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Time for Kids Explains

New episodes every Monday. Kid reporters from Time for Kids magazine bring you the news of the week, with stories, interviews, quizzes, games, and more!

1 - Special Episode: Pandemics (23 min)

Kid Reporters Eshaan and Lexi explore pandemics of the past to provide a better understanding of the who, what, when, where, why and how behind the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 - Week of August 31, 2020 (12 min)

Kid reporters Eshaan and Lexi talk about education, a kid's homegrown charity, and animal elections, along with other news from the September 4, 2020 issue.

3 - Week of September 7, 2020 (12 min)

TFK Kid Reporters Lexi and Eshaan talk about young people who are standing up for their beliefs, women who changed the world, and other news from the September 11, 2020 issue.

4 - Week of September 14, 2020 (11 min)

Kid Reporters Eshaan and Lexi talk about bird-friendly architecture, have a debate on the U.S. voting age, plus other news from the September 18, 2020 issue.

5 - Week of September 21, 2020 (12 min)

TFK Kid Reporters Lexi and Eshaan talk about the race for a Coronavirus vaccine, learn about the beliefs we might not even know we have, and more from the September 25, 2020 issue.

6 - Week of September 28, 2020 (13 min)

TFK Kid Reporters Eshaan and Lexi talk about the legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, take a quiz about a cool invention, and decide if an aquarium story is fishy, plus other news from the October 2, 2020 issue.

7 - Week of October 5, 2020 (10 min)

In this special episode, Eshaan and Lexi introduce the new class of TFK Kid Reporters!

8 - Week of October 12, 2020 (11 min)

Kid Reporters Lexi and Eshaan discuss the 2020 election and find out if a pepperoni shortage is Fact or Fishy, plus other news from the October 16, 2020 issue.

9 - Week of October 19, 2020 (12 min)

Kid Reporter Miguel joins Eshaan and Lexi in this Space-themed epsiode, featuring news from the October 23, 2020 issue.

10 - Week of October 26, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporter Jeremy joins Eshaan and Lexi as they discuss seaweed and climate change, athletes and activism, and other news from the October 30, 2020 issue.

11 - Week of November 2, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporters Eshaan, Lexi, Miguel, and Jeremy discuss how journalists cover political campaigns, explore the history of voting rights, and review a book about activism at school in this Election-themed episode.

12 - Week of November 9, 2020 (10 min)

Kids Reporters Eshaan and Lexi talk to a TFK reporter about the challenges of reporting on breaking election news and we hear how TFK Kid Reporters are feeling this week as they watch the election process.

13 - Week of November 16, 2020 (14 min)

Kids Reporters Miguel and Lexi learn about President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, have a debate about movie theaters, plus more news from the November 20, 2020 issue.

14 - Week of November 23, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporter Afton joins Eshaan to host this Thanksgiving-themed episode, featuring a quiz about pumpkins, profiles of some Hometown Heroes making a difference in their communities, and TFK Kid Reporters reflecting on what they are grateful for this year.

15 - Week of December 7, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporters Abby, Miguel, and Victoria learn about some amazing finalists for the Kid of the Year Contest, see whether a half a Christmas tree is Fact or Fishy, and review the new Croods movie, plus more news from the December 11, 2020 issue.

16 - Week of December 14, 2020 (14 min)

Kid Reporters Eshaan, Afton, and Lexi learn about the science of kindness, take a Hot Seat quiz about women's suffrage, and investigate an icy Fact or Fishy, plus more news from the December 18, 2020 issue.

17 - Week of January 18, 2021 (10 min)

In this special inauguration week episode, TFK Executive Editor Jaime Joyce shares some context for the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden and TFK Reporters tell us what they would do in their first 100 days in office.

18 - Week of January 25, 2021 (15 min)

Kid Reporters Abby, Eshaan, and Jeremy talk to kid artist Tyler Gordon, take a Hot Seat quiz about lion dancing, and debate about whether cursive writing should be taught in school, plus more news from the January 29, 2021 issue.

19 - Week of February 15, 2021 (11 min)

Kid Reporters Lexi, Pranav, and Afton learn about the poet Amanda Gorman, take a hot seat quiz about the U.S. coin shortage, and share some book recommendations for Black History Month, plus more news from the February 19, 2021 issue.

20 - Week of February 22, 2021 (16 min)

Kid Reporters Miguel and Abby learn about how athletes are training for the upcoming Olympic Games, take a Hot Seat quiz on PPE and find out if a moose story is Fact or Fishy, plus more news from the February 26, 2021 issue.

21 - Week of March 1, 2021 (12 min)

In this special food-themed episodes, Kid Reporters Afton and Jeremy learn about meat grown in a lab, take a fruit-filled Hot Seat Quiz, and bake some biscotti, along with other tasty news.

22 - Week of March 8, 2021 (15 min)

Kid Reporters Pranav and Abby learn about how museums are collecting pandemic artifacts and go for awe walks in their neighborhoods, plus more news from the March 12, 2021 issue.

23 - Week of March 15, 2021 (12 min)

In this STEAM themed episode, Kid Reporters Miguel and Abby learn about algorithm artwork, computer programmer Grace Hopper and find out if an asteroid article is Fact or Fishy, plus more news from the March 19, 2021 issue.

24 - Week of March 22, 2021 (11 min)

Kid reporters Jeremy, Afton, and Abby learn about the new Mars rover, do an experiment to see how animals communicate, and review the new Tom & Jerry movie, plus more news from the March 26, 2021 issue.

25 - Week of March 29, 2021 (16 min)

In this special animal-themed episode, Kid Reporters Miguel, Abby, and Sophia learn about new technologies for service dogs, profile a hometown hero helping cats in her community, and hang around with bats, plus more wild news.