NewzKidz - global news and current affairs reported by kids, for kids
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by Rose, Zara, Aiza and Laurie - kids aged 8-11 years. Tune in to hear us talk about what's important in our world today, what's making the news headlines, and why kids should care. You can discuss our stories with your friends, parents and teachers, and let us know what you think.
NewzKidz S5 E2: Asteroid Crash, Pakistan Floods, the Falling Pound, TikTok
This week the NewzKidz report on NASA's DART mission to practice diverting an asteroid by crashing a space rocket into it, the devastating floods in Pakistan, what's happening with the UK's currency, and some news from TikTok.
September 30, 2022
S5 E1: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
The NewzKidz return with a new series, and in their first episode report on the life and death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the beginning of the reign of King Charles III, and political developments in the UK.
September 23, 2022
S4 E25: Juneteenth, US Gun Control, World Refugee Day, Afghanistan Earthquake
This week the NewzKidz are talking about the US public holiday 'Juneteenth', the changes in legislation around US gun control, World Refugee Day, and report on this week's earthquake in Afghanistan.
June 24, 2022
S4 E24: Father's Day, Falklands War, Amazon Drone Deliveries, Bad News
This week the NewzKidz report on the origins of Father's Day, the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, how Amazon will be starting to make its deliveries by drone, and why sad and upsetting stories are putting people off the news.
June 16, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E23: The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Boris Johnson, World Oceans Day, Planet Parade
This week the NewzKidz review the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, the recent confidence vote on Boris Johnson's leadership, World Oceans Day, and a special lineup of planets in the night sky.
June 10, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E22: Texas Shooting, Book of the Year, Weird Food Mash-Ups, National Thank-A-Teacher Day
This week the NewzKidz report on the tragic shooting that took place this week at a school in Texas, Marcus Rashford who was won the UK Book of the Year award, a chocolate bar flavoured with cheese and onion crisps, and National Thank-A-Teacher Day.
May 26, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E21: VE Day, Wagatha Christie, The Queen's Speech, Shanghai Lockdown
This week the NewzKidz discuss VE Day, what 'Wagatha Christie' is all about, The Queen's Speech, and why Shanghai is in its strictest lockdown yet.
May 13, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E20: Children's Surnames, Rising Cost of Living, Snapchat Selfie Drone, Titan
This week the NewzKidz talk about a recent Italian Court decision that children should take the surnames of both parents, explore why everyone is talking about rising living costs, discuss Snapchat's new flying selfie drone, and report on news that one of Saturn's moons, Titan, could be just the same as Earth.
May 06, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E19: French Election, Ukraine War, Lockdown Fines, Film Review: Turning Red
The NewzKidz are back from Spring break and this week discuss the French election results, the latest news on the war in Ukraine, the fines given to UK politicians for breaking lockdown rules, and review the film Turning Red.
April 28, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E18: Royal Caribbean Tour, China Plane Crash, Ancient Egypt, Mother's Day
This week the NewzKidz talk about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s ongoing tour of the Caribbean, a tragic plane crash in China, a new discovery in Ancient Egypt, and Mother's Day.
March 25, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E17: British Science Week, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, Ukraine update, Film Review: Encanto
This week the NewzKidz report on British Science Week, the return of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe to the UK after 6 years' imprisonment in Iran, the latest news on the war in Ukraine, and review the latest Disney film, Encanto.
March 18, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E16: Endurance Discovery, International Women's Day, Ukraine, Plastic Pollution
This week the NewzKidz discuss the discovery of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship Endurance, International Women's Day, the latest on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and a new initiative to combat plastic pollution.
March 10, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E15: Russia and Ukraine, Pancake Day, World Book Day, Coronavirus
This week the NewzKidz report on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, all about Pancake Day and why it's celebrated, World Book Day, and the dropping of Coronavirus rules and restrictions in the UK.
March 04, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E14: Platinum Jubilee, Cristiano Ronaldo, Children's Mental Health Week, Canadian Trucker Protests
This week, the NewzKidz talk about the Queen’s Jubilee, the footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, Children’s mental health week, and why truckers in Canada are protesting at the moment.
February 10, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E13: Sue Grey Report, Chinese New Year, Russia & Ukraine, Wordle
This week the NewzKidz talk about Sue Grey's report on parties at 10 Downing Street during Lockdown, Chinese New Year, what's going on between Russia and Ukraine, and why everyone's talking about Wordle.
February 04, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E12: Burns Night, Holocaust Memorial Day, Pig's Heart Transplant, Flying Car
This week, the NewzKidz talk about Burns Night, Holocaust Memorial Day, the first transplant of a pig’s heart into a human being, and a new flying car!
January 27, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E11: Novak Djokovic, Omicron latest, Covid Sniffer Dogs, Tonga Tsunami
Happy New Year! The NewzKidz are back after their winter break. This week they are talking about Tennis star Novak Djokovic being deported from Australia; the latest on the Omicron variant and how Boris Johnson is dealing with queries about lockdown parties; how some schools in the US are using sniffer dogs to track down Covid cases; and the news of the volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami in Tonga.
January 20, 2022
NewzKidz S4 E10: Indonesian Volcano; Tiny Exoplanet; Christmas Traditions; Book Review: Animal Farm
This week we’re talking about the recent volcanic eruption in Indonesia; the discovery of a tiny exoplanet; Christmas traditions, and Zara reviews the classic book, Animal Farm. This is our last podcast of 2021 so we all wish our listeners a very happy and healthy winter holiday - we will be back in January!
December 08, 2021
NewzKidz S4 E9: Covid Variant, Migrant Tragedy, World's Newest Republic, Thanksgiving
This week we’re talking about the discovery of a new Covid variant, the tragedy of a migrant boat which sank in the English Channel, the world’s newest republic - Barbados, and the American holiday of Thanksgiving.
