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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

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  • Overcast
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  • iTunes
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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

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    Brains On! Premium

    Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world sent in by listeners. Like, do dogs know they’re dogs? Or, why do feet stink? Plus, we have mystery sounds for you to guess, songs for you to dance to, and lots of facts -- all checked by experts.

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    Moment of Um Premium

    Moment of Um is your daily answer to those questions that pop up out of nowhere and make you go… ummmmmmm. Brought to you by your friends at Brains On at APM Studios.

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    Smash Boom Best Premium

    Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case -- teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.

  • Forever Ago Premium podcast tile

    Forever Ago Premium

    Brains On presents Forever Ago®, a history show for the whole family! Every episode looks into the surprising and fascinating history of things we think are ordinary, but they’re not -- like ice cream flavors, video games, baths and more. We make learning about the past fun while teaching listeners to think critically about history.

FAQ

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, Pocketcasts, 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 help@supportingcast.fm 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.

You can schedule the date we send the gift to your recipient and a unique message to them. The email will go out at 7am Eastern on that day and the recipient will receive a welcome email with instructions for listening.

Your purchase is a one time purchase, and you will not be charged again. The recipient can renew their access on their own card when the term expires.