Wow in the World

Wow in the World

By Tinkercast

The #1 podcast for kids and their grown-ups. Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz share stories about the latest news in science, technology, and innovation. Stories that give kids hope, agency and make us all say "WOW"!

Episodes

Camp WeWow Magic Week Day 5

It's the last day of camp here at Camp WeWow! Today, we're featuring your camper call-ins around the Camp WeWow campfire! You can redeem your Magic Week badge at tinkercast.com/camp, and share what you discovered with us this summer at tinkercast.com/share! Safe travels, campers!
30/07/2112m 44s

Camp WeWow Magic Week Day 4

It's Magic Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're using science to magically stick a straw through a potato!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/experiment-stick-a-straw-through-a-potato for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! What's your favorite Camp WeWow memory?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share what you've loved about Camp WeWow! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
29/07/2112m 53s

Camp WeWow Magic Week Day 3

It's Magic Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're learning about refraction!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-magic-drawing for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! What's your favorite Camp WeWow memory?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share what you've loved about Camp WeWow! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
28/07/2114m 23s

Camp WeWow Magic Week Day 2

It's Magic Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're making our own invisible ink!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-create-your-own-invisible-ink for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! What's your favorite Camp WeWow memory?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share what you've loved about Camp WeWow! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
27/07/2113m 32s

Camp WeWow Magic Week Day 1: Eyes on the Behind

It's Magic Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're listening to one of our favorite episodes of Wow in the World, "Eyes on the Behind!" This week, we've got a few tricks up our sleeve with crafts, activities, and games for you, so be sure to check back for more tomorrow! Visit tinkercast.com/camp for directions to our daily activities and challenges. You can share your tinkerings and tales with us at tinkercast.com/share and at 1-888-7WOW-WOW for the chance to be featured at the “campfire” this Friday!
26/07/2129m 3s

Camp WeWow Shark Week Day 5

It's the last day of Shark Week here at Camp WeWow! Today, we're featuring your camper call-ins around the Camp WeWow campfire! We'll see you back next week with brand new crafts, activties, experiments and more! But until then, head to tinkercast.com/camp to catch up on this week's activities and to print your Shark Week Badge! Then, share what you discovered with us at tinkercast.com/share!
23/07/2114m 31s

Camp WeWow Shark Week Day 4

It's Shark Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're playing a round of Two Whats and A Wow!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/game-two-whats-and-a-wow-the-shark-edition for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! Have you overcome a fear?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share how you learned to tackled one of your fears! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
22/07/2112m 32s

Camp WeWow Shark Week Day 3

It's Shark Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're playing Sharks and Minnows!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/game-sharks-minnows for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! Have you overcome a fear?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share how you learned to tackled one of your fears! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
21/07/2113m 2s

Camp WeWow Shark Week Day 2

It's Shark Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're learning about shark buoyance!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/experiment-how-in-the-wow-do-sharks-float-2 for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! Have you overcome a fear?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share how you learned to tackled one of your fears! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
20/07/2116m 2s

Camp WeWow Shark Week Day 1: Scaredy Sharks and The Science of Fear

It's Shark Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're listening to one of our favorite episodes of Wow in the World, "Scaredy Sharks and The Science of Fear!" This week, we're swimming with crafts, activities, and games for you, so be sure to check back for more tomorrow! Visit tinkercast.com/camp for directions to our daily activities and challenges. You can share your tinkerings and tales with us at tinkercast.com/share and at 1-888-7WOW-WOW for the chance to be featured at the “campfire” this Friday!
19/07/2132m 3s

Camp WeWow Bug Week Day 5

It's the last day of Bug Week here at Camp WeWow! Today, we're featuring your camper call-ins around the Camp WeWow campfire! We'll see you back next week with brand new crafts, activties, experiments and more! But until then, head to tinkercast.com/camp to catch up on this week's activities and to print your Bug Week Badge! Then, share what you discovered with us at tinkercast.com/share!
16/07/2113m 8s

Camp WeWow Bug Week Day 4

It's Weather Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're playing a round of Two Whats and A Wow!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/game-two-whats-and-a-wow-the-bug-edition for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! Do you have a creepy crawler bug story?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share your 60 second bug story! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
15/07/2111m 59s

Camp WeWow Bug Week Day 3

It's Weather Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're making snail snacks!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/recipe-snail-snacks for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! Do you have a creepy crawler bug story?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share your 60 second bug story! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
14/07/2112m 51s

Camp WeWow Bug Week Day 2

It's Weather Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're building our own bugs!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/craft-build-a-bug for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! Do you have a creepy crawler bug story?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share your 60 second bug story! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
13/07/2115m 6s

Camp WeWow Bug Week Day 1: Kickin' Karate Cockroach

It's Bug Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're listening to one of our favorite episodes of Wow in the World, "Kickin' Karate Cockroach!" This week, we've got crafts, activities, and games up a storm for you, so be sure to check back for more tomorrow! Visit tinkercast.com/camp for directions to our daily activities and challenges. You can share your tinkerings and tales with us at tinkercast.com/share and at 1-888-7WOW-WOW for the chance to be featured at the “campfire” this Friday!
12/07/2128m 9s

Camp WeWow Weather Week Day 5

It's the last day of Weather Week here at Camp WeWow! Today, we're featuring your camper call-ins around the Camp WeWow campfire! We'll see you back next week with brand new crafts, activties, experiments and more! But until then, head to tinkercast.com/camp to catch up on this week's activities and to print your Weather Week Badge! Then, share what you discovered with us at tinkercast.com/share!
09/07/2113m 13s