December 01, 2021
NewzKidz S4 E8: Jessica Watkins; Royal Family; Single-Use Cutlery Ban; Amazon Deforestation
This week we’re talking about the first black female astronaut to go to the International Space Station; an update on the Royal Family; a ban on single use cutlery, and the worsening deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest.
November 24, 2021
NewzKidz S4 E7: Delhi Pollution; Covid-19 update; YouTube; Anti-Bullying Week
This week the NewzKidz report on stories including the closure of schools in Delhi due to air pollution, an update on the Coronavirus pandemic, Youtube and likes/dislikes, and Anti-Bullying Week.
November 17, 2021
NewzKidz S4 E6: Bonfire Night; Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day; Plastic Particle Pollution; Book Review: The Lion Above The Door
This week the NewzKidz talk about plastic particle pollution, the Poppy Appeal and Remembrance Day, Bonfire Night, and Rose reviews the book The Lion Above The Door by Onjali Rauf.
November 10, 2021
NewzKidz S4 E5: COP26, HM The Queen, Roblox Outage
This week the NewzKidz cover the events at COP26, report on The Queen's speech to world leaders and her recent health updates, and cover last week's 4-day outage of the gaming site Roblox.
November 03, 2021
NewzKidz S4 E4: Film Set Shooting, Halloween, NASA Space Mission, Book Review: The Kid Who Came From Space
This week the NewzKidz talk about the accidental shooting of Halyna Hutchins on a film set, the meaning of Halloween, a new NASA Space mission, and Rose reviews her latest read, the book The Kid Who Came from Space by Ross Welford.
October 27, 2021
NewzKidz S4 E3: World Food Day, Colin Powell, Sir David Amess MP, Earthshot Prize, Banksy Artwork, Micro Art
This week the NewzKidz report on the death of Colin Powell and the murder of Sir David Amess MP, World Food Day, the winners of the new Earthshot Prize, and some interesting news from the art world.
October 20, 2021
NewzKidz S4 E2: Energy Shortages, Prince Charles and Climate Change, World Mental Health Day, Filming in Space
This week the NewzKidz report on global energy shortages, Prince Charles's recent comments on climate change activism, World Mental Health Day, and a new movie being filmed at the International Space Station.
October 14, 2021
NewzKidz S4 E1: UK Fuel Crisis, Facebook outage, National Poetry Day, Volcanoes
The NewzKidz are back! After a long summer break, the NewzKidz are back reporting on a round-up of the week's top news and current affairs stories. This week, they cover the UK fuel supply crisis, why Facebook went offline on Monday, National Poetry Day, the discovery of the world's largest underwater volcano and the latest on the volcanic eruption in the Canary Islands.
October 06, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E34 Series Finale: G7 Summit, Leftover vaccines, Plastic Pollution, Film Review: Cruella
This is the last episode of Season 3 as the NewzKidz will be taking a break for the summer holidays! They will be returning in September for Season 4. This week the NewzKidz discuss what's going on at the G7 Summit, what's happening with leftover vaccines, the ongoing problem of plastic pollution in seas and rivers, and Zara reviews the new film, Cruella.
June 14, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E33: Coronavirus latest news, NASA mission to Venus, Baby Squid in Space, Film Review: Peter Rabbit 2
This week the NewzKidz cover the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic including travel restrictions and the new names for Covid variants, they report on NASA's new plan for a space mission to Venus and this week's voyage of baby squids to the International Space Station, and Rose reviews the recent movie release Peter Rabbit 2.
June 07, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E32: Boris Johnson's Wedding, Origin of Covid-19, Global Temperatures, Eric Carle
This week the NewzKidz talk about Boris Johnson’s secret surprise wedding, the possible origin of Covid-19, how the temperature of the world is increasing, and the death of Eric Carle, the author who created The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
May 31, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E31: Israel Palestine Conflict, Artificial Intelligence, Plastic Waste, The Queen's Trees
This week the NewzKidz update listeners on the Israel Palestine conflict, report on the news that Google has launched a new AI app to help diagnose skin conditions, how plastic waste from the UK has ended up in Turkey, and lastly about a new campaign to mark The Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022 by planting trees.
May 24, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E30: Israel Palestine conflict, Covid vaccinations, Mental Health Awareness Week, Toy Recycling
This week the NewzKidz talk about the conflict between Israel and Palestine, the latest on Covid vaccinations, Mental Health Awareness Week, and a new Toy recycling scheme.
May 17, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E29: Covid Travel Restrictions, Trump Social Media Ban, Space Tourism, NYC Snow Days
This week the NewKidz report on the latest news from the pandemic including the UK's recent update on travel restrictions, Donald Trump's ban from social media, Jeff Bezos' plan for space tourism, and the banning of snow days in New York City.
May 10, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E28: Pink Supermoon, Covid-19 pandemic, Space Junk, Book Review: The Night Bus Hero
This week the NewzKidz report on the recent pink supermoon, the latest news on the Covid-19 pandemic, the problem with space junk, and Zara reviews the book The Night Bus Hero by Onjali Rauf.
May 03, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E27: The Queen’s Birthday, India Covid Crisis, First Pandemic-Proof School, Earth Day
This week the NewzKidz report on the birthday of Her Majesty the Queen, the worsening Covid-19 crisis in India, the construction of the world’s first pandemic-proof school, and Earth Day.
April 26, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E26: Funeral of The Duke of Edinburgh, Suez Canal, PPE Recycling, Funding for School Libraries
This week the NewzKidz talk about the funeral of Prince Philip; what’s been happening at the Suez Canal; a new recycling technology for single-use facemasks and gowns, and lastly, a new campaign to increase funding for primary school libraries.
