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Think is a daily, topic-driven interview and call-in program hosted by Krys Boyd covering a wide variety of topics ranging from history, politics, current events, science, technology and emerging trends to food and wine, travel, adventure, and entert...Show More
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48:38 | Sep 24th, 2018

As a mathematician, Eugenia Cheng is trained to work through problems logically. And even she struggles with fears of things that are extremely unlikely to happen. She joins us to talk about how we can use scientific reasoning to navigate an era full...Show More

48:23 | Jul 15th

For most kids today, their entire lives have been documented on social media. Kate Eichhorn, associate professor of culture and media at The New School, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how this generation can never escape their online personas, wh...Show More

47:57 | Jul 15th

Cars are such a part of American life that in most places, car ownership is assumed. Gregory H. Shill, associate professor of law at the University of Iowa College of Law, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the many ways driving has been written into...Show More

47:54 | Jul 1st

For girls, getting your period is seen as the beginning of a transition into womanhood. So when menopause hits decades later, what does that transition signify? Darcey Steinke joins host Krys Boyd to talk about this part of a woman’s life that’s rare...Show More

47:38 | Jun 3rd

Plenty of men these days are proud to call themselves feminists. When it comes to parenting, though, those same men are quick to fall into traditional household roles. Psychologist Darcy Lockman joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why so often our ega...Show More

49:26 | May 3rd

Melinda Gates and her husband, Bill, have traveled the world in search of ways they can use their wealth and influence to lift up people in need. She joins host Krys Boyd to make the case that providing opportunities to women is the key to bettering ...Show More

33:14 | Apr 10th

Since the days of the cavemen, humans have lived alongside domesticated animals. Jacky Colliss Harvey joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the furry, feathered and scaly friends we’ve shared our homes with have shaped us for thousands of years. Her...Show More

48:37 | Apr 2nd

Qualities that land people leadership roles – overconfidence, narcissism – are often the same qualities that stand in the way of leadership. And it’s worth pointing out that the majority of our leaders are men. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, professor of b...Show More

48:40 | Mar 11th

For many of us, our jobs are more than just a paycheck. They’ve become a part of who we are. Derek Thompson joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how work often fills the voids left by relationships, religion and other forms of human connection – and ab...Show More

48:44 | Feb 18th

Most of us plan for the ends of our lives by just putting the idea out of our minds. Katy Butler joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how we can better manage our later years and maintain a high quality of living even at the end. Her new book is called...Show More
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48:43 | Dec 11th, 2018

In a new essay, Mychal Denzel Smith writes, “The white audience does not seek out black public intellectuals to challenge their worldview; instead they are meant to serve as tour guides through a foreign experience that the white audience wishes to k...Show More

48:42 | Sep 13th

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the island was devastated. But the destruction of the its economy via U.S. policies began long before 2017. Ed Morales, lecturer Columbia University’s Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race, joins host Krys B...Show More

47:15 | Sep 12th

These days, when we order from Amazon, we expect a certain standard: it will be cheap and it will arrive fast—sometimes same day. Buzzfeed News reporter Caroline O’Donahue joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the safety, labor, and human costs that are...Show More

47:15 | Sep 12th

The Syrian Civil War reduced that country to rubble. Ancient cities once full of life, are now empty shells; citizens live in the shadows of obliterated schools, hospitals, and homes. Journalist Mike Thompson joins host Krys Boyd to talk about one br...Show More

48:24 | Sep 11th

We willingly and gratefully invite healthcare workers into our home to care for our loved ones in their most vulnerable moments, but who is looking out for them? Reporter Alexia Fernández Campbell joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the harsh realitie...Show More

48:56 | Sep 11th

There was a time when school children were taught that civilizations were “primitive,” the people, “savages.” That is, until the father of modern anthropology changed the narrative. Charles King, Georgetown University Professor of International Affai...Show More

47:39 | Sep 10th

Whether we want to admit it or not, audiences crave violence. Take the dominance of “true crime,” the New York Times called the genre a “gold rush.” Journalist Rachel Monroe joins host Krys Boyd to talk about murder, media, and the people obsessed wi...Show More

47:56 | Sep 9th

Gordon Parks, the first African American staff photographer for Life Magazine saw his camera, he said, as “a weapon against poverty.” John Rohrbach, Senior Curator of Photographs at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, joins host Krys Boyd to talk...Show More

48:02 | Sep 9th

It wasn’t long ago when bilingualism was frowned upon—immigrant parents were asked to stick to one language at home so families could all be versed in the lingua franca. But with that unwritten policy, came a loss of connection to family and traditio...Show More

47:58 | Sep 6th

According to the American Pet Products Association, we spend almost $70 billion on our dogs each year. It’s clear we love our dogs–but do we truly understand our relationship to our furry friends? Alexandra Horowitz, who runs Barnard College’s Dog Co...Show More

48:40 | Sep 6th

Country music is a genre built by artists who were outsiders, singing to those who felt left out. Host Krys Boyd sits down with writer/producer Dayton Duncan and producer Julie Dunfey to talk about their work on “Country Music,” the new eight-part se...Show More

47:17 | Sep 6th

In 2018, Americans spent more on healthcare than the GDPs of Brazil, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain and Canada. Healthcare activist Timothy Faust joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why, he says, it’s more dangerous to get sick in the U.S. than anywhe...Show More

47:29 | Sep 4th

If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is…but that old saying is growing old. Jennifer Schwartz joins host Krys Boyd to explain the scientific, social and mathematical reasons for why we’re choosing to believe misinformation as gospel tr...Show More

47:37 | Sep 4th

Transitioning from military to civilian life is notoriously challenging – and for female veterans, there are unique barriers just now being acknowledged. Tara Galovski, director of Women’s Health Sciences Division National Center for PTSD and directo...Show More

48:24 | Sep 3rd

In the discussions about how to mitigate climate change, two important factors are largely ignored: migration and trade. Southern Methodist University professor Klaus Desmet talks to host Krys Boyd about the importance of strategizing long term solut...Show More

