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'What Were You Thinking' is a podcast parents need to hear

'What Were You Thinking' is a podcast parents need to hear

For more than a year, Dina Temple-Raston, a counterterrorism correspondent for NPR, has been looking at something else that can be terrifying: The teenage brain.

In her new podcast, out now via Audible, Temple-Raston interviews and focuses on teens who have made some life-altering choices with bad consequences, and their parents. She goes beyond the stories and delves into the teenage brain and how it affected the teens' decisions.

"The brain needs time to experience things and tailor itself to be an adult brain. If you look at adolescence in that way, not only does it give teens a positive way of looking at this point in life, it shows parents there are things you can...