April 19, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E25: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh; St Vincent Volcano; Coronavirus round-up; Ancient Lost City Discovery
The NewzKidz are back after the Spring Break! This week Zara reports on the sad news that His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at the age of 99; Rose reports on this week's volcanic eruption on the Caribbean island of St Vincent; Aiza rounds up the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, and Laurie covers the recent discovery of an ancient lost city in Egypt.
April 12, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E24: Coronavirus vaccines; Book Review: Private Peaceful; International Day of Happiness; Free musical instruments
This week Rose reports on the latest news about Coronavirus vaccines including the recent controversy over the AstraZeneca jab, Zara reviews the book Private Peaceful, Laurie talks about International Day of Happiness and Aiza reports on the new campaign from footballer Wilfried Zaha for every child to be given a free musical instrument at school, to help with the Covid-19 recovery process.
March 23, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E23: British Science Week, Harry & Meghan, Mother's Day, Costwolds Meteorite, Coronavirus
This week the NewzKidz discuss British Science Week, the ongoing fallout from Harry & Meghan's interview with Oprah Winfrey, all about Mother's Day, the news that a rare meteorite landed in the Cotswolds in the UK, and an update on the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 15, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E22: Fake Vaccines, Harry and Meghan Interview, Food Waste, International Women's Day, World Book Day
This week the NewzKidz report on fake vaccines, the Harry and Meghan interview, the issue of Food Waste, International Women’s Day, and World Book Day.
March 09, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E21: Coronavirus Update; The End of the Dinosaurs; Amazon Rainforest; Book Review: The Ickabog
This week the NewzKidz discuss the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic; new scientific evidence that confirms an asteroid crash resulted in the end of the dinousars; the illegal selling of parts of the Amazon Rainforest on social media; and NewzKidz Rose reviews J.K. Rowling's latest children's book, The Ickabog.
March 01, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E20: Coronavirus vaccines; Harry and Meghan; World Thinking Day; NASA Mars landing
This week the NewzKidz talk about coronavirus vaccines and the Covax scheme; the latest news from the British Royal Family; World Thinking Day; and the NASA Mars landing.
February 22, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E19: Origin of Covid-19; Donald Trump impeachment trial; Safer Internet Day; UAE Space Mission to Mars
This week the NewzKidz report on the World Health Organisation’s mission to discover the origin of Covid-19; the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump; Safer Internet Day; and the UAE’s successful space mission to Mars.
February 15, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E18: Captain Sir Tom Moore; Myanmar coup; Chinese New Year; Coronavirus update
This week, the NewzKidz report on Captain Sir Tom Moore who sadly died last week; what’s happening at the moment in Myanmar; Chinese New Year; and the latest news from around the world on the Coronavirus pandemic.
February 08, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E17: UK and EU Coronavirus Vaccine Argument; Holocaust Memorial Day; Children's Mental Health Week; Climate Change
This week the NewzKidz discuss the recent arguments that have broken out between the UK and EU around the supply and distribution of Coronavirus vaccines; Holocaust Memorial Day; Children's Mental Health Week; and Climate Change.
February 01, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E16: President Biden, Coronavirus, iPad anniversary.
This week our top stories are the inauguration of Jo Biden as President of the United States, how President Biden has spent his first few days in office, the latest news from around the world on the coronavirus pandemic, and the anniversary of the iPad.
January 24, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E15: Donald Trump, CES 2021, Tower of London Raven, NASA Mars Mission
This week the NewzKidz cover the second impeachment of Donald Trump, review the latest products and inventions displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show 'CES 2021', discuss the loss of the Queen Raven at the Tower of London, and report on how NASA's Mars rover Curiosity recently completed 3,000 Martian days on the red planet.
January 18, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E14: Happy New Year; Coronavirus and vaccines; UK Lockdown; Washington DC riots
Happy New Year! Rose and Zara are back from their winter break, with an update on the global pandemic, the latest lockdown in the UK, and progress in the global race for immunisation. They also report on the recent riots in Washington DC.
January 11, 2021
NewzKidz S3 E13: Diego Maradona, US Presidency, Utah Monolith, Chinese Moon Mission, Film Review: Jingle Jangle
This week - the last episode before the Winter holidays - the NewzKidz report on the death of famous footballer Diego Maradona, the latest update on the US Presidency, the discovery of a strange metal structure in the Utah desert, and China's mission to bring back rock from the moon. They also review the new Netflix movie Jingle Jangle.
November 30, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E12: Covid-19 Vaccines, Distance-Learning Protests, Brexit, Electric Cars, Climate Conference, Anti-Bullying Week
This week the NewzKidz report on recent progress in the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine, how students in Italy are protesting against distance-learning and school closure, the latest on Brexit, the UK's plans to ban petrol and diesel cars, a youth climate change conference, and anti-bullying week.
November 23, 2020
NewzKids S3 E11: Coronavirus Vaccine, Impact of Lockdown on Children, US Election, 100 year old Carrier Pigeon Message, Virgin Hyperloop, Friendship Week
This week the NewzKidz report on the latest exciting developments around the Coronavirus vaccine, how children have been affected by lockdown, the latest on the US Election results, the discovery of a 100 year old carrier pigeon message from World War I, the Virgin Hyperloop's first passenger tests, and Friendship Week.
November 16, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E10: US Election, UK Lockdown, Singapore schools, Sir Sean Connery, Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day
This week the NewzKidz report on the results of the US Election, the UK’s second lockdown, how Singapore schools are tracking children for Covid, the death of Sir Sean Connery, Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day.
