Upcoming Shows

Here are upcoming Think shows:

June 21, 2021
‘Raunch Culture’ Is Taking Over America
Bernadette Barton, professor of sociology and gender studies at Morehead State University, joins us to talk about what she calls “raunch culture” and why its largely based in sexism.
 
June 21, 2021
Why Are We So Easily Scammed Online?
Gabrielle Bluestone joins us to talk about how Fyre is one of many examples of the way social media influencers build stories too good to be true, and why falling for those beautiful lies is part of the current Internet experience.
 
June 22, 2021
How Oversight Committees Lost Their Way
David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect, joins us to discuss the original intent of oversight investigations, how they’ve evolved over half a century, and whether the fact-finding efforts behind the grandstanding move the needle.
 
June 22, 2021
Is There Room For Queer People In The Catholic Church?
Eder Díaz Santillan, creator and producer of the podcast “De Pueblo, Católico y Gay” joins us to discuss the intersection of homosexuality, Latinx culture, family and religion, and the lessons he’s learned through interviews with people from all walks of life.
 
June 23, 2021
It’s Time To Rewrite Our Traffic Laws
Planning consultant Angie Schmitt joins us to discuss the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, why everything from bike lanes to rainbow crosswalks is codified inside it, and why many argue it needs an update.
 
June 23, 2021
The Liberation Of Sharing Family Secrets
Ashley C. Ford joins us to discuss her story of poverty, assault, and the secrets that upended her family.
 
June 24, 2021
What Does The Alamo Really Represent?
Author Bryan Burrough joins us to talk about arguably the state’s most famous story – The Alamo – and why its role in preserving slavery is often written out of Texas lore.
 
June 24, 2021
The Tension Between Public Health and Individual Liberty
Ed Yong received a Pulitzer Prize for his Covid coverage in The Atlantic, and he joins us to talk about how the pandemic is forcing the CDC to rethink its mission as it struggles to protect the greater good in an era of unchecked individualism.
 
June 25, 2021
The Link Between Opioids And Alzheimer’s
Science journalist Lauren Aguirre joins us to talk about the amnesia opioid addicts sometimes suffer from, new breakthroughs in understanding Alzheimer’s, and her own experience with temporary memory loss.