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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 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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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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Buzzzzzzzz, buzzzzzz, buzzzzzzzzzzzz…… Insects can be annoying, we won’t deny it. But on this week’s episode we’ll attempt to challenge your beliefs on the morality of the common pest, and delight you with fly facts you never knew you needed to know. Don't swat this episode away; you might be surprised by what you find out.…
 
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…
 
There was a time when “I want my MTV” meant music videos, not reality stars. Amanda Ann Klein, associate professor of film studies at East Carolina University, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why the original music channel moved away from rock stars and shifted to ordinary people living wild lives. Her book is “Millennials Killed the Video Star: MT…
 
Our five senses are actually not static but can, in fact, grow. Dr. Susan R. Barry, professor emeritus of biology and neuroscience at Mount Holyoke College, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss three case histories, including her own, of people gaining a new way of seeing or hearing at an older age – and what these experiences tell us about the brain. H…
 
In fights over social issues, the political left and right have wielded an unlikely weapon: history. Princeton University historian Matthew Karp joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how both sides of the political spectrum have used history lessons for wildly divergent purposes, and what that means for the truth. His article, “History As End,” was publi…
 
About ten years ago, you would never have guessed that Richie Holbrook would be taking on the Appalachian Trail. He was in a wheelchair, on oxygen, and with a hopeless pair of lungs. A transplant turned out to be his life-saver. This year, he was able to get on the trail and begin his journey to Katahdin. His remarkable story is a testimony to not …
 
When the world went on lockdown to stop the spread of coronavirus, it was following a playbook used for centuries. Journalist Nicola Twilley joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how and why quarantines have been used throughout history – and about how the technique has been updated to fight modern threats. Her book, written with Geoff Manaugh, is cal…
 
When it comes to getting things done, some people thrive up against a clock. Christopher Cox, a visiting scholar at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about why deadlines have a way of motivating us to finish tasks – and how we can harness that motivation throughout the process. His book is called “The Deadlin…
 
Some psychologists have shifted their work from analyzing anxieties to offering ways to make people happier – including members of the military. Jesse Singal is a contributing writer at New York magazine, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about a U.S. military move to adopt new methods for addressing PTSD and resiliency without the science to bac…
 
As a teenager she tried to pray being gay away; as an adult, she prays for more inclusion. Julie Rodgers joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how religion has shaped her life, from coming out in a conservative evangelical household, to now, as she works to bridge LGBTQ communities with the church. Her book is called “Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival …
 
Brekky show host Wil Thomas chats with local illustrator and artist Kerry Jordinson about her work and being involved in the Corrugagted Lines festival this year!https://backroompress.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Corrugated-Lines-2021-Program-updated.pdfhttps://www.facebook.com/KerryAnneJordinsonArt/…
 
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…
 
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