Everything Under The Sun

by Molly Oldfield

Children are full of curiosity and questions about the world. Each Friday, join Molly Oldfield, the very first question writer (or QI Elf) on the BBC TV show QI and author of three books as she answers questions - with the help of experts from Neil Gaiman to the fish curators at the Natural History Museum - sent into the show by children around the world. If you're a kid with questions you want answered or if you want to learn interesting facts about life on earth, this is the award winning podcast for you.

  • Kids & Family
  • Education
  • Science
  • Society & Culture
  • Science & Medicine

Episodes

  1. 19:51S2.Ep20. Do unicorns exist? Why do rhinos have horns? How do narwhals use their horns? With special guest Ofra Magidor, professor of philosophy at Oxford UniversityApr 16, 2021
  2. 23:52S2 E19. Why does wind blow? Why do the clocks go forwards and backwards? Why do bees make honey? Ft special guest expert Kate Martin from The National Trust.Apr 09, 2021
  3. 20:12S2 E18. Why do bunnies hop? How do hens make eggs? How is a chick born? Why are some eggs speckled? With guest expert Peter Gallivan from the Royal Institution.Apr 02, 2021
  4. 20:57S2 E17. Why do nightingales sing the most beautiful song? Ft special guest expert Sam Lee. Why are peacocks so loud? How do tadpoles swim and what is the biggest tadpole in the world?Mar 26, 2021
  5. 12:54S2 E16. Why do we wear red noses on Red Nose Day? With guest experts Emma Freud & Richard Curtis. Why is your elbow called a funny bone when it’s not funny? Why does bogie come out of your nose when you cry?Mar 19, 2021
  6. 16:59S2 E15. How did the Egyptians make pyramids & why did they wrap Mummies in bandages? Ft special guests Justin Pollard & Adam Rutherford. Who was the first Mummy in my family? Why can’t babies sweat?Mar 12, 2021
  7. 17:18S2 E14. What was the first planet in the solar system? How many stars are in the sky? How do fireworks get up in the sky? Ft special guest expert author of Space Detectives, Mark Powers.Mar 05, 2021
  8. 14:46S2. E13. Why do hamsters eat their own poo? With Kim Hillyard Why is my poo stinky? How do you make electricity out of poo?Feb 26, 2021
  9. 13:39S2. E12. Why do you get sleepy and hungry at night? Ft. Lizzie Loves Healthy. Do fish Sleep? Do spiders sleep at night or during the day?Feb 19, 2021
  10. 14:55S2 E11. Why are some flowers prickly? Ft. Willow Crossley Why do we send flowers on Valentine’s Day? Why does chocolate melt?Feb 12, 2021