Brains On! Science podcast for kids


Brains On!ยฎ is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world sent in by listeners. Like, do dogs know theyโ€™re dogs? Or, why do feet stink? Plus, we have mystery sounds for you to guess, songs for you to dance to, and lots of facts -- all checked by experts.

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  • Kate is 8
    Taylor swift
    Someone said meh so ima tell them wrong this so the best podcast ever great for kids and adults good for podcasts to help go to bed and more this is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo good.
  • alblack16
    Itโ€™s pretty good ๐Ÿ˜Š
    It good. I think that it could be a little nicer and a little bit better though. So the episodes come out frequently, but there is a LOT of adds in the beginning and in the middle. They do talk some toilet talk and I think itโ€™s a little annoying ๐Ÿ˜‘ But overall itโ€™s pretty good. -alblack โค๏ธโœ๏ธ #spreadingthenews P.S. thank you for doing a cat episode. I really enjoyed it. I love cats and dogs too! I love animals overall! ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿˆโ€โฌ›๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ป
  • clement Black
    I am going to be Young 800 episodes I cannot believe it
  • Addy claire Williams
    Iโ€™ve learned a lot and I use it to go to sleep because I canโ€™t fall asleep to bedtime storyโ€™s and I can fall asleep better with peoples voices and itโ€™s so convenient try it sometime!๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ค
  • Minecraft iPad
    I am a dog person but who cares Meowbark
  • Gemma the smatie
    So awesome by gemma
    Best podcast ever just figured out that Iโ€™m goin to be on a episode!๐Ÿซค๐Ÿซค๐Ÿซค๐Ÿซค๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿฅธ๐Ÿ˜ฃโ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿคจโ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜ฃ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜™๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜š๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿคจ
  • ๐Ÿฆง๐Ÿฆง๐Ÿฆง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ
    Iโ€™m black
  • Kittyqueen๐Ÿค
    Iโ€™m so confused๐Ÿ˜‚
    I heard that we are not actually touching anything!?!?!! How does it work?????????????
  • robosupa
    You are the best
    I love this podcast
  • Aria pilups
  • joshua egglebury
    This podcast is the best!!!
    Please make more. This podcast is so amazing! Thank you for going through all that work just to make this for us. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Yโ€™all are amazing! -number 1 fan P.S. i think you should make an episode about brands and logos in general. ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป
  • Jim Trenske
    Brings back memories :)
    In fourth grade I listened to this with my teacher Itโ€™s so fun and I still listen to it :)
  • โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’ž
    This is amazing.I love it
    *Update*I just got the smarty pass and itโ€™s great!It enhances my brains on experience.This is an amazing informative, funny, and just awesome kids (and adult/family) podcast, itโ€™s a great way to get information in a fun and interesting way without getting boring. I never want to press pause on this!Please keep it up!I donโ€™t know what I would do without Molly and the team, thank you so so so so so so muchhhhh!I always use you guys to fall asleep! โค๏ธAlso, no offense but, I donโ€™t think/understand why you need to talk about g-d for these reviews, I love g-d and Jesus but I donโ€™t really think itโ€™s necessary to really talk about โ€œthe evolution thingโ€.I think Iโ€™d just skip it because there all a lot of other episodes.-Lilah.P.S.I am pretty much the same as Athena the cat.I am not really christen but I do believe in g-d and his son Jesus because I have been inspired by you guys to realize that g-d and his son are here for us and that I should appreciate him as much as I can.-Lilac ๐ŸŒธPPS Whatโ€™s going on?I havenโ€™t got a new episode since June 4th!Its June 20!
  • I have no idea what i am doing
    This is one of the best podcast, EVER
    I love listening to Brains On because I love to ask questions and learn about science.
  • wrenkins
    LOVE โค๏ธ
    I love this show so much I listen to it a TON I love it PS to the haters I think that itโ€™s a great show but itโ€™s not your favorite but that is ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  • Owen eewwe
    I love it but one thing try to make it more interesting like less talking more explaining
  • ARgovemeritus
    Make more!!
