Wow in the World

Wow in the World

By NPR

Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

Episodes

Dinosaurs Take Flight! How Birds Evolved To Fly (encore)

What in the world can a giant ostrich and a prehistoric dinosaur tell us about the evolution of flight? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, a dino robot, and escaped zoo ostrich as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of FLIGHT! Originally aired 6-3-2019
13/07/2033m 57s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Volcan-OH NO! (encore)

Why is there orange soda exploding all over Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion?! And what does that have to do with VOLCANOES?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's eruptive round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about volcanoes!
10/07/208m 28s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Penguin Take-Off (encore)

Why is there a plane in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion?! And what does that have to do with PENGUINS?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's waddlin' round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about penguins!
09/07/209m 18s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Taste Bud Retirement (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz celebrating their taste buds' retirement? And what does this have to do with the science of TASTE BUDS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's delicious round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about taste buds!
08/07/208m 59s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Full Moon Rising (encore)

Why is Mindy inviting the moon to a party? And what does this have to do with the science of FULL MOONS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's bright round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about full moons!
07/07/208m 21s

1+2=3? Just Ask A BEE! - The Scientific Buzz On Bees & Math (encore)

What in the world is a Fibonacci Sequence? Where in the world can you spot one in the wild? And why in the world is that BEE adding and subtracting at the lightening speed of a child?! Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they explore the latest scientific buzz on bees and their newly discovered ability to do...MATH! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of BEE BRAINS! Originally aired 3-4-2019.
06/07/2026m 0s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Just Joking Around (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz telling jokes to make a cake? And what does this have to do with the science of COMEDY? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about comedy!
03/07/209m 55s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - It's All Slang to Me! (encore)

Why does Mindy's Slanguage Machine keep talking nonsense? And what does this have to do with the science of LANGUAGE? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about languages!
02/07/209m 23s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Do The Math! (encore)

Why are there buzzing bees getting ready to compete in Mindy's Math Bee? And what does this have to do with MATH!? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about math!
01/07/2010m 24s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Can You Dig It (encore)

Why is Mindy talking with a 90 million year old lizard fish fossil about feelings? And what does this have to do with the science of FOSSILS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about fossils!
30/06/208m 47s

Heeeere Foodie Foodie Foodie! (encore)

It's that time of year! The annual public radio food truck festival! Mindy has slapped a new logo on her dilapidated ice cream truck and joins in the festivities with a new twist on Gramma G-Force's famous "Sloppy G's!" But what is this new twist? And why does it have Guy Raz feeling squeamish and squirming? Find out as these two explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of EDIBLE INSECTS! Originally aired 2-18-2019
29/06/2031m 4s

TED Radio Wow-er

School's out, but many kids—and their parents—are still stuck at home. Wow in the World's Guy Raz joins Manoush Zomorodi on Ted Radio Hour, or rather Ted Radio WOW-er for an hour packed with TED talks for curious kids (and curious kids at heart)!
27/06/2051m 47s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Breakfast With The Continents (encore)

Why are all seven continents eating breakfast at Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with the science of the CONTINENTS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's earth-shattering round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about the continents.
26/06/2010m 48s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Worm is the Word (encore)

Why is there a worm dance competition happening in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with the science of WORMS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's wiggly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about vegetables.
25/06/209m 18s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Vegetable Interrogation (encore)

Why is Mindy interrogating a zucchini? And what does this have to do with the science of VEGETABLES? We've got questions AND answers on today's informative round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about vegetables.
24/06/2010m 26s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Coronavirus (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz playing imaginary games? And what does this have to do with the CORONAVIRUS? We've got questions AND answers on today's informative round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about COVID-19.
23/06/209m 10s

Gaming Your Way to Zen (encore)

Stressed? Anxious? Is your life going bonkerballs?! May we suggest ... video games! A recent study has shown that certain video games may help alleviate stress in times of high anxiety. To test out this theory Mindy and Guy Raz attend a very special kind of meditation retreat. Originally aired 12-31-2018
22/06/2029m 43s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Heart Beatz (encore)

Why does Guy Raz love a hit song written by Gramma G-Force? And what does it have to do with the science of HEARTS? We've got questions AND answers on today's heart-racing round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hearts!
19/06/209m 0s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Sssnakes! (encore)

Who did Mindy just hire to be her new librarian of her library? And what does it have to do with the science of SNAKES? We've got questions AND answers on today's sssensational round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about snakes!
18/06/209m 20s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Don't Sweat It! (encore)

Why is Mindy rollerblading around her Gingerbread Mansion wearing a trash bag? And what does this have to do with the science behind SWEAT? We've got questions AND answers on today's slippery round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about sweat!
17/06/208m 40s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Metamorphosis Gym (encore)

Why are there caterpillars running on treadmills in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with science behind METAMORPHOSIS? We've got questions AND answers on today's beautiful round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about caterpillars!
16/06/209m 2s

An Elevator to the Stars! (encore)

Welcome to another toe tapping episode of Wow in the World! Guy Raz is off to listen to the latest and greatest in world of elevator music and Mindy tags along for the ride! But this music isn't just for any elevator. Oh no! This elevator is going from here ... to the stars! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the who, what, when, where, why and wow in the world of Space Elevators! Originally aired 12-17-2018
15/06/2030m 45s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Inventoritos (encore)

Why does Mindy have toenail clipping shoes? And what does this have to do with the science of INVENTIONS? We've got questions AND answers on today's inventive round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about inventions!
12/06/208m 54s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Save It For A Rainy Day (encore)

Why is Guy Raz's meteorologist audition disrupted by a rainstorm inside Mindy's gingerbread mansion? And what does this have to do with the science about WEATHER? We've got questions AND answers on today's sunny round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about weather!
11/06/209m 33s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Hair We Go! (encore)

Why is Mindy playing basketball with a ball covered in hair? And what does that have to do with the science of HAIR? We've got questions AND answers on today's hair-raising round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hair!
10/06/208m 39s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Colorful Wows (encore)

Why is Mindy squeezing beets into her frosting for her gingerbread walls? And what does this have to do with the science of COLORS? We've got questions AND answers on today's colorful round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about colors!
09/06/208m 22s

The Karate Kickin' Cockroach (encore)

Mindy signs Guy Raz and herself up for a karate lesson! But when she starts talking about cockroaches, jewel wasps, and zombies, Guy Raz quickly realizes that this is not going to be your typical karate class. What in the Wow does Mindy have Up her sleeves this time? Listen in for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the Karate Kickin' Cockroach! Originally aired 12-10-2018
08/06/2027m 7s

Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Crustacean Station (encore)

Why is Mindy using her lobster claw machine to try to get a plush crayfish? And what can this possibly have to do with the science of CRUSTACEANS? We've got questions AND answers on today's fishy round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find the fact from the fiction about crustaceans!
05/06/209m 30s

Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Out Of This World (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz throwing the Solar System a tea party? And why won't Mercury sit still!? Find out what in the world this has to do with the science of the solar system in today's sonic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We've got questions AND answers, and it's up to you to find the fact from the fiction about the Solar System!
04/06/209m 20s

Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Ear, There, And Everywhere (encore)

Why is there an ear-wax statue of Guy Raz hanging out in Mindy's Gingerbread house? And what does this have to do with pigeon and grasshopper EARS? We've got questions AND answers on today's ear-riffic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's your turn to spot the fact from the fiction!
03/06/209m 20s

Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Freezing Factoids And Fallacies

Why is Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion covered in an anti-dandruff hair conditioner? And what does this have to do with ANTARCTICA? We've got questions and AND answers on today's chilly round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's all up to you to find the fact from the fiction!
02/06/208m 49s

Extreme Makeover: Spider Edition (encore)

Lights, Camera and Action! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they go behind the scenes on the hottest new matchmaking show in the animal kingdom; "Date or Bait!" Follow along as they learn all about the carnivorous habits of the female Jumping Spider and the flashy ways these bachelor male spiders try to keep themselves from ending up on the menu! It's Date or Bait: proudly brought to you by Wow in the World! Originally aired 12-3-18
01/06/2028m 5s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Peanut Butter Diamonds

In the season finale of Two Whats?! and A Wow! Mindy and Guy Raz are trying to turn peanut butter into... diamonds?! We've got answers AND challenges for you on today's sparkly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow!
29/05/208m 12s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - What's That Smell?

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz investigating Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with smells?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's smelly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about the sense of smell!
28/05/208m 34s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Sweat Like A Pig

Why is Guy Raz confused about Mindy's latest opinion piece for Reggie's newsletter? And what does this have to do with pigs?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's oinking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about pigs!
27/05/209m 33s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Butt Bubble Breathing

Why does Mindy want Guy Raz to model his scuba gear after aquatic beetles? And what does this have to do with the science of breathing?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's breath-taking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about breathing!
26/05/209m 59s

What in the Wow?! The Science of Awe

It's the season 4 finale! Why in the world has Mindy has turned her old ice cream truck into a mini museum of Wow on Wheels? And how in the world will this "rolling thunder of science and wonder" inspire a sense of AWE in the neighborhood? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of the gang on a trip down memory lane to explore WOW can lead to a love of science! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of Awe and Wonder!
25/05/2029m 23s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Cry-Thru

Why is Mindy selling puppy dog calendars from her window? And what does this have to do with the science of tears?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's tearful round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about tears!
22/05/209m 42s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Kangaroo, How Do You Do?

