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Explore the absurdity and wonder of every day when kids talk about music, art, science and culture - one topic at a time. Packed with earworms and made with heart. - New York Times - One of the best podcasts for kids. - Common Sense Media

Ear Snacks Podcast for Kids Andrew & Polly

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.3 โ€ข 581 Ratings

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Explore the absurdity and wonder of every day when kids talk about music, art, science and culture - one topic at a time. Packed with earworms and made with heart. - New York Times - One of the best podcasts for kids. - Common Sense Media

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Songs About Rainbows

    Songs About Rainbows

    Kick off your summer with new bops and classic tunes about translucent spectra! Hereโ€™s just a taste of the songs youโ€™ll discover on our Spotify playlist, Songs About Rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ:


    Sing a Rainbow by Peggy Lee

    Cry a Rainbow by Pierce Freelon & Nnenna Freelon

    Rainbowland by Miley Cyrus & Dolly Parton

    Rainbow Seekers by Ants on a Log


    Rainbow Shoppe by Andrew & Polly feat. Lucy Kalantari

    Rainbow World by Claudia Robin Gun


    Over the Rainbow by Dan Zanes



    Parents - please help support these amazing independent family music artists!

    To support Pierce Freelon's plant-based space ice cream, visit the Coco Fro kickstarter ending soon!

    To find their brand new Rainbow Seekers album, tour + musical, visit Ants on a Log!


    And hooray for our pal Lucy Kalantari's first Spanish language album, Creciendo!



    We're making more great episodes for hungry ears this summer - to learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org - thanks for listening!

    • 25 min
    A World of Bugs! (Earth Week remix)

    A World of Bugs! (Earth Week remix)

    Metamorphic caterpillars! Fungus farming ants! Digital bees? Oh my! -- how can these all be bugs? In this episode, Avery talks about bugs in computer code and how she built a pollination video game with a Raspberry Pi. Izaiah updates us about the worms in the compost pile on his farm. And our friends at Valle de Niรฑos in San Francisco take us on a tour of the life cycle of caterpillars. (Entomolgist Chris Wheeler also gets some words in edge-wise1)

    • 25 min
    Critters around the World! (Earth Week remix)

    Critters around the World! (Earth Week remix)

    What IS a CRITTER? Andrew & Polly ask some friends around the world about the different critters that live in their neighborhoods.
    Ear Snacks is a free interactive experience centered around childrenโ€™s voices & ideas. To support the work weโ€™re doing for your kids (and all kids), become a supporter on Patreon or through Apple Podcasts Premium Subscription feature. Thanks for listening!
    Need more snacks? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok!

    • 26 min
    Oceans vs. Microplastic vs. Mermaids! (Earth Week remix)

    Oceans vs. Microplastic vs. Mermaids! (Earth Week remix)

    An interview with a mermaid scientist!!!
    This Earth Week remix 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 โ€“ thanks for listening!

    • 21 min
    Family of Trees! (Earth Week remix)

    Family of Trees! (Earth Week remix)

    Happy Earth Week! What has 3 trillion trees and one kid named after a birch tree?
    Andrew & Polly's family tree has (at least!) 3 tree experts who give us just the tiniest glimpse into the wonder of all things arboreal. Thanks to Bay Area-based Plant Stars and Oakland Aesthetics for sharing what they love!
    To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org - and thanks for listening!

    • 9 min
    Eclipse!

    Eclipse!

    What do you see during an eclipse? What does it feel like? What does it sound like?
    In 2017, we asked kids and families living in the path of totality to record their experience of the Great American Eclipse. If you're getting ready for the total solar eclipse on April 8th, 2024 that will stretch from Texas to Maine, check this out!
    More awesome eclipse- and science-related listening goodness, includingโ€ฆ

    Our episode about Shadows where Mat Kaplan from Planetary Radio explains how eclipses are space shadows!

    Our first Eclipse episode in 2017 featuring more great science and history stories about eclipses from our Kids Listen friends Mick Sullivan at The Past & The Curious and Molly Bloom at Brains On!


    Thereโ€™s also a brand new Eclipse MUSICAL out now by Alphabet Rockers


    You can hear their song Syzygy and more mind-expanding bops on our Spotify Playlist: Science Class Soundtrack!


    Ear Snacks is a podcast about art, music, science and culture centered around kids voices and ideas โ€“ if you know a kid with things to say, let us know! To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.orgย 
    Are we still going to be podcasting during the next total solar eclipse in 2045?
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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
581 Ratings

581 Ratings

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My Rating

I think this podcast is really simple and cute, and helps me sleep. I give it a solid 8/10. It's a pretty great recommendation kid podcast. ๐Ÿ‘

Leah G Hess ,

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Hello Andrew and Polly! It is me Leah again and I am almost 11 now. Still love your podcast!!!!!
-Leah

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I really like it and I listened to it when I was four and five but still like it now.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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