The Show About Science
Nate is really, really into science. Also, he is five. In this podcast, he asks astute questions of some of the world's brightest minds, on subjects ranging from chemistry to dinosaurs. His dad helps him make the show, but it's Nate who runs proceedings. "I'm just gonna come up with questions for you," he tells Mike Mongo, astronaut educator, with a confidence and frankness we are yet to muster in adult life. "I don't have them written down on the script. 'Cause I forget them. I can't read. I don't know how to write those words either. I don't know what letters they consist of. OK, so what spaceships have you gone on?" What's more, his subjects give him proper answers, so each episode contains genuinely fascinating facts. If none of this sounds like your bag, well, you're probably dead inside and there's nothing we can do for you. But if you would like to learn more about the world we live in through the eyes of one adorable kid, you'd better hear this. Each episode is between 10 and 15 minutes.
Gateway episodes: 8 How to Become an Astronaut with Mike Mongo (15 Jan 2016) / 10 Bees, Mosquitoes and Dragons with Joe Hanson (13 Feb 2016) / 13 Triskaidekaphobia and Superstitions (4 Apr 2016)