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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

    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
    Rainbows & Holi (with Charu Suri)

    Rainbows & Holi (with Charu Suri)

    Why ARE there so many songs about rainbows? Because there's SO MUCH TO SAY about them!

    Happy Holi! Andrew & Polly act as the prism for some awesome tangential concepts connected to ROY G BIV. Jazz piansit Charu Suri shares the connection between raga (Sanskrit for "color" or "dye") and the aura of music, as well as her love of the mischievously vibrant paint-throwing Festival of Colors, Holi!
    And Nina Silver takes us on a guided unpacking of flood myths and rainbows as symbols of hope in a sonically rich imagining of Noah's Ark at the Skirball Cultural Center.

    In this episode, you'll hear:


    Rainbow Shoppe by Andrew & Polly (feat. Lucy Kalantari)


    Bourbon Street Stroll (Raga Hemant) by Charu Suri from Rags & Ragas


    Aaj Rang Hai (Today There is Color) by Charu Suri from The Book of Ragas (Vol. 2)

    additional underscore by Andrew & Polly


    You can hear more colorful bops on our Spotify Playlist: Songs About Rainbows ๐ŸŒˆ
    Many thanks to Charu, Nina, and our friends Adrian, Stella Rose, Townes, and Tenny (and their parents & siblings) for sharing what they know about rainbows! If you know a kid who has something to say (spoiler alert: they all do!), to learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org

    • 33 min
    Pi + Pie! (with America's Test Kitchen Kids)

    Pi + Pie! (with America's Test Kitchen Kids)

    WHAT IS PIE? What about pi? Can I have 3.1415 pieces, please?
    Pre-heat your International Pi Day festivities! Andrew & Polly get granular with Molly Birnbaum from Americaโ€™s Test Kitchen Kids who does all kinds of fascinating kitchen experiments and games on her new kids podcast, Mystery Recipe. Find more at ATKkids.com/mysteryrecipe and earsnacks.org โ€” we hope family time can be filled with fun and learning and good food!

    • 15 min
    Yarn & Protest Puppets (with Andy Ferguson)

    Yarn & Protest Puppets (with Andy Ferguson)

    Do you ever make things in your house? Do you ever use YARN?
    Unwind the knotty world of knitting, coziness, and monster design with our friends Lilah, Gertie, Dot, and Andy Ferguson a.k.a. musician & puppeteer, Red Yarn! Andy shares a paper bag craft, using pantomime to create new puppetry characters, and how crafting can contribute to protest movements.
    Our pal Angela Diveglia shares about her time working with Bread and Puppet Theater and the giant protest puppets they've used in civic engagement since the 60's.
    Many thanks to Andy Ferguson for sharing his artistry and Red Yarn's song, Town Hall Meeting. You can find more of his music and puppetry at redyarnproductions.com. Thanks to librarian Angela Diveglia for hopping on the phone with old college friends to talk about her super-inspiring work (and muscles!) with Bread and Puppet Theater Company. If you're in Vermont, look 'em up!
    Vocabulary & Ideas in this episode include:

    Twizzle

    Pantomime

    Collaborate

    Protest puppetry


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

    • 30 min
    Hearts! (with Ruben Rojas)

    Hearts! (with Ruben Rojas)

    Do all hearts beat the same? We donโ€™t knowโ€ฆunless we listen to them.

    With the help of four well-informed hummingbirds and renowned muralist Ruben Rojas, Andrew & Polly explore what they know about hearts โ€“ biological and metaphorical! Our friends Maya, Anders, Jackson, and Emmet share about how their hearts feel when they give and receive Valentines. And Polly shares about the little robot in her chest (her pacemaker-defibrillator) and the way it keeps her heart dancing to a steady beat.

    Many thanks to artist, muralist, designer, entrepreneur and podcaster Ruben Rojas for talking with us. His podcast explores the emotional journeys of artists, athletes and other creators seeking to Live Through Love.ย You can find more of Reubenโ€™s work at rubenrojas.com โ€“ or if you walk around, you might just find it on GIANT WALLS.

    And thanks to Fyรผtch + Aura V for sharing their new single, I AM LOVE, I AM LIGHT, available wherever you get your affirmational bops!

    Vocabulary & Ideas in this episode include:

    Stethoscope

    Animal heart rates

    Aorta! Atrium! Ventricle!

    Arrhythmia

    Pacemaker-defibrillator

    Mural

    Electro-pounce


    Thanks to EVERYPLATE for sponsoring Ear Sncaks. Go to everyplate.com/podcast and enter code 49earsnacks for $1.49 per meal + $1 steaks for life. Subscription must be active to qualify and redeem $1 steak.
    Need more snacks? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok!
    To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org

    • 34 min
    Ear Snacks Presents: Best Children's Music from the GRAMMYยฎ Awards

    Ear Snacks Presents: Best Children's Music from the GRAMMYยฎ Awards

    Guest host extraordinaire Carly Ciarrocchi introduces you to the GRAMMYยฎ-nominated artists for Best Children's Music Album in 2024:


    DJ Willy Wow! for HIP-HOPE FOR KIDS!


    123 Andrรฉs for WE GROW TOGETHER: PRESCHOOL SONGS


    Andrew & Polly for AHHHHH!


    Uncle Jumbo for TASTE THE SKY


    Pierce Freelon and Nnenna Freelon for ANCESTARS


    Congratulations to all the nominees for the 66th GRAMMY Awards! We hope you'll follow these artists and support their work!

    @djwillywow

    @123conandres

    @andrewandpolly

    @hellounclehumbo

    @piercefreelon

    @nnennafreelon


    There is so much amazing music being made for families right now, and it's hard work - do your part and share what you love!
    To learn more about Ear Snacks or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org - and thanks for listening!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
581 Ratings

581 Ratings

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