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Tumble Science Podcast for Kids

Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family. Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher). Visit [www.tumblepodcast.com] (http://www.tumblepodcast.com) for more information and educational content.

Exploring stories of science discovery. Tumble is a science podcast created to be enjoyed by the entire family. Hosted & produced by Lindsay Patterson (science journalist) & Marshall Escamilla (teacher). Visit [www.tumblepodcast.com] (http://www.tumblepodcast.com) for more information and educational content.

 

#165

Tumble Presents: Melon's House Party

Welcome to Melon’s House Party! Did you know that the objects in your house sing and speak all day long? They just do so in a key only dogs can hear. Enter, Melon, an eight pound dog with a thousand pound heart who is the key to a world right under our noses! She lives in a world full of friends; an always singing record player, a soulless computer, her bookshelf therapist and many more. But her best friend in the world is Couch. No musical adventure is too big for Melon and Couch as long as they can figure out a way to do it together. As Melon learns about herself and the world around her, she shows us how to appreciate the little things in life and the importance of friendship and family. This is just a preview of Melon’s House Party but you can listen to the rest of the episode now at https://wondery.com/shows/melons-house-party/ ... Read more

22 Oct 2021

05 MINS

05:22

22 Oct 2021


#164

Where Does Laughter Come From?

How do you find out why we laugh? With tickling, of course! Gorillas and other great apes appear to love being tickled, and sound like they’re laughing just like us. Animal biologist Marina Davila-Ross thought tickling might connect humans and great apes - and hold the clues to the origin of laughter. To find out, she assembled teams of ticklers in an experiment full of giggles. It’s the silliest science you’ve ever heard, but the discoveries will blow your mind. Learn more about laughter in animals and humans in our interview with Marina Davila-Ross. Listen to the bonus interview episode available to Patrons who support Tumble at the $1/level or higher, at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. See videos of gorillas being tickled, and more free educational resources on our blog at sciencepodcast.com. ... Read more

15 Oct 2021

17 MINS

17:11

15 Oct 2021


#163

How to Be an Ocean Explorer

Want to explore the hidden treasures of the deep sea? Come on board the EV Nautilus, a research ship that searches the seafloor with the help of robot submarines! Our guide is Taylorann Smith, who’s on her third trip on the ship! We’ll witness a whalefall, meet the submarines, and learn how Taylorann discovered what it really means to be a marine biologist. Want more? You can visit the Nautilus from home! Join Taylorann and the Nautilus team on live deep sea exploration expeditions online at [nautiluslive.org] (http://www.nautiluslive.org/) . Check out their exciting animal discovery videos, fun try-at-home activities, and explorer career features to envision yourself as a future ocean explorer! Taylorann has an amazing story of how she found her way to the Nautilus. Hear it on our bonus interview episode, when you pledge $1 or more a month on Patreon! patreon.com/tumblepodcast We’ll have more links and our favorite Nautilus materials on our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com. This episode was supported by The Ocean Exploration Trust with support from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Audio from the Whalefall is credited to Ocean Exploration Trust / NOAA ONMS. ... Read more

01 Oct 2021

15 MINS

15:34

01 Oct 2021


#162

The Worst Sounds in the World

What are the worst sounds in the world? Lots of noises that can send your hands rushing to cover your ears, but only a select can be the most horrible! Fortunately, one brave acoustic scientist named Trevor Cox decided to find out, by asking hundreds of thousands of people to rank the worst of the worst sound. It was one of the first online sound experiments - and the result was a lot of fun! Note: This episode features sound effects, and if you’re sensitive to sounds, you may want to skip it. Hear more about this pioneering internet psychology study on our bonus episode with Trevor Cox, available to Tumble patrons who pledge $1 or more a month! Pledge now at [patreon.com/tumblepodcast] (https://www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast) Learn more about the horrible sounds experiment on the blog on our website, [sciencepodcastforkids.com] (https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/single-post/the-worst-sounds-in-the-world) . ... Read more

17 Sep 2021

18 MINS

18:00

17 Sep 2021


#161

Tumble Season 7 Starts September 17!

