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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 • 594 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.

    A Look At Four Lost Cities … And Why They Disappeared

    A Look At Four Lost Cities … And Why They Disappeared

    Urban planners look to present day metropolises to guide the future; what if, instead, they looked to cities of the ancient past? Annalee Newitz, contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about cities that lasted millennia and then disappeared, and the answers they can provide for how we live together today. Her book is “Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age.”

    • 34 min
    Should The Government Compensate Victims of Homophobic Policies?

    Should The Government Compensate Victims of Homophobic Policies?

    LGBTQ identity is celebrated at Pride events this month – but these happy occasions can’t erase a long history of discrimination, stigmatization and violence toward this community. Omar G. Encarnación, a professor of political studies at Bard College, joins host Krys Boyd to make the case that it’s time for not only apologies from the federal government, but monetary compensation for those who were victims of laws codifying homophobia. His book is called “The Case for Gay Reparations.”

    • 34 min
    Think Again With Krys: Rethinking Children As Artists....And Philosophers

    Think Again With Krys: Rethinking Children As Artists....And Philosophers

    If you've ever wondered how Krys chooses who she talks to or what she wants to talk about, this is your chance to find out. Every weekend Krys will share highlights from the conversations she had that week and offer a behind the scenes look at the creation process of Think. On this week’s episode: How children’s drawings are a look into their thoughts and why kids might have the perfect minds for... philosophy.

    • 22 min
    How Black Artists Push Past Gatekeepers

    How Black Artists Push Past Gatekeepers

    Black artists have contributed immeasurably to American culture – but having their voices heard hasn’t always been easy. This hour, host Krys Boyd talks about gatekeeping and Black expression with a prominent attorney who works with Black artists to sign fair contracts, a writer who mined her own experiences in the music industry for her latest Y.A. novel, and an English professor who studies gatekeeping during one of the most celebrated periods of Black expression – the Harlem Renaissance.

    • 45 min
    Do Black Americans Have 2nd Amendment Rights?

    Do Black Americans Have 2nd Amendment Rights?

    The writing of the Second Amendment codified a system where Black people could not own guns while white enslavers could. Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor and Chair of African American Studies at Emory University. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss gun ownership in America and how expanding that right often leaves out Black citizens. Her book is called “The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America.”

    • 33 min
    Venture Capitalists Should Be Funding Adaptive Technologies

    Venture Capitalists Should Be Funding Adaptive Technologies

    With assistive technology, people with disabilities have options to help navigate the world. Devi Lockwood is an assistant editor at Rest of World, and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about significant advancements in technology that can help users hear, see, and talk, and what’s standing in the way of those advancements reaching the people who could use them most. Her article is headlined “Tech for Disabled People is Booming Around the World. So Where’s the Funding?”

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
594 Ratings

594 Ratings

LRcapecod ,

Why shorter?

Think is by far my favorite podcast and kris Boyd one of the best interviewers I’ve heard. So I am distressed to find that the padcast has been shorten from a full hour to closer to a half hour. Please remedy!

GlowinGlass ,

Love the pod cast. Wish it was recorded louder

Love the podcast but unfortunately I can’t listen at work. This is the one podcast where the noise at work overpowers their voices. Still a great show but I miss most episodes due to low recorded volume issue. Funny part is when it comes on npr it’s louder and I can listen but I have no reception most places at where I work.

Update I have unfortunately unfollowed due to unable to listen…. So sad. Turn up the volume

Ohio Vick ,

General comment

I continue to enjoy the podcast and the varied topics; current, history, personal & etc. Thank you! Best wishes & stay safe!

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