Wow in the World

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Wow in the World 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.comMore from Wow in the World »

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Hot Buttered Popcorn...PEE?!?

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Hot Buttered Popcorn...PEE?!?

How in the world does hot buttered popcorn smell so good? Where in the world can we find that smell in the wild? And what in the world does PEE have to do with it? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an epic adventure to Southeast Asia for the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the world!

Hot Buttered Popcorn...PEE?!?

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Mosquitoes, Stinky Socks, And Bread....Oh MY!

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Mosquitoes, Stinky Socks, And Bread....Oh MY!

What in the world is up with mosquitoes attacking some people but not others? And how in the world could stinky socks hold the clue? Also why in the world should we stop feeding bread to the ducks? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the latest who, what, when, where, why, how, and WOW in the World!

Mosquitoes, Stinky Socks, And Bread....Oh MY!

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It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A....FLYING TAXI?!

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It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A....FLYING TAXI?!

Where in the world will we see the first flying taxis? What in the world will they look like? Who in the world will operate them? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and WOW on the world's first flying taxi cabs!

It's A Bird! It's A Plane! It's A....FLYING TAXI?!

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A Tasty Looking Moon And Sharing Caring Chimpanzees

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A Tasty Looking Moon And Sharing Caring Chimpanzees

Why in the world does Saturn have a moon that looks good enough to eat? What in the world can chimpanzees teach us about kindness? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World!

A Tasty Looking Moon And Sharing Caring Chimpanzees

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The Fish With The Killer Kiss

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The Fish With The Killer Kiss

How in the world does a fish attack its prey with a deadly kiss? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz as they explore the grosser than gross fishy business of this killer underwater smooch! It's all happening in this week's Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World!

The Fish With The Killer Kiss

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Invite Yourself To Dinner And How Pandas Got Their Spots

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Invite Yourself To Dinner And How Pandas Got Their Spots

What in the world happens when you eat in front of a mirror? How in the world did pandas get their spots? Join Mindy, Mindy, AND Guy Raz as they take on this week's Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World!

Invite Yourself To Dinner And How Pandas Got Their Spots

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Comets, Ice Age, And Human Civilization

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Comets, Ice Age, And Human Civilization

Why was North America once covered in ice? How could a comet strike have helped to shape our planet as we know it? And What did stone carvings teach us about our early human ancestors? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they take you on a time traveling adventure through the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and WOW in the World!

Comets, Ice Age, And Human Civilization

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Dogs Vs. Two-Year Olds, Tooting Cows, And Crickets For Breakfast

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Dogs Vs. Two-Year Olds, Tooting Cows, And Crickets For Breakfast

What in the world do dogs and two-year olds have in common? Why in the world are tooting, burping cows harming the planet, and How in the world can eating insects help the solve the problem? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they take you on an adventure through the world's latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and WOW in the World!

Dogs Vs. Two-Year Olds, Tooting Cows, And Crickets For Breakfast

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Let's Flamingle!

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Let's Flamingle!

How in the world can studying flamingos help humans? What in YOUR world is wowing you? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas for this week's Thursday Edition of Wow in the World!

Let's Flamingle!

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Bag O' Worms & The Velocity Of Poop

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Bag O' Worms & The Velocity Of Poop

What in the world do wax worms eat? How in the world has it taken us six episodes to talk about poop? Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they wax-poetic about waxworms and referee the stinkiest race imaginable! It's all happening in this week's who, what, when, where, why, how and Wow in the World - Episode 6!

Bag O' Worms & The Velocity Of Poop

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