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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.
 
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As a boy, Louis Chude-Sokei grew up in Africa, Jamaica and Los Angeles – three places with distinct Black cultures. He’s now director of the African American studies program at Boston University, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his journey to understand his place in the Black diaspora. His book is called “Floating in a Most Peculiar Way: …
 
As an American artist of Iraqi Jewish descent, Michael Rakowitz brings centuries of conflict into his work. The 2020 Nasher Prize Laureate joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his work that uses historic moments as a launching board to workshop big ideas into moments of change. Rakowitz’s work is currently on display at the Nasher Sculpture Center.…
 
What would cause someone to try to pass themselves off as an identity that is not really theirs? Helen Lewis of The Atlantic joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the people who take on the roles of different ethnicities and asks if a form of Munchausen syndrome could actually be at play. Her article is called “The Identity Hoaxers.”…
 
With a new administration in the White House and Brexit becoming a reality, the U.S.-U.K. very special relationship is in a time of transition. Dame Karen Pierce is British Ambassador to the U.S., and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her country’s economic relationship with both Texas and the country as a whole – and we’ll hear how Britain is…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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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