47:50 | Sep 3rd

The benefits of a good night’s sleep are well documented, but what if a restful sleep isn’t mentally or physically possible? Neurologist Dr. Guy Leschziner joins host Krys Boyd to talk about night terrors, sleepwalking and all the maladies that keep ...Show More

48:37 | Aug 30th

The body positive movement might be trending, but so is the lean body physique achieved by clean eating and CrossFit. Which one do we, collectively, ascribe to? University of Kansas professor Christopher E. Forth joins host Krys Boyd to talk about th...Show More

48:29 | Aug 29th

The U.S. and China have a sometimes fortuitous, sometimes fraught trade history; now the situation is even more precarious and the next step is anyone’s guess. Jake Sullivan is a former national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden, and he jo...Show More

48:37 | Aug 29th

Molly Ivins was a spitfire columnist, political commentator and overall provocateur. Her words put fire to the feet of politicians and she loved it. She wrote in Mother Jones, “Keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to ...Show More

48:00 | Aug 28th

Some of the most amazing objects in the natural world can be found in some of the most remote places on Earth. Edward Posnett joins host Krys Boyd to talk about journeys to harvest eiderdown, vicuña fiber and other coveted rare objects – and to talk ...Show More

48:36 | Aug 28th

The most important drug discovery for treating bipolar disorder came about when a brilliant doctor experimented in an abandoned kitchen. Walter A. Brown, clinical professor emeritus at Brown University, joins host Krys Boyd to tell the story of John ...Show More

48:23 | Aug 27th

From the first wave of European immigrants, newcomers to America are told that fitting into the established social structure is their responsibility. Stanford University associate professor Tomás Jiménez joins host Krys Boyd to take on the idea of as...Show More

47:52 | Aug 27th

In the Greek mythology, a spurned Madea kills her children to spite her cheating husband. Today, if you turn on the Lifetime channel, thefemale villains aren’t much better. Feminist author Sady Doyle joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the violent...Show More

48:17 | Aug 26th

Student loan debt in America hit $1.47 trillion in 2018. Within that enormous number, four out of 10 students are saddled with college debt without ever having earned a degree. University of California, Berkeley professor David Kirp joins host Krys B...Show More

47:16 | Aug 26th

Modern psychology has studied numerous social and racial groups. So it’s curious that a field mostly made up of white practitioners has yet to take a serious look at what it means to be white. Psychologist Natasha Stovall joins host Krys Boyd to talk...Show More

48:31 | Aug 23rd

There are 1 billion websites – but how many of those are safe for us to visit? This hour, host Krys Boyd takes a look at the dark corners of the web and the content moderators who make sure we never see the worst images. Also this hour, we explore th...Show More

48:20 | Aug 22nd

We have a picture in our minds of what a racist looks like: a hooded member of the KKK or a modern white nationalist. But racism isn’t always something we see outwardly. Ibram X. Kendi is director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at Ameri...Show More

47:34 | Aug 22nd

We’re warned about the perils of climate change in our futures. But for some American cities, climate change is already here. Journalist Steve Mufson joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the places already showing signs of permanent damage, which he wr...Show More

48:27 | Aug 21st

There’s the place you call home: the physical four walls, the back porch, the garden…and then there’s the metaphor of home: the hearth and heart of your identity. Sarah M. Broom joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the New Orleans home where she and he...Show More

47:35 | Aug 21st

The movie scenes of chess are instantly recognizable: men quietly and intensely focused on besting their opponent over long, serious hours. For Sasha Chapin, his fascination with chess lived outside that old trope and became like a drug in his daily ...Show More

47:41 | Aug 20th

Collectively, Americans are holding their breath as consumers, investors, and policy makers take a wait-and-see approach on the American economy. Are we headed toward recession? And what are the factors that have lead economists to worry Ryan Nunn, p...Show More

47:20 | Aug 20th

The 12-step program approach to sobriety is a well-known model to get — and stay— sober. But kicking opioids is proving to be more complex than the current rehab models can tackle; almost 70,000 people overdosed and died in 2018 alone. Journalist Kat...Show More

49:16 | Aug 16th

Success looks easy for Elaine Welteroth. She’s just 32 and has already a ledger of impressive accomplishments, like the youngest editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and only the second African-American at Condé Nast to hold a title at that level. She joins...Show More

48:25 | Aug 15th

In 2018, the International Organization for Migration reported that one out of every 108 people in the world is displaced and forced to migrate. The reasons for immigration, though, are actually quite diverse. Suketu Mehta – an immigrant himself – jo...Show More

48:07 | Aug 15th

After 9/11, the CIA sprang into action to thwart potential future attacks. One of the methods employed: secret and controversial “black site” prisons — interrogation facilities established without normal wartime conventions. Philip Mudd, former deput...Show More

48:41 | Aug 14th

Those who seek adventure often choose the most remote places on Earth: the tallest mountains, hottest deserts, and vast, empty stretches of ice. The last is the subject of Jon Gertner’s book, “Ice Age at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Gre...Show More

47:31 | Aug 14th

How does the world react to those of mixed race? Are they outsiders, floating in between cultures? Or are they seen in some ways as heroes for blurring lines and moving the conversation forward? Indonesian-British poet Will Harris joins host Krys Boy...Show More

47:35 | Aug 13th

Mental illnesses can easily fall through the cracks – even when someone sees a doctor. UT Southwestern’s Dr. Madhukar Trivedi joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how primary care physicians can be an effective front-line resource in detecting mental i...Show More

48:42 | Aug 13th

When football player Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem, some argued it was his right of free speech. In 2018, the Supreme Court ruled pregnancy crisis centers couldn’t be legally compelled to provide abortion pamphlets—another argum...Show More

48:05 | Aug 12th

In 1959, when three rock ‘n’ roll greats died in a plane crash, it was called “the day the music died.” In 1990, it was the blues world mourning when guitar great Stevie Ray Vaughan perished in a helicopter accident. The Dallas native rose to fame in...Show More

