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Forever Ago
Forever Ago
American Public Media

Brains On presents Forever Ago®, a history show for the whole family! Every episode looks into the surprising and fascinating history of... more

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Whatchamicallit: A Smarty Pass Sneak Peek

Do you know what Blibber-Blubber was? How about Wiff-Waff? If only there were an incredible game hosted by Joy Dolo... more

18 Mar 2024 · 1 minute
Heartwords: A Smarty Pass Sneak Peek

It’s a time-honored Valentine’s Day tradition to hand out conversation hearts - those candies with phrases like “be mine” and... more

19 Feb 2024 · 1 minute
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Forever Ago won’t be back for a few months, but never fear! You can catch up on tons of Forever... more

13 Feb 2024 · 1 minute
SnowZone Bowl: A Smarty Pass sneak peek

Joy hosts the timeless classic Snow Zone Bowl– the game where you guess the rules to odd Winter Olympic sports... more

22 Jan 2024 · 1 minute
Chew on this! The surprising history of gum

Who doesn’t love gum? It’s fun, sticky, and sweet! But did you know people have been chewing on stuff for... more

27 Dec 2023 · 24 minutes
How the synthesizer changed music forever

Synthesizers are revolutionary instruments. These electronic devices use knobs, buttons and sliders to make different sounds — and you can hear... more

20 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Check it Out! The History of Children's Libraries

Libraries are popular with everyone, but they're especially beloved by kids and their families. They’re places where you can listen... more

13 Dec 2023 · 28 minutes
Operation ozone: how the world patched up the hole in the sky

Climate change can feel like an overwhelming problem, so it’s important to shine a light on environmental success stories. One... more

06 Dec 2023 · 27 minutes
Babies on the Boardwalk: History of the NICU

Babies who are born too early often get extra care in the hospital at the NICU, or Neonatal Intensive Care... more

29 Nov 2023 · 33 minutes
Who was the first woman to win an olympic medal?

Today, athletes like Simone Biles and  Katie Ledecky are Olympic rockstars. But did you know that when the Olympics started,... more

22 Nov 2023 · 26 minutes
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