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Ear Snacks

136 EpisodesProduced by Andrew & PollyWebsite

Add some fun to your day with refreshing meditations on topics such as pickles, tickets and teeth. Experts young and old know that even the little things are “more than” - more funny, more meaningful and more connecting. Join Andrew & Polly and explore the absurdity and wonder of everyday life in th… read more

136 Episodes | 2015 - 2021

Episode 1: Fruit!

July 7th, 2015

21:18

Let's talk about... Fruit! We'll cover the ABC's of fruit, take a trip to the farmer's market and ask some fruit experts some fruit questions. Big thanks to our friends who helped us with this episode - Jasmin, Sadie, …

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

July 8th, 2015

3:40

Here's an Ear Snacks Extra - grab your copy of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and read along to our original music.

For Parents: Fruit

July 8th, 2015

10:54

Our first episode of Ear Snacks for Parents! Check it out to get to know us a little bit, hear why we started Ear Snacks, get some ideas of Fruit Activities you can do with your kids.

Extra: Fruit Facts

July 15th, 2015

4:38

We dug up some fun facts for this week's Ear Snacks Extra! How many seeds do you think are in a pomegranate? SPOILER ALERT: We'll tell you.

Extra: In Defense of Mulberries

July 21st, 2015

10:36

Andrew & Polly take listener calls in defense of mulberries. Polly considers reversing her position on mulberries.

Episode 2: Hats!

August 10th, 2015

25:02

What is a hat!?!? Andrew & Polly are determined to find out.

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Extra: The FINAL Word on Mulberries

August 10th, 2015

4:49

In this roundtable with Addie, Ella, Grant & Izzy - Andrew & Polly give mulberries ONE MORE TRY.

Extra: Hickory Dickory...Dat?

August 19th, 2015

2:46

Hickory Dickory...Dat? In this week's Ear Snacks Extra, Andrew invents some #limericks about #hats!

Extra: Famous Hats!

August 27th, 2015

3:08

Wherein Amos ("Pops") ponders the most famous hats.

Extra: I Want My Hat Back

September 2nd, 2015

4:18

Know any books about #HATS? We do! And we made a little soundtrack for one of our favorites, "I Want My Hat Back" by Jon Klassen. Read along, and let us know your favorite books about hats!

Extra: Hat Jokes!

September 7th, 2015

3:37

It's time for the voicemail bag! Andrew & Polly make a couple of announcements and Lil' J calls in from Burlingame with some hilarious hat jokes.

Extra: My Very Elegant Mother (and TENNIS)

September 15th, 2015

2:34

A little ditty about the balls in our solar system...and Polly challenges Andrew to a duel...

Extra: Ballphabet Karaoke!

September 18th, 2015

6:31

Check out this music video for Ballphabet https://youtu.be/Hsv1o1ZD8y4 and then try it out yourself in Ballphabet Karaoke! Can you remember all the words? And Andrew tries to remember an important announcement...

Extra: Bouncity Bounce

September 23rd, 2015

2:02

If a ball had a song, what would it sound like?

Episode 4: Disguises!

October 24th, 2015

34:51

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Andrew & Polly receive an urgent voice message from their friends Kevin & Louise.. We learned A LOT about disguises from …

Extra: Dem Bones

October 28th, 2015

2:22

Happy Halloween! Andrew & Polly get very specific about skeletons. Subscribe to Ear Snacks here: https://goo.gl/qI2mu9

Episode 5: Critters!

November 24th, 2015

23:39

What IS a CRITTER? Andrew & Polly ask some friends around the world about the different critters that live in their neighborhoods.

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Extra: Ponderosa Pine

December 4th, 2015

8:37

"Ponderosa Pine", a story about critters and homes by our friend percussionist Cory Hills!

Episode 6: Boxes!

December 22nd, 2015

19:22

Andrew & Polly talk about BOXES in a special interview with Antoinette Portis, author of Not a Box. This episode also highlights The Box Project …

Episode 7: Pairs!

February 11th, 2016

22:29

As it turns out, there are many different kinds of pairs. In this episode, Jenn Salcido drops some seahorse knowledge, Kevin & Louise return to Ear Snacks to share what they know about each other. Thanks to Palmer, …

Extra: Sea Horses (Extended Interview)

February 14th, 2016

14:51

Our friend Jenn (who LOVES sea horses) just got engaged! Here's a little Valentine's Day extra, her extended interview with even more fun facts about the amazing underwater world of sea horses.

