On the Podcast: Vera Ahiyya, Jay Wellons, and David McRaney

In this episode, meet kindergarten teacher Vera Ahiyya, author of KINDergarten, Professor at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Jay Wellons, author of All That Moves Us, and journalist David McRaney, author of How Minds Change. Listen in to hear the inspiring stories that led to the creation of their audiobooks.

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Author: Vera Ahiyya
Read By: Vera Ahiyya

Written by kindergarten teacher and Instagram influencer affectionately known as the Tutu Teacher, KINDergarten is an audiobook about a class that creates a kindness pledge to ensure that their class is the kindest it can possibly be.

Author: Jay Wellons
Read By: Jay Wellons

For a pediatric neurosurgeon working in the medical minefield of the brain, every day presents the challenge, and the opportunity, to give a new lease on life to a child for whom nothing is yet fully determined and all possibilities still exist. In All That Moves Us, Dr. Jay Wellons pulls back the curtain to reveal the profoundly moving triumphs, haunting complications, and harrowing close calls, and reflects on lessons learned over twenty-five years and thousands of operations.

What made a prominent conspiracy-theorist YouTuber finally see that 9/11 was not a hoax? How do voter opinions shift from neutral to resolute? Can widespread social change only take place when a generation dies out? How Minds Change by David McRaney explores the limits of reasoning, the power of groupthink, and the effects of deep canvassing.

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