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ABC KIDS News Time

English, News magazine, 1 season, 314 episodes, 2 days, 5 hours, 2 minutes
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A weekly wrap-up of all the amazing stories happening at home and abroad, made especially for young children to help them understand the world around them. Join Ruby for News Time as she counts down the week’s most interesting news stories for pre-schoolers. Featuring stories about children, animals, special events, the natural world, and outer space, News Time invites little ones to engage with the wider world in a safe space, with a lot of fun along the way. 
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Mighty Matilda and quiet dinners

We start today's show taking it slow out in nature for some journalling, before we bid farewell to a mighty Matilda. Then, we'll sit down for a meal designed for Autistic eaters, and head to the gallery to see the winners of this years Archibald Prize.Finally, we're headed back in time for a prehistoric… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions1.Is nature journalling just for professionals, or can anyone do it?2.How long has Lydia Williams been a Matilda?3.Can you name one of the foods available at the sensory friendly dinners?4.Can you name one of the people that were painted for the Archibald Prize?5.What did the scientists nickname the animal that had some similarities to an echidna, and some similarities to a platypus?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat is a monotreme?Answers1.Anyone can give it a go!2.19 years3.Chicken nuggets and chips, plain pasta, fish fingers, mash potato and more4.Author Tim Winton, or rapper Baker Boy are the ones that we mentioned... but you might know another!5.EchidnapusBonus Tricky AnswerA mammal that lays eggs - and the only two around today are the platypus and the echidna.
6/14/202413 minutes
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Cat cottages and Paralympic uniforms

On today's show, we'll take a peek at the new uniforms for our Australian Paralympic team. Then, we'll visit a retirement village that's home to some furry residents, before kicking the footy around with some sport-loving kids.After that, it's time to navigate the noise of a busy playground with a special wagon helping people feel included, and then finally, we'll hear a delicious… Wow of the week!Quiz Questions1.What's extra special about the new Paralympic uniforms?2.Which country is the cat retirement village in?3.How long had it been since the kids at Burringurrah played an organised game of footy?4.What name did Sarah give the wagon?5.Which country did Kristie visit to taste peach melon and matcha ice cream?Bonus Tricky QuestionHow long was the drive from Burringurrah to Meekatharra and back?Answers1.They're made to be universally accessible - everyone should be able to wear them2.England3.Two years 4.Wellbeing Wagon5.JapanBonus Tricky Answer600km
6/7/202412 minutes, 41 seconds
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Troublemaking orcas and new coins

On today's show, we'll start with a change coming to your loose change. Then, we'll head north of the equator to hear about some troublemaking orcas. After that, it's time to travel the high seas on a special voyage from one island to another, before we grab our tools and meet a rock-loving kid sharing his passion with his community.Finally, we'll travel about 1200 light years away for our… Wow of the week!Quiz Questions1.Who will be on the back of any new coins made?2. What are the orcas doing to boats?3. Can you name the place the boat is leaving from, and where it's travelling to?4. What was the first thing Archie bought with the money he made?5. What does it look like the planet is made of?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhich way will the new person on our coins face?Answers1.King Charles III2. Ramming them, damaging them, sinking them3. Cook Islands to Hawaii4. A gaming console5. Fairy flossBonus Tricky AnswerThe left
5/31/202412 minutes, 26 seconds
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Bees with blocks and flashy fashion

All aboard! On today's show, our first stop is a bus stop! To inspect a new, old vehicle. Then, we'll hear about some clever bees learning new tricks, and about a game of tips that went for a whole month!After that, we'll strut along the runway with an indigenous fashion designer, before a very hairy Wow of the Week.Quiz Questions1.  How long did it take Brian to fix up the bus?2. What had the scientists hidden under the brick for the bees to get to?3. How long did the game of tips/tag go for?4. What fruit did Renee name her fashion label after?5. What material, starting with G, are scientists making from hair and wool?Bonus Tricky QuestionWho wants to buy the bus that Brian re-built?Answers1. Forty (40) years2. Nectar3. One month4. Lychee5. GraphiteBonus Tricky AnswerSydney Bus Museum
5/24/202413 minutes, 5 seconds
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Cave kangaroo and shear excitement

The first stop on today's show is the post office! To meet some letter sending locals. Then, we'll head to the beach to practice deep listening. After a quick dip, we'll go deep into a cave to inspect a curious discovery, and then to a shearing shed on a farm, to meet an expert shearer.After that whirlwind adventure, it's off to a different kind of farm for our… Wow of the week!Quiz Questions1. Who is currently running the Ungarie post office?2. Which creature did Diana hear the heartbeat of?3. What animal was the skeleton of? (Hint: Short-something kangaroo)4. What kind of sheep did Jeanine shear?5. What name was the oyster given?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat's the name Diana uses for listening very closely to the world around you?Answers1. Rob, a man who recently moved to the town2. Short-faced kangaroo3. Starfish4. Merino5. JillBonus Tricky AnswerDeep listening
5/17/202412 minutes, 31 seconds
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Cool city and special spears

On today's show, we'll hear how an op shop is changing a community, we'll find out about the discovery of a giant jawbone, and we'll meet some scientists with a cool idea to chill out a hot city.Then, we'll hear about some significant spears that have been returned to their traditional owners, before heading to the beach for the… Wow of the week!Quiz Questions1. What was the remote op shop project raising money for?2. What sort of creature was an ichthyosaur?3. What city are scientists hoping to help cool down?4. How many spears have been returned to their traditional owners?5. What Sydney beach has disappeared?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat is needed for the beach to reappear again?Answers1. Art centre2. Marine reptile3. Seville4. 45. Mackenzies BayBonus Tricky AnswerLess powerful waves along the coast
5/10/20249 minutes, 35 seconds
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Villainous ant and astounding artwork

On today's show, we'll hear about a newly discovered ant with an interesting name. We'll kick-flip and grind with a super skateboarder, and fossick for fossils with a prolific palaeontologist.Then, we'll hear about an Indigenous Australian artist winning big in the art world, before heading to a deserted island for the… Wow of the week!Quiz Questions1. Which villain was the ant named after?2. What's the name of the trick Arisa did?3. Which state is Samantha the dino lover from?4. What did Archie Moore paint on the gallery walls?5. What did the stranded sailors spell out in the sand?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat did the sailors use to write their message?Answers1. Voldemort2. 7203. Queensland4. Family Tree5. HELPBonus Tricky AnswerPalm tree leaves/ fronds
5/3/202411 minutes, 29 seconds
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Artificial Intelligence special

Join Ruby and the ABC's national technology reporter Ange Lavoipierre for a deep dive into the world of artificial intelligence.
4/30/202413 minutes, 9 seconds
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Underwater mountain and senior swimmers

On today’s show, we’ll hear about some Paralympians speaking out about footwear. We’ll explore an underwater mountain and meet some of its fishy inhabitants. Then, staying in the water, we’ll splash about with some senior swimmers taking lessons for the first time.After that, it’s all eyes on the skies as we search for exploding stars, before we head down river for the… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions1. What does Stef Reid and other Paralympians want to be able to buy?2. What kind of environment were the scientists exploring underwater?3. What was special about the people taking the swimming lessons?4. What kind of stars are Rod's favourite to look at?5. What animal did the pumpkin weigh more than?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat did Adam and Mark name their pumpkin boat?Answers1. Buy one shoe at a time2. Mountain3. They were older4. Exploding5. HorseBonus Tricky AnswerCinderella
4/26/202412 minutes
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Smart farm and curious clay

On today's show, we're off to a remote farm that's had a high-tech upgrade.Then, we'll shoot some hoops with some Irish basketball teams, before kicking soccer balls around with some of Australia's newest sporting recruits.After that, we'll hear about an interesting discovery challenging our ideas about First Nations Australians, before we hop into the…Wow of the week!Quiz Questions1. What is the name of Jack's smart farm?2. Which country were the two basketball teams from?3. What's the problem now that so many people were inspired to play soccer by the Matildas?4. What did archaeologists and traditional owners discover in the middens?5. How many species of Brown Tree Frog are there?Bonus Tricky QuestionHow long was the replay match the officials wanted the two teams to have?Answers1. Prenti Downs2. Ireland3. There aren't enough fields4. Clay pottery5. ThreeBonus Tricky Answer0.3 seconds
4/19/202412 minutes, 42 seconds
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Froggy fossil and significant signs

On today's show, we'll start by inspecting an ancient fossil that's reminding scientists of a beloved green frog.We'll meet a would-be moon-mining rover, and catch up with some kind kids making an important change in their community.After that, we'll celebrate Eid before heading off on a camping trip for the… Wow of the week!Quiz Questions1. Which muppet did the fossil remind scientists of?2. Can you name one thing that the moon rover might mine for?3. Which clan are the traditional owners of the land where Lionel and Ella were walking?4. What is the celebration at the end of Ramadan called?5. Why did James nearly miss the beetle and keep on walking?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat's the word, starting with the letter 'e', for a scientist that studies bugs?Answers1. Kermit the Frog2. Oxygen, Fuel, Water3. Bedigal people4. Eid, or Eid Al-Fitr5. He thought it was bird pooBonus Tricky AnswerEntomologist
4/12/202411 minutes, 56 seconds
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Sporty Special

Lace up your running shoes and strap on your safety gear, this week's episode is all about sport.We'll meet an athletic school kid being brave and breaking records, and learn about a kooky sport winning over new fans.We'll head to the ocean, for an adaptive surfing competition, and then dry off before a night at the theatre, to hear about a play telling the story of Indigenous footy players.After that, it's deep into the mountains for the Wow of the Week!Quiz Questions1. Which athletics event is Bella best at?2. Which two sports is joggling a combination of?3. In which town in New South Wales did they hold the adaptive surfing competition?4. What number did Adam Goodes wear on his guernsey? 5. Jasmin is one of only 20 people in the world to have ever finished the Barkley Marathons. What else made her achievement special?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhich AFL team did Adam Goodes play for?Answers1. Discus2. Jogging and Juggling3. Byron Bay4. 375. First woman to do itBonus Tricky AnswerSydney Swans
4/5/202411 minutes, 46 seconds
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Breakfast breakthrough and big trees

On today's show, we'll hear about how a famous Aussie breakfast food might be used to help recycle old computers. We'll perch on tree branches with the birds, and meet a teen fighting for the environment. Then, we'll dance with some Indigenous students connecting to their culture, before heading to a farm for the… Wow of the Week!Quiz Questions1. What's the ingredient, starting with the letter Y, found in Vegemite that could be used to break down electronics?2. According to this study, do birds prefer old trees, or young trees?3. What job is Anjali studying to get? Hint: starts with the letter L.4. Why is it good that the workshops are being held online, as well as in person?5. What have the farmers done with the blueberry?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat happens if we don't recycle electronics safely?Answers1. Yeast2. Old3. Lawyer4. Kids in regional and remote areas can participate, too! Not just kids in big cities. 5. Nothing yet! It's been waiting in a freezer. Bonus Tricky AnswerThey can break down into harmful chemicals that can be toxic to humans and the environment. 
3/29/202412 minutes, 26 seconds
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Road trip trivia and whale song

We're on the move in today's episode! We'll spot street signs in Queensland designed to keep drivers alert and amused. Then, we'll run a world record race with a speedy six-year old, before swimming deep underwater, to learn about how whale song works. After that whirlwind, we'll celebrate harmony day, before settling in for the… Wow of the week!Quiz Questions1. What is the coldest town in Queensland?2. How far was the race Helena ran? A) 200m B) 300m C) 400m3. What is special about whales voice boxes?4. What's the word for lots of different cultures living happily together?5. Where was the fossilised forest found?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhich species of whale did the scientists look at the voices of?Answers1. Stanthorpe2. B)300m3. Extra fat and muscle cushioning4. Multiculturalism5. High on a cliff top, in EnglandBonus Tricky AnswerBaleen
3/22/202411 minutes, 48 seconds
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March meowness and athlete equality

Today's show starts with some good news about an Aussie amphibian. We'll keep our voices down in a lovely library, cancelling peoples fines for a funny reason, and then meet the people representing Australia at an international song contest.Staying overseas, we'll speed over to the London marathon, to hear about an inclusive change they're making, and then after that, it's time for a prehistoric Wow of the Week.Quiz Questions1. What kind of frog was cared for at Melbourne Zoo and recently released back into the wild?2. Why did the librarians start asking for pictures of cats?3. What does 'One Milkali' mean in English?4. In which city and country is there a marathon offering equal prize money for athletes who run, and athletes who use a wheelchair?5. What was Damien doing when he found the bones?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhy did the palaeontologists keep the discovery a secret for two years?Answers1. Spotted Tree Frog2. They wanted to cancel peoples fines, and get them to start coming to the library again3. One Blood4. London, England5. Walking his dogBonus Tricky AnswerThey didn't want members of the public to find it, poke around, and maybe damage the bones. 
3/15/202413 minutes
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Hot chips and harbour helper

On today's show, I've got some good news about a tasty, potatoey snack.Then, we'll hear about some awesome women kicking goals for International Women's Day, and meet a local legend cleaning up Sydney Harbour.We'll travel to the country Canada, to learn about an important Indigenous program, and then after that, I'll present an aquatic Wow of the Week.Quiz Questions1. What the word for lots of different plants and animals living in the same area?2. Which competition did the Matildas just qualify for?3. What did Andy do with the money he inherited?4. What country is the internship program being held in?5. Which animal does Charlotte the stingray share a tank with?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat's the word, starting with P, for when an animal gets pregnant by themselves?Answers1. Biodiversity2. The Olympics3. Quit his job to clean up the harbour4. Canada5. SharksBonus Tricky AnswerParthenogenesis
3/8/202411 minutes, 48 seconds
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Leap year and round rooms

On today's show, we'll leap into the countdown with a chat about leap years, and then swim over to hear about some lucky fish that were saved from a drying lake.We'll learn about how the shape of a room could change the way someone feels, and then meet some Indigenous performers bringing an traditional story to a modern stage.Then, it's time for the Wow of the Week!Quiz Questions1. How often do we have a leap year?2. Why did Adam the biologist have to move quickly to save the fish?3. Can you name one thing that happened to the people in round rooms in the experiment?4. What language is the story Wundig Wer Wilura sung in?5. How many years will it take to play the song As Slow As Possible?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhich instrument are they playing As Slow as Possible on?Answers1. Once every four years2. The lake they were in was drying up3. Heart rates slowed/ they had more creative answers to questions4. Noongar5. 639.Bonus Tricky AnswerOrgan
3/1/202410 minutes, 15 seconds
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Stoked surfer and outerspace ocean

Today's web of stories starts with some spider's webs, catching more than just flies. We'll hang loose and surf with the best at big swells, and then travel to the other side of the solar system to hear about a very different kind of ocean. Then, we'll learn about International Mother Language Day, before plodding over to our Wow of the Week!Quiz Questions1. What's the thing that scientists can test the spider webs for? Hint: It's three letters2. What score did Molly get for her amazing wave at Pipeline?3. Mimas is a moon with water under it's surface... but which planet is it a moon of?4. How many Aussies speak a language other than English at home?5. Which island is the Aldabra Giant Tortoise being reintroduced to?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat is 'megafauna dependent germination'?Answers1. DNA2. 10/10 - Perfect score3. Saturn4. One in Five5. MadagascarBonus Tricky AnswerAnimals eat fruit and seeds, walk along, poo out the seeds and a new plant grows somewhere else.
2/23/202411 minutes, 37 seconds
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Old school phones and DJ tones

Today's episode starts with a mystery illness affecting the raucous rainbow lorikeet. We'll hear about people swapping smartphones for older ones, and a teen DJ spinning tracks in front of huge crowds. Then, we'll spend time with some first nations gamers, before flying over to our Wow of the Week.Quiz Questions1. Which Rainbow Lorikeet behaviour have scientists asked everyday people to keep an eye on?2. Why would someone swap a smartphone for an old style phone?3. Which sporting tournament did Cooper DJ at?4. What's the name of the gaming group for First Nations gamers?5. What light source did moths usually use to help them fly straight?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat can we do to help moths not get trapped in the glow of street lights?Answers1. What they're eating2. So they aren't addicted/ can focus more on everyday life3. Australian Open - Tennis4. BlackoutGG5. The moonBonus Tricky AnswerMake sure the lights point down, and not emit light in all directions
2/16/202412 minutes, 10 seconds
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Robot road repair and reptile rescuer

Today, we'll drive around with a road-fixing robot, and tag along with a seasoned snake catcher. Then, we'll celebrate Lunar New Year before paddling the harbour in specially decorated kayaks.Quiz Questions1.What will the robot ARRES spend its time filling?2.Why can't Paul retire from being a snake catcher?3.Which animal is it this year in the Chinese Zodiac?4.Which harbour will people be able to cruise around in the kayaks?5.What's the name of the helicopter on Mars?Bonus Tricky QuestionHow long did scientists expect the helicopter to work for, and how long did it actually work for?Answers1.Potholes2.No one wants to take over his job3.Dragon4.Sydney Harbour5.IngenuityBonus Tricky AnswerThey expected 30 days, but it worked for three years
2/9/202412 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mooing mystery and movie musician

Today, we'll meet a quick-thinking kid who helped save his dad's life! Then we'll mooooove onto a story about some stuck stock! We'll also watch some silent movies with a magnificent musician! And we'll meet a young footy player who is setting an example by standing up for herself.Quiz Questions1.What number can you dial in an emergency?2.What colour is the new bull discovered on the island?3.What's going to happen at the cinema when Ron retires?4.What sport does Sophie play?5.In which rainforest did people rediscover an ancient city?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat's the word for when Ron, or another musician, makes up the music as they go along?Answers1.Triple 0, zero zero zero, 0002.Black3.Someone new will take over the job, and the silent movie tradition will continue4.AFL5.AmazonBonus Tricky AnswerImprovise
2/2/202411 minutes, 18 seconds
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Egg-cellent discovery and accessible island

On the show today, I'll shell out the details on an odd-shaped egg, and we'll chat about International Day of Education. We'll head to the other side of the world to meet the new Queen of Denmark, and then back, much closer to home, to visit the newly-accessible Abrolhos Islands. Then finally, it's time for the story that made you go 'wow' - an eight-legged Wow of the Week.Quiz Questions1.What happened to make the hen lay a round egg?2.What's the theme for International Day of Education this year?3.Can you name one of the changes Chris made so she could visit the Abrolhos islands?4.Which country is Mary now the Queen of?5.What will the reptile park do with Hercules?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhich Australian state is Queen Mary from?Answers1.We're not sure!2.Learning for lasting peace3.Using a chairlift to get onto the plane, or using a water scooter to get around in the water4.Denmark5.Milk him, to make anti-venomBonus Tricky AnswerTasmania
1/26/202412 minutes, 35 seconds
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Magpie maths and moon mission trouble

On the show today, we'll meet a mini-mathematician and hear her ideas about magpies. Then, we'll give tired Queensland teddies some TLC, before heading into outer space with a moon lander unlikely to complete its mission. After that, we'll hear about some awesome work going on a little island down south, before we hear the Wow of the Week. Quiz Questions1.Who do magpies seem to like swooping the most?2.What was one of the names of Vyvian's toys? Hint: There were two3.What is the moon lander called?4.What kind of animal do rangers want to reintroduce to the little island?5.Which piece are you trying to protect in a game of chess?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat did Bodhana come in the competition?Answers1.Tall men with no hair2.Pink Bear or Koala3.The Peregrine Lander4.Wombats5.KingBonus Tricky Answer73rd, and was the highest ranked female player.
1/19/202412 minutes, 53 seconds
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Summer Replay: NAIDOC Week 2023