48:21 | Aug 12th

Each year approximately 125,000 rapes are reported across the nation, yet city after city has boxes of critical evidence gathering dust inside police warehouses: backlogs of unprocessed rape kits. Barbara Bradley Hagerty joins host Krys Boyd to talk ...Show More

48:36 | Aug 9th

The famous quote attributed to P.T. Barnum is “there’s a sucker born every minute.” But Barnum biographer Robert Wilson says the man could never have said such a thing. Barnum was the eternal optimist, a lover of audience imagination, and a genius ma...Show More

48:16 | Aug 8th

For better or worse, so much of our identity is built around race. So when Sarah Valentine found out at age 27 she is not, in fact, white, that she is mixed-race with a black father, she found it very hard to reconcile what she knew about herself to ...Show More

47:53 | Aug 8th

Robert Jeffress, senior pastor at First Baptist Dallas church, is one of President Trump’s most reliable supporters. He told Fox News host Lou Dobbs that the president has a “God-given task of protecting this nation.” But how did the religious leader...Show More

48:38 | Aug 7th

Teens take quizzes hoping to reveal what they like, adults take personality tests to find what career to pursue. The unending quest to unveil our best selves is not waning — but what does the science say about our efforts? Indiana University School o...Show More

48:08 | Aug 7th

Beyond the phrase “a case of the Mondays” there’s probably not another office joke on the planet that doesn’t somehow include coffee. No matter how you take it, coffee arguably sustains and connects us. Mark Pendergrast joins host Krys Boyd to talk a...Show More

48:43 | Aug 6th

America has a secret hidden in plain sight: more than half a million children – ages 12 and in certain situations, younger – are legally laboring on farms, often in dangerous and backbreaking conditions. Valeria Fernández joins host Krys Boyd to talk...Show More

48:19 | Aug 6th

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal set ground rules for working conditions, including the legalization of organized unions. But not long after WWII, union membership began a sharp decline. Former New York Times labor correspondent Steven Gree...Show More

48:50 | Aug 5th

Gun violence dominated the weekend as many as 22 people were killed by a gunman in El Paso – and nine more were shot to death less than 24 hours later in Dayton, Ohio. Host Krys Boyd gets an update from El Paso, and later in the hour we talk with exp...Show More

48:06 | Aug 5th

We’ve all had those moments: forgetting where you put the keys, going blank on what to grab at the grocery store. We joke with our friends that it’s because “the mind is the first to go.” Scholar and author Lewis Hyde joins host Krys Boyd to talk abo...Show More

48:51 | Aug 2nd

Let’s see if you know this quote, “Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads!” Or “I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” The iconic lines from “Back to the Future” and “Apocalypse Now” are linked in film critic J. Hoberman’s newest cultural ...Show More

49:19 | Aug 1st

Economists study poverty using hard data – but the numbers don’t always reflect personal experiences. University of Wisconsin-Madison associate professor Sarah Halpern-Meekin joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how low-income parents stru...Show More

47:59 | Aug 1st

A house-bound widow in Maine, a professional baseball pitcher who’s forced off the mound by injury – what do they have in common? A life-long friendship and the pain that comes with losing the thing you love most. This is the the story driver inside ...Show More

48:47 | Jul 31st

There’s a saying, “it costs a lot of money to be broke.” Georgetown law professor Peter Edelman agrees. His new book, “Not a Crime to Be Poor,” explores all the ways our systems nickles and dimes people below the poverty line — from a multitude of fe...Show More

48:01 | Jul 31st

Citizens of Honduras are routinely extorted by gangs and regularly murdered if they fail to pay up. Those gangs operate unchecked in part because of a government infested with corrupt officials. Sonia Nazario spent a month reporting in the country, a...Show More

48:21 | Jul 30th

Bed-bound, paralyzed from the waist down, Nnedi Okorafor woke up from what was supposed to be minimally-invasive surgery with her life upside down. Her recovery meant periods of hallucinations, nightmares, as well as a re-examination of her very iden...Show More

47:49 | Jul 30th

The ability for people to so easily switch from, say, devoted family man to serial killer is the crux of America’s continued fascination with true crime. That’s the subject of “American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the ...Show More

48:21 | Jul 29th

Dr. Ayaz Virji says something fundamentally changed when President Trump was elected. The Georgetown-educated physician serves a rural Minnesota town, and where once he was welcomed, he found his Muslim family targeted by racism and rejection. After ...Show More

48:17 | Jul 29th

Julia Heaberlin says she learned about “evil and wicked surprise” as a newspaper editor. Later she funneled those forces into her renowned crime novels, including international best-seller “Black-Eyed Susans.” The native Texan’s newest novel,“Paper G...Show More

48:12 | Jul 26th

This week, hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets to call for the resignation of the island’s governor, Ricardo A. Rosselló. Ed Morales covers Puerto Rico for The Nation, and he joins guest host John McCaa to talk about how ...Show More

48:12 | Jul 25th

A new report from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund finds a connection between racial residential segregation and black access to water systems. Sparky Abraham is an attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who worked on the report, and he joins guest h...Show More

47:01 | Jul 25th

The psychedelic alkaloid mescaline occurs naturally in peyote cactus and other plants. And though it became popular in the mid-20th Century, its use dates back to the earliest Andean cultures. Mike Jay joins guest host John McCaa to tell the stories ...Show More

48:39 | Jul 25th

Between 1910 and 1997, African-American farmers lost about 90 percent of their land because the law does little to protect the passing down of land between generations. ProPublica reporter Lizzie Presser joins guest host John McCaa to tell the storie...Show More

48:21 | Jul 25th

Jazz is one of the truly American art forms. But is the American youth of today still interested in the music of Armstrong, Ellington and Coltrane? Bart Marantz has dedicated his career to teaching jazz, and he joins guest host John McCaa to talk abo...Show More

48:04 | Jul 23rd

In the late 1920s and early ’30s, Zora Neale Hurston befriended Cudjo Lewis, and elderly formerly enslaved man living in Alabama. Hurston’s interviews with Lewis about his capture in Africa and transfer to America form the basis of “Barracoon: The St...Show More

