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Informative and lively, Show What You Know is a quiz show for curious tweens and their grown-ups, from Encyclopedia Britannica. Hosted by author Christopher Lloyd, each episode gives three middle-grade contestants a chance to go head to head with questions about the earth, the universe, ancient history, and more from the Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia: “What We Know & What We Don’t.”

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Informative and lively, Show What You Know is a quiz show for curious tweens and their grown-ups, from Encyclopedia Britannica. Hosted by author Christopher Lloyd, each episode gives three middle-grade contestants a chance to go head to head with questions about the earth, the universe, ancient history, and more from the Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia: “What We Know & What We Don’t.”

    Today’s World

    Today’s World

    The winners of previous shows are brought back to compete for the grand-prize in this the season ending finale of “Show What You Know.”  Climate change, the internet, medical breakthroughs and the spread of pandemics are just some of the topics covered in this exciting episode. We close the season learning about future technologies from a senior science editor at Britannica, and our champion contestant wins the final quiz in a dramatic come-from-behind victory.

    • 28 min
    Modern History

    Modern History

    Buckle up for a ride through modern history as Chris takes our contestants from the Middle Ages to the present day. Quizzes cover the early explorers, revolutions, World Wars, art and technology, and everything in-between. We hear the first telegraph message, discover how the compass shaped the modern world, and are treated to a song about the Renaissance played on period instruments. To put it all in perspective, a historian from Britannica answers thoughtful questions from the contestants.  

    • 27 min
    The Ancient World

    The Ancient World

    Chris takes us back in time to the ancient world, visiting the land of emperors and pharaohs, kings and queens. Our evenly matched contestants stay neck-and-neck throughout the show, answering questions ranging from Mesopotamia to the middle-ages, right up until the final quiz. Adding to the excitement, we travel to a chariot race in ancient Greece, where we learn about the first woman to ever win in the Olympics, and we end on a high note with an original song about Stonehenge. 

    • 26 min
    Being Human

    Being Human

    Did you know there are 18 different kinds of smiles? Or that 60% of the average human is water and we have 206 bones in our bodies?  These are just a few of the many intriguing questions Chris asks our contestants in this high-scoring episode of “Show What You Know.” After a parody newscast and a phone call from a mischievous robot, we round out the show with an informative interview with a folklore expert and a blue-grass song about DNA and genes.    

    • 26 min
    The Living World

    The Living World

    From the rainforest to wildlife, plants and fungi to deserts and mountain ranges, Chris and the three contestants cover it all in this fourth episode of “Show What You Know.” Along the way, listeners visit the Great Pacific Garbage Patch to learn what they can do to help the environment and we hear a fascinating interview with a science editor from Britannica who answers questions about evolution, lava, and ancient insects.   

    • 27 min
    Matter

    Matter

    Contestants are quick to hit their buzzers in this third episode of “Show What You Know” as Chris explores the world of matter. In four exciting quizzes, our contestants compete for points in subjects ranging from the structure of atoms to the sound of sonic booms. Rounding out the show is an interview with a biochemist exploring a novel cure for cancer and a doo-wop song about Sir Isaac Newton.  

    • 26 min

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