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Smarty Pass: Your Ticket to the Brains On! Universe

Become a subscriber today to access bonus episodes and ad-free episodes of Brains On!, Smash Boom Best, Moment of Um, and Forever Ago

Listen in these apps:

  • Apple Podcasts
  • Spotify
  • Overcast
  • Pocket Casts
  • iTunes
  • Podcast Addict


Choose a plan below:

Smarty Pass Yearly

  • Annual subscribers get 3 months free!
  • Bonus episodes every month
  • Ad-free episodes of all 4 shows
  • Thank you gift and letter! (Shipping early 2023)

Smarty Pass Monthly

  • Bonus episodes every month
  • Ad-free episodes of all 4 shows

By joining, you agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.

Available Shows

  • Brains On! Premium podcast tile

    Brains On! Premium

  • Moment of Um Premium podcast tile

    Moment of Um Premium

  • Smash Boom Best Premium podcast tile

    Smash Boom Best Premium

  • Forever Ago Premium podcast tile

    Forever Ago Premium

  • Charm Words Premium podcast tile

    Charm Words Premium

  • Million Bazillion Premium podcast tile

    Million Bazillion Premium

  • YourClassical Storytime Premium podcast tile

    YourClassical Storytime Premium


How will I listen to my exclusive podcast or audiobook?

You can listen in your preferred podcast app.

Can I use my current podcast app?

We support Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, Castbox, BeyondPod, Downcast, PlayerFM, Breaker, and RadioPublic.

Sorry, but we do not support Stitcher, Podbean, or NPR One.

You’ll also be able to listen to your audiobook or podcast purchase online.

What types of payment do you accept?

You can pay with any major credit cards, as well as Apple Pay on iOS and Google Pay on Android.

Who made this?

Your seamless listening experience is powered by Supporting Cast. Contact for support.

Will my Smarty Pass subscription replace my sustaining gift to Brains On?

No, a Smarty Pass subscription and sustaining gift are separate. Sustaining gifts are tax-deductible donations and these philanthropic donations remain a critical source of funding to create the shows of the Brains On! Universe and to offer them free for everyone – always.

Smarty Pass is a way to pay for bonus episodes of our kids shows and subscribe to an ad-free feed. These payments are not tax deductible.

You can do either, or both! Click here to give a tax-deductible donation of any amount and scroll back to the top of this page to sign up for Smarty Pass!

How do gifts work? 🎁

You can buy six months or one year of access hereThis is the perfect way to share the show and all the benefits of the Smartypass with your friends and family.

Gifts are available in six-month and one-year terms. They do not auto-renew; you’ll only be charged once.