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BEST RADIO TALK SHOW Dallas 2013 - Think

The profile of Think host Krys Boyd in our 2013 People Issue got a sharply divided response from commenters online. According to them, Boyd is either one of the best hosts on radio — smart, well-prepped and gifted at drawing out her guests with incisive questions — or she's a dull cog in public radio's machine, churning out big piles of vanilla, liberal pap. We'll go with the former. What's best about Think is exactly what her detractors find so off-putting: In her non-confrontational interviews with authors on every topic imaginable, she guides her guests with sharp questions, helping them make their points or tell their stories clearly and deeply. Their ideas and passions are the star of the show, not Boyd. Think is more "point" than "point/counter-point," and Boyd leaves it to her listeners to, you know, think for themselves about subjects. Sure, it can be a little dull sometimes if you're not interested in what a particular author's selling, but the show's on every Monday through Thursday (noon-2 p.m.), so it always pays to check in. On any day, Boyd just might give you something to think about.

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