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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 • 722 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.

    We’re closer to the end of the world than we’ve ever been

    We’re closer to the end of the world than we’ve ever been

    The Doomsday Clock, which counts down how close humanity is to total destruction, is now at 90 seconds to midnight. Rachel Bronson is president and CEO of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which recently updated the clock. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the factors that have ticked us closer to disaster – from the war in Ukraine to Covid and climate change – and the ways we can still intervene to stave off danger.

    • 32 min
    What TV and books get wrong about women

    What TV and books get wrong about women

    Cultural expectations for women run deep and are highly controlled. Sophie Gilbert is a staff writer at The Atlantic, and she joins host Krys Boyd to Western beauty standards and how the portrayal of women characters in books, movies and television affects the lives of women in the real world. Her book is called “On Womanhood: Bodies, Literature, Choice.”

    • 33 min
    Would you trust Elon Musk with your life?

    Would you trust Elon Musk with your life?

    What does the chaos surrounding Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter say about his approach to building cars at Tesla? Christopher Cox, an editor at New York magazine, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the risks Musk is taking as Tesla develops self-driving technology and what his management approach means for the rest of us. Cox’s article for The New York Times Magazine is “Elon Musk’s Appetite for Destruction.”

    • 32 min
    What it's like to be a puppy

    What it's like to be a puppy

    Between housetraining and playtime, the first year of a puppy’s life is also marked by a burgeoning personality. Alexandra Horowitz, senior research fellow and head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss her observations of her own puppy, Quid, and the major milestones dogs make in the first year of their lives. Her book is “The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves.”

    • 33 min
    The role of your brain in long Covid

    The role of your brain in long Covid

    Long Covid has real symptoms but isn’t always detected by medical tests. Natalie Shure of The New Republic joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why long Covid is confounding doctors and may well have a psychological component that shouldn’t be overlooked. Her article is “We Might Have Long Covid All Wrong.”

    • 30 min
    From the archives: We need to start paying attention to boys’ problems

    From the archives: We need to start paying attention to boys’ problems

    In the quest for gender equality, it’s easy to overlook that many men have not fared well in recent years. Richard V. Reeves is director of the Boys and Men Project for the Brookings Institution. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss ground lost in the classroom and workplace for boys and men, and about how helping men doesn’t mean giving up on gender equality. His book is “Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male Is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do about It.”

    This episode originally aired on September 26, 2022.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
722 Ratings

722 Ratings

OBW2 ,

Does Krys Boyd Sleep?

Ms Boyd is notorious for being prepared for her interesting guests’ in depth, interviews. I can’t imagine she has time for anything but preparation. She and her staff’s assurance of a good opportunity to learn something new, draws me to her podcast frequently. Thank you “Think”, bravo!

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

rjenkins2433 ,

What producer/editor would ever let any of this on air??

Krys Boyd plays 21 questions and lets the guest stutter and ramble for an hour. There’s no sense of flow or storytelling, simply Krys Boyd listening mindlessly to the “uhhh’s” and “uhhhhmmms” and continuing on her next question that is hardly relevant to the guest’s last point. This show needs a serious rework because it sounds like taxpayer funded high school radio.

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