Books and Ideas with Dr. Ginger Campbell

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BI 77 "The Surprising Truth About Language" with David Shariatmadari

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This episode of Books and Ideas is an interview with David Shariatmadari author of "Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language." We explore some of the common myths about language. This includes a follow up of our recent discussion on Brain Science about the evidence against the assumption that language is an instinctive.

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  • Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth About Language by David Shariatmadari
  • Cognitive Gadgets: The Cultural Evolution of Thinking by Cecilia Heyes
  • Pullum, GK and Schultz, BC, (2002) Empirical assessment of stimulus of poverty arguments. The Linguistic Review, 19, ?.
  • Hsu, H J, and Bishop, DV (2014) Sequence-specific procedural learning deficits in children with specific language impairment. Developmental Science,17(3), 352-365.
  • Tomblin, J B, Shribirg, L , Murray, J, Patil, S, and Williams, C. (2004). Speech and Language characteristics associated with a 7/13 translocation involving FOXP2. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics, 130, 97-?.
  • Both books have extensive references. For more please see show notes of BS 168.


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BI 76 Jeremy Sherman, author of "Neither Ghost or Machine"

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Several years ago I interviewed Terrence Deacon about his fascinating book Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter. His goal was to propose a theory of how purpose evolved in a universe without purpose. His argument was persuasive, but highly technical. In this month’s episode of Books and Ideas I interview his longtime colleague Jeremy Sherman. His book Neither Ghost nor Machine: The Emergence and Nature of Selves makes Deacon’s ideas highly accessible to a wider audience. Join us as we explore the question: How did purpose arise from a purposeless universe? (Hint: the answer is not supernatural!)


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BI 75 Amanda Popei from the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association

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This episode of Books and Ideas is a follow up of my previous interview of Becky Hale, past-president of the American Humanist Association (AHA). I am fascinated by the relationship between modern Humanism and Unitarian Universalism. Listen to my interview with Amanda Poppei from the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association (UUHA) to learn why.


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BI 74 Brian Keating talks about Cosmology and Losing the Nobel Prize

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This month's episode of Books and Ideas is an interview with astronomer Brian Keating about his memoir Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor. His book is a first hand look at the hard work behind the scientific effort to determine how the universe really began, but as the title implies, it also contains a candid account of how striving for the Nobel Prize can be both motivating, but strangely counterproductive.


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BI 73 Susan Schneider explores the future of AI

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This episode of Books and Ideas is an interview with Susan Schneider, author of a fascinating new book called Artificial You: AI and the Future of Your Mind. Schneider's book goes beyond the question of whether AI might become conscious to issues that might affect us on a more personal level.

I am cross posting this in the feed for Brain Science because there is an obvious overlap with the issue of consciousness, which we often discuss on Brain Science.

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BI 72 Adele Brand shares "The Hidden World of Foxes"

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This episode of Books and Ideas features Adele Brand, author of the new book The Hidden World of the Fox. Foxes are surprisingly widespread even in urban areas. This episode reveals their surprising story.

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BI 71 A Podcasting Retrospective with Ginger Campbell, MD

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This episode is an adapted version of the talk I gave last week at the first annual She Podcasts Live event, which was held October 10-13, 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia. I was asked to share my experience of podcasting "through life's rollercoaster." This gave me a chance to reflect on what I have learned over the last 13 years. Though the talk was originally aimed at podcasters, I have adapted it for a general audience.

BI 70 Liz Covart from "Ben Franklin's World"

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This is an interview with historian Liz Covart about her highly respected podcast "Ben Franklin's World." We explore what it means to be an historian in the 21st Century and the challenges of sharing early American history via podcasting.

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BI 69 Dr Pamela Gay from Astronomy Cast

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This episode of Books and Ideas features the return of Podcasting Hall of Famer, Dr. Pamela Gay. Dr. Gay is co-host of the long running show Astronomy Cast. As a professional astronomer she has dedicated her career to public outreach and she is very involved with the citizen science project Cosmos Quest. Her passion for science is contagious.

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BI 68 "Lost in a Great Game" with Dr Pete Etchells

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Books and Ideas 68 is an interview with psychologist Dr Pete Etchells about his new book Lost in a Good Game: Why we play video games and what they can do for us. We explore both the myths and the science behind video games and consider why the effects of video games are actually quite difficult to study. It seems strange that many people in this field don't play games themselves. Most of the bad things you have heard about video games do not stand up to the basic standards of good science. Whether or not you enjoy video games yourself this is a fascinating interview.

