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BTN - Behind The News

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BTN - Behind The News
BTN - Behind The News

BTN - Behind The News

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BTN is bringing you the news, with high-energy daily updates for kids of all ages. Each episode is a collection of the big, breaking, and just plain weird stories of the day, told in simple language, with no boring stuff. They’re perfect for the classroom and on the drive home from school.

Latest Episodes

That's the Wurst

It's the final episode of the BTN pod! I'm not crying, you're crying. But we wouldn't leave without filling you in on the biggest and best news of the day! A new report's been released looking into what we want from our friends and from our social media platforms. World leaders sit down to dinner at a big summit in Japan and our Prime Minister even gets a special mention. The 100th anniversary of an agreement that changed the world for better or worse. And some people in the US are trying to set a new world record with a big bit of meat and an equally large bun.

4 MINJUN 28
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That's the Wurst

Bye Bye Big Kev

The next generation of super fast internet is speeding its way to Australia, but we might want to watch our data more closely. It might be chilly here, but humans and animals in Europe are sweltering through a heatwave. How do you clean up a messy mountain? The world's tallest one has some poo and rubbish problems that need addressing. A very popular movie starting with 'A' has now beat another very popular movie starting with 'A' to become the highest earning movie of all time (technically). And Darwin is looking for a new home for a very large, very iconic, very extinct member of its community.

4 MINJUN 27
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Bye Bye Big Kev

This is Not a Drill

If you're a school student in Victoria, you might have to start locking your phone up during school hours! We'll fill you in on the public school phone ban plan. According to a new report robots are taking over the world, or at least they're taking over quite a few of our jobs including mine. A new puzzling world record set by an upside down student in Georgia. And an escaped "lion" at a Japanese zoo is giving keepers the run around.

4 MINJUN 26
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This is Not a Drill

You've Gotta Be Squidding Me

Do you pay attention to the health star rating on some food packaging? Look closer because it could be about to change. A Cosmonaut, a Flight Engineer and an Astronaut walk into a space shuttle and land safely back on earth after hundreds of days way up there. Scientists catch a mysterious creature on camera in the waters around Southern America for the very first time. And some très hairy men in Paris show off their well-groomed beards.

3 MINJUN 25
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You've Gotta Be Squidding Me

Scamp the Champ

Sometimes our phones can be a little distracting (understatement of the year) and that's why a school in NSW is testing some tricky new tech to force students to go phone free. The Barty Party is on again as everyone's favourite Aussie women's tennis player hits world number one! This adorable marine mammal will have you singing the Star Wars theme in your head, because scientists have taught it to carry a tune or two. And the World's Ugliest Dog - need we say more?

4 MINJUN 24
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Scamp the Champ

Have a Whale of a Time

Happy Friday! We're talking about gaming addiction after the creators of two of the most popular games in the world were quizzed by the UK government. How do you help two whales move to a new home in another country? Well, it involves a big tank and a big plane. A ten-year-old climber has just scaled one of the most challenging peaks in the world. And some cheeky sailors are having a spa day in Finland.

4 MINJUN 21
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Have a Whale of a Time

The Real RoboCop

A social media giant is planning to create its own currency and we're not talking about the stuff you can hold in your hands. Superheroes usually prefer to fly under the radar, but instead they've been winning awards in the US. Would you pay to eat leftovers? There's a new app in Europe linking hungry customers with un-sellable food. We get a glimpse into the possible future of air travel and it doesn't involve petrol. And speaking of the future - meet the robotic cop that's policing the streets of Southern California. Not kidding.

5 MINJUN 19
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The Real RoboCop

Excuse Me, Your Cat Filter is On

Researchers are predicting what Australia's future will look like and it might involve robots. Some different behaviour at the footy on the weekend had fans speaking out. A primary school in the UK is banning words to help kids improve their vocabularies, including one that's a go-to sentence filler. And someone accidentally whacks a filter on some very important people in Pakistan.

3 MINJUN 18
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Excuse Me, Your Cat Filter is On

Blue Lobster Special

What's it like when your whole country loses power? Some South Americans found out on the weekend. While a tree kangaroo might sound like a joke you tell a tourist, it's a real thing and it's struggling with a mysterious health issue. Forget equestrian, this is a horse riding competition for the make-believers. If you've ever wanted to live like a superhero or a movie star, there's a house that kind of covers both bases in the US. And a very rare crustacean is saved from being served on someone's dinner plate.

4 MINJUN 17
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Blue Lobster Special

Mellow Yellow

It was Matildas madness last night after the Aussie team pulled off a magnificent comeback at the World Cup. Scientists uncover the well preserved head of an ancient animal in the icy fields of Siberia. A man in Syria is brightening people's days with a colourful wardrobe... well, just one colour actually. Where did the zebra get his stripes? Not sure, but scientists have decided they serve a very cool purpose. And a famous Parisian painter celebrates her 50th − Nénette the orangutan.