Camp WeWow Weather Week Day 4

It's Weather Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're playing a lightning round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/game-lets-play-two-whats-and-a-wow-the-weather-edition to create your own version and share with us at tinkercast.com/share! What's the weather like in your imagination?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share your own original weather forecast. You just might be featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
08/07/2114m 21s

Camp WeWow Weather Week Day 3

It's Weather Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're creating our own rainbow light shows!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-create-a-rainbow-lightshow for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! What's the weather like in your imagination?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share your original weather forecast. You just might be featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
07/07/2112m 18s

Camp WeWow Weather Week Day 2

It's Weather Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're making our own rain clouds!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/experiment-make-your-own-rain-cloud for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! What's the weather like in your imagination?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share your original weather forecast! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
06/07/2113m 23s

Camp WeWow Weather Week Day 1: Curious Case of the Everlasting Storm

It's Weather Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're listening to one of our favorite episodes of Wow in the World, "Curious Case of an Everlasting Storm!" This week, we've got crafts, activities, and games up a storm for you, so be sure to check back for more tomorrow! Visit tinkercast.com/camp for directions to our daily activities and challenges. You can share your tinkerings and tales with us at tinkercast.com/share and at 1-888-7WOW-WOW for the chance to be featured at the “campfire” this Friday!
05/07/2131m 7s

Camp WeWow Music Week Day 5

It's the last day of Music Week here at Camp WeWow! Today, we're featuring your camper call-ins around the Camp WeWow campfire! We'll see you back next week with brand new crafts, activties, experiments and more! But until then, head to tinkercast.com/camp to catch up on this week's activities and to print your Music Week Badge! Then, share what you discovered with us at tinkercast.com/share!
02/07/2113m 22s

Camp WeWow Music Week Day 4

It's Music Week at Camp WeWow! Warm up those vocals Campers, because today, we're praciting our animal sounds! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/game-the-who-made-that-sound-game for directions to today's activity and share your animal impressions at tinkercast.com/share! Do you know a non-musical item that you think should be a musical instrument?! Tells us all about it at 1-888-7WOW-WOW! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire tomorrow!
01/07/2112m 35s

Camp WeWow Music Week Day 3

It's Music Week at Camp WeWow! Grab your pencils Campers, because today, we're writing our own song lyrics! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-write-your-own-song for directions to today's activity and share what your tune with us at tinkercast.com/share! Do you know of an item that isn't considered a musical instrument but you think should be?! Tell us about it at 1-888-7WOW-WOW! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
30/06/2112m 3s

Camp WeWow Music Week Day 2

It's Music Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're building our own musical instruments!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/craft-build-your-own-instruments for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! Do you know an item that isn’t an instrument but you think should be?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
29/06/2111m 21s

Camp WeWow Music Week Day 1: Drop the Beat and Cut the Cheese

It's Music Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're listening to one of our favorite episodes of Wow in the World, "Drop the Beat and Cut the Cheese" We'll be singing and dancing all week, so check back tomorrow for activities, crafts, and more! Visit tinkercast.com/camp for directions to our daily activities and challenges. You can share your tinkerings and tales with us at tinkercast.com/share and at 1-888-7WOW-WOW for the chance to be featured at the “campfire” this Friday!
28/06/2132m 59s

Camp WeWow Space Week Day 5

It's the last day of Space Week here at Camp WeWow! Today, we're featuring your camper call-ins around the Camp WeWow campfire! We'll see you back next week with brand new crafts, activities, experiments and more! But until then, head to tinkercast.com/camp to catch up on this week's activities and share what you discovered with us at tinkercast.com/share!
25/06/2112m 58s

Camp WeWow Space Week Day 4

It's Space Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're playing a round of "Wow'd You Rather!" !! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/game-wowd-you-rather-the-outer-space-edition for directions to today's game and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
24/06/2112m 5s

Camp WeWow Space Week Day 3

It's Space Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're cooking up some snacks that are out of this world!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/recipe-galactic-space-snack-mix for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
23/06/2111m 8s

Camp WeWow Space Week Day 2

It's Space Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're keeping our eyes up as we recreate the craters on our moon!! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-make-some-moon-craters for directions to today's activity and share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! If you could go anywhere in the universe, where would you go?! Call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share! You just might get featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
22/06/2111m 16s

Camp WeWow Space Week Day 1: Hey Mars, Put a Ring On It!

It's Space Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're listening to one of our favorite episodes of Wow in the World, "Hey Mars, Put a Ring On It!" We'll be learning and exploring our galaxy all week, so check back tomorrow for activities, crafts, and more! Visit tinkercast.com/camp for directions to our daily activities and challenges. You can share your tinkerings and tales with us at tinkercast.com/share and at 1-888-7WOW-WOW for the chance to be featured at the “campfire” this Friday!
21/06/2128m 40s

Camp WeWow Under the Sea Week Day 5

It's the last day of Under the Sea Week here at Camp WeWow! Today, we're featuring your camper call-ins around the Camp WeWow campfire! We'll see you back next week with brand new crafts, activties, experiments and more! But until then, head to tinkercast.com/camp to catch up on this week's activities and share what you discovered with us at tinkercast.com/share!
18/06/2113m 19s

