Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Nov 28, 2023

My Guest

Dennis Behnke provides individual and group tours of Berlin and German history, focusing on World War II and the Cold War.

Summary / Key Topics

My conversation with Dennis focused on the importance of history education, particularly in understanding World War II and its lasting impact. We discussed the...

Nov 21, 2023

The Takeaway

In this episode, I travel to Berlin, Germany, and the Bebelplatz, a large square in the city's heart. A university borders one side, a church another, and the opera another. Behind me is one of Berlin’s main libraries.  Sitting atop one of the buildings is an outdoor bar with large colorful umbrellas to...

Nov 14, 2023


This week, something different. As we approach Thanksgiving, I find myself in a contemplative mood. So, I’m solo this week, starting what could become a lengthy exercise that will have me unwrapping and considering the package that is my life in 15 crossroad moments. Talk about being curious.


Nov 7, 2023

My Guest

Susan Engel is a professor at Williams College, where she teaches courses on developmental psychology and education. Her research interests include children’s curiosity, invention, and ideas. She is currently working on a book about Kindergarten in America.  


Summary / Key Topics

Lifelong learning and...