Brains On! Science podcast for kids

Publisher:
American Public Media

Brains On! Science podcast for kids

4.8/5

Critic Rating

Brains On!® 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 they’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.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4

Molly Bloom • Common Sense Media Apr 4, 2022

"The quality of the information, facts, and interviews are great, although the vocabulary might go over the heads of younger listeners. While facts and expert interviews abound, Brains On! does not often incorporate meaningful social lessons or related ethical questions on topics. Co-hosts model curiosity and engagement in learning, but don't emphasize compassion, equity, social justice, or diverse perspectives as much as they could. Come for the information, and stay for the follow-up resources provided at the website."

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Score: 5

Fatherly Staff • Fatherly Jan 15, 2021

"It’s aimed at kids, but let’s face it, this sort of intel would smarten up some adults too."

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Score: 5

Scott Gilbertson • Wired Feb 10, 2020

"This science podcast is aimed at kids, though I'll be honest, I've learned plenty from it as well. "

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Score: 5

Sarah HKWT • Have Kid Will Teardrop Nov 30, 2017

"One thing I love about this podcast is that is acted out by adults but there are lots of kids involved as well. They ask the questions and the adults go out and help them find the answers to a wealth of various topics."

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Score: 5

Melissa Owens • Owl Kids Aug 1, 2017

"I liked a lot of things about this podcast. I really enjoyed the different co-hosts that joined Molly in each episode, the funny jokes, and the interesting science stories and facts."

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Score: 5

Frannie Ucciferri • Common Sense Media Jul 14, 2017

"What makes this one different is it tends to skew a bit older, both in its questions and answers, and it has a different kid co-host each week. The result is a fun show that's as silly as it is educational."

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