Ep1. 'The Story Begins'. Animals, History & Magical Secrets.

Kids Stories, Science & Secrets – Podcast

30-08-2023 • 23 mins

"Stories, Science and Secrets is a hopeful, engaging, and inspirational view of the future."  SCIENCE SPARKS

Suitable for ALL AGES, our story is perfect for ages 5+, and our science and secrets will inspire curious minds of all ages.

In this first episode, we meet a boy called Moog, a dog called Rockford, and a strange, sticky animal called the Cocklebur Ick. The Cocklebur Ick is on a journey. But where is she going, and what extraordinary adventures are in store there?

But this is a podcast with a twist because, after you've enjoyed the story (12 mins), creators Steve Punt, Elaine, and Matthew Sweetapple explain more about the stories and science behind what you've just heard. In this episode, we talk about the mysteries of the Natural History Museum, about biomimicry and how nature is helping scientists discover amazing new inventions.

If you'd like to see what Sir. Richard Owen, founder of the Natural History Museum in London, looked like HE'S HERE!

For lots of FREE materials, songs, educational resources and links, visit the Rockford's Rock Opera Hub here: linktr.ee/RockfordsRockOpera

About 'Lost on Infinity'

In our podcast we feature our award-winning story, 'Lost on Infinity', which is available as a kid's audiobook on Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music. The Times described it as “Amazing”, “Magical”, The Observer, and “Ingenious”, The Guardian.

"Stories, Science and Secrets is a hopeful, engaging, and inspirational view of the future. My 6-year-old has loved listening to the stories, and my older children and I have enjoyed the discussions. We’ve all learned an enormous amount, and are now fascinated by the possibilities of biomimicry, and surprised by how little we know about it." Science Sparks

To find out more about us and our stories visit: www.RockfordsRockOpera.com

The Rockford's Rock Opera songs featured in this episode are:
1. Rock the World.
2. The Tale of the Cocklebur Ick.
You can hear full versions of both of these on Apple Music, Spotify, and on our website too.

If you've any questions about our story or any of the science and secrets we talk about, please email us at: rockford@sweetapple.co.uk (if you’d like us to include your questions in an upcoming episode of the podcast, please do ask your parents to give their permission in the email).

Thanks for listening!