KERA's Think

Reviews For KERA's Think

This podcast seems to be the one I’m most listening to these days. I don’t only is Kris a great interview were, the topics are extremely relevant.
Please STOP turning up the volume at the intro and breaks. podcasts are primarily listened to with headphones where the volume is set very precisely for proximity to such sensitive receptors. i know some old school producers insists that turning up the volume brings attention to the radio station blah blah blah. please stop! it hurts. it damages hearing. and it does not help. it makes me less interested in listening to the program or podcast. i came back to edit my review because i was so impressed that she had the strength to let multiple 10 seconds segments of silence go out while she let her guest think about a tough question. truly awesome on top of her usual ability to be a great host.
Topics I didn’t even know about end up enthralling me. Khrys has a deft way with guests that brings out interesting stories and insights. And her guests are comfortable rephrasing a question to reflect their insights on the issue and Khrys listens and respects and learns with the rest of us. Smartest couple of hours on the air everyday. Well done.
I love think! I’ve been listening for several years now - in the beginning mainly in the car. But lately I’ve been listening to the podcast option and it has been great! Keep up the great work Krys!
Great podcast - always well prepared and thoughtful.
That Yale professor made the history of epidemics soooo boring. Not that I seek to be entertained by the suffering of others, but I was legitimately interested in learning more about past responses to epidemics. He was given too much time to go on and on and on to answer a question in 5 minutes instead of just the 1-2 minutes it needed. Reminded me of awful lecturers I had to sit through in college.
Excellent in every way. Krys Boyd is such a great host. She interviews guests thoughtfully and her preparation for those interviews is clearly first rate. She is great using her guests’ answers and listener call-in questions to enhance the depth of the conversation. I binge listen because an hour just isn’t enough!
I used to love Think. Kris was one of my favorite interviewers. There used to be a lot more variety of issues. When appropriate, Kris would ask tough but fair questions. It seems like the last year or two the topics have become overly focused on ‘social justice’. Kris seems more interested in signaling to her guest she is ‘woke’ than questioning anything. It feels more like the oldest person in the studio is 29. Go back to making people ‘Think’ and stop telling everyone what to ‘Think’.
Krys Boyd has kept me company on my lunch break for years. Her thoughtful show is a rarity in this media environment, and her respect for ideas and in-depth conversation is inspiring.
One of the best podcasts! Krys has so many interesting guests. And she’s prepared with thoughtful questions, which indicate how thoroughly she researches the topics. How does she find the time to read the books written by all the authors she interviews? And then her smooth, reassuring voice....
Krys Boyd is the most talented, fluid interviewer I have ever listened to. I used to listen to Think when I lived near Dallas where it is broadcast and was always struck by her the insightful and smooth way she carried the conversation, free of fluff, bad jokes, or irrelevancies. While not everyone she interviews is always wonderfully articulate or captivating, I believe she and Think create riveting podcasts that are always teaching me new things.
I listen to a number of podcasts, but always check Think first and almost every day find another one or two new interviews on topics I’m interested in. Kris Boyd is an excellent interviewer and I learn so much listening to these shows. Thanks!
The format and I guess having a female host reminds me of Fresh Air. But it might be that both Kris Boyd and Terry Gross ask a lot of insightful questions. More educational on many topics I’d say than FA whereas FA has more involving the arts and politics. But Think has sometimes to me some very interesting guests and topics.
