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.
Think Again with Krys: Frames of Reference
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: food, fashion and how they influence what others think about us.
Widening Inequality, One Home Sale At A Time
Real estate is “location, location, location,” which means you’ll pay a pretty penny to live near the action – even if you can’t afford it. Max Besbris, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his research into how “hot” neighborhoods are formed, the agents who market them, and how the system pushes up prices for all homebuyers, creating housing inequities along the way. His book is “Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality.”
Why Is It Taking So Long To Get Your Covid Shot?
With three Covid vaccines approved for Americans, why is it taking so long for people to be vaccinated? Kaiser Health News correspondent Rachana Pradhan joins host Krys Boyd to explain the very complicated process of producing these vaccines – a process money or even executive orders can only do so much to speed up. Her recent article on the topic is “After Billions of Dollars and Dozens of Wartime Declarations, Why Are Vaccines Still in Short Supply?”
Better Loving Through Chemistry
What if Love Potion No. 9 already exists and can be prescribed by your doctor? Brian D. Earp is associate director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy and a research fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He joins host Krys Boyd to argue that drugs that can help strengthen – and sever – relationships are out there now, and it’s time to understand the ethics and morals behind their use. His book, co-authored with Julian Savulescu, is “Love Drugs: The Chemical Future of Relationships.”
The Scammers On The Other End Of The Line
When the phone rings these days, the first thing many of us do is check the incoming number. Odds are it’s a spam call. Yudhijit Bhattacharjee is a contributing writer at National Geographic, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his journey into the world of telemarketers and their phone mills selling dubious products. Plus, we’ll meet the real humans who hope you pick up and say “hello.” His article “Who’s Making All Those Scam Calls?” was published in The New York Times Magazine.
When Kids Carry Their Identities In Their Lunchboxes
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 lunch. Her article is headlined “The Limits of the Lunchbox Moment.”