Why is Guy Raz worried that Mindy's ice cream will melt in her jeans?! And what does this have to do with kangaroos?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's hopping round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about kangaroos!
21/05/209m 23s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Wildest Dreams

Why was Mindy a maple syrup donut last night?! And what does this have to do with the science of dreams?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's dreamy round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about dreams!
20/05/209m 54s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Metallic-wha?!

Why does Guy Raz think Mindy is starting a heavy metal band? And what does this have to do with the science behind metals?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's shiny round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about metals!
19/05/209m 54s

The Early Bird Gets The...Bag Of Chips?!

Why in the world are birds eating sugar packets and bags of chips? And what in the world does it mean for their survival as a species? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie at the Flock of Feathers Forum as they learn all about how strange bird behaviors can save them from extinction. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of eating like a bird!
18/05/2028m 59s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Blink and You'll Miss It!

Why is Guy Raz wearing a new pair of glasses Mindy made? And what does this have to do with the science of blinking?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's eye-opening round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about blinking!
15/05/209m 44s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Head in the Clouds

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz binge-watching the sky?! And what does this have to do with the science of clouds?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's fluffy round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about clouds!
14/05/209m 52s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - You're Not That Bald, Eagles

Why is Mindy cutting off her eyebrows? And what does that have to do with eagles?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's soaring round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about eagles!
13/05/209m 29s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - I Have A Need For Trees

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz in the forest with a microphone? And what does that have to do with the science of trees?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's tall round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about trees!
12/05/2010m 6s

Oobleck! Make Up Your Mind!

It's swim time in the neighborhood, and Mindy is getting ready to fill her pool! Will she fill it with a liquid, a solid, or both?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis as they explore a rule defying non-newtonian fluid that's full of surprises! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of Oobleck!
11/05/2028m 51s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - The Stars of Space

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz filling out job applications? And what does that have to do with astronauts?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's galactic round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about animal astronauts!
08/05/209m 32s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Strut It!

Why is there an ostrich on Mindy's catwalk? And what does that have to do with animal movement?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's wiggling round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about animal movement!
07/05/209m 50s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Like No Otter

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz preparing to eat 15 pounds of food? And what does that have to do with otters?! We've got the questions AND the answers on an-otter round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about otters!
06/05/2010m 22s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Larger Than Life

Why is the huge ball of quinoa in Mindy's Gingerbread house? And what does that have to do with the World's Largest rubber duck and organism? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's gigantic round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about the largest things in the world!
05/05/2010m 5s

Are You Smarter Than A Toilet?

Are you tired of the same old toilet? Mindy is! And thanks to a team of engineers at Stanford University, a newer, smarter, toilet is on the horizon! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis at the Bathroom Showcase, as they learn the latest in new toilet technology! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of SMART TOILETS!
04/05/2027m 36s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Volcan-OH NO!

Why is there orange soda exploding all over Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion?! And what does that have to do with VOLCANOES?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's eruptive round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about volcanoes!
01/05/209m 17s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Penguin Take-Off

Why is there a plane in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion?! And what does that have to do with PENGUINS?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's waddlin' round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about penguins!
30/04/209m 57s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Taste Bud Retirement

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz celebrating their taste buds' retirement? And what does this have to do with the science of TASTE BUDS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's delicious round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about taste buds!
29/04/2010m 0s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Full Moon Rising

Why is Mindy inviting the moon to a party? And what does this have to do with the science of FULL MOONS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's bright round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about full moons!
28/04/209m 24s

What's Slower Than Slow?

Sloths, snails and salamanders, when it comes to slow animals there's a bunch of different animals to choose from. But there's one animal that stands out above all the rest when it comes to being very ... very ... slow. But what animal is it? Mindy and Guy make their way down to the Snoozefest Arena for the annual 100m Not-A-Dash to find out! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of epic slow pokes!
27/04/2030m 12s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Just Joking Around

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz telling jokes to make a cake? And what does this have to do with the science of COMEDY? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about comedy!
24/04/2010m 2s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - It's All Slang to Me!

Why does Mindy's language Machine keep talking nonsense? And what does this have to do with the science of LANGUAGE? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about languages!
23/04/209m 35s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Do The Math!

Why are there buzzing bees getting ready to compete in Mindy's Math Bee? And what does this have to do with MATH!? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about math!
22/04/2010m 35s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Can You Dig It

Why is Mindy talking with a 90 million year old lizard fish fossil about feelings? And what does this have to do with the science of FOSSILS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about fossils!
21/04/208m 46s

Ah, BATS!

What in the world does Guy Raz's new micro house have in common with a tree hollow for vampire bats? And how in the world can humans learn about sharing from these blood slurping, flying mammals? And why in the world are they barfing into each other's mouths?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of their "colony" as they uncover these answers and more! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Vampire Bats!
20/04/2028m 4s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Breakfast With The Continents

Why are all seven continents eating breakfast at Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with the science of the CONTINENTS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's earth-shattering round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about the continents.
17/04/209m 45s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Worm is the Word

Why is there a worm dance competition happening in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with the science of WORMS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's wiggly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about vegetables.
16/04/209m 1s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Vegetable Interrogation

Why is Mindy interrogating a zucchini? And what does this have to do with the science of VEGETABLES? We've got questions AND answers on today's informative round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about vegetables.
15/04/2010m 30s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Coronavirus

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz playing imaginary games? And what does this have to do with the CORONAVIRUS? We've got questions AND answers on today's informative round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about COVID-19.
14/04/209m 9s

Nice-Off! Cats Vs. Dogs

It's a rivalry that goes back as far as time itself; Cats vs. Dogs! For the past 10,000 years dogs have held the title of "Man's Best Friend," but scientifically speaking, are dogs any more friendlier than your average feline? Well, luckily that's the topic of this years' "Nice-Off!"! Listen as Guy and Mindy give play by play coverage as cats and dogs go head to head to settle this question once and for all! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of furry four-legged behavior!
13/04/2024m 45s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Heart Beatz

Why does Guy Raz love a hit song written by Gramma G-Force? And what does it have to do with the science of HEARTS? We've got questions AND answers on today's heart-racing round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hearts!
10/04/209m 1s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Sssnakes!

Who did Mindy just hire to be her new librarian of her library? And what does it have to do with the science of SNAKES? We've got questions AND answers on today's sssensational round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about snakes!
09/04/209m 20s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Don't Sweat It!

Why is Mindy rollerblading around her Gingerbread Mansion wearing a trash bag? And what does this have to do with the science behind SWEAT? We've got questions AND answers on today's slippery round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about sweat!
08/04/208m 44s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Metamorphosis Gym

Why are there caterpillars running on treadmills in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with science behind METAMORPHOSIS? We've got questions AND answers on today's beautiful round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about caterpillars!
07/04/209m 2s

Mini-Moon!

It's a Bird! It's A Plane! It's a....MINI MOON orbiting around Planet Earth!? That's right! For the past year or more, we here on earth, have had TWO moons! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they go galaxy gazing to witness this wonder of wow firsthand! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of the Mini Moon!
06/04/2022m 33s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Inventoritos

Why does Mindy have toenail clipping shoes? And what does this have to do with the science of INVENTIONS? We've got questions AND answers on today's inventive round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about inventions!
03/04/209m 3s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Save It For A Rainy Day

Why is Guy Raz's meteorologist audition disrupted by a rainstorm inside Mindy's gingerbread mansion? And what does this have to do with the science about WEATHER? We've got questions AND answers on today's sunny round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about weather!
02/04/209m 59s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Hair We Go!

Why is Mindy playing basketball with a ball covered in hair? And what does that have to do with the science of HAIR? We've got questions AND answers on today's hair-raising round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hair!
01/04/208m 49s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Colorful Wows

Why is Mindy squeezing beets into her frosting for her gingerbread walls? And what does this have to do with the science of COLORS? We've got questions AND answers on today's colorful round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about colors!
31/03/208m 43s

Laughter In A Can: How Our Brains Interpret Funny Business

What in the wow is "canned laughter" and how in the world does it work? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the funny business of our brains on canned laughs! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of LAUGHTER!
30/03/2024m 48s

Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Crustacean Station

Why is Mindy using her lobster claw machine to try to get a plush crayfish? And what can this possibly have to do with the science of CRUSTACEANS? We've got questions AND answers on today's fishy round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find the fact from the fiction about crustaceans!
27/03/209m 3s

Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Out Of This World

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz throwing the Solar System a tea party? And why won't Mercury sit still!? Find out what in the world this has to do with the science of the solar system in today's sonic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We've got questions AND answers, and it's up to you to find the fact from the fiction about the Solar System!
26/03/209m 9s

Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Ear, There, And Everywhere

Why is there an ear-wax statue of Guy Raz hanging out in Mindy's Gingerbread house? And what does this have to do with pigeon and grasshopper EARS? We've got questions AND answers on today's ear-riffic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's your turn to spot the fact from the fiction!
25/03/208m 21s

Two Whats!? And A Wow! Freezing Factoids

Why is Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion covered in an anti-dandruff hair conditioner? And what does this have to do with ANTARCTICA? We've got questions and AND answers on today's chilly round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's all up to you to find the fact from the fiction!
24/03/209m 1s

Listen To Your Mummy!

