February 6, 2020
Come play around with the speed of music! This episode is designed for kids to experiment with the playback speed function on most podcast players, inviting them to adjust the speed of the our music & conversation from 1x to 2x to 1/2x. We introduce the basics of musical tempo, figure out how to tap along to Parry Gripp’s pleasantly danceable 136 bpm tune Pancake Robot, and wonder why super-slow-moving things always find themselves in a molasses analogy. Find out more at
January 30, 2020
Do you want 5 more minutes? In our third episode about clocks, Andrew & Polly ask kids how rushing and waiting feel different, challenge Jason Rabinowitz of The Pop Ups to a clock scavenger hunt around Brooklyn, and spin some yarns with Story Pirates co-founder Lee Overtree about how time feels when you're in a story. Thanks to Gimlete Media, The Story Piates, and The Pop Ups for sharing their rad music and ideas. To find out more, visit:
January 18, 2020
Alphabet Rockers make music to make change. Their 2nd Grammy-nominated album "The Love" addresses issues of identity, world news, and politics — the conversation and music you’re about to hear will include those topics. Thanks to Alphabet Rockers for sharing their music and ideas with your family. You can find more about their podcast So Get Me, The Butterfly Effect at
January 16, 2020
In this special episode designed for parents (though PG for kids), Andrew & Polly discuss Jon Samson’s music therapy practice, the therapeutic benefits of musical improvisation, and how we as parents can approach creating a supportive mental health environment for our kids. Thanks to Jon for sharing his intricately crafted and emotive music with us. You can find more about his music therapy practice and more of his music at or on his YouTube channel - share music, support musicians!
January 16, 2020
The 62nd Grammy (TM) Awards are almost here! We’re delighted to share this series of 5 Ear Snacks mini-episodes featuring each of the 5 Grammy-nominated artists for Best Children’s Album. Brrrr! Andrew & Polly brave the frigid Santa Monica winter to hear from Joe Mallander of family folk duo The OKee Dokee Brothers about the art of coziness and their fourth Grammy-nominated album “Winterland” Find more at and
January 14, 2020
The 62nd Grammy (TM) Awards are almost here! Andrew & Polly spend a rainy day getting to know Tigerlily, Tilda, Tinkerbell, and Nashville-based singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Daniel Tashian. Daniel and his daughters wax poetic about pistachio ice cream, working with Kacey Musgraves, and share some lovely songs off his Grammy-nominated album “I Love Rainy Days” You can find more about Daniel and his music at - share music, support musicians!
January 13, 2020
The 62nd Grammy (TM) Awards are almost here! Andrew & Polly attend a deliciously eclectic picnic hosted by Caspar Babypants! Caspar feeds us millions of peaches, introduces us to some bodacious bugs, and plays some rad tunes off his Grammy-nominated album “Flying High!” Thanks to Chris Ballew for taking the time to goof around with us and let us share his music with your family. You can find Chris’ art on Instagram and more about Caspar at - share music, support musicians
January 8, 2020
Clock field trip! Three intrepid Ear Snacks foreign correspondents bring us to jolly old England to find out what makes clocks tick! Eilis has tea in John Kendall’s Number Four clock repair shop. Andrew’s parents visit Johnny Flower, a regulator clock expert who lives in a house full of clocks. And Eliza pokes around the oldest collection of clocks and watches in the world in the Clockmakers’ Museum. And HEY - please fill out the Kids Listen Survey!
December 12, 2019
What is a clock? How long is a minute? Are all clocks and all minutes the same? In the first episode of our epic exploration of timekeeping, Andrew & Polly examine Reggio Emilia-educator Maria/Julita’s oddly shaped Salvador Dali-designed watch. Thanks to Matteo, Malcolm, Cadence, Adelyn, Keira, and Izzy (and their parents!) for taking the time to think about where we keep time, how we keep time, what has happened - and what might.
November 1, 2019
Our special coverage of Pajamas continues! We ask our friends Gavin, Zoey, Luke, Lucy, Alexander, Sara Chana, Temima, Miriam, and Yitzy Zev about getting good rest for your mind and body, bedtime routines and we sing a song about our favorite pajamas. Special guest Mindy Thomas from NPR's "Wow in the World" and SiriusXM Kids Place Live shares about sleepovers, her invention "The Incredible Edible Bread," and how important it is to share your dreams.
October 18, 2019
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Andrew & Polly receive an urgent voice message from their friends Kevin & Louise. We learned A LOT about disguises from marine biologist Rebecca Johnson from the California Academy of Sciences and voice actor and composer Greg Chun. Thanks to our pals Sadie A, Sadie E, Grey, Georgia, Zoey, Gavin, Gavin, Devorah, Elliot, Ainsley, Tanner, Luke & Ace for making Ear Snacks so delicious!
