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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.
 
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
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
An overweight, 61-year-old retiree, with zero hiking experience, decided to hike the entire 2,185.3 mile length of the Appalachian Trail in 2014. What could possibly go wrong? As his brother, Mike, commented, "It's a bit like taking up boxing and fighting Mike Tyson in your first bout." Join Steve and his guests as they discuss all aspects of the trail, from gear to Lyme Disease, then back to trail magic and injury.
 
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Sandy Dann chats with Gee Tajoldini And Kera Mckenzie from the Nyamba Buru Yawuru team about the Transition to Work programWarrmijala Murrgurlayi (Rise up to Work), Sustainable Employment ProgramNBY partners with Shell to deliver the social investment program Warrmijala Murrgurlayi Rise up to Work which offers pre-employment and vocational training…
 
Here's a question: What makes a haunted house spooky if you've never been there? How scary can a haunted house be if no one has repeatedly investigated it? In other words, what is more frightening, the honest anecdotes about experienced paranormal activity in a haunted location or the unverified legends and lore of a place that send the frights of …
 
For the fictional Charlie Vega, coming-of-age means coming to terms with life as a brown girl in a bigger body. Author Crystal Maldonado joins guest host Courtney Collins to discuss her YA novel about a young woman dealing with the typical subjects of boys and friends, but also a deepening understanding of how she’s viewed by the outside world. The…
 
Sometimes a bond forms between two friends that’s so strong that it can seem like destiny. Did we mention that the two friends in this case are dogs? “CBS Sunday Morning” correspondent Martha Teichner joins guest host John McCaa to tell the story of her beloved bull terriers, and how rescuing them has brought her joy and a deeper understanding of w…
 
It seems everyone got a new pet during the pandemic. Now the question is: Did everyone make the right decision? New Yorker staff writer Nick Paumgarten joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about the animals we acquired to comfort us and why leaving them at home alone is now going to be a big problem. His recent article is headlined “What Will …
 
Today is the first of four shorter shows, with just one main interview and a few words of commentary from me. With a bit of luck, I'll be out on the John Muir Trail as you're listening to me and my guests. Our guests today are Vince and Monica Strawbridge who, along with their four children and a friend, have recently completed the Appalachian Trai…
 
It’s impossible to look at today’s crisis at the border without considering decades of interventionalist policy in Latin America. Aviva Chomsky, professor of history and the coordinator of Latin American Studies at Salem State University, joins guest host John McCaa to talk about hundreds of years of colonization and displacement, and why stabilizi…
 
Some teens who find themselves in trouble wind up in behavioral boot camps that fall under the guise of “tough love.” Independent investigative journalist and author Kenneth R. Rosen joins guest host Courtney Collins to discuss an unregulated industry that promises to break children of at-risk behaviors, and the emotional and physical abuse he suff…
 
In today’s far right, there are echoes of doctrine that predates the Civil War. Baylor University historian Robert Elder joins guest host John McCaa to talk about the source of some of those ideas – Vice President John C. Calhoun, a man who argued that slavery was a “positive good” and set the stage for the South to secede from the Union. Elder’s b…
 
For a long time, the word “cancer” was whispered, almost in shame. A diagnosis of mental illness hasn’t moved far beyond that today. Richard Grinker, professor of anthropology and international affairs at George Washington University, joins guest host Courtney Collins to talk about how we are on the cusp of accepting a spectrum of neurodiversity an…
 
What if there was an easy, step-by-step process for strengthening democracy? James Fishkin is a political scientist and director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy at Stanford, and he joins guest host John McCaa to explain the process of deliberative democracy – and demonstrate successes it’s already produced around the world. His latest book…
 
Matty J chats with ABS Communication Officer Haidee Allan about the census this year and why it's important for everyone, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote communites, to be involved and be heard.This year, the ABS is encouraging people to start their Census as soon as they receive instructions if they know wh…
 
John McWhorter is a linguist who spends his time thinking about words, what they mean, why we use them and how they’ve evolved — and that includes profanity. He joins Think to talk about his most recent book, “Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever.” Just a warning: there’s uncensored profanity in this language, so it might…
 
Language helps us to connect with one another – and, yet, so often it seems our words fail us. This hour we’ll talk with linguist John McWhorter about how we use profanity – and which words some of us should never use. We’ll talk with Anna Sale of the “Death, Sex and Money” podcast about strategies for having difficult conversations. And psychologi…
 
Sandy Dann chats with Maree Edgar and Natasha Matsumoto from Nymba Buru Yawuru about YAGARRMABULANYJI JARNDUNIL (Women coming together) at Gabunyanya (Crab Creek).An amazing day was enjoyed by all at Gabunyanya.Bringing all women together and celebrating NAIDOC (National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee) Week and recognising the Yaw…
 
A father immigrated from India to America with a thousand dollars in his pocket; now, his daughter straddles the two worlds. Sabreet Kang Rajeev is a social-science researcher completing her doctorate at the University of Baltimore, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about understanding her parents’ journey, their hopes for their new life, and co…
 
When a magician known for sleight of hand turns memoirist, some secrets are finally revealed. Derek DelGaudio is a performer whose off-Broadway stage show, “In & Of Itself,” is now streaming on Hulu. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his autobiography, a deep dive into how illusion and identity shaped his life. It’s called “Amoralman: A True St…
 
We return to the world of YouTube this week, with another interview of a woman who successfully thru-hiked the trail and recorded her experiences along the way. Gretchen Pardon shared her joys, and her sorrows. So, when we spoke, I always knew we'd get to talk about her depression and anxiety. Her sunny disposition masks an inner strength and occas…
 
The idea of a craft beer world filled with bearded white guys and fancy pilsner glasses erases a long history of brewing from Black life and culture. James Bennett II joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why beer is often conflated today with a rich, white world and why something as simple as the backyard BBQ is essential to understanding how America…
 
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 …
 
Sandy Dann chats with the President of the NSW Young Lawyers Simon Bruck about the Uluru Statement from the HeartA little background about NSW Young Lawyers and the Law Society of NSW: NSW Young Lawyers represents lawyers in NSW who are aged 36 years and under, in their first five years of practice, or studying law. We are the largest body of early…
 
Plenty of first-generation American kids share a very familiar experience: explaining the food in their lunchboxes as their classmates unwrap their sandwiches. Jaya Saxena is a staff writer at Eater, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what it’s like to feel like an outsider simply because of what your well-meaning parents packed you for lun…
 
Society presents mixed messages to girls on their way to womanhood, which can lead to an inevitable reckoning with the truth. Melissa Febos joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the flawed ways we ask children to shape their identities from puberty and her own coming-of-age story as she worked to find her voice and set boundaries. Her book is called “…
 
I am joined by author, Anthony Brownlee to discuss the books he's published and also the Wes Craven classic, A Nightmare on Elm Street. We talk about when he first saw the film, and also learn that he saw on these entries in a daycare. Anthony has lots of insight on why these films are so important and this is one you don't want to miss. Find Antho…
 
Just by speaking the word, “hello,” you reveal your ethnicity, your age, your social class, sometimes even your health. New Yorker staff writer John Colapinto joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the experience of losing his voice and how it led him to look into how the sounds we create are so integral to our identity. His book is called “This Is the…
 
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