Little News Ears

Little News Ears

Little News Ears is a podcast for parents, teachers, and anybody who want to learn about the news in a simple way. Far from a kiddie show, it was made for kids (and adults) who want to laugh! The newest episodes are always on https:/LittleNewsEars.com! We have an eccentric cast of cartoon characters, including Cherry, Bird, Cow, Jasper, Jarvis, BoxerBlu, and Bram. News for 0-3 year olds can be found on YouTube: Little News Ears - Cuddly News. Little News Ears hits the big issues in news with sensitivity toward different points of view. First time listening? Please be aware that Little News Ears aims to be positive, inspiring, challenging, funny, and educational--but it is something quite different than typical media for a 4 year old and up. Complex concepts are broken down whenever possible. War, violence, and generally nightmarish things are de-emphasized, if not ignored completely.

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May 17, 2021 7 min

It's March 2, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us all about Ted Cruz and why people are angry, the new Mars rover, a woman who walked 6 miles to get a vaccine, opera singers helping people with Covid-19 breathe, and the unusual instruments created by Joaquín Orellana. Correction: The source for the article about Frances Goldman is https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/shes-90-and-walked-six-miles-through-the-snow-fo...

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It's March 4, 2021. Queen Zina and Herbert teach us all about the weird and gross news on earth, including about robotic wolves in Japan, raining iguanas in Florida, 100 years of magicians sawing people in half, a man who slept in an airport for 3 months, and a live woman whom France claims is dead.

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It's February 27, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Joe Biden and Iran, a snow maze in Canada, the gay crown crane in Rwanda, tests in India about magical properties of cows, and orangutans being released in Indonesia.

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It's February 20, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world news headlines about 'golden rivers' in Peru, stolen Cambodian artworks being returned, gay British veterans receiving an apology, ice skaters in The Netherlands being saved, and the reasons a Japanese captain got too close to Mauritius.

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It's February 19, 2021. Kiki 'kidifies' headlines about Donald Trump's second impeachment, the death of Rush Limbaugh, the discovery of a yellow lobster, a man finding his wallet from Antarctica over 50 years later, and a man who gave his dog $5 million dollars.

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It's February 23, 2021. BoxerBlu and Bram teach us about a lawyer who couldn't turn off a cat filter on Zoom, Jeremiah Johnson making a false prophecy about Trump, Eugene Goodman's heroism during the Capitol Riots, the power of Clubhouse in China, and Hu Shuo-Chieh and League of Legends coming to America.

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It's February 16, 2021. In this very special episode of Cherry, Bird, Cow, Winston learns something about his mothers that he will never forget. Felix and Enzo teach us about Napoleon's brother settling down in New Jersey, the death of Christopher Plummer, how scientists are using discarded Covid masks to make roads in Australia, how live music in the Ozarks may be dying, and how one café owner in Chicago is helping the hom...

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It's February 13, 2021 - Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about the President of Haiti refusing to leave, North Korean hackers, a British teenager who woke up from a coma in a Covid world, the oldest person in France surviving Covid-19, and Cuba being open for business.

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It's February 11, 2021. Chooki and Pleep 'kidify' science and sports headlines. They will teach us about the Oecanthus henryi cricket, how Google helped a blind runner see, how jellyfish swim, what scientists are calling the next Pangea, and the life of Hank Aaron.

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It's February 6, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about a big seabird rescue in South Africa, a proposed airport in Albania that would damage wetlands, China being mad at Canada over an offensive t-shirt, Mexico being angry at France for auctioning its artifacts, and Myanmar's citizens beginning to protest the coup

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It's February 9, 2021. BoxerBlu and Bram teach us all about Extraterrestrial Visitor Day, the phenomenon known as 'Gamestonk,' a snowy owl spotting in Central Park, the life of George Carruthers, a new dictionary for science fiction, and ghost kitchens.

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It's February 2, 2021. Winston is lost on a mushroom-gathering mission! Enzo and Felix explain why Joe Biden can't open the White House door, how a millionaire has only two chances to unlock his Bitcoin account, how maybe platypuses may be genetically superior to humans, the oldest cave paintings being discovered in India, and a wristband that tells your boss if his employees are unhappy.

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It's January 27, 2021. BoxerBlu and Bram teach us about changes to America with Joe Biden in charge, controversy over the Nebra Sky Disk, a man who just wanted to play catch, the popularity of retrocomputing, and Ferrari's new SUV, Purosangue.

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It's January 30, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about farm smells and sounds being protected in France, a farmers' protest in India, Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin having a phone conversation, an 11 year-old environmentalist in Colombia, and a man who plans to live on sustainable living in Dubai.

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It's January 23, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about birdsong competitions in Suriname, an audiobook app for African storytelling, an athlete in Hong Kong who climbs high, Alexey Navalny arrested in Russia, and the dangers of posting on Instagram in Iran.

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It's January 22, 2021. Chooki and Pleep 'kidify' the sports and science headlines about the African crested rat, the Ubirajara jubatus dinosaur, Gitanjali Rao, The 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, and the NFL playoffs.

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It's February 4, 2021. Queen Zina teaches us about weird and gross news for kids, including changing cheek cells into steaks, a lady walking off a plane on Ukraine International Airlines, the ugliest orchid in the world, a Japanese man selling masks of strangers, and a strange nativity scene at The Vatican.

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It's Paxton! I'm here to let you know about our Children's Defense Fund / 1 Year-Anniversary show of Little News Ears!  Our mission is to raise money for books for children who need it! 

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It's January 20, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about Joe Biden's inauguration, Donald Trump's second impeachment, the popularity of chess during the pandemic, Let's Learn NYC, a Canadian website meant to help small businesses over Amazon, how swordfish are impaling sharks.

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It's January 16, 2021. Paxton 'kidifies' world headlines about Singapore's lack of Covid-19 cases in universities, ham sandwiches as contraband in The Netherlands, young Nigerian filmmakers, Australia's new national anthem, and the end of Ford in Brazil.

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