Camp WeWow Under the Sea Week Day 4

It's Under the Sea Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're playing a round of Nautical Names and researching some nautical names ourselves! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-nautical-names for more directions about today's activity! Then, you can share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! And don't forget to call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share your sea story for the chance to be featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
17/06/2113m 1s

Camp WeWow Under the Sea Week Day 3

It's Under the Sea Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're crafting our very own ocean in a jar! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-create-an-ocean-in-a-bottle for directions to today's activity! Then, you can share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! And don't forget to call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share your sea story for the chance to be featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
16/06/2111m 4s

Camp WeWow Under the Sea Week Day 2

It's Under the Sea Week at Camp WeWow! Today, we're exploring our imaginations and writing our own original sea stories! Visit tinkercast.com/resource/activity-write-a-collaborative-sea-story for directions to today's activity! Then, share what you're tinkering with at tinkercast.com/share! And don't forget to call us at 1-888-7WOW-WOW to share your sea story for the chance to be featured around the Camp WeWow Campfire this Friday!
15/06/2111m 7s

Camp WeWow Under the Sea Week Day 1: Underwater Nit-Pickin'

It's opening day of Camp WeWow! Today, we're listening to one of our favorite episodes of Wow in the World, "Underwater Nit Pickin!" We'll be learning and exploring the underwater world all week, so check back tomorrow for activities, crafts, and more! Visit tinkercast.com/camp for directions to our daily activities and challenges. Share your tinkerings and tales with us at tinkercast.com/share and at 1-888-7WOW-WOW for the chance to be featured at the “campfire” this Friday!
14/06/2134m 8s

Two Whats?! And a Wow! - Water Jellyfish Made Of?

Guy Raz is asking for a glass of water, but Mindy’s got other plans! What does she have up her sleeve?! We’ve got questions AND answers in this flopping round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from fiction about JELLYFISH!
11/06/2111m 36s

Tooth Ache Tooth Cake

Guy Raz is eating some of his famous Guy's Cream, but he gets a chilly surprise that leads him to the dentist! Can new dental student Mindy chip away at the mystery of Guy Raz's tooth freeze?! It's the who, what, when, where, how and WOW of the TRPC5 Protein!
07/06/2126m 1s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Gene Machine

What is Guy Raz doing with that big ladder? And what does that have to do with genes? We’ve got questions AND answers on this relatively relatable round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about genetics!
04/06/2112m 18s

Orange is the New Bat

Mindy and Guy Raz are heading to a bat convention, but why did Mindy make a bright orange bat costume for Guy Raz?! It's time to meet the newly discovered species, MYOTIS NIMBAENSIS! It's the who, what, when, where, why, how and WOW of BATS SPECIES!
31/05/2129m 2s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - To the Moon and Back

Why is Mindy gluing her cardboard box together with bubblegum? And what in the world does this have to do with space?! We’ve got questions AND answers for you in this out of this world round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the fact from the fiction about SPACE!
28/05/2112m 48s

Tell Me How You Really Eel

Guy Raz has always wanted a fully electric vehicle, and thanks to Mindy, he now has one! But instead of being powered by an electric battery, his car is now powered by... electric EELS?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the WOW Crew as they learn how eels work together, while they work together to bring the eels back to where they belong! It's the who, what, when, where, why, how and WOW of ELECTRIC EELS!
24/05/2129m 13s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - How to Train Your Potty

Why in the world would Mindy invite Guy Raz to Potty Training?! And why are Mindy’s toilets doing “The Wave?” We’ve got questions AND answers for you in this flushing round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the fact from fiction about BATHROOMS!
21/05/2113m 42s

Sea Slug Style: Chop Off Your Head And Grow A New Body!

Ever felt like a sea slug with its head popped off?! Mindy and Guy Raz haven't either! Join the WOW crew as they wrap their brains around the mind-boggling, self-decapitating Elysia marginata! It's the who, what, when, where, why, how, and wow of SEA SLUGS!
17/05/2129m 25s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Creature Feature Talent Show

Why does Mindy have so many bugs? And how are they rehearsing for...a talent show?! We’ve got questions AND answers on this creepy crawly round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from fiction about INSECTS!
14/05/2113m 0s

Needs More Seashell! An Ancient Seashell Sings A New Song

Mindy and Guy Raz are facing the music and forming band! All they need is just a little more... seashell? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of WOW crew on an adventure back to Stone Age to track down an 18,000 year old instrument! It's the who, what, when, where, why, how, and wow of SEASHELLS!
10/05/2132m 28s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - What's Buzzin'?!

Why is Mindy listening for quacks and searching for butt breathers? And what does this have to do with insects?! We’ve got questions AND answers in this round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from fiction about BUGS!
07/05/2111m 29s

Zoo Zoom Famous: Life Hacks From A Professional Cricket

Mindy wants to take the internet by storm with her Zoo Zoom animal life hack videos. For this video demonstration, Mindy is showing off how crickets use tools to find their one true love! When Guy Raz steps up to help her film, will they be able to create the next big viral video?!
03/05/2127m 6s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Are You Smarter Than a Goldfish?

