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What in the wow is "canned laughter" and how in the world does it work? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the funny business of our brains on canned laughs! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of LAUGHTER!
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Why is Mindy squeezing beets into her frosting for her gingerbread walls? And what does this have to do with the science of COLORS? We've got questions AND answers on today's colorful round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about colors!
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The Story Pirates have a garage sale, and something very important gets sold by mistake. Featuring two new stories: “Jumping Bean Jack and Bouncing Bailey,” a song about the joys and perils of portable trampolines, written by Bridget, a 9 year old from New York, and “Betsy’s Grand Slam,” the story of a star baseball player who needs to learn one final rule, by an 8 year old from Texas named Paul.
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Why is Mindy using her lobster claw machine to try to get a plush crayfish? And what can this possibly have to do with the science of CRUSTACEANS? We've got questions AND answers on today's fishy round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find the fact from the fiction about crustaceans!
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A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Scientists from England have used computer modeling, a couple of CAT scans and a 3D printer to recreate the voice of a 3000 year old mummified priest! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel back in time to see how close these scientists got to the real thing! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of ancient human voices!
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Billy the bee is having a very hard time defending his hive's honey, until Mother Nature gives him a stinger! Now he can defend the honey really well. Maybe too well... 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!!
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Zane is walking home from school one day and makes an incredible discovery! A singing tortoise named Alicia! He can't wait to show her off to everyone he knows. But does Alicia want to be shown off? 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, 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: Mercari: The selling app! Why let your stuff sit around gathering dust when you can sell it, ship it, and get paid! You can find Mercari on the app stores, or on Mercari.com! Thank you!!
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Once upon a time, scientists believed that bees chose plants with the sweetest nectar. But new research shows that there's actually more to the story. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an epic tale of one Gramma BEE-Force, and a bunch of barf - for SCIENCE! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW of bumblebee vomit.
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Why are Mindy and Guy Raz throwing the Solar System a tea party? And why won't Mercury sit still!? Find out what in the world this has to do with the science of the solar system in today's sonic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We've got questions AND answers, and it's up to you to find the fact from the fiction about the Solar System!
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Rolo holds a karaoke night competition in the hopes it will attract the Story Pirates to his struggling Bean Emporium. Featuring two new stories: “The Case of the Musical Cinnamon Buns (feat. Alysha Deslorieux),” a 90’s R&B-style song about bakery snacks who hypnotize by Hannah, a 12 year old from New Jersey, and “Attack of the Stuff,” a story about inanimate objects coming to life, by a 10 year old from Washington, D.C. named Annikah.
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Why is there an ear-wax statue of Guy Raz hanging out in Mindy's Gingerbread house? And what does this have to do with pigeon and grasshopper EARS? We've got questions AND answers on today's ear-riffic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's your turn to spot the fact from the fiction!
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Louise the doctor is very excited to take a vacation from curing people, but when she gets kidnapped by some very sick goblins she HAS to help them feel better... or they'll make her into soup! Fun fact: the song in this episode is just the right length to sing while you wash your hands! If you and your family start using it while you wash, take a video and send it to us on Instagram! We're @storiespodcast. We'd also love to see any drawings you and your kids make of the characters from our stories. Tag us in them and we'll repost on our feed! Stay healthy!! 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!!
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Author and illustrator Niki Smith helps Mr. Eric tell a story where a Purple & Green striped horse has to save her school and friend from Ragged the Dragon. Lessons include: Wearing different colors helps us express ourselves; no one is “supposed” to be mean or nice, but we can always choose to treat other people well. Check out Niki Smith’s “The Deep and Dark Blue”! You can get your copy at Bookshop to support your local bookstore, or on Amazon. What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s artwork is from the cover of Niki Smith’s The Deep and Dark Blue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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There’s more to plants than meets the eye. They detect sounds, they defend themselves against insect attacks and they can even send each other secret messages through the wind! Our leafy, green friends sense and interact with the world in their own, planty way. We’ll learn all about it in this episode, plus we’ll find out why some plants like to grow in spots where other plants have died. We’ve also got a Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um that answers the question: why do bats sleep upside down? This episode is sponsored by Khan Academy (khan.com/freekidsapp)
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In a follow-up to our highly popular program "Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood," Amber Lia and Wendy Speake return to offer more practical advice found in their book Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. (Part 1 of 2) Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/understanding-your-triggers-for-more-peaceful-parenting-pt1 Your feedback would be really helpful to us. Please visit http://www.focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey to take a brief survey (less than 5 minutes). Thank you!
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Why is Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion covered in an anti-dandruff hair conditioner? And what does this have to do with ANTARCTICA? We've got questions and AND answers on today's chilly round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's all up to you to find the fact from the fiction!
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This is a special re-release of an episode from our series on emotions. It’s all about how to handle big feelings like anxiety, nervousness and fear. There have been so many unexpected changes in all of our lives and a lot of us have big feelings right now. And that’s good -- we should feel those feelings. We also think having facts and information can help you feel more in control. This episode should help you with that. (This is the final installment in our series about feelings. Check out the first three if you haven't yet.) You know that feeling when you have butterflies in your stomach? Or maybe you get sweaty and hot? Or maybe you get fidgety and your heart beats really fast? Yeah, we know those feelings too. Today we're finding out why being anxious can make our bodies feel that way. We'll find out why fear has been really useful to our survival as a species and what you can do if that fear and anxiety is too much to handle. Plus: Mallika Chopra, the author of Just Breathe, shares a meditation to try when you're feeling nervous. And we'll finally get to hear Sanden's debut in the new Alpaca Jack musical, Fleece of Mind! Today’s episode is sponsored by New Cloud Control Cat Litter by Arm & Hammer, Aunt Fannie’s (auntfannies.com/summer and coupon code BRAINS), and Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls the Podcast (rebelgirls.co/podcast). You can support the show at brainson.org/donate
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The Story Pirates welcome their old pal Franklin (Paul Scheer) to the ship. Wait. Do we even know a Franklin? Featuring two new stories: “The Monkey and the Ice Skates,” an ode to NPR about the very first primate ever to hit the ice, written by Pacifica, a 9 year old from North Carolina, and “Tissues,” a poetic tale of patience and belonging, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Noah.
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Lots of schools are closed and people are staying home. In this episode we’ll explain how all of this could help slow the spread of the new coronavirus. We’ll explain some terms you’re probably hearing too, like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve.” Plus, we talk with a doctor who is on the front lines helping people get better, and two virus podcasters help answer your coronavirus questions like, “How did this virus start?” and “Can our pets get sick too?” And of course there’s a Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um looking at why our tongues stick to ice. Please note that this episode was released on March 24, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, please head to trusted sources like the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To learn more about how viruses spread, you can listen to our first episode about this new coronavirus: Understanding coronavirus and how germs spread For more on how our immune system fights viruses, check out our episode: How do flu vaccines work? For more on how to know which sources of information are trustworthy, you can check out our four-part series Prove It:Part one: A brief history of factsPart two: Science under the microscopePart three: The scoop on journalismPart four: How to find the facts Please note that this episode was released on March 24, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, please head to trusted sources like the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This episode is sponsored by Perfect Snacks (perfectbar.com/brainson). Brains On is a non-profit public radio podcast. You can support the show at brainson.org/fans
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Here at Circle Round, we’re hard at work, putting together brand new episodes for you. But since everyone’s routines are changing and we're all staying home more, we’re giving you a special treat today: an episode of another podcast you might enjoy, "Mystery Recipe," from America's Test Kitchen Kids.  “Mystery Recipe” is jam-packed with fascinating trivia, cool science, fun characters, and of course… food.  Listen to find out!
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Terry is questioning ending his retirement and returning to the medical field to aid in the battle against the pandemic.
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While trimming the family tree in the backyard one afternoon, Mindy learns that she might have one very special ancestor that relates her to almost 18% of the earth's population! Mindy, Guy and Reggie hop in the Wow machine to travel back along Mindy's family tree to find this common ancestor and the first person to ever be called baby blue! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of blue eyes!
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Why is Mindy stacking on ALL of her sweaters at the same time? And what does it have to do with GIRAFFES? We've got questions AND answers on this brand new game show, where we challenge YOU to spot the fact from the fiction! Welcome to the premiere episode of Two Whats!? & A Wow!
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Mindy is feeling the entrepreneurial spirit as she opens up a "Nit-Pickin'" stand to pluck the lice from her neighbors' heads. When Guy Raz asks her about her business model for this new enterprise, she replies by taking him on a wild under the sea adventure to explore the inspiration behind her nit-pickin' station. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of cleaner shrimp and their clientele.
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An old friend finds their voice and the Story Pirates discover a surprising new planet. Featuring two new stories: “Fun Crazy Weird Hair Store,” a rocker about a salon you can go to if you need a big change, by Silvia, a 9 year old from New Jersey, and “The Mountain Fart,” a story about a town dealing with an enormous stink, written by a 9 year old from Virginia named Hannah.
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Things are pretty different from what we’re all used to, aren’t they? You might be spending much more time at home, and finding new ways to pass the time each day… while staying safe and healthy and entertained. When things get challenging, there are all sorts of ways we can get through. And one of those ways is right there inside your head: Your imagination! This week, we’re bringing you a Circle Round episode that’s all about using your imagination -- your creativity -- in the face of difficulties and obstacles. It’s one of our favorite stories from season two, and whether it’s your first time hearing it or your tenth, we hope you enjoy it. This episode's story is called “The King and the Cobbler.” It was inspired by a folktale with origins in a number of places... from Germany and Italy, to Greece and Finland, to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan. Voices on this episode include: MaConnia Chesser, Evan Casey, Keith David and James Naughton.
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We're answering 9 questions that put a smile on our faces, and we hope they make you chuckle, too. Plus, you might actually learn something from some of the answers! Are llamas ticklish? Why do pickles and cacti look alike? What are boogers made out of? How do fish see underwater without goggles? Do skunks like their smell? Do pigs poop? Are elephants afraid of mice? Are jellyfish made of jelly? Why are yawns contagious? Guests include Jo Blasi from the New England Aqarium, naturalist Marry Holland, therapy llama-handler Shannon Joy, and Elephant Listening Project researcher Peter Wrege.
