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A highlight from Underwear Chronicles Three: Buster Keaton

The Past and the Curious

06:58 min | 10 hrs ago

A highlight from Underwear Chronicles Three: Buster Keaton

"Well hell, hello there everybody and welcome back to the underwear chronicles. This is a side project. Oh, the past and the curious. And my name is Mick Sullivan. So this is episode three of the underwear chronicles. If you don't know about what these are, these are, it's a lot like an episode of the past and the curious. However, there's just one story. It's a little bit longer than a normal story. And the famous person involved somehow their underwear is going to make an appearance in the story. So this episode is probably going to sound a little familiar to some of our longtime listeners, it's about Buster Keaton, and some of the details of the story and a little bit of the writing is going to be the same as what you've heard in like three years ago. But this is a new version of the story. It's been rewritten. It's been re edited, and there's underwear in it. There wasn't underwear in the last one. I don't think. But it's a really fun story about one of my favorite actors, filmmakers, comedians, of all time. Buster Keaton, and his underwear. Buster Keaton only went to school one day in his life. His dad figured some time in the classroom might be good for the boy. So one day he woke him up early, got him dressed and sent him on his way. At the end of the day, the youngster came home with a note from the teacher, asking that he not return. He was sent home for being too funny. It seems that buster cared more about making his fellow classmates laugh than listening to his teachers and structures. If only there had been a fire drill that day, perhaps she could have seen his true value. And not to mention his underpants. Plenty of people can say that they had an unusual childhood. However, not very many can say that they were thrown across a stage every night, that they got their nickname from Harry Houdini, or that this nickname came as a result of a terrifying childhood accident. Buster could say all of this, and though his birth name was Joseph, he would almost never hear anyone use it. His parents were vaudeville performers, which was a popular entertainment before the days of TVs and radios and smartphones. Vaudeville shows included acts of music, comedy, drama, magic, and more. All staged for a live theater audience. When little Joseph was too young for underwear and was making messes in his diapers instead, he was packed along with his parents, who performed with a vaudeville group that included legendary escape artist Harry, Houdini. Even as a toddler, Joseph Keaton was a rambunctious and fearless little fellow. One day he scurried off and found himself staring down a long flight of stairs without batting either one of his big Brown baby eyes. His parents were not close enough to react, or didn't really care about the long fall that awaited their child. Either way, they weren't winning any parent of the year awards. There was a right way to use steps and a bunch of wrong ways to use steps. On this day, little Joseph Keaton demonstrated one of the wrong ways. One of the wrongest ways, actually, one by one, top over toes, the poor little guy thumped and thudded his way down every step. To anyone watching the tumbling toddler probably seemed to move in horrifyingly slow motion. And when he finally came to a merciful rest at the bottom, the boy sat up. Looked a little dazed for a moment, and then shook himself back to normal. No tears, no pain, no problem. The adults nearby breathed the side of relief. Years later, Keaton said that it was Harry Houdini himself, who scooped the fallen boy up off the ground and exclaimed that was a real buster. It became both a nickname and a way of life. Buster just seemed to have a knack for falling and not getting hurt. As soon as he could walk, he was onstage with his parents and the comedy act became a family affair. Sure, having him on stage was a way to keep the little squirt out of trouble, but the keatons also made use of their three year olds natural abilities. Part of the act required him to disobey his father on stage. Luckily, this came naturally to him. As it does for most kids of his age. The other part of the act required him to be picked up and thrown through the air. Good. Now nothing like this would be allowed to happen today. And it certainly shouldn't. But every night when the curtain went up, buster's dad would heave him across the stage. Hurl him out of fake window, even chuck him into the audience. And with a limber body and a straight face because no one likes it when you laugh at your own jokes. Just kidding. I laugh at mine all the time. The kid just got right back up. Time and time again. The audience didn't know what to make of it at first. It certainly shocking to see a kid go sailing across a room, but when he gets back up and asks for more. Well, I guess I can be pretty entertaining. Anytime someone inquired with concern about buster's well-being, he could show that his falls left him with no bumps, no bruises, and no broken bones. He was a natural born tumblr. Eventually, though, he got a little too heavy for his dad tossed with ease. The smaller the kid, the easier it is to get a good throwing grip. Once a kid gets to be around school age, can be really hard to keep the proper form, needed to launch him into a crowd full of people. They say, necessity is the mother of invention. But one could also call it the father of forward motion. Mister Keaton devised a solution to the whole tossing your growing kid dilemma, and it took the form of something buster war underneath his stage suit. Peeking out of a hidden incision in his fancy clothes were a pair of old suitcase handles, attached to stout fabric, worn underneath the outfit. Now with ease, papa Keaton could grab those suckers and seriously sent his son sailing. Buster flew across vaudeville stages for as long as he reasonably could. But eventually, he got far too heavy for his old man to toss. Even with the underwear handles. It was for the best, though, because by the time buster

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A highlight from So You've Been Swallowed By A Frog (Encore - 1/17/22)

Wow In the World

01:03 min | 1 d ago

A highlight from So You've Been Swallowed By A Frog (Encore - 1/17/22)

"Mindy. Care for a cup of decaffeinated espresso? I call it a depressor. No, thanks a latte Dennis, but I'm trying to cut back. I'm just out here to wake up the neighborhood for a little early morning mindfulness sesh. Oh. Good morning, Hindi. Morning Dennis. Did I hear someone say mindfulness? I love mindfulness. Breathing, meditation, relaxation, guided imagery. What in the World Wide Web is all this bracket and which one of you just said there are imaginary. Fingerling? These are real bonds. Look, ow. Why did you just pinch me? Grandma G force? Well, someone better pinch me 'cause this is a dream come true. I've never had the whole neighborhood here in front of my house before. Okay, well, I'm thank you too. Ow. Hey. Wow.

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A highlight from ItC 95: Leveraging Online Spaces for Educational Purposes

