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Ear Snacks Podcast for Kids

187 EpisodesProduced by Andrew & PollyWebsite

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

187 Episodes | 2015 - 2024


February 22nd, 2024


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Yarn & Protest Puppets (with Andy Ferguson)

February 23rd, 2024


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 …

Hearts! (with Ruben Rojas)

February 9th, 2024


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 …

Ear Snacks Presents: Best Children's Music from the GRAMMY® Awards

January 27th, 2024


Guest host extraordinaire Carly Ciarrocchi introduces you to the GRAMMY®-nominated artists for Best Children's Music Album in 2024:

Bells & Blindness with Andrew Leland

January 12th, 2024


Ding ding! Andrew & Polly explore a world of bell sounds and sensations guided by blind author Andrew Leland and percussionist Abby Savell. Kora, …

Songs of Comfort & Joy!

December 16th, 2023


Happy Happy Holidays! Let these completely original family-music tunes light up your holidays and upcoming home days. Thanks to these incredibly …

Science Class Soundtrack!

December 1st, 2023


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 …


November 17th, 2023


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 …

Feel It All!

October 21st, 2023


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 …

We can do hard things!

October 6th, 2023


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 – …

Joy & Resilience - A Playlist!

September 22nd, 2023


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 …

Cartoons! (with Tom Toro)

September 8th, 2023


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 …


August 9th, 2023


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 …

Shapes! (with Carter Higgins)

July 26th, 2023


Math and art intersect in this super-fun episode of Ear Snacks! Andrew & Polly invent awesome shape games with author illustrator Carter Higgins, …

Summer Mixtape

July 12th, 2023


Put these hot beats in your hot feets! Ear Snacks is back and Andrew & Polly are sharing some of the sunniest, most funniest tunes for your …

Gut Friends with Charlie Mgee (Formidable Vegetable)

March 15th, 2023


Are you human?

Meet the 90 trillion non-human friends that each one of us carries around every day (plus a couple of goats) with one of our new music friends from down under, Formidable Vegetable's Charlie Mgee. …

You Are Not Alone with Alphabet Rockers

February 15th, 2023


GRAMMY-Award-Winning Artists, Alphabet Rockers, join us in a heart-centering conversation about feeling alone. Along with friends Harlow, Alex, Miles, Maya, Jacob & Isabel we think a more about friendship and the …

2023 GRAMMY Awards for Kids: Know Your Noms!

January 26th, 2023


Get to know some of the family music artists nominated for a 2023 GRAMMY Award for Best Children’s Album:

Making Friends by Singing with Helena Ku Rhee

January 11th, 2023


Who are your friends? How do people become friends? Can *we* be friends? On this episode of Ear Snacks, Andrew & Polly and their friends …

Happy Warm and Wishy Holidays

December 14th, 2022


Andrew & Polly think about how to stay warm in the winter with some of our favorite family holiday tunes. For more great episodes on the …

What do you do when something breaks?

November 9th, 2022


Some things crack by design - like eggs! But it can be really surprising for kids when something breaks, especially if that thing can't be repaired. In this episode, we think about what to do about the unpredictable. …

What are you going to be for Halloween?

October 12th, 2022


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

The Steps to Making Great Art with John Baldessari

September 7th, 2022


Andrew & Polly and their friends think about STEPS - the kinds you take with your feet, like when you go on a walk with mom, or when you have an …

A Visit to the Dentist

August 17th, 2022


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 …

Bubbles! (It's ephemeral, kid.)

August 3rd, 2022


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

Is it going to rain?

July 13th, 2022


Forget weather apps -- by looking and listening outside, how can you tell if it's going to rain? Perfect for staring out of car windows or finding a …

What should we pack? (Camping with kids + helping refugee families with Miry's List)

June 22nd, 2022


Kevin & Louise Giraffe attempt to pack for a camping trip while Andrew & Polly ask kids what they know about tents. Miry's List founder Miry …

Celebrating Juneteenth!

June 8th, 2022


In this episode of Ear Snacks we celebrate Juneteenth by sharing songs from "All One Tribe," a compilation celebrating the rich culture and diversity …

Here's one thing you'll need for summer travel!

May 25th, 2022


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

Thanks for listening! Ear Snacks is centered around children’s voices & ideas. To …

Time Travel Experiments with Letter Writing!

May 11th, 2022


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 …

Back on Stage this Weekend - Gotta Get Ready!

April 21st, 2022


We are so excited to be back on stage this weekend at the LA Times Festival of Books *and* the grand opening of CAMP West LA! But first we have to get ready. What do *you* do to get ready before you leave home? Hint …

Seeds & Ideas: How do they grow?

April 6th, 2022


What does a seed need to grow? A kid? An idea? Andrew & Polly ask many different people about growing many different things.