A voice is calling from beyond the grave! Scientists from England have used computer modeling, a couple of CAT scans and a 3D printer to recreate the voice of a 3000 year old mummified priest! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel back in time to see how close these scientists got to the real thing! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of ancient human voices!
23/03/2027m 12s

INTRODUCING Two Whats!? And A Wow!

Why is Mindy stacking on ALL of her sweaters at the same time? And what does it have to do with GIRAFFES? We've got questions AND answers on this brand new game show, where we challenge YOU to spot the fact from the fiction! Welcome to the premiere episode of Two Whats!? & A Wow!
23/03/206m 34s

The Buzz on Bee Barf! Sticky Science Behind Bumblebee Vomit

Once upon a time, scientists believed that bees chose plants with the sweetest nectar. But new research shows that there's actually more to the story. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an epic tale of one Gramma BEE-Force, and a bunch of barf - for SCIENCE! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW of bumblebee vomit.
16/03/2034m 43s

OLD Blue Eyes

While trimming the family tree in the backyard one afternoon, Mindy learns that she might have one very special ancestor that relates her to almost 18% of the earth's population! Mindy, Guy and Reggie hop in the Wow machine to travel back along Mindy's family tree to find this common ancestor and the first person to ever be called baby blue! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of blue eyes!
09/03/2026m 19s

Underwater Nit-Pickin': Cleaner Shrimp And Why Big Fish Won't Eat Them

Mindy is feeling the entrepreneurial spirit as she opens up a "Nit-Pickin'" stand to pluck the lice from her neighbors' heads. When Guy Raz asks her about her business model for this new enterprise, she replies by taking him on a wild under the sea adventure to explore the inspiration behind her nit-pickin' station. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of cleaner shrimp and their clientele.
02/03/2030m 33s

Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! An Outer Space SUPERNOVA

One of the brightest stars in the sky, Betelgeuse, has been getting dimmer and dimmer. Could this be a sign that the young star is about to explode? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel light years into the future to see for themselves! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of a SUPERNOVA!
24/02/2026m 43s

Good Habitat Keeping

Guy and Mindy go on a home tour of some of the strangest homes and habitats in the animal kingdom. And the one that stops them in their tracks was built with pee bubbles and butt breathing?! What creature would call such a place a home? Find out, as we dive deep into one of the weirdest nesting habitats in the natural world!
17/02/2026m 23s

An UnFROGettable Day At the Museum of Wow! (encore)

The Museum of Wow just opened its new amphibian exhibit and everyone from pollywogs to old croaks agree that the new discoveries featured there are positively ribbeting! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, Reggie and friends for a fact-filled tour of miniature frogs, a toddler with glow-in-the-dark bones, and a few surprises along the way! It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of fantastic FROGS! Originally Aired May 13, 2019
10/02/2030m 32s

MY ASTEROID IS BLOWING UP! (encore)

Imagine a giant asteroid is out in space and headed on a collision course with planet Earth. Your mission, is to annihilate this giant mass of space rock before it can even get close. What do you do? How do you do it? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel through time and space to the asteroid belt for a little experiment of their own! An experiment modeled after the work or some asteroid annihilating scientists from NASA. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Planetary Defense! Originally aired April 15th, 2019.
03/02/2030m 43s

Song Of The Singing Mouse (encore)

What do humans, bottlenose dolphins, and the singing mice of the Costa Rican cloud forests have in common? Well according to a new scientific study, we all share the power of singing...in duets! But why?! And how?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie, as they visit these singing mice on their live concert tour, and witness this vocal turn taking with their eyes and ears! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of Singing Mice and the brains behind musical conversation! Originally Aired April 1, 2019
27/01/2031m 8s

Bored Out Of Your Bonkerballs? (encore)

Bored out of your bonkerballs with nothing to do? Turns out, being bored can be good for you! A new study from the United Kingdom suggests that periods of boredom are crucial for anyone looking to get their creativity on! Join Mindy and Guy Raz for the Paint Drying World Championships, and a mind-numbing fact-finding visit to the "Institute of Boredom!" It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of BOREDOM! Originally Aired March 11, 2019.
20/01/2029m 40s

Duck Duck Poop! - A Tale Of Symbiosis (encore)

It's time for the regional library Story Slam Potluck & Pajama Party, and the gang's all here! First up, it's Mindy, with a non-fiction story involving a duck, a copycat plant, and some scientifically magical POOP? What could these three things possibly have in common? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for the scoop on Duck Duck Poop, and a tale spinning of symbiosis! Originally aired February 4, 2019.
13/01/2028m 17s

Totally Spiced Out! (encore)

What in the world makes chili peppers hot? How in the world do we measure their spiciness? And where in the world are kids least likely to get spiced out? Get ready to be SPICED OUT with Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz in our hottest episode of Wow in the World yet! Originally Aired December 11, 2017.
06/01/2027m 0s

The Rise And Fall of Static Man

A 2,500 year old mystery solved! Scientists have finally answered the age-old question of how friction leads to static electricity. But it's not all hip hips and hoorays ... this new information leads the rise of an all new super-villain; Static-man! Will Mindy and Guy Raz be able to thwart this footsie clad static shocker before he annoyingly zaps everyone in the neighbourhood?
30/12/1928m 58s

100th Episode! A Scientific Songtacular

From pop to hip-hop and from disco to techno, humans love music! Monkeys on the other hand...well, that's a completely different question! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they experiment with their new invention that turns speech into song, and quickly learn that not all animals have an appreciation for the musical arts! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of monkey brains on music, in this 100th episode SONGTACULAR!
23/12/1933m 52s

Hugomatic 3000 And The Future of Soft Robotics

Sometimes, the cold, metallic touch of a robot doesn't quite cut it; whether that be when studying small, delicate jellyfish in the wild ... or building the world's most advanced huggable robot! After Mindy learns all about the science of soft robotics and their use in helping researchers handle delicate deep sea creatures, she sets out to use this cutting edge technology to make an all new kind of huggable robot that squeezes ... but never crushes.
16/12/1926m 25s

Rat Race!

Lab rats, start your engines! What in the world happened when scientists created tiny rodent-sized cars and taught rats how to drive? And why in the world are these four-legged creatures using their newfound freedom to pick up Froot Loops? And how in the world can all of this benefit us humans?! The rat race is on, and Mindy and Guy Raz are taking you for a ride! It's The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of rat brains behind the wheel!
09/12/1927m 28s

Growling Ghost-Crabs

Are you spooked by things that go bump, eeek and growl in the middle of the night? Have no fear! Mindy and the 'Ghost-Catchers' are here! What starts out as a paranormal phenomenon slowly turns into a scientific sensation as Guy and Mindy learn all about the ghoulish ghost crab and their growling stomachs!
02/12/1925m 44s

Drop That Beat and Cut The Cheese...For Science!

Would you care for a little brie marinated in hip hop? How about some cheddar dipped in rock and roll? Swiss serenaded by an up-beat pop classic! Turns out that cheese have preferences when it comes to music, and those preferences determine everything from their taste to their smell! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How and Wow in the World of the musical taste of cheese! Originally Aired April 29th 2019.
25/11/1928m 46s

Horsefly Don't Bother Me! - The Dazzling Mystery Of Zebra Stripes

Guy Raz and his horse Bucky just got back from a frustrating riding lesson. Mindy is on the roof of her gingerbread mansion dressed as a horsefly. And Dennis is, well....just being Dennis. And before this episode is over, YOU will know the newly discovered reason behind why Zebras have stripes! Prepare to be DAZZLED as Guy Raz and Mindy explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Zebra Stripes! Originally Aired March 18th 2019.
18/11/1928m 10s

So Cute You Can't Even! - The Science Of Cute Aggression

Do you have a face so cute that people want to pinch your cheeks? Does the sight of a baby piglet snuggling up to a newborn baby make you want to kick down a door and run away screaming? Have you ever uttered the words, "You're so cute I could EAT YOU UP!?" Well then you may suffer from a scientific phenomenon known as "Cute Aggression." And in this episode, Mindy and Guy Raz take you through a recent scientific study that explores what causes it, and why? It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of an overwhelming overload of CUTENESS! Originally Aired 2/25/19.
11/11/1930m 12s

The Cubic Scoop on Wombat Poop!

