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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 • 818 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.

    Meet the million-year-old microbes living deep underground

    Meet the million-year-old microbes living deep underground

    Science has a mystery on its hands: Did life begin on the surface of the earth, or far, far below it? Ferris Jabr is the author of “Becoming Earth: How Our Planet Came to Life.” He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the amazing microbes embedded deep within the Earth’s mantle that might be keys to understanding life as we know it on this planet — as well as many others. His companion article in The New York Times Magazine is “The Mysterious, Deep-Dwelling Microbes That Sculpt Our Planet.”

    • 46 min
    Why neither party gets Latino voters

    Why neither party gets Latino voters

    Courting the Latino vote means remembering Latinos are not a monolith. Mike Madrid is a political consultant and a cofounder of The Lincoln Project, and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why both Democrats and Republicans have had trouble connecting with Latino voters – and why focusing on immigration is a turn-off for the middle-class. His book is “The Latino Century: How America’s Largest Minority Is Transforming Democracy.”

    • 45 min
    The deadly civil war the west is ignoring

    The deadly civil war the west is ignoring

     The wars in Gaza and Ukraine have captured the world’s attention – but the civil war in Sudan has been just as devastating. Comfort Ero is president and CEO of The International Crisis Group, and she joins host Krys Boyd to discuss Sudan’s yearling internal conflict, the refugees it’s produced, and why it’s not receiving the same attention as other wars. Her article “Sudan and the New Age of Conflict” was published in Foreign Affairs. 

    • 45 min
    You can clone your dog for $50k. Should you?

    You can clone your dog for $50k. Should you?

    If you had $50,000, would you clone your best friend? Some dog owners are saying yes. Alexandra Horowitz is senior research fellow and head of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College, Columbia University. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the new and unregulated industry of pet cloning, its hit-or-miss successes, and if this is even something that we should be doing. Her article “Would You Clone Your Dog?” appeared in The New Yorker.

    • 45 min
    Did the 1860s make the Civil War inevitable?

    Did the 1860s make the Civil War inevitable?

    As our nation teetered on the brink of the Civil War, the certification of the election of Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a certainty. Author Erik Larson joins guest host John McCaa to discuss the presidential election of 1860, how Southerners labeled it a “hostile act,” and the chaotic months that followed before the first bullets flew at Fort Sumpter. His book is “The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War.”

    • 45 min
    Who pays the price of America’s climate damage?

    Who pays the price of America’s climate damage?

    The U.S. is one of the biggest carbon emitters in the world, but it’s the smaller countries that suffer the most. Vann Newkirk, senior editor at The Atlantic, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the idea of climate reparations, what responsibility the U.S. has to pay a fair share, and why this might be the most solid plan for approaching climate change solutions. His article is “What America Owes The Planet.”

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
818 Ratings

818 Ratings

lunpete ,

KERA Think with Krys Boyd

Kris Boyd and her team are the best of the best and are in the same league with Terry Gross and Meghna Chakrabarti. What a league to be in.

Nurse Dipa ,

Informative

Great guests, great questions from Kris Boyd and team. This show has provided me so much knowledge and information about various topics like economics, sociology, psychology but most about my favorite topic of healthcare. I always look forward to learning more and seeing who is next on the list! Enlightening show for sure!

KarlGusKamm ,

Review

The recent “kids aren’t weak unless…” show was one of the most harmful podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Please do not allow guests to go completely unchallenged as they cherry pick studies and promote harmful views of healthcare. I love the show, but this was blatantly irresponsible.

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