In the Classroom

04:56 min | 3 d ago

A highlight from ItC 95: Leveraging Online Spaces for Educational Purposes

"Today's broadcast. Today I want to talk about leveraging online spaces and today's really continuation of really discussing the podcast that I've been creating over the last few years. I'm currently taking a course on podcasting and really using my own podcasting experience as kind of a way to reflect on really the purpose, how I go about creating it, reflecting a little bit more on the organization and the purpose and seeing how I can go about improving the podcast and how I can maybe reach my students using this platform along with some other online spaces that I want to talk about here today. In the show notes, I've linked the prior episode episode number 94 where I talk about the why of the podcast, the purpose and a little bit about the how some of the gear that I'm using. So if you're interested in knowing more about the podcast in terms of gear and the overall purpose feel free to check out the prior episode. In today's episode, I want to talk about leveraging online spaces and I've been reflecting a lot over the last few days about how I can streamline my podcast and other online spaces that really help compliment some of the way in which I go about creating content for my learners. My learners are pre service and in service English language teacher trainers. They are studying a bachelor's program to be English language. Instructors and I've been using over the last few years podcasting as a way to deliver some of the content for some of the courses that I'm teaching. But what I'd like to talk about today release three different online spaces, trying to, again, simplify the spaces that I use and really limit it to three, the podcast that you're listening to here today, I am starting a newsletter as a way to provide show notes for the episode. And also in newsletter for just 9 podcasting situations. So I'm going to be using sub stack and I'll include the link to the sub stack where you can find not only the show notes for this episode, but other posts as well. If you're interested, if it's something that you would like to receive directly in your inbox, feel free to subscribe. But I am going to be implementing sub stack along with the podcast and also my YouTube channel. So much of the content that I share and prepare and deliver in the courses that I teach will really fall into one of those three categories and sometimes a combination of those. So it'll be in text form, that'll be now in the form of a newsletter. If it's just audio only and there's really no visual component that would really necessary then podcast will be used. And of course, when there are times where a video is required, then that's when I'll be bringing in the YouTube channel. But the show notes, the newsletter will link to either the video or the audio if there is one that goes with the text. There might be times where I just produce a newsletter with no audio or video. But again, trying to find ways to simplify this. If you refer back to the prior episode where I talk about the purpose of the podcast, it really is many. You know, it could be related to content that's related to certain topics that students are thinking critically about. Maybe they're doing a performance test that requires some kind of background information or knowledge about a particular topic. It could also be, of course, linguistic in nature, so maybe it's related to declarative knowledge about certain grammatical aspects it could also be the content that I produce in the podcast and or the video and or the newsletter could also be related to helping learners with certain technologies. Maybe it's something that they don't have a lot of experience with. So a lot of the content that I create will be to help assist them become more familiar with certain technologies so that they can use that technology to participate in the performance

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A highlight from Why does the wind blow?

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

04:51 min | 4 d ago

A highlight from Why does the wind blow?

"On this show, we take questions from curious kids just like you, and we find answers. What we're talking about today is something that you can hear but not see. Feel but not hold. Hang on, I'll give you an audio clue. That means a sound clue. I bet you've guessed it. Wind. We have so many questions you've sent us about wind. Hello, my name is Frey and I come from Wellington, New Zealand. I am ten years old. And my question is, what causes wind? My name is Ron, and I am ten years old and I live in ferrisburg Vermont. My question is, how is when created? My name is L I'm from the Philippines and I'm ages old and my question is where does when come from my name is Brandon? I'm 5 years old. I'm from California. What was the wind? Hi, my name is Corey and I'm sexual and I live in Houston, Texas. My question is why does wind happen? My name is Talia. I live in Winnipeg Manitoba. I am ten years old, and my question is, where does wind come from? Those were just 6 of the questions we've gotten. And when I say we have so many, I mean, we have so many, like 80. We won't be able to play every single one of them today. But luckily, a lot of you are wondering the same basic thing. What is wind and how does it blow? We invited someone right here in Vermont, where we make the show to help us learn more. My name's Rebecca duel, and I am a meteorologist, which is kind of a fancy word for just a forecaster. So I forecast the weather at the national weather service and there's a 122 different offices all over the country, and I work at the one in Burlington Vermont. When you say you forecast or sometimes people say predict the weather. Do you just guess? Yeah, it's pretty interesting how we do it. It's kind of evolved. So you know, a hundred years ago, yeah, it kind of was like just looking at the areas where you know the winds coming from and then seeing what's coming up to where we are. Like, call your friends who live a couple of hours away and say, what's it doing out where you are and then think, that's what we're going to have. Yeah, by telegram back in the day. But now it's evolved so much in the science of predicting or forecasting the weather has changed so much and just like the last few decades even. So now most of it's done on computers. So we have what we call these computer models that have come a long way in the past few decades. And we put all of this information into these computer models and then they kind of spit out a few scenarios of what may happen. And we don't know which one's right and they're always a little bit different. And that's what makes our job kind of difficult is trying to pick out which computer model makes the most sense and that's the forecast that we would go with. But it's kind of become a lot more technology based over the last few decades. So Rebecca, we wanted to talk to you today because we specifically want to talk about one kind of weather phenomenon, which no matter where you live, you're probably at least a little bit familiar with some places have more of this than others. But we want to talk about wind. My name is Maya. I am 6 years old. I live in Seattle Washington and my question is, how is wind created? Hi, I'm poker. I'm 7 years old. I live in chug in a good Tennessee. My question is, how does the wind get made? My name is Sarah. I am 6 years old. I live in California. Hi, my name's Zack so I live in Chicago. I don't know. Are ya? And I'm 5 year old. I live in green's bonus liner. Hi, my name's Iver and I'm four and a half. Almost 5, and I'm in California. I'm Darren. I'm 8 years old, and I'm from Portland, Oregon. My name is Carter. I'm so cute, old. I live in Los Angeles California. My name is hazel. I'm in touch with me. My name is emery, and I'm 5 years old, 11

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A highlight from Two Whats?! And A Wow! - What's in an Age? (Encore - 1/14/22)

Wow In the World

00:50 sec | 4 d ago

A highlight from Two Whats?! And A Wow! - What's in an Age? (Encore - 1/14/22)

"My what? Scientists have been able to learn all sorts of things about people by studying this stuff. Well, that is true, but by studying teeth alone, scientists have been able to determine where our ancestors came from, the food that they ate, and even their age before they, you know, that's a lot to read from just a set of teeth. I know. So show me those pearly whites and let's get down to business. Say ah. Can you tell I am? My science is correct, judging by the color, I'd say that this guy Roz is 299 years old. What? I don't feel like pretty good for your age. Well, I was eating some paleo chocolate earlier. Got any leftover? No,

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A highlight from Coral Reefs vs. Rainforests

Smash Boom Best

01:06 min | 5 d ago

A highlight from Coral Reefs vs. Rainforests

"Everybody are you ready? Yeah. You better I'll leave it. I think we should leave that Hun alone. Shall we? Excellent. Well, then it's time for that. Declaration of greatness. Art debaters will present the most fascinating facts and awesome arguments in favor of their sides. We have flipped a coin and joy will go first. Joy, let's hear your defense of. Coral reefs. I don't want to be the great barrier of bad news. Great barrier. But comparing coral reefs to rainforests is below sea level. Coral reefs are way better than rainforests. Just ask my friend Isaiah. He's an oceanographer and he studies coral reefs. So he should know. Cory's offers everything rainforests do and more. So that's my take on that. I couldn't agree more Isaiah. Coral reefs are magical, underwater kingdoms. Picture a vast collection of rainbow

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A highlight from Megaladon't Mess With This Monster (Encore - 1/10/22)

Wow In the World

02:46 min | Last week

A highlight from Megaladon't Mess With This Monster (Encore - 1/10/22)