47:20 | Jul 23rd

There may be no state more in love with its mythical past than Texas. Sam Houston State history professor Ty Cashion joins guest host John McCaa to separate fact from fiction when it comes to Texas legends. Cashion’s new book is called “Lone Star Min...Show More

48:42 | Jul 22nd

In the mid-19th Century, Chinese immigrants began settling in the U.S. – largely in San Francisco. And many of the young women and girls who crossed the Pacific were thrown into a life of slavery and prostitution. Julia Flynn Siler joins guest host J...Show More

47:16 | Jul 22nd

New York’s Central Park and other urban spaces were conceived as natural breaks from the hustle of city life. San Francisco Chronicle urban design critic John King joins guest host John McCaa to talk about how these spaces – including Dallas’ Klyde W...Show More

48:35 | Jul 19th

More than 70 percent of the planet exists underwater. Today, we’ll take a deep breath and dive down to meet some of the animals who call our oceans home – including dolphins, whales and array of cephalopods. And later in the hour, we’ll learn how sea...Show More

48:26 | Jul 17th

Chuck Klosterman is an essayist, New York Times best-selling nonfiction author and pop-culture critic. His joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his new book,“Raised in Captivity: Fictional Nonfiction” (Penguin), a collection of fictional stories featur...Show More

47:43 | Jul 17th

There are designations for protected lands, including “park,” “monument,” “sanctuary” and “wilderness.” It’s this last one that interests author Dan Richards most. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about some of the most remote places on Earth and what...Show More

48:49 | Jul 16th

The American West still invokes images of untamed, vast landscapes stretching for miles. Author and journalist Christopher Ketcham joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the American West is actually slipping away, in no small part due to lax federal...Show More

48:13 | Jul 16th

When an offensive post appears on social media, a user can flag it, block it, or mute it. But thousands upon thousands of violent, racist and explicit posts never make it to your screen, thanks to a hidden industry of moderators combing through the w...Show More

45:28 | Jul 12th

A new field of archaeology has researchers not digging in the dirt, but instead hovering thousands of miles about the earth in search of ancient civilizations. Sarah Parcak, professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, joins ho...Show More

47:30 | Jul 11th

Meteorologists use a complex system of computer models, algorithms and historical data to predict the weather. Andrew Blum joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how satellites, super computers and international alliances are all vital to putting togethe...Show More

48:51 | Jul 11th

The internet has been part of our daily lives for more than two decades. But our approach to policing it is still in its infancy. Karen Kornbluh is director of the Digital Innovation and Democracy Initiative at the German Marshall Fund, and she joins...Show More

48:31 | Jul 10th

As an automaker and tire manufacturer, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone had plenty of incentive to make sure America’s roadways were suitable for cars. Jeff Guinn joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the pair teamed with Thomas Edison for a series o...Show More

47:35 | Jul 10th

Ankle monitors allow some people charged with a crime to live and work outside of jail ahead of their trials. ProPublica reporter Ava Kofman joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how defendants are on the hook for the hundreds of dollars the monitors co...Show More

47:59 | Jul 9th

Through scientific innovations, determining paternity is now a pretty straight forward and reliable process. Columbia professor Nara B. Milanich joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how confirming biological fatherhood is only the beginning of establis...Show More

47:29 | Jul 9th

America is not at war with Mexico. But a visit to the border can feel like you’re entering a war zone. John Carlos Frey joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how defense contractors, lobbyists and other profiteers are lining their pockets in connection ...Show More

48:10 | Jul 8th

In 2014, Colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana for recreational use – leading to $1.5 billion in sales annually. Jack Healy joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the state now has enough data to consider the effect pot is having on h...Show More

47:59 | Jul 8th

Some of the world’s top cancer researchers are Chinese scientists working in American labs. Peter Waldman joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the FBI and National Institutes of Health are quietly purging these researchers from top facilities out o...Show More

47:52 | Jul 3rd

About one in four pregnancies ends in a miscarriage. Psychotherapist Julia Bueno experienced a miscarriage herself, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the loss of a pregnancy affects women – and about strategies for recovering from the tr...Show More

48:17 | Jul 3rd

Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and other big cities have struggled for decades to curb urban violence. Thomas Abt was a policymaker in the Obama-era Justice Department and is now a senior research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government stud...Show More

48:36 | Jul 2nd

At some point, the ascent of our professional lives levels off – and the next turn is a gentle descent into retirement. As Arthur C. Brooks wraps up his tenure as president of the American Enterprise Institute, he’s been thinking about maintaining a ...Show More

48:02 | Jul 2nd

Hate groups thrive online, particularly on Facebook. Will Carless joins host Krys Boyd to talk about an especially concerning element of these groups: the hundreds of active-duty police officers who are members. His story “To Protect and Slur” appear...Show More

47:38 | Jul 1st

Retired Admiral William McRaven has been involved in some of the most storied military exercises of the century – from capturing Saddam Hussein to killing Osama bin Laden. The former Chancellor of the University of Texas System joins host Krys Boyd t...Show More

48:36 | Jun 28th

Washington Post columnist George F. Will is an old-school conservative – as in all the way back to the Founding Fathers. He joins host Krys Boyd to make the case that America needs to re-engage with the nation’s founding principles, which he writes a...Show More

49:25 | Jun 27th

When Americans think of the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration and security are usually the first two topics that come to mind. Host Krys Boyd talks with a pair of congressman who represents districts that span hundreds of miles along the border to find...Show More

46:03 | Jun 27th

The United States and China are in the midst of a full-blown trade war after the U.S. imposed 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion worth of Chinese goods. Host Krys Boyd breaks down who is actually shouldering the brunt of these tariffs with Matthew Yg...Show More

48:38 | Jun 26th

Bernie Sanders has pushed the Democratic Party to seriously consider backing universal healthcare, a higher minimum wage and a host of other progressive ideas. The Vermont senator joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the issues he’s building his presid...Show More

