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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: 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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