November 09, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E9: Free school meals, Hallowe'en, US Election, UK's oldest person, Changing Clocks, Squidbot
This week the NewzKidz report on the top stories of the week including Marcus Rashford's campaign to extend the provision of free school meals into October half term, Covid-restricted Hallowe'en celebrations, the latest news on the US Election as results day approaches, the UK's oldest person, the end of British Summer Time, and a new underwater robot nicknamed Squidbot.
November 01, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E8: US Election, Coronavirus, Moon Internet, Slime, Unblocktober, Book Review: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
This week on NewzKidz we talk about the US Election, the latest news about the Coronavirus pandemic, how NASA is trying to put a mobile phone network on the moon, why slime might be good for us, and what Unblocktober is all about. Lastly, Zara reviews one of her recent reads, “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit”.
October 26, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E7: Coronavirus, Great Barrier Reef, Mars Opposition, World Mental Health Day, Ada Lovelace Day, Earthshot Prize
This week the NewzKidz update listeners on the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, coral depletion across the Great Barrier Reef due to climate change, the Mars Opposition, World Mental Health Day, how Ada Lovelace Day celebrates the achievements of women in STEM, and the Earthshot Prize launched by Prince William and Sir David Attenborough.
October 19, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E6: Coronavirus, Donald Trump, Musicians' Protest, Wind Energy, Harry Potter Statue, Nobel Prizes, The Queen's Birthday Honours
This week we will be talking about the second wave of Coronavirus and Donald Trump’s recovery from Covid-19, how musicians in the UK have been protesting about the impact of Coronavirus on their livelihoods, how the UK is increasing its use of wind energy, a new Harry Potter Statue, Nobel Prizes, and the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
October 12, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E5: Donald Trump, US Election Debate, Coronavirus update, National Poetry Day, International Teachers' Day, Plant Extinction
This week Zara updates listeners on the news that Donald Trump has tested positive for Covid-19, and covers the latest on the Coronavirus pandemic. Rose explains what happened at last week's chaotic US Election debate, and reviews recent research on plant extinction rates. Aiza talks about International Teachers' Day, and Rose interviews her class teacher Miss Pugh to hear more about what it is like to be a teacher during this pandemic. Laurie covers National Poetry Day, and he and Aiza read their favourite poems.
October 05, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E4: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Election, Coronavirus, NASA Moon Mission, Gratitude Day, Beached Whales
This week the NewzKidz discuss Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the US Election, the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, the NASA Moon Mission, Gratitude Day, and Beached Whales in Australia.
September 27, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E3: Brexit, The Queen and Barbados, Coronavirus, Social Media Boycott, Life on Venus, International Dot Day
This week Zara and Rose update listeners on the proposed new Brexit Bill, Barbados voting to remove Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State, the latest news on the pandemic, and why some celebrities have boycotted social media this week. Aiza covers the recent story about the possibility of life being discovered on Venus, and Laurie - together with Year 3 teacher Miss Fletcher - update listeners on International Dot Day.
September 20, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E2: California Wildfires, Greek Migrant Camp Fire, Coronavirus and Vaccine Trials, UK Photo Editing Law, Roald Dahl Day, Aliens
In Episode 2 of Series 3, Rose and Zara discuss the main stories of the week including California wildfires, the destruction of a migrant camp in Greece, the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic and vaccine trials, and a proposed new law about photo editing. Laurie updates listeners on Roald Dahl Day, and Aiza covers how astronomers are searching for aliens in space.
September 14, 2020
NewzKidz S3 E1: Back to school, Coronavirus, Beirut Blast, Black Lives Matter, Brexit, Face Mask Pollution, Species Extinction
Rose and Zara are back from their summer break and ready for Series 3 - now joined by siblings Aiza and Laurie! Episode 1 covers the return to school, an update on the global pandemic, and a review of the main stories of the summer. The girls also discuss environmental pollution from face masks, and a recent study highlighting the number of species we may lose to extinction this century.
September 08, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E35 Season Finale: India and China, Coronavirus, World Refugee Day, Solar Eclipse, Summer holidays
This is the last episode of Season 2, as Rose and Zara now take a break for the summer holidays. In this episode the NewzKidz talk about why India and China have been fighting, the latest news on the Coronavirus, why we are celebrating World Refugee Day, what happens during a solar eclipse, and Summer Holidays. The NewzKidz will return in September!
June 22, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E34: Statues, Coronavirus, The Queen's Birthdays, Ancient Crocodiles, London's First Theatre
This week Rose and Zara discuss statues and why people are destroying them, the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic, The Queen’s birthdays, the discovery of ancient crocodiles that could run, and the news that archaeologists have found London’s earliest theatre!
June 15, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E33: Coronavirus, US protests, World Environment Day, Book Review: Black Beauty
This week Rose and Zara provide an update on the Coronavirus pandemic, discuss the protests following the death of George Floyd, and tell listeners about World Environment Day. Finally Zara reviews her latest read, the classic children's book Black Beauty.
June 08, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E32: Coronavirus and lifting the lockdown, The Ickabog, Space X mission, President Trump and social media, George Floyd
This week the NewzKidz bring you an update on the Coronavirus pandemic including how lockdowns are being lifted around the world, and what's going on with the row about Dominic Cummings. They also talk about JK Rowling’s new book The Ickabog, Space X and Nasa’s mission to the International Space Station, and President Trump’s fight with social media including his comments on the recent protests in America.
June 01, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E31: Coronavirus - UK quarantine and back to school, Cyclone Amphan, Max & Keira's Law, Monster Kangaroos
This week Rose and Zara bring you the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic including what the scientists are saying about re-opening schools. They also talk about Cyclone Amphan, the new English organ donation law and finally, monster kangaroos!
