The Wow in the World Pop-Up Party brings this insanely popular program OUT in the World where they weave STEM-themed interactive games and foley-infused comedy skits between science themed songs from the Pop Ups, three-time Grammy nominees and creators of the “Wow in the World” theme song. Sketches and interactive games are inspired by topics from Wow in the World and bring Wowzers from the audience on stage to be lab-assistants and game show contestants. This highly interactive show will engage curious kids and their grown-ups in science, wonder, imagination, and music and leave them all saying “WOW”!
Launched in May 2017, Wow in the World is a podcast for curious kids and their grown-ups that leads listeners on a journey away from their screens, inside their brain, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science, technology, and innovation. Distributed by NPR, Wow in the World marks the first show for kids in the public broadcaster’s 47-year history. Hosts Guy Raz (NPR’s Ted Radio Hour, How I Built This) and Mindy Thomas (SiriusXM’s Kid’s Place Live) weave a character-driven and humor heavy narrative around the latest stories from peer-reviewed scientific journals about incredibly cool things happening in the world right now. Stories that spark listeners’ sense of wonder, ignite their curiosity and often cause endless belly-laughs. Stories that make kids excited about the world and their place in it. Stories that prompt both kids and grown-ups lean in and say, “Wow!”
Wow in the World is a prime example of the rising popularity of both audio content and screen-free entertainment for children with over 20 million downloads since its debut in May 2017. Wow in the World has been recognized as the leader in the emerging kids podcast industry by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, continually top the charts for kids & family podcasts and has won numerous awards including Parent’s Choice Award, KAPI Innovative Children’s Media Award and the NYF’s International Radio Award for Best Children/Young Adult Program. Wow has a loyal and engaged community with thousands of families in their paid membership program (The World Organization of Wowzers) and wows students in over two thousand classrooms through donated memberships to Title I classrooms via a partnership with Firstbook.org.
Past and upcoming performances:
Symphony Space, Keswick Theater, WBUR Podcast Festival, Atlanta Science Festival
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“Meet your new best friend: NPR’s “Wow in the World,” aimed at kids 5 to 12. The weekly 25-minute podcast geared to “curious kids and their grown-ups” geeks out about science news with the help of co-hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas." - Washington Post
“This is a podcast with pedigree. Hipster kids’ musicians the Pop Ups provide the theme; this Brooklyn duo are masters of making songs catchy enough for kids that will also please adult ears. Guy Raz (TED Radio Hour, How I Built This) and Mindy Thomas (Sirius XM) host and are full of wonder, clearly enjoying being this more exaggerated version of themselves.” - The Guardian
“With its focus on outlandish facts and smart storytelling, this is essentially junior Radiolab, which, given its popularity, bodes well for our children’s future listening habits.”- Financial Times