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Traffic: Phantom jams and chicken soup (Road Trip pt. 4)
On the fourth leg of our road trip, we figure out where traffic comes from and what it would take to make it finally go away. We learn how far back in history traffic jams were happening (spoiler: very far) and how "phantom jams" occur. We visit a room deep underground Los Angeles, the traffic capital of the US, where engineers are trying to ease the city's traffic woes by synchronizing traffic lights. Finally, we explore how, if ever, we can make traffic jams disappear. Are self-driving cars the answer?
The Ugly Boatman
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access_time2 days ago
A story from Vietnam about a fisherman who plays a bamboo flute - if only his face was as beautiful as his music ! The post The Ugly Boatman appeared first on Storynory.
BeeBop Tales: Don't Step on My Blue Laser Shoes
BeeBop is back for another mini-series, and this one is one of his more ridiculous (and that's saying a lot!) In this week's episode, BeeBop and a new friend hop through portal after portal, running from the time police! Will they escape, or will the Van Damme puns eventually catch up with them? There's only one way to find out! We always love art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The intro/outro music is called Moondots and Polkabeams by Podington Bear, and was used via Creative Commons license. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
Monster and car design
From the headlights to door locks, cars are obsessively designed. But that hasn't always been the case. Find out about innovations like windshield wipers, rearview mirrors and fancy paint. Ralph Gilles knows a thing or two about the look and feel of cars. He's the head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Designing for cars off the road brings us two guests: Rosalee Ramer and Jay Shuster. Rosalee started professionally driving her monster truck at age 14 -- she's 20 now, and has added a full load of mechanical engineering classes to her monster truck schedule. Jay Shuster has imagined some of the most iconic cars ever. Too bad we'll never get to ride in them. He's the production designer for Pixar's "Cars 3," and he gives us some insight into designing a universe of talking cars.
The future of fuel (and the problem with exhaust)
In this episode, we're answering a question from listener Katelynn: "Why is car exhaust bad for the planet?" Our planet NEEDS some carbon dioxide, but cars are pumping more into the atmosphere than our carbon cycle can handle. We'll explore what all this carbon means for our planet. And we talk to Anne Co, a scientist who is working to change how we fuel our cars, so we can cut back on all this carbon dioxide. She explains how fuel cells and batteries work to power electric cars. Anne's vision for the future of cars can be summed up in one word: electric.
#314 How Play Differs Among Toddlers with Typical Developing Skills, Language De
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses the variances in play we see among young children with developmental delays. We'll also spend the last half of the show talking about my 10 favorite ways to play with cars!
The Leaky Pot
The classic tale of the leaky pot, performed with some fun added songs. Sometimes what feels like a terrible flaw is actually a blessing in disguise! Support the show at Patreon.com/stories for our ad-free feed.
Thanks, Jokes & Apologies
BeeBop decided to take some liberties with the recordings of BeeBop Tales 2, so we need to wait one more week for Electric Beepaloo to roll out. In the meantime, BeeBop and Jonathan discuss recording procedures and listen to some jokes sent in from kids! See you next week!  And thanks to everyone who came out on Sunday to the live show! So fun to meet so many awesome kids! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music.  The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
Astropup and the Best Hotdog in the Universe
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access_time10 days ago
Food is running low on board the spaceship carrying our heroes. The parrot takes them in search of the best hotdog in the Universe. The post Astropup and the Best Hotdog in the Universe appeared first on Storynory.
Poppy and the Magic Pen written by Hannah Erickson
Poppy has moved to a new town and hasn't yet made any friends. She misses her old life. Things start looking up, however, when she finds a curious golden pen in the woods outside her new home; for this is no normal pen, it's a 'spentaculous pen', and it's magic! This story is suitable for children aged 3-10
Exploding engines (Road Trip pt. 1)
On the first leg of our road trip, we'll explore the history of engines and how they work, with a little help from Car Talk's Ray Magliozzi. The fundamentals of the internal combustion (or exploding) engine, haven't really changed since it was first invented in the 1800s. We'll find out how tiny explosions power our cars and hear how gas-powered cars came to dominate over electric and steam-powered engines.
BeeBop Tales 2: Electric Beepaloo
A podcast event like no other, we couldn't just kick off Season 2 of BeeBop Tales without a trailer! Here's the info for our live show at Printers Row! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
Mystery sound extravaganza!