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Lynette opens this week’s first episode of For Crying Out Loud talking about Natalia finally getting the message on how serious the quarantine is. Then Stefanie recaps how her husband failed at going to the grocery store. After that Stef talks about working out at home and doing hip hop classes with the kids. Before they wrap Stefanie talks a bit about her new podcast and learning how to edit audio. Please support our sponsors: TryCaliper.com/FCOL enter FCOL, Geico.com, TommyJohn.com/FCOL
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One of the brightest stars in the sky, Betelgeuse, has been getting dimmer and dimmer. Could this be a sign that the young star is about to explode? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel light years into the future to see for themselves! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of a SUPERNOVA!
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In a follow-up to our highly popular program "Understanding How to Manage Anger in Motherhood," Amber Lia and Wendy Speake return to offer more practical advice found in their book Triggers: Exchanging Parents' Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses. (Part 2 of 2) Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/understanding-your-triggers-for-more-peaceful-parenting-pt2 Your feedback would be really helpful to us. Please visit http://www.focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey to take a brief survey (less than 5 minutes). Thank you!
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The frogs are happy spending lazy days at the pond doing whatever they want, all except for the old bullfrog. He thinks they all need some order and direction, and a king is just the thing that will get everyone whipped into shape! But the spirit of the swamp has other ideas... 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, 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: Mercari: The selling app! Why let your stuff sit around gathering dust when you can sell it, ship it, and get paid! You can find Mercari on the app stores, or on Mercari.com! Thank you!!
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks about the $2 trillion stimulus package passed in the Senate to provide emergency relief funding during the coronavirus outbreak. Then, in a discussion based on her book The Argument-Free Marriage, Fawn Weaver explains how you can reduce conflict with your spouse by making small, intentional changes, timing your discussions, establishing rules of engagement, and more. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/reducing-conflict-in-your-marriage Your feedback would be really helpful to us. Please visit http://www.focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey to take a brief survey (less than 5 minutes). Thank you!
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Acclaimed early childhood educator and play-master Lisa Griffen-Murphy joins Janet to encourage parents to release themselves from the pressure of making play and learning happen for their kids. Lisa shares from her vast experience facilitating children's play in every environment imaginable. She offers specific, open-ended ideas for inspiring learning through play and assures parents that their kids know instinctively what they’re doing. Thanks to Ritual Essential Vitamins for sponsoring this episode. Go to www.ritual.com/respect to get 10% your first 3 months. For more advice on common parenting issues, please check out Janet's best-selling books on Audible, FREE with a 30-day trial membership if you use this link: adbl.co/2OBVztZ. Paperbacks and e-books are also available at Amazon, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and Apple Books. Janet's exclusive audio series "Sessions" is available for download. This is a collection of recorded one-on-one consultations with parents discussing their most immediate and pressing concerns (www.SessionsAudio.com).
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Narwhals are whales, and super cool ones at that. But that cool thing coming out of their heads is a tusk, not a horn. Which means it’s a tooth! And it’s the only known spiral tooth to boot! In this episode, we learn all about narwhals (what that tusk is for and how they’re connected to the myth of the unicorn) and the evolution of teeth (from scale-like nubbins to the versatile chompers we have today). Plus our Moment of Um explores whether or not water has a taste. Today’s episode is sponsored by KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brainson), Khan Academy Kids (khan.co/freekidsapp) and iD Tech (idtech.com/brains). Brains On is a non-profit public radio podcast. You can support Brains On at brainson.org/fans.
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Lindsay has been in tears since her boss recently called her out during a meeting at work.
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When the tax collectors come by to take Grahamquackers' gold coin, he's happy to give it to them. They're going to build roads and schools! What a great plan! But when the king does not follow through with his tax-money promises, Grahamquackers is upset! What can he do to change things? 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, 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: The funnest mobile puzzle game around! Engage your brain with fun challenges and collect tons of cute characters. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play! Mercari: The selling app! Why let your stuff sit around gathering dust when you can sell it, ship it, and get paid! You can find Mercari on the app stores, or on Mercari.com! Thank you!!
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This story is perfect for BEDTIME. It's a little bit shorter, not a WHOLE LOT happens, and it is somewhat proven to deepen sleep (based on measurements using the sleep monitoring machine I just happen to store in my studio at all times). If you LOVE this story, please SHARE IT with all raccoons you come across on during late night walks in the woods, all deer wearing roller skates (you will have to shout because they move real quick, people), and YOUR FRIENDS. Many listeners around the world have learned about the podcast from a friend who loves it. And if you happen to have an Apple device, leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If your tiny person wants to share a story they've written, please send photos or recordings of it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. I LOVE to see their artwork, stories, and anything else they'd like to share. BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: BEN, CALEB, LUKE, RIVER, and ANAIS LOU! Thank you to MORGAN for helping me with the reminder at the beginning of this episode!!! My picture book is available. Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait Thank you so much to those who have supported my work by getting the book! You can also find links to purchase LSFTP t-shirts and stickers on my website. Sign up for my email list at www.littlestoriestinypeople.com! Follow me on instagram and facebook @littlestoriestinypeople.
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From pop to hip-hop and from disco to techno, humans love music! Monkeys on the other hand...well, that's a completely different question! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they experiment with their new invention that turns speech into song, and quickly learn that not all animals have an appreciation for the musical arts! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of monkey brains on music, in this 100th episode SONGTACULAR!
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What do humans, bottlenose dolphins, and the singing mice of the Costa Rican cloud forests have in common? Well according to a new scientific study, we all share the power of singing...in duets! But why?! And how?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie, as they visit these singing mice on their live concert tour, and witness this vocal turn taking with their eyes and ears! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of Singing Mice and the brains behind musical conversation! Originally Aired April 1, 2019
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The Story Pirates are lost in space. Featuring two new stories: “Humming,” a song about a simple habit that snowballs into a worldwide trend, by Emily, an 11 year old from Texas, and “Time Trap,” a story about two siblings who travel to some very surprising epochs, by an 8 year old from Oregon named Jaeger.
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Analeigh Tipton (Crazy, Stupid Love; Why Women Kill) and Stephen Tobolowsky (One Day at a Time, The Tobolowsky Files) co-star in this Burmese tale about a king who dreams of finding an elusive white elephant.
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The Museum of Wow just opened its new amphibian exhibit and everyone from pollywogs to old croaks agree that the new discoveries featured there are positively ribbeting! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, Reggie and friends for a fact-filled tour of miniature frogs, a toddler with glow-in-the-dark bones, and a few surprises along the way! It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of fantastic FROGS! Originally Aired May 13, 2019
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The crew encounters a mysterious delivery man (Billy Eichner) with a dark purpose. Featuring two new stories: “The Puzzle Competition,” a hip hop track featuring members of Freestyle Love Supreme about a high stakes championship bout, written by California siblings Talia, age 8, and Levi, age 5, and “Family Room Wars,” a fantasy epic that takes place in a modern family room, by a 12 year old from Utah named Jaxon.
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The Chrisleys give an update on what's going on with the Nashville tornado, Georgia Department of Revenue, and how we need to come together in this time of global crisis. Plus Todd and Julie answer your questions about Fibromyalgia, finding a church, and some advice from a caller on managing split homes. This episode is sponsored by: Laurel Springs (https://laurelsprings.com/cc/) Ettitude (https://www.ettitude.com/) (text CONFESSIONS to 64-000) Indeed (https://www.indeed.com/cc) Join in the conversation! Call and leave a message: (931) 674-1672
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Imagine a giant asteroid is out in space and headed on a collision course with planet Earth. Your mission, is to annihilate this giant mass of space rock before it can even get close. What do you do? How do you do it? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel through time and space to the asteroid belt for a little experiment of their own! An experiment modeled after the work or some asteroid annihilating scientists from NASA. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Planetary Defense! Originally aired April 15th, 2019.
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Guy and Mindy go on a home tour of some of the strangest homes and habitats in the animal kingdom. And the one that stops them in their tracks was built with pee bubbles and butt breathing?! What creature would call such a place a home? Find out, as we dive deep into one of the weirdest nesting habitats in the natural world!
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Right now a lot of parents are working, parenting, and teaching all at once. We are doing the impossible. In talking with Dr. King, we gained a silver lining. This time, which is overwhelming for us adults, doesn’t have to be for our kids. Thank you to Dr. Emily King for her wisdom and insight. Visit our blog for her Spirit Week downloadable and read more about her work here: https://www.dremilyking.com/ Thank you for being here! Would you consider leaving a review? We also love feedback: holdermesspodcast@gmail.com Join our Facebook family: www.facebook.com/theholdernessfamily   Follow the journey on Instagram: @theholdernessfamily Find us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/theholdernessfamily About the Holderness Family
: Penn, Kim, Lola, and Penn Charles Holderness create original music, parodies, and Vlogs for YouTube and Facebook to poke fun of themselves and celebrate the absurdity in circumstances most families face in their day to day life. They published "Christmas Jammies" in December 2013 and life hasn't been the same. Since then, their popular parodies, "All About That Baste", "Baby Got Class," and original music "Snow Day" have received national news coverage. Penn, the Dad, took a chance and left his job as a news anchor to join his wife Kim, the Mom, at their video production and digital marketing company, Greenroom Communications, LLC. Lola and Penn Charles are always happy, respectful and eat all of their vegetables (that last sentence is a lie).    The Holderness Family Podcast is Produced and Engineered by Max Trujillo of Trujillo Media
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The episode is a fun story-telling activity, and there’s even a What If Story tossed in as a demonstration. Lessons include: we are all capable of telling each other fun stories; even the greatest treasure in the world can’t replace all of life’s simple joys. If you want some questions to use as story prompts, try our What If Question Generator! What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts! What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s artwork was put together using images from Chris and David. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The crew meets the owner of a cosmic zoo (Lake Bell) who has plans for a new exhibit. Featuring two new stories: “My Family Are Tigers,” the story of a kid who grows up in a unique family, by Sophie, a 10 year old from the UK and "Winter", a song about a girl with an unpopular opinion who stands her ground, by a 9 year old from California named Lila.
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Natalie's husband is a counselor and recently told her that she's behaving like a brat when it comes to his parents visiting them.
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A 2,500 year old mystery solved! Scientists have finally answered the age-old question of how friction leads to static electricity. But it's not all hip hips and hoorays ... this new information leads the rise of an all new super-villain; Static-man! Will Mindy and Guy Raz be able to thwart this footsie clad static shocker before he annoyingly zaps everyone in the neighbourhood?
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Helene finds herself getting angry as her frustrations grow with her mom's lack of concern about her own health.
