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BYUradio Podcasts

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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S3 E8: How Can We Help More Kids Thrive in America?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired May 22, 2023 • 53 MINS

Children in America face enormous challenges that got worse during the pandemic. What can we do to help more kids thrive?

Children in America face enormous challenges that got worse during the pandemic. What can we do to help more kids thrive?

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S3 E7 Should Being a Bystander Be a Crime?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired May 15, 2023 • 53 MINS

Should a bystander be charged with a crime for failing to help someone in danger? How can we resist the urge to stay silent or stand by?

Should a bystander be charged with a crime for failing to help someone in danger? How can we resist the urge to stay silent or stand by?

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Stick With It Stories: Diversity Advocate Susan Madsen Gains New Empathy

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired May 8, 2023 • 21 MINS

Our “Stick With It” conversation series on Top of Mind continues with diversity advocate Susan Madsen’s story of gaining new empathy.

Our “Stick With It” conversation series on Top of Mind continues with diversity advocate Susan Madsen’s story of gaining new empathy.

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Stick With It Stories: Podcast Host Corey Nathan Dares to Talk Religion With His Dad

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired May 1, 2023 • 18 MINS

Our “Stick With It” conversation series on Top of Mind continues with Talkin’ Politics and Religion podcast host Corey Nathan.

Our “Stick With It” conversation series on Top of Mind continues with Talkin’ Politics and Religion podcast host Corey Nathan.

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S3 E6: What Are the Effects of Marijuana Criminalization?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Apr 24, 2023 • 53 MINS

Our nation’s laws about marijuana are remarkably inconsistent. What are the effects of marijuana criminalization?

Our nation’s laws about marijuana are remarkably inconsistent. What are the effects of marijuana criminalization?

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S3 E5 Does the U.S. Have a Moral Obligation to Asylum Seekers?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Apr 17, 2023 • 53 MINS

People around the world look to America as a land of opportunity and safety. Do we have an obligation to asylum seekers requesting protection?

People around the world look to America as a land of opportunity and safety. Do we have an obligation to asylum seekers requesting protection?

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S3 E4 Who is Responsible for Combating Pollution?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Apr 10, 2023 • 54 MINS

When we drink the water, breathe the air and dig in the soil in our communities, we expect it to be safe. Who is responsible for combating pollution?

When we drink the water, breathe the air and dig in the soil in our communities, we expect it to be safe. Who is responsible for combating pollution?

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Stick With It Stories: Sex Therapist Tammy Hill Faces a Crisis

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Apr 3, 2023 • 17 MINS

Our “Stick With It” conversation series on Top of Mind continues with sex therapist Tammy Hill's story of writing her latest book.

Our “Stick With It” conversation series on Top of Mind continues with sex therapist Tammy Hill's story of writing her latest book.

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Stick With It Stories: Life Coach Jody Moore Gets Some Tough Feedback

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

6:00 AM • Replay • Aired Mar 27, 2023 • 25 MINS

Our “Stick With It” conversation series on Top of Mind continues with life coach Jody Moore on receiving some unwelcome feedback.

Our “Stick With It” conversation series on Top of Mind continues with life coach Jody Moore on receiving some unwelcome feedback.

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S3 E3: How Can We Reduce Gun Violence in America?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Mar 20, 2023 • 53 MINS

Major new laws to address gun deaths seem unlikely in American politics. How can we reduce gun violence in America?

Major new laws to address gun deaths seem unlikely in American politics. How can we reduce gun violence in America?

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S3 E2: What Does Justice in Healthcare Look Like?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Mar 13, 2023 • 53 MINS

How do we determine justice in healthcare? Some people have worse health because of factors beyond their control; is that fair?

How do we determine justice in healthcare? Some people have worse health because of factors beyond their control; is that fair?

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S3 E1: What is the Purpose of Prison?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Mar 6, 2023 • 53 MINS

America’s justice system relies heavily on incarceration. What is the purpose of prison, and is it working to keep us safe?

America’s justice system relies heavily on incarceration. What is the purpose of prison, and is it working to keep us safe?

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S2 E35: Common Ground in the Debate Over Teaching Kids About Race in School

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Jan 30, 2023 • 53 MINS

Should public schools in America teach kids about race and racism?

Should public schools in America teach kids about race and racism?

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S2 E34 Is Sports Fandom Good for America?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Jan 9, 2023 • 53 MINS

Sports fans are known for being tribal and obsessive, but there’s evidence that sports fandom can be a force for good in America.

