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

What could we do on the moon that we couldn't 50 years ago?

With the launch of Artemis I, NASA has placed its focus back on the moon. Joseph Silk is Bloomberg Research Professor at Johns Hopkins University and a researcher at the Institute of Astrophysics in Paris and the Beecroft Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at the University of Oxford. He joins host Krys Boyd to discuss what lunar exploration looks like more than 50 years since the first moon landing, from new powerful telescopes to potential mining. His book is "Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind."

How dogs became our best friend

There are plenty of reasons why we love our dogs – and now science has turned its eye on our furry companions to better understand why we can't live without them. Animal expert Jules Howard joins host Krys Boyd to discuss advancements in dog research, what we know about dog cognition and emotion, and the decades of study that brought us to where we are today. His book is called "Wonderdog: The Science of Dogs and Their Unique Friendship with Humans."

Fixing our mistakes doesn't start with sorry

We're often told to forgive and forget, but it's important to not skip over the repair for what was broken. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg is an author, speaker and scholar in residence at the National Council of Jewish Women. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss apology, consequences and restitution in the modern world using the works of a medieval philosopher as her guide. Her book is "On Repentance And Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World."

We all need a refresher on the Constitution

It's time to test how well you know the U.S. Constitution. Julie Silverbrook, constitutional scholar in residence at iCivics, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss 35 new short-form videos designed to engage children about the basics of American democracy. And while the program is designed for kids, we'll also talk about gaps in what adults understand about the law of the land. The series is called "The Constitution Explained."

The power of small poems

The Wall Street Journal called Billy Collins "America's favorite poet," and now he's back with a new book. The former U.S. poet laureate joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his new work full of small poems, built to pack an emotional punch in just a few, short lines. The collection is "Musical Tables: Poems."

A sense of humor is good for your health

Don't cry over spilled milk – the healthiest response to bad news is to just laugh. Health journalist Carolyn Todd joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how well-being is tied to a mindset that embraces levity, and how humor can combat toxic stress. Her article "When Everything Is Heavy, a Touch of Humor Can Help" was published by The New York Times.

How should we memorialize those who were enslaved?

Germany has used public spaces to memorialize deaths from the Holocaust. Should America do the same for formerly enslaved people? Atlantic staff writer Clint Smith joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the shortcomings of America's reckoning with its treatment of indigenous populations and enslaved peoples, and what should be done to address deeper questions of public memory. His article is "Monuments to the Unthinkable."

What creative genius did Prince and Charles Dickens have in common?

Prince and Charles Dickens were artistic masters of their day, electrifying audiences centuries apart. Emmy-award winning and Oscar-nominated author Nick Hornby joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the parallels between Prince and Dickens, how they are connected artistically, and how these two men spoke for their generations. His book is "Dickens and Prince: A Particular Kind of Genius."

Universal basic income works, but it's not cheap

Guaranteed income experiments are yielding significant proof that sending people money produces positive results. Journalist Megan Greenwell joins host Krys Boyd to discuss programs that offer monthly stipends with no strings attached with the hopes of lifting people out of poverty, and why the movement now finds itself at a crossroads. Her article published in The Washington Post is "Universal Basic Income Has Been Tested Repeatedly. It Works. Will America Ever Embrace It?"

Parenting is hard, but you're not alone

Even if parenting really is the most rewarding thing you'll ever do... it's still really hard. Krys Boyd talks with parents and parenting experts about the ups and downs of joining parenting groups, how low-income parents often feel torn between spending time with their kids and making ends meet, and about how we internalize societal pressure to be the best moms and dads who ever lived.