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We weren't planning to record an episode this week, but then we (the Hudsons) cancelled our Spring Break trip, and the country pretty much shut down, and suddenly that empty podcast calendar looked like a bit of an opportunity. SO. On this week's episode Melanie and I are so happy to get to talk to our great friend Travis Cottrell, also known as FryDaddy here on the podcast. Travis is a worship leader, a gifted singer and songwriter, and the brother Melanie and I didn't even know we were missing until around 2007. He also happens to be one of the funniest people we know.  It won't be a surprise to listen and realize that our conversation is all over the place, but the up side of that is that we cover a lot of ground. We discuss what we're cooking during the quarantine, share our favorite snacks (salty and sweet), and ponder whether or not we should be trying on our jeans every couple of days to make sure they still fit. We also talk about how we became friends and whether the three of us have ever thought about doing a live show together (short answer: yes ma'am). :-)  Hope y'all enjoy! Become a Patron! Show Notes: - White Bean, Orzo, and Spinach soup (Melanie added Italian sausage to the recipe) - French Onion Beef Sliders for a Crowd - Inside Studio G with Garth and Trisha (this is just a clip - the whole video isn't up any more) - The Road I'm On - the best TV of 2020 - Garth's first Facebook video - Matthew McConaughey Coronavirus video - Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show from home - Travis' most recent album, Spirit Rise - Melanie's most recent book, On the Bright Side - Isaiah 42:16 - Psalm 46 - Coram Deo (1992) - Isaiah 43:19 - Homemade Kettle Corn - The SNL sketch that was instant bonding for Travis and me - Our Amazon Shop
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Lab rats, start your engines! What in the world happened when scientists created tiny rodent-sized cars and taught rats how to drive? And why in the world are these four-legged creatures using their newfound freedom to pick up Froot Loops? And how in the world can all of this benefit us humans?! The rat race is on, and Mindy and Guy Raz are taking you for a ride! It's The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of rat brains behind the wheel!
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Sometimes, the cold, metallic touch of a robot doesn't quite cut it; whether that be when studying small, delicate jellyfish in the wild ... or building the world's most advanced huggable robot! After Mindy learns all about the science of soft robotics and their use in helping researchers handle delicate deep sea creatures, she sets out to use this cutting edge technology to make an all new kind of huggable robot that squeezes ... but never crushes.
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Terry has been renting a condominium to her daughter and son-in-law with the explicit rule of no pets. They decided to adopt a dog, however, and Terry is unsure if there should be consequences for their action.
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Siegfried discovers a Gladiator Planet where he is challenged to battle in ways he never expected. Featuring two new stories: “My Principal Ate a Worm,” a shocking tale inspired by real events, by Jonah, a 9 year old from Michigan and “Backstage Dreams,” a dramatic story about big breaks, epic roles and a life in the theater by a 10 year old from New York named Thuy.
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In this special bonus episode, the Story Pirates provide the soundtrack to your holiday travel with some of our favorite songs and deep cuts from the podcast.
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Offering tremendous hope in the face of our global pandemic, evangelist Lee Strobel describes how we can overcome fear by entrusting our lives to God and meditating on His faithfulness. Lee offers practical suggestions for alleviating our uncertainty, including praying, giving thanks, and turning anxiety-inducing ‘what if’ questions into courses of action that are reassuring. (Part 1 of 2) Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/trusting-god-in-worrisome-times-pt1 Your feedback would be really helpful to us. Please visit http://www.focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey to take a brief survey (less than 5 minutes). Thank you!
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It’s impossible to miss the news about coronavirus, but you probably still have lots of questions. What exactly is it? How does it spread? Can I protect myself? In this episode we’ll breakdown what we know about this new virus and tell you how to stay safe. Plus, we’ll listen to a podcast hosted by two chatty viruses to learn how these germs spread (and how our bodies fight back). We’ve also got a special message from some super tough hand washers. Plus a Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um that looks at why shoelaces come untied. Please note that this episode was released on March 10, 2020. For the most up-to-date information, please head to trusted sources like the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more on how our immune system fights viruses, check out our episode How do flu vaccines work? Our friends at NPR made a really excellent comic about the new coronavirus, and you can read it here. For more on how to know which sources of information are trustworthy, you can check out our four-part series Prove It:Part one: A brief history of factsPart two: Science under the microscopePart three: The scoop on journalismPart four: How to find the facts This episode is sponsored by Blinkist (blinkist.com/brains) and Laurel Springs Online School (laurelsprings.com/brainson)
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The ship’s new virtual reality room lets Peter live out his greatest dream. Featuring two new stories: “Quark Power,” a power pop song about subatomic particles, written by Aziah, a 10 year old from Australia, and “Spelling Sssnakes,” the story of an insecure serpent who learns to compete on the big stage, by a 9 year old from California named Neela.
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Scout is pretty sure he's the biggest and the baddest wolf in the whole forest, but everyone else thinks he's just a bully. Can the Lion Queen set him straight? 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, 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: Perfect Kids: Perfect Bar is offering you 15% off your online order! Shop their refrigerated snacks at PerfectBar.com/STORIES for 15% off your order! Thank you!!
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Kitty’s band with her friends, Turtle, Birdie, and Rabbit are practicing for Battle of the Bands at their school but when her grandpa moves in, they lose their rehearsal space! Practicing at the abandoned house on Maple Street is their only option to win but there’s a chance the house might be haunted. What will they do? by Amy Gijsbers van WijkAdapted from Town Musicians of Bremen by the Brothers Grimm Starring: Chad Chenail, Rebecca Cunningham, Polina Ionina, Gulshan Mia, Rad Pereira, and Amanda RodheExecutive Producer: Rebecca CunninghamProducer: Maria WurtteleOriginal Music by Amy Gijsbers van Wijk and Eli Denby WoodFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesOne Time Donation: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/girl-talesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/girltalespodast/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girltales/
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In this special bonus episode about the new Story Pirates book, Quest for the Crystal Crown, Lee interviews authors Annabeth Bondor-Stone and Connor White, as well as several characters from the book, including Hobbly Knobbly the wizard, Hot Breath the baby troll, Bloato the goblin and Donkeycorn, a half-donkey, half-unicorn. Get your copy of Quest for the Crystal Crown today at storypirates.com!
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Young Jacob shares his "silver lining" with newfound family time and the overall importance of being together.
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As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, the World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. We’re answering questions about the virus with infectious disease doctor Krutika Kuppalli, who studies global pandemics. And chemistry professor Palli Thordarson, from the University of New South Wales on the science of why washing your hands with plain old soap and water is so effective against germs.
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A few years ago, my friend Kelsey Philips hit a crisis in her life. She felt physically unwell, depressed and desperate for healing. She connected with a missionary couple from her church who prayed with her and over her for two hours. It was in that prayer time that Kelsey recognized God’s voice for the first time. He had been speaking to me for a long time. I just didn't know it was him. When you have an encounter like that, he speaks to these places that are so deep. He is healing wounds that are so far back and he is breaking you free of chains that are so heavy and hard and real. You don't ever want to go back to a place where you don't have that. As we are in a worldwide crisis with the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m asking you to listen to Kelsey’s story with an open heart and mind. I believe we can hear God’s voice and that he is still speaking today. As Kelsey reminds us, there’s no better time than now to practice listening to the Lord.  “It does require solitude and quiet and that is not our nature. But here we are in a season where we are in worldwide rest. We are forced into this place of quiet. We've all had to come off of the hamster wheel and this has been an incredible time to allow space to listen to him about what he's doing on so many levels.” Links Mentioned:   Novo Missions [WEBSITE] Listening Prayer [ARTICLE]  Where to start in listening prayer (friendship questions) [PDF] Hello Mornings [WEBSITE] Additional Resources: Hearing God:  Developing a Conversational Relationship with God by Dallas Willard** The Joy of Listening to God:  Hearing the Many Ways God Speaks to Us by Joyce Huggett** Whispers:  How to Hear the Voice of God  by Mark Batterson**
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Fan would really like some friends, and there are lots of other birds around for her to hang out with! The only thing is they think she should be able to sing or hunt or grow really bright feathers, and... she can't. What will she do?? 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, 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: Mercari: The Selling App! Don't let your stuff go to waste, ship it, sell it, and get paid! Find it on the app stores or on Mercari.com. Thank you!!
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Lynette opens this week’s second episode of For Crying Out Loud talking about Sonny recording podcasts and watching movies. Then the ladies talk about how the kids have been handling the coronavirus pandemic. After that they share some podcasts and tv shows they’ve been into. Before they wrap, Lynette and Stef answer some of your Facebook questions. And please support our sponsors: TommyJohn.com/FCOL, Geico.com, AHS.com/FCOL, and download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
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Offering tremendous hope in the face of our global pandemic, evangelist Lee Strobel describes how we can overcome fear by entrusting our lives to God and meditating on His faithfulness. Lee offers practical suggestions for alleviating our uncertainty, including praying, giving thanks, and turning anxiety-inducing ‘what if’ questions into courses of action that are reassuring. (Part 2 of 2) Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/trusting-god-in-worrisome-times-pt2 Your feedback would be really helpful to us. Please visit http://www.focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey to take a brief survey (less than 5 minutes). Thank you!
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Molly's family is going to Walt Disney World Resort AND she has a loose tooth! It's the most exciting day ever!! But what will happen if her tooth falls out in the middle of it all? Will it ruin everything? Listen in to find out! Today's episode was made in partnership with and sponsored by Walt Disney World Resort, the Most Magical Place on Earth. Want to experience the magic of Magic Kingdom Park like Molly and her family? Visit www.disneyworld.com/Preschool to learn more! 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!!
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Dauren has personally seen a silver lining with families coming together again as the global pandemic spreads.
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Pop singer David Archuleta (American Idol) and stand-up comic Sherry Cola (Good Trouble) headline this Mongolian story about the origins of the country's national instrument: the horsehead fiddle. Voices in this episode include Doug Lockwood, Maurice Emmanuel Parent, Kimberly Schraf, David Archuleta and Sherry Cola. Grown-ups, look for stand-up comedian Sherry Cola on the Freeform network drama, Good Trouble. Singer-songwriter and American Idol star David Archuleta kicks off his Ok, All Right Tour on March 30th, 2020; it will run throughout the US into May.
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Bailey gets a juicy bone every day from his generous owner, and all he wants is to eat it in peace, by himself. Why won't all these animals just leave him alone? But when Bailey needs help later, who will he ask? Will he ever come around to the idea of (gasp) sharing? 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, 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: Bombas: Buy your Bombas at BOMBAS.com/storiespodcast today and get 20% off your first purchase! Bombas! Thank you!!
