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THINK Out Loud

THINK Out Loud


The THINK Global School podcast highlights all of the goings-on at the world's first IB-authorized traveling high school, including lectures from a wide variety of guest speakers. Learn more at





Episode 24: Chatting with our graduates six months out

Jan 16, 2015 40:47


Graduate Roundtable: Life six months out   Podcast Overview: It’s been six months since the first TGS graduation and our fifteen graduates have gone their separate ways to begin attending university or enjoy a gap year pursuing their interests. newMedia Lab teacher Lindsay Clark recently sat down for a Skype-based roundtable discussion with six of […]

Episode 23: Routine in the TGS context

Nov 8, 2014 15:32


Student Roundtable: Routine in the TGS context   Podcast Overview: Maintaining a regular and disciplined routine is the key to success for many of today’s leaders and influencers, but how do you maintain a routine at a school that is constantly on the move? Four of our students sat down in Auckland, New Zealand, to […]

Episode 22: New student roundtable discussion

Oct 11, 2014 15:46


  New student roundtable discussion Podcast Overview: In the first student roundtable of the 2014-15 school year, our five new 11th graders –Samtag, Jake, Joshua, Sabrina, and Ronnie– sit down to chat about their first month at THINK Global School. Over the course of the fifteen minute conversation, they discuss their first weXplore trip (an […]

Episode 21: Dr. Robert Jacobs

Sep 20, 2014 1:33:35


Nuclear disasters and their effects on communities Podcast Overview: On April 2, 2014, the students of THINK Global School and Hiroshima International School played host to noted historian and author Dr. Robert Jacobs for a discussion on the grave realities surrounding nuclear fallout in Japan and the rest of the world. The conversation is harrowing […]

Episode 20: Dilip Simeon

Apr 10, 2014


Gandhi and the Indian independence movement Podcast Overview: On October 8th, 2013, author and labour historian Dilip Simeon spoke to the students of THINK Global School about Mahatma Gandhi and his rise to the forefront of the Indian independence movement. Over the course of the hour-long question-and-answer session, Mr. Simeon goes into length about Gandhi’s […]

Episode 19: Urmi Basu

Mar 27, 2014 30:43


Gender Inequality in India     Podcast Overview: Urmi Basu is the founder of New Light, a non-profit organization that provides shelter, food, education, and security to the children of sex workers and the victims of trafficking in Kolkata, India. Over the course of the thirty-minute podcast, Urmi shares some alarming truths regarding the harsh […]

The art of podcasting (and why we love it)

Mar 20, 2014 12:52


Let’s face it: finding spare time in this day and age is no easy task; we all have things that we need or want to be doing. Take the life of a student as an example: each day they must attend class, socialize, exercise, and complete their homework — not to mention somehow fitting in […]

Episode 18: Dr. Oliver Rothschild

Mar 11, 2014


Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Podcast Overview: On May 21st, 2013, Dr. Oliver Rothschild spoke to the students of THINK Global School about his experiences in social entrepreneurship and the benefits involved in taking a businesslike approach to solving the world’s problems. Over the course of the 45 minute talk, Dr. Rothschild explains how social lending […]

Episode 17: Japan student roundtable

Jan 30, 2014 12:52


JapanStudent Roundtable Podcast Overview: Students Madeline, David, Julia, and Galek sit down at an underground cafe to discuss their initial impressions of Hiroshima, Japan, including their thoughts on the benefits and pitfalls of an ever-present language barrier, the stark cultural differences that exist between Japan and the rest of the world, and Julia’s newfound desire […]

Episode 16: Steve Kluger

Jan 23, 2014 1:22:25


Last Days of Summer Podcast Overview: In April of 2013, Steve Kluger sat down with the students of THINK Global School to discuss his epistolary novel Last Days of Summer. First published in 1998, Last Days of Summer tells the story of Joey Margolis, a downtrodden and roughed up twelve-year old living in 1940’s Brooklyn. […]

Episode 15: Nils Olsen

Jan 15, 2014 38:26


Choice, flow and self control Podcast Overview: Nils Olsen is an Assistant Professor and the Program Director of Organizational Sciences at The George Washington University. During his talk, which was originally delivered to TGS students in New York City, Nils uses his background as a social psychologist and statistician to deliver an in-depth discussion on […]

Episode 14: Tanzania student roundtable

Dec 19, 2013


Tanzania student roundtable Podcast Overview: Global Studies and Social and Cultural Anthropology teacher Nick Martino sits down with seven of his students to discuss their recently concluded intersession in Moshi, Tanzania. Over the course of the hour-long conversation, Nick and the kids discuss what they saw and accomplished during their trip, their thoughts on conservation […]