September 27, 2019
Our brand new album, “Go for the Moon” is here!!! Listen on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, our shop & CDBaby - all the places! You can even listen to some of it in a special episode of Ear Snacks, hosted by some (not-so-random) giraffes. We’re super excited about these songs  and we hope you are too. We’re so excited, in fact, that we are giving away some Moon Swag! Head over to to find out more
September 14, 2019
This month on Ear Snacks, we're talking about Pajamas and everything that comes with them. Rest, snuggles and coziness - and lullabies! Our awesome music pals Lucy Kalantari, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, Christopher Tin, Tatiana DeMaria, Kaitlin McGaw share the sweet, soft and special songs they sing to their loved ones - and yours! This is a great episode for helping little ones in calming their bodies down and getting ready for rest.
July 24, 2019
There is just too much good music out there right now! We're back with a second installment of this summer's Ear Snacks Roadtrip Mixtape. Featuring music from us, Lucy Kalantari, Vered, Renee & Friends, Ants Ants Ants, Alina Celeste, Lucky Diaz , Dan Sacks of Noodleloaf and Elizabeth Mitchell & Suni Paz.
July 18, 2019
We're back to share some of our favorite music this summer in an all-new road-trip mixtape. Featuring songs from Walter Martin, Steven Steven, The Pop Ups, Mista Cookie Jar, Little Miss Ann, Michael Hearst, Saskia Lane, Alphabet Rockers, Story Pirates, Mike Phirman, Howie D - and two new tunes from us of our upcoming album, "Go for the Moon."
March 21, 2019
Fungus farming ants, digital bees, composting worms, metamorphic caterpillars -- how can these all be bugs? In this episode, Avery talks about bugs in computer code and how she built a pollination video game with a Raspberry Pi. Izaiah updates us about the worms in the compost pile on his farm. And our friends at Valle de Niños in San Francisco take us on a tour of the life cycle of caterpillars.
March 14, 2019
Happy International Pi Day! We talk Pi, Pie & Mud Pies with our pals. So get out there and get cooking!
March 6, 2019
What’s a bug? Who are The Buggs? Can I be a Bugg? These are the hard-hitting questions Andrew & Polly ask in this exposé on all things buggy. Thanks to entomologist (Entimen-ologist?) Dr. Chris Wheeler for teaching us about moth pheromones and artist, photographer & vegan cookie fan Peter Bugg ( for introducing us to his awesome extended family!
February 19, 2019
Happy President's Day! School's out and our friend Lucy came by the studio to talk about stuff she knows - mostly Hamilton.
January 31, 2019
Andrew & Polly are thrilled to be joined by all five fabulous artists nominated for Best Children's Album in the 61st GRAMMY Awards.
November 19, 2018
It's important to keep your teeth healthy! Andrew & Polly learn what to expect when visiting the dentist and get some official teeth info from one of the friendliest pediatric dentists around, Dr. Jessie Schwarz. Plus, a song about a Saw & Zipper (who both have teeth).
November 15, 2018
How many teeth do you have? Will you always have that number of teeth? Andrew & Polly ask Izzy, Ainsley, Desmond, Frankie, Jad & Kai about the teeth in their mouths and Frankie shares a song she wrote about her loose tooth.
October 24, 2018
We are delighted to share an episode of WBUR's Circle Round called "The Lion's Whisker" about overcoming frustration and impatience with courage, understanding, and a little magic. Andrew & Polly and Cory the Crocodile encounter some frustration of their own. Blackish stars Marsai Martin, Miles Brown, and NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton voice this enchanting tale narrated by Rebecca Scheer produced by our Kids Listen colleague Jessica Alpert.  To find out more, visit or
October 17, 2018
Which animal has a tooth that comes out of its forehead and what does thinking like a beaver mean? Andrew & Polly call on podcast pals Chompers & Cool Facts About Animals as well as film pal Sarah Koenigsberg to learn about animal teeth.
September 28, 2018
In which Andrew & Polly interview four kids, an alien, and art legend John Baldessari about the steps involved in making art, sandwiches, and paper airplanes. Many thanks to Malcolm, Jonas, Milena, Sady, Ella, and to Patrick Pardo for arranging our interview with Mr. Baldessari.  You can learn more about John Baldessari at or at most modern art museums. All music in this episode was composed by Andrew & Polly. To find more about our music or how to be on this podcast, visit
September 24, 2018
Happy Birthday, Jim Henson! Our pals Zoey, Luke, Gavin & Izzy talk to us about the muppets. Why? Just because we like 'em.