Mindy and Guy Raz are filming a fake commercial to show Mindy’s groundbreaking way of opening pickle jars… but what does this have to do with an octopus? We’ve got questions AND answers in this round Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find facts from fiction about SMART ANIMALS!
30/04/2113m 28s

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Salmon

There's a mysterious salmon killer on the loose, and who better to crack the case than Detectives Guy Raz and Mindy!? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the whole crew as they uncover once and for all why in the world the salmon are disappearing after rainstorms! Is there something in the water? It's the who, what, when, where, why, how, and wow of CHEMICALS!
26/04/2129m 25s

WeWow Earth Week Day 5: Reflect & Share

It's day 5 of WeWow--Time to reflect and share our Earth Week Podject
23/04/2111m 30s

WeWow Earth Week Day 4: Improve & Retest

It's day 4 of WeWow--Time to improve and retest our Earth Week Podject
22/04/219m 50s

WeWow Earth Week Day 3: Create & Test

It's day 3 of WeWow--Time to create and experiment our Earth Week Podject
21/04/2113m 42s

WeWow Earth Week Day 2: Explore & Plan

It's day 2 of WeWow--Time to explore and plan our Earth Week Podject
20/04/2111m 10s

WeWow Earth Week Day 1: A Sunbrella For The Planet

It's time for WeWow! Join Guy and Mindy on a staycation to the beach and explore the who, what, where, why, how and wow of Geo-Solar-Engineering, a nifty new way to keep our planet cool!  Then come back every day this week to WOW with us as we plan, research, experiment and tinker with an Earth Week podject of our own!
19/04/2129m 26s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Astounding Sounding

What’s Mindy doing lying on the floor? And how does she think that’s going to help her hear anything?! We’ve got questions AND answers on this ear-resistible round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from fiction about NOISE!
16/04/2113m 23s

Painting the Town Cool

You might have heard of the phrase ‘Paint the Town Red’ but how about ‘Paint the Town Cool’?! Join Mindy and Guy as they attend an art exhibition showcasing the whitest paint ever created. It might not sound like much, but this paint is set to fight climate change and help us all keep our cool! It’s the who, what, where, why, how and wow of PAINT SCIENCE!
12/04/2129m 28s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - What's in an Age?

How is Mindy going to guess Guy Raz’s age just by looking at his teeth and toenails? We’ve got the answers you need on this age defying round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about AGE!
09/04/2112m 14s

Rat-A-Tat Tickle Attack: Do Rats Even Like Being Tickled?

Mindy and Reggie are on the top of the Gingerbread Mansion fishing... for rats!? But will they be tickled pink when the rats come to tickle them?! Learn with Mindy and Guy Raz all about a recent study that suggests that, just like us, some rats giggle when they get tickled! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and WOW in the world of RAT TICKLIN'! Want to learn more about the science behind how rats react to tickling? Click here to see some of the resources we used to help write this episode! Click here for a printable "Wowsheet" to help turn this episode of Wow in the World into a scientific learning adventure!
05/04/2128m 6s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Lightning Bug Lighting

Mindy and Guy Raz are trying to be more eco-friendly, so Guy is showing off his compost bin. Mindy also had a BRIGHT idea of how she can conserve energy… but what does this have to do with INSECTS?! We’ve got questions AND answers on the Season 3 premiere of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We’re challenging you to find facts from fiction about INSECTS!
02/04/2113m 12s

Constructing Creativity: How Science And Art Aren't So Far Apart

After months of hard work, sweat, and cake tiers, Mindy is now ready to unveil her newly remodeled Gingerbread Palace! But when creativity leads to catastophe, it's up to Mindy, Guy, and their friends to fix this dessert designed disaster! So where do they even begin? By using creative problem solving skills from scientists AND artists! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of CREATIVITY! Want to learn more about the science behind creativity? Click here to see some of the resources we used to help write this episode! Click here for a printable "Wowsheet" to help turn this episode of Wow in the World into a scientific learning adventure!
29/03/2133m 55s

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

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! (originally aired 6/17/19). Want to learn more about the science behind wasabi's painful kick? Click here to see some of the resources we used to help write this episode! Click here for a printable "Wowsheet" to help turn this episode of Wow in the World into a scientific learning adventure!
22/03/2127m 54s

An Eyebrow Evolution! (encore)

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 8/13/18)
15/03/2130m 36s

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

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 brussel 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 9/10/18)
08/03/2128m 27s

Are You Smarter Than A Toilet? (encore)

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! (Originally aired 5/4/20)
01/03/2129m 11s

What's Slower Than Slow? (encore)

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! (originally aired 4/27/20)
22/02/2132m 30s

Ah, BATS! (encore)

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! Originally aired 4/20/20
15/02/2131m 43s

Nice-Off! Cats Vs Dogs (encore)

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 face 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! Originally aired 4/13/20
08/02/2128m 33s

Laughter In A Can: How Our Brains Interpret Funny Business (encore)

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! Originally aired, 3/30/20
01/02/2126m 53s

Listen To Your Mummy! (encore)

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! Originally aired 2/23/20
25/01/2127m 42s

The Buzz on Bee Barf! (encore)

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. Originally aired 3/16/20
18/01/2132m 47s

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

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. Originally Aired 3/2/20
11/01/2132m 6s

A Scientific Songtacular (Encore)

From pop to hip-hop and from disco to techno, humans love music! Monkey's 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! Originally aired 12/23/19
04/01/2135m 17s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 5): Reflect & Share (encore)

It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Rat Race!
01/01/214m 57s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 4): Improve & Retest (encore)

