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Programs Brains On! presents: Smash Boom Best

Brains On! podcast host Molly Bloom hosts a lively hour of debates for the ages.

Some of the most popular episodes of Brains On!, the science podcast for kids and families, are the "versus" shows, which have become their own series – "Smash Boom Best."

Presented in a game show format perfect for young audiences, teams of journalists and comedians will share logical arguments and debate strategies for which is best: Books vs. Movies, Lava vs. Quicksand. It's a funny, fast-paced hour of engaging radio for the whole family.


Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom is the host, co-creator and co-producer of Brains On! Her work with Brains On! has been featured on Science Friday and WNYC's The Takeaway, as well as written about in The Atlantic and The Economist. As a digital producer for MPR News she produced a series of Emmy Award-winning videos explaining complicated civic issues, like a proposed voter ID amendment and a complicated dispute over a new light rail line. She was also the co-host and producer of the award-winning Electionwise podcast, which covered the 2008 election. She has worked at American Public Media since 2006.


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Preview audio available: March 22, 2019
Promo spot available: March 22, 2019
Program and rundown available: March 29, 2019


Broadcast Window

April 1 - June 30, 2019, with multiple airings permitted.

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Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before June 30. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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