May 25, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E30: Coronavirus & obesity, Brexit update, Coral Bleaching, Captain Tom's new book
This week Rose and Zara keep you up to date with the latest on the Coronavirus, including a possible connection between the virus and obesity. They also talk about coral bleaching give an update on Brexit and whether there might be an extension to allow more time for trade talks. Lastly they talk about Captain Tom’s new fundraiser, a children's picture book telling the story of his life.
May 18, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E29: Coronavirus update, Lockdown Exit, Banksy, VE Day Anniversary, Amazon Deforestation, Beach Art
Rose and Zara bring you the latest news on the Coronavirus pandemic including updates on lockdown restrictions and news of Banksy's latest artwork. They also cover the 75th anniversary of VE Day, the ongoing problem of deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest, and how an artist is finding a new use for rubbish found on beaches.
May 11, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E28: Coronavirus and climate change, Ocean Microplastics, May Day, Book Review: The Indian in the Cupboard
This week Rose and Zara update you on the latest news on the pandemic, and talk about Greta Thunberg and Unicef’s campaign to help fight coronavirus. They discuss how governments have been discussing how climate change has to be tackled once this pandemic is over, and review how scientists have found the highest levels of microplastics ever recorded on the seafloor. They also explore the history and background to May Day. Finally, Zara reviews the book “The Indian in the Cupboard” by Lynne Reid Banks.
May 04, 2020
NewzKidz S2E27: Lockdown latest, Covid-19 treatments, Hubble Telescope, Robot Helpers, Film Review: Dora and the Lost City of Gold
This week Rose and Zara continue to update you about the global pandemic, the latest on the lockdown situation, possible new treatments for Covid-19 that have been discussed in the news recently, and President Trump’s recent comments on how the virus might be extinguished. They also talk about the 30th birthday of Nasa’s Hubble Telescope and whether digital robot helpers may be the way forward. Finally, they review the movie Dora and the Lost City of Gold.
April 27, 2020
S2 E26: Coronavirus latest, Captain Tom Moore, Covid-19 Vaccine Search, Nasa Space Mission, Fake News, Book Review: A Little Princess
This week Rose and Zara talk about the incredible effort that some people are making to help in the fight against Coranavirus, including Captain Tom Moore's amazing charity fundraising. They also talk about the latest news on a cure or vaccine for the virus, Nasa’s plan to launch the first manned mission from the US in a decade and how to make sure that you are not getting fake news. Finally Zara reviews the classic book A Little Princess by Francs Hodgson Burnett.
April 20, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E25: Coronavirus around the World, Lockdown Exit Strategies, Restoring Ocean Life, Super Pink Moon, Film Review: Jumanji - The Next Level
This week Rose and Zara cover the latest news in relation to the spread of Coronavirus and what is being discussed at the moment about how lockdowns might end. They also talk about how the oceans of the world might be restored by 2050, the sighting of the Super Pink Moon and finally a movie review of the film Jumanji – The Next Level.
April 13, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E24: Covid-19, Lockdown and Home-School, Labour party leadership, Air Pollution, April Fool's Day, International Children's Book Day
Rose and Zara are back following the Spring Break! In this week's episode they talk about their return to a life of lockdown and home school, the ongoing spread of Coronavirus around the world, the results of the UK's Labour Party leadership contest, the reduction in pollutant emissions as a result of the global lockdown, April Fool's Day, and International Children's Book Day.
April 06, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E23: Coronavirus and home-school, International Women's Day, NewzKidz 1 Year Anniversary!
This week Rose and Zara's main stories are about the continued spread of Coronavirus around the world and International Women’s Day. Rose and Zara are also very excited as the 10th of March is the one year anniversary of NewzKidz! To mark their one year anniversary, they discuss some of favourite stories from the past year. The NewzKidz are now on Spring break and will return in April.
March 09, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E22: Coronavirus, Delhi riots, Greta and Malala, World Book Day, Leap Years, Book Review: 'A Star Outside My Window' by Onjali Rauf
This week Rose and Zara's main stories are about the rapid spread of Coronavirus around the world and the rioting that has been happening in Delhi in India. The NewzKidz also talk about Greta Thunberg’s visit to England and her meeting with Malala Yousefzai, World Book Day, why we have Leap Years, and Zara and Rose review the book 'A Star Outside My Window' by Onjali Rauf.
March 03, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E21: Germany attacks, Harry and Meghan, Fair Trade Fortnight, playing the Violin during brain surgery, TikTok, Film Review: Dolittle
This week's main stories are about last week’s attack in Germany and the latest news on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan. Rose and Zara also talk about why people are celebrating Fair Trade Fortnight, how a patient in the UK was able to play the violin whilst undergoing brain surgery, how the video sharing app TikTok is being made safer, and review the movie 'Dolittle'.
February 24, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E20: Nelson Mandela, Valentine's Day, COVID-19, UAE homework ban, UK Cabinet reshuffle, Book Review: 'Equal to Everything - Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court'
This week Rose and Zara's main stories are about the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, and all about the history and meaning of Valentine’s Day. They also talk about the continued spread of the Coronavirus, why the UAE is banning homework in government schools, Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle, and review the children’s book “Equal to Everything: Judge Brenda and the Supreme Court”.
February 17, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E19: Donald Trump, Record-breaking astronaut Christina Koch, Bicycle lessons for schoolchildren, Coronavirus, 80th anniversary of Tom and Jerry, Emirates Lit Fest and Onjali Rauf
This week Rose and Zara's main stories are about the US President Donald Trump and Nasa’s record-breaking female astronaut Christina Koch! They also talk about why schoolchildren in England are getting bicycle lessons, the ongoing spread of Coronavirus, the 80th anniversary of the cartoon Tom and Jerry, and the Emirates Literature Festival where Rose and Zara met the award-winning author Onjali Rauf.
