Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

United States

Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast for kids ages 8 - 12, created to be enjoyed by the entire family. Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher).

Episodes

The Secret Life of Your Shower with Noah Fierer  

Something is living in your showerhead. Scientists need your help to figure out what it is, and why it’s there. Biologist Noah Fierer is enlisting people around the country to search out the tiny, microscopic life in showers. Find out what happens when Lindsay and Marshall sign up as citizen scientists, and turn their bathroom into a lab. To find out more about the Showerhead Microbiome Project, visit http://robdunnlab.com/projects/showerheads For more citizen science projects you can participate in, check out https://scistarter.com More information about this episode on our blog at tumblepodcast.com For educational materials, support us at patreon.com/tumblepodcast or email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com We want your questions and drawings! What do you think lives in your showerhead? Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Thanks for listening!

The Tower of the Vomiting Robot with Anna Rothschild  

We dive into the gross side of science with Anna Rothschild, host of the PBS/NOVA series Gross Science! Anna tells us how a robot named Vomiting Larry helped scientists discover how to stop the spread of a potentially deadly sickness. Plus, fourth graders tell us what they think is gross, and we learn why talking about poop can be important for your health. What do YOU think is gross? What does Vomiting Larry look like? Send your questions and drawings to tumblepodcast@gmail.com, or use our contact form on our website! Check out our blog post on this episode for kids, and a special lesson plan for teachers from Ms. Gustafson on our blog at www.sciencepodcastforkids.com. Join us on Patreon for more educational materials, music downloads, and extras from our interviews! www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast Don’t forget to subscribe and leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher. Thanks for listening!

Journey to the Center of the Earth with Ta-Shana Taylor  

What is the Earth made of? That’s the question at the core (pun intended!) of this episode. Geologist Ta-Shana Taylor shares the fascinating story behind a decades-long quest to drill into the Earth. You’ll be wanting to “Get Down to the Moho” after listening! Thanks to listeners Brody and Liam for sending in their questions. This is our first episode of Tumble, Season 2! We’ve got much more in store, including educational resources! Check out our blog at tumblepodcast.com and Patreon at patreon.com/tumblepodcast for additional information and a complete list of resources to stoke your curiosity! Like Tumble? Tell the world! Leave us a review on iTunes, Stitcher, or share on social media. Your enthusiasm means EVERYTHING to us - and helps more people discover our podcast! And don’t forget to fill out our partner survey for Wondery at wondery.com/survey. In this episode, we mentioned that we love Stories Podcast. Check them out, and our other friendcasts, at kidslisten.org. It’s an organization we started to advocate for more high quality children’s audio! #kidslisten

Season 2 Coming Soon!  

It's almost here! We've got brand new episodes of Tumble starting January 13. Here's a quick sample of what's to come. Subscribe now on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. Have an Android? Try our partner Wondery's new app on Google Play!

The Gift Of Listening: A Holiday Special  

Why do we listen? If you ever wondered why you're so drawn to podcasts, this Holiday Special is just for you. Tumble host Lindsay Patterson is joined by the hosts of 15 other podcasts to talk about the gift and the power of listening. The world needs a lot more of it, that's for sure. Be the first to get the next Gift: Smarturl.it/giftoflistening In the New Year, resolve to listen with a special offer from our sponsor: Audible.com/Wondery Subscribe to all the Wondery shows today: A Storm of Spoilers: smarturl.it/spoilers Fall of Rome: smarturl.it/fallofrome Finding Mastery: smarturl.it/findingmastery FOUND: smarturl.it/foundp Hollywood & Crime: smarturl.it/hollywoodandcrime Juicy Scoop: smarturl.it/jscoop Mad About Movies: smarturl.it/madam Not By Accident: smarturl.it/notby Radio Drama Revival: smarturl.it/rdr Real Crime Profile: smarturl.it/realcrime Reality Life: smarturl.it/rlife Secrets, Crimes & Audiotape: smarturl.it/sca Star Wars Minute: smarturl.it/starwm Stories Podcast: smarturl.it/storiesp Story Worthy: smarturl.it/storyworthy Sword and Scale: smarturl.it/Scale Terms: smarturl.it/Termsp The Cleansed: smarturl.it/cleansed The Dark Tome: smarturl.it/thedarktome The Vanished: smarturl.it/thevan Thirty Twenty Ten: smarturl.it/Thirtytwentyten Tumble: smarturl.it/tumblek Tell your friends how to listen: Wondery.com/howto Download the Wondery Android app today: Smarturl.it/wonderyapp

The Voyage of the Ocean Trash with Jenni Brandon [ENCORE]  

Our friends Andrew & Polly from the podcast Ear Snacks introduce their favorite Tumble episode. Listener Ilya asks if there's a way to remove all the trash from the ocean. Scientist Jenni Brandon helps us investigate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch - a vast, swirling soup of trash, twice the size of Texas. Stay tuned to the end of the episode to hear how listeners suggested solving this huge environmental problem. Tumble t-shirts are now available in kid's, men's, and women's sizes. Get yours at sciencepodcastforkids.com/shop! Is Tumble a part of your daily routine? Show your love by pledging to our Patreon at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. Lastly, we could use your help with an audience survey for our partner, Wondery! Go to wondery.com/survey and answer a couple quick questions about your listening habits. We'll be forever grateful to your anonymous contribution!

