Wow in the World Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz and Mindy Thomas @AbsolutelyMindy. Follow the show @WowintheWorld and WowintheWorld.com

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Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey. Through a combination of careful scientific research and fun, we'll go inside our brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology. Hosted by Guy Raz @guyraz and Mindy Thomas @AbsolutelyMindy. Follow the show @WowintheWorld and WowintheWorld.comMore from Wow in the World »

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Stick it Right Here, Sluggo!

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Stick it Right Here, Sluggo!

How in the world could a slug help doctors to perform surgery on humans? Where in the world can you find the slug with the stickiest slime? Join Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz on their the slimiest and "tiniest" adventure yet! It's all the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World! Originally aired Aug. 17, 2017. New episode Feb. 26, 2018.

Stick it Right Here, Sluggo!

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BANG! Where'd This Universe Come From?!

Where in the world did our universe come from? How in the world was it formed? And what in the world happened to ALL of us on August 17th 2017 without any of us even realizing? Wow in the World hide caption

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BANG! Where'd This Universe Come From?!

Where in the world did our universe come from? How in the world was it formed? And what in the world happened to ALL of us on August 17th 2017 without any of us even realizing? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on a time traveling adventure through the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of gravitational waves, neutron stars, and the history of our universe!

BANG! Where'd This Universe Come From?!

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Homegrown Genome

What in the world is gene editing technology? How in the world could it help certain humans? And why in the world would we use it to bring the past to the future? Wow in the World hide caption

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Homegrown Genome

What in the world is gene editing technology? How in the world could it help certain humans? And why in the world would we use it to bring the past to the future? Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they explore the technology that could change the modern medical world as we know it! It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World!

Homegrown Genome

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A Dog's Nose Always Knows

What in the world is a dog's secret sniffing power? How in the world do their noses know more than ours? And why are we putting these noses to work? WOW in the World hide caption

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A Dog's Nose Always Knows

What in the world is a dog's secret sniffing power? How in the world do their noses know more than ours? And why are we putting these noses to work? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas as they explore latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the world of super sniffing canines

A Dog's Nose Always Knows

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3D Printing the Future!

What in the world can you create with a 3D printer? How in the world does it work? Where in the world is it being used OUT of this world? And WHY in the world is Mindy pouring pancake batter into a laser printer?! WOW in the World hide caption

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3D Printing the Future!

What in the world can you create with a 3D printer? How in the world does it work? Where in the world is it being used OUT of this world? And WHY in the world is Mindy pouring pancake batter into a laser printer?! Join Guy Raz & Mindy Thomas as they share the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow in the World of 3D printing...the future!

3D Printing the Future!

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Totally Spiced Out!

What in the world makes chili peppers hot? How in the world do we measure their spiciness? And where in the world are kids least likely to get spiced out? Wow in the World hide caption

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Totally Spiced Out!

What in the world makes chili peppers hot? How in the world do we measure their spiciness? And where in the world are kids least likely to get spiced out? Get ready to be SPICED OUT with Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz in our hottest episode of Wow in the World yet!

Totally Spiced Out!

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Oh My Bleach! Save Our Reef!

What in the world is coral bleaching? Where in the world is it happening? And how the world are starfish involved? Wow in the World hide caption

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Oh My Bleach! Save Our Reef!

What in the world is coral bleaching? Where in the world is it happening? And how the world are starfish involved? Join Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas on an underwater adventure to Australia's Great Barrier Reef as they set out to explore the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World of coral bleaching!

Oh My Bleach! Save Our Reef!

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WANTED: Giant Rat For Cracking Coconuts

Why in the world are coconuts so tough to crack? Where in the world can you find a giant rodent to do it for you? And what in the world did scientists finally discover after 90 years of waiting? tortoon/Wow in the World hide caption

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WANTED: Giant Rat For Cracking Coconuts

Why in the world are coconuts so tough to crack? Where in the world can you find a giant rodent to do it for you? And what in the world did scientists finally discover after 90 years of waiting? Join Guy Raz and Mindy as they travel far and wide, to search for the elusive "coconut cracker!" It's the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How, and Wow In the World of coconut cracking rats!

WANTED: Giant Rat For Cracking Coconuts

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Why Horses Can't Wear Flip Flops

How in the world did horses get their hooves? What in the world is the difference between their feet and ours? And when in the world did tiny dog-sized horses roam the earth? Wow in the World hide caption

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Why Horses Can't Wear Flip Flops

How in the world did horses get their hooves? What in the world is the difference between their feet and ours? And when in the world did tiny dog-sized horses roam the earth? Join Guy Raz and Mindy for a little trot through the latest Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the world of horse hooves! *And be sure to check out this episodes conversation starters at www.wowintheworld.com !

Why Horses Can't Wear Flip Flops

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That's NUTS!

Where in the world do squirrels hide their nuts? And how in the world do they remember where to find them again? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close and personal with the organizational habits of SQUIRRELS! Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World, It's our nuttiest episode yet! Wow in the World hide caption

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That's NUTS!

Where in the world do squirrels hide their nuts? And how in the world do they remember where to find them again? Join Mindy and Guy Raz as they get up close and personal with the organizational habits of SQUIRRELS! Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and Wow in the World, It's our nuttiest episode yet!

That's NUTS!

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