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Every Friday, join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for kids. From amazing animals to special events, the natural world to outer space, News Time is made especially for children to help them understand the world around them.

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Dolphin poo and long lost siblings

August 12th, 2022


On today's show we'll: cheer on a country AFL team called The Rockets, celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, hear a sad story (with a happy ending) about a long lost brother …

Commonwealth Games and Indigenous superhero

August 5th, 2022


On today's show we: celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, cheer on our Aussie athletes at the Commonwealth Games, meet a new superhero, visit a wildlife shelter in Tasmania …

Underwater forest and noisy neighbours

July 29th, 2022


This week, we meet some Indigenous designers who are off somewhere very fancy, take a dive through an underwater forest, learn about some life-saving backpacks, hear about some rather furry and …

Space journey and furry heroes

July 22nd, 2022


In this week’s episode, we learn about the world’s rarest marsupial, who’s not camera shy! Peer into deep space thanks to a brand new telescope, meet the Aussie champion who is not only talented in …

Giant art and rare queens

July 15th, 2022


This week we check out a new way for people to have offroad adventures in nature, go looking for one of the rarest flowers on the planet, learn about a new species of water lily that’s strong enough …


July 8th, 2022


It’s NAIDOC Week in Australia! A big celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and achievement. …

Mysterious city and surfing gold

July 1st, 2022


This week you’ll meet some kids who are saving a fish from extinction, cheer on some Aussie surfers who have all won gold, learn …

Secret world and happy homecoming

June 24th, 2022


This week, we celebrate a big moment for an Indigenous lawyer, we’ll learn just how much land needs to be protected on our planet, we meet a family who is very glad to be home, we’ll take a peek into …

Art detectives and special smells

June 17th, 2022


This week, we find out why the tangy, salty smell of an Aussie breakfast spread is being protected, we meet a farmer who is doing his bit to help save two tiny species, learn how a team of art …

Floating school bus and super commentators

June 10th, 2022


This week, we’re going to go on a ride – on a very different school bus! We’ll meet a teenager who has made school sports …

World Environment Day

June 3rd, 2022


This week we’re celebrating our planet – and looking at how we can protect it - because it’s World Environment Day this weekend! We’ll put on our headtorches and explore an ancient forest hiding …

Teen hero and solar power progress

May 27th, 2022


First, we'll learn about how we can use energy from the sun, at night! Then, we'll visit a Top End school that's making class …

Supermassive happy snap and World Bee Day

May 20th, 2022


On today's show, we'll start with a story about an important art prize, before learning about a picture of something mysterious in our skies. Then we'll head to a fashion show featuring clothes for …

Asteroid fossil and Int Nurses Day

May 13th, 2022


We start today’s show 66 million years in the past, when the last dinosaurs were around, and learn about an impressive fossil. Then, we’ll hear about some important news about traditional owners …

Insect enthusiast and penguin posties

May 6th, 2022


On today’s show, we’ll meet a pint-sized bug-lover and some encouraging entomologists, and hear some good news from Victoria for …

Cosmic lettuce and lost postcard

April 29th, 2022


We’re counting down five stories, from number five down to number one – our Wow of the Week! On this week’s show, we’ll discover a precious letter that got lost in the post, and meet Australia’s …

World Cup winners and happy humpbacks

April 22nd, 2022


On today's show: The Australian women’s cricket team wins big, humpback whales are making a comeback, the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, an important Indigenous artefact is returned to its owners, …

Good Dogs Week

April 15th, 2022


This week’s episode of News Time is a little different. We’re counting down five stories all about clever canines and pawesome puppies – it’s Good Dogs week!

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What does Vinnie the …

Mischievous magpies and high-tech toilet

April 8th, 2022


On today’s show, we’ll meet some mischievous magpies who’ve out-smarted a team of scientists, and learn about World Health Day. We’ll hear about a smart toilet that knows whose sitting on it and …

Underwater library and Autism Awareness Day

April 1st, 2022


This week, we’ll revisit some would-be world record holders, and go for a bike ride with some moving mothers. We’ll head …

Harmony Week and feline friends

March 25th, 2022


On today’s show: We celebrate Harmony Week, helpers head to flooded communities, a caring kid raises funds for felines, a new encyclopedia helps readers learn Indigenous language, and scientists …

Super skateboarders and trojan asteroid

March 18th, 2022


On today’s show, we’ll hear about an endangered Australian animal and its special place in an Aboriginal community. We’ll meet a man on a mission with a metal detector, and we’ll visit a skate park …

Flood rescues and Mardi Gras

March 11th, 2022


On today’s show: We’ll head to Mardi Gras, and celebrate International Women’s Day. We’ll hear about some amazing flood rescues, plus, we’ll meet a young girl who had a very special visitor at her …

Nifty new hand and happy flowers

March 4th, 2022


On today’s show: We’ll meet a young girl with a nifty new hand, and visit a fantastic farm and see their happy crop. We’ll find out some great news about the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hear about some …

World Wildlife Day special

March 2nd, 2022


Ruby joins ABC resident nature nerd Ann Jones and some young wildlife carers to celebrate World Wildlife Day and find out how we can all work together to help animals be happy and healthy.

