Andrew & Polly ask many different people about growing many different things.
How does bird poop bring the world together? With peppers, duh! And no one knows more about peppers than Uncle Fred. Our neighbor Miriam takes us to the Peace Garden at Peace4Kids in South Central Los Angeles.
Many thanks to Fred Gray, Miriam Cortez, Alex Zalder, Zaid Gayle, Amelia, Bennett, Charlie, Sam & Kalinga. If you'd like to know more or be on the show, visit earsnacks.org. Read More
In this episode, we (finally) reveal the superhero name you chose for Polly (hint: it involves lasers) and all the birthday wishes you sent us! Read More
Pssst...it's Polly's birthday! What should her birthday wish be? She'd love to hear your ideas via voice memo or see a drawing of your ideas - let her know at http://www.earsnacks.org ! Read More
Tell me: what do you know about seeds? Andrew & Polly's friends from Austria, Australia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts invite you into their homes and gardens to discover what kinds of seeds there are where they live. We also welcome Chanel Tsang from Toronto, Canada who shares a lovely meditation from her podcast Peace Out called "Ready, Set, Grow!" inviting listeners to move their bodies and imagine what it might be like to be a seed. Read More
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
Thank you so much to Ainsley, Lucy, Savannah, Adeline, Bela & Izzy for their suggestions for Polly's superhero name. So... what should Polly's super-hero name be? 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!
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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
Sara Louise Callaway from The Music Box, a podcast for kids about classical music from WUOL in Louisville, Kentucky, teaches Andrew & Polly how to make music with glasses. Andrew, who is legally blind, talks about his magnifying glass and how he sees differently. 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