Hold That Thought

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Hold That Thought showcases research from Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and beyond. Each season, we select a few topics to explore and then bring together thoughtful commentary on those topics from a variety of experts and sources. We hope this approach provides a nuanced, multi-faceted view of complex ideas.

 

Series

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10 Pieces

How do groups and individuals define and express their unique American identities? Scholars of American Culture Studies discuss art, music, religion, the legacy of slavery, and more.

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Hear stories from researchers at Washington University in St. Louis who are examining - and helping to solve - challenges from around the world. This series takes you from Bolivia to Nepal and beyond.

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From the history of ancient healers to modern medical breakthroughs, discover what researchers are learning about health, disease, and the human body.

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6 Pieces

Volcanoes, earthquakes, and clues to climate change - discover the hidden world deep beneath your feet.

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7 Pieces

Though we are all immersed in language, scholars continue to approach this complex concept in new ways. How do children first learn how to write? How does the brain process American Sign Language? In what ways are we judged by how we speak?

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Join researchers from Washington University in St. Louis as they share their journeys into the immense, dynamic universe.

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13 Pieces

Join experts from Washington University in St. Louis as they consider the singular people, places and ideas that have shaped our world.

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In collaboration with the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, Hold That Thought delves into two topics considered "not fit for polite conversation."

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Explore the craft of writing and the complex web of inspiration and influence in literature.

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11 Pieces

Celebrate the renowned playwright William Shakespeare by delving deep into the texts of his plays and the world in which he wrote. Nine episodes feature the work and insights of scholars from Washington University in St. Louis.


Pieces

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Chemist Gary Patti shares how the emerging field of metabolomics, the study of metabolism, may hold clues for cancer research.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 12:27
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A philosoper of biology shares her struggle with breast cancer and her opinions on ongoing debates over breast cancer screening.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 15:45
  • Purchases: 1
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A professor of history and philosophy of science invites us to see pain as a social experience that comes with moral and ethical dimensions.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 13:39
  • Purchases: 1
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is spreading around the world; chemist Tim Wencewicz explains what his lab is doing to solve the problem.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 15:48
  • Purchases: 1
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How is human milk different in the Himalayan highlands than in the United States, and what can these differences reveal about what moms and babies ...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 16:40
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Treated for her first eating disorder at 11, Rebecca Lester now studies eating disorders as an anthropologist and psychotherapist.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 15:10
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A historian shares the story of the Nazis' obsession with natural foods, and discusses how their ideas about nutrition compare with how we think ab...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 13:38
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What can an ancient debate about an elephant tell us about the history of medicine?

  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 15:57
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A doctoral student in education seeks to discover solutions to health inequities in the St. Louis region and beyond.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 12:15
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Roshan Abraham, assistant professor of classics and religious studies, traces the many ways religion influences, shapes, and appears in comics.

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  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 13:34
  • Purchases: 2