Latest Episodes

The Tyranny of Memory

Episode 24: “The Tyranny of Memory” JDK digs into the differences between history and memory, and how the latter not only often smears the former, but also can cripple our…

The Gunfighter in the Mirror

Episode 23: “The Gunfighter in the Mirror” JDK delves into the challenges of learning about – and owning – our individual and national pasts while also not being trapped by…

Getting Ourselves Right With History

Episode 22: “Getting Ourselves Right With History” JDK kicks off a month long look at how we understand and explore our history, whether it be individual, national, or global. The…

Playing With Freedom

Episode 21: “Playing With Freedom” JDK reflects on Memorial Day by discussing how and why Play – this month’s topic – is perhaps the best way to honor the sacrifices…

Playing Grace

Episode 20: “Playing Grace” This week JDK and his guest, Grace Heller, talk about how she engaged in Play as a child, how that shaped her as a young adult,…

Playing Grace

Episode 20: “Playing Grace” This week JDK and his guest, Grace Heller, talk about how she engaged in Play as a child, how that shaped her as a young adult,…

My Fly Day Play Day

Episode 19: “My Fly Day Play Day” JDK talks about all the Play he witnessed recently by observing children being introduced to the fun of flight; through their eyes, he…

At The Top Of The Play Parade

Episode 18: “At the Top of the Play Parade” JDK continues his monthlong look at Play by looking at some data on why Play is vital for child development- and…

JDK’s May Play Challenge

Episode 17: “JDK’s May Play Challenge” JDK kicks off a month-long exploration of Play with some ways to understand it and benefit from it, then puts forward a challenge for…

Thanking Our Academies

JDK wraps up his month-long look at creativity by recapping the Oscars and reflecting on how important other people are in his – and anyone’s- creative processes and life experiences.