It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See what you need to improve your speed! Then, test it again, and again and again and share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
31/12/202m 39s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 3): Create & Test (encore)

It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Using your plan from yesterday, it's time to bring your idea to life! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
30/12/202m 48s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 2): Explore & Plan (encore)

It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. You won't need to collect your own mischief of rats to explore and plan your project. Just your favorite stuffed animal or action figure and stuff you have around your house to build a car. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
29/12/202m 3s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 1): Rat Race! (encore)

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! (originally aired 12/9/19).
28/12/2032m 4s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Holiday Wrap Battle

Why does Guy Raz think Mindy wants to throw a rap battle? And what does this have to do with the HOLIDAYS?! We've got questions AND answers on this special, jolly round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the fact from the fiction about the HOLIDAYS!
25/12/2013m 12s

Chugga Chugga CHEW CHEW! The Science of Misophonia

It's game night at Mindy's gingerbread mansion, and a rip roaring round of "What's that Sound" is on the menu. All goes well until Guy Raz begs to end the game as the "sounds" are more than his ears can handle! Why is it that certain sounds cause some people's brains to go bonkerballs? It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of misophonia!
21/12/2030m 48s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Oldie But a Goodie

Why is Gramma G-Force donating some of her old items to the Unnatural History Museum? And what does this have to do with ANCIENT INNOVATIONS? We've got questions AND answers on another ol' episode of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the fact from the fiction about ANCIENT INNOVATIONS!
18/12/2012m 41s

Masking For A Friend: The Science of How Wearing A Mask Helps Us And Our Neighbors

It's 2020's hottest fashion statement! But it's not just a great looking addition to your face, it's also a vitally important tool for keeping you and your loved ones safe during this weird and wacky time. Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, where, why, how and wow in the world of mask wearing!
14/12/2032m 49s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Sleep On It

Guy Raz is making a schedule for the perfect slumber, and while Mindy might find his color-coded snoozing chart unusual, it's not half as unusual as the sleeping habits of some animals. On this round of Two Whats?! And A Wow!, we challenge you to separate the fact from fiction on the science of animal sleeping behaviors!
11/12/2013m 32s

This Or That? How Babies' Picks Become Preferences

Things are getting out of control as Mindy offers free babysitting in the Laboratory of Bad Ideas! Little does Guy Raz know that she's babysitting... for science!! What could possibly go wrong?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and a group of tiny decision makers as they recreate a scientific study that shows how random choices we make as babies become our preferences! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of why we like what we like!
07/12/2029m 38s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Bugging Out

Mindy's new game show, Are You Smarter Than a Dung Beetle, will help us find out if Guy Raz is the strongest animal on this planet or if the dung beetle will reign supreme! And on our real game show, Two Whats?! And A Wow!, we challenge you to separate fact from fiction about some of the coolest bugs on the planet!
04/12/2013m 27s

The Trouble With Pterosaurs

After taking Reggie to the mall for a sleek new feather-cut, Guy and Mindy start to reminisce about other ancient creatures that also had feathers and those that didn't! A trip to the cinemas reveals a heated debate amongst the paleontological community about whether or not the largest creature to ever take to the skies was a feathered friend or a bald bird! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of TERRIFYING PTEROSAURS!
30/11/2028m 2s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - The Cat's Meow!

Why is Mindy's new album up for a Grammy G-Force Award? And what does that have to do with CATS?! We've got questions AND answers on this purrfect round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about CATS!
27/11/2012m 32s

Eyes On The Behind: The Science of Optical Illusions and Ambush Predators

Just when you thought the world of wow couldn't get any weirder, Mindy and Dennis are painting eyes on cows' butts...for science! But WHY? Join Guy Raz, Mindy, and the gang as they uncover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of optical illusions and ambush predators!
23/11/2027m 8s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Some Body To Love

Why are Mindy and Guy so excited to stare at their fingers and toes?! And isn't it what's on the inside that counts?! We've got questions AND answers on today's SKINcredible round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about the human body! And don't forget to preorder Wow in the World's new book, The How & Wow of the Human Body! Coming to you March 2nd, 2021.
20/11/2013m 23s

Is There Life on Venus?

Sci-Fi Drive-in movie night has Guy Raz and Mindy dreaming about life on other planets. And it just so happens that a team of researchers may (or may not) have discovered evidence of life on...VENUS? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie as they visit their favorite solar system spotting site on Earth, and explore this potential breakthrough discovery. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of life on other planets!
16/11/2030m 20s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Animal Talent Show

Why is Mindy hosting an animal talent show? And which animal has a talent for sweating? We've got questions AND answers on today's wild round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging YOU to find the fact from the fiction of animal adaptations! And don't forget to check out the Two Whats!? And a Wow Think & Tinker Playbook!
13/11/2013m 53s

Need to Settle A Dispute? Try Venom!

A new toy craze has taken over the neighborhood, with friends turning into foes over rare "Boo Boo Beanie Boppers." Mindy is reminded of a new study that explores the interesting dispute settling tactic of slow lorises. Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they head to the wild forests of Indonesia in search of the world's most adorable and venomous primates! Can they use what they discover to stop their friends from tearing each other apart over Boo Boo Beanie Boppers? It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of the SLOW LORIS!
09/11/2031m 33s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Species Feces!

