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Now Watch Me Drip Drip: The Science Of Slower Melting Ice Cream!
Wow in the World
access_time4 days ago
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! But what's up with all the melting on hot summer days? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they scour the globe in search of a special new ingredient, that's said to prevent ice cream from turning into a sticky situation! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of slower melting ice cream! (Originally aired 7/30/18.)
Exploding Ants!
Wow in the World
access_time11 days ago
You ANT gonna believe this! A new ant species has been discovered in the jungles of Southeast Asia! And while these tiny insects may look similar to the ants we know, they are literally BURSTING surprises! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close - too close - to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Exploding Ants! Originally aired July 16th 2018.
The Zen of Video Games
Wow in the World
access_time18 days ago
The Zen of Video Games
The Zen of Video Games
Wow in the World
access_time18 days ago
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.
The Cubic Scoop on Wombat Poop!
Wow in the World
access_time25 days ago
Poop to the power of 3? Rubik's Poop? Poop cubed?! We're talking wombats and the unusually shaped blocks of scat they leave behind! But HOW? And WHY? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they travel to an Australian "Pooseum" to explore this stinky, squared, scientific mystery! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Wombat poop!
Epilogue: No Pretty Bows
Believed
access_time1 month ago
In the end, Larry Nassar's survivors were believed. But is that enough?
An Elevator To The Stars!
Wow in the World
access_time1 month ago
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!
Finale: The Reckoning
Believed
access_time1 month ago
The world watches as more than 200 women and girls confront Larry Nassar at his sentencing hearings. "Little girls don't stay little forever," says one survivor. "They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world."
The Karate Kickkn' Cockroach
Wow in the World
access_time1 month ago
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!
'What Have You Done?'
Believed
access_time2 months ago
Even some of Larry Nassar's victims found it hard to believe they themselves were abused. This is the story of a patient who supported him for years, despite the allegations. Hear what it took for her to finally accept the truth.
Extreme Makeover: Spider Edition
Wow in the World
access_time2 months ago
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!
The Parents Who Were, Unwillingly And Unknowingly, Witnesses To Their Children's Abuse
Believed
access_time2 months ago
However many questions you might have for the parents in the Larry Nassar story, these parents have infinitely more.
A Dog's Nose Always Knows
Wow in the World
access_time2 months ago
What in the world is a dog's secret sniffing power? How in the world do their noses know more than ours? And why are we putting these noses to work? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of super sniffing canines! (originally aired December 25th)
How He Got Caught
Believed
access_time2 months ago
For Larry Nassar, the beginning of the end came in 2016, thanks to a tough police detective, a dedicated team of journalists in Indiana, and a homeschooling mom from Kentucky.
The Very Hungry Black Hole
Wow in the World
access_time2 months ago
Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition, lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes! (originally aired May 7th)
R.I.P. HAL: Douglas Rain, Voice Of Computer In '2001,' Dies At 90
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time2 months ago
Rain was best known for the eerie, sonorous voice he lent to HAL 9000 in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick film. However, he was also celebrated for his decades of performances on the Shakespearean stage.
Gaslighting
Believed
access_time2 months ago
It's time to hear from Larry, and we've got the tape. In 2014, the doctor was interviewed by a police detective after another patient reported him for sexual assault. You'll hear for yourself how Larry lies, manipulates and convinces police to believe him instead of the victim.
Exploding Ants!
Wow in the World
access_time2 months ago
You ant gonna believe this! A new ant species has been discovered in the jungles of Southeast Asia! And while these tiny insects may look similar to the ants we know, they are literally BURSTING surprises! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close -too close- to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Exploding Ants! (originally aired July 16th)
AI News Anchor Makes Debut In China
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time2 months ago
"This is my very first day at Xinhua News Agency," says a sharply dressed artificial intelligence news anchor. "I look forward to bringing you the brand new news experiences."
Supreme Court Won't Review Decision That OK'd Obama-Era Net Neutrality Rules
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time2 months ago
The FCC, along with telecom companies, was in favor of voiding a lower court ruling that upheld its 2015-era rules, according to a Democrat on the commission.