"New couch. Made it entirely out of giant marshmallows. Oh. Hi, you're ready to go to the shark side guy Roz. I've been ready all morning, Mindy. Let's do this. All right. TV on. Huh. Okay. TV. All right, here we go. In the cool crucial waters of South Australia, a monster lies beneath the surface. Yes, just beginning. Is the jump ready wrench? Oh, good. I think I got some bones. Growing to 20 feet long and weighing over two and a half tones. These behemoths are the largest predator fish on the planet. No thanks, Mindy. All right. Of course. We are talking about the great white shark. The streamlined torpedo shaped bodies and powerful towns propel them through the water at an astonishing 15 miles per hour. Wow. 15 miles an hour, that's almost three times faster than that Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. Yeah, and Phelps isn't even lugging around 5 sets of teeth like these guys. These predators grow the ocean waters with their weapon of choice, 300 raise a sharp teeth, arranged in 5 rows. Hold you. There are few creatures in all the 7 seas that can match the great white for speed, size and ferocity. Don't go anywhere, more great bite shark after these messages. Got a hunger the size of a whale shark? For the budget the size of a dwarf lantern shark? Then check out these jaws drumming. If you're rich, you okay? Aw, I think Reggie's a little scared of sharks. Well, I can see why. 300 teeth, 15 mph, 20 feet long. That would scare anyone.

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A highlight from ItC 94: Why I Podcast

In the Classroom

07:42 min | Last week

A highlight from ItC 94: Why I Podcast

"Today I want to talk about podcasting and education. Hello, and welcome to in the classroom and educational podcast, making teaching and learning more transparent. My name is Benjamin Stewart at Benjamin Al Stuart dot org in today's January 9th, 2021. Before we get into today's topic if you have any thoughts and insights on today's topic, feel free to reach out to me and my Twitter handle at BNL. Easy. Today I want to talk about podcasting and I want to share the objective why I am using podcasting in my own teaching practice. So I want to go over the objective of my own podcast, share some experiences of how muscle using student podcasting in my own teaching practice. And as always, curious to see how others are using podcasting in their own teaching practice. So again, if you have any experiences you'd like to share, feel free to reach out to me and my Twitter handle. At BNL, eez. So podcasting, the objective. So what I'd like to do is spend a few minutes talking about the objective, I'm currently taking a course on podcasting, which has kind of guided me into thinking and reflecting a little bit more in my own teaching practice and why I'm doing podcasting. I think when one begins podcasting, I remember when I started, I was thinking about why I was going to do it, but I didn't really write it down, didn't externalize it. I didn't actually think more than other than just trying to share my own experiences and using podcasting to externalize some of the things that I think about and do in my day to today practice. So the objective of my podcast in the classroom is the name of the podcast and the objective is as the slogan infers at the beginning of each of my episodes is to make my own teaching and learning practice more transparent. That is to make it as transparent as possible. And ways that I go about doing that number one, I want to create a reflective learning environment for myself. So again, as I mentioned before, if I know that I'm going to be sharing certain information, certain aspects of my own teaching practice, this forces me, I think, to kind of step up my game to try to try to put together a learning experience for my learners and if I know I'm going to be sharing that typically that will motivate me slightly more to get in and plan well and try to reflect and try to get information from students is how they are interacting within the environment and so on. The second aspect of or the purpose for creating a podcast for my own teaching practice is to model behaviors for my English language, teacher trainers. So since my learners are teacher trainers, I think anything that I can model for them, they hopefully will find that useful in the sense that either they agree or disagree with what I'm doing. They are probably going to be more over critical or they're going to be critical of what we're doing to see, well, if what we're doing in class might be something that they would incorporate later in their own teaching practice or perhaps not. Maybe it's something that didn't go well and it wouldn't work for them for their own particular context. The third purpose to deliver content to English language teacher trainers. So sometimes I simply use the podcast to deliver content, whether it's explaining a writing assignment, maybe they're writing an essay, and I'm providing some ideas and some information about the process of writing or how they can go about searching and narrow down narrowing down their topics. So that's another purpose of the podcast is simply to use it as a way to deliver content. The fourth purpose is to showcase work performed by my learners by the English language teacher trainers. So a lot of times the work that they perform, the performance tasks will ultimately be made available to the public. And in those cases, with their permission, I will also use podcasting to share to showcase their efforts. And finally, I use podcasts to help provide assistance to orient students, maybe it's related to some kind of technological task that they need assistance or clarification on. Maybe it's to motivate them and how they can work together. All right, or network with others, this is another reason. And this goes also and extends beyond just my own students, but since podcasting is a public endeavor, then it also expands to those beyond my own immediate teaching practice. So it also helps me find ways to network with others outside of my local context. Now, some of the gear that I use currently, I have a main office in my home, most of our classes so far remain online, so I have a home office that I use a sure SM 7 B microphone that I run through a DBS two 86 S channel strip processor, which then connects to a zoom pod track P four, a four track podcast recorder. The zoom P four connects them to my computer, which then I run OBS. And that produces the audio or in some cases the video if I'm uploading to YouTube. And I can make some simple edits then in kayden live. So I'll use the video editor kayden live to make edits and to normalize the audio to 14 love's LUFS loudness units full scale. The audio then gets uploaded to anchor FM, which then automatically gets sent to various affiliated podcasts such as Apple music Spotify among others. I provide show notes or I link to show notes within an anchor FM also to help compliment information that I share in the episode. Now as an alternative setup, I do have an office in the institution where I work and I also have I use the same setup as on an alternate computer that I have here at the house and I have here I use a sure MV 7 USB microphone that goes that runs directly into the computer. Then from there, it's a very similar as I mentioned before. I'll use OBS to capture the audio or video and we'll run edits through kayden life.

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A highlight from Franz Joseph Haydn 2: Father of the Symphony

Classics for Kids

05:23 min | Last week

A highlight from Franz Joseph Haydn 2: Father of the Symphony

"I'm Naomi Lewin. Welcome to classics for kids. Franz Josef haydn never had any children, but that didn't stop people from turning him into a dad. Musicians who worked for haydn were so fond of him that they called him papa Hayden, and we know haydn as the father of the symphony. Haydn may not have been the first person to compose symphonies, but he wrote over a hundred of them more than anyone else. And he helped the symphony grow up. Because he spent most of his career cut off from the rest of the world composing for the esterhazy family, has hid himself said he had only his own imagination to depend on so he could experiment and do what he liked. That's haydn's military symphony named for the drums, triangle and symbols he used in it. For some reason, a lot of haydn's symphonies wound up with nicknames. Soon after he went to work for the esterhazys, the prince he served suggested that haydn write a series of pieces like Antonio Vivaldi's four seasons, but named for times of day instead. So haydn called his symphonies 6 7 and 8 morning noon and evening. In his evening symphony, haydn borrowed Vivaldi's idea of putting a thunderstorm into the music. Two of haydn's symphonies have animal nicknames. The symphony number 82 is known as the bear because the last movement reminded people of the kind of music played for a dancing bear. And the next symphony number 83 is called the hen, because two different instruments make clucking sounds. First, the violins. And then the oboe. Haydn's imperial symphony, his 53rd, was a huge hit in London, Paris and Germany. The second movement was so popular that someone even wrote words to turn it into a song. When they put up a statue of Hayden in his hometown, they carved the music from the second movement of the imperial symphony on it. Sometimes the nickname of a haydn symphony is very obvious, like number one O one called the clock. But sometimes you have to work hard to hear the reason for the nickname. Do you like palindromes? You know, words or sentences that read the same forwards and backwards like a man, a plan, a canal Panama, haydn's symphony number 47 is called the palindrome because haydn put a musical palindrome into it. Exactly the same music is played forwards and then backwards. Listen closely. Pretty cool, huh? There are also hide in symphonies named for places. The Paris London and Oxford symphonies for a chandelier that fell and didn't hurt anyone. That's the miracle symphony, and there's even a fire symphony. One of the most interesting nicknames farewell is attached to haydn's symphony number 45.