What is Guy Raz's Elephant book made from? And what does it have to do with animal poop?! We've got questions AND answers on this smelly round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about SPECIES FECES!
06/11/2012m 45s

Slingshot Spider

The carnivals in town! But this is a carnival with a special twist; each ride is based on a special animal ability! There's Bombardier Beetle Blasters, The Mantis Shrimp Punching Bag and, the scariest ride of them all, the Slingshot Spider Catapult! Based off the Slingshot Spider's ability to accelerate itself 100 times faster than a cheetah, will Guy and Mindy be able to handle the g-forces!?
02/11/2031m 44s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Lighten Up!

Why is Mindy tip-toeing around? And can we please turn on a light?! We've got questions AND answers on today's illuminating round of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about LIGHT!
30/10/2013m 33s

So, You've Been Swallowed By A Frog...

When Mindy awakes the whole neighborhood for some morning mindfulness, Guy Raz and the gang find themselves stuck in a stomach-churning guided meditation that offers only one way out...of a FROG. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of how to be eaten by a frog and live to tell the tale!
26/10/2031m 1s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Facts For Foodies!

What's Mindy doing with all this food in her house and what does it have to do with the bee charging after Guy Raz?! The answer to those two questions and more in this foodie episode of Two Whats?! And A Wow!
23/10/2013m 59s

Megalodon't Mess with this Monster!

When you think of the most ferocious and terrifying predators to roam the seven seas, you might think of the fearsome, 10ft, 2 ton, Great White Shark! But that big fish ain't nothing compared to the sharks that used to swim around the Pacific 20 million year ago! Say hello to the Megalodon, as Guy and Mindy take the Wow machine out for a very special Shark Week themed adventure!
19/10/2029m 30s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - FINGERPRINTS!

Why is Guy Raz locked out of Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with fingerprints? We've got questions AND answers on the Season 2 premiere of Two Whats?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about FINGERPRINTS!
16/10/2012m 39s

Growling Ghost-Crabs (encore)

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! Originally Aired 12/2/19
12/10/2027m 7s

The Rise And Fall of Static Man (encore)

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 to 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 neighborhood? Originally aired 12/30/2019.
05/10/2031m 13s

Tinkerclass (Week 4 Day 5): Reflect & Share

It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
02/10/206m 29s

Tinkerclass (Week 4 Day 4): Improve & Retest

It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--Time to improve and retest your creation. Using the data you collected on your whiffs, improve the sniffs in your "Jar of Smells" design. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
01/10/202m 48s

Tinkerclass (Week 4 Day 3): Create & Test

It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--Time to create and test. Use your good smells from yesterday's Tinkerclass to create your "Jar of Smells". This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
30/09/203m 22s

Tinkerclass (Week 4 Day 2): Explore & Plan

It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. It's time to get nosey about SMELLS! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell!
29/09/202m 41s

Tinkerclass (Week 4 Day 1): Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell

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! Originally aired 5-20-19
28/09/2035m 55s

Tinkerclass (Week 3 Day 5): Reflect & Share

It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Good Habitat Keeping!
25/09/205m 37s

Tinkerclass (Week 3 Day 4): Improve & Retest

It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. Using your creature's habitat design from yesterday, build a model of it. Once you've built your model, evaluate and share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Good Habitat Keeping!
24/09/203m 22s

Tinkerclass (Week 3 Day 3): Create & Test

It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Using your imaginary creature from yesterday, it's time to design a habitat for it! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Good Habitat Keeping!
23/09/202m 16s

Tinkerclass (Week 3 Day 2): Explore & Plan

It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. This week we're building habitats, but not for spittlebugs. Explore your imagination for a creature of your own design. What does it look like? How big or small? What does it eat? This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Good Habitat Keeping!
22/09/202m 43s

Tinkerclass (Week 3 Day 1): Good Habitat Keeping

Guy and Mindy go on a home tour of some of the scientifically strangest homes and habitats in the animal kingdom. But 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 and homes in the natural world! (originally aired 2/17/20)
21/09/2029m 7s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 5): Reflect & Share

It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Rat Race!
18/09/204m 57s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 4): Improve & Retest

It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See if you can improve your invention from yesterday, test it again, and then share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
17/09/202m 39s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 3): Create & Test

It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Look around your home to build out your plan from yesterday. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
16/09/202m 48s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 2): Explore & Plan

It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--Explore & Plan. Look around your home for a problem you'd like to solve. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Rat Race!
15/09/202m 3s

Tinkerclass (Week 2 Day 1): 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! (originally aired 12/9/19)
14/09/2032m 4s

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 5): Reflect & Share

It's day 5 of TINKERCLASS--the reflect and share phase. Today we share your reflections from this week's project inspired from the episode, Hugomatic 3000!
11/09/204m 0s

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 4): Improve & Retest

It's day 4 of TINKERCLASS--the improve and retest phase. See if you can improve your invention from yesterday, test it again, and then share your results with us! This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Hugomatic 3000!
10/09/202m 56s

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 3): Create & Test

It's day 3 of TINKERCLASS--the create and test phase. Look around your home for to build out your plan from yesterday. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Hugomatic 3000!
09/09/202m 53s

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 2): Explore & Plan

It's day 2 of TINKERCLASS--the explore and plan phase. Look around your home for a problem you'd like to solve. This week's project features the Wow in the World episode, Hugomatic 3000!
08/09/203m 13s

Tinkerclass (Week 1 Day 1): 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. Originally aired 12-16-19
07/09/2030m 6s