Poop to the power of 3? Rubik's Poop? Poop cubed?! We're talking wombats and the unusually shaped blocks of scat they leave behind! But HOW? And WHY? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel to an Australian "Pooseum" to explore this stinky, squared, scientific mystery! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Wombat poop! Orignally Aired 12/14/18.
04/11/1929m 34s

Wow in the World Presents: 'Circle Round: The Chattering Clams'

Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz as they come out of their shells on WBUR's Circle Round, a podcast hosted by Rebecca Sheir that adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. "The Chattering Clams" is based on a Native American legend from the area we now know as Washington state, in the northwestern United States. You can find more Circle Round wherever you get your podcasts.
01/11/1916m 40s

Extreme Makeover: Spider Edition

Lights, Camera and Action! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they go behind the scenes on the hottest new matchmaking show in the animal kingdom; "Date or Bait!" Follow along as they learn all about the carnivorous habits of the female Jumping Spider and the flashy ways these bachelor male spiders try to keep themselves from ending up on the menu! It's Date or Bait: proudly brought to you by Wow in the World! Originally Aired 12/3/18.
28/10/1927m 35s

Two-Headed Space Worms

What in the world are Planarian Flatworms? Why in the world did scientists send them on a mission to outer space? And where in the world are their mouths if not on their heads?! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for a tale of two worms....in one body. It's the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the world of WORMSTRONAUTS!
21/10/1925m 18s

Hey Onion! You're Makin' Me Cry!

Why in the world do onions make us cry? How in the world does it even work? And what in the world would happen if onions were to lose this special power? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they pull back the layers on your breath's best frenemy, and take you on a stinky adventure that cuts so deep, it might just leave you with a tear in your eye. Grab your tissues, friends! It's our Boo Hoo-iest episode of Wow in the World yet! Originally Aired November 6th 2017.
14/10/1920m 23s

An Elevator to the Stars!

Welcome to another toe tapping episode of Wow in the World! Guy Raz is off to listen to the latest and greatest in world of elevator music and Mindy tags along for the ride! But this music isn't just for any elevator. Oh no! This elevator is going from here...to the stars! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the who, what, when, where, why and wow in the world of Space Elevators! Originally Aired 12/17/18.
07/10/1928m 15s

The Karate Kickin' Cockroach

Mindy signs Guy Raz and herself up for a karate lesson! But when she starts talking about cockroaches, jewel wasps, and zombies, Guy Raz quickly realizes that this is not going to be your typical karate class. What in the Wow does Mindy have Up her sleeves this time? Listen in for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the Karate Kickin' Cockroach! Originally Aired 12/10/18.
30/09/1924m 56s

Operation Earth: How to Be Cool To A Planet That's Hot

We've all heard of Climate Change, but what is it, and why is it bad news for planet Earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go back in time in an effort to protect our future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Climate Change Heroes! Originally Aired April 15th 2018
23/09/1931m 39s

Back-To-School: Recess 101

How in the world does recess make us smarter? Where in the world do kids enjoy the most of it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an expedition to better understand the science of taking a break! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of RECESS! Originally aired 8/24/17.
16/09/1922m 29s

The Very Hungry Black Hole

Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition, lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes! Originally aired May 7th 2018.
09/09/1929m 26s

Heeeere Foodie Foodie Foodie! - Edible Insects Are On The Menu!

It's that time of year! The annual public radio food truck festival! Mindy has slapped a new logo on her dilapidated ice cream truck and joins in the festivities with a new twist on Gramma G-Force's famous "Sloppy G's!" But what is this new twist? And why does it have Guy Raz feeling squeamish and squirming? Find out as these two explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why ,How, and Wow in the World of EDIBLE INSECTS! Originally Aired 2/18/19.
02/09/1928m 14s

Smart-Bots

From self-driving cars to chess playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!
26/08/1934m 3s

Wow in the World + The Story Pirates in Do You SEE What I HEAR?

This week, it's a double scoop of our first ever, Wow in the World Podcast Scrambler! In this episode, Guy Raz and Mindy team up with the Story Pirates Podcast to explore the latest science behind SYNESTHESIA! Taste words, hear colors, feel sounds? What in the world is happening in the brain when senses are scrambled? How in the world did the story pirates find a Wowzer with this amazing condition? And where in the world is that new music coming from? Join Guy, Mindy, The Story Pirates, and an amazing new invention, as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Synesthesia! Originally aired May 28th 2018.
19/08/1938m 59s

Spit-Take! The Science Of Saliva And Those Bitter Bites

Having trouble breaking through the bitter bites of nature's leafiest greens and cocoa beans? Well before you do that spit-take, you may want to chew on this nature's candy just a little longer! New research suggests that the key savoring the bitter flavors of Brussels sprouts, kale, and even coffee, can be found in your spit! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of SALIVA! Originally Aired September 10th 2018.
12/08/1926m 18s

How To Talk To A Dog

Is that dog wearing glasses?! Guy Raz has a new four-legged friend, but he's having trouble bonding with him. Good thing Mindy knows the scientifically-proven very best way to talk to dogs! This week learn HOW in the world scientists figured out how to speak to dogs and WHAT in the world is the best way to say "Who's a good boy"? Join Mindy and Guy Raz to learn the Who, What, When Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of canine communication! Originally aired June 4th, 2018.
05/08/1924m 20s

WAIT...WAIT...ARE THOSE MARSHMALLOWS? Why Kids Are Better At Waiting Than Adults

New scientific research suggests that kids these days are better than grownups when it comes to waiting. WHAT?! Join Mindy and Guy Raz in the waiting room of the dentist's office, as they explore how scientists used MARSHMALLOWS in the scientific experiment that lead to this discovery! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Waiting! Originally Aired September 17th 2018.
29/07/1925m 53s

Your Crabby Pee Is Scaring Me!

What's that scent wafting through the murky waters off the coast of Georgia? Well if you're a mud crab, you'll know that it's the smell of fear. But where does it come from? And how do we know? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of secret signals of the animal world. (And stick around as they potty-train a Blue crab. Trust us on this one.) Originally Aired April 30th 2018.
22/07/1933m 50s

Now Watch Me Drip Drip: The Science Of Slower Melting Ice Cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! But what's up with all the melting on hot summer days? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they scour the globe in search of a special new ingredient, that's said to prevent ice cream from turning into a sticky situation! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of slower melting ice cream! Originally aired July 30th, 2018.
15/07/1922m 28s

Un-BEE-lievable Bees!

You won't bee-lieve your ears! Join Detective Mindy and Inspector Raz, an un-bee-table crime fighting duo, as they try to crack the case of the missing bees! It's all in this episode as we explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of buzzing bees! Originally Aired July 9th 2018.
08/07/1921m 51s

Brain Freeze!

What in the world is Brain Freeze? Why in the world does it happen when we're enjoying a cold, tasty treat? And how in the world do we get rid of it?! Grab an ice-cold refreshing drink, and get ready to explore the who, what, when, where, why how and WOW in the world of BRAIN FREEZE! Originally Aired July 24th 2017.
01/07/1917m 13s

An Eyebrow Evolution!

Once upon a time, our earliest human ancestors all had a permanent case of 'angry face' due to the big bony ridges on their foreheads. Over time we've evolved flexible brows that can communicate our complex emotions. Evolutionary anthropologists are trying to figure out why. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an ancient family reunion, and discover the who, what, when, where, why, how and WOW in the world of eyebrows! Originally Aired August 13th 2018.
24/06/1928m 6s

G-Force Vs. Wasabi: How The Brain Registers Pain

It's time for another spicy smack down in the world of Wow, and this time Gramma G-Force and a Naked Mole Rat go head to head in a battle of...Wasabi?! How will our fearless competitors handle the heat? And what does their brain have to do with it? A new scientific study just might have what it takes to predict the results before the competition even begins! It's The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the brain on pain!
17/06/1926m 37s

A Sunbrella For The Planet

Summer days are getting hotter and hotter! For us humans, it's as easy as drinking a cool glass of water, lathering ourselves in sunscreen and putting up a parasol! But what about the planet? How do we keep planet earth cool! On a summer staycation to the beach, Guy and Mindy explore who, what, where, why, how and wow of Geo-Solar-Engineering a nifty new way to keep our planet cool!
10/06/1924m 59s

Dinosaurs Take Flight! How Birds Evolved To Fly

What in the world can a giant ostrich and a prehistoric dinosaur tell us about the evolution of flight? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, a dino robot, and escaped zoo ostrich as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of FLIGHT!
03/06/1931m 21s

Scaredy Sharks & The Science of Fear

Darkness? Orcas? Turns out, everyone's afraid of something! Even the Great White Shark, the most fearsome predator in the seven seas! But afraid of what? And why? And how can this fear impact the rest of the ocean? Join Guy and Mindy as they head off to the season premiere of the Bruni Soto show to explore the Who, What, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of fears!
27/05/1928m 53s

Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell: Why Different Sniffs Get Different Whiffs!

Scientists have long known that different people experience different smells, well...differently! But Why? And How? Join Mindy and Guy Raz in their new backyard Ol'Factory of bottled up odors, as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of SMELL!
20/05/1931m 23s

An UnFROGettable Day At the Museum of Wow!