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A highlight from Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Star Fruits

Wow In the World

01:03 min | Last week

A highlight from Two Whats?! And A Wow! - Star Fruits

"Start today's show, we want to thank some of our sponsors who have supported wow in the world this year. If you want to take a look back at some of our favorite episodes of wow in the world and other tinger cats chose from this year, head to tinker cast dot com slash 2021. Hey, Mindy. Oh, hey there, Roz. Did you bring the things I asked you for? Yep. I brought an eggplant to cucumber and a green bell pepper, but why did you want me to bring an eggplant to cucumber and a green bell pepper? Well, you know how eggplants, cucumbers, and green bell peppers are actually fruits, not vegetables? Right, because scientifically, a fruit is actually defined as the part of a flowering plant that has seeds. It has nothing to do with whether or not it tastes sweet. There are a ton of fruits that get mistaken for vegetables, and I figured they must be feeling pretty misunderstood. So I decided to show them how much I

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A highlight from Apples vs. Bananas

Smash Boom Best

04:13 min | Last week

A highlight from Apples vs. Bananas

"Here to help us decide high Irene. Hello. I mean, I know you like to sing. So I'm wondering, maybe you could improvise a song about apples and bananas to get us pumped for the debate. Oh. Okay. I'll do my best. All right. Rosie and red. Give one to your teacher. Part of boy grows at some container. Smash boom best. Apple's first bananas, which one will win. Oh, very nice. We basically just made you do a sneak attack round and you killed us. Nice work. So I just want to know a little bit about how you feel about those fruits you were just singing about. Do you like apples? I do. I love apple. I ate apple. Today I eat like for a day. It's a problem. Wow. It's wild. So what are your association with apple's besides eating lots of them? When I think of a fruit, that's just what I think. It's like, you know, the signature. I think of the alphabet, really. A for apple. The first one. Okay, so what about bananas? Do you like bananas? I love bananas too. I used to not like bananas plain, only like a banana bread, a banana this and that, banana bread is really good. But now I think they're the greatest and I eat those all the time too. I also had a banana today. Wow. Wow. Wow, okay. This is amazing. Yeah. All right, so we know you like bananas. You ate one today incredible. What associations you have with bananas? I mostly think of my nana because she has a lot of bananas and also now that I just said it also that word also sounds like bananas. So maybe that's why that goes to there. All right, let's meet our debaters here to defend a plus apples. It's comedian. Tommy McNamara, hey Tommy. Hello, I'm so excited to be here. So in a single sentence, why are apples the smash boom best? Well, there is nothing as fun as apple picking, and there's nothing as logical as picking apples. Oh, very nice. And here to represent those yellow fruits in a suit, it's comedian and writer, Serena, hi Josie. Hi Molly, hi, Irene. Hello. Chalky. In one sentence, why are bananas the coolest? Well, let me put it this way. If someone told you they went to a party and said, oh, that party was bananas. You know that was a good party. Very good point. Let's review the show format. We've got four rounds of debate. Round one is the declaration of greatness, where our debaters present a fact filled argument in favor of their side, followed by a 32nd rebuttal from their opponent. Next, we've got the micro round, where each team will respond to a creative assignment they received in advance. Round three is the sneak attack where I'll surprise debaters with a challenge they need to respond to on the spot. And to wrap it all up, we've got the final 6, where each team will have just 6 words to drive home the awesomeness of their side. Our judge Irene will award two points in the first round, one for her favorite rebuttal, one for the declaration she likes best, then she'll award one point in each round after that, but she'll keep her decision secret until the end of the debate. Listeners, we want you to judge two, mark down your points as you listen and at the end of the show head to our website smash boom dot org and vote for whichever team you think one. Okay, Irene debaters are you ready? Yes. Yes, let's do it. I'm ready. Then it's time for the. Declaration of greatness. Our debater will present the most fascinating facts and awesome arguments in favor of their side. We flipped a coin and Tommy, you're up first. Tell us why apples are the most fabulous fruit. I'm so excited we're doing this debate today because I just finished installing my new Apple TV. No, not Apple the tech company. I'm talking apple the actual fruit. This TV streams bushels of shows about one thing and one thing only. Apples. Let's see what's playing. Oh, hey, the news.

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How Spanish Composers Influrnced Latin America

Classics for Kids

02:03 min | 4 months ago

How Spanish Composers Influrnced Latin America

"After christopher columbus made his first trip across the atlantic ocean spain and other european countries began to colonize the americas. Spanish music had a big influence on latin american music. And so did the music of the enslaved people who were brought over from africa one of the first places columbus landed in fourteen. Ninety two was cuba. Nineteenth century violinist. Jose white lafitte had a spanish father and an afro-cuban mother whites composition that they yaqoob ana the beautiful. Cuban uses dance rhythms from haiti and the dominican republic on the island of hispaniola twentieth century. Cuban composer and missile. The owner was a pianist. That's lik wound up performing his most famous piece. My leg ania which is a spanish dance. Kunas family was full of musicians including his great nephew. Leo brouwer leo. Brouwer was guitarist until he hurt his right hand even after he had to stop playing. He kept on composing in fourteen. Ninety three columbus landed on the island. We call puerto rico spanish for rich port. The taino people who originally lived there called it. Land of the great lords in their language voted ken. Which is the title of this piece by. Puerto rican composer. Roberto ever

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Dog King: Burnt Bun Breakfast

Stories Podcast: A Bedtime Show for Kids of All Ages

02:15 min | 5 months ago

Dog King: Burnt Bun Breakfast

"Today. We find dog king king of the dogs sitting on his throne gazing out at his kingdom out in the streets. The sun was hot and humid. As a pool of drool and the roads were scorched enough to skull the paw humans were bustling around head down headed to work and traffic clogged up all the best walking spots. That was all okay though because the kingdom the alley behind the laundromat was shady and cool as the dirt under a deck and more than that. It was a summer monday which could only mean one thing time for a burnt bun breakfast dog king called spilling too heavy trash bags into the crowd of waiting dogs from the bags. Wrinkly crinkly sides burnt hot dogs and hamburgers and stale buns spilled onto the dirty ground. It was kind of like christmas. If christmas smelled like ketchup and mustard day-old meet burnt bun. Breakfast was their summer monday tradition. Where the dogs gathered all the burnt barbecue thrown out from the weekend before and had themselves a feast. A whole mess of matz had shown up for this one. There was the usual crew of pickles and rambo. And anne plus some lounging. Labs hungry hounds. A beefy boxer boxy beaver and a group of rowdy terriers fresh from a run at the dog park pun breakfast best fist. Crooned pickles the chihuahua. He leapt from his little pink bike basket bed and shook himself awake. Nothing like a good chart burger with the extra black bits for flavor. You don't see this every day. I see these literally every day said rambo. My mom likes to grill all the time. And i get all the one. She messes up. I think sometimes she messes up on purpose. Because i'm her special handsome boy. No way said pickles yes way. I'm totally her special handsome boy. She tells me all the

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James Has a Magical Wizard for a Teacher!