47:55 | Jun 26th

The U.S. military once had an idea to strap bombs to bats. Meanwhile, the intelligence services thought of digging a spy tunnel under the Soviet embassy. Vince Houghton, historian and curator of the International Spy Museum, joins host Krys Boyd to t...Show More

47:52 | Jun 25th

The National Security Council was established by President Truman to provide a core group of advisors to the White House on issues of security and foreign policy. John Gans is director of communications and research at Perry World House – the Univers...Show More

48:08 | Jun 25th

House Democrats and the White House are locked in a battle over whether or not the 2020 census can ask respondents if they are U.S. citizens. NPR national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how this simple question could a...Show More

47:57 | Jun 24th

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is charged with a mission laid out by President Lincoln: “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie joins host Krys Boyd to...Show More

47:56 | Jun 24th

Last week, President Trump officially declared he’s running for re-election. The announcement has shared headlines with stories about increased tension with Iran, further testimony tied to the Mueller Report and, of course, the crowded field of Democ...Show More

48:46 | Jun 20th

After a motorcycle accident and the surgeries that followed, Travis Rieder became addicted to pain medications. Rieder is the director of the Master of Bioethics degree program at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and he joins guest ho...Show More

48:17 | Jun 20th

Without algae, we wouldn’t have everyday items like paint, shampoo – even beer! Ruth Kassinger joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how this miracle organism might just be the key to creating a more sustainable future. Her new book is call...Show More

48:20 | Jun 19th

As a Marine, Elliot Ackerman served five tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, earning a Silver Star and Purple Heart. And he’s dedicated his post-military career to understanding conflict in the places he fought. He joins Courtney Collins to talk about the...Show More

47:17 | Jun 19th

Oil production in the Permian Basin has doubled in the last three years to 2 million barrels a day. And the current boom in the oil industry trickles down to the residents of the towns that populate the area. Christian Wallace grew up in West Texas a...Show More

47:35 | Jun 18th

The Gorgon Stare is the most effective surveillance technology the Pentagon has ever developed. It can monitor thousands of moving targets at once across large cities and possibly even predict attacks. Arthur Holland Michel, founder and co-director o...Show More

48:30 | Jun 18th

Throughout human history we’ve had an insatiable urge to chart the unknown. M.R. O’Connor joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how this drive to explore is deeply rooted in how our brains function, which she writes about in “Wayfinding: The Science and...Show More

48:14 | Jun 17th

Eye-tracking technology offers companies a window into our thoughts as these devices monitor how our eyes engage with the world. Avi Bar-Zeev helped design the technology for Microsoft and other companies, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about ho...Show More

48:15 | Jun 17th

With rising global temperatures come rising seas – and island nations are the ones taking the brunt of the damage. Justin Worland joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how Fiji, the Marshall Islands and other tiny countries are leading the charge to add...Show More

48:37 | Jun 14th

At its core, a democracy should be a form of government in which everyone has an equal say. But with rampant racial and economic inequality, it’s hard to argue that our democracy treats everyone the same. Astra Taylor joins host Krys Boyd to talk abo...Show More

47:45 | Jun 13th

As the editor of The New York Times op-ed page, Trish Hall guided writers through how to sway their readers’ opinions on important topics. She joins host Krys Boyd to explain the core principles of persuasive writing, including how to cultivate empat...Show More

48:43 | Jun 13th

This summer, millions of Americans will pack up their cars and head to the beach, the mountains or somewhere in between. Auto writer Dan Albert joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the many ways car culture has rooted itself in American culture – and a...Show More

45:37 | Jun 12th

Some people may naturally be more empathetic than others, but the question is: Can empathy be developed and nurtured? Stanford psychology professor Jamil Zaki joins host Krys Boyd to answer that question with a resounding “yes,” which he details in h...Show More

48:38 | Jun 12th

Millennial workers came of age in a business environment that values temporary workers over steady, long-term employment. S. Craig Watkins, Ernest S. Sharpe Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about...Show More

47:51 | Jun 11th

Google is well-known in Silicon Valley for its “don’t be evil” mantra. Beth Kowitt joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how some of the tech giant’s workers are beginning to wonder if the company’s business practices still align with that motto. Her st...Show More

48:40 | Jun 11th

If you want to learn about a new place, hop in a cab and the driver will often tell you everything you need to know. That was Frank Langfitt’s idea when he moved to China – to the degree that he began driving a taxi himself. The NPR correspondent joi...Show More

48:24 | Jun 10th

The standard approach to thought says that language is the basis for what happens in the mind. Psychologist Barbara Tversky joins host Krys Boyd to make the case that our brains are actually filled with pictures and ideas that revolve around spatial ...Show More

48:01 | Jun 10th

The standard approach to thought says that language is the basis for what happens in the mind. Psychologist Barbara Tversky joins host Krys Boyd to make the case that our brains are actually filled with pictures and ideas that revolve around spatial ...Show More

48:39 | Jun 7th

When same-sex couples have a child via a donor or surrogate, one parent is biologically related to the newborn while the other’s relationship begins with the birth. That was the case for Jennifer Berney, who gave birth to a baby boy as her partner, K...Show More

48:42 | Jun 6th

Mainstream scientists have largely turned their backs on race science – though there are still those searching for genetic variations among people from different races. BBC science reporter Angela Saini joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why some sci...Show More

47:58 | Jun 6th

For many travelers, that picture taken atop an elephant or feeding a panda is the perfect Instagram moment. Natasha Daly joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how by stepping into the natural world, we often harm the very creatures we came to see. Her s...Show More

47:50 | Jun 5th

Barbara Pierce Bush was the wife of a president and the mother of one, too. And though she never held elected office, her influence on American politics was immense. Susan Page of USA Today joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the former first lady...Show More

48:42 | Jun 5th

Almost 90 percent of the pharmaceuticals we buy are generics. Katherine Eban joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how companies frequently ignore safe manufacturing practices in order to maximize the profits of these cheaper drugs – and about how the g...Show More