This summer, we're replaying some of our favourite episodes from 2023. This episode is from NAIDOC Week.
1/12/202410 minutes, 29 seconds
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Summer Replay: Cost of Living

This summer, we're replaying some of our favourite episodes from 2023. This episode is a News Time special, all about the cost of living.
1/5/202411 minutes, 32 seconds
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WowFest 2023

If you’ve listened to News Time before, you’ll know that we end each week’s countdown with our Wow of the Week. Well, today’s episode is all wow, all the time! It’s WowFest! A countdown of five amazing stories this year that made you go 'wow'.
12/29/202313 minutes, 48 seconds
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Good News of 2023

It's almost the end of the year, so we're looking back at five of our favourite good news stories from 2023. 
12/22/202312 minutes
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Marsupial monitors and outback postie

On the show today, we'll zip along with a rural postie doing lovely things for her community. We'll hear about how artificial intelligence is helping an Aussie icon, and join some high school students on their regular visit to an aged care home. Our next stop is in the centre of Australia, where we'll learn about a new orchard bringing lemons and longevity to a remote community, before burrowing deep underground for our Wow of the Week.Quiz Questions1.How many stops does Bec make on her mailrun?2.What are the computers in the bush listening out for?3.Who have the high school students been visiting?4.Can you name one of the fruits that will be grown at the orchard?5.What colour is the coat of De Winton's mole?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat kind of environment does the De Winton's mole live in?Answers1.342.Koala calls and grunts3.Residents living at an aged care facility4.Grapes, oranges, mandarins, lemons5.GoldenBonus Tricky AnswerSandy
12/15/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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Moon rover and backyard barber

I've got five fantastic stories for you today, the first of which is about an Aussie gymnast making a name for herself, literally. Then, we'll meet a benevolent barber making a difference in his community. After that, it's off to the moon! To meet Australia's first moon rover. Speaking of Australian firsts, we'll then learn about a new Indigenous podcast network. Then finally, it's time for the Wow of the Week. Quiz Questions1.What is the new gymnastics skill called? Hint: It starts with 'G'. 2.Where does Enele provide the free haircuts?3.Which name was voted in as the name of Australia's moon rover?4.BlakCast is a new podcast network, created by who?5.Where were the leaf-eared mice found to be living?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat do scientists think the mountain mice might be eating?Answers1.The Godwin, named after Georgia Godwin2.In his garage in Mount Isa3.Roo-ver4.Indigenous Australians5.The top of a volcano/ mountain. Bonus Tricky AnswerLichen, but they're not totally sure!
12/8/202312 minutes, 10 seconds
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International Day of People with Disability

This weekend, it's International Day of People with Disability, so on today's episode I've got five fantastic stories all about disability. We'll meet a horse rider learning to do old tricks in a new way, and visit a timber yard full of great people. After that, we'll beat the drum with an award winning school teacher, and play a groovy game that's becoming more inclusive. Then finally, it's time for the Wow of the Week.Quiz Questions1.What sport does Suzin like doing?2.Where does Kirsten work?3.What is the main instrument that Ms Lowry's students play?4.Who is the new Just Dance routine designed to be more accessible for?5.What's the name of the robotic dog?Bonus Tricky QuestionWhat award did Sue Lowry win for her work at Southport Special School?Answers1.Riding horses2.Timber yard3.Drums4.People who use wheelchairs5.SpotBonus Tricky AnswerARIA for Music Teacher of the Year
12/1/202312 minutes, 27 seconds
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Fossilised footprints and shooting hoops

On today's episode, we're celebrating World Children's Day! Then, we'll head to a beach in Victoria to inspect some fossilised footprints. We'll take to the skies with one of Australia's awesome female pilots, then touch down in the Northern Territory for a quick game of basketball. After that, it's time for an all-spinning, all-dancing Wow of the Week.Quiz Questions1.What is a 'right'?2.What animals left the footprints that Melissa found?3.What was built at Sydney Airport, and named after Captain Deborah?4.Which state or territory does Timmy run Hoops 4 Health in?5.Will Jeff be the oldest, or the youngest person competing in breaking at the Olympics next year?Bonus Tricky QuestionWho were the two teams that played in the Men's Cricket World Cup final, and who won?Answers1.Something someone should have, no matter what2.Birds3.A bridge - The Deborah Lawrie Flyover4.Northern Territory5.YoungestBonus Tricky AnswerAustralia beat India
11/24/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mustering mutts and earth-friendly frock

On the show this week, we'll round up some sheep with Australia's best working dog, and meet a dressmaker using unexpected materials to make beautiful gowns. We'll hear about some more soccer success for Aussie athletes, and meet a quick-thinking teen who helped save a mates life. After that, it's time for a not quite out-of-this-world Wow of the Week.Quiz Questions1.What kind of dog is Earl, the winner of this years challenge?2.What will happen to Carmen's dress when she pops it on the ground and leaves it for a while?3.Who did the Paramatildas beat in the final?4.What kind of special training did James know, that helped him save his friend?5.Is this crater bigger or smaller than the one left by the asteroid that might have killed the dinosaurs?Bonus Tricky QuestionHow far did Earl the dog run over the three weeks?Answers1.Kelpie2.It will disintegrate/ break down and go back into the earth3.Japan4.First Aid5.Bigger - three times bigger!Bonus Tricky Answer1300km, further than the distance from Brisbane to Canberra
11/17/202311 minutes, 35 seconds
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Australia's loneliest tree and soccer superstars

On the show this week, we'll meet the scientists working to save Australia's loneliest tree. We'll kick the ball around with some soccer superstars, before bouncing over to hear about a joey with a special new tail. Then, it's off to Berrigan in New South Wales, to say hello to their new mayor. After that, it's time for a wow of the week about a prehistoric Aussie animal. Quiz Questions How many Mongarlowe Mallee's are left in the wild? Before Talia and Ischia broke the record, who was the youngest person to play in the A-League Women's? What's the word, starting with P, for an artificial limb? Julia is the mayor of her town, but what did she want to grow up to be when she was little? What modern day animal is a diprotodon related to? Bonus Tricky Question What's one of the changes Mayor Julia has already made at Berrigan Shire Council? Answers Six Sam Kerr Prosthetic Prime Minister, Australia's first female Prime Minister Wombat and Koala Bonus Tricky Answer Hanging Aboriginal flag, doing an Acknowledgement of Country in meetings.
11/10/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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Frank the Tank and terrific typewriters

On today's show, I've got five stories teed up that all share a letter in common… we'll meet a tortoise looking for his forever home, before travelling to Fiji for a netball carnival. We'll hear the clickitty clacks of typewriters being used by teens, and meet the young Indigenous filmmaker behind Towney Time. After that, it's time for an out-of-this-world Wow of the Week. Quiz Questions What did they nickname the big tortoise? What country did the Aussie netballers visit? What might make typewriters attractive to people with ADHD? What's the name of Penelope Towney's channel? How long did the space travellers end up spending in space? Bonus Tricky Question What constellation did Penelope make a video about? Answers Frank the Tank Fiji The sounds, the lack of screen makes it easier to focus, the click-clack of the buttons Towney Time Over a year, double their planned length Bonus Tricky Answer "The Emu in the Sky"
11/3/202311 minutes, 57 seconds
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Echidna coos and bulky bears

On today's show, we'll hear the sound of a certain Aussie animal that's never been heard before! We'll celebrate two weeks of very different kinds: Global Media and Information Literacy Week, and Fat Bear Week! Before we meet some bike mechanics making a difference in the top end. After that, it's time for a Wow of the Week featuring some cool new tech.  Quiz Questions Which Aussie animal have scientists recorded for the first time? What's something you can ask yourself to see if the media you're using can be trusted? How many bikes are Guido and Sienna taking to the Northern Territory? Was the winner of Fat Bear Week named Chomper, Grazer or Muncher? What do the vests do to help people who are hard of hearing enjoy music? Bonus Tricky Question What's the word for when bears eat a lot, and then sleep or slow down through the winter? Answers Echidnas Who is saying this? 70 Grazer Vibrate  Bonus Tricky Answer Hibernation
10/27/202310 minutes, 59 seconds
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Monument mix-up and Tarnanthi Art Fair

On today's show, we head to a tiny town fighting to save a bush bird, before inspecting an important statue. We'll learn about a dino discovery, and head to an awesome festival of First Nations art. Then it's time for the Wow of the Week. Quiz Questions What's the name of the bird the locals at Ongerup are trying to save? What was mistakenly added to Pearl Wallace's statue? Garumbatitan morellensis is a kind of sauropod. Can you name another? In which state is the Tarnanthi Art Fair being held? What's the word for when animals like wombats and echidnas glow under UV light? Bonus Tricky Question What makes the animals able to glow under UV light? Answers Malleefowl A beard South Australia We said brachiosaurus and diplodocus... but you might know another one! Brontosaurus, apatosaurus, gigantasaurus... the list goes on. Biofluorescence Bonus Tricky Answer Proteins in their skin or fur
10/20/202311 minutes, 50 seconds
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Handball heroes and meaningful murals

On today's show, I'll serve up a story about an inter-school handball competition. Then we'll fly south, to learn about world migratory bird day. We'll learn about a new youth centre on the Sunny Coast, before putting on an art smock to paint about our feelings. Quiz Questions What was the trickiest part of organising the handball competition? What is the theme for World Migratory Bird Day this year? Can you name at least one of the activities available at the youth centre? The "Zones of Regulation" are a way of thinking of feelings as what? "Asparagopsis" is a type of red what? Bonus Tricky Question What's the thing in cow farts and burps that builds up in the atmosphere? Answers Agreeing on the rules Water Basketball, Pool, Gym, Chill Out Zone Colours Seaweed Bonus Tricky Answer Methane
10/13/202311 minutes, 48 seconds
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Wandering whales and home-grown flowers

We'll start today's show beyond our atmosphere to celebrate World Space Week. We'll come back down to earth, to learn about a clever farmer keeping flowers local, before diving deep with some whales as they journey from Australia to Antarctica… and back. After that, we'll meet some new tradies keen to get building. Quiz Questions Can you name at least one of the things that STEM stands for? What did Nikki make to help connect farmers with flower buyers? Where do Southern Right Whales migrate to? What kind of jobs are the people in the Sistas in Trade program working towards? True or False: There are no koalas in the natural environment Northern Territory today. Bonus Tricky Question What kind of teeth did the scientists find of the prehistoric koala? Hint: It starts with the letter 'M'. Answers Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics An app Australia to Antarctica and back Construction True Bonus Tricky Answer Molars
10/6/202311 minutes, 45 seconds
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Mini musicians and super shucker

On today's show we're off to Ireland! For the world oyster opening championships. Then, we'll hitch a ride to radical rodeo. After that, we'll meet some mini musicians and their masterful maestros, before learning about an important weather event called El Niño. Quiz Questions What's the special name for opening an oyster? In which state was the first Australian women's only rodeo held? True or False? Kids who play a musical instrument often do better in maths and english, too. Will El Niño make things hot and dry, or wet and windy? What do adult palm cockatoos pass down to their kids? Bonus Tricky Question What colour are the patches on the cheeks of a Palm Cockatoo? Answers Shucking Queensland True Hot and dry How to shape drumsticks Bonus Tricky Answer Red
9/29/202311 minutes, 58 seconds
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Pet sharing and adaptive surfing

On today's show, we'll hear about some friendly neighbours sharing their pets, and meet a champion adaptive surfer.Then, it's time to chat all things art and art-making, before we visit an island achieving big things for the environment. Quiz Questions What unusual thing are people sharing? What is adaptive surfing? What's the feeling that scientists say art can give people? What special thing did Konomie Island achieve for the environment? Is the Cracking-Clay Pilbara Planigale lighter than a 10 cent coin, or heavier than a toaster? Bonus Tricky Question How does Kai surf at the moment? Answers Their pets Surfing for people with disabilities Happy/Happiness Carbon Negative Lighter than a 10 cent coin Bonus Tricky Answer In a prone position - on hands and knees.
9/22/202312 minutes
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Bird boots and board game buddies

On today's show we'll meet a vet making tiny shoes for a special customer, and we'll kick a footy around with some persevering players. Then, we're off to Olkola country in Queensland, where ancient wisdom is meeting new technology, before stopping in to South Australia for a quick board game with some neurodiverse kids. After that, it's the story that made you go 'wow'. Quiz Questions What was wrong with Birkenstock the Magpie? What sport do the Albany Sharks play? What special technology is helping elders visit Country without actually going there? What game is Jessica playing with her new friends? How did Claude the Koala get caught? Bonus Tricky Question What was the value of the plants that Claude the Koala ate? Answers His foot was all curled up Aussie Rules Football Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality Dungeons and Dragons He was too full to climb back up the pole Bonus Tricky Answer $6000
9/15/202312 minutes, 30 seconds
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Chatty crocodiles and new school names

On today's show, we're off to the zoo! To meet a baby gorilla and his zealous zookeeper. We'll hear about a special surgery giving an Auslan speaker back their voice. Then we're headed underwater, to hear the ways that crocodiles communicate. Before learning about some new schools being named from some of Australia's oldest languages. Quiz Questions What is the baby gorilla's name? What did Tracy say it felt like when she couldn't sign properly? How are they going to record the crocodiles? Which state is introducing the new school names? How old did Catherina turn? Bonus Tricky Question What is the name of the disease that makes Tracy's hands sore and stiff? Answers Kaius Like losing her voice Hydrophones (underwater microphones), and they'll film them too Victoria 111 Bonus Tricky Answer Rheumatoid Arthritis
9/8/202312 minutes, 34 seconds
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Whopping whale and deep-diving seals

On today's show, we'll learn about the one of the biggest animals to have ever existed. Then we'll meet an Indigenous teenager helping her community access swimming lessons. Staying in the water, we'll meet some deep-sea diving seals making scientific discoveries, before coming up for air to hear about Australia's first ever blind women's cricket team. Quiz Questions In which country did they find the fossils of Perucetus Colossus? What does the charity name 'bambigi' mean in Wiradjuri language? Is the ocean floor in Antarctica deeper or shallower than we thought? Did the Australian Blind Women's Cricket team come first, second or third at the competition? What's the word for something, like this plastic, that can break down in the environment? Bonus Tricky Question What's the special thing in flies that's being turned into plastic? Answers Peru "to swim" Deeper Second Biodegradable Bonus Tricky Answer Chitin 
8/31/202312 minutes, 28 seconds
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Indigenous Voice to Parliament special

Join Ruby as she chats with the ABC's lead journalist on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament Dan Bourchier.
8/29/202310 minutes, 13 seconds
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Matildas madness and book week

This week on News Time we're mad for the Matilda's, just like the rest of the country! We'll hear about their amazing run at the World Cup, and about how one of their players uses hearing aids. Then, it's off to the library for book week, after that we'll head to the Solomon Islands to meet some bee-utiful new neighbours. Quiz Questions Who won the Women's World Cup? What position does Mackenzie Arnold play for the Matildas? Name one way people celebrate Children's Book Week. What tree do bees help pollinate that could help protect The Solomon Islands from Cyclones? What is the name of the fashion label made by the students? Bonus Tricky Question Who encouraged Mackenzie to get hearing aids? Answers Spain Goalkeeper Dressing up as book characters, book of the year awards, reading a good book Mangroves Trash to Fash Bonus Tricky Answer Her brother.
8/25/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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Science Week

It's National Science Week! So, on today's show we're chatting about everything… science! We'll meet some Aussie scientists bringing clean water to the world, then take a closer look at seaweed on the sea shore. We'll blast into outer space to find a missing spacecraft, all before heading back to earth for our… Wow of the week! Quiz Questions What animal makes Australia's favourite animal sound? What is the invention that tells you how long to leave a bottle of water in the sun? What's something that Indigenous Australians use seaweed for? What's the name of the spacecraft that NASA lost contact with? Name something that the smart plant pot can measure. Bonus Tricky Question What's the name of the smart plant pot? Answers Magpie A sticker that changes colour As flavouring for meat and fish Voyager 2 Whether the plant is thirsty, whether it needs more sunlight, electrical impulses Bonus Tricky Answer Francesco
8/18/202313 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ancient worms and horseback adventure

On today's show we'll help some tiny bats rebuild their homes, meet a special fish caught on camera, ride across Australia on horseback, bring an ancient frozen worm back to life, and drive a car underwater. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What technique is being used to make the nests? 2. Where did the photographer take the picture of the spotted handfish? 3. What is Angel's horse's name? 4. How long had the worm been frozen? 5. What is the Landcruiser's nickname? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: When was the last time a Ziebell's handfish was spotted in the wild? ANSWERS: 1. Aboriginal weaving techniques 2. Tasmania's Derwent River 3. Pippin 4. 46,000 years 5. Mudcrab BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 2007
8/11/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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Happy humpbacks and super skippers

On today's show we'll meet a mischievous sea otter, go whale watching in the Northern Territory, turn our eyes to the skies to spot some asteroids, skip to a story about the world's best jump-ropers, and hear about an amazing rescue. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the sea otter's official name? 2. What does Therrwan mean? 3. Which university are Jonti and Tim from? 4. Is skipping an Olympic sport? 5. How long was Timothy lost at sea? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Where was Timothy sailing to when he got lost? ANSWERS: 1. Sea Otter 841 2. Humpback whale 3. University of Southern Queensland 4. No 5. Three months BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: French Polynesia
8/4/202311 minutes, 29 seconds
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Mighty Matildas and Dubbo dunny

On today's show we'll cheer on the Matildas at the World Cup, visit a dunny in Dubbo, examine a slice of Italian history, power-up a Pacific Island, and meet some brainy birds.  QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What two countries are hosting the Women's World Cup? 2. Which NSW country town is getting a 3D-printed toilet block? 3. How old was the painting of the flatbread? 4. How much of Tonga will be powered by the power park when it is finished? 5. What is the name of the bird family that crows and magpies belong to? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: In which three countries were the bird spike nests found? ANSWERS 1. Australia and New Zealand 2. Dubbo 3. 2,000 years 4. Half the country 5. Corvids BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Belgium, The Netherlands and Scotland
7/28/202310 minutes, 34 seconds
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Wiradjuri wrestler and skateboarding sensation

On today's show we'll baby talk with some dolphins, fly through the air with a teen skateboarding sensation, look up into the sky at a super shiny mirror planet, meet a wrestler named Dreamtime Voodoo Witch, and chop onions that won't make us cry.  QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How many years did the scientists spend recording the dolphins? 2. What number is Arisa Trew ranked in the world's best skateboarders? 3. What is the name of the mirror planet? 4. What is Dreamtime Voodoo Witch's real name? 5. Where are the tearless onions being grown? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What competition did Dreamtime Voodoo Witch recently win? ANSWERS: 1. 30 2. 14 3. LTT9779b 4. Erika Reid 5. South Australia BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Oceanic Pro Wrestling Women's Championship
7/21/202311 minutes, 9 seconds
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Brilliant bowling and chocolate for cows