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Lillian Faderman, author of "Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death"

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In honor of Pride month I am sharing an interview I recorded earlier this year with LGBT historian Lillian Faderman about her latest book Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death. Milk was the first openly gay man elected to public office, but unfortunately he was assassinated in 1978, after less than a year in office. We discuss some of the highlights of his short career and explore why many consider him the Martin Luther King of the fight for LGBT Civil Rights.

 

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BI 66 Sarah Rhea Werner (aka Girl in Space)

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One of the things I love about Books and Ideas is that it gives me the chance to interview people from a wide variety of fields. In BI 66 I talk with Sarah Rhea Werner, a very talented young writer and podcaster. She is the author of Girl in Space, which is a serialized audio drama, and she hosts Write Now, a podcast for aspiring writers.

Be sure to listen for the Girl in Space trailer at the end.

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BI 65 Jody Cole from Wild Rainbow African Safaris

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This is an interview with my friend Jody Cole, founder of Wild African Rainbow Safaris. We explore how she built her business from the ground up based on her love of Sub-Saharan Africa. I think you will find her story inspiring.

Note: a slightly longer version of this interview was posted as Graying Rainbows 16.

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BI 64 Ryder Carroll explains the Bullet Journal Method

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Episode 64 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Ryder Carroll, author of The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future. He describes how he developed this popular method that combines to-do lists and journaling.

I have never featured a "self-help" like title before, but I decided to make an exception this month because I have found bullet journaling to be an effective method for organizing my complicated life.

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BI 63 Jonathan Losos: Evolutionary Biology as an experimental science

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Books and Ideas is back with an interview of Jonathan Losos, author of Improbable Destinies: Fate, Chance, and the Future of Evolution. This fascinating book reveals the surprising world of experimental evolutionary biology. We explore how experiments both in the laboratory and in the wild are answering long-standing questions about how evolution works.

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BI 62 Rhodes Perry, author of "Belonging at Work"

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This episode of Books and Ideas is an interview with Rhodes Perry, author of Belonging At Work: Everyday Actions You Can Take to Cultivate an Inclusive Organization. Human beings are wired to be social, which means feeling like we belong is actually essential to our physical and emotional health. In this interview we discuss some of the obstacles to "Belonging at Work" and practical steps toward improvement. Rhodes also shares the Platinum Rule: Treating others like THEY want to be treated, which I think should be applied in all aspects of our life.

Please join me for this thought provoking conversation and check out Rhodes' excellent podcast, The Out Entrepreneur.

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2018 Trailer

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I had hoped to relaunch Books and Ideas before the end of 2018, but I want to relaunch with a return interview with Podcasting Hall of Famer, Dr. Pamela Gay of Astronomy Cast.

Please stay subscribed so you won't miss it when the show returns.

BI 61 Mur Lafferty talks about "Six Wakes"

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Books and Ideas #61 is an interview with author Mur Lafferty, who just published a new novel called Six Wakes, which she calls a "clone murder mystery." In this interview Mur reflects on her writing career so far and she also shares the surprising impact that podcasting has had on her writing career.

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BI 60 Matthew Cobb on "Life's Greatest Secret"

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Episode 60 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Matthew Cobb, author of Life's Greatest Secret: The Race to Crack the Genetic Code. We focus on some of the unsung scientists who made essential discoveries.

Matthew Cobb was the first person I ever interviewed back in Episode 7, so it was special to have him on to help me celebrate the 9th Anniversary of Books and Ideas.

Show notes and free episode transcripts are available at http://www.virginiacampbellmd.com/blog/2015/12/bi60-cobb.

 

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BI 59 Phenomenology with Anthony Chemero

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This episode introduces Phenomenology, a philosophical tradition that focuses on the nature of experience. We talk with Dr. Anthony Chemero, co-author of Phenomenology: An Introduction, which is a new book that not only puts phenomenology into historical perspective but argues that it is a living tradition, which continues to make valuable contributions to fields like psychology and embodied cognitive science. This interview is appropriate for listeners of all backgrounds--no prior knowledge is required.

Detailed show notes and free episode transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com.

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BI 58 In Memory of Dr. Dennis G Smith

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Episode 58 of Books and Ideas is a short episode dedicated to my late husband Dr. Dennis G Smith, who died unexpectedly on July 25th 2015. We were married for 38 years and this  is a celebration of our life together.

Donations in his memory can be made to German Shepherd Rescue of Central Alabama.

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Full show notes and a free transcript for this episode are available at: http://virginiacampbellmd.com/blog/2015/8/dennis-smith.

