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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

WGBY World
Sun May 31st, 7:30am
Sun May 31st, 3:00pm

Guest: Rachel Graham. Author and COVID-19 news aggregator Rachel Graham discusses how she has tracked the pandemic from its inception and helped inform public health on Twitter.

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

Guest: Ed Lopez. Republican political strategist Ed Lopez discusses the federalist argument for the National Popular Vote.

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.

Guests: Kian Tajbakhsh and Arien Mack. New University in Exile Consortium founder Arien Mack and Iranian-American scholar Kian Tajbakhsh of the Committee on Global Thought discuss the assault on intellectual freedom.

Guest: Jennifer Mercieca. Texas A&M scholar Jennifer Mercieca discusses her new book "Demagogue for President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump."

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