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

Where did language come from?
11/27/2017, 5:59:41 PM
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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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Robots take over (the show)! Live 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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What makes gross things gross?
8/21/2018, 5:16:07 PM
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A Brief History of Facts (Prove It: Part 1)
10/2/2018, 6:53:12 PM
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Science under the microscope (Prove It: Part 2)
10/9/2018, 5:34:06 PM
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The scoop on journalism (Prove It: Part 3)
10/16/2018, 6:59:05 PM
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How to find the facts (Prove It: Part 4)
10/23/2018, 5:39:34 PM
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Body Bonanza: Yawns, hiccups, goosebumps and more!
10/30/2018, 9:01:00 PM
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Do dogs know they're dogs?
11/6/2018, 9:00:22 PM
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Video Games: A Tale of Two Pongs
11/13/2018, 5:46:16 PM
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Finding your way without a map
11/20/2018, 8:07:01 PM
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Roller coasters: from dream to extreme
11/27/2018, 8:33:00 PM
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Voices: How do we make sound?
12/4/2018, 10:03:40 PM
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Dreams: The science of a sleeping brain
12/11/2018, 9:33:27 PM
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Soil: Can you dig it?
12/18/2018, 5:57:00 PM
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Earthrise: The picture of our planet that changed the world
12/25/2018, 6:00:00 AM
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Brains On: Behind the scenes
1/30/2019, 10:04:43 PM
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Are we still evolving?
2/5/2019, 9:20:21 PM
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Memory and deja vu
2/12/2019, 4:30:07 PM
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How do airplanes fly?
2/19/2019, 7:55:00 PM
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My air came from where?! How oxygen gets around
2/26/2019, 9:01:00 PM
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Walking on walls: How ants and spiders do it
3/5/2019, 9:35:06 PM
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Black Holes, Wormholes and Donut Holes
3/12/2019, 9:22:06 PM
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Flush! Where does our poo and pee go?
3/20/2019, 12:09:00 PM
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Carnivores: Plants and animals that bite back
3/26/2019, 7:36:13 PM
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Mystery Sound Extravaganza 2019
4/2/2019, 5:00:00 AM
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Why are smartphones so hard to put down?
4/9/2019, 6:54:31 PM
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The hows and whys of hair
4/16/2019, 6:22:00 PM
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Forever echo: Can a sound wave go on forever?
4/23/2019, 9:32:18 PM
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Thinkin stinkin: Why we smell
4/30/2019, 10:10:08 PM
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Happy: All about feelings, pt. 1
6/4/2019, 8:11:05 PM
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Sad: All about feelings, pt. 2
6/11/2019, 5:40:21 PM
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Angry: All about feelings, pt. 3
6/18/2019, 8:05:28 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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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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