On today's show we'll meet some chocolate-eating cows, score some strikes with one of the world's best tenpin bowlers, celebrate the school holidays with a game of Spotto, congratulate a cool kid who's making playgrounds fun for everyone, and marvel at the talent of an Indigenous tightwire walker. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What are two essential foods to help cows produce milk? 2. What is the highest score you can achieve in a tenpin bowling game? 3. What two colours are NOT yellow (according the International Spotto Federation)? 4. What is the name of the new rule that will make playgrounds accessible in parts of Queensland? 5. What is Con Calleano's hometown? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How many perfect 300 games has Jason Belmonte bowled on live TV? ANSWERS: 1. Sugar and oil 2. 300 3. Gold and lime 4. Zach's principle 5. Lismore, NSW BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 3
7/14/202312 minutes
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NAIDOC Week: For Our Elders

ABC reporter and Yorta Yorta man Tom Forrest hosts our NAIDOC Week episode with stories about the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. "For Our Elders" is the theme of this year's NAIDOC Week. Elders are the people in First Nations communities who care for others, for Country, and they teach, guide and lead. Elders are also the keepers of stories and lore - that means, they have the wisdom that links the past to the future. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of the Australian deaf basketball team? 2. What is the coral-eating pest harming the Great Barrier Reef? 3. How many islands in the Torres Strait are inhabited? 4. What did the Nganambla kids use to make the telecommunications tower? 5. What are some uses for possum skin cloaks? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the Indigenous Country name for the land also known as the Goulburn Valley? ANSWERS: 1. The Goannas 2. Crown of thorns starfish 3. 17 4. A 3D printer 5. Blankets, clothing and for protection from water BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Yorta Yorta Country
7/7/202310 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mega Chonk and Tasmanian tigers

On today's show we'll find out what can happen if you have a very overdue library book, we'll try to solve the mystery of whether thylacines still exist, we'll meet a super student who has overcome some major obstacles, we'll discover an ancient mega lizard, and we'll meet some ultra kind runners. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1) How many years was the book overdue? 2) Where did the last known Thylacine live? 3) Who nominated Harrison for the Brother John Taylor Memorial Prize? 4) Where were Mega Chonk's fossils found? 5) How many loops did Phil Gore complete? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is Mega Chonk's proper name? ANSWERS: 1) 68 2) Hobart Zoo 3) His high school maths teacher 4) Wellington Caves near Dubbo 5) 102 BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Tiliqua Frangens
6/30/202310 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cost of Living special

Join Ruby and ABC business reporter Rachel Pupazzoni to find out how and why we're experiencing a 'cost of living crisis.'
6/28/202311 minutes
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Skeleton shrimp and World Refugee Day

On today's show, we'll discover a new species of teeny tiny shrimp, mark World Refugee Day, meet a cute cat named Bandit, examine an enormous tooth, and cycle around mainland Australia. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the skeleton shrimp's proper name? 2. What date is World Refugee Day? 3. In which state is Bandit officially recognised as an assistance cat? 4. Where was the mastodon tooth found? 5. How many days did Lesa's journey take? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: When did Lesa start her cycling journey? ANSWERS: 1. Caprella tamboensis 2. 20th of June 3. New South Wales 4. On a beach in California in the United States 5. 93 BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: International Women's Day on the 8th of March
6/23/202311 minutes, 28 seconds
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Demon catsharks and trains vs planes

On today's show we catch up with some winning wheat farmers, find out why the French are saying 'oui oui' to train travel, meet a mum giving away free groceries, discover a new type of shark, and hang out with an amazing skateboarder.  QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What school do the Hermidale kids' penpals go to? 2. Who came up with the idea to ban short flights in France? 3. What is the name of Rebecca's food box? 4. What colour eyes does the demon catshark have? 5. In which city does Richard Moore skate? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Where was the pregnant demon catshark preserved ANSWERS: 1. Tanja Public School 2. France's Citizen Assembly 3. The 'no questions asked' box 4. White 5. Adelaide BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: A CSIRO database
6/16/202311 minutes, 34 seconds
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Grazing goats and plastic pollution

On today's show we celebrate World Environment Day, meet some great goats, travel across Australia with an assistance dog, hang ten with a surfer in her 70s, and find out whether drop bears are real. QUIZ QUESTIONS 1. What is the theme of this year's World Environment Day? 2. Which South American country is using goats to prevent bushfires? 3. What's the name of Scott's assistance dog? 4. What hobby did Marg Cummins start in her 70s? 5. What is the real name for a drop bear? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION How heavy were Nimbadons? ANSWERS 1. Beating plastic pollution 2. Chile 3. Reign 4. Surfing 5. Nimbadon BONUS TRICKY ANSWER 70kh
6/9/202311 minutes, 26 seconds
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Saving seahorses and fairy circles

On the show today, we’re going to meet some white seahorses. Then we’ll find out how fairy circles are made. After that we’ll take a look at some backyard fungi that can eat plastic. Before we take a trip to another galaxy and learn about a new planet. And then we meet a Diamantiasaurus. QUIZ QUESTIONS: What colour are white seahorses? How are fairy circles made? What have scientists found that eats polypropylene plastic? What do scientists think planet LP 791 18d has on it? What was the name of the dinosaur who's skull was recently found? BONUS QUIZ QUESTION: What are the names of the fungi that can eat plastic? ANSWERS: White seahorses can come in all different colours, and their colour can even change, depending on their mood and where they live. The fairy circles were made when termites built their nests underground in a circular pattern, which meant plants couldn’t grow above the termite chambers. Fungi found in backyards. Volcanoes. Diamantiasaurus. BONUS QUIZ ANSWER: The fungi known as Aspergillus terreus and Engyodontium album.
6/2/202311 minutes, 22 seconds
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Poisonous plants and Sorry day

On the show today, we’re going to take a look at how the stinging plant might take the sting out of pain. Then we’ll travel around Australia with a man on a special scooter. Next, we’ll meet a white echidna. After that, we’ll say Sorry and talk about Reconciliation. nd then we discover how human hair can help plants grow. QUESTIONS: What is another name for the stinging tree? What is a paraplegic? Why is Raffie the echidna white? What is Sorry Day? What can hair be recycled for? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Why is human hair good for soils? ANSWERS: The Gympie-Gympie tree. A person who can't move their legs because their spine has been damaged. It is an albino echidna. Sorry Day recognises the pain and hurt suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To make compost BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Each tiny strand of hair is packed with nutrients like nitrogen, carbon and protein and once it’s broken down, it feeds the soils and makes plants grow big and strong.
5/26/20230
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Educational emoji's and wily wombats

On the program today, we’re going to meet an endangered hairy nose wombat. Then we’ll learn how a first nations language is using emoji’s. Next, we’ll find out about Global Accessibility Awareness Day. After that, we’ll train a very special camera on a super massive black hole. And finally, we talk to plants. Special thanks to the Lilach Hadany and all the authors of the paper "Sounds emitted by plants under stress are airborne and informative" paper for supplying the sounds of plants talking. QUIZ QUESTIONS: How many days can the northern hairy-nosed wombat stay in their burrows? What are emoji's? Global Accessibility Awareness day? What are black holes in space? How do plants talk? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is an ecologist? ANSWERS: Up to 12. Emoji’s are digital pictures or icons that express an idea or emotion. It’s a day when we think about the challenges people with disabilities have in accessing the internet and digital technology. They recycle bits of stars and help keep galaxies stable. Researchers say the sounds are made by air bubbles expanding and bursting inside a plant’s water-conducting tissue. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: They’re scientists who studies how things live.
5/19/202311 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lizard lips and magical mushrooms

On today's program, we’re going to discover a dinosaur that may not have been quite as scary looking as we think. Then hear about an Australian choir singing for the new king. Next, we’ll go to a modern art show. Just before we head outdoors to celebrate International plant health day. And then we'll discover some magical glowing mushrooms. QUESTIONS: What is the full name of the T-rex dinosaur? What had the Vocal Fusion Youth Choir been chosen to sing for? What does Yirramboi mean? Why are plants so important to humans? What does bioluminescence mean? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What family does the T-rex dinosaur comes from? ANSWERS: Tyrannosaurus Rex. The Kings Coronation virtual Commonwealth Choir. Tomorrow. Plants give humans with more than 80 per cent of the food we eat, shelter, building materials, and even some medicines that make us better when we’re sick. Bioluminescence is when living things can create their own light, kind of like glowing! BONUS TRICKY ANSWERS: The Theropod family.
5/12/202311 minutes, 33 seconds
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Stella's statue and snazzy spacesuit

On the program today, we’re going to visit a special statue.  Then meet an 8 year old dog trainer! Next we’ll size up the new space suit that’s being made for the next moon landing. We’ll find out about a special program designed to make school more fun for kids in Perth. And then we'll meet a giant eagle. QUESTIONS: What is the name of the town that Stella grew up in? How old is Tommy Lee? What colour will the new spacesuits be? What's the name of the after school club in Perth? What sort of animals could the giant eagle pick up? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the name of Tommy's dog he recently sold? ANSWERS: Stawell. 8 years old. White. The Koya Club. Animals as big as Kangaroos. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Echo.
5/5/20230
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Musk duck and Copepod creatures

On today's show,  we’re going to meet a duck that’s far from home, We’'ll learn about a program which is helping Indigenous teenagers become the first high school graduates in their families. We’ll take a trip to western NSW and visit what’s soon to be the state’s biggest national park. Before we head into space and find out what bush tucker might grow on the international space station. And we meet a 97 year old zoologist who's discovered more than 40 new creatures. QUESTIONS: What is the name of the duck that was far from home? How many students have graduated from the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy since it began? What is the name of the farm that is being turned into a huge National Park? How do students experiment on Earth, possible foods that could be grown in space? How many Copepods has Dr Vernon Harris discovered? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How big is Thurlooo Downs? ANSWERS: The Musk Duck. 15,000. Thurloo Downs. They do these experiments using special growth chambers that have the same conditions that astronauts have in space, like certain levels of light, heat and oxygen. More than 40 new species. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 437,000 hectares.
4/28/202311 minutes, 16 seconds
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Venus volcanoes and trapdoor spiders

A trapdoor spider is named after the burrow it builds – they don’t build webs, strung high between trees – they build tunnel-like burrows underground – that has a hatch or round door on the top – about the size of a 50 cent piece. QUESTIONS: Why are Trapdoor spiders called 'Trapdoor spiders'? How many bikes have been donated to refugees in Albury? What are scientists trying to find on Venus? What is the name of the new teachers working in South Australian schools? What was the distance the Australian women rowed across the Atlantic? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What was the name of the spacecraft who took lots of photos and mapped Venus 30 years ago? ANSWERS: A trapdoor spider is named after the tunnel-like  burrow it builds underground that has a hatch or round door on the top. 26 so far. They want to see if there are any active volcanoes. Autism inclusion teachers. 5,000km. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: The Magellan spacecraft.
4/21/202311 minutes, 22 seconds
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Pilbra pup and fast finswimmers

On today's show, we’re going to learn how to finswim! We’ll take a trip to outer space and find out why the world celebrates space travel. Back on earth, we’ll meet a very lucky dog! And then take a peek at some fashionable chickens. And finally, we will meet and champion driver, who's blind. QUIZ QUESTIONS: What do finswimmers use to swim with when they race? What year did man first walk on the moon? Where was Shanny the dog found, when she ran away during a storm? How are the chicken hats made? How old was Ruby when she was given her first four-wheel bike? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What year did Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman to orbit the earth? ANSWERS: Finswimming uses something called a monofin or a bifin. 1969. An iron ore dumper bin. Crocheting. One. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 1963.
4/14/202312 minutes, 12 seconds
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Food forests and

On today's show, we’re going to ride the ocean’s waves with kids with disability. We’ll meet a teenager changing the age of lawn bowlers. Next we’ll visit a food forest and find out what lessons it can teach us. We celebrate World Health Day and find out about the painful stinging tree. QUIZ QUESTIONS: What is the big lesson surf therapy can teach us? How old was Cooper when he first started playing lawn bowls? Where in Australia are young people growing a food forest? What does WHO stand for? What is another name for a stinging tree? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is a 'syntropic farm'? ANSWERS: A big lesson in surf therapy is resilience! That’s when we learn how to deal with challenges. Cooper was 10 years old. Dubbo. World Health Organisation. Gympie Gympie plant. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: A ‘syntropic farm’ is when it’s a whole ecosystem you can eat, grows under a forest canopy.
4/7/202311 minutes, 6 seconds
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Aussie astronaut and smiley calf

On today's show, we’re going to rediscover a flowering plant that hasn’t been seen for 170 years! We’re going to meet a fury little wallaby that’s been saved from extinction. Then we’ll look the stars and meet a female Aussie astronaut. A baby calf will put a smile on your face! And we take a look at how scientists are making robots with brains! QUIZ QUESTIONS: What was the name of new flowering plant discovered? What is the name of the wallaby that was saved from extinction? What was the only job Katherine Bennell-Pegg wrote down at school that she wanted to do? What name was given to the dairy calf with a smiley face on his body? What are scientists using to help build robots with brains? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What breed of cattle is Happy - the calf with a smiley face on his body? ANSWERS: The Carnivorous sundew plant. The Uluru mala wallaby. Become an astronaut. Happy. The biology of insects. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Holstein.
3/31/202312 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pollinating car parks and passionate pilot

On today's show, we’re going to take a trip to the top of a city car park and discover an unlikely native bee sanctuary. We’re going to celebrate Harmony Day. Then we will take to the skies with an autistic pilot, before finding out about the right way to buy souvenirs. And we tour a lighthouse that makes beautiful music. QUIZ QUESTIONS: What types of bees are Jacob and Connor trying to attract? What is the name of the day Australia celebrates multiculturalism? Why do 'real' Indigenous souvenirs cost more than 'fake' souvenirs? Who did Hayden use to fly with when he was a little boy? How many seconds did a music note last bounding off the walls of the lighthouse? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the name of the organisation that makes the rules for pilots? ANSWERS: Australian native bees. Because they take longer to make. Harmony Day. His grandfather. 8 seconds. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Civil Aviation and Safety Authority
3/24/202311 minutes, 33 seconds
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Moon time and moving marsupials

On today's show, we’re going to find out how zoo keepers are keeping animals cool in hot weather. We will take a trip to the moon and find out what time it is there. Back on the ground, Indigenous cricket legends are preparing to honour a very special place. Then we’ll take a ride with a hitchhiking possum. And then we'll meet a dog who is a special friend. QUIZ QUESTIONS: What is something zoo keepers give animals help help them cool down on hot days? How do astronauts tell the time in space at the moment? What Australian town was the birthplace of Australia's first ever international touring cricket team? What type of possum was Queenie? What type of dog is Elton? BONUS TRICKY QUIZ: How many games of cricket did Australia's first ever international touring cricket team play in England? ANSWERS: Frozen ice blocks or "bloodsicles". At the moment, all missions to the moon run on the time of the country operating the spacecraft. Edenhope. Ring-tail possum. He is an assistance dog. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: They played 47 matches – winning 14, loosing 14 and tied the rest.
3/17/202312 minutes, 14 seconds
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Saturn's spokes and raining fish

On today's show, we’re going to dive into the ocean and see some dolphins and humans are working together. Then, we’ll blast off into space and find out what Saturn’s spokes are. We’ll celebrate International Women’s day! And discover why it’s raining fish in Western Australia. And meet the world record holder for foot archery. QUIZ QUESTIONS: How do fishers say 'thank you' to dolphins for helping them catch fish? What do Scientists call the dark blobs or light patches on Saturn's rings that are found at the start of a season? What is International Women's Day? What animals can it rain? What record did Shannen Michaela recently break? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How does it rain fish? ANSWERS: The fishers let to dolphins pick their own fish from the net after they had chased them all in, as a reward for their hard work. Spokes It’s a day held every year, when the world celebrates ALL women, their achievements and pushes for greater equality. It can rain fish, toads, frogs and even birds. Shannen broke the Guinness World Record for foot archery by hitting a bullseye from more than 18 metres away. BONUS TRICKY QUESTION ANSWER: Weather experts say raining fish is caused by strong updrafts – or mini tornado’s – that sucks up water and fish from rivers. The storm can travel hours away and then dump the water and fish when it starts to rain.
3/10/202311 minutes, 27 seconds
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Dingo fence and community change-maker

On the show today, we’re going to walk along the dingo fence and find out how it’s changed the environment. We’ll take a step back in time to learn how diet’s of the past can help us today. We’ll meet a teenager who’s proving there is no age barrier to making change in local communities. And we find out how a picture book is helping one little guy fit in at school. And we'll meet a cat that keeps coming back. QUIZ QUESTIONS: Why was the dingo barrier fence built? What foods have good fats in them? What changes did Flynn want to make in his local community? Why was Ziggy different? What was the name of the cat that went missing after the floods in Lismore? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Why are carbohydrates important for our bodies? ANSWERS: To keep Dingo's away from sheep areas of Australia. Avocado and nuts to name a few. To have a safer crossing at a very busy part of a road, near his house. He suffered a brain injury that makes walking, talking and moving difficult. Mendelson BONUS TRICKY ANSWERS: Our bodies break them down into glucose – or blood sugar – and that’s your body’s main source of energy.
3/3/202312 minutes, 6 seconds
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Powerlifting prodigy and nurturing nature

On today's show, we’re going to meet a powerlifting prodigy, then, we’ll explore what it’s like to learn in nature. We’re going to take a step back in time and find out more about huge animals and humans. Then we’ll dive deep into the ocean to learn about protecting coral reef’s and we'll meet the oldest dog in the world. QUIZ QUESTIONS: How many gold medals did Luke Tallay win at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championships in New Zealand? Where does the Nature School have their classrooms? What are fossils? How are First Nation people helping to protect coastal reef's? How old is the oldest dog in the world? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the breed of the oldest dog in the world, Bobi? ANSWERS: 4 In the bush, or at the beach - anywhere outdoors. They’re the remains of plants and animals that have been preserved in rocks. They are undertaking a new scientific diving course. 30 BONUS TRICKY QUESTION ANSWER: Rafeiro do Alentejo
2/24/202312 minutes, 3 seconds
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Sydney WorldPride special

Join Ruby as she sits down with Sydney WorldPride Ambassador Shane Jenek and a rainbow of kids to talk about all things family, love and pride.
2/21/20238 minutes, 36 seconds
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Space spider and titanic toadzilla

On today's show, we’ll find out how far you have to travel to play in a WA footy league. We’ll learn how a small country town with a funny name is helping make the community healthier! We’ll blast off into the galaxy and discover why some Aussie students sent spiders into space. Then we’ll take a trip away to learn what holidays are like for people with a disability. QUIZ QUESTIONS: Why does the East Kimberley Football League want to split the competition into two? Why did the town Poowong change its name? What did students want to find out about spiders in space? What was 2023 declared the year of? Why are cane toads dangerous to native animals? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Where do cane toads originally come from? ANSWERS: So players don't travel long distances. To promote gut health and make the residents healthier by eating more fruit and veggies. To see if spiders can weave webs in zero-gravity. The Year of Accessible Tourism The compete with native animals for food and habitat and are poisonous to eat. BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Central America
2/17/202311 minutes, 33 seconds
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Sensational songwriter and best-ever beekeepers

