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The Open Mind

Next Airing: Mon, Mar 4th, 2024 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV

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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.


  • Math Rules The World

    Guest: Manil Suri. Mathematician Manil Suri discusses why the objectivity of math is essential to preserving civil society.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 4th, 2024 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:38
    Usage rights: 11/13/2023 to 11/12/2024
  • Addiction In America and the World

    Guest: Carl Erik Fisher. Physician Carl Erik Fisher discusses the past, present, and future of addiction.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 11th, 2024 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:57
    Usage rights: 11/20/2023 to 11/19/2024
  • The Persistence of Eugenics

    Guest: Ashley Smart. Undark magazine editor Ashley Smart discusses the groundbreaking digital outlet exploring the intersection of science and society.

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 18th, 2024 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:27:51
    Usage rights: 12/25/2023 to 12/24/2024
  • Program TBA

    Next Airing: Mon, Mar 25th, 2024 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:45
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • Brain On Brain

    Science chronicler Benjamin Ehrlich discusses his new book "The Brain in Search of Itself: Santiago Ramon y Cajal and the Story of the Neuron"

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/22/2024 to 1/21/2025
  • Chips, Ai, and Wwiii

    Chris Miller discusses the intersection of chipmakers and geopolitical crises.

    Length: 00:22:30
    Usage rights: 1/15/2024 to 1/14/2025
  • Food Will Save The Union

    Historian Alex Prud'homme discuses the history and future of food diplomacy in American political life.

    Length: 00:28:32
    Usage rights: 2/12/2024 to 2/11/2025
  • Optimizing Ourselves to Death

    Mathematician Coco Krumme discusses her new book "Optimal Illusions: The False Promise of Optimization"

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/29/2024 to 1/28/2025
  • The Next Hub of American Innovation

    Guest: Robert Buderi. Tech journalist Robert Buderi discusses his new book Where Futures Converge: Kendall Square and the Making of a Global Innovation Hub.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/1/2024 to 12/31/2024
  • The Origin of the Fda Mandate

    Novelist Jennifer Vanderbes discusses her new book "Wonder Drug: The Secret History of Thalidomide in America and its Hidden Victims"

    Length: 00:28:57
    Usage rights: 2/5/2024 to 2/4/2025
  • The Ponzi of Crypto

    Guest: Andy Greenberg. "Tracers in the Dark" author Andy Greenberg discusses crypto corruption.

    Length: 00:28:55
    Usage rights: 10/3/2022 to 10/2/2023
  • The Science of Decisionmaking

    Univers ity of Minnesota neuroscientist David Redish discusses the science of our moral, political, and fast food choices.

    Length: 00:28:14
    Usage rights: 2/26/2024 to 2/25/2025
  • What Fungi Means for Humanity

    Guest: Keith Seifert. Mycologist Keith Seifert discusses whether fungi could be responsible for the next pandemic.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 1/8/2024 to 1/7/2025