Ear Snacks Podcast for Kids

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Rating
4.3
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580 reviews
This podcast has
193 episodes
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Explicit
No
Date created
2015/06/26
Average duration
31 min.
Release period
18 days

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Explore the absurdity and wonder of every day when kids talk about music, art, science and culture - one topic at a time. Packed with earworms and made with heart. - New York Times - One of the best podcasts for kids. - Common Sense Media

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Yarn & Protest Puppets (with Andy Ferguson)
2024/02/23
Do you ever make things in your house? Do you ever use YARN? Unwind the knotty world of knitting, coziness, and monster design with our friends Lilah, Gertie, Dot, and Andy Ferguson a.k.a. musician & puppeteer, Red Yarn! Andy shares a paper bag craft, using pantomime to create new puppetry characters, and how crafting can contribute to protest movements. Our pal Angela Diveglia shares about her time working with Bread and Puppet Theater and the giant protest puppets they've used in civic engagement since the 60's. Many thanks to Andy Ferguson for sharing his artistry and Red Yarn's song, Town Hall Meeting. You can find more of his music and puppetry at redyarnproductions.com. Thanks to librarian Angela Diveglia for hopping on the phone with old college friends to talk about her super-inspiring work (and muscles!) with Bread and Puppet Theater Company. If you're in Vermont, look 'em up! Vocabulary & Ideas in this episode include: Twizzle Pantomime Collaborate Protest puppetry To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org
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Hearts! (with Ruben Rojas)
2024/02/09
Do all hearts beat the same? We don’t know…unless we listen to them. With the help of four well-informed hummingbirds and renowned muralist Ruben Rojas, Andrew & Polly explore what they know about hearts – biological and metaphorical! Our friends Maya, Anders, Jackson, and Emmet share about how their hearts feel when they give and receive Valentines. And Polly shares about the little robot in her chest (her pacemaker-defibrillator) and the way it keeps her heart dancing to a steady beat. Many thanks to artist, muralist, designer, entrepreneur and podcaster Ruben Rojas for talking with us. His podcast explores the emotional journeys of artists, athletes and other creators seeking to Live Through Love. You can find more of Reuben’s work at rubenrojas.com – or if you walk around, you might just find it on GIANT WALLS. And thanks to Fyütch + Aura V for sharing their new single, I AM LOVE, I AM LIGHT, available wherever you get your affirmational bops! Vocabulary & Ideas in this episode include: Stethoscope Animal heart rates Aorta! Atrium! Ventricle! Arrhythmia Pacemaker-defibrillator Mural Electro-pounce Thanks to EVERYPLATE for sponsoring Ear Sncaks. Go to everyplate.com/podcast and enter code 49earsnacks for $1.49 per meal + $1 steaks for life. Subscription must be active to qualify and redeem $1 steak. Need more snacks? Connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok! To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org
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Ear Snacks Presents: Best Children's Music from the GRAMMY® Awards
2024/01/27
Guest host extraordinaire Carly Ciarrocchi introduces you to the GRAMMY®-nominated artists for Best Children's Music Album in 2024: DJ Willy Wow! for HIP-HOPE FOR KIDS! 123 Andrés for WE GROW TOGETHER: PRESCHOOL SONGS Andrew & Polly for AHHHHH! Uncle Jumbo for TASTE THE SKY Pierce Freelon and Nnenna Freelon for ANCESTARS Congratulations to all the nominees for the 66th GRAMMY Awards! We hope you'll follow these artists and support their work! @djwillywow @123conandres @andrewandpolly @hellounclehumbo @piercefreelon @nnennafreelon There is so much amazing music being made for families right now, and it's hard work - do your part and share what you love! To learn more about Ear Snacks or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org - and thanks for listening!
