter, and LeAnn Rimes. It will also feature performances by The Vixen, Steve Grand, KC Oritz, Catfight, and Boy Band Review, to name a few. For those who missed the live version, the recorded events for each day can be found on their website.

6. (Not IRL) Pride Summit 

(Not IRL) Pride Summit - Diversity and Inclusion Conferences

Source: (Not IRL) Pride Summit

Event Date: June 22 – 26, 2020

Location: Virtual

(Not IRL) Pride Summit is a virtual event intended to be the largest LGBTQ tech gathering in history.

Why You Should Attend: Lesbians Who Tech & Allies launched a weeklong virtual event, (Not IRL) Pride Summit, that was held from June 22nd to June 26th. The five-day community event included over 100 sessions as well as speakers leading the charge in politics, tech, innovation, advocacy, sports, and feminism.

7. Out Now Live

Out Now Live - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: Out Now Live

Event Date: June 22, 2020

Location: Virtual

Out Now Live is a virtual pride event featuring Elton John, Indya Moore, and more.

Why You Should Attend: The LGBTQ magazine them. launched their first virtual event, Out Now Live, to celebrate stories of LGBTQ+ history and activism, specifically highlighting the stories of Black trans women and queer people of color. In addition to celebrations around LGBTQ+ stories, fundraising for the Ali Forney Center (a nonprofit focused on providing resources, support, and services to at-risk LGBTQ+ youth) will happen throughout the event.

Celebrity speakers and artists that participated in the landmark event include: Elton John, Indya Moore, Tegan and Sara, Adam Lambert, Cara Delevingne, Whoopi Goldberg, and Zachary Quinto, to name a few. To see the archived event, check out the broadcast on YouTube

8. #WorkPride

#WorkPride - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: #WorkPride

Event date: June 22 – 26, 2020

Location: Virtual

#WorkPride is a global online conference with a series of events for professionals, graduates, inclusive employers, and anyone who believes in workplace equality.

Why You Should Attend: #WorkPride’s mission is to empower the LGBTQ+ community. The conference includes a variety of sessions on diversity and inclusivity. The event will also provide valuable takeaways such as employee resource groups, networking opportunities, student resources, wellness tools, and support during the unprecedented time of COVID-19.

9. NYC Pride Human Rights Conference

NYC Pride Human Rights Conference - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: NYC Pride Human Rights Conference

Event Date: June 25, 2020

Location: Virtual

NYC Pride’s Human Rights Conference is an exciting gathering of activists, artists, educators, journalists, policymakers, students, and others engaged in LGBTQIA+ human rights.

Why You Should Attend: The Virtual Human Rights Conference is a day-long event that builds on the momentum of previous World-Pride Human Rights Conferences. It includes panel discussions on health, intersectional equality and inclusion, anti-trans violence and the role of guns, the state of LGBTQIA+ media, and more.

10. Can’t Cancel Pride

Can't Cancel Pride - Diversity and Inclusion Conferences

Event Date: June 25, 2020

Location: Virtual

iHeartRadio and P&G join forces to bring together the LGBTQ+ community and allies for this virtual event benefitting six diverse LGBTQ organizations. 

Why You Should Attend: #CantCancelPride is an hour-long relief benefit for great LGBTQ causes and organizations. The event commemorates 50 years of Pride with an intersectional message of spirit and strength. It features performances by Adam Lambert, Ricky Martin, Sia, Katy Perry, Melissa Etheridge, Billy Porter, and Big Freedia.

11. Global Pride

Global Pride - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: Global Pride

Event Date: June 27, 2020

Location: Virtual

Global Pride provides an opportunity for the LGBTQ+ community around the world to come together and celebrate diversity and equality.

Why You Should Attend:Global Pride 2020 launched in April as a partnership between InterPride, the European Pride Organizers Association, and national Pride networks in several countries. This virtual event brings together all LGBTQ+ communities across the globe to celebrate the joy of Pride especially in the face of these uncertain times we are currently living through. 

12. Pride Inside

Pride Inside - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: Pride Inside

Event Date: June 28 – July 5, 2020

Location: Virtual

Pride Inside is an online series of gigs, comedy shows, panel discussions, and arts-based events.

Why You Should Attend: Amnesty International, UK Black Pride, Gendered Intelligence, Stonewall, and ParaPride are bringing Pride celebrations inside this year through a ton of entertaining and informative digital events. The line-up will include an exciting array of LGBTQI+ comedians, artists, DJs, musicians, and activists.

Tune in on Amnesty International UK, UK Black Pride, Stonewall UK, and ParaPride to watch the live stream. 

13. Out In Tech Chicago | CommUNITY Pride

Out in Tech Chicago | CommUNITY Pride - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: Out In Tech Chicago | CommUNITY Pride

Event Date: June 30, 2020

Location: Virtual

Out in Tech Chicago’s CommUNITY Pride 2020 is an evening of virtual networking for LGBTQIA and allies. 

Why You Should Attend:Queer Tech Club, Out in Tech, and the Expedia Group are partnering up for the second year to celebrate Pride with a united virtual networking event. Activities include networking, a giveaway, topical discussions, and the latest announcements from the thriving LGBTQ+ tech scene in the greater Chicago area. 

14. Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium

Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium

Event Date: September 16 – 17, 2020

Location: Virtual

The Midwest LGBTQ Health Symposium is a virtual conference that educates medical professionals on how to offer high-quality care that supports and affirms the LGBTQ community.

Why You Should Attend:Over the last four years, MLHS has grown from 150 to over 500 participants, bringing together healthcare professionals from across the country to discuss emerging topics in LGBTQ healthcare. This year the event’s theme is “Being Healthy is a Radical Act”. The digital event will include keynote speakers, sessions, presentations, and networking opportunities.

15. TransTech Social Summit 

TransTech Social Summit - Diversity and Inclusion ConferencesSource: TransTech Social Summit 

Event Date: October 3, 2020

Location: Virtual

The TransTech Summit is a digital event focused on helping students and professionals of all ages learn new skills, build their professional networks, and connect with employers.

Why You Should Attend: The TransTech Summit, founded by Angelica Ross, seeks to provide resources, training, and networking opportunities to participants. Their content caters to Queer, Trans, and Gender-nonconforming identified professionals. The jam-packed day includes workshops on web/app technology, media technology, design technology, and business technology. The TransTech Summit also provides resources that accelerate Queer, Trans, and Gender-nonconforming individuals’ careers in tech.

16. BTAC 2021 Conference


Event Date: April 26 – May 2, 2021

Location: Virtual

The National Black Trans Advocacy Conference & Awards Gala is a distinguished education and empowerment event. 

Why You Should Attend:The BTAC conference is a unique and life-changing five-day program providing resources, community building and organizing, leadership development, and celebration of diverse identities. The conference offers over 50 workshops, seminars, CE courses, general sessions, and open-forum discussions. BTCA 2021 features speakers focused on critical issues such as access and parity.

Attend Conferences For LGBTQ+ in 2020 and Beyond

When it comes to celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, these 16 conferences are leading the charge. In addition to providing fun and entertaining experiences for participants, the events seek to take real action on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage you to attend these exciting and meaningful events. Connect, learn, and celebrate LGBTQ+ history and lives through the amazing digital get-togethers we’ve featured on this list.