Tumble's seventh season is coming at you THIS FRIDAY! Here's a little taste of what's in store. While you're waiting, why don't you share Tumble with a friend instead of anxiously refreshing your podcast app all week? Just send them your favorite Tumble episode, show them how to subscribe on their phones, or even share a link to [our website] (//sciencepodcastforkids.com) where we have lots of educational resources! We'll thank you now, and your friend will thank you later. See you here on September 17! ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

01 MINS

01:31

13 Sep 2021


#160

What's Inside of An Atom? [ENCORE]

We’re only two weeks away from starting our new season, with all new episodes, on September 17! We’re putting the finishing touches on the first episode as we speak, and we can’t wait to share it with you. But for now, enjoy one of our most favorite episodes about what everything in the universe is made of. What are protons, neutrons, and electrons made out of? That’s what listener Xander wants to know. Physics expert Aatish Bhatia takes us on a journey into the atom, and explains how scientists discover things that are too small to see. You’ll find out how Albert Einstein helped prove the existence of atoms, and why physicists smash particles like pinatas in massive tunnels. Learn more about this episode on the blog [on our website] (https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/single-post/what-s-inside-of-an-atom) . ... Read more

03 Sep 2021

17 MINS

17:53

03 Sep 2021


#159

The Poop Collector [ENCORE]

Tumble will return with all new episodes for Season 7, starting September 17! In the meantime, enjoy one of our favorite episodes of Season 6. If someone asked you to collect your poop every day for a year, would you say yes? That’s what microbiologist [ Lawrence David] (https://mgm.duke.edu/faculty-and-research/primary-faculty/lawrence-david-phd/) did, after watching a movie about a man who said yes to everything. Accepting the challenge led to a year of very stinky international adventures, turning Lawrence into the James Bond of poo. And, he loved every minute of it. Join us for the incredible story of a secretive project about the human microbiome. Want to learn more about Lawrence and why we are what we eat? Watch curated videos, listen to related podcast episodes, and discover the cutting edge science on a blog for this episode at [sciencepodcastforkids.com] (https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/) . Find out what Lawrence eats, and if he’s good at dealing with bad smells, in a special bonus episode for Patreon supporters. The answers will definitely surprise you. Just go to [patreon.com/tumblepodcast] (http://patreon.com/tumblepodcast) and pledge just a dollar a month to hear it, and all our other scientist interviews. ... Read more

20 Aug 2021

19 MINS

19:27

20 Aug 2021


#158

Science Pirates Road Trip

Arrrrr! Join two of our favorite pirates on an adventure across the seven seas of science. In this ocean-themed road trip compilation, you'll hear a bunch of our favorite ocean episodes. Whether it's going on a deep-sea expedition with the JOIDES resolution, attending the largest whale shark party in the world, or collecting whale snot with tiny robots, this episode will take you all over the world's oceans. This road trip episode includes: The Expedition of the Science Ship The Snot and the Whale The Science of Whiskers The Voyage of the Ocean Trash with Jenni Brandon The Case of the Whale Shark Party ... Read more

06 Aug 2021

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:37

06 Aug 2021


#157

Tumble Presents: Yoga Kids Adventure

Tumble Media has a new podcast, Yoga Kids Adventure! Lindsay and Marshall share why we decided to make a yoga podcast for kids, and how to use the show! Then, try out our first episode. It's a trip to the beach! With Yoga Kid Adventures, you can do yoga from anywhere! All you need is your ears, your imagination, and a safe place to move. In today’s adventure, we’ll salute the sun, splash in the waves, and spot some ocean animals. Get ready to stretch your imagination and your body. You can subscribe to Yoga Kids Adventure anywhere you get your podcasts, or on our website at [yogapodcastforkids.com] (https://www.yogapodcastforkids.com/) ! We'll be back with more summer Tumble programming soon! ... Read more

23 Jul 2021

17 MINS

17:48

23 Jul 2021


#156

Yoga Kids Adventure - A new yoga podcast from Tumble Media!

From the makers of Tumble, meet Yoga Kids Adventure - the first ever yoga podcast for kids! Lindsay and Marshall give a sneak of our brand new yoga podcast in this mini-episode. Yoga Kids Adventure host and kids’ yoga teacher Kathryn invites young yogis to join her on creative journeys through movement. Stretch out with a morning swim at the beach, or calm your body before bedtime in a cozy bear cave. Wiggle with wild animals on a safari or lift off from your chair as you breathe and bend among the stars. Subscribe and go on your first yoga adventure, wherever you listen to Tumble! Check out the website at [yogapodcastforkids.com] (https://www.yogapodcastforkids.com/) . Return to these routines as many times as you want, and do them anywhere that you want! This podcast brings free family yoga to you in your living room, classroom, and even outdoors. ... Read more

16 Jul 2021

02 MINS

02:40

16 Jul 2021


#155

Time Machine Animal Safari

How did some animals start to walk on land? Why were dinosaurs so huge? What did our primate ancestors look like? Let’s dive into this special road-trip edition of Tumble, a safari through animal evolution. Your tour guides have put together some of their favorite episodes about evolution and their time traveling jeep will take you waaaaaaay back in time. Now buckle up, because it's gonna be a bumpy ride! This road trip episode includes: ---What if Fish Had Legs? ---Rise of the Dinosaurs ---Whooooo are Owls? ---The Skull of the Ancient Primate ---Decoding Dog DNA ... Read more

