17-31 Segment 1: Getting Things Done: It’s all in the planning

Two experts provide simple strategies you can use to make more of the time you have to get things done.

17-31 Segment 2: Intelligent Disobedience: Knowing when and how to say “no”

Our guest discusses when and how to say “no” effectively for the benefit of the individual and others.

17-30 Segment 1: Pottermania: What we love in the Harry Potter series

  On June 26, 1997, one boy changed the world. That young boy was named Harry Potter, the famous protagonist of the seven-book series by JK Rowling. If you are unfamiliar with either of those names, there is a large chance you are living with the confundus charm. With 160 million copies sold in the …

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17-30 Segment 2: Potter Therapy: How the Harry Potter series is being used to help treat PTSD and depression

  Elements of the Harry Potter series such as dementors and patronuses can be viewed symbolically as representative of the struggle of good versus evil. Many readers connect emotionally to Harry’s loss, struggle, and battle to fight his own demons. Clinical therapist Dr. Janina Scarlet builds on this connection by using superheroes, witches and wizards …

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Culture Crash 17-30: Harry Potter’s Lasting Legacy

  A generation of children grew up with Harry Potter. We look at the books and movies they grew up watching, how they differ and what will stay with them until the very end. Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share …

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17-29 Segment 1: Writing Crime Right: How author Don Winslow approaches hot-topic issues

Author Don Winslow talks about how he tries to accurately portray issues like police shootings of unarmed black men, law enforcement corruption, and more.

17-29 Segment 2: Losing a Legacy: The collapse of the Stroh Brewing Company

Frances Stroh talks about what it was like to grow up in her famous family and the impact after it all fell apart.

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Culture Crash 17-29: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan set the box office on fire with his Dark Knight trilogy and made a cultural phenomenon with Inception. We explore his directorial career and what sets him apart.

17-28 Segment 1: Domestic Violence: How it happens and how we can try to stop it

Two psychologists familiar discuss what victims can do to remove themselves from the abuse and how being a witness to or a victim of abuse affects the the family dynamic.

17-28 Segment 2: Asa Jennings: A forgotten American hero

After World War I, the city of Smyrna was set ablaze and people had to run to the beaches just to escape the flames. We’ll hear how governments and diplomats in the West all but ignored their plight, and how the efforts of one brave relief worker and a Navy commander finally brought the victims to safety.

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Culture Crash 17-28: Pop Music

Liking pop music is usually thought of as shallow and immature, but why? Pop music gave us The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and yes, Justin Timberlake.

17-27 Segment 1: What Big Data Can Teach Us About Ourselves

We talk to data analyst and author Seth Stephens-Davidowitz about some of the conclusions this big data can help us reach.

17-27 Segment 2: The Story of Apollo 8

We discuss the mission that effectively ended the space race and set an important precedent that may have saved the lives of the astronauts on board Apollo 13.

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Culture Crash 17-27: Aaron Sorkin’s Mastery of Screenwriting

Aaron Sorkin is the man behind many beloved TV shows and movies. We look at one thing that makes his scripts truly shine: his pointed, duel-like dialogues.