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The Kids + Podcast

The Kids + Podcast is an evidence-based, family-focused look at health, wellness, policy, and advocacy for children. In an age of fake news, alternative facts, and the rampant, dangerous spread of medical misinformation, we’re here to keep it real, to make you think, and to take science back — one episode at a time.

Feb 10, 2020

Author Ryan Homanics, now more than 5 years clean after a long battle with drug addiction, and his mother, Valerie Homanics, tell their story with incredible power and clarity, to offer a glimpse at the ways addiction can devastate a life and an entire family.


Jan 23, 2020

Carnegie Mellon University professor Illah Nourbakhsh talks about air quality, environmental health, productive use of screen time, and training kids for a technological future. 


Jan 6, 2020

Occupational therapist Matt Bittner offers tips, insights, and strategies for how to deal with picky eaters, and for how to handle mealtime (and other time) negotiations with your kids.


Dec 17, 2019

A conversation with Kylie Prymus, owner of Games Unlimited, one of the country's oldest and best game stores, about the pleasures of "old-fashioned analog entertainment," some great kid and family games you probably don't know (but should), and recommendations for different ages and game genres.


Dec 3, 2019

A conversation with registered dietitian Andrew Wade about general nutrition, different types of fats, the importance of balance, the myth of "healthy vs. unhealthy" foods, how to craft a complete meal, and his #1 tip for how to enjoy eating (including sweet treats!) at the holidays.