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

The unintended consequences of color-blind casting

Putting actors of color into historically white roles might not be as progressive as we'd like to think it is. Writer and filmmaker Kabir Chibber joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why colorblind casting still has roots in Euro-centric thinking, and how it often distracts us from actually confronting racism. His article in The New York Times is "Hollywood's New Fantasy: A Magical, Colorblind Past."

She tried to abort her baby — it didn't work

One woman's failed abortion attempts turned into a positive for another woman, illustrating some of the real-life effects of new reproductive laws. Amber Ferguson of The Washington Post joins host Krys Boyd to discuss two women, one who didn't want to give birth and another who couldn't, and how the fall of Roe changed their lives. Her article is "After abortion attempts, two women now bound by child."

You might have to move because of climate change

Wildfire and hurricane seasons are growing more severe, forcing some Americans to rethink where they live. Abrahm Lustgarten is an investigative reporter writing about climate change at ProPublica and for The New York Times. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss where people might eventually resettle and the cities that could capitalize on that forced migration. His book is "On the Move: The Overheating Earth and the Uprooting of America."

Guiding souls: The compassionate journey of a death doula

We celebrate the birth of a child, but so often the quietness of a death is left as an unceremonious moment. Alua Arthur, founder of Going with Grace, a death doula training and end-of-life planning organization, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how she's devoted her career ushering individuals and families through the process of death, why she believes it's a sacred moment, and how she encourages people to plan for plan for end of life with dignity. Her book is "Briefly Perfectly Human: Making an Authentic Life by Getting Real About the End."

Climate change and its new ethical dilemmas

On a planet with 8 billion people, what's the argument for an individual doing the right thing if it's barely a drop in the bucket? Travis Rieder, faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, where he directs the Master of Bioethics degree program. He holds secondary appointments in the departments of Philosophy and Health Policy and Management, as well as the Center for Public Health Advocacy and he joins host Krys Boyd to discuss our everyday challenges and the moral quandaries they put us in, and how to do the decent thing in a global and complex world. His book is "Catastrophe Ethics: How to Choose Well in a World of Tough Choices."

Is there a cure for medical racism?

Only 2-percent of Black women are physicians, which leaves millions without doctors that look like them. Uché Blackstock MD is the founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss her family, her mother who was also a Harvard-trained doctor, as well as her sister, and how she's devoted her career to understanding and addressing health inequities of different races. Her book is "Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine."

How the science of dying can help us live longer

Scientists are using the secrets of biology to unlock living well past current human life spans. Venki Ramakrishnan shared the 2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for uncovering the structure of the ribosome. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Venki runs a research group at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the quest to live forever, if that's even ethical, and what it looks like to alter our physiology. His book is "Why We Die: The New Science of Aging and the Quest for Immortality."

Why no third party candidate has won the White House

As the 2024 election approaches, plenty of voters are asking why isn't there a third option? Jeffrey Engle, Director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the history of third-party candidates, from Teddy Roosevelt to Ross Perot, and how they've impacted – or not – presidential elections.

How probation and parole feed mass incarceration

Vincent Schiraldi, founder of the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice and the Justice Policy Institute, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss parole and probation, which he calls a "recidivism trap," and make the case that these practices should be abolished.

Kids aren't weak unless we make them that way

In our quest to head off childhood mental illness at its source, are the means outweighing the good? Author and journalist Abigail Shrier joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why, even as more adolescents are receiving mental health care than ever before, the numbers for those suffering continues to rise, and why our contemporary parenting styles and approaches to therapy might be part of the problem. Her book is "Bad Therapy: Why the Kids Aren't Growing Up."