September 19, 2018
Learnnnnn ye how to talk like a pirate from arrrrrrr friends! Thanks to Heidi, Kieran, Lilah, Frankie, Liliana, Bodhin, Izzy & Nano and their parents for this thorrrrrough extra!
September 13, 2018
Andrew & Polly and their friends think about STEPS - the kind your feet take, like when you go on a walk with mom... or when you get up and dance! Special guest Sarah Reich tells us all about tap dancing, the Tap Music Project and her awesome new album of collaborations, "New Change." To learn more about Sarah visit and or check out her Instagram @sourtaps. For more about Ear Snacks or to learn how to be on the show, visit
September 7, 2018
We're at McCabe's Guitar Shop with our band The Gabes at 10:30a this Sunday! Hope to sing with you soon! And if you have two ears and a heart, you should probably check out "Hold Tight, Shine Bright" - a 27-track compilation album of family songs to benefit families separated at the border. All proceeds from "Hold Tight, Shine Bright" go to RAICES Texas, an organization seeking to #reuniteeverychild
June 27, 2018
01 Trail of Hearts by Underbirds 02 Lighten Your Load by The Okee Dokee Brothers 03 Sunshine Family by Mista Cookie Jar and Aaron Nigel Smith 04 Camp Songs by KB Whirly 05 Mr. Spaceman by Randy Kaplan 06 Paletero Man by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band (and us!) 07 In Your Biz by Mike Phirman 08 City of Hills by Frances England 09 Hey, Hat by Andrew & Polly Find out more at
June 8, 2018
Andrew & Polly ask many different people about growing many different things.  How does bird poop bring the world together? With peppers, duh! And no one knows more about peppers than Uncle Fred. Our neighbor Miriam takes us to the Peace Garden at Peace4Kids in South Central Los Angeles. Links in show notes! Many thanks to Fred Gray, Miriam Cortez, Alex Zalder, Zaid Gayle, Amelia, Bennett, Charlie, Sam & Kalinga. If you'd like to know more or be on the show, visit
June 8, 2018
Summer's heating up, and so is Ear Snacks!  We're cooking up a bunch of new episodes that pick back up this week and will take you through your summer adventures, whether they are home or away! In this bonus, we (finally) reveal Polly's superhero name (hint: it involves lasers) and share your birthday wishes! Thank you to Sady, Betula, Sammy & JJ, Riley, Ainsley, Lucy, Savannah, Adeline, Bela & Izzy. If your child would like to send us something or be on an episode, visit
April 4, 2018's Polly's birthday!  What should her birthday wish be? She'd love to hear your ideas via voice memo or see your ideas in a drawing! Let her know at !
March 29, 2018
What do YOU know about seeds?  Andrew & Polly's friends from Austria, Australia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts invite you into their homes and gardens to discover what kinds of seeds there are where they live.  Canadian Chanel Tsang from the Peace Out podcast invites listeners to move their bodies and imagine what it might be like to be a seed. "Ready, Set, Grow!" Find more mindful listening at, and if your child has something to say about seeds, visit
March 21, 2018
When we last left our heroes, Super George was saving the feet fish from Lima Bean Lunch with Super Polly, ahem, Super-Hero-Waiting-for-a-Name! Thank you so much to Ainsley, Lucy, Savannah, Adeline, Bela & Izzy for their suggestions for Polly's superhero name. So... what should Polly's super-hero name be? Let us know at
March 15, 2018
Andrew & Polly's Bad Guys game continues. When they can't figure out WHY they are having fun scaring fish and serving them their least favorite foods, they call up a Bad Doctor to find out! Dr. Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center tells us about what brains have to do with Bad Guys & Superheroes. If your kid wants to share their idea for Polly's superhero name and super-powers, visit this link:
March 7, 2018
Andrew & Polly play an imaginary space game that evolves into a game of Bad Guys. Sadie, William, Wesley, Adalyn, Grey, Amelia, Kohler, Roland, Betula & Orion share what they know about Bad Guys and learn how to make Bad Guy voices from voice actor Morla Gorrondona. When Andrew gets a little too carried away with his Bad Andrew voice, the two try to figure out - how can they keep playing together?
February 21, 2018
We know playing “Bad Guys” is an integral part of early childhood development — but, as some older kids who are more exposed to the media know, real people can do bad things, too.  Last year, But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids released “How Do You Talk to Kids About Violence in the News?”  We asked Jane Lindholm about creating this episode and about her own experience as a parent of two young children. For more information on this episode, visit:
February 17, 2018
Happy Chinese New Year!  It's the Year of the Dog and Andrew's thinking about the word "metamorphosis" - what a perfect time to sing some dog songs and take a closer look at caterpillars with our friends at Valle de Ninos in San Francisco!