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The Giant Princess dropped her cookie in a river and hasn't stopped crying for WEEKS! The king is at his wit's end and willing to over a generous reward to anyone who can cheer her up. Will the princess ever smile again?? 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!!
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Nathan has always been larger than life and had on his heart the desire to be a hero. We saw Nathan‘s spirit early on and even while struggling with learning disabilities and an out-of-the-box personality we encouraged Nathan into the story God had for him to tell. We wanted to instill in each of our children the the values of a loving and good God and the belief that they had a work on the world We believed forward into their lives. Which is why I am so excited that Nathan is releasing his first solo book called Good Man, it’s a collection of Nathan‘s stories, thoughts, and insights from his journey of discovering who it was God created him to be.
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The Story Pirates are back with season 3! With the help of their new friend Nimene and her extraterrestrial companion Loofah, the Pirates prepare to head into outer space. Featuring two new stories: “The Bear That Couldn’t Disco,” a synth pop tune about a bear who just wants to boogie down, written by a 7 year old from Rhode Island named Taylor, and “The Slowest Elevator in the World,” a story about a truly extreme test of patience, written by Sam, an 8 year old from California.
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Little Hedgehog and Bebe are BACK! Listen and find out what happens when they decide to create a time capsule to preserve treasures from the future days of yore. If you LOVE this story, please SHARE IT with all crows, crickets, worms (both those who recite poetry and those who sing), oh and and share it with YOUR FRIENDS. Many listeners around the world have learned about the podcast from a friend who loves it. And if you happen to have an Apple device, leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If your tiny person wants to share a story they've written, please send photos or recordings of it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. I LOVE to see their artwork, stories, and anything else they'd like to share. BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: NOA, AILEY, PIPPA, SERAPHINA, MAJUÍ, UIARA, LILLY, LEON, RUBY, OLIVIA, HUGO, ABBY, NURI, CLARA, THEADORA, ADA, and EDISON! For this story, I put out a special request to those subscribed to my EMAIL LIST, asking for crow sounds. Make sure you are signed up for my email list so you don’t miss those types of special requests from me. I am STILL COLLECTING sound effects (and I never want to stop)! Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your tiny people making a (recognizable) sound, and email it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com! You might just hear your sound in a future story. Thank you to JADE for helping me with the reminder at the beginning of this episode!!! My book is available NOW. Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait Thank you so much to those who have supported my work by getting the book! Sign up for my email list at www.littlestoriestinypeople.com! Follow me on instagram and facebook @littlestoriestinypeople.
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Are you spooked by things that go bump, eeek and growl in the middle of the night? Have no fear! Mindy and the 'Ghost-Catchers' are here! What starts out as a paranormal phenomenon slowly turns into a scientific sensation as Guy and Mindy learn all about the ghoulish ghost crab and their growling stomachs!
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Rolo embarks on a spacewalk in a desperate attempt to retrieve a package from the space post office. Featuring two new stories: “The Raccoon’s Very Hard Choice,” a latin-inspired song about choosing your favorite food, by Asa, a 7 year old from New York, and “Stepping Up,” the inspiring tale of a senator’s quest to become President of the United States, by a 10 year old from New York named Eliana.
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Join us for a special edition of the Wild + Free podcast as we navigate these uncertain times amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. Grab a cup of coffee and join us on the front porch. LINKS Homebound Kit: bewildandfree.org/homebound Ainsley Arment: instagram.com/ainsl3y Wild + Free Bundles: bewildandfree.org/bundles Wild + Free: instagram.com/wildandfree.co Wild + Free Book: bewildandfree.org/book
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Written by Elaine Binns and narrated by Nicole Esquino. Robyn loves playing hide and seek with her brother and sister. But this game turns out to be a different kind of adventure. 👧🐦
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Having successfully exited the Earth’s atmosphere, the Story Pirates are greeted by the captain of the Intergalactic Space Friends Alliance (Jeremy Sisto) who comes bearing unique gifts. Featuring two new stories: “Glowy and the Friend Adventure,” a laid-back beach ditty about a whale who needs a friend, written by two brothers from California named Clive and Silas, ages 9 and 7, and “The Big Chance,” the story of a girl who must endure a high stakes test in order to reach her dream of becoming a doctor, written by Isabella, a 10 year old from Maryland.
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Stephanie's ex-husband insists it would be better to celebrate family events under one roof, but she's not sold on the idea.
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Can you tell who's lying about denim? Pants On Fire is produced by Gen-Z Media in partnership with PRX. For more great Gen-Z shows visit http://bestrobotever.com or follow us on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram.
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A space caterer (Lauren Lapkus) helps the Story Pirates learn to like strange foods from other galaxies. Featuring two new stories: “Space Llama,” a Bowie-esque spin on a classic folk tale about how the night sky came to be, written by Lindsay, an 8 year old from New York, and “Have You Wondered,” a story about what happens when the Statue of Liberty fights crime, written by a 7 year old from Ohio named Theodore.
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Here's a little episode for parents about our coronavirus schedule (spoiler: it's not changing), our patreon tiers and new reward (read-along ebooks at the $3/month level!) and also an idea for an art project you and your family can do while you're stuck at home :) Link mentioned in the audio: storiespodcast.com/feed-help Instagram: @storiespodcast 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!! Hang in there!!
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Barbara Bot teams up with Cleocatra to save our president from the clutches of the chocolate monsters. Could today be the day when magic comes back to What If World? Lessons include: When there are too many problems to consider all at once, try just focusing on one at a time; Our minds are incredibly powerful, and can make falsehoods appear to be true! If you haven’t heard episodes 138. What if barbies were real and they lived with evil robots?, and 149. What if magic didn't exist?, this story may be a bit more confusing than usual ;) What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts!  What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s Cleocatra artwork was created by Ana Stretcu. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Story Pirates throw a pool party on a new water planet, revealing a multiplicity of surprises. Featuring two new stories: “Cucumbers 4 Life,” a country song about vegetables and heavy metal, by Imogen, a 9 year old from the UK, and “The Family of Cows,” a shape-shifting saga on the farm, by an 8 year old from Mississippi named Lydian.
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In this episode, Sally and Kristen discuss how to impart a love of community and friendship to our children. They encourage moms to model how to serve in friendship themselves, as the first model their families will see, and explain what it looks like to serve in friendship through trust, loyalty, empathy and encouragement. They share how to become an invitation to others in everyday life, and how to teach your children to be a friend through: -Trusting the Holy Spirit -Training them how to share and live generously -Teaching them HOW to create community Ultimately, Sally and Kristen encourage and equip moms to cultivate their own hearts for service and love, while becoming a living example of how to put others first. Then, they are joined by special guest and friend, Elizabeth Foss who shares her own testimony of trusting God even when we feel weary. Reflecting on her cancer journey and the community knit in her own family mothering nine children, Elizabeth reminds us all that there is nothing that we face that Christ has not also endured. She's also sharing about a special new project that we are excited to share with you called Take Up and Read 
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This story is a follow-up to one of my most popular stories, We All Fell In. If you are new to the podcast, you may want to go back and listen to that episode first. This one is about FEARS but it is NOT SCARY. A new cast of characters accidentally falls into a deep dark hole...will they find a way out? Listen and ENJOY! If you LOVE this story, please SHARE IT with all dachshunds, snakes, turtles, three-legged cats, tree crabs, mysterious bipedal creatures, oh and and share it with YOUR FRIENDS. Many listeners around the world have learned about the podcast from a friend who loves it. And if you happen to have an Apple device, leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If your tiny person wants to share a story they've written, please send photos or recordings of it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. I LOVE to see their artwork, stories, and anything else they'd like to share. BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: CALVIN, OSCAR, CLAIRE, ERIK, and ONA! I am STILL COLLECTING sound effects (and I never want to stop)! Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your tiny people making a (recognizable) sound, and email it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com! You might just hear your sound in a future story. Thank you to ESAI for helping me with the reminder at the beginning of this episode!!! My book is available NOW. Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait Thank you so much to those who have supported my work by getting the book! You can also find links to purchase LSFTP t-shirts and stickers on my website. Sign up for my email list at www.littlestoriestinypeople.com! Follow me on instagram and facebook @littlestoriestinypeople.
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In part two of our season finale, the Story Pirates learn more about their unexpected guest and find out where they are headed next. Featuring two new stories: “Pet Store or Food Store?,” a story about a very confused business establishment, written by a 7 year old from North Carolina named Eli, and “A Dinosaur Ate Me,” a mini-operetta (featuring Mandy Gonzalez and James Monroe Iglehart) that is a word-for-word adaptation of a story by a 5 year old from Pennsylvania named Nuala.
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Orla Brady (Star Trek: Picard, Into the Badlands) stars in this Irish tale about three wise animals, two very different sisters, and one bag of silver coins.
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Are you a parent trying to figure out what the sh*t to do with your kids?  That was a trick question because of course you are. You wouldn't be here if you weren't. Hillary Frank began her career as a contributor to This American Life and is the creator of the podcast The Longest Shortest Time. Hillary is also the author of Weird Parenting Wins, which was an NPR Best Book of 2019. She is my guest today and here to discuss specifics on how to keep your kid entertained during the lockdown, and how sometimes the best parenting advice comes from the weirdest ideas.  Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/withwhit Head to sephora.com to shop skincare. Get the skin-saving lineup, only at Sephora.   Shop new shampoos and conditioners for fine, medium and thick hair at theouai.com. Use code WITH WHIT to receive 3 free samples with your order.   Produced by Dear Media.
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The crew’s exploration of outer space takes them to Game Show Planet, where a charismatic host (Paul F. Tompkins) challenges the Story Pirates to compete. Featuring two new spooky stories: ‘Boo!,” a tale of trick-or-treating hygiene by Nora, a 7 year old from Florida, and “The Clock,” a creepy story about a timepiece with a dreadful secret, written by an 8 year old from Washington named Lyla.
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Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz as they come out of their shells on WBUR's Circle Round, a podcast hosted by Rebecca Sheir that adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. "The Chattering Clams" is based on a Native American legend from the area we now know as Washington state, in the northwestern United States. You can find more Circle Round wherever you get your podcasts.
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Rachel's therapist has suggested she legally separate from her husband as he seeks to clean himself up from drug and alcohol abuse. If he accomplishes this goal, should Rachel take him back for the sake of their children?