BI 57 Why Podcast? with Elsie Escobar

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Episode 57 is the first episode of Books and Ideas that I have produced in 2015. It is a conversation with experienced podcaster Elsie Escobar. Elsie brings a unique perspective to the question Why Podcast? because she does it all: she hosts and produces 2 shows, works for Libsyn, the company that hosts my shows and many others, and she listens to more podcasts than seems humanly possible.

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About Books and Ideas

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Dr. Ginger Campbell launched Books and Ideas in December 2006 to compliment her Brain Science Podcast.  This podcast has evolved into an interview show featuring guests from a wide variety of fields including history, philosophy, other areas of science, science fiction, and very rarely, politics.

Click here to learn more about Dr. Campbell and her other podcasts.

 

 

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BI 56 Palliative Medicine with Dr. Amos Bailey

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Episode 56 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Amos Bailey, one of the pioneers of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. We talk about the origins of the field and try to dispel some common misperceptions about what we do.

Note: Dr. Campbell (the host of Books and Ideas) is currently doing Fellowship Training in Palliative Medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

Go to http://booksandideas for complete show notes and free episode transcripts.

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BI 55 Dr. John Ratey Talks about his New Book

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Episode 55 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. John Ratey, co-author of "Go Wild: Free Your Body and Mind from the Afflictions of Civilization." There is considerable evidence that our hunter-gatherer ancestors were generally suprisingly healthy, so the purpose of this book and our conversation was to explore the scientific evidence supporting a return to a healthier lifestyle. We touch on diet, exercise, the role of sleep and even meditation. We also explore the importance of our relationship with nature and each other.

Detailed show notes and free episode transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com.

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I have previously interviewed Dr. Ratey about his books "Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise" and the Brain (BSP 33) and "Driven To Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood "(BSP 45).

54 Dr. Michael Saags, HIV-AIDS Pioneer

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My apologies for uploading an incomplete version of this episode, and worst of all not detecting the problem for almost a week.

Episode 54 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Michaels Saags from the UAB Center for AIDS Research and author of "Positive: One Doctor's Personal Encounters with Death, Life, and the US Healthcare System." Dr. Saag became involved in the fight against HIV-AIDS early in his career and his work has been vital in transforming HIV from a death sentence to a manageable medical condition, but like many American physicians he is "angry" about the current state of "healthcare" in the US. We consider both topics in this interview.

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BI 53 Humanism with Becky Hale

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Episadoe 53 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Rebecca Hale, current President of the American Humanist Association. We talk about the history of humanism and how it differs from skepticism and atheism. We also talk about how American Humanism fits into the larger picture of world-wide humanism.

This episode is intended for people of all beliefs.

Full episode show notes and free transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com.

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BI 52 Author Mur Lafferty Returns

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Mur Lafferty is one of the pioneers of podcasting and was one of my inspirations for starting two podcasts back in 2006. She was interviewed here way back in Episode 17, so I am glad to have her back. Mur has been working hard on her writing craft and has recently published "The Shambling Guide to New York City" to rave reviews. She also recently won the prestigious John W Campbell Award for Most Promising New Writer in Science Fiction and Fantasy. This interview is a fun conversation that includes nuggets of wisdom for all aspiring writers.

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Books and Ideas is sponsored by Audible.com and by listener donations.

Fall 2013 Announcement

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I just wanted to let you know that a new episode of Books and Ideas wil be coming soon. Thanks so much for subscribing. Learn more at http://virginiacampbellmd.com.

BI 51: Animal Emotions with Jaak Panksepp

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Episode 51 of Books and Ideas is actually a followup of Dr. Jaak Panksepp's recent interview on the Brain Science Podcast. There we talked in depth about the scientific evidence that humans share basic emotional circuitry with other mammals. In this interview we talk about the implications of this discovery. We focus on how it should impact the treatment of laboratory animals. We also consider our relationships with pets and other domestic species.

For detailed show notes and free episode transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com.

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BI 50 Secular Buddhism with Ted Meisner

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Episode 50 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Ted Meisner, host of The Secular Buddhist podcast. We talk a little about the basics of Buddhism with a focus on the core teachings. The goal of The Secular Buddhist podcast is to highlight the practical teachings of Buddhism, while acknowledging that many of us would like to leave myths like reincarnation behind. Ted also interviews scientists who are trying to discover what happens in the brain when people meditate.

For detailed show notes and free episode transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com.

Contact Ginger Campbell

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Contact Information

You can send Dr. Campbell email at gincampbell at mac.com.