Today we’re going to find out what all the buzz is about with a new world record, explore remote caves in Western Australia to discover more about a little-known possum, find out why a talented tennis player wants to change international tennis rules and celebrate the International day of women and girls in science. QUIZ QUESTIONS: What did the beekeepers win the World Record for? What's the name of the possum that's recently been discovered? What is the competition called that Kai wants to win a gold medal in? What does STEM stand for? What did 10 year old Tiggy Eckersley win? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What was the name of Tiggy's song she co-wrote with her parents? ANSWERS: The most photos of women beekeeping uploaded to the internet in 24 hours. Scaly-tailed possum The Paralympics Science, technology, engineering and maths A golden guitar BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Star of the Show
2/10/202311 minutes, 42 seconds
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Awesome Aussies and brilliant ballkids

On today's show we'll find out what it takes to be a ball kid at a top tennis tournament, congratulate the winners of the Australian of the Year awards, hear about a dog's lucky escape from the jaws of a snake, meet some machines designed to care for humans, and go on a mission to Mars.
2/3/202312 minutes, 5 seconds
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Lunar New Year and super-sized marsupials

Today, we're celebrating Lunar New Year, cheering on an award-winning country music star,  meeting a super-sized marsupial, exploring some rainforests for fuzzy fungi, and Braille-bombing a country town. QUIZ QUESTIONS: Which culture is celebrating Year of the Cat? Where did Loren Ryan grow up? How many kilograms did Ramsayia Magna grow up to? Where in NSW was the new mould species discovered? What country town is the first in Australia to be Braille-bombed? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What competition helped launch Keith Urban's career? ANSWERS: Vietnamese Tamworth 130kg Tweed Valley rainforests Temora BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Tamworth Country Music Festival's Star Maker competition
1/27/202312 minutes, 13 seconds
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Sporty statue and ancient artwork

On today's show we'll soar through the sky on an astronaut training flight, take a tour of a state parliament house, check out a new statue at the Sydney Cricket Ground, find out why an ancient artwork is being returned to its owners, and dig up an elasmosaur fossil. QUIZ QUESTIONS: How many flyers will board the parabolic flight? What is the new name of the old Strangers' Gallery? Who was the artist that created the Belinda Clark statue? Where were the petroglyphs taken to? Near what town were the elasmosaur fossils found? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the top international score for an Australian woman cricketer? ANSWERS: 16 The Public Gallery Cathy Weiszmann The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery McKinlay BONUS TRICKY ANSWER 229 not out
1/20/202311 minutes, 33 seconds
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Summer replay: World Environment Day

We're celebrating summer by replaying some of our favourite episodes from 2022 - like this one from World Environment Day!
1/13/202311 minutes, 15 seconds
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Summer replay: NAIDOC

We're celebrating summer by replaying some of our favourite episodes from 2022 - like this one from NAIDOC Week!
1/6/202312 minutes, 21 seconds
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Summer replay: good dogs

We're celebrating summer by replaying some of our favourite episodes from 2022 - like this one, all about good dogs!
12/30/202210 minutes, 29 seconds
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Summer replay: dinosaurs

This summer we're replaying some of our favourite episodes from 2022 - like this one from August when we celebrated Science Week with five roarsome dinosaur stories.
12/22/202210 minutes, 9 seconds
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Good news of 2022

It's almost the end of the year! To celebrate, we're looking back on five good news stories from 2022.
12/16/202211 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bird nerd and healing headphones

On today's show we'll try a dance sport called physie, fly around Australia with a bird nerd, hear about a nifty solution to ear aches, farewell some workers heading overseas for Christmas and examine an ancient nit comb. QUIZ QUESTIONS: What is another name for physical culture? What is the name of Milly's microlight? What type of therapy do Leanne's headphones use? What natural disasters happened in Tonga? What was the nit comb made from? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION What was the sentence on the nit comb? ANSWERS Physie Little Bird Phototherapy Volcano and tsunami Ivory BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: May this tusk root out the lice of the hair and the beard.
12/9/202211 minutes, 24 seconds
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International Day of People with Disability

The ABC's national disability affairs reporter and Paralympic swimmer Liz Wright hosts this episode in celebration of International Day of People with Disability. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What date is International Day of People with Disability? 2. What type of business did Devin start? 3. What is the name of the new camp in Tasmania? 4. Who is the captain of the Steelers? 5. How old was David when he built his first prosthetic arm? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What was the score in the Steelers versus USA match? ANSWERS: 1. December 3rd 2. Paper shredding business 3. Camp Motor Mouth 4. Chris Bond 5. Nine BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 58 points to 55
12/2/202212 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wild weather special: floods

Join Ruby and ABC weather expert Nate Byrne to find out how and why so many parts of Australia have experienced floods this year. Kids from far northern New South Wales also share what it's like living through floods, and advice for other kids on how to handle wild weather. With special thanks to Empire Vale Public School.
11/29/202213 minutes, 10 seconds
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Surveillance sharks and Yack on track

On today's show we welcome some new babies into the world, see the bottom of the sea through sharks' eyes, meet a man who ran all the way across Australia, visit a little town helping the planet in a big way, and bop along to some music with rats. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Where in Victoria was the recent ceremony held to welcome babies? 2. What type of sharks helped film the seagrass meadow? 3. Where did Nedd start his run? 4. What does TRY stand for? 5. How many rats were involved in the study? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Which Lady Gaga song did the rats bop to? ANSWERS: 1. Ballarat 2. Tiger sharks 3. Perth 4. Totally Renewable Yackandandah 5. 10 BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Born this Way
11/25/202211 minutes, 3 seconds
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Nosy bee and diabetes dog

QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of the group that trained Sal? 2. What problem did Hermidale have three years ago? 3. Where in Perth was the new bee discovered? 4. What state are the Kaurna from? 5. What is the gorilla's mum's name? ANSWERS: 1. Australian Lions Hearing Dogs 2. Drought 3. Kings Park 4. South Australia 5. Kipenzi BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What university helped with the Kaurna dictionary? BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: University of Adelaide
11/18/202211 minutes, 25 seconds
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Diamond Donnell and Remembrance Day

On today's show we'll cheer for Australia's newest netball star, head to a café to meet a very popular barista, find out why people come together on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, visit the home of a famous outback dinosaur and listen to some award-winning bird calls. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of the Australian women's netball team? 2. What is another name for the movements and noises associated with Tourette syndrome? 3. What year did World War One end? 4. What dinosaur was runner-up in the emblem vote? 5. What is the name of the bird calling contest that started five years ago? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Who discovered the muttaburrasaurus? ANSWERS: 1. Diamonds 2. Tics 3. 1918 4. Australotitan cooperensis 5. Bournda Bird Olympics BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Doug Langdon
11/11/202211 minutes, 15 seconds
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Aus Music Month and giant cicadas

On today's show we'll dig up some super-sized cicadas, celebrate Australia's magnificent musicians, visit a bush university, meet a Royal Ballet dancer, and head back in time to ancient Egypt. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Near what town were the cicada fossils found? 2. What made making a living even tougher for Aussie musicians? 3. What is the proper name for Bush Uni? 4. When did Joe start dancing? 5. Which king did Ptah-em-wia work for? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What are ancient Egyptian drawings and writing called? ANSWERS: 1. Gulgong 2. COVID-19 3. Wuyagiba Study Hub 4. When he was four 5. King Ramses the Second BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Heiroglyphs
11/4/202211 minutes, 22 seconds
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Space plants and resilient roaches

On today's show we'll get up close with creepy crawlies, peruse some powerful portraits, blast off to the moon, celebrate Diwali, and meet the recipient of some 3D-printed ears. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Where does Panesthia Lata live? 2. What is Brandi Salmon's series of paintings called? 3. How long does Diwali go for? 4. What will be inside the lunarium? 5. What are Harriet's ears made from? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What are Diwali oil lamps called? ANSWERS: 1. Lord Howe Island 2. The Aunty Collection 3. Five days 4. Seeds, plants, sensors, a camera, and water 5. Hard plastic BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Diyas
10/28/202212 minutes, 5 seconds
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Media Literacy Week Special

News Time is celebrating Media Literacy Week with a takeover by eight-year-old budding journalist Rosie. Rosie grills regular News Time host, Ruby, about how the media works, where news comes from and how we know whether a story is fake. When you're finished listening to the podcast, take this quiz to test your knowledge: QUESTIONS: 1. What is 'breaking' news? 2. What is a news 'source'? 3. What is a 'byline'? 4. Whose job is it to 'fact-check' information? 5. Which of these skills does Ruby say is the most important for budding journalists: Writing, talking, or listening? ANSWERS: 1. News that's happening right at that moment. 2. People or places journalists get their information from. 3. The reporter's name on the story. 4. The journalist's. 5. Listening.
10/25/202210 minutes, 18 seconds
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Furry fibres and cassowary cluster

On today's show we meet a firefighting hero, welcome home a marathon runner, spy on some cassowaries, spin unusual animal fur into yarn, and visit a brand new castle. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of Richard's brigade? 2. How far is a marathon? 3. How many years has it been since cassowaries were spotted at Cape York? 4. What type of animal hair does Marion plan to spin next? 5. What does 'drakkon' mean in ancient Greek? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Where is Dragon's Roost? ANSWERS: 1. Goodwood Rural Fire Brigade 2. 42.195km 3. 40 years 4. Dingo 5. Dragon BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Burnie in Tasmania
10/21/202211 minutes, 4 seconds
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Koori Knockout and Day of the Girl

On today’s show we celebrate World Mental Health Day, International Day of the Girl, and the 50th birthday of a massive Indigenous sporting event. We’ll also find out who is going to be pictured on new Australian coins, and we get to the heart of a prehistoric fossil find. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What date is World Mental Health Day? 2. How old was Emma Stark when she umpired the Essendon-Hawthorn game? 3. Where were the girls from who won the Under 17 division of the Koori Knockout? 4. What is the royal portrait on coins called? 5. In which Australian state was the fish fossil found? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What did the fish heart and human hearts have in common? ANSWERS: 1. October 10 2. 16 3. Cabbage Tree Island 4. Effigy 5. Western Australia BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Two parts called chambers
10/14/202211 minutes, 22 seconds
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World Space Week

It's World Space Week, so we're celebrating with five stories all about space! QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of the asteroid where the dust was gathered? 2. What airport will be the take-off point for the satellite-laden jets? 3. Which people will be able to navigate across the ice safely? 4. Which two planets mentioned in Story Two have rings other than Saturn and Neptune? 5. What does DART stand for? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What will become the world's largest radio telescope? ANSWERS: 1. Ryugu 2. Wellcamp Airport (at Toowoomba) 3. Inuit people 4. Jupiter and Uranus 5. Double Asteroid Redirection Test BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Square Kilometre Array Telescope
10/7/202210 minutes, 4 seconds
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Adventure Week

We’re celebrating the school holidays and World Tourism Day, by revisiting some of our favourite stories all about adventure.
9/30/202211 minutes, 27 seconds
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Hero donkeys and Biodiversity Month

On today's show we'll: Meet some hero donkeys, explore our backyards, cheer on two amazing sports stars, celebrate International Day of Sign Languages, and examine ancient treasure. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of the donkey adoption program? 2. What question does Junior Landcare want kids to answer? 3. How many Grand Slam singles titles has Serena Williams won? 4. What date is International Day of Sign Languages? 5. What were the stones called that were found in Germany? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What two dinosaur species did the footprints in Texas belong to? ANSWERS: 1. Last Stop Donkey Program 2. "What's in your backyard?" 3. 23 4. 23rd of September 5. Hunger stones BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Acrocanthosaurus and sauroposeidon
9/23/202211 minutes, 19 seconds
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Rampant rabbits and paper battery

On today's show we'll: hop back in time with some wild rabbits, find out about a powerful invention, walk the red carpet with Hollywood’s newest star, zoom around the world without wings, and sink our teeth into something mega exciting. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How many rabbits were brought to Australia on the First Fleet? 2. What device did the paper battery power? 3. Where was Quaden's movie filmed? 4. Where was Thor immediately before he arrived in Australia? 5. How much does the megalodon weigh? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How many rabbits did Thomas Austin import? ANSWERS: 1. Five 2. An alarm clock 3. Turkey 4. Hong Kong 5. As much as 12 African elephants BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 24
9/16/202211 minutes
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Terrific trees and R U OK?

On today's show we'll: Find out about Australia’s favourite trees, celebrate Indigenous Literacy Day, paint our nails, check-in on our friends, and talk to an astronaut! QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What was number 1 in the vote for Australia's favourite tree? 2. What is the name of the foundation that makes books with Indigenous communities? 3. Who suggested Lucas start a nail polish business? 4. What date is R U OK? Day? 5. What is the name of the astronaut who spoke to Isabella? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What tree was the second most popular in the vote for Australia's favourite tree? ANSWERS: 1. River red gum 2. Indigenous Literacy Foundation 3. His mum 4. 8th of September 5. Kjell Lindgren BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Snow gum
9/9/202210 minutes, 31 seconds
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Rock stars and poo power

On today's show we: Check up on the Great Barrier Reef, meet a world record-breaking cricket player, share a stage with some rock stars, find out how poo power can help the planet, and chase a lost seal back to sea. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is eating coral on the Great Barrier Reef? 2. How many runs did Steffan score to break the world record? 3. How many members are in the Mulga Bore Hard Rock Band? 4. What type of gas does cow poo release into the atmosphere? 5. What nickname was given to the seal? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the name of the competition the Australian Blind Cricket team were playing in? ANSWERS: 1. Crown-of-thorns starfish 2. 309 3. Six 4. Methane 5. Oscar BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: The International Cricket Inclusion Series
9/2/202211 minutes, 28 seconds
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Surfing dogs and Book Week

On today's show we: hit the waves with the world’s best surfing dogs, curl up with some of Australia’s best stories for Children’s Book Week, check out a precious discovery firefighters made in the forest, pull on our purple clothes to support rainbow kids, and find out what mysterious junk is landing on Australian farms. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What breed of dog won Top Dog Final Champ? 2. What is the theme of this year's Children's Book Week? 3. Who used the old fire truck about 50 years ago? 4. What is the name of the netball team from Macorna? 5. What is the name of the spacecraft the space junk is believed to have come from? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the name of the book written by Andrea Rowe? ANSWERS: 1. Australian cattle dog 2. Dreaming with eyes open 3. An all-Indigenous fire crew 4. Tigers 5. Dragon BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Jetty Jumping
8/26/202211 minutes, 36 seconds
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Science Week: Dinosaurs

Today we're celebrating Science Week with five roarsome stories about one of our favourite scientific subjects - dinosaurs! QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What family of dinos does Meraxes Gigas belong to? 2. How many teeth were found near Winton? 3. What species of dino made the footprints at the restaurant? 4. Why is the ichthyosaur nicknamed Fiona? 5. What does 'amaru' mean in Quechuan language? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How many years did it take to excavate Fiona? ANSWERS: 1. Theropod family 2. 17 3. Titanosauriformes 4. Her fossils were green 5. Flying serpent BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 13 years
8/19/202211 minutes, 31 seconds
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Dolphin poo and long lost siblings

On today's show we'll: cheer on a country AFL team called The Rockets, celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, hear a sad story (with a happy ending) about a long lost brother and sister, find out how dolphin poo is helping the planet, and explore Australia's deepest cave. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How long have The Rockets been a team? 2. What date is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples? 3. Where did Bill and Beryl live when they grew up? 4. What helpful element is in dolphin poo? 5. How deep is Australia's new deepest known cave? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How deep is Niggly? ANSWERS: 1. 12 years 2. August 9 3. Sydney (Bill) and Adelaide (Beryl) 4. Nitrogen 5. 401 metres BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 397 metres
8/12/202210 minutes, 31 seconds
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Commonwealth Games and Indigenous superhero

On today's show we: celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day, cheer on our Aussie athletes at the Commonwealth Games, meet a new superhero, visit a wildlife shelter in Tasmania and pat a champion dog. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How long does Garma Festival last? 2. Where are this year's Commonwealth Games held? 3. What type of wallabies will soon need extra care in Tasmania? 4. How many years ago is Wylah the Koorie Warrior set? 5. What breed of dog is Spryte? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What Indigenous Country is Garma festival held on? ANSWERS: 1. Four days 2. Brimingham, England 3. Bennett's wallabies 4. 40,000 5. Tenterfield terrier BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Yolngu
8/5/202210 minutes, 33 seconds
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Underwater forest and noisy neighbours

This week, we meet some Indigenous designers who are off somewhere very fancy, take a dive through an underwater forest, learn about some life-saving backpacks, hear about some rather furry and sometimes noisy new neighbours, and, in our wow of the week, we’ll learn about a three-eyed creature of the deep! Quiz questions What is the name of the city where the Indigenous designers will have their work shown in? What are the underwater forests off the coast of Tasmania made from? What accessory has been made to help people in an emergency situation? A farm was bought near Brisbane to help save which animal? How many eyes did the ancient sea creature have?   Bonus tricky question How old is the fossil brain?     Quiz answers New York Kelp Backpacks Koalas Three   Bonus tricky answer 500 million years
7/29/202212 minutes, 19 seconds
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Space journey and furry heroes

In this week’s episode, we learn about the world’s rarest marsupial, who’s not camera shy! Peer into deep space thanks to a brand new telescope, meet the Aussie champion who is not only talented in multiple sports, but has won another award, try to solve the mystery of King Arthur, and, in our Wow of the Week, meet some hero rescuers who are rather small and furry. Quiz questions What is the name of the world’s rarest marsupial? What is the new telescope called? Who was the 2022 NAIDOC Person of the Year? Who is Arthur’s Stone named after? Which natural disaster will rats be used to help rescue people? Bonus tricky question What is Arthur’s Stone? Quiz answers Gilbert’s potoroo The James Webb Space Telescope (or Webb Telescope) Ash Barty King Arthur Earthquakes Bonus tricky answer A tomb
7/22/202212 minutes, 14 seconds
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Giant art and rare queens

This week we check out a new way for people to have offroad adventures in nature, go looking for one of the rarest flowers on the planet, learn about a new species of water lily that’s strong enough to hold a child, meet an artist who creates huge drawings with his feet! And, in our Wow of the Week, come face to face with a creature from the Ice Age! Quiz questions What equipment is being made available for people with disability to make nature more accessible? What is the name of the orchid that only blooms once every 7-10 years? Where are the giant water lilies researched and on display? What does artist Lowell Hunter use to draw his giant sand pictures? What was Nun cho ga? Bonus tricky question How many years ago did the baby woolly mammoth live?   Quiz answers Offroad wheelchairs (and mountain trikes) Queen of Sheba Kew Gardens in England His feet! A baby giant woolly mammoth   Bonus tricky answer About 30,000 years ago
7/15/202211 minutes, 34 seconds
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NAIDOC Week

It’s NAIDOC Week in Australia! A big celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and achievement. We’ll meet some kids who are being taught in two languages at school, hear about the famous rugby player who’s had a trophy named after him, go looking for some tiny birds in Arnhem Land and find out who Sunshine Super Girl is. Then, in our Wow of the Week, learn about something historic that’s happening at the top of one of Australia’s most famous icons! Quiz questions Where is the bilingual Gumbaynggirr Giingana Freedom School? What is the name of the Indigenous rugby player who will have a trophy named after him? Where does the little Yirrlinkirrkirr (white-throated grass-wren) live? Wiradjuri woman Evonne Goolagong Cawley earned which nickname at Wimbledon? In which two cities will the Aboriginal flag fly on bridges? Tricky bonus question What is the name of the new rugby union trophy?     Quiz answers Coffs Harbour, NSW Mark Ella Arnhem Land, NT Sunshine Supergirl Sydney and Melbourne Tricky bonus answer Ella-Mobbs Cup    
7/8/202213 minutes
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Mysterious city and surfing gold