4 MINJUN 14
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Mellow Yellow

Latest Episodes

That's the Wurst

It's the final episode of the BTN pod! I'm not crying, you're crying. But we wouldn't leave without filling you in on the biggest and best news of the day! A new report's been released looking into what we want from our friends and from our social media platforms. World leaders sit down to dinner at a big summit in Japan and our Prime Minister even gets a special mention. The 100th anniversary of an agreement that changed the world for better or worse. And some people in the US are trying to set a new world record with a big bit of meat and an equally large bun.

4 MINJUN 28
Comments
That's the Wurst

Bye Bye Big Kev

The next generation of super fast internet is speeding its way to Australia, but we might want to watch our data more closely. It might be chilly here, but humans and animals in Europe are sweltering through a heatwave. How do you clean up a messy mountain? The world's tallest one has some poo and rubbish problems that need addressing. A very popular movie starting with 'A' has now beat another very popular movie starting with 'A' to become the highest earning movie of all time (technically). And Darwin is looking for a new home for a very large, very iconic, very extinct member of its community.

4 MINJUN 27
Comments
Bye Bye Big Kev

This is Not a Drill

If you're a school student in Victoria, you might have to start locking your phone up during school hours! We'll fill you in on the public school phone ban plan. According to a new report robots are taking over the world, or at least they're taking over quite a few of our jobs including mine. A new puzzling world record set by an upside down student in Georgia. And an escaped "lion" at a Japanese zoo is giving keepers the run around.

4 MINJUN 26
Comments
This is Not a Drill

You've Gotta Be Squidding Me

Do you pay attention to the health star rating on some food packaging? Look closer because it could be about to change. A Cosmonaut, a Flight Engineer and an Astronaut walk into a space shuttle and land safely back on earth after hundreds of days way up there. Scientists catch a mysterious creature on camera in the waters around Southern America for the very first time. And some très hairy men in Paris show off their well-groomed beards.

3 MINJUN 25
Comments
You've Gotta Be Squidding Me

Scamp the Champ

Sometimes our phones can be a little distracting (understatement of the year) and that's why a school in NSW is testing some tricky new tech to force students to go phone free. The Barty Party is on again as everyone's favourite Aussie women's tennis player hits world number one! This adorable marine mammal will have you singing the Star Wars theme in your head, because scientists have taught it to carry a tune or two. And the World's Ugliest Dog - need we say more?

4 MINJUN 24
Comments
Scamp the Champ

Have a Whale of a Time

Happy Friday! We're talking about gaming addiction after the creators of two of the most popular games in the world were quizzed by the UK government. How do you help two whales move to a new home in another country? Well, it involves a big tank and a big plane. A ten-year-old climber has just scaled one of the most challenging peaks in the world. And some cheeky sailors are having a spa day in Finland.

4 MINJUN 21
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Have a Whale of a Time

The Real RoboCop

A social media giant is planning to create its own currency and we're not talking about the stuff you can hold in your hands. Superheroes usually prefer to fly under the radar, but instead they've been winning awards in the US. Would you pay to eat leftovers? There's a new app in Europe linking hungry customers with un-sellable food. We get a glimpse into the possible future of air travel and it doesn't involve petrol. And speaking of the future - meet the robotic cop that's policing the streets of Southern California. Not kidding.

5 MINJUN 19
Comments
The Real RoboCop

Excuse Me, Your Cat Filter is On

Researchers are predicting what Australia's future will look like and it might involve robots. Some different behaviour at the footy on the weekend had fans speaking out. A primary school in the UK is banning words to help kids improve their vocabularies, including one that's a go-to sentence filler. And someone accidentally whacks a filter on some very important people in Pakistan.

3 MINJUN 18
Comments
Excuse Me, Your Cat Filter is On

Blue Lobster Special

What's it like when your whole country loses power? Some South Americans found out on the weekend. While a tree kangaroo might sound like a joke you tell a tourist, it's a real thing and it's struggling with a mysterious health issue. Forget equestrian, this is a horse riding competition for the make-believers. If you've ever wanted to live like a superhero or a movie star, there's a house that kind of covers both bases in the US. And a very rare crustacean is saved from being served on someone's dinner plate.

4 MINJUN 17
Comments
Blue Lobster Special

Mellow Yellow

It was Matildas madness last night after the Aussie team pulled off a magnificent comeback at the World Cup. Scientists uncover the well preserved head of an ancient animal in the icy fields of Siberia. A man in Syria is brightening people's days with a colourful wardrobe... well, just one colour actually. Where did the zebra get his stripes? Not sure, but scientists have decided they serve a very cool purpose. And a famous Parisian painter celebrates her 50th − Nénette the orangutan.

4 MINJUN 14
Comments
Mellow Yellow

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