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In this follow up to Vivi Finds Her Voice, the No Fairy is back with more sage advice (and ample exasperation). She has some side hustles these days and appears in this story as The Speak Up Fairy. Find out what happens when Theo ticks over from 102 to 103 times he WANTED to speak up, but DID NOT. If you LOVE this story, please SHARE IT with all turtles, all creatures named Grimhilda, the DJ at your local line dancing club, fairies you run into at the market...OH AND YOUR FRIENDS! Many listeners around the world have learned about the podcast from a friend who loves it. And if you happen to have an Apple device, leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If your tiny person wants to share a story they've written, please send photos or recordings of it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. I LOVE to see their artwork, stories, and anything else they'd like to share. BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: JULIA, OSCAR, SHEPHERD, HUXLEY, and NICHOLAS! I am STILL COLLECTING sound effects (and I never want to stop)! Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your tiny people making a (recognizable) sound, and email it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com! You might just hear your sound in a future story. Thank you to ADI and DIVY for helping me with the reminder at the beginning of this episode!!! Your child can help me too! Here are the lines: Remember, there are no pictures. You'll have to imagine the pictures in your mind. You can imagine them however you want. OK, here we go! My book is available NOW. Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait Thank you so much to those who have supported my work by getting the book! Sign up for my email list at www.littlestoriestinypeople.com! Follow me on instagram @littlestoriestinypeople, twitter @littletinystory, and facebook @littlestoriestinypeople.
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Dr. Laura shares her thoughts on continuing her daily routine communicating with friends and family, working out virtually with her trainer and what she's lost as a result of the viral pandemic that has changed our lives.
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The coronavirus has canceled everything except family, love and all the things that we should value most. Do you agree? Are you being creative during your quarantine time or are you over it? Envy and Gia share their quarantine experiences and how it has brought their family even closer because of their mindset. Email of the week questions the importance of posting your significant other on social media. Is this necessary? Let’s talk about it...
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Writer, director, and actor Frankie Shaw (SMILF, Drunk History) joins Betsy and Amanda to talk preteen vegans, homeschooling nightmares, and the inability to just...complete...a thought. -- SHOW INFORMATION Why Mommy Drinks Merchandise Facebook Page: @WhyMommyDrinksPodcast Facebook Group: @WhyMommyDrinks Instagram: @WhyMommyDrinksPodcast Twitter: @MommyDrinksShow Email: WhyMommyDrinksPodcast@gmail.com Sh*tshows Hotline: 424-279-8842 Music: TylerWalkerMusic.com Artwork: James Mulholland Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify
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How did wolves go from wild, untamed animals to the friendly furballs we know as dogs? In this episode we’ll learn about how our canine companions evolved. Plus, we’ll get a howling lesson, meet a pack of Alaskan wolves that moved to the Minnesota Zoo and hear what wolves mean to members of the Anishinabe Nation. And don’t forget: an action packed Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um about chapped lips. This episode is sponsored by Perfect Snacks (perfectbar.com/brainson) and Blinkist (blinkist.com/brains).
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A very official inspector (Timothy Simons) arrives to make sure the Story Pirates’ ship is up to code. Featuring two new stories: “Maybelle’s Treats,” a mini-musical about a girl who has to fight for her right to eat sweets, by Brynne, a 10 year old from California, and “The Mystery of the Materializing Kitten,” a noir-style mystery about a feline who has mastered time and space, by 10 year old June.
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Did you know that when you plant bamboo, you will water it, protect it, nurture it...and nothing happens for 5 years? At least it looks like nothing is happening, because it's all happening underground, where the bamboo is growing a complex root structure. But above ground? Nothin'. You've got to faithfully water and care for that plant for f-i-v-e years before you get any proof that you're making any progress. Homeschooling is a lot like bamboo. In today's episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast, I'm sharing the audio from a recent Circle with Sarah (our monthly coaching sessions in RAR Premium) in which I'm talking about this same experience in homeschooling. You work, and you work, and you work, and you can't always see the difference that slog is making. But the seeming dormancy? It matters. Listen in to hear: The power of one small action - it can change everythingHow to be sure we are using the right measuring stick (...are you?)How to know where to put your energy next I also answer a listener question about what to do if you cry while reading emotional books aloud. (anybody? 🙋🏼‍♀️) Click the play button below to start listening: Want the transcript? Download the transcript from this episode of the Read-Aloud Revival podcast Success! Now check your email to confirm your subscription. There was an error submitting your subscription. Please try again. Email Address I'd like to receive the free email course. Send it to me Powered by ConvertKit /* Layout */ .ck_form.ck_minimal { /* divider image */ background: #f9f9f9; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5em; overflow: hidden; color: #666; font-size: 16px; border: solid 1px #d1d1d1; -webkit-box-shadow: none; -moz-box-shadow: none; box-shadow: none; clear: both; margin: 20px 0px; text-align: center; } .ck_form.ck_minimal h3.ck_form_title { text-align: center; margin: 0px 0px 10px; font-size: 28px; } .ck_form.ck_minimal h4 { text-align: center; font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; text-transform: uppercase; font-size: 18px; font-weight: normal; padding-top: 0px; margin-top: 0px; } .ck_form.ck_minimal p { padding: 0px; } .ck_form, .ck_form * { -webkit-box-sizing: border-box; -moz-box-sizing: border-box; box-sizing: border-box; } .ck_form.ck_minimal .ck_form_fields { width: 100%; float: left; padding: 5%; } /* Form fields */ .ck_errorArea { display: none; /* temporary */ } #ck_success_msg { padding: 10px 10px 0px; border: solid 1px #ddd; background: #eee; } .ck_form.ck_minimal input[type="text"], .ck_form.ck_minimal input[type="email"] { font-size: 18px; padding: 10px 8px; width: 68%; border: 1px solid #d6d6d6; /* stroke */ -moz-border-radius: 3px; -webkit-border-radius: 3px; border-radius: 3px; /* border radius */ background-color: #fff; /* layer fill content */ margin-bottom: 5px; height: auto; float: left; margin: 0px; margin-right: 2%; height: 42px; } .ck_form input[type="text"]:focus, .ck_form input[type="email"]:focus { outline: none; border-color: #aaa; } .ck_form.ck_minimal .ck_subscribe_button { width: 100%; color: #fff; margin: 0px; padding: 11px 0px; font-size: 18px; background: #6fc171; -moz-border-radius: 3px; -webkit-border-radius: 3px; border-radius: 3px; /* border radius */ cursor: pointer; ...
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On this week’s episode: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth discuss parenting anxiety. Is it OK for a letter writer not to be overprotective? Or does parenting anxiety keep children safe? They also answer a letter from a woman whose stepdaughter is struggling on the other side of the country. How can you help when you’re so far apart? For Slate Plus: Dan, Jamilah, and Elizabeth turn their host mics over to THEIR KIDS! The mini-hosts tell us what they like and don’t like about staying home with their parents. Slate Plus members get a bonus segment on MADAF each week, and no ads. Sign up now to listen and support our work. Recommendations: Jamilah recommends requests that you stay in the house and pay attention to the news. Please, please, stay in the house. Elizabeth recommends A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: The Poetry of Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers and Luke Flowers. Perfect for poetry tea time in your house. Dan recommends reading to your kids, even if they may seem a smidge too old. He’s reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.   Join us on Facebook and email us at momanddad@slate.com to ask us new questions, tell us what you thought of today’s show, and give us ideas for what we should talk about in future episodes.   Podcast produced by Rosemary Belson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Throughout history, Christianity has been constantly challenged by dangerous ideologies and wayward societal trends. On this broadcast, Dr. Jack Graham focuses on one of those threats that has risen in popularity in recent years: socialism. He identifies its notable failures around the world and explains why socialism is in direct opposition to God's Word.
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In part one of our season finale, the Story Pirates discover an intruder on the ship. Featuring two new stories: “Banana Clown,” a hip hop track featuring Grammy Award-winning rapper Secret Agent 23 Skidoo about a guy who has a hard time finding the right job, written by an 8 year old from Massachusetts named Benjamin, and “Cats Sit On You,” a song about cats sitting on you (and sometimes they take over the school), written by Alex, a 6 year old from California.
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This is a SEQUEL to one of my most popular bedtime stories, All Aboard the Sleep Train! If you are new to the podcast, you may want to go back and listen to that story before you listen to this one. Lambden is back and this time he has the opportunity to be one of the first passengers on the brand new SLEEP CRUISE. All he has to do is bring a friend along with him. Nothing to it, right? Listen and find out! If you LOVE this bedtime story, please SHARE IT! Did your tiny person fall asleep while listening? Do you have friends struggling with their bedtime routines? SHARE THE LOVE. Many listeners around the world have learned about the podcast from a friend who loves it. And if you happen to have an Apple device, leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If your tiny person wants to share a story they've written, please send photos or recordings of it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. I LOVE to see their artwork, stories, and anything else they'd like to share. BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: NICO, OLIVER, and LILY! I am STILL COLLECTING sound effects (and I never want to stop)! Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your tiny people making a (recognizable) sound, and email it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com! You might just hear your sound in a future story. Thank you to ANNA for helping me with the reminder at the beginning of this episode!!! Your child can help me too! Here are the lines: Remember, there are no pictures. You'll have to imagine the pictures in your mind. You can imagine them however you want. OK, here we go! My book is available NOW. Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait Thank you so much to those who have supported my work by getting the book! Sign up for my email list at www.littlestoriestinypeople.com! Follow me on instagram @littlestoriestinypeople, twitter @littletinystory, and facebook @littlestoriestinypeople.
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LITTLE HEDGEHOG IS BACK and she is thrilled to be going on a field trip with her classmates...and with her DAD, who had a list of other exciting things he'd planned to do that night. Will Little Hedgehog and Bebe's field trip go as planned? Will my guests have a more positive reaction to my stories if they sit in an extremely comfortable chair??? Listen and find out. Thank you to CLAIRE for providing the very creative idea for Little Hedgehog and Bebe's MURAL! Thank you to everyone who submitted a mural entry. I'll be posting on social media with the other beautiful entries I received. If you LOVE this story, please SHARE IT! Many listeners around the world have learned about the podcast from a friend who loves it. And if you happen to have an Apple device, leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If your tiny person wants to share a story they've written, please send photos or recordings of it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. I LOVE to see their artwork, stories, and anything else they'd like to share. BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: ARIANNA, CALVIN, THEO, AARON, and CHARLIE! I am STILL COLLECTING sound effects (and I never want to stop)! Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your tiny people making a (recognizable) sound, and email it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com! You might just hear your sound in a future story. Thank you to EMELINE for helping me with the reminder at the beginning of this episode!!! Your child can help me too! Here are the lines: Remember, there are no pictures. You'll have to imagine the pictures in your mind. You can imagine them however you want. OK, here we go! My book is available NOW. Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait Thank you so much to those who have supported my work by getting the book! Sign up for my email list at www.littlestoriestinypeople.com! Follow me on instagram @littlestoriestinypeople, twitter @littletinystory, and facebook @littlestoriestinypeople.
