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Tinkercast Named to Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024

Tinkercast has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2024. Coming in second in the Small and Mighty category, Tinkercast, the audio-first children’s media company, is among those companies with fewer than 50 employees that are “reshaping industries and culture.”

20 best podcasts for kids that will make them forget about screen time

Hosts Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz give curious kids the lowdown about STEM-related topics with engaging and amusing stories in this long-running podcast.

New Wow in the World Episode Shares Tips for Watching the Solar Eclipse with Kids

There’s a solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 and ‘Wow In The World,’ the science podcast for kids and their grown-ups is celebrating with a solar eclipse episode!

Wondery Launching Toyline for ‘Wow in the World’ Kids Podcast With Thames & Kosmos

The Amazon-owned podcast studio and award-winning toy publisher of science and craft kits are slated to release seven unique products for fall 2024 based on the Tinkercast-created show co-hosted by Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas.

The Booming Business of Kids’ Podcasting: “It Has Absolutely Exploded”

Why studios, streamers and audio platforms are doubling down on children’s programming.

How Mindy Thomas Became Your Kids’ Favorite Podcast Star

Inside Wow in the World, the juggernaut she built with Guy Raz.

How Guy Raz Built ‘How I Built This’

The astonishment-prone host (Wow!) has turned a pure zeal for business (It’s amazing!) into a juggernaut podcast. (What is that like?!)

Wow in the World is a Parents’ Choice Gold Winner!

Capable and charming co-hosts Mindy Thomas and NPR podcaster Guy Raz lead each 20-30 minute, weekly, audio episode investigating factual and fascinating real-world phenomena. Part radio comedy, part scientific research, this podcast is all high-energy and jam-packed with so much sneaky snuck-in science that the learning is almost subliminal.

Wow in the World is a 2020 ADS Editors’ Choice awardee!

Wow in the world is the #1 podcast for kids and families. Produced by Tinkercast and distributed by NPR, hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas weave a character driven, humor heavy story around a new scientific discovery happening in the world right now. Teachers, parents and kids can extend the “wow” with hundreds of hands-on science, STEAM, ESL and ELA activities. Eyes Up. screens Down. Jaws Dropped.

Overcoming Fear of Science with Our Favorite Kids’ Podcast

The good news is that science education has been shifting in the past few decades away from an emphasis on being lectured about science so that students “know science,” and more toward students discovering by “doing science.”

TED Radio Wow-er

School’s out, but many kids—and their parents—are still stuck at home. Wow in the World’s Guy Raz joins Manoush Zomorodi on Ted Radio Hour, or rather Ted Radio WOW-er for an hour packed with TED talks for curious kids (and curious kids at heart)!

Best podcasts for kids of all ages

This is the golden age of podcasts, and the selection for kids has never been better! The best podcasts for kids will spark imaginations, or teach new ideas, or make kids laugh so hard they snort apple juice out of their nostrils. Sometimes, a podcast like Wow in the World will accomplish all three!

23 Podcasts For Kids That Everyone Can Enjoy On The Commute To School

Breakfast serial.

18 Great Podcasts for Kids to Get Your Family Through the Quarantine

The subgenre also has its own veritable blockbuster Tinkercast and NPR’s Wow in the World, which is hosted by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, he of How I Built This and TED Radio Hour (not to mention All Things Considered) fame. Recently, that operation also launched its own spinoff podcast called Two Whats and a Wow! This one’s a science-based game show, sporting a slight interactive element to the proceedings.

The Best Educational Podcasts for Kids, for Every Age

Kids can soak up STEM learning from the comfort of the couch or the backseat of a car with this public radio podcast that features daily challenges (Two Whats!? And a Wow!) in addition to full-length weekly episodes of about 25 minutes each. The high-quality educational content is science-driven with each episode exploring either an area of inquiry (think: how birds evolved to fly) or a scientific discovery (like the recently revealed fact that bees can do math).

The Podcasts We’re Listening to Now | Goop

Our love of podcasts runs deep. And now that we’re two months into producing The goop Podcast, we have that much more respect for the time, sweat, and occasional tears that go into delivering solid episodes week after week.