The Museum of Wow just opened its new amphibian exhibit, and everyone from pollywogs to old croaks agree that the new discoveries featured there are positively ribbeting! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, Reggie, and friends for a fact-filled tour of miniature frogs, a toddler with glow-in-the-dark bones, and a few surprises along the way! It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of fantastic FROGS!
13/05/1928m 48s

Pull A Face! The Science Of Four-Legged Facial Mimicry

Hook your fingers in your cheeks, push your nose up with your thumb and strap yourselves in as Mindy and Guy head to the Interspecies Face Pulling World Championships to see the best funny face makers in the animal kingdom! Will Chad the Chimp finally win the big competition or will the newcomer Susan the Solitary Sun Bear pull a come from behind victory? Explore how animals of all kinds use their facial muscles to communicate in the wild. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of four-legged facial mimicry!
06/05/1931m 36s

Drop That Beat and Cut The Cheese...For Science!

Would you care for a little brie marinated in hip hop? How about some cheddar dipped in rock and roll? Swiss serenaded by an up-beat pop classic! Turns out that cheese have preferences when it comes to music, and those preferences determine everything from their taste to their smell! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How and Wow in the World of the musical taste of cheese!
29/04/1928m 8s

Here Comes The Sun-Powered Energy!

It's Cyber Funday on Wow in the World, and Mindy is taking full advantage of all the good deals! Sales on everything thing she's ever wanted and everything she never even knew she wanted! But is her online shopping spree a good deal for the planet? Guy Raz takes Mindy on a little time traveling fossil-fueled trip to the past to see how we can best protect the Earth for the future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of Fossil Fuels and the future health of planet Earth!
22/04/1925m 20s

MY ASTEROID IS BLOWING UP!

Imagine a giant asteroid is out in space and headed on a collision course with planet Earth. Your mission, is to annihilate this giant mass of space rock before it can even get close. What do you do? How do you do it? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel through time and space to the asteroid belt for a little experiment of their own! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Planetary Defense!
15/04/1929m 4s

And The Winner Is...RICEQUAKE!

You might think that rice krispies belong in the kitchen, but as Guy Raz and Mindy find out at the Annual Nom Nom Foodie Awards, they also belong on the big screen and in the lab! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they discover what the average bowl of cereal can tell us about the structural integrity of antarctic ice shelves!
08/04/1923m 11s

Song Of The Singing Mouse

What do humans, bottlenose dolphins, and the singing mice of the Costa Rican cloud forests have in common? Well according to a new scientific study, we all share the power of singing...in duets! But why?! And how?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie, as they visit these singing mice on their live concert tour, and witness this vocal turn taking with their eyes and ears! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of Singing Mice and the brains behind musical conversation!
01/04/1929m 34s

Hey Baby Island, How'd You Get Here? - When Underwater Volcanoes Grow UP!

If you could take one item to a desert island what would it be? A pacifier? A rattle? How about a diaper? Well that might be just what you need if you're visiting an itty bitty baby island! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they take the Wow Machine out to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to visit the youngest volcanic island on the planet! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of VOLCANIC ISLANDS!
25/03/1928m 45s

Horsefly Don't Bother Me! - The Dazzling Mystery Of Zebra Stripes

Guy Raz and his horse Bucky just got back from a frustrating riding lesson. Mindy is on the roof of her gingerbread mansion dressed as a horsefly. And Dennis is, well....just being Dennis. And before this episode is over, YOU will know the newly discovered reason behind why Zebras have stripes! Prepare to be DAZZLED as Guy Raz and Mindy explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Zebra Stripes!
18/03/1929m 28s

Bored Out Of Your Bonkerballs? - Why Having Nothing To Do Can Be Good For You!

Bored out of your bonkerballs with nothing to do? Turns out, being bored can be good for you! A new study from the United Kingdom suggests that periods of boredom are crucial for anyone looking to get their creativity on! Join Mindy and Guy Raz for the Paint Drying World Championships, and a mind-numbing fact-finding visit to the "Institute of Boredom!" It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of BOREDOM!
11/03/1927m 22s

1+2=3? Just Ask A BEE! - The Scientific Buzz On Bees & Math

What in the world is a Fibonacci Sequence? Where in the world can you spot one in the wild? And why in the world is that BEE adding and subtracting at the lightening speed of a child?! Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they explore the latest scientific buzz on bees and their newly discovered ability to do...MATH! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of BEE BRAINS!
04/03/1923m 58s

So Cute You Can't Even! - The Science Of Cute Aggression

Do you have a face so cute that people want to pinch your cheeks? Does the sight of a baby piglet snuggling up to a newborn baby make you want to kick down a door and run away screaming? Have you ever uttered the words, "You're so cute I could EAT YOU UP!?" Well then you may suffer from a scientific phenomenon known as "Cute Aggression." And in this episode, Mindy and Guy Raz take you through a recent scientific study that explores what causes it, and why? It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of an overwhelming overload of CUTENESS!
25/02/1930m 6s

Heeeere Foodie Foodie Foodie! - Edible Insects Are On The Menu!

It's that time of year! The annual public radio food truck festival! Mindy has slapped a new logo on her dilapidated ice cream truck and joins in the festivities with a new twist on Gramma G-Force's famous "Sloppy G's!" But what is this new twist? And why does it have Guy Raz feeling squeamish and squirming? Find out as these two explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of EDIBLE INSECTS!
18/02/1926m 28s

Long Live Lonesome George! - The Mysterious Genome Of A Giant Tortoise

80 years old? 100 years old? 400 years old?! Some animals live for a really long time, which means that things are getting pretty crowded at Reggie's parent's retirement farm! Join Guy Raz, Mindy, and Reggie, as they fly on down to Florida, to investigate how some of these wild octogenarians are able to keep on kickin' for so long! It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of aging in the animal kingdom!
11/02/1928m 7s

Duck Duck Poop - A Tale Of Symbiosis

It's time for the regional library Story Slam Potluck & Pajama Party, and the gang's all here! First up, it's Mindy, with a non-fiction story involving a duck, a copycat plant, and some scientifically magical POOP? What could these three things possibly have in common? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for the scoop on Duck Duck Poop, and a tale spinning of symbiosis!
04/02/1928m 19s

Back-To-School: Recess 101

How in the world does recess make us smarter? Where in the world do kids enjoy the most of it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an expedition to better understand the science of taking a break! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of RECESS! (Originally aired 8/24/17.)
28/01/1912m 7s

Two-Headed Space Worms

What in the world are Planarian Flatworms? Why in the world did scientists send them on a mission to outer space? And where in the world are their mouths if not on their heads?! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for a tale of two worms....in one body. It's the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the world of WORMSTRONAUTS! (Originally aired 8/28/17.)
21/01/1923m 33s

Now Watch Me Drip Drip: The Science Of Slower Melting Ice Cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! But what's up with all the melting on hot summer days? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they scour the globe in search of a special new ingredient, that's said to prevent ice cream from turning into a sticky situation! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of slower melting ice cream! (Originally aired 7/30/18.)
14/01/1923m 9s

Exploding Ants!

You ANT gonna believe this! A new ant species has been discovered in the jungles of Southeast Asia! And while these tiny insects may look similar to the ants we know, they are literally BURSTING surprises! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close - too close - to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Exploding Ants! Originally aired July 16th 2018.
07/01/1922m 33s

The Zen of Video Games

Stressed? Anxious? Is your life going bonkerballs?! May we suggest ... video games! A recent study has shown that certain video games may help alleviate stress in times of high anxiety. To test out this theory Mindy and Guy Raz attend a very special kind of meditation retreat.
31/12/1827m 18s

The Cubic Scoop on Wombat Poop!

Poop to the power of 3? Rubik's Poop? Poop cubed?! We're talking wombats and the unusually shaped blocks of scat they leave behind! But HOW? And WHY? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel to an Australian "Pooseum" to explore this stinky, squared, scientific mystery! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Wombat poop!
24/12/1829m 50s

An Elevator To The Stars!

Welcome to another toe tapping episode of Wow in the World! Guy Raz is off to listen to the latest and greatest in world of elevator music and Mindy tags along for the ride! But this music isn't just for any elevator. Oh no! This elevator is going from here ... to the stars! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the who, what, when, where, why and wow in the world of Space Elevators!
17/12/1829m 9s

The Karate Kickin' Cockroach

Mindy signs Guy Raz and herself up for a karate lesson! But when she starts talking about cockroaches, jewel wasps, and zombies, Guy Raz quickly realizes that this is not going to be your typical karate class. What in the Wow does Mindy have Up her sleeves this time? Listen in for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the Karate Kickin' Cockroach!
10/12/1824m 26s

Extreme Makeover: Spider Edition

Lights, Camera and Action! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they go behind the scenes on the hottest new matchmaking show in the animal kingdom; "Date or Bait!" Follow along as they learn all about the carnivorous habits of the female Jumping Spider and the flashy ways these bachelor male spiders try to keep themselves from ending up on the menu! It's Date or Bait: proudly brought to you by Wow in the World!
03/12/1830m 23s

A Dog's Nose Always Knows

What in the world is a dog's secret sniffing power? How in the world do their noses know more than ours? And why are we putting these noses to work? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of super sniffing canines! (originally aired December 25th)
26/11/1826m 24s

The Very Hungry Black Hole

Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition, lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes! (originally aired May 7th)
19/11/1830m 22s

Exploding Ants!

