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The Open Mind

The Open Mind

A half hour weekly public affairs broadcast, THE OPEN MIND is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas, exploring issues of national and public concern with the most compelling minds of our times. Hosted by Alexander Heffner.

Latest Episodes

GUEST: J.B. Smoove. J.B. Smoove of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Four Courses explains why the comic will never be extinct.

Guest: Bill Adair. Bill Adair, creator of Politifact and Knight Professor of Journalism at Duke University, talks about whether truth is still informing public discourse.

GUEST: Guy Davis. Musician Guy Davis talks about the political activism of his newest album Kokomo Kidd.

Guests: Emily Bell and Jay Rosen. Emily Bell of the Tow Center and Jay Rosen of PressThink talk about social media's influence on the press and mass movements.

GUEST: Ben Rattray. Ben Rattray, founder of Change.org, talks about empowering people to participate in politics

GUEST: John Opdycke. John Opdycke, president of Open Primaries, talks about building non-partisan election systems.

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