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

Think Again with Krys: Who Are You?

If you've ever wondered how Krys chooses who she talks to or what she wants to talk about, this is your chance to find out. Every weekend Krys will share highlights from the conversations she had that week and offer a behind the scenes look at the creation process of Think. On this week's episode: exploring our identities.

How To Be A Hero

William H. McRaven is a retired four-star admiral who once commanded all U.S. Special Operations Forces. So it's safe to say he's been around a few heroes in his time. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what we can all learn from those who acted with valor when the moment required it. His new book is "The Hero Code: Lessons Learned from Lives Well Lived."

Growing Up Racially Black ... But Not Culturally Black In America

As a boy, Louis Chude-Sokei grew up in Africa, Jamaica and Los Angeles – three places with distinct Black cultures. He's now director of the African American studies program at Boston University, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his journey to understand his place in the Black diaspora. His book is called "Floating in a Most Peculiar Way: A Memoir."

An Artist's Quest To Replace The Irreplaceable

As an American artist of Iraqi Jewish descent, Michael Rakowitz brings centuries of conflict into his work. The 2020 Nasher Prize Laureate joins host Krys Boyd to talk about his work that uses historic moments as a launching board to workshop big ideas into moments of change. Rakowitz's work is currently on display at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

The Weird Racial Phenomenon Of 'Reverse-Passing'

What would cause someone to try to pass themselves off as an identity that is not really theirs? Helen Lewis of The Atlantic joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the people who take on the roles of different ethnicities and asks if a form of Munchausen syndrome could actually be at play. Her article is called "The Identity Hoaxers."

The U.K. Ambassador On The Very Special Relationship

With a new administration in the White House and Brexit becoming a reality, the U.S.-U.K. very special relationship is in a time of transition. Dame Karen Pierce is British Ambassador to the U.S., and she joins host Krys Boyd to talk about her country's economic relationship with both Texas and the country as a whole – and we'll hear how Britain is faring in the fight against Covid.

Darwin's Guide To Alien Life

In the high-tech space race to find intelligent life, it might be good to remember Darwin's 19th century ideas when we're up there. Arik Kershenbaum is a zoologist and fellow at Girton College, University of Cambridge. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about understanding evolution on Earth and how that might parallel alien life forms elsewhere. His book is called "The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens – and Ourselves."

Life Is Different On The Other Side Of Cancer

Navigating life with an illness takes on its own identity. And getting well means a reintroduction to the world. Suleika Jaouad wrote the New York Times column "Life, Interrupted" and is the creator of the Isolation Journals, a global project cultivating creativity and community during challenging times. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the cancer that left her fighting for life at a young age and how she's reimagined what the future holds now that she's cancer-free. Her book is called "Between Two Kingdoms: A Memoir of a Life Interrupted."

The World Needs More Toilets

The toilet has been essential to creating global cities, and now an opportunity exists to use them to fight climate change and inequality. Science journalist Chelsea Wald joins host Krys Boyd to talk about what's behind the plumbing and introduce the scientists and activists working to make sanitation healthy and accessible for all. Her book is called "Pipe Dreams: The Urgent Global Quest to Transform the Toilet."

Asian Americans And The Rise In Racism

According to the organization Stop AAPI Hate, incidents of anti-Asian racism have risen significantly since the start of the pandemic. Vishakha N. Desai is chair of Columbia University's Committee on Global Thought and a past president of the Asia Society. She joins host Krys Boyd to talk about these troubling statics, how Asians regularly face racist ideas that question their place in American society and what needs to happen to fight back.

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