39 episodes

Hey Wondery parents! Looking for unique ways to keep your kids entertained and learning while reducing screen time? Take a well-deserved break with Wondery Kids, a new podcast curation for the whole family to enjoy.
Take them on the incredible journey of the most groundbreaking public figures with Imagined Life. Every episode explores unique stories and fascinating facts, like how the author of a set of wizardry novels created a worldwide phenomenon.
Or bring your kids on an adventure into the extraordinary technologies used to bring our favorite droids and Jedis to life. American Innovations details the backstory on how this futuristic world was created.
From the epic stories of some of our most famous public figures to explorations into the greatest American Innovations, the Wondery Kids podcast features endless entertainment while keeping your kids learning.

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Hey Wondery parents! Looking for unique ways to keep your kids entertained and learning while reducing screen time? Take a well-deserved break with Wondery Kids, a new podcast curation for the whole family to enjoy.
Take them on the incredible journey of the most groundbreaking public figures with Imagined Life. Every episode explores unique stories and fascinating facts, like how the author of a set of wizardry novels created a worldwide phenomenon.
Or bring your kids on an adventure into the extraordinary technologies used to bring our favorite droids and Jedis to life. American Innovations details the backstory on how this futuristic world was created.
From the epic stories of some of our most famous public figures to explorations into the greatest American Innovations, the Wondery Kids podcast features endless entertainment while keeping your kids learning.

    The Daily Smile | Em the Letter Writer

    The Daily Smile | Em the Letter Writer

    An 11-year-old with a penchant for writing letters to friends and family around the country decided to pen a thank you note to her postman. She never could have imagined what would happen next.

    • 14 min
    The Daily Smile | A Bookshop Weathers the Storm

    The Daily Smile | A Bookshop Weathers the Storm

    A retweet from a bestselling fantasy author changes the fate of a small, struggling bookshop in Petersfield, England.

    • 14 min
    Business Wars | Cola Space Race

    Business Wars | Cola Space Race

    It’s 1984 and the cola war is neck and neck. After years of struggle, Pepsi looks ready to triumph over Coca-Cola. 

    So Coke’s striking back by opening a new battlefront in the quest for soda supremacy: outer space. 

    But its plan to send its world-famous drink into orbit won’t stay secret for long. And when Pepsi finds out, it sparks a new space race.

    • 25 min
    Imagined Life | The Dreamer

    Imagined Life | The Dreamer

    You’re an artist. A visionary. But making your dreams a reality—well, that’s not so easy. Because first, you'll need to win over some powerful people. 

    • 44 min
    American Innovations | Airplane: Rewriting Aviation History | E3

    American Innovations | Airplane: Rewriting Aviation History | E3

    In 1913, the young aviation industry was in trouble. The Wright brothers’ broad proprietary claim on airplane technology—and their willingness to sue competitors—created a legal bottleneck that was stifling the airplane’s development.

    Their legal power over aviation stemmed from the idea that they were the first to build a plane capable of flying. But what if they weren’t the first? In early 1914, Glenn Curtiss was presented with the opportunity to test that idea. Ironically, the experiment would end up costing him his place in history.

    • 38 min
    American Innovations | Airplane: Wrights and Wrongs | E2

    American Innovations | Airplane: Wrights and Wrongs | E2

    Glenn Curtiss may have mastered the technical aspects of the airplane, but in September of 1909, Curtiss found himself painfully ill-equipped to handle the latest challenge before him: the Wright brothers were suing him for patent infringement., demanding he stop building, selling, and even flying his planes. 

    While Curtiss was the main target of the lawsuit, the outcome of the case would affect the industry as a whole. That’s because the question at hand focused on the interpretation and application of patent law. Specifically, could any one man--or in this case, two brothers--legally own the air.

    • 40 min

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