You ant gonna believe this! A new ant species has been discovered in the jungles of Southeast Asia! And while these tiny insects may look similar to the ants we know, they are literally BURSTING surprises! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close -too close- to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Exploding Ants! (originally aired July 16th)
12/11/1823m 9s

Why Horses Can't Wear Flip Flops

How in the world did horses get their hooves? What in the world is the difference between their feet and ours? And when in the world did tiny dog-sized horses roam the earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy for a little trot through the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of horse hooves! *And be sure to check out this episodes conversation starters at www.wowintheworld.com! (originally aired November 20th)
05/11/1823m 57s

Ladies & Germs, Meet The Supervillain Superbugs!

Almost 100 years ago, Alexander Fleming discovered what would go on to become the world's first antibiotic. Nearly a century later, the bacterial infections and diseases these antibiotics once treated are making a comeback! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they delve into the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of battling SUPERBUGS! (Originally aired April 23rd)
29/10/1831m 50s

EAR YE! EAR YE! How The Shape Of Our Ears Affects The Way We Hear!

Get ready and prepare those two fleshy little sea shells on the side of your head for the science of sound! That's right, we're talking ear science! Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World of auditory awesomeness! (originally aired June 11th)
22/10/1825m 45s

Your Crabby Pee Is Scaring Me!

What's that scent wafting through the murky waters off the coast of Georgia? Well if you're a mud crab, you'll know that it's the smell of fear. But where does it come from? And how do we know? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of secret signals of the animal world. (And stick around as they potty-train a Blue crab. Trust us on this one.) (Originally aired April 13th 2018)
15/10/1830m 59s

BANG! Where'd this universe come from?!

What in the world can you create with a 3D printer? How in the world does it work? Where in the world is it being used OUT of this world? And WHY in the world is Mindy pouring pancake batter into a laser printer?! Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they share the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of 3D printing...the future! (Originally aired December 18th 2018)
08/10/1831m 48s

3D Printing the Future!

What in the world can you create with a 3D printer? How in the world does it work? Where in the world is it being used OUT of this world? And WHY in the world is Mindy pouring pancake batter into a laser printer?! Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they share the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of 3D printing...the future! (Originally aired December 18th 2018)
01/10/1824m 0s

Totally Spiced Out!

What in the world makes chili peppers hot? How in the world do we measure their spiciness? And where in the world are kids least likely to get spiced out? Get ready to be SPICED OUT with Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz in our hottest episode of Wow in the World yet! (Originally Aired December 11th 2018)
24/09/1826m 38s

WAIT...WAIT...ARE THOSE MARSHMALLOWS? Why Kids Are Better At Waiting Than Adults

New scientific research suggests that kids these days are better than grownups when it comes to waiting. WHAT?! Join Mindy and Guy Raz in the waiting room of the dentist's office, as they explore how scientists used MARSHMALLOWS in the scientific experiment that lead to this discovery! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Waiting!
17/09/1816m 39s

Spit-Take! The Science Of Saliva And Those Bitter Bites

Having trouble breaking through the bitter bites of nature's leafiest greens and cocoa beans? Well before you do that spit-take, you may want to chew on this nature's candy just a little longer! New research suggests that the key savoring the bitter flavors of Brussels sprouts, kale, and even coffee, can be found in your spit! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of SALIVA!
10/09/1825m 43s

How To Sleep Your Way to Victory

We all know a good night's sleep is good for our bodies, but did you know it could also increase your odds of winning the big race? Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they snooze, snore, and put this new scientific discovery to the test! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of sleep science!
03/09/1824m 57s

The Dinosaur With Dandruff

Don't scritch scratch that itchy, flaky scalp! Take it from the Beipiaosaurus, it doesn't help! Join Mindy and Guy Raz, and a tiny T-Rex as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the oldest ever case of dandruff!
27/08/1824m 12s

An Intergalactic Interloper!

It came from another solar system! No, it's not the latest sci-fi summer blockbuster; it's science! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of alien asteroids!
20/08/1827m 28s

An Eyebrow Evolution!

Once upon a time, our earliest human ancestors all had a permanent case of 'angry face' due to the big bony ridges on their foreheads. Over time we've evolved flexible brows that can communicate our complex emotions. Evolutionary anthropologists are trying to figure out why. Join Mindy and Guy Raz for an ancient family reunion, and discover the who, what, when, where, why, how and WOW in the world of eyebrows!
13/08/1828m 19s

An Aurora Named Steve

There's a new natural phenomenon in town and he's putting on a light show! Scientists are learning more and more about this mysterious new aurora and have even given it a name! So join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the who, what, when, where, why, how and wow in the world of Steve!
06/08/1826m 14s

Now Watch Me Drip Drip: The Science Of Slower Melting Ice Cream!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! But what's up with all the melting on hot summer days? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they scour the globe in search of a special new ingredient, that's said to prevent ice cream from turning into a sticky situation! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of slower melting ice cream!
30/07/1824m 15s

The Curious Case of the Everlasting Storm

Crash! Crack! Boom! No need to duck and cover during this incredible thunderstorm! It's been going on for hundreds of years! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they make there way out to Venezuela to hunt down the mysterious and electrifying Catatumbo Bay Lighting Storm and in the process uncover the Who, What, When Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of this electrifying scientific phenomenon!
23/07/1827m 12s

Exploding Ants!

You ant gonna believe this! A new ant species has been discovered in the jungles of Southeast Asia! And while these tiny insects may look similar to the ants we know, they are literally BURSTING surprises! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close -too close- to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Exploding Ants!
16/07/1823m 29s

Un-BEE-lievable Bees!

You won't bee-lieve your ears! Join Detective Mindy and Inspector Raz, an un-bee-table crime fighting duo, as they try to crack the case of the missing bees! It's all in this episode as we explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of buzzing bees!
06/07/1822m 1s

Do Birds Of A Feather Flock Together?

Reggie is away on his migration vacation! He's been all over the place; China, Hawaii, New Zealand! But how in the world do our avian friends pull of such feats of endurance? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of bird migration!
02/07/1828m 58s

Samurai Vs. The Stink: The Science of Invasive Wildlife Species

Where in the world did all of these hungry stink bugs come from? How in the world can we stop the invasion in time to save our crops? And why in the world are scientists looking at the Samurai Wasp for the answer? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of invasive wildlife species!
25/06/1830m 2s

Oh Knuck-Crackers! The Science of Poppin' Knuckles

It's finger poppin' time on Wow in the World, and this week, Mindy and Guy explore the science behind the SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POP of our knuckles! Where in the world is that sound coming from?! Why in the world does it make some people so uncomfortable? And how in the world is it even made? Join in on an interesting quest for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of KNUCKLE CRACKING!
18/06/1827m 47s

EAR YE! EAR YE! How The Shape Of Our Ears Affects The Way We Hear!

Get ready and prepare those two fleshy little sea shells on the side of your head for the science of sound! That's right, we're talking ear science! Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World of auditory awesomeness!
11/06/1825m 31s

How To Talk To A Dog

Is that dog wearing glasses?! Guy Raz has a new four-legged friend, but he's having trouble bonding with him. Good thing Mindy knows the scientifically-proven very best way to talk to dogs! This week learn HOW in the world scientists figured out how to speak to dogs and WHAT in the world is the best way to say "Who's a good boy"? Join Mindy and Guy Raz to learn the Who, What, When Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of canine communication!
04/06/1827m 4s

Wow in the World + The Story Pirates in Do You SEE What I HEAR?

This week, it's a double scoop of our first ever, Wow in the World Podcast Scrambler! In this episode, Guy Raz and Mindy team up with the Story Pirates Podcast to explore the latest science behind SYNESTHESIA!
28/05/1840m 35s

Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter) Part 2

After discovering on last week's episode that fish oil contains offishoily fintastic benefits for our brains, Guy Raz and Mindy decide to take the plunge on a wild aquatic adventure to experience HOW in the world fish oil is made! Join us, as Guy and Mindy explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of squeezing the smarts out of sardines!
21/05/1832m 13s

Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter) Part 1

What in the World is that fishy smell coming from Guy Raz's refrigerator? And how in the world could it's contents help us to learn and sleep better? And who in the world was the first to discover this? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Fintastic Fish Oil!
14/05/1825m 12s

The Very Hungry Black Hole

Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition. Lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes!
07/05/1830m 19s

Your Crabby Pee Is Scaring Me!

What's that scent wafting through the murky waters off the coast of Georgia? Well if you're a mud crab, you'll know that it's the smell of fear. But where does it come from? And how do we know? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of secret signals of the animal world. (And stick around as they potty-train a Blue crab. Trust us on this one)
30/04/1832m 1s

Ladies & Germs, Meet The Supervillain Superbugs!

