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Wow in the World

NPR

Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

Location:

United States

Networks:

NPR

Description:

Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

Language:

English


Episodes

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 5): Reflect & Share

9/18/2020
It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Rat Race!

Duration:00:04:57

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 4): Improve & Retest

9/17/2020
It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See if you can improve your invention from yesterday, test it again, and then share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!

Duration:00:02:39

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 3): Create & Test

9/16/2020
It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Look around your home to build out your plan from yesterday. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!

Duration:00:02:48

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 2): Explore & Plan

9/15/2020
It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. Look around your home for a problem you'd like to solve. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!

Duration:00:02:03

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 1): Rat Race!

9/14/2020
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! (originally aired 12/9/19)

Duration:00:28:27

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 5): Reflect & Share

9/11/2020
It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Hugomatic 3000!

Duration:00:04:00

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 4): Improve & Retest

9/10/2020
It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See if you can improve your invention from yesterday, test it again, and then share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Hugomatic 3000!

Duration:00:02:55

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 3): Create & Test

9/9/2020
It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Look around your home for to build out your plan from yesterday. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Hugomatic 3000!

Duration:00:02:53

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 2): Explore & Plan

9/8/2020
It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--the explore and plan phase. Look around your home for a problem you'd like to solve. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Hugomatic 3000!

Duration:00:03:10

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 1): Hugomatic 3000 And The Future of Soft Robotics

9/7/2020
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. Originally aired 12-16-19

Duration:00:26:23

A Sunbrella For The Planet (encore)

8/31/2020
Summer days are getting hotter and hotter! For us humans, it's as easy as drinking a cool glass of water, lathering ourselves in sunscreen and putting up a parasol! But what about the planet? How do we keep planet earth cool! On a summer staycation to the beach, Guy and Mindy explore who, what, where, why, how and wow of Geo-Solar-Engineering a nifty new way to keep our planet cool! Originally aired 6-10-19

Duration:00:28:38

Hey Baby Island, How'd You Get Here? - When Underwater Volcanoes Grow UP! (encore)

8/24/2020
If you could take one item to a desert island what would it be? A pacifier? A rattle? How about a diaper? Well that might be just what you need if you're visiting an itty bitty baby island! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they take the Wow Machine out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to visit the youngest volcanic island on the planet! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of VOLCANIC ISLANDS! Originally aired 3-25-19.

Duration:00:31:52

Scaredy Sharks & The Science of Fear (encore)

8/17/2020
Heights? Darkness? Orcas? Turns out, everyone's afraid of something! Even the Great White Shark, the most fearsome predator in the seven seas! But afraid of what? And why? And how can this fear impact the rest of the ocean? Join Guy and Mindy as they head off to the season premiere of the Bruni Soto show to explore the Who, What, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of fears! Originally aired 5-27-19.

Duration:00:34:42

Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell (encore)

8/10/2020
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! Originally aired 5-20-19

Duration:00:30:04

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Peanut Butter Diamonds (encore)

8/7/2020
In the season finale of Two Whats?! and A Wow! Mindy and Guy Raz are trying to turn peanut butter into... diamonds?! We've got answers AND challenges for you on today's sparkly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow!

Duration:00:09:17

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - What's That Smell? (encore)

8/6/2020
Why are Mindy and Guy Raz investigating Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with smells?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's smelly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about the sense of smell!

Duration:00:09:17

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Sweat Like A Pig (encore)

8/5/2020
Why is Guy Raz confused about Mindy's latest opinion piece for Reggie's newsletter? And what does this have to do with pigs?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's oinking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about pigs!

Duration:00:10:06

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Butt Bubble Breathing (encore)

8/4/2020
Why does Mindy want Guy Raz to model his scuba gear after aquatic beetles? And what does this have to do with the science of breathing?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's breath-taking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about breathing!

Duration:00:10:16

Here Comes The Sun-Powered Energy! (encore)

8/3/2020
It's Cyber Funday on Wow in the World, and Mindy is taking full advantage of all the good deals! Sales on everything thing she's ever wanted and everything she never even knew she wanted! But is her online shopping spree a good deal for the planet? Guy Raz takes Mindy on a little time traveling fossil-fueled trip to the past to see how we can best protect the Earth for the future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of Fossil Fuels and the future health of planet...

Duration:00:34:44

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Cry-Thru (encore)

7/31/2020
Why is Mindy selling puppy dog calendars from her window? And what does this have to do with the science of tears?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's tearful round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about tears!

Duration:00:09:37