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    • What Were You Thinking?

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    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. 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 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    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 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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. 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 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

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

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    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

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

    • By: Dina Temple-Raston
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    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