NPR Enters the Podcast Arena through Its First Ever Kids’ Program

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Podcasts are the hottest thing in entertainment these days.  Everyone’s doing them and/or listening them.

National Public Radio is getting in on it too with the launch of its new podcast for kids  ages 5-12 called Wow in the World that illuminates the wonders of science, technology, discovery and inventions.


This is the first time in NPR’s 47-year history that it will release a children’s program.

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.

The duo previously hosted a Friday news segment on Sirius XM’s Kids Place Live channel called Breakfast Blast Newscast. The 3-year old segment went on to win the International New York Festivals Award for best children’s program in 2016.

And now the experienced two are taking their talents to the NPR podcast world.

Wow in the World is a place where we can tap into the crazy cool things that are happening all around us, every day!” Thomas said of the series in a press release. “We want to help spark conversations between kids and other kids and also with their grown-ups that will ultimately lead to their own big discoveries.”

Each episode begins with a series of questions that lead to an explanation about a new amazing scientific discovery or finding. For example, “How long would it take to get to the closest star outside our solar system?” or “How did we Homo sapiens come to dominate the planet?” or “How do astronauts poop in space?”

They hope to make the news fun and interesting by using comedy infused with conversation and voices from real kids.

“As parents and caregivers, many of us grapple with screen-time,” Raz adds. “This show is not just an alternative to screens but a show about celebrating the spirit of inquiry and encouraging kids to ask even more questions.”

Episodes will feature new research on , dinosaurs, animals, technology and human origins.

NPR will distribute the show and Tinkercast, a new production company that focuses on family-friendly content, will produce the program.

Wow in the World can be downloaded wherever podcasts are available including npr.org/wow, Apple Podcasts, and at www.wowintheworld.com

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Tamera Mowry-Housley takes 2-Month Old Daughter Ariah to NYC (VIDEO)

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New mom Tamera Mowry-Housley is not showing her new daughter Ariah’s face on social media even though her millions of fans and followers have been nagging her to.

Well, those who want a glimpse of the actress and TV host’s baby could get a glimpse of her in her Orbit baby infant travel system after leaving with her mom at LAX heading to New York City to do some promotional interviews in advance of the second season of her hit FOX TV panel show, The Real.


Even while bombarded with the flashing lights of the paparazzi, this new mom kept a smile on her face and was so cordial even stopping to respond to their questions.

Here is a video of the arrival, captured by the folks at X17 Online.

When asked what she thinks of Kanye West saying he wants to run for president in 2020, she says, “He’d have a lot to say!” And on being a mom for the second time: “It’s awesome!”

(The sneaky devils captured Ariah’s face and zoomed in on it in this video though! Doh! Bastards!)

Mowry-Housley was joined by other members of the cast in doing the promo rounds, including co-panelist Loni Love at the Sirius XM studios in New York for an interview with another Bellyitch alum Jenni McCarthy.

 

 


The next day, their fellow panelist and yet another Bellyitch alum Tamar Braxton-Herbert did some promo rounds hitting up ABC’s Good Morning America looking all cute in her short dark bob which fits her face perfectly! We see you, Tamar!

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