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    • What Were You Thinking?

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 21

    Journalist Dina Temple-Raston shares the stories of adolescents who made astonishing choices - from joining ISIS to planning a school shooting - that led to disastrous results. To help understand what they were thinking, she talks with friends, family, and the teens themselves. Plus, she dives into the latest science on adolescent brains to explore innovative ways to help them choose more wisely.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome examples, some education

    • By Jerry on 02-24-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ep. 5: You're Not Alone (What Were You Thinking?)

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    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 adolescent brain and, along with other significant factors, can lead to violence. Also, we hear from Sue Klebold, mother of one of the Columbine High School shooters.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 6: It Isn't Spirituality, It's Neuroscience (What Were You Thinking?)

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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 in its evolution.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wish I had this info when my kids were teens.

    • By ABrooks on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 2: Being Worthy (What Were You Thinking?)

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 39 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Ryan Green explains how the thrill of hacking and being considered “elite” prompted him to hijack 77,000 computers at once. And a look into how the adolescent brain’s hunger for the “feel good” chemical, dopamine, drives young people to push boundaries and take risks.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Insightful and engaging

    • By Alessandra on 03-20-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 4: Virtually Addicted (What Were You Thinking?)

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    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 and internet gaming. And finally, we hear from neuroscientists about how neuroplasticity may make adolescents susceptible to addiction, but also more likely to be able to rewire.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • OCD is not an addiction disorder.

    • By Justine Hennessy on 02-10-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 3: After Riley (What Were You Thinking?)

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    Seemingly happy high-schooler Riley Winters, killed herself at age 15. It was one of many suicides in Colorado Springs that year, a sharp increase that showed no signs of slowing. In this episode, we travel to Riley’s hometown to talk to friends and family, and find that suicide is more complicated than depression.

    Regular price: $2.99

    • Ep. 1: Band of Brothers (What Were You Thinking?)

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58

    Abdullahi Yusuf went from winning Minnesotan high-school football player to ISIS recruit in less than a year. He opens up publicly for the first time on how his search for identity ended up in radicalization. Plus, leading scientists explore why Abdullahi’s brain may have been hard-wired to make these decisions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A MUST LISTEN for parents of teens!

    • By Tara Piantanida-Kelly on 03-15-18

    Regular price: $2.99

    • In Defense of Our America

    • The Fight for Civil Liberties in the Age of Terror
    • By: Anthony D. Romero, Dina Temple-Raston
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Against the backdrop of post-9/11 America, listeners are taken behind the scenes of some of the most important civil liberties cases in America. From the story of the "American Taliban" to the battle against the National Security Agency's warrantless spying program, In Defense of Our America tracks a roster of skirmishes in the larger fight for civil liberties in this country.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Jihad Next Door

    • The Lackawanna Six and Rough Justice in an Age of Terror
    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 7 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    The "Lackawanna Six" were young men, born of Yemeni families long settled in upstate New York, who took a trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan and spent time in an al-Qaeda training camp long before the specter of 9/11, before most people had even heard of Osama Bin Laden, and before the existence of the Homeland Security Act.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible narration

    • By David on 12-07-11

    Regular price: $20.97