Writer’s block! That phrase might induce panic and a recollection of a familiar experience. It’s a very common phenomenon. So what is it? When in the beginning stages of undertaking a new writing project, a writer might find themselves blocked – stuck in front of a blank page or screen with no thoughts coming to mind. This lack of creative flow is further exacerbated by anxiety over the lack of production – making it a self-perpetuating cycle that can lead to stagnation. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke explain the ins and outs of how and why we sometimes get stuck – and what we can do to help ourselves in those difficult situations.
Archives for February 2014
Texas gay marriage ban ruled unconstitutional….Greg Abbott brushes off Ted Nugent backlash….and sound engineers try to bend the laws of physics. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!
In partnership with the Harry Ransom Center, Views and Brews discussed the recent exhibition “The World at War, 1914–1918.” The exhibit marks the centenary of the start of World War I, and seeks to recover the deeply personal experience of the war.
Listen back as Rabbi Neil Blumofe and Ransom Center curators Elizabeth Garver and Jean Cannon join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy to explore the layered causes, complicated effects and penetrating propaganda of a war that forever changed our relationship to grief, industry, faith and one another.
A discussion of entrepreneurial education and minority business topics with Sheila Brooks, founder, President and CEO of S-R-B Communications, LLC.
“Hey, you’re smart!” That feels good to hear, doesn’t it? Praise always feels good, but not all praise motivates us to try new things, challenge ourselves, or deal with failure. In this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss how to praise in a productive and meaningful way. In summary, when giving or receiving praise, it’s a helpful skill to think about where that praise is directed.
Fracking and earthquakes, and the politics behind them…..inside the world of political opposition research….and five new places to eat in Round Rock. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!
Black History Month profiles of EPA whistle-blower Marsha Coleman Adebayo, law professor and author Michelle Alexander, and innovative entrepreneurs Clayton Redmon and Tirrell Whitley.
Stealth dorms, the rising cost of Texas barbeque, and what does an Attorney General do? Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend. Subscribe at https://weekend.kut.org
Steven Weinberg is Nobel laureate in Physics and theoretical physicist who is an outspoken thinker on topics ranging from nuclear weapons to atheism. Join KUT’s Rebecca McInroy as she sits down with Weinberg to talk about the extraordinary life and career of one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.
A special Black History Month tribute to the late Alexander Murray Palmer Haley, the author of the 1976 book Roots and co-author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
When it comes to the Myers-Briggs personality type test, are you an introvert or an extrovert? Do you focus on sensing, or do you use your intuition to interpret information that you absorb? Does it matter? Why is it so entertaining and satisfying for some people to answer these questions about themselves and others in their lives? Listen to the show and let the Two Guys, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke, demystify the wiry world of personality tests for you.
Wendy Davis supports open-carry….why so many people on parole end up in Dove Springs….and a local restaurant critical pans a downtown cantina. Those stories and more in this edition of KUT Weekend!
A special Black History Month program, a 1983 interview with Lena Horne, who passed away in 2010. The iconic entertainer discusses her life and career as a singer, actress, dancer and civil rights activist.