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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 • 55 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.

    The Origin of the FDA Mandate

    The Origin of the FDA Mandate

    Novelist Jennifer Vanderbes discusses the secret history of thalidomide in America.mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issues mosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish... Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 29 min
    Optimizing Ourselves to Death

    Optimizing Ourselves to Death

    Mathematician Coco Krumme discusses her book "Optimal Illusions: The False Promise of Optimization" mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issues mosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish... Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 28 min
    Brain on Brain

    Brain on Brain

    Science writer Benjamin Ehrlich discusses his new book "The Brain in Search of Itself.”

    • 27 min
    Chips, AI, and WWIII

    Chips, AI, and WWIII

    Author Chris Miller talks about the intersection of chipmakers and geopolitical crises.  

    • 22 min
    What Fungi Means for Humanity

    What Fungi Means for Humanity

    Mycologist Keith Seifert discusses what could be responsible for the next pandemic. mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issues mosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish... Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 28 min
    The Next Hub of American Innovation

    The Next Hub of American Innovation

    Tech journalist Robert Buderi discusses his new book  "Where Futures Converge: Kendall Square and the Making of a Global Innovation Hub."mosaic: Exploring Jewish Issues mosaic is Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's news magazine show, exploring Jewish... Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 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.

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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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