174 episodes

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 • 567 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

    What do you do when something breaks?

    What do you do when something breaks?

    Some things crack by design - like eggs! But it can be really surprising for kids when something breaks, especially if that thing can't be repaired. In this episode, we think about what to do about the unpredictable. Everett (from South Africa), Henry & Saul, Jackson & Beanie and Ainsley tell Andrew & Polly about things that break. Elizabeth Cochran (aka Dr. Earthquakes!) from the USGS talks earthquake science (aka seismology) & L.A. Everett shares about how he cracked the bones in his arm.

    To find out more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org

    Thanks to Shopify for supporting Ear Snacks. Go to Shopify.com/earsnacks for a FREE trial.

    • 19 min
    What are you going to be for Halloween?

    What are you going to be for Halloween?

    Andrew & Polly receive an urgent voice message from their friends Kevin & Louise. We learned A LOT about disguises from marine biologist Rebecca Johnson from the California Academy of Sciences and voice actor and composer Greg Chun. Thanks to our pals Sadie A, Sadie E, Grey, Georgia, Zoey, Gavin, Gavin, Devorah, Elliot, Ainsley, Tanner, Luke & Ace for making Ear Snacks so delicious!
    Ear Snacks is a free interactive experience centered around children’s voices & ideas. To support the work we’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!
    Go to Shopify.com/earsnacks for a FREE trial.

    • 32 min
    The Steps to Making Great Art with John Baldessari

    The Steps to Making Great Art with John Baldessari

    Andrew & Polly and their friends think about STEPS - the kinds you take with your feet, like when you go on a walk with mom, or when you have an idea for a sandwich, paper airplane - or amazing art project. We interview an alien, our friends, and art legend John Baldessari who died in January, 2020 at the age of 88.
    Many thanks to Malcolm, Jonas, Milena, Sady, Ella, and to Patrick Pardo for arranging our interview with Mr. Baldessari. You can learn more about John Baldessari at baldessari.org or at most modern art museums. Or via this epic 6-minute biography narrated by Tom Waits.
    For more information or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org. And thanks to Shopify for supporting Ear Snacks. Go to Shopify.com/earsnacks for a FREE fourteen-day trial and get full access to Shopify’s entire suite of features.

    • 17 min
    A Visit to the Dentist

    A Visit to the Dentist

    It's important to keep your teeth healthy! Andrew & Polly learn what to expect when visiting the dentist and get some official teeth info from one of the friendliest pediatric dentists around, Dr. Jessie Schwarz. Plus, a song about a Saw & Zipper (who both have teeth).

    • 15 min
    Bubbles! (It's ephemeral, kid.)

    Bubbles! (It's ephemeral, kid.)

    Pop! Welcome to a very floaty episode of Ear Snacks in which Andrew & Polly (literally) get into bubbles. Come ponder the nature of glistening spheres, learn the science of surface tension and explore the wonders of Bubble Planet at Kidspace Children’s Museum, and wax poetic about the joy of sharing bubbles with our effortlessly effervescent pal, Mista Cookie Jar -- who helps us make a brand new song, “Like a Bubble!"
    Thanks to Kaya, Kali, Kieran, Vada & Shai (who made some bubble art for this episode) for sharing what they know about bubbles! To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org and special thanks to our amazing new Patreon supporters Winona, Margot, Gussy, & Theo family! To support the work we do, join us at patreon.com/earsnacks
    Thanks to editor extraordinaire Allyson Holley for helping us make this episode, as well as musicians Bruno Serroni (cello), Davi Mello (cavaquino), Jon-Paul Frappier (trumpet), Chris Bonner (bass) and Chris Barber (drums) for bringing our original music to life.
    And as always, thank YOU for listening -- it means a lot.
    Need more snacks? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok!

    • 27 min
    Is it going to rain?

    Is it going to rain?

    Forget weather apps -- by looking and listening outside, how can you tell if it's going to rain? Perfect for staring out of car windows or finding a cozy space to draw, Andrew & Polly ask their friends from New Zealand to Arkansas all about the weather where they live.
    We learn about how the water cycle works by imagining ourselves as rain drops with Carie Fallwell from the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa, Florida. We compose a storm of voices by sampling our incredible audience. We think about glaciers and droughts with hydrologist Dr. Jess Driscoll. And we put a tune to an age-old question, "How Can You Tell if It's Going to Rain?"

    To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
567 Ratings

567 Ratings

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