The Courage of Our Questions, with Crys Matthews

The great American cosmologist, author, and science communicator Carl Sagan said, “We can judge our progress by the courage of our questions and the depth of our answers,…by our willingness to embrace what is true rather than what feels good.” 

This week we visit that uncomfortable place that curiosity can create as we wrestle with the courage of our questions. Social justice music-maker Crys Matthews illuminates the power of music to open hard conversations. And, oh, what a voice!

Listen to Choose to be Curious #158: The Courage of Our Questions, with Crys Matthews

Fallen in love with Crys Matthews? Find her online: website, Apple Music, Patreon. Congratulations to Crys and Heather Mae for their recent recognition by NERFA (Northeast Regional Folk Alliance) as Artist Activist of the Year.

“Exactly Where You Are” used with permission from Crys Matthews

Check out my interview with Heather Mae about the gorgeous COVID-inspired duet she wrote and performs with Crys: In These Times: Six Feet Apart with Heather Mae.

Cognitive scientist Marieke Jepma of Leiden University in the Netherlands has done research on the dilemma between exploiting and exploring information and how those choices drive our decision-making.

I am honored that Choose to be Curious has been selected as the 2021 Best Informational Talk Show in Community Radio by the Alliance for Community Media’s annual Hometown Media Awards. Please check out other winners and support community media!

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