February 14, 2018
It's a song valentine from Andrew & Polly! Polly plays a funny trick on Andrew in this special secret bonus episode and she shares their brand new song - a cover of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door." We hope you like the new tune - if you do, we hope you'll share it with a pal! You can get it on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube & Google Play.
February 8, 2018
Happy Valentine's Day! Next week, we'll be celebrating by releasing a new song - but this week you can hear some of our favorite Ear Snacks segments about all kinds of love. So... what do you love? Let us know! Connect with us on and social media. This episode is a part of Kids Listen sweeps. Kids Listen is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing together the community of people creating and enjoying podcasts for kids. Check out more great podcasts for kids at
January 24, 2018
All five of this year’s Grammy-nominated kids artists dropped by Ear Snacks to share their awesome music with you. NYC friends - catch all five acts live at Symphony Space this Saturday 1/27 at 11am or right here on Ear Snacks! Check out more from these artists - links in the show-notes. Lisa Loeb, Feel What U Feel Gustafer Yellowgold, Brighter Side Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Songs of Peace and Love for Kids and Families Around the World Justin Roberts, Lemonade Alphabet Rockers, Rise, Shine, #Woke
December 22, 2017
May your days be merry and bright! Happy Holidays from Andrew & Polly - and pizza, too!
December 22, 2017
Did you make an instrument out of glass? We did - and here are some songs we played with the glass instruments we made! Happy Holidays - from Andrew & Polly
December 20, 2017
Sara Louise Callaway from The Music Box, a podcast for kids about classical music from WUOL teaches Andrew & Polly how to make music with glasses. Andrew, who is legally blind, talks about his magnifying glass and how he sees differently. We love The Music Box! Check out the first two episodes here: For more info about Stargardt's disease or to support research on blindness, visit: To be on the show, visit
December 15, 2017
Andrew & Polly talk to Guy Raz about his glasses and one thing that all the guests on his podcasts have in common. We learn about how jellyfish sense the world from Juli Berwald and Blythe, Adeline, Hadley, Victor & Robbie help think about why we all see the world a little differently. For more information or to be on the show, visit
December 7, 2017
We know that things crack and break, but what can we do after that? Andrew & Polly talk to Paul, James & Allison Pulstelnik about Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. Then we visit Noah's Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center and talk with Executive Director Nina Silver about Noah's Ark & why it's important for us to share stories about our problems. For more on the Pustelnik's art, visit - for more about Noah's Ark or to plan a visit, check out
November 29, 2017
Andrew & Polly talk a little bit about toenails. Like, do we need a reason? But here it is... we have been thinking about toenails a lot since Dr. Earthquakes (Elizabeth Cochran) shared a super-fun fact with us: the San Andreas Fault moves about 2-inches per year, which is the same rate as your nails grow. WHA!?!? For more information about Ear Snacks or to be on the show, visit
November 22, 2017
What do you do when something cracks? Everett (from South Africa), Henry & Saul, Jackson & Beanie and Ainsley tell Andrew & Polly about things that break. Elizabeth Cochran (aka Dr. Earthquakes!) from the USGS talks seismology & L.A. Everett shares about how he cracked the bones in his arm. Some things crack by design - like eggs! But it can be really surprising for kids when something breaks, especially if that thing can't be repaired.  In this episode, we think about what to do about the unpredictabl
November 20, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. And watch out for those WILD TURKEYS!!!
November 15, 2017
Andrew & Polly talk to Refe & Susan Tuma, authors of "What the Dinosaurs Did" picture book series about how the toy dinosaurs came to life in their house during the month of DINOVEMBER.  Bella and her dad share their song about puzzles. For more information on the "What the Dinosaurs Did" picture book series or how to pull off a Dinovember in your house, visit - and for more about Ear Snacks or how to be on the show, visit And that's a puzzles wrap!
November 8, 2017
Andrew & Polly pretend to be a paleontologist with Danny Weinkauf from They Might Be Giants and pull off a great caper - a puzzle exchange! Danny has to guess who has the other half of his puzzle (spoiler alert, it's Kenny Curtis & Tori Kerr from SiriusXM Kids Place Live) and what is even on that puzzle?!? It's a specially awesome dinosaur! To participate in the Ear Snacks Puzzle Exchange, visit For Danny's music visit & check out what's up at Kids Place Live!
November 2, 2017
Andrew & Polly talk to some real puzzlemasters - Devin, Westley, Bela, Lane & Lucy - about what it feels like to be puzzled. Matthew Inabinett, paleontologist-in-training at the Beneski Museum of Natural History, helps us piece together how dinosaurs, birds and continental drift are all part of the same puzzle. Kids can go bananas when there's not enough for them to do but meltdown in an entirely different way when they are overwhelmed. Confusion is a really natural thing for kids to encounter.