Short Stories for Kids: The Magic Factory of Storytelling

02:34 min | 5 months ago

James Has a Magical Wizard for a Teacher!

"On monday. James and his class met their new teacher. Mr tizard mr tizard wore a brown jacket with patches on his elbows and a neatly clipped. Short beard also wore purple framed glasses and carried a purple ruler in his breast pocket. James thought he seemed nice enough. No close said. Mr tizard arm going to hand each of you a book. Please sit silently. While i do this. However when it got to james mr tizard had run out and there were still five children to go. Who bother said mr tizard. I don't mind sharing. Said james looking at the child sat next to him but then he looked back up at mr tizard and he noticed that the new teacher had five more books in his arms. One of which he placed in front of james later outside james is best friend was talking excitedly about mr tizard. James is friends. Seem to like him when he asked james what he thought. James said I'm not sure something's weird happening in there. It's because he's a new teacher said james's best friend you'll get used to him on tuesday. The class had basketball in the afternoon. James was playing defense trying to stop the attacking team from scoring a basket as the opposition. Plays moved in. James stood his ground and held his hands why to make it harder for the other team. This forced one of the players to stop and shoot over. James's head the ball curved through the air as james pivoted on the spot hoping to catch a rebound instead the ball wedged itself between the hoop and the backboard it was stuck james and his classmates tried to jump knocked the ball free but they were all far too short. What seems to be. The problem said mr tizard approaching from the edge of the court. The ball stock. Everyone chorused just as the ball mysteriously dropped and bounced across the floor. It seems just fine to me. Said mr

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Snake Slithers out of Spice Shelves at Sydney Supermarket

KidNuz

01:02 min | 5 months ago

Snake Slithers out of Spice Shelves at Sydney Supermarket

"A slithery surprise looking in the shelves of a supermarket in sydney australia. Twenty five year old. Elena alati was shopping for spices when a ten foot python emerge from behind the jars of spices flicking. It's tongue just inches from her face known to her friends. As the harry potter girl helena happens to be a trained wildlife handler with over twenty snake rescues to her credit and quickly recognized the reptile staring right at her. As a non venomous diamond python remaining calm she captured the unusual encounter on her phone before alerting store clerks and offering to help catch it after returning with our snake bag. One tap on the tail is all it took for the serpent to wriggle happily inside after safely. Depositing the creature back into the nearby bushland. Helena admitted that while she doesn't speak the harry potter language of serpents known as parcel tongue. She believes snakes gravitate towards her because they sense she cares about protecting animals.

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What's Happening in Afghanistan?

KidNuz

00:55 sec | 5 months ago

What's Happening in Afghanistan?

"There's a lot going on in the country of afghanistan in south central asia. It citizens are waking up to a new leadership after the country's government collapsed and a military group called the taliban took control. This same group ruled afghanistan from nineteen ninety-six until two thousand one with very strict laws and ban. Many things like education for girls television music and movies for the last twenty years though. Us soldiers help keep the taliban out of power which meant the afghan people had more freedom just last month. The bulk of us military forces left hoping afghan leaders could rule on their own instead. The taliban quickly regained control president biden address. The american people yesterday and admitted that afghanistan fell into the wrong hands much quicker than anticipated but he felt it was time for the us to get out and for afghan leaders to find a way to lead their own country.

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Tyler Gilbert Makes First MLB Start at Age of 27 and Throws No-Hitter

KidNuz

00:41 sec | 5 months ago

Tyler Gilbert Makes First MLB Start at Age of 27 and Throws No-Hitter

"First. Start in the major saturday night. Tyler gilbert of the arizona diamondbacks threw a no hitter. Tyler is only the fourth pitcher in baseball history to pitch a no no in his first big league. game bobo. holloman was the last back in nineteen fifty three even more remarkable. Tyler didn't play any organized ball last year. Kovic shut down the minor so he spent his summer throwing to an old high school coach and doing electrical work with his father to make money. After saturday nights outing he told reporters. I'd rather be doing this than pulling wires. No offense dad. Tyler was also the eighth. No hitter of the season tying a record set back in eighty. Four

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What if You're Scared to Start School?

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

02:27 min | 5 months ago

What if You're Scared to Start School?

"School is starting up again after a summer. Break for many of you especially those of you in the northern hemisphere and it may be your first time back in a classroom building in a long time. Some of you in other parts of the world are in remote learning situations again. And you might not know when you'll be going back. It can be a bit unsettling especially if you're just starting kindergarten that's the case for odin. Here's what he wrote in an e mail. One of his adults helped him send to us. I'm five years old. I live in wilson wyoming. My questions are if i am terrified about kindergarten. Do i have to go. What should i do if i'm scared to go to kindergarten. And what if kids are mean to me. Well odin yes. I think you do have to go to kindergarten. School is where we learn important. Things like reading writing math and languages. It's also where we go to learn how to learn but it's totally natural to feel scared when you're going to start something new in an unfamiliar place. We thought you might appreciate getting some advice from other kids who have just recently gone through kindergarten themselves and from some teachers and other people who work in schools and have found some pretty good ways over the years to help kids get through the scary times we asked all of them descend in responses saying what they're excited about and nervous about and if they have any tips to manage those nervous feelings. Let's start with zoe and ten years old and i live in colorado and what. I'm really excited to do when i get back to. School is see all my friends. What i'm not really excited about to do at school is having to take tests. And if you're going into school and you're kinda nervous My advice to you is just have fun and try to make some friends and the school. You will be a lot better. Some of you wanted to tell odin what it was like for you when you started school. Hi i'm isadora. And i'm from kalona. Bc i was scared for her go to kindergarten tail. But when you step into the classroom there's lots of nights kids and they play with you a lot more nine ali on his own. I listen cameras. Friday a stag. He done this. Yeah i'm the best thing about king is on is my friend and then new

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How the Nickelodeon Logo Came to Be