How does bird poop …

What's a Prank?

March 30th, 2022


What's a prank? What makes a *good* prank? And how do you know when you're over The Line?

Andrew & his kids contemplate the nature of surprises, …

Our World is a Family with Miry Whitehill & Jennifer Jackson

March 16th, 2022


When we see someone new in our neighborhood, how can we make them feel safe and loved and important?

We visit again with Miry’s List founder Miry Whitehill and co-author Jennifer Jackson about their new book Our World is …

Fan Faves: Pajamas & The Incredible Edible Bed with Mindy Thomas from Wow in the World!

March 2nd, 2022


Do you wish you could wake up on a bed of delicious toast? Do restaurants in your neighborhood sound like song lyrics? Our friend Katara from …

Fan Faves: Bad Guys!

February 16th, 2022


Our friend Monk from Oakland, CA loves when Andrew tries to scare Polly in our episode about Bad Guys! So we’re replaying it here – play along with …

Fan Faves: Fruit!

February 2nd, 2022


If you haven’t heard the very first episode of Ear Snacks, our friend Maeve from Madison, WI super-duper loves it. So she's sharing about it here – …

Smaller than Small: The Discovery of Quarks with Dr. Martin Breidenbach

January 19th, 2022


What is the smallest thing you can think of? What’s smaller than that? For World Quark Day, experimental physicist Dr. Martin Breidenbach takes …

Play this Great Grammy-Nominated Music for Kids!

January 5th, 2022


New Year, New Tunes! Feast your ears on 5 delicious tracks representing the work of 30+ incredible family music artists nominated for Best Children’s …

How Marine Animals Communicate with Lights

December 22nd, 2021


An interview with a mermaid scientist!!! This episode of Ear Snacks features the bright light of science communicator and mermaid, Danni Washington. …

Light Up Your Holidays with this Holiday Mixtape!

December 16th, 2021


Happy Happy Holidays! Let these completely original family-music tunes light up your holidays and upcoming home days. Thanks to these incredibly …

Songs of Light + Celebrating Kwanzaa with Fyütch!

December 9th, 2021


What do the bright lights of Time Square, the dancing lights of Nashville’s Opryland Hotel, and the seven candles of Kwanzaa have in common? Ask social justice artist Fyütch! 

This episode of Ear Snacks features Fyütch’s …

Fireflies, Glow-sticks & The Lights of Hanukkah

November 25th, 2021


Sundown, lights up! Andrew & Polly ask their friends about sources of illumination, human-made and natural. Lori Hoch Stiefel from PJ Library …

24,000 Keys: The Music of "Vivo" from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Sony Pictures Animation + the art of Paul Ramirez Jonas

November 19th, 2021


Kevin & Louise Giraffe continue cracking gate codes, Andrew & Polly think more about why things are locked, and two special guests share …

Keys: Unlocking What Makes Us Who We Are

November 11th, 2021


Andrew & Polly explore keys -- the jingly kind and the genetic. Meanwhile, sneaky gift-giving giraffes Kevin & Louise have to crack Andrew …

When Kids Have to Get Shots - For Parents & Caregivers

November 8th, 2021


Andrew & Polly have a frank conversation for parents about getting kids ready for the COVID-19 vaccine as well as routine pediatric vaccinations. …

Getting Kids Ready for the COVID-19 Vaccine

November 4th, 2021


In this special episode of Ear Snacks, Andrew & Polly explore what kids know (and don’t know) about the Pediatric COVID-19 vaccine now available …


October 27th, 2021


Handlebar. Caterpillar. Pencil. Walrus. Andrew & Polly ponder the preponderance of upper-lip hair style choices and wonder -- can only men like …

Tissues: How to Sneeze and Cellular Lego Kits

October 13th, 2021


Andrew & Polly investigate the science of sneezing, how tissues are made, how the amazing human body protects itself, and how we can all protect …

Raisins: Are They Great or Gross?

September 24th, 2021


Andrew knows two people who have a real problem with raisins: Polly and visitor-from-the-Sun Gustafer Yellowgold. Musician/cartoonist Morgan Taylor …

Great Music for Kids: A Playlist of Our Favorite New Awesome Songs!

September 10th, 2021


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 …

Treats: What's the best treat of all time?

September 3rd, 2021


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

Tents: Everyone Needs Shelter (Talking to Kids about Refugees)

August 20th, 2021


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 …

Making Soap + Thought Bubbles!

August 4th, 2021


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

Bubbles: The Science Inside Those Floaty Poppy Sudsy Happy Spheres!

July 28th, 2021


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

Jars: What Do You Keep in a Jar? Jam? Pickles? Jelly Beans?

