Think 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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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.

Most Recent Episodes

Life Lessons From A Black Academic

The modern feminist movement, with Gloria Steinem as its face, could be said was focused primarily on white women's rights. Black feminist author and assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University Tressie McMillan Cottom, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her exploration of black women's space in culture, affluence, beauty and power. Her new book is called "Thick: And Other Essays."

What Does Jeff Bezos Want?

"Alexa, remind me to get milk at the store." "Alexa, put soccer practice on the calendar." "Alexa, colonize space." Staff writer for The Atlantic Franklin Foer joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his research into Amazon and what happens when Big Tech takes on not just the nuts-and-bolts of government but our planet too. His article, "Jeff Bezos's Master Plan: What the Amazon founder and CEO wants for his empire and himself, and what that means for the rest of us."

If You Go Off The Pill, Will You Still Love Your Husband?

There's always a wink and nod when a woman says, "it's that time of the month." But why do personalities and craving shift so drastically—especially when on the pill? Sarah E. Hill, research psychologist and professor, Department of Psychology, TCU joins host Krys Boyd to talk about a woman's body and the most current research (or lack of it) that doctors rely on. Her book is,"This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences."

You: Meet 'Digital' You

What we see isn't necessarily what we experience, and what we feel isn't necessarily based on what we see. But why? Turns out science isn't clear on that question–but not for lack of trying. Neuroscientist and psychologist Michael S. A. Graziano joins host Krys Boyd to talk about current research into our deepest selves, which he writes about in "Rethinking Consciousness: A Scientific Theory of Subjective Experience."

They Made One Of The Greatest Archaeological Discoveries Of All Time

A pile of bones found deep inside a South African cave revealed a spectacular discovery: a new species of human ancestry. Paleoanthropologist Professor Lee Berger and Director of the Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey at the Perot Museum Becca Peixotto joins host Krys Boyd to discuss their 2015 discovery and the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science exhibition that sprang from it,"Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind Perot Museum of Nature and Science."

Netflix And Chill? You Are Burning Coal

When we separate out our trash and fill the recycling bin, we feel like better stewards of the earth. But maybe it's time to look outside the bin to really address climate change. Journalist Tatiana Schlossberg joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how re-evaluating our lifestyles is the key to any real, radical change. Her book is, "Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have."

Travel Writer, Paul Theroux On Life And Death In Mexico

Recording the sights and cuisine of a particular place is the hallmark of travel journalism, but documenting the pain of migration, hopes of the poor, and the color of a landscape creates an important, historical document for the genre. Paul Theroux joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his journey from the impoverished Mexican states of Oaxaca and Chiapas to the Arizona border from his book "On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey."

Reuniting Mind and Body In Treating Trauma

Trauma is more than just PTSD. First responders often suffer from it, along with medical students, even stressed out professionals. James S. Gordon, M.D., founder and executive director of The Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington, D.C., joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his approach to integrative healing and support. His book is called, "The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma."

Here Is What We Can Do About Anti-Semitism

When the Tree of Life synagogue was attacked while the assailant screamed, "All Jews must die," it was a wake-up call: hatred is not just for the history books, but is alive and thriving today. Bari Weiss, staff writer and editor for the opinion section of The New York Times, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her take on identifying virulent hate and what she says we must do to fight back. Her book is, "How to Fight Anti-Semitism."

Are Male and Female Brains Really So Different?

We hear men are inherently more violent or that a woman's brain makes her a deeper thinker...but how much of this is just pop culture science? Kevin Mitchell, Associate Professor of Genetics and Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about current studies on gender differences in the brain and how the science is much more complex and mysterious than previously reported. His article, "Sex on the Brain" appears in Aeon.

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