Episode 19

Episode 19:

We’re joined in studio this week by our good friend Chen. Gavin brings in the topic of learning methods. Specifically, we discuss the merits of direct learning and inquiry-based learning. Meanwhile, Jack brings in the issue of parent influences over their children’s career aspirations. Should parents have a say in what their children want to do?

Afterwards, Chen is interviewed on his opinions for previously covered Kao Lui Corner topics.

Additional References

Half of Ontario sixth graders don’t meet the provincial standards in math

Jo Boaler on the benefits of inquiry-based learning

Possible drawbacks to inquiry-based learning in mathematics

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: Confused kid, math symbols, fail stamp

Episode 15

Episode 15:

Our good friend, Jimmy, joins us in the studio this week (while still jet lagged by his recent flight from Korea). Jimmy brings in the issue of fit-shaming and provides insights on how Jack can gain some weight. Meanwhile, Jack talks about how people don’t appreciate the things they have until it’s too late.

Afterwards, Jack asks Jimmy questions about the international (i.e. Korean) dating game.

Additional Sources

Fit mother sparks fit-shaming debate

China’s belly-button challenge 

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: Neil DeGrasse Tyson, planking guy

Episode 14

Episode 14:

Joining us in studio this week is friend-of-the show and blogger, Grace Chan. Gavin brings in the issue of procrastination as we discuss ways to get around putting off your work. Meanwhile, Jack tries to bring in the topic of Yellow Fever; but instead ends up ranting about how (most) Asian dudes are pussies (and dropping some #LifeCoach wisdom).

Seeing as how Grace is the first female on DIU Podcast, Jack takes the opportunity to ask about the female perspective of things on this week’s Kao Lui Corner.

Check out Grace’s awesome blog: Live and Learn 88!

Additional Sources

Nintendo Stocks dropping.

Video of Hong Kong dude kneeling on ground while getting slapped by girlfriend (from 2013). Much cringe…

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: Body builder, confidence level

Episode 12

Episode 12:

Kyle returns to the studio as Gavin briefly recaps his jaunt to Vancouver while presenting the greatest souvenir ever (in DIU Podcast history). Jack rants about Pokemon Go, and how the augmented-reality game is causing trouble in real life. Meanwhile, Gavin talks about the #AllLivesMatter debate and why it’s a shitty hashtag despite the good intentions of the message.

Afterwards, Jack talks about the do’s and don’ts of a first date in the latest segment of Kao Lui Corner.

Additional References

Check out some of the weirdest incidents surrounding Pokemon Go.

A brief explanation about why the #AllLivesMatter hashtag is controversial.

Loose Ends

The story Jack mentioned about the man walking onto the highway in an attempt to catch a Pikachu turns out to be false; the story is published by Cartel Press, a satirical website known for publishing hoaxes.

I tried looking up the story Jack mentioned about a mob of people flooding a highway trying to catch a Mewtwo in Pokemon Go. It seems that story was also fabricated. The real story is that the mob was created from a Black Lives Matter protest in Oakland.

Pokemon Go released officially in Canada on July 17, 2016 – Jack has since downloaded the game.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Episode 11

Episode 11:

Jack takes over the role of the host as Gavin is in Vancouver this week. Our good friend, Kyle, joins Jack in the studio for a condensed episode in which they talk about sustaining friendships and the plans for their trip to Asia in September.

Afterwards, Jack questions Kyle about the previously discussed theories on Kao Lui Corner.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Image: hitchhiker

Episode 10

Episode 10:

Our good friend, Seb, joins us in the first double-digit episode of DIU Podcast. This week Gavin compares the schooling of Asian countries to that of the West. We discuss how culture could influence students to be more studious and tackle the stereotype of all Asians being great at math. Meanwhile, Jack brings in the issue of how Hong Kongers are always looking down and complaining about the people from mainland China.

Afterwards, the Love Guru asks Seb for some feedback in regards to the Kao Lui Corner.

Here is the infamous Lexi tweet as published by Jack in 2013:

Jack Tweet
Shout-out to Jack for putting my face front-and-centre on his Twitter profile picture.

Additional Resources

I mentioned the phenomenon “education fever.”

And here is a brief excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, in which he connects the linguistics to stronger mathematical abilities.

Citations

Intro and outro music: Night Owl by Broke for Free/ CC By 3.0

Images: China’s flag, Canada’s flag, Earth