July 8th, 2021


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 …

Jars: are they the perfect containers or what!?!

June 30th, 2021


Salt and Sage's Amy Dickens -- who has at least 110 jars -- talks about sharing food and jar mishaps. Plus, food science and scaring away micropes with Harry Rosenblum and Hannah Fordin from the Time for Lunch podcast. …

Great Music for Kids: All One Tribe - Juneteenth Mixtape

June 18th, 2021


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 …

For Parents: On Children & Advertising and How Kids Listen to Podcasts

June 11th, 2021


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 …

Trailer: What even is Ear Snacks?

June 10th, 2021


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 …

Great Music for Kids: Family Music Forward Mixtape

February 9th, 2021


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 …

For Parents: Anti-Racist Parenting with Alphabet Rockers

November 1st, 2020


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 …

Celebrating Halloween with Spooky Sounds, Music & Jokes!

October 19th, 2020


Halloween can be fun and full of surprises, but it can also be a bit scary for young kids. Join Andrew & Polly for an exploration of spooky …

Little Bitta Joy

March 20th, 2020


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 …

The Notorious RBG

March 15th, 2020


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

Pi + Pie with America's Test Kitchen Kids

March 13th, 2020


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

February 28th, 2020


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 …

Musical Time - It's called Tempo!

February 6th, 2020


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 …

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

January 30th, 2020


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

Grammy Nominated Kids' Music: Alphabet Rockers (62nd Grammy Awards)

January 18th, 2020


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

For Parents: The Benefits of Music Therapy (62nd Grammy Award Winner John Samson)

January 16th, 2020


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

Grammy Nominated Kids' Music: The Okee Dokee Brothers (62nd Grammy Awards)

January 16th, 2020


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 …

Grammy Nominated Kids' Music: Daniel Tashian (62nd Grammy Awards)

January 14th, 2020


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

Grammy Nominated Kids' Music: Caspar Babypants (62nd Grammy Awards)

January 13th, 2020


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

How & Why Do We Tell Time?

January 8th, 2020


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 …

Clocks: An Epic Exploration of Timekeeping

December 12th, 2019


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 …

Our Family Doesn't Do Sleepovers

November 1st, 2019


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 …

Happy Halloween! Disguises [Encore]

October 18th, 2019


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

A New Album of Our Music: Go for the Moon

September 27th, 2019


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 …

Lullabies Musicians Sing

September 14th, 2019


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

Great Music for Kids: Summer Roadtrip Mixtape 2019

July 24th, 2019


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 …

Road Trip Mixtape 2019!

July 18th, 2019


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, …

Coding for Kids & Decoding Bugs

March 21st, 2019


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

Celebrate International Pi Day on 3/14 with Some Pie!

March 14th, 2019


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

Bug Science & The Bugg Family

March 6th, 2019


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. …

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

February 19th, 2019


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

Best Kids Music from the 61st GRAMMY Awards!

January 31st, 2019


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

A Visit to the Dentist to Learn How to Take Care of Teeth!

November 19th, 2018


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 …

When You Have a Loose a Tooth

November 15th, 2018


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

The Lion's Whisker from Circle Round

October 24th, 2018


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

Animal Teeth!

October 17th, 2018


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 …

Art Legend John Baldessari on The Steps in Making Art

September 28th, 2018


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

What's a Muppet?

September 24th, 2018


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

How to Talk Like a Pirate!

September 19th, 2018


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!

Episode 14: Steps

September 13th, 2018


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 …

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

September 7th, 2018


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 …

Roadtrip Mixtape

June 27th, 2018


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 …

Episode 13: Seeds (II)

June 8th, 2018


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

All the Powers! (Bonus)

June 8th, 2018


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 …

Polly's Birthday Wish?

April 4th, 2018

2:04'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 …

Episode 12: Seeds

March 29th, 2018


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

Bonus Episode: Super (Hero) Suggestions!

March 21st, 2018


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 11: More Bad Guys (Part II)

March 15th, 2018


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 …

Episode 10: Bad Guys (Part I)

March 7th, 2018


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

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

February 21st, 2018


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 …

Dogs & Caterpillars! (Happy Chinese New Year!)

February 17th, 2018


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 …

💛 Let My Love Open the Door 💛

February 14th, 2018


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 …

#AllKindsOfLove (a little valentine)

February 8th, 2018


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 …

2018 Kids Grammys!

January 24th, 2018


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 …

Happy Holidays - and pizza - from Andrew & Polly

December 22nd, 2017


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

Holiday Glasses!

December 22nd, 2017


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 …

Episode 9: Musical Glass with Sara Louise Callaway

December 20th, 2017


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

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

December 15th, 2017


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

December 7th, 2017


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

Ear Snacks Bytes: Toenails!

