Wednesday, May 10, 2017

NPR Is Launching Their First Podcast For Kids!

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Wow in the World: A New NPR Podcast for Curious Kids and their Grown-Ups! 
NPR host Guy Raz teams up with SiriusXM’s Mindy Thomas to co-host NPR’s first-ever children’s podcast. 

This awesome podcast will feature science, technology, inventions and more for ages 5-12.  Great source to spark up conversations with your little ones about the world around them.  This is a great alternative to screen time while engaging their minds.  Some new episodes include interviews with real kids, and will tackle such questions as “How did we Homo sapiens come to dominate the planet?” and “How do astronauts poop in space?” Some of the content areas explored will include space, dinosaurs, animals, technology,and more!   Do you know how astronauts use the bathroom?  I sure do not.  I look forward to hearing these podcasts with my children! 

Listen to the trailer HERE

"Wow in the World is a place where we can tap into the crazy cool things that are happening all around us, every day!” says Thomas. “We want to help spark conversations between kids and other kids and also with their grown-ups that will ultimately lead to their own big discoveries.”

Each episode begins with a series of questions that lead to an explanation about a new amazing scientific discovery or finding. For example, “How long would it take to get to the closest star outside our solar system?” or “How did we Homo sapiens come to dominate the planet?” or “How do astronauts poop in space?” Through comedy and conversation, along with voices from real kids, Mindy and Guy make the news fun and interesting.

“As parents and caregivers, many of us grapple with screen-time,” says Raz. “This show is not just an alternative to screens but a show about celebrating the spirit of inquiry and encouraging kids to ask even more questions.”

Episodes will highlight some of the most exciting new research about space, dinosaurs, animals, technology and human origins.

NPR will distribute the show and Tinkercast, a new production company that focuses on family-friendly content, will produce the program.  For nearly three years, Guy and Mindy co-hosted a Friday news segment on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live channel called Breakfast Blast Newscast. The segment went on to win the International New York Festivals Award for best children's program in 2016.
Wow in the World can be downloaded wherever podcasts are available including Npr.org/WowApple Podcasts, and at www.wowintheworld.com

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Starting May 15, NPR’s Guy Raz and SiriusXM’s Mindy Thomas will take kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the most incredible science and kid-friendly news stories of the week.