Bettering our brains, Tribalism in America

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We usually regard “tribalism” in society as negative trend, but could acknowledging it be part of starting to work together again? Our guest makes the case that we can still connect across our separate spheres. We also find out about the different ways we can strengthen and expand our brains.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Emily Willingham Guest
  • Dominic Packer Guest

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