Mother languages and millipede discovery

February 25th, 2022


On today’s show: We’ll learn about International Mother Language Day, take a trip up to the International Space Station, get up close and personal with a marvellous mini-beast, meet an indigenous …

Winter Olympics and world's oldest animal

February 18th, 2022


On today's show: Australian Winter Olympians win gold, silver and bronze, Kamilaroi kids campaign to bring home stolen trees, a …

Cicada wee and googly eye bandits

February 11th, 2022


On today's show: Googly eyes pop up in strange places around Adelaide, the Australian women's cricket team wins the Ashes, cicada wee is mistaken for raindrops, scientists prepare to launch a new …

Glowing toadlet and Barty party

February 4th, 2022


On today's show: The Australian of the Year winners are announced, Lunar New Year celebrations begin, a university student achieves a national first, Australia crowns a trio of tennis champions, and …

Hungry badger and jumbo potato

January 28th, 2022


On today’s show: A hungry badger digs up buried treasure, the world celebrates International Day of Education, scientists make fuel from fruit, Canberra gets an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …

Sea dragon and camel caravan

January 21st, 2022


On today’s show: School kids plant some seeds from outer space, a museum becomes friendlier for autistic kids, Australian Test …

Good news of 2021

December 24th, 2021


We take a look back at some of the stories that made us smile in 2021.

Assassin spider and space telescope

December 17th, 2021


On today's show: Scientists scour an island in search of the assassin spider, the Australian Army has a new high-ranking …

Space tacos and five-leaf clovers

December 10th, 2021


On today's show: A lucky dad and daughter find two FIVE-leaf clovers, a plucky bird flies across the Pacific Ocean, a brand-new …

Prehistoric prints and Happy Hannukah

December 3rd, 2021


On today's show: We celebrate Hannukah, a First Nations basketball referee heads to the US, a new muppet moves to Sesame Street, …

Happy Trees and moon volcanoes

November 26th, 2021


On today's show: A history-making marathon win, volcanoes on the moon, trees made from dry grass, giant owl-spotting, and a …

World Children's Day

November 19th, 2021


We're celebrating World Children’s Day with five stories all about amazing kids.


1. What type of science will …

Koala tartan and fruit salad tree

November 12th, 2021


On today's show: Teen mechanics build an electric car, a deadly scientist sends free books to kids, koalas get their own tartan, world leaders make a big mistake at an important event, and a very …

Happy Diwali and sunken sword

November 5th, 2021


On today's show: We celebrate Diwali, explore giant kelp forests, track a rare sawfish, protest against unfair rules, and …

Firefighter goats and tornado dog

October 29th, 2021


On today's show: First Nations students design a dream school, goats help fight bushfires, fossil finders discover a prehistoric …

Space travel special

October 27th, 2021


Head out of this world with Ruby and astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith as they answer your intergalactic questions about …

Ancient toilet and Eureka Prize

October 22nd, 2021


On today's show: Kids win a battle to recycle at school, bird-watching Aussies flock to their backyards, deaf dancers wow crowds, …

Camel milk and dino tails

October 15th, 2021


On today's show: A camel farmer invents a mobile dairy, the world's oldest rainforest is handed back to its original carers, kids …

Noisy reefs and smelly vegies

October 8th, 2021


On today's show: sizzling bacon sounds help coral reefs, a teenager drives a tractor across Australia, scientists find out why certain vegetables are on the nose, an elderly man gives his hometown a …

Earthquake and Space Cows

October 1st, 2021


On today's show: An earthquake shakes eastern Australia, a five-year-old hikes across America, Space Cows track buffalo herds, a …

Golden Slams and boat-sinking walrus

September 24th, 2021


On today's show: A boat-sinking walrus, International Day of Sign Languages, golden slam winners, a new aunty, and bringing …

Walking whales and teddy bear bees

September 17th, 2021


On today's show: School of the Air singers go viral, teddy bear bees swarm in the thousands, an asteroid gets a new name, a …

R U OK? Day and mighty mouse comeback

September 10th, 2021


Today we’ll celebrate a Paralympic win, ask ‘R U OK?', meet the kids welcoming arrivals from Afghanistan, find out why a tree was flown across the world, and discover which extinct creature is still …

Coronavirus update

September 9th, 2021


Ruby talks to ABC health and science journalist Tegan Taylor about why COVID19 is still here, what's being done about it, and how we can stay happy and healthy into the future.

