Best Thinking podcasts we could find (Updated July 2018)
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Thinking Allowed
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New research on how society works
 
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Thinking Poker
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Poker strategy blog, podcast, book reviews, trip reports, and more!
 
Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and horrific suicides that look a lot like murders. They take a skeptical approach, but never discount the truly odd nature of the world.
 
We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Neil Gaiman, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maria Popova, and many more . . .You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel?Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting?Some ...
 
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Thinking Aloud
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BYUradio Thinking Aloud Podcast
 
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KERA's Think
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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.
 
A 15 minute weekday broadcast heard online and on the radio. The radio outreach of RZIM is a listener-supported ministry that powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. The programs seek to explore issues such as life's meaning, the credibility of the Christian message and the Bible, the weakness of modern intellectual movements, and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
 
Half-hour programs heard weekly. The radio outreach of RZIM is a listener-supported ministry that powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. The programs seek to explore issues such as life's meaning, the credibility of the Christian message and the Bible, the weakness of modern intellectual movements, and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
 
I Think You’re Interesting is a weekly interview podcast hosted by Vox critic at large Todd VanDerWerff, featuring both well-known and more obscure figures from the worlds of the arts, entertainment, and pop culture. Each week, guests will dive into their influences, their inspirations, and their careers, in frank, uncensored fashion.
 
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Thinking Fellows
Weekly
 
The Thinking Fellows is a podcast that explores theology, history, and apologetics. Hosted by Caleb Keith and Drs. Rod Rosenbladt, Scott Keith, and Adam Francisco. Join these great thinkers for meaningful conversations.
 
Creating the life of your dreams as we discuss living life authentically and purposefully. My desire is to help you to determine specifically what you desire and how to strategically begin the process of creating that life. Every Sunday, I bring in the experts to assist you to Think, Believe and Manifest your life.
 
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Think Enriched
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Think Enriched with Amy Robles is the podcast to guide smart, ambitious women to think bigger, create businesses they love and keep their family first. Amy has trained thousands of business owners to learn marketing & sales strategies. She knows how to help and is ready to work with you. Amy understands that when you enrich a woman's life, you help her entire circle of influence. You can enrich your life and your bottom line. Join us and move forward to your dreams.
 
Nick Robinson talks about what’s really going on in British politics.
 
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ThinKing Out Loud
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Carlos Candido is a singer, songwriter, poet & Instagram selfie whore. Looking at news, sports, music & politics through his crazy eyes. Sometimes well thought out and properly enunciated, while others, well... lets say, not so much. Rants without pants, mainly.
 
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Thinking Religion
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Thinking Religion is a podcast hosted by Dr. Thomas Whitley and Rev. Sam Harrelson tackling various topics that deal with the intersection of religion and society, often times with a bent towards critical analysis... with a healthy dose of banter and politics thrown in.
 
Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longn ...
 
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JTE Movie Thinks!
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A mini podcast where JTE from the Schmoes Know Movie Show interviews fellow colleagues from the Entertainment Industry about the last movie they watched whether be at home or theater. You never know just what movie will be discussed each episode.
 
Gain insights into how you can enhance your thinking to make improvements in all areas of your work and life. Thinking for Success from Go MAD Thinking is a fortnightly podcast designed to give you practical steps to take to become more personally effective. Each episode highlights easy to apply tips, tools and ideas to help you focus on getting your thinking right, so you take the right actions and then get the results you want. Go M.A.D. is a registered trademark of Go MAD Limited
 
From waste to wealth, and grids to growth, the show digs into the impact of consumption across all areas of life — it tracks the movements, discoveries and technologies making way for a sustainable future.
 
LSAT tips and law school admissions strategy
 
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Think to the Brink
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From cartoon characters to song lyrics, meal deals to social media etiquette, a brand new comedy podcast starring Will Baker and Alex Prescot where we overthink a different topic each week!
 
Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective
 
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Big Think
Monthly
 
A monthly recap of Big Think's most popular recent videos.
 
This is a beekeeping and agricultural centered podcast, where I talk with other beekeepers and people involved in other areas of agriculture.
 
The Life is a Marathon show gives you inspiration, motivation, and resources to empower you to thrive and win in the marathon we call “life!” Bruce Van Horn is a Life Coach, Mentor, Thought Leader, Best-Selling Author, Entertaining and Motivational Speaker, Dad, and Marathon runner. He brings his respected insight, wisdom, leadership, and storytelling abilities to this podcast to share with you information, tips, life-hacks, and entertaining and heart-warming stories with the goal of helping ...
 
