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Wow in the World

Wow in the World

Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. We'll go inside our brains, out into space and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Taste Bud Retirement (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz celebrating their taste buds' retirement? And what does this have to do with the science of TASTE BUDS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's delicious round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about taste buds!
2020-07-08
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Full Moon Rising (encore)

Why is Mindy inviting the moon to a party? And what does this have to do with the science of FULL MOONS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's bright round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about full moons!
2020-07-07
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1+2=3? Just Ask A BEE! - The Scientific Buzz On Bees & Math (encore)

What in the world is a Fibonacci Sequence? Where in the world can you spot one in the wild? And why in the world is that BEE adding and subtracting at the lightening speed of a child?! Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they explore the latest scientific buzz on bees and their newly discovered ability to do...MATH! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of BEE BRAINS! Originally aired 3-4-2019.
2020-07-06
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Just Joking Around (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz telling jokes to make a cake? And what does this have to do with the science of COMEDY? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about comedy!
2020-07-03
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - It's All Slang to Me! (encore)

Why does Mindy's Slanguage Machine keep talking nonsense? And what does this have to do with the science of LANGUAGE? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about languages!
2020-07-02
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Do The Math! (encore)

Why are there buzzing bees getting ready to compete in Mindy's Math Bee? And what does this have to do with MATH!? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about math!
2020-07-01
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Can You Dig It (encore)

Why is Mindy talking with a 90 million year old lizard fish fossil about feelings? And what does this have to do with the science of FOSSILS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's ground-breaking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about fossils!
2020-06-30
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Heeeere Foodie Foodie Foodie! (encore)

It's that time of year! The annual public radio food truck festival! Mindy has slapped a new logo on her dilapidated ice cream truck and joins in the festivities with a new twist on Gramma G-Force's famous "Sloppy G's!" But what is this new twist? And why does it have Guy Raz feeling squeamish and squirming? Find out as these two explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of EDIBLE INSECTS! Originally aired 2-18-2019
2020-06-29
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TED Radio Wow-er

School's out, but many kids?and their parents?are still stuck at home. Wow in the World's Guy Raz joins Manoush Zomorodi on Ted Radio Hour, or rather Ted Radio WOW-er for an hour packed with TED talks for curious kids (and curious kids at heart)!
2020-06-27
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Breakfast With The Continents (encore)

Why are all seven continents eating breakfast at Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with the science of the CONTINENTS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's earth-shattering round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about the continents.
2020-06-26
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Worm is the Word (encore)

Why is there a worm dance competition happening in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with the science of WORMS? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's wiggly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about vegetables.
2020-06-25
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Vegetable Interrogation (encore)

Why is Mindy interrogating a zucchini? And what does this have to do with the science of VEGETABLES? We've got questions AND answers on today's informative round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about vegetables.
2020-06-24
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Coronavirus (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz playing imaginary games? And what does this have to do with the CORONAVIRUS? We've got questions AND answers on today's informative round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about COVID-19.
2020-06-23
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Gaming Your Way to Zen (encore)

Stressed? Anxious? Is your life going bonkerballs?! May we suggest ... video games! A recent study has shown that certain video games may help alleviate stress in times of high anxiety. To test out this theory Mindy and Guy Raz attend a very special kind of meditation retreat. Originally aired 12-31-2018
2020-06-22
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Heart Beatz (encore)

Why does Guy Raz love a hit song written by Gramma G-Force? And what does it have to do with the science of HEARTS? We've got questions AND answers on today's heart-racing round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hearts!
2020-06-19
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Sssnakes! (encore)

Who did Mindy just hire to be her new librarian of her library? And what does it have to do with the science of SNAKES? We've got questions AND answers on today's sssensational round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about snakes!
2020-06-18
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Don't Sweat It! (encore)

Why is Mindy rollerblading around her Gingerbread Mansion wearing a trash bag? And what does this have to do with the science behind SWEAT? We've got questions AND answers on today's slippery round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about sweat!
2020-06-17
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Metamorphosis Gym (encore)