Kottke Ride Home

01:11 min | 5 months ago

How the Nickelodeon Logo Came to Be

"Zoo nickelodeon which launched in nineteen seventy nine was the very first channel devoted entirely to kids a great idea in concept but the head honchos had never really worked in children's entertainment so they didn't exactly know what they were doing and it took a while for nick to really figure it out maybe they could have cracked it sooner. If they'd had some clues from summer sanders. But i digress once. They got a better idea of what they were actually going for. Thanks in part to mtv co founder. Fred siebert who observed quote looney tunes and rock and roll had a lot of things in common and one of those things that was in common was a sort of subversion of the established world of parents of teachers of you know government and of the establishment and quotes. Zoo this channel for kids needed to subvert. Anything adults likes or told kids to do and thus quoting the ringer. A new logo and direction was born. One that spoke to that rejection of order. It was a mess. Literally the shape of a splat it was also an invitation to imagine. The nick logo was only splat. It could be any orange shape that you could dream of from an alligator

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Kids News: Los Angeles Dodgers Ball Girl Tackles Pitch Invader to the Ground

KidNuz

00:53 sec | 5 months ago

Kids News: Los Angeles Dodgers Ball Girl Tackles Pitch Invader to the Ground

"Ball girl for the los angeles dodgers making. What many are calling the play of the game college senior marisa rowe. Han did what seven security guards couldn't sunday night. She took down a fan who jumped into center field. The interloper was quick on his feet. He even hurdled. One attempted tackle as he raced into the infield but he didn't bet on the back girl wearing number ninety three and waiting for him near the first baseline as he neared. She leveled up and grab just enough of his jersey to flip him over the railing. And back into the stands. The crowd went wild and soden social media with posts calling her the mvp and some football fans asking their favorite teams to sign her to a contract as for the field crusher. He was hauled out of the stadium and likely banned for life

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What Is Infastructure?

The Ten News

02:05 min | 5 months ago

What Is Infastructure?

"Have you ever been in the car listening to the ten news. Of course and your parent or guardian hits a pothole or bump in the road and they probably say some kind of bad word after they hit it that something called an infrastructure problem. So what exactly is infrastructure. It's really anything that helps us live our lives the way we do the roads and bridges that you drive all over the country. You're drinking water railroad airport waterways and rivers you name it. Even your internet connection is considered part of the country's infrastructure. Oh man at a time. When we're still depending on internet virtual school in work there are some parts of the country that really struggle with getting online high speed broadband. Internet is hard to get in rural areas of the us. Sometimes they connection is so slow have to go to the library or find some other way to get online man as infrastructure gets older. There's been a lot of talk about the condition of a lot of these things. In fact the country gets graded on. How well it's infrastructure is maintained right now. Experts called civil engineers give the us a c. for overall condition of the nation's infrastructure. Are you kidding me. But some areas like roads and bridges aviation in airplanes and mass transit. Used to get people to work are being graded even lower. Were talking cs and ds. It's worrying because a lot of infrastructure issues have to do a safety if a bridge is structurally deficient. It's not safe to let people drive over it in as you can see. There are a lot of areas that need attention right now. So americans can have confidence in their infrastructure.

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Shiny Treasuers: A Story and Meditation for Your Bedtime Routine

Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories

02:05 min | 5 months ago

Shiny Treasuers: A Story and Meditation for Your Bedtime Routine

"Our story today is shiny treasures. Sira the sand crab was a little crab who loved to dig on her big beach for terasury. There's the other. Sand crabs would stay near the water but sira was brave and adventurous. She loved to dig for shiny things things that she couldn't ever find in the ocean sira loved the things she found. They made her wonder about other creatures in parts of the world that she hadn't experienced herself yet every time she found something it was like finding a treasure. Just hiding in the sand for sira to dig out. Sira collected all kinds of treasures from shiny bottle caps. Two beautiful shells to pretty white feathers. Sira would bring her treasures to the big banana leaf that she called help. The leaf covered a shallow hole. She had dug up on the beach far enough away from the water that tides would never flood it at night. Sira would snuggle up under the big banana leaf with her treasures. She would wake up when the sun shone through her leaf and start her day by digging for breakfast and for new treasures of course but one sunny afternoon. A gust of wind suddenly blew cyrus. Banana leaf away. Oh no thoughts. Ira there goes my leaf. It's sunny right now. But what if it rains. My treasures will get all wet at first. Poor sira didn't know what to do so she took a deep dragon breath and out

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What's Inside the Earth?

Inquisikids Daily

02:15 min | 5 months ago

What's Inside the Earth?

"And welcome to the inquisitors podcast. You know what the surface of the earth looks like. It's covered with mountains and sandy beaches and dirt in the woods and sometimes it's covered in concrete where people have made cities. Most of the earth's surface is covered with oceans but what is under the surface. Is it just more dirt. Could we really dig all the way to china. Science says no we could not dig all the way to china cover. The inside of the earth is actually made of four very thick and very different layers starting from the center of the earth and working out toward the surface. The layers are the inner core the outer core the mantle and the crust. The inner core is a solid ball made of iron and nickel. These are both metal elements that are very heavy. They are also both magnetic. The inner core is fifteen hundred miles across. It's roughly the size of the moon and it's very very hot. The temperature down there is five thousand degrees celsius. The next layer is called the outer core the outer core is made of iron and nickel and sulfur and oxygen. It is even hotter than the inner core. It's six thousand degrees celsius. It's a liquid layer that flows around the solid inner core. The liquid moves by convection. That means that as some of the molecules heat up they rise and as other molecules cool down they fall. This liquid layer is constantly swirling because of the rising and falling molecules. They give it like a pot of boiling water. Bubbling and moving even when the pot is

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Would You Rather: Lollipop vs. Gum Edition

Stories Podcast: A Bedtime Show for Kids of All Ages

01:25 min | 6 months ago

Would You Rather: Lollipop vs. Gum Edition

"Today. We're going to play a little. Would you rather have you guys ever played. Would you rather i have. Yes so basically kids how this works at home. So i'm going to set up a little situation. And you just tell me which option you'd rather. Sometimes they're both good sometimes. They're not and you know that's kind of the fun is that they're hard choices right at game decisions. Yes very serious to. Would you rather a lollipop that lasts forever or gum. That never loses. It's flavor i would definitely prefer gum. That doesn't lose it's flavor yes. I have several questions though so either either of these. Do we have a reliable place like we put them somewhere. And i don't have to continuously be chewing gum or continuously eating the like. I know you. Fred will eat that gum. Because you'll leave it on your counter. Well i don't want that to happen either. So i'm but what i'm looking for is like can i put these things away and return to them and they will still be like. That are absolutely okay. Then i want the gum. I will keep it in my car. You like the gum to i. Do i like the gum. I would probably keep it in a little plastic case with decorations on it. Stickers and i would come back to it daily everlasting gum. Gum containers would be a big hit idle. It'd be it have something market. And i would probably have to have multiple gum containers because i might have different. Flavors of gum might have a strawberry guy more. And then i might have a grape gum gum that lasts forever so you'd always have good breath

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Can Your Dog Tell When You're Lying?

