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Tai Asks Why

45 EpisodesProduced by CBC PodcastsWebsite

Fifteen-year-old Tai Poole won’t rest until he’s uncovered the mysteries of the universe, one probing question at a time. In Season 4 of his Webby-winning podcast, Tai talks to everyone from NASA scientists to stand-up comedians to his equally curious little brother Kien. If you’ve ever wondered why… read more

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Why is math so hard to love?

To listeners of this podcast, it’s no secret that Tai loves math. But he knows that a lot of people, including his friends, definitely don’t feel the same way. In this episode, Tai uncovers why math gets such a bad rap, and if there’s any truth to the well-worn phrase: “I’m just not a math person!”

In this episode Tai talks to:
- Sian Beilock, cognitive scientist and president of Barnard College at Columbia University
- Daniel Ansari, Canada Research Chair in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience & Learning at Western University
- Mariam Hazhir, math teacher in Surrey, B.C.

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