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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 Audible.com/adolescentbrain.
||CleanEp. 6: It Isn't Spirituality, It's Neuroscience||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..||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 5: You're Not Alone||[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,..||4/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp.4: Virtually Addicted||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...||4/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: After Riley||[Contains mature themes] 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...||4/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 2: Being Worthy||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..||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 1: Band of Brothers||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...||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This is a wonderful series, opening up several themes about teens, adolescents, the formative years, brain development, and so many social issues we think and hear about every day. Great international perspectives as well. One of my favorite podcasts!
Fantastic reporting! Thank you!!!
A few of my favorite things!
Clear journalism, wonderful storytelling, and informative and interesting brain science. Couldn’t love this anymore. I hope there will be many more seasons!
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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