The Secrets of Bugs and Bats [BONUS EPISODE]  

In this special bonus episode, some of our favorite guest scientists answer listener questions! It’s like a Tumble reunion! Learn about the bugs you can find near your home, how ants let each other know about food finds, and if bats fly at night so they can eat more bugs. Thanks to Paloma, Liesel, and Bella for your questions! We still have a few “encore shows” left to play while we get ready for the new season. You might have noticed we’ve had listeners introduce their favorite shows. Next week, that could be you! Send us a recording telling us your favorite episode and why you like it, to tumblepodcast@gmail.com. Or upload your recording to the "Contact" form on our website at www.sciencepodcastforkids.com. Tumble has a few holiday shopping tips for you. First, don't procrastinate. Second, don't go to the mall. It is crazy there. Instead, go to seedling.com and order their fantastic activity kits, then use the code TUMBLE at checkout for $10 off a $30 purchase! So much better than going to the mall. Third, get a brand new Tumble tee, sent to you by Marshall's mom, at our website for only $19.50! sciencepodcastforkids.com/shop As always, we appreciate reviews on iTunes and emails! We read and respond to every single one. Lastly, we need your help with an audience survey for our partner, Wondery! Go to wondery.com/survey and answer a couple quick questions about your listening habits. We'll be forever grateful to your anonymous contribution!

The Case of the Invisibility Cloak with Andrea Alu [ENCORE]  

Invisibility cloaks: Not just for wizards? Listener Quinn introduces his favorite Tumble episode, where we explore the very real science behind invisibility! Tumble t-shirts are now available in kid's, men's, and women's sizes. Get yours at sciencepodcastforkids.com/shop! Is Tumble a part of your daily routine? Show your love by pledging to our Patreon at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. Lastly, we could use your help with an audience survey for our partner, Wondery! Go to wondery.com/survey and answer a couple quick questions about your listening habits. We'll be forever grateful to your anonymous contribution!

The Quest for the Hidden Planets with Joel Green [ENCORE]  

Our listener Griffin picked an exciting tale of outer space for this week's episode! Astronomer Joel Green explains how scientists discover and photograph planets outside our solar system. Have a few spare minutes? Fill out our listener survey at wondery.com/survey. Ask us a question, listen to more episodes, and donate at tumblepodcast.com. Subscribe to Tumble Science Podcast for Kids and review on iTunes. Follow on Facebook and Twitter. Join our Patreon at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. Thanks for listening!

The Puzzle of the Friendly Dog with Mia Cobb and Krista McPherson [ENCORE]  

What makes dogs loyal? This question comes from Amalia, a sixth grade student. We ask two different dog scientists, and their answers will surprise you. We learn about an experiment that tests dogs’ loyalty - or does it? Get ready to get inside the head of a dog! We want to hear about your dogs! Ask us a question, listen to more episodes, and donate at tumblepodcast.com. Subscribe to Tumble Science Podcast for Kids and review on iTunes. Follow on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for listening!

The Laboratory of the Haunted House with Margee Kerr  

Why do people get scared and how? We ask Dr. Margee Kerr, a scientist who studies the science of fear. She once set up a basement lab in a Halloween haunted house to understand why people sign up to get scared. She found out that going to a house of horror is actually a lot like doing yoga! Find out why, and how to scare a scientist. Correction: On this episode, we referred to the woman in Sebastin's recording as his mom. She is his step-mom. Ask us a question, listen to more episodes, and donate at tumblepodcast.com. Subscribe to Tumble Science Podcast for Kids and review on iTunes. Follow on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for listening!

The Hunt for Black Holes with Karl Gebhardt [ENCORE]  

A fan favorite episode, now with new black hole discoveries! We answer our first listener question, how do black holes work? We talk to Dr. Karl Gebhardt, who has helped discover over half of the black holes that astronomers have ever found. Light cannot escape from a black hole, which means that they are impossible to see. We find out the secret to finding black holes, and how what happens inside might explain mysteries of gravity. Astronomy adventures are ahead in this episode! Music in this episode is by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo from his newest album, Infinity Plus One. Ask us a question, listen to more episodes, and donate at tumblepodcast.com. Subscribe to Tumble Science Podcast for Kids and review on iTunes. Follow on Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for listening!

