100 episodes

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 • 802 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.

    How probation and parole feed mass incarceration

    How probation and parole feed mass incarceration

    Vincent Schiraldi, founder of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and the Justice Policy Institute, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss parole and probation, which he calls a “recidivism trap,” and make the case that these practices should be abolished.

    • 45 min
    Kids aren’t weak unless we make them that way

    Kids aren’t weak unless we make them that way

    In our quest to head off childhood mental illness at its source, are the means outweighing the good? Author and journalist Abigail Shrier joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why, even as more adolescents are receiving mental health care than ever before, the numbers for those suffering continues to rise, and why our contemporary parenting styles and approaches to therapy might be part of the problem. Her book is “Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren’t Growing Up.”

    • 46 min
    Medical science is still catching up on women’s health

    Medical science is still catching up on women’s health

    Modern medicine has a problem: the idea that men have bigger, and therefore better, bodies persists, even today. Dr. Elizabeth Comen is a medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the history of sexism in medicine and why lingering stereotypes still affect women’s medical care – even as women make up the majority of medical students. Her book is “All in Her Head: The Truth and Lies Early Medicine Taught Us About Women’s Bodies and Why It Matters Today.”

    • 45 min
    From foster care to fostering hope

    From foster care to fostering hope

    After a childhood of homelessness and foster care, a vision for how to advocate for those in poverty emerged. David Ambroz, Head of Community Engagement (West) for Amazon, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the challenges of his upbringing from hunger to abuse, and why he’s made it his life’s work to fight for child welfare. His book is “A Place Called Home: A Memoir.”

    • 46 min
    The bizarre history of Space Science

    The bizarre history of Space Science

    On the day of the total solar eclipse, we’ll explore the mysteries of the universe. Harry Cliff is a particle physicist based at the University of Cambridge and conducts research with CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the anomalies that cannot be explained by current scientific theories, and the reasons we only understand about five percent of what makes up the vast reaches of outer space. His book is “Space Oddities: The Mysterious Anomalies Challenging Our Understanding of the Universe.”

    • 46 min
    Between the Earth and the Sun: A guide to the Eclipse

    Between the Earth and the Sun: A guide to the Eclipse

    On April 8, a total solar eclipse will stretch across the United States from south Texas to the northern tip of Maine, blotting out the sun for about four minutes within its 115-mile-wide path. In this special edition of Think, host Krys Boyd will prime listeners to have their best viewing experience and talk through the science of what’s actually happening 223,000 miles above our heads.

    To hear even more ways to navigate viewing the eclipse read: 8 things to know about the April 8 eclipse

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
802 Ratings

802 Ratings

debrar ,

New addition to local lineup-love it!

I love mostly the time devoted to deep dive into topics…many I would not have considered otherwise :)

Pokyu ,

Interesting topics with knowledgeable experts

I enjoy the depth of discussion on a wide variety of interesting topics. Always a place to come to hear a fun conversation relevant to my life.

incyde ,

Educated insights

Fantastic show. Krys always knows the right questions to ask. Thank you!

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