Extra: Please Be Mine

February 14th, 2016

4:02

A little ditty we wrote for Valentine's Day last year - hope you like it, and the ADORABLE video-mashup Polly made on Youtube!:

Extra: Dragons, Harbor Seals, and Bears - Oh My!

February 19th, 2016

5:18

Dragons, Harbor Seals, and Bears - Oh My! A pair of kids describe some very special friends named Akshagah, Violet, and Rosie.

Extra: Back & Forth

March 2nd, 2016

1:48

Andrew & Polly talk in pairs of words. If you or your family wants to be on Ear Snacks - or support it - visit andrewandpolly.com.

Extra: Trio of Pairs!

March 12th, 2016

7:41

More pairs! A trio of families from North Carolina, Australia, and New Zealand tell us about their special someones & somewheres...do YOU have a …

Episode 8: Beeps!

March 12th, 2016

19:59

A series of dots and dashes! Andrew & Polly dive deep (via SUBMARINE) into the world of BEEPS! Topics include Morse code, robot toast, traffic …

Episode 9: Rain!

April 21st, 2016

20:08

How do you know if it's going to rain? Does anybody know? Andrew & Polly talk gumboots and galoshes with their friends. Thanks to Kerry Falwell …

Episode 10: Shadows!

May 31st, 2016

22:20

Did you know a tiny dinosaur can have a FIERCE SHADOW? Andrew & Polly investigate these sneaky silhouettes. We discuss space shadows with …

Ear Snacks Extra: Space Shadows with Mat Kaplan

June 9th, 2016

24:36

Ad Astra: To the Stars! If you love thinking about space, you'll love this extended interview with Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan. Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity - what do all those things have in common? They're all …

Ear Snacks Extra: Dancing Pants & Next Episode Announcement

July 20th, 2016

4:00

We know, it's been a while. But have you heard our new summer song? Get it here: http://bit.ly/dancingpants We'll have an all-new, star-studded episode for you very soon. In the meantime, check out the archives and let …

Episode 11: Strings (Part I)

July 27th, 2016

18:16

In the first episode of a multi-part series all about Strings, Andrew & Polly talk to awesome friends of theirs who all play strings - strings on …

Episode 12: Strings (Part II)

August 3rd, 2016

19:08

Andrew & Polly try to learn about more than just guitars and feelings on the second installment of Ear Snacks: Strings. Thanks to Lucky Diaz from …

Episode 13: Strings (Part III)

August 13th, 2016

16:23

Andrew & Polly talk about OLD strings with Polly's dad, Pops, and Marshall Escamilla from Tumble, a great science podcast for kids (

Episode 14: Strings (Part IV)

August 29th, 2016

19:50

When will it end!?!?!? Not this week! Andrew & Polly investigate non-musical strings. We make a tin-can phone, talk to Pops, Ainsley & Darby …

Episode 15: Strings (Part V)

September 4th, 2016

23:12

The dramatic conclusion of the five part series all about Strings! Andrew & Polly talk to Banjo Man Eddie, about Polly's trip to fiddle camp and …

Extra: Expo Line

September 12th, 2016

5:02

Andrew & Polly make an exciting announcement from the side of a road somewhere in Arkansas... Their new album, Ear Snacks: Songs from the …

Extra: Streaming Concert Announcement

September 22nd, 2016

3:52

Andrew & Polly are excited to announce a streaming concert! Tune in on October 1 at 8:30am PST / 11:30am EST as they perform songs from their new …

Album Release Party on Kids Place Live

September 30th, 2016

27:21

Did we just make the first soundtrack album for a podcast? Um, maybe? "Ear Snacks: Songs from the Podcast" drops TODAY! To celebrate, we threw an album release party on SIRIUS XM Kids Place Live, and we're …

Episode 16: Letters! (Part I)

October 13th, 2016

20:47

H-E-L-L-O! What's a letter? How old is the invention of type? How does a ballpoint pen work? Andrew & Polly investigate... Ana Gomez-Bernaus …

Episode 17: Letters (Part II)

November 4th, 2016

23:36

Andrew & Polly decide to write letters to their friends and enlist some help from Nate, host of a great podcast called The Show About Science, …

Episode 18: Letters (Part III)