Send books, contributions, and other printed correspondence to:

Virginia Campbell,MD
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9340 Helena, RD, Suite F #320
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Share your comments and feedback in the Brain Science Podcast Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com. (This Forum also has a section for Books and Ideas.)

BI 49 Top Score's Emily Reese

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Episode 49 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Emily Reese from Minnesota Public Radio. Reese is the host of two podcasts that I enjoy: Top Score and Learning to Listen. In this interview we focus on Top Score, which is a podcast about video game music. Reese interviews the composers and gives listeners an inside look at the challenges that face composers in this new, but growing field. You don't need to be a muscian or a gamer to enjoy Emily's podcasts.

For complete show notes and free episode transcripts go to http://books and ideas.com.

This episode contains a number of short music clips. All are within the 30 second limit allowed by fair use. I am including the times and sources below for listeners who want to hear more.

00: Elder Scrolls: Oblivion from The Greatest Video Game Music recorded by the London Philharmonic and Andrew Skeet.

1:42 [Music from Elder Scrolls: Oblivion]

14:31 Opening Suite from Halo: The Soundtrack by Martin O’Donnell and MIchael Salvatori

16:40 [Music from Elder Scrolls: Oblivion]

18:49 “An End, Once and For All-Extended Cut” from Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut by Sam Huliick

23:16 Somewhere In Time (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini-Var. No. 18) from Classics at the Movies

24:43 The Makers Theme from Darksiders II Original Soundtrack by Jasper Kyd

25:32 Ethan Mars' Main Theme from Heavy Rain (Original Soundtrack from the Video Game) by Normand Corbeil

26:14 "Welcome to the Sprawl" from Dead Space 2 (EA Games Soundtrack) by Jason Graves 

26:47 "Nascence" from Journey™ (Original Soundtrack from the Video Game) by Austin Wintory

27:43 "In Case of Trouble" from Bastion Original Soundtrack by Darren Korb available at Visit http://supergiantgames.bandcamp.com

28:06 "Bynn the Breaker" from Bastion Original Soundtrack by Darren Korb available at Visit http://supergiantgames.bandcamp.com

39:16  [Music from Elder Scrolls: Oblivion]

41:23 "I Am Alive And I Am Not Alone" from Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut by Sam Hulick

BI 48 How Storytelling Makes Us Human

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Episode 48 of Books and Ideas is interview with Jonathan Gottschall, author of "The Storytelling Animal: How Stories Make Us Human."

Show notes and free episode transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com

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BI 47 Terrence Deacon: "Incomplete Nature"

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Episode 47 of Books and Ideas is being released simultaneously in the Brain Science Podcast feed. It is an interview with Terrence Deacon, PhD., author of "Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter." We talk about the ongoing quest to explain the emergence of life, mind, and purpose using the known laws of physics (with out the need for any supernatural extras).

For complete show notes and free episode transcripts please visit http://booksandideas.com/.

You can send Dr. Campbell feedback at gincampbell at mac dot com or post feed on the Books and Ideas Fan Page on Facebook.

Announcement: My first eBook is out!

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I have just published my first eBook: Are You Sure? The Unconscious Origins of Certainty. It is currently available only in the Kindle format at Amazon.com, but I will send you the PDF version if you email me a copy of your Amazon receipt.

The next episode of Books and Ideas will come out in July 2012.

My email is gincampbell at mac.com.

BI 46 Exploring Alabama with Roger Reid

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This episode is an interview with Roger Reid, writer and producer for the Emmy Award winning public TV show Discovering Alabama with Dr. Doug Phillips and author of several novels for young adult readers. His novels combine science and mystery in an original way. In this interview we explore some surprising secrets about Alabama's natural history and learn how Reid's travels around the state have inspired his novels.

For complete show notes and episode transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com/.

BI 45: Fifth Anniversary Episode

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Episode 45 of Books and Ideas is a look back at the first five years of this podcast. I take the opportunity to thank each of my 33 guests and let you know what's coming in 2012. For detailed show notes and episode transcripts please visit http://booksandideas.com/.

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BI 44 Karen Traviss: Author of Gears of War

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Episode 44 of Books and Ideas is an interview with science fiction author Karen Traviss. She has written 4 novels based on the popular video game Gears of War. She also wrote the story for the recently released game Gears of War 3 and will be releasing a 5th novel next spring. In this fascinating interview she talks about how her early careers in journalism, television, and public relations prepared her to write fiction. She also describes what it is like to write in the emerging video game genre. (Note: This interview is SPOILER FREE!)

For full show notes and free episode transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com/.

