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What Were You Thinking
The real stories of adolescents who made life-altering choices – from hacking to terrorism – that led to disastrous results. Journalist Dina Temple-Raston goes beyond the headline-grabbing effects to talk with the young people about the causes of their decisions. She also dives into the latest science to explore how the adolescent brain contributes to risky behavior and how we can help it choose more wisely. Learn more at
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 243 ratings
Great for Educators!
Anyone who works with adolescences should listen to this podcast! Im sharing this show with my administration and fellow teachers; wonderful resource. Thank you for providing this research and the interesting stories that come with it!😊
AmandaNail via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/31/19
Interesting to listen to.
Ilya M-DB via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 04/15/19
Can’t wait for more!
This podcast really sucked me in. Really interesting topic and makes you really think.
Waynestaticluva via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/03/19
Recent Episodes
We visit programs that help adolescents make better choices, including a Moroccan morchidat center that helps counter Islamist radicalization and a NYC high-school teacher focused on “mindful fitness.” Finally, we go deeper into the science of the adolescent brain and the role white matter plays...
Published 04/27/18
[Contains sensitive themes] Dillon Cossey felt isolated and alone… until he turned to the internet to connect with other victims of bullying which led to him poring over sites about school shootings. Not long after, he was arrested. In this episode, we see how chronic bullying can change the...
Published 04/20/18
Hear the private thoughts of Felix Graham, a British teen struggling to redefine himself after quitting the internet games he spent countless hours playing. Plus, we travel to South Korea where the government is providing programs and feedback to young people who are over dependent on smartphones...
Published 04/13/18
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