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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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    • 4.7, 495 Ratings

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.

    What Grandstanding Says About You

    What Grandstanding Says About You

    It starts with an innocent post on Twitter. A few hours later, the conversation has devolved into one self-righteous argument after another. It’s time to take a hard look at our language of virtue signaling. Justin Tosi, assistant professor of philosophy at Texas Tech University, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why getting off the soapbox is the best way to make the world a better place. His book, written with Brandon Warmke, is “Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk.” 

    • 49 min
    The Bank Heist That Turned Into A Psychological Experiment

    The Bank Heist That Turned Into A Psychological Experiment

    You might not know the details of a famous Swedish bank robbery, but you certainly know the diagnosis that it produced: “Stockholm Syndrome.” Historian David King joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the series of events that led hostages inside a bank to identify so closely with their gun-wielding captor. His new book is called “Six Days in August: The Story of Stockholm Syndrome.”

    • 45 min
    The Roadmap For Texas’ Economic Recovery

    The Roadmap For Texas’ Economic Recovery

    The average recovery time for COVID-19 patients ranges from two to six weeks. How long it will take the Texas economy to recover, however is an open question. Host Krys Boyd explores how the energy, banking and other important industries in the state might bounce back – and how everyday Texans can get back on their feet. Joining the discussion are Robert S. Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and Marvin Odum, former president and chairman of Shell Oil Co. who is heading up the City of Houston’s recovery effort.

    • 48 min
    Why It’s So Hard To Draw The Line On Gerrymandering

    Why It’s So Hard To Draw The Line On Gerrymandering

    “Gerrymandering” is a dirty word in politics. But the reality is: It’s actually really, really hard to fairly divide up voting districts. As a chair of the Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission, Walter Olson gained firsthand experience in the process. He’s now a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the many factors – some political, some not – that go into deciding how Americans cast their votes. His recent story for Reason magazine is headlined “Why Redistricting Reform Goes Off the Rails.”

    • 49 min
    The Clock Ticking On TikTok

    The Clock Ticking On TikTok

    Gen Z loves to take on a Tik Tok challenge – be it a new dance, lip sync or prank. Meanwhile, their parents’ generation worries the app might actually be a trojan horse from China. Michael Schuman is a contributing writer to The Atlantic and a Bloomberg Opinion columnist and joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how a seemingly harmless app has hit a nerve with American cybersecurity experts and provided yet another sticking point in U.S.-China relations. His recent article in The Atlantic is headlined “Why America Is Afraid of TikTok.”

    • 47 min
    Making America Great In The Eyes Of The World

    Making America Great In The Eyes Of The World

    Robert Zoellick has viewed America’s relationship to other countries both internally – as Deputy Secretary of State – and externally – as president of the World Bank. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about aligning U.S. policy decisions with a larger global purpose. His new book is called “America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy.”

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
495 Ratings

495 Ratings

Terminator 8=======D ,

Expands my mind every time

Topics I didn’t even know about end up enthralling me. Khrys has a deft way with guests that brings out interesting stories and insights. And her guests are comfortable rephrasing a question to reflect their insights on the issue and Khrys listens and respects and learns with the rest of us. Smartest couple of hours on the air everyday.
Well done.

泰书华 ,

great but not the best

Please STOP turning up the volume at the intro and breaks. podcasts are primarily listened to with headphones where the volume is set very precisely for proximity to such sensitive receptors. i know some old school producers insists that turning up the volume brings attention to the radio station blah blah blah. please stop! it hurts. it damages hearing. and it does not help. it makes me less interested in listening to the program or podcast. i came back to edit my review because i was so impressed that she had the strength to let multiple 10 seconds segments of silence go out while she let her guest think about a tough question. truly awesome on top of her usual ability to be a great host.

Me1235432 ,

Thank you

I love think! I’ve been listening for several years now - in the beginning mainly in the car. But lately I’ve been listening to the podcast option and it has been great! Keep up the great work Krys!

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