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Carol Tavris on Cognitive Dissonance (BI 43)

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Episode 43 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Carol Tavris, PhD, co-author (with Eliot Aronson) of Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts. For detailed show notes, including references and episode transcripts go to http://virginiacampbellmd.com.

#42 Why Neuroscience Matters with Ginger Campbell, MD

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Episode 42 of Books and Ideas is an edited version of the talk that Dr. Campbell gave in May 2011 in London at Skeptics in the Pub. "Why Neuroscience Matters" is a brief introduction to some of the recent discoveries in neuroscience that are changing the way we see ourselves and each other. Special Thanks to the PodDelusion podcast for sharing the original recording.

For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com.

#41 17th Century Medicine with Holly Tucker

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Episode 41 of the Books and Ideas podcast is an interview with Holly Tucker, author of "Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution." We discuss how the controversies surrounding the first blood transfusions, which were attemped back in the 1660's are relevant to understanding similar controversies today.

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#40 Paul Offit Returns

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Books and Ideas #40 is an interview with Dr. Paul Offit author of "Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All."

Feel free to share this important conversation with others.

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#39 Eric Maisel

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Episode 39 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Eric Maisel, author of "Brainstorm: Harnessing the Power of Productive Obsessions."

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#38: DragonCon 2010

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Episode 38 is a live interview with novelists Christiana Ellis and Skyler White. Full show notes and episode transcripts are available at http://booksandideas.com.

Please visit my new website at http://virginiacampbellmd.com and let me know what you think.

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#37 Philosophy of Science with Massimo Pigliucci

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Episode 37 of Books and Ideas is an interview with scientist turned philosopher Massimo Pigliucci. Dr. Campbell talks with Dr. Pigliuccis about his career move from evolutionary biology to philosophy of science and they explore the relationship between science and philosophy.

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#36 Daniel George and "The Myth of Alzheimer's"

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Books and Ideas 36 is an interview with Daniel George, co-author of "The Myth of Alzheimer's: What You Aren't Being Told About Today's Most Dreaded Diagnosis." This interview is a follow-up to the one I did with Dr. Peter Whitehouse earlier this month for Brain Science Podcast 68.

Detailed show notes and episode transcripts are available http://booksandideas.com.

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#35 Scott Sigler

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Episode 35 of Books and Ideas is an interview with best-selling author Scott Sigler. Scott is known for his unique blend of horror and hard science fiction. In this interview Dr. Ginger Campbell talks to him about his career with a focus on the challenges of trying to incorporate accurate science into fiction. They also talk about his most recent hard cover book "The Rookie" and how it is encouraging young adults to become readers.

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#34 Bruce Hood, author of SUPERSENSE

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Episode 34 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Bruce Hood, author of "SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable." Dr. Hood is a developmental psychologist with a long-standing interest in why people believe weird things. In "Supersense" he argues that innate cognitive structures (how we think without being taught) give people a natural tendency toward belief in the supernatural. Our intuitive sense of how the world works is often at odds with the findings of modern science. In this interview we discuss the evidence for these conclusions and their implications. Please go to http://booksandideas.com for show notes and episode transcripts. Send Dr. Campbell email at gincampbell at mac dot com.

Free PDF from Kyla Duffy

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This is a free PDF from Kyla Duffy of Happy Tails Books. I interviewed Kyla for Episode 33 of Books and Ideas.

Please share this PDF with others! It contains disturbing information about puppy mills, but it also contains practical guidance about how to help these dogs overcome the trauma of their pasts.

You can learn more at http://happytailbooks.com/.

The next episode of Books and Ideas will be an interview with Bruce Hood, author of "SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable." It will be posted on January 27th, 2010.

Free PDF from Kyla Duffy

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This is a free PDF from Kyla Duffy of Happy Tails Books. I interviewed Kyla for Episode 33 of Books and Ideas.

Please share this PDF with others! It contains disturbing information about puppy mills, but it also contains practical guidance about how to help these dogs overcome the trauma of their pasts.

You can learn more at http://happytailbooks.com/.

The next episode of Books and Ideas will be an interview with Bruce Hood, author of "SuperSense: Why We Believe in the Unbelievable." It will be posted on January 27th, 2010.

#33 Kyla Duffy from Happy Tails Books

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Episode 33 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Kyla Duffy from Happy Tails Books. Duffy publishes inspiring stories about how adopting rescued dogs enriches peoples lives. Proceeds go to various rescue organizations.

Get full show notes and episode transcripts at http://bookandideas.com.