The reasons I did not give "Think" a 5 Star rating, despite its overall excellence, are twofold: 1) Many author interviews are the same as those done by Terri Gross, usually within the same week, on "Fresh Air" from WBAI in Philadelphia. 2) The other reason is that the producers are unwilling to have guests on who are edgy, who challenge the status quo in regard to Western foreign policy, who openly criticize neo Conservative ideology, US support for Zionism or the narrative Western audiences have been given in regard to Syria, for example. I blame these omissions not on the hosts such as the very thoughtful and intelligent Krys Boyd or her equally excellent substitutes, Lauren Silverman and recently, John McCaa, but on the cowardice and/or biases of "Think"'s producers who are probably frightened of offending their major donors and thus, losing much needed money and/or, they, too, are unwilling to put on the air a person who challenges their own biases. I continue to listen to NPR and watch PBS, including, "Think" because it is a very good show. I continue to financially support KERA but, unfortunately, I cannot afford to contribute on a level that will get my voice heard. If more small donors contributed, we could drown out the conventional, mainstream views of the huge donors and, en masse, demand genuinely unbiased news from our public stations.
Krys is one of the best interviewers on public radio and consistently has fascinating, thought provoking guests. Highly recommended.
The host is a superhero among radio hosts. She is shockingly intelligent and humble. Unfortunately the producers suffer from a classic Texas problem. They seem to think texas is the center of the universe. About 1/3 of the shows are right wing conservative and not worth listening too. The other 2/3 are extremely well done and in plentiful supply.
I live near Washington DC and somehow found this podcast years ago thru NPR. Krys Boyd is an excellent interviewer and covers very interesting subjects. She should go national, just as Diane Rehm did.
I’ve been listening since the beginning post-Glenn Mitchell. It’s simply the best current affairs program out there
I read both Nature and the economist magazines and I often find the latest books reviews there also presented in Think! Style is fresh, EQ is high and empathy is honest. Keep the good work
Almost every topic is super interesting and she lets her guest just speak and seems genuinely curious about what they have to say. I saw a review that complained about the fact that she "won't call people out for their BS". I don't think they understand that this is not CNN or FOX where people fight over opinions . They are just here to tell their story and what they know and she lets the listeners make their own decisions on the matter.
Kris' interviews and broad range of topics are simply brilliant! Probing, interesting, mainstream and then some quirky topics....just a wonderful hodgepodge of information and always captivating I have yet to find another interviewer who is as capable, humble, well prepared, questioning and insightful as Kris Boyd An NPR listener for 5 decades, a podcast addict since 2005, and THINK is always one of my most "go to" podcasts of the 120 or so I subscribe to
I started listening to this show while I was driving and my NPR was on. Sometimes it was so good that I didn't wanna leave the car until the show was over.
Every time I have listened to Think on KERA, the topic has been timely, provocative, and thoroughly discussed while avoiding dogma. I have learned immensely from it. This should be a nationwide NPR program. Keep up the great work, please.
Great guests. Krys Boyd is a gifted interviewer.
I listen to this show everyday. I always learn something new! She is a good professional interviewer. I've heard her stay aplomb through interviewer fake news, prank calls, interviewer commercials, and men outright hitting on her! You got to love this strong woman. Also, this is my first time seeing her first name spelled. I'm shocked that's how you spell it ;-)
Original. Relevant. Thought Provoking. Change Agent. Keep it going Krys ... in these turbulent times you are making people think. br, Sanjiv
Krys does a fantastic job every week. Can't wait for the new show every day I love that it went state wide this new year.
Very informative depending on what the subject matter you are listening to. Wow, BLM isn't a hate group ? Did they not mention the negative influence they have on black people and the like?
Just don't ask how "she's doing". It really pisses her off.
Kris is FANTASTIC! We are fortunate to have had her stay so long in FtWorth-Dallas. She is personable, intelligent, always over prepared and asks GREAT questions that are more than just scripted; they’re responsive to and opportunistic to the conversation. The show is aptly titled, forcing us to consider many points of view across a variety of topics. A PERFECT SHOW for public radio. THANK YOU for years of driveway moments!
I've been listening to Think as a podcast for about seven years, and it has helped shape my opinions on everything from the death penalty to poverty to local restaurants. The guests are consistently intelligent and thoughtful (even when I don't agree with them), and Krys Boyd is simply awesome. She asks insightful questions and does an excellent job engaging her guests and callers. This is my favorite show and the main reason I pledge my support to KERA. Keep up the amazing work!
