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

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.


Playwright Sarah Ruhl reads Max Ritvo's poem "Refuge for Sarah" from her book, Letters From Max: A Book of Friendship, and talks with Carrie Fountain about their relationship, his poetry, and  the value of empathy and friendship today.


If you're in a leadership position, you have to make some difficult decisions. Some of those decisions might put you in the doghouse for a while, but if you are motivated by the good of the group, as opposed to the need to be liked, things tend to work out better.

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

Tony Hoagland was an American poet who passed away on Oct. 23, 2018.

On this episode of This is Just To Say poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads his poem "Disappointment" and talks with KUT's Rebecca McInroy about Hoagland's life and legacy.


Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain reads W.S. Merwin's poem "Thanks" and talks with KUT's Rebecca McInroy about how complicated it is to feel and show gratitude in a complex and troubled world.


Having status can give you access to opportunities you wouldn't otherwise have, and losing it can be hard to deal with psychologically.

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

Humans are not rational beings, and when it comes to data this is blindingly evident. On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about data and the brain.


In this edition of This Is Just To Say, poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye about her writing practice, her role as a teacher and mentor, and her new book, Voices in the Air: Poems for Listeners.

Many times we use metaphors not only to illustrate what we are talking about but also to denote that we belong in a certain group. In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of metaphors and framing discourse.


Poet and novelist Carrie Fountain talks with poet Lisa Olstein  about trusting her writing process, her roots as a poet, and her haunting and beautiful poem "This Is Our American America Here Is Our Son."


We might fancy ourselves as responsible, socially conscious people, but when new technologies like scooters are introduced into our environment, all that can easily fly out the window.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of scooter culture in Austin.


Poet Ada Limón talks with poet and novelist Carrie Fountain about her new book, The Carrying, and what it means to write intimately as a woman.

We also hear from her snoring wonderdog Lily Bean.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters on Sunday that officials there believe dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been heard from since Tuesday, was killed while visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. 

Khashoggi has long been an outspoken advocate for democracy and freedom of speech in Saudi Arabia. He has lived in self-imposed exile in the U.S. since last year, when he left Saudi Arabia over increased concerns for his safety.

Khashoggi joined KUT, along with his longtime friend New Yorker writer Lawrence Wright, in March for a Views and Brews at The Cactus Cafe. They spoke with Rebecca McInroy about their history together working as journalists in the Middle East and the struggles they confront in the face of threats to their public voices.

We might feel like we've been duped when we believe a lie someone has told us, and we may want to crawl in a hole when we share "fake news" on Facebook. But in actuality, we have evolved to trust rather than question, which is why our tendency toward credulity is easily taken advantage of.

In this edition of Two Guys on Your Head, Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke talk about the psychology of what is known as "gaslighting" and how to put checks in place so you are less susceptible to being taken for a ride.


When and why do we take risks? What goes into the process of remaking yourself at any age or stage of life? What is the role of grief when we talk about reinvention?

These are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Art Markman and Dr. Bob Duke at a recent Views and Brews at The Cactus Cafe.

On this episode of Two Guys on Your Head we hear just a little bit from that conversation about reinvention.


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