KidNuz

00:50 sec | 6 months ago

Can Your Dog Tell When You're Lying?

"About it. Dogs can usually tell when you're lying to them. That's according to a new study out of the university of vienna involving two hundred sixty canines and their ability to detect. Researchers ran a number of experiments between dogs and humans in one dogs were presented with two bowls of food one containing a treat when told which bowl had the treat. The dogs listen to what they were told. But what happened. Next is truly revealing researchers. Then switch the bowls containing the treat in front of the dogs while sometimes leading a second person watch when told by the second person which bowl had the treat. The dogs only listened when that person had actually been in the room. Moreover dog scored better than kids and chimpanzees in past similar studies.

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Sunset Singalong: A Calming Short Story for Children

Be Calm on Ahway Island Bedtime Stories

02:01 min | 6 months ago

Sunset Singalong: A Calming Short Story for Children

"Our story today is sunset sing along fernando frog hopped from lily pad to lily pad. In excitement he had a wonderful idea. He was so excited for a moment. He didn't notice a shadow overhead. It was dragon hulo dragon. Fernando called lovely. Day isn't it. Dragons smiled at fernando and nodded enthusiastically. Are you busy this evening. Right around sunset. Fernando asked dragon dragon nodded. No dragon was not busy this evening. Right around sunset. Then please come back here. At that time. There will be a special frog concert tonight. Fernando said with enthusiasm dragons eyebrows shot up in surprise and then dragon smiled with up. Big big smile. Please invite anyone else you see to fernando called and drag. It nodded enthusiastically immediately. Dragon took off to find the others and tell them about the special concert. Fernando again hopped excitedly from lily pad to lily pad. This was going to be a special concert. He had to find felicity freddie and frieda frogs and enlist their help. Fernando found his frog friends on the other side of the pond sitting amongst the cool reads friends he called. I would like to give a special concert tonight. Will you sing with me. Of course said frito cheerfully great idea ready chimed in. How fun said felicity with a big smile.

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What if a Dog Got a Nintendo Switch?

What If World - Stories for Kids

02:26 min | 6 months ago

What if a Dog Got a Nintendo Switch?

"Read. The dog was very excited because his friend. Everett had a present for him. All every it's doing eight to see you. Thanks for coming to visit me all the way and what. therefore i know has really long track. Did you get me something. Yes oh it looks like some nato kind of thing like a box with buttons on do i do. I need and eat it. Is that what i do. Oh what is it called. I mean tino sweets. Oh nintendo switch. Wow i have no idea. What dad is fred. Nevertheless took out this nintendo switch and started pushing buttons wildly. Emmy am i doing it right. Am i pointing the buttons with my tongue light. No you played in ten switch where you buy like these game cards and you can put them in. And then you can click on the game with the buttons with buttons or you've caused and you click them and then like play the games with the little joy cards. Oh i see you know. That's really strange. Because what if well. Certainly this big button appeared in the middle of the nintendo switch and it says suck everett and emmy inside of the nintendo which it's a really big button. I don't know how it says that. But i'm just going to press it real quick. Well see what happened. As he press the button. Emmy and everett suddenly got sucked into what if world and into the video game and some of what if world got sucked into this video game as well just leaving fred floating around playing the game and a big blank void you too. Okay and i. I just push the button. Yeah oh boy. Oh boy oh boy. I'm more into like a puzzle games and the games where we explore our motion haw. What's this heart button. This just keeps growing new buttons. Do you think you should push the button now after what just happened. Do not push the button fred. Okay i will not put the by. I promise i'm just going to turn around and sit on intendo intendo which no one can push the buttons and nothing else happens but when he sat on the nintendo switch of course his bottom pushed the button

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Why Do Humans Wear Clothes?

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

01:03 min | 6 months ago

Why Do Humans Wear Clothes?

"Mining's alethia from barbecue in ohio in six years ago. My question is why hoon's have to wear clothes. Many people think we started wearing clothing for practical reasons of warmth and protection basically my nine zombie charts and i'm address historian so i spend my time thinking about clouds in the past. And what plates can teach us about history. Ambush chart is going to guide us through a little bit of the history of the clothes we wear and why we wear them as she answers. The questions you've sent us like bacteria olivia's we didn't have like a lot of other animals steve so when modern humans began moving away from very warm places like continental africa into colder parts of the world. We need to protect ourselves. Somehow we need to wear something to keep us warm if it's very snowy outside or if it's very cold so this is one answer that we workloads for protection

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The Story of the Red Bandanas

Stories Podcast: A Bedtime Show for Kids of All Ages

02:15 min | 6 months ago

The Story of the Red Bandanas

"Upon a time. A boy named berry decided he was going to catch a leprechaun. This is the story of how he succeeded and of how he failed. It all started. When berries uncle darren visited from ireland he sat with barry and told him all kinds of stories. They were the folktales of the old country. Full of pujols and giants and fairies and leprechauns berry wasn't a very imaginative boy and most of the magic of the stories was lost on him. Except of course for the stories about gold berry would pepper his uncle with questions long after his parents had told him to give it a rest for his part uncle. Darren was happy to answer always with a laughing gleam in his eyes. So how much gold a leprechaun's have berry would ask is wide and greedy more gold than you could fit. In this whole house. Darren would say more gold than you could ever spend. Oh i'm gonna get it. I'm gonna get all the gold uncle. Darren laughed lots of tried. But leprechauns are a tricky sort. They're almost impossible to catch. And even if you do catch them you have to keep them close because because because what. What do you do berry asked with rapt attention. Oh i tell you boy. But i'm awful. Thirsty uncle darren would reply looking sadly into his empty mug wall. Get you a drink berry. Said leaping to fill his uncle's glass when it was topped off berry took a sip and then side contentedly. Where were we the leprechaun's you were going to tell me how to keep one. Oh that's right that's right so you have to keep your eyes on them because if you look away they'll disappear no way. Oh yes way they'll disappear. It's true but if it keep your eyes on them and ask them firmly they'll have to show you where they hide their gold and they won't be able to light here so you get your hands on one. You look him square in the eyes and tell them to bring it to the treasure before you let them

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Why Couldn't the World's Fastest Man Listen to Music?

Chompers

00:24 sec | 6 months ago

Why Couldn't the World's Fastest Man Listen to Music?

