Kid Stew


Kid Stew 203

The kids get inspired by Albert Einstein, author Judy Blume, an ice sculptor, Hansel and Gretel, and Norwegian culture. Plus, gravity, sailing school, the science behind trick birthday candles, “Start with Hello,” music, Kid Stew Ewws and more.

AIRED: May 29, 2019 | 0:29:00

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Welcome to Barn to Table Nachos Foods Emporium.

My name is Quinoa

and I'll be your enlightened wait person today.

Anything you can recommend?

Oh yeah.

The kale chowder is awesome.

And the tofu crumble is to die for.

And the rice cracker casserole

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Um, do you have any Kid Stew?

Kid Stew?

Is that like gluten-free?

Kid Stew is a new show by kids

about kids and for kids.

It's about books, art, creativity, and fun.

But, no, like we totally don't have any Kid Stew.

[Together] Well, naturally, we do.

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♪ Let's go ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ There's a world for me and you ♪

♪ A lot of things to see and do ♪

♪ Everyday is something new ♪

♪ It's Kid Stew ♪

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♪ It's Kid Stew. ♪

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[Child] Funding for Kid Stew is provided by

the Eunice Joyce Gardner Charitable Foundation

and the Cornelia T. Bailey Charitable Trust.

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So, where is it? ♪ I'm at a payphone ♪

You're looking at it. ♪ trying to call ♪

Wait? ♪ home ♪

This is your famous time machine? ♪ All of my change I ♪

No flux capacitor? ♪ spent on you ♪

No hyperspace overdrive controller? ♪ Where have the times gone, baby ♪

It's pretty basic but it gets the job done. ♪ it's all wrong Where are the plans we ♪

I'll believe it when I see it. ♪ made for two ♪

Then let's go.

♪ I'm at a payphone trying to call home ♪

♪ All of my change I spent on you ♪

(phone dialing)

(electricity crackling) ♪ I'm at a payphone ♪

♪ Music ♪

♪ Music ♪ (electricity crackling)

♪ Music ♪ (birds chirping)

Wait a minute.

I don't like the look of this.

Just our luck.

We landed right back in school.

More like old school.

Look around.

Not even a smart board.


Is that old guy the teacher?

[Madison] Wait?

That jacket? That hair?

I think that could be-


Go away.

Class does not start for another hour.

Sorry, sir.

We're not in your class.

I'm Madison and this is Armando.

We're still in middle school.


Professor, actually.

Professor Einstein.


Albert Einstein!

I knew it.

He published his first scientific paper at 16

and taught himself math.

Can I tell you kids a secret?

I didn't actually like school very much.

But, Professor Einstein you're a genius.

Some genius.

I didn't talk until I was four.

I didn't read until I was seven.

And my own grandmother said I was stupid.

Maybe you were just a slow starter.

Looks like you're really cooking now though.

I wish.

I've been staring at the same numbers for 10 years

getting no where.

Tell me about it.

I have trouble with basic geometry.

Then try coming up with the theory of relativity.

You mean E equals M C squared?

Say what now?

It's the one math formula everybody knows.

[Armando] Even if we have no idea what it means.

E equals

M C squared.


That's it!

My dear, you are the genius!

Not really.

I'm just from the future.

The future?

Did you transport through a wormhole in space time?

According to my theory, a time traveler.


Just a phone booth.


the least I can do is give you a reward.

Step forward.

♪ Music ♪

I hereby award Madison and Armando

the degree of doctor of advanced mathematics.

Summa cum laude.


Thanks, Professor.

Bye now.

Tell your friends in the future

not everything that can be counted, counts.

And not everything that counts

can be counted.

[Madison] This will look so great

on our college applications.

[Robot] Kid Stew.

♪ What goes up ♪

♪ Must come down. ♪

Oh, hi kids, ♪ Music ♪

didn't see you there.

Hey, Really Big Brain.

We have a heavy question for you.

It's about gravity.

A heavy question about gravity?


We've been talking to Professor Einstein

about his theories.

You mean my old friend, Albert?

The only guy with a bigger brain than me?

So, can you enlighten us?

My pleasure.

Gravity is what holds you onto the Earth's surface.

Without it, you'd float away.

Like so.


I'm floating!

That's because I selectively reduced

the gravitational pull.

[Madison] How'd you do that?

Brain power.

It's exactly what happens to astronauts

when they get outside the pull of Earth's gravity.

I feel so light.

Did you know that different planets

have different gravities?

On Mercury, you'd weigh about 35 pounds.

On Jupiter, you'd weigh over 250 pounds.

Um, can we come down now?

Oh, sorry.

Here you go.

Gravitational field restored.

Speaking of outer space,

what kind of music do planets like?


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Anyway, see you later RBB.

Thanks for the gravity lesson.

You really brought us

down to earth.

