The Best of Think 2023

From Christmas Day to New Years Day, we’ll be showcasing some of our most popular and favorite Think conversations of 2023. If you missed ’em the first time, this is a great way to catch up!

December 25th 
Airing noon C.T: Hollywood’s big bet on Barbie

Kelly Gilblom, global business editor for Bloomberg News, joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the gamble Warner Bros. is taking on Barbie – and the attempted modernization of Mattel behind the scenes. The article, written with Thomas Buckley, is “Barbie Goes to the Movies.” This episode originally aired July 21st, 2023.

Airing 1 p.m. CT: The story of a recovering foodie 

Dan Ahdoot is a stand-up comic and restaurateur, and he joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how his foodie obsessions took a toll on his happiness and relationships and how he finally learned to let go of the pursuit of perfection. He’s the author of “Undercooked: How I Let Food Become My Life Navigator and How Maybe That’s a Dumb Way to Live.” This episode originally aired April 4th, 2023. 

December 26th
Airing noon C.T: The year before your kid moves away to college is a big deal

Mary Louise Kelly juggles the demands of a career with motherhood. The host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” joins host Krys Boyd to discuss her memoir, which centers on her sons’ final years of high school and her realization that once they graduate, their daily family time spent together is likely at an end. Her book is “It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs.” This episode originally aired April 13th, 2023.

Airing 1 p.m. C.T: The many different lives of Latinos 

Héctor Tobar, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and novelist, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his conversations with a multitude of voices identifying as Latino in the U.S. and the many ways they contribute history and culture to the American landscape. His book is Our Migrant Souls: A Meditation on Race and the Meanings and Myths of ‘Latino.'” This episode originally aired July 14th, 2023.

December 27th
Airing noon C.T: When you forgive, you don’t have to forget

Myisha Cherry is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside, where she also directs the Emotion and Society Lab. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss why models of traditional forgiveness are wrong and offer guidance for individuals and families on how to forgive and heal. Her book is “Failures of Forgiveness: What We Get Wrong and How to Do Better.” This episode originally aired September 20th, 2023.

Airing 1 p.m C.T : Do animals have inner lives?

Science journalist Sonia Shah joins host Krys Boyd to discuss what it means now that researchers are discovering that animals communicate in languages, too, and the moral dilemmas that is bringing up for biologists. Her article “The Animals Are Talking. What Does It Mean?” appeared in The New York Times Magazine. This episode originally aired October 13th, 2023.

December 28th
Airing noon C.T: Ari Shapiro on journalism, music and being human

Ari Shapiro joins host Krys Boyd to discuss his new memoir, a collection of essays that tell poignant stories ranging from his time on Air Force One, to fleeing with Syrian refugees, to performing cabaret with Alan Cumming. It’s called “The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening.” This episode originally aired March 31st, 2023. 

Airing 1 p.m. C.T: How to keep going when it feels like you’re getting nowhere (7/6, 1 p.m. CT)

Adam Atler joins host Krys Boyd to discuss the emotions, thoughts and behaviors that hold us back — and tricks for flourishing amid our anxiety. His book is “Anatomy of a Breakthrough: How to Get Unstuck When It Matters Most.” This episode originally aired July 6th, 2023.

December 29th 
Airing 1 p.m.. C.T: Chatbots say wild things, and they learn it from us

Chatbots are becoming more sophisticated and are better able to mimic human speech. That can be exciting … and problematic. Washington Post tech reporter Gerrit De Vynck joins host Krys Boyd to break down what’s next for this new technology. His article is “Microsoft’s AI chatbot is going off the rails.” This episode originally aired March 6th, 2023. 

January 1st
Airing noon C.T: Why we should put women in charge of climate change 

Zainab Salbi, co-founder of the nonprofit Daughters for Earth, joins host Krys Boyd to discuss her efforts to empower women to counter climate change with activism, her previous work helping survivors of war and conflict and why she’s made justice for women her life’s calling. This episode originally aired October 16th, 2023.