Rebecca McInroy

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Rebecca McInroy is an award-winning show creator, host, and executive producer for KUT, KUTX, and KUT.ORG.

Rebecca believes it is important that Public Media directly connects with the community it serves. Many of her programs combine the talent, and knowledge of the Austin community with the production arm of KUT/X Public Media to produce content that bridges the gap between the public and higher education.

She can be heard co-hosting the fortnightly food politics podcast The Secret Ingredient with food and agriculture corresponded for Mother Jones, Tom Philpott, and Raj Patel of the LBJ School of Public Affairs.

She is also the creator, executive producer, and host of the live discussion program in Austin, Texas Views and Brews.

She is the creator, executive producer, and editor of the national weekly radio program Two Guys on Your Head hosted by professors Art Markman and Bob Duke.

With her most recent projects she is the executive producer and editor of the documentary series Stuart Hall: In Conversations with host, Dr. Ben Carrington about the life and legacy of the cultural theorist Stuart Hall, and the executive producer of This Is Just To Say a podcast about poetry hosted by poet and novelist Carrie Fountain.

McInroy’s other programs include: The Write Up with Owen Egerton; In Perspective; and Liner Notes.

Ways to Connect

It turns out there is a lot to learn about when studying the psychology of near misses. One thing we learn is that the memories of these events--like the time you almost ran into a tree with your bike, or the time you stuck your head out of a moving train and then pulled it back in just before another train rushed passed by-- are different from other memories. Psychologists call these "flashbulb memories."

In this episode, our first in our series on near misses, Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman, and Dr. Bob Duke talk about flashbulb memories and how they influence our decision-making process.

Listen back to Two Guys on Your Head recorded live at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas for a Views and Brews, as KUT's Rebecca McInroy talks with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke about the psychology of happiness.

In this episode, we answer an audience question about money and happiness.

Listen back to Two Guys on Your Head recorded live at The Cactus Cafe in Austin, Texas for a Views and Brews, as KUT's Rebecca McInroy talks with Dr. Art Markman and Dr.

***This episode references guns and suicide and may be upsetting for some of our listeners***

Data can be a tricky thing to bring into discussions around guns and suicide. As Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, being more critical about the way information is framed can help us make more informed decisions when thinking about preventing tragedies.

Why can experiencing art in a museum be significant? It turns out there's much more to it than just the pictures on the walls.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of museums and art.

It turns out the idea that women are better than men at multitasking is not true at all. In fact, men and women are equally bad at multitasking. Why does this notion persist? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take on multitasking and gender.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about how to rethink your approach to work for a happier life.

Bad Science

Sep 20, 2019

Why do we continue to believe in ideas that sound scientific long after they have been scientifically proved to be incorrect? That is the question Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke take on in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head.

What is the real problem when you feel inadequate? How can you help yourself overcome it when you recognize it? In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the "imposter syndrome."

Our environment affects our thinking in ways beyond our conscious awareness – even if we happen to be scientists.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about science and society.

Warning: This episode contains explicit content and adult language.   

Olivia Gatwood, author of Life of The Partytalks on This Is Just To Say with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about her practice of reading poetry out loud while writing, taking a feminist look at true crime, embracing obsessions and much more.

See Oliva Gatwood read in Austin on Sept. 15 at the North Door.

Most of us know what we need to do to be healthy, even if we don't always do it. However, when a doctor prescribes a medication for what ails us, we might take it more seriously. What happens psychologically when a doctor prescribes a social activity to heal our ills?

In light of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, we are rebroadcasting an episode of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke about the psychology behind the ongoing debate about firearms and gun control.

We may be drawn to loud sounds in the environment, but do we really know why? On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of volume.

Growing pains are inevitable and the frustration associated with them can often magnify existing issues or create new ones altogether.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of population – and why this all matters.

Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about some problems with research on embodied cognition and look at what it means and what it doesn't.

Poet José Olivarez reads the poem "Getting Ready to Say I Love You to My Dad, It Rains," from his new book Citizen Illegal, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about family, immigration and the stories he wants to share through his poetry.

Poet José Olivarez reads the poem "Mexican American Disambiguation" from his new book Citizen Illegal, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about his relationship to poetry, the complexity of identity, the practice of writing, his family, teaching and more.

KUT's Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the role of praise in motivating change.

KUT's Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about when and why to say "thank  you."

Mentorships can be helpful if they are set up well. Yet, as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke point out in this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, so often they're not.

In this episode of This is Just To Say, producer Rebecca McInroy and Carrie Fountain talk with poet and poetry critic Stephanie Burt about gender and her experience transitioning, and the world of young adult fiction.

On this edition of This is Just to Saypoet Chen Chen reads his poem "Poem" from his new book, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about craft, humor and how he came to poetry.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of giving and taking advice.

We might think the idea of happiness and joy are interchangeable, but as Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke discuss on this episode Two Guys on Your Head they are very different.

Poet and professor Dr. Lisa Moore talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain and KUT producer Rebecca McInroy about the profound and urgent work of the poet and activist Adrienne Rich.

Moore reads Rich's poem "What Kind of Times are These" and discusses various other works including one of her most famous poems "Diving Into The Wreck" from her book Diving Into The Wreck: Poems 1971-1972.

What is joy? That is the question that prompted this week's edition of Two Guys on Your Head with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke.

You might understand the concept of joy, but when it comes to the psychology of joy, the more know, the better equipped you are to experience more joy in your daily life.


"I believe language is probably the most powerful thing on earth." -Jane Miller

Poet Jane Miller sat down with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain to talk about her new book, Who Is Trixie the Trasher? and Other Questions.

Listen as Miller reads her poem "May You Always Be the Darling of Fortune" and talks about her work as a teacher of poetry, and why she considers all her poems to be love poems.

Poet Jericho Brown reads his poem "Duplex" from his new book, The Tradition, and talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about creating a new poetic form, the importance of play, and why Lucille Clifton should be a household name.


On this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke continue their discussion on leadership with a look at the psychology of leadership and the importance of trust.


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