09 Jul 2021

1 HR 19 MINS

1:19:16

09 Jul 2021


#154

The Volcano Eruption Adventure [ENCORE]

Would you fly to the top of a volcano that’s about to erupt at any moment? Volcanologist Helena Buurman did, and survived to tell the tale! In 2008, Helena was monitoring Mount Redoubt in Alaska, when the ground beneath the volcano began to shake. What follows is a tale of volcanic adventure, involving earthquakes, helicopters, and a massive eruption! Tumble is on our summer break right now, working on some exciting new projects. Stay tuned to hear them in our feed! We'll be back with new episodes of Tumble in September 2021. We invite you to invent your own volcano! Find resources to learn more about volcano warning signs and eruptions, on our website at [www.sciencepodcastforkids.com] (http://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/) We have more from our interview with Helena Buurman for our Patrons who pledge just $1/month or more. To listen, pledge today at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. ... Read more

25 Jun 2021

17 MINS

17:23

25 Jun 2021


#153

How To Be a Helping Scientist

How can science help people? Charita Castro is a scientist who’s spent her life using science to make kids’ lives better, all over the world. When she was little, she saw something that made her ask a big question: “Why don’t other kids have what I have?” She decided to dedicate her life to helping other people. But she didn’t know how until she discovered social science. Follow Charita’s journey to find out about a very special kind of science! Did you know: Saturday, June 12 is the [World Day to End Child Labor] (https://endchildlabour2021.org/) ! 2021 is the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor. We have resources on the blog on our website to get involved with the fight against child labor, anytime you want to start! Learn more about how social science works during our special bonus interview episode with Charita. It’s available to Patrons who pledge just $1/month or more, on [patreon.com/tumblepodcast] (https://www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast) This is our last episode of Season 6! But don’t worry, we have lots to share over the summer. Stay subscribed (and listen to birthday shoutouts) throughout the summer. We’ll be launching a BRAND NEW PODCAST and you don’t want to miss it!! ... Read more

11 Jun 2021

19 MINS

19:56

11 Jun 2021


#152

The Science of Your Favorite Foods

What’s your favorite food? Why does it taste so good? It turns out, what we think is tasty isn’t just a matter of opinion. It’s science! Ecologist and science writer Rob Dunn takes us on a journey back in time, before kitchens, cooking, and even farming! We find out how our ancestors’ tastes shaped our own cravings - and how our experiences lead us to pick our favorites. Curious to learn more about the science of taste? Listen to our bonus interview episode with Rob Dunn on Patreon! Available for Patrons who support Tumble at the $1/ level or higher! Pledge at [patreon.com/tumblepodcast] (https://www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast) . We have free resources to learn more about taste and our ancient ancestors on the blog on our website, [sciencepodcastforkids.com] (https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/discovery-club/the-science-of-your-favorite-foods) . Our next episode on June 11 will be the final episode of Season 6! But don't worry, we'll have plenty of listening on our feed over the summer - and we'll be doing Patreon birthday shoutouts! ... Read more

28 May 2021

21 MINS

21:04

28 May 2021


#151

The Seed Treasure Map

How long can a seed live? To find out, scientists follow a secret map on a mission under the cover of night, to find a buried treasure. It’s all part of one of the longest running, most legendary experiments in science history! We follow plant biologist David Lowry and his team on this secret scientist-spy-treasure hunt, which only happens once every 20 years. But things don’t go quite as planned. Find out what happens on this epic science quest, if seeds will sprout after 141 years underground, and what a wise, ancient rabbit has to do with it all. Curious to learn more about David and the Beal Seed Experiment? Listen to our bonus interview episode on Patreon! Available for Patrons who support Tumble at the $1/ level or higher! Pledge at patreon.com/tumblepodcast See photos of the experiment, read more about the 2021 dig, and find out how to do your own seed experiments - all on the blog on our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com. ... Read more

