Upcoming Shows

Here are upcoming Think shows:

February 6, 2023
Truckers have a grueling job, and tech isn’t helping
Wired contributor Andrew Kay joins us to discuss why there is a shortage of qualified truck drivers and how the reality of long-haul life is rapidly changing.
 
February 6, 2023
Would you trust Elon Musk with your life?
Christopher Cox from New York magazine discusses the risks Musk is taking as Tesla develops self-driving technology and what his management approach means for the rest of us.
 
February 7, 2023
Racism within mixed-race families
Samira K. Mehta shares her own upbringing, born to a white mother and South Asian father, and how a well-intentioned family can sometimes add to feelings of cultural alienation.
 
February 7, 2023
What TV and books get wrong about women
Sophie Gilbert from The Atlantic talks about Western beauty standards and how the portrayal of women characters in books, movies and television affects the lives of women in the real world.
 
February 8, 2023
What makes big projects fail?
Oxford emeritus professor Bent Flyvbjerg talks about grand-scale projects and why some become famous, while others become infamous.
 
February 8, 2023
We’re closer to the end of the world than we’ve ever been
Rachel Bronson, the president and CEO of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, discusses the factors that have ticked us closer to disaster – from the war in Ukraine to Covid and climate change.
 
February 9, 2023
Texas has a surplus, how will lawmakers spend it?
Justin Miller from the Texas Observer discusses the battles brewing in the new legislative session, including promises to cut property taxes, whether education will see new funding, and how the electric grid might be addressed.
 
February 9, 2023
When you suspend students, they might not come back
Reporter Tara García Mathewson discusses how suspensions for missing class have resulted in higher dropout rates, lower college attendance, even involvement with the criminal justice system.
 
February 10, 2023
You’ll probably get fooled—learn to live with it
Law professor Tess Wilkinson-Ryan joins us to explain why our fear of being duped affects decision-making and how we can rethink our trust in one another.