Andrew & Polly's Bad Guys game continues, and when they can't figure out WHY they are having fun scaring fish and serving them their least favorite foods, they call up a Bad Doctor to find out. Dr. Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas from the Greater Good Science Center tells us about what brains have to do with Bad Guys & Superheroes.Read More
Andrew & Polly play an imaginary space game that evolves into a game of Bad Guys. Sadie, William, Westley, Adeline, Grey, Amelia, Kohler, Roland, Betula & Orion share what they know about Bad Guys and we learn how to make Bad Guy voices from voice actor Morla Gorrondona.
When Andrew gets a little too carried away with his Bad Andrew voice, Andrew & Polly try to figure out - how can they keep playing together?Read More
We know playing “Bad Guys” is an integral part of early childhood development — but, as some older kids who are more exposed to the media know, real people can do bad things, too. We had planned to release a “Bad Guys” episode of Ear Snacks on Valentine’s Day, but first we wanted to explain to you, the parents, how and why we are approaching such a difficult topic, especially in the wake of last week’s tragedy in Parkland, Florida. This episode is not intended for kids.Read More
Happy Valentine's Day! Polly plays a funny trick on Andrew in this special secret bonus episode and she shares their brand new song - a cover of Pete Townshend's "Let My Love Open the Door." We hope you like the new tune - if you do, we hope you'll share it with a pal!Read More
We were honored to have all five of this year’s Grammy-nominated kids artists drop by on this episode of Ear Snacks to goof around with us and share their awesome music with you.Read More
Andrew & Polly talk to Guy Raz about his glasses and something that the guests on his podcasts all have in common. Juli Berwald tells us how jellyfish sense the world and our friends help think about why we all see the world a little differently. Thanks to Blythe, Adeline, Hadley, Victor & Robbie for being on Ear Snacks for the very first time!Read More
We know that things crack and break, but what can we do after that? Andrew & Polly talk to Paul, James & Allison Pulstelnik about Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. Then we visit Noah's Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center and talk with Executive Director Nina Silver about Noah's Ark and why it's important for us to share stories about our problems.Read More
We've been talking a lot about toenails. Like, do we need a reason?!?!Read More
On this episode of Ear Snacks Podcast for Kids, Andrew & Polly talk to their friends about what to do when something breaks.Read More
It's Thanksgiving! And you know what that means... watch out for the WILD TURKEYS!Read More
Andrew & Polly talk to Refe & Susan Tuma, authors of "What the Dinosaurs Did" picture book series about how the toy dinosaurs came to life in their house during the month of DINOVEMBER. Bella and her dad share their song about puzzles.Read More
Need a good rainy day activity? Andrew & Polly talk with Danny Weinkauf about how to pretend to be a paleontologist and pull off a great caper - a puzzle exchange! Danny has to guess who has the other half of his puzzle (spoiler alert, it's Kenny Curtis & Tori Kerr from SiriusXM Kids Place Live) and what is even on that puzzle?!?Read More
Will Shortz eat your heart out! Andrew & Polly talk to some real puzzlemasters - Devin, Westley, Bela, Lane & Lucy - about what it feels like to be puzzled. Matthew Inabinett, paleontologist-in-training at the Beneski Museum of Natural History, helps us piece together how dinosaurs, birds and continental drift are all part of the same puzzle. Plus, a new song about when you don't the word for that thing. You know, the thing.Read More
Lilah gives us a lesson in how to play Rock, Paper, Scissors and Jazzy Ash visits Andrew & Polly in the studio to share some hand-clapping games and songs from her new record, Swing Set.
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Jazzy Ash is a Grammy-nominated children's music artist whose music has been featured by the LA Times and NPR. For more information about Jazzy Ash, visit http://www.jazzyash.com/
On this episode of Ear Snacks Podcast for Kids, Andrew & Polly talk to their friends about things hands should and shouldn't do.Read More
Eliza Gregory interviews us about how and why we make Ear Snacks, our radical podcast for kids. We discuss media from our childhood, how our parenting style plays a role in the design of the show and our plans for the second season of Ear Snacks.
Links to Stuff We Talked About:
- PODCASTS JUST FOR KIDS: If you're interested in finding new podcasts for your kids, check out the awesome new Kids Listen app that Andrew mentions in the interview.
- Little Thinker Tapes do still exist... as .mp3s. Just so you know what it sounds like inside Polly's brain.
- Dirt Made My Lunch by the Banana Slug String Band. Holds up.
ABOUT ELIZA GREGORY:
Eliza Gregory is an artist and educator. Her work illuminates diverse experiences in a given community using images, relationships, interactions, interviews, events and many other media.
Her work asks questions about how to build healthy communities; the role of cultural adaptation in contemporary society; and how family relationships shape our lives. Trained as a fine art photographer, a creative writer and a social practice artist, Eliza lives and works in northern California. Her solo exhibition Testimony opens at the Asian Art Museum on April 5, 2018.
People keep asking us... what is Ear Snacks? If you don't already know, this should help.
Thanks to Lucy & her mom, Frankie & her dad & Alex & his dad for reminding us why we do what we do. Thanks to all the Ear Snacks kids and guests who have participated so far... if you want to be on the show, e-mail email@example.com.
This trailer features the following grown-ups inspiring kids to go and DO.
- "Buongiorno, come stai?" "I have an idea." --- Bruce Perlman, Amusement Ride Owner
- "Seahorses." --- Jenn Salcido, Seahorse Enthusiast
- "Glaciers." --- Dr. Jesse Driscoll, Hydrologist
- "The concept of ecosystem." --- Sergio Avilla, Desert Wildlife Biologist
- "Camouflage." --- Rebeca Johnson, Marine Biologist
- "Nooooo coconuts!" --- Amos Hall, Hat Enthusiast
- "DNA!" ---- Nate Butkuss, 7-year-old Scientist
- "Typography." --- Ana Gomez-Bernaus, Typographer
- "A magical space where you can put your imagination." --- Antoinette Portis, Children's Author-Illustrator
- "So keep exploring space, and keep exploring everything else." --- Mat Kaplan, Planetary Society Radio Host
- "Fishermen and explorers and pirates!" --- John Barkan, Seafarer
- "It's kind of a never-ending journey." --- Maria, Sign Language Instructor & Capoeira Player
- "Man, that's WILD." --- Steven Drozd, Drummer for The Flaming Lips
- "We make all kinds of sounds." --- Gus Kovan, Sound Designer
Andrew & Polly talk about BOXES in a special interview with Antoinette Portis, author of Not a Box. This episode also highlights The Box Project with Eliza Gregory - and, of course, thanks to our kid experts: Ruslan, Gavin, Manny, Charlie, Penny, Ainsley, Liliana, Lane, Guy, Grey, Sadie & William.
The dramatic conclusion of the five part series all about Strings! Andrew & Polly talk to Banjo Man Eddie, about Polly's trip to fiddle camp and her new fiddle pal Katy. Plus take a sneak peak inside one of their new songs, "Expo Line..." We've strung it out long enough! To hear Eddie's music, visit eddiebermanmusic.com, to learn more about Katy Buckbee visit medicinebowstudio.com and check out her band at theroadwestmusic.com.