Zara and Leo try NEW THINGS at the breakfast buffet, the Giulia way!
10 min

In this episode, Giulia, a Big Life Kid from Florida in the United States,

tells us about all of the cool new sports she’s been trying out, while Zara

and Leo tackle some interesting new foods at the all-you-can-eat

breakfast buffet!

In this episode, children will:

  • Learn about trying new things
  • Be inspired by our listener Giulia
  • Create a Garden of Learning

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Produced by Big Life Journal


Produced by Alexandra Eidens and Big Life Journal team. Written and directed by Sarah Cyrano. Sound design and original music by Elettra Bargiacchi. Sound mixing by Mattia Marcelli. Characters played by Sean Chiplock and Ryan Bartley. Managed by Laura Hernandez.

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History Storytime - For Kids
History Storytime - For Kids
Sophie (7) & Ellie (4) tell history for kids
Ancient Egypt: Tutankhamun and Mummies
Sophie (age 7) and Ellie (age 5) love stories about Ancient Egypt so they tell the story of the boy Pharoah, Tutankhamun, including how his body was turned into a mummy. We explain how Egypt got its wealth from the annual flooding of the Nile. The Old Kingdom turn this wealth into the Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. The Middle Kingdom builds on this. After years of turmoil the New Kingdom emerges. Powerful Egyptian rulers expand Egypt’s territories to nearby countries. But the new Pharoah, Akenhaton wants to build a new religion at home. He replaces all the old priests and spends less time fighting other countries. His Queen, Nefertiti, becomes increasingly powerful. But after they die they leave the eight year old boy Tutankhamun to become Pharoah. Tutankahmun reverses the policy of abandoning the old Gods. He returns Egypt to their traditional religion. He returns Egypt to their traditional approach of engaging, sometimes by war, with neighbouring countries. He gets married and has two children. But Tutankhamun is sick. His legs don’t work properly and he has to walk with a cane. He gets a severe form of malaria which leaves him weak and sick. Then his leg is badly injured somehow. Tutankhamun dies aged just 18 years old. After his death, he is turned into a mummy. We learn about the mummification process. It’s disgusting and Ellie tells the full gory details. He has his brain pulled out through his noise. His organs are sliced from his body and put in pots shaped like Gods. His body is stuffed with plants and herbs. Finally, it is wrapped up to protect the skin. Afterwards his mummified body is placed in a golden shell covered in jewels. He is placed into a tomb. Over thousands of years his body and tomb are lost. Then 100 years ago, explorers discover the lost tomb. When they open it they are amazed to see Tutankhamun’s beautiful golden mask and then to find his mummy inside. People around the world see the incredible workmanship. It sparks a global fascination with all things Egyptian - a fascination which continues today. If you liked this episode about Tutankhamun, ancient Egypt and mummies then you might enjoy our episode about Cleopatra: Apple: Other: Patrons’ Club Our Patrons’ Club has exclusive episodes for members. These include an episode on the Seven Wonders of the World which highlights the Great Pyramid of Giza. You can become a member here:
9 min
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Rebel Girls
Marjane Satrapi read by Liz Montage
This episode is sponsored by KiwiCo. Visit and enter in promo REBELS for 50% off your first month plus free shipping on all crate lines! The story of Marjane Satrapi takes us from war-torn Iran to the streets of Paris. Marjane grew up under the rule of a strict religious government and always felt the need to push the limits that surrounded her. After moving to Paris as a young adult she found a way to tell her story: with simple black and white images and an unending commitment to telling the truth about her childhood, her country and herself. About the Narrator Liz Montague is a cartoonist and illustrator from New Jersey whose work focuses on the intersection of self and social awareness. She began contributing to The New Yorker in 2019 as a cartoonist and has illustrated for the U.S. Open. Food Network, and Google. She’s been profiled by The Washington Post, ABC News, and the Today Show among other media outlets. Liz is the creator of the popular Liz at Large cartoon series, which previously ran in Washington City Paper, and is passionate about documenting Social Change and Protest Movements. She is currently working on her first book, a young adult graphic novel for Penguin Random House, with publication planned for Fall 2022. She fundamentally believes in representation, accessible information and drawing your feelings. Credits This podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and Boom Integrated, a division of John Marshall Media. It’s based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. Our Executive Producers are Jes Wolfe and Katie Sprenger. This season was produced by John Marshall Cheary, Sarah Storm, and Robin Lai. Corinne Peterson is our Production Manager. This episode was written by Jestine Ware and edited by Katie Sprenger. Proofread by Ariana Rosas. Elettra Bargiacchi created sound design, and composed and performed the original theme. Mattia Marcelli was the sound mixer.
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