47:13 | Jun 4th

Each night when we plug in our smartphones and drift off to sleep, that’s when those phones really go to work – and not necessarily for us. Washington Post technology columnist Geoffrey Fowler joins host Krys Boyd to explain how our phones use this d...Show More

48:39 | Jun 4th

Experts who focus on a single field can seem like superstars. But it’s often the jacks of all trades who keep organizations moving forward. David Epstein joins host Krys Boyd to talk about scientific research that shows we should strive to learn a li...Show More

48:42 | May 30th

Twelve-year-old Orly is forced during summer break to live with his godmother, Nina, in Brownsville, Texas. And this addition to the household means a new risk for Daniel, the immigrant boy Nina is secretly sheltering. Orly, Nina and Daniel are the t...Show More

48:41 | May 30th

Sometimes, even people with extensive vocabularies are at a loss for words. Harriet Shawcross joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how traumatic experiences can interrupt our ability to communicate. Shawcross – who didn’t speak for almost a year as a t...Show More

48:44 | May 29th

As a “60 Minutes” correspondent and former anchor of the CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley has spent more than four decades talking to people during the most impactful times of their lives. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what he’s learned from ev...Show More

47:45 | May 29th

The numbers don’t lie: We’re in the midst of a severe affordable housing crisis. Two-thirds of renters say they can’t afford to buy a home, home prices are rising at twice the rate of wages and some 11 million Americans say they spend more than half ...Show More

47:56 | May 28th

Domestic violence is difficult to understand – and prevent – because it so often happens behind closed doors. Rachel Louise Snyder joins host Krys Boyd to debunk myths about domestic violence, and to talk about what it will take to truly address the ...Show More

48:46 | May 28th

If you go back a few centuries, fat bodies were exulted in art, literature – even scientific journals. University of California, Irvine sociologist Sabrina Strings joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how societal attitudes towards fatness – particular...Show More

48:38 | May 24th

Nearly 4 million married Americans live apart from their spouses. Joe Pinkser joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how technology enables people to feel close while physically apart – and to talk about how our thinking about long-distance relationships...Show More

47:50 | May 23rd

Beginning in the late 19th Century, the cattle industry connected America with animals raised in the south and west being sent north to Chicago and eventually east to big cities for consumption. Notre Dame visiting professor Joshua Specht joins host ...Show More

48:40 | May 23rd

The Revolutionary War serves as America’s origin story. And as such, our understanding of it and the nation it birthed deserves to be reconsidered regularly. Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Rick Atkinson joins host Krys Boyd to revisit the major pla...Show More

48:39 | May 22nd

Last week, the Dallas Police Department executed a warrant at the Catholic Diocese of Dallas to search for documents tied to an investigation into child sex abuse. As similar cases and alleged cover-ups across the world continue to haunt the Catholic...Show More

48:11 | May 22nd

One reason it’s so hard to change anything in society is that there are always people who feel they have something to lose. Princeton sociology professor Paul Starr joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how concentrated wealth is often at the root of so...Show More

48:39 | May 21st

Dr. Shaili Jain is a psychiatrist and PTSD specialist at one of America’s top V.A. hospitals. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the condition affects many aspects of sufferers’ lives – and about cutting-edge research that’s providing hope. H...Show More

47:53 | May 21st

The word “liberal” is used pejoratively or as a point of pride, depending on your viewpoint. And as such, the definition of liberalism is often misunderstood. New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik joins host Krys Boyd to set the record straight by intr...Show More

48:39 | May 20th

Through the 1970s and ‘80s, it was fairly common for a Supreme Court nominee to be approved unanimously by the Senate. Michael Kirk joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how a fairly uneventful process became ground zero for partisan conflict. Kirk’s Fr...Show More

48:43 | May 17th

Americans spend more on healthcare than other developed nations. So why are we not the healthiest country on Earth? Sandro Galea, dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about h...Show More

48:05 | May 16th

About 1.5 million ransomware attacks occur annually, putting individuals and corporations in a no-win situation. ProPublica technology reporter Renee Dudley joins host Krys Boyd to explain how these attacks work, how firms can sometimes recover the s...Show More

48:41 | May 16th

Most of us probably have room for improvement when it comes to leading moral lives. Clemson humanities professor Todd May joins host Krys Boyd to talk about taking a realistic approach to becoming a more ethical and responsible person. His new book i...Show More

48:41 | May 15th

The death of a child is the most traumatic event a parent can experience. Jayson Greene knows – he lost his 2-year-old daughter, Greta. Greene joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the courage it took for him and his family to realize there could be lif...Show More

47:44 | May 15th

Kim Horner was urged by her doctors to undergo a double mastectomy after she learned she had inherited a genetic mutation that put her at high risk for cancer. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how she and other women make such a drastic choice ...Show More

48:09 | May 14th

As chief justice, John Roberts has overseen monumental Supreme Court decisions on everything from voting rights to marriage equality to campaign finance. Joan Biskupic joins host Krys Boyd to talk about Roberts’ commitment to conservative principles ...Show More

48:47 | May 14th

Corporate America is a favorite punching bag for people fed up with the country’s economic status. Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair in Economics at George Mason University, joins host Krys Boyd to make the case that corporations actually get a ba...Show More

48:39 | May 13th

Youngsters who participate in spelling bees spend countless hours preparing for the contest. But rather than being stressed and burnt out, these competitors are proving that hard work at a young age sets them up for victory going forward. That’s the ...Show More

47:52 | May 13th

Eight-in-10 black adults say the legacy of slavery affects the position of black people in America today. And half of black Americans say it’s unlikely the country will eventually achieve racial equality. That’s according to the Race in American 2019...Show More

48:40 | May 10th

A trip to a counseling session comes wrapped in the hope that our therapists will know exactly what to say to improve our lives. Lori Gottlieb is a therapist by trade, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what it’s like to dispense advice at th...Show More

47:46 | May 9th

In June, Mayor Mike Rawlings will wrap up eight years of running one of the biggest, most dynamic cities in America. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how Dallas has changed during his time in office, how he and police chief David Brown guided th...Show More