November 15th, 2016

21:55

Andrew & Polly receive letters from their friends and find out what they have to say about letters. Andrew's dad, John, talks about Post Office …

Episode 19: Moves! (Part I)

December 16th, 2016

17:12

Andrew & Polly talk to their friends about moves! Andrew shows off his tap-dancing moves, Polly explains stereophonic sound, and Ramona, Bela, …

Extra: Happy Holidays from Andrew & Polly

December 23rd, 2016

4:04

Andrew & Polly share a holiday message and finally print a retraction regarding patatas bravas. Thanks to Betula for announcing the show! If you …

Extra: Happy New Year! / Other Days

December 31st, 2016

5:58

Happy 2017! We share a song about jumping into the New Year after sniffly Andrew mentions some other fantastic Kids Listen podcasts about "Moves!"

Episode 20: Moves! (Part II - Season Finale)

January 12th, 2017

28:58

Andrew & Polly make a top five list of their favorite moves and wonder - what's it like to move your home to a new place? They ask Ruby, Lilana …

Extra: Nate on Ellen!

January 23rd, 2017

8:13

DNA, RNA! Tune in to The Ellen Show this Tuesday to see our pal Nate from The Show About Science! In honor of Nate's big news, we're re-broadcasting our interview with him about the Periodic Table of Elements from …

Extra: Roosters & Caterpillars!

February 1st, 2017

10:41

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Andrew & Polly kick off the Year of the Rooster by learning all about caterpillars. Go figure! Last fall, we got to sing at a …

Extra: 2017 Kids Grammys!

February 5th, 2017

21:37

In this Ear Snacks Extra: Brady, Frances, Joe, Jack, and Skidoo share some of their Grammy-nominated tunes with our listeners. We are so so so excited that all of the Grammy-nominated Children's Music Albums this year …

Extra: Love Your Robot Day!

February 7th, 2017

9:06

It's National Love Your Robot Day! What's YOUR favorite robot? Ever built a robot? Ever seen a robot make toast? Ever heard a robot SING? ROBOTS! …

Extra : A Little Valentine

February 13th, 2017

10:47

Some songs for love day! Sing-a-long to catchy and whimsical Little Bitta You and Please Be Mine, from our 2015 album "Odds & Ends." Plus, a few of our friends talking about their very special friends,

Extra: Who are The Beatles?

February 25th, 2017

5:22

Are they a football team? No, they're a SONG TEAM! (Happy Birthday, George Harrison!) Thanks to Ainsley, Ella, Westley, Devin, Grey, Georgia, Emi and Izzy (and their parents) for explaining who The Beatles are (Andrew …

Extra: Pi(e)!

March 14th, 2017

4:59

How much pie can YOU eat? 3.14159 slices?

Extra: Tree Family (Happy Earth Day!)

April 18th, 2017

9:46

To celebrate Earth Day, we're talking about TREES with a TREE FAMILY!!! Thanks to Betula, Phoebe, Jacob & Grandpa John for being part of this Ear …

Extra: Facts! (Steven Drozd)

May 10th, 2017

18:58

Fact: Steve Burns (Blues Clues) and Steven Drozd (The Flaming Lips) formed a kids band called STEVENSTEVEN. Fact: Andrew & Polly interviewed …

Extra: Dad Day!

June 16th, 2017

13:21

We have dads. And they know some stuff. So we asked them about it! Andrew & Polly celebrate Father's Day by asking their dads to dadsplain two of …

Extra: Appreciate Aquariums!

June 30th, 2017

18:16

June is Aquarium Appreciation Month! Do YOU appreciate aquariums? We do! Andrew & Polly talk biodiversity with 7-year-old Nate from The Show …

Road Trip Soundtrack! (Vol. 1)

July 6th, 2017

25:15

Hit the Road! An awesome playlist of songs (from our friends!) about traveling around town, around the world, or around the solar system in your …

Roadtrip Soundtrack! (Vol. 2)

July 12th, 2017

35:14

Music for staring out windows. Andrew & Polly have spent the past two years writing original underscores for their interviews with scientists, …

Extra: Ice Cream & Paletas!

July 22nd, 2017

7:45

Oye my friends! Can you hear the sound of the weekend? Andrew & Polly discuss ice cream, paletas, and "Paletero Man" - a song they wrote with …

Extra: Eclipse! (Part I)

August 5th, 2017

19:13

Are you ready? Are you excited? Because we TOTALLY ARE. The Great American Eclipse is almost here, and we’ve been thinking about it for a whole …

Ear Snacks... Feedback?