If you've been struggling with anxiety, depression, fears, obsession, panic, or any relationship, marriage or family issues, or just want less stress and more happiness, this show will empower you to honor yourself and make decisions that are right for you. Npr, Mindfulness, compassion and being in the present moment are only components of a bigger picture. Honoring yourself and living authentically, along with strengthening your emotional intelligence are a few of the keys to an empowered l ...
 
Join Marc and Dustin each week as they pick a beer, drink a beer, and rate a beer, plus dispensing education and laughs along the way.
 
Podcast about Norberto Keppe’s Analytical Trilogy
 
We surprise some of the world's brightest minds with ideas they're not at all prepared to discuss. With host Jason Gots and special guests Neil Gaiman, Alan Alda, Salman Rushdie, Mary-Louise Parker, Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Saul Williams, Henry Rollins, Bill Nye, George Takei, Maria Popova, and many more . . .You've got 10 minutes with Einstein. What do you talk about? Black holes? Time travel?Why not gambling? The Art of War? Contemporary parenting?Some ...
 
20 years of interviews with over 500 of the top world leaders - resulted in probably the all-time bestselling personal improvement book of the last two centuries. Listen to this podcast to study this book chapter by chapter - and learn how to think and grow rich...
 
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Thinking Allowed
Weekly
 
Laurie Taylor explores the latest research into how society works and discusses current ideas on how we live today.
 
The Think Entrepreneurship Podcast is a show that interviews successful entrepreneurs and shares their journeys and experiences with you. Guests include Kevin Harrington from Shark Tank, NFL great Fran Tarkenton, and many other motivated and well known entrepreneurs. You'll also get valuable entrepreneur tips, advice, and inspiration to help you along your entrepreneurial journey. Check out the ThinkEntrepreneurship blog for more help in starting and growing your own business.
 
K.D. Borcoman, CSUDH, Coastline students of philosophy and critical thinking
 
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Think Atheist
Weekly
 
Welcome to the Official Think Atheist Radio Show!
 
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Thinking CAP
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Thinking CAP is a weekly podcast about the ideas, issues, and solutions that lead us to march, chant, and raise our voices to participate in our democracy. Hosted by Michele Jawando and Igor Volsky. Produced by Sally Tucker.
 
A weekly podcast that will challenge you to think faithfully and live for truth. Hosted by Summit's own Aaron Atwood, each episode features world-class Christian leaders and thinkers helping you to live for Christ in today's turbulent culture.
 
A podcast about neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and science more broadly, run by a group of computational neuroscientists.
 
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Straight Thinking
Weekly
 
A podcast that highlights the importance of the life of the Christian mind
 
A 15 minute weekday broadcast heard online and on the radio. The radio outreach of RZIM is a listener-supported ministry that powerfully mixes biblical teaching and Christian apologetics. The programs seek to explore issues such as life's meaning, the credibility of the Christian message and the Bible, the weakness of modern intellectual movements, and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
 
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Magical Thinking
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Magical Thinking is a podcast sponsored by ArtofMagic.com and dedicated to advancing the Art of Magic and generally being a good time. Host Elliott Terral sits down with magicians specializing in various techniques and styles and discusses why magic is important as a performance art.
 
The real stories of adolescents who made life-altering choices – from hacking to terrorism – that led to disastrous results. Journalist Dina Temple-Raston goes beyond the headline-grabbing effects to talk with the young people about the causes of their decisions. She also dives into the latest science to explore how the adolescent brain contributes to risky behavior and how we can help it choose more wisely. Learn more at Audible.com/adolescentbrain.
 
Why Service Design Thinking is the podcast that helps business do things better and do better things. Service design is one of the next big competitive advantages in business and it is being used with great success by corporations and other large organizations around the world. But how can a smaller business, a startup, or a nonprofit adopt these innovative techniques? We talk with experts in the field and share lots of case studies on how you can engage your customers, create delightful exp ...
 
Need a free online life coach? Look no further than the most inspirational authors of the past. Listen to our free podcast today.
 
A positive mind is not an accident. It's something you do on purpose. You can make your life as positive as you want. All you need to do is put positive things into your mind.
 
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Think Out Loud
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OPB's daily conversation covering news, politics, culture and the arts.
 