48:44 | May 9th

Old school conspiracy theorists can be frustrating – but at least they tried to build an argument to support their claims. Nancy L. Rosenblum, Senator Joseph Clark Research Professor of Ethics in Politics and Government at Harvard, joins host Krys Bo...Show More

47:57 | May 8th

Society loves a good prodigy. But for many of us, it takes a few years wandering in the wilderness to figure out our true calling. Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard counts himself among that group, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the scientif...Show More

48:40 | May 8th

It can seem as if every person we meet has a fully-formed political stance that isn’t open to evolution. John Sexton, president emeritus of New York University, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the how universities might be our last, best hope of f...Show More

48:39 | May 7th

In the past eight years, more than 2,100 bills were signed into law that were almost entirely copied from model bills presented to lawmakers by lobbyists. That’s according to a joint investigation by USA Today, The Arizona Republic and the Center for...Show More

48:39 | May 6th

In his previous best-sellers “Guns, Germs, and Steel” and “Collapse,” Jared Diamond has explained how civilizations rise and fall. The Pulitzer Prize-winner joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his latest effort on the topic, which looks specifically a...Show More

48:01 | May 6th

One of the ways humans have distinguished themselves from our animal cousins is in creating a larger view of what we consider a society. Biologist Mark W. Moffett joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how humans have evolved to get along with one anothe...Show More

47:59 | May 2nd

Wealthy Americans are applauded for their ability to make money passively – letting their money do the work for them. At the same time, poor Americans are often forced to justify that they are working enough to receive basic support. Bryce Covert joi...Show More

48:47 | May 2nd

Prosecutors bring charges against defendants, set bail and determine plea bargains. And proponents of criminal justice reform argue that they have an outsized effect on how the court system works. Emily Bazelon joins host Krys Boyd to talk about ways...Show More

48:41 | May 1st

Recent studies have shown that senior citizens are more likely to consume and share fake news online than younger Americans. And with people 65 and older soon to make up the single largest age group in the U.S., that’s a concern. Craig Silverman join...Show More

48:37 | Apr 30th

Brown v. Board of Education formally ended school segregation in 1954 – though informal re-segregation has been a trend in recent decades. Rucker C. Johnson, associate professor in the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, ...Show More

48:06 | Apr 30th

More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. Monica L. Smith, professor of anthropology at UCLA, joins host Krys Boyd to explain how the development of cities – from Mesopotamia to the present – is strongly linked to the prosperity ...Show More

48:04 | Apr 29th

Cameron Todd Willingham was executed in 2004 after he was convicted of killing his three children by arson at his family’s home in Corsicana. A new film about the case highlights the controversial suppression of evidence that could’ve proved Willingh...Show More

48:39 | Apr 29th

Dustin Lance Black won an Oscar for his screenplay for“Milk,”starring Sean Penn as the politician Harvey Milk. Black joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about his formative years in a Mormon household near San Antonio – and how he left that lif...Show More

48:39 | Apr 26th

Society tells us that if we can just find the right person and fall in love, our lives will henceforth be filled with meaning. Laurie Essig, professor and director of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Middlebury College, joins guest host Cou...Show More

48:38 | Apr 25th

Filmmaker Ben Masters and his team spent two and a half months tracing the U.S.–Mexico border – from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico – making the trip on horses, mountain bikes, canoes and their own two feet. He joins guest host Courtney Collins to tal...Show More

47:32 | Apr 25th

The power of the #MeToo movement comes from the thousands upon thousands of women who have spoken out to share their stories. Cheryl Allison is the director of the documentary “Shatter the Silence,” and she joins guest host Courtney Collins to profil...Show More

48:37 | Apr 24th

For many of us, the post-graduation years are spent chasing the traditional markers of success. New York Times columnist David Brooks joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how acquiring fame and fortune can still leave us empty inside – and...Show More

48:02 | Apr 24th

When the financial industry is allowed to write its own regulations and the government seems focused on keeping corporations happy, it’s no wonder everyday Americans feel left behind. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz joins guest host ...Show More

47:21 | Apr 23rd

Traditional parental philosophy says we need to raise our boys to become men. But what does that even mean in 2019? Michael Reichert, founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives at the University of Pennsylvania, joins gue...Show More

47:44 | Apr 23rd

Suburbia has historically presented urban planners with a blank slate and an opportunity to rethink how we live alongside one another. Amanda Kolson Hurley joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about planned communities that have bucked conventio...Show More

47:47 | Apr 22nd

As our understanding of sentience has developed, our understanding of who or what is included in what’s known as the “moral circle” has evolved. Sigal Samuel joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk through which other beings we should be thinking a...Show More

47:44 | Apr 22nd

As a reporter for KXAS television, Bobbie Wygant witnessed many of the most important events of the 20th Century that happened in North Texas. She joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about everything from covering the Kennedy assassination to i...Show More

48:35 | Apr 22nd

Art has a way of provoking an emotional and physiological response from us – whether it’s laughing at a movie or crying during a sad song. This hour, we’re exploring the effect art has on our brains. We’ll talk with an art educator about how art prom...Show More

48:41 | Apr 18th

Paradigm-shifting technologies such as the jet engine, radar and even the internet are a result of the public investment in science and technology that began in 1940. MIT professor Simon Johnson – a former chief economist at the International Monetar...Show More

47:38 | Apr 17th

As the world’s largest cities grow exponentially, urban planners are urgently thinking through how to handle large populations living in close quarters. Architect and urban planner Peter Calthorpe joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the traits shared ...Show More

48:08 | Apr 17th

Helen Ellis left Alabama for New York when she got married. And every day she’s proving once again that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the girl. She joins host Krys Boyd to tell some hilarious stories abou...Show More

34:52 | Apr 16th

International trade agreements might not sound that exciting. But they’re actually vital to maintaining peace among global powers. Daniel Drezner, professor of international politics at Tufts University, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the cur...Show More

48:40 | Apr 16th

Most Americans are in favor of at least some immigration. The question that divides us is: how much? David Frum joins host Krys Boyd to walk through the many issues at play in this complicated question. His essay“How Much Immigration Is Too Much?”app...Show More

