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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 the Covid-19 crisis unfolded in public view, behind-the-scenes strategies to combat it fell on deaf ears. Author Michael Lewis joins host Krys Boyd to tell the stories of a biochemist, a public health worker and a federal government employee who worked in the White House during the early days of trying to contain the coronavirus. His book is “Th…
 
The field of home economics often conjures images of domesticity, not training women for revolutionary roles in the workplace. Danielle Dreilinger joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how these courses opened doors for women outside the home, vaulting them to careers as scientists, businesswomen, professors and more. Her book is “The Secret History o…
 
From suffrage to Civil Rights, the members of Alpha Kappa Alpha have played an important role in shaping American history. Deborah Riley Draper, an AKA herself, joins host Krys Boyd to tell the story of the oldest Black Greek letter sorority, which was founded at Howard University. Her new documentary about the organization is called “Twenty Pearls…
 
For young adults, living your most authentic life might require trying a little less. Rainesford Stauffer joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the social media-fueled pressure put on people in their 20s and 30s to find their purpose, and why allowing time to think and be still might be the best way for someone to grow. Her book is “An Ordinary Age: F…
 
In 1917, the U.S. Congress passed a law granting U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans. So what would it take for the island to become a state? Journalist Andrea González-Ramírez joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the political roadblocks to statehood, the option to become an independent nation, and the complex issues that face the future of the island. H…
 
Just 2 percent of all psychiatrists are Black, and the implications for mental healthcare are far reaching. Dr. Ruth S. Shim is professor of cultural psychiatry and clinical psychiatry at the University of California, Davis, and she joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the lack of access to care for people of color and the links between structural racis…
 
The history of Chinese immigration to the U.S. tends to focus on the West Coast, leaving out the deep roots in the American South. Filmmaker Larissa Lam joins host Krys Boyd to tell the story of one man’s journey to document his Chinese family’s history in the Jim Crow South. Her documentary made with Baldwin Chiu is “Far East Deep South” and is av…
 
Maybe the trick to accomplishing more is to do less? Leidy Klotz is co-founder and co-director of the University of Virginia’s Convergent Behavioral Science Initiative and a columnist for the Behavioral Scientist. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why we need to start thinking as much about what we won’t do as what we will. His book is “Subtrac…
 
It doesn’t matter if fashion brands make clothing in plus-sizes if an obese person is still denied medical care because of their weight. Aubrey Gordon is the previously anonymous writer behind the popular Your Fat Friend essays and social media posts, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why the “body positivity” movement doesn’t go far enoug…
 
Religion in America is as varied as the individuals who make up this melting pot. Host Krys Boyd explores a few of the many religious stories playing out in our country, including the evolution of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the way our understanding of the Bible has changed through the years, and a look at why freedom of relig…
 
When a parent dies, our grief sets its own timetable and can manifest itself in unexpected ways. Michelle Zauner is a musician who creates under the name Japanese Breakfast. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her caring for her dying mother and how she fought to maintain a link to her Korean heritage after her mother was gone. Her book is “Cryi…
 
Yoga, at its core, is a spiritual practice — and companies sell top-dollar gear so you can practice it in style. Andrea R. Jain is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University, Indianapolis and editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about modern capitalism’s stamp on ancient rel…
 
The search for a universal language is as old as time, and yet the creation of Esperanto to bring all nations together never caught on. Stephanie Tam joins host Krys Boyd to tell the story of one man’s quest for a lingua franca that would bridge communication and why it was blocked by colonial ideas of English superiority. Her article “A Tale of Tw…
 
The pandemic has left people exhausted, alone, and struggling for a sense of normalcy. Dr. Madhukar Trivedi is founding director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what it will take to retrain ourselves to live in…
 
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 “…
 
We often hear stories of dead loved ones appearing in dreams to comfort the living. So why isn’t this considered part of normal bereavement? Patricia Pearson joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why we dismiss these phenomena as nonsense and what we miss in the healing process when we do. Her article, published in The Walrus, is called “Why Do We See…
 
A tourist will grab a guidebook to find all the best sights and sounds. Wouldn’t it be great to have that resource for the newly immigrated? Roya Hakakian is a fellow at the Davenport College at Yale and a teacher at Thread, a writing workshop at Yale. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her instruction manual for newcomers to this country, acti…
 
When a performer known for sleight of hand turns memoirist, some secrets are finally revealed. Derek DelGaudio’s one-man 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 Story and Ot…
 
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: mental health — let’s talk about it.…
 
When a college-age woman joins a sorority, she’s pledging values that reach back in time — and are inherently discriminatory. Scholar Margaret L. Freeman joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the hyperfeminine world of sorority life and how sororities contribute to maintaining southern social hierarchies. Her book is “Women of Discriminating Taste: Wh…
 
Little girls are constantly receiving societal messages about beauty – often directly from their smartphones. Tate Ryan-Mosley of MIT Technology Review joins host Krys Boyd to talk about filter apps, how they affect boys and girls differently and why that’s cause for worry. Her article is headlined “Beauty Filters Are Changing the Way Young Girls S…
 
Therapy-based apps are filling both the desire to connect digitally and our ongoing need for social distance. New York Magazine features writer Molly Fischer joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her first-person experience trying out these apps, which don’t always deliver on their promise. Her article “The Therapy-App Fantasy” was published by The Cu…
 
Parenting works best with scheduling and consistency, which can be a challenge for parents with a mental illness. Clinical psychologist Vinita Mehta joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how nearly one in four children worldwide have a parent with mental illness and how that can affect both child development and the parent-child relationship into adul…
 
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