Regular listeners of Brains On know all about our mystery sounds. Every episode we test your ears with some puzzling noise and give you a chance to guess what it is. There are so many great mystery sounds in the world -- and many, many of them have been sent to us by our listeners. So many, in fact, that we decided to devote an entire episode to these magical, magnificent, mellifluous mystery sounds. There are a whopping 10 sounds for you to guess in this episode. Are your ears up to the challenge? If you're the kind of person that likes a little friendly competition, make a score sheet with your answers. We'd love to see which ones you got and, better yet, what you guessed for the ones you got wrong. Upload pics of your scoresheet with #BrainsOn. Happy guessing!
The Three Dogs
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access_time18 days ago
A boy sets out with three loyal dogs and they slay a dragon on their way. Watch out for twists and turns in the story! The post The Three Dogs appeared first on Storynory.
Three Little Pigs (Rebroadcast)
A fun take on the classic story of the Three Little Pigs! Fun songs throughout and a great final message. Support the show and get ad free episodes at patreon.com/stories
S2E25b: A New Friend
It's the final finale of season 2! When we find Finn, he's up in the air, and falling from a dangerous height. Will Finn be able to save himself, and the strange planet of King Huxley? Will he be able to find his friends? Will the trumpet aliens ever cease that racket?! There's a lot happening in this season 2 finale, plus a little fan service at the end. Here's the info for our live show at Printers Row! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off his album "Songs from an Unmade World 2," and used via Creative Commons. We also played a song by Podington Bear, also via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
Goodwin the Goat
Hello, we are pleased to announce that our Gayelord the Goat story has just been published in print as Goodwin the Goat! We decided to remake the audio story to reflect his new name to accompany the printed book, which is now available to purchase online through Amazon and other book stores worldwide. What has […] The post Goodwin the Goat appeared first on The Story Home Children's Audio Stories.
#313 Bilingualism and Language Delay in Toddlers
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP for a special show about toddlers with language delay who are bilingual. My guest is Becky Green, a trilingual speech-language therapist working in California. She has worked in both early intervention and in preschools with families from different language backgrounds since starting her profession as an SLP. Prior to that, she worked as an elementary educator (fifth grade teacher) and as well as an English teacher in Portugal. She is very passionate about multilingualism. Read the full summary of the show here.
The Emperor's Seeds
The classic fable of the Emperor's seeds. An old story that illustrates the value of honesty, even when it's not the easy thing to do. Support the show at patreon.com/stories
S2E15a: The Squeeze
In this week's episode, Finn is on his own, facing down the giant alien. Will he be able to save the planet? Will he be able to find his friends? Will the trumpet alien finally play a jazzy tune? In part 1 of our season 2 finale, Finn will find himself channeling an unexpected hero as he tries to save the day. Here's the info for our live show at Printers Row! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off his album "Songs from an Unmade World 2," and used via Creative Commons. We also played a song by Podington Bear, also via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
Books and the brain
What happens in your head when you read? Short answer: A LOT. From recognizing shapes as letters and words to discovery of empathy and new worlds, our brains really get a workout when we read books. Ben Bergen drops by to shed some light on how our brain processes the meaning of words. He runs the Language and Cognition Lab at UC San Diego. We're also take a trip back to see how printing books has evolved and how the invention of the printing press brought worldwide change. And Author Kelly Barnhill shares a little of what's going on in her brain as she's writing a story. All this and one of the best Mystery Sounds we've had to date.
The Riddling Knight
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access_time1 month ago
Ancient story sung in a ballad that mixes riddles and romance. Richard and Jana sing a duet -with Richard taking the part of a Knight and Jana the part of Nelly. The post The Riddling Knight appeared first on Storynory.
The Riddling Knight
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access_time1 month ago
An ancient story sung in a ballad that mixes riddles and romance. Richard and Jana sing a duet -with Richard taking the part of a Knight and Jana the part of Nelly. The post The Riddling Knight appeared first on Storynory.