    We love your episodes PLEASE make MORE!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
  • wellimout
    Hi Iโ€™m from Oregon North America and my question is how do languages translate to there word for the word like does person say uhh a Spanish word then in ther mind does it translate to anything else
  • Harp S.
    I love your show
    YOUR SHOW IS THE BEST THING EVER I listen every day โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธyour show
  • ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ™‚
    My thoughts are &$#%!
  • hhhhhhheeeeeellllloooo
    Really good
    Where are my episodes but only than no episodes for a month this podcast is one of my favorites listen if you want
  • thyfgytgyytttttghhgffgyhg
    To Hammering dancer 81
    What is this garbage you are saying. Iโ€™m not Christen and I believe the stories in the Bible. I have not read the Bible and I know a lot about the stories (not like a lot a lot, just a couple of things) and everything happened
  • Miathescientist
    I love it, and I just realized that brains on was made before I was born! Although, I AM only tenโ€ฆ
  • Fellow Cat owner
    Great podcast
    I love this podcast itโ€™s so good for long road trips and kids who ask a lot of questions no complaints Also I have a question what would happen if the world started spinning backwards
  • ๋ฐฑ์—˜๋ฆฐ
    Hi!My name is Ellouise and I am from Canada and Korea.My question is how do you put music into records?
  • Lover of the show
    Love it
    I love the show its the best Iโ€™m smarts in my grade and forever ago joy is the best can you do episode about autism. Also when a new episode coming out
  • Harper Biskee
    Not a big fan sorry
    So I listened to like two episodes very plain episodes but kind peaple I like the intrest but theres to much talking sorry ๐Ÿ˜ข
  • elmerfudge
    this podcast is so๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ.by the way Iโ€™m from ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
  • crexeztftcyvybb
    This podcast is nice ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜œ
  • IrishHarps
    Funny and engaging for kids and adults!
    Great podcast that teaches kids about science in an accessible way.
  • Whatisgoingon?!24/7
    Great podcast!!
    This is a good podcast and I really enjoy it. I learn a lot, although it has some flaws which take it down a star. Overall great podcast, as a Christian I just skip the episodes that talk about evolution, although it isnโ€™t a huge problem. To HammeringDancer81- okay Iโ€™m just going to say, please donโ€™t challenge peopleโ€™s faith. Itโ€™s not kind. Also, what do you mean โ€œdo you know how old the Bible is?โ€ The printed bibles we have now are new but the original manuscripts are very, very old. Also, those Bible stories DID happen. Jesus was a real person, LOOK IT UP, itโ€™s just people didnโ€™t believe he was the Messiah. Literally the things that happen in the Bible are real. You just need to quickly google something and find out that it was real. All that changes are whether people believe in the miracles and choose to come to God. PLEASE do not spread misinformation and speak about others religion when you donโ€™t even have all your facts straight. And for the book quote thing, where is the author getting that God said โ€˜faith without proof is blah blah blahโ€™ or whatever you said? Likeโ€ฆ God made the earth, it LITERALLY SAYS IN THE BIBLE something along the lines of this โ€˜but you can see my traits in creation so that you cannot doubt My existence.โ€™ Heโ€™s using creation to point out He exists. And that was heavy paraphrasing but whatever. Like please at least put some work into it. Thatโ€™s what I have to say. Please think about it! Bye -Bee <3
  • Hammering Dancer 81
    Dear CartersReviewisgreat
    Do you have any idea how old the bible is? I can say that most of the bible stories most likely never happened. And to another viewer whose name I forgot you also saying the universe just appeared. Another thing where does god come from and to quote The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Great book btw โ€œGod says I refuse to prove I exist and with proof there cannot be faith and without faith I cannot exist. And Man says but what about !NOTE THINGS INSIDE THE() ARE ALTERED FROM ORIGINAL TEXT! (Our body shape and physical features and whatnot) Oh, says God I didnโ€™t think of that and disappears in a puff of logicโ€ thus god does and doest exist. ;)
  • S.J.H.๐Ÿˆ
    I love brains on
    I love Love love love(big gasp of air) LOVE brains on so much we listen to it every long car ride(when thereโ€™s service). Itโ€™s a good way for me to have my Manny Manny Manny (several more Mannys) questions answered without me rapid firing them at my mom๐Ÿ˜…. I wish I could listen to brains on all day and night even when I should be sleeping ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ™…๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ= me๐Ÿ˜‹(who needs sleep not me!) I have a 1000 million more things I want to say but I donโ€™t want this to be endless so I will say two more things: I had to rewrite this like 5 times and bye!!!!!!โค๏ธ
  • fox girl 18
    Ouch! If youโ€™ve ever stubbed your toe, gotten a paper cut or fallen off your bike, you know that getting hurt is no fun. Sometimes we can take medicine to help feel better, like ibuprofen. But how does that medicine know where to go in our bodies to stop the pain? In this episode, Molly and kid co-host Skylar explore where pain comes from and chat with expert Dr. Amanda C de C Williams about why itโ€™s useful. Then theyโ€™ll eavesdrop on an ibuprofen pill on its first day of work to find out how it does its job. And of course, an all new mystery sound! Subscribe to Smarty Pass for ad-free feeds, bonus
  • AftonT
    Great podcast!