Paralympic stars and animal dads

September 3rd, 2021


Today, we’ll cheer along some of the world’s best athletes in the Paralympic Games, we'll snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, find out why The Wiggles need a bigger Big Red Car, meet a farmer who …

Roaming elephants and Book Week

August 27th, 2021


Today we’ll follow a rogue elephant herd across China, visit a school making picture books in Indigenous languages, wear purple …

Prehistoric dragon and alien observers

August 20th, 2021


It's National Science Week! We'll join a detective mission to spot some nocturnal natives, find out how Indigenous knowledge is saving swampland, meet a man finding his voice with a new invention, …

Outback budgies and Young Archies

August 13th, 2021


Today we’ll meet a doctor mending broken hearts, celebrate our Olympic athletes’ success, follow a flock of birds to the middle …

Olympic kids and rogue planets

August 6th, 2021


Today we’ll ollie and grind with three teen Olympians, find out which threatened species is making a comeback, float in space, …

Kalkadoon treasure and super speller

July 30th, 2021


This week we’ll meet a super speller, celebrate International Day of Friendship, discover ancient treasure in the Queensland bush, find out how little lambs are spreading smiles, and hear about a …

Meteorite mystery and whale tale

July 23rd, 2021


Today we explore a cave where birds’ nests are ruffling feathers, we meet a science star inspired by her mum’s cooking, we cheer …

Beetle business and tennis champions

July 16th, 2021


On today's show: A weed-whacking beetle business, a very expensive kelpie, Australia Post's plans to recognise Indigenous Country, a fire burning in the middle of the ocean, and our newest tennis …

NAIDOC Week: Heal Country

July 9th, 2021


It's NAIDOC Week, a time for all of us to celebrate the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait …

Dinosaur Week

July 2nd, 2021


To celebrate Dinosaur Week here at ABC Kids, we’re bringing you five of the world’s best stories all about dinos! We’ll be talking ancient crocodiles, backyard fossils, mammoth teeth, prehistoric …

Refugee Week and big bird count

June 25th, 2021


This week, we’ll be stretching, bending and twisting our bodies into all sorts of shapes for International Day of Yoga. Then, we’ll go bird-watching with scientists who have figured out how many …

Mouse plague and snakes on planes

June 18th, 2021


This week, we’ll learn about a possible solution to Australia's massive mouse problem. We’ll make a splash with astronauts in the …

Helping horses and 2000-year-old poo

June 11th, 2021


Today, we'll travel to the centre of the Earth where scientists have made a ground-breaking discovery. We'll dive into the sea to celebrate World Ocean Day. We'll meet a blind teenager and his new …

Hungry penguins and skeleton friends

June 4th, 2021


This week, we'll take a dive into the deep sea with some hungry penguins. We'll visit a house in the United States made without a hammer or any nails. We'll travel into the jungle of the Philippines …

Reconciliation: More than a word

May 28th, 2021


Every week, we bring you five amazing stories from around the world, but this is a special edition of News Time because it's also Reconciliation Week. We'll be finding out exactly what reconciliation …

World Bee Day and super slugs

May 21st, 2021


Today, we're heading to Japan to meet a sea slug with a surprising super power. We'll also visit Spain for a juicy story about …

Ancient snacks and dirty undies

May 14th, 2021


Today we’ll visit an Australian cave to check out some ancient snacks, we’ll learn about an endangered frog baby boom, and we’ll meet a rising star in the world of fashion. Speaking of clothes, we’re …

Happy reef and world's oldest bird

May 7th, 2021


Today we’ll be travelling to India to meet a young inventor, we’ll buckle up for some driving lessons with a local legend in Queensland, and then fly to a wildlife sanctuary to meet the world’s …

Dance day and pawesome pooch

May 3rd, 2021


Today we’ll be meeting a heroic pooch that came to his neighbours rescue, and we’ll check out some dolls making playtime more …

Encore: Top 5 Dino News

April 30th, 2021


Back by popular demand, we're revisiting our favourite dino news stories!

Earth Day and winged shark

April 23rd, 2021


Today, we’ll travel back in time with ancient artefact and prehistoric shark discoveries. We’ll learn about Earth Day and how one Aussie is helping their unlikely neighbours. And, get our hands busy …

New planets and sea cucumber poo

April 16th, 2021


Today we’re talking about Ramadan and a history-making maths teacher. We’ll look to outer space with some special high school …

Ancient computer and accidental record

April 9th, 2021


Today we’re celebrating Easter and saying thank you to the SES for all their hard work during the floods. We’ll learn about an accidental world record and some very important burrows. And we’re …

Top 5 Helpers

April 2nd, 2021


There’s been a lot going on lately, but whether it’s been floods or fires or a pesky pandemic, there have always been people on their way to make things better. In light of all their hard work, I …

Dino discovery and a compact chameleon

March 26th, 2021


Today we’re learning about a tiny dinosaur, and another tiny reptile – the smallest in the world in fact! We’ll row across the …

