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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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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: A Story About 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: 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 • 54 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: Finding Ways to Stay Engaged When Neither Party Fits

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

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

How to stay engaged in democracy when neither major political party feels like home.

How to stay engaged in democracy when neither major political party feels like home.

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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: What It’s Like to Be Obviously Religious in America

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

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

How would you behave if everyone could tell you are a person of faith just by looking at you?

How would you behave if everyone could tell you are a person of faith just by looking at you?

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S2 E24: The Art of Activism

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Sep 26, 2022 • 53 MINS

If we thought about activism differently, would more of us be motivated to work for change?

If we thought about activism differently, would more of us be motivated to work for change?

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Bonus: How to Support Someone Who's Grieving

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Sep 19, 2022 • 50 MINS

Grief specialist Lisa Athan goes in-depth on how to support others in their grief.

Grief specialist Lisa Athan goes in-depth on how to support others in their grief.

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S2 E23: Facing Our Fear of Grief

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Sep 12, 2022 • 53 MINS

Why is our culture so uncomfortable with intense grief?

Why is our culture so uncomfortable with intense grief?

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S2 E22 The Antidote to Division: Mending Fractures and Widening Our Circles

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Sep 5, 2022 • 53 MINS

Would the world be less divided if we nurtured all of our relationships more mindfully?

Would the world be less divided if we nurtured all of our relationships more mindfully?

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S2 E21: Why Do Family History?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Aug 29, 2022 • 53 MINS

Learning about our ancestors may not seem all that relevant. So why do family history? And what if the things you learn are upsetting?

Learning about our ancestors may not seem all that relevant. So why do family history? And what if the things you learn are upsetting?

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ARCHIVE BONUS: What Synesthesia Can Teach Us About Disagreeing

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Aug 22, 2022 • 20 MINS

If two people can look at the same thing and perceive it completely differently, there's a lot to gain from rethinking our own assumptions.

If two people can look at the same thing and perceive it completely differently, there's a lot to gain from rethinking our own assumptions.

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ARCHIVE BONUS: How to Navigate the Journey from Loved One to Caregiver

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Aug 15, 2022 • 36 MINS

A guide for the millions of Americans who suddenly find themselves caring for a loved one.

A guide for the millions of Americans who suddenly find themselves caring for a loved one.

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ARCHIVE BONUS: She Believed She Was White. At Age 27, She Learned the Truth About Her Race.

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

12:00 PM • Replay • Aired Aug 8, 2022 • 34 MINS

Sarah Valentine's story will make you question your assumptions about race and identity.

Sarah Valentine's story will make you question your assumptions about race and identity.

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ARCHIVE BONUS: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: The Essentials of Cooking with Samin Nosrat

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

6:00 AM • Replay • Aired Aug 1, 2022 • 51 MINS

Master these four elements of good cooking and you can succeed in the kitchen, whether you’re following a recipe or not.

Master these four elements of good cooking and you can succeed in the kitchen, whether you’re following a recipe or not.

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ARCHIVE BONUS: The Secret Power of Breathing and Yawning

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

6:00 AM • Replay • Aired Jul 25, 2022 • 35 MINS

Breathwork expert Dan Brule explains how daily breath practice is good for the mind and body.

Breathwork expert Dan Brule explains how daily breath practice is good for the mind and body.

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S2 E20 What is the True Impact of Humanitarian Aid?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

6:00 AM • Replay • Aired Jul 18, 2022 • 53 MINS

What is the true impact of humanitarian aid? Can helping out sometimes do more harm than good?

What is the true impact of humanitarian aid? Can helping out sometimes do more harm than good?

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S2 E19: Does a College Degree Matter? Evaluating the Value of a College Education

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

6:00 AM • Replay • Aired Jul 11, 2022 • 53 MINS

In an ever-changing social and economic landscape, how much does a college degree matter to a person’s life and job prospects?

In an ever-changing social and economic landscape, how much does a college degree matter to a person’s life and job prospects?

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S2 E18: Hope or Dread? Let’s Rethink Our Obsession with Aging

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

6:00 AM • Replay • Aired Jul 4, 2022 • 53 MINS

People in their 80s are generally happier than people in middle-age. So why do we fear getting older? Let’s rethink our obsession with aging.

People in their 80s are generally happier than people in middle-age. So why do we fear getting older? Let’s rethink our obsession with aging.

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ARCHIVE BONUS: The Other Talk - Why White Families Need to Talk About Race

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

6:00 AM • Replay • Aired Jun 27, 2022 • 53 MINS

YA author Brendan Kiely on how to talk about racism with kids - and why it's important to have those conversations.

YA author Brendan Kiely on how to talk about racism with kids - and why it's important to have those conversations.

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S2 EP 17: What is the Goal of Foster Care?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

6:00 AM • Replay • Aired Jun 13, 2022 • 53 MINS

Many child welfare agencies say reuniting families is the goal of foster care, but most of the time reunification doesn't happen. Why?

Many child welfare agencies say reuniting families is the goal of foster care, but most of the time reunification doesn't happen. Why?