The Bots Aren't Coming For The Midterms … They're Already Here
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time2 months ago
Twitter and Facebook are trying to make sure fewer people see misinformation online…but it's still there.
Reading The Game: Donut County
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time2 months ago
Our occasional series on storytelling in video games returns with a trip to Donut County — which is about doughnuts, yes, but also giant holes, cranky raccoons, and learning not to be a jerk.
The Basement
Believed
access_time2 months ago
Sometimes the people who don't believe you are the people who love you the most. This episode will take you into Larry Nassar's basement, through the memories of a young girl - a family friend who he abused for years.
Can't Stop Worrying? Try Tetris To Ease Your Mind
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time2 months ago
There could be an upside to your phone addiction. Games like Tetris can reduce anxiety, according to new research. So if you've got Election Day jitters, go ahead and launch that app.
Why Horses Can't Wear Flip Flops
Wow in the World
access_time2 months ago
How in the world did horses get their hooves? What in the world is the difference between their feet and ours? And when in the world did tiny dog-sized horses roam the earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy for a little trot through the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of horse hooves! *And be sure to check out this episodes conversation starters at www.wowintheworld.com! (originally aired November 20th)
Voters May Tax Tech Companies To Fight Homelessness
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time3 months ago
Some big tech companies in the Bay Area have embraced the idea that tax hikes on big business are necessary to tackle problems like homelessness in the region.
Yasmin Green: How Did The Internet Become A Platform For Hate Groups?
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time3 months ago
Extremist groups have co-opted the Internet's connective power to recruit members. Yasmin Green explores how the Internet has allowed extremism to spread, and how technology can combat it.
Kashmir Hill: Do Your Smart Devices Know Too Much?
NPR Topics: Technology : NPR
access_time3 months ago
When Kashmir Hill filled her home with smart devices, she knew they would collect massive amounts of her personal information. She wanted to understand: what's the ultimate cost of that data mining?
How He Got Away
Believed
access_time3 months ago
In this episode, we take you back to 2004 - 13 years before Dr. Larry Nassar would admit in court that he sexually abused children. This incident with a teenager will show you not just what Larry was doing to so many of his patients, but how he got away with it again and again.
Ladies & Germs, Meet The Supervillain Superbugs!
Wow in the World
access_time3 months ago
Almost 100 years ago, Alexander Fleming discovered what would go on to become the world's first antibiotic. Nearly a century later, the virus' these antibiotics once treated are making a comeback! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they delve into the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of battling SUPERBUGS! (Originally aired April 23rd)
The Good Guy
Believed
access_time3 months ago
How did former Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar sexually abuse hundreds of girls and women for decades? To understand how he got away with it, we have to begin with the doctor in his prime, when everyone thought of him as Larry, the good guy.
Introducing Believed
Believed
access_time3 months ago
How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for more than two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.
The Curious Case of the Everlasting Storm
Wow in the World
access_time6 months ago
Crash! Crack! Boom! No need to duck and cover during this incredible thunderstorm! It's been going on for hundreds of years! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they make there way out to Venezuela to hunt down the mysterious and electrifying Catatumbo Bay Lighting Storm and in the process uncover the Who, What, When Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of this electrifying scientific phenomenon!
Exploding Ants!
Wow in the World
access_time6 months ago
You ant gonna believe this! A new ant species has been discovered in the jungles of Southeast Asia! And while these tiny insects may look similar to the ants we know, they are literally BURSTING surprises! Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close -too close- to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Exploding Ants!
Un-BEE-lievable Bees!
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
You won't bee-lieve your ears! Join Detective Mindy and Inspector Raz, an un-bee-table crime fighting duo, as they try to crack the case of the missing bees! It's all in this episode as we explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of buzzing bees!
Do Birds Of A Feather Flock Together?
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Reggie is away on his migration vacation! He's been all over the place; China, Hawaii, New Zealand! But how in the world do our avian friends pull of such feats of endurance? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of bird migration!
Samurai Vs. The Stink: The Science of Invasive Wildlife Species
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Where in the world did all of these hungry stink bugs come from? How in the world can we stop the invasion in time to save our crops? And why in the world are scientists looking at the Samurai Wasp for the answer? Join Mindy and Guy Raz for The Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of invasive wildlife species!