A Sunbrella For The Planet (encore)

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! Originally aired 6-10-19
31/08/2032m 27s

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

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! Originally aired 3-25-19.
24/08/2035m 37s

Scaredy Sharks & The Science of Fear (encore)

Heights? 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! Originally aired 5-27-19.
17/08/2034m 57s

Getting Nosey About the Science of Smell (encore)

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! Originally aired 5-20-19
10/08/2033m 49s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Peanut Butter Diamonds (encore)

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!
07/08/208m 50s

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

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!
06/08/2011m 29s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Sweat Like A Pig (encore)

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!
05/08/2012m 7s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Butt Bubble Breathing (encore)

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!
04/08/2012m 48s

Here Comes The Sun-Powered Energy! (encore)

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! Originally aired 4-22-19
03/08/2036m 31s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Cry-Thru (encore)

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!
31/07/2012m 14s

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

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!
30/07/2012m 18s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Wildest Dreams (encore)

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!
29/07/2012m 25s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Metallic-wha?! (encore)

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!
28/07/2012m 50s

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

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. Originally aired 5-6-19.
27/07/2032m 24s

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

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!
24/07/2012m 15s

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

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!
23/07/2012m 43s

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

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!
22/07/2012m 3s

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

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!
21/07/2013m 0s

And the winner is...RICEQUAKE! (encore)

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! Originally aired 4-8-19.
20/07/2025m 48s

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

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 find the facts from the fiction about astronauts!
17/07/2012m 10s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Strut It! (encore)

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 find the facts from the fiction about animal movement!
16/07/2011m 50s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Like No Otter (encore)

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 find the facts from the fiction about otters!
15/07/2012m 12s

Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Larger Than Life (encore)

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 find the facts from the fiction about the largest things in the world!
14/07/2012m 6s

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
13/07/2037m 14s

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!
10/07/2011m 19s

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!
09/07/2012m 24s

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!
08/07/2011m 50s

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!
07/07/2011m 27s

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.
06/07/2029m 42s

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!
03/07/2012m 40s

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!
02/07/2012m 29s

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!
01/07/2013m 8s

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!
30/06/2011m 41s

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
29/06/2034m 21s

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.
26/06/2012m 18s

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.
25/06/2012m 8s

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.
24/06/2013m 17s

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.
23/06/2012m 16s

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
22/06/2030m 1s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hearts!
19/06/2011m 50s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about snakes!
18/06/2012m 27s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about sweat!
17/06/2011m 32s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about caterpillars!
16/06/2012m 9s

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
15/06/2034m 30s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about inventions!
12/06/2011m 46s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about weather!
11/06/2012m 41s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hair!
10/06/2011m 31s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about colors!
09/06/2011m 30s

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
08/06/2030m 48s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the fact from the fiction about crustaceans!
05/06/2012m 10s

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?! And 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!
04/06/2012m 17s

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?! And A Wow! It's your turn to spot the fact from the fiction!
03/06/2011m 7s

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?! And A Wow! It's all up to you to find the fact from the fiction!
02/06/2011m 46s

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
01/06/2031m 45s

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 50s

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!
28/05/2011m 29s

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!
27/05/2012m 7s

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!
26/05/2012m 48s

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!
25/05/2031m 30s

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!
22/05/2012m 14s

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!
21/05/2012m 18s

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!
20/05/2012m 25s

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!
19/05/2012m 50s

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!
18/05/2030m 53s

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!
15/05/2012m 15s

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!
14/05/2012m 43s

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!
13/05/2012m 3s

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!
12/05/2013m 0s

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!
11/05/2032m 0s

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!
08/05/2012m 10s

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!
07/05/2011m 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!
06/05/2012m 12s

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!
05/05/2012m 6s

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!
04/05/2029m 11s

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!
01/05/2011m 19s

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!
30/04/2012m 24s

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!
29/04/2011m 50s

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!
28/04/2011m 27s

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!
27/04/2032m 30s

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!
24/04/2012m 40s

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!
23/04/2012m 29s

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!
22/04/2013m 8s

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!
21/04/2011m 41s

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!
20/04/2031m 43s

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.
17/04/2012m 18s

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 worms.
16/04/2012m 8s

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.
15/04/2013m 17s

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.
14/04/2012m 16s

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!
13/04/2028m 33s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hearts!
10/04/2011m 50s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about snakes!
09/04/2012m 27s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about sweat!
08/04/2011m 32s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about caterpillars!
07/04/2012m 9s

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!
06/04/2026m 29s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about inventions!
03/04/2011m 46s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about weather!
02/04/2012m 41s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hair!
01/04/2011m 31s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about colors!
31/03/2011m 30s

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!
30/03/2026m 53s

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?! And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the fact from the fiction about crustaceans!
27/03/2012m 10s

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?! And 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!
26/03/2012m 17s

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?! And A Wow! It's your turn to spot the fact from the fiction!
25/03/2011m 7s

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?! And A Wow! It's all up to you to find the fact from the fiction!
24/03/2011m 46s

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 42s

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?! And A Wow!
23/03/207m 52s