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#32 Books and Ideas: "Unscientific America"

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Episode 32 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Sheril Kirshenbaum, co-author of "Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens our Future." Our emphasis is on the importance of scientists learning to communicate about their work to political leaders and fellow citizens. We discuss some of the factors that have marginalized science and examine some creative potential solutions.

Go to http://booksandideas.com for detailed show notes and episode transcripts.

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#31 Books and Ideas: NASA's Les Johnson

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Episode 31 of Books and Ideas was recorded live at Dragon*Con 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. It is an interview with NASA's Les Johnson and focuses on his book, "Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth."

You will find show notes, links, and episode transcripts at http://booksandideas.com/.

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H1N1 Flu Vaccine

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This is a brief public service announcement from SCIENCEPODCASTERS.ORG. Vincent Rancaniello, PhD from This Week in Virology and Marc Pelletier, PhD from This Week in Biotech talk about the new H1N1 Infuenza vaccine.

It is safe and effective. I will get it myself and recommend it to all my patients.

Please share this announcement with others.

To learn more go to http://flu.gov or http://cdc.gov/h1n1.

#30 Books and Ideas: Tom Clark on Naturalism

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Episode 30 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Tom Clark, author of Encountering Naturalism: A Worldview and Its Uses. We discuss the implications of naturalism as a world view, especially as it relates to questions like morality and free will. Our discussion includes a look at the recent book Did My Neurons Make Me Do It? by Warren Brown and Nancey Murphy.

For show notes, links to related episodes, and a full episode transcript go to http://booksandideas.com.

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Books and Ideas: Announcement for June 2009

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Books and Ideas will return in September 2009. Previous episodes are available at http://booksandideas.com/.

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Theme music for Books and Ideas is "The Open Door" by Beatnik Turtle.

#29 Books and Ideas: "A Life Worth Living"

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Episode 29 of Books and Ideas is a follow-up interview with Dr. Robert Martensen. In Episode 28 we talked about Dr. Martensen's career. This month we talk about his book "A Life Worth Living: A Doctor's Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era."

Show notes and a complete transcript of the interview are available at http://booksandideas.com/.

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This episode includes a promo for "Nina Kimberly the Merciless." Learn more at http://christianaellis.com/.

#28 Books and Ideas: Dr. Robert Martensen Part 1

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Books and Ideas #28 is an interview with Robert Martensen, MD, author of A Life Worth Living: A Doctor's Reflections on Illness in a High-Tech Era. This is the first of a two-part interview. In this episode we talked about Dr. Martensen's career as a physician and about his new job at the NIH Office of History. We will talk about his book in a follow-up interview.

For show notes and links go to http://booksandideas.com.

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#27 Books and Ideas: Jennifer Michael Hecht

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Episode 27 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Jennifer Michael Hecht, author of "Doubt: A History: The Great Doubters and Their Legacy of Innovation from Socrates and Jesus to Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson" and "The Happiness Myth." As a poet and historian Hecht brings a unique perspective to her examination of the role of science in modern society. She also shares how writing "Doubt" changed her attitude toward religion. You won't want to miss this thought-provoking conversation.

For show notes and transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com/.

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#26 Books and Ideas: "Grave Expectations"

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Episode 26 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Sue Bailey and Carmen Flowers, the authors of "Grave Expectations: Planning the End Like There's No Tomorrow." This book helps readers to plan for their funeral or memorial service. While this might seem like a strange idea Flowers and and Bailey explain that this can actually be a wonderful gift to leave for one's family and loved ones.

In this interview Bailey and Flowers share the personal experiences that led them to write this unusual book and they explain why they wrote it in an overtly humorous style. This interview will help listeners see death and funeral planning in a new way.

Go to http://booksandideas.com for show notes (including episode transcript) and links.

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#25 Books and Ideas: Vaccines DO NOT cause Autism

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Episode 25 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Paul A. Offit, author of "Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure." The scientific evidence shows no connection between vaccines and autism yet opponents of vaccination continue to encourage parents to refuse to vaccinate their children against potentially life threatening diseases.

In this episode we consider the evidence for vaccine safety and examine the factors that fuel the on-going controversy. Children are already dying from preventable diseases like measles and hemophilis infuenza (Hib) meningitis, so it is vital that parents be informed about the unnecessary risks faced by unvaccinated children.

For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com. Send email to gincampbell at mac dot com.

#24 Books and Ideas: Second Interview with Frank Wilczek

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Episode 24 of Books and Ideas is a follow-up interview with Nobel Prize winning physicist. Dr. Frank Wilczek. We discuss the questions that we didn't get around to in Episode 23, including the 2008 Nobel Prize in Physics, String Theory, and dark matter and dark energy. Dr. Wilczek also answers some questions from listeners and tells us a little about his current work.

