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Wow in the World

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<em>Wow in the World</em><em> </em>is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz and Mindy Thomas @AbsolutelyMindy. Follow the show @WowintheWorld and WowintheWorld.com
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Now+Watch+Me+Drip+Drip%3A+The+Science+Of+Slower+Melting+Ice+Cream%21
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%21
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
access_time18 days ago
The Zen of Video Games
The+Zen+of+Video+Games
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%21
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!
An+Elevator+To+The+Stars%21
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!
The+Karate+Kickkn%27+Cockroach
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!
Extreme+Makeover%3A+Spider+Edition
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!
A+Dog%27s+Nose+Always+Knows
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)
The+Very+Hungry+Black+Hole
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)
Exploding+Ants%21
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)
Why+Horses+Can%27t+Wear+Flip+Flops
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)
Ladies+%26+Germs%2C+Meet+The+Supervillain+Superbugs%21
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+Curious+Case+of+the+Everlasting+Storm
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%21
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%21
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%3F
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%3A+The+Science+of+Invasive+Wildlife+Species
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%21+The+Science+of+Poppin%27+Knuckles
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%21+EAR+YE%21+How+The+Shape+Of+Our+Ears+Affects+The+Way+We+Hear%21
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%21+EAR+YE%21+How+The+Shape+Of+Our+Ears+Affects+The+Way+We+Hear%21
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
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+%2B+The+Story+Pirates+in+Do+You+SEE+What+I+HEAR%3F+The+Synesthesia+of+Scrambled+Senses%21
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+%2B+The+Story+Pirates+in+Do+You+SEE+What+I+HEAR%3F
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%21+%28How+Fish+Oil+Makes+Us+Smarter%29+Part+2
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%21+%28How+Fish+Oil+Makes+Us+Smarter%29+Part+2
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%21+%28How+Fish+Oil+Makes+Us+Smarter%29
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%21+%28How+Fish+Oil+Makes+Us+Smarter%29+Part+1
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
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
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%21
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)
Your+Crabby+Pee+Is+Scaring+Me%21
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)
Ladies+%26+Germs%2C+Meet+The+Supervillain+Superbugs%21
access_time9 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!
Ladies+%26+Germs%2C+Meet+The+Supervillain+Superbugs%21
access_time9 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!
Operation+Earth%3A+How+To+Be+Cool+To+A+Planet+That%27s+Hot
access_time9 months ago
We've all heard of Climate Change, but what is it, and why is it bad news for planet Earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go back in time in an effort to protect our future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Climate Change Heroes!
Operation+Earth%3A+How+To+Be+Cool+To+A+Planet+That%27s+Hot
access_time9 months ago
We've all heard of Climate Change, but what is it, and why is it bad news for planet Earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go back in time in an effort to protect our future! It's the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of Climate Change Heroes!
All-Natural+Superheroes+Part+2
access_time9 months ago
Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
All-Natural+Superheroes+Part+2
access_time9 months ago
Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
All-Natural+Superheroes+Part+1
access_time10 months ago
Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
All-Natural+Superheroes+Part+1
access_time10 months ago
Forget Spiderman, The Hulk and Captain America, there are already thousands of real superheroes already lurking among us; in nature. From heat vision to the immortality join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on their superhero recruitment drive as they discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of nature's all natural superpowers!
Smart-Bots
access_time10 months ago
From self-driving cars to chess-playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!
Smart-Bots
access_time10 months ago
From self-driving cars to chess-playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!
Smart-Bots
access_time10 months ago
From self-driving cars to chess-playing robots, oh my! Artificial intelligence is all around us, and it's only getting smarter. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a computational quest to discover the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of AI!
Animal+Logic
access_time10 months ago
Guy Raz and Mindy look at the social structures of different animal species and see how being antisocial might be a good thing if you're a marmot! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go hike the alps all in an effort to understand the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of social biology!
Spaced+Out+Pen+Pal+-+Part+2
access_time10 months ago
So you're going to visit your pen pal on the the International Space Station. You've got your spacesuit, and now, all you need now is a way to get there! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an out of this world adventure in the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of reusable rockets and humanoid robots!
Spaced+Out+Pen+Pal+-+Part+2
access_time10 months ago
So you're going to visit your pen pal on the the International Space Station. You've got your spacesuit, and now, all you need now is a way to get there! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an out of this world adventure in the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of reusable rockets and humanoid robots!
Spaced+Out+Pen+Pal+-+Part+1
access_time11 months ago
E-mail is great, but nothing beats a nice, old fashioned, hand written letter. But what do you do when your pen pal lives on the International Space Station?! You suit up of course! Spacesuit up! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an out of this world adventure in the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of spacesuit technology!
Spaced+Out+Pen+Pal+-+Part+1
access_time11 months ago
E-mail is great, but nothing beats a nice, old fashioned, hand written letter. But what do you do when your pen pal lives on the International Space Station?! You suit up of course! Spacesuit up! Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an out of this world adventure in the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of spacesuit technology!
Hey+Mars%21+Put+A+Ring+On+It%21
access_time11 months ago
One of Mars' moons is on a collision course with the red planet! But don't worry, it won't happen for another 5 million years or so. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an extraterrestrial adventure, as they learn all about gravity, orbits and all the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World science behind celestial physics!
Hey+Mars%21+Put+A+Ring+On+It%21
access_time11 months ago
One of Mars' moons is on a collision course with the red planet! But don't worry, it won't happen for another 5 million years or so. Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an extraterrestrial adventure, as they learn all about gravity, orbits and all the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World science behind celestial physics!
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