But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids

But Why: A Podcast for Curious Kids by Vermont Public

Vermont Public

But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!

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Where is the border between sky and space? That's what 5-year-old Matthias of Durham, New Hampshire wants to know. Alesandra, 3 of Bella Vista, Arkansas wants to know why we can't hold air. In this episode from 2020, we’re joined by anthropologist Hugh Raffles, a professor at The New School, and by astronomer John O'Meara, chief scientist at the Keck Observatory. And we have special scoring by cellist Zoë Keating.Download our learning guides: PDF | Google Slide | Transcript


  • 316 - Where does the sky end? 
    Fri, 17 May 2024 - 0h
  • 315 - What's cool about cockroaches? 
    Fri, 03 May 2024 - 0h
  • 314 - How do crocodiles chomp? 
    Fri, 19 Apr 2024 - 0h
  • 313 - Why do ballerinas wear ballet shoes? 
    Fri, 05 Apr 2024 - 0h
  • 312 - What is a solar eclipse? 
    Fri, 22 Mar 2024 - 0h