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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

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Peanut Butter Diamonds

5/29/2020
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:00:08:11

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

5/28/2020
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:00:08:33

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Sweat Like A Pig

5/27/2020
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:00:09:32

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Butt Bubble Breathing

5/26/2020
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:00:09:58

What in the Wow?! The Science of Awe

5/25/2020
It's the season 4 finale! Why in the world has Mindy has turned her old ice cream truck into a mini museum of Wow on Wheels? And how in the world will this "rolling thunder of science and wonder" inspire a sense of AWE in the neighborhood? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of the gang on a trip down memory lane to explore WOW can lead to a love of science! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of Awe and Wonder!

Duration:00:29:19

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Cry-Thru

5/22/2020
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:00:09:40

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Kangaroo, How Do You Do?

5/21/2020
Why is Guy Raz worried that Mindy's ice cream will melt in her jeans?! And what does this have to do with kangaroos?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's hopping round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about kangaroos!

Duration:00:09:22

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Wildest Dreams

5/20/2020
Why was Mindy a maple syrup donut last night?! And what does this have to do with the science of dreams?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's dreamy round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about dreams!

Duration:00:09:53

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Metallic-wha?!

5/19/2020
Why does Guy Raz think Mindy is starting a heavy metal band? And what does this have to do with the science behind metals?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's shiny round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about metals!

Duration:00:09:53

The Early Bird Gets The...Bag Of Chips?!

5/18/2020
Why in the world are birds eating sugar packets and bags of chips? And what in the world does it mean for their survival as a species? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie at the Flock of Feathers Forum as they learn all about how strange bird behaviors can save them from extinction. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of eating like a bird!

Duration:00:28:54

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Blink and You'll Miss It!

5/15/2020
Why is Guy Raz wearing a new pair of glasses Mindy made? And what does this have to do with the science of blinking?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's eye-opening round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about blinking!

Duration:00:09:42

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Head in the Clouds

5/14/2020
Why are Mindy and Guy Raz binge-watching the sky?! And what does this have to do with the science of clouds?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's fluffy round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about clouds!

Duration:00:09:50

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - You're Not That Bald, Eagles

5/13/2020
Why is Mindy cutting off her eyebrows? And what does that have to do with eagles?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's soaring round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about eagles!

Duration:00:09:27

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - I Have A Need For Trees

5/12/2020
Why are Mindy and Guy Raz in the forest with a microphone? And what does that have to do with the science of trees?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's tall round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about trees!

Duration:00:10:05

Oobleck! Make Up Your Mind!

5/11/2020
It's swim time in the neighborhood, and Mindy is getting ready to fill her pool! Will she fill it with a liquid, a solid, or both?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis as they explore a rule defying non-newtonian fluid that's full of surprises! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of Oobleck!

Duration:00:28:47

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - The Stars of Space

5/8/2020
Why are Mindy and Guy Raz filling out job applications? And what does that have to do with astronauts?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's galactic round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about animal astronauts!

Duration:00:09:31

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Strut It!

5/7/2020
Why is there an ostrich on Mindy's catwalk? And what does that have to do with animal movement?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's wiggling round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about animal movement!

Duration:00:09:48

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Like No Otter

5/6/2020
Why are Mindy and Guy Raz preparing to eat 15 pounds of food? And what does that have to do with otters?! We've got the questions AND the answers on an-otter round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about otters!

Duration:00:09:37

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Larger Than Life

5/5/2020
Why is the huge ball of quinoa in Mindy's Gingerbread house? And what does that have to do with the World's Largest rubber duck and organism? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's gigantic round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about the largest things in the world!

Duration:00:10:04

Are You Smarter Than A Toilet?

5/4/2020
Are you tired of the same old toilet? Mindy is! And thanks to a team of engineers at Stanford University, a newer, smarter, toilet is on the horizon! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis at the Bathroom Showcase, as they learn the latest in new toilet technology! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of SMART TOILETS!

Duration:00:27:32