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Big If True is a biweekly podcast for kids dedicated to exploring the truth behind big things. You can find shownotes and other extras at bigiftrue.abbymullen.org!
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Big If True Abby Mullen

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

Big If True is a biweekly podcast for kids dedicated to exploring the truth behind big things. You can find shownotes and other extras at bigiftrue.abbymullen.org!
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    The Appalachian Trail (re-release)

    The Appalachian Trail (re-release)

    We're re-releasing our very first episode! Our guest on that show, Mills Kelly, has a new podcast called The Green Tunnel, all about the history of the Appalachian Trail. You should check it out wherever you get your podcasts!
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    • 13 min
    Wigs

    Wigs

    Today we're learning about hair that's larger than life! In the past, rich and powerful folks have used their hair to show off how great they were--but all that hair power comes with a price. We talk to Emma Markiewicz about hair and big wigs on today's episode.
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    • 15 min
    Saturn V

    Saturn V

    This week we're launching into space! We're learning all about the rocket that propelled astronauts all the way to the moon: the Saturn V. Our guest, Michael Neufeld of the National Air and Space Museum, tells us all about what these giant rockets are, what they do, and why we stopped using them.
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    • 20 min
    Airships

    Airships

    Airships are giant balloons with engines! They've been used for recreation, espionage, defense, and more. Our guest Brett Holman tells us about these giant airborne vehicles, and what happens when people get a little bit too paranoid about them...
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    • 17 min
    The Olympics

    The Olympics

    The Tokyo 2020(1) Olympics are starting! So we wanted to find out a little more about what the Olympics are, and why they work the way they do. We talk to Dr. Matt Hodler, a historian of sport, to learn more about this big sporting event.

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    • 16 min
    Fireworks

    Fireworks

    In this special July 4-themed episode, we're talking about a staple of many people's Independence Day celebration: giant explosions! Whether you love fireworks or hate them, you'll learn something about where they come from and how they're made with our expert Simon Werrett!

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

graciecakes5 ,

Great for kids and adults!

Love listening to this mother-daughter duo introduce new topics and help listeners learn. Each episode is long enough to learn some great new info, but not too long that kids start to lose attention. Maggie is the best!

nsleeter ,

Excellent!

Great podcast for kids and adults to listen to together.

berrypecker ,

Interesting for everyone

Fun, engaging, and interesting. The length is enough to learn something but not so long to be cumbersome. It’s so much fun that a kid and her grown-up co-host and invite experts on as guests, and the quiz element ties it all together without any pressure. Highly recommended.

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