October 25, 2017
Lilah gives us a lesson in how to play Rock, Paper, Scissors and Jazzy Ash visits Andrew & Polly in the studio to share some hand-clapping games and songs from her new record, Swing Set. E-mail pics of your funny review to to win that dope hand puppet craft. For more information about Ear Snacks, visit For more information about Jazzy Ash and her music, visit
October 18, 2017
Andrew & Polly ask Frankie, Ellie, Matteo and Palmer all about those wriggly things at the end of their arms and talk to Jessica Erin Bennet, a professional stunt woman, about what it feels like when you get hurt. For more information about Ear Snacks, visit Curriculum: this episode asks kids what to do when you hurt someone or someone hurts you.  Also, fun games for hands to play. For more info about Jessica, grown-ups can visit
October 11, 2017
People keep asking us, what is Ear Snacks?  If you don't already know, this should help.  Season 2 starts back up October 18!  Get excited! Thanks to Lucy & her mom, Frankie & her dad and Alex & his dad for reminding us why we do what we do.  Thanks to all the Ear Snacks kids and guests who have participated so far...  If you want to be on the show, visit to find out how. Ear Snacks is a radical podcast for kids making car rides more awesome one episode at a time.
October 11, 2017
Eliza Gregory interviews Andrew & Polly about how and why they make Ear Snacks, a radical podcast for kids.  We discuss media from our childhood, how our parenting style plays a role in the design of the show and our plans for season 2. For more information or to find out how to be on the show, visit Eliza Gregory is an artist and educator. For more about Eliza, visit: || For more awesome podcasts for kids, check out the Kids Listen app:
September 26, 2017
Herein lies an audio time capsule! Andrew & Polly asked their friends to collect audio of their expectations for, experience of, and reflections on The Great American Eclipse of August 21, 2017. If you listen to Ear Snacks, please take our quick survey: We heard from three kids who were in the Path of Totality (Morgan in Oregon, Anika in Wyoming, and Elion in Nebraska) as well as kids in Southern California (Alex, Izzy, Lilah, Griffin and Gertie)who saw about 62% and Virginia (Elsa) who saw 80%. And longtime Ear Snacks veteran Gavin interviewed his mom Theana about a total solar eclipse she saw growing up on the big island of Hawaii. Thanks so much to all the adventurous parents (Mike, Bryce, Jon, Kimmy, Tristan, and Inga) that made this happen. Aloha Eclipse, see you in 2045!
September 18, 2017
Hey! What do you think of Ear Snacks? We need to know! We're gearing up for Season 2 and want to make our episodes even better. Let us know - how are you listening? Why are you listening? When are you listening? Where are you listening? How many grapes have you eaten today? If you have a few minutes to answer some questions for us, we would GRAPELY appreciate it. The survey is here: Thank you! Andrew & Polly
August 5, 2017
Are you ready? Are you excited? Because we TOTALLY ARE. The Great American Eclipse is almost here, and we’ve been thinking about it for a whole year…but some people have known about it MUCH LONGER. Mat Kaplan from the Planetary Society told us about it last year, Molly Bloom from Brains On tells us about total eclipse science, and Mick Sullivan from The Past & The Curious talks total eclipse history through the ages. Oh, and our friend Kimmy? She tells us about her eclipse viewing plans. That she made 20 years ago. In Eclipse! (Part II) we’ll be sharing an audio time capsule recorded on August 21, 2017. If your family will be in the Path of Totality, email us at and we’ll let you know how you can participate and share this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
July 22, 2017
Oye my friends! Can you hear the sound of the weekend? Andrew & Polly discuss ice cream, paletas, and "Paletero Man" - a song they wrote with Lucky Diaz featured on his new record, "Made in L.A." Billboard magazine says "Lucky Diaz's Bilingual Summer Song 'Paletero Man' Is an Immigrant Anthem For Kids" so, that's cool! Lyric video here:
July 12, 2017
Music for staring out windows. Andrew & Polly have spent the past two years writing original underscores for their interviews with scientists, artists, and kids. We thought removing the interviews and just leaving the instrumentals would leave a lot to the imagination. We find the window panes of planes, trains, and automobiles to merit their own soundtrack, so here it is.