This show has introduced me to so many new ideas--and has definitely influenced my reading list. HIGHLY recommended.
Krys Boyd is arguably one of the great hosts with knowledge of the subject juxtaposed with humility! 'Think' tastes even better as it is 'our' ( I live in KERA coverage area) home production!! Keep up the good work!
Great podcast of local KERA programming. Kris Boyd hosts the show. Thought provoking, meaningful content.
This is a great show for people who want to be well rounded. Audio quality was bad in the past but seems to be better lately. Producers should consider in line sound compressors and then turn the volume up more. I have trouble hearing even with my mp3 player up all the way.
Great show with diverse topics and guests. Especially recommended for anyone living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area! I'm especially impressed with the host.
Excellent program. Listened for years on the radio and thrilled to find it here. Great guests, topics and interview questions.
This is also the main reason I pledge to KERA. I have arranged my work schedule so that I can always listen. Krys Boyd is amazing! She prepares thoroughly and asks the perfect questions. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning. Thanks Krys!
The topics are good, the guests and the host are good, but the audio quality is so bad it is hard to enjoy. Sometimes I can't even hear her guests. I have two volume settings depending on who is talking. Too bad, unsubscribing.
Krys Boys is arguably the most talented and gracious radio host in the business, engaging with her guests in in-depth discussions that the guests seem to enjoy as much as their audience. She has the ability to think on her feet, dynamically directing the discussion so it has continuity and closure. Some of her shows are Dallas-biased, but the rest cover a range of social and philosophical issues.
Though I moved to Atlanta last year, I subscribe to Think podcasts & listen to them "on the sly at work" to quote Glen Mitchell. I recommended this show to the Atlanta NPR affiliate, although it's probably not syndicated. Until then I'll keep listening through iTunes. I miss watching Ted Koppell's Nightline, but at least there's still Think that interviews authors & experts on timely topics.
I was a fan of the prototype of this show by Glen Mitchell and was perfectly prepared not to like what ever came next but I think the producers and everyone involved has really stepped up to bat in terms of the wide girth of topics that are consistently well developed and certainly more balanced by presenting challenge for anyone who happens to be on the show than anything I see from the mainstream media. Thanks to Krys Boyd and the team who supports her.
This Dallas-based public radio program has some very interesting guests and thought-provoking topics, and callers are allowed to ask questions, although they are prescreened by a producer. Host Krys Boyd may or may not be the ideal host. She has a curious habit of beginning each and every question with the word "So..", and sometimes gets uncomfortable and a bit panicky if a caller or guest takes the conversation in a direction that might be the least bit provocative or controversial. She also tends to let "big name" guests make disingenuous or fatuous statements without having the courage or presence of mind to call them on their BS. Two good example of this would be her recent interviews with mainsteam media shill Chris Matthews and obnoxious superstar attorney/author Vincent Bugliosi, respectively. With less reliance on guests from the intelligence community and the middle-of-the-road establishment, and a more confident and professional host, this program could really go places and get picked up nationally on NPR.
Every morning and evening while walking my dog I listen to my KERA podcasts. Without them I would be woefully uninformed beyond my own small world. Not to sound too dramatic, but I honestly believe that an informed society is our only real defense. Thank you, Krys Boyd, Diane Rehm, and the many other public radio folks who fight the "war on terror" with words and ideas every day.
This is a wonderful example of the growth in programming KERA has been showing lately. The topics are always interesting and the guests are always intelligent and eloquent. This is the first local radio show I've listened to religiously
This show is my main reason for pledging support to KERA. It features topics that are always timely and it always seems capable of making interesting any subject they choose to talk about. Be sure to check out each Friday's episodes because they do "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know" in which callers ask questions that have been bugging them, and other callers try to answer them. I recommend this hit to anyone that lives in the DFW area especially.