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Tai Asks Why

47 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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What will money look like in the future?

Tai loves paying for stuff with his mobile wallet. It's quick, convenient and his pockets have never been lighter! Technology has made it easier than ever to interact with money, which has Tai wondering: will physical cash eventually be a thing of the past? From cows to cryptocurrency, Tai traces the evolution of money to see if its history can offer clues to where it’s headed next.

In this episode Tai talks to:
- Stephen McKeon, associate professor of finance at the University of Oregon
- Gina Pieters, assistant instructional professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago
- Nikhil Raghuveera, nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council's GeoTech Center

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