Why are there caterpillars running on treadmills in Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with science behind METAMORPHOSIS? We've got questions AND answers on today's beautiful round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about caterpillars!
2020-06-16
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An Elevator to the Stars! (encore)

Welcome to another toe tapping episode of Wow in the World! Guy Raz is off to listen to the latest and greatest in world of elevator music and Mindy tags along for the ride! But this music isn't just for any elevator. Oh no! This elevator is going from here ... to the stars! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the who, what, when, where, why and wow in the world of Space Elevators! Originally aired 12-17-2018
2020-06-15
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Inventoritos (encore)

Why does Mindy have toenail clipping shoes? And what does this have to do with the science of INVENTIONS? We've got questions AND answers on today's inventive round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about inventions!
2020-06-12
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Save It For A Rainy Day (encore)

Why is Guy Raz's meteorologist audition disrupted by a rainstorm inside Mindy's gingerbread mansion? And what does this have to do with the science about WEATHER? We've got questions AND answers on today's sunny round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about weather!
2020-06-11
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Hair We Go! (encore)

Why is Mindy playing basketball with a ball covered in hair? And what does that have to do with the science of HAIR? We've got questions AND answers on today's hair-raising round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about hair!
2020-06-10
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Colorful Wows (encore)

Why is Mindy squeezing beets into her frosting for her gingerbread walls? And what does this have to do with the science of COLORS? We've got questions AND answers on today's colorful round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find facts from fiction about colors!
2020-06-09
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The Karate Kickin' Cockroach (encore)

Mindy signs Guy Raz and herself up for a karate lesson! But when she starts talking about cockroaches, jewel wasps, and zombies, Guy Raz quickly realizes that this is not going to be your typical karate class. What in the Wow does Mindy have Up her sleeves this time? Listen in for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of the Karate Kickin' Cockroach! Originally aired 12-10-2018
2020-06-08
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Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Crustacean Station (encore)

Why is Mindy using her lobster claw machine to try to get a plush crayfish? And what can this possibly have to do with the science of CRUSTACEANS? We've got questions AND answers on today's fishy round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We're challenging you to find the fact from the fiction about crustaceans!
2020-06-05
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Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Out Of This World (encore)

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz throwing the Solar System a tea party? And why won't Mercury sit still!? Find out what in the world this has to do with the science of the solar system in today's sonic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! We've got questions AND answers, and it's up to you to find the fact from the fiction about the Solar System!
2020-06-04
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Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Ear, There, And Everywhere (encore)

Why is there an ear-wax statue of Guy Raz hanging out in Mindy's Gingerbread house? And what does this have to do with pigeon and grasshopper EARS? We've got questions AND answers on today's ear-riffic round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's your turn to spot the fact from the fiction!
2020-06-03
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Two Whats!? And A Wow!: Freezing Factoids And Fallacies

Why is Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion covered in an anti-dandruff hair conditioner? And what does this have to do with ANTARCTICA? We've got questions and AND answers on today's chilly round of Two Whats!? & A Wow! It's all up to you to find the fact from the fiction!
2020-06-02
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Extreme Makeover: Spider Edition (encore)

Lights, Camera and Action! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they go behind the scenes on the hottest new matchmaking show in the animal kingdom; "Date or Bait!" Follow along as they learn all about the carnivorous habits of the female Jumping Spider and the flashy ways these bachelor male spiders try to keep themselves from ending up on the menu! It's Date or Bait: proudly brought to you by Wow in the World! Originally aired 12-3-18
2020-06-01
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Peanut Butter Diamonds

In the season finale of Two Whats?! and A Wow! Mindy and Guy Raz are trying to turn peanut butter into... diamonds?! We've got answers AND challenges for you on today's sparkly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow!
2020-05-29
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - What's That Smell?

