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Botanize!, hosted by Melissa Petruzzello, is a podcast that will introduce you to some of the world’s most remarkable plants, fungi, and algae. These overlooked organisms have fascinating evolutionary stories to tell about survival, exploitation, adaptation, and general scrappiness, and every episode will pique your curiosity. From parasitic plants to kelp forests, Botanize! aims to showcase some of Earth’s finest nonanimal life-forms and their brilliant ecologies.
On This Day
Hear the stories that propelled us to the present day through insights that lend perspective to our world with a nod to our own humanity. Britannica media editor Kurt Heintz, together with Emily Goldstein and Meg Matthias, is on a mission to spotlight poignant and noteworthy events for every day of the year.
Raising Curious Learners
The experts at Britannica for Parents bring you Raising Curious Learners—your guide for navigating life’s greatest journey now and in the future. Each episode features research-backed discussions about issues and trends in child development, education, and parenting. Recorded by hosts Ann Gadzikowski and Elizabeth Romanski in Chicago, this podcast is for the ears of parents, guardians, teachers, and lifelong learners around the world.
Postcards from the 6th Mass Extinction
So far there have been five notable mass extinctions on Earth. A growing number of scientists argue that we’re now in the midst of a sixth. Postcards from the 6th Mass Extinction is a podcast hosted by John P. Rafferty that attempts to personalize extinction, emphasizing the survival challenges that familiar forms of life currently face, while at the same time considering the pivotal roles they play in their own ecosystems.
Show What You Know
Informative and lively, Show What You Know is a quiz show for curious tweens and their grown-ups from Encyclopædia Britannica. Hosted by author Christopher Lloyd, each episode gives three middle-grade contestants a chance to go head to head with questions about the earth, the universe, ancient history, and more from the Britannica All New Kids’ Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don’t.
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Trusted Britannica articles in audio format for learning on the go. Narrated in partnership with the experts at Instaread.
What’s the Difference Between a Gene and an Allele?
Genes and alleles are genetic sequences, and both determine biological traits. So, what makes them different?
What’s the Difference Between Llamas and Alpacas?
While often conflated, alpacas and llamas differ in key ways.
What’s the Difference Between a Turtle and a Tortoise?
What do you call a walking vegetarian turtle that isn’t fond of water?
Why Is the Mona Lisa So Famous?
The reason for the Mona Lisa’s popularity is one of the painting’s many conundrums. Find out what all the fuss is...
Gilles de Rais: History’s First Serial Killer?
Gilles de Rais was a wealthy nobleman and a war hero. Today, though, he is remembered for something much more sinister.
How Did the Rainbow Flag Become a Symbol of LGBTQ Pride?
It means more than just “red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet.”
What’s the Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath? And How Do Both Differ from Narcissists?
Know a mentally disturbed person who doesn’t think much of others? Make sure you apply the right epithet.
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