For detailed show notes and episode transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com/.

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#23 Books and Ideas: Nobel Physicist Frank Wilczek

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Episode 23 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Frank Wilczek, PhD. Dr. Wilczek won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2004 and is the author of the new book Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces. In this interview Dr. Campbell asks him to explain some of the key ideas that drive his work and he helps us understand why he considers the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC) near Geneva, Switzerland the greatest achievement of modern science.

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#22 Books and Ideas: Dragon*Con 2008

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Episode 22 of Books and Ideas is all about my recent adventures at Dragon*Con 2008.

Please visit http://booksandideas.com for detailed show notes and episode transcripts.

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7/29/08 Books and Ideas: Announcement

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7/29/08 Announcement: The next regular episode of Books and Ideas will come out in September, 2008. This brief announcement includes information about Dr. Campbell's upcoming appearance at Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as information for new listeners. She also plays "The Open Door" by the Beatnik Turtle.

Please visit the website at http://booksandideas.com or send email to docartemis at gmail.com.

For more information about the Beatnik Turtle visit their website at http://beatnikturtle.com/.

#21 Books and Ideas: Interview with Eugenie Scott

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Episode 21 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Eugenie Scott, the Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education. We talk about the importance of teaching evolution in US public schools. For the sake of our international listeners we also explore the history behind the uniquely American battle between evolution and creationism (and its current incarnation, Intelligent Design).

For detailed Show Notes and transcripts please visit my website at http://booksandieas.com/.

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#20 Books and Ideas: Mindfulness Meditation with Delany Dean

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Books and Ideas #20: This is the corrected version of my interview with Delany Dean. I apologize to anyone who got the version with most of the sound missing!

In this episode Dr. Dean and I share our experiences with mindfulness meditation and Dr. Dean explains why she finds it helpful for a wide range of problems, including the stress we all face from time to time.

For more information including links and references please go to http://booksandideas.com/.

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#19 Books and Ideas: "Predictably Irrational" with Dan Ariely

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Episode 19 of Books and Ideas is an interview with MIT's Dan Ariely, author of the bestseller Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions.

For show notes and transcripts  go to http://booksandieas.com/.

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#18 Books and Ideas: Interview with Tabitha Grace Smith

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Books and Ideas #18 is an interview with writer and podcaster, Tabitha Grace Smith. She is the producer and one of the main writers of the audio drama "Buffy Between the Lines," which recently won the Podcasting Peer Award for Best Audio Drama. She is also involved in several other podcasts.

In this interview we talk about writing and about podcasting.

This episode includes the Valentine's episode of "Buffy Between the Lines," starting with my introductory comments at 32:34.

For show notes and transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com/.

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#17 Books and Ideas: Mur Lafferty

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Episode 17 of Books and Ideas is an interview with writer Mur Lafferty. We talk about her new novel Playing for Keeps. Lafferty co-wrote Tricks of the Podcasting Masters, so we also talk about some of the challenges of podcasting.

This episode contains part one of the audio version of Playing for Keeps. This starts at 30:48.

For show notes and links to more of Mur's work please visit http://booksandideas.com.

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#16 Books and Ideas: Interview with Dr. Steven Novella

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Episode 16 of Books and Ideas is an interview with Dr. Steven Novella from the popular podcast The Skeptics Guide to the Universe. This is a personal interview in which Dr. Novella talks about choosing to become a physician and a neurologist. As a practicing physician at Yale, Dr. Novella is in a good position to reflect on how advances in neuroscience are influencing patient care.  We also talk about the challenge of helping patients get accurate information and the importance of skeptical thinking when evaluating healthcare claims.

For show notes and additional links go to http://booksandideas.com.

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Ginger Campbell, MD also hosts the Brain Science Podcast at http://brainsciencepodcast.com.

Length: 38 minutes 16 seconds

#15 Books and Ideas Podcast: Dr. Robert Schleip

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#15 Books and Ideas Podcast is an interview with Dr. Robert Schleip of the University of Ulm, Germany. We discuss recent discoveries about fascia-a key element of connective tissue, which is involved in wound-healing and chronic pain. Dr. Schleip also shares his personal experience in moving from his role as a practitioner of rolfing to doing basic science research.