July 6, 2017
Hit the Road! An awesome playlist of songs (from our friends!) about traveling around town, around the world, or around the solar system in your imagination. Buckle up, tune in, rock and roll! "Trail of Hearts" by Underbirds (Gustafer Yellowgold & Todd McHatton) ; "Lighten Your Load" by The Okee Dokee Brothers ; "Sunshine Family" by Mista Cookie Jar & Aaron Nigel Smith ; "Camp Songs" by KB Whirly ; "Mr. Spaceman" by Randy Kaplan ; "City of Hills" by Frances England ; and "Hey Hat" by us, Andrew & Polly. Thanks so much to our amazing musician friends for sharing these eclectic tunes with hungry ears everywhere! Find more awesome family podcasts to #hittheroad with at
July 4, 2017
This Land Is Your Land - by Woody Guthrie This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me. As I was walking that ribbon of highway I saw above me that endless skyway I saw below me that golden valley This land was made for you and me. I roamed and I rambled and I followed my footsteps To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts While all around me a voice was sounding This land was made for you and me. When the sun came shining, and I was strolling And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling A voice was chanting, As the fog was lifting, This land was made for you and me. As I went walking I saw a sign there And on the sign it said "No Trespassing." But on the other side it didn't say nothing, That side was made for you and me. One bright sunny morning in the shadow of the steeple By the Relief Office I saw my people — As they stood hungry, I stood there wondering if This land was made for you and me. This land is your land, this land is my land From California to the New York Island From the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and me.
June 30, 2017
June is Aquarium Appreciation Month! Do YOU appreciate aquariums? We do! Andrew & Polly talk biodiversity with 7-year-old Nate from The Show About Science, marine camouflage with nudibranch aficionado Rebecca Johnson from Cal Academy, and seahorses with Jenn (who just likes them a lot.) We appreciate The Monterey Bay Aquarium, The Shedd, Aquarium of the Bay and The California Academy of Science, and so many more. Plus aquarium joke.
June 16, 2017
We have dads. And they know some stuff. So we asked them about it! Andrew & Polly celebrate Father's Day by asking their dads to dadsplain two of their favorite topics: hats and The Galapagos. (Plus why it's an extra special Father's Day for Andrew!)
May 10, 2017
Fact: Steve Burns (Blues Clues) and Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips) formed a kids band called STEVENSTEVEN. Fact: Andrew & Polly interviewed Steven Drozd. About facts. Opinion: It was awesome. Discussion topics include: his socks, Brian Eno, the six wives of Henry VIII, naming bands, other Stevens, infinite beats, the speed of light, and snacks. For more about Ear Snacks:
April 18, 2017
To celebrate Earth Day, we're talking about TREES with a TREE FAMILY!!! Thanks to Betula, Phoebe, Jacob & Grandpa John for being part of this Ear Snacks Extra. This episode is part of the Kids Listen Family Tree Sweeps! For more information about Kids Listen and the other great kids podcasts out there check out -- Sparkle Stories, The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian, The Past and The Curious, Book Club for Kids, Book Power for Kids, Tumble and Brains On all did Family Tree episodes too!
March 14, 2017
How much pie can YOU eat? 3.14159 slices?
February 25, 2017
Are they a football team? No, they're a SONG TEAM! (Happy Birthday, George Harrison!) Thanks to Ainsley, Ella, Westley, Devin, Grey, Georgia, Emi and Izzy (and their parents) for explaining who The Beatles are (Andrew & Polly have no idea) and wishing George a Happy Birthday!
February 7, 2017
It's National Love Your Robot Day! What's YOUR favorite robot? Ever built a robot? Ever seen a robot make toast? Ever heard a robot SING? ROBOTS! Andrew & Polly ask their friends Beebop and Jonathan from The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian ( and Kurt from the Thacher School ( what they love about robots, as well as revisiting robots from Ear Snacks past (Disguises, Beeps, Boxes) and we threw in a computer-MC-ed Fur Elise just for kicks. Beep boop!
February 5, 2017
In this Ear Snacks Extra: Brady, Frances, Joe, Jack, and Skidoo share some of their Grammy-nominated tunes with our listeners. We are so so so excited that all of the Grammy-nominated Children's Music Albums this year are by independent artists. If you dig the tunes you hear in this episode, please support their work and spread the word! (And if you're looking for more information about our music or how to be on the show, visit “Chain Reaction” from PRESS PLAY by Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could ( “City Don’t Sleep” from EXPLORER OF THE WORLD by Frances England ( “Saddle Up” from SADDLE UP by the Okee Dokee Brothers ( “Piggyback” from NOVELTIES by Recess Monkey ( “Glimmer” from INFINITY PLUS ONE by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (
February 1, 2017
Gung Hay Fat Choy! Andrew & Polly kick off the Year of the Rooster by learning all about caterpillars. Go figure! Last fall, we got to sing at a lovely school in San Francisco called Valle de Niños, and our friends Ainsley, Dominic, Ada and Teacher Zoe gave us a private tour of their temporary pet caterpillars! We also learned some songs in Spanish, and our friends Aoife and Sajan wish us Happy New Year in Mandarin and Cantonese.