This week you’ll meet some kids who are saving a fish from extinction, cheer on some Aussie surfers who have all won gold, learn about some flying robots that are doing a very special job and visit an ancient city… and, in our Wow of the Week, meet some hotel guests… who aren’t humans! Quiz questions What kind of fish were the kids helping to save? The new surfing competition is called the: ____ Surfing Professionals World Championship. How many seeds a day can the special gardening drones plant? What caused the ancient city to emerge? Where do experts want frog hotels to be built?  Bonus tricky question Where are the gardening drones being used? Quiz answers Southern purple-spotted gudgeon Adaptive 40,000 Drought Cities/urban areas Bonus tricky answer Australian Botanic Garden (Sydney)
7/1/202210 minutes, 44 seconds
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Secret world and happy homecoming

This week, we celebrate a big moment for an Indigenous lawyer, we’ll learn just how much land needs to be protected on our planet, we meet a family who is very glad to be home, we’ll take a peek into a secret underwater world. Then, grab your binoculars and keep your eyes peeled, because we are going dinosaur hunting for our Wow of the Week. Quiz questions 1) In which court will lawyer Lincoln Crowley now work in? 2) How much of the Earth’s land needs to be protected to stop biodiversity loss? 3) Which Queensland town did the Murugappan family return to? 4) What did the researchers find under the ice sheet that made them so excited? 5) Why was the dinosaur expert so excited about the footprints that were found?   Bonus tricky question What were the researchers drilling through, when they found the swimming animals?   Quiz answers 1) Supreme Court 2) Half / 65 million sq. km 3) Biloela 4) Animals (amphipods) 5) One is a new species! Bonus tricky answer Antarctic ice sheet
6/24/202211 minutes, 27 seconds
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Art detectives and special smells

This week, we find out why the tangy, salty smell of an Aussie breakfast spread is being protected, we meet a farmer who is doing his bit to help save two tiny species, learn how a team of art detectives are solving a painting mystery and hear about an island in Sydney Harbour that is being handed back to traditional owners. Then, we’ll be taking a deep dive into a good news story for our Wow of the Week. Quiz questions 1) Where is the Vegemite factory? 2) Which island is being handed back to traditional owners? 3) How many endangered animals was the farmer helping to save by selling his land to the National Trust? 4) What did the Aboriginal artists use to paint on? 5) How many humpback whales were left in the wild, due to humans hunting them? Bonus tricky question What is the history of smells referred to as? Answers 1) Melbourne 2) Me-Mel (Goat Island) 3) Two 4) Bark 5) 300 Bonus tricky answer Olfactory heritage
6/17/202211 minutes, 14 seconds
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Floating school bus and super commentators

This week, we’re going to go on a ride – on a very different school bus! We’ll meet a teenager who has made school sports carnivals more inclusive, have an under the sea party for World Oceans Day and hear about some super sports commentators. Then, I hope you’re not afraid of heights because our Wow of the Week is taking you up into the mountains. Quiz questions 1) In which country will the floating school bus be used? 2) What kind of event was Sarah trying to make more inclusive? 3) What global day was marked this week? 4) In which stadium was the first AFL match in an Aboriginal language called? 5) What was the walkway of the world record holding bridge made from? Bonus tricky question Which language did Baykali and William call the AFL game in? Answers 1) Vanuatu 2) School sports carnivals 3) World Oceans Day 4) Melbourne Cricket Ground 5) Glass Bonus tricky answer Yolngu Matha
6/10/202211 minutes, 38 seconds
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World Environment Day

This week we’re celebrating our planet – and looking at how we can protect it - because it’s World Environment Day this weekend! We’ll put on our headtorches and explore an ancient forest hiding underground then meet a parrot that loves to rock climb. We’ll find out how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions can make oyster farming more sustainable… then it’s time to party with our WOW of the week! QUIZ QUESTIONS 1) What is the theme for this year’s World Environment Day? 2) Which type of bird likes to rock climb? 3) In which country was the secret sinkhole found? 4) How many oyster shells were in the midden on Butchalla Country? 5) What attracted the scallops together for their disco? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION Which part of the lovebird’s body acted like a third limb to help them climb? ANSWERS 1) Only One Earth 2) Lovebirds 3) China 4) 5 million 5) Flashing lights BONUS QUESTION ANSWER Its beak!
6/3/202211 minutes, 48 seconds
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Teen hero and solar power progress

First, we'll learn about how we can use energy from the sun, at night! Then, we'll visit a Top End school that's making class more inclusive for autistic students. After that, we'll head to Queensland for a daring rescue by a terrific teen, before learning about Reconciliation week. Then we'll hear about some social spiders and their huge web. Quiz Questions: 1. What's the thing, other than light, that solar panels can capture and make energy from? (Hint: it starts with H) 2. What's the invention helping non-verbal students communicate? 3. What was Cleo riding when she spotted Rod? 4. How long have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people lived on this land? 5. How big is the web created by the social spiders in French Guiana? Bonus Tricky Question: What's the name of species of spider in the story? Answers: 1. Heat 2. A book with pictures 3. A jet-ski 4. Our best estimate is 60,000 years 5. As big as a car Bonus Tricky Answer: Anelosimus Eximius
5/27/202211 minutes, 41 seconds
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Supermassive happy snap and World Bee Day

On today's show, we'll start with a story about an important art prize, before learning about a picture of something mysterious in our skies. Then we'll head to a fashion show featuring clothes for people with disability, and celebrate a special day for our buzziest friend – the bee! Finally, we learn about Tasmania going carbon negative. Quiz Questions: 1. What do the 14 rain clouds in the painting represent? 2. What's the word, starting with G, that explains why blackholes suck everything in? 3. What's the name for clothing designed for people with a disability? 4. What's the word, starting with P, for the way bees help plants and flowers grow? 5. What does carbon negative mean? Bonus Tricky Question: How many times has an indigenous artist won the Archibald prize? Answers: 1. How many days and nights it rained in Lismore 2. Gravity, or gravitational pull 3. Adaptive clothing 4. Pollination 5. They take more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than they put in Bonus Tricky Answer: Two; Blak Douglas is the second.
5/20/202211 minutes, 8 seconds
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Asteroid fossil and Int Nurses Day

We start today’s show 66 million years in the past, when the last dinosaurs were around, and learn about an impressive fossil. Then, we’ll hear about some important news about traditional owners getting there land back. After that, we’ll head out for a few marathons with a would-be world record holder, before celebrating our amazing frontline workers on International Nurses Day. Then, we’ll reveal our Wow of the Week.   Quiz Questions 1.     Where was the asteroid fossil found? 2.     What recently happened for Kakadu National Park? 3.     How many marathons did Jacky run in a row? 4.     Whatday did we celebrate this week? 5.     Do all people imagine the same thing when they listen to the same music track? Bonus Tricky Question: What did people in the village in China imagine when scientists played them the music track? Answers: 1.     North Dakota, United States of America 2.     It was returned to the traditional owners. 3.     104 4.     International Nurses Day 5.     No, they imagine different things dependant on where they live and their culture? Bonus Tricky Answer: They imagined a man thinking about someone he loves.
5/13/202211 minutes, 22 seconds
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Insect enthusiast and penguin posties

On today’s show, we’ll meet a pint-sized bug-lover and some encouraging entomologists, and hear some good news from Victoria for our environment. Then, we’ll meet a Muslim woman making Australian history, before heading down south to the most remote post office in the world. Finally, we’ll explore a shipwreck lost for more than 100 years. Quiz Questions 1. Who did Lyra's mum first contact to help encourage Lyra? 2. Victoria will revegetate an area of land five-times bigger than which city? 3. What's the name of the sporting competition Tina will compete at? 4. What are the different jobs someone would have to do while working at the Antarctica Post Office? 5. What was the name of Ernest Shackleton's lost ship? Bonus Tricky Question: What is the species of penguin the post-office workers would have to count? Answers: 1. Dr Ann Jones 2. Melbourne 3. Commonwealth Games 4. Send and receive letters, work at the museum, work at the gift shop, count the penguins (you don't need to get all of these to get it right!) 5. Endurance Bonus Tricky Answer: Gentoo penguin
5/6/202211 minutes, 34 seconds
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Cosmic lettuce and lost postcard

We’re counting down five stories, from number five down to number one – our Wow of the Week! On this week’s show, we’ll discover a precious letter that got lost in the post, and meet Australia’s first ever female indigenous surgeon. Then, we’ll head to the International Space Station to eat some space lettuce, before jetting back down to earth to meet an amazing teacher with a learning difficulty. Then, we’ll learn about a cool new dinosaur. Quiz Questions: Where did the postcard end up by accident? What’s extra special about Rachel becoming a surgeon? What body part will the special lettuce strengthen if you eat it? What does Lucy have, starting with D, that can make letters and words feel jumbled up in her head? Can you name one of the dinosaurs that Stegorous elengassen is similar to? Bonus tricky question: What is the special name for the spikes all over Stegorous elengassen’s back? Answers: Townsville, Queensland, in a shopping centre She’s the first female indigenous surgeon in Australia Bones Dyslexia Stegosaurus or Ankylosaurs Bonus Tricky Answer: Osteoderms
4/29/202211 minutes, 29 seconds
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World Cup winners and happy humpbacks

On today's show: The Australian women’s cricket team wins big, humpback whales are making a comeback, the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, an important Indigenous artefact is returned to its owners, and inventors create a robot made from slime. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Who scored 170 runs in the World Cup? 2. What are humpback whales no longer listed as? 3. When did scientists first notice coral bleaching at the Great Barrier Reef? 4. What is another name for Gununa? 5. What controls the slime robot? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Where was the Lardil headdress worn more than 50 years ago? ANSWERS: 1. Alyssa Healy 2. Endangered 3. 24 years ago 4. Mornington Island 5. Magnets BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Opening of the Sydney Opera House
4/22/202211 minutes, 19 seconds
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Good Dogs Week

This week’s episode of News Time is a little different. We’re counting down five stories all about clever canines and pawesome puppies – it’s Good Dogs week! Quiz Questions What does Vinnie the assistance dog help Lucas with? What animal does Rocky help to protect? What does having a pet do for your memory. Where is the aged care facility that Howard and Kip visit? What did North the dog do to help his injured owner? Bonus Tricky Question What are the names of the special turtles in Livingstone Shire? Answers Sleeping, concentration and staying calm. Turtles. Makes it better. Manjimup, WA. Slept on them to keep them warm. Bonus tricky answer Flatbacks and Loggerheads.
4/15/202211 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mischievous magpies and high-tech toilet

On today’s show, we’ll meet some mischievous magpies who’ve out-smarted a team of scientists, and learn about World Health Day. We’ll hear about a smart toilet that knows whose sitting on it and salute some good news for students interested in AUSLAN. Then we’ll hear about a special AFL milestone! Quiz Questions: 1. How many magpies did the scientists attach the trackers to? 2. What’s one of the ways we can help keep the planet healthy? 3.Why would someone invent a toilet that recognises who’s sitting on it? 4. How do you say ‘thank you’ in Auslan? 5. What was the special number goal that Buddy scored? Bonus Tricky Question: What’s the special name for the behaviour that the magpies did? Answers: 1. Five 2. Use less plastic, use public transport. But there are lots of good answers to this question! 3. To check on someone’s health 4. Place your fingers on your chin, and then lower your hand down in a flat palm, like you’re holding a plate. 5. 1000 Bonus tricky answer: Rescuing behaviour
4/8/202211 minutes, 50 seconds
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Underwater library and Autism Awareness Day

This week, we’ll revisit some would-be world record holders, and go for a bike ride with some moving mothers. We’ll head underwater to hear some sounds of the deep, and learn all about Autism Awareness Day. Then, we’ll hear about a lickable TV screen. Quiz Questions 1. Doug turned out to be a root of what kind of food? 2. How were the bikes delivered to the island? 3. What’s the nickname for The Global Library of Underwater Biological Sounds? 4. What’s the word, starting with S, that means Autism affects people differently? 5. What country is ‘Taste the TV’ from? Bonus Tricky Question Who helped Ms Burrawanga learn to ride a bike again? Answers 1. Gourd 2. By boat, in a shipping container 3. Glubs 4. Spectrum 5. Japan Bonus Tricky Answer Her daughter.
4/1/202211 minutes, 58 seconds
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Underwater library and Autism Awareness Day

This week, we’ll revisit some would-be world record holders, and go for a bike ride with some moving mothers. We’ll head underwater to hear some sounds of the deep, and learn all about Autism Awareness Day. Then, we’ll hear about a lickable TV screen. Quiz Questions 1. Doug turned out to be a root of what kind of food? 2. How were the bikes delivered to the island? 3. What’s the nickname for The Global Library of Underwater Biological Sounds? 4. What’s the word, starting with S, that means Autism affects people differently? 5. What country is ‘Taste the TV’ from? Bonus Tricky Question Who helped Ms Burrawanga learn to ride a bike again? Answers 1. Gourd 2. By boat, in a shipping container 3. Glubs 4. Spectrum 5. Japan Bonus Tricky Answer Her daughter.
4/1/202211 minutes, 58 seconds
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Harmony Week and feline friends

On today’s show: We celebrate Harmony Week, helpers head to flooded communities, a caring kid raises funds for felines, a new encyclopedia helps readers learn Indigenous language, and scientists suspect they've discovered new types of T-Rex. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. True or false: Almost half of all Australians were born overseas or have at least one parent born overseas. 2. How many hours did the Sikh volunteers spend driving to Lismore? 3. What did Jonah sell to raise money for stray cats? 4. What does the Noongar-Wudjari word 'baardi' mean? 5. How many T-Rex species do some scientists think existed? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is another name for Tyrannosaurus Imperator? ANSWERS: 1. True 2. More than 30 3. Bookmarks 4. Witchetty grub (or endoxyla) 5. Three BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Tyrant lizard emperor
3/25/202212 minutes, 7 seconds
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Super skateboarders and trojan asteroid

On today’s show, we’ll hear about an endangered Australian animal and its special place in an Aboriginal community. We’ll meet a man on a mission with a metal detector, and we’ll visit a skate park with some brilliant brothers. We’ll blast off to outer space for an exciting discovery and meet a runaway reptile. Quiz questions: 1. Koala’s are considered an ‘endangered’ species. What were they before that? 2. How many years has Nick been using his metal detector to find people’s treasures? 3. What do Abdul and Mo do before they try a ramp for the first time? 4. What kind of asteroid travels along the same path as a planet? 5. How long was Fred missing? Bonus tricky question: What’s the Gathang (indigenous language) word for koala? Answers: 1. Vulnerable 2. 25 years 3. Walk up and down it 4. Trojan 5. Four years Bonus tricky answer: Guula
3/18/202211 minutes, 36 seconds
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Flood rescues and Mardi Gras

On today’s show: We’ll head to Mardi Gras, and celebrate International Women’s Day. We’ll hear about some amazing flood rescues, plus, we’ll meet a young girl who had a very special visitor at her school. And then, we’ll learn about an interesting fossil. Quiz questions: What city was the Mardi Gras held in? What’s something most women couldn’t do 100 years ago? What were the names of the men who took their tinny out to rescue people? What did the President do to make Embla feel better? What kind of animals alive today can also get airsacculitis? Bonus Tricky Question: What does SES stand for? Answers: Sydney Own their own home, vote, choose their own job (you only need to get one of these to get the question right!) Vincent and Jeff Held her hand and walked her to school Birds Bonus Tricky Answer: State Emergency Service
3/11/202211 minutes, 26 seconds
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Nifty new hand and happy flowers

On today’s show: We’ll meet a young girl with a nifty new hand, and visit a fantastic farm and see their happy crop. We’ll find out some great news about the Sydney Harbour Bridge, hear about some important days for our environment, and learn about a special squirrel. Quiz questions: What does Lexi say her new hand makes her feel like? Where are the Mitchison’s donating the money from their Sunflower sales? When the new flagpole is put up, how many flags will fly on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge? We talked about two days to help the environment… World Wildlife Day, and what was the other? The Woolly Flying Squirrel is pretty big for a squirrel! What animal is it as big as? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What’s the name of the mountain range the Woolly Mountain Squirrel lives in?   Answers: A superhero/ Wonder Woman A local hospital Three Clean-Up Australia Day A Cat Bonus Tricky Answer: The Himalayas
3/4/202211 minutes, 48 seconds
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World Wildlife Day special

Ruby joins ABC resident nature nerd Ann Jones and some young wildlife carers to celebrate World Wildlife Day and find out how we can all work together to help animals be happy and healthy.
3/2/202210 minutes, 12 seconds
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Mother languages and millipede discovery

On today’s show: We’ll learn about International Mother Language Day, take a trip up to the International Space Station, get up close and personal with a marvellous mini-beast, meet an indigenous musician making beautiful music and hear about a man’s close encounter with a venomous snake. Quiz questions: 1. Which language has lots of words for ‘camel’? 2. Where will the ISS land when it’s sent down to earth? 3. What does the name ‘millipede’ mean? 4. What’s the name of the person who waves their baton at the front of an orchestra? 5. How many times has Nigel been bitten by a snake? Bonus tricky question: Which state orchestra did Aaron Wyatt conduct? ANSWERS: 1. Arabic 2. Middle of the ocean 3. Thousand feet 4. Conductor 5. Three Bonus tricky answer: Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
2/25/202211 minutes, 19 seconds
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Winter Olympics and world's oldest animal

On today's show: Australian Winter Olympians win gold, silver and bronze, Kamilaroi kids campaign to bring home stolen trees, a roustabout impresses in the shearing shed, the world's oldest land animal celebrates a birthday, and an eight-year-old author's book is in demand. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the Winter Olympics mascot's name? 2. Where were the stolen trees taken? 3. What is the name of Ashlea's eye condition? 4. What island does Jonathan live on? 5. What is the title of Dillon's next book? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What year was Jonathan photographed? ANSWERS: 1. Bing Dwen Dwen 2. Museums in Switzerland and Melbourne 3. Retinitis pigmentosa 4. St Helena 5. The Jacket-Eating Closet BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 1882
2/18/202211 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cicada wee and googly eye bandits

On today's show: Googly eyes pop up in strange places around Adelaide, the Australian women's cricket team wins the Ashes, cicada wee is mistaken for raindrops, scientists prepare to launch a new telescope into space, and a boy finishes an epic journey on a unicycle. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Who helped plan the city of Adelaide? 2. What award did Ashleigh Gardner win? 3. How many species of cicadas live in Australia? 4. What type of planets is Nataliea studying? 5. How long did Oliver's trip take? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What was Ollie riding? ANSWERS: 1. Colonel William Light 2. The Belinda Clark Award 3. More than 300 4. Exoplanets 5. 12 days BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: An electric skateboard
2/11/202211 minutes, 29 seconds
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Glowing toadlet and Barty party

