Upcoming Shows

Here are upcoming Think shows:

January 22, 2019
I Fell In Love With A Con Artist
Author Abby Ellin joins us to talk about how her life was turned upside down by a duplicitous partner, which she writes about in “Duped: Double Lives, False Identities, and the Con Man I Almost Married.”
 
January 22, 2019
Appalachia’s Silent Killer
Howard Berkes contributed to a joint Frontline-NPR investigation about how government regulators responded to toxic mine dust and joins us to share stories about miners dying from dirty lungs.
 
January 23, 2019
The IRS Has Bigger Problems Than Your Tax Returns
Reporter Paul Kiel joins us to discuss how the IRS has been withering away before our eyes for nearly a decade, providing less revenue for the government and less oversight for corporations, which he writes about with Jesse Eisinger in their ProPublica article “How the IRS was Gutted.”
 
January 23, 2019
Millennials: Burned Out Already?
Reporter Anne Helen Petersen joins us to talk about how millennials have internalized the idea that in our digital world, we should be working all the time. Her essay “How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation” appears on BuzzFeed News.
 
January 24, 2019
Nuclear Accidents: Not If But When
Greg Jaczko, former head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joins us to discuss the difficulty of running an agency with less political power than the industry it oversees, which he writes about in “Confessions of a Rouge Nuclear Regulator.”
 
January 24, 2019
Unpacking Tornillo
Reporter Tanvi Misra joins us to tell the story of the tent city Tornillo – how it ended up there and how it came to such an abrupt end – which she writes about for CityLab.
 
January 25, 2019
Why Chimps Can Be Lazy But We Can’t
Duke University evolutionary anthropologist Herman Pontzer joins us to discuss how the same drive that led us to leave other species behind is now negatively affecting our health. His story “Humans Evolved to Exercise” appears in the Scientific American.