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Everybody wants to get in on the act. (electricity crackling)

("Beautiful Day" by U2)

♪ The heart is a bloom ♪

♪ Shoots up through the stony ground ♪

♪ There's no room ♪

♪ No space to rent in this town ♪

♪ You're out of luck ♪

♪ And the reason that you had to care ♪

♪ The traffic is stuck ♪

♪ And you're not moving anywhere ♪

♪ You thought you found a friend ♪

♪ To take you out of this place ♪

♪ Someone you could lend a hand ♪

♪ In return for grace ♪

♪ It's a beautiful day ♪ It's a beautiful day.

♪ Sky falls you feel like ♪

♪ It's a beautiful day ♪ It's a beautiful day

♪ Don't let it get away ♪

♪ Beautiful day ♪

♪ What you don't have you don't need it now ♪

♪ What you don't know you can feel it somehow ♪

♪ What you don't have you don't need it now ♪

♪ Don't need it now ♪

♪ It's a beautiful day ♪ It's a beautiful day

It's a beautiful day

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Hello, I'm Nicholas

and welcome back to Kid Stew Ewws!,

the news show where the truth is always gross.

Our opening story today

is from the world of nature

where arachnid researchers report

that some spiders actually eat their own webs.


Mmm, silky smooth. (laugh track)

Now here is some news that is a little more down to earth.


Researchers calculate that the weight

of all the earthworms in the US

is ten times the weight of all the humans in the US.


And now shifting to world news.

The Great Pacific garbage patch,

filled with discarded fishing nets,

plastic and other human-generated trash

is now twice the size of Texas, y'all.


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And we're back.

In distasteful news close to home

there are 400 times more bacteria on an office desk

than on the toilet.

Wait, is this true?

Ew! (audience laughing)

And that's it for this edition of Kid Stew Ewws!

See you next time and until then,

keep it real and keep it gross.

Can I have some hand sanitizer over here, please?

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When I find a great book,

I love to share it with a friend.

This is my new friend, Cupid.

And this is my new favorite book,

The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John.

It's a story about a girl named Martine who moves to Africa

and finds a mysterious white giraffe

that nobody else thinks is real, but it is.

And she even learns how to ride it.

How cool is that?

It's part of a series of books

called Legend of the Animal Healer

where Martine discovers

she has power over all kinds of animals,

so if you like the first book

just keep going.

The White Giraffe, by Lauren St. John,

you could say it's a pretty tall tale.

Giraffe, tall tale, get it?

It's okay, Cupid gets it.

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Excuse me,

I'm doing a report for a Judy Blume book,

do you have anything you could recommend me?

Well, yeah, probably,

'cause I'm Judy Blume

and this is my bookstore.

So tell me, what grade are you going into?

I'm going into the seventh grade.

Going into seventh grade, okay.

So I think this would be the best of my books for you

because this is about a boy

who is also going into seventh grade,

Oh, wow.

And is moving to a new town,

there's a lot of changes in his life,

he's gonna have to make new friends.

I think that's the right one.

I have a few questions for you,

do you mind?

Sure, let's sit down.

So Judy, thank you for joining us

for the Kid Stew Interview.

It's my pleasure, thank you for asking me.

So I have a few questions for you.


What inspired you to be a writer?

I was a creative kid in school.

I had so many creative outlets

and I loved that and I needed that.

And what was missing was that wonderful

feeling of doing creative work.

Did you like to write when you were a kid?

Well, what I thought about in my head was one thing,

that was mine.

But I never minded writing assignments,

you know, I didn't know.

I didn't know I could grow up to be a writer.

What's the best way to become a writer?

Become a reader.

You can't write,

you absolutely cannot become a writer

unless you're a reader first.

Because how do you learn to write?

By reading.

I mean, what is inspiration?

It's all those books that I read as a kid

and then as a grown up

that let me know, oh this is how you do it.

I see how you do it.

I get it.

Now I'm gonna try it myself.

So to me, that's where inspiration comes from.

What is the most important message

you can give your readers about growing up?

It's hard work, growing up, you know?

It's never easy.

Some of the stuff in the books,

it's very personal.

Not everybody has these feelings,

but some people do and it makes them feel better

when they read a book and they find out they're not alone.

Maybe it can help parents and kids

talk about tough subjects together.

Maybe they never talked about them,

but maybe through a book sometimes.

You know, your mom or dad

or somebody in your life, older, reads the book

and you as a young person read the book.

Now you might not want to talk to them,

but at least you've got the book

so you know you're not the only one who's felt this way.

Well thank you for joining us on a Kid Stew Interview.

Well, thank you for having me.

It was great fun.

Guys, back to you.

[Robot] Kid Stew.

("Ice, Ice Baby" by Vanilla Ice)

If you use your creativity

you can create art out of anything,

even ice.