Harmony Day and fishy relatives

March 19th, 2021


Today we’ll be talking about what Harmony Day means, and learning about the return of some precious treasures. We’ll hit the surf safely with a lifeguard and head into the bush and see how it’s going …

Plastic ban and a surfing duck

March 12th, 2021


Today we’re celebrating girls and women, and we’ll find out which Aussie state has said nooo thanks to plastic! We’ll race along beside the fastest kid in history, strut our stuff on the catwalks of …

Neptune balls and dinosaur bottoms

March 5th, 2021


Today, we’re celebrating World Wildlife Day, visiting some worried goats, and learning about some special seagrass that’s cleaning up our oceans. We’ll also hear about a dino derriere and how wombats …

Perseverance and warty pig paintings

February 26th, 2021


Today we’re peering into ancient caves, landing on Mars with the rover Perseverance, and we’ll meet a mighty sheep musterer. We’ll also learn about a real-life superhero and listen in on a cicada …

Robot dogs and seal pups

February 19th, 2021


Today we’re getting the scoop on a strange meteorite, learning about Mother Language Day, hearing why a big road was closed in New Zealand for some very important visitors, building with braille …

Lunar New Year

February 12th, 2021


Today we’re celebrating the Lunar New Year, shooting hoops with Patty Mills, making some unusual cookies, surfing the net safely and learning about a girl with a one-of-a-kind ear.

Cow fluffs and giant pumpkins

February 5th, 2021


This week on News Time, we’re learning what cow fluffs and climate change have in common, looking at a new book called Day Break, sizing up a first prize pumpkin, meeting a paw-some assistance …

Punk turtles and Paralympic school sports

January 29th, 2021


Today on News Time, this week we’re visiting a duck dog, talking about the coronavirus vaccine, getting active with Paralympic …

Holiday News

January 22nd, 2021


Welcome back to News Time! Today on the show, we’re diving underwater to meet a new type of whale, discovering a peculiar, …

Top 5 Good News of 2020

December 18th, 2020


Summer is warming up; school holidays are about to start and everyone’s getting ready to say goodbye to the year 2020! A lot has …

Robot wolves and giraffe GPS

December 11th, 2020


Today we’re howling at the moon with some robot wolves, we’re taking a stroll through the ARIA Hall of Fame, we’ll be using our …

International Day of People with Disability

December 4th, 2020


This week on News Time, we’re celebrating International Day of People with Disability. Ruby is joined by super co-hosts India and Gillian to talk about disability, cheer on the first Ironman with …

Moroccan dung beetles and a new coral reef

November 27th, 2020


Today we’re going to dive down to a new coral reef, we’ll meet a soccer player kicking goals off the field, we’ll learn how some …

Water on the moon and a horse clone

November 20th, 2020


Today we’re travelling back in time to visit the ancient Nazca people of Peru, and blasting off into space to spend some time on the moon…


November 13th, 2020


It’s NAIDOC Week in Australia! A big celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and achievement. The …

Top 5 Creepy Crawly News

November 6th, 2020


Some can fly, some can crawl, some are microscopic, and some can be heard from miles away! Today, we’re looking back at some of our favourite news stories about our bug buddies – creepy crawlies!

Halloween and Yolŋu surf rock

October 30th, 2020


This week, we’re getting spooky on Halloween, rocking out to Yolŋu tunes and visiting a Starman, waiting in the sky…

Jet packs and peacock spiders

October 23rd, 2020


This week, we’re learning about Country, cheering on tennis champion Dylan Alcott and celebrating some very special people in our lives…

Weird science and a popstar parrot

October 16th, 2020


This week we’re getting silly with science, meeting a popstar parrot and celebrating girls across the globe…

World Space Week

October 9th, 2020


Get your moon boots on because today on News Time, we’re flying up through the atmosphere and heading for the stars to celebrate World Space Week!

World Animal Day

October 2nd, 2020


We’re celebrating World Animal Day on News Time and taking a look back at some of our favourite stories from the animal kingdom. …

Awesome Kids News

September 25th, 2020


Today we’re looking back at some of our favourite news stories about awesome kids! You might remember hearing about a Nipper named Clayton who became a hero in January this year, or a young person …

Rosh Hashanah and the voice of Earth

September 18th, 2020


This week, we’re visiting the koalas in the trees and singing to the whales in the sea, plus we’re celebrating Rosh Hashanah…

Zoo baby boom and RUOK Day

September 11th, 2020


This week, we’re stopping to smell the spring flowers, diving down in a South American submarine, and we welcome some furry new friends at zoos around Australia…

Top 5 Ocean News

September 4th, 2020


Today we’re looking back at our favourite stories about the deep, blue sea! You might remember getting stuck in some snot palaces …

Dolphin language and a daring dog rescue

August 28th, 2020


This week we’re going on a daring dog recue, talking to dolphins and looking out for our friends on Wear It Purple Day…

Mars mission and helpful penguin poo

August 21st, 2020


It’s National Science Week and to celebrate we’re looking at five science news stories. We’re heading to Mars, looking back in time and spying some penguin poo from outer space…

Delivery dogs and an underwater museum

August 14th, 2020


This week we meet some helpful pooches, dive underwater to an ancient shipwreck and we search the skies for a missing star…

Dhurga Dictionary and Matariki

August 7th, 2020


In celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on the 4th of August, and International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on the 9th, we’re taking a look at five First …

International Friendship Day

July 31st, 2020


This week on News Time, we’re singing with the sparrows, getting colourful with crayons and cooking up some scientific snacks...

