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Open Thought is a podcast that embodies the willingness to actively consider new concepts and perspectives through literature, discourse, debate, and humor.

Open Thought Koen F Flores

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

Open Thought is a podcast that embodies the willingness to actively consider new concepts and perspectives through literature, discourse, debate, and humor.

    Educated Book Review | Yasmina & Koen (Ep. 3)

    Educated Book Review | Yasmina & Koen (Ep. 3)

    Yasmina and Koen discuss "Educated" by Tara Westover. Although 4 months late, they share their thoughts on Tara Westover's memoir and unfold how her story has changed the way they view their life.

    Educated: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/550168/educated-by-tara-westover/
    Hidden Brain Between Two Worlds: https://hiddenbrain.org/podcast/between-two-worlds/

    "Children begin by loving their parents; after a time they judge them; rarely, if ever, do they forgive them."
    - Oscar Wilde

    01:00 Introduction and an apology :(
    02:20 Summary 
    25:00 The Weaver Story
    34:00 Gene's bipolar disorder
    41:00 Tara learns about the Holocaust
    48:00 Pasta Talk
    51:44 "How does this relate to your life?"
    1:13:00 Explaining emotions and problems across the generational gap.
    1:13:00 You are not fools gold. You are gold
    1:24:00 Hidden Brain: Between Two Worlds. Family fragmentation when moving up the socioeconomic ladder. 
    1:33:00 Parenthood and recognizing/admitting flaws
    1:39:00 Closing Thoughts and Ratings
    1:48:00 Quotes 
    1:52:00 Next Episode

    • 1 hr 52 min
    We Should All Be Feminist Review | Yasmina Bassi & Koen Flores (Ep. 2)

    We Should All Be Feminist Review | Yasmina Bassi & Koen Flores (Ep. 2)

    Yasmina and Koen discuss “We Should all be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Through open and honest discourse they share their thoughts on feminism and discuss their personal experiences with gender inequality. 


    PDF: https://people.unica.it/aideesu/files/2019/11/Chimamanda_Ngozi_Adichie_We_Should_All_Be_Feminiz-lib.org_.epub_.pdf 

    TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/chimamanda_ngozi_adichie_we_should_all_be_feminists?language=en 

    TED Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/we-should-all-be-feminists/id1509561884?i=1000498770237 


    0:40 We should all be feminist summary  

    2:10 initial thoughts  

    6:10 the importance of promoting a conversation  

    11:55 Feminism with an asterisk  

    26:58 What is it like to be a woman in stem?  

    45:00 What do you do as a man to address the gender issues you’ve noticed?  

    48:32 What does emasculation mean to you?  

    51:14 Clothing and gender roles  

    1:13:11 “Bottom Power” and Call Her Daddy  

    1:22:10 Powerful Quotes

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Introductions and Q&A | Yasmina & Koen (Ep. 0)

    Introductions and Q&A | Yasmina & Koen (Ep. 0)

    Yasmina and Koen introduce themselves and interview one another on episode 0 of Open Thought. Through a Q&A style, they bounce between banter, techno-pessimism and brutal honesty as they discuss topics ranging from Space Balls, taking down TikTok, and teaching compassion.


    - Introduction - (00:00) 

    - "What are your Top 3 favorite movies?" - (04:40)

    - Space Balls - (09:50)

    - "What makes you seriously consider getting out of bed in the morning?" - (13:00)

    - "What are you currently listening to?" - (22:00)

    - Taking down TikTok and Social Media - (26:10)

    - "If you had a dog, what kind would it be and why does the breed you chose look like you?" - (45:30)

    - "If you had a child and you could only impart one lesson, what would that lesson be?" - (48:00)

    • 54 min
    The Other Americans Book Review | Yasmina & Koen (Ep. 1)

    The Other Americans Book Review | Yasmina & Koen (Ep. 1)

    Yasmina and Koen review and discuss The Other Americans by Laila Lalami.

    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Bruno Bubba ,

Great Job!!!

It took like forever to listen to a new podcast but it was all worth it. Enjoy listening to your discussion , you guys have a great chemistry... Waiting for the next one.

Reviewer08941 ,

Incredible People with Incredible Insights

I thoroughly enjoy listening to these 2 wonderful hosts discuss their thoughts on such a range of topics. I’ve been hooked since the first episode and now they have a listener for life.

Both hosts do a fantastic job of relating their own experiences, outside sources, and textual citations in such a way that they bring out the ideas in their weekly selections clearly and easily. In addition, when they discuss a topic, the back and forth banter between the two is easy to follow and inviting to the listener, creating an all around great experience for anyone looking to hear insights into a wide range of writing selections.

Dhhdx ,

Eloquent discourse

Great podcast by 2 phenomenal hosts. The podcast covers intriguing and informative topics that are relevant to contemporary issues, and provide a critical take on them.

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