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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 entertainment.
 
The year 2018 was the deadliest in modern American history when it comes to school shootings. It was also the year a tiny theater company of teen actors in Dallas set out to create an original stage play about our deep divisions over Second Amendment rights, mass shootings, background checks and automatic weapons. Americans are either pro-gun or anti-gun – at least that’s how the issues get framed. But these arguments aren’t actually binary. In Gun Play, a five-part podcast series co-produce ...
 
A light-hearted weekly podcast looking at the strange, bizarre and sometimes frightening world we live in. Hosted by Tom, Rob and Hannah . Everything from serial killers, aliens, conspiracies and cannibalism ! Find us on Facebook @robotsforeyespodcast, Instagram @robotsforeyespodcast Twitter @robotsforeyes, robotsforeyes@gmail.com www.patreon.com/robotsforeyespodcast www.robotsforeyespodcast.teemill.com
 
The world is more mysterious than most people are comfortable imagining. We cross paths with the mystical from time to time and may not even notice it. If we do, we quickly return to our usually mundane daily existence. But what if we not only acknowledged the unknown, we investigated it and spoke with those in the know? That’s what co-hosts Scott & Forrest, and their producer Tess Pfeifle do at Astonishing Legends. With the power of the well-vetted Astonishing Research Corps, they have acce ...
 
Wannan Shirin ya shafi Fadakar da al'umma game da ci gaban da aka samu a sha'anin Ilimi a fannoni daban-daban na duniya, tare da nazari kan irin ci gaban da aka samu wajen binciken kimiya da fasaha da ke neman saukakawa Dan’adam wajen tafiyar da rayuwarsa a duniya. Shirin kuma zai yi kokarin jin irin bincike da masana ke yi domin inganta rayuwar Bil’adama. Shirin na zo maku ne, a duk ranar Talata a shirye-shiryenmu na safe, a ku maimata ranar Alhamis.
 
This is where we come to escape. To be free. This is your place. My place. Our space to be smart as fuck, loud as fuck, sexy as fuck, and black as fuck. No judgements, No fears, No restrictions. Just two Black girls spreading their magic unapologetically. Welcome to Tha Haven
 
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In the high-tech space race to find intelligent life, it might be good to remember Darwin’s 19th century ideas when we’re up there. Arik Kershenbaum is a zoologist and fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about understanding evolution on Earth and how that might parallel alien life forms elsewhere. His …
 
This week on Slash and Burn, it's a noncanonical episode that the producers did not have time to actually edit! Join us as hosts Kera, the fanfiction veteran, and Steve, the lovable noob, talk about... I don't know what because I'm a producer and there was no time to edit. I'm sure whatever they talk about is just fascinating, though. slashandburnp…
 
On August 25th 1972 in the Kera area of Kōchi City, 13 year old Michio Seo stumbled on a small disk or “hat” like object flying erratically around a rice field. Along with the help of 4 mates, he was eventually able to photograph and even capture the miniature UFO. It was examined by the boys and witnessed by numerous people. Real life Batteries No…
 
We talk to Kera Linn about her rather meteoric rise in the mountain biking world — from her first time on a mountain bike, to her recent signing with Cannondale. We also talk about her equally interesting backstory (which includes playing all of the sports and going to all of the colleges), so we cover all of that and more in this really fun conver…
 
Navigating life with an illness takes on its own identity. And getting well means a reintroduction to the world. Suleika Jaouad wrote the New York Times column “Life, Interrupted” and is the creator of the Isolation Journals, a global project cultivating creativity and community during challenging times. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the c…
 
The toilet has been essential to creating global cities, and now an opportunity exists to use them to fight climate change and inequality. Science journalist Chelsea Wald joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what’s behind the plumbing and introduce the scientists and activists working to make sanitation healthy and accessible for all. Her book is cal…
 
According to the organization Stop AAPI Hate, incidents of anti-Asian racism have risen significantly since the start of the pandemic. Vishakha N. Desai is chair of Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought and a past president of the Asia Society. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about these troubling statics, how Asians regularly face rac…
 
On a July afternoon in 1983, Colin Andrews, an electrical engineer and officer employed by the British regional government, was driving between his offices near Winchester and Hampshire when something caught his eye. Seeing something unusual in a farmer's field next to the road, he felt strongly compelled to pull over and check it out. A strange ph…
 
If you've ever wondered how Krys chooses who she talks to or what she wants to talk about, this is your chance to find out. Every weekend Krys will share highlights from the conversations she had that week and offer a behind the scenes look at the creation process of Think. On this week’s episode: the experiences of two different caregivers and wha…
 
More than 70 percent of Black women in America are unmarried. Perhaps it’s not a failure of dating but a marker of deep and systemic racism. Dianne M. Stewart is an associate professor of religion and African American studies at Emory University, where she created the course “Black Love.” She joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about the inte…
 
As the Covid vaccine rollout picks up across the nation, new questions arise about what people can do once vaccinated. Dr. Celine Gounder served as the Biden administration’s COVID transition advisor and is an epidemiologist at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how we should think about re…
 