"Here's your i joke. Why couldn't the world's fastest man listen to music. Because he broke the record. A record is a disc with music on it that you can play on a record player but a record can break easily. People used to listen to records much more. Before we played our music on our phones or computers

Space Tourism Blasts Off

The Ten News

01:57 min | 6 months ago

Space Tourism Blasts Off

"The world has been buzzing about space lately as more and more rockets take off from our planet but the latest launches aren't from governments or organizations that you used to like nasa instead. Several billionaires and their companies have gotten into a bit of a space race on july first richard branson who owns space company. Virgin galactic became the first person to get to space in a rocket that he funded cool ends on july twenty first amazon founder. Jeff bezos flew a few miles higher than branson and a rocket called new shepherd nice. Each flight was about ten minutes long. Both virgin galactic and bezos company. Blue origin have stated that. They're looking to popularize space tourism. But right now they're charging big bucks for the privilege. Virgin is currently charging two hundred fifty thousand dollars a seat and while blue origin. Tickets aren't opened for the public to buy yet. One of bazo seat meets ponied up. Twenty eight million dollars for the first ride. These flights represents a new era for space travel. But they've also been controversial. Critics have questioned the amount of money being spent on this endeavor instead of donating to causes and solving problems here on earth especially in the midst of a pandemic but besides being joyrides for the rich and famous experts. Say that these space vehicles could one day have something to offer the science world. Scientists who want to conduct experiments in low. Gravity haven't been able to go aboard flights at all. The ships are unmanned bummer. That could change in the future scientists. Hope that they could study questions. Like how living things respond to the move from. Gravity to

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Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything

The Past and the Curious

02:01 min | 6 months ago

Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything

"Are not an ideal outfit for running now. They might sound unfamiliar to our ears today. But these puffed up pantaloons once grace the bottom halves and cavs of plenty of young women in the early nineteen. Hundreds there called pup tent bloomers because as pants. They're so big that they kinda look like those pup tents that soldiers would cover themselves in while sleeping underneath the stars even if you don't think they look like pup tents and i'll be the first to admit that they don't exactly in the nineteen ninety s. We would call these things hammer pants but they probably used about as much fabric as a pup tent did they were big bill louis and could balloon with air so not good athletic. Wear for someone trying to run fast. They'd catch the wind like a sail. Nevertheless there stood young. Bobbie rosenfeld at the starting line of a foot race that she hadn't even planned on running. She was being cheered on by oliver softball teammates wearing her wind. Grabby it's pup tent. Bloomers she was at a citywide picnic plate in a softball game but knowing how fast she was on the base paths. Her teammates convinced her to enter a one hundred meter dash. That just happened to be taking place nearby. She said yes without much thought and the next thing she knew the starting pistol was fired. Twelve point one seconds later bobby crossed the finish line before anyone else seemingly out of nowhere. A man came running up to her asking questions. Like where did you come from. Who are you. Have you run in competition before. And when he asked her if she knew who she had beaten. Bobby shrugged and said no. He told her that she had beaten canadian champion. Rosa gross. Bobby thought that was pretty cool. Then he asked. Do you know how faster time was bobby again. Said no he told her. It was twelve point. One seconds. The canadian record.

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Who is Karate Kid 2.0, Luigi Akiau?

Anything in The World

01:48 min | 6 months ago

Who is Karate Kid 2.0, Luigi Akiau?

"If you're listening to this absurd in july or august of twenty twenty one re probably following the olympic games that are happening right now in tokyo japan. Do you know the karate is one of five new sports. That came out in the games this year. The others are surfing sport climbing skateboarding and baseball. Why am i talking about this. Because our guest is a fierce karate athletes by only being nine years. Old you told us all about his routine and how. He prepares to be a champion every single day. So raise a glass and welcome my old friend in new guest luigia so they participating in welcome to the show so let's started with the questions. What do you like to do. When you're not practicing or competing. What i like to do what not to competing is usually i like to just play with my friends or go blaze with my my mom. My dad my family. Are i go to my room. I play some video games in watch. Tv okay that's nice one. And where did you start practicing karate. I started synchrony. Two years ago and i started boxing at florida. Crotty clubs. she thought you do still practice today. yes cool. How's your daily routine okay. So my daily routine is when i wake up on a monday i wake up. Sometimes i miss breakfast. 'cause the late i go to school and then when i come back basically free the whole day unlike free for the time being i get online video games but tv some food. I can rest. And then after that a good crowd for one hour. I go there at five because it takes thirty minutes to get there. It starts at six ends at seven and then after that i go home and eat dinner. If i have time i'll watch some more. Tv and then go to

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Bugs Week: Morning Riddles

Chompers

02:10 min | 6 months ago

Bugs Week: Morning Riddles

"It's bugs week and today we've got some riddles about crawley critters to puzzle your noggin. Here's your first one. This bug has two big claws and a tale. That can hurt it. Looks like a small lobster that you find in the desert. What type of bug is this scorpion. A scorpion switzer rushing to the other side of the top of your mouth. Don't brush too hard scorpions type of arachne. It that means they have eight legs like spiders. Scorpions have to sharp pincers in the front of their body. That looks sort of like the clause of the lobster or crab and they have a long tail with a stinger at the end. Scorpions used their singers to inject poison into whatever they want to eat. Switzer rushing to the bottom of your mouth and keep on brushing. Here's your next riddle. This bug is like a lamp lighting up the woods at night. They fly around in till there but turns on the light. What bug is this. Fires lies firefly's fireflies or lightning. Bugs are the little bugs that light up the woods at night. Their butts laid up like a light bulb using something called bio blooming essence. What i'll explain after you switch you're brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth and brush the molars in the way back. Bioluminescence is how certain animals create light bio means. Life and luminescence means cold. Light like a light that isn't made with fire or heat. Animals who bio luminescence can create light in their bodies using chemical reactions firefly's mixed special chemicals in their butts to make them light up

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The Story of Pecos Bill and the Tornado

Stories Podcast: A Bedtime Show for Kids of All Ages

02:02 min | 6 months ago

The Story of Pecos Bill and the Tornado

"Once upon a time in the wild west a little boy named bill fell off a wagon by the side of the pecos river. Now a normal baby would have cried. His eyes out that this boy was different. He crawled up to a mama coyote and just acted like one of her pups. It was a little hard with him. Not being as hairy. But he was raised by the coyotes for years until his older brother eventually found him and brought him home years later after that he went by the name of paco's spill and as he got older he became famous for being the toughest bronco buster there ever was and he proved it time and time again. Now in case you're a greenhorn. A bronco buster is someone who gets horses used to a saddle. Some horses are okay with being britain but others not so much the fastest and strongest horses. The best for rough riding would fight the saddle. They had to be ridden through the fighting until they got used to it to make that happen someone would have to try and ride while they were still wild. Of course the stallions would buck and spin and kick and jump and go absolutely wild until they sent their writer into the dirt. It was a hard job and bronco busters where the people they called when someone couldn't break a horse themselves and when you had a horse too tough to mean to downright nasty for a buster. You called paco's bill. Bill would travel around the wild parts of america looking for adventure and boy did he find it on his travels. He singlehandedly doug the mississippi river battled the bear lake monster to a standstill and fell in love with a wild woman who rode giant catfish down the rivers. And all that. It's just the first go round in the rodeo of bills life

Pecos River Paco Coyotes Britain Mississippi River Bill Bear Lake Doug America