If you love comedy then you'll flippin adore the surprisingly funny process of coming up with comedy. Listen as Andy and Al try and come up with five sketch ideas. Maybe seven if we don't think that the first five were very good. Follow us on twitter! Al - @alasdairtb Andy - @stupidoldandy
 
A podcast from Brian Thompson, Zen vegan poet, living on a mountain by the sea, writing about our common state of being, non-duality & infinity—author of Sparks to Awaken.Featuring discussions on mindful living, inner awakening, transformation and transcendent awareness — with a new episode every Thursday.The Zen Thinking Podcast shares teachings and experiences of Zen wisdom, Non-Duality, Taoist and Buddhist philosophy—in an informal manner—through an awakened personal narrative, to help yo ...
 
Thinking Like A Lawyer is a podcast featuring Above the Law’s Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice. Each episode, the hosts will take a topic experienced and enjoyed by regular people, and shine it through the prism of a legal framework. This will either reveal an awesome rainbow of thought, or a disorienting kaleidoscope of issues. Either way, it should be fun.
 
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill has inspired millions of people onward to success. Napoleon Hill is known for being one of the world's greatest million makers as he shares his secrets of success with you in Think and Grow Rich. Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve is the philosophy of Think and Grow Rich. Napoleon Hill gives you the money-making secrets that earned Carnegie, and many of the world’s other most prominent people, unprecedented riches. Think and ...
 
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Aimen Dean was an early member of al-Qaeda, working alongside founder Osama bin Laden himself. He joins us to talk about his decision to switch allegiances and provide information to Britain’s intelligence services, which he writes about in “Nine Lives: My Time as the West’s Top Spy” (Oneworld Publications).…
 
Children as young as 2 years old can find themselves at odds with the gender assigned to them at birth. Sociologist Ann Travers joins us to talk about the experience of transgender kids – and about how parents can guide their discovery. Travers’ book is called “The Trans Generation: How Trans Kids (and Their Parents) are Creating a Gender Revol ...…
 
BBC — Beauty and ugliness - to what extent are our ideas about physical perfection culturally and socially constructed? Laurie Taylor talks to Gretchen Henderson, Lecturer in English at Georgetown University & author of a study of perceptions of ugliness throughout history and to Heather Widdows, Professor of Global Ethics at the University of ...…
 
Beauty and ugliness - to what extent are our ideas about physical perfection culturally and socially constructed? Laurie Taylor talks to Gretchen Henderson, Lecturer in English at Georgetown University & author of a study of perceptions of ugliness throughout history and to Heather Widdows, Professor of Global Ethics at the University of Birmin ...…
 
As we mark a decade on the air, we're listening back to conversations about cannabis from the past 10 years.
 
Fear is the only thing that keeps us from living our fullest potential and experiencing the greatest joys of living in this body on this planet. Fear is defined as “an emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, or the anticipation of danger, evil, pain, etc.” Notice the the words emotion, belief, and anticipation. Fear ...…
 
How can you live in a world where the gap between the Christian world and the secular one is so big? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias continues to look at the cultural shift America has been experiencing over the past few decades and how Christians should respond to those changes.
 
How can you live in a world where the gap between the Christian world and the secular one is so big? Today on Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias continues to look at the cultural shift America has been experiencing over the past few decades and how Christians should respond to those changes.
 
The First Days Project invites United States immigrants to document their earliest memories of their new home – what scared them, what surprised them and what they found confusing. Samip Mallick runs the project, and he joins us to talk about what can be learned about the immigrant experience by collecting their stories.…
 
Medical research can be nuanced, inconclusive or just plain tricky to explain clearly. University of Pennsylvania professor Paul Offit joins us to talk about how people with agendas often take scientific studies and twist the information to suit their needs. His new book is called “Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren ...…
 
Grant High School senior Oliver Kline isn’t conservative, but he worries that his school’s environment is stifling the voices of conservative students. In a recent column for The Oregonian/Oregonlive, he wrote that students and staff should be able to express their opinions even if they are unpopular. Kline joins us now.…
 
Between 2014 and 2017, the state of Washington sent 16 patients who had both brain injuries and extreme behavior issues to a treatment facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But instead of getting treatment and returning home, most of them stayed for years--at a cost to taxpayers of millions of dollars. Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins tells us about it.…
 
In a scathing press release, Portland Police Association president Daryl Turner reacted to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s comments about the disproportionate number of homeless people arrested last year. Turner said,“I am incensed that once again the Mayor has thrown Portland Police Officers under the bus instead of saying what we all know to be ...…
 
The Senate will vote on the confirmation of Oregon Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Bounds to the 9th Circuit. He would be the first judicial nominee to sit on the court in a long time who doesn’t have the backing of home state senators.
 
