Is That True?

Is That True?

A Kids Podcast About Facts. Each week, listeners accompany journalist Arionne Nettles on a fact-checking investigation with experts and enthusiasts. Build information literacy skills and learn a thing or two about how to sniff out the truth along the way!

Is That True?
  • Warning Colors

    Is it true that monarch butterflies are poisonous? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s special guest Dr. Samuel Ramsey (aka Dr. Sammy or Dr. Buggs), an entomologist with the United States Department of Agriculture.

  • On The Nose

    Is it true that snails have four noses? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s special guest Dr. Jochen Gerber, a malacologist with The Field Museum of Natural History....

  • Dem Bones

    Is it true that our bones make blood? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s special guest Maisha Ferguson, a pathologist’s assistant.

  • You've Got Snails!

    Is it true that snails have 1,000 teeth and can sleep for 10 years? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s special guest Dr. Holford, a scientist studying snail venom.

  • Run As Fast As You Can

    Is it true that cheetahs run as fast as a car? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s guest Janet Rose-Hinostroza, a wildlife care specialist with The San Diego Zoo.

  • Under Alaska's Midnight Sun

    Is it true that there are days in Alaska with no sun? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s special guest Greta Johnsen, Alaska-born host of the Nerdette podcast.

  • 3000 Years Ago In Olympia

    Is it true that the Olympics add new events all the time? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s special guest Dr. Katherine Mooney, a professor of history.

  • Farm on Mars

    Is it true that potatoes can grow on Mars? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s guest Dr. Voula Saridakis, curator at the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago.

  • Rollin' On Red Rivers

    Is it true that Antarctic rivers run red? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s guest Karen Romano Young, kid’s author, illustrator, and traveling science communicator.

  • Do Not Pass Go

    Is it true the longest Monopoly game ever played was 70 days long? Follow the fact-finding journey with today’s guest Brittany Dunn, an adjudicator for Guinness World Records.