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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 • 690 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.

    The point of tiny T. rex arms and other dinosaur mysteries

    The point of tiny T. rex arms and other dinosaur mysteries

    What do we really know about the sounds dinosaurs made or what T. Rex did with its tiny arms? David Hone, paleontologist and senior lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the latest in dinosaur research, from child-rearing to habitats – and what might be the next big dinosaur discovery on the horizon. His book is “How Fast Did T. Rex Run? Unsolved Questions from the Frontiers of Dinosaur Science.”

    • 32 min
    What it’s like being a Black mom in a white community

    What it’s like being a Black mom in a white community

    Helena Andrews-Dyer was the only Black mom in her parenting group, and when the Black Lives Matter movement emerged, she began to ask deeper questions. The senior culture writer at The Washington Post joins host Krys Boyd to discuss raising a Black child in a predominately white, upper-middle-class world, where her concerns about race led her to consider larger themes of belonging. Her book is “The Mamas: What I Learned About Kids, Class, and Race from Moms Not Like Me.”

    • 31 min
    How the heck are you supposed to pay for college?

    How the heck are you supposed to pay for college?

    It can take hundreds of thousands of dollars to send a child to college these days. Ron Lieber, Your Money columnist for The New York Times, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the complicated financial aid process, ways to tap into merit aid and similar discounts, and lessons on value vs. price for the best college deal. His book is “The Price You Pay for College: An Entirely New Road Map for the Biggest Financial Decision Your Family Will Ever Make.”

    • 32 min
    BFFs: The science of building friendships that last

    BFFs: The science of building friendships that last

    There’s a cottage industry of books written about finding and keeping a mate, but not nearly as many about finding and keeping friends. Marisa G. Franco is a professor at the University of Maryland who also writes for Psychology Today. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the latest science on friendship, why it’s essential to our health, and ways to use your own strengths to forge lasting relationships. Her book is called “Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make – and Keep – Friends.”

    • 34 min
    From the archives: Can you trust your mental health diagnosis?

    From the archives: Can you trust your mental health diagnosis?

    One psychiatric diagnosis can punctuate a life; six can alter its course completely. Sarah Fay, writer and currently on faculty in the English departments at DePaul University and Northwestern University, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss her many diagnoses and offers an examination of psychiatry’s main tool, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—the DSM— and the history behind it. Her book is called “Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses.”

    This episode originally aired on May 31, 2022.

    • 45 min
    Neil deGrasse Tyson on why we should think more like scientists

    Neil deGrasse Tyson on why we should think more like scientists

    Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist who helps us find our place in the universe. The director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History and host and cofounder of the podcast “StarTalk” joins host Krys Boyd to make a case for the rationality of science – and to help us look at global challenges in new ways. His book is “Starry Messenger: Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization.”

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
690 Ratings

690 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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