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Best Krysboyd podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Krysboyd podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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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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When kids run, jump and play, it’s easy to forget that the neighborhood where they are tucked in at night greatly impacts their health outcomes. Genna Reed, lead science and policy analyst in the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about a new report that details how federal government…
 
When Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem, the football world reeled. Howard Bryant is a senior writer for ESPN the Magazine and a correspondent for NPR’s Weekend Edition, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how America’s ongoing conversation about race so often spills into sports. His new book is called “Full Dissidence: Notes…
 
Iran and Saudi Arabia are currently locked in a battle for Middle East supremacy. Kim Ghattas, Emmy-winning journalist and a writer who covered the Middle East for 20 years for the BBC and the Financial Times, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the source of their animosity – including differing views of Islam. Her new book is “Black Wave: Saudi Ar…
 
By now we know that the nation’s first president didn’t have wooden teeth and, by all accounts, could, in fact, tell a lie. But George Washington’s legend is still full of many wonderful quirks. Alexis Coe, host of the Audible series “Presidents Are People Too!” and “No Man’s Land” podcasts, joins host Krys Boyd to take a 21st Century look at a fig…
 
The World Health Organization has declared the coronavirus outbreak as a global health emergency. And as the virus spreads, so does misinformation, fear and uncertainty about the threat. Dr. Seema Yasmin is director of Stanford Health Communication, clinical assistant professor in the Stanford Department of Medicine and served as an officer in the …
 
The fad diet right now is “intermittent fasting.” That is, waiting hours longer than you normally would before you consume your next meal. But is there any science to backup this strategy? Dr. Satchin Panda, professor at The Salk Institute in San Diego, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why when you eat can be as important as what you eat. His boo…
 
During an argument, we all hit that point where we want to stop explaining our position with a curt, “because I said so!” Eleanor Gordon-Smith joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why, with all our power to be rational, analytical, empathetic and reflective, we’re still prone to refusing to listen to another side. Her book is called “Stop Being Reaso…
 
Launched far into the heavens, well beyond earth’s atmosphere, the Hubble was the first optical telescope to see beyond haze and obstruction and give humankind an unprecedented look at the universe. Kathryn D. Sullivan is a retired NASA astronaut, former Undersecretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric As…
 
On Wednesday, the Senate acquitted President Trump, bringing to an end a months-long effort by Democrats to remove him from office. Jeffrey A. Engel is director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University and co-author of “Impeachment: An American History.” He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how the Trump impeachment …
 
In 2013, many Americans paid little attention to the massive Ebola outbreak in West Africa. But that was before it came here. Kevin J.A. Thomas, associate professor of sociology at Penn State University, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the panic and aftermath of the crisis — and how the disease affected one population disproportionately. His new…
 
Abby Chava Stein grew up without the Internet, in a strictly gender-segregated, Orthodox Jewish society. That was when she lived her life outwardly as a boy – and prayed each night that she might be able to live has a girl. The former rabbi turned trans activist joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her path from Hasidic Judaism to a new life that fee…
 
Vladimir Putin made waves in January with proposed updates to the country’s constitution – possibly clearing the way for him to rule indefinitely. Joshua Yaffa, Moscow correspondent for The New Yorker, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the power players who’ve succeeded in Putin’s shadow – and others who weren’t able to carve out their places. His…
 
Have you ever felt yourself “hanging by a thread” or described something as being “cut from whole cloth?” These idioms have worked their way into our speech in part because fabric is such a part of our daily lives. Cultural historian and author Kassia St. Clair joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what we can learn about cultures from something as si…
 
The Middle East is in a precarious state after the U.S. assassination of Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iran’s follow-up strikes on a military base housing U.S. troops in Iraq. Douglas A. Silliman was the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq from 2016-19 and to Kuwait before that. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about U.S. strategy in the region – and ab…
 
Jessie and John Frémont, were, arguably, the first real power couple in the United States. In fact, an 1850s magazine claimed they were as important as Jesus Christ. Steve Inskeep, co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition and Up First, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the most famous trailblazing political couple you’ve likely never heard of. His new boo…
 
High school history books across country largely cover the same major stories. It’s the ways in which those stories are contextualized that make these books differ. Dana Goldstein, a national correspondent for The New York Times, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how a comparison of history textbooks from two states highlights how each state frame…
 
More people have been to the moon than to the Mariana Trech, the lowest point in the ocean. For mining operations around the globe, that means it’s an unexplored area ripe for extraction. Journalist Wil S. Hylton joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the dangerous and unregulated push to pull resources from the depths of the Earth. His article “20,000…
 
Astrology is *en vogue *right now. Trading Instagram posts about the characteristics of a Virgo or a Taurus is today’s personality pop quiz. So is it all just fun pseudoscience or is there actually something to it? Data scientist Alexander Boxer joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about the ancient applied mathematics of astrology conceived b…
 
In today’s fractious environment, it’s nice to remember there is empathy, kindness and hope to be found — even when that is forged in a fight to save a beloved community. Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition, joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about his new YA novel about accepting others when, sometimes, their gifts are hidden. The bo…
 
Fifteen-year-old Ana sees her life turned upside down when she becomes engaged to a much older man and moves from the Dominican Republic to New York City. Ana is at the center of author Angie Cruz’s novel,“Dominicana,” and Cruz joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how her fictional character reflects the lives of so many real women.…
 
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