September 18th, 2017

2:16

Hey! What do you think of Ear Snacks? We need to know! We're gearing up for Season 2 and want to make our episodes even better. Let us know - how are you listening? Why are you listening? When are you listening? Where …

Extra: Eclipse! (Part II - Time Capsule)

September 26th, 2017

16:06

Herein lies an audio time capsule! Andrew & Polly asked their friends to collect audio of their expectations for, experience of, and reflections …

For Parents: How Does This Get Made

October 11th, 2017

39:17

Eliza Gregory interviews Andrew & Polly about how and why they make Ear Snacks, a radical podcast for kids. We discuss media from our childhood, …

Season 2 Trailer

October 11th, 2017

3:35

People keep asking us, what is Ear Snacks? If you don't already know, this should help. Get excited! Thanks to Lucy & her mom, Frankie & her …

Episode 1: Hands

October 18th, 2017

17:29

Andrew & Polly ask Frankie, Ellie, Matteo and Palmer all about those wriggly things at the end of their arms and talk to Jessica Erin Bennet, a …

Hand-Clapping Games with Jazzy Ash

October 25th, 2017

14:29

Lilah gives us a lesson in how to play Rock, Paper, Scissors and Jazzy Ash visits Andrew & Polly in the studio to share some hand-clapping games …

Episode 3: Puzzles

November 2nd, 2017

19:12

Andrew & Polly talk to some real puzzlemasters - Devin, Westley, Bela, Lane & Lucy - about what it feels like to be puzzled. Matthew …

Episode 4: The Great Puzzle Exchange with Danny Weinkauf and Surprise Guests (Snacktivity)

November 8th, 2017

18:48

Andrew & Polly pretend to be paleontologists with Danny Weinkauf from They Might Be Giants and pull off a great caper - a puzzle exchange! Danny …

Episode 5: Dinovember!

November 15th, 2017

13:01

Andrew & Polly talk to Refe & Susan Tuma, authors of "What the Dinosaurs Did" picture book series about how the toy dinosaurs came to life in …

Wild Turkeys

November 20th, 2017

2:40

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. And watch out for those WILD TURKEYS!!!

Episode 6: Cracks

November 22nd, 2017

18:52

What do you do when something cracks? Everett (from South Africa), Henry & Saul, Jackson & Beanie and Ainsley tell Andrew & Polly about …

Ear Snacks Bytes: Toenails!

November 29th, 2017

2:50

Andrew & Polly talk a little bit about toenails. Like, do we need a reason? But here it is... we have been thinking about toenails a lot since …

Episode 7: Kintsugi as a Family & a Visit to Noah's Ark (Snacktivity)

December 7th, 2017

19:19

We know that things crack and break, but what can we do after that? Andrew & Polly talk to Paul, James & Allison Pulstelnik about Kintsugi, …

Episode 8: Glasses (with Guy Raz & Juli Berwald)

December 15th, 2017

22:27

Andrew & Polly talk to Guy Raz about his glasses and one thing that all the guests on his podcasts have in common. We learn about how jellyfish …

Episode 9: Musical Glass with Sara Louise Callaway

December 20th, 2017

14:37

Sara Louise Callaway from The Music Box, a podcast for kids about classical music from WUOL teaches Andrew & Polly how to make music with …

Holiday Glasses!

December 22nd, 2017

2:04

Did you make an instrument out of glass? We did - and here are some songs we played with the glass instruments we made! Happy Holidays - from Andrew …

Happy Holidays - and pizza - from Andrew & Polly

December 22nd, 2017

1:55

May your days be merry and bright! Happy Holidays from Andrew & Polly - and pizza, too!

2018 Kids Grammys!

January 24th, 2018

21:28

All five of this year’s Grammy-nominated kids artists dropped by Ear Snacks to share their awesome music with you. NYC friends - catch all five acts live at Symphony Space this Saturday 1/27 at 11am or right here on Ear …

#AllKindsOfLove (a little valentine)

February 8th, 2018

11:46

Happy Valentine's Day! Next week, we'll be celebrating by releasing a new song - but this week you can hear some of our favorite Ear Snacks segments about all kinds of love. So... what do you love? Let us know! Connect …

💛 Let My Love Open the Door 💛

February 14th, 2018

5:25

It's a song valentine from Andrew & Polly! Polly plays a funny trick on Andrew in this special secret bonus episode and she shares their brand …

Dogs & Caterpillars! (Happy Chinese New Year!)

