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From the award-winning creators & producers of the hit educational TV series BRAIN GAMES & BRAINCHILD comes - WHO SMARTED? the podcast designed to teach kids about anything we can think of! But we’re not just teaching them facts & figures — we’re also teaching ’critical thinking skills’ that will help make them better global citizens. And at only 12-minutes per episode, it’s perfect for kid-sized attention spans — just enough time for them to learn, while giving Mom & Dad a little break. Or, listen & learn along with your kids! Either way, leave the Smarting to us!

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Why doesn’t ice cream freeze solid like ice?

Who doesn't love ice cream? Well - on this episode of Who Smarted? it turns out that our special guest Ice doesn't love our OTHER special guest Cream - but maybe by the end of the episode they'll figure out how to work together. (Spoiler alert: they do!). And want to know why there's seaweed in almost all flavors of commercial ice cream? Then sign up for today for our free email, which includes crazy facts like that + more activities to do with your kid, right here!


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School Memes and Teacher Memes

School is in session!  And so begins the emotional rollercoaster also known as  “the school year”.  Kids are sad… until they see their friends.  Parents are happy… until they have to help with studying & homework.  Teachers are overwhelmed… until they… no, they pretty much stay overwhelmed until summer starts again.  And whether school is [more]

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Research shows that with audio learning, kids are able to engage with vocabulary and ideas 2 to 3 grades higher than their reading level would allow. They are also more likely to remember and engage with concepts, and participate in follow-up conversation and discovery, from audio learning Who Smarted? is intended to be part of [more]

Why is Education Important?

It seems strange to have to ask this question, but it's important to remember why education- and particularly pre-college education - is such an important part of any advanced civilization. This can beuseful to focus the efforts around your own or your children'seducation. It can also be useful when focusing efforts to improve theschool or education system in your community. [more]

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Why doesn’t ice cream freeze solid like ice?

Who doesn't love ice cream? Well - on this episode of Who Smarted? it turns out that our special guest Ice doesn't love our OTHER special guest Cream - but maybe by the end of the episode they'll figure out how to work together. (Spoiler alert: they do!). And want to know why there's seaweed in almost all flavors of commercial ice cream? Then sign up for today for our free email, which includes crazy facts like that + more activities to do with your kid, right here!

What good is a wave you can’t surf?

Waves - we usually think of them as something we do when saying goodbye, or when we're at the beach. But there's a kind of invisible wave we interact with all the tie. Sound waves are always around us, and somehow our brain turns these pulses of pressure into what we call "hearing". Come join our special guest Madame Sounds-a-Like on this journey into the world of sound.

Where is the end of the rainbow?

On this episode of Who Smarted? a friendly leprechaun enlists the help of his new digital assistant O'Siri to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Spoiler alert: There is no pot of gold, because there is no end of the rainbow!  Turns out rainbows aren't actually arches - but what they are, and why you see them, is super interesting.  Want the free study guide for every episode?  Sign up at www.WhoSmarted.com and please add to our growing 5-star reviews on Apple podcasts!

Where do dogs come from?

People love dogs! And what's not to love? Dogs are loyal, helpful, kind, & fill our hearts with joy (and our brains with oxytocin!) They make wonderful companions which is why, during the pandemic, dog adoption rates have doubled, and in some places there are now waiting lists for furry friends that stretch into 2021.

Today's episode, DOGS, is for every human who loves dogs - and every dog who loves their human. In other words - it's for everyone! Enjoy!

And to keep the learning going, sign up now for the free episode guide at www.WhoSmarted.com

How does music create emotion in your brain?

Children love music! (YES, we know, adults do too!) And one reason is because music creates emotions in your brain. But ever wonder how music causes your brain to feel emotion? Why do screechy high note and rumbly low notes make you feel scared? And why do major keys make everyone feel happy? You've got questions - we've got answers in a very interactive episode of Who Smarted?

And please, if you LOVED listening to this episode as much as we loved making it, kindly take a second and tell a fellow parent or educator about our show. More listeners = more we can do for everyone.

Why do you have to sleep?

Kids love to stay up past their bedtime - and so do grownups! But why do we have bedtime at all? Why is sleep so important, and why does it naturally happen at night? And what does sleep have to do with memories, unicorns, and a flying trapeze? All your questions about shut-eye are answered on today's episode of Who Smarted?

For more great resources about sleep, check out the non-profit Sleep Foundation.

How does the platypus see through mud?

Today's special guest Thor is a charming Platypus, a creature so odd that when scientists first saw a specimen they assumed it was a taxidermy hoax.  Learn about how this crazy animal mashup happened and how the platypus can see through mud on today's episode of Who Smarted?  www.WhoSmarted.com

Why are basketballs orange?

What does a bad snowstorm and a bucket of peaches have to do with basketball? And why are basketballs orange?  Find out on today's bouncy episode of Who Smarted? www.WhoSmarted.com

How do you escape from inside a whale?

OK you'll probably never be stuck inside a whale, but by spending this episode inside one of these amazing creatures, you'll discover how much you and the whale have in common!  And for free educational resources for parents & teachers, check out www.WhoSmarted.com.

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