My name's Keith Martin,

we're here in Breckenridge, Colorado,

up at 10,600 feet.

Very cold out here,

I think it's comin' in at 10 degrees this morning.

Where we get the chance to actually come along

and carve these wonderful 26 ton blocks of snow

that measure over 12 foot tall.

I was really inspired by my teachers,

they gave me a lot of great books to read

and I took a lot of time going through

and finding my inspirations in life.

The largest snow sculpture I ever made

has been 7,000 square feet

and it's a snow fort

sitting on top of the Keystone ski mountain

for all the children that come to Colorado to play in.

My tools come from a variety of different places.

I wander through hardware stores

looking at things in a different way

than what they're supposed to be used for.

I make a lot of tools out of my garage.

And I also have a lot of friends in other countries,

such as China, that make fabulous tools

and bring 'em over to us

for us to use and create new ideas.

I don't necessarily have a favorite.

I definitely have ones that I like more than others,

but I get great enjoyment

out of coming up with a new idea

and starting a new sculpture,

so the one that I haven't done is my favorite.

Once again we have mother nature on our side,

here in Breckenridge, Colorado.

And as long as she stays cold

these snow sculptures can last for a long period of time.

I get a lot of my ideas from nature,

especially out here in Breck.

And our fly fisherman behind me

is a perfect example of that.

When I was in high school

my art teachers gave me a lot of books

and a lot of inspiration

and they kind of gave me a push in the right direction,

if you will, to use my talents as an artist

to do cool things like this.

[Robot] Kid Stew.

(guitar music)

Mmm, something smells great in here.

I'm enjoying my Norwegian (speaks in a foreign language).

Come again?

(speaks in a foreign language),

it's a mixture of beef, pork and veal.

Go ahead, have some.

Mmm, that's like Swedish meatballs.

Bite your tongue!

(speaks in a foreign language) is

a traditional food of Norway.

It's where my ancestors lived.

Feel like visiting your roots?


You mean right now?

You know the drill.

Yes, I mean, ja!

(horn blowing)

This is where I come from, Norway,

the land of fjords and vikings.

Let's go check it out.

(Norwegian singing)

This area was once covered in ice.

Now it's called the Oslo Fjord.

Norway has a great maritime history,

some of the best captains in the world

have got their start right here.

I'm here with Ellen Marie Naess,

and we're at the Viking Ship Museum.

Ellen, tell us something we need to know

about the Vikings.

They lived in Scandinavia,

more than 1,000 years ago,

but they wanted to see the world.

So they built boats like that

and they traveled the whole northern half of the globe.

Did vikings really wear horns?

No, not really.

They wore helmets like this, no horns.

And we'll show what it look like.


So, Satine, this is a copy of the dragon heads

that was in front of the viking ships,

like they have on the big one.

It's also a serpent.

And the vikings believed that there was a huge serpent

that was circling the world,

it was laying there at the end,

if you were sailing across the water

sooner or later you will meet this serpent,

the Midgardsormr.

You could have this monster up front on your boat.

Don't you think it's a good idea?


(fiddle music)

This is traditional architecture here.

It's called the stave church.


(cow mooing)

Here in Norway, the king and queen actually live in a farm.

Doesn't this look like a place

where you might find the ice queen and her sister?

(women giggling)

(audience applauding)

Hi, what kind of dance are you doing?

Hi, so I'm the Norwegian folk dancer.

So I can teach you something, if you want?


Out this way.

(fiddle music)

(speaking in a foreign language)

(singing in a foreign language)

I made it to the Arctic!

That's it from Norway for now.

Let's see what's next on Kid Stew.

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Happy birthday, kids.

Who's birthday is it?

I thought it was your birthday.

Not my birthday.

Then who's birthday is it? It's not ours.

It's David's birthday.

Happy birthday, David.

We bought you this cake.

That's still really, really weird.

Yeah, still really weird.

So what do you do on a birthday?

You make a wish.

And do what?

Blow out the candles.

Well, go ahead.

Maybe all David's wishes will come true.

[Together] One, two, three.


It's not... Why are they coming back?

None of his wishes are coming true.

Wait, let's try one more time.

I believe, David.

One, two, three.


It's not, the fire's still there.

Why are they coming back? do you know why they'll coming back

No, but maybe David does.

Time for a little science.

This ordinary paraffin candle

simply has magnesium added to the wick,

magnesium is a a highly flammable metal

which is why simply blowing on it

isn't enough to extinguish it.

Act like the party never stops,

scientifically speaking.

(Robot) Kid Stew.

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My name is Jerry Lindh

and I'm on the sailing ship Gunilla.

It's a 50 meter long sail ship

that sails from Sweden and around the globe.

This ship is called a barque

because it has three masts with different sails on.

