Tai Asks Why

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Tai Poole is trying to find answers to life’s biggest questions. What happens after we die? What is love? How can we fix climate change? He may not solve them all, but give him a break ... he’s only 11 years old.
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What is love?

21:42 | Oct 23rd, 2018

Love is weird. How can this thing take over your body and bend it to its will? Tai looks to science, philosophy and his mom for answers.
Tai Says Hi

02:55 | Aug 28th, 2018

Meet Tai Poole - a little guy with big questions. Join him as he heads from universities to playgrounds seeking answers. He may not solve all the mysteries of life, but give him a break ... he's only 11 years old. Coming October 24.
Introducing The Two Princes from Gimlet

25:00 | Jun 20th

When Prince Rupert sets out to break the mysterious curse that’s destroying his kingdom, he’s ready to face whatever dastardly villain or vile monster stands in his way. What he isn’t prepared for are the bewildering new emotions he feels when he mee...Show More
Tai is coming back for season 2...and he needs your help!

01:52 | Apr 9th

Tai is coming back for a second season this September. Do you have a question you'd like Tai to answer? Send them our way! Plus, Tai Asks Why has been nominated for a Webby Award! But to win, we need your vote! Head to cbc.ca/taiaskswhy to learn how ...Show More
How will we fix climate change?

21:56 | Nov 21st, 2018

Tai is freaking out about climate change. He's worried we're doomed. Tides are rising, species are dying from all of the heat. He's finding it hard to have hope...until he meets a man from NASA.
Which is cooler, zero or infinity?

19:27 | Nov 14th, 2018

Before he fully spoke English, Tai's first language was math. He loves numbers! Now he's talking to mathematicians about the ultimate coolness of two very special numbers: zero and infinity.
Why do we dream?

24:46 | Nov 7th, 2018

After thinking through a recent terrifying nightmare, Tai starts to question the importance of dreams. Why can't our minds just do nothing when we sleep?
What happens after you die?

22:21 | Oct 30th, 2018

The death of his grandfather has Tai thinking about the afterlife. The idea that our bodies and consciousness become nothing is really weird and confusing. So Tai turns to different religions for answers.
Should we trust our gut?

24:18 | Oct 23rd, 2018

We've all heard the saying trust your gut, but is that scientifically accurate? Tai grapples with what that really means. If our guts are making decisions does that mean there's a brain in our gut?