Soft: The First Dog (Part 3 of 3)
The thrilling conclusion to Soft: The First Dog! Mazzy and Soft are nearing the end of their journey, but will they be able to make it through their most difficult challenges yet? Support the show at patreon.com/stories
S2E14: Blown Away
In this week's episode, the explorers return to King Huxley's planet, unsure of what will happen when they return the amulet to the king. And it turns out the unexpected happens, but not the unexpected the troop expected! And this time, the troop may not be able to join forces to win the day! It's the penultimate episode of Season 2! Aaahhh!  Here's the info for our live show at Printers Row! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off his album "Songs from an Unmade World 2," and used via Creative Commons. We also played a song by Podington Bear, also via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
A Longish Tale written by Michael Ryan
Medward the marmoset was unlike any other marmoset that had ever lived. This was because Medward had a very, very long tail. Some days Medward hated his elongated tail. It got in the way and would stop him doing things. Other times however, it came in quite handy, and in this particular story, turned out to be a lifesaver! Sometimes, being different isn't so bad after all. Bed time story suitable for kids ages 5-12
The Croc from Doonadoo
In the deepest darkest river of the jungle Doonadoo, there lived a wild crocodile who mainly loved to chew. Listen to his song! Support the show and get commercial free episodes at patreon.com/stories
The story of Hirkani- Special Episode for Mother's Day
On occasion of Mother's Day, we bring to you the story of Hirkani, a brave woman and an amazing mother who lived during the period of Shivaji Maharaj. Listen to her story to learn more.
#312 Supporting the Needs of Moms for Mother's Day
In honor of Mother's Day, join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she discusses ways to support parents of children with special needs. Read the post here.
Hiawatha’s Childood
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access_time1 month ago
Hiawatha learns Native American legends from his grandmother Nokomis. The post Hiawatha’s Childood appeared first on Storynory.
S2E13: The Dead Zone
In this week's episode, the explorers need to return the amulet to King Huxley, but on the way there they hear from an old friend, run into an old friend, and make a new friend. Unfortunately, that new friend is a ghost who conscripts them to fight a menace that's terrorizing the space graveyard. Just another typical day for Intergalactic Explorers! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off his album "Songs from an Unmade World 2," and used via Creative Commons. We also played a song by Podington Bear, also via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
Buddha Purnima- The Story of how Siddharth Became the Buddha
On occasion of Buddha Purnima, we bring you the story of how the Prince Siddharth became the Buddha. You can learn more about this story by visiting baalgatha website at www.baalgatha.com
Slime: What is it and why are we so obsessed?
Homemade slime is sticky, gooey and all the rage, but what is it? When you combine ingredients like glue and laundry detergent you get a strange, flubbery substance. We'll explain what's happening on a molecular level to make this stuff. We'll also hear theories on why so many of us are obsessed with slime. Plus, a brand new slime rap, a mystery sound and some cool facts about snakes.
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
The classic Tall Tale of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. We cover Paul's most auspicious birth, his tremendous size, and how he met his friend Babe the Blue Ox. Get all our episodes ad-free at patreon.com/stories
The Lion and The Dog
In this short story, we learn a very important message: it is better to be free than to be owned by somebody.
The Wind and the Moon
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access_time2 months ago
A gusty poem by the Scottish writer, George MacDonald. The wind is trying to bully the moon - can he succeed? The post The Wind and the Moon appeared first on Storynory.
S2E12: Wild at Heart
In this week's episode, things are really heating up as the explorers have to find a way to get the final piece of the amulet, while a wild horde of space animals hunts them, and King Huxley's explorers try to take it for themselves. Will Finn be able to escape the yeti guards like his little sister did? Will they finally make the amulet whole? Will a space animal have fur for lunch? All of those questions will be answered in this episode! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. Much of the background music you hear throughout was made by Visager, off his album "Songs from an Unmade World 2," and used via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
#311 - 7 Characteristics that Differentiate Autism from Other Language Delays
Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP of teachmetotalk.com as she discusses 7 behaviors or differences in children with autism that differentiate this diagnosis from other kinds of speech-language delays and disorders in toddlers and preschoolers. This information is evidence-based so you can trust it! Read the full list here.
The Tortoise and the Cranes- story from Panchatantra
This is a story from Panchatantra which teaches us that it is not wise to open our mouth when it is not necessary. This story is as follows: In a pond lives a tortoise who has two cranes for friends. Once, the lake begins to dry up because of a famine. The cranes decide to fly away to a different pond. The tortoise asks the cranes to take her with them. Listen to this story to learn what happens next.
