Benefits of uncertainty, Recipes for Ramadan, Trump litigation

Air Date:
Heard On Central Time
Ramadan is the ninth of the Islamic lunar calendar during which many Muslims fast from dawn to dusk. Photo: "T52/29 Ramadan Lights" by Rajesh_India (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

A journalist and author explains why it can be a good thing to be uncertain. Then we learn about traditional and new takes on food around the beginning of Ramadan. And a political scientist responds to the State of the Union and catches us up on the civil and criminal cases against Donald Trump.

Featured in this Episode

  • It's OK to not be sure

    Living in an especially unpredictable era, we’re often expected to respond to complicated events with informed and fully-formed opinions—and fast. But there can be wisdom in saying “I’m not sure.”  We talk to the author of a book about what we can gain from embracing uncertainty.

  • Food Friday: Ramadan

    Ramadan starts on Sunday. It’s the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and observant Muslims traditionally fast from sunrise to sunset, eating only before dawn and after dusk. We talk about traditional and new takes on Ramadan food. 

  • Trump litigation and SOTU

    We look back at President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address from Thursday, and look at how former President Donald Trump’s numerous civil and criminal cases against him could affect the 2024 campaign.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Maggie Jackson Guest
  • Zaynah Din Guest
  • David Schultz Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer

Related Stories