48:40 | Apr 15th

In 1961, President Kennedy announced his goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade. Rice University history professor Douglas Brinkley joins host Krys Boyd to chart how just eight years later, Neil Armstrong made JFK’s dream a realit...Show More

35:41 | Apr 15th

Eight Americans have suddenly be thrust into the most powerful job on Earth when the president they were serving under dies. Jared Cohen, adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the vice-president...Show More

48:43 | Apr 12th

For the first four years of the Obama administration, Janet Napolitano guided the Department of Homeland Security with the mission of keeping the country safe. She joins host Krys Boyd to take stock of our post-9/11 efforts to root out terrorism with...Show More

34:22 | Apr 11th

The U.S. government has spent $36 billion over the last decade in an effort to turn handwritten medical charts into electronic records. Fred Schulte joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how all of that time and money has somehow made healthcare record ...Show More

48:39 | Apr 11th

As a black woman, Dani McClain knows America to be hostile territory. And after becoming a mother, she now must figure out how to guide her daughter through the same experience that she’s still figuring out how to navigate. McClain joins host Krys Bo...Show More

49:21 | Apr 10th

What if every time you visited a doctor, a robot could take your blood pressure, listen to your deep breaths and record your vital signs? Cardiologist Dr. Eric Topol joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how A.I. could free human doctors up for the pers...Show More

48:40 | Apr 9th

In a digital world that becomes more fractured by the day, our personal attention span is the currency we have to spend. Jenny Odell joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how we should consider the pieces of ourselves we share – and about rethinking wha...Show More

35:28 | Apr 9th

When a newspaper has a scoop that could ruffle some feathers, it’s a safe bet that the paper’s lawyer will want to take a look. David E. McCraw is deputy general counsel for The New York Times, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the delicate l...Show More

36:40 | Apr 8th

In such a polarized world, it’s easy to see how people have grown so far apart. Nicholas A. Christakis, director of the Human Nature Lab at Yale University, joins Krys Boyd to explain how for thousands of years we’ve actually evolved to co-exist in g...Show More

48:18 | Apr 5th

Black protests can take many forms – from art, to organized marches to sermons at the pulpit. We’ll talk about the many ways black Americans resist the forces working against them every day with Akiba Solomon and Kenrya Rankin, editors of the collect...Show More

34:50 | Apr 4th

With Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment, the Supreme Court now features a reliably conservative majority. And with liberals Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Stephen Breyer also being its two oldest, it’s reasonable that the court could shift even further to the ri...Show More

48:41 | Apr 4th

Cherríe Moraga is an influential Chicana activist, artist and writer whose work focuses on rethinking our ideas of gender, race and sexuality. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how her life turned out much different than her mother’s – a farm wo...Show More

33:58 | Apr 3rd

To be successful in the business world, it helps to have a solid understanding of risk. Economist Allison Schrager joins host Krys Boyd to talk about real-life examples of when a gamble is worth taking – and when it’s better to stay away. Her new boo...Show More

48:40 | Apr 3rd

The rate of diabetic amputations for people living in the Rio Grande Valley is about 50 percent higher than the rest of Texas and more than four times the national average. Sophie Novack joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how diabetes hits poor commu...Show More

47:34 | Apr 2nd

Researchers at Apple, Google and Amazon are in a race to develop computers that can speak and think like humans. Tech journalist James Vlahos joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the many ways these chatbots will affect business, privacy and even our u...Show More

48:40 | Apr 1st

Unconscious bias affects everything from education to employment to the criminal justice system. Stanford psychology professor Jennifer Eberhardt joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the consequences of bias and how it infiltrates all levels of society...Show More

47:45 | Apr 1st

As a teen, Damon Young wished a white person would call him a racial slur just to have a good fight story. The cofounder of VerySmartBrothas.com joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the shifting definition of black masculinity – and about what it’s lik...Show More

48:31 | Mar 29th

As a millennial, Karoline Kan was born into a China quickly building a prosperous middle class. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how her experiences differed from older family members – including her mother, who defied the country’s one-child p...Show More

48:40 | Mar 28th

Emory University psychologist Frans de Waal’s previous research delved deeply into animal intelligence. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the natural evolution of that research, which looks into how animals feel. His new book is called“Mama’s Las...Show More

47:55 | Mar 28th

President Trump has declared a national emergency at our southern border. North Korea may soon resuscitate it nuclear program. And ISIS seems to be expanding into Asia. Still, political scientist Micah Zenko joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why – r...Show More

48:41 | Mar 27th

In 2007, Roger Sedjo shared the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about thinking about the problem on parallel tracks: One focused on slowing global warming and another planning for its inevitability. H...Show More

47:45 | Mar 27th

Twice as many Latino voters turned out for the 2018 midterms than did for the 2014 election. As the political landscape heats up for 2020, Maria Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the issues that drive L...Show More

48:43 | Mar 26th

Hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters cause enormous physical damage. Seismologist Lucy Jones joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the damage that’s harder to see – the long-term psychological toll these events have on the people who expe...Show More

47:35 | Mar 26th

Sandra Day O’Connor’s rise from life on an El Paso cattle ranch to Stanford Law School and ultimately the Supreme Court is a story that’s inspired generations of Americans. Evan Thomas joins us to talk about the many paths she blazed, which he writes...Show More

48:32 | Mar 25th

Before the Civil War, white women were more likely to inherit slaves than land. UC-Berkeley history professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how this source of wealth for white women drove their participation in the slav...Show More

48:40 | Mar 22nd

What’s the relationship between IQ and well-being? Columbia psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman joins host Krys Boyd to talk about if smarter people are also more content. His essay“Are Intellectuals Suffering a Crisis of Meaning?” appears in Scientific...Show More

48:39 | Mar 21st

One of the most frustrating experiences in the workplace is coming up with a bold idea and having it immediately subjected to the conventional groupthink of the office. Physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall joins host Krys Boyd to talk about strate...Show More