100 shows,
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On

What makes paint stick?
4/24/2018, 7:45:05 PM
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What's in your water?
5/1/2018, 5:00:30 PM
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What was the first robot? And more from Robotstravaganza
5/8/2018, 8:55:45 PM
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Smash Boom Best: Bats vs. Owls (new show alert!)
5/15/2018, 6:03:42 PM
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The wonderful weirdness of water
5/22/2018, 5:00:00 PM
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Boogers and sun sneezes: Know your nose
5/29/2018, 6:00:53 PM
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Heat: The science of cooking pt. 1
6/6/2018, 1:53:46 AM
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Chill: The science of cooking, pt. 2
6/12/2018, 2:55:32 PM
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Chop: The science of cooking, pt. 3
6/19/2018, 3:11:03 PM
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Mix: The science cooking, pt. 4
6/26/2018, 3:40:30 PM
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How to cook for an alien
7/3/2018, 7:17:01 PM
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Smash Boom Best: Books vs Movies
7/10/2018, 3:30:11 PM
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Wanna see Mars' close approach? Just look up!
7/17/2018, 5:50:09 PM
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How does GPS know where you are?
7/31/2018, 9:52:41 PM
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Burning rivers of fire
8/7/2018, 5:49:15 PM
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Keeping water healthy, one clue at a time
8/14/2018, 7:10:43 PM
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Fart Smarts: Understanding the gas we pass
7/4/2017, 5:46:08 PM
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The science of baking
12/22/2015, 7:24:27 PM
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Why are no two snowflakes the same?
1/13/2016, 7:30:04 PM
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Spider sense
1/26/2016, 7:33:52 PM
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Mystery sound extravaganza!
2/10/2016, 7:42:48 PM
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Living Large with the International Space Station
2/21/2016, 7:46:46 PM
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Brains On! Besties
3/8/2016, 7:50:29 PM
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Extinction!
3/22/2016, 7:35:00 PM
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Is there life on other planets?
4/7/2016, 4:43:09 PM
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How do you catch a cold?
4/22/2016, 4:48:21 PM
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Why don't carnivores need to eat their vegetables?
5/17/2016, 7:12:56 PM
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The how's and why's of hair
5/31/2016, 7:30:45 PM
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Big universe, big questions
6/14/2016, 7:34:56 PM
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How do airplanes fly?
6/28/2016, 7:40:43 PM
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Mosquitoes: What are they good for?
7/15/2016, 7:54:59 PM
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What's behind the waves and tides?
8/30/2016, 6:56:50 PM
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How is glass made?
8/11/2016, 6:46:35 PM
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Carnivorous plants: How they lure, trap and digest
9/16/2016, 7:10:30 PM
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How do invisible x-rays help us see?
9/27/2016, 7:27:35 PM
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Could it rain lemonade?
10/11/2016, 8:53:59 PM
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Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!
10/25/2016, 9:01:33 PM
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How do whales communicate?
11/8/2016, 10:05:55 PM
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Fire vs. Lasers!
11/22/2016, 10:08:32 PM
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What makes cute things cute?
12/6/2016, 10:11:41 PM
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How does the internet get to us?
12/20/2016, 10:15:33 PM
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Going underground and Wind Cave National Park
12/26/2016, 5:50:36 PM
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Tracking wild horses at Assategue Island National Seashore
12/27/2016, 6:02:18 PM
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Making the sands sing at Great Sand Dunes National Park
12/28/2016, 6:09:58 PM
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Surviving the desert at Joshua Tree National Park
12/29/2016, 6:13:50 PM
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Dinosaur bones: How do we know their age?
1/17/2017, 6:32:15 PM
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Cats: Glowing eyes, puffy tails and secret purrs
1/31/2017, 6:11:21 PM
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Do we all see the same colors?
2/14/2017, 7:09:27 PM
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Ants: Who's in charge here?
2/28/2017, 7:21:08 PM
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Why is the ocean salty?
3/14/2017, 6:27:52 PM
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How do elevators work?
3/28/2017, 6:45:04 PM
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How do pianos work?
4/11/2017, 7:13:38 PM
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What was the first life on earth?
4/25/2017, 7:25:54 PM
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Books: How they're made and how your brain reads them
5/23/2017, 7:54:21 PM
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Mystery sound extravaganza!
6/6/2017, 8:17:53 PM
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How do engines work? (Road trip pt. 1)
6/9/2017, 9:00:39 PM
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Monster trucks and car design (Road trip pt. 3)
6/20/2017, 9:27:20 PM
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Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road trip pt. 4)
6/23/2017, 9:43:54 PM
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Deep Sea vs. Outer Space
7/18/2017, 2:14:31 PM
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Everything you need to know before the solar eclipse
8/1/2017, 2:20:25 PM
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Sunburns: The why behind the ouch (and how to avoid them)
8/15/2017, 2:36:45 PM
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Animal farts: A mighty wind
8/29/2017, 2:47:16 PM
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Mars: Our next home planet?
9/12/2017, 3:05:57 PM
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Curio: Quindar tones and talking in space
9/19/2017, 3:12:16 PM
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For crying out loud: All about tears
9/26/2017, 6:26:11 PM
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How do volcanoes erupt?
10/2/2017, 8:15:28 PM
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Narwhals: Unicorns of the sea?
10/10/2017, 6:29:37 PM
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Curio: Vampire of the Great Lakes
10/17/2017, 6:45:16 PM
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Bonus: Kidcast sampler
10/22/2017, 3:00:00 PM
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What is Down syndrome?
10/24/2017, 8:43:52 PM
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What's smaller than an electron?
11/7/2017, 3:18:09 PM
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Curio: Flies on the bus
11/14/2017, 3:28:27 PM
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Smash: When continents collide!
11/21/2017, 3:32:38 PM
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Where did language come from?
11/27/2017, 5:59:41 PM
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High voltage! How electric power reaches your outlet
12/12/2017, 3:49:20 PM
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Charged up! The science of batteries
12/19/2017, 3:54:14 PM
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The nerve! Electricity in our bodies
12/26/2017, 3:50:23 PM
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Mysteries of the universe: Expansion and gravity
1/2/2018, 5:22:34 PM
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Super-size-asaurus: How did dinosaurs get so big?
1/9/2018, 4:17:41 PM
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Mary Shelley and the science of Frankenstein
1/16/2018, 4:34:22 PM
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Dogs: What's the secret of their sense of smell?
1/23/2018, 8:12:44 PM
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Dolphins vs. Octopuses: Showdown in the sea!
1/30/2018, 10:00:00 PM
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Meet Sandy, the left-handed mutant snail
2/6/2018, 10:03:01 PM
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Our 100th episode! What's the big deal?
2/13/2018, 10:12:06 PM
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‘Is it opposite day?’ and other mind-bending paradoxes
2/20/2018, 11:00:42 PM
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The tick-tock of our circadian clock
2/27/2018, 11:02:31 PM
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Circadian rhythm pt. 2: Beyond human
3/13/2018, 10:03:39 PM
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'The Rice Cakes and the Oni': A story from Circle Round
3/20/2018, 10:00:29 PM
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How do animals breathe underwater?
3/26/2018, 8:46:03 PM
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Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2018
4/3/2018, 10:06:00 PM
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Allergy Attack: How our bodies can overreact
4/9/2018, 8:12:34 PM
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