Episode 13: Yolanda Kakabadse

Nov 19, 2013 44:48


Water, food and energy Podcast Overview: Yolanda Kakabadse is the former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment and current World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) International President. Over the last thirty years, she has served as a liaison between corporations and international environmental agencies, helping to shed light on conservation issues being faced throughout Latin America and […]

Episode 12: North India student roundtable

Nov 7, 2013 36:42


North India student roundtable Podcast Overview: Students Emma, Cameron L., Gillian, and Hudson sit down for a teatime chat about their recent eight day trip in the north of India. They kick things off with a discussion about their time in the city of Amritsar, where the tranquility of the Golden Temple provides a stark […]

Episode 11: First impressions of India

Sep 27, 2013 25:12


First impressions of India Podcast Overview: Arriving in a new country can be both exhilarating and overwhelming, especially when it is your first year in a new school. This is the position that TGS students River, Chau and Jonah found themselves in upon their arrival in Hyderabad, India for the start of the 2013-14 school […]

Episode 10: Lucy Alibar

Sep 12, 2013 59:50


Beasts of the Southern Wild Podcast Overview: Anyone who has seen the popular indie film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” has had the chance to step into the magical backwoods world co-created by Benh Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar. It is a dark and fantastic place, populated by larger-than-life characters who take viewers on a visceral […]

Episode 9: Noam Chomsky

Aug 27, 2013 57:21


War, politics and mass media. Podcast Overview: Professor Noam Chomsky has been a subject of great acclaim during his lengthy career. Once referred to by Paul Robinson of the New York Times Book Review as “possibly our greatest intellectual alive,” Mr. Chomsky is best known for his contributions as a linguist, writer, and political activist. […]

Episode 8: Matthew Albert

Aug 4, 2013 37:33


The importance of the International Baccalaureate   Podcast Overview: Since its introduction in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) has seen widespread adoption throughout the world, with over 3,600 schools in 146 countries now utilizing its curriculums in the classroom. The challenging programmes are well known for their high quality of education, and enrolled students, like […]

Episode 7: BBC Correspondents Richard Lister and Phillipa Thomas

Jun 19, 2013 1:00:17


Citizen journalism in the 21st century Podcast Overview: With a combined 45 years of experience in the field of reporting between them, BBC correspondents Richard Lister and Philippa Thomas are no strangers to the harsh realities encountered during the news gathering process. Lister and Thomas draw upon these experiences to help explain the role that […]

Episode 5: Students discuss their visit to NYC

May 21, 2013 7:48


Students discuss theirvisit to NYC   Podcast Overview: 10th graders Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro, and Liisa sit back down for a postXplore roundtable talk concerning their recent trip to New York City. During the episode, they discuss whether their impressions of the city have changed after visiting, how they got around the five boroughs and their […]

Episode 4: NYC student roundtable

May 11, 2013 13:26


New York Citystudent roundtable   Podcast Overview: 10th grade students Joseph, Gawa, Alejandro and Liisa hold a roundtable discussion ahead of their weXplore trip to New York City. The trip marks the first time visiting the Big Apple for all four students. During the roundtable they discuss their preconceived notions about New York and New Yorkers, […]

Episode 3: Tony Wagner

May 2, 2013 43:39


  Creating Innovators Podcast Overview: International best-selling author Dr. Tony Wagner has created quite a stir in the world of education with his disruptive take that K-12 and college institutions are not consistently “adding the value and teaching the skills that matter most in the marketplace.” In “Creating Innovators,” Tony Wagner addresses this problem by […]

Episode 2: Social media and the Boston bombings

Apr 27, 2013 35:15


Boston was a powerful place to swallow the impact of the terrorist attacks on April 15, 2013. While some students were in class, the grade 9 students were at the 117th Marathon cheering on the runners for the Alzheimer's Association. On April 19th, the city's residents were asked to stay indoors while the dramatic hunt for the nation's most wanted man continued. That afternoon, the grade 9 students came together to have a round table discussion on the unfolding situation, particularly as it related to social media's use and whether it helped or hindered Boston's recovery.

Episode 1: Prince Reza Pahlavi

Apr 20, 2013 1:11:24


The syndrome of the silent majority Podcast Overview: On February 13th, 2013, Prince of Iran Reza Pahlavi met with the students of THINK Global School to discuss what he considers his biggest worry of the day: the syndrome of the silent majority. During the nearly 30-minute conversation, Pahlavi delivers a powerful oration on the political […]