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The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across media, politics, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life.

The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner WNET

    • News
    • 4.5 • 53 Ratings

The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across media, politics, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life.

    Detecting Malarkey

    Detecting Malarkey

    Wake Forest University psychologist John Petrocelli discusses the importance of fact- and nonsense-checking. 

    • 27 min
    The Future of Privacy in America

    The Future of Privacy in America

    Tulane Law scholar Amy Gajda discusses her new book "Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy."

    • 28 min
    Energy, Nukes, and Deterring WWIII

    Energy, Nukes, and Deterring WWIII

    Nuclear Choices for the Twenty-First Century coauthors and scientists Richard Wolfson and Ferenc Dalnoki discuss the potential for nuclear annihilation.

    • 28 min
    Is Voter Suppression Recreating Segregation?

    Is Voter Suppression Recreating Segregation?

     North Carolina State historian Blair Kelley discusses the present and historical conditions of segregation in the United States.

    • 27 min
    Masking and Unmasking Civilization

    Masking and Unmasking Civilization

    Author Virginia Postrel discusses the history of fabric and contemporary mask-wearing practices to protect public health. 

    • 28 min
    How Democracy Survives Disinformation

    How Democracy Survives Disinformation

    Columbia University president Lee Bollinger and University of Chicago scholar Geoffrey Stone discuss their book “Social Media, Freedom of Speech, and the Future of Our Democracy."

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

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Jan 7 episode

Is there a reason that your guest continually mispronounced Kamala Harris’ name and you let her get away with that?? Sad journalism.

mike from the d ,

Grateful ...

... for Alexander's ongoing hard work, topical relevance, excellent discussion, and engaged guests.

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Address Lincoln project fiasco

Longtime listener. You have supported the Lincoln Project hosting members on show. Now with the revelations in the press recently will you also address how the Lincoln Project fooled its own supporters and patrons? As a supporter of Project, I believe you too should address for your faithful audience. Let’s peel back the layers and see how much the onion stinks. Thank you.

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