How to Interview a Scientist [BONUS EPISODE]  

Send us your interviews with scientists, and they might end up on our show! In this special bonus episode, we'll teach you how to interview a scientist. It's easier than you might think, and it's super fun. You might learn something that changes your life, or at least your outlook on science! Plus, our listener Vida finds out for us if you can send a robot into a black hole. Check out our blog on www.tumblepodcast.com for step-by-step instructions on how to interview a scientist, with expanded tips and resources. Send your interviews to us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com Don't forget to tell your friends about Tumble, write a review on iTunes, and support us on patreon.com/tumblepodcast

The Tale of the Bacteria Farmer with Sarah Richardson [ENCORE]  

Sarah Richardson, a biologist, dreams of being of a farmer. Instead of tending to barns full of cows making milk, she'll have petri dishes full of bacteria.

We're taking a break until 2017 to create more stories of science discovery. But we're not going away! Far from it. We'll be hard at work dreaming and making new awesome stuff for you. Stay in touch with us by Facebook, Twitter, and tumblepodcast.com, where you can send us questions, comments, drawings, and videos! 

This is a great time to show your support for our new season by pledging on Patreon: patreon.com/tumblepodcast

Subscribe & leave a review on iTunes: itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tumble-podcast/id984771479

Thanks for listening!

The Journey to the Deepest Part of the Ocean with Gaelin Rosenwaks [ENCORE]  

Where is the deepest part of the ocean, and have we been there in person? Ocean explorer Gaelin Rosenwaks answers with an amazing story of the first explorers to dive to a mysterious place called Challenger Deep. It's filled with awesome adventure, incredible risk, and awe-inspiring reward. This is a journey that changed the way we understand the ocean.

We're working on a bunch of exciting new stuff for you this week, so we are re-playing one of our favorite episodes. 

Love Tumble? Subscribe on iTunes! itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-t…cast/id984771479 and write us a review. Support us on Patreon! www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast And visit us on our website,www.sciencepodcastforkids.com

The Charge of the Everlasting Battery with Mya Le Thai  

Why do batteries - even rechargeable ones - die? What if there was a battery that lasted forever? Mya Le Thai, a young scientist, was sick of recharging her phone. So she set out make make a longer lasting battery. What she created was better than she had ever thought possible - a battery that won’t die. It lasts 100 times longer than the typical phone battery. Find out what goes on inside a battery, and how Mya came to her eureka moment.

Tell us what you would do with a battery that lasts forever! Email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com

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The Tale of How Ants Conquered the Earth with Corrie Moreau  

Why are there so many different species of ants? That’s what entomologist Corrie Moreau wants to know. There are more species of ants than there are species of mammals and birds - combined! Her quest starts in the jungle and ends in a lab, where she unravels the story of ants conquering the earth. Plus, listeners tell us what THEY know about ants!

Take Corrie’s advice: Get outside and play with bugs! Then tell us about it. What did you see and observe? Take photos and make drawings. Email them to us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com

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Photo from Wikipedia

The Meow of the Misunderstood Cat with Brains On  

Are cats evil, or just misunderstood? That's what our friends at Brains On debate for a panel of kid judges. Find out what they decide in this special guest episode! Plus, Lindsay and Marshall weigh in on their conclusions. 

What do you want to know about cats? Let us know on our Facebook or Twitter pages, or email us at tumblepodcast@gmail.com.

Support Tumble on Patreon, and you can have your name read on the show (and get more great stuff!) Pledge at patreon.com/tumblepodcast.

Subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review! itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-tumble-podcast/id984771479

The Code of the Flashing Firefly with Sara Lewis  

Why do fireflies flash their lights on and off, on and off? That’s what four curious kids want to know. Biologist Sara Lewis has studied fireflies for decades, and she’s cracked the code of their spectacular light displays. She explains why fireflies light up at night with a story of an undercover experiment. Sara tells us how she “spoke firefly” and learned that female fireflies are surprisingly hard to please.

To learn more about fireflies, see Sara’s website and book at www.silentsparks.com.

We're proud that Tumble is a free podcast! But we need your support to keep it going and growing. We’ve launched a Patreon campaign to offer you awesome rewards in exchange for a monthly pledge! Find out what our next episode is about in advance, get notified of opportunities to be on the show, receive exclusive educational content and so much more. Find the link on our website, www.tumblepodcast.com.

Subscribe and review Tumble on iTunes, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. We want to hear from you at tumblepodcast@gmail.com.


Firefly photo by Terry Priest used with permission from Sara Lewis.

The Tale of Darwin and the Beagle with Áki Jarl Lárson  

We have a short and sweet summer episode for you! Charles Darwin is known as the father of evolution, but he got his start as a naturalist as a young man. He took an ambitious five year journey around the year, studying thousands of species of plants and animals. Many years after his return to England, he wrote The Origin of Species, one of the most famous and influential scientific books ever written.  Áki Jarl Lárson tells the story, at a meeting of evolutionary biologists in Austin, Texas.   Learn more at tumblepodcast.com   Have you answered our listener survey? Help shape the future of Tumble at bit.ly/tumblesurvey    Subscribe on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher! Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter!

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