Green cities and space toilets

July 24th, 2020


This week we meet a helpful lollipop dog, uncover an ancient Viking ship, and blast off into space for the Lunar Loo Challenge!

Meerkats and Mandela Day

July 17th, 2020


This week we set sail across the Indian Ocean, head back in time to visit an ancient ancestor of a cute Australian animal, and we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day…

Giant asteroids and dolphin friends

July 10th, 2020


This week we’re looking at the different theories about why the dinosaurs vanished, we meet some clever dolphin friends and hear …

Flying cars and snot palaces

July 3rd, 2020


This week, we visit an underwater snot palace, zoom around in a flying car and get excited for the 2023 Women’s World Cup…

Top 5 Dino News

June 26th, 2020

This week, we count down five of our favourite dinosaur news stories ever! You might remember a story about a frozen dragon being …

Black Lives Matter

June 19th, 2020


Today on News Time, we talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and why people are protesting around the world...

Noisy cicadas and eavesdropping squirrels

June 12th, 2020


This week we're listening in on some noisy cicadas, eavesdropping squirrels and a generous dolphin named Mystique...

In This Together

June 5th, 2020


This week we're looking at five news stories from Indigenous Australia. We're celebrating Mabo Day, talking about Reconciliation and learning how to make bread from native grass...

Sorry Day and quiet seas

May 29th, 2020


This week we talk about why National Sorry Day is so important, plus we hear about shooting stars, quiet oceans and a new dino discovery...

Top 5 Pet News

May 22nd, 2020


This week, we’re counting down our favourite news stories featuring extraordinary pets! Let's head back to 2019, to a camel beauty pageant in Saudi Arabia; or to England, where a duck named Jimmy got …

Leatherback turtles and frozen frog fossils

May 15th, 2020


This week on News Time, we hear all about migratory birds, leatherback turtles and fossilised frogs frozen in Antarctica...

Prickles the sheep and the Hubble Space Telescope

May 8th, 2020


This week we learn all about an insect invasion in Central Australia, a very woolly sheep named Prickles and the Hubble Space …

Bristlebird rescue and a plastic-eating enzyme

May 1st, 2020


This week we hear all about a bristlebird rescue mission, World Dance Day and plastic-eating enzymes…

ANZAC Day and Wandi the dingo

April 24th, 2020


This week was full of special days - ANZAC Day, Earth Day and World Creativity and Innovation Day! Not to mention a dingo who …

Top 5 Space News

April 17th, 2020


This week, we count down five of our favourite space stories ever! You might remember a story about baking cookies in space from back in 2019 or celebrating Christina Koch’s record-breaking time …

Coronavirus Edition

April 15th, 2020


Normally we count down five news stories from around the world, but lately there is one news story that's taking up headlines everywhere. Let's talk about coronavirus today on News Time and what we …

Top 5 Funny News

April 10th, 2020


This week, we count down five of our funniest news stories ever! You might remember a story about hip-hop-loving cheese from back …

Top 5 Animal News

April 3rd, 2020


This week, we count down five of our favourite animal stories ever! You might remember a wandering wombat from earlier in the …

Coronavirus and a tiny dino discovery

March 27th, 2020


This week we hear more about coronavirus in Australia, a tiny dinosaur discovery, and Yoshi the turtle and her very big swim.

COVID-19 and clever Kiwi keas

March 20th, 2020


This week we hear all about the coronavirus, some clever mountain parrots in New Zealand and we celebrate Harmony Day.

International Women's Day and a duck army

March 13th, 2020


This week we hear all about a swarm of locusts and an army of ducks, an 8-year-old inventor and a shark that’s bigger than a …

World Wildlife Day and a big bee heist

March 6th, 2020


This week we hear all about the Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney, World Wildlife Day, a very clever dog and a big bee heist!

Seabirds and supercomputers

February 28th, 2020


This week we hear about a stupendous ancient turtle, lost seabirds, super duper weather computers and lettuce growing out of mattresses!

The Midnight Zone and Ecuadorian llama racing

February 21st, 2020


This week we hear about a deep-sea mission to explore the Midnight Zone, a Brazilian pianist returning to music thanks to a special pair of gloves, and a llama race for a famous wetland in Ecuador.

