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NowThis Kids is an original podcast by NowThis that spotlights uplifting news and important issues for families. Each episode is dedicated to exploring the world around us and helping people quench their curiosity. Through positive news stories of courageous folks, we unpack the complex news cycle and give families the tools to talk with each other about the stories that matter most today. Look out for new episodes every Wednesday, hosted by activist Naomi Wadler and NowThis contributor Luria Freeman.

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    • 2.9 • 236 Ratings

NowThis Kids is an original podcast by NowThis that spotlights uplifting news and important issues for families. Each episode is dedicated to exploring the world around us and helping people quench their curiosity. Through positive news stories of courageous folks, we unpack the complex news cycle and give families the tools to talk with each other about the stories that matter most today. Look out for new episodes every Wednesday, hosted by activist Naomi Wadler and NowThis contributor Luria Freeman.

    That Eureka Moment: What does innovation mean?

    That Eureka Moment: What does innovation mean?

    Ever had an idea of something cool you wanted to invent but have been too scared to share it? Remember that your ideas matter! This week, we dive into what innovation means and how inventors of all ages have made an impact on our lives. 

    We talk to Lino Marrero, who talks to us about his past inventions, what he’s working on now, and how he hopes to inspire others to be innovative, too!

    Contributor Luria Freeman teaches us what influence means and how finding inspiration from others can help you find the willingness and resources you need to start expanding on your ideas!

    Have an idea for something you’ve been itching to create? We want to hear about it! Send us an email to kids@nowthismedia.com

    This episode was produced in collaboration with editaudio. It is sponsored by H&M. Watch their short film at hm.com/kids

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    Naomi Wadler  

    Luria Freeman

    • 7 min
    A Happy and Healthy Planet: How to practice sustainability

    A Happy and Healthy Planet: How to practice sustainability

    Ever wonder where all the garbage we create goes? This week, we explore how landfills amass over one hundred million pounds of waste each year and how harmful that can be for our planet. 

    We talk to Ryan Hickman, who started his own company, Ryan’s Recycling Company, where he works with people in his hometown of Orange County, California to help collect recyclables. 

    Contributor Luria Freeman teaches us how living sustainably can help reduce the harmful effects of landfills and how recycling is an easy first step in protecting the environment!

    How are you living sustainably? We want to hear about it! Send us an email to kids@nowthismedia.com

    This episode was produced in collaboration with editaudio. It is sponsored by H&M. Watch their short film at hm.com/kids

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    Ryan’s Recycling Company


    Naomi Wadler  

    Luria Freeman

    • 6 min
    Fight Against Anti-Asian Bullying: How To Understand Communities Outside Our Own

    Fight Against Anti-Asian Bullying: How To Understand Communities Outside Our Own

    Since news first broke that COVID was detected in Wuhan, China, the world has seen a rise in attacks against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This is because there are many people looking to assign blame for the pandemic. 

    This week, we dig into how harmful this false narrative can be for Asian Americans and how we all need to do our part to stand up against hate.

    We talk to Emily Ku and Joyce Y. Lee, authors of the children’s book ‘Young, Proud and Sung-jee.’ who discuss how to have meaningful conversations about anti-Asian bullying and racism. 

    Correspondent Luria Freeman teaches us what ‘perspective’ really means and how considering different perspectives can help us better understand those who are different from us.

    How are you standing up against bullying? We want to hear about it! Send us an email to kids@nowthismedia.com

    This episode was produced in collaboration with editaudio. It is sponsored by H&M. Watch their short film at hm.com/kids

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    Young, Proud and Sung-jee


    Naomi Wadler  

    Luria Freeman

    • 11 min
    Take A Stand: What is activism and how can you get involved?

    Take A Stand: What is activism and how can you get involved?

    At 11 years old, host Naomi Wadler organized a walk-out at her school to take a stand against gun violence. When someone takes a stand for fairness and justice it’s called activism. This week on NowThis Kids, we’re talking about what activism looks like and how we can get involved. 

    Naomi introduces us to her family and talks to them about raising a young activist and what families can do together to inspire positive social change. 

    What is activism? Correspondent Alejandro Alba explains how it breaks down into two categories, so you can figure out what activism is best for you. 

    How are you being active in your community? We want to hear about it! Send us an email to kids@nowthismedia.com

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    Naomi Wadler  

    Alejandro Alba

    • 8 min
    Seeds Of Hope: Urban farming and where your food comes from

    Seeds Of Hope: Urban farming and where your food comes from

    When you’re enjoying your breakfast, lunch or dinner, do you ever stop and wonder where does your food come from? How does it get around the world? This week on NowThis Kids, host Naomi Wadler is talking about farming and why it’s important that everyone has access to quality, nutritious food. 

    We speak to Chander Payne who founded Urban Beet, which offers marginalized kids in the community the opportunity to learn all about farming. Chander tells us how the future of farming involves helping families across the world access delicious fruits and vegetables.

    Not every community has a quality grocery store nearby, so how can we combat this? Correspondent Alejandro Alba explains urban farming and how it can help those communities. 

    We want to hear from you! Send us an email to kids@nowthismedia.com

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    Naomi Wadler  

    Alejandro Alba

    Urban Beet

    Chander Payne

    • 7 min
    Painting Your Feelings: Art therapy and how families can support each other during illness

    Painting Your Feelings: Art therapy and how families can support each other during illness

    Art can help us fully grasp some of the more complex topics we've talked about on NowThis Kids – it can be a therapeutic way to process our feelings during tough times, like getting sick. That’s why this week, host Naomi Wadler is talking about the different ways people can support each other while facing illness in their family. 

    We speak to Matt Gerson and Tracy Councill who founded Tracy’s Kids, an organization that uses art therapy to help kids in their struggle to overcome cancer. We spoke to them about their own experiences with cancer, and how they’ve helped families cope with a terrible illness. 

    When someone close to us gets sick you might feel worries and want to know what you can do to help – Correspondent Alejandro Alba has some helpful advice on how best to support your loved ones and understand your feelings. 

    We want to hear from you! Send us an email to kids@nowthismedia.com

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    Naomi Wadler  

    Alejandro Alba

    Tracy’s Kids

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

2.9 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

connor j nezz ,

It’s all right

More libs sorry but it’s ..ok ? But keep up the good work though

Blinkkk182 ,

Great teaching opportunities

LOVE this podcast. My son is only 6 & I worried the podcast would go over his head but he keeps asking to listen so I guess not! We listen on our commute everyday and it provides excellent opportunity to talk about things that matter with my son. Yesterday, we talked about credit scores. The day before, we talked about how people become homeless and how we can help.

Thank you!!!

anonymous,.;:' ,

Ignore the one star reviews!

All the one star reviews are extreme Republicans who don’t know what they’re talking about. This podcast is wonderful and teaches kids lots about kid friendly politic ideas, and is very good for kids.

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