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What Were You Thinking?

Length: 3 hrs
5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)
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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. 

As an Audio Show - free for members - 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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Fascinating

A really interesting listen - I only wish it could be made into a book. Temple-Raston manages to make complex material accessible to all. Everyone should know about the teenage brain, especially those involved in education, criminology and adolescent mental health.

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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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  • 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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  • emt
  • 03-11-18

Amazing

If you have kids or work with them, this is fantastic work. She consults experts and interviews kids going through extremely tough issues. It’s definitely worth a listen.

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  • Connie
  • 07-01-19

Every parent of a preteen should listen to this!

I was truly fascinated by how much information they were able to squeeze into each half hour episode. The science and research that they are exploring in the Adolescent brain versus the adult brain was very interesting and enlightening. The interviews we're also riveting. I recommend anyone with children, especially preteens, listen to this entire series and pay close attention to the stories and advice given by the people interviewed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-03-18

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