    I love your podcast so much! Molly and the Brains On crew have taught me so much. Appreciate you for addressing the topic of evolution. It is important that we donโ€™t raise ignorant children. Love your podcast, five stars.โญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธโญ๏ธ
  • Iโ€™m fhhhhfhhvghg
    One problem is that I accidentally deleted my premium brains on so I use free version๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž
  • chickenscool
    They read my minds
    It seems when ever Iโ€™m wondering about something brains on always has an episode about that
  • Tedoram
    Great show!!!!!
  • Epic man girl
    Very interesting
    Most of the random knowledge I have is from this podcast.
  • StillCantSleep
    Got way to popular
    As soon as they got popular they started having WAY to much adds, I just had to sit over five min that is outrageous!๐Ÿ“ฑ But over all is one of my favorite podcasts it has shown me so many more ways to look at the world.
  • Athena the Cat
    hi just wanted to let you know that many Jewish (and other) people spell G-d with a dash put of respect for his name!
  • Kitten cudle
    Great pod! <3
    Really interesting!!
  • Mango and Luna
    I love sience ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌ
    I just wanna say that this podcast is amazing. I love yawls podcast because I feel like it just gives me so much fun inspiration and it makes learning about science so much more fun. Also I love the people who guessed on the show because they are always very positive and exciting so, I just want to say that I love your podcast and I hope yโ€™all make an episode on why canโ€™t dogs see some colors? Iโ€™ve been curious about that question for a bit. I donโ€™t know if yโ€™all see these comments brains on but if you do, I hope you pick this question anyways I love your podcast byeee๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜„
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  • ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฉทโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฉทโค๏ธlove
    The Olsenโ€™s
    This podcast is really interesting I love it I love brains on I love moment of all my little smash the best and I love forever ago you guys make learning so interesting and I listen to it. Fall asleep and itโ€™s really helpful. Donโ€™t stop making episodes. Itโ€™s the best.
  • Tommy11500
    Make a episode about nuclear reactors:Tommy
  • aka dnjhrzf gh
    Best Podcast Ever
  • Savannah girl ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ
    Can u do this please
    Can you pls make a episode about how you donโ€™t remember the thing you where thinking of when u fall asleep pls and thank you Ps I love the show can not fall asleep without listening to it lol๐Ÿคฃ. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฅ
  • C a Clabaugh
    Silly voices, disappointed
    Immediately disappointed that this show uses fake, silly voices. It was a immediate turn off to me and my kids.
  • Krash Annabelle
    I hope they don't bring the hate to this pod they did nothing
    So I need to say that this podcast is great ๐Ÿ‘ but people think it's bad because it works with forever ago which is dumb because they are trying to bring out a community ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ๐Ÿ‘ฅ I think they should be accepted to everyone every religion or soul so if your Christian Jewish agnostic ps I am agnostic and atheist be supportive I'm bi and trans and I like to be called Xavier but my real name is Annabelle I'm sorry for the hatersssssssssssssssss
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