February 10, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E18: Coronavirus, Brexit, Children's Mental Health Week, Book review: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf
This week Rose and Zara's two main stories are about the continued spread of Coronavirus around the world, and of course Brexit! They also talk about Children’s Mental Health week and review the book, The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Rauf.
February 03, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E17: Coronavirus, Chinese New Year, whether children should be read to at school, Trump trial, Davos, World's first robotic heart
This week Rose and Zara discuss the spread of Coronavirus, Chinese New Year, whether children should be read to in school, what’s happening with President Trump’s impeachment trial, what happened with Greta Thunberg at Davos, and the world’s first robotic heart.
January 27, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E16: Harry and Meghan, the Philippines volcano, Brexit, Martin Luther King Day, Internet Cookies, FlyBe, flying and climate change
This week Rose and Zara talk about Harry and Meghan, the Philippines volcano, how the UK will mark the moment of Brexit, Martin Luther King Day, internet cookies, what's happening with plane company FlyBe, and whether avoiding flying really is a solution to climate change.
January 20, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E15: Harry and Meghan, Australian fires, Iran and the US, technology of the future, finding alien life.
Rose and Zara are back after the winter break! In their first podcast of the new term, they discuss the latest news about Prince Harry and his wife Meghan seeking to step back as senior royals, the Australian bushfires, what's going on between Iran and the US, the latest technology on show at CES 2020, and how a new telescope may be able to find alien life in space.
January 13, 2020
NewzKidz S2 E14: UK General Election result, New Zealand Volcano, Human Rights Day, strikes in France, the Nato Summit, and how one school has decided to exchange homework for acts of kindness.
This week Rose and Zara talk about the result of the UK General Election, the Volcano eruption in New Zealand, Human Rights Day, strikes in France, the Nato Summit, and how one school has decided to exchange homework for acts of kindness. NewzKidz are now taking a break for the Winter holidays and will be back in January!
December 13, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E13: Frozen 2 review (contains plot spoilers), London Bridge attack, UN report on climate change, voting in the Election, UAE National Day, Black Friday
This week Rose and Zara review the movie Frozen 2 and talk about the London Bridge terrorist attack, the latest report from the United Nations on climate change, voting in the General Election, the anniversary of the United Arab Emirates, and what Black Friday is all about.
December 03, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E12: Prince Andrew, Leaders' Debate, Old Age, Airlines and Climate Change, Screen-time, Eating Breakfast.
This week Rose and Zara talk about Prince Andrew stepping back from Royal duties, the first Leaders’ Debate of the UK General Election, how we define Old Age and why people are living longer, how global airlines are responding to the climate change movement, whether there is such a thing as too much screen-time for kids, and why it’s important to eat breakfast.
November 26, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E11: Venice floods, Anti-Bullying Week, Berlin Wall, Mars Oxygen Mystery, Hong Kong protests, Frozen 2
This week Rose and Zara talk about the floods in Venice, anti-bullying week, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the mystery of oxygen on Mars, what’s happening in Hong Kong, and the release of the movie Frozen 2.
November 19, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E10: Remembrance Day, the Queen and real fur, Delhi air pollution, palm oil and orangutans, nuclear fusion, secrets to success
This week Rose and Zara talk about Remembrance Day, why the Queen is stopping wearing fur, air pollution in Delhi, palm oil production and the impact on endangered orangutans, nuclear fusion, and a new study that reveals the secret to success.
November 13, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E9: UK General Election, Hallowe'en, Bonfire Night, the origin of humans, solving puzzles, Rugby World Cup Final
This week Rose and Zara talk about the UK’s General Election, Hallowe'en, Bonfire night and Guy Fawkes, the origin of humans, why it’s good for children to solve puzzles, and the Rugby world cup final.
November 05, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E8: Lorry deaths, Brexit latest, Paris Climate Agreement, new Greta beetle, Trump impeachment inquiry, changing clocks, Uluru.
This week Rose and Zara talk about the very sad deaths of 39 people in a refrigerated lorry in England, whether the UK IS going to leave the EU on Thursday or not, why the US is leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, the new beetle named after Greta Thunberg, the latest news on the Trump impeachment inquiry, why the clocks are changing in England, and lastly about Uluru in Australia, formerly known as Ayers Rock, which has now been closed to the public forever.
October 28, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E7: Brexit countdown, The Queen's Speech, Extinction Rebellion, Royal Tour of Pakistan, World Food Day, Robots
This week Rose and Zara talk about the countdown to Brexit, The Queen’s Speech, Extinction Rebellion protests, The Royal Tour of Pakistan, World Food Day and how a human-hand robot solved a Rubik's cube.
October 22, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E6: Turkey and Syria, Nobel Prizes, Saturn's New Moons, Fake Meat, World Mental Health Day, Taxing Junk Food
This week we’re talking about why there is fighting between Turkey and Syria, the discovery of new moons orbiting around Saturn, growing fake meat in space, the winners of the 2019 Nobel Prizes, World Mental Health Day, and why people are talking about putting a tax on sugar and junk food.
October 14, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E5: World Teachers' Day & Special Interview, 20 years of The Gruffalo, Royals and the media, latest Brexit plan, banning smacking.
This week we have a very special episode for you! It was World Teachers' Day on 5th October, and to celebrate Zara and Rose interview their class teachers Mr Doherty and Miss Pugh about why they decided to become teachers. Zara and Rose also talk about the anniversary of Julia Donaldson’s famous story The Gruffalo, why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are upset with the media, Boris Johnson’s latest plan for Brexit, and why Scotland has become the first country in the UK to ban smacking.
