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Wow in the World

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Wow in the World

Wow in the World

NPR

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10.1K
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Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

Latest Episodes

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Penguin Take-Off (encore)

Why is there a plane in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion?! And what does that have to do with PENGUINS?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's waddlin' round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about penguins!

9 MIN23 h ago
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Penguin Take-Off (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Taste Bud Retirement (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz celebrating their taste buds' retirement? And what does this have to do with the science of TASTE BUDS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's delicious round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about taste buds!

8 MIN1 d ago
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Taste Bud Retirement (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Full Moon Rising (encore)

Why is Mindy inviting the moon to a party? And what does this have to do with the science of FULL MOONS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's bright round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about full moons!

8 MIN2 d ago
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Full Moon Rising (encore)

1+2=3? Just Ask A BEE! - The Scientific Buzz On Bees & Math (encore)

What in the world is a Fibonacci Sequence? Where in the world can you spot one in the wild? And why in the world is that BEE adding and subtracting at the lightening speed of a child?! Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they explore the latest scientific buzz on bees and their newly discovered ability to do...MATH! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of BEE BRAINS! Originally aired 3-4-2019.

26 MIN3 d ago
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1+2=3? Just Ask A BEE! - The Scientific Buzz On Bees & Math (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Just Joking Around (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz telling jokes to make a cake? And what does this have to do with the science of COMEDY? 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 comedy!

9 MIN6 d ago
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Just Joking Around (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - It's All Slang to Me! (encore)

Why does Mindy's Slanguage Machine keep talking nonsense? And what does this have to do with the science of LANGUAGE? 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 languages!

9 MIN1 w ago
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - It's All Slang to Me! (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Do The Math! (encore)

Why are there buzzing bees getting ready to compete in Mindy's Math Bee? And what does this have to do with MATH!? 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 math!

10 MIN1 w ago
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Do The Math! (encore)

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!

8 MIN1 w ago
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Can You Dig It (encore)

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

31 MIN1 w ago
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Heeeere Foodie Foodie Foodie! (encore)

TED Radio Wow-er

School's out, but many kids—and their parents—are still stuck at home. Wow in the World's Guy Raz joins Manoush Zomorodi on Ted Radio Hour, or rather Ted Radio WOW-er for an hour packed with TED talks for curious kids (and curious kids at heart)!

51 MIN1 w ago
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TED Radio Wow-er

Latest Episodes

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Penguin Take-Off (encore)

Why is there a plane in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion?! And what does that have to do with PENGUINS?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's waddlin' round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about penguins!

9 MIN23 h ago
Comments
Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Penguin Take-Off (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Taste Bud Retirement (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz celebrating their taste buds' retirement? And what does this have to do with the science of TASTE BUDS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's delicious round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about taste buds!

8 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Taste Bud Retirement (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Full Moon Rising (encore)

Why is Mindy inviting the moon to a party? And what does this have to do with the science of FULL MOONS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's bright round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about full moons!

8 MIN2 d ago
Comments
Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Full Moon Rising (encore)

1+2=3? Just Ask A BEE! - The Scientific Buzz On Bees & Math (encore)

What in the world is a Fibonacci Sequence? Where in the world can you spot one in the wild? And why in the world is that BEE adding and subtracting at the lightening speed of a child?! Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they explore the latest scientific buzz on bees and their newly discovered ability to do...MATH! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of BEE BRAINS! Originally aired 3-4-2019.

26 MIN3 d ago
Comments
1+2=3? Just Ask A BEE! - The Scientific Buzz On Bees & Math (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Just Joking Around (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz telling jokes to make a cake? And what does this have to do with the science of COMEDY? 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 comedy!

9 MIN6 d ago
Comments
Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Just Joking Around (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - It's All Slang to Me! (encore)

Why does Mindy's Slanguage Machine keep talking nonsense? And what does this have to do with the science of LANGUAGE? 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 languages!

9 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Two Whats!? And A Wow! - It's All Slang to Me! (encore)

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Do The Math! (encore)

Why are there buzzing bees getting ready to compete in Mindy's Math Bee? And what does this have to do with MATH!? 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 math!

10 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Do The Math! (encore)

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!

8 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Can You Dig It (encore)

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

31 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Heeeere Foodie Foodie Foodie! (encore)

TED Radio Wow-er

School's out, but many kids—and their parents—are still stuck at home. Wow in the World's Guy Raz joins Manoush Zomorodi on Ted Radio Hour, or rather Ted Radio WOW-er for an hour packed with TED talks for curious kids (and curious kids at heart)!

51 MIN1 w ago
Comments
TED Radio Wow-er
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