Wow in the World-logo

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

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - It's All Slang to Me! (encore)

7/2/2020
Why does Mindy's Slanguage Machine keep talking nonsense? And what does this have to do with the science of LANGUAGE? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about languages!

Duration:00:09:22

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Do The Math! (encore)

7/1/2020
Why are there buzzing bees getting ready to compete in Mindy's Math Bee? And what does this have to do with MATH!? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about math!

Duration:00:10:22

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Can You Dig It (encore)

6/30/2020
Why is Mindy talking with a 90 million year old lizard fish fossil about feelings? And what does this have to do with the science of FOSSILS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about fossils!

Duration:00:08:45

Heeeere Foodie Foodie Foodie! (encore)

6/29/2020
It's that time of year! The annual public radio food truck festival! Mindy has slapped a new logo on her dilapidated ice cream truck and joins in the festivities with a new twist on Gramma G-Force's famous "Sloppy G's!" But what is this new twist? And why does it have Guy Raz feeling squeamish and squirming? Find out as these two explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of EDIBLE INSECTS! Originally aired 2-18-2019

Duration:00:31:00

TED Radio Wow-er

6/27/2020
School's out, but many kids—and their parents—are still stuck at home. Wow in the World's Guy Raz joins Manoush Zomorodi on Ted Radio Hour, or rather Ted Radio WOW-er for an hour packed with TED talks for curious kids (and curious kids at heart)!

Duration:00:51:39

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Breakfast With The Continents (encore)

6/26/2020
Why are all seven continents eating breakfast at Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with the science of the CONTINENTS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's earth-shattering round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about the continents.

Duration:00:10:46

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Worm is the Word (encore)

6/25/2020
Why is there a worm dance competition happening in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with the science of WORMS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's wiggly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about vegetables.

Duration:00:09:16

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Vegetable Interrogation (encore)

6/24/2020
Why is Mindy interrogating a zucchini? And what does this have to do with the science of VEGETABLES? We've got questions AND answers on today's informative round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about vegetables.

Duration:00:10:25

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Coronavirus (encore)

6/23/2020
Why are Mindy and Guy Raz playing imaginary games? And what does this have to do with the CORONAVIRUS? We've got questions AND answers on today's informative round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about COVID-19.

Duration:00:09:08

Gaming Your Way to Zen (encore)

6/22/2020
Stressed? Anxious? Is your life going bonkerballs?! May we suggest ... video games! A recent study has shown that certain video games may help alleviate stress in times of high anxiety. To test out this theory Mindy and Guy Raz attend a very special kind of meditation retreat. Originally aired 12-31-2018

Duration:00:29:39

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Heart Beatz (encore)

6/19/2020
Why does Guy Raz love a hit song written by Gramma G-Force? And what does it have to do with the science of HEARTS? We've got questions AND answers on today's heart-racing round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hearts!

Duration:00:08:58

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Sssnakes! (encore)

6/18/2020
Who did Mindy just hire to be her new librarian of her library? And what does it have to do with the science of SNAKES? We've got questions AND answers on today's sssensational round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about snakes!

Duration:00:09:19

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Don't Sweat It! (encore)

6/17/2020
Why is Mindy rollerblading around her Gingerbread Mansion wearing a trash bag? And what does this have to do with the science behind SWEAT? We've got questions AND answers on today's slippery round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about sweat!

Duration:00:08:39

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Metamorphosis Gym (encore)

6/16/2020
Why are there caterpillars running on treadmills in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with science behind METAMORPHOSIS? We've got questions AND answers on today's beautiful round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about caterpillars!

Duration:00:09:01

An Elevator to the Stars! (encore)

6/15/2020
Welcome to another toe tapping episode of Wow in the World! Guy Raz is off to listen to the latest and greatest in world of elevator music and Mindy tags along for the ride! But this music isn't just for any elevator. Oh no! This elevator is going from here ... to the stars! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the who, what, when, where, why and wow in the world of Space Elevators! Originally aired 12-17-2018

Duration:00:30:41

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Inventoritos (encore)

6/12/2020
Why does Mindy have toenail clipping shoes? And what does this have to do with the science of INVENTIONS? We've got questions AND answers on today's inventive round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about inventions!

Duration:00:08:53

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Save It For A Rainy Day (encore)

6/11/2020
Why is Guy Raz's meteorologist audition disrupted by a rainstorm inside Mindy's gingerbread mansion? And what does this have to do with the science about WEATHER? We've got questions AND answers on today's sunny round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about weather!

Duration:00:09:32

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Hair We Go! (encore)

6/10/2020
Why is Mindy playing basketball with a ball covered in hair? And what does that have to do with the science of HAIR? We've got questions AND answers on today's hair-raising round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hair!

Duration:00:08:38

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Colorful Wows (encore)

6/9/2020
Why is Mindy squeezing beets into her frosting for her gingerbread walls? And what does this have to do with the science of COLORS? We've got questions AND answers on today's colorful round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about colors!

Duration:00:08:21

The Karate Kickin' Cockroach (encore)

6/8/2020
Mindy signs Guy Raz and herself up for a karate lesson! But when she starts talking about cockroaches, jewel wasps, and zombies, Guy Raz quickly realizes that this is not going to be your typical karate class. What in the Wow does Mindy have Up her sleeves this time? Listen in for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the Karate Kickin' Cockroach! Originally aired 12-10-2018

Duration:00:27:03