Soft: The First Dog (Part 2 of 3)
Recommended for ages 7 and up. Mazzy and Soft, the young wolf, come together in the wake of the fire and start out across the ancient plains of the ice age. They're in search of their families, but they aren't the only ones. Thanks for listening! Support the show at patreon.com/stories
The Dog That Went Abroad  : Story from Panchatantra
This is a classic story from Panchatantra, in which a dog by the name of Chitranga travels to a far away country in search of food. he is forced to live his village because it suffers from a drought. Upon going to the foreign country, he finds good food but is also attacked by other dogs. In the end, he realizes that it is better to live in one's own country. You can learn more about this tory by visiting http://www.baalgatha.com/dog-abroad
Ug the Thug written by Kenneth Steven
Ug the Thug was nasty, and no-body liked him. One night, Ug finally realises how lonely it is when everyone is frightened of you. Is it possible for him to change his ways and make friends with people? Bed time story suitable for kids ages 2-8
S2E11b: TooKoo's Zoo Crew
In this week's episode, we're back with Finn and the rest of the Explorers in Troop 301, as they seek the final missing piece of the amulet. But they land on a planet in crisis (for a change!), have to run for their lives from some very…interesting aliens, and have to help restore the balance. Thanks to the members of Griffin's Sound Club for making this episode possible! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music. One piece of music was by the great Podington Bear, and used via Creative Commons. The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
What was the first life on Earth?
What was the first lifeform like? What was very first the first fish or mammal? Is it even possible to know? In this episode, we look to the fossil record to help us trace our roots back to the Last Universal Common Ancestor. Paleontologist Neil Shubin joins us to talk about discovering a remarkably cool fossil that helped us understand how life evolved over billions of years. We also take a field trip to the Hall of Ancestors and examine a few branches on the tree of life. And we learn why figuring out how life began on earth could help us as we find life elsewhere in the universe.
Soft: The First Dog (Part 1 of 3)
Recommended for ages 7 and up, here's the ancient story of how the first dog was tamed. A young girl, a fierce wolf pup, hardship, friendship and more, all set in 15,000 BC. Thanks for listening! Support the show at patreon.com/stories
How Love and Peace Came To the Woods
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access_time2 months ago
This ancient story by Aesop is brought up to date. The moral remains the same - when somebody tells you of their love and friendship, remember to judge them by their deeds, not their words. The post How Love and Peace Came To the Woods appeared first on Storynory.
BeeBop's Family Tree
In today's episode, BeeBop pranks Jonathan out of the picture, and then takes over to tell a story from his past. This episode is part of the Kids Listen Sweeps! Kids Listen is a collective of some of the best kids' podcast makers in the world, and as a joint effort, many of us took the "family tree" theme, and made an episode around it. To find out more about it, you can read it about it on the Kids Listen blog. The music you heard in this episode was all by Podington Bear, available on Free Music Archive, and used via Creative Commons.  Remember, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out.   And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
The Hippopotamus and the Tortoise:Folk Tale  from Nigeria
We bring to you a folk tale from Nigeria, about a Hippopotamus and a Tortoise. Listen to this story to learn how the wily tortoise is able to outsmart the hippo. Image courtesy: http://wordinfo.info/words/images/4-hippo-tortoise-eating.gif
S2E11a: Miss Zu Much
In this week's episode we answer our editor's repeated requests for an episode explaining Voltronix Zu's whereabouts. And Voltronix discovers what some thought was only a myth! This episode is the first of two this week, and we'll be back at the end of the week to see what Finn and the gang are up to. Remember, you can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram! We always love sounds, art and jokes sent to earth@finncaspian.com. And don't forget about Griffin's Sound Club! Send yours! You can also, of course, call our voice mail: 773-683-3166. If you have a second, and can rate or review the show in iTunes, we would be so grateful! It really helps get the word out. Many thanks to Mark Greenberg of the Mayfair Workshop for his theme music.  The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian is a sci-fi story podcast for kids, and is proud to be part of the Kids Listen collective of makers of quality audio for kids. And please do send us anything you like. We'll use it on the show! You can also shoot us an email or call 773-683-3166.
Escape at Bedtime
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access_time2 months ago
A starry poem by Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of Treasure Island. The post Escape at Bedtime appeared first on Storynory.