February 17th, 2018

12:34

Happy Chinese New Year! It's the Year of the Dog and Andrew's thinking about the word "metamorphosis" - what a perfect time to sing some dog songs and take a closer look at caterpillars with our friends at Valle de …

For Parents: Pretend Gun Play and Actual Bad Guys with Jane Lindholm

February 21st, 2018

49:33

We know playing “Bad Guys” is an integral part of early childhood development — but, as some older kids who are more exposed to the media know, real …

Episode 10: Bad Guys (Part I)

March 7th, 2018

17:12

Andrew & Polly play an imaginary space game that evolves into a game of Bad Guys. Sadie, William, Wesley, Adalyn, Grey, Amelia, Kohler, Roland, …

Episode 11: More Bad Guys (Part II)

March 15th, 2018

20:27

Andrew & Polly's Bad Guys game continues. When they can't figure out WHY they are having fun scaring fish and serving them their least favorite …

Bonus Episode: Super (Hero) Suggestions!

March 21st, 2018

10:34

When we last left our heroes, Super George was saving the feet fish from Lima Bean Lunch with Super Polly, ahem, Super-Hero-Waiting-for-a-Name! Thank …

Episode 12: Seeds

March 29th, 2018

23:19

What do YOU know about seeds? Andrew & Polly's friends from Austria, Australia, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts invite you into their homes and …

Polly's Birthday Wish?

April 4th, 2018

2:04

Psssst....it's Polly's birthday! What should her birthday wish be? She'd love to hear your ideas via voice memo or see your ideas in a drawing! Let …

All the Powers! (Bonus)

June 8th, 2018

10:21

Summer's heating up, and so is Ear Snacks! We're cooking up a bunch of new episodes that pick back up this week and will take you through your summer adventures, whether they are home or away! In this bonus, we …

Episode 13: Seeds (II)

June 8th, 2018

23:29

Andrew & Polly ask many different people about growing many different things. How does bird poop bring the world together? With peppers, duh! And …

Roadtrip Mixtape

June 27th, 2018

32:51

01 Trail of Hearts by Underbirds 02 Lighten Your Load by The Okee Dokee Brothers 03 Sunshine Family by Mista Cookie Jar and Aaron Nigel Smith 04 Camp Songs by KB Whirly 05 Mr. Spaceman by Randy Kaplan 06 Paletero Man by …

Gabes at McCabe's & "Hold Tight, Shine Bright"

September 7th, 2018

14:34

We're at McCabe's Guitar Shop with our band The Gabes at 10:30a this Sunday! Hope to sing with you soon! And if you have two ears and a heart, you …

Episode 14: Steps

September 13th, 2018

17:25

Andrew & Polly and their friends think about STEPS - the kind your feet take, like when you go on a walk with mom... or when you get up and …

How to Talk Like a Pirate!

September 19th, 2018

14:53

Learnnnnn ye how to talk like a pirate from arrrrrrr friends! Thanks to Heidi, Kieran, Lilah, Frankie, Liliana, Bodhin, Izzy & Nano and their parents for this thorrrrrough extra!

What's a Muppet?

September 24th, 2018

6:11

Happy Birthday, Jim Henson! Our pals Zoey, Luke, Gavin & Izzy talk to us about the muppets. Why? Just because we like 'em.

Episode 15: Steps with John Baldessari

September 28th, 2018

16:06

In which Andrew & Polly interview four kids, an alien, and art legend John Baldessari about the steps involved in making art, sandwiches, and …

Episode 16: Animal Teeth

October 17th, 2018

21:01

Which animal has a tooth that comes out of its forehead and what does thinking like a beaver mean? Andrew & Polly call on podcast pals Chompers …

The Lion's Whisker from Circle Round

October 24th, 2018

18:34

We are delighted to share an episode of WBUR's Circle Round called "The Lion's Whisker" about overcoming frustration and impatience with courage, …

Episode 17: Human Teeth

November 15th, 2018

11:52

How many teeth do you have? Will you always have that number of teeth? Andrew & Polly ask Izzy, Ainsley, Desmond, Frankie, Jad & Kai about …

Episode 18: Taking Care of Teeth!

