10 episodes

Season Two: Uncovering the hidden needs of bright and curious children, what it's really like to be 'the smart kid,' and what it actually takes to help these kids flourish - and why it matters.Season One: A scintillating, surprising journey through ideas of what it means to be a genius and how you can think like one too.

Think Like A Genius: The Wonderkind Brain Power Studios

    • Education
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Season Two: Uncovering the hidden needs of bright and curious children, what it's really like to be 'the smart kid,' and what it actually takes to help these kids flourish - and why it matters.Season One: A scintillating, surprising journey through ideas of what it means to be a genius and how you can think like one too.

    S2E4: PLAYTIME

    S2E4: PLAYTIME

    Think bright and gifted kids need less unstructured playtime than other kids? Think again. Take a listen to find out why.

    • 30 min
    S2E3: Why Can't I Find a Friend?

    S2E3: Why Can't I Find a Friend?

    "It feels like there is some sort of barrier between us that prevents us from really connecting." We explore why bright and gifted kids can find it tough to form meaningful friendships with peers, and how to help them forge the connections they crave.

    • 35 min
    S2E2: To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected

    S2E2: To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected

    Finding out that the world sees you as "smart" can have a big impact on a kid's identity, self-esteem, motivations, and pursuits. In this episode, we'll explore the impact of this realization, with an emphasis on perfectionism and the struggles of internalizing expectations and pressures - both real and constructed.

    • 37 min
    S2E1: The Kids are (Not Quite) All Right

    S2E1: The Kids are (Not Quite) All Right

    One of the greatest myths about very bright kids is that they can figure things out and take care of themselves, when, in fact, they have significant needs. In this episode, we hear from kids about what it's really like to be 'the smart one,' and how to better understand - and discover - what they need to flourish. The Wonderkind is brought to you by Brain Power Enrichment Programs, and is written, produced, mixed, and presented by Sarah Meehan. Special thanks to Ilya Kreynin, Vanessa Ia...

    • 34 min
    Episode 6. Sir Isaac Newton and What We're Talking about When We're Talking about Genius

    Episode 6. Sir Isaac Newton and What We're Talking about When We're Talking about Genius

    Dr Adam Richter, historian of science and member of the Brain Power faculty, challenges our ideas of what it means to be a genius, where that concept came from in the first place, and what Isaac Newton's apple has to do with it.

    • 20 min
    Episode 5. A Genius of Her Own: Women, whizzes, and why there aren't more

    Episode 5. A Genius of Her Own: Women, whizzes, and why there aren't more

    Why is it so easy to rhyme off a list male geniuses, but not so easy to name a woman or two? And how does that affect young girls with academic aspirations? Dr Cassandra Chapman talks confidence, community and coming to a new definition of genius.

    • 23 min

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