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One of the most profoundly important gifts we can give to our children is a life of faith, a life of believing God in the small moments of life, the large challenges, a life given to believing in His reality. Without faith, we cannot please God. No works, performance, giving will cover over a lack of faith and faith living.
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This week's Free Story comes from the "Sparkle Sleepytime" original audio story collection. It's called "Serena the Manatee." Serena, like all manatees, is an expert dreamer. She spends a lot of time in "dreamland" as they call it, and every morning she returns to the waking world filled with a peaceful joy. Nowadays, however, the manatees have a particular distraction that challenges their ability to stay asleep and dream: curious humans. Serena luckily learns a technique that works, one that lets the distractions fall away and allows her to fall deeply and peacefully asleep. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story series! For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Here's the link to join our FREE nightly stories, which start at 8pm EST: https://zoom.us/j/851841958 Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! customerservice@sparklestories.com Enjoy!
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Remember King Midas and his love of gold? Well he's back, and he hasn't learned ANY lessons. This time, the roguish satyr Pan is involved, as well as the god Apollo, AND Apollo's beautiful golden lyre... 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!!
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The Story Pirates meet a gas station attendant (Josh Gondelman) who likes to tell excruciatingly long and boring stories. Featuring two new stories: “The Mad Piano Player,” a song about a boy who plays an explosive piano piece for the king, written by an 8 year old from Dubai named Kenan, and “The Aristocrats Strike Back,” a historical fiction story about peasants and aristocrats addressing inequality, written by Charlotte, a 9 year old from Nebraska.
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It's an all-you-can-eat buffet of difficult decisions in one of our toughest match-ups ever. In one corner, it's cheesy, shareable, savory-sauced pizza. And in the other, it's spicy, portable tacos deliciosos. What are you having? Vote for your favorite here: https://goo.gl/forms/79I0us5FUt4BZdqw1 Smash Boom Best is sponsored today by Audible (audible.com/boom) and KiwiCo (kiwico.com/boom).
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Cthunkle seems to think that “social distancing” means shutting himself away for eternity at the bottom of Squid Lake. Can Mr. Eric help him find other ways to have fun? Lessons: When people are worried, it’s more fun to be a helper than a trickster; Washing our hands and keeping them away from our face is a healthy habit year round! This episode talks about social distancing. Our What If World characters do see each other in a small group so that we can answer our kid’s questions, but, in the US, the recommendation of health professionals as of March 14th, 2020, is to cancel classes and playdates and to spend time with your immediate family . Stay safe and healthy out there! What If World exists thanks to our Patrons. Get a better chance at having your question chosen, plus Ad-Free stories, a Shout-Out on the show, bonus audio, and more. Join our Patreon! Subscribe to What If World wherever you listen to podcasts!  My friends at Kids Listen have made extra podcast content for you this week to help fill your free time. Also, here’s a great episode from NPR about Coronavirus and Parenting. What If World is made by Eric O’Keeffe with help from Karen O'Keeffe. Our theme song is by Craig Martinson and our podcast art is by Jason O’Keefe. Additional songs and sound effects from audioblocks.com. This episode’s art is from OCAL. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Welcome to another toe tapping episode of Wow in the World! Guy Raz is off to listen to the latest and greatest in world of elevator music and Mindy tags along for the ride! But this music isn't just for any elevator. Oh no! This elevator is going from here...to the stars! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the who, what, when, where, why and wow in the world of Space Elevators! Originally Aired 12/17/18.
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Where in the world is the mysterious ninth planet? What in the world did early humans eat to make them so smart? How in the world does saying "thank you" make you healthier? Find out this week's who, what, where, when and how on Wow in the World Episode 1!
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Lusmore has a beautiful voice, but no one in town gets close enough to hear it. Why? Because, well, he stinks. But it's not his fault, and nothing helps! Until some fairies come along... 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, 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: Mercari: Ring in the New Year with less stuff in your home and more money in your pocket with Mercari, the selling app! Thank you!!
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In this special bonus episode, the Story Pirates reveal the winner of the Secret Life of Pets 2 contest and thank everyone who sent in a story. This episode also features an encore of a fan favorite from last season, Turtle Beach, by an 11 year old from Utah named Regan. Be sure to tune in next week for an announcement about season 3 of the Story Pirates Podcast!
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A hot air balloon racer (Natasha Rothwell) challenges Rachel to confront her past. Featuring two new stories: “Vampire Kid,” a story about a creature of the night who only wants to dance in the sun, by a 5 year old from Illinois named Sam, and “I Want Your Garden,” a story about how the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, by Kyla, an 8 year old from Massachusetts.
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Our friend Herman is back with a new story about dealing with FRUSTRATION. But before we get to that, a STUDIO SPIDER has brought to my attention that there is an ISSUE with Herman. In this ridiculous episode, we come to terms with my fallibility and listen as Herman copes with an increasingly frustrating situation. All he wants to do is add an overhang above his door so he can listen to the rain. No big deal, right? If you LOVE this story, please SHARE IT! Did your tiny person fall asleep while listening? Do you have friends struggling with their bedtime routines? SHARE THE LOVE. Many listeners around the world have learned about the podcast from a friend who loves it. And if you happen to have an Apple device, leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If your tiny person wants to share a story they've written, please send photos or recordings of it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. I LOVE to see their artwork, stories, and anything else they'd like to share. BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: VIDA, CORA, CHARLOTTE! I am STILL COLLECTING sound effects (and I never want to stop)! Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your tiny people making a (recognizable) sound, and email it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com! You might just hear your sound in a future story. Thank you to DASH for helping me with the reminder at the beginning of this episode!!! Your child can help me too! Here are the lines: Remember, there are no pictures. You'll have to imagine the pictures in your mind. You can imagine them however you want. OK, here we go! And thank you to IVY, the spider, for being a loyal listener and for pointing out my grave error. My book is available NOW. Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait Thank you so much to those who have supported my work by getting the book! Sign up for my email list at www.littlestoriestinypeople.com! Follow me on instagram @littlestoriestinypeople, twitter @littletinystory, and facebook @littlestoriestinypeople.
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The Story Pirates discover that an anonymous gossip blog is spreading hot blog goss about them, and Meghan vows to track down the writer. Featuring two new stories: “Superbag,” a faux movie trailer about an unlikely superhero, written by a 7 year old from Alaska named Lydia, and “Some TVs Have Big Problems,” the twisty-turny adventure of four siblings who find out the real meaning of too much screen time, written by Oscar, a 10 year old from Canada.
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Rolo’s old parrot Poochie (David Schwimmer) shows up with a shady business proposition. Featuring two new stories: “Cheese Quest,” a song about the lengths one will go to for their food obsessions, by 11 year old Mylie from Utah, and “A Diary Of A Corn Snake,” the story of a serpent with a rich inner life, by an 8 year old from Tennessee named Allison.
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What's that scent wafting through the murky waters off the coast of Georgia? Well if you're a mud crab, you'll know that it's the smell of fear. But where does it come from? And how do we know? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of secret signals of the animal world. (And stick around as they potty-train a Blue crab. Trust us on this one.) Originally Aired April 30th 2018.
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We’re sharing an episode of a Vermont Public Radio's Brave Little State. We know many of you are experiencing some changes now that schools in lots of states and countries are closed to slow the spread of COVID-19. For some families this is the first time you’ve had to try to do something like school at home. But others of you might do homeschooling all the time; and you’ve probably got some great advice for families who are new to this routine! This episode of Brave Little State brought together two families to talk about how to make the shift.
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How many of you can not DEAL with another change in plans? I feel like I can’t possibly make one more decision right now. I don’t have enough information and I’m probably doing all of this wrong. I know for me, I overthink like it’s my job. Today we’re talking to Anne Bogel who a lot of you know as Modern Mrs Darcy. Through her blog and podcasts, Anne helps us get more out of our reading life (which means we’ll get more out of our actual life) and now she has a new book that is EXCELLENT and timely. One of my favorite quotes from Don't Overthink It is "the best memories start with things going wrong". Well, I hope you’ve been buckled up because we have been “making memories” left and right! This week Anne gives actionable steps and strategies to make easier, more confident decisions so that we can spend more time focusing on the things that really matter in life. You can find more from Anne on her podcasts What Should I Read Next? and One Great Book. WHAT WE CHAT ABOUT: how putting down our phones can help us stop overthinking not letting our disappointments turn into comparisons that lead to shame how Anne is helping guide her family through quarantine Anne’s struggle with overthinking the link between perfectionism and overthinking determining when you’re giving something the attention it deserves vs. overthinking it ways to stop overthinking values-driven decision making mental tricks to help you make decisions stopping the overthinking spiral adopting an attitude of experimentation LINKS MENTIONED: What Should I Read Next? podcast One Great Book podcast Don’t Overthink ItLibro.fm CONNECT WITH ANNE: website | instagram | facebook CONNECT WITH EMILY: website | instagram | facebook | patreon EPISODE SPONSORS: Noom: sign up to start your trial today at noom.com/msw Grove Collaborative: visit grove.co/msw and get a free 5-piece cleaning set from Mrs. Myers Hands-On Bibles: get 35% off the purchase of deluxe editions of the Hands-On Bible through 4/12/20 SUPPORT THE SHOW: Patreon  SHARE THE STRUGGLE! If you've been encouraged, share this episode with a friend.  The struggle is real.  We might as well do this together! Do you love Mom Struggling Well? Please leave a review here!
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A stranger comes to stay at The Silver Moon, and the innkeeper, Old Cobb is immediately on edge. There's something about the visitor that feels a little... off. Is it his shaggy hair, his animal smell, or his wolfish smile? Tune in to find out! 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, 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: Perfect Kids Refrigerated Snack Bars: Go to PerfectBar.com/Stories15 to get 15% off your order! Thank you!!
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Hooray it's the holidays, for humans and dogs alike! In this episode, we find Dog King (King of the Dogs) and all of his friends celebrating the season in their own canine way. Enjoy!! 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!!
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Joy is one of my favorite people in the world. Today, we took time to record many of the rhythms, food, practices that we have both been practicing in our home to make it through these challenging days. I hope you will love it as much as Joy and I enjoyed being together across the miles in a FaceTime recording. You can find all things Joy @Joyclarkson.com and you would be so entertained and inspired to connect with her on Instagram @joynessthebrave Happy Tuesday! We are thinking about you all and praying for you!
