Little News Ears is a podcast for parents, teachers, and anybody who wants to learn about the news in a simple and different way. With 10 different shows and counting, it is made for kids to improve their critical thinking skills and ultimately increase their understanding of democracy. Kids are free to make any type of news as long as it is based on the truth! All episodes are curated (and occasionally written) by Dan Buck, a school leader at an independent school in Texas with 20 years of experience as a teacher and school leader around the world. There are several types of show, including longer and more in-depth shows (e.g., BoxerBlu & Bram and Dragon Ranger Owl) and shorter headline shows that focus on many different types of news, including the black community, LGBTQ issues, and a favorite for many kids: weird and gross 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...
It's September 26, 2022. Precious is back to teach kids about directing. Precious covers 3 types of directors: film, TV, and theater. She explains the job and gives some examples of day-to-day tasks. Stay tuned for a round of trivia! And she updates the audience on the latest breaking news.
The Cherry Bird Cow Marathon continues. It's April 27, 2021. Cherry, Bird, Cow teach us about the life and death of Bernie Madoff, accusations of racism in a Captain Underpants book, how poverty affects babies' brains; UFO sightings increasing during the pandemic, and Raul Castro stepping down.
The Cherry Bird Cow marathon continues. It's April 13, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about Dyngus Day, Major League Baseball pulling out of Georgia because of their changes in laws for voting, the life and death of Beverly Cleary, astronauts' shrinking hearts, divorces that involve frozen embryos, and Amazon admitting its drivers have to pee in bottles
It's September 15, 2022. America's favorite rhino/tiger-rabbit dad, half vampire girl are back with some news for kids! Jasper, Jarvis, and Clementine learn about the popularity and dangers of pickle ball, people who recycle their urine, an engineer at Amazon who wants people to bring dead people's voices to Alexa, studies on whether one's sense of smell helps you choose friends, and a study about music lessening pain.
The Cherry, Bird, Cow marathon continues. It's March 30, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about World Bipolar Day, a Dutch inventor who has created a place to scream in order to test for Covid-19, a South Carolina scientist who wants us to eat sea beans, the winners of the Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, the life and death of Lou Ottens, and a new map that aims to help us see a less distorted map of our world.
It's March 17, 2021. Cherry, Bird, and Cow teach us about a robotic dog used by the police called Digidog, a Norwegian artist who makes and plays instruments made of ice, new rules for women soldiers in the US army about their hair, a Chinese divorce court making a man pay his ex for housework, and batteries being used in Salt Lake City for a better environment
The Cherry Bird Cow Marathon Continues. 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.