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Bells & Blindness with Andrew Leland
2024/01/12
Ding ding! Andrew & Polly explore a world of bell sounds and sensations guided by blind author Andrew Leland and percussionist Abby Savell. Kora, Nora, Hazel, Max, Fortney and Berlin think about the use of bells in mindfulness and meditation, around the necks of cats and cows, and the language of fairies. Topics include the physics of sound, the spectrum of blindness, the British punk band Wire, and a vast array of bells including: Almglocken, Bell Trees, Bicycle Bells, Camel Bells, Cat Bells, Chimes, Church Bells, Cow Bells, Door Bells, Elephant Bells, Hand Bells, Microtonal Bells, Orchestral Bells, Sleigh Bells, Ship Bells, Telephone Bells, Tubular Bells and more! Many thanks to North American mammal and author Andrew Leland whose book helped us share about visual impairment, parenting with a disability, the spectrum of blindness and disabilities, and the importance of language regarding inclusion. The Country of the Blind is available wherever you get your books. Thanks to Abby Savell of L.A. Percussion Rentals for generously touring us around her cornucopia of over 1300+ percussion instruments available to rent for live and studio music productions in Southern California. This episode features "The Finest Drops" from A Bell is a Cup by Wire and original underscore by GRAMMY-nominated musicians, Andrew & Polly. Thanks to EVERYPLATE for sponsoring Ear Sncaks. Go to everyplate.com/podcast and enter code 49earsnacks for $1.49 per meal + $1 steaks for life. Subscription must be active to qualify and redeem $1 steak.
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Songs of Comfort & Joy!
2023/12/16
Happy Happy Holidays! Let these completely original family-music tunes light up your holidays and upcoming home days. Thanks to these incredibly talented and generous musicians who fill our ears and hearts all year long - a great way to support their work is by sharing their music, adding their songs to your playlists and following them on social media! Happy Happy Holidays by Aaron Nigel Smith All I Want for Christmas is Used by Formidable Vegetable Coniferous Trees by Molly Ledford & Billy Kelly Zat You Santa Claus by Jazzy Ash Kwanzaa Slide by Culture Queen & Fyütch Bright Winter Day by Little Miss Ann Esta Lucesita by Elizabeth Mitchell & Suni Paz So Freaking Ready for a New Year by those jokers Andrew & Polly
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Science Class Soundtrack!
2023/12/01
Fun and funny songs to inspire the next generation of scientists! On this episode, we're sharing the growing-things (biology) part of our Spotify playlist Science Class Soundtrack featuring these radically thoughtful artists: The Scientific Method by Andrew & Polly feat. Mista Cookie Jar The Dichotomous Key by Billy Kelly & Molly Ledford Trees by Ozomatli Presents Ozokids Micro Biome by Formidable Vegetable Little Mushroom by Pierce Freelon & Nnenna Freelon The Mycelium Underground News by the Okee Dokee Brothers Why is Fruit Fruit? by Andrew & Polly  We hope you love these tunes, sing them to people who need this information, and support these artists. We've been sharing music from our friends in celebration of our new album, "Ahhhhh!" - songs that empower kids to take on tough stuff by helping them think, feel and sometimes even SHOUT their way through challenges. To find out more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org
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Slides!
2023/11/17
Wheeeee! How do slides work? What makes something slippery? And what happens when one person wants to go down a slide and another person wants to go up? Andrew & Polly think about the physics of playgrounds, sledding, trombones, and outer space. Our friends Oscar, Alexis, Calvin, Monroe, Tenney, Ainsley, and aerospace engineer Frankie help us make friends with gravity and friction. Plus we turn a playground structure into a percussion instrument. You can hear the full version of the song featured at the end of the episode “The Scientific Method” (feat. Mista Cookie Jar) on Andrew & Polly’s GRAMMY-nominated album “Ahhhhh!” wherever your get your music. Thanks to Shopify for supporting Ear Snacks! Sign up for a $1/month trial period at shopify.com/earsnacks
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Feel It All!
2023/10/21
On this episode of Ear Snacks, Andrew & Polly play some of their favorite songs from family music artists about BIG feelings -- and how it's okay to notice them and be with them for a while. This is just a small selection of the great music made for kids we're curating on Spotify playlists, so check 'em out! On this episode of Ear Snacks, you'll hear: Tiger in a Hammock by You and Us Wild Thing by Hot Toast Music Company Let's Get Mad by Andrew & Polly feat. Alphabet Rockers Let It Out by Mills Trills feat. Augie Dungey No Nap Today by Flor Bromley Grandma Told Me by Makayla Malaka Everybody Needs to Cry by Strawbitty Yops Like a Bubble by Andrew & Polly feat. Mista Cookie Jar We hope you love these tunes, sing them at the top of your lungs, and support these artists. We've been sharing music from our friends in celebration of our new album, "Ahhhhh!" - songs that empower kids to take on tough stuff by helping them think, feel and sometimes even SHOUT their way through challenges. To find out more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org
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We can do hard things!
