That Got Me Thinking

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with Ellie Newman

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  • The Human Brain from Sea Sponge to CRISPR

    The Human Brain from Sea Sponge to CRISPR

    06/04/2021 Duration: 57min

    Our brains, a masterpiece of complexity or the result of a compilation of random outcroppings? Natural selection, fire, language, survival, community, creative expression and sunlight. Driven by climate change, saved...READ MORE The post The Human Brain from Sea Sponge to CRISPR appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • How is Your Spiritual Odyssey Going?

    How is Your Spiritual Odyssey Going?

    15/03/2021 Duration: 01h02min

    Turns out being fully human, maximizing our full potential and opening ourselves up enough to capitalize on the benefits of the full experience of a glorious life can be a...READ MORE The post How is Your Spiritual Odyssey Going? appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • Practicing Forgiveness

    Practicing Forgiveness

    06/02/2021 Duration: 46min

    Dr. Richard S. Balkin’s new book, Practicing Forgiveness: A Path Toward Healing, presents a new  and practical model for forgiveness that guides us down the sometimes difficult path of determining when...READ MORE The post Practicing Forgiveness appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • An Illuminating Novel of Great Immediacy

    An Illuminating Novel of Great Immediacy

    28/01/2021 Duration: 01h02min

    “A nuanced, powerful portrait of what it means to be caught in the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the West Bank. I found myself and my family in the...READ MORE The post An Illuminating Novel of Great Immediacy appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • In Conversation with Nicole Krauss

    In Conversation with Nicole Krauss

    24/11/2020 Duration: 48min

    Is there room for a boundless bond? How much of our identity and the way we relate to others is derived from the stories we tell ourselves? When does being...READ MORE The post In Conversation with Nicole Krauss appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life

    How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life

    30/10/2020 Duration: 01h05min

    Christie Tate’s life-changing, exhilarating memoir, Group, is somehow both comforting and completely unsettling at the same time. Bestselling author, Lori Gottlieb accurately describes the read as “Heartbreaking and hilarious, surprising and redemptive.”...READ MORE The post How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • An Owner’s Manual for Mental Illness and Mental Health

    An Owner’s Manual for Mental Illness and Mental Health

    20/10/2020 Duration: 55min

    “I’m not just bipolar” says Terri Cheney, New York Times bestselling author of Manic and writer for Psychology Today. Her new memoir, Modern Madness: An Owner’s Manual enlightens us all on what it’s like to...READ MORE The post An Owner’s Manual for Mental Illness and Mental Health appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • Managing Protein Intake is the Key to Weight Loss and Gain

    Managing Protein Intake is the Key to Weight Loss and Gain

    04/09/2020 Duration: 50min

    “We become overweight because our appetite for protein is stronger than our ability to limit fat and carb intake. So when protein is diluted by fats and carbs, as it...READ MORE The post Managing Protein Intake is the Key to Weight Loss and Gain appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • The Dangers of Grandstanding

    The Dangers of Grandstanding

    09/07/2020 Duration: 47min

    Where have all the centrists gone and how to we get them back? False accusations, outrage, shaming and moral grandstanding are playing out on all of today’s stages: Democratic, Republican,...READ MORE The post The Dangers of Grandstanding appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • Is the Food You are Eating Making You Sick?

    Is the Food You are Eating Making You Sick?

    08/04/2020 Duration: 46min

    And can the right foods heal you? Dr. Neil D. Barnard believes, “Hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, weight gain, breast...READ MORE The post Is the Food You are Eating Making You Sick? appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

    The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia

    06/02/2020 Duration: 51min

    “Part crime narrative and part soul-searching memoir, Emma Copley Eisenberg’s The Third Rainbow Girl has so much wisdom to offer. It’s about the corrosiveness of preconceived notions, and about how trauma ripples...READ MORE The post The Long Life of a Double Murder in Appalachia appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • The Turn On

    The Turn On

    24/01/2020 Duration: 40min

    We want to be captivated! And Oprah, Tiffany Haddish, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep and Apple’s Tim Cook have what it takes to do just that. They wittingly, or unwittingly, offer...READ MORE The post The Turn On appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • The Missing Link for Getting the Life You Really Want

    The Missing Link for Getting the Life You Really Want

    16/01/2020 Duration: 53min

    What’s my purpose in life? Survival, self-expression, creativity, exploration, love, enjoyment, connection – the “whys” of our lives.  Humanity. At the core, we all share similar struggles regardless of our...READ MORE The post The Missing Link for Getting the Life You Really Want appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • Time to Think

    Time to Think

    10/12/2019 Duration: 45min

    Emily Dickinson was not a recluse by any means; she just needed some time to think. In Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life, award-winning author Marta McDowell illuminates Dickinson’s deep passion for the...READ MORE The post Time to Think appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • The Insanity of the First Drink

    The Insanity of the First Drink

    06/11/2019 Duration: 51min

    Bill Wilson had been a drunk. He became a visionary with a singular mission. He believed in two unwavering propositions. First, a true alcoholic has no power over the calling...READ MORE The post The Insanity of the First Drink appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • The Professionalism of Youth Sports

    The Professionalism of Youth Sports

    25/10/2019 Duration: 01h03min

    When Nike and our culture tell us 2nd place is the first looser, we’ve got a problem of epic proportion. And one that is especially devastating for our young Olympic...READ MORE The post The Professionalism of Youth Sports appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • Words, War, Magic, Fatherhood and maybe Truth

    Words, War, Magic, Fatherhood and maybe Truth

    16/10/2019 Duration: 56min

    “Something that was brought home with me from that war, found its way into my life ever-after, has stayed there, and now has wormed its way into my Dad’s Maybe...READ MORE The post Words, War, Magic, Fatherhood and maybe Truth appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • Three Women

    Three Women

    18/09/2019 Duration: 47min

    Oprah Winfrey says of Lisa Taddeo’s, new book, “An instant feminist classic…Utterly engrossing…Game-changing.” Dave Eggers  applauds Taddeo’s depiction of these women, “Taddeo’s beautifully written and unflinching portraits of desire allow...READ MORE The post Three Women appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • Social Mobility and The Years That Matter Most

    Social Mobility and The Years That Matter Most

    05/09/2019 Duration: 51min

    The super wealthy Americans of the late 19th and early 20th century, Carnegie, Rockefeller and the like, all started out without much; but through grit, perseverance and lucky breaks, they...READ MORE The post Social Mobility and The Years That Matter Most appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

  • What to Wear

    What to Wear

    01/08/2019 Duration: 56min

    Does what we choose to wear matter? Are we judged on our appearance? Does it make sense to put form over function? And what’s with three-piece suits and uncomfortable shoes?...READ MORE The post What to Wear appeared first on That Got Me Thinking.

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