On today's show: The Australian of the Year winners are announced, Lunar New Year celebrations begin, a university student achieves a national first, Australia crowns a trio of tennis champions, and a new species of glowing toadlet is discovered. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Who won the Young Australian of the Year award? 2. 2022 is the year of what animal? 3. What did Rachel study at university? 4. Who presented Ash Barty with her trophy? 5. Where was the new toadlet discovered? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Who did Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinaki play in the doubles final? ANSWERS: 1. Doctor Daniel Nour 2. Tiger 3. Arts, drama and screen 4. Evonne Goolagong-Cawley 5. Brazil (in the mountains) BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden
2/4/202211 minutes, 24 seconds
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Hungry badger and jumbo potato

On today’s show: A hungry badger digs up buried treasure, the world celebrates International Day of Education, scientists make fuel from fruit, Canberra gets an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander precinct, and a Kiwi couple grows a jumbo potato named Doug. QUESTIONS: 1. In which country did the badger find the coins? 2. What date is International Day of Education? 3. Why don't people have to pick fruit from the beauty leaf tree? 4. When will Ngurra open to visitors? 5. How much did Doug weigh? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What does 'Ngurra' mean? ANSWERS: 1. Spain 2. January 24 3. It falls to the ground 4. In four years 5. 7.9 kilograms BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 'Home', 'country' or 'place of belonging'.
1/28/202210 minutes, 31 seconds
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Sea dragon and camel caravan

On today’s show: School kids plant some seeds from outer space, a museum becomes friendlier for autistic kids, Australian Test Cricket gets a new star, a caravan of camels treks across the country, and a fossilised sea dragon is discovered in England. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What street is Colo Vale Public School on? 2. What time of day is the Australian Museum opening for Autistic kids? 3. Who is the cricket player of the match medal named after? 4. Where did Sophie and her camels start their trek? 5. How old is the ichthyosaur fossil discovered in England? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What are the names of Sophie's camels? ANSWERS: 1. Wattle Street 2. The morning 3. Johnny Mullagh 4. Shark Bay, Western Australia 5. 180 million years old BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Delilah, Jude, Clayton, Charlie and Mac
1/21/202212 minutes, 12 seconds
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Sea dragon and camel caravan

On today’s show: School kids plant some seeds from outer space, a museum becomes friendlier for autistic kids, Australian Test Cricket gets a new star, a caravan of camels treks across the country, and a fossilised sea dragon is discovered in England. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What street is Colo Vale Public School on? 2. What time of day is the Australian Museum opening for Autistic kids? 3. Who is the cricket player of the match medal named after? 4. Where did Sophie and her camels start their trek? 5. How old is the ichthyosaur fossil discovered in England? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What are the names of Sophie's camels? ANSWERS: 1. Wattle Street 2. The morning 3. Johnny Mullagh 4. Shark Bay, Western Australia 5. 180 million years old BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Delilah, Jude, Clayton, Charlie and Mac
1/21/202212 minutes, 12 seconds
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Good news of 2021

We take a look back at some of the stories that made us smile in 2021.
12/24/202111 minutes, 30 seconds
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Assassin spider and space telescope

On today's show: Scientists scour an island in search of the assassin spider, the Australian Army has a new high-ranking Indigenous soldier, a bird watcher’s hobby helps his feathered friends, a 104-year-old woman proves you’re never too old to learn something new, and an enormous telescope is launched into outer space. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What do assassin spiders hunt? 2. What is the nickname for the soldiers at the top of Australia? 3. What two foundations does Michael raise money for? 4. What was Kuttiyama's test score? 5. How much did Webb cost? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How old are the oldest stars in the universe? ANSWERS: 1. Spiders 2. The eyes and ears of the north 3. BirdLife Australia and the Indigenous Literacy Foundation 4. 89 out of 100 5. 10 billion dollars BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 13 billion years
12/17/202111 minutes, 7 seconds
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Space tacos and five-leaf clovers

On today's show: A lucky dad and daughter find two FIVE-leaf clovers, a plucky bird flies across the Pacific Ocean, a brand-new school gets set to open, a long-distance swimmer breaks a world record, and astronauts eat space tacos. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How many leaves does most clover have? 2. What's the name of the godwit who had to turn back to Alaska? 3. What does 'giingana' mean? 4. How many times has Chloe McCardel swum across the English Channel? 5. What type of chilli did the astronauts grow? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Name two other foods grown in space. ANSWERS: 1. Three 2. 4BWRB 3. Be happy 4. 44 5. Hatch chilli BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Lettuce and radishes
12/10/202110 minutes, 1 second
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Prehistoric prints and Happy Hannukah

On today's show: We celebrate Hannukah, a First Nations basketball referee heads to the US, a new muppet moves to Sesame Street, dinosaur experts solve a case of mistaken identity, and it's International Day of People with Disability. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of the candlestick used during Hannukah? 2. What is the NBL? 3. How old is Ji Young? 4. Where were the dino footprints found? 5. When is International Day of People with Disability? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What are Ji Young's two passions? ANSWERS 1. Menorah 2. National Basketball League 3. Seven 4. Underground mine near Ipswich, Queensland 5. December 3 BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Rocking out on her electric guitar and skateboarding
12/3/202110 minutes, 27 seconds
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Happy Trees and moon volcanoes

On today's show: A history-making marathon win, volcanoes on the moon, trees made from dry grass, giant owl-spotting, and a pollution-sucking jumping castle. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How many golds did Madison win in Tokyo? 2. How old were the most recently discovered moon rocks? 3. What does 'Tjanpi' mean? 4. In which country was the Shelley's eagle owl spotted? 5. What eats the pollution sucked out of the air by the jumping castle? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the Pitjantjatjara name for 'Happy Trees'? ANSWERS: 1. Two 2. Two billion years old 3. Grass 4. Ghana 5. Algae BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Punu Pukurlpa
11/26/202111 minutes, 16 seconds
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World Children's Day

We're celebrating World Children’s Day with five stories all about amazing kids. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What type of science will Allegra study at uni? 2. How much will the Merimbula skatepark cost? 3. What is the name of the fashion show Quaden starred in? 4. How old is Caydence Fouracre? 5. What is Logan's drag queen name? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION What was the name of the bull ridden by Caydence? ANSWERS: 1. Physics 2. One million dollars 3. Walking in Two Worlds 4. 14 5. Candy Featherbottom BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Juicy Wiggle
11/19/202110 minutes, 9 seconds
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Koala tartan and fruit salad tree

On today's show: Teen mechanics build an electric car, a deadly scientist sends free books to kids, koalas get their own tartan, world leaders make a big mistake at an important event, and a very clever green thumb grows a fruit salad tree. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Where will the girls' car source its electricity? 2. What is the name of Corey Tutt's organisation? 3. What does the colour green represent on the koala tartan? 4. What country is Karine Elharrar from? 5. What is a peachcot? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the current world record for the most different types of fruit on one tree? ANSWERS: 1. The sun (solar power) 2. Deadly Science 3. Gum leaves 4. Israel 5. A cross between an apricot and a peach BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Five
11/12/202111 minutes, 31 seconds
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Happy Diwali and sunken sword

On today's show: We celebrate Diwali, explore giant kelp forests, track a rare sawfish, protest against unfair rules, and discover a knight's sunken sword. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How long does Diwali go for? 2. What are the tiny cells called that grow on leaves and stems? 3. How long has it been since a sawfish was recorded on Quinkan Country? 4. How did Ella feel when she wore a hat or hoodie? 5. What was the name of the series of battles where the sword was probably used? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What are Diwali oil lamps called? ANSWERS: 1. Five days 2. Spores 3. 29 years 4. Comfortable 5. The Crusades BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Diyas
11/5/202111 minutes, 10 seconds
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Firefighter goats and tornado dog

On today's show: First Nations students design a dream school, goats help fight bushfires, fossil finders discover a prehistoric sea creature, country kids build a blooming business, and a tiny dog survives a tornado. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What type of sanctuary featured in the prize-winning school design? 2. What do goats eat to stop bushfires? 3. What does titanokorys gainesi mean? 4. What type of flowers is Georgie selling? 5. What animals, other than Pom Pom, were swept into the sky? TRICKY BONUS QUESTION: What type of dog is Pom Pom? ANSWERS: 1. Turtle 2. Weeds 3. Titanic helmet 4. Billy's Buttons 5. Cows TRICKY BONUS ANSWER: Pomeranian
10/29/202110 minutes, 32 seconds
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Space travel special

Head out of this world with Ruby and astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith as they answer your intergalactic questions about space travel. If there is a news story you would like us to explore in-depth on a special episode of News Time, you can email [email protected]
10/27/202112 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ancient toilet and Eureka Prize

On today's show: Kids win a battle to recycle at school, bird-watching Aussies flock to their backyards, deaf dancers wow crowds, superstar scientists win awards, and archaeologists dig up an ancient toilet. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What powers the Kangaroo Inn Area School fish farm? 2. How many minutes do you spend counting for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count? 3. What does the Deaf Indigenous Dance Group do at the end of a show? 4. What name was shared by the kids who won a Eureka Prize? 5. How old is the ancient toilet dug up in Israel? TRICKY BONUS QUESTION: What Eureka Prize category did Doctor Nij win? ANSWERS: 1. Sun 2. 20 3. Put a spear in the ground 4. Scarlett 5. More than 2,700 years old TRICKY BONUS ANSWER: Promoting understanding of science
10/22/202111 minutes, 18 seconds
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Camel milk and dino tails

On today's show: A camel farmer invents a mobile dairy, the world's oldest rainforest is handed back to its original carers, kids use computers to help combat COVID-19, scientists discover dinosaurs wagged their tails, and we celebrate International Day of the Girl. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What toy did Max use to help design his dairy? 2. How old is the Daintree rainforest? 3. What is the name of the website created by Jack, Darcy and Wesley? 4. What type of dinosaur helped scientists discover that dinos wagged their tails? 5. What is the name of the National Gallery of Australia's exhibition celebrating girls and women? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the name of Abbie's magazine? ANSWERS: 1. Lego 2. More than 180 million years 3. COVIDBaseAU 4. Coelophysis 5. Know My Name BONUS TRICKY ANSWER Her Way
10/15/202111 minutes, 3 seconds
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Noisy reefs and smelly vegies

On today's show: sizzling bacon sounds help coral reefs, a teenager drives a tractor across Australia, scientists find out why certain vegetables are on the nose, an elderly man gives his hometown a present, and Indigenous rangers open a saltwater crocodile farm. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What type of starfish is damaging reefs? 2. What is Sam Hughes' nickname? 3. What vegetable species are cauliflower and brussels sprouts? 4. How old is Manuel Souto? 5. What do crocodile egg collectors carry for protection? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How many crocodiles can fit in the new farm? ANSWERS: 1. Crown-of-thorns 2. The Travelling Jackaroo 3. Brassicas 4. 82 5. Wooden paddles BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 1,400
10/8/202110 minutes, 18 seconds
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Earthquake and Space Cows

On today's show: An earthquake shakes eastern Australia, a five-year-old hikes across America, Space Cows track buffalo herds, a meat-eating flower is rediscovered, and Kiwi kids unearth a giant bird fossil. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What are the plates called that bump together and cause earthquakes? 2. What is the name of the hiking trail that Harvey followed? 3. What are buffalo and cattle damaging in the Top End? 4.What colour is the re-discovered sun dew? 5. What does waewaeroa mean? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Where in New Zealand was the giant penguin fossil found? ANSWERS: 1. Tectonic plates 2. Appalachian Trail 3. Rock art, sacred sites, waterways 4. Pink 5. Long legs BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: The west coast of New Zealand’s North Island
10/1/202111 minutes, 11 seconds
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Golden Slams and boat-sinking walrus

On today's show: A boat-sinking walrus, International Day of Sign Languages, golden slam winners, a new aunty, and bringing woolly mammoths back to life. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How much does Wally weigh? 2. What is Australia's national sign language called? 3. Where is Diede de Groot from? 4. What state is Nukunu Country in? 5. How long before scientists hope to have elephant-mammoth calves running around? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Where did Diede de Groot and Dylan Alcott secure their Golden Slams? ANSWERS: 1. 2,000 kilograms 2. Auslan 3. The Netherlands 4. South Australia 5. Six years BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: US Open in New York
9/24/202110 minutes, 18 seconds
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Walking whales and teddy bear bees

On today's show: School of the Air singers go viral, teddy bear bees swarm in the thousands, an asteroid gets a new name, a footballing family kicks goals, and fossil hunters find a walking whale. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is the name of the School of the Air song? 2. Where do Dawsons burrowing bees nest? 3. What does '10040' mean in '10040 Ghillar'? 4. How many times has Jarrod represented Australia in football? 5. In which country was the walking whale fossil discovered? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Who is the country music singer that helped write the School of the Air song? ANSWERS: 1. Biggest Classroom in the World 2. Underground in West Australian clay pans 3. It's the 10,040th asteroid to be officially named 4. 17 5. Egypt BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Josh Arnold
9/17/202111 minutes, 19 seconds
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R U OK? Day and mighty mouse comeback

Today we’ll celebrate a Paralympic win, ask ‘R U OK?', meet the kids welcoming arrivals from Afghanistan, find out why a tree was flown across the world, and discover which extinct creature is still alive. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How many medals did Australian Paralympians just win? 2. What type of gathering is helping the kids at Mogo Public School? 3. In which city did 89 people arrive from Afghanistan? 4. What type of tree did Gautama Buddha sit beneath in India? 5. What is the name of the island where the Gould's Mouse was found? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: In which Victorian city will the sapling be planted? ANSWERS: 1. 80 2. Yarning circles 3. Adelaide 4. Bodhi tree 5. Shark Bay Island BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Bendigo
9/10/202111 minutes, 4 seconds
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Coronavirus update

Ruby talks to ABC health and science journalist Tegan Taylor about why COVID19 is still here, what's being done about it, and how we can stay happy and healthy into the future.
9/9/202112 minutes, 25 seconds
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Paralympic stars and animal dads

Today, we’ll cheer along some of the world’s best athletes in the Paralympic Games, we'll snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef, find out why The Wiggles need a bigger Big Red Car, meet a farmer who bought an entire town, and hear which animals make the best dads. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Where are the Paralympics being held? 2. What does 'muga dhambi' mean? 3. How old is new Wiggle Tsehay? 4. What are the people of Hebel calling Frank? 5. What was the gorilla's name at Taronga Zoo? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: How long has Anthony been a Wiggle? ANSWERS: 1. Tokyo, Japan 2. Big coral 3. 15 4. The people's king 5. Kibabu BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: 30 years
9/3/202111 minutes, 17 seconds
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Roaming elephants and Book Week

Today we’ll follow a rogue elephant herd across China, visit a school making picture books in Indigenous languages, wear purple clothes for rainbow kids, find out what world leaders are doing to tackle climate change, and meet the winners of the Children’s Book of the Year Awards. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. How many Asian elephants live in China today? 2. What does Ngayulu Paku Pulka mean? 3. What date is Wear it Purple day? 4. What issue does the United Nations' new report address? 5. Who wrote Aster's Good, Right Things? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What is the name of Zeno Sworder's book? ANSWERS: 1. About 300 2. I'm so tired 3. August 27 4. Climate change 5. Kate Gordon BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: This Small Blue Dot
8/27/202111 minutes, 10 seconds
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Prehistoric dragon and alien observers

It's National Science Week! We'll join a detective mission to spot some nocturnal natives, find out how Indigenous knowledge is saving swampland, meet a man finding his voice with a new invention, wonder if aliens are watching us, and we’ll dig up bones belonging to Australia’s very own dragon. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. Which Australian owl sounds like a dog? 2. What is another name for the Mulyawonk? 3. What does the new US invention read to help people talk? 4. What type of dinosaur was Thapunngaka shawi? 5. How many planets are close enough to tune into Earth's radio and TV broadcasts? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What does 'thapun' mean in Wanamara language? ANSWERS: 1. The barking owl 2. Bunyip 3. Brainwaves 4. Pterosaur 5. 29 BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Spear
8/20/202111 minutes, 1 second
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Outback budgies and Young Archies

Today we’ll meet a doctor mending broken hearts, celebrate our Olympic athletes’ success, follow a flock of birds to the middle of Australia, meet some prize-winning painters and examine some treasure from under the sea. QUIZ QUESTION: 1. What two objects did the toy doctor repair for Carol? 2. Where was Peter Bol born? 3. What food do the budgies like to eat in the outback? 4. What character is Luanda's brother dressed as? 5. What was pictured in the underwater petroglyph Clinton discovered? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Who did Charliese Allen Momasito paint for the Young Archies? ANSWERS: 1. A ceramic horse and porcelain doll 2. Sudan 3. Grass seed 4. The Incredible Hulk 5. Kangaroo footprints BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Her mum
8/13/202110 minutes, 16 seconds
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Outback budgies and Young Archies

Today we’ll meet a doctor mending broken hearts, celebrate our Olympic athletes’ success, follow a flock of birds to the middle of Australia, meet some prize-winning painters and examine some treasure from under the sea. QUIZ QUESTION: 1. What two objects did the toy doctor repair for Carol? 2. Where was Peter Bol born? 3. What food do the budgies like to eat in the outback? 4. What character is Luanda's brother dressed as? 5. What was pictured in the underwater petroglyph Clinton discovered? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Who did Charliese Allen Momasito paint for the Young Archies? ANSWERS: 1. A ceramic horse and porcelain doll 2. Sudan 3. Grass seed 4. The Incredible Hulk 5. Kangaroo footprints BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Her mum
8/13/202110 minutes, 16 seconds
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Olympic kids and rogue planets

Today we’ll ollie and grind with three teen Olympians, find out which threatened species is making a comeback, float in space, meet the brothers reviving an ancient language, and visit the Lost City. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. In which event did teenagers win gold, silver and bronze at the Tokyo Olympics? 2. Which two types of quolls are making a comeback in Australia? 3. How many floating planets did scientists recently discover? 4. What have Toby and Daryl invented to help people learn Kullilli language? 5. What did Leo sell to help the Lost City? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: Where is the Lost City? ANSWERS: 1. Street skateboarding 2. The spotted tail quoll and the western quoll 3. Four 4. A Kullilli dictionary app 5. Lemonade BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Wiradjuri Country, near Lithgow, NSW.
8/6/202110 minutes, 2 seconds
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Kalkadoon treasure and super speller

This week we’ll meet a super speller, celebrate International Day of Friendship, discover ancient treasure in the Queensland bush, find out how little lambs are spreading smiles, and hear about a disagreement in Tasmania all to do with poo. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What is Zaila Avant Garde's other talent, apart from spelling? 2. What international day did we recently celebrate? 3. Who goes bushwalking with Nundji? 4. What have people been sending to Tracey Kruger's farm? 5. What is the name of the dog statue at the Pooseum? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What do the Kalkadoon people use to attach rocks to sticks when making spears? ANSWERS: 1. Basketball 2. International Day of Friendship 3. His grandfather 4. Knitted jumpers 5. Pooby-Doo BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Wax made from spinifex grass Send your story ideas to [email protected]
7/30/202110 minutes, 24 seconds
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Meteorite mystery and whale tale

Today we explore a cave where birds’ nests are ruffling feathers, we meet a science star inspired by her mum’s cooking, we cheer on an Australian para-taekwondo competitor, we solve a meteorite mystery, and we hear a whale of a tale. QUIZ QUESTIONS: 1. What type of birds are making nests on Indigenous artworks? 2. What does STEM stand for? 3. Where did taekwondo originate? 4. In which desert was the meteorite found? 5. What type of whale spat out the lobster diver? BONUS: What type of scientist is Zahra Khorami becoming? ANSWERS: 1. Swallows 2. Science, technology, engineering, mathematics 3. Korea 4. Kalahari 5. Humpback BONUS: Biomedical engineer Contact [email protected] with your story ideas.
7/23/202111 minutes, 6 seconds
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Beetle business and tennis champions