November 19th, 2018

14:40

It's important to keep your teeth healthy! Andrew & Polly learn what to expect when visiting the dentist and get some official teeth info from …

Best Kids Music from the 61st GRAMMY Awards!

January 31st, 2019

27:08

Andrew & Polly are thrilled to be joined by all five fabulous artists nominated for Best Children's Album in the 61st GRAMMY Awards.

President's Day, Hamilton & More, with our pal Lucy!

February 19th, 2019

18:10

Happy President's Day! School's out and our friend Lucy came by the studio to talk about stuff she knows - mostly Hamilton.

Episode 19: Bug(g)s!

March 6th, 2019

22:50

What’s a bug? Who are The Buggs? Can I be a Bugg? These are the hard-hitting questions Andrew & Polly ask in this exposé on all things buggy. …

March 14 is International Pi Day!

March 14th, 2019

6:01

Happy International Pi Day! We talk Pi, Pie & Mud Pies with our pals. So get out there and get cooking!

Episode 20: Decoding Bugs

March 21st, 2019

25:10

Fungus farming ants, digital bees, composting worms, metamorphic caterpillars -- how can these all be bugs? In this episode, Avery talks about bugs …

Road Trip Mixtape 2019!

July 18th, 2019

40:03

We're back to share some of our favorite music this summer in an all-new road-trip mixtape. Featuring songs from Walter Martin, Steven Steven, The Pop Ups, Mista Cookie Jar, Little Miss Ann, Michael Hearst, Saskia Lane, …

More (More!) Roadtrip Mixtape Summer 2019

July 24th, 2019

31:22

There is just too much good music out there right now! We're back with a second installment of this summer's Ear Snacks Roadtrip Mixtape. Featuring music from us, Lucy Kalantari, Vered, Renee & Friends, Ants Ants …

Episode 21: Pajamas Part One - Lullabies Musicians Sing

September 14th, 2019

16:30

This month on Ear Snacks, we're talking about Pajamas and everything that comes with them. Rest, snuggles and coziness - and lullabies! Our awesome …

A New Album of Our Music: Go for the Moon

September 27th, 2019

34:34

Our brand new album, “Go for the Moon” is here!!! Listen on iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, our shop & CDBaby - all the places! You can even listen to some of it in a special episode of Ear Snacks, hosted by some …

Happy Halloween! Disguises [Encore]

October 18th, 2019

33:09

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Andrew & Polly receive an urgent voice message from their friends Kevin & Louise. We learned A LOT about disguises from …

Episode 22: Pajamas with Mindy Thomas! Dreams, Rest, Sleepovers and The Incredible Edible Bread Bed (TM)

November 1st, 2019

25:02

Our special coverage of Pajamas continues! We ask our friends Gavin, Zoey, Luke, Lucy, Alexander, Sara Chana, Temima, Miriam, and Yitzy Zev about getting good rest for your mind and body, bedtime routines and we sing a …

Episode 23: Clocks

December 12th, 2019

17:15

What is a clock? How long is a minute? Are all clocks and all minutes the same? In the first episode of our epic exploration of timekeeping, Andrew …

Episode 24: The Clockmakers of London

January 8th, 2020

22:56

Clock field trip! Three intrepid Ear Snacks foreign correspondents bring us to jolly old England to find out what makes clocks tick! Eilis has tea in …

Caspar Babypants (Best Kids Music from The 62nd GRAMMY Awards)

January 13th, 2020

14:10

The 62nd Grammy (TM) Awards are almost here! Andrew & Polly attend a deliciously eclectic picnic hosted by Caspar Babypants! Caspar feeds us …

Daniel Tashian (Best Kids Music from The 62nd GRAMMY Awards)

January 14th, 2020

16:38

The 62nd Grammy (TM) Awards are almost here! Andrew & Polly spend a rainy day getting to know Tigerlily, Tilda, Tinkerbell, and Nashville-based …

The Okee Dokee Brothers (Best Kids Music from The 62nd GRAMMY Awards)

January 16th, 2020

24:46

The 62nd Grammy (TM) Awards are almost here! We’re delighted to share this series of 5 Ear Snacks mini-episodes featuring each of the 5 …

Ear Snacks for Parents: Music Therapy with Jon Samson (Best Kids Music from The 62nd GRAMMY Awards)