Almost 100 years ago Alexander Fleming discovered what would go on to become the world's first antibiotic. Nearly a century later, the bacterial infections and diseases these antibiotics once treated are making a comeback. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they delve into the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of battling SUPERBUGS!
23/04/1831m 13s

Operation Earth: How To Be Cool To A Planet That's Hot

We've all heard of Climate Change, but what is it, and why is it bad news for planet Earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go back in time in an effort to protect our future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Climate Change Heroes!
16/04/1830m 46s

All-Natural Superheroes Part 2

Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
09/04/1830m 1s

All-Natural Superheroes Part 1

Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
02/04/1823m 57s

Smart-Bots

From self-driving cars to chess-playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!
26/03/1834m 9s

Anti-Social Animals

Guy Raz and Mindy look at the social structures of different animal species and see how being antisocial might be a good thing ... if you're a marmot! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go hike the Alps all in an effort to understand the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of social biology!
19/03/1833m 19s

Spaced Out Pen Pal - Part 2

So you're going to visit your pen pal on the the International Space Station. You've got your spacesuit, and now, all you need now is a way to get there! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an out of this world adventure in the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of reusable rockets and humanoid robots!
12/03/1827m 31s

Spaced Out Pen Pal - Part 1

E-mail is great, but nothing beats a nice, old fashioned, hand written letter. But what do you do when your pen pal lives on the International Space Station?! You suit up of course! Spacesuit up! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an out of this world adventure in the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of spacesuit technology!
05/03/1828m 48s

Hey Mars! Put A Ring On It!

One of Mars' moons is on a collision course with the red planet! But don't worry, it won't happen for another 5 million years or so. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an extraterrestrial adventure, as they learn all about gravity, orbits and all the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World science behind celestial physics!
26/02/1824m 26s

Two-Headed Space Worms

What in the world are Planarian Flatworms? Why in the world did scientists send them on a mission to outer space? And where in the world are their mouths if not on their heads?! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for a tale of two worms....in one body. It's the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the world of WORMSTRONAUTS! Originally aired August 24th, 2017.
19/02/1823m 33s

Where Did We Come From?

Where in in the world did we come from? How in the world did we get here? Who in the world were our ancient ancestors? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they travel back in time to discover the history of our big Homo sapien family! Also, how in the world can we help our human family affected by Hurricane Harvey? What in the world is a hurricane, and how does it form? It's the latest in Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World! Originally aired August 31st, 2017.
12/02/1831m 6s

Invasion of the Sea Pickles

What in the world is a Sea Pickle? Where in the world can you find them? And Why in the world do scientists refer to them as the 'Unicorn of the Sea?' Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz for latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the world of Sea Pickles! Originally aired August 28, 2017.
05/02/1816m 36s

The Total Solar Eclipse (When the Moon Photobombs the Sun)

What in the world is a Total Solar Eclipse? Why in the world is it so rare? When and Where in the world can we watch it happen? And how in the world can we view it without hurting our eyeballs? That's a lot of questions! And we've got answers. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow, of the Total Solar Eclipse! Originally aired August 14th, 2017.
29/01/1822m 22s

Recess 101

How in the world does recess make us smarter? Where in the world do kids enjoy the most of it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an expedition to better understand the science of taking a break! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of RECESS! Originally aired August 21, 2017.
22/01/1820m 7s

Stick it Right Here, Sluggo!

How in the world could a slug help doctors to perform surgery on humans? Where in the world can you find the slug with the stickiest slime? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz on their the slimiest and "tiniest" adventure yet! It's all the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World! Originally aired Aug. 17, 2017. New episode Feb. 26, 2018.
15/01/1823m 9s

BANG! Where'd This Universe Come From?!

Where in the world did our universe come from? How in the world was it formed? And what in the world happened to ALL of us on August 17th 2017 without any of us even realizing? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a time traveling adventure through the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of gravitational waves, neutron stars, and the history of our universe!
08/01/1831m 48s

Homegrown Genome

What in the world is gene editing technology? How in the world could it help certain humans? And why in the world would we use it to bring the past to the future? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they explore the technology that could change the modern medical world as we know it! It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World!
01/01/1823m 3s

A Dog's Nose Always Knows

What in the world is a dog's secret sniffing power? How in the world do their noses know more than ours? And why are we putting these noses to work? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of super sniffing canines
25/12/1725m 28s

3D Printing the Future!

What in the world can you create with a 3D printer? How in the world does it work? Where in the world is it being used OUT of this world? And WHY in the world is Mindy pouring pancake batter into a laser printer?! Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they share the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of 3D printing...the future!
18/12/1723m 27s

Totally Spiced Out!

What in the world makes chili peppers hot? How in the world do we measure their spiciness? And where in the world are kids least likely to get spiced out? Get ready to be SPICED OUT with Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz in our hottest episode of Wow in the World yet!
11/12/1728m 21s

Oh My Bleach! Save Our Reef!

What in the world is coral bleaching? Where in the world is it happening? And how the world are starfish involved? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an underwater adventure to Australia's Great Barrier Reef as they set out to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of coral bleaching!
04/12/1730m 48s

WANTED: Giant Rat For Cracking Coconuts

Why in the world are coconuts so tough to crack? Where in the world can you find a giant rodent to do it for you? And what in the world did scientists finally discover after 90 years of waiting? Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they travel far and wide, to search for the elusive "coconut cracker!" It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow In the World of coconut cracking rats!
27/11/1718m 19s

Why Horses Can't Wear Flip Flops

How in the world did horses get their hooves? What in the world is the difference between their feet and ours? And when in the world did tiny dog-sized horses roam the earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy for a little trot through the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of horse hooves! *And be sure to check out this episodes conversation starters at www.wowintheworld.com !
20/11/1725m 5s

That's NUTS!

Where in the world do squirrels hide their nuts? And how in the world do they remember where to find them again? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close and personal with the organizational habits of SQUIRRELS! Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World, It's our nuttiest episode yet!
13/11/1722m 3s

Hey Onion! You're Makin' Me Cry!

*NEW EPISODE!* Why in the world do onions make us cry? How in the world does it even work? And what in the world would happen if onions were to lose this special power? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they pull back the layers on your breath's best frenemy, and take you on an stinky adventure that cuts so deep, it might just leave you with a tear in your eye. Grab your tissues, friends! It's our Boo Hoo-iest episode of Wow in the World yet! Find this episode's conversation starters at www.wowintheworld.com
06/11/1720m 17s

Stick it Right Here, Sluggo!

How in the world could a slug help doctors to perform surgery on humans? Where in the world can you find the slug with the stickiest slime? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz on their the slimiest and "tiniest" adventure yet! It's all the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World! Originally aired August 17th 2017 *ALL NEW EPISODES OF WOW IN THE WORLD BEGIN ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH!
30/10/1724m 31s

A Case FOR The Giggles

Why in the world do they say that "laughter is the best medicine?" How in the world do you catch a case of the giggles? And what in the world is a Laughing Yogi?! Try not to LOL, as Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas guffaw their way through the science of laughter, on this seriously silly episode of Wow in the World! Originally aired August 7th 2017
23/10/1715m 48s

Kidcast Sampler (Bonus Episode)

Did you hear!? Wow in the World Season 2 will begin on Monday, November 6th! YAYAYAYAYA! In the meantime, we hope you'll enjoy this little snack plate smorgasbord of some of OUR favorite podcasts for kids and fams! To find any of the shows sampled here, check out www.applepodcasts.com/kids !
17/10/1721m 9s

Brain Freeze!

What in the world is Brain Freeze? Why in the world does it happen when we're enjoying a cold, tasty treat? And how in the world do we get rid of it?! Grab an ice-cold refreshing drink, and get ready to explore the who, what, and WOW in the world of BRAIN FREEZE! Originally aired July 20th 2017
16/10/1715m 44s

Hot Buttered Popcorn...PEE?!?

How in the world does hot buttered popcorn smell so good? Where in the world can we find that smell in the wild? And what in the world does PEE have to do with it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an epic adventure to Southeast Asia for the latest WOW in the world! Originally aired July 24th 2017
09/10/1720m 0s

Let's Flamingle!

How in the world can studying flamingos help humans? And Why in the world are flamingos pink anyway? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the Who, What, When, Where Why, How and Wow in the world of fancy flamingos! Originally Aired June 22nd 2017
02/10/1721m 14s

Bag O' Worms & The Velocity Of Poop

What in the world do wax worms eat? How in the world has it taken us this long to talk about poop science? Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they wax-poetic about waxworms and referee the stinkiest race imaginable! It's all happening in this week's Wow in the World! Originally aired June 19, 2017
25/09/1722m 55s

A Hermit Crab Housing Crisis And The Great Human Vs. Rabbit Race

What in the world motivates hermit crabs to fight for the ultimate dream shell? How in the world would the fastest runner in the universe fare in a running race with a rabbit? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for hermit crab wrestlemania and a race through history to find out why we humans walk differently than other animals! It's all happening in this week's who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World. Originally aired June 5, 2017
18/09/1724m 41s

Thank You! Thank You!

