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“How Minds Change” with David McRaney

February 21, 2023 , 7:30 pm 8:30 pm

Bridgewater College "How Minds Change" with David McRaney. Tuesday Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. Cole Hall. Sponsored by the Zane D. Showker Institute for Responsible Leadership

“How Minds Change” with David McRaney
When: Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m.                             
Where: Cole Hall
Cost: Free

David McRaney is a science journalist fascinated with brains, minds and culture. He created the podcast You Are Not So Smart based on his 2009 international best seller of the same name and its follow-up, You Are Now Less Dumb.

Before that, McRaney cut his teeth as a newspaper reporter covering Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and in the Pine Belt region of the Deep South. Later, he covered topics like who tests rockets for NASA, what it’s like to run a halfway home for HIV-positive people experiencing homelessness, and how a family sent their kids to college by making and selling knives. Since then, McRaney has been an editor, photographer, voiceover artist, TV host, journalism teacher, lecturer and tornado survivor. Most recently, after finishing his latest book How Minds Change, he wrote, produced and recorded a six-hour audio documentary exploring the history of the idea and the word genius.

Sponsored by the Zane D. Showker Institute for Responsible Leadership, the event is free and open to the public.