We sail around the world with our students

to learn things that you normally read in a book

But we believe in studying the reality,

instead of just reading in he books.

Being able to go into the ports

and just see the different cities that we arrive to,

it's very cool, 'cause we're doing schoolwork.

And it's pretty cool that you get a different point of view

and actually see the places.

We do all the sailing ourselves, and even the steering.

There aren't many ships in the world that works like this.

This is like a pirate ship.

When I grew up, I was really fascinated

by all the pirate stories and all that,

crossing the Atlantic and going into the Bermuda Triangle,

if you read the books,

like Treasure Island and Moby Dick,

you can really, really learn about the stories of the sea

and it's a beautiful way to explore the sea.

I like being up at night

and watching the stars, it's pretty cool,

ne being up in the rig,

it's pretty amazing.

On our trips we get to meet kids

from all around the world

and we realize that we face the same challenges.

And also just being with your best friends on the ship

and being able to experience all of this.

Yes, goodbye, so I have to go now.

[Together] (speaks in a foreign language), Kid Stew!

[Robot] Kid Stew.

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Hansel, look, it's a house made out of candy.

Gretel, you're seeing things again.

You're probably just dehydrated.

[Gretel] No, look.

It's totally real.

Well now, who goes there?

Hansel and Gretel, ma'am.

Just out for a stroll in the deep, dark woods.

Oh, and completely without adult supervision.

Nice house you got there.

Why, thank you, my dear.

Why don't you come closer, my darlings,

and share some of my delicious treats?

Mmm, so tasty.


come to me,

come to my colorful candy cottage.

Actually, ma'am,

our dentist said to avoid any sugary sweets when we can.

Empty calories,

and bad for the teeth.

What the heck is happening here?

This fable goes I lure you into my cottage

with sweet candy delights

and I fatten you up,

I put you in a big pot and boil you both for supper.

Not gonna happen, ma'am.

Don't make us yell stranger danger.

Oh, for crying out loud.

What happened to the days you could talk kids into anything?

Guys are too smart for me.

Oh, it's that darned internet.

♪ Ooh, witchy woman ♪

♪ She got the moon in her eye ♪


I just lost my filling.

Ow, that's painful.

I think this is a good reminder for all of us.

Never, ever go with anybody you don't know,

even if they do offer you something

that looks really tempting.

Okay, you made your point.

Anybody got an ice pack?

That way, you can live happily ever after.


You know who.

Can I at least get the name of you dentist?

(electricity crackling)

(kids chattering)

Hey, it's Milena, can I ask you a question,

have you ever felt lonely, passed over or excluded?

Have you ever felt invisible,

or isolated?

Or shut off or ignored?

If you have, you know it's not a great feeling.

So if you see someone alone, reach out and help.

Start with hello.

Feeling alone can happen in a classroom,

on a bus, in the lunchroom,

at an event, on a sports team,

Or on social media.

Everybody gets left out, sometimes.

But people get left out a lot

can feel so bad that they think about hurting themselves,

or others.

And you can do something about it.

So if you see someone alone,

reach out and help.

Start with hello.

One simple word an make a difference,

and most of us are a little nervous

about starting a conversation.

But most of us feel very happy after we do it.

Remember, it's easy, just start with,

[Together] Hello.

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So that's it for this episode of Kid Stew.

Remember, start with hello,

but for now,

[Together] Bye, bye.

[Robot] Kid Stew.

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[Nichols] I don't know if I really like it.

This my new friend, Mike, oh, Cupid.

[Camera Peron] Here we go--

[Madison] Curt?

See my girl?

I forgot my what I was gonna say.

My favorite one was by far the giraffe.

That was amazing.

The giraffe was right behind me,

I couldn't see it 'cause I couldn't look back,

but whenever I fed it when we weren't doing the filming,

it was so nice and sweet and the tongue was just so slimy,

but it was so cute 'cause it just stuck out,

it was just so cute.

Everyone's friends in the cast.

Even with our differences, we just,

like, we're all friends.

Keep on going.

I mean, ja.

This is (coughing),

I can't understand a single word that I'm saying.

I like learning about old things.

The Viking Ship Museum, it's all these ships that they used

back in the old, old days in Norway.

In the fjords and all these,

it's really interesting.

So in one of the scenes of the show

I was eating

meatballs called (speaks in a foreign language),

and they're made of meat, veal and pork.

I didn't actually know that they were made of that.

In Hansel and Gretel there was a lesson that

if you see something alluring or nice, like candy,

you don't want to go with someone that you don't know.

Norwegian time machine!

Share some of my delicious treats,

mmm, so tasty.


Oops, sorry.

(electricity crackling)

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪

♪ Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ♪


[Kid] Funding for Kid Stew is provided by

the Eunice Joyce Gardiner Charitable Foundation

and the Cornelia T. Bailey Charitable Trust.

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