About

Moment of Um answers those questions that pop up out of nowhere. You know, the ones that make squint a little and go… ummmmmmm.

The show got its start as a popular segment in episodes of Brains On from APM Studios. But there were so many questions… we decided to give Moment of Um its own podcast.

Every weekday, you’ll hear a new question sent in by a kid and answered by an expert. Like have you ever wondered why flamingos are pink or how sand gets to beaches? Or, what about if bananas are radioactive or how boomerangs come back? 

Moment of Um has got you covered! We track down experts from around the world to find the answers. Best of all, each episode will be done in under five minutes - a perfect brain snack.

If you have a head-scratcher, Moment of um will help you scratch that itch. Just record a voice memo and send it to us. Upload your file at brainson.org/contact. Moment of Um has a rotating cast of hosts, including Molly Bloom, Marc Sanchez, Sanden Totten and Menaka Wilhelm from Brains On, and many more. 

We’re big on little questions!

Production team:

Hosts
Molly Bloom, Sanden Totten, Marc Sanchez, Menaka Wilhelm, Rosie duPont, Rubie Guthrie

Producer
Tara Anderson

Digital Producer
Tricia Bobeda

Executive Producer
Beth Pearlman

Chief Content Officer
Joanne Griffith

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