Brains On: A Science Podcast for Curious Kids
A while back, my friends Molly Bloom, Marc Sanchez and I decided to try something new: a podcast for kids. At the time there were practically none, save for a few story telling shows and some Sesame Street stuff. So, Brains On was born.
Each episode answers real questions from our listeners, like "is there life on other planets," "how do airplanes fly," or "why do we fart?" We have a different kid co-host for each topic and they get to interview real scientists along the way. We also throw in some goofy skits, sciencey songs and audio quizzes for good measure.
We put out Brains On twice a month and so far, there are more than 50 episodes to check out. In early 2016 we launched a successful Kickstarter campaign and are now gearing up to do even more stuff, like a series on National Parks. Brains On has been featured in the Atlantic, on WNYC's The Takeaway, and numerous parenting blogs.