14 May 2021

22 MINS

22:18

14 May 2021


#150

The Hunt for the Alien Viruses

Can viruses live in space? That’s what our listener Julian wants to know. It turns out, that’s a question that scientists are asking, too! Kathryn Bywaters is one of the scientists starting the search for viruses in space. She believes that finding viruses might be the easiest way to discover life on other planets. But first, we have to learn more about what a virus is, and how to find them. Discover why viruses are like the “message in a bottle” of alien life, and how you could become a real life alien virus hunter on Mars. Hear more from Kathryn about viruses in space! Listen to our special bonus interview episode available for patrons who pledge $1 or more a month on [patreon.com/tumblepodcast] (https://www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast) . Visit our website, sciencepodcastforkids.com, for more resources to learn about the search for life and viruses in our solar system. Parents! This week, we're recommending Science Vs, a science podcast for adults! Find it wherever you listen to podcasts. ... Read more

30 Apr 2021

19 MINS

19:06

30 Apr 2021


#149

How To Name A Galaxy

How do you get a galaxy named for you? In this episode, we learn about the incredible life of Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil, who discovered a new type of galaxy now known as “Burçin’s Galaxy.” Since she was young, Burçin dreamed of studying the stars as an astrophysicist. But she faced many challenges to getting an education, because of what she wanted to wear. Burçin was determined to both be true to her beliefs, and become a scientist. Find out how she did it, and made a huge discovery that changes the way we think about the universe. Hear more from Burcin about her work on dark matter! Listen to our special bonus interview episode available for patrons who pledge $1 or more a month on [patreon.com/tumblepodcast.] (https://www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast) Visit the blog on our website, [sciencepodcastforkids.com] (https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/single-post/how-to-name-a-galaxy) , for more resources on this episode including videos, photos, and links to more galaxy science. ... Read more

16 Apr 2021

17 MINS

17:58

16 Apr 2021


#148

What If Fish Had Legs?

Fish with legs? Crazy, right? Turns out, fish with legs are a lot more real than you might think! We teamed up with What If World, one of our favorite storytelling podcasts, to answer this question both scientifically and creatively! In our “science version,” we consult with the funniest fish biologist you’ll ever meet, Solomon David. He’s obsessed with creating puns for gars, the prehistoric fish that he studies. And he explains why fish are the reason that we have legs! Plus, you’ll meet fish that can “walk” on land. It’s nuts. On April 5 - three days after this episode is released - you’ll want to tune into fellow kidcast [What If World] (http://www.whatifworldpodcast.com/) to hear Marshall and Lindsay guest-star in a story about their pet gar who grows legs and puts them in a tank! It’s the “creative version” of the story, and What If World’s 200th episode! Wait, want more science? Listen to the bonus interview episode with Solomon David, when you support Tumble at the $1 level or higher on Patreon. You’ll also get an ad-free feed! Pledge at patreon.com/tumble podcast.  We’ll also have videos of gars, amphibious fish, and images of Tiktaalik on the blog on our website, [sciencepodcastforkids.com] (http://sciencepodcastforkids.com/what-if-frogs-had-legs) . ... Read more

02 Apr 2021

16 MINS

16:32

02 Apr 2021


#147

Whooo Are Owls?

What are the origins of owls, and why do they stay up at night? We answer questions from two owl-curious Tumble listeners. with the help of Harvard ornithologist Dr. Scott Edwards. He takes us on a journey starting in the time of the dinosaurs, to unravel the secrets of what made owls WHOOOO they are today. This episode is brought to you with support from Turing Tumble! (Note: No relation to our podcast.)  Turing Tumble is an educational game where players build marble-powered computers to solve puzzles - with no screens necessary! Marshall and Lindsay tried it out with their son, and genuinely love it. Go to t [uringtumble.com/tumble] (https://www.turingtumble.com/tumble/) to see how it works. Enter code TUMBLE for 10% off your order. Learn more about owls with Scott Edwards, in our bonus interview episode! It’s available to Patrons who pledge just $1/month. Support Tumble today at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. Check out the bird family tree, and then draw your own version! It’s on our blog at sciencepodcastforkids.com, along with other free educational resources. [Click here to watch Marshall & Wingo’s “True or Poo” game show with Tumble listener Orla!] (https://youtu.be/W8SbPhJYzt4) ... Read more

19 Mar 2021

18 MINS

18:59

19 Mar 2021


#146

Music Meets Science

What happens when a scientist is also a musician? For Barbara McClintock, the combination may have led the way to a Nobel Prize in genetics. Science historian Jocelyn Bosley tells us the story of Barbara’s remarkable life, and how her experience playing banjo in a jazz band (yes) helped her discover “jumping genes.” This is a very musical episode, with special guest jazz banjoist Mick Sullivan of [The Past & The Curious] (https://thepastandthecurious.com/) ! We highly recommend his history podcast. Want to hear more from our interview with Jocelyn? Listen to our exclusive interview episode on [Patreon] (https://www.patreon.com/tumblepodcast) , available to those who pledge just $1 or more a month! We have more resources to learn about Barbara McClintock on our website, as well as links to Jocelyn’s podcast, Science! With Friends. Just go to [sciencepodcastforkids.com] (https://www.sciencepodcastforkids.com/) ! ... Read more