On today's show: A weed-whacking beetle business, a very expensive kelpie, Australia Post's plans to recognise Indigenous Country, a fire burning in the middle of the ocean, and our newest tennis champions! We also want to hear from you! We're making some super special episodes of News Time that take a deep dive into one juicy topic! Let us know the subject, issue or story you want to hear investigated in more detail. Send your suggestions to [email protected] And once you've listened to today's episode, take this quiz: QUESTIONS 1. What type of beetles are Jack and Kelly selling in Darwin? 2. What can you now add to addresses on Australian letters and parcels? 3. How much money did someone pay for Eulooka Hoover? 4. What type of pipe sprung a leak in the Yucatan Peninsula? 5. Who was the last Australian woman, before Ash Barty, to win the women's singles championship at Wimbledon? BONUS TRICKY QUESTION: What Indigenous Country is Canberra on? ANSWERS 1. Calligrapha beetles 2. Indigenous Country names 3. $35,200 4. A gas pipe 5. Evonne Goolagong Cawley BONUS TRICKY ANSWER: Ngunnawal
7/16/202110 minutes, 22 seconds
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NAIDOC Week: Heal Country

It's NAIDOC Week, a time for all of us to celebrate the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The theme for NAIDOC Week this year is Heal Country – that means everyone coming together to take care of First Nations lands, waters, sacred sites, cultures and languages. And that’s what NAIDOC News Time is all about!
7/9/202111 minutes, 13 seconds
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Dinosaur Week

To celebrate Dinosaur Week here at ABC Kids, we’re bringing you five of the world’s best stories all about dinos! We’ll be talking ancient crocodiles, backyard fossils, mammoth teeth, prehistoric sharks, and the biggest dinosaur ever discovered in Australia.
7/2/202112 minutes, 12 seconds
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Refugee Week and big bird count

This week, we’ll be stretching, bending and twisting our bodies into all sorts of shapes for International Day of Yoga. Then, we’ll go bird-watching with scientists who have figured out how many feathered friends we have here on planet Earth. We’ll reveal the winners of some of the country’s most important art prizes. We’ll find out why teachers and students around the world are wearing skirts to school, even if it's against the rules. And, we’ll meet a teenager who travelled across the ocean on a leaky boat to find a new, safe home here in Australia.
6/25/202111 minutes, 27 seconds
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Mouse plague and snakes on planes

This week, we’ll learn about a possible solution to Australia's massive mouse problem. We’ll make a splash with astronauts in the world’s deepest swimming pool. We’ll sashay down the runway with the stars of Australian Fashion Week. We’ll find out more about the coronavirus vaccine and why kids aren’t getting it yet. And we’ll discover the secret hiding spot of some deadly desert creatures.
6/18/202111 minutes, 19 seconds
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Helping horses and 2000-year-old poo

Today, we'll travel to the centre of the Earth where scientists have made a ground-breaking discovery. We'll dive into the sea to celebrate World Ocean Day. We'll meet a blind teenager and his new pooch pal. We'll find out how horses are helping kids stay happy and healthy. And we'll examine some ancient human poo.
6/11/202111 minutes, 1 second
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Hungry penguins and skeleton friends

This week, we'll take a dive into the deep sea with some hungry penguins. We'll visit a house in the United States made without a hammer or any nails. We'll travel into the jungle of the Philippines where scientists have made a sparkly discovery inside the trunks of trees. We'll find out the truth about a misunderstood ancient wolf. And, we'll meet a Sydney teenager's spooky best friend.
6/4/202110 minutes, 28 seconds
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Reconciliation: More than a word

Every week, we bring you five amazing stories from around the world, but this is a special edition of News Time because it's also Reconciliation Week. We'll be finding out exactly what reconciliation means, and why it's so important. We'll be shining a spotlight on stories about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, like the children's author who just won a HUGE award and the Northern Territory school kids learning outside on country. We'll learn about some Torres Strait Islander people taking a stand to save their land and we'll meet a man who might just be the oldest Aboriginal person in Australia.
5/28/202110 minutes, 21 seconds
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World Bee Day and super slugs

Today, we're heading to Japan to meet a sea slug with a surprising super power. We'll also visit Spain for a juicy story about rotten oranges. We'll celebrate one of the world's most BEE-autiful creatures that also needs our help to keep busy. We'll travel back in time to learn about the first paths Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people walked across Country. And we'll meet a four-year-old hero who saved his mum with the help of a toy car.
5/21/202110 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ancient snacks and dirty undies

Today we’ll visit an Australian cave to check out some ancient snacks, we’ll learn about an endangered frog baby boom, and we’ll meet a rising star in the world of fashion. Speaking of clothes, we’re going to dig up the dirt on an item of clothing that people have been burying in their backyards. Finally, we’ll join a group of history hunters who are on a mission to make the world-wide-web a fairer place.
5/14/202110 minutes, 11 seconds
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Happy reef and world's oldest bird

Today we’ll be travelling to India to meet a young inventor, we’ll buckle up for some driving lessons with a local legend in Queensland, and then fly to a wildlife sanctuary to meet the world’s oldest seabird. We’ll also dive down to visit a one-of-a-kind coral reef and we’ll find out about a big decision from the government that could help the environment.
5/7/202110 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dance day and pawesome pooch

Today we’ll be meeting a heroic pooch that came to his neighbours rescue, and we’ll check out some dolls making playtime more inclusive. Next we’ll bust some moves to celebrate International Dance Day.  And we’ll find out how an Aussie lake is helping scientists understand life on Mars. Plus we’ll learn about a magical fabric that was so light, people thought it was made by faeries!
5/3/202111 minutes, 12 seconds
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Encore: Top 5 Dino News

Back by popular demand, we're revisiting our favourite dino news stories!
4/30/202110 minutes, 30 seconds
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Earth Day and winged shark

Today, we’ll travel back in time with ancient artefact and prehistoric shark discoveries. We’ll learn about Earth Day and how one Aussie is helping their unlikely neighbours. And, get our hands busy with some inventive recycling.
4/23/202110 minutes, 36 seconds
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New planets and sea cucumber poo

Today we’re talking about Ramadan and a history-making maths teacher. We’ll look to outer space with some special high school students, and then dive into the ocean to find out about sharks and how sea cucumbers do their business.
4/16/202110 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ancient computer and accidental record

Today we’re celebrating Easter and saying thank you to the SES for all their hard work during the floods. We’ll learn about an accidental world record and some very important burrows. And we’re exploring the deep seas to discover a very important device!
4/9/202110 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ancient computer and accidental record

Today we’re celebrating Easter and saying thank you to the SES for all their hard work during the floods. We’ll learn about an accidental world record and some very important burrows. And we’re exploring the deep seas to discover a very important device!
4/9/202110 minutes, 55 seconds
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Top 5 Helpers

There’s been a lot going on lately, but whether it’s been floods or fires or a pesky pandemic, there have always been people on their way to make things better. In light of all their hard work, I thought it would be a good idea to countdown our Top 5 helpers! Let’s look back at helpers of all different kinds, from caring canines to prompt paramedics.
4/2/202111 minutes, 5 seconds
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Dino discovery and a compact chameleon

Today we’re learning about a tiny dinosaur, and another tiny reptile – the smallest in the world in fact! We’ll row across the ocean with a world record holder, and kick goals in the Indigenous women’s AFL! We’re also going to find out what kinds of things people have been doing with their old coronavirus masks.
3/26/202111 minutes, 5 seconds
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Harmony Day and fishy relatives

Today we’ll be talking about what Harmony Day means, and learning about the return of some precious treasures. We’ll hit the surf safely with a lifeguard and head into the bush and see how it’s going after the Black Summer bushfires. Last but not least, we’ll meet one of your relatives! But they might not be who you expect...
3/19/202110 minutes
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Plastic ban and a surfing duck

Today we’re celebrating girls and women, and we’ll find out which Aussie state has said nooo thanks to plastic! We’ll race along beside the fastest kid in history, strut our stuff on the catwalks of New York and meet a very adventurous duck.
3/12/202112 minutes, 10 seconds
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Plastic ban and a surfing duck

Today we’re celebrating girls and women, and we’ll find out which Aussie state has said nooo thanks to plastic! We’ll race along beside the fastest kid in history, strut our stuff on the catwalks of New York and meet a very adventurous duck.
3/12/202112 minutes, 10 seconds
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Neptune balls and dinosaur bottoms

Today, we’re celebrating World Wildlife Day, visiting some worried goats, and learning about some special seagrass that’s cleaning up our oceans. We’ll also hear about a dino derriere and how wombats are making a come-back in Western Australia!
3/5/202112 minutes, 11 seconds
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Perseverance and warty pig paintings

Today we’re peering into ancient caves, landing on Mars with the rover Perseverance, and we’ll meet a mighty sheep musterer. We’ll also learn about a real-life superhero and listen in on a cicada super year. 
2/26/202111 minutes, 5 seconds
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Perseverance and warty pig paintings

Today we’re peering into ancient caves, landing on Mars with the rover Perseverance, and we’ll meet a mighty sheep musterer. We’ll also learn about a real-life superhero and listen in on a cicada super year. 
2/26/202111 minutes, 5 seconds
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Robot dogs and seal pups

Today we’re getting the scoop on a strange meteorite, learning about Mother Language Day, hearing why a big road was closed in New Zealand for some very important visitors, building with braille blocks, and playing fetch with Spot the Robot Dog.
2/19/202111 minutes, 38 seconds
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Lunar New Year

Today we’re celebrating the Lunar New Year, shooting hoops with Patty Mills, making some unusual cookies, surfing the net safely and learning about a girl with a one-of-a-kind ear.
2/12/202112 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cow fluffs and giant pumpkins

This week on News Time, we’re learning what cow fluffs and climate change have in common, looking at a new book called Day Break, sizing up a first prize pumpkin, meeting a paw-some assistance animal, and discovering a scaly visitor in a school canteen.
2/5/202112 minutes, 11 seconds
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Punk turtles and Paralympic school sports

Today on News Time, this week we’re visiting a duck dog, talking about the coronavirus vaccine, getting active with Paralympic school sports, learning about cool burning with the Girringun rangers and rocking out with a mysterious ‘punk turtle’.
1/29/202112 minutes, 15 seconds
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Punk turtles and Paralympic school sports

Today on News Time, this week we’re visiting a duck dog, talking about the coronavirus vaccine, getting active with Paralympic school sports, learning about cool burning with the Girringun rangers and rocking out with a mysterious ‘punk turtle’.
1/29/202112 minutes, 15 seconds
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Holiday News

Welcome back to News Time! Today on the show, we’re diving underwater to meet a new type of whale, discovering a peculiar, feathered dinosaur, learning about how honeybees in Vietnam are fighting off giant hornets, we’ll find out which cool sports have made it into the 2024 Olympics, and we’ll have a little back-to-school chat.
1/22/202112 minutes, 22 seconds
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Top 5 Good News of 2020

Summer is warming up; school holidays are about to start and everyone’s getting ready to say goodbye to the year 2020! A lot has happened this year. It’s been a hard time for a lot of us. So, before we begin 2021, let’s look back at 2020 and remember five amazing news stories that made us feel good
12/18/202014 minutes, 55 seconds
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Robot wolves and giraffe GPS

Today we’re howling at the moon with some robot wolves, we’re taking a stroll through the ARIA Hall of Fame, we’ll be using our noses to travel back in time, getting lost in giraffe GPS, and we’ll learn about concrete with an extra crunch.
12/11/202010 minutes, 53 seconds
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International Day of People with Disability

This week on News Time, we’re celebrating International Day of People with Disability. Ruby is joined by super co-hosts India and Gillian to talk about disability, cheer on the first Ironman with Down’s Syndrome, learn about sensory tours, get a yummy home delivery from Dylan Alcott, and hang ten as we surf the autistic spectrum!
12/4/202014 minutes, 19 seconds
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Moroccan dung beetles and a new coral reef

Today we’re going to dive down to a new coral reef, we’ll meet a soccer player kicking goals off the field, we’ll learn how some helpful bugs are keeping Aussie farms fresh, how a new app is connecting neighbours, and we’ll meet a Samoan beauty queen with a big heart.
11/27/202011 minutes, 25 seconds
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Water on the moon and a horse clone

Today we’re travelling back in time to visit the ancient Nazca people of Peru, and blasting off into space to spend some time on the moon…
11/20/202011 minutes, 43 seconds
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NAIDOC News

It’s NAIDOC Week in Australia! A big celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture, and achievement. The theme of this year’s NAIDOC Week is ‘Always was, always will be’. It means that this land, we now call Australia, always was and always will be Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land. It recognises that First Nations people have lived and cared for this country for over 65,000 years.
11/13/202013 minutes, 10 seconds
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Top 5 Creepy Crawly News

Some can fly, some can crawl, some are microscopic, and some can be heard from miles away! Today, we’re looking back at some of our favourite news stories about our bug buddies – creepy crawlies!
11/6/20208 minutes, 25 seconds
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Halloween and Yolŋu surf rock

This week, we’re getting spooky on Halloween, rocking out to Yolŋu tunes and visiting a Starman, waiting in the sky…
10/30/202011 minutes, 21 seconds
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Jet packs and peacock spiders

This week, we’re learning about Country, cheering on tennis champion Dylan Alcott and celebrating some very special people in our lives…
10/23/202011 minutes, 8 seconds
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Weird science and a popstar parrot

This week we’re getting silly with science, meeting a popstar parrot and celebrating girls across the globe…
10/16/202011 minutes, 42 seconds
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World Space Week

Get your moon boots on because today on News Time, we’re flying up through the atmosphere and heading for the stars to celebrate World Space Week!
10/9/202011 minutes, 29 seconds
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World Animal Day

We’re celebrating World Animal Day on News Time and taking a look back at some of our favourite stories from the animal kingdom. You might remember a flying dingo back in April, a town full of polar bears last year, and a handy guide to swooping season from last spring. Let’s listen back to more…
10/2/20209 minutes, 30 seconds
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Awesome Kids News

Today we’re looking back at some of our favourite news stories about awesome kids! You might remember hearing about a Nipper named Clayton who became a hero in January this year, or a young person named Greta Thunberg who is spreading a powerful message to protect the planet. Let’s look back at more awesome stories about awesome kids…
9/25/20209 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rosh Hashanah and the voice of Earth

This week, we’re visiting the koalas in the trees and singing to the whales in the sea, plus we’re celebrating Rosh Hashanah…
9/18/202011 minutes, 3 seconds
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Zoo baby boom and RUOK Day

This week, we’re stopping to smell the spring flowers, diving down in a South American submarine, and we welcome some furry new friends at zoos around Australia…
9/11/202011 minutes, 41 seconds
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Top 5 Ocean News

Today we’re looking back at our favourite stories about the deep, blue sea! You might remember getting stuck in some snot palaces in July, and the Seabins cleaning up our waterways in January. Let’s look back at more…
9/4/20209 minutes, 33 seconds
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Dolphin language and a daring dog rescue

This week we’re going on a daring dog recue, talking to dolphins and looking out for our friends on Wear It Purple Day…
8/28/202011 minutes, 36 seconds
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Mars mission and helpful penguin poo

It’s National Science Week and to celebrate we’re looking at five science news stories. We’re heading to Mars, looking back in time and spying some penguin poo from outer space…
8/21/202011 minutes, 35 seconds
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Delivery dogs and an underwater museum

This week we meet some helpful pooches, dive underwater to an ancient shipwreck and we search the skies for a missing star…
8/14/202011 minutes, 39 seconds
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Dhurga Dictionary and Matariki

In celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on the 4th of August, and International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on the 9th, we’re taking a look at five First Nations stories from Australia and afar…
8/7/202011 minutes, 50 seconds
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International Friendship Day

This week on News Time, we’re singing with the sparrows, getting colourful with crayons and cooking up some scientific snacks...
7/31/202012 minutes, 46 seconds
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Green cities and space toilets

This week we meet a helpful lollipop dog, uncover an ancient Viking ship, and blast off into space for the Lunar Loo Challenge!
7/24/202011 minutes, 21 seconds
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Meerkats and Mandela Day

This week we set sail across the Indian Ocean, head back in time to visit an ancient ancestor of a cute Australian animal, and we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day…
7/17/202012 minutes, 27 seconds
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Giant asteroids and dolphin friends

This week we’re looking at the different theories about why the dinosaurs vanished, we meet some clever dolphin friends and hear all about Malala Yousefzai and her fight for girls to go to school…
7/10/20209 minutes, 15 seconds
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Flying cars and snot palaces

This week, we visit an underwater snot palace, zoom around in a flying car and get excited for the 2023 Women’s World Cup…
7/3/202011 minutes, 17 seconds
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Top 5 Dino News

This week, we count down five of our favourite dinosaur news stories ever! You might remember a story about a frozen dragon being uncovered in Canada back in September 2019, or a town full of dinosaur ants in one of last year’s shows. Let’s look back at more…
6/26/20200
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Black Lives Matter

Today on News Time, we talk about the Black Lives Matter movement and why people are protesting around the world...
6/19/202013 minutes, 36 seconds
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Noisy cicadas and eavesdropping squirrels

This week we're listening in on some noisy cicadas, eavesdropping squirrels and a generous dolphin named Mystique...
6/12/202011 minutes, 47 seconds
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In This Together

This week we're looking at five news stories from Indigenous Australia. We're celebrating Mabo Day, talking about Reconciliation and learning how to make bread from native grass...
6/5/202011 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sorry Day and quiet seas

This week we talk about why National Sorry Day is so important, plus we hear about shooting stars, quiet oceans and a new dino discovery...
5/29/202012 minutes
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Top 5 Pet News

This week, we’re counting down our favourite news stories featuring extraordinary pets! Let's head back to 2019, to a camel beauty pageant in Saudi Arabia; or to England, where a duck named Jimmy got a brand-new set of wheels. Let’s look back at more…
5/22/20206 minutes, 33 seconds
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Leatherback turtles and frozen frog fossils

This week on News Time, we hear all about migratory birds, leatherback turtles and fossilised frogs frozen in Antarctica...
5/15/202012 minutes, 41 seconds
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Prickles the sheep and the Hubble Space Telescope

This week we learn all about an insect invasion in Central Australia, a very woolly sheep named Prickles and the Hubble Space Telescope celebrates its 30th birthday...
5/8/202012 minutes, 57 seconds
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Bristlebird rescue and a plastic-eating enzyme

This week we hear all about a bristlebird rescue mission, World Dance Day and plastic-eating enzymes…
5/1/202011 minutes, 47 seconds
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ANZAC Day and Wandi the dingo

This week was full of special days - ANZAC Day, Earth Day and World Creativity and Innovation Day! Not to mention a dingo who fell from the sky...
4/24/202013 minutes, 3 seconds
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Top 5 Space News

This week, we count down five of our favourite space stories ever! You might remember a story about baking cookies in space from back in 2019 or celebrating Christina Koch’s record-breaking time spent on the International Space Station earlier this year. Let’s look back at more…
4/17/20208 minutes, 44 seconds
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Coronavirus Edition

