16 episodes

Winner of BEST FAMILY PODCAST at the 2021 British Podcast Awards –
Welcome to Maddie's Sound Explorers, a new podcast hosted by Maddie Moate. In each episode Maddie will explore the sounds of science and nature, joined by experts who'll guide us on all kinds of journeys; into a beehive, down the plughole, or up into a cloud! In each episode, we'll bring you a new piece of music made from the noises we discover. Listen out for interesting sounds as we go along. We'll be going to some very interesting places because Sound Explorers can go anywhere! Maddie's Sound Explorers is brought to you by Magic Star.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.5 • 10 Ratings

Winner of BEST FAMILY PODCAST at the 2021 British Podcast Awards –
Welcome to Maddie's Sound Explorers, a new podcast hosted by Maddie Moate. In each episode Maddie will explore the sounds of science and nature, joined by experts who'll guide us on all kinds of journeys; into a beehive, down the plughole, or up into a cloud! In each episode, we'll bring you a new piece of music made from the noises we discover. Listen out for interesting sounds as we go along. We'll be going to some very interesting places because Sound Explorers can go anywhere! Maddie's Sound Explorers is brought to you by Magic Star.

    Where does rain come from?

    Where does rain come from?

    We fly up into a fluffy cumulus cloud with Ayesha Tandon, and learn about where clouds come from - and what they’re made from. The rhythm of the rain on the window leads us into our song of the week.

    Maddie's Sound Explorers is brought to you by Magic Star.

    Maddie’s Sound Explorers makes use of the works from Freesound.org, modified by length or other processing for use in this episode. All of these are available at Freesound.org. Under a CC-BY 3.0 licence: “Light Rain” by babuababua, 

    • 18 min
    Why do cats purr?

    Why do cats purr?

    Charlotte Corney, zookeeper extraordinaire, travels with us to watch big cats in the wild - and we learn how they communicate.

    • 15 min
    What is the noisiest cereal?

    What is the noisiest cereal?

    Professor Carolyn Ross jumps into a bowl of cereal to answer this important question - and we learn about how useful food science can be for young children.

    • 15 min
    Why is thunder so loud?

    Why is thunder so loud?

    Weather presenter Alex Deakin joins us at the heart of a thunderstorm as we learn how thunder and lightning are created.

    • 15 min
    What is an echo?

    What is an echo?

    We learn about what an echo is - and how bats use echoes to get around, visiting a bat cave with Biologist Professor Kate Jones. Our batty music uses the singing of bats with a jazz twist.

    • 19 min
    What did the Big Bang sound like?

    What did the Big Bang sound like?

    Professional Space Nerd Dr Jen Gupta takes us to the beginning of the universe - the moment before the big bang - and we learn about the signs of the big bang that are still with us today. Our big banger uses the sound of the birth of the universe to make a party anthem.

    Maddie's Sound Explorers is brought to you by Magic Star.

    Reproduction of the sound of the Big Bang by John G. Cramer - 2013 (http://faculty.washington.edu/jcramer/).

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Beepsmom ,

Needs more episodes

My kid loves it but it needs more episodes so she doesn’t have to listen to the episodes over and over again.

Nattyfond ,

My kids love it!

Just the right length and level of engagement for my kids. Love the songs at the end - Martin Austwick is great and should get credit in the podcast bio and episode info. His music is perfect for this format!

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