Upcoming Shows

Here are upcoming Think shows:

April 24, 2017
Why We Like What We Like
Tom Vanderbilt joins us to talk about how we develop our personal preferences – and about the many outside forces that guide us to these favorites.
 
April 24, 2017
Inside The World Of Competitive Spelling
Vauhini Vara joins us to talk about why the Scripps National Spelling Bee has been dominated by Indian-American competitors.
 
April 25, 2017
Mirror Touch
Neurologist Joel Salinas experiences a rare form of synesthesia that causes him to feel the emotional and physical experiences of others. He joins us to talk about using this sixth sense to help patients.
 
April 25, 2017
The Power Of Less
Scott Sonenshein, a management professor at Rice, joins us to talk about why we should focus on frugality over acquisition.
 
April 26, 2017
What ISIS Wants
Graeme Wood joins us to talk about what ISIS is actually trying to accomplish, a question he explores in his new book, “The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State.”
 
April 26, 2017
The Making Of The Gulf Of Mexico
University of Florida environmental history professor Jack Davis joins us to talk about the relationship between the Gulf of Mexico and the people who live nearby.
 
April 27, 2017
The Cost Of Sloppy Science
Science journalist Richard Harris joins us to talk about the money lost from ill-conceived medical experiments.
 
April 27, 2017
Crafting Cartoons
Cartoonist Stephan Pastis joins us to talk about employing anthropomorphic animals to crack mildly edgy jokes.
 
April 28, 2017
The People’s Temple
Jeff Guinn joins us to talk about how Jim Jones, a charismatic cult leader from Indiana, controlled his followers – and delivered them to their deaths.