October 07, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E4: UAE in Space, President Trump, Supreme Court verdict, Royal Tour of Africa, Thomas Cook, Greta Thunberg
This week Rose and Zara talk about the first Emirati astronaut in space, why people are saying that President Trump should be impeached and what that means, the verdict from the Supreme Court on prorogation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s tour of Africa, the collapse of travel company Thomas Cook, and why everyone is talking about Greta Thunberg again.
October 01, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E3: Supreme Court update, International Day of Peace & Climate Action, Pacific Ocean Blob, Burger King banning Plastic Toys, Roald Dahl Day, Curing the Common Cold, Theft of a Golden Loo
This week Rose and Zara talk about what’s happening with the ongoing legal challenge to prorogation in the Supreme Court in London, the UN's International Day of Peace and this year's theme of Climate Action, how scientists may have found a cure for the common cold, why Burger King has banned plastic giveaway toys, the Pacific Ocean blob, what caused ocean life to develop 466 million years ago, Roald Dahl Day, and the theft of a golden loo!
September 24, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E2: Prorogation; 9/11 anniversary; Greta Thunberg; Carbon-neutral farming; Apple TV Streaming service; Exoplanet water discovery
In this episode of NewzKidz, Rose and Zara cover the recent legal challenges to the prorogation of Parliament, the anniversary of the 9/11 Twin Towers attacks, Greta Thunberg's action against climate change in New York, Apple's new TV streaming service, and the discovery of water in the atmosphere of a distant planet. Rose and Zara also discuss whether they would become vegetarian to help the environment, agree on a new name for planet K2-18b and wonder whether Earth is unique.
September 17, 2019
NewzKidz S2 E1: Boris, Brexit, Prorogation, Amazon fires, Greenland ice, Hurricane Dorian, Hong Kong protests, El-Paso shooting, Climate Change
The NewzKidz are back! Following the summer break, 7 year old Rose and 9 year old Zara are back for Season 2, withtheir weekly round-up of news and current affairs stories - news presented by children, for children. This week Rose and Zara round up the top news stories from the summer, covering the UK Prime Minister, Brexit and prorogation, Amazon forest fires, the Greenland ice melt, Hurricane Dorian and devastation in the Bahamas, Hong Kong protests and the El-Paso shooting. Rose and Zara decide whether they agree with Boris Johnson's approach to Brexit and leadership, and consider the impact of travel on climate change, discussing Greta Thunberg's boat trip to America and Prince Harry's reported private jet usage.
September 10, 2019
NewzKidz Season Finale! This week we’re talking about Boris Johnson, World Refugee Day, Natasha’s Law, how AI is being used to catch thieves, and Britain’s youngest bee-keeper.
This week we’re talking about Boris Johnson, World Refugee Day, Natasha’s Law, how AI is being used by retailers to catch thieves, and Britain’s youngest bee-keeper. Rose and Zara also discuss their favourite stories from Season 1. The NewzKidz will be taking a well-deserved break after 30th June for the summer holidays, and will be back for Season 2 in September.
June 30, 2019
NewzKidz: UK Prime Minister contest, Atlantic Ocean, banning plastic bags, why grown-ups use their phones so much, why airlines lose luggage, Father's Day, Green fashion.
This week we’re talking about the candidates for UK Prime Minister, the Atlantic Ocean, banning plastic bags, what’s wrong with grown-ups spending too much time on their phones, why airlines lose luggage, Father’s Day and green fashion.
June 23, 2019
NewzKidz: Hong Kong Protests, Plant Extinction, Greta Thunberg, World Ocean Day, the NewzKidz Book Club, Space Tourism at the ISS, Children getting enough sleep
This week we’re talking about protests in Hong Kong, plant extinction, Greta Thunberg, World Ocean Day, space tourists, why children need more sleep, and about our very own online book club! Zara and Rose also discuss why they love reading and whether they get enough sleep.
June 15, 2019
NewzKidz: Trump State Visit, D-Day anniversary, Heathrow expansion protests, burning less coal, taxing unhealthy food, JK Rowling's new books, UK Prime Minister leadership race.
This week we’re talking about President Trump’s visit to England, the anniversary of the D-Day landings, Heathrow expansion protests, how the UK is burning less coal, a proposed new tax on unhealthy food, JK Rowling’s new books about magic, and who might be the UK’s new Prime Minister.
June 09, 2019
NewzKidz: Jamie's restaurants, UK recycling crisis, European Elections, teaching climate change in school, fruit-picking robots and crowds at the top of Mount Everest
This week we’re talking about Jamie’s restaurants, UK recycling waste, the European Elections, whether climate change should be taught in schools, fruit-picking robots and crowding on Mount Everest.
June 02, 2019
NewzKidz: Theresa May's resignation, Rising sea levels and single-use plastics, Eating Bugs, Huawei, Judith Kerr, Life on Mars, Wasps, Queen Victoria's birthday.
This week we’re talking about Theresa May’s resignation as UK Prime Minister, Rising sea levels and banning plastic straws, why we might be eating bugs in the future, why some countries have a problem with Huawei, the death of Judith Kerr who wrote The Tiger who Came to Tea, life on Mars, why we should like wasps, and the anniversary of Queen Victoria's birthday.
May 25, 2019
NewzKidz: The Poet Laureate, Brexit and the UK Prime Minister, Fixing Climate Change, Shorter School Breaks, First Hydrogen Bus, new Moon Lander Spacecraft, Deepest Ocean Dive
This week we’re talking about England’s new Poet Laureate, what’s going on with Brexit and what will happen to the Prime Minister, how scientists are trying to fix climate change, why shorter school breaks are bad for schoolchildren, the world’s first hydrogen-powered double decker bus, a new moon lander spacecraft and the deepest-ever ocean dive.
