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Enjoy world-class storytelling, scientific exploration, dive deep on current issues, and so much more with podcasts from BYUradio’s award-winning hosts and producers. Listen to the trailers below, and get ready for great things heading your way!
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Finding Empathy in the Abortion Debate with listener Heidi Thorpe

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Feb 19, 2024 • 24m

A Stick With It series conversation with Top of Mind listener Heidi Thorpe about finding empathy in the abortion debate.

A Stick With It series conversation with Top of Mind listener Heidi Thorpe about finding empathy in the abortion debate.

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Is Government Transparency Essential in a Democracy?

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Feb 12, 2024 • 54m

Government transparency is a basic tenet of American democracy. But openness in government always has a cost. What’s the right balance?

Government transparency is a basic tenet of American democracy. But openness in government always has a cost. What’s the right balance?

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How American Boys and Men Are Falling Behind – and What We Can Do to Help Them

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Feb 5, 2024 • 54m

American Boys and Men Are Falling Behind. Have we accidentally overlooked their struggles?

American Boys and Men Are Falling Behind. Have we accidentally overlooked their struggles?

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Many Students Lack Motivation to Learn. What Can We do?

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Jan 29, 2024 • 54m

Between chronic absenteeism and shifting grading systems, we know many students lack motivation to learn. What can schools do differently?

Between chronic absenteeism and shifting grading systems, we know many students lack motivation to learn. What can schools do differently?

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Understanding Political News Bias with Isaac Saul, founder of Tangle

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Jan 22, 2024 • 33m

A Stick With It series conversation with Isaac Saul, founder of Tangle, about political news bias and what news consumers can do about it.

A Stick With It series conversation with Isaac Saul, founder of Tangle, about political news bias and what news consumers can do about it.

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Is Perspective-Taking the Key to Overcoming Polarization?

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Jan 15, 2024 • 54m

Is perspective-taking (the ability to see things from another’s point of view) the key to overcoming polarization in society?

Is perspective-taking (the ability to see things from another’s point of view) the key to overcoming polarization in society?

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S4 E12: How Native Americans are Reclaiming Their Narrative

7:00 AM • Replay • Aired Dec 4, 2023 • 53m

Native Americans are reclaiming their narrative. A new wave of research, activism, and representation is changing the conversation.

Native Americans are reclaiming their narrative. A new wave of research, activism, and representation is changing the conversation.

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S4 E11: Immigration and America's Labor Shortage – Are Guestworkers the Solution?

7:00 AM • Replay • Aired Nov 27, 2023 • 53m

We tend to think of immigration as always permanent. Could a shift to more temporary immigration, address America's labor shortage?

We tend to think of immigration as always permanent. Could a shift to more temporary immigration, address America's labor shortage?

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S4 E10: The Hidden Cost of Fines and Fees

7:00 AM • Replay • Aired Nov 20, 2023 • 53m

Fines and fees have become the default way we punish people; deterrence is the ultimate goal, but do fines actually deter bad behavior?

Fines and fees have become the default way we punish people; deterrence is the ultimate goal, but do fines actually deter bad behavior?

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S4 E9: We Don't Agree on America's Founding Story. Do We Need To?

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Oct 30, 2023 • 53m

America is in a moment of narrative crisis. Can we really agree on America's founding story? Do we even need to?

America is in a moment of narrative crisis. Can we really agree on America's founding story? Do we even need to?

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S4 E8: Who Owns Our Cultural Heritage? — Museums, Repatriation, and Appropriation

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Oct 23, 2023 • 53m

Who should decide how stories and artifacts of a cultural heritage are shared? What's the difference between appropriation and appreciation?

Who should decide how stories and artifacts of a cultural heritage are shared? What's the difference between appropriation and appreciation?

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S4 E7: Why Do We Insist on Proper English — and What Does That Say About Us?

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Oct 16, 2023 • 53m

We all have English pet peeves (and judge people who break the rules). Why do we insist on proper English — and what does that say about us?

We all have English pet peeves (and judge people who break the rules). Why do we insist on proper English — and what does that say about us?

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S4 E6: Public Education is in Crisis. Are Elected School Boards the Problem?

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Sep 25, 2023 • 53m

Public education in America is in crisis. Are elected school boards the problem – or the key to a solution?

Public education in America is in crisis. Are elected school boards the problem – or the key to a solution?

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S4 E5: Owning a Home is the American Dream. At What Cost?

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Sep 18, 2023 • 53m

Owning a home is the American Dream. How has the decision to prioritize homeownership in the US shaped our communities, for better or worse?

Owning a home is the American Dream. How has the decision to prioritize homeownership in the US shaped our communities, for better or worse?

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S4 E4: Are All Medical Treatments Safe and Effective?

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Sep 11, 2023 • 53m

It’s easy to assume medical treatments available in the US are safe and effective. Let’s challenge that assumption.

It’s easy to assume medical treatments available in the US are safe and effective. Let’s challenge that assumption.

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S4 E3: Do Traffic Stops Contribute to Public Safety?

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Aug 21, 2023 • 53m

Getting pulled over is the most common encounter Americans have with police, but how much do traffic stops really contribute to public safety?

Getting pulled over is the most common encounter Americans have with police, but how much do traffic stops really contribute to public safety?

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S4 E2: Adoption from the Adoptee Perspective: How Can We Do Better?

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Aug 14, 2023 • 53m

How do our assumptions about adoption miss the mark? We’ll hear the adoptee perspective on how we can do better.

How do our assumptions about adoption miss the mark? We’ll hear the adoptee perspective on how we can do better.

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S4 E1: When Living Longer Conflicts With Dying Well

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Aug 7, 2023 • 53m

When does living longer conflict with dying well? We assess the common assumption that we can extend life at all costs and still have a “good death."

When does living longer conflict with dying well? We assess the common assumption that we can extend life at all costs and still have a “good death."

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S3 E10: Stick With It Stories: Top of Mind Episodes That Challenged Us

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Jun 19, 2023 • 53m

The Top of Mind team shares “Stick With It” moments from Season 3 about prisons, gun control, justice in healthcare, free speech, and pollution.

The Top of Mind team shares “Stick With It” moments from Season 3 about prisons, gun control, justice in healthcare, free speech, and pollution.