Wow in the World is a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them.  It’s the first program produced by Tinkercast. It is distributed by NPR and will mark the first children’s program the public radio network has launched in its 47-year history.

Every episode of Wow in the World, hosts Guy and Mindy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens, inside their brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

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Ep 18: Cuckoo for Cocoa: Journey to the Chocolate Forests of South America

Where in the world does chocolate come from? And what in the world does eating it have to do with memory? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they go cuckoo for cocoa on a wild expedition to a “chocolate forest” in South America! It’s the latest in who, what, when, where, why, how and WOW in the World!

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Ep 17: Brain Freeze!

What in the world is Brain Freeze? Why in the world does it happen when we’re enjoying a cold, tasty treat? And how in the world do we get rid of it?! Grab an ice-cold refreshing drink, and get ready to explore the who, what, when, where, why how and WOW in the world of BRAIN FREEZE!

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Ep 16: 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!  

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