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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 • 679 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.

    Would you really be happier with someone else?

    Would you really be happier with someone else?

    Does the modern quest for personal happiness ruin perfectly good marriages? Joshua Coleman is a psychologist in private practice and a senior fellow with the Council on Contemporary Families. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how our culture of individualism puts pressure on relationships, feeling like a failure for not being able to repair a faltering marriage, and how to know it’s time to walk away. His article in Aeon is called “The Right Person.”

    • 34 min
    When did parenting get so competitive?

    When did parenting get so competitive?

    June Cleaver made parenting look so simple, while perfect soccer moms today can make it seem unachievably hard. Andrew Bomback is an associate professor of medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how parenting became a verb, why we’re stuck on the notion that parents can have it all, and how to break free of the intense cultural pressure surrounding parenting. His book is “Long Days, Short Years: A Cultural History of Modern Parenting.”

    • 33 min
    Who takes care of you when you die?

    Who takes care of you when you die?

    Many of us do all we can to avoid thinking about death. But what if every day you went to work and death was part of your job? Journalist Hayley Campbell joins host Krys Boyd to talk about people who deal exclusively in death – from homicide detectives to gravediggers – and to ask why death remains a taboo subject in Western culture. Her book is “All the Living and the Dead: From Embalmers to Executioners, an Exploration of the People Who Have Made Death Their Life’s Work.”

    • 32 min
    What it’s like being autistic in a neurotypical world

    What it’s like being autistic in a neurotypical world

    It’s fairly common for a person with autism to “mask” their condition so as to appear to be neurotypical. Devon Price is a social psychologist and professor at Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his own experience with neurodivergence – and to delve into the lives of people who feel ignored and invisible. His book is “Unmasking Autism: Discovering the New Faces of Neurodiversity.”

    • 33 min
    Why Americans are giving up on college

    Why Americans are giving up on college

    Americans owe trillions in student loan debt, even as education is seen as a public good. Will Bunch, national opinion columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the origins of the college dream of equal opportunity, its funding failures and how degrees are now a source of cultural division. His book is “After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Our Politics—and How to Fix It.”

    • 32 min
    From Somali nomad to California soccer mom

    From Somali nomad to California soccer mom

    Shugri Said Salh’s life as a nurse and soccer mom is a long way from where she started – living as a nomad in Somalia. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss her childhood marked by war and her immigration to the U.S., where she tries to impart the wisdom of her upbringing to her daughters and son. Her memoir is called “The Last Nomad: Coming of Age in the Somali Desert.”

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
679 Ratings

679 Ratings

Best podcast since Diane Rehms ,

Essential Listening for those willing to consider Everything

This series has brought so many hot topics, new discoveries, and deep subjects to the masses to consider this podcast as anything short of essential listening would be a great injustice to not only the staff but the world of individuals who where able to use this platform to further human understanding. If there has been anything work talking about or THINKing about it has been on this Podcast! To those who would detract or devalue this dialog I shutter to THINK what you would or could replace it with. Far to many positives to be held back by the occasional error of guest or technical mishap. Honestly it’s those very things that bring levity, and personality to this podcast. I maybe drinking the Keys juice but I sure have improved my rationality, internal

Flybynight84 ,

That very last point about the kids

YES! Kids desperately need to learn that they do not always come first. In fact, in their adult lives, they will hardly ever come first. We have generations of adults now who think that they’re supposed to come first or else there’s something wrong with the world and they get depressed or resentful. They become unable to adjust and adapt to every curveball that comes their way. They think no one else is even worthy of (maybe God forbid) stepping ahead of them at some point. They have to learn that they are stepping into not only a competitive arena in the work world, but also a world where everyone else matters just as much or perhaps more than they do.

泰书华 ,

used to be great. now it’s trash.

That is the last straw. I chose to forgive the flaws because of the talented host. but in these crucial times of climate change, allowing a guest to peddle complete lies and deceptions without calling out the blatant lies on energy storage is absolutely disgusting. just embarrassing and shameful. I will be telling everyone I know on every platform I have that this show is no more reliable than the worst tabloids. on a personal level i’ll remind you that millions will suffer and die early from this type of disgusting turpitude. I hope you are the ones to reap what you have sewn.

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