For links to references please go to the show notes at http://booksandideas.com

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Length: 47 minutes 16 seconds

#14 Books and Ideas Podcast: Dr. Pamela Gay of Astronomy Cast

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#14 Books and Ideas Podcast: Dr. Pamela Gay from the Astronomy Cast talks with host Dr. Ginger Campbell about podcasting, astronomy, and the challenges of combining teaching and research with podcasting.

Show Notes and Links to sites mentioned on the show can be found at http://booksandideas.com.

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# 13-Books and Ideas: Harry Potter with Guest Co-host, Patrick Pricken

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Books and Ideas #13: Harry Potter with guest Co-host, Patrick Pricken. This is a discussion of the international best-selling Harry Potter Series,by JK Rowling.

The first two parts of the episode are spoiler-free. If you have not read the last book yet, you will want to stop listening at 17:00 minutes, because the last part of the episode includes a discussion of events in Harry Pottery and the Deathly Hallows.

Patrick Pricken's blog is at http://www.p-pricken.de/

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#12-Books and Ideas: Does Free Will Exist?

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Books and Ideas #12: Does Free Will Exist? This episode is a discussion of  The Myth of Free Will (2007) by Cris Evatt (Editor).

For Show Notes and transcripts go to  http://booksandideas.com

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You may also post comments in a special section of the Brain Science Discussion Forum at http://brainscienceforum.com.

Podango?

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I am trying to post my feed through Podango so I can make a little money, but something doesn't seem to be working.

This post is just to test how the redirect is working.

#11-Books and Ideas: Interview with Harvard's Neel Varshney

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This is the corrected version of the podcast. There is about 2 minutes of added material that begins at 5:37. The end of the interview is still awkward because somehow I failed to record the usual farewells.

This episode is an interview with Harvard's Neel Varshney. For more information go to http://booksandideas.com.

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#10 Books and Ideas: An American Living in France

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Books and Ideas #10: An American Living in France

This is a conversation with writer Kirk Mcelhearn (http://www.mcelhearn.com), a native New Yorker, who has lived in France for over 20 years. We talk about  the challenges of learning a second language, and what it is like to live in France after 9/11. McElhearn is able to bring some interesting historical perspective to current events.

 For show notes and transcripts go to http://booksandideas.com. Send comments and suggestions to gincampbell at mac dot com. (Yes! I know there is echo in the second half, but I couldn't hear it while I was recording!)

#9-Books and Ideas: Challenging Nature with Lee M Silver

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Books and Ideas #9: Dr. Ginger Campbell interviews molecular biologist and author Lee M Silver about his book, "Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life." We discuss how biotechnology challenges deeply held positions on both the left and the right. We also discuss the importance of distinguishing scientific arguments from pseudoscience. For more information go to http://booksandideas.com

#8-Books and Ideas: Palestine by Jimmy Carter

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Books and Ideas #8: Palestine by Jimmy Carter. President Jimmy Carter's book Palestine: Peace not Apartheid has raised the ire of many pro-Israel Americans. Why? Because he dares to point out the blight of the Palestinians. In this podcast, I discuss what I learned from this book and why I think Americans should read this book for themselves.

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#7-Books and Ideas: Interviw with author Matthew Cobb

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Interview with Matthew Cobb who wrote Generation, which was discussed in #6. Cobb discusses how he became interested in the Dutch Golden Age and the pioneers who discovered the egg and the sperm, even though it was almost 200 years before the discovery of genetics helped solve the mystery of human reproduction. We also discuss how the history of of science reveals the role of human nature in the scientific endeavor. Show Notes are posted at http://booksandideas.com. Send comments and suggestions to gincampbell at mac dot com.

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#6 Generation by Matthew Cobb

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Matthew Cobb's book Generation (2006) is the basis of today's look at how 17th century thinkers began to explore how human reproduction happens. Rigorous experimentation represents an important step in the development of the modern scientific method.

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#5-Books and Ideas: How are Science and Philosophy Related?

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#5 How are Science and Philosphy related? I explore the common heritage of science and philosophy.

 Show Notes and transcripts are at http://booksandideas.com.

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#4-Books and Ideas: Best and Worst Audiobooks of 2006

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#4 The Best and Worst Audiobooks I read in 2006. Shownotes for this episode are at http://booksandideas.com
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#3-Books and Ideas: Best Audio Books of 2006

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This is the first half of a two-part discussion of my favorite audiobooks of 2006.

For more information go to the Books and Ideas website.

#2-Books and Ideas: The Trouble with Physics

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The Trouble with Physics by Lee Smolin. Show Notes and transcripts can be found at booksandideas.com.

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#1-Books and Ideas: Science vs. Pseudo-science

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