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'Talk Of The Nation' Live At National Geographic

Talk of the Nation visited National Geographic Society headquarters this afternoon for a live recording of their show from the Grosvenor Auditorium.

National Geographic Magazine Editor and Photographer Chris Johns speaks to Talk of the Nation's live audience about his own experiences dealing with the teenage brain. i

National Geographic Magazine Editor and Photographer Chris Johns speaks to Talk of the Nation's live audience about his own experiences dealing with the teenage brain. Caitlin Sanders/NPR hide caption

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National Geographic Magazine Editor and Photographer Chris Johns speaks to Talk of the Nation's live audience about his own experiences dealing with the teenage brain.

National Geographic Magazine Editor and Photographer Chris Johns speaks to Talk of the Nation's live audience about his own experiences dealing with the teenage brain.

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High school students from the D.C. area, members of the audience and callers from across the country were invited to share insight and questions during the show, which examined intricacies of the teenage brain. Guests joining host Neal Conan included David Dobbs, B.J. Casey and Dr. Jay Giedd. National Geographic Magazine's October issue features a cover story by Dobbs, "Beautiful Brains." Inspired by his son's bought of reckless driving, Dobbs now knows that his teenager's actions may not have been as reckless as once thought.

In the second hour of today's Talk of the Nation, National Geographic Explorer of the Year Kenny Broad and Emerging Explorer Constanza Ceruti compared their experiences above and below sea level and spoke on the limits they are willing to go for the sake of discovery. Also, National Geographic's cartographer Juan Jose Valdes shared his personal and professional connections to the organization's new map of Cuba. Since its last update was in 1906, NatGeo's map of the country was ready for a facelift. Check out the new version of the map here.

You can hear today's entire show here at this site.

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