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Mick Munter is back! Did you miss him? 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!!
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Dragon is ready to relax and heads to the beach. The cozy sand invites Dragon to burrow in until there appeared to be a sand dragon lying on the beach. Hello everyone!  We hope you enjoyed our new story “Giving Back” this week. Now, welcome to Favorite Friday! Sometimes we like to listen to our favorites again. Please enjoy “Sand Dragon” and we’ll be back with a new story on Monday! Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:04 Narrator: Female Sand Dragon Excerpt: Spreading wings wide to catch the breeze, the dragon rose above the train tracks, and waited for the sparkling train to roll by.  Then the dragon followed the train.  As they reached the warm beach, it seemed to call to the dragon.  Poof, a cloud of sand surrounded the dragon and then began to sink back to the earth as the dragon gently landed.  The sand felt so warm. With eyes closed, the relaxed dragon lied down and rolled over, enjoying the hug from the earth.  The dragon heard a giggle and a laugh and peeked to see who it was.  It was Benji the sand bucket and Paula Penguin.  They had watched the dragon roll over and found it quite amusing.  Still upside down, the dragon took a deep breath in and out. and created a smiley face in fire to say hello. Paula and Benji said, “We’re glad to see you again, too!”  The dragon smiled a big smile and rolled back over. Paula said “The sand is nice and warm tonight, isn’t it?” and dug herself a cozy hole to nestle into.  The dragon tilted its head to the side, puzzled at what the little penguin was doing. Today’s Meditation: Imagine floating on a cloud, and relax into the feeling of lightness. Looking for a way to help your child learn emotional regulation and how to self soothe?  You'll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like "Sand Dragon " paired with meditations for kids. We help them drift off to sleep with a guided relaxation and a calming story. Gently nestled within each podcast episode are mindfulness techniques and positive learning moments.  To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team please visit our website. Creating the original bedtime stories and art for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care. Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com. Donate Here Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations? We hope your child loved “Sand Dragon” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message! Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast,
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The oldest known pair of shoes didn’t look like much, but foot fashion has come a long ways since prehistoric sandals. Joy Dolo and her co-host Daria lace up some matching footwear and take a hike through shoe history with reporter Nancy Yang. First stop is the Oregon cave where a 9,000-year-old pair of shoes was discovered. Then, a French king who tried to enforce a monopoly on his signature style, and the inventor who made shoes affordable for everyone. And finally, is the future of shoes… bacteria? This episode is sponsored by Myro (myro.com/forever). You can support Brains On and Forever Ago at brainson.org/donate.
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Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock, Grand Horizons) and Nikesh Patel (Four Weddings and a Funeral) headline this Indian story that asks what's more precious: glittering jewels, or good friends?
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When Rachel installs a ‘Smart Ship’(Bowen Yang), the Story Pirates learn about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Featuring two new stories: “Tape Ball Purse,” a story about a new product that will help you to not lose your keys but may also destroy the world, written by a 9 year old from Washington named Emily, and “The Girl With A Voice,” a song about a girl who discovers she has a special power all her own, written by Etta, a 10 year old from Michigan.
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Humans have been predicting weather for a long time - way before modern technology. So how did they do it? We’ll meet the man who invented the word “forecast” and brought weather reports to the newspaper. Plus, we'll tell you how to watch for signs of rain and we'll learn about the field of phenology. Oh, and we’ve got a Mystery Sound, Moment of Um and a weather lore game show. So grab an umbrella and tune in because this episode has a 100% chance of being super interesting. Today’s episode is sponsored by Khan Academy Kids (khan.co/freekidsapp) and Perfect Kids (perfectbar.com/brainson). You can support Brains On at brainson.org/fans. And you can find information about our live shows in Boston, Washington DC and New York at brainson.org/fans.
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Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara (The King and I; Kiss Me, Kate) stars opposite real-life husband, director/musician Greg Naughton (The Independents, The Sweet Remains), in this Korean and Japanese tale about eternal love, kindness and youth.
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Where do stories of unicorns, mermaids and Bigfoot come from? And do they have any truth to them? In this four-part series, we're tackling listeners' biggest questions about modern myths and legends. Today's episode is about mythical creatures that live on land. We'll hear the story of El Chupacabras, learn about the search for Bigfoot, and hear from some animals once mistaken for unicorns. Marc and Sanden have a new project to share, and Gungador has an urgent announcement. Plus, a Moment of Um about how sloths snooze upside down. If you want to learn more about the history, facts and lore behind dragons and unicorns, check out this fascinating episode of Smash Boom Best: UNICORNS VS DRAGONS! This episode is sponsored by Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, iD Tech (idtech.com/brains), and KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brains). You can support Brains On at brainson.org/donate. All supporters of the show will get a bonus mystery sound extravaganza episode this January!
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Grab some sunscreen, lace up your hiking boots and don’t forget your binoculars because... you’ll want to keep your distance from today’s debate. It’s venom versus claws! Venom-lover Tom Weber and claw-queen Brandi Brown go paw to fang in this smash boom battle. Which warrior will win? Go to smashboom.org and vote! While you’re at it, join our Debate Club at smashboom.org/debateclub, and get access to our super secret bonus episode. Venom vs Claws is sponsored by Raddish, a cooking club for kids (RaddishKids.com/Boom and coupon code BOOM).
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Adjusting to schedule changes is HARD!! There are so many different things you CAN do that sometimes the day goes by and it feels like none of it happened. Here are my tips for making things work when you’re adjusting to a new routine of working from home, and combining different responsibilities. Links Mentioned: Be […]
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It's time for another TWO PART story! My first one (The Mistake Artist) was so well-received, and won so many awards - okay, not YET, but give it time - that I decided to tell you another one. A Giant Story is a thoughtful tale about a small person who gains the courage to quit his day job and pursue his dreams. But before he can do that, he has a steep mountain to climb. Figuratively; there are no mountains in this story. ENJOY! If you LOVE this story, please share it with a friend. If you happen to have an Apple device, leave a review in Apple Podcasts! If your tiny person wants to share a story they've written, please send photos or recordings of it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com. I LOVE to see their artwork, stories, and anything else they'd like to share. BIG THANKS to the listeners who provided sound effects used in the story: MACKENZIE, MARYAM, GEMMA, MOSELLE, FELIX, KAYLIN, and REID! You can send me your very own sound effect! Just use the voice memo app on your phone, record your tiny people making a (recognizable) sound, and email it to rhea@littlestoriestinypeople.com! You might just hear your sound in a future story. Thank you to HELEN and ISAAC for helping me with the reminder at the beginning of this episode!!! Your child can help me too! Here are the lines: Remember, there are no pictures. You'll have to imagine the pictures in your mind. You can imagine them however you want. OK, here we go! My book is available NOW. Find it here: http://mybook.to/littlefoxcantwait Thank you so much to those who have supported my work by getting the book! Sign up for my email list at www.littlestoriestinypeople.com! Follow me on instagram @littlestoriestinypeople, twitter @littletinystory, and facebook @littlestoriestinypeople. MUSIC and SOUND The following pieces by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) were used in today's episode, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0: "Surf Shimmy", "Dream Culture", "Life of Riley", "Investigations", "Mister Exposition", "Crinoline Dreams", "Marty Gots a Plan", "Improbable"
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Rosa, Amy, and Jake are convinced they saw something in the weird little room in the back of the library, but they just can't agree on what it is! Check out this semi-scary* Halloween story to find out what is lurking in the back of the library on Elm Street! *If you have really little kids or ones that get spooked easily, this is a good story to have a grown up listen to first! 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, or just tell your friends about us! Thank you!!
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Have you ever entered the mirror-verse and heard yourself talking back? Well, that’s what happens in today’s episode. We take a look (pun intended) at how mirrors work and talk to a scientist to find out what color they are. And in a history of sequins, we learn why, for a long time, rain was a disaster for glittery gowns. Not only can you make today’s Mystery Sound, but you can use it to spiff up your crafts. All that, plus a Moment of Um about why words start sounding funny funny funny funny funny when you repeat them. This episode is sponsored by: KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brainson), Laurel Springs Online School (laurelsprings.com/brainson), and the MacMillan Kids book, “Astronauts: Women on the final frontier” (https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781626728776).
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Danny the dump truck feels a little down. Dory has an idea. Maybe checking in to the maintenance garage will help him feel better. Final 3 Dragon Breaths: 7:24 Narrator: Male Checking In Excerpt: As the little dump truck trudged forward slowly, Dory, the other dump truck, drove past him and asked, “Is everything ok Danny?” “Yeah. Why?” Danny mumbled, busy concentrating on driving forward. “You’re moving pretty slow this morning, and your tires look flat.” Dory responded. “I wanted to ask you about that.” Danny said. “My tires are really squishy, and my wheels hurt. I’m having trouble moving today. Have you ever felt like that?” Dory said, “Yes, when I have a flat tire. I usually go to the maintenance garage to check my tires and oil every other week, so my tires stay full. When did you get your last check up?” Danny laughed and said, “Oh I’m too busy to take time for that. I probably haven’t stopped by that garage for almost a year. I’m a healthy truck.” Today’s Meditation: Feel your muscles relax as you check in with your body from head to toe. Looking for stories that emphasize acceptance, understanding, and empathy?  You'll find them on Ahway Island®. Be Calm on Ahway Island® Podcast offers original bedtime stories, like "Checking In" paired with meditations for kids. We help them drift off to sleep with a guided relaxation and a calming story. Gently nestled within each podcast episode are mindfulness techniques and positive learning moments.  To learn more about our mission at Ahway Island and our team please visit our website. Creating the original bedtime stories and art for Be Calm on Ahway Island takes a lot of time and care. Since we are a listener-supported podcast, we survive on your tips and purchases. If your child enjoys a good story with a positive message, we would greatly appreciate you purchasing a T-shirt from our shop or making a donation to help us keep your favorite self-soothing podcast going. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring micro donation once a month. Just click on the link below or go to our website, www.ahwayisland.com. Donate Here Overall, do you enjoy our stories and self-soothing meditations? We hope your child loved “Checking In” If so, we need your positive reviews to help others find us too. Please leave a 5 star review on your favorite podcast app like Apple Podcasts, our Amazon Alexa Skill page, or our social media pages to share your enthusiasm for our original stories with a positive message! Please follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Thank you for your help in spreading the word about our bedtime stories podcast, Be Calm on Ahway Island! As a result of your support you’ll find us ranking among the best in the Washington Post article The 25 Best Podcasts for Kids by Frannie Ucciferri under the Best for Bedtime heading. We’re proud to be included in the Top 40 Growth Mindset Podcasts for Kids f...