Sports fans are known for being tribal and obsessive, but there’s evidence that sports fandom can be a force for good in America.

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S2 E33 How to Talk About Abortion

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Jan 2, 2023 • 53 MINS

How to talk about abortion - and why it's crucial that we do, even if there's no chance we'll change our minds

How to talk about abortion - and why it's crucial that we do, even if there's no chance we'll change our minds

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BONUS: Holiday Thanks and Some Episode Recommendations

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Dec 26, 2022 • 11 MINS

Julie reflects on 2022 and recommends some Top of Mind episodes to engage your heart and mind over the holidays.

Julie reflects on 2022 and recommends some Top of Mind episodes to engage your heart and mind over the holidays.

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S2 E32 Community Traditions that Connect Us to Home

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Dec 19, 2022 • 53 MINS

A look at how community traditions help us feel connected to the place we live.

A look at how community traditions help us feel connected to the place we live.

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S2 E31: Righting Society’s Past Wrongs: How Late is Too Late to Repair?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Dec 12, 2022 • 53 MINS

Can righting society's past wrongs help us heal from historical harm?

Can righting society's past wrongs help us heal from historical harm?

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S2 E30 Why We Take Water for Granted – But Really Shouldn’t.

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Dec 5, 2022 • 53 MINS

It’s easy to take clean water for granted in America. But drought and decaying pipes mean it’s time to think differently about H2O.

It’s easy to take clean water for granted in America. But drought and decaying pipes mean it’s time to think differently about H2O.

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Stick With It Stories: Inside a Neighborhood Conflict

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Nov 28, 2022 • 30 MINS

A “Stick With It” story about a neighborhood conflict involving fear, crime, police and one woman’s decision to find a solution.

A “Stick With It” story about a neighborhood conflict involving fear, crime, police and one woman’s decision to find a solution.

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Stick With It Stories: A Storyteller Tackles His Own Uncomfortable Story About Race

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Nov 21, 2022 • 23 MINS

Our new “Stick With It” series kicks off with storyteller Sam Payne sharing how he tackled his own uncomfortable story about race

Our new “Stick With It” series kicks off with storyteller Sam Payne sharing how he tackled his own uncomfortable story about race

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S2 E29 Can the News be Trusted? Americans Aren’t Too Sure.

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Nov 14, 2022 • 53 MINS

Many Americans are asking themselves this question: can the news be trusted? They think mainstream media is biased, or sloppy. Are they right?

Many Americans are asking themselves this question: can the news be trusted? They think mainstream media is biased, or sloppy. Are they right?

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S2 E28 Why Do Wars Happen?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

1:00 PM • Replay • Aired Nov 7, 2022 • 53 MINS

What leads a society to look at the inevitable devastation that war causes and fight anyway? The answer provides the path to peace.

What leads a society to look at the inevitable devastation that war causes and fight anyway? The answer provides the path to peace.

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HALLOWEEN BONUS: Family-Friendly Audio Drama feat. Top of Mind's Julie Rose

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Oct 31, 2022 • 18 MINS

An old-fashioned, family-friendly audio drama from storytelling podcast The Apple Seed about a family facing off against an evil robot maid.

An old-fashioned, family-friendly audio drama from storytelling podcast The Apple Seed about a family facing off against an evil robot maid.

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S2 E27: When is War Justified?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Oct 24, 2022 • 53 MINS

Rarely is going to war clearly the right or wrong choice. When is war justified?

Rarely is going to war clearly the right or wrong choice. When is war justified?

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S2 E26 Lost in Politics: Engaging in Politics When Neither Party Fits

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Oct 17, 2022 • 53 MINS

If the whole point of a democracy is to represent the voice of the people, then why do so many Americans have a hard time engaging in politics?

If the whole point of a democracy is to represent the voice of the people, then why do so many Americans have a hard time engaging in politics?

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Introducing "Stick With It": What happens when you lean in to a challenging perspective?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Oct 10, 2022 • 53 MINS

A new series of conversations about leaning in to a challenging perspective, rather than backing away

A new series of conversations about leaning in to a challenging perspective, rather than backing away

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S2 E25: Does America Still Value Religious Expression?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Oct 3, 2022 • 53 MINS

Freedom of religion is embedded in America’s founding documents. Do we still value religious expression?

Freedom of religion is embedded in America’s founding documents. Do we still value religious expression?