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Summary

From joining ISIS to planning a school shooting, what were they thinking?

Journalist Dina Temple-Raston attempts to find out, sharing the stories of troubled adolescents who've made astonishing, seemingly inexplicable and often fatal choices in their lives.

To help understand what they were thinking, she talks with friends, family and the teens themselves. In exploring the teenage psyche, she also dives into the latest science on adolescent brains and explores innovative ways which might help them choose more wisely.

When you add What Were You Thinking? to your library, you'll get all 6 episodes, each with a runtime of about 30 minutes.

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Critic reviews

"A podcast parents need to hear." (Washington Post)
"Temple-Raston is a clever interviewer and it's a fascinating subject." (The Guardian)

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  • Steve Davis
  • 30-01-18

Outstanding!

If you could sum up What Were You Thinking? in three words, what would they be?

Absolutely! What Were You Thinking connects the social and scientific considerations of how young adults are shaped by their surroundings in our ever-changing world.

Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

Dina does a wonderful job drawing you into the story and engaging her audience.

Any additional comments?

Wish there were more episodes!

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  • Jerry
  • 24-02-18

Awesome examples, some education

I love this series, loaded with fabulous interviews and in depth examples of kids led astray by their unformed brains. But I already knew that kids do crazy things. I know I did. These interviews entertained with in-depth examples. I thought the biggest value of these stories was the interspersed neurology research. I would have liked more of that. Having said that, I loved the posts and hope to see more.

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