Highlights Hangout is a monthly podcast that brings Highlights Magazine, an American icon, to life in a whole new way. This magazine-style show hosted by Tim Kubart and Juanita Andersen offers a unique audio spin on the stories, characters, puzzles, and jokes that millions of kids dive into each month in the pages of Highlights including "Goofus and Gallant", "The Hidden Sound Game" ("Hidden Pictures" with sounds!), and listener submitted jokes, tongue twisters, poems and wow-worthy science questions answered by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz from "Wow in the World"!
Worldwide Wave of Kindness (Encore2)
After a rippling act of kindness turns Juanita’s mishap-filled morning around, Juanita and Tim decide to set off a wave of kindness that wraps around the whole world. This episode also features the Hidden Sound game, Ask Arizona, and kids’ answers to the Big Question: Which person do you look up to?
Extreme Obstacle Course of Gratitude (Encore2)
Tim and Juanita are feeling grateful in the Hangout! As Juanita trains for the Extreme Obstacle Course of Gratitude, Tim programs his robot to join in the fun. This episode also features the Hidden Sound Game, a Wow-worthy science question for Mindy and Guy, and a chore-wheel duet by Goofus and Gallant™.
Costume Parade Charades (Encore2)
After struggling to decide on a costume for their big party, Juanita asks Tim for help. They end up creating costumes out of things from around the house, resulting in a punny game of Costume Parade Charades. And as we kick off the month-long Supremely Stupendous State of the Kid Survey Celebration, kids share the kinds of superpowers they would like to have. This episode also features the Hidden Sound Game, a Wow-worthy science question for Mindy and Guy, and a bedtime routine duet by Goofus and Gallant™.
Rainy Day Radio Play (Encore2)
On this stormy day in the Hangout, Tim and Juanita decide to combine Tim’s love of detective radio plays and Juanita’s fondness for fairy tales into one epic Rainy Day Radio Play. This episode also features the Hidden Sound Game, Ask Arizona™, a Wow-worthy science question for Mindy and Guy, and a back-to-school duet by Goofus and Gallant™.
Space-Alien Listening Lab! (Encore2)
In “Space-Alien Listening Lab,” Tim is helping Juanita learn to play guitar in the Hangout when new friends Zatz and Zurkle™ arrive. These space-alien visitors are seeking sounds, and they’ve come looking for Tim and Juanita’s music—along with other audio specimens—to take back to their home planet. Of course, as they work on the songs, interruptions abound! First, there’s a visit from Goofus and Gallant™, who swing by to sing about helping with a community cleanup. Then, they hear from Arizona, who writes her Ask Arizona™ column about going to a party where she doesn’t know anyone. And finally, Mindy and Guy answer a wow-worthy science question about extremely resilient animals. This episode also features a brand-new Hidden Sound game, our play on Highlights™ magazine’s Hidden Pictures™ puzzles, and an audio That’s Silly!™ game about Earthling music genres in the spacecraft listening lab.
I Spy the Sky! (Encore)
In this Encore favorite episode, “I Spy the Sky,” Tim and Juanita are back in the Hangout, and this time, Goofus and Gallant™ send our hosts and Paws the dog on an “I Spy the Sky Scavenger Hunt,” where they follow clues leading to a meteor-shower party. This episode also features a Paws and Think adventure to a fish market where we meet Lulu the Lobsterwoman; a campfire song with Goofus and Gallant; a “My Sci with Mindy and Guy” segment where they answer a wow-worthy question about hiccups; and the Hidden Sound game, our new sonic twist on Highlights™ magazine’s Hidden Pictures™ puzzle.