May 19, 2019
NewzKidz: The Royal Baby, Supermarket food waste, UN Climate Change report, Leonardo da Vinci, Adverts in the Sky, Drones helping Doctors and UK Copper Coins
This week we’re talking about the Royal Baby, how supermarkets are tackling food waste, the very important report from the United Nations about climate change and the state of our planet, a new discovery about Leonardo da Vinci, why we might start seeing adverts in the sky, how drones are helping doctors and patients, and why the UK has decided to keep its copper coins. Zara and I also talk about food waste and what we can do to deal with this problem.
May 12, 2019
NewzKidz: Bait to Plate technology, Fake Burgers, obesity and healthy eating, Mozambique and India cyclones, Astrobees, new Malaria vaccine, the Emperor of Japan, the Royal Baby, the London Marathon
This week we’re talking about new technology that’s helping us eat more sustainably including tracking fish from 'bait to plate' and growing fake burgers, obesity and healthy eating, the cyclones that recently affected Mozambique and eastern India, Astrobees at the International Space Station, the development of a new Malaria vaccine for children, Japan’s new Emperor, the Royal Baby and the London Marathon.
May 05, 2019
NewzKidz: Sri Lanka Attacks, Greta Thunberg and Climate Change Action, Earth Day, the Queen's Birthday, Earthquakes and Forest Fires, Robot room tidiers, Internet Passwords and a Giant Lion Fossil
This week we’re talking the sad news from Sri Lanka, what Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough are saying about climate change, Earth Day, Queen Elizabeth’s birthday, the earthquake in the Phillippines, forest fires in Norway, Robots that can tidy your bedroom, internet security and why passwords are important, and the discovery of a giant lion fossil.
April 28, 2019
NewzKidz: New human species, the world's oceans, plastic toys, Notre Dame fire, Disney TV, world's largest plane, Brexit
This week we’re talking about the discovery of a new human species, protecting the world’s oceans and how scientists are using satellites to try and spot ocean plastic from space, the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, Disney’s new TV streaming service, the first flight of the world’s largest plane, and of course Brexit. Zara and I also discuss plastic toys and how children and parents can cut back on toys that aren’t environmentally friendly.
April 21, 2019
NewzKidz: First Ever Black Hole Photo, Cherry Blossom Festival, Super-Fast Plane Engines, Air Pollution in London, Online Safety Rules, Brexit, the Boat Race
This week we’re talking about the first ever photo of a Black Hole in outer Space, Japan’s famous cherry blossom festival, super fast aeroplane engines, proposed new UK rules for online safety, the new Brexit deadline, and the Oxford Cambridge Boat Race. Zara and I also discuss air quality and London’s new pollution charge. Lots of stories this week, I hope you enjoy this episode!
April 13, 2019
NewzKidz: April Fool's Day, Healthy Eating at School, Brexit, Dinosaur Fossils, Mothering Sunday
This week we’re talking about April Fool’s Day, eating healthily at school, just what is going on with Brexit, how fossils are helping us understand what happened to the dinosaurs, and Mothering Sunday. Zara and I also talk about healthy eating and whether we think it would be a good idea to ban packed lunches at school!
April 06, 2019
NewzKidz: the first colour TV and news from Apple, Brexit protests and Theresa May, why clocks change, the Eiffel Tower, Shakespeare Week, Earth Hour
This week we’re talking about the history of technology as the first colour TV went on sale to the public 65 years ago this week, Apple's new TV streaming service, Brexit protests and the UK Prime Minister, the Eiffel Tower’s birthday, why clocks change, William Shakespeare week, and lastly what Earth Hour means and why it's important. Zara and I also talk about how we use technology at home, why our parents won’t let us have our own phones (and when we think our parents should put their own phones away).
March 30, 2019
NewzKidz: New Zealand, Greta Thunberg and climate change protests, flooding in Africa, Global Recycling Day and all about plastic, Brexit
This week we’re talking about what’s happened in New Zealand, Greta Thunberg's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize and how she's inspiring school students to protest against climate change, Cyclone Idai and flooding in Africa, Global Recycling Day, who invented plastic and why it is causing so many problems, and Brexit, again! Zara and I also talk about climate change and recycling, why we need to care and what we can do to help.
March 23, 2019
NewzKidz: India Pakistan, Brexit, British Science Week, World Wide Web turns 30, Robot Doctors, the Oldest Woman
Welcome to NewzKidz! A weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by me, Rose (age 7) and Zara (age 9) and supported by a network of NewzKidz correspondents. This week we're talking about India and Pakistan and why they are not friends, what’s happening with Brexit, Robot Doctors, British Science Week - including stories about Professor Stephen Hawking, travelling to Mars and about the World Wide Web which had its 30th birthday this week - and lastly, about the oldest woman in the world. We discussed why we might need rules for the internet, and whether robot doctors were a good idea. We hope you enjoy listening.
March 16, 2019
NewzKidz: SpaceX, International Women's Day, Brexit, Tornadoes, Andre Previn
Welcome to NewzKidz! A new weekly podcast covering global news stories and current affairs, presented by me, Rose (age 7) and Zara (age (9) and supported by a network of NewzKidz correspondents. This week we're talking about the SpaceX launch, International Women's Day, Brexit, deadly Tornadoes and about a famous musician called Andre Previn who died recently. We chat about our favourite famous women from the past - I chose Agent Fifi and Zara chose Anne Frank. And we talked a lot about what it would be like to go on holiday to space! We hope you enjoy listening.
March 10, 2019