Brains On! Science podcast for kids

American Public Media

Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world sent in by listeners. Like, do dogs know they’re dogs? Or, why do feet stink? Plus, we have mystery sounds for you to guess, songs for you to dance to, and lots of facts -- all checked by experts.

  • 2 June 2023, 6:47 pm

    Come see Brains On live!!!

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    1 minute 13 seconds
  • 16 May 2023, 8:00 am

    How do birds communicate?

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    25 minutes 50 seconds
  • 9 May 2023, 8:00 am

    How would life evolve in space?

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    31 minutes 40 seconds
  • 2 May 2023, 2:00 pm

    Do video games really rot your brain?

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    27 minutes 46 seconds
  • 25 April 2023, 8:00 am

    Flies on a bus, space elevators, and other brain benders!

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    28 minutes 53 seconds
  • 18 April 2023, 8:00 am

    Why do we like some foods, but not others?

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    31 minutes 36 seconds
  • 11 April 2023, 8:00 am

    How do we learn to read - and why is it hard?

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    36 minutes 23 seconds
  • 7 April 2023, 5:15 pm

    Million Bazillion: Why are there so many of the same stores?

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    24 minutes 54 seconds
  • 4 April 2023, 8:00 am

    The Trash Trail: Why is there so much plastic in the ocean?

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    33 minutes 56 seconds
  • 28 March 2023, 8:00 am

    Why do we need bugs?

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    35 minutes 25 seconds
  • 21 March 2023, 8:00 am

    Why do dogs wag their tails?

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    30 minutes 11 seconds
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