January 16th, 2020

41:52

In this special episode designed for parents (though PG for kids), Andrew & Polly discuss Jon Samson’s music therapy practice, the therapeutic …

Alphabet Rockers (Best Kids Music from the 62nd Grammy Awards)

January 18th, 2020

21:04

Alphabet Rockers make music to make change. Their 2nd Grammy-nominated album "The Love" addresses issues of identity, world news, and politics — the …

Episode 25: How Time Feels with Story Pirates & The Pop Ups

January 30th, 2020

28:48

Do you want 5 more minutes? In our third episode about clocks, Andrew & Polly ask kids how rushing and waiting feel different, challenge Jason …

Episode 26: Tempo!

February 6th, 2020

19:28

Come play around with the speed of music! This episode is designed for kids to experiment with the playback speed function on most podcast players, inviting them to adjust the speed of the our music & conversation …

The U.S. Census (it's a party, and you're invited!)

February 28th, 2020

21:18

What's a census? Andrew & Polly dig in with special guests Vicki Glazer from the U.S. Census Bureau and Emily McMillan with the Statistics in …

Pi + Pie with America's Test Kitchen Kids

March 13th, 2020

16:30

WHAT IS PIE? What about pi? Can I have 3.1415 pieces, please? Pre-heat your International Pi Day festivities! Andrew & Polly get granular with …

The Notorious RBG

March 15th, 2020

13:50

Dissenters everywhere! Join us in wishing Ruth Bader Ginsburg a very happy 87th birthday! Andrew & Polly find some exceptionally aware kids to go …

Little Bitta Joy

March 20th, 2020

26:53

You know what we did at our house this week? We had a dance party. We turned on some of our favorite music and we jumped around our house, all together. And we smiled. So this week on Ear Snacks we want to play some …

For Parents: Anti-Racist Parenting with Alphabet Rockers

November 1st, 2020

1:03:35

How can we practice anti-racism as a family? We feel a special responsibility to address this topic thoughtfully with you and your children beginning …

Ear Snacks Family Music Mixtape

February 9th, 2021

37:22

This year's Grammy-nominees for Best Children's Album are all artists who are white, but young ears can and should hear a rainbow of identities …

What even is Ear Snacks?

June 10th, 2021

3:18

Whether you're brand new to Ear Snacks or an old friend of the show, here's a treat for your ears! What happens on Ear Snacks? Kids and grownups …

For Parents: Children and Advertising

June 11th, 2021

31:07

We are excited to announce that Season 3 is on its way, and with it a new format! In this episode *for parents* we discuss advertising on kids podcasts, data on kids listening habits from the non-profit organization …

All One Tribe - Juneteenth Mixtape!

June 18th, 2021

34:16

In this brand new episode of Ear Snacks, we share songs from "All One Tribe," a compilation celebrating the rich culture and diversity that Black …

Jars!

June 30th, 2021

24:13

How many jars are in your house? We ask Salt and Sage's Amy Dickens -- who has at least 110 jars -- about sharing food and jar mishaps. We talk food science and scare away some microbes with Harry Rosenblum and Hannah …

Jams, Pickles & Jelly Beans

July 8th, 2021

20:22

We talk to Andrew’s mom about making blueberry jam, Amy Dickens from Salt + Sage Catering about keeping foods separate and pickling turnips. Plus, we …

Bubbles

July 28th, 2021

24:18

Pop! Welcome to a very floaty episode of Ear Snacks in which Andrew & Polly (literally) get into bubbles. Come ponder the nature of glistening …

Making Soap + Thought Bubbles!

August 4th, 2021

20:05

Explore the science & joy of soap making with Claudia Zanes, a wonderful family musician and soap maker! Then take a deep breath with authors …

Tents

August 20th, 2021

29:30

If two giraffes went camping, what would they bring? While Kevin & Louise try to figure out what they need to bring on their camping trip, Miry …

Treats!

September 3rd, 2021

29:16

What makes a treat a treat? Andrew & Polly ask kids on 3 continents, neighbor and food scientist Sara Yang, and treat-inspired multimedia …

Treats Mixtape

September 10th, 2021

30:57

We are so excited to share these new tunes with you! Join us for the best day ever in our backyard with words of kindness, barbecue, vaccinated grandma's, lessons on money, friendship, unique and amazing people, bubbles …

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