Episodes
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...
Published 12/02/22
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.
Published 11/29/22
Published 11/29/22
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...
Published 11/25/22
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
Published 11/18/22
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....
Published 11/11/22
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...
Published 11/04/22
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...
Published 10/28/22
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...
Published 10/25/22
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...
Published 10/21/22
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...
Published 10/14/22
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...
Published 10/07/22
We’re celebrating the school holidays and World Tourism Day, by revisiting some of our favourite stories all about adventure.
Published 09/30/22
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...
Published 09/23/22
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...
Published 09/16/22
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...
Published 09/09/22
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...
Published 09/02/22
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...
Published 08/26/22
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...
Published 08/19/22
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...
Published 08/12/22
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...
Published 08/05/22
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...
Published 07/29/22
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...
Published 07/22/22
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...
Published 07/15/22
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...
Published 07/08/22