January 23, 2017
DNA, RNA! Tune in to The Ellen Show this Tuesday to see our pal Nate from The Show About Science! In honor of Nate's big news, we're re-broadcasting our interview with him about the Periodic Table of Elements from Letters! (Part II)
January 12, 2017
Andrew & Polly make a top five list of their favorite moves and wonder - what's it like to move your home to a new place? They ask Ruby, Lilana and Gavin about their experiences moving and talk about zip lines in Costa Rica with their director pal, Kat. Maria shares about her favorite movements - capoeira, sign language and political protests. Thanks also to Mista Cookie Jar ( dropping hot sriracha knowledge in our song, "Dancing Pants." And that's it from us for a while... Ear Snacks is taking a break! We'll be back in the spring of 2017 with brand new episodes but until then, stay tuned for Extras, encores, listener questions & answers. Visit for more information on how to be on the show, listen to archives and find out where you can catch us in person!
December 31, 2016
Happy 2017! We share a song about jumping into the New Year after sniffly Andrew mentions some other fantastic Kids Listen podcasts about "Moves!"
December 23, 2016
Andrew & Polly share a holiday message and finally print a retraction regarding patatas bravas. Thanks to Betula for announcing the show! If you like the music you heard in this Ear Snacks Extra, you can find "A Mapmaker's Song" on our holiday EP - Other Days. Check it out here:
December 16, 2016
Andrew & Polly talk to their friends about moves! Andrew shows off his tap-dancing moves, Polly explains stereophonic sound, and Ramona, Bela, Colon John Wagner, Desmond, Hank, Willa & Charlie tell Andrew & Polly about things that move and how they do it. Plus, Bruce Perelman tells us about his amusement park rides and driving a big rig all around the country. Honk honk! We give a special shout out to Winona & the Conner family for supporting Ear Snacks and a hello to Al, who is making his Ear Snacks debut in this episode! If you want to be on Ear Snacks or find out more, just visit Stay tuned for Moves: Part II - we'll be talking to kids and grown-ups who have had to move to a new place and to our pal Maria, who does CAPOEIRA moves (!) and uses moves to communicate through American Sign Language.
November 15, 2016
Andrew & Polly receive letters from their friends and find out what they have to say about letters. Andrew's dad, John, talks about Post Office Bay in the Galapagos Islands. Plus, we write a letter to our listeners. Dear You, Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing: we are glad to know you. We feel lucky and thankful to know you. You are special. You’re special to us and everyone who knows you. We love to hear what you’re thinking about! Whether you’re thinking about where you are, what you’re eating for lunch, or something that's big and heavy on your mind… Your thoughts are an important part of what makes you special and we’re proud of you for thinking and sharing - and caring and growing and, most of all, just being Y - O - U. Love from us, Andrew & Polly
November 4, 2016
Andrew & Polly decide to write letters to their friends and enlist some help from Nate, host of a great podcast called The Show About Science, kindie music pal Mike Phirman and Amy Kuhn, Deputy Director of Correspondence at Hillary for America. The Show About Science - Mike Phirman - If your child wants to write to Hillary Clinton, you can find information at
October 13, 2016
H-E-L-L-O! What's a letter? How old is the invention of type? How does a ballpoint pen work? Andrew & Polly investigate... Ana Gomez-Bernaus explains the art of typography and designing your own letters, and The Pen Addict's Brad Dowdy muses on drawing miniature cities and writing letters to baseball players to get their autographs. Parts of this episode were recorded live at the Strathmore Performing Arts Center in North Bethesda, MD. For more information, check out: Ana Gomez-Bernaus's lettering art: The Pen Addict Website: The Pen Addict Podcast: Strathmore Performing Arts Center:
September 30, 2016
Did we just make the first soundtrack album for a podcast? Um, maybe? "Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast" drops TODAY! To celebrate, we threw an album release party on SIRIUS XM Kids Place Live, and we're re-broadcasting that for you right here. Andrew & Polly run late to their release party and call in some special guests to kick things off. They finally arrive at the studio and sing thank you to all 100 people (kids & grownups) who helped with Ear Snacks: Season 1. Thank you for your support! Check out the album on iTunes (, Amazon (, Google Play (, or Spotify (
September 22, 2016
Andrew & Polly are excited to announce a streaming concert! Tune in on October 1 at 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST as they perform songs from their new record, talk to some special guests, and even give away some t-shirts. You can find us on Facebook:
September 12, 2016
Andrew & Polly make an exciting announcement from the side of a road somewhere in Arkansas... Their new album, Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast, releases on September 30th! We hope you'll check it out - or even pre-order it! (On iTunes - - or from our website But until then, you can listen to our new song - "Expo Line" - right here, right now.