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.
16/03/2032m 47s

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.
02/03/2032m 6s

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!
24/02/2028m 36s

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!
17/02/2027m 9s

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
10/02/2031m 6s

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.
03/02/2031m 41s

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 47s

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.
20/01/2030m 9s

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.
13/01/2030m 50s

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.
06/01/2031m 39s

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?
30/12/1931m 13s

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!
23/12/1935m 17s

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.
16/12/1927m 52s

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!
09/12/1930m 10s

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!
02/12/1927m 7s

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.
25/11/1931m 6s

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.
18/11/1930m 41s

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.
11/11/1931m 53s

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.
04/11/1932m 31s

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.
28/10/1931m 45s

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!
21/10/1926m 3s

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.
14/10/1922m 48s

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.
07/10/1930m 58s

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.
30/09/1926m 39s

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
23/09/1933m 35s

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.
16/09/1923m 50s

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.
09/09/1933m 3s

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.
02/09/1929m 33s

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!
26/08/1937m 13s

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.
19/08/1943m 13s

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.
12/08/1928m 27s

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.
05/08/1926m 40s

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.
29/07/1928m 5s

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.
22/07/1934m 44s

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.
15/07/1925m 44s

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.
08/07/1924m 29s

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.
01/07/1918m 0s

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.
24/06/1930m 36s

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!
17/06/1927m 54s

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!
10/06/1927m 51s

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!
03/06/1933m 34s

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!
27/05/1930m 25s

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!
20/05/1933m 49s

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!
13/05/1931m 6s

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!
06/05/1932m 24s

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!
29/04/1931m 6s

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!
22/04/1932m 36s

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!
15/04/1931m 41s

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!
08/04/1925m 48s

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!
01/04/1931m 47s

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!
25/03/1931m 44s

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!
18/03/1930m 41s

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!
11/03/1930m 9s

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!
04/03/1925m 57s

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!
25/02/1931m 53s

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!
18/02/1929m 33s

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!
11/02/1931m 8s

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!
04/02/1930m 50s

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.)
28/01/1923m 50s

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.)
21/01/1926m 3s

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.)
14/01/1925m 44s

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.
07/01/1926m 16s

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.
31/12/1830m 1s

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!
24/12/1832m 31s

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!
17/12/1830m 58s

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!
10/12/1826m 39s

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!
03/12/1831m 45s

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)
26/11/1828m 50s

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)
19/11/1833m 3s

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)
12/11/1826m 16s

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)
05/11/1827m 42s

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)
29/10/1834m 26s

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)
22/10/1827m 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)
15/10/1834m 44s

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)
08/10/1835m 49s

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)
01/10/1826m 47s

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)
24/09/1831m 39s

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!
17/09/1828m 5s

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!
10/09/1828m 27s

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!
03/09/1827m 3s

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!
27/08/1826m 19s

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!
20/08/1830m 14s

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!
13/08/1830m 36s

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!
06/08/1828m 19s

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!
30/07/1825m 44s

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!
23/07/1829m 32s

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!
16/07/1826m 16s

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!
06/07/1824m 29s

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!
02/07/1831m 51s

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!
25/06/1832m 49s

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!
18/06/1830m 30s

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!
11/06/1827m 45s

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!
04/06/1826m 40s

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!
28/05/1843m 13s

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!
21/05/1834m 59s

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!
14/05/1827m 57s

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!
07/05/1833m 3s

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)
30/04/1834m 44s

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!
23/04/1834m 26s

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!
16/04/1833m 35s

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!
09/04/1832m 38s

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!
02/04/1826m 50s

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!
26/03/1837m 13s

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!
19/03/1836m 8s

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!
12/03/1830m 23s

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!
05/03/1831m 40s

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!
26/02/1828m 2s

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.
19/02/1826m 3s

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.
12/02/1833m 21s

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.
05/02/1820m 7s

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.
29/01/1825m 41s

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.
22/01/1823m 50s

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.
15/01/1826m 56s

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!
08/01/1835m 49s

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!
01/01/1826m 24s

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
25/12/1728m 50s

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!
18/12/1726m 47s

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!
11/12/1731m 39s

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!
04/12/1732m 30s

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!
27/11/1721m 20s

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 !
20/11/1727m 42s

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!
13/11/1724m 40s

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
06/11/1722m 48s

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!
30/10/1726m 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! Originally aired August 7th 2017
23/10/1718m 14s

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
16/10/1718m 0s

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
09/10/1721m 4s

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
02/10/1723m 52s

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
25/09/1725m 6s

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
18/09/1726m 46s

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
11/09/1717m 42s

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!
07/09/1726m 50s

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!
04/09/1722m 41s

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!
31/08/1733m 21s

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!
28/08/1720m 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!
24/08/1726m 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!
21/08/1723m 50s

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!
17/08/1726m 56s

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!
14/08/1725m 41s

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!
10/08/1719m 6s

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!
07/08/1718m 14s

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!
03/08/1716m 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!
31/07/1725m 6s

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!
27/07/1722m 13s

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!
24/07/1718m 0s

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!
20/07/1721m 4s

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!
17/07/1721m 38s

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!
13/07/1717m 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!
10/07/1726m 48s

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!
06/07/1715m 23s

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!
03/07/1722m 26s

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!
29/06/1724m 3s

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!
26/06/1722m 24s

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!
22/06/1723m 52s

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!
19/06/1725m 6s

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!
15/06/1717m 27s

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!
12/06/1723m 11s

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!
05/06/1726m 46s

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!
29/05/1725m 58s

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!
22/05/1723m 58s

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!
15/05/1727m 42s

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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