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz investigating Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion? And what does this have to do with smells?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's smelly round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about the sense of smell!
2020-05-28
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Sweat Like A Pig

Why is Guy Raz confused about Mindy's latest opinion piece for Reggie's newsletter? And what does this have to do with pigs?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's oinking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about pigs!
2020-05-27
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Butt Bubble Breathing

Why does Mindy want Guy Raz to model his scuba gear after aquatic beetles? And what does this have to do with the science of breathing?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's breath-taking round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about breathing!
2020-05-26
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What in the Wow?! The Science of Awe

It's the season 4 finale! Why in the world has Mindy has turned her old ice cream truck into a mini museum of Wow on Wheels? And how in the world will this "rolling thunder of science and wonder" inspire a sense of AWE in the neighborhood? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and the rest of the gang on a trip down memory lane to explore WOW can lead to a love of science! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of Awe and Wonder!
2020-05-25
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Cry-Thru

Why is Mindy selling puppy dog calendars from her window? And what does this have to do with the science of tears?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's tearful round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about tears!
2020-05-22
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Kangaroo, How Do You Do?

Why is Guy Raz worried that Mindy's ice cream will melt in her jeans?! And what does this have to do with kangaroos?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's hopping round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about kangaroos!
2020-05-21
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Wildest Dreams

Why was Mindy a maple syrup donut last night?! And what does this have to do with the science of dreams?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's dreamy round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about dreams!
2020-05-20
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Metallic-wha?!

Why does Guy Raz think Mindy is starting a heavy metal band? And what does this have to do with the science behind metals?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's shiny round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about metals!
2020-05-19
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The Early Bird Gets The...Bag Of Chips?!

Why in the world are birds eating sugar packets and bags of chips? And what in the world does it mean for their survival as a species? Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Reggie at the Flock of Feathers Forum as they learn all about how strange bird behaviors can save them from extinction. It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow of eating like a bird!
2020-05-18
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Blink and You'll Miss It!

Why is Guy Raz wearing a new pair of glasses Mindy made? And what does this have to do with the science of blinking?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's eye-opening round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about blinking!
2020-05-15
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Head in the Clouds

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz binge-watching the sky?! And what does this have to do with the science of clouds?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's fluffy round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about clouds!
2020-05-14
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - You're Not That Bald, Eagles

Why is Mindy cutting off her eyebrows? And what does that have to do with eagles?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's soaring round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about eagles!
2020-05-13
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - I Have A Need For Trees

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz in the forest with a microphone? And what does that have to do with the science of trees?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's tall round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about trees!
2020-05-12
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Oobleck! Make Up Your Mind!

It's swim time in the neighborhood, and Mindy is getting ready to fill her pool! Will she fill it with a liquid, a solid, or both?! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis as they explore a rule defying non-newtonian fluid that's full of surprises! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of Oobleck!
2020-05-11
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - The Stars of Space

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz filling out job applications? And what does that have to do with astronauts?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's galactic round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about animal astronauts!
2020-05-08
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Strut It!

Why is there an ostrich on Mindy's catwalk? And what does that have to do with animal movement?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's wiggling round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about animal movement!
2020-05-07
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Like No Otter

Why are Mindy and Guy Raz preparing to eat 15 pounds of food? And what does that have to do with otters?! We've got the questions AND the answers on an-otter round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about otters!
2020-05-06
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Larger Than Life

Why is the huge ball of quinoa in Mindy's Gingerbread house? And what does that have to do with the World's Largest rubber duck and organism? We've got the questions AND the answers on today's gigantic round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to separate the facts from the fiction about the largest things in the world!
2020-05-05
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Are You Smarter Than A Toilet?

Are you tired of the same old toilet? Mindy is! And thanks to a team of engineers at Stanford University, a newer, smarter, toilet is on the horizon! Join Mindy, Guy Raz, and Dennis at the Bathroom Showcase, as they learn the latest in new toilet technology! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of SMART TOILETS!
2020-05-04
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Two Whats!? And A Wow! - Volcan-OH NO!

Why is there orange soda exploding all over Mindy's Gingerbread Mansion?! And what does that have to do with VOLCANOES?! We've got the questions AND the answers on today's eruptive round of Two Whats!? And A Wow! We're challenging you to find the facts from the fiction about volcanoes!
2020-05-01
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