Women in science and World Radio Day

February 14th, 2020


This week we hear all about World Radio Day, an Italian library on wheels and we celebrate the wonderful women of science.

Albatross GPS and a 3000 year old voice

February 7th, 2020


This week, we hear all about a wandering wombat, a 3000 year old mummy's voice, a dinosaur bone discovery and albatross GPS.

Yabun Festival and raining carrots

January 31st, 2020


This week, we hear all about Yabun Festival, some amazing Australians of the Year, carrots raining from the sky and a young hero named Clayton.

Microbats and Lunar New Year

January 24th, 2020


This week, we hear all about Lunar New Year festivities, swarms of backyard microbats, International Day of Education and... a Wonder Dog!

Mountain climbing friends and Sunshine the koala

January 17th, 2020


This week, we hear about people working together during the bushfire emergency, a penguin discovered miles from home, the Australian invention cleaning up our seas and a very lucky koala named …

Young inventors and 3D homes

December 20th, 2019


This week, we check out some cool inventions by Aussie kids, we find out what International Migrant Day is, we discover a cool …

Mountain Day and stuck in seaweed

December 13th, 2019


This week, we check out what International Mountain Day is, we learn about oxygen, we meet an Aussie adventurer, and we find out how a woman got stuck in seaweed.

Saving coral and ancient pup

December 6th, 2019


This week, we find out what scientists are doing to try to help sick coral, a pre-historic creature is discovered in Siberia, we …

Acoustic observatory and driving dog

November 29th, 2019


This week, we find out why scientists are capturing the sounds of Australian wildlife, we meet a dog with an important job, we learn about recycling, and we check out what animal was caught driving a …

World TV Day and unicorn pup

November 22nd, 2019


This week, we find out what World TV Day is about, we learn why water is a big problem in a city called Venice, scientists discover something pretty amazing in China, and we meet a unique puppy named …

Bushfire emergency and ancient scroll

November 15th, 2019


This week, we find out about bushfires along Australia's east coast, we learn about diabetes for World Diabetes Day, we check out a brand new island that's popped up in the ocean, and scientists try …

Ash Barty and cookies in space

November 8th, 2019


This week, we meet an Australian sports star, we find out why astronauts want to bake cookies in space, we discover why some people in New South Wales have been celebrating rain, and we learn what …

Halloween and slime museum

November 1st, 2019


This week, we learn about Halloween, we find out about one of Australia’s natural wonders, scientists discover something cool …

Bird count and white emu

October 25th, 2019


This week, we take a look at what the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is, we learn about something cool that's happened up in space, …

World Food Day and giant avocado

October 18th, 2019


This week, we learn what World Food Day is all about, we meet some winners of the Nobel Prizes, scientists find out something …

Daylight saving and rare monkey

October 11th, 2019


This week, we learn about daylight saving, we check out a giant iceberg in Antarctica, we find out what Migratory Bird Day is all about, and we meet a rare baby monkey.

Talking clock and spotted zebra

October 4th, 2019


This week, we meet a talking clock, we find out what animal has invaded the island country Cuba, we discover why astronauts spent a week in an underground cave, and we check out a spotted zebra.

Climate strike and royal toy

September 27th, 2019


This week, we find out what the Global Climate Strike is, we check out a big sporting event, we meet a penguin that went on a long journey, and we discover who went on a royal adventure.

Magpie season and Frozen Dragon

September 20th, 2019


This week, we learn about a swooping bird, we meet a new type of dinosaur, we find out what the World Peace Game is all about, and we check out an animal that can produce electricity.

Bushfires and Loch Ness

September 13th, 2019


This week, we learn about bushfires, we find out what Australia’s food bowl is, scientists try to uncover the mystery of the Loch …

Greta Thunberg and borrowed pandas

September 6th, 2019


This week, we meet a girl named Greta Thunberg, we learn about biodiversity, we find out why scientists are so interested in rocks in Western Australia, and we learn about Australia's only giant …

World water week and dinosaur ants

August 30th, 2019


This week, we learn about World Water Week, we find out what dinosaur ants are, we check out what people are turning old trees …

Book week and ancient diamonds

August 23rd, 2019


This week, we find out about Book Week, scientists discover something worrying in snow, we learn about diamonds, and we meet a man named Neil who's set a world record on his bike.