2023/10/06
When you need a little pep talk, these songs will reassure you - you can do it! We're celebrating our new album “AHHHHH!” by playing our new songs along with awesome songs from some other amazing family music artists – all about positive self-talk. Worthy Mantra by Tiptoe Giants Soy Yo by Bomba Estereo Powerful, Wonderful by Andrew & Polly (feat. Raye Zaragoza) Smardi Gras by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo I Am Enough by Miss Julieann & Propel Schools Performing Arts Academy I Can Do It! by Kath Bee (feat. Suzy Cato) Affirmation Interlude by Lavender Blues Tiny Dino by Andrew & Polly What Book? by Ants on a Log The Knowing by Ani DiFranco We hope you’ll follow and support their work – and find these songs and more rad music like this on our "I Can Do It!" Spotify Playlist.
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Joy & Resilience - A Playlist!
2023/09/22
Today on Ear Snacks we're celebrating our new album “AHHHHH!” by playing our new songs along with awesome songs from some other amazing family music artists – all about joy and resilience. Resilience is that thing kids need to help them get through tough stuff, and allowing joyfulness is one of the ways we can fill our tanks when we're feeling on empty. So get ready to bounce - and practice how to bounce back! Many thanks to these awesome music-makers for sharing their songs: All We Can Be by Kendall Glitter Off the Paper by Uncle Jumbo @hellouncleumbo Rainbow Shoppe by Andrew & Polly feat. Lucy Kalantari @lucytoon Help You Do the Work by Pierce Freelon @piercefreelon & Nnenna Freelon @nnennafrelon feat. Jarrett Johnson @jarrettamjohnson Little Grey Cloud (It’s OK to Cry) by Benny Time @bennytimemusic feat. Claudia Robin Guynn, Eastcoast Inspirational Singers @EastcoastInspirationalSingers I’ve Got a Problem (Ahhhhh!) by Andrew & Polly feat. Kristin Andreassen @thebrightsidersmusic We Feel It by Alphabet Rockers @alphabetrockers Hope is a Verb by Claudia Robin Gunn @claudiarobingunn We hope you’ll follow and support their work – and find these songs and more rad music like this on our Joy & Resilience playlist on Spotify. We hope these bops brighten your day!
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Cartoons! (with Tom Toro)
2023/09/08
New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro (Home Free, Back to School Backpack) talks cartoons of all shapes and sizes on this episode of  Ear Snacks! Andrew & Polly avoid anvils, consider political cartoons, think about how it feels to STOP watching your favorite stories, and sing a brand new song by Eilis Cahill. Thanks for listening! A big thank you to Leo, Solomon, Hannah, Seamus, Leon, Waylan and Izzy — and their parents — for sharing what they know about cartoons. To learn more or to be on the show, visit earsnacks.org Thanks to Shopify for supporting Ear Snacks. Sign up for a $1/month trial period at shopify.com/earsnacks
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Moves!
2023/08/09
Sloths on motorcycles. Stereo sound. Ball bearings left over from WWII. We're talking about Moves, people. Independent ride operator Bruce Perlman talks about how he got into the carnival industry, how his friend Sergio designs gigantic moving attractions, and how boats and 22-wheelers move these carnival rides from place to place. Ramona, Hank, Willa, Colin, Bella, Desmond, and Charlie also make their Ear Snacks debut pondering what they know about movement.
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4.3 out of 5
580 reviews
This Cute Podcast 2023/02/25
My Rating
I think this podcast is really simple and cute, and helps me sleep. I give it a solid 8/10. It's a pretty great recommendation kid podcast. 👍
v fill 2023/05/14
It’s just fine.
I just love go to the moon but the podcast is just okay…sooooooooooooooooooo…might as well spot the difference 1 a baby could do this 🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🎱🛝...
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jlenore 2023/02/16
they are always fun and interesting!
Love this podcast! So fun, entertaining and informative! Polly and Andrew are amazing!
ferret and guinea pig 2022/12/17
I❤️U GUYS!
U guys are the best! And the only podcast I listen to for one hour. Spot the difference. Easy. 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😀. Ok.🙂🙂🙂...
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🍄Hufflepuff girl🍄 2022/10/25
Love this show
I love to sent you this at night also I need some advice I’m trying to create a character and I need to know how to like do a specific voice for her h...
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Hi
Hi my name is Nathaniel and I love your podcast
Abey DaBaby 2022/05/28
Me
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I love your podcasts 2022/04/18
I love your podcast so much
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k-f-l 2021/12/22
I love❤️ this show.
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