We talk to Steve Mathews of Vorsprung Suspension about moving to Whistler and breaking everything in the bike park; studying automotive engineering as the closest thing to getting a degree in bikes; founding Vorsprung and developing suspension products; leprechauns(??); magic bikes(???) and a whole lot more. TOPICS & TIMES Growing up in Melbourne &…
 
N.F.T. is short for “non-fungible token” – think of them as a digital way to own artwork. And they’re challenging the traditional art world to rethink how it operates. Kyle Chayka is a contributor to The New Yorker, and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the high stakes, high-price world of digital art and why galleries, museum curators, auction ho…
 
Shirin Ilimi Hasken Rayuwa na wannan makon ya tattauna ne kan yadda wata matashiya a jihar Kanon Najeriya ta kirkiri manhajar da ke kwarmata rahotanni game da masu fyade. Ana amfani da manhajar ne mai suna Helpio a wayoyin hannu. Kuna iya latsa alamar sauti domin jin cikakken bayani kan dalilin da ya sa matashiyar mai shekaru 20 ta samar da wannan …
 
Your child gets the exciting news they’ve been accepted into college. Now comes the scary part: How will you pay for it? Caitlin Zaloom, associate professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how college-minded parents are taking on enormous debts to fund higher education and why the middle-class…
 
Mediation is supposed to lead to serenity, so it’s surprising that scientific research shows the practice can sometimes lead to serious psychiatric problems. David Kortava joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why we’ve overlooked the potential problems with achieving a high level of mindfulness, including depression and schizophrenic deterioration. H…
 
There’s an invisible army that continues to grow in America: those who stay home to care full-time for loved ones, unseen and uncompensated. Kate Washington joins host Krys Boyd to talk about caring for her husband after he was diagnosed with cancer, her feelings of isolation, and her realization that caregiving keeps a broken health care system af…
 
There were more than 790,000 complaints of phishing scams, data breaches and ransomware attacks in 2020. Why can’t law enforcement do more to stop them? Ankush Khardori is a lawyer and former federal prosecutor who specialized in financial fraud and white-collar crime. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss internet crime, why it’s gotten worse during …
 
Peanut butter and jelly, wine and cheese – perfectly paired foods are likely the creations of discerning caveman ancestors. Rob Dunn, professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why we prefer cooked food, the various ways we taste, and how our pursuit of a good meal might’ve led to starting the…
 
Parents of children with disabilities can feel pressure to keep up appearances in front of able-bodied families. Heather Lanier joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the personal struggles she faces parenting her daughter, a child with a very rare genetic disorder, while navigating a world that expects parents to raise high-achieving children. Her essay …
 
We talk to Blister bike editor, David Golay, about 4 longer-travel enduro bikes from Privateer, Santa Cruz, Rocky Mountain, & Marin that he’s been spending time on in the PNW. TOPICS & TIMES Privateer 161 Update (1:10) Rocky Mountain Altitude (3:25) Marin Alpine Trail (8:01) Santa Cruz Nomad (13:53) Bikes & Ice Cream (19:01) RELATED LINKS Ep. 51: P…
 
If you've ever wondered how Krys chooses who she talks to or what she wants to talk about, this is your chance to find out. Every weekend Krys will share highlights from the conversations she had that week and offer a behind the scenes look at the creation process of Think. On this week’s episode: how the trajectory of a U.S. senator's life was per…
 
Today we talk about the life and death of the legendary 19th century poet and author Edgar Allan Poe! His life was hard, with constant money struggles, dealing with death, alcohol and health issues. He died young and his death was a mystery and still is to this day. No one really knows what actually happened to him in the days before he died, so we…
 
Arguments over the Bill of Rights often come down to court battles deciding winners against losers, leaving no room for compromise. Columbia Law professor Jamal Greene joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why courts have an outsized role in determining what Americans fight for and against, a method he says is out of line with what the framers of the …
 
As a first-generation American, Noé Álvarez turned away from the typical steps toward the middle class and instead ran away – literally – through a foot race over indigenous lands that connected him to who he is and wants to be. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his participation in Peace and Dignity Journeys, which allowed him to explore the…
 
Social media algorithms are trained to predict what we like, and yet no one predicted how those clicks could weaponize lies across the globe. Karen Hao, senior artificial intelligence reporter with MIT Technology Review, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her profile of Joaquin Quiñonero Candela, who built Facebook’s wildly successful AI platform o…
 
Before representing Illinois in the U.S. Senate, Tammy Duckworth was also a member of the U.S. House, an Assistant V.A. Secretary and a Purple Heart recipient. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her thoughts as an Asian American woman in the wake of the recent Atlanta murders – and her ideas as a senator following two high-profile mass shooting…
 
As states locked down schools to protect students from COVID, the unintended consequence was the terrible toll on youth mental health. Alec MacGillis covers politics and government for ProPublica, and he joins host Krys Boyd to tell the stories of teenagers in two small towns, one in New Mexico and one in Texas, where governors took very different …
 
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