Season 2, Episode 17: Human Teeth!

How many teeth do you have? Will you always have that number of teeth? Andrew & Polly ask Izzy, Ainsley, Desmond, Frankie, Jad & Kai about the teeth in their mouths and Frankie shares a song she wrote about her loose tooth.

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Ear Snacks presents: The Lion's Whisker from Circle Round

We are delighted to share an episode of Circle Round, WBUR's excellent storytelling podcast for kidsCircle Round. The story we’re sharing is called "The Lion's Whisker" - it’s about overcoming frustration and impatience with courage, understanding, and a little magic. Andrew & Polly and Cory the Crocodile encounter some frustration of their own.

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Season 2, Episode 16: Animal Teeth

Which animal has a tooth that comes out of its forehead and what does thinking like a beaver mean? Andrew & Polly call on podcast pals Chompers & Cool Facts About Animals as well as film pal Sarah Koenigsberg to learn about animal teeth.

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Season 2, Episode 13: Seeds (II)

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.

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Season 2, Episode 12: Seeds

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.

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Season 2, Episode 11: More Bad Guys (Part II)

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.

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Season 2, Episode 10: Bad Guys (Part I)

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?

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Ear Snacks for Parents: Pretend Gun Play and Actual Bad Guys with Jane Lindholm

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.

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