About

Welcome to Brains On! We’re an award-winning science podcast for kids and curious adults from American Public Media.


New to the Show?  Start here!

Brains On! is an award-winning audio show for kids and families. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world.  Our mission is to encourage kids’ natural curiosity and wonder using science and history…but there’s no age limit on curiosity, and episodes of Brains On can be enjoyed by anyone.

With over 100 episodes, you may be wondering “where do I start?” Check out our listeners’ favorite episodes here.

Listen to Brains On here on our website or on one of these podcast apps.

We are inspired by our listeners and every episode starts with questions from their amazing minds. Submit your kids’ questions, ideas and mystery sounds to the show, and we’ll add your young ones to the Brains Honor Roll.


Contact Us

We love hearing from listeners.  Adults can submit questions, ideas and Brains On inspired art from  their kids through our submission form. You can also email us at hello@brainson.org or send snail mail to:

Brains On!
480 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101

We’re on social media too! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

If you are interested in advertising on Brains On, contact sales@brainson.org.

Press inquiries, please contact Jennifer Weismann at jennifer@owl-marketing.com.


Support Brains On!

Brains On is produced by a listener-supported non-profit organization called American Public Media.  Donations by people like you make Brains On! possible. If you would like to support Brains On! please consider donating.

Brains On is also supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation, where discoveries begin.


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We have t-shirts and other swag your family will love.  Check out our online store!  You can also join the free Brains On Fan Club or donate to the show to get access to exclusive Brains On stuff.


About our team!

Molly Bloom is the host of Brains On! She loves finding out about the way things work — whether it’s a glass factory or our brains or molecular bonds. She likes playing piano, sings in a choir and wishes that people would break into song and dance like they do in the musicals that she loves. She was always the shortest one in her class and has worn glasses since the third grade.

Marc Sanchez is a Brains On! producer. He gets a kick out of music, technology, and writing. If he’s not playing drums or concocting noises for Brains On!, you might see him in ridiculous, day-glo clothing, running around the lakes and rivers of Minnesota or scouring the city in search of the world’s best burrito. You have his permission to sneak up behind him and scream, “Brains On!” if you ever see him in a taqueria.

Sanden Totten writes and reports for Brains On! His favorite subjects are obviously dinosaurs and space, but he really enjoys studying the brain and the environment too. He has a rad collection of comic books, he can jump a curb on a skateboard and his favorite food is sushi. If you see him around, say hi and ask for a high five.