Barring some unforeseen parliamentary math, Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the DC Circuit will be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court. But as we come to the end of a whirlwind couple of weeks leading up to this announcement... did anything in we talked about matter? We all thought Kavanaugh was going to be the pick and after a ton of wild ...…
 
The Thinking Fellows explore book two of Mere Christianity by utilizing an outline from Dr. Rosenbladt. As the next step in Lewis' apologetic approach, the section named The Invasion moves onto the idea of transcendence, human will, and meaning. Sit back, relax, grab a drink, and enjoy the show. Show Notes: The 1517 Academy Mere Christianity Ch ...…
 
Do you struggle with knowing how to stay true to your Christian beliefs in a world where society tells us to ignore them? How did we get to this point in society? On today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias looks at the steps we took that began moving us away from biblical principles.
 
Do you struggle with knowing how to stay true to your Christian beliefs in a world where society tells us to ignore them? How did we get to this point in society? On today’s Just Thinking, Ravi Zacharias looks at the steps we took that began moving us away from biblical principles.
 
Live from New York! It’s Thinking LSAT Live. Jump into the classroom with Ben and Nathan as they field 20 questions from their joint prep class in the big apple. The guys talk everything from test technicalities, test strategies and pre-test regimens to law school and Ben’s brief career as a “practicing” lawyer. As always, if you dig the podcas ...…
 
Plagiarised History, Copyright Battle, Corruption Monopoly, Casino Blessings, Rainman Messiah, Prison Puppets, Baby Talk, Patch Madams, Diving Desk, Baby Voice Office You can support the pod by chipping in to our patreon here (thank you!) Two in the Think Tank is a part of the Planet Broadcasting family You can find us on twitter at @twointank ...…
 
As America becomes more and more diverse, white evangelical voters showed in 2016 that candidates they back still win elections. University of Maryland political scientist Janelle S. Wong joins us to talk about the future of evangelical voting as immigrants increasingly join their churches. Her new book is called “Immigrants, Evangelicals, and ...…
 
Animals serve humans as laborers, food sources and, in some cases, companions. Michigan State law professor David Favre joins us to think through our evolving relationship with our fellow inhabitants of Earth, which he writes about in “Respecting Animals: A Balanced Approach to Our Relationship with Pets, Food, and Wildlife” (Prometheus Books).…
 
Kathleen Rockwell (aka “Klondike Kate”) spent the last decades of a long and storied life as a homesteader in Central Oregon. Now, her legacy is returning to Bend — in the form of a massive rock collection.We’re talking to folks at the Deschutes County Historical Society about Kate’s life, her lasting impact, and her eccentric taste in masonry.…
 
Local immigration lawyer Chelsea Strautman has taken two of the 121 undocumented immigrants held at the federal prison in Sheridan as clients. She has met with many of the other detainees there as well.
 
In early-March a meteorite plummeted into the Pacific off the Washington coast, a bang so big many feared it was an earthquake. The meteorite was the largest since 1990. Two weeks ago scientist Marc Fries joined the E/V Nautilus in the first directed attempt to excavate fragments of a meteor from the ocean floor. Fries tells us more.…
 
An internal review of Oregon’s medical marijuana program has found severe staffing shortages, and insufficient and inaccurate tracking at the Oregon Health Authority. OHA Director Patrick Allen tells us about the report, and what it will take to fix the problems.
 
Whether you think it's on its way out or a permanent fixture in our culture, there's no denying that we're fascinated with books. Poet and scholar Amaranth Borsuk joins the show to explore the limits and possibilities of the book as object, as content, and as idea. —Original Airdate: 6/8/2018 8:00:00 PM…
 
The practice of pastoralism in Mongolia is unlike any other agricultural practice around the globe. But as pastoralists face growing climatic uncertainty, and ongoing socio-political pressures, are the mobile herders of Mongolia at their end of days? Featuring: Enkh-Amgalan (Enkhie) - Manager of the “Green Gold” Pasture Ecosystem Management Pro ...…
 
How should you navigate the same-sex marriage discussion as a Christian? Is there a rational reason for supporting traditional marriage, or is it just religious tradition? Listen for the answers as Ravi Zacharias addresses this issue in his message titled “God’s Plan for Marriage.” That’s today on Just Thinking.…
 
How should you navigate the same-sex marriage discussion as a Christian? Is there a rational reason for supporting traditional marriage, or is it just religious tradition? Listen for the answers as Ravi Zacharias addresses this issue in his message titled “God’s Plan for Marriage.” That’s today on Just Thinking.…
 
Join Constance and her special Guest James E. Powers as he shares The Power of First Creation in your mind. You will learn about Mental equivalents, begin with the end in mind and how mental visualization is the most important creative skill you can develop. Additionally you will learn how to create mental images and how to embody your desires ...…
 
