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The Way the World Works: A Tuttle Twins Podcast for Families
16 minutes | Dec 7, 2022
385. What Is The IRS?
Brittany and Ronni talk about why the Internal Revenue Service started, how it has expanded, and what's going on with the new Inflation Reduction Act.
14 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
384. What Are Some Great Books You Should Be Reading This Fall?
There's so many great books out there; how do you know which ones to read? Brittany talks about some of the books she used to read in her classroom when she taught.
16 minutes | Dec 2, 2022
383. Who Is Viktor Frankl?
Viktor Frankl was freed from a Nazi concentration camp. When he got out, he wrote a book about finding meaning in life, even in the worst situations.
17 minutes | Nov 30, 2022
382. What Is The World Economic Forum?
There is a group of unelected and very powerful people who are trying to implement their plans for how they think the world economy should be ran. And their newest idea for a "Great Reset" might be their scariest idea yet.
16 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
381. What Happened in Hiroshima?
Seventy-seven years ago, America dropped nuclear bombs on two cities in Japan killing civilians and showing the world what kind of destruction can be done with a push of a button.
17 minutes | Nov 25, 2022
380. Why Do Governments Ban Books?
All throughout history governments have tried to ban books to control what the people were allowed to read. But why are governments so scared of letting the people read and think for themselves?
16 minutes | Nov 23, 2022
379. What Are Parallel Economies?
When we go to the store, we take our money and exchange it for goods and services. That is how the US-economy works. But what if there were other economies where the government didn't have as much control, and "money" wasn't the only thing you could exchange for goods and services?
15 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
378. What Is Bartering?
Have you ever traded something you have to a friend for something they have? You may not have known it, but this "bartering" is one of the oldest forms of exchanging value.
13 minutes | Nov 18, 2022
377. What Is "Franksgiving?"
Every year, Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday of November. But it wasn't always that way. In fact, for a brief time, America was split, celebrating Thanksgiving on two different days.
17 minutes | Nov 16, 2022
376. Why Doesn't Anyone Ever Trust the Kids?
Have you ever noticed how in movies, the adults never trust or even listen to the kids? Why does this happen and why do so many adults have a hard time treating kids like regular people?
16 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
375. How Do We Save Kids From Public Schools?
Today, Connor and Brittany speak with Rebecca Powers, who runs Live Free Academy. She'll talk to us about the importance of creating education alternatives to public school.
13 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
374. What Does the Story of the Emperor's New Clothes Mean?
Ronni and Brittany talk about the story of the Emperor's New Clothes and how this relates to the abilty to question what's real in today's world.
13 minutes | Nov 9, 2022
373. How Has Climate Change Been Used to Scare Us?
Climate change fears have been around for several decades, i.e. holes in the ozone layer, acid rain, global cooling, ice caps melting. But have any of these fears actually been realized?
13 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
372. How Do We Know That 2+2 Doesn't Equal 5?
Ronni and Brittany talk about George Orwell's book 1984 and why shared language and fundamental truths such as 2+2=4 are so important to our world.
15 minutes | Nov 4, 2022
371. How Can Kids Protect the Environment?
People always assume we need the government to implement policies to protect the enviornment. But their solutions always involve force. But kids are taking the lead and showing ways to protect the enviornment without force.
13 minutes | Nov 2, 2022
370. What Is Tolerance?
It's important to be respectful of other people's beliefs, but how can you be respectful while still sticking to your priniciples.
16 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
369. Welcome Ronni Peck!
The podcast gets a new cohost! Get to know Ronni Peck on this latest episode.
15 minutes | Oct 28, 2022
368. Who Was Helmuth Hübener?
On today's episode, Connor and Brittany tell the story of a young boy who stood up against the Nazi government during WWII.
16 minutes | Oct 26, 2022
367. How Weak Are Property Rights?
Property rights are the foundation of this country. But even though they are some of the most important rights we have, they sometimes get ignored.
17 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
366. What is a Militia?
Before America became a country, community safety was left up to its members. This not only kept them safe from every day threats like theft, but helped them organize to defend themselves against the world's greatest superpower.
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