Science week and treasure trove

August 16th, 2019


This week, we find out about Science Week, we learn about coral, we check out a science experiment involving seagulls, and …

Garma festival and butter sculptures

August 9th, 2019


This week, we find out about a festival called Garma, scientists discover an ancient dinosaur bone, we take a look at some buttery creations, and we meet a dog named Melody that’s set a new world …

Tiger numbers and balloon festival

August 2nd, 2019


This week, we discover some good news about tigers, we learn about volcanoes, we find out what National Tree Day is all about, …

Message in bottle and giant jellyfish

July 26th, 2019


This week, we find out what washed up along a beach, we learn about a giant sea creature, we check out an ancient city that’s …

Moon landing and orange seagull

July 19th, 2019


This week, we learn about a special event that happened 50 years ago, we meet a bird that was an unusual orange colour, we find …

Antarctica ice and dancing cockatoo

July 12th, 2019


This week, we learn about what’s going on in one of the coldest places on planet Earth, we meet a bird that’s really good at …

Olympic sports and giant waterslide

July 5th, 2019


This week, we learn about a big international sporting event, we check out the world’s longest waterslide, we meet a girl who’s helping people and the environment, and we find out why someone was …

Singing seals and electric plane

June 28th, 2019


This week, we discover which animal is very good at copying sounds, we take a look at the latest thing found on the planet Mars, we check out a new kind of plane, and there's been an unusual …

Extinct plants and Beethoven hair

June 21st, 2019


This week, we learn about plants and why some have become extinct, we find out why some turtles in Canada needed some help, we discover who Beethoven is, and we meet a duck named Jimmy that has a …

Sleep time and hologram circus

June 14th, 2019


This week, we learn why sleep is so important, we check out a cool new circus, we find out how some people are cleaning up …

World Environment Day and baseball bees

June 7th, 2019


This week, we learn what an environment is, we get a lesson on spelling, we find out why a baseball game had to be stopped, and we discover what was rummaging through a rubbish bin.

Changing seasons and chasing cheese

May 31st, 2019


This week, we learn about seasons, we find out what’s been uncovered in a country called Wales, we check out a cheesy competition, and we discover why scientists are interested in whale snot.

World Bee Day and fast train

May 24th, 2019


This week, we learn what a volunteer is, we find out what World Bee Day is all about, we talk about turtles, and we check out a …

Mariana Trench and robotic animals

May 17th, 2019


This week, we learn about a place at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, we find out what a house on Mars might look like, we meet a girl who found something very valuable on an Australian beach, and we …

Sea shells and bird song

May 10th, 2019


This week, we learn about a well known poem, we find out about a new type of dinosaur, we listen to a song that’s sung by animals, and we find out about a giant toy that’s been made in a country …

Dictionaries and Bug Restaurant

May 3rd, 2019


This week, we find out about an experiment scientists have been doing in Victoria, we discover what a dictionary is, we take a look at why a restaurant has bugs on the menu, and we try to unlock a …

World Book Day and Guide Horses

April 26th, 2019


This week, we learn about Earth Day and World Book Day, we meet a scientist who discovered an ancient fossil, and we find out how animals can help people.

Easter celebrations and plastic pitch

April 19th, 2019


This week, we find out what big celebration is on this weekend, we discover what scientists are doing to keep track of orangutans, we take a look at one way people are recycling plastic, and we meet …

Leonardo da Vinci and rainbows

April 12th, 2019


This week, we learn about a very famous artist, we find out what’s bugging the International Space Station, we take a look at how rainbows are made, and we meet some very lucky ducklings.

Daylight saving ends and baby corals

April 5th, 2019


This week, we learn about something called Daylight Saving, we find out what scientists in America have discovered, we take a look at why people are gardening underwater, and we meet some baby …

Earth hour and clean mouse

March 29th, 2019


This week, we take a look at what Earth Hour is, we learn about spacesuits, we meet a woman named Rosa who's turning trash into …

Cheese music and pricey pigeon

March 22nd, 2019


This week, we find out if cheese can listen to music, we meet a naughty crocodile, we learn about the importance of returning things you borrow, and we check out what someone bought for 2 million …

Oldest person and squawking seagulls

March 15th, 2019


This week, we find who the oldest person in the world is, we learn about a new type of dinosaur, and we meet some very unusual …

Balloon pollution and sneaky snake

March 8th, 2019


This week, we find out about a test mission into space, we learn just how dangerous balloons can be for our marine animals, we discover what a woman named Moira accidentally brought home in her …

Giant bee and space junk

March 1st, 2019


This week, we learn about the world’s largest bee, we find out which Australian banknote has got a makeover, we take a look at what space junk is, and we meet a dog named Eddie that’s been given a …

Mars rover and ocean bin

February 22nd, 2019


This week, we find out about a little robot that’s wrapped up a mission on Mars, we learn about a special birthday being celebrated in Antarctica, we discover a new dinosaur in Africa, and we meet a …

Polar bears and a tree record

February 15th, 2019


This week, we learn why polar bears have turned up in a Russian town, we meet two friends who share a special bond, we find out …

Rewilding and milky way

February 8th, 2019


This week, we learn about something called rewilding, we take a look at the role of firefighters during bushfires, astronomers …

Meteorologists and icy alligators

February 1st, 2019


This week, we learn about what meteorologists do, we find out why alligators are hanging out in an icy swamp, we learn why it’s …

Robot hotel and stone circle

January 25th, 2019


This week, we find out why a robot hotel in Japan is saying goodbye to some of its robots, we learn about a Bolivian frog that …

Smart plants and fatberg

January 18th, 2019


This week, we find out if it’s possible to train plants to do tricks, we learn about what fatbergs are, we take a closer look at snow and a very lucky goat, and we meet a clever cat.

