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Explore the absurdity and wonder of everyday life in this lovable podcast where kids learn about music, art, science and culture - one topic at a time. Andrew & Polly mashup jokes, songs and interviews with experts in an award-winning podcast that The New York Times calls "packed with earworms and made with heart" and Common Sense Media rates as one of the best podcasts for kids. Best for kids aged 2-7 and anyone young at heart.

Ear Snacks Podcast for Kids Andrew & Polly

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 • 556 Ratings

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Explore the absurdity and wonder of everyday life in this lovable podcast where kids learn about music, art, science and culture - one topic at a time. Andrew & Polly mashup jokes, songs and interviews with experts in an award-winning podcast that The New York Times calls "packed with earworms and made with heart" and Common Sense Media rates as one of the best podcasts for kids. Best for kids aged 2-7 and anyone young at heart.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Smaller than Small: The Discovery of Quarks with Dr. Martin Breidenbach

    Smaller than Small: The Discovery of Quarks with Dr. Martin Breidenbach

    What is the smallest thing you can think of? What’s smaller than that? For World Quark Day, experimental physicist Dr. Martin Breidenbach takes Andrew & Polly on a trip through the 70’s into subatomic space to recount his use of a gigantic device to discover how small the universe can get. 
    Innovations such as radiation oncology and the World Wide Web can trace their origins to the pioneering experiments of physicists like Marty asking the same questions we ask on Ear Snacks – What’s that made of? How can we learn more about it? And what’s next?
    Giga thanks to Marty for walking us through the fundamental nature of matter and SLAC NAtional Accelerator Laboratory’s Manuel Gnida for arranging the interview. To support the work that we do and get bonus content and personalized birthday messages, visit patreon.com/earsnacks -- thanks for listening!

    • 22 min
    Play this Great Grammy-Nominated Music for Kids!

    Play this Great Grammy-Nominated Music for Kids!

    New Year, New Tunes! Feast your ears on 5 delicious tracks representing the work of 30+ incredible family music artists nominated for Best Children’s Album in the 64th GRAMMY Awards!


    Ven Conmigo a Jugar from Actívate by 123 Andrés feat. Juan Miguel and YoelKeys



    Rainbow from A Colorful World by Falu



    Another Day from Crayon Kids by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band



    Family Reunion from All One Tribe by Fyütch feat. Divinity Roxx



    Attitude of Gratitude from Black to the Future by Pierce Freelon feat. Kelly Kale



    Immense gratitude for the music these talented Grammy-nominated artists made and shared with us today: We hope you’ll look these artists up – and share their work so other friends can discover some new music for their new year.
    We are looking for some NEW ideas for Ear Snacks + NEW friends who want to be on the show – to be on the show, have your grownup tell us what you’re super into by visiting earnsacks.org
    Thanks so much to Shopify for making this episode of Ear Snacks possible. Go to Shopify.com/earsnacks for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.

    • 25 min
    How Marine Animals Communicate with Lights

    How Marine Animals Communicate with Lights

    An interview with a mermaid scientist!!! This episode of Ear Snacks features the bright light of science communicator and mermaid, Danni Washington. Check out her amazing book, Bold Women in Science, and her podcast for kids, Genius Generation.
    Thanks again to our friends Arlo, Molly, Poppy, Opal, Sam, and Thiri (and their parents) for sharing what they know about lights! And thank you to all our listeners for your beautiful inner lights and for using them to help others see something new.
    Please consider supporting our work this holiday season at patreon.com/earsnacks (and receive a cameo-style personalized video!) To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org – thanks for listening!

    • 24 min
    Light Up Your Holidays with this Holiday Mixtape!

    Light Up Your Holidays with this Holiday Mixtape!

    Happy Happy Holidays! Let these completely original family-music tunes light up your holidays and upcoming home days. Thanks to these incredibly talented and generous musicians who fill our ears and hearts all year long - a great way to support their work is by sharing their music, adding their songs to your playlists and following them on social media!

    Happy Happy Holidays by Aaron Nigel Smith


    All I Want for Christmas is Used by Formidable Vegetable


    Coniferous Trees by Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly


    Zat You Santa Claus by Jazzy Ash


    Kwanzaa Slide by Culture Queen & Fyütch


    Bright Winter Day by Little Miss Ann


    Esta Lucesita by Elizabeth Mitchell & Suni Paz


    So Freaking Ready for a New Year by those jokers Andrew & Polly

    • 28 min
    Songs of Light + Celebrating Kwanzaa with Fyütch!

    Songs of Light + Celebrating Kwanzaa with Fyütch!

    What do the bright lights of Time Square, the dancing lights of Nashville’s Opryland Hotel, and the seven candles of Kwanzaa have in common? Ask social justice artist Fyütch! 
    This episode of Ear Snacks features Fyütch’s love of various lights, his family’s new tradition of celebrating Kwanzaa, and his song This Kwanzaa (feat. Pierce Freelon) from his album Family Tree (Songs about Black history, culture & love). We encourage families to do the work of learning about Kwanzaa and talking about its origins.   
    Thanks again to our friends Arlo, Molly, Poppy, Opal, Sam, and Thiri (and their parents) for sharing what they know about lights and how their families use lights to celebrate. Coming up next in the Ear Snacks Celebration of Lights - bioluminescence and more original holiday tunes for the whole family. Stay cozy out there!
    Please consider supporting our work this holiday season at patreon.com/earsnacks (and receive a cameo-style personalized video for your kiddo's birthday!) To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org – thanks for listening! And connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok!
    Thanks to this episode's sponsors:

    Thanks, Candlewick Press! Get the Ada and the Galaxies, We Are One: How the World Adds Up,  Interrupting Chicken: Cookies for Breakfast and Ear Worm wherever books are sold.

    Thanks iD Tech Pro. To save up to $200 across all iD Tech programs, including summer tech camps, online private tutoring and small-group classes and certifications, go to idtech.com/EARSNACKS.

    • 27 min
    Fireflies, Glow-sticks & The Lights of Hanukkah

    Fireflies, Glow-sticks & The Lights of Hanukkah

    Sundown, lights up! Andrew & Polly ask their friends about sources of illumination, human-made and natural. Lori Hoch Stiefel from PJ Library shares her Hanukkah story and we begin to wonder...why do candlelight and winter celebrations go hand-in-hand?
     Thanks to Arlo, Molly, Poppy, Opal, Sam, and Thiri (and their parents) for sharing what they know about lights and how their families use lights to celebrate. As the nights get longer, we’ll dive deeper into how lights work, bioluminescence, and how our inner light can shine to help others see something new. To be on the show or to find out more, visit earsnacks.org

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
556 Ratings

556 Ratings

kausal kumar.009 ,

I play this for my Kindergarten Class

I am a kindergarten teacher and have a listening space in our classroom. The kids love this episode, especially the episode about seahorses!

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I love❤️ this show.

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Johanna B’Gawk ,

Brilliant in all of the ways

The musicality, the playfulness, the JOY, and the masterful handling and weaving together of subjects….. This is really the best of the best and I’m delighted every time I listen, as is my child. THANK YOU for existing and putting this into the world.

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