Normally we count down five news stories from around the world, but lately there is one news story that's taking up headlines everywhere. Let's talk about coronavirus today on News Time and what we can all do to stay happy and healthy.
4/15/20209 minutes, 15 seconds
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Top 5 Funny News

This week, we count down five of our funniest news stories ever! You might remember a story about hip-hop-loving cheese from back in March last year, or three life-sized astronaut sculptures made entirely out of butter in August! Let’s look back at more…
4/10/20206 minutes, 23 seconds
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Top 5 Animal News

This week, we count down five of our favourite animal stories ever! You might remember a wandering wombat from earlier in the year or Snowball the dancing cockatoo from July last year... let's look back at more!
4/3/20209 minutes, 34 seconds
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Coronavirus and a tiny dino discovery

This week we hear more about coronavirus in Australia, a tiny dinosaur discovery, and Yoshi the turtle and her very big swim.
3/27/202012 minutes, 56 seconds
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COVID-19 and clever Kiwi keas

This week we hear all about the coronavirus, some clever mountain parrots in New Zealand and we celebrate Harmony Day.
3/20/202012 minutes
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International Women's Day and a duck army

This week we hear all about a swarm of locusts and an army of ducks, an 8-year-old inventor and a shark that’s bigger than a bus!  
3/13/20209 minutes, 32 seconds
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World Wildlife Day and a big bee heist

This week we hear all about the Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney, World Wildlife Day, a very clever dog and a big bee heist!
3/6/20209 minutes, 32 seconds
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Seabirds and supercomputers

This week we hear about a stupendous ancient turtle, lost seabirds, super duper weather computers and lettuce growing out of mattresses!
2/28/20209 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Midnight Zone and Ecuadorian llama racing

This week we hear about a deep-sea mission to explore the Midnight Zone, a Brazilian pianist returning to music thanks to a special pair of gloves, and a llama race for a famous wetland in Ecuador.
2/21/20209 minutes, 28 seconds
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Women in science and World Radio Day

This week we hear all about World Radio Day, an Italian library on wheels and we celebrate the wonderful women of science.
2/14/20209 minutes, 8 seconds
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Albatross GPS and a 3000 year old voice

This week, we hear all about a wandering wombat, a 3000 year old mummy's voice, a dinosaur bone discovery and albatross GPS.
2/7/202010 minutes, 8 seconds
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Yabun Festival and raining carrots

This week, we hear all about Yabun Festival, some amazing Australians of the Year, carrots raining from the sky and a young hero named Clayton.
1/31/20208 minutes, 45 seconds
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Microbats and Lunar New Year

This week, we hear all about Lunar New Year festivities, swarms of backyard microbats, International Day of Education and... a Wonder Dog!
1/24/20209 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mountain climbing friends and Sunshine the koala

This week, we hear about people working together during the bushfire emergency, a penguin discovered miles from home, the Australian invention cleaning up our seas and a very lucky koala named Sunshine!
1/17/20208 minutes, 14 seconds
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Young inventors and 3D homes

This week, we check out some cool inventions by Aussie kids, we find out what International Migrant Day is, we discover a cool way homes are being built, and astronauts in space receive some unusual Christmas gifts.
12/20/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mountain Day and stuck in seaweed

This week, we check out what International Mountain Day is, we learn about oxygen, we meet an Aussie adventurer, and we find out how a woman got stuck in seaweed.
12/13/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Saving coral and ancient pup

This week, we find out what scientists are doing to try to help sick coral, a pre-historic creature is discovered in Siberia, we meet a young inventor who's designed something very cool, and archeologists uncover some rare mummies.
12/6/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Acoustic observatory and driving dog

This week, we find out why scientists are capturing the sounds of Australian wildlife, we meet a dog with an important job, we learn about recycling, and we check out what animal was caught driving a car!
11/29/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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World TV Day and unicorn pup

This week, we find out what World TV Day is about, we learn why water is a big problem in a city called Venice, scientists discover something pretty amazing in China, and we meet a unique puppy named Narwhal.
11/22/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bushfire emergency and ancient scroll

This week, we find out about bushfires along Australia's east coast, we learn about diabetes for World Diabetes Day, we check out a brand new island that's popped up in the ocean, and scientists try to work out what's inside an ancient scroll.
11/15/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ash Barty and cookies in space

This week, we meet an Australian sports star, we find out why astronauts want to bake cookies in space, we discover why some people in New South Wales have been celebrating rain, and we learn what merengue is.
11/8/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Halloween and slime museum

This week, we learn about Halloween, we find out about one of Australia’s natural wonders, scientists discover something cool about rats, and a slime museum opens its doors.
11/1/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bird count and white emu

This week, we take a look at what the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is, we learn about something cool that's happened up in space, we meet someone named Simone Biles, and we check out a rare Australian bird.
10/25/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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World Food Day and giant avocado

This week, we learn what World Food Day is all about, we meet some winners of the Nobel Prizes, scientists find out something cool about the planet Saturn, and we check out a giant avocado!
10/18/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Daylight saving and rare monkey

This week, we learn about daylight saving, we check out a giant iceberg in Antarctica, we find out what Migratory Bird Day is all about, and we meet a rare baby monkey.
10/11/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Talking clock and spotted zebra

This week, we meet a talking clock, we find out what animal has invaded the island country Cuba, we discover why astronauts spent a week in an underground cave, and we check out a spotted zebra.
10/4/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Climate strike and royal toy

This week, we find out what the Global Climate Strike is, we check out a big sporting event, we meet a penguin that went on a long journey, and we discover who went on a royal adventure.
9/27/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Magpie season and Frozen Dragon

This week, we learn about a swooping bird, we meet a new type of dinosaur, we find out what the World Peace Game is all about, and we check out an animal that can produce electricity.
9/20/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bushfires and Loch Ness

This week, we learn about bushfires, we find out what Australia’s food bowl is, scientists try to uncover the mystery of the Loch Ness monster, and we check out some underwater volcanoes.
9/13/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Greta Thunberg and borrowed pandas

This week, we meet a girl named Greta Thunberg, we learn about biodiversity, we find out why scientists are so interested in rocks in Western Australia, and we learn about Australia's only giant pandas.
9/6/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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World water week and dinosaur ants

This week, we learn about World Water Week, we find out what dinosaur ants are, we check out what people are turning old trees into, and scientists find out something cool about Reef manta rays.
8/30/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Book week and ancient diamonds

This week, we find out about Book Week, scientists discover something worrying in snow, we learn about diamonds, and we meet a man named Neil who's set a world record on his bike.
8/23/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Science week and treasure trove

This week, we find out about Science Week, we learn about coral, we check out a science experiment involving seagulls, and archaeologists discover an ancient treasure trove.
8/16/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Garma festival and butter sculptures

This week, we find out about a festival called Garma, scientists discover an ancient dinosaur bone, we take a look at some buttery creations, and we meet a dog named Melody that’s set a new world record.
8/9/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tiger numbers and balloon festival

This week, we discover some good news about tigers, we learn about volcanoes, we find out what National Tree Day is all about, and we check out a hot air balloon festival.
8/2/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Message in bottle and giant jellyfish

This week, we find out what washed up along a beach, we learn about a giant sea creature, we check out an ancient city that’s been uncovered, and we discover a race involving some very slow competitors.
7/26/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Moon landing and orange seagull

This week, we learn about a special event that happened 50 years ago, we meet a bird that was an unusual orange colour, we find out what stopped traffic on a busy road, and we discover what was hiding inside a sushi shop.
7/19/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Antarctica ice and dancing cockatoo

This week, we learn about what’s going on in one of the coldest places on planet Earth, we meet a bird that’s really good at dancing, we check out a way some kids are reusing plastic milk containers, and we find out what a vet has done to help a turtle.
7/12/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Olympic sports and giant waterslide

This week, we learn about a big international sporting event, we check out the world’s longest waterslide, we meet a girl who’s helping people and the environment, and we find out why someone was dressed in a lion costume at a zoo.
7/5/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Singing seals and electric plane

This week, we discover which animal is very good at copying sounds, we take a look at the latest thing found on the planet Mars, we check out a new kind of plane, and there's been an unusual competition involving toy horses in the country Finland.
6/28/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Extinct plants and Beethoven hair

This week, we learn about plants and why some have become extinct, we find out why some turtles in Canada needed some help, we discover who Beethoven is, and we meet a duck named Jimmy that has a special set of wheels.
6/21/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sleep time and hologram circus

This week, we learn why sleep is so important, we check out a cool new circus, we find out how some people are cleaning up plastic rubbish, and we take a look at a strange competition in the country Japan.
6/14/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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World Environment Day and baseball bees

This week, we learn what an environment is, we get a lesson on spelling, we find out why a baseball game had to be stopped, and we discover what was rummaging through a rubbish bin.
6/7/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Changing seasons and chasing cheese

This week, we learn about seasons, we find out what’s been uncovered in a country called Wales, we check out a cheesy competition, and we discover why scientists are interested in whale snot.
5/31/20197 minutes, 5 seconds
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World Bee Day and fast train

This week, we learn what a volunteer is, we find out what World Bee Day is all about, we talk about turtles, and we check out a super-fast train.
5/24/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mariana Trench and robotic animals

This week, we learn about a place at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, we find out what a house on Mars might look like, we meet a girl who found something very valuable on an Australian beach, and we take a look at what has arrived at an English zoo.
5/17/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Sea shells and bird song

This week, we learn about a well known poem, we find out about a new type of dinosaur, we listen to a song that’s sung by animals, and we find out about a giant toy that’s been made in a country called Mexico.
5/10/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dictionaries and Bug Restaurant

This week, we find out about an experiment scientists have been doing in Victoria, we discover what a dictionary is, we take a look at why a restaurant has bugs on the menu, and we try to unlock a mystery involving a parrot named Freddy.
5/3/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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World Book Day and Guide Horses

This week, we learn about Earth Day and World Book Day, we meet a scientist who discovered an ancient fossil, and we find out how animals can help people.
4/26/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Easter celebrations and plastic pitch

This week, we find out what big celebration is on this weekend, we discover what scientists are doing to keep track of orangutans, we take a look at one way people are recycling plastic, and we meet a boy who's very passionate about music.
4/19/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Leonardo da Vinci and rainbows

This week, we learn about a very famous artist, we find out what’s bugging the International Space Station, we take a look at how rainbows are made, and we meet some very lucky ducklings.
4/12/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Daylight saving ends and baby corals

This week, we learn about something called Daylight Saving, we find out what scientists in America have discovered, we take a look at why people are gardening underwater, and we meet some baby elephants that got in a very muddy situation.
4/5/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Earth hour and clean mouse

This week, we take a look at what Earth Hour is, we learn about spacesuits, we meet a woman named Rosa who's turning trash into treasure, and we solve a mystery that involves a mouse!
3/29/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cheese music and pricey pigeon

This week, we find out if cheese can listen to music, we meet a naughty crocodile, we learn about the importance of returning things you borrow, and we check out what someone bought for 2 million dollars.
3/22/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Oldest person and squawking seagulls

This week, we find who the oldest person in the world is, we learn about a new type of dinosaur, and we meet some very unusual seagulls. 
3/15/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Balloon pollution and sneaky snake

This week, we find out about a test mission into space, we learn just how dangerous balloons can be for our marine animals, we discover what a woman named Moira accidentally brought home in her suitcase from Australia, and we take a look at which animal is wearing clothes and why!
3/8/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Giant bee and space junk

This week, we learn about the world’s largest bee, we find out which Australian banknote has got a makeover, we take a look at what space junk is, and we meet a dog named Eddie that’s been given a special gift.
3/1/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mars rover and ocean bin

This week, we find out about a little robot that’s wrapped up a mission on Mars, we learn about a special birthday being celebrated in Antarctica, we discover a new dinosaur in Africa, and we meet a very lucky dog.
2/22/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Polar bears and a tree record

This week, we learn why polar bears have turned up in a Russian town, we meet two friends who share a special bond, we find out about a smelly situation for astronauts up in space, and a family in Queensland has made an unusual friend.
2/15/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Rewilding and milky way

This week, we learn about something called rewilding, we take a look at the role of firefighters during bushfires, astronomers discover something really cool about the Milky Way, and we meet two new friends in the country Thailand.
2/8/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Meteorologists and icy alligators

This week, we learn about what meteorologists do, we find out why alligators are hanging out in an icy swamp, we learn why it’s important to throw our rubbish in the bin, and we find out which unusual creature’s turned up at an Aussie reptile park.
2/1/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Robot hotel and stone circle

This week, we find out why a robot hotel in Japan is saying goodbye to some of its robots, we learn about a Bolivian frog that scientists thought was the only one of its kind, archaeologists in Scotland receive bad news about what they thought was an ancient monument, and we find out why a cat named Cheddar made the news.
1/25/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Smart plants and fatberg

This week, we find out if it’s possible to train plants to do tricks, we learn about what fatbergs are, we take a closer look at snow and a very lucky goat, and we meet a clever cat.
1/18/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Animal soundscape and camel pageant

This week, we learn about Chinese Near Year, we take a look at a mission to the moon, we find out why scientists have set up sound recorders in Australia’s bush, and we’ll tell you about a festival involving camels in Saudi Arabia.
1/11/20197 minutes, 4 seconds
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Cloud study and hungry cockroaches

This week, we find out why scientists are studying clouds above Antarctica, we meet a cat that went on an adventure, we learn about tombs in Egypt, and we take a look at an insect doing good things for the environment.
12/21/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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Christmas comet and beaver return

This week, we find out about a special mission involving our four-legged friends, scientists discover an animal that hasn’t been seen in Italy for more than 500 years, we learn why the sky will be very popular this weekend, and we find out what some astronauts are doing up in the space.
12/14/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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Platypus numbers and a massive cow

This week, we find out why three astronauts blasted off into space, we learn about an Aussie animal that’s in need of help, we celebrate International Volunteer Day, and we meet what could be Australia’s biggest cow!
12/7/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mars rover and runaway toad

This week, we find out what has landed on the planet Mars, we learn about a type of reptile that likes Summer, we check out a famous building that’s got a makeover, and we meet a very adventurous toad.
11/30/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mickey Mouse and emergency parrot

This week, we find out which cartoon character just celebrated a big birthday, we learn about Mountain Gorillas in Africa, we take a look at the role of lifesavers at our beaches, and we meet a parrot named Jazz who’s very good at copying sounds.
11/23/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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Egyptian mummies and robot help

This week, we find out what archaeologists have found in ancient Egyptian tombs, we learn about toilets and where our water goes after we flush, something strange is happening to Flatback turtles in the Northern Territory, and we learn about some new kind of robots.
11/16/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dinosaur eggs and a singing donkey

This week, we find out why scientists have been studying dinosaur eggs, an artist makes a dress out of paper flowers, we find out about a museum in Sweden that’s all about disgusting food, and we meet Harriet the singing donkey.
11/9/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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Halloween and a plastic boat

This week, we learn about how important it is to look after our teeth, we find out about a boat that’s made out of recycled plastic, China is planning on building a fake moon, a kangaroo is rescued from an Aussie beach, and people around the world celebrate Halloween.
11/2/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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Emu eggs and a leopard rescue

This week, we learn about how important water is as part of National Water Week, we find out about emus and their eggs, a scientist in Antarctica tries cooking outside in freezing temperatures, a soccer ball from England washes up on a beach in Germany, and a leopard is rescued from a well in India.
10/19/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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A baby whale and a giant pumpkin

This week, we learn about a baby whale that was rescued from a tangled net, what daylight saving means, why plastic is really useful but also dangerous for our environment, a supersized pumpkin that Max grew, and some mysterious phone calls that were being made by a little creature on a computer screen!
10/12/20180
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Turtle Wheelchair and New Dinosaur

This month is Dogtober which is all about celebrating Assistance dogs, A Turtle with a cracked shell gets a special wheelchair, A sinkhole has opened up at a beach in Queensland, A new dinosaur has been discovered, And NASA celebrated its 60th Birthday.
10/5/20180
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Purple orange and an ancient shipwreck

This week we find out what made an orange turn purple, what was discovered on a ship that sank 400 years ago, A baby meerkat that was stolen from a zoo, a special space mission to an asteroid, and a man with some very unusual pets!
9/28/20180
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Worms in space and pets on a bus

This week, we learn about why some people sneeze in Spring, how one man used a bus to save some animals from a big storm, worms that are going on an adventure into outer space, an inflatable animal hospital in the Aussie bush, and why magpies swoop!
9/21/20180
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Afro hair and Trevor the duck

This week, we learn about a little duck who found himself a long way from home, we meet a girl with wonderful afro hair who’s celebrating a special day this weekend, some newborn lambs get all the help they need, we talk about being a good friend for RUOK Day, and we hear about an amazing robot that can clean up rubbish in the ocean.
9/14/20186 minutes, 5 seconds
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A ride on a horse and the ruby slippers

This week, we learn about an Australian instrument called the didgeridoo, the veggie that’s been growing like crazy in Australia, some robbers who stole a very precious pair of slippers, Taylor’s long and exciting horse ride, and why there’s something funny going on with our honey!
9/7/20186 minutes, 6 seconds
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A swim in the pool and a bowlful of bugs

This week, discover why shopping at op shops is such a great idea, who's getting free swimming lessons, how many animals are weighed at the London Zoo and what that bright light was that swooped across WA and ended with a big bang!
8/31/20186 minutes, 4 seconds
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Big balloons and a big rainbow reef

We're talking balloons! Not the party kind, the kind that people go for rides in on special occasions! We're also going into the wild Aussie bush. It's big, beautiful and fun place to explore, but it can be a pretty tough place for cute Aussie creatures. That's why some people in New South Wales opened up a wildlife rescue centre. This week we're also chatting about your favourite books, learning about the Tasmanian Devil, and going for quick dip in the Great Barrier Reef.
8/24/20186 minutes, 5 seconds
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An icy adventure and elephants in strange places

See if you can guess which animal this story is about. It's got a tail and it's grey. It has ginormous feet. In fact, all over it's large. It drinks through a long nose called a trunk. Can you guess which animal we're talking about? We also meet Keefer the skateboarder who has the world's biggest skateboard ramp and two robots going in opposite directions - one far beneath the ocean and the other far into outer space to visit the sun!
8/17/20186 minutes, 4 seconds
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A long drought and some very busy bees

This week, discover something amazing that Banksia Bees in Tasmania can make that will help keep our environment clean. Ruby, Eliza and Heidi live on a farm and tell us about the hard work they do to keep the farm animals fed while there is a drought.
8/10/20186 minutes
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Two million penguins and a journey into space

This week, we're talking tech. What happens to your computer when it doesn't work anymore? Ruby's chatting to kids about why they love their friends, and meeting others who are doing a Readathon. Ruby's also checking out a mystery about some missing penguins, and catching up with a girl who's just come home from space camp!
8/3/20186 minutes
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A dolphin rescue and a party for 361 golden retrievers

It's all about animals! From rescuing four playful dolphins who got stranded on sand when the tide went out, to a huge doggy party for 361 golden retrievers, Ruby has this week's favourite news stories covered. Along the way, Ruby finds out what school uniforms are like and what dust is made of.
7/27/20186 minutes, 4 seconds
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Welcome to News Time

Welcome to News Time! It's a brand new podcast from ABC KIDS listen, presented by Ruby Cornish from BTN. News Time will report on some of the amazing things that happen all around the world every week, and it's made especially for little ones.
7/19/20181 minute, 21 seconds