Animal soundscape and camel pageant

January 11th, 2019


This week, we learn about Chinese Near Year, we take a look at a mission to the moon, we find out why scientists have set up sound recorders in Australia’s bush, and we’ll tell you about a festival …

Cloud study and hungry cockroaches

December 21st, 2018


This week, we find out why scientists are studying clouds above Antarctica, we meet a cat that went on an adventure, we learn about tombs in Egypt, and we take a look at an insect doing good things …

Christmas comet and beaver return

December 14th, 2018


This week, we find out about a special mission involving our four-legged friends, scientists discover an animal that hasn’t been …

Platypus numbers and a massive cow

December 7th, 2018


This week, we find out why three astronauts blasted off into space, we learn about an Aussie animal that’s in need of help, we …

Mars rover and runaway toad

November 30th, 2018


This week, we find out what has landed on the planet Mars, we learn about a type of reptile that likes Summer, we check out a famous building that’s got a makeover, and we meet a very adventurous …

Mickey Mouse and emergency parrot

November 23rd, 2018


This week, we find out which cartoon character just celebrated a big birthday, we learn about Mountain Gorillas in Africa, we …

Egyptian mummies and robot help

November 16th, 2018


This week, we find out what archaeologists have found in ancient Egyptian tombs, we learn about toilets and where our water goes …

Dinosaur eggs and a singing donkey

November 9th, 2018


This week, we find out why scientists have been studying dinosaur eggs, an artist makes a dress out of paper flowers, we find out about a museum in Sweden that’s all about disgusting food, and we …

Halloween and a plastic boat

November 2nd, 2018


This week, we learn about how important it is to look after our teeth, we find out about a boat that’s made out of recycled plastic, China is planning on building a fake moon, a kangaroo is rescued …

Emu eggs and a leopard rescue

October 19th, 2018


This week, we learn about how important water is as part of National Water Week, we find out about emus and their eggs, a scientist in Antarctica tries cooking outside in freezing temperatures, a …

A baby whale and a giant pumpkin

October 12th, 2018

This week, we learn about a baby whale that was rescued from a tangled net, what daylight saving means, why plastic is really …

Turtle Wheelchair and New Dinosaur

October 5th, 2018

This month is Dogtober which is all about celebrating Assistance dogs, A Turtle with a cracked shell gets a special wheelchair, A …

Purple orange and an ancient shipwreck

September 28th, 2018

This week we find out what made an orange turn purple, what was discovered on a ship that sank 400 years ago, A baby meerkat that …

Worms in space and pets on a bus

September 21st, 2018

This week, we learn about why some people sneeze in Spring, how one man used a bus to save some animals from a big storm, worms that are going on an adventure into outer space, an inflatable animal …

Afro hair and Trevor the duck

September 14th, 2018


This week, we learn about a little duck who found himself a long way from home, we meet a girl with wonderful afro hair who’s …

A ride on a horse and the ruby slippers

September 7th, 2018


This week, we learn about an Australian instrument called the didgeridoo, the veggie that’s been growing like crazy in Australia, …

A swim in the pool and a bowlful of bugs

August 31st, 2018


This week, discover why shopping at op shops is such a great idea, who's getting free swimming lessons, how many animals are weighed at the London Zoo and what that bright light was that swooped …

Big balloons and a big rainbow reef

August 24th, 2018


We're talking balloons! Not the party kind, the kind that people go for rides in on special occasions! We're also going into the …

An icy adventure and elephants in strange places

August 17th, 2018


See if you can guess which animal this story is about. It's got a tail and it's grey. It has ginormous feet. In fact, all over it's large. It drinks through a long nose called a trunk. Can you guess …

A long drought and some very busy bees

August 10th, 2018


This week, discover something amazing that Banksia Bees in Tasmania can make that will help keep our environment clean. Ruby, Eliza and Heidi live on a farm and tell us about the hard work they do to …

Two million penguins and a journey into space

August 3rd, 2018


This week, we're talking tech. What happens to your computer when it doesn't work anymore? Ruby's chatting to kids about why they love their friends, and meeting others who are doing a Readathon. …

A dolphin rescue and a party for 361 golden retrievers

July 27th, 2018


It's all about animals! From rescuing four playful dolphins who got stranded on sand when the tide went out, to a huge doggy …

Welcome to News Time

July 19th, 2018


Welcome to News Time! It's a brand new podcast from ABC KIDS listen, presented by Ruby Cornish from BTN. News Time will report on some of the amazing things that happen all around the world every …

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