Oh Knuck-Crackers! The Science of Poppin' Knuckles
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
It's finger poppin' time on Wow in the World, and this week, Mindy and Guy explore the science behind the SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POP of our knuckles! Where in the world is that sound coming from?! Why in the world does it make some people so uncomfortable? And how in the world is it even made? Join in on an interesting quest for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of KNUCKLE CRACKING!
EAR YE! EAR YE! How The Shape Of Our Ears Affects The Way We Hear!
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Get ready and prepare those two fleshy little sea shells on the side of your head for the science of sound! That's right, we're talking ear science! Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World of auditory awesomeness!
EAR YE! EAR YE! How The Shape Of Our Ears Affects The Way We Hear!
Wow in the World
access_time7 months ago
Get ready and prepare those two fleshy little sea shells on the side of your head for the science of sound! That's right, we're talking ear science! Join Guy and Mindy as they explore the who, what, when, where, why, how, and Wow in the World of auditory awesomeness!
How To Talk To A Dog
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
Is that dog wearing glasses?! Guy Raz has a new four-legged friend, but he's having trouble bonding with him. Good thing Mindy knows the scientifically-proven very best way to talk to dogs! This week learn HOW in the world scientists figured out how to speak to dogs and WHAT in the world is the best way to say "Who's a good boy"? Join Mindy and Guy Raz to learn the Who, What, When Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of canine communication!
Wow in the World + The Story Pirates in Do You SEE What I HEAR? The Synesthesia of Scrambled Senses!
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
This week, it's a double scoop of our first ever, Wow in the World Podcast Scrambler! In this episode, Guy Raz and Mindy team up with the Story Pirates Podcast to explore the latest science behind SYNESTHESIA! Taste words, hear colors, feel sounds? What in the world is happening in the brain when senses are scrambled? How in the world did the story pirates find a Wowzer with this amazing condition? And where in the world is that new music coming from? Join Guy, Mindy, The Story Pirates, and an amazing new invention, as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Synesthesia!
Wow in the World + The Story Pirates in Do You SEE What I HEAR?
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
This week, it's a double scoop of our first ever, Wow in the World Podcast Scrambler! In this episode, Guy Raz and Mindy team up with the Story Pirates Podcast to explore the latest science behind SYNESTHESIA!
Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter) Part 2
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
After discovering on last week's episode that fish oil contains offishoily fintastic benefits for our brains, Guy Raz and Mindy decide to take the plunge on a wild aquatic adventure to experience HOW in the world fish oil is made! Join us, as Guy and Mindy explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of squeezing the smarts out of sardines!
Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter) Part 2
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
After discovering on last week's episode that fish oil contains offishoily fintastic benefits for our brains, Guy Raz and Mindy decide to take the plunge on a wild aquatic adventure to experience HOW in the world fish oil is made! Join us, as Guy and Mindy explore the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of squeezing the smarts out of sardines!
Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter)
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
What in the World is that fishy smell coming from Guy Raz's refrigerator? And how in the world could it's contents help us to learn and sleep better? And who in the world was the first to discover this? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Fintastic Fish Oil!
Somefin Smells Fishy In Here! (How Fish Oil Makes Us Smarter) Part 1
Wow in the World
access_time8 months ago
What in the World is that fishy smell coming from Guy Raz's refrigerator? And how in the world could it's contents help us to learn and sleep better? And who in the world was the first to discover this? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Fintastic Fish Oil!
The Very Hungry Black Hole
Wow in the World
access_time9 months ago
Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition. Lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes!
The Very Hungry Black Hole
Wow in the World
access_time9 months ago
Mindy's going to need a few tips if she's going to win the local eating competition. Lucky for her, Guy Raz knows the best eater in the universe! The supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of black holes!
Your Crabby Pee Is Scaring Me!
Wow in the World
access_time9 months ago
What's that scent wafting through the murky waters off the coast of Georgia? Well if you're a mud crab, you'll know that it's the smell of fear. But where does it come from? And how do we know? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas for Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of secret signals of the animal world. (And stick around as they potty-train a Blue crab. Trust us on this one)
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