Join Kate Archer Kent as she explores science, animals, disasters, mysteries, drawing and more — with some of the coolest people who know lots of stuff.
Our guests vary week to week and are generally best suited for children ages 5-12
Solve Problems Using Math
The members of "Odd Squad", an investigation agency run by kids, spend their days looking into weird, strange and especially odd mysteries.
Alyssa Hidalgo ("Agent Orla"), Jayce Alexander ("Agent Omar") and Millie Davis ("The Big O") are here to tell us all about what it’s like to be a professional actor and their favorite things about working on the set of the PBS Kids show “Odd Squad.”
Guests originally appeared on "The Morning Show" on June 19, 2020.
Learn to Draw with Cartoonist Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier is a cartoonist and the author of multiple bestselling graphic novels for kids, including "Smile", "Guts" and "Sisters". She tells us all about writing stories based on your own life and how you can get started making cartoons.
Guest originally appeared on "The Morning Show" on May 15, 2020.
Solve Mysteries And Tell Stories With Natasha Tarpley
Natasha Tarpley is an author. You might know her from her book, “I Love My Hair!,” about a little girl who learns to love her hair exactly the way it is. Natasha joined us on Explorer’s Club to talk about loving yourself, writing and more.
You can listen to “I Love My Hair!” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl_jlQc2Iok
You can listen to the first episode of Natasha’s podcast “Opal Watson: Private Eye” here: https://pinna.fm/library/kids-shows/pinna-podcasts/opal-watson-private-eye
(Guest originally appeared on "The Morning Show" on July 31, 2020.)
Dig For Dinosaur Fossils With Emily Graslie
On this edition of The Explorer’s Club, we tag along with Emily Graslie, host of the PBS show "Prehistoric Road Trip." We learn about the ancient history of places like South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming by discovering fossils, clams, dinosaur bones and more!
Learn more about Prehistoric Road Trip:
(Guest originally appeared on "The Morning Show" on July 24, 2020.)
Solve Science Mysteries With 'Mystery Doug'
The world is full of mysteries, and Doug Peltz knows it. In fact, he named himself "Mystery Doug" for just that reason. In his videos, he answers kids' questions about the mysteries of the world.
He answers questions like "What genius invented pizza?" or "How money is made?"
On this episode, Doug does his best to solve the mysteries Wisconsin kids are wondering about. Here are some of the fun things he talked about:
Butterfly wings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjyWg-Lhek
Piano guts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDvS2V7HbnY
Circuit board art: https://www.pinterest.com/marilynrauth/circuit-board-art/
(Guest originally appeared on "The Morning Show" on April 10, 2020.)
Get Spooked With R.L. Stine
We're telling scary stories on this episode of the "Explorer's Club."
"Goosebumps" — heard of that? R.L. Stine, the king of children's horror and the man who brought us cursed coffins, evil cheerleaders and headless ghosts, joins "Explorer's Club" to make your blood run cold.
Learn more about R.L. Stine and how he became a writer. We'll even tell you his real first name.
(Guest appeared as part of "The Morning Show" on May 22, 2020.)