November 29th, 2017


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 6: Cracks

November 22nd, 2017


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

Wild Turkeys

November 20th, 2017


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

Episode 5: Dinovember!

November 15th, 2017


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 …

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

November 8th, 2017


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 3: Puzzles

November 2nd, 2017


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

Hand-Clapping Games with Jazzy Ash

October 25th, 2017


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 1: Hands

October 18th, 2017


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 …

Season 2 Trailer

October 11th, 2017


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 …

For Parents: How Does This Get Made

October 11th, 2017


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

Extra: Eclipse! (Part II - Time Capsule)

September 26th, 2017


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

Ear Snacks... Feedback?

September 18th, 2017


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 I)

August 5th, 2017


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 …

Extra: Ice Cream & Paletas!

July 22nd, 2017


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 …

Roadtrip Soundtrack! (Vol. 2)

July 12th, 2017


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

Road Trip Soundtrack! (Vol. 1)

July 6th, 2017


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 …

Extra: Appreciate Aquariums!

June 30th, 2017


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

Extra: Dad Day!

June 16th, 2017


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: Facts! (Steven Drozd)

May 10th, 2017


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

Extra: Tree Family (Happy Earth Day!)

April 18th, 2017


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: Pi(e)!

March 14th, 2017


How much pie can YOU eat? 3.14159 slices?

Extra: Who are The Beatles?

February 25th, 2017


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 : A Little Valentine

February 13th, 2017


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: Love Your Robot Day!

February 7th, 2017


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: 2017 Kids Grammys!

February 5th, 2017


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: Roosters & Caterpillars!

February 1st, 2017


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: Nate on Ellen!

January 23rd, 2017


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 …

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

January 12th, 2017


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: Happy New Year! / Other Days

December 31st, 2016


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

Extra: Happy Holidays from Andrew & Polly

December 23rd, 2016


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

Episode 19: Moves! (Part I)

December 16th, 2016


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

Episode 18: Letters (Part III)

November 15th, 2016


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 17: Letters (Part II)

November 4th, 2016


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 16: Letters! (Part I)

October 13th, 2016


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 …

Album Release Party on Kids Place Live

September 30th, 2016


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 …

Extra: Streaming Concert Announcement

September 22nd, 2016


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 …

Extra: Expo Line

September 12th, 2016


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

Episode 15: Strings (Part V)

September 4th, 2016


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 …

Episode 14: Strings (Part IV)

August 29th, 2016


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 13: Strings (Part III)

August 13th, 2016


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

Episode 12: Strings (Part II)

August 3rd, 2016


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 11: Strings (Part I)

July 27th, 2016


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 …

Ear Snacks Extra: Dancing Pants & Next Episode Announcement

July 20th, 2016


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

Ear Snacks Extra: Space Shadows with Mat Kaplan

June 9th, 2016


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 …

Episode 10: Shadows!

May 31st, 2016


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

Episode 9: Rain!

April 21st, 2016


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 8: Beeps!

March 12th, 2016


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

Extra: Trio of Pairs!

March 12th, 2016


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

Extra: Back & Forth

March 2nd, 2016


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

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

February 19th, 2016


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

Extra: Please Be Mine

February 14th, 2016


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: Sea Horses (Extended Interview)

February 14th, 2016


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.

Episode 7: Pairs!

February 11th, 2016


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, …

Episode 6: Boxes!

December 22nd, 2015


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

Extra: Ponderosa Pine

December 4th, 2015


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

Episode 5: Critters!

November 24th, 2015


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

Ear Snacks is a …

Extra: Dem Bones

October 28th, 2015


Happy Halloween! Andrew & Polly get very specific about skeletons. Subscribe to Ear Snacks here:

Episode 4: Disguises!

October 24th, 2015


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

Extra: Bouncity Bounce

September 23rd, 2015


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

Extra: Ballphabet Karaoke!

September 18th, 2015


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

Extra: My Very Elegant Mother (and TENNIS)

September 15th, 2015


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

Extra: Hat Jokes!

September 7th, 2015


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: I Want My Hat Back

September 2nd, 2015


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: Famous Hats!

August 27th, 2015


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

Extra: Hickory Dickory...Dat?

August 19th, 2015


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

Extra: The FINAL Word on Mulberries

August 10th, 2015


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

Episode 2: Hats!

August 10th, 2015


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

Ear Snacks is a free interactive experience centered around children’s voices & …

Extra: In Defense of Mulberries

July 21st, 2015


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

Extra: Fruit Facts

July 15th, 2015


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.

For Parents: Fruit

July 8th, 2015


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.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

July 8th, 2015


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

Episode 1: Fruit!

July 7th, 2015


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, …

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