Every episode we explore interesting topics that impact our lives and fascinating ideas that get us thinking. Join us as we have conversations ranging from the future of education to the existence of bigfoot.
8 Interesting Christmas Traditions From Around the World
Christmas traditions are as old as Christmas itself. But how did they come about? From Santa Claus to Befana the witch, we explore some interesting Christmas traditions from around the world and their history. So get your chores done so you can get those new Christmas clothes, and don't forget to feed the poop log, because we've got a fun listen in store.
5 Major Innovations We're Thankful For
2020 has been difficult, but that doesn't mean we can't be thankful for some major innovations that make life better. In this episode, we take a look at some stories behind some of our favorite things. From wristwatches to cameras, and the stories of Alberto Santos-Dumont to Jonas Salk, buckle up for some fascinating tidbits behind that make 2020 a little more bearable.
The Best and Worst State Birds from America
American states love to adopt symbols - everything from trees to birds to flowers. But some of those are better than others. In this episode, we take a closer look at the best and worst state birds and give you the analysis you didn't know you needed until now.
Wasps: From Murder Wasps to Red Velvet Ants - What Are They and What Is There Purpose?
Wasps - they tend to ruin picnics (like what happened to our kids recently). And show up in the news in 2020 (like murder wasps, which we haven't forgotten about yet). But what are other kinds of wasps? What are they for? And what kinds of funny stories do we have to tell about them? Listen up, because we've got all that and more.
Wear Your Mask - We're Living In A Society!
We're living in a society! That means following social norms and respecting others. From going to the back of a line to wearing a mask, there are existing norms (and ones we're establishing) that help keep order and health. But why are some (like wearing a face mask) so controversial? And despite that, why is wearing a mask to prevent the spread of disease so important? Let's talk about it.
The Future of Education - Why We're Here and Where We Need to Go
Our modern education system still resembles the industrial age, taking kids off for a full day of lessons, moving around at the sound of a bell, teaching discipline and conformity. While we have many great educators and administrators working to improve what we have, many of the problems are the fault of the system itself and its foundations. It was built for a different time with different needs.
We need to reimagine education, making it more local, flexible, and personal. We need to allow families the ability to choose more how they educate their kids, support our teachers, utilize technology, and personalize so each student can get the most out of what they learn.