September 4, 2016
The dramatic conclusion of the five part series all about Strings! Andrew & Polly talk to Banjo Man Eddie, about Polly's trip to fiddle camp and her new fiddle pal Katy. Plus take a sneak peak inside one of their new songs, "Expo Line..." We've strung it out long enough! To hear Eddie's music, visit, to learn more about Katy Buckbee visit and check out her band at For more about Ear Snacks, visit
August 29, 2016
When will it end!?!?!? Not this week! Andrew & Polly investigate non-musical strings. We make a tin-can phone, talk to Pops, Ainsley & Darby and then call up Nigel, Mista Cookie Jar's friend in Thailand, who has a particular stringed thing... but you'll have to guess what it is. Ainsley & her parents go tide-pooling to see if there are any stringy things in the ocean. And shout-out to Bela, who loves Ear Snacks! For more information about Ear Snacks, please visit:
August 13, 2016
Andrew & Polly talk about OLD strings with Polly's dad, Pops, and Marshall Escamilla from Tumble, a great science podcast for kids ( Please subscribe & review Ear Snacks in iTunes!!!
August 3, 2016
Andrew & Polly try to learn about more than just guitars and feelings on the second installment of Ear Snacks: Strings. Thanks to Lucky Diaz from Lucky Diaz & The Family Jam Band ( for talking about his Gretsch electric guitar, Archer Buckbee and his mom, Katy, in Boulder for telling us about fiddling, and to our favorite upright bass player, Gabe Davis ( Thanks also to our past Strings experts, Frances England, Quentin & Mista Cookie Jar.
July 27, 2016
In the first episode of a multi-part series all about Strings, Andrew & Polly talk to awesome friends of theirs who all play strings - strings on GUITARS! Frances England (, Quentin & Mista Cookie Jar ( all tell us why it is they like their strings. For more information about Ear Snacks, visit
July 20, 2016
We know, it's been a while. But have you heard our new summer song? Get it here: We'll have an all-new, star-studded episode for you very soon. In the meantime, check out the archives and let us know your favorite episode from this season! For more about Ear Snacks, visit
June 9, 2016
Ad Astra: To the Stars! If you love thinking about space, you'll love this extended interview with Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan. Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity - what do all those things have in common? They're all hanging out on Mars... with the MARSDIALS! But first - we need your help! We've teamed up with some great other kids podcasts to form Kids Listen. Our first project is a survey for parents of kids who listen to podcasts - please, please, please check it out! Head over to for more information.
May 31, 2016
Did you know a tiny dinosaur can have a FIERCE SHADOW? Andrew & Polly investigate these sneaky silhouettes. We discuss space shadows with Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan and think about interactive light sculptures with artist Johannes Girardoni.
April 21, 2016
How do you know if it's going to rain? Does anybody know? Andrew & Polly talk gumboots and galoshes with their friends. Thanks to Kerry Falwell from the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa Forida and our friend Jesse, a real-life water expert! Thanks also to our special panel of Rain Experts: William, Marea, Capella, Alex, Gavin, Ellis, Lane, Johnny, Penny, Kalinga, Chloe, Zoey, Luke, Charlie, Leigh, Lindsay, Kalinga, Izzy, Logan & Arlo (PHEW!). Subscribe to Ear Snacks here: // For more information or to support Ear Snacks (or get a LA LA LA LA T-Shirt), visit
March 12, 2016
A series of dots and dashes! Andrew & Polly dive deep (via SUBMARINE) into the world of BEEPS! Topics include Morse code, robot toast, traffic feelings, the Pony Express, submarines, and some nonsense about beets. Experts include Polly's dad, Pops and Eric Morrill, PhD in visual studies. Thanks to Grey and Georgia the Greats, Ace the Ace, Darby the Delightful, Phenomenal Palmer, Cool Cool Collin, Darlin' Devon, and the incomparable Izzy Robbins. Special thanks to Steven C. Phillips who created the free Morse Code generator we used. Try it yourself at! Subscribe to Ear Snacks here: // To support Ear Snacks, visit That's also a good place to purchase a LA LA LA LA T-shirt!
March 12, 2016
More pairs! A trio of families from North Carolina, Australia, and New Zealand tell us about their special someones & YOU have a pair?
March 2, 2016
Andrew & Polly talk in pairs of words. If you or your family wants to be on Ear Snacks - or support it - visit
February 19, 2016
Dragons, Harbor Seals, and Bears - Oh My! A pair of kids describe some very special friends named Akshagah, Violet, and Rosie.
February 14, 2016
A little ditty we wrote for Valentine's Day last year - hope you like it, and the ADORABLE video-mashup Polly made on Youtube!:
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