What do you do when you've done a lot of work on yourself and feel like you've addressed the toughest issues in your life but still feel as if there is something missing? What's the secret to figuring out what's keeping you from feeling fulfilled? By asking yourself the right questions, you'll get the answers you need.…
 
While you live, shine. Have no mourning at all. Life exists a short while And time demands its fee. – From a 2000 year old tombstone in (then) Greek-speaking Asia Minor I’d like to do a little free-association exercise with you. I’m going to say three words and I’d like you to speak or write down all the words that come to mind as a result. No ...…
 
While you live, shine. Have no mourning at all. Life exists a short while And time demands its fee. – From a 2000 year old tombstone in (then) Greek-speaking Asia Minor I’d like to do a little free-association exercise with you. I’m going to say three words and I’d like you to speak or write down all the words that come to mind as a result. No ...…
 
Are they a cake or a biscuit? What is the nation's preferred method of eating them? And what does your favoured technique say about you? All this and more! Enjoy...
 
Two thousand years after Jesus walked this earth, He is still a popular figure. In fact, some of the most popular spiritual writers of the day talk about him often. But what do they say. And are they right? Find out this week on Let My People Think with Ravi Zacharias.
 
When parents are addicted to opioids, it’s often their children who pay the biggest price. In West Virginia, 6,300 kids are in the foster care system — nearly half because of their parents’ substance-abuse problems. Zoë Carpenter visited the state to investigate the ripple effect the opioid crisis is having on children, and she joins us to talk ...…
 
We sit down with Portland writer Judith Arcana. She’s an poet, an educator and an activist. She may be best known for her work in Chicago’s underground abortion service in the era before Roe v. Wade, often called JANE. We’ll talk to her about that history and her current work.
 
Opinions and analysis on some of this week’s biggest news with freelance journalist Beth Slovic, Kalpana Krishnamurthy, National Field and Policy Director at Forward Together, and Jim Pasero, principal for public affairs company Third Century Solutions.
 
Randall Stephens, professor of history and American studies, traces the history of Christian rock from its beginning as "the devil's music" to a billion dollar industry. —Original Airdate: 6/15/2018 8:00:00 PM
 
The Commons Leader on backing Brexit, being baffled by Boris, being badmouthed by Bercow, boosting babies' brains and branding Big Ben.
 
Are all religions basically the same? Don’t they all just provide different paths to the same end? Does absolute truth exist, or is everything relative? RZIM team members Alison Thomas and Stuart McAllister join Ravi Zacharias as they answer these questions and examine the necessity for truth. That’s today on Just Thinking.…
 
Are all religions basically the same? Don’t they all just provide different paths to the same end? Does absolute truth exist, or is everything relative? RZIM team members Alison Thomas and Stuart McAllister join Ravi Zacharias as they answer these questions and examine the necessity for truth. That’s today on Just Thinking.…
 
Created by Taylor Vades, The Venderia is a new kind of vending machine. Valdes hand-stocks the machines with condoms, pregnancy tests, Find Your Inner Animal mystery bags and new and different items from local artists each week. Just after its fifth anniversary, Valdes joins us to talk about her eclectic business.…
 
We discuss the latest regional business news with Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal.
 
Douglas County Voters declined to raise property taxes in 2016 to save their library system and, as anticipated, many of those libraries shut down. But library support in some cities was so strong that some branches reorganized and reopened, run by volunteers. And some cities have even dedicated funding to new city-run libraries. We're joined b ...…
 
A few years back, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha felt perfectly comfortable telling parents it was fine for their kids to drink the town’s water. Flint, Michigan was a part of America, wasn’t it? She joins us to tell the story of how she evolved from passive pediatrician to investigator of the city’s water supply and activist for the public’s health. H ...…
 
When a spouse cheats, it often means the end of the relationship. Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg joins us to talk about the three types of cheating, why they’re so prevalent and how we can overcome them. His new book is called “Infidelity: Why Men and Women Cheat” (DaCapo).By think@kera.org (KERA).
 
Joseph Crespino, the Jimmy Carter Professor of History at Emory University, traces the origins and evolution of Atticus Finch, the iconic patriarch from Harper Lee's seminal novel. —Original Airdate: 6/18/2018 8:00:00 PM
 
Anna was 5 years old when she disappeared on a rainy day while playing near the creek behind her house. Though it seems she could have just fallen in and been washed away, divorced parents and stories from her two older brothers seem to suggest something more sinister happened.
 
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