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Tai Asks Why

There is a Baby Shark or Little Potato or Hamster Dance stuck in your head on what seems like an endless loop.

An “Earworm” has buried in and set up home. One study shows 92 percent of people report having songs stuck in their heads at least once a week.

Chickens do it, goats do it, people do it, even trees and bushes do it … bully.

Being aggressive to weaker individuals seems to be part of the evolutionary strategy, in general.

It’s been asked by Greek Monks in the 6th century, Johannes Kepler in the 17th century and Edgar Allen Poe in the 19th century.

In the year 1823, a doctor named Wilhelm Olbers looked at the night sky and wondered: if we’re surrounded by so many stars, why is the night sky so dark? Now, 300 hundred years later, Tai asks the same question and he’s searching the universe for answers.

Tai has been thinking a lot about how it is all going to end … the earth becoming a rock in the middle of space.

Tai looks to the past to predict future. Three quarters of the plant and animals species couldn’t survive the last mass extinction but some did. Why?

You’re just going through your day, doing your normal stuff then – WHOA! an overwhelming feeling; You’ve done this before, but you haven’t, but you feel like you have – but you haven’t … Déjà Vu!

What is Déjà Vu? Is it good? is it bad? Why does it happen? What’s going on in our brain?

To help launch season 2 of Tai Asks Why on MTPR, Tai Poole the host will be joining us live during the Children’s Corner this Saturday March 13 at 8:30 a.m. We will find out why his voice sounds different, how he has survived the COVID-19 pandemic and … ? Tune in to discover what follows.

Then at 9 a.m. it’s Tai’s first episode of season 2 of Tai Asks Why: “What are animals saying to each other?” we may learn to speak duck … or not! Quack!

'Tai Asks Why': What happens after we die.

“I want to talk about death. About two years ago my grandpa died, I miss him a lot," Tai says. "My grandmother tells me that In the Vietnamese tradition, after a person dies, their soul is kinda’ disoriented for exactly 49 days, but what happens after the 49 days, were does he go?"

In this week’s ‘Tai Asks Why’, Tai turns from science and turns to religion to explore this ultimate human question.

Tai Asks Why is an award-winning podcast from the CBC for kids and families.

Is there a brain in our gut? How do we fix climate change? Which is cooler, zero or infinity? What happens after we die? Why do we dream? What is love? There are so many good questions out there; the mysteries about life, the world ... about us. Tai Poole is trying to find answers to them.

Pea Green Boat is exploring six of these questions this with the award-winning CBC Podcast Tai Asks Why.

Tai Asks Why is an award-winning podcast from the CBC for kids and families.

The tables are turned this week during Tai Asks Why. Tai answers listener questions, like: Is there such a thing as complete silence? Why is the sun hot? How do we really know we exist? Why are video games so violent? What is fear? Who invented the English language? What is time?

Listeners ask Tai why this week on Children’s Corner, Saturday Dec. 14 at 9 a.m., on the CBC podcast 'Tai Asks Why,' here on Montana Public Radio

Tai Asks Why is an award-winning podcast from the CBC for kids and families.

For many it's an awesome thing. People write poetry and Hip hop songs about it. It can take over your body and bend it to its will. It's often a complicated thing. It is love.

But what exactly is love? Where does it come from? And what does oxytocin have to do with it?

Share the love and tune into the Children’s Corner Nov. 16 at 9 a.m. for the award-winning CBC podcast 'Tai Asks Why.' Tai will answer this burning question, or at least give it a heartfelt try.