Welp, that's a wrap on the first season of Wow in the World! Thank you so much for joining us on this big adventure! We're giving Reggie a short break to rest his wings while we search the globe for more Wow in the World! In the meantime, be sure to sign up for our newsletter at wowintheworld.com so you can be the first to hear about Season 2 and other exciting stuff we've got cookin'! We'll be back in your ears before you know it. #Grateful Mindy and Guy
11/09/1714m 34s

Mucus Mansions & Pooping Plastic

What the the world can be done about the plastic junking up our oceans? How in the world can a tiny pooping sea creature help to solve the problem? And how in the world can you get a good deal on a four-story "Mucus Mansion?" (Hint: You can't. But we'll tell you what it is!) Join Guy and Mindy for a wild underwater adventure to the depths of the deep blue sea, as they uncover the plastic-pooping truth of the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World of the Giant Larvacean!
07/09/1724m 2s

It's Raining Diamonds!

Where in the world is it raining diamonds? What in the world are diamonds made of anyway? And how in the world can we forecast the "weather" on Neptune and Uranus? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for our most most sparkly episode yet! It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World of DIAMOND RAIN!
04/09/1719m 39s

Where Did We Come From?

Where in in the world did we come from? How in the world did we get here? Who in the world were our ancient ancestors? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they travel back in time to discover the history of our big Homo sapien family! Also, how in the world can we help our human family affected by Hurricane Harvey? What in the world is a hurricane, and how does it form? It's the latest in Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World!
31/08/1730m 17s

Invasion Of The Sea Pickles

What in the world is a Sea Pickle? Where in the world can you find them? And Why in the world do scientists refer to them as the 'Unicorn of the Sea?' Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz for latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the world of Sea Pickles!
28/08/1717m 3s

Two-Headed Space Worms

What in the world are Planarian Flatworms? Why in the world did scientists send them on a mission to outer space? And where in the world are their mouths if not on their heads?! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for a tale of two worms....in one body. It's the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the world of WORMSTRONAUTS!
24/08/1723m 3s

Back-To-School: Recess 101

How in the world does recess make us smarter? Where in the world do kids enjoy the most of it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an expedition to better understand the science of taking a break! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of RECESS!
21/08/1721m 20s

Stick It Right Here, Sluggo!

How in the world could a slug help doctors to perform surgery on humans? Where in the world can you find the slug with the stickiest slime? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz on their the slimiest and "tiniest" adventure yet! It's all the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World!
17/08/1724m 39s

The Total Solar Eclipse (When the Moon Photobombs the Sun)

What in the world is a Total Solar Eclipse? Why in the world is it so rare? When and Where in the world can we watch it happen? And how in the world can we view it without hurting our eyeballs? That's a lot of questions! And we've got answers. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow, of the Total Solar Eclipse!
14/08/1723m 29s

If You're Happy & You Know It...

Where in the world can you find a Museum of Happiness!? What in the world is the happiest place on Earth? How in the world can we pump up the jam on our own happiness? Happiness Week continues as Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz discover big joy in the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World!
10/08/1715m 56s

A Case FOR The Giggles

Why in the world do they say that "laughter is the best medicine?" How in the world do you catch a case of the giggles? And what in the world is a Laughing Yogi?! Try not to LOL, as Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas guffaw their way through the science of laughter, on this seriously silly episode of Wow in the World!
07/08/1715m 33s

Chill Out(side)!

Where in the world can we find sounds that will help us chill out? Why in the world do our brains react differently to noises in nature versus noises made by humans? And how in the world can we add a little peace and quiet to our loud and busy communities? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the latest who, what, when, where, why how, and WOW in the World!
03/08/1713m 7s

Astronauts, Clean Up Your Outer Space!

What in the world is all that junk floating around in Low Earth Orbit? And how in the world can gecko feet possibly help to clean it up? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz as they take us on an out-of-this-world quest, to solve one of the messiest problems in our solar system! It's the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the World!
31/07/1722m 34s

Cuckoo For Cocoa: Journey To The Chocolate Forests Of South America

Where in the world does chocolate come from? And what in the world does eating it have to do with memory? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go cuckoo for cocoa on a wild expedition to a "chocolate forest" in South America! It's the latest in who, what, when, where, why, how and WOW in the World!
27/07/1718m 52s

Brain Freeze!

What in the world is Brain Freeze? Why in the world does it happen when we're enjoying a cold, tasty treat? And how in the world do we get rid of it?! Grab an ice-cold refreshing drink, and get ready to explore the who, what, when, where, why how and WOW in the world of BRAIN FREEZE!
24/07/1715m 8s

Hot Buttered Popcorn...PEE?!?

How in the world does hot buttered popcorn smell so good? Where in the world can we find that smell in the wild? And what in the world does PEE have to do with it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an epic adventure to Southeast Asia for the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the world!
20/07/1717m 43s

Mosquitoes, Stinky Socks, And Bread....Oh MY!

What in the world is up with mosquitoes attacking some people but not others? And how in the world could stinky socks hold the clue? Also why in the world should we stop feeding bread to the ducks? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the World!
17/07/1719m 9s

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A....FLYING TAXI?!

Where in the world will we see the first flying taxis? What in the world will they look like? Who in the world will operate them? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and WOW on the world's first flying taxi cabs!
13/07/1714m 19s

A Tasty Looking Moon And Sharing Caring Chimpanzees

Why in the world does Saturn have a moon that looks good enough to eat? What in the world can chimpanzees teach us about kindness? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World!
10/07/1723m 45s

The Fish With The Killer Kiss

How in the world does a fish attack its prey with a deadly kiss? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz as they explore the grosser than gross fishy business of this killer underwater smooch! It's all happening in this week's Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World!
06/07/1712m 10s

Invite Yourself To Dinner And How Pandas Got Their Spots

What in the world happens when you eat in front of a mirror? How in the world did pandas get their spots? Join Mindy, Mindy, AND Guy Raz as they take on this week's Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World!
03/07/1719m 40s

Comets, Ice Age, And Human Civilization

Why was North America once covered in ice? How could a comet strike have helped to shape our planet as we know it? And What did stone carvings teach us about our early human ancestors? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they take you on a time traveling adventure through the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and WOW in the World!
29/06/1720m 57s

Dogs Vs. Two-Year Olds, Tooting Cows, And Crickets For Breakfast

What in the world do dogs and two-year olds have in common? Why in the world are tooting, burping cows harming the planet, and How in the world can eating insects help the solve the problem? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they take you on an adventure through the world's latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World!
26/06/1719m 49s

Let's Flamingle!

How in the world can studying flamingos help humans? What in YOUR world is wowing you? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for this week's Thursday Edition of Wow in the World!
22/06/1720m 47s

Bag O' Worms & The Velocity Of Poop

What in the world do wax worms eat? How in the world has it taken us six episodes to talk about poop? Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they wax-poetic about waxworms and referee the stinkiest race imaginable! It's all happening in this week's who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World - Episode 6!
19/06/1722m 25s

Dinosaurs' Puzzling Backbones

How in the world did 170,000 pound dinosaurs walk around without collapsing under their own weight? What in YOUR world is wowing you? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for our first ever Thursday Edition of Wow in the World!
15/06/1714m 10s

Pokemon Go Make Some Friends & The Noisy Sounds of Silence

How in the world can playing Pokémon Go can help us make new friends? What in the world is up with all of that noise polluting our wildlife habitats? Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they capture Pokémon, battle shyness, and take you on the noisiest nature hike on earth! It's all happening in this week's who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World- Episode 5!
12/06/1720m 17s

A Hermit Crab Housing Crisis And The Great Human Vs. Rabbit Race

What motivates hermit crabs to fight for the ultimate dream shell? How would the fastest runner in the universe fare in a running race with a rabbit? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for hermit crab wrestlemania and a race through history to find out why we humans walk differently than other animals! It's all happening in this week's who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World!
05/06/1723m 54s

Your Shoelaces On G-Force And Bubble Gulpies of the Future?

Why in the world do our shoelaces always come untied? How in the world do we solve the problem of all those disposable water bottles we toss? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for a wild roller coaster ride and a unusual water balloon fight as they set out to discover this week's who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World - Episode 3!
29/05/1723m 15s

Corn Your Toes And Blast-Off To The Moon!

Why in the world would we wear corn on our feet? When in the world will humans vacation in space? Join Guy and Mindy for this week's who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World - Episode 2!
22/05/1720m 56s

The Search For Planet 9 And Our Sushi-Powered Brains

Where in the world is the mysterious ninth planet? What in the world did early humans eat to make them so smart? How in the world does saying "thank you" make you healthier? Find out this week's who, what, where, when and how on Wow in the World Episode 1!
15/05/1724m 20s

Welcome to Wow in the World

On May 15 2017, NPR launched its first podcast for kids and families, Wow in the World. Hosted by Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas, this weekly show invites curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey away from their screens, inside their brains, and into the most amazing stories in science, technology, and new discoveries.
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