In May NPR launched Wow in the World, a new podcast for kids ages 5-12 that illuminates the wonders of science, technology, discovery and inventions. Through comedy and conversation, hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens, inside their brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.
We asked kids from all over what they thought about the new podcast, and the reviews are in! Listen, read and watch what the most important critics had to say:
Jack in Fort-Lauderdale is really excited.
"I love your Show Wow in the World!" -Jack
Millie, age 6, raves about Wow in the World over lunch.
"It's so fun to listen to."-Millie
Noah and Alex clearly like the theme song. Have you heard it yet?
August gives a review of Wow in the World, and look he's on TV!
"Everything in this podcast is true!" -August
Sammi, 4 years old from Arizona, shares what she loves about Wow in the World, and her own "wow moment" about nature.
"I love their questions and everything about it!"-Sammi
Andrea, from Valley Falls New York, loves the show. Listen to what is "wow in her world."
Abe, 7 years old from Washington, D.C., reviews the first episode, "The Search For Planet 9 And Our Sushi-Powered Brains."
"Guy explains things. He's not just like, were searching for planet 9, he explains why and how."-Abe
Lila and her dad Luke
"It's so great, I really like it. My favorite one is the dinosaur one."-Lila
Bryce, 6 years old from Florida writes a letter:
"Dear Wow in the World, I love you. This card is to say, I appreciate you!" -Bryce
Cora, 5 years old, and Isaac, 8 years old give their critiques:
"Maybe you guys can make it a little bit better next episode." -Cora
"Pretty funny." -Isaac
Gabriela, 7 years old, and Lucia, 5 years old have some thought they would like listeners to know:
"It's smart, and you get to learn new things, and there is also other kids in it." –Lucia
"I like everything about it!" –Gabriela
Johnny has some opinions of the hosts Guy and Mindy.
"I like that Mindy is really funny and crazy! And I like the music!"
"I like that he (Guy) knows a lot about things!" -Johnny
Hadley, 8 years old, from Culver City writes in to say:
"It's a soundtrack that gives you know more knowledge, and it's very fascinating. There are also a few jokes."
"I laughed when Mindy was out of control (which was pretty much always). It was all fascinating and made me want to learn more.
"Guy made jokes off of Mindy's jokes, and he wasn't freaking out over Mindy's behavior, like most people would."
"A big wow in my world is that I like doing algebra and I'm good at playing guitar." -Hadley
We want to hear from you!
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