05 Mar 2021

17 MINS

17:38

05 Mar 2021


#145

The Bird and The Balloon Telescope

What happens when a baby falcon meets a balloon telescope in an old Wild West town? An astrophysics animal adventure, of course! Erika Hamden is an astrophysicist who’s attempting to launch a space balloon telescope called FIREBall, an experiment to study distant galaxies. But her mission to the stratosphere leads her to wild nature, when a baby falcon falls out of its nest and onto the telescope. It turns out, launches don't always go as planned. To learn more about Erika and FIREBall, listen to our bonus interview episode on Patreon! It’s available to Tumble fans who pledge just $1 or more a month. Pledge today at patreon.com/tumblepodcast. Plus, there are free educational resources for this episode on our blog, at sciencepodcastforkids.com. ... Read more

19 Feb 2021

18 MINS

18:04

19 Feb 2021


#144

Do Trees Fart?

Do trees fart? It’s a question that stumped scientists, and sends us on a journey to some serious science! Come with us as we ponder if trees are butts, whether farts are defined by gas or digestive systems, and why “even the smallest fart counts.”  You’ll meet Mary Heskel, a plant biologist who wonders if she’s accidentally been studying tree farts, and Melinda Martinez, who studies climate change and identifies as a tree fart scientist. You’ll also hear from Tumble fans celebrating the fact that THIS IS OUR 100th ORIGINAL EPISODE! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for listening! We hope you’ll stick around for the next hundred science stories! Listen to our bonus interview episode about tree fart research with Melinda Martinez, available to Patrons who pledge $1/month on [patreon.com/tumblepodcast] (http://patreon.com/tumblepodcast) .  Find more resources (including tree farts being set on fire!) on the blog about this episode on our website, [sciencepodcastforkids.com] (http://sciencepodcastforkids.com) . ... Read more

05 Feb 2021

19 MINS

19:19

05 Feb 2021


#143

How To Be a Fossil Fixer

Do you love fossils and dinosaurs? Let us introduce you to Myria Perez, a paleontology-obsessed kid who grew up to get her dream job! Myria is a 24 year old fossil preparator, which means she prepares fossils to study and display in museums. She shares her journey of how a visit to her local museum set her on the path to follow her dino dreams.  Myria is an If/Then Ambassador. IF/THEN seeks to further advance women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers. This episode is supported by an If/Then mini grant. Curious to learn more about Myria’s journey and her work? Listen to our bonus interview episode with her on Patreon! Available for Patrons who support Tumble at the $1/ level or higher! Pledge at patreon.com/tumblepodcast Get Myria’s email address, see photos of her work and awesome dino outfits, plus watch her favorite paleontology YouTube channel - all on the blog on our website, sciencepodcast.com.  Our next episode is our 100th! We’re asking listeners to send messages to us to celebrate - and we may include them on this very special episode! Tell us your favorite moment or episode of Tumble, how you discovered us or how long you’ve been listening, whatever you want to tell us!  Record a video or voice memo and send it to [tumblepodcast@gmail.com] (mailto:tumblepodcast@gmail.com) . ... Read more

22 Jan 2021

16 MINS

16:19

22 Jan 2021


#142

The Tale of The Hungry Koala [ENCORE]

Tumble returns with all new episodes starting January 22! We’ll have stories about fossils, telescopes, and baby falcons getting into big trouble. How does a koala eat eucalyptus leaves? Eucalyptus is toxic to most animals, but they’re a koala’s only food. In this episode, we look past the cuddliness to discover how koalas manage to chow down on the Australian tree species. Biologist Michaela Blyton shares the story of how she convinced some extremely picky koalas to try new foods in the midst of a conservation crisis. Spoiler alert: It involves starting a koala hotel, and inventing a pill with an unusual ingredient. ... Read more

08 Jan 2021

23 MINS

23:47

08 Jan 2021


#141

Our Favorite Holiday Tradition (with The Secret Life of Plants ENCORE)

A log that poops presents? Find out about Lindsay and Marshall’s favorite holiday tradition, Tió de Nadal! Followed by one of Tumble’s favorite-ever episode, The Secret Life of Plants. We’ll be back with brand new episodes in January. Thank you for listening to Tumble this year! Happy Holidays and see you in 2021! ... Read more

25 Dec 2020

18 MINS

18:25

25 Dec 2020