Great Podcasts to Listen to as a Family

Entertaining, informative, and kid-friendly podcasts for bedtime, road trips, and more. Best part? They’re screen-free. Advice from Common Sense Media editors.

Finding the Wow in the World | Kid Reporters’ Notebook | Scholastic Inc.

Raz noted that podcasts spark the imagination in a way that screens don’t. “Every single person experiences Wow in the World differently,” he said. “When you watch a cartoon, for example, the images are given to you. Your brain doesn’t have to work. When you’re listening to Wow in the World, it’s like when you have a dream. Your mind is your television screen. It fires up all kinds of connections in your brain.”

In Second Season, ‘Wow In The World’ Looks At The Future Of Spacesuits

Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR’s Wow In The World podcast talks with NPR’s Ari Shapiro about a recent episode that explored spacesuits and how they’ve changed with time.

Welcome To The 21st Century: ‘Highlights’ Magazine Is Now A Podcast For Kids

This might sound like a load of hipster garbage, but trust me on this one: get your kid into podcasts. No, I’m not suggesting that your kindergartener start listening to Serial or anything like that. We’re well into the 21st century, and just like…

Apple reveals 2017’s most popular apps, music and more

Apple has unveiled its Off the Charts 2017 lists, celebrating the year’s most popular apps, music, movies, TV shows, books and podcasts.

NPR’s Breakout Podcast for Kids, ‘Wow In The World’, Returns With New Episodes

Entices Families to Put Down their Screens and Look Up at the World Together

Wow In the World podcast | Editors Top 10 of the Year on Cool Mom Picks | Cool Mom Picks

Whether you’ve got kids that love science or not, they will dig the fun chemistry (ha, see what I did there) between Mindy Thomas and NPR veteran Guy Raz, not to mention the fantastic, well-researched content. Our kids are in love with this podcast. In fact, Kristen’s son listens to it all night long. (Which means Kristen listens to it all night long).

The New Bedtime Story Is a Podcast

Since the NPR podcast for kids “Wow in the World” debuted in May, he’s listened to every episode three times. “It’s a little funner” than television, James said. “My brain works better.”

‘Wow in the World’: Why NPR started its first podcast for kids

Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas are two parents who want all kids to put down their screens and engage in the exciting world around them.

The Best Kids’ Podcasts To Turn Time In The Car Into A Pleasure

At some point this summer, you’re probably going to have to get your kids into the car for an extended period of time. Maybe it’s a trek to the grandparents, maybe it’s a full-blown road trip. But wha…

How to entice your kid away from a screen — with a podcast

NPR’s ‘Wow in the World’ features a demolished piñata. Of course there are dinos, too.

Podcast pick: NPR debuts first kids’ show, ‘Wow in the World’ with Guy Raz

Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas co-host the science program.

Wow in the World: a kids’ podcast with plenty for parents, too

This half-hour dose of science and technology has endless energy and a whole lot of fact-based fun

NPR Is Launching Its First Podcast for Kids | Parents

The new podcast will encourage kids ages 5-12 to find the “wow” in the world and also serve as a great alternative to screen time.

NPR Launches A Kids Podcast & It Promises To Be Amazing

As most of us adults know, podcasts are basically the best thing ever. When you’re out for a walk, cooking dinner, or just need a moment to unwind sans screens, listening to a good podcast can be just the thing you need. And now, your kids can unwind

NPR Is Launching A Podcast For Kids And It Sounds Freaking Awesome

Parents already know how addictive a good podcast can be (Serial, anyone?). Now our kids will too, thanks to NPR’s first ever podcast for children.

NPR’s first kid-focused podcast is taking some narrative lessons from its adult counterparts » Nieman Journalism Lab

Like S-Town and Serial, Wow in the World wants to make listeners feel like they’re helping to solve the show’s mysteries.

Wow! New Podcast For Curious Kids – Radio Ink

Designed for kids 5-12, the NPR podcast is called Wow in the World and looks at the wonders of science, technology, discovery, and inventions. Starting May 15, NPR’s Guy Raz and SiriusXM’s Mindy Thomas will take kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the most incredible science and kid-friendly news stories of the week.