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Lynn finds herself unable to stick with the plan when it comes to losing weight and frequently finds herself off course. How can she finally accomplish her goal of being a healthier and thinner person?
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In this adventure story with roots in Russia, Hungary and the Middle East, a magical rooster rewards Rachel Matthews (Frozen 2) for her fearless persistence and precious friendship.
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We've all heard of Climate Change, but what is it, and why is it bad news for planet Earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go back in time in an effort to protect our future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Climate Change Heroes! Originally Aired April 15th 2018
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Sallie the Salamander is so happy in her little log, and why wouldn't she be? She's the biggest in the world! Until all of a sudden she finds out that she's not... uh oh. 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, 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: KiwiCo: Go to KiwiCo.com/STORIES to get your first month free!! Stitch Fix Kids: Go to StitchFix.com/KIDS/Stories to get an extra 25% off when you keep everything in your box, AND they'll even waive the $20 styling fee! Thank you!!
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On this week’s episode, Olivia shares her thoughts on the NYC hospitals that have started to ban partners in the delivery room, the wild world of pregnancy dreams and if intuitive eating may actually work. She is joined by her personal trainer, Matt Sauerhoff, Founder of The LIV Method, to discuss his journey to entrepreneurship, his experience as a new father, and he shares fitness and health advice you can easily implement from home.
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When the other Story Pirates discover Lee has been secretly writing songs, they encourage him to share his totally emo feelings with the world. Featuring two new stories: “The Amazing Adventure,” a soaring ballad about sock puppets who travel the globe by Calvin, an 11 year old from Oklahoma, and “My Big Project,” a story about how difficult it is to choose the right topic for a science project, by a 9 year old from Texas named Elliot. 
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Peter and Sasha are SO sick of doing chores, so they decide to quit! And then they meet some Blue Goblins in the forest who offer a more longterm solution. But is it really a good deal? This episode is part one of a two part story, so come back next week to hear the conclusion! 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!!
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How do animals get viruses to pass on to humans? That’s what listener Ian wanted to know. To find out, we’re exploring the science of virology - the study of viruses. Virologist Dr. Jasdave Chahal explains how coronavirus jumped through two species into humans, and where they came from in the first place. Plus, we’ll find out how scientists discovered viruses before even seeing them, and how they built the tools to fight back.  We have more virology resources on the blog for this episode on our website, www.sciencepodcastforkids.com. Want to hear more from our interview with Jasdave? We have a bonus interview episode available for Patreons, when you pledge $1/month or more at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.  Do you have questions about coronavirus? Send them to us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com.
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The problem with excuses is that they often have an element of truth in them. Learn about facing the excuses when it comes to not having sex. | "Excuses will always be there for you, opportunity will not." —Anonymous Every marriage is unique and amazing! We’re here to see you experience the extraordinary. That’s why we have the Position of the Month Club! It is the #1 Community for Couples who want Better Sex in and out of the bedroom. The Position of the Month Club is a community of folks who uplift and encourage each other, who are willing to be vulnerable and take off the masks about all areas of their marriage in order to strengthen their connection and their relationship. Join the Position of the Month Club Today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Archbishop Hatto II thinks he's very clever when he gathers up all the wheat and bread in Germany and charges everyone lots of money to buy it back. But what will happen when he can't ignore the calls of the hungry citizens outside of his gates? 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, 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: Perfect Bar: Right now, Perfect Bar is offering you 15% off your online order when you go to PerfectBar.com/Stories15. Be ready this season with Perfect Kids! Thank you!!
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A galleon is a large sailing vessel used throughout Europe in the 16th to 18th centuries. This is important to know. Trust me. Note to listeners: due to production delays, we’ll be postponing the second half of the season by a few weeks.
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Using home improvement as a fun and easy-to-remember metaphor, Drs. Gary Chapman and Shannon Warden offer insights for creating a family blueprint that will help build up faith and godly character in a discussion based on their book The DIY Guide to Building a Family That Lasts: 12 Tools for Improving Your Home Life. (Part 1 of 2) Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/tips-for-building-a-healthy-family-pt1 Your feedback would be really helpful to us. Please visit http://www.focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey to take a brief survey (less than 5 minutes). Thank you!
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Myra is a mermaid who loves reading books. The problem is, every time she tries to read one it gets ruined by the ocean water! Will she become a human or figure out another way to solve this problem? Plus a special interview with kid podcaster, Ruby & The Literate Mermaid writer, Christina Quintana! The Literate Mermaid by Christina QuintanaStarring: Joseph Cordaro, Caitlin Morris, Ashton Muniz, and Elise SantoraExecutive Producer: Rebecca CunninghamProducer: Chad ChenailOriginal Theme Music: Eli Denby Wood & Amy Gijsbers van WijkFor the Grownups!Patreon: https://patreon.com/girltalesFeminist Story Time Live Stream: https://www.facebook.com/events/280244859626569/One Time Donation: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/girl-talesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/girltalespodast/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girltales/Listen to By Kids, For Kids: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/by-kids-for-kids-story-time
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It’s something so natural that we take it for granted — but when you think about it, it’s a little strange. Why does water come out of our eyes? And why does it happen when we’re happy? Or sad? Or scared? Or exhausted? In this episode we dive into our mysterious emotional tears, find out […]
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Herodotus tells about Crocodiles, Hippos, flying snakes, the Ibis, and the Phoenix Support the show.
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Written by Jess Judd and narrated by Nicole Esquino. This one’s about 2 kids that discover something very interesting in the snowy Colorado mountains. ❄️⛷️
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Scientists have long known that different people experience different smells, well...differently! But Why? And How? Join Mindy and Guy Raz in their new backyard Ol'Factory of bottled up odors, as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of SMELL!
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This week's Free Story comes from the "Martin & Sylvia: Saturdays!" original audio story collection. It's called "The Spring Fairy Boat Show." It's spring at Martin and Sylvia's house. The stream that borders their yard is flowing with melted snow, and it inspires Sylvia to make leaf boats on which the fairies can travel. Her excitement inspires the whole family, and soon everyone is making fairy boats too! Fast ones, pretty ones, strong ones. It's a Fairy Boat Show. Each week on the Sparkle Stories Podcast, we share a free story from one of our original story series! For many many many more stories like this one, visit the Sparkle website: www.sparklestories.com Questions? Ideas? Requests? Email us! customerservice@sparklestories.com Enjoy!
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Dust looks gray and boring to us, but it’s full of secrets! Like did you know that up close, dust is colorful? And there are creatures living in your dust? And some dust comes from outer space? We’ll take you on a tour of the dust universe and show you how dust can help solve crimes. Plus, we learn about the tiny critters living all over your skin! And of course there’s a Mystery Sound and a Moment of Um that answers the question: why do we jump when we’re scared? This episode is sponsored by Care (care.com/brains) and KiwiCo (kiwico.com/brainson)
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Fenny wins a contest fair and square, but her mean brothers, Frog and Newt sabotage her success. How is she going to get herself out of this mess? 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, or just tell your friends about us! Thank you!!
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Siegfried the Viking leads the Story Pirates on a spooky trip to the Isle of Monsters. Featuring two new stories: “Animal Week,” a klezmer tune about what happens when animals start to talk, by Ronan, an 8 year old from Rhode Island, and “The Doughnut Is Right,” a twisted game show with an odd host, written by a 15 year old from Canada named Reayah.
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Thanks to all of our amazing kid writers! Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
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It's hard to wake up after a nightmare, and it's even harder to get back to sleep.  We're joined by Max Goodname narrator and occasional host Kelsie Lee for this tale of bedtimes, pirates, and the power of feeding dreams.  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, or just tell your friends about us!
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Amelia Bloomer helped change the world with a pair of underpants (which she didn't even invent). Among other things, it helped women ride bikes, and this led to a new independence in the late 1800's. Many women (even Susan B. Anthony) said the bike had more to to with women's independence than nearly anything else. So Melinda Beck is going to tell you her original telling of Tillie Anderson, a true life, turn-of-the-century bicycle racer ("scorchers" in the day) who might have been the fastest woman in America! Be sure to check out our Kids Listen Friends, including Timestorm and Girl Tales, for their Women's History episodes this month!
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C.J. tries to bring peace between "The Club" and Hugh. Being a peacemaker is certainly what God would want, right? But C.J.'s idea to bring the "two tribes" together explodes when his methods betray his good intentions.
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Hook your fingers in your cheeks, push your nose up with your thumb and strap yourselves in as Mindy and Guy head to the Interspecies Face Pulling World Championships to see the best funny face makers in the animal kingdom! Will Chad the Chimp finally win the big competition or will the newcomer Susan the Solitary Sun Bear pull a come from behind victory? Explore how animals of all kinds use their facial muscles to communicate in the wild. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of four-legged facial mimicry!
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What in the world can a giant ostrich and a prehistoric dinosaur tell us about the evolution of flight? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, a dino robot, and escaped zoo ostrich as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of FLIGHT!
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When Wexie goes to the beach with her family, it's a nightmare! She gets sand in her book and a sunburn, and she's VERY concerned about sharks. Staying at home and looking at a tapestry is just as good, right? 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, or just tell your friends about us!  Thank you!!
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In this episode, Zara and Leo try out some awesome yoga poses, and a calming breathing exercise! We also hear from Kristina, a Big Life Kid who uses mindful meditations to help her feel better, and get to sleep!In this episode, you will:learn how using meditation can help them feel and sleep betterbe inspired by our listener KristinaProduced by Big Life Journal.Use promo code BIGLIFEKIDS to get 15% off your purchase!Additional show notes available at biglifejournal.com/podcastCredits:Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Kait Bibb. For information regarding your data privacy, visit Acast.com/privacy
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Why in the world would we wear corn on our feet? When in the world will humans vacation in space? Join Guy and Mindy for this week's who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World - Episode 2!
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Hi! Because so many kids around the world are staying home from school right now, we thought it would be fun to work on an episode of our show with all of these young writers! Listen to this week’s episode, and then write the episode’s ending! We’ll put those endings in the next episode! Here is a link to some questions to get you thinking about how the episode should end. Also, contain your excitement, but we